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  1. NBA schedule leaves suspense out of sport

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Tom Haberstroh writes about how lack of rest for players harms the NBA product. I suggest you read that, given that it's good. Of particular interest (to me, possibly to you) is Tom's section on research done by the ever-sharp Neil Paine: "Brilian...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  2. How to fix the league's back-to-back problem - NBA

    Tom Haberstroh

    In the second installment of a two-part series on the NBA's unsustainable schedule, Tom Haberstroh outlines the league's best options to reduce the number of back-to-backs while maintaining its brand and economic momentum.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  3. NBA - How much is LeBron James worth?

    Tom Haberstroh

    How much would LeBron James earn if the league didn't have a salary cap?

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2013
  4. From diamond to hardwood: lessons in data

    Tom Haberstroh

    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Dirk throwing out a World Series first pitch isn't the only crossover between baseball and basketball. What's happening now in the NBA happened to the MLB about five years ago. There's no denying that the basketball wor...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  5. MLB - Momentum is meaningless heading into postseason baseball

    Tom Haberstroh

    In ESPN The Magazine, Tom Haberstroh explains why momentum down the stretch of the baseball season is nothing more than a myth when it comes to playoff success. In fact, playoff-bound teams should be employing strategies that ignore wins and losses.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2010
  6. MLB draft 2010 - Ryan Howard was the most valuable MLB draft pick...

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers of ESPN Insider uses the WAR metric and signing bonuses to determine the most valuable MLB draft pick of recent years. Ryan Howard is the primary winner here -- which helps correct some awful drafting by the Phillies in the 1980s.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2010
  7. MLB draft 2010: Re-evaluating how we evaluate the draft

    Tom Haberstroh

    Players in the MLB draft are not selected in order of ability, so why do we evaluate them that way?

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2010
  8. MLB -- Hot Stove U: Tom Haberstroh: Why Hit f/x and Field f/x wil...

    Tom Haberstroh

    Baseball will always be a game of inches. And it will always be a game of percentages. Soon, thanks to tracking technologies such as Hit/fx and Field/fx, we will all be better equipped to measure it.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2010
  9. MLB -- Nastiest pitches: Using Pitch f/x, we found the most unhit...

    Tom Haberstroh

    Using Pitch f/x technology, we found the nastiest pitches -- and some of the worst -- in the game at the close of the decade.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2009
  10. Josh Johnson versus Tampa Rays; Jason Hammel versus Oakland Athle...

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh looks at whether or not Josh Johnson can succeed versus Tampa, and Jason Hammel's great matchup in Oakland.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2009
  11. Scott Feldman versus the Arizona Diamondbacks and Brian Bannister...

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh examines Scott Feldman's potential versus Arizona and Brian Bannister versus Houston.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2009
  12. There's plenty to like fantasy-wise about Ricky Nolasco's and Bra...

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh takes a closer look at Ricky Nolasco's and Brandon Morrow's recent success.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2009
  13. Be wary of both David Price and Francisco Liriano

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh breaks down the matchups for young promising lefties David Price and Francisco Liriano

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2009
  14. Felix Hernandez versus Arizona Diamondbacks, Derek Holland versus...

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh breaks down Felix Hernandez's matchup versus Arizona and Derek Holland against San Francisco.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2009
  15. David Ortiz has picked it up of late by chasing fewer pitches out...

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh takes a closer look at David Ortiz's chase percentages and Armando Galarraga's struggles.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2009
  16. Tommy Hanson should excel versus Baltimore and Luke Hochevar's im...

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh previews Tommy Hanson's matchup versus Baltimore and Luke Hochevar versus the Diamondbacks.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2009