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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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  • MLB Philadelphia Phillies
  • NHL Philadelphia Flyers
  • NFL Philadelphia Eagles
  • Golf Tiger Woods
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SaberSphere 5/1: WAR, Zone% and Future Aces

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The first month of the 2013 season is in the books. There's plenty of baseball left so your favorite team who had an underwhelming start has plenty of time to get back on track. The first SaberSphere of the month is filled to the brim!

SaberSphere 4/24: Votto, Cano and Ump Run Values

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We're nearly halfway through the work week and there's some great baseball writing to read, as always. There's plenty of articles being published throughout the SaberSphere for any aspiring Sabermetrician to enjoy. Take a look!

Is Any Team More Collapse-Proof Than The Tigers?

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The MLB season is long and can feature some unexpected injuries or poor performance. What are some attributes that can help prevent a talented team on paper to collapse? It seems that the Tigers are the best equipped to prevail.

SaberSphere 4/17: Balls in Play, Harvey & the Nats

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Wednesday's SaberSphere shines a light on some articles about team building, Carl Crawford's new refined plate approach and the Mariners new investment. There's a ton of enjoyable writing enclosed that'll help you fly through this week's hump day.

SaberSphere 4/10: Strasburg, Axford & DR Academies

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Axford and Halladay keep on struggling while some teams are improving their baseball academies in the Dominican Republic. There's plenty of articles enclosed in Wednesday's SaberSphere for the Saber-oriented fan to enjoy.

Yu Need To Swing At Darvish's First Pitch

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The hit that broke up the perfecto in the Rangers' second game of the season was on the first pitch. Looking at Yu Darvish's 2012 peripherals, batters actually have the best chance of beating the talented right-hander on the first pitch.

SaberSphere 4/03: Prospects, Cano and Free Agency

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Jay-Z is apparently becoming a sports agent, dipping his toe into baseball with Robinson Cano. Free agency may be changing for the foreseeable future. Here's some noteworthy articles that have been posted throughout the SaberSphere!

Is Free Agency On Its Deathbed?

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Many homegrown players are signing long term extensions with their current teams before they reach free agency. With the best players being kept from hitting the open market, are we witnessing the death of free agency?

SaberSphere 3/27: Pitching Pairs, Jose Molina, NYY

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Couldn't the Yankees look in between the couch cushions for some money to sign a catcher? Jose Molina's biggest contribution to the Rays is likely undervalued and we take a look at the idea of reinventing starting pitching with pairings.

Should The Red Sox Start Jackie Bradley Jr.?

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You've probably heard this before. A top, young prospect has been dominating spring training and suddenly is in the discussion for an Opening Day roster spot. What should the Red Sox do with Jackie Bradley Jr.?

2013 Team Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

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Last season, the Phillies were shut out of the playoffs for the first time since 2007. With their aging core another year old and questions surrounding one of the best pitchers of the past decade, can the Phillies bounce back in 2013?

Which Players Will Regress From Their Strong 2012?

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Some players who had great seasons in 2012 may have performed better than their peripherals initially suggested. Who are some primary candidates of regression?

Sabersphere 3/20: Martin, Rodney and MLB Pensions

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Russell Martin's bringing some unique talents to behind the plate in Pittsburgh. The Indians are trying to sign Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley to extensions before they reach arbitration. Also, can Mike Trout join a very exclusive club in 2013?

Will Carlos Gomez's Power Regress In 2013?

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The Brewers recently extended Carlos Gomez for 4 years and $28 million after a season where he hit more home runs than he had in the three seasons prior.

The Indians Improve Their Pitching With Defense

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Cleveland's starting pitching was ranked near last in fWAR last year. In 2013, the Indians may be improving their rotation through defense.

Please Stop Panicking Over Closers

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Not having a dignified closer in the bullpen is commonly seen as a weakness on MLB rosters. Should it be?

Will Roy Halladay Be An Ace Again In 2013?

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Injuries to his lower back and shoulder may have hurt Halladay's delivery and location in 2012. Armed with a revised offseason routine to strengthen his lower body, could Roy Halladay be an ace again in 2013?

Aroldis Chapman Should Start For The Reds in 2013

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The Reds are still torn about what to do with their resident flamethrower this year. They should put him in the rotation.

Is MLB's Salary System Fair?

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Should allowing teams to take advantage of productive pre-arbitration years with league minimum salaries be considered fair?

Can the Washington Nationals make history in 2013?

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Is it possible for Washington to make history in 2013?

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