December 9, 2013
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This column was an honest attempt to put a bow on the 2010 season; Carlos Lee swung at it and grounded the bow weakly to second for the out. That's how he rolls.
When your offense scores fewer runs than any team in nearly 40 years, you are going to lose some games you probably shouldn't.
The last week of the season gives us some 1-0 games and a bumper crop of empty batting averages.
The most mentioned player in this week's awards is a middle reliever for the Marlins.
A pair of NL West hurlers had horrific hard-luck starts.
We have fun comparing Carlos Lee's week to that of superior players.
Wilson Betemit experimented with the concept of never hitting singles. It actually worked out fairly well.
Miguel Cabrera is good at hitting a round ball with a cylindrical piece of wood.
A.J. Burnett takes a tough loss when Bryan Bullington has his best day ever.
The Jays and Rays capture a lot of awards.
Ian Kennedy gets a cheap win and John wonders what to call a reliever who makes things interesting.
Josh Johnson is good and the Mariners lineup is not. Remember, you heard it here first.
We run the offensive season leaders and John plays the devil's (or athlete's) advocate when it comes to player movement.
This week we highlight an ugly game between two NL West pitchers who have been among the best in the game this season.
Talking about an imperfect no-hitter and hard slotting systems.
Week two of updating season leaders. Also, a lot of hitters posted good but empty batting averages.
Which pitcher is the NL MVP thus far? What draft pick has the best name?
Taking time out from griping about baseball statistics to acknowledge how nice it is to see people in a difficult position acting like adults.
Aces probably ruined a lot of fantasy team ERAs this week.
This is the year of the unlikely MVP winner, at least on a weekly level.
Tyler Clippard has one of the luckiest weeks ever. And three cheers for finesse lefties.
Robinson Cano owns the week. A pitcher who got traded in the offseason owns the year so far.
A second baseman is off to a torrid start and a Dodgers starter was both lucky and unlucky, all in the span of a week.
Suddenly Ryan Howard turns into a singles hitter and Jose Guillen turns into Ryan Howard.
A pair of outfielders unexpectedly hit the ground running in 2010.
Trying to chase down the Dodgers.
Examining The Process