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Mike Mulvenna

  • joined Mar 04, 2013
  • last login Feb 23, 2014
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Student at Drexel University and a writer at Beyond the Box Score. A Jamie Moyer fan first, baseball fan second.

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  • NHL Philadelphia Flyers
  • NFL Philadelphia Eagles
  • Golf Tiger Woods
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The Smallest Sample Size 8/25/13: Wells Run Dry

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Early this morning, Casper Wells took the mound for his second relief appearance of the year. Casper Wells is not a pitcher. Throughout Arizona and Philadelphia's 18 inning affair, there was plenty...

The Smallest Sample Size 8/20/13: Blowout Bonanza

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Three games were decided by seven or more runs last night. While two teams of offensive juggernauts lit up their respective opponents, one surprising team erupted for five homers.

The Smallest Sample Size 8/19: Errors Everywhere!

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There were more than a handful errors throughout Sunday's games and one blazing hot team had their win streak snapped because of a pair of inconvenient errors on routine groundballs in the ninth...

Is Clayton Kershaw a legitimate MVP candidate?

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It's extremely rare for a pitcher to win an MVP award as there has only been one in the past 25 years. Without a true standout in the National League, can Clayton Kershaw bring home the award this...

The Smallest Sample Size 8/14: Multi-homer madness

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Paul Goldschmidt carried Arizona to a win last night with an incredibly clutch pair of homers but there were a couple other batters who also had multi-homer games. Recap last night's games through...

The Smallest Sample Size 8/13: Darvish dominates

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Yu Darvish keeps topping himself. This time striking out 15 Astros while flirting with a no-hitter up until the eighth inning. Meanwhile, Mat Latos, Hiroki Kuroda, Cole Hamels and more were also...

The Smallest Sample Size 8/12/13: Giant meltdown

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Many teams fell apart in epic fashion last night while Felix Hernandez and Clayton Kershaw added excellent outings to their case for the American and National League Cy Young awards.

The Smallest Sample Size 8/7/13: Lucrative Lagares

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Juan Lagares had himself a game last night and the Mets were able to ride his coattails and secure a win. We really need to talk about the Braves and Tigers. Can anyone stop them? Also, another...

The Smallest Sample Size 8/6/13: Upton re-rmerges

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It doesn't look like anyone can stop the Braves right now as Justin Upton has reawakened. Chris Perez melted down during a very important interdivisional matchup last night. And one team shocked...

The Smallest Sample Size 8/5/13

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A.J. Burnett's complete game last night was just another cherry on top of an incredible year for the veteran. Pittsburgh is holding onto first in the NL Central but the St. Louis offense is...

The Smallest Sample Size 07/31/13: DH Dominance

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Two doubleheaders within the same division showcased two match-ups of teams on opposite sides of the spectrum. Take a look at yesterday's baseball through a leverage and win probability scope!

The Smallest Sample Size 07/30/13: Walk-Off Mania

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David Price stifled the Red Sox for the second time in five days and Jason Giambi is still playing baseball and smashing dingers somehow. Four of the nine games on Monday were decided by a walk-off...

The Smallest Sample Size 07/29/13: Puig-Out

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Alfonso Soriano and Derek Jeter led the Yankees to a come-from-behind win. Nick Franklin put Seattle on his back. And everyone's favorite rookie capitalized an incredible comeback for the Dodgers....

SaberSphere 7/24: RE24, Pedroia & A-Rod

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How does RE24 evaluate the past couple MVPs? Is Dustin Pedroia's recent extension any different than recent franchise player extensions? And finally, is A-Rod going to try to fight the MLB even...

MLB Trade Rumor Analysis: Bud Norris

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Bud Norris is cheap, controllable and relatively young but the Astros have put him on the trade block with an asking price of two top prospects. Should teams be trading for him or another starting...

SaberSphere 7/17: MVPs, Fernandez & Biogenesis

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Who were the first half MVPs? Jose Fernandez defected from Cuba as a teenager and risen to a MLB All-Star at 20 years old. 500 game suspensions may be on the table for players involved Biogenesis?...

Non-Contending Teams Should Trade Good Relievers

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Most relievers are volatile and only valuable for a small window of time. When a team isn't in contention, why not trade their better bullpen arms for prospects? Kansas City made this mistake...

SaberSphere 7/10: No-Hitters, Colon & Biogenesis

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Are no-hitters being celebrated because fans always have or should we reevaluate what makes up an exciting performance? Is it time to respect Bartolo Colon and the A's? And Biogenesis suspensions...

SaberSphere 7/3: Prospects, AL MVP & 2008 Trades

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Hunting for some new, young hitting prospects? Could the AL MVP race be more than a 3-man competition? And finally, how have some trade deadline deals turned out from 2008? Wednesday's SaberSphere...

Derek Holland develops his slider and dominates

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Inconsistent throughout his young career, Derek Holland has put it all together. What has led to the development of his slider as a dominant pitch?

SaberSphere 6/26: Home Runs, Draft Picks and wOBA

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Where in the strike zone are the most damaging home runs being hit? Should teams be looking elsewhere to maximize their return on draft picks? And how would a player's wOBA change if it was...

SaberSphere 06/19: Unexpected WAR, Cole & San Jose

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Which players are exceeding their projected WAR the most? Where are Gerrit Cole's strikeouts? San Jose has sued the MLB for refusing to the let the Athletics move but will anything come of it? All...

SaberSphere 6/12: Teheran, Intl Draft & BioGenesis

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What has Julio Teheran improved upon and has his potential changed? What impact could the international draft have on the MLB if it was approved? What's next in the BioGenesis investigation?

SaberSphere 06/05: Variability, Brown & Biogenesis

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Which hitting style is the most consistent over multiple seasons? Should a former top prospect consider a new plate approach similar to Domonic Brown's successful aggression? Biogenesis returns....

SaberSphere 05/29: Fielding, MLB Cities & Wacha

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When looking at career numbers across fielding metrics, what are the outliers? There are small MLB markets competing to host a new franchise. Can they overcome the odds? All this and a quick write...

SaberSphere 5/22: Bunting, Lineups & The Royals

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This Wednesday's SaberSphere is packed with some original research from the BTBS Staff revolving around bunting and lineup styles. All this and some great articles about the Royals, Johnny Cueto...

Is Patrick Corbin Arizona's New Ace?

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Patrick Corbin is providing to be more than a stopgap for the arrival of Tyler Skaggs or Daniel Hudson's return from surgery and outperforming the rest of the staff in Arizona, let alone most of...

SaberSphere 5/15: Burnett, Wood & MLB Blackouts

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In Wednesday's SaberSphere, we're wrapping up Ken's new perspective on how to look at offense while also taking a closer examination of A.J. Burnett's unique age-36 peak and wondering how much...

SaberSphere 5/08: Reynolds, Leadoff Hitters, Upton

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In Wednesday's SaberSphere, you'll find reasons to stop underrating pitchers from Asia and a look at what may be causing B.J. Upton's sluggish start. Hey, maybe you'll want to believe in Mark...

Is Mark Reynolds Poised For A Great Season?

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In 2009, Mark Reynolds smashed 44 homeruns and accumulated 3.2 fWAR with Arizona. After a few disappointing years in Baltimore, the slugger is off to a blazing hot start in Cleveland. Is his...

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