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  1. PitchCraft: The Midseason GIF Awards

    Shane Ryan

    It's All-Star week, so rather than focus on a single pitcher, it's time for the first annual PitchCraft Awards. Here we'll be honoring the good, the bad, and the ugly from baseball's first half. Starting, because we're real r...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  2. PitchCraft: Felix Hernandez, King of the North(west)

    Shane Ryan

    There's a persistent pitching riddle that goes like this: Is it best to be a strikeout pitcher, ensuring a certain number of "free outs" per game but sacrificing a certain number of innings over a season because of elevated pitch count...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  3. PitchCraft: Jeff Samardzija, the Accursed Ace

    Shane Ryan

    Remember when Felix Hernandez won the Cy Young in 2010 with a 13-12 record, and we were all like, "Wow, the Mariners are really, really terrible," and it helped the last stubborn holdouts understand how useless the "win" was as a ...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  4. More Than a Trophy: What the AL Cy Young Race Means for Advanced ...

    Shane Ryan

    In 2010, Felix Hernandez won the American League Cy Young award with a 13-12 record. It was the right choice for a number of reasons. He had the league's best ERA, the highest pitcher WAR, the most innings pitched, and the lowest WHIP, and he lasted ...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  5. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Immovable Rays, Meet Unstoppable Dodgers

    Shane Ryan

    August may be the lowliest sports month of all, but we've got ourselves a fantastic little weekend of professional baseball. Feast your eyes, perk your ears, and open your hearts: It's list time. 10. The Battle for Tejas (TEX-HOU) For so long, we...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  6. Pitchers' Duel Diary: The All-Star Game

    Shane Ryan

    Welcome to the new series for pitching junkies, in which we anticipate one excellent matchup per week and diarize it to learn something about the practitioners of the Mound Arts. In the process, we also discover meaningful things about ourselves and ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  7. The Weekend Baseball Top 10: Battle of the Vowels

    Shane Ryan

    Here are the most compelling matchups, stories, and personalities in Major League Baseball for the coming weekend. Fewer than 20 games left! The mid-September crunch is here, and woe to those who stumble. 10. Wait a Second ... the Phillies??...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  8. About Last Night: Pack Attack Does In Chicago

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Jay Cutler threw four interceptions and the Packers scored a touchdown on a fake field goal as the Packers dominated the Bears 23-10. Following the fake...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  9. The Nutso AL Cy Young Race (Now With Power Rankings!)

    Shane Ryan

    Coming into Monday, David Price was the leading contender for the American League Cy Young Award. His 2.28 ERA led the major leagues among qualified starters, and he'd given up just two runs over 30 innings in August. His strikeout rate was just sout...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  10. About Last Night: King Felix, Ruler of Mediocrity

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Red-hot Mariners ace Felix Hernandez tossed a five-hit, complete game shutout as the M's squeaked by the Twins 1-0. In related news, Las Vegas is now a ba...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  11. Can Chris Sale Win the Cy Young?

    Shane Ryan

    The American League Cy Young race has turned into an excellent five-man duel, and four of the names are very familiar — 2011 and 2010 winners Justin Verlander and Felix Hernandez, Angels ace Jered Weaver, and MLB wins leader David Price. But th...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  12. About Last Night: Down Goes A-Rod

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Alex Rodriguez suffered a broken hand after being hit by Seattle's Felix Hernandez, and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. Hernandez pitched 7.1 soli...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  13. Afternoon Delight: Eight Things to Love About Thursday's Early Ga...

    Shane Ryan

    Are you unemployed? Do you have a boss who won't know if you're watching TV while you should be working? Are you a home-schooled child with absentee parents? The town drunk who hangs out at a bar with the MLB package? The booking agent for James Dola...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  14. The Weekend Baseball Top 10

    Shane Ryan

    Here are the most compelling matchups, stories, and personalities in Major League Baseball for the coming weekend. The extended All-Star break is officially the worst development in American sports. What am I supposed to do with my life? Actually ...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  15. About Last Night: Ruh-Roh, Rafa

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thurday. Lukas Rosol, virtually unknown in the tennis world, upset Rafael Nadal in the second round at Wimbledon, prevailing with a spectacular fifth set on cente...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  16. The Weekend Baseball Top 10: Sabathia's Hibernation, Peavy vs. Ki...

    Shane Ryan

    Here are the most alluring matchups, stories, and personalities for the coming weekend. 10. Warm-Weather Sabathia, Friday (NYY-DET) Like a bear slowly shaking off the cobwebs of hibernation, CC Sabathia usually needs a couple months to find his g...

    Blog | June 01, 2012