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  1. Red Sox manager must fit blueprint

    Jim Baker

    The Red Sox might choose to bring in a complete unknown and have him carry out their will.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2003
  2. Hot Stove U - FanGraphs: Why this may be as good as it gets for t...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron of FanGraphs explains why young, elite fireballers like the Dodgers' ace start going downhill earlier than you may think.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2010
  3. Hot Stove U.: Tim Kurkjian -- Why the Cincinnati Reds should sign...

    Tim Kurkjian

    Johnny Damon needs a job. The Reds need a left fielder who can spark the offense. Seems like a good fit.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2010
  4. MLB on par with NFL when it comes to competitive balance

    David Schoenfield

    The widespread theory that the NFL has better competitive balance than baseball is totally inaccurate.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2010
  5. MLB - Hot Stove U. - Kevin Goldstein: Why the Boston Red Sox have...

    Kevin Goldstein

    General assumption about the Boston Red Sox: rich team, big market, AL East, they buy people. (See: Lackey, John.) Actual situation with the Boston Red Sox: They scout, draft and develop talent better than anyone. Kevin Goldstein explains.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2010
  6. Hot Stove U.: Matt Klaassen/ Dave Cameron - WAR is the single bes...

    Matt Klaassen and Dave Cameron

    FanGraphs.com explains why Wins Above Replacement is the best statistic for comparing players. Who topped the list in 2009? It may surprise you.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2010
  7. Rob Neyer: Yankee Stadium not a great hitters' park?

    Rob Neyer

    In its first season, the new Yankee Stadium was a great home run park. It, however, wasn't a great hitters' park.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2010
  8. MLB - Hot Stove U: Why pinch-hitting is often a bad idea

    Matthew Carruth

    Matthew Carruth of FanGraphs examines the pros and cons of pinch-hitting. Did you know pinch-hitting results in a 10 percent drop in production? So a .300 hitter bats .270 off the bench? That turns Evan Longoria into Skip Schumaker. (Ouch.)

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2010
  9. MLB - Hot Stove U: Who is the best pure slugger in MLB right now,...

    John Perrotto

    John Perrotto of Baseball Prospectus explains the concept of a "true" slugger and searches for modern baseball's best example. Is it Tampa Bay's Carlos Pena or Arizona's Mark Reynolds? (Sorry, Mark Teixeira.)

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2010
  10. Derek Jeter second-greatest shortstop of all time

    David Schoenfield

    A strong case can be made for why Derek Jeter is the second-greatest shortstop of all time.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2010
  11. Why stat-oriented teams like the Boston Red Sox are looking incre...

    Dave Cameron

    Why stat-oriented teams like the Red Sox and Athletics have decided to go increasingly old-school in their approach to team-building.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2010
  12. Hot Stove U.: Gordon Edes -- Minnesota Twins cannot lose Joe Maue...

    Gordon Edes

    Not only can the Twins not afford to lose Joe Mauer, but baseball itself needs the catcher to stay in Minnesota.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2010
  13. Baseball Prospectus teams with ESPN for quick breakdowns on rumor...

    Baseball Prospectus

    Every day, ESPN.com's Rumor Central takes you inside and out for all the hottest intrigue on deals, depth-chart issues, injuries and other hot topics. Here, Baseball Prospectus provides regular quick analysis on what is happening and what could.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2009
  14. Notes, Stats and Trends from Research: May 8, 2009

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Insider digs into the day's hot topics, from Game 3 of the Celtics-Magic series to Game 4 of the Pens-Caps series to the Yankees-Orioles game tonight

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2009