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  1. How unique are the Royals?

    David Schoenfield

    I found this piece from August Fagerstrom of FanGraphs interesting. He asks: Has a team like the Royals ever made the playoffs? The Royals are last in the American League in both home runs and walks and, no, that kind of team has never made the pl...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Giants 5, Dodgers 2 (F/13)

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- In case the Los Angeles Dodgers needed a reminder of what the playoffs feel like, they got 13 innings to study up on it over the course of their 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants Monday night. They just hope things have happier endi...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  3. Where are fans on Selig's committee?

    David Schoenfield

    Commissioner Bud Selig, in one of his final acts before handing the reins of leadership over to Rob Manfred, announced a special committee to study implementing new rules to speed up the game for 2015. Of course, baseball receives a lot of criticism ...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  4. What's the future for Bogaerts, Bradley?

    Joseph Werner

    After putting their 2012 struggles behind them in 2013 with a World Series title, the Boston Red Sox find themselves in an all-too-familiar territory: On pace for a 90-loss season. Since 1962, the first year that both the American and National Leagu...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  5. NL batting race not for the ages

    David Schoenfield

    So, these are the National League leaders in batting average entering Thursday: 1. Justin Morneau, Rockies -- .317 2. Ben Revere, Phillies -- .310 3. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates -- .307 4. Josh Harrison, Pirates -- .304 5. Aramis Ramirez, Brewer...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  6. Are we lacking all-around outfielders?

    David Schoenfield

    From Tuesday's chat session: Steve (Plantation, FL) I was talking to my brother about outfielders, and I said "I want my left fielder to have a .350 OBP, 30 doubles, 20 homers, play solid D, and be a good baserunner." Then I asked, "How many play...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  7. Like a GM, Greinke studies trade deadline

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Like a lot of baseball fans, Zack Greinke was glued to his laptop in the hours leading up to Thursday's trade deadline. Unlike most fans, Greinke has enough insight into the process -- from having been traded twice and from knowing...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  8. MLB - Greg Maddux: A Hall of Fame tribute

    A Hall of Fame tribute to Greg Maddux

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  9. Sandoval is Giants' most valuable defender

    Mark Simon

    If the San Francisco Giants do emerge as the top team in the NL West this season, Pablo Sandoval's defense at third base may be a difference-maker. Some may find that odd, but if you disregard his girth, study the numbers and watch a little film, ...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  10. Replay update: Midseason totals

    Doug Kern

    The All-Star break seems like a good time to send out some fun stats on the new expanded replay system. All numbers are based on ESPN Sports & Information tracking, verified against MLB's play-by-play and a couple other sites that are tracking the sa...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  11. Chris Davis of Baltimore Orioles benched against Chicago White So...

    Orioles slugger Chris Davis tried just about everything to break out of lengthy hitting slump.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  12. OK, let's talk more about great outfield arms

    David Schoenfield

    You probably saw that Yoenis Cespedes did it again on Wednesday, misplaying a ball but recovering to show off his cannon and throw out Albert Pujols. That's nine assists on the season for Cespedes (four against the Angels), with eight coming in just ...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  13. The mixed history of high school pitchers

    David Schoenfield

    Baseball's First-Year Player Draft begins Thursday and the first round is going to be heavy in pitching -- including heavy in high school pitching. Left-hander Brady Aiken is expected to become just the third high school pitcher selected first overal...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  14. Defining rotation slots in terms of WAR

    Joe Aiello

    As we watch prospects begin to develop or see new players acquired via trade or free agency, everyone is always quick to classify a starting pitcher into a spot in the rotation. We hear things like "He projects to be a low-end No. 2 or high-end No. 3...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  15. Fun with charts: Run scoring and bullpens

    David Schoenfield

    EJ Fagan of It's About the Money with some interesting charts on run scoring through the years. As you know, run scoring has decreased dramatically the past few seasons. You may think one reason for that is that bullpens are better than ever with ...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  16. Hot trend: Position players pitching

    You Can't Predict Baseball

    On May 22, Danny Worth got the final three outs of the Tigers' 9-2 loss to the Rangers. In doing so, he took his part in one of the most bizarre trends of the year: Barely a quarter of the way through the 2014 season, Worth was already the 10th diffe...

    Blog | May 26, 2014