December 4, 2013
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What we talk about when we talk about starters.
Hint: Probably not as good as you think.
Which minor league pitchers best controlled the basepaths in 2006?
Jeff Suppan and Barry Zito are the best pitchers left on the market. A handful of teams have some soul-searching to do.
Which young catchers best controlled the running game in 2006?
Jim Bowden has been uncharacteristically silent this winter. Jeff wonders what it means for his team's future.
Five notable selectees and one interesting strategy in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft.
Jeff looks at the market for free-agent second basemen.
The Brewers have started a game of musical chairs, and their best hitter may be the odd man out.
How good is an average center fielder?
Is $50 million the new $13 million? Jeff wonders what it all means for Barry Zito, the Red Sox and Japanese baseball.
If he comes to the states, it's far from clear how he'll perform. Jeff looks at all the possibilities.
How much is Japan's best pitcher worth?
With or without the help of foreign substances, Chris Carpenter shuts down the Tigers.
Reyes pitches into the ninth, and the Cardinals hit like they're healthy.
Bring your pocket protector, and we'll figure out who'll win this thing!
Behind Suppan's arm and Molina's bat, the Cardinals advance to the World Series
Maine is memorable, and the Mets force a final game.
With their bullpen back on track, the Cardinals are one win away from the World Series.
Steve Trachsel implodes as Suppan excels.
Billy Wagner creates postseason heroes wholesale.
Glavine and Weaver duel into the sixth, but one Carlos Beltran swing is all the Mets need.
Subtract Pedro and El Duque, add a competent Jeff Weaver, and this series is closer than it looks.
Behind a strong outing from Jeff Weaver, the Cardinals take a 2-0 series lead.
Jake Peavy lost another Game 1.
Looking forward to when executives will just say no.
Is Coco one of baseball's best closers? Jeff takes a look.
Four teams that could benefit from a fire sale.