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December 17, 2012

Baseball Therapy: There is No Unicorn

by Russell A. Carleton

How to be unhappy about every move your favorite team makes.

December 10, 2012

Baseball Therapy: Do Closers Age Differently Than Other Relievers?

by Russell A. Carleton

Does the stress of pitching in high-leverage spots wear closers down over time?

December 3, 2012

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Does the Way the Draft Works Now Hurt Bad Teams?

by Russell A. Carleton

A modest proposal to make the draft more fair, if a little less traditional.

November 28, 2012

Baseball Therapy: The Truth About Adderall

by Russell A. Carleton

Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz was suspended for 25 games after testing positive for Adderall. What was he thinking?

November 26, 2012

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: The 2012 Silly Awards

by Russell A. Carleton

The strangest double plays, groundouts for the cycle, and more from the weird side of the season.

November 19, 2012

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Defining Change in Player Performance from Year to Year

by Russell A. Carleton

Before we can attempt to figure out why a player improved or regressed, we have to figure out how much his performance actually changed.

November 12, 2012

Baseball Therapy: Assessing the Risk: Hamilton, Greinke, and Mental Health

by Russell A. Carleton

BP's clinical psychologist brings his experience and expertise to bear in evaluating the impact of Zack Greinke's and Josh Hamilton's mental health histories on their on-field futures.

November 5, 2012

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: In Praise of the Modern Bullpen

by Russell A. Carleton

Sure, there might be better ways to construct bullpens than the way teams do it now, but change might not be as easy as you think.

October 29, 2012

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: The Proper Care and Feeding of Minor Leaguers

by Russell A. Carleton

Are teams losing out in the long run by letting their prospects feed on fast food?

October 22, 2012

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Are Three-True-Outcomes Players Better in the Playoffs?

by Russell A. Carleton

Does walking, striking out, and homering more often help or hurt a hitter in the postseason?

October 15, 2012

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: The Case for Cano

by Russell A. Carleton

Why Robinson Cano deserves a second-plate vote on your mental AL MVP ballot.

October 11, 2012

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Is Joe Saunders a Double Play Machine?

by Russell A. Carleton

Does Orioles Game Four starter Joe Saunders really possess the ability to induce double plays on command?

October 2, 2012

Baseball Therapy: WARP for People Who Didn't Like Math Class

by Russell A. Carleton

A handy guide to understanding what WARP means without many numbers.

October 1, 2012

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: When Do Players Stop Developing?

by Russell A. Carleton

How old does a player have to be before we should stop expecting him to improve?

September 28, 2012

Baseball Therapy: A Sabermetric Case for Miguel Cabrera's MVP Candidacy

by Russell A. Carleton

The best way to win a debate is to make the argument for the other side better than your opponent does. To support Mike Trout's MVP case, Russell tries taking the opposite stance.

September 24, 2012

Baseball Therapy: Reading Lolita in Teheran, Part 3: Smoking, Hitting, and the Search for an 80 Brain

by Russell A. Carleton

Is changing a player's approach at the plate like getting someone to quit smoking? And how does learning ability affect development?

September 21, 2012

Baseball Therapy: Wild-Card Game Theory

by Russell A. Carleton

Is there a scenario where it might make sense for a team not to try to win a playoff game?

September 18, 2012

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Reading Lolita in Teheran, Part 2: Reading and Fear of Failure

by Russell A. Carleton

How reading a pitcher is like reading a book, and why being self-conscious can make you bad at baseball.

September 10, 2012

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Reading Lolita in Teheran, Part 1: Intro and Losing Focus

by Russell A. Carleton

What can the staff psychologist/stathead learn from the way our prospect expert describes players' problems?

September 5, 2012

Baseball Therapy: Is There Really Racism in the Broadcast Booth?

by Russell A. Carleton

Russell puts the conclusions of last week's attention-getting article in The Atlantic to the test.

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