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September 9, 2014

The BP Wayback Machine: A Fan's Quandary/A New Low

by Derek Zumsteg

What do we do when our sport makes terrible people rich?

July 16, 2014

The BP Wayback Machine: Being There

by Derek Zumsteg

The eternal spectacle of a farewell All-Star appearance.

April 25, 2013

The BP Wayback Machine: There is No Divide

by Derek Zumsteg

Real-world examples show us that we use scouting and performance analysis in tandem all the time.

April 20, 2012

The BP Wayback Machine: Ode to Jamie Moyer

by Derek Zumsteg

Celebrating Jamie Moyer at the end of a week in which he became the oldest pitcher ever to win a major-league game.

February 17, 2012

The BP Wayback Machine: Trading Places

by Derek Zumsteg

Do players like A.J. Burnett owe it to their teams to waive their no-trade clauses when a suitable swap presents itself?

January 11, 2012

The BP Wayback Machine: The Best Commissioner of All-Time

by Derek Zumsteg

Is the news that we won't have a new commissioner at the end of the year unwelcome, or are we better off with Bud?

November 22, 2011

The BP Wayback Machine: We Need More Awards

by Derek Zumsteg

In the midst of awards week, we remind you what awards we're missing.

April 21, 2011

The BP Wayback Machine: Marooning Montreal

by Derek Zumsteg

As MLB takes over the operations of another franchise, hop in the Wayback Machine to recall what this meant for the Expos.

March 24, 2011

The BP Wayback Machine: Derek's Guide to Becoming a Fan Favorite

by Derek Zumsteg

Our latest look back at the archives reveals that baseball's popularity contest is still conducted by the same rules.

March 19, 2007

Premium Article Hope and Faith: How the Seattle Mariners Can Win the World Series

by Derek Zumsteg

The Mariners need a whole lot of luck--PECOTA 90th-percentile luck--and a reformation of managerial style to win it all in 2007.

April 29, 2005

Premium Article Handling the Steroids Issue: Lessons Learned from Other Sports

by Derek Zumsteg

What can MLB learn from the NFL and NBA's history of handling drug offenses? Derek Zumsteg takes a look.

January 20, 2005

Premium Article Breaking Balls: There Is No Divide

by Derek Zumsteg

Real-world examples show us that we use scouting and performance analysis together all the time.

October 12, 2004

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

by Derek Zumsteg

It's the marquee match-up fans and Fox have been waiting for, Red Sox-Yankees. Derek Zumsteg breaks down the two teams and predicts--what else?--a down-to-the-wire battle.

September 30, 2004

Premium Article Breaking Balls: Have Faith

by Derek Zumsteg

Peter Angelos might have swung the greatest business deal in the world's history. Derek Zumsteg explains it all.

September 27, 2004

Breaking Balls: A Game of Numbers

by Derek Zumsteg

Baseball, like every other field of athletics, is better today than it was in the past. Derek Zumsteg explains why.

September 15, 2004

Breaking Balls: More on Greatness

by Derek Zumsteg

Yesterday, it was Barry Bonds. Today, Derek looks at the performance of another 40-year-old who just keeps getting better.

September 14, 2004

Premium Article Breaking Balls: Barry, Barry Good

by Derek Zumsteg

Derek Zumsteg tosses out some numbers and some insight on Barry Bonds, as the greatest hitter of all-time nears the 700-homer milestone.

September 13, 2004

Premium Article Breaking Balls: Oswalt vs. Schmidt

by Derek Zumsteg

With apologies to Roger Clemens, the younger aces of the Houston and San Francisco staffs could decide the NL wild-card race. Derek Zumsteg looks at who has the edge.

September 9, 2004

Premium Article Breaking Balls: Mariners vs. Indians, 9/8/2004

by Derek Zumsteg

Wednesday night at Safeco Field, two teams playing out the string moved one day closer to the offseason. Derek summarizes the evening.

September 8, 2004

Premium Article Breaking Balls: Another Unenforced Rule

by Derek Zumsteg

Despite not showing up for their scheduled start on Monday against the Yankees, the Devil Rays won't have to forfeit the game. Derek Zumsteg disagrees with that decision.

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