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  1. ALDS Preview: Breaking Down Tigers vs. Orioles and Royals vs. Ang...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Things got dicey for the Tigers down the stretch, but they earned a win in Game 162 to claim their fourth straight AL Central title. The Orioles, meanwhile, won the East for the first time since 1997, cruising to the second-largest lead of any divisi...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  2. K.C. Masterpiece

    Rany Jazayerli

    It's weird to root for something that goes against what you believe in, but that's where I found myself as I flew out of O'Hare yesterday morning to watch the Royals play the A's in the American League wild-card game, Kansas Cit...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  3. Good-bye, Mr. November: Taking Stock of Derek Jeter’s Divis...

    Jonah Keri

    The most famous hit of Derek Jeter's career sparked a legendary nickname. Entering the 2001 playoffs, the Yankees' shortstop had built a reputation as a high-stakes performer, but he'd yet to earn a postseason moniker. While Reggie J...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  4. The Pirates’ Sabermetrics Road Show

    Ben Lindbergh

    The first time I called Mike Fitzgerald, quantitative analyst for the Pittsburgh Pirates, I got his voice mail. Fitzgerald, I later found out, wasn't screening his calls; he was on the phone with bench coach Jeff Banister, whom the Pirates...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  5. The Relief Ace: Where Dellin Betances’s Season Ranks Histor...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Yankees reliever Dellin Betances should be one of the least likely players to get out of his chair when a reporter requests a one-on-one conversation in the clubhouse. For starters, the energy Betances must burn to hoist his huge frame from a sitting...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  6. Jason Heyward, Baseball Enigma

    Michael Baumann

    There was a moment after the 2010 MLB draft when four NL East teams suddenly had a young right fielder who was either in the majors or on the way there, and who was expected to one day challenge for MVP awards. Division partisans were suppos...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  7. Decoding the Astros' Bo Porter Firing, and Figuring Out the ...

    Ben Lindbergh

    In an alternate timeline in which the stories we told about sports teams were shaped solely by how they fared on the field, the Astros' 2014 season might be considered a modest success. Coming off three consecutive years as the worst team i...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  8. Sabermetrics Gets Soft

    Ben Lindbergh

    Last Saturday, on the first morning of the fourth annual "Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball" seminar in Boston ("Saber Seminar" for short), Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow strode onto the a...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  9. Hitting Wins Championships: Why the Chicago Cubs' Inverted R...

    Rany Jazayerli

    One of the things that makes it such a joy to watch the Chicago Cubs' rebuilding plan unfold is that the team's approach is completely transparent. There's no trickery here, no deceit, no super-secret process that's inscrutable ...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  10. Yadi’s Secret Sauce

    Ben Lindbergh

    Last week, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina completed the latest in a long line of preternaturally perceptive plays at the plate. As he'd done so often before, Molina evaluated his competition, drawing upon a deep familiarity with...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  11. The 30: Lucky or Good?

    Jonah Keri

    Two weeks ago, I wrote about using run differential as a tool for predicting a team's success. Today, let's advance to Sabermetrics 201 for a lesson on "cluster luck." Joe Peta, a former Wall Street trader, presented cluster luc...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  12. MLB 15-Day Warning: Finding the Soul of Sabermetrics …; in...

    Danny Chau

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days remain until the start of the MLB season? Well, you're in luck! We at the Triangle are set to spend spring training giving you a daily reason to get excited a...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  13. Jonah Keri Podcast: Jon Heyman and Dave Dameshek

    Grantland Network

    Raise the Jolly Roger, it's Pirates day on the Jonah Keri Podcast. First, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com and MLB Network talks about developing sources, awards voting, the evolution of sabermetrics in baseball writing, and working the beat. We then brea...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  14. B.S. Report: Nate Silver (Plus Video!)

    Bill Simmons

    Nate Silver talks to Bill Simmons about how politics compares to sports, the criticism he received this year, and how he spent Election Day. To listen to this podcast, you can download it on iTunes here or go to the ESPN.com PodCenter here....

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  15. About Last Night: Miggy 1, Sabermetrics 0

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera won the AL MVP award, beating out Angels rookie Mike Trout by a healthy margin. And now it's time for the ANGRY OLD SPORTS...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  16. John Burgeson, an IBM computer, and the start of baseball video g...

    Bess Kalb

    A tale of obsession, punch cards, and a '60s computer the size of a hatchback.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2012