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Ryan Romano

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Mark Buehrle's HOF case: The value of durability

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The (now) Toronto left-hander has lasted for a while, and has done pretty well for himself in doing so. But should he head to the Hall of Fame when he retires?

The Weekly Walk, Volume 4

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Every day, week, month, and year in baseball, we can see something happen that doesn't happen often (or, in some cases, ever). I'm here to chronicle as many of these oddities as I can.

Hisashi Iwakuma's spectacular splitter

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The Seattle righty has taken his game to the next level in 2014, behind modifications to his pitch selection motivated by shifted preferences. But can he improve further?

The Weekly Walk, Volume 3

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Every day, week, month, and year in baseball, we can see something happen that doesn't happen often (or, in some cases, ever). I'm here to chronicle as many of these oddities as I can.

The Weekly Walk, Volume 2

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Every day, week, month, and year in baseball, we can see something happen that doesn't happen often (or, in some cases, ever). I'm here to chronicle as many of these oddities as I can.

The Weekly Walk: A new series

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Every day, week, month, and year in baseball, we can see something happen that doesn't happen often (or, in some cases, ever). I'm here to chronicle as many of these oddities as I can.

Stephen Strasburg and bad luck for great pitchers

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In 2014 (and in his career as a whole), the Washington righty hasn't lived up to his potential; however, he's still pitched phenomenally as a whole. That combination is an unusual one, to say the...

Breakouts maximizing power to stay excellent

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These three men have been MVP candidates for two years now, but they're doing things differently in 2014 by deriving their prosperity from more power (or the lack thereof).

Dallas Keuchel in perspective

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This year, the Houston southpaw has accrued a massive amount of ground balls, while also putting up strikeouts and limiting walks. But it's the extent to which he's done these things that has set...

Johnny Cueto and sustained luck

The Cincinnati right-hander has run with the big dogs for several years now, despite middling-to-average peripherals and a traditionally hitter-friendly home ballpark. This isn't as common as one...

An early look at some possible trade candidates

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Let's take a look at some faces that could play for different teams by the end of 2014.

The best left-side defenses ever

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Investigating an unusual assertion by an announcer, and finding a surprising amount of validity in it.

Is Melky Cabrera the new Marlon Byrd?

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The Toronto outfielder is having a great, redeeming year at the plate — not unlike a certain New York/Pittsburgh outfielder last year. But how much similarity is there between the two players?

The best non-Opening Day starters

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Who were the pitchers with ace-worthy stuff the year previous that didn't get the Opening Day nod?

Dylan Bundy and reputations

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By all accounts, the Baltimore minor-leaguer has a bright future; even a year-long hiatus couldn't diminish the optimism he's receiving. Have there been any other prospects with similarly glowing...

2014 Team Previews: Chicago White Sox

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2013 wasn't a banner year for the South Siders, and 2014 won't be, either; however, several shrewd moves by new GM Rick Hahn have given hope for a once-dismal future.

2014 Team Previews: Washington Nationals

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Following the franchise's first-ever playoff appearance in our nation's capitol, expectations were high for the Washington Nationals in 2013. They ultimately fell short, but they should get back to...

Succeeding with secondary pitches

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The fastball is (and always has been) the predominant pitch; other pitches, however, are still important. How common is it for a pitcher to experience difficulty with his fastball while succeeding...

Fun with park factors: A follow-up

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A revised look at park factors, with the an assist from the BtBS community.

A "brief" history of star-crossed players, Part II

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Many players have given us a fleeting glimpse of their future, only to dash our hopes upon the rocks of reality. Until now, though, there's never been a definitive database of all of them,...

A "brief" history of star-crossed players, Part I

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Many players have given us a fleeting glimpse of their future, only to dash our hopes upon the rocks of reality. Until now, though, there's never been a definitive database of all of them.

Fun with park factors

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You've probably heard a lot about park factors, but you might not know exactly what they are. Here's what you need to know.

The O's spend on Jimenez, but will it be enough?

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The Orioles fell short of the postseason last year, and their pitching played a big role in that. Can their recent free-agent moves help them improve in that department, and will the boost be...

Why the Orioles should tank 2014

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Baltimore's offseason activities (or the lack thereof) have perplexed many. However, they might be on to something, and I'll explain why it's the right thing to do.

The other 20/20/20 club

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20 doubles, 20 triples, and 20 homers in a season is generally thought of as an impressive accomplishment for a player. For the sabermetrically inclined among us, there's another group with the...

A readily available Bronson Arroyo alternative

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The erstwhile Cincinnati starter may look like a good back-of-the-rotation workhorse; however, he's not the most economical pitcher that would fit that billing.

The worst base stealer ever?

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In baseball's 143-year history, 16,261 players have had at least one plate appearance; 7,592 of them have stolen a base. Only one, though, is the worst at the latter skill, and he's someone you...

Era-Neutral WAR: Leveling the playing field

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The way that FanGraphs calculates WAR has changed in recent years as more data have become available. But is this fair (or unfair) to modern players? I set out to find the answer.

The Jays should go for it, not rebuild in 2014

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Despite a disappointing 2013, the Blue Jays are still in position to contend in 2014, especially if they make the right moves this winter.

Athletics add depth, Rockies gamble on Anderson

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The Oakland A's have a reputation as one of the most erudite organizations in baseball. The Rockies aren't exactly viewed in the same light. Tuesday's trade only served to further the images of...

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