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February 15, 2013

Premium Article Skewed Left: How Can the Pirates Make the Most of McCutchen?

by Zachary Levine

Are the Pirates on the path to wasting their most valuable asset?

February 12, 2013

Premium Article Skewed Left: PECOTA's Projected Bests and Worsts

by Zachary Levine

PECOTA's projected award winners, bounceback candidates, and betes noires.

February 7, 2013

Premium Article Skewed Left: Pop Quiz: Throwback Bullpen Guys

by Zachary Levine

On the late Dan Quisenberry's birthday, Zachary looks for the closest thing to him today.

February 5, 2013

Premium Article Skewed Left: The Best Ways to Bet at the Ballpark

by Zachary Levine

Four low-stakes games you can play while watching games this season.

January 31, 2013

Premium Article Skewed Left: Farewell to Nick Johnson

by Zachary Levine

What the oft-injured first baseman's career could have looked like.

January 30, 2013

Premium Article Skewed Left: The Sunk Costs of 2013

by Zachary Levine

Which contracts might their teams be better off eating this season?

January 25, 2013

Premium Article Skewed Left: Ruben Amaro and the Rabbis

by Zachary Levine

Ruben Amaro said he consulted some rabbis before signing Delmon Young. Here's one way that conversation might have unfolded.

January 22, 2013

Skewed Left: The Best of FDR's Baseball Correspondence

by Zachary Levine

A visual tour of the letters about baseball that sitting presidents send and receive.

January 17, 2013

Premium Article Skewed Left: Washington's Winning Way with Trades

by Zachary Levine

Scouting, drafting, developing and signing have all helped the Nationals get good, but they wouldn't be where they are without a series of smart trades.

January 15, 2013

Premium Article Skewed Left: Filling the Free Agent Voids

by Zachary Levine

A number of notable free agents who've changed addresses this offseason have left gaping holes behind on their former teams.

January 10, 2013

Premium Article Skewed Left: Murphy, Morris, and Using the Full 15 Ballots

by Zachary Levine

What do Dale Murphy's and Jack Morris' vote totals in their final and penultimate years on the BBWAA ballot, respectively, say about their odds of induction?

January 9, 2013

Premium Article Skewed Left: The Worst Parts of Last Season's Best Teams

by Zachary Levine

Have last year's playoff teams fixed what ailed them?

January 3, 2013

Premium Article Skewed Left: Has Baltimore Been Busy Enough?

by Zachary Levine

Has the rest of the AL East stolen a march on the Orioles this offseason?

December 27, 2012

Skewed Left: An After-Christmas Acrostic

by Zachary Levine

An acrostic puzzle about baseball with which to while away your post-Christmas, pre-New Year's downtime.

December 20, 2012

Premium Article Skewed Left: How to Analyze the Astros' Spending

by Zachary Levine

The Astros won't win in 2013 no matter how much they spend on free agents. So what should we make of their moves?

December 18, 2012

Premium Article Skewed Left: My Lost Weekend with Football

by Zachary Levine

A committed baseball fan gets seduced by football, then comes crawling back.

December 14, 2012

Premium Article Skewed Left: The Company They Tweet

by Zachary Levine

You can learn a lot about a baseballer by the people he follows.

December 12, 2012

Premium Article Skewed Left: Giancarlo Stanton and Being Alone in the Lineup

by Zachary Levine

Where do you bat a player who's his team's only home run threat?

December 6, 2012

Skewed Left: How the Teams That Did Nothing in Nashville Did

by Zachary Levine

Some teams stood pat at the winter meetings, but not all of them were better off for it.

December 4, 2012

Premium Article Skewed Left: Could We See a Blank Hall of Fame Ballot in 2013?

by Zachary Levine

The Hall of Fame welcomed three new (but long-deceased) members yesterday. Might the 2013 Cooperstown ceremony lack a living inductee?

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