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August 20, 2012

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Are Closers Worse When They're Surprised?

by Russell A. Carleton

Closers are unusually erratic when they're faced with an unexpected save situation, but are they any less effective?

August 6, 2012

Baseball Therapy: So You Wanna Be a Manager

by Russell A. Carleton

You think you have what it takes to be a major-league manager? In that case, Russell has several assignments for you.

July 30, 2012

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Seven Minutes of Terror

by Russell A. Carleton

What happens to closers when they don't know a save situation is coming?

July 24, 2012

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: It Happens Every May

by Russell A. Carleton

When we say that certain stats "stabilize" after a certain point, we don't mean that they'll stay stable.

July 16, 2012

Baseball Therapy: It's a Small Sample Size After All

by Russell A. Carleton

Russell reruns the numbers to determine when hitter stats stabilize.

July 9, 2012

Baseball Therapy: Hire Joe Morgan

by Russell A. Carleton

A former BP author returns from his adventures in baseball consulting with a slightly different perspective on sabermetrics.

May 3, 2010

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Why Are Games So Long?

by Russell A. Carleton

Many factors contribute to lengthy games but none more so than the number of pitches.

April 26, 2010

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: The Difference Between Night and Day

by Russell A. Carleton

More research is needed before we can truly know the effects of sleep on player performance.

April 19, 2010

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Good Night, John Boy

by Russell A. Carleton

A player's sleep hygiene can factor largely in how he performs and develops.

April 12, 2010

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Credit Where It's Due, Part 2

by Russell A. Carleton

Attempting to assign credit and blame around the diamond when the ball is put into play.

April 1, 2010

Baseball Therapy: Casey's Shocking Admission

by Russell A. Carleton

Famed Mudville Nine slugger admits to steroids use during April 1 press conference.

March 29, 2010

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Credit Where It's Due, Part 1

by Russell A. Carleton

Who is more responsible for a strikeout, the pitcher or the batter?

March 22, 2010

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: There Goes My Hero

by Russell A. Carleton

Hero worship has a large role in how teams are built.

March 15, 2010

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: The Unintended Consequences of The Strike One Cult

by Russell A. Carleton

Getting ahead in the count is not necessarily all it's cracked up to be.

March 8, 2010

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Going Streaking

by Russell A. Carleton

Putting a big chill on the hot-hand theory of player performance at the plate.

March 1, 2010

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: The Sixth Tool

by Russell A. Carleton

What's really in that major-league makeup case?

February 22, 2010

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: That Peak Age Thing, Part 2

by Russell A. Carleton

Pitchers, unlike hitters, have no discernible pattern for reaching their peaks but they do often flame out quickly.

February 15, 2010

Baseball Therapy: That Peak Age Thing, Part 1

by Russell A. Carleton

Dispelling the idea that all hitters reach their prime at the same age.

February 8, 2010

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Why Not Two Pitchers?

by Russell A. Carleton

Alternating left-handed and right-handed relievers by temporarily shifting them to the outfield is an old strategy to reconsider.

February 1, 2010

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Profiling a Manager, Part 3

by Russell A. Carleton

A skipper's impact on offense generates some interesting results about who does and does not help his hitters hack.

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