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January 17, 2017

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: What Does Batter/Pitcher Matchup Data Tell Us?

by Russell A. Carleton

Have we been too quick to dismiss the value of batter vs. pitcher histories?

January 11, 2017

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Grinding On Grounders

by Russell A. Carleton

Does the grind of the regular season cause fielders to get worse on ground balls?

January 4, 2017

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: The Bullpen of My Dreams

by Russell A. Carleton

Are modern managers misusing their bullpens or is there actually a good reason why leverage doesn't determine reliever usage?

December 23, 2016

Baseball Therapy: Worrying About the Money

by Russell A. Carleton

Internships are the clearest paths to jobs in baseball, but the system knocks out candidates before they even have a chance.

December 13, 2016

Baseball Therapy: The Questions We Can't Answer

by Russell A. Carleton

Gambler's falacies among umpires and social capital in clubhouses.

December 9, 2016

Baseball Therapy: The New CBA, By The Numbers

by Russell A. Carleton

Breaking down all the changes--and non-changes--in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, which seemingly pushes MLB closer to a salary cap.

November 30, 2016

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: The 26th Man

by Russell A. Carleton

LOOGYs? Speed? Defense? Dads? How should teams fill a potential 26th spot on the roster.

November 22, 2016

Prospectus Feature: MLB's Ongoing Search for Front Office Diversity

by Russell A. Carleton and Kate Morrison

MLB parted ways with the Korn Ferry search firm as it continues to struggle filling front office roles with minority candidates.

November 17, 2016

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Can a Closer be Worth $100 Million?

by Russell A. Carleton

Aroldis Chapman wants to know. And maybe Kenley Jansen, too.

November 8, 2016

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: The Million Dollar Pillow Fight

by Russell A. Carleton

Toothbrush to be named later.

November 1, 2016

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: I Don't Know What You'll Do Next Summer

by Russell A. Carleton

Predicting humans is a tough racket.

October 25, 2016

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Stop, Miller Time.

by Russell A. Carleton

Can't stop Miller Time.

October 18, 2016

Baseball Therapy: Getting to the Bottom of the Barrel

by Russell A. Carleton

What does StatCast's latest offering tell us about the hitters who launch bombs and the pitchers who serve them up?

October 12, 2016

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Cy Young Catchers

by Russell A. Carleton

It may seem crazy, but there might be an argument to be made for a catcher--yes, a catcher!--deserving Cy Young votes.

October 5, 2016

Baseball Therapy: How Much Is Theo Epstein Worth?

by Russell A. Carleton

What would a replacement-level valuation system for front offices even look like?

September 27, 2016

Baseball Therapy: Bullpen Contagion

by Russell A. Carleton

Does an ugly blown save hurt a bullpen long after that game is lost?

September 20, 2016

Baseball Therapy: Is The American League Just Better?

by Russell A. Carleton

Well? Is it? Do you think it is? You tell me, pal.

September 13, 2016

Baseball Therapy: Should MLB Go For the Gold?

by Russell A. Carleton

The fantasy of Real, Serious Baseball in the Olympics comes with some costs. Let's talk through the details.

September 7, 2016

Baseball Therapy: Stop Blaming the September Call-Ups!

by Russell A. Carleton

Measuring the full effects of a 40-man dugout on September races.

September 1, 2016

Baseball Therapy: Let’s See if We Can Get a Handle on Zach Britton’s Cy Young Case

by Russell A. Carleton

When it comes to figuring out just how good and just how valuable the Orioles closer has been, mere 4,000-word articles aren't good enough.

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