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  1. Dodgers' makeover extreme -- and needed

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- The new inhabitants of the Dodgers' front office are well aware of the media portrayal of them as nerds wielding mechanical pencils stuffed into pocket protectors. "The sooner we get past us being the story," one Dodgers official said, "...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  2. St. Louis Cardinals have hidden NLCS edge in game of shifting - M...

    Scott Spratt

    Neither the Cardinals or Dodgers like to aggressively shift their defense. But, as Scott Spratt explains, this works in St. Louis' favor.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2014
  3. Tyler Skaggs among pitchers with improved velocity and ERA projec...

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross explains why the increased velocity from certain pitchers -- including Los Angeles' Tyler Skaggs -- leads to an improvement in their projections.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  4. St. Louis Cardinals have hidden NLCS edge in game of shifting - M...

    Scott Spratt

    Neither the Cardinals or Dodgers like to aggressively shift their defense. But, as Scott Spratt explains, this works in St. Louis' favor.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  5. How Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies got back into wild c...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan writes that the Milwaukee Brewers have hit their way back into the NL wild card race, while the Philadelphia Phillies are winning with their pitching.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  6. Dealing with extreme home/road splits

    Eric Karabell

    Pitching in road games versus at home is not a skill. Let's get that out of the way first. Sure, members of certain rotations are aided by spacious home ballparks, but not everyone in that situation is unusable on the road. Those in fantasy base...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  7. Tim Lincecum of San Francisco Giants among pitchers whose home/ro...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses pitchers who should be benched on the road, as well as those whose splits don't tell the entire story.

    Blog | Conversation | July 20, 2012
  8. Rangers reflect their manager's personality

    Jim Bowden

    One of the charms of Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington is his rapport with his players and his ability to stay loose, even under extreme pressure. He always seems to be smiling, shaking hands or laughing. Reds manager Dusty Baker is much the same ...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  9. MLB - Milwaukee Brewers a different team away from home

    Dayn Perry

    Dayn Perry makes his ESPN Insider debut by taking a closer look at the Milwaukee Brewers, a team that remains in playoff contention despite suffering from severe road woes.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2011
  10. MLB: Analyzing the Detroit Tigers' historically top-heavy lineup

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at the Detroit Tigers' lineup, which is extremely top-heavy. Even with a historic difference in OPS between their top-four and bottom-four hitters, the Tigers should still win the AL Central.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2011
  11. MLB: An in-depth look at BABIP pitching numbers

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec provides an in-depth look at BABIP numbers, writing that while defense and luck play significant roles, extreme ground ball and fly ball pitchers from last year won't necessarily regress to the league average this season.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2011
  12. MLB: Toronto Blue Jays made good move to re-sign Jose Bautista

    Dan Szymborski

    Jose Bautista's 2010 home run total was an extreme outlier, but even if he doesn't reach the 50-homer plateau again, the Toronto Blue Jays still got good value in re-signing him.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2011
  13. Here's hoping Michael Young stays put

    Eric Karabell

    It's a shame that Michael Young is demanding a trade because it really is in his best statistical interest to remain a member of the Texas Rangers. It doesn't take long to realize that Young has pretty extreme home/road splits, not only in ...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  14. Michael Young likely helps fantasy owners most in the AL West

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers his take on trade candidate Michael Young of the Texas Rangers and looks at a few other key options in the AL West.

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2011
  15. Box Score Bits: Hudson impresses again

    Eric Karabell

    • Atlanta Braves right-hander Tim Hudson, the other pitcher in the Stephen Strasburg game Monday, hurled another gem, tossing seven shutout innings to win for the eighth time. Hudson continues to rely on an extreme ground-ball rate -- he induce...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  16. Tim Hudson of Atlanta Braves, Chad Billingsley of Los Angeles Dod...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the events from Monday's games, including another solid outing from Tim Hudson and a strong return from the DL by Chad Billingsley.

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2010