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.)
Insider digs into the day's hot topics, from Jermaine Dye and Paul Konerko's historic night to Orlando Hudson's cycle to the career of late Tigers' pitcher Mark Fidrych.
Polling 15 team executives for their take on A-Rod, Vlad, Tejada, Maddux and other Hot Stove hot topics.