Where to look for meaning in a rebuilding season.
Last year they made history—will the Johan Santana trade mean they’ll be history?
On March 11, 1901, John McGraw announced the signing of Tokohama, a Native American he hoped to deploy at second base for his Baltimore Orioles. That was just one of the transactional shenanigans that took place during this week of March.
Lisa is not optimistic about the Astros’ chances this season.
Man who sits on fence gets kicked from both sides
The toll of a toss.
Tim Dierkes dives into the mailbag, answering interesting fantasy baseball strategy questions.
Observation as a sabermetric input.
Do college groundball rates tell us anything?
The agonizing life of the brief contender.
Who throws the best pitch in baseball?
Sal uses Marcel projections to evaluate a few players’ talent.
Who went deep and who dug deep?
More research on which pitchers have longer careers.
Did Cy Young deserve the Cy Young?
So how do we use this information—and what makes Mariano Rivera different?
Do strikeout pitchers truly tend to have longer careers?