In the division series, the teams with three good starters are the ones who stand the best chance to advance.
In reality, very few pitchers in history could really be considered good hitters. The numbers prove it.
Today's game has more players who either hit a home run, walk or strike out than ever before, but the ultimate "Three True Outcome" player is Oakland's Jack Cust.
There are plenty of decent starting pitchers out there who won't break the bank. Teams just need to know where to look.
In an attempt to get the good word out on Barry Zito, Scott Boras has been rather loose with the numbers his client has compiled over the years.
The problem with monster contracts is that the big years and big dollars leave teams with little flexibility in the future.
There's never been a better time to be a 40-year-old pitcher. These guys are still around because they can still pitch.
If you're surprised by what's happened this October, you haven't paid attention to past Octobers.
After reviewing the data, Rob Neyer came to this inescapable conclusion: Oliver Perez is almost certainly the worst pitcher who's ever started a Game 7.
The American League has some outstanding rookie starters, but the National League has a deeper roster of talented rookie arms, writes Rob Neyer.
Who will win the NL Cy Young Award? It'll be a race to the finish between Brandon Webb and Chris Carpenter.
Did Anibal Sanchez fit the profile of the likely no-hit pitcher? Yes. Sort of.
Teams generally don't trust young pitchers, but much of the time they are better than the retreads that keep getting signed.
The Steve Carlton-led 1965 rookie class of pitchers stands out as the best since World War II.
In his latest mailbag, Rob Neyer answers readers' questions on the similarities between Derek Jeter and Pete Rose, and more.
Future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux was not even ranked as one of the six best rookie pitchers when he broke into The Show.