With Kevin Gregg the subject of trade rumors, the closer’s job may soon be up for grabs in Chicago.

# The Hot Seat

A new shortstop has gained fantasy relevance in Pittsburgh.

# The Hot Seat

Gerrit Cole and Zack Wheeler demand your attention.

# Rick Anderson and pitching to contact

Minnesota’s pitching coach finds his philosophy at odds with that of the organization

# The Hot Seat

It’s time to pick up Jurickson Profar in all formats.

# On rotation order and win probabilities

Can you carve out an advantage by starting your fifth starter first? No, no you can’t.

# Why we’re all wrong

Do we know what we don’t know?

# Game theory is the next Moneyball

…and other thoughts from the recent SABR Analytics Conference.

# Five questions: Arizona Diamondbacks

The D-backs can be competitive this season, but with a more effective offseason plan, they could have been better.

# When the Red Sox pitchers didn’t bat ninth

A quick history of unorthodoxy in Boston

# Platooning: The value for a team (Part 2)

The A’s rode two platoons to their 2012 AL West title. Are platoons the new *Moneyball*, and is platooning predictable?

# Paying for the ‘pen

Are teams that spend big on their bullpens getting their money’s worth?

# Game theory and baseball, Part 5: Generalizing the pitch selection model

Last of a week-long series on game theory and baseball strategy

# Game theory and baseball, part 4: if batters were Bayesians

Part Four of a week-long series on game theory and baseball strategy

# Game theory and baseball, part 3: more pitch selection

Part Three of a week-long series on game theory and baseball strategy.

# Game theory and baseball, part 2: introduction to pitch selection

Part Two of a week-long series discussing game theory and baseball strategy.

# Game theory and baseball, part 1: concepts

First of a week-long series.

# The all-platoon team

What would a team look like if it always had the platoon advantage?

# Touching on “Touching Second”

It’s a classic of early baseball writing, but is it reliable?

# Why we add the hot hitter

Sorry girl(s), I’m not talking appearances.

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