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April 26, 2012

Expanded Horizons: An Hour with Marvin Miller

by Tommy Bennett

Tommy attends a panel marking the 40th anniversary of the 1972 strike and returns with tales of the Players Association's past.

August 10, 2011

Premium Article Expanded Horizons: Anonymastros

by Tommy Bennett

A look at the new-look Astros and the many unknowns currently inhabiting Minute Maid Park.

July 27, 2011

Premium Article Expanded Horizons: The Mystery of Jered Weaver

by Tommy Bennett

A look at Jered Weaver's outstanding 2011 season, his perpetually great ERA, and his propensity for pop-ups.

July 19, 2011

Premium Article Expanded Horizons: What's it Thome?

by Tommy Bennett

While some home-run hitters can make it look easy, nothing about Jim Thome has ever looked effortless.

July 15, 2011

Premium Article Expanded Horizons: No Walk in the Park

by Tommy Bennett

Tommy looks at the difficulty in improving one's control but three pitchers who have managed to do so thus far in 2011.

May 6, 2011

Premium Article Expanded Horizons: Get it While it's Hot

by Tommy Bennett

Did the Royals jump the gun in calling up Eric Hosmer, or were they wise to risk making their top prospect a Super Two?

April 22, 2011

Expanded Horizons: Eight, Ten, Here We Go Again

by Tommy Bennett

Expanding the playoff field from eight to ten teams might enrich the Lords of the Realm, but what effect would it have on the fans?

April 15, 2011

Premium Article Expanded Horizons: Relying on Relievers

by Tommy Bennett

Teams that live and die by their bullpens tend not to succeed, which doesn't bode well for the Yankees and other teams that have eschewed their starters in the early going.

March 28, 2011

Premium Article Expanded Horizons: Diversifying Doug Melvin

by Tommy Bennett

Does the composition of the Brewers' roster justify their decision to go all in?

March 7, 2011

Premium Article Expanded Horizons: Jay Another Day

by Tommy Bennett

Toronto fans wish the Blue Jay Way wouldn't be long, but can the team be blamed for bowing out of the ultra-competitive AL East?

February 28, 2011

Premium Article Expanded Horizons: Quantifying Hope

by Tommy Bennett

Is it true that every team has a shot this Spring?

February 18, 2011

Premium Article Expanded Horizons: Journey to the Center of the Worth

by Tommy Bennett

Methodological musings on the nature of stolen base runs.

February 11, 2011

Expanded Horizons: Pujols Plays His Cards

by Tommy Bennett

How much stock should we place in Prince Albert's ultimatum?

February 4, 2011

Expanded Horizons: The Night Before PECOTA Christmas

by Tommy Bennett

Taking a look back at some of last year's statistical standouts while waiting for 2011 projections to be unwrapped.

January 26, 2011

Premium Article Expanded Horizons: No One Man Should have All that Glower

by Tommy Bennett

Do teams tend to overvalue the man charged with nailing down saves?

January 19, 2011

Expanded Horizons: A Dominican Adventure

by Tommy Bennett

The differences between a major-league game and the Dominican winter league games aren't that large.

January 12, 2011

Premium Article Expanded Horizons: White Elephants

by Tommy Bennett

The Athletics' narrative is no longer tied to Moneyball.

December 23, 2010

Premium Article Expanded Horizons: Just Stick to the Plan

by Tommy Bennett

Staying the course remains the Braves' best option, even after the Phillies' signing of Cliff Lee.

October 26, 2010

Premium Article Expanded Horizons: Lessons from the Flags

by Tommy Bennett

Figuring out whether lessons in team building from the Giants and Rangers are necessary for future pennant winners.

October 12, 2010

Premium Article Expanded Horizons: Brooks Conrad

by Tommy Bennett

After an abysmal performance in Game Three of the NLDS, the second baseman's defense brought his low expectations to light.

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