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  1. Wins now buy Royals meaningful games

    Christina Kahrl

    A 1-0 win for the Royals to stay alive in the AL wild-card race? With Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez all playing starring roles? With Ervin Santana throwing zeroes and Greg Holland getting the save? In the broad strokes you almost couldn...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  2. Leyland uses every bullet, not just best

    Christina Kahrl

    DETROIT -- Where the Tigers are concerned, it's easy to lose yourself in the statistical feats of their star sluggers: Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown, of course, but also Prince Fielder notching his sixth consecutive 30-homer season and Austin Jackson...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  3. Kuroda vs. Sanchez unfamiliar territory

    Christina Kahrl

    NEW YORK -- Game 1 was ominous for the Yankees and Tigers for very different reasons: The Tigers for their latest unhappy reminder that perhaps Jose Valverde's glaring vulnerability is potentially the stuff of broken postseason dreams, the Yankees be...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  4. Porcello, Boesch put Tigers back on top

    Christina Kahrl

    The Tigers came into this thing as favorites. Whether the division or the season, the losers of 2011's American League Championship Series weren't satisfied with a one-season run. They're supposed to win, with the AL Central representing the very lea...

    Blog | July 22, 2012
  5. State of that other division, the AL Central

    Christina Kahrl

    We're almost a fifth of the way into the season, and many of the expected storylines in both leagues have gotten the usual attention. The East divisions get the attention because both provide full five-team tangles of contenders and pretenders, with ...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  6. Position production: At the corners

    Christina Kahrl

    Are first basemen doing more to put runs on the board today than they did 10 years ago? How about 25 years ago? How do you make broad comparisons like this? With any question like this you can get hung up on the differences between eras. Run-scori...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  7. The Cubs-Pads double-dare deal

    Christina Kahrl

    Say good-bye to all those Prince Fielder rumors. The Cubs kept denying they were playing at that table, and by trading for Anthony Rizzo, they made it clear they were serious. When you talk about "challenge trades" you're usually referring to a st...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  8. Brewers might import former 'next Ichiro'

    Christina Kahrl

    The Brewers already have all sorts of trouble to sort through. Prince Fielder left town to entertain offers involving oodles of cash, and Ryan Braun is looking at a 50-game suspension for allegedly possessing more testosterone than even Dos Equis' Mo...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  9. NL Central: Three fixes for each team

    Christina Kahrl

    Now in its last-ever season as Bud Selig's six-team division, the NL Central gave us the league's pennant contenders, and figures to give us one of the most interesting offseasons of any division in baseball. Not least because the challenges confront...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  10. NL MVP vote reassuring or exasperating?

    Christina Kahrl

    The expectation was that the NL MVP would be a two-man race, and the Baseball Writers' Association of America delivered exactly that, with left fielder Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers coming out decisively ahead of Dodgers center fielder Matt Kem...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  11. Brewers create drama at odd time

    Christina Kahrl

    MILWAUKEE -- Tony Plush's tweet war! K-Rod crabs about role! Prince says this is probably final year in Milwaukee! National League Central lead shrinks by five games in eight days! With headlines like these, you'd think everyone's hair was on fire. I...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  12. A Derby's worth of delights

    Christina Kahrl

    PHOENIX -- Expectations were high for Monday night's Home Run Derby, in one of the best home run ballparks in the majors. And there was a good chance to see a decent chunk of change go to charity, thanks to State Farm's promise to donate $18,000 per ...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  13. Who are the real 'RBI guys?'

    Christina Kahrl

    In the age of new metrics for player performance, the RBI is mired in tough times. The snarkier analysts will chuck it out entirely as an unfortunate statistical footnote. It isn't something you'd go to WAR for, after all, not when the analysis commu...

    Blog | July 02, 2011
  14. Ryan Braun's deal and the Prince-ly sum

    Christina Kahrl

    Signing left fielder Ryan Braun to a five-year, $105 million extension through the 2020 season does more than effectively lock the slugger in for the vast majority of his career. Sure, he belongs to Milwaukee through his age-36 season at slightly les...

    Blog | April 21, 2011