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  1. Houston, You Have a Problem

    Michael Baumann

    A little less than two months ago, the Houston Astros used the no. 1 overall pick in the MLB draft to select Brady Aiken, a left-handed pitcher out of Cathedral Catholic High School in California. Within 48 hours, they had agreed to pay the 17-year-o...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  2. MLB Awards Week Isn't Over Until We Say It's Over, So Here Are Fi...

    Michael Baumann

    Hockey gets a lot of things right, but I'm particularly fond of its awards. While the NHL has the usual offerings — MVP, rookie of the year, coach of the year — the league separates itself with some really creative honors. Plus, all the a...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  3. Im Not Colin You a Moran: The Unintended Effect of Slotting in t...

    Michael Baumann

    The Houston Astros are known nowadays for chasing the unorthodox. Their raid on the brain trust of Baseball Prospectus, their tandem starters in the minor leagues, their complete disinterest in competing at the major league level until they've develo...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  4. What Chelsea's Europa League Win Says About the Differences Betwe...

    Michael Bertin

    With a looping back-post header well into stoppage time, Branislav Ivanovic turned Benfica goalkeeper Artur into a statued spectator and gave Chelsea FC a 2-1 win in the Europa League final. The easy explanation for Americans not well versed in the v...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  5. The True Cost of Winning in MLB

    Michael Bertin

    With their elimination at the hands of the Tigers, the Oakland A's once again fell victim to the dreaded small sample size. The things that make them successful over 162 games are less reliable over a five-game divisional series. Less esoteric is the...

    Blog | October 15, 2012