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March 28, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: What it Would Mean for the Marlins if Placido Polanco Bats Fourth

by Ben Lindbergh

The Marlins find a new way to be an embarrassment.

March 26, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: Five Make-or-Break Contract Years

by Ben Lindbergh

A closer look at the impending free agents who have the most riding on a return to form or a return to health in 2013.

March 22, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: Ranking Rivera

by Ben Lindbergh

Can the best reliever ever hold a candle to history's strongest starters?

March 20, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: The Undefeated Dominicans

by Ben Lindbergh

The Dominican Republic defeats Puerto Rico to win the World Baseball Classic.

March 14, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: 15 Questions I've Been Asking Myself Since the SABR Conference

by Ben Lindbergh

Days after getting back from the SABR Analytics Conference, Ben's brain is still buzzing about the subjects discussed.

March 12, 2013

Overthinking It: The Not-So-Secret Sabermetrics of Marketing

by Ben Lindbergh

At the SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix, the Indians introduce a new sort of sabermetrics, without some of the usual secrecy.

March 8, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: Ready For Their Close-Ups?

by Ben Lindbergh

Looking at some first-time starters in 2013 to see which ones will stick.

March 7, 2013

Overthinking It: The All-Rookie Roster

by Ben Lindbergh

How many game could a team of all rookies win? Think about it for a minute, pick a number, and then read on.

February 26, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: PECOTA's Projected Fallers

by Ben Lindbergh

Five hitters and five pitchers PECOTA thinks will sink in 2013.

February 25, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: PECOTA's Projected Risers

by Ben Lindbergh

Five hitters and five pitchers PECOTA expects to see big improvements from this year.

Overthinking It: The Best of Baseball's New Old Videos

by Ben Lindbergh

One small step for MLBAM, one giant leap for fankind.

February 18, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: Why There Probably Are No Next Orioles

by Ben Lindbergh

We all missed on last year's Orioles and A's, so we're determined to see the next similar surprise team coming. But are we sure that one will?

February 12, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: Spring Position Battles, National League

by Ben Lindbergh

Five positions on NL contending teams where playing time is still up for grabs this spring.

February 11, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: Spring Position Battles, American League

by Ben Lindbergh

Five positions on AL contending teams where playing time is still up for grabs this spring.

February 7, 2013

Overthinking It: Micah Owings Embraces His Destiny

by Ben Lindbergh

Micah Owings has always been a good-hitting pitcher. That's a lot different than being a good-hitting non-pitcher.

February 1, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: If I Had My Brothers

by Ben Lindbergh

Surprise: the Upton-inspired brothers-helping-brothers theory has some support in the numbers.

January 25, 2013

Overthinking It: Understanding the Umpire-Manager Arguments of 2012

by Ben Lindbergh and Evan Brunell

What the managers who were ejected last season said to seal their fates. (Warning: strong language.)

January 18, 2013

Overthinking It: The Craziest Half-Inning in History

by Ben Lindbergh

And how that half-inning happened.

Premium Article Overthinking It: The Scurrilous Lie About the WBC

by Ben Lindbergh

Despite what you might have read, the past two WBC tournaments didn't damage pitchers.

January 15, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: Have the Twins Learned to Love the Strikeout?

by Ben Lindbergh

Pour one out for Brad Radke and his spiritual descendants.

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