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September 21, 2012

Manufactured Runs: The Very Long Night of Melky Cabrera

by Colin Wyers

Does it really matter who wins the batting title?

September 12, 2012

Premium Article Manufactured Runs: Searching for Fatigue in Stephen Strasburg

by Colin Wyers

Does a look at Stephen Strasburg's PITCHf/x data reveal what might have caused the Nationals to shut him down early?

September 7, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Do the Dodgers Lack Chemistry?

by Colin Wyers

An alternative explanation for their lack of success since the big trade.

September 5, 2012

Premium Article Manufactured Runs: How Much Team Age Matters

by Colin Wyers

How much should the age of a team's present roster affect our forecasts for its future success?

August 27, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Ethier's Interference

by Colin Wyers

A funny thing happened on the way to a baseball.

August 22, 2012

Manufactured Runs: Is the Answer to Imperfect Umpiring Really Robot Umps?

by Colin Wyers

We all want to see more plays called correctly, but altering the existing umpiring system could have unintended consequences.

August 15, 2012

Premium Article Manufactured Runs: The Importance of Imperfect Models

by Colin Wyers

If we disagree with something a metric says, does that mean we have to discard it?

August 2, 2012

BP Unfiltered: So You Wanna Work In Baseball?

by Colin Wyers

Trackman is hiring.

August 1, 2012

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Trade Deadline Non-Transaction Analysis

by Colin Wyers

Some deadline deals that were rumored to have been discussed didn't end up happening. Colin attempts to figure out why each one fizzled.

July 31, 2012

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Dempster Doesn't Turn Blind Eye to Texas

by Colin Wyers and Kevin Goldstein

The Texas Rangers slip into the bidding for Ryan Dempster and come away victorious.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Deadline Madness UPDATED

by R.J. Anderson, Kevin Goldstein, Ben Lindbergh and Colin Wyers

The Pirates snag Gaby Sanchez, the Reds acquire Jonathan Broxton, and other assorted deals.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Cubs Deal Soto, Maholm UPDATED AGAIN

by Colin Wyers and Kevin Goldstein

The Cubs deal backstop Geovany Soto to the Texas Rangers while sending Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson to the Braves.

July 25, 2012

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Hanley Goes to Hollywood UPDATED

by Colin Wyers, R.J. Anderson and Kevin Goldstein

The Dodgers and Marlins hook up for a late-night trade including third baseman Hanley Ramirez.

July 24, 2012

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Ichiro Bound for the Big Apple UPDATED

by Colin Wyers and Kevin Goldstein

Ichiro switches clubhouses while the Yankees visit the Mariners in Seattle.

July 22, 2012

BP Unfiltered: The Waste Land of the National League

by Colin Wyers

With apologies to T.S. Eliot

July 18, 2012

Premium Article Manufactured Runs: Getting Shifty Again

by Colin Wyers

BIS addressed one problem with their defensive metric that was making Brett Lawrie look better than he is.

July 17, 2012

BP Announcements: Playoff Odds Updated

by Colin Wyers

Some tweaks to the playoff odds.

June 24, 2012

BP Unfiltered: A More Honest Response to Trade Rumors

by Colin Wyers

Or, at least, I imagine it is.

June 20, 2012

Manufactured Runs: Does the Rockies' Four-Man Rotation Make Sense?

by Colin Wyers

The Rockies are moving Jeremy Guthrie to the bullpen and going to a rotation of four starters on 75-pitch counts. Are the numbers on their side?

June 13, 2012

Premium Article Manufactured Runs: The Madness of King Bill

by Colin Wyers

A conscientious sabermetrician questions everything, even the work of Bill James.

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