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  1. Ubaldo Jimenez among bounce-back players who could garner large c...

    Dan Szymborski

    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.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2013
  2. Josh Donaldson put up one of unlikeliest MVP-caliber seasons ever...

    Dan Szymborski

    Josh Donaldson put up one of the unlikeliest MVP-caliber seasons ever, and his future is bright. Dan Szymborski explains why the A's third baseman isn't a fluke.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  3. San Francisco Giants not using Melky Cabrera in World Series is w...

    Dan Szymborski

    The San Francisco Giants could really use Melky Cabrera in the World Series for a variety of reasons, writes Dan Szymborski.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2012
  4. Alex Rodriguez's decline was entirely predictable - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Alex Rodriguez's decline was entirely predictable, and no one should be surprised by it, writes Dan Szymborski.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2012
  5. Stephen Strasburg not even close to the most indispensable player...

    Dan Szymborski

    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.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2012
  6. The Cardinals and Orioles are on much different postseason tracks...

    Dan Szymborski

    The Pythagorean theorem can help us predict postseason success, writes Dan Szymborski, and this season the Cardinals and Orioles are good test cases.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2012
  7. MLB - Simulations say Texas Rangers have edge over St. Louis Card...

    Dan Szymborski

    After simulating this year's World Series 100 times, the Texas Rangers have the edge over the St. Louis Cardinals...barely.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2011
  8. MLB - The ZiPS projection system favors the Texas Rangers and St....

    Dan Szymborski

    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.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2011
  9. World Series Simulation: Texas Rangers have edge on San Francisco...

    Dan Szymborski

    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.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2010
  10. 2010 MLB playoffs: Evaluating the Carl Crawford versus Desmond Je...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski uses the ZiPS projection model on Carl Crawford and Desmond Jennings for the next five years to help Tampa Bay in one of its biggest decisions ever.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2010
  11. 2010 MLB playoffs: LDS projections show Yankees, Rays, Braves, Ph...

    Dan Szymborski

    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.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2010
  12. MLB Playoffs - How Justin Morneau's injury will affect the Minnes...

    Dan Szymborski

    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.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2010
  13. MLB: The Seattle Mariners had a historical underperformance in 20...

    Dan Szymborski

    The Seattle Mariners underperformed in 2010, historically so. But, regression to the mean suggests that they'll be better next year.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2010
  14. MLB - How the Yankees and Blue Jays blew the AL East

    Dan Szymborski

    Some bad decisions by the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays have all but ruined their chances at 2014 postseason play. Dan Szymborski breaks down how they blew it.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2014
  15. Lowly Texas Rangers could be right back in playoff contention in ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at what has gone wrong with the 2014 Rangers, who currently have the majors' worst record, and why the team could contend again in 2015.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  16. Updated team win-loss projections, playoff odds and World Series ...

    Dan Szymborski

    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.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014