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July 11, 2014

Overthinking It: Forever Changes

by Ben Lindbergh

Ben's time as a BP author and editor comes to a close.

July 2, 2014

Overthinking It: June in Catcher Framing

by Ben Lindbergh

The best and worst receptions, with glorious GIFs and graphs.

July 1, 2014

Premium Article Overthinking It: The Nationals' Non-Problem

by Ben Lindbergh

Time heals all wounds, but in Washington's case, it will also inflict them.

June 27, 2014

Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David Price

by Ben Lindbergh and Baseball Prospectus

Let the no. 1 starter sweepstakes begin.

June 25, 2014

Premium Article Overthinking It: Does Bill James' Game Score Still Work?

by Ben Lindbergh

Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter had the second-highest Game Score ever. Is that as significant as it sounds?

June 23, 2014

Overthinking It: Josh Byrnes Breaks Streak; Padres Face Uncertain Future

by Ben Lindbergh

The firing of Josh Byrnes ends a period of unprecedented GM job security. Did he deserve to get the axe?

June 19, 2014

Premium Article Overthinking It: The Players PECOTA Has Missed

by Ben Lindbergh

Hitters and pitchers who've defied their preseason PECOTAs, and players who've changed the projection system's mind.

June 17, 2014

Overthinking It: Why That Stanton Homer Broke Your Brain

by Ben Lindbergh

Giancarlo Stanton finds a new way to impress us with his power.

June 13, 2014

Overthinking It: The Season of Super-Parity

by Ben Lindbergh

In his final season, Bud Selig gets his wish: a year in which almost no one is out of the race early.

June 11, 2014

Overthinking It: The OTHER Way We Could Move the Mound

by Ben Lindbergh

Why bringing an end to the strikeout scourge might require some three-dimensional thinking.

June 4, 2014

Overthinking It: May in Catcher Framing

by Ben Lindbergh

Framing leaders, best and worst receptions, and a bunch of glorious GIFs.

May 30, 2014

Overthinking It: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 5/30

by Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch

This week's bunts, a chat with Chip Hale, and a new trend in defensive shifts. Plus: Ted Williams.

May 28, 2014

Premium Article Overthinking It: Defining Positions in the Age of the Shift

by Ben Lindbergh

In the era of aggressive defensive positioning, does the old-fashioned box score still tell us where people played?

May 23, 2014

Premium Article Overthinking It: How to Prevent Future Prince Fielders

by Ben Lindbergh

Prince Fielder's injury may have ended the Rangers' hopes of contending. Could it have been avoided?

Overthinking It: The 12-Second Rule and the Boring-ization of Baseball

by Ben Lindbergh

Is the solution to baseball's pace problem a rule that's already on the books?

May 19, 2014

Overthinking It: The Way in Which the A's Are Still Old-School

by Ben Lindbergh

At one position, the A's are still Moneyballing like it's 1999.

May 15, 2014

Overthinking It: Have Tommy John Surgery, Sign Long-Term Contract?

by Ben Lindbergh

Are recent Tommy John surgery victims about to become a new kind of contract extension candidate?

May 8, 2014

Premium Article Overthinking It: The Masters of the Manufactured Run

by Ben Lindbergh

On Billy Hamilton's ability to score without the Reds recording a hit, and how we're making it harder for him.

May 7, 2014

Overthinking It: Catcher Framing: The Season So Far

by Ben Lindbergh

Framing leaders, best and worst receptions, and a bunch of glorious GIFs.

May 2, 2014

Overthinking It: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 5/2

by Ben Lindbergh

The latest exciting developments in the back-and-forth battle between batters/bunters and defenders.

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