Dan Szymborski looks at what the future holds for 2013's surprise stars: Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana and Marlon Byrd. He write whether or not Jimenez, for example, is worth surrendering a first-round pick.
Don't be fooled, Stephen Strasburg's absence will have very little impact on the Nationals' title hopes. In fact, writes Dan Szymborski, he's not close to the most indispensable player in the playoffs.
Dan Szymborski of Baseball Think Factory uses the ZiPS projection system to run playoff odds after the first two games of the NLCS and ALCS are complete. The Rangers have an obvious advantage up 2-0, but the Cardinals also hold an advantage.
After simulating the World Series matchup 1,000 times, the Texas Rangers appear to have the upper hand on the San Francisco Giants. But it's only a slight statistical advantage, which leaves many unanswered questions going into the Series.
Dan Szymborski of Baseball Think Factory, using Diamond Mind technologies and ZiPS, projects the LDS round of the 2010 playoffs. Off 1,000 simulations, it looks like the AL East and NL East reps will all be advancing one more round.
You would think losing your star hitter would be a crippling blow to a team's postseason hopes. But absent Justin Morneau, the Twins have little to fear. History shows only minor impact from sidelined stars.
Dan Szymborski updates his MLB win-loss projections, playoff odds and World Series odds, using the ZiPS formula, which shows that the true playoff contenders have emerged, but there are still no clear World Series favorites.