December 6, 2013
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It's another Texas-Oakland fight to the finish in the West. But what about the division's other teams?
Take a break and check out the American League West before the All-Star game.
They've played at least enough games this season to make some silly assumptions
After betting big before the 2012 season and subsequently going bust, the Angels have chosen to double down for 2013.
Can Oakland hang on, or will Anaheim finally live up to its expectations?
The A's have played their way into the fight for the divisional title.
The division still has two divisions.
The Dodgers' catcher is making the most of his opportunity.
No surprise: Texas' success. Big surprise: Pujols and the Angels in a funk.
A look at an updated SABR classic
It would be a little like when Sam Walker won Tout Wars, except Walker was a good writer.
A review of Mitchell Nathanson's work, which looks beyond baseball's romantic narrative.
They made the biggest splashes in the offseason. Will that help them make waves in 2012?
They are rebuilding, reforming, and reinventing themselves.
"We break into this stranger's house thinking we're gonna find him him sleeping with a woman, and it's a bunch of nerds playing fantasy baseball. - Seth Rogan, in "Knocked Up"
An irrational, illogical, and irrepressible discourse against the expansion of instant replay in Major League Baseball
Some moves and maneuvers so far as they pertain to the AL West.
A reader's submission of quirky Milwaukee players with commentary added.
Colorado looked to have an offseason plan, but now things are unclear.
We looked at the lineup, now for the pitchers.
Should the Mariners try to trade Felix Hernandez?
A fond recollection of players that didn't bring championships, but instead memories that will last forever.
Now they look like one of the most balanced teams in the postseason.
The Angels will need a nice run to make the season-ending series against Texas meaningful.
What players have hit the most homers in August?
"The tragic night is a condition of life, a condition in which the human personality is able to flower and realize itself."
Who has hit the most homers in July?
Which players have had the best homer totals in June?
"I think the American West really attracts me because it's romantic. The desert, the empty space, the drama."- Ang Lee (not Carlos Lee)
What players have had the best homer totals in May?
"I guess you could say I went west. You know, the way of Horatio Alger, Davy Crockett, the Donner Party..."
Are we witnessing a historic rash of injuries to MLB's biggest stars?
What players have had the best homer totals in April?
A modest proposal to end sabermetric analysis in baseball
Short answer: I like them, even when they're not very good.
Jonah Keri's book on the Rays describes how a small market team tries to compete in the American League East.
The NCAA has issued new standards for college baseball bats. Many agree this will change the game, but there's not a clear consensus on whether that change will be for the better—until now, that is.
This rule impacts the major league draft every year, as well as some top-level pitching prospects in the past few years.
Can there be more than three outs in a half-inning?
This one appears to be a rule where umpires increasingly ignore intent.
Challenged and changed, the zone remains the same—and umpires are the interpreters of the rule
A simple rule about illegal bat modifications that has a colorful history.
Memorable moments in spectator interference.
Rule ends a strikeout like all other outs—with a clean catch.
A complicated rule to some that has often rankled players.
Why this ban on deception and not others?