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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. MLB - Greg Maddux: A Hall of Fame tribute

    A Hall of Fame tribute to Greg Maddux

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Bogaerts: 'My heart is always shortstop'

    Gordon Edes

    BOSTON -- So, how do you calculate how many hours Xander Bogaerts worked to become the Red Sox shortstop? How many ground balls fielded, how many tutorials absorbed from infield coach Brian Butterfield, how much study, how much failure, how much impr...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  13. Choke up and put the ball in play!

    David Schoenfield

    I'm watching a game the other day. It doesn't really matter which one as the specifics aren't important. There was a runner on third with one out, late in a close game, and the batter struck out. The ex-player analyst in the booth goes into a little ...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  14. A random blog on Bob Gibson

    David Schoenfield

    Bill James has one of his fun studies up on BillJamesonline.com, where he asks: How often does a team's Opening Day starter turn out to be actually the best pitcher on the team? Anyway, it's behind the pay wall so I don't want to give the entire a...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  15. Ned Yost not helping the Royals

    David Schoenfield

    As I wrote my Blue Jays blog Thursday, I watched (or half-watched) the Royals-Mariners game, a tense pitching duel between Danny Duffy and Hisashi Iwakuma. Duffy dominated a Mariners lineup that struggles against left-handers, while Iwakuma -- in his...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  16. Major League Baseball maintains progress in racial, gender hiring...

    Major League Baseball maintained its racial and gender hiring practices in the last year, while the percentage of African-American players equaled a study's all-time low set in the 2007 season.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2014