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  1. MLB - Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland has quietly had a Hall o...

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe of Baseball Prospectus goes to bat for Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, writing that Leyland has quietly had a career that makes him worthy of standing among his peer in Cooperstown.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2011
  2. MLB -- Atlanta Braves increased their playoff odds the most in th...

    Jay Jaffe

    Baseball Prospectus updates its projections to show which teams have improved their playoff chances the most since Opening Day.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2011
  3. MLB: Baltimore Orioles' perception problem

    Jay Jaffe

    Right now, everyone is focusing on the Orioles' poor pitching. However, as Jay Jaffe of Baseball Prospectus explains, that's not their biggest problem.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2011
  4. MLB: Curtis Granderson's remarkable transformation

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe of Baseball Prospectus explains how a small adjustment transformed Curtis Granderson into one of baseball's best hitters.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2011
  5. MLB: Atlanta Braves are better than their record indicates

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe examines the Atlanta Braves, whose performance indicates that they're much better than their record.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2011
  6. MLB: The importance of being strong up the middle

    Jay Jaffe

    Conventional wisdom says you have to be strong up the middle, and Jay Jaffe of Baseball Prospectus puts that theory to the test.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2011
  7. 2011 MLB Preview: Carlos Lee, Hunter Pence and the rest of the Ho...

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe of Baseball Prospectus writes that while the Houston Astros' pitching situation isn't all that bad, their beyond-terrible batting order will lead to a frustrating season for the team.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2011
  8. 2011 MLB Preview: Matt Kemp, Pablo Sandoval, Justin Upton, Chris ...

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe looks at five NL West hitters who had subpar campaigns in 2010 and could be due for a bounce-back in 2011, including Kung Fu Panda himself, Pablo Sandoval, as well as Matt Kemp and Justin Upton; these are based on early PECOTA projections.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2011
  9. 2011 MLB Preview: Vladimir Guerrero should go to Toronto Blue Jay...

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe looks at five moves that should have happened in the AL East this winter -- and in some cases, still have the chance to happen, such as Vladimir Guerrero to Toronto (not Baltimore) and Russell Branyan to Tampa.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2011
  10. MLB Hall of Fame 2011: Edgar Martinez will likely make Cooperstow...

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe looks at the Hall of Fame candidacy of Edgar Martinez and explains why the Mariners legend, one of the greatest hitters ever, deserves to get the Cooperstown nod.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2010
  11. MLB: Using JAWS on expansion-era Hall of Fame ballot, only Davey ...

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe uses the JAWS metric -- he invented it, as an average of career WARP and peak (best seven seasons) WARP -- to evaluate the eight players on the 2010 expansion-era HOF ballot. Only Davey Concepcion, Ted Simmons and Tommy John come close.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2010
  12. MLB: New York Yankees struggle against finesse pitchers, but play...

    Jay Jaffe

    The New York Yankees are having a tough time figuring out finesse pitchers, but Boston injuries mean the Bronx Bombers are still on course for October. As a result, they shouldn't rush to get injured players back on the field.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2010
  13. MLB: For the Detroit Tigers, it's time to focus on 2011

    Jay Jaffe

    The Tigers are quite injured: Magglio Ordonez, Carlos Guillen, Brandon Inge et al. Their pitching staff has been rough -- and they're paying $21 million to guys not even on the roster! All told, as Jay Jaffe says, it's time to pack it up and look to 2011.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2010
  14. MLB: Midseason prescriptions for the AL East race

    Jay Jaffe

    As MLB comes out of the All-Star break, 'Dr. BP' (Baseball Prospectus) looks at every division and what the clubs within them need. Here now: the AL East. Everyone needs pitching; in the case of the Rays, though, they might be able to just call it up.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2010
  15. MLB - Baseball Prospectus: Resetting the playoff races

    Jay Jaffe

    Baseball Prospectus takes a look at its preseason playoff predictions and recalculates them with the Padres, Rangers and Reds being the biggest surprises. BP explains how they've done it.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2010
  16. Milwaukee Brewers' Prince Fielder, San Diego Padres' Adrian Gonza...

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe of BP explains the True Average metric (a new approach to the old EqA), and highlights five guys who are better than you think (Prince Fielder, among them) and five who are worse (Ichiro is one, oddly enough). Explore the analysis.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2010