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April 11, 2012

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Matt Moore Against Miguel Cabrera

by Sam Miller

If you missed yesterday's game between the Rays and Tigers, you missed Matt Moore facing Miguel Cabrera in his second major-league start.

April 9, 2012

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Annotated Box Score: Mike Sweeney Eats a Banana

by Sam Miller

Angels vs. Royals, April 6, 2012.

April 6, 2012

Pebble Hunting: The Pacers

by Sam Miller

On Opening Day, the action is new, but the jokes are old.

April 4, 2012

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: The War on Opening Day

by Sam Miller

Opening Day is now Opening Days, but Bug Selig's efforts to attract more casual fans by spacing out the openers haven't spoiled the return of regular-season baseball.

April 2, 2012

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Mike Trout and the 20-Year Contract

by Sam Miller

Are team-friendly contract extensions signed early in players' careers about to become a lot longer?

March 30, 2012

Pebble Hunting: Your Job Sucks, and So Does Bobby Abreu's

by Sam Miller

We don't like to hear baseball players complain about their lots in life, but can we blame them for not counting their blessings?

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Moneyball: The Prequel

by Sam Miller

Decades before Billy Beane and Ricardo Rincon, there was Steve Boros and "computer baseball."

March 28, 2012

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: The Burden of Batting Fourth

by Sam Miller

Few players have made their major-league debuts in the cleanup spot, and the A's Yoenis Cespedes wasn't one of them.

March 26, 2012

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Let's Play "Pick an Old or Injury-Prone Pitcher"

by Sam Miller

If you had to bet on Jamie Moyer, Mark Prior or Scott Kazmir to win more games from today until the end of the world, on which pitcher would you bet?

March 23, 2012

Pebble Hunting: The Meaning of Russell Branyan

by Sam Miller

After seventeen stints with major-league organizations, Russell Branyan may have reached the end of the line, bringing an end to an era in more than one way.

February 15, 2012

Pebble Hunting: Watching the Worst Game of 2011

by Sam Miller

Even the least entertaining game of last season contained 15 interesting moments.

January 30, 2012

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Searching for the Worst Game of 2011

by Sam Miller

Twenty terrible games enter. Only one wins. Or loses, depending on how you look at it.

January 25, 2012

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Scott Boras' First Time

by Sam Miller

Long before there was Prince Fielder, there was Bill Caudill, one of the first beneficiaries of the super-agent's skills.

January 23, 2012

Pebble Hunting: Born to Be Twins

by Sam Miller

Minnesota Twins pitchers tend to be a lot like Brad Radke.

January 9, 2012

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: The Battered Batter

by Sam Miller

A visual and statistical look at Carlos Quentin's track record of taking one for the team.

January 3, 2012

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: The Three We Missed

by Sam Miller

Of the top 500 2011 WARP earners, we missed three in last year's annual. Here are their names, why we missed them, and what we should've written.

December 19, 2011

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Everything is Now Super--The Press Conference

by Sam Miller

Don't believe everything you hear at introductory press conferences.

December 12, 2011

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: These Pitches Three

by Sam Miller

Javier Lopez, Brad Lidge, and Henry Rodriguez all have unusual offerings you should be aware of.

November 22, 2011

Pebble Hunting: Can I Interest You in a Juan Gonzalez Hall of Fame Brochure?

by Sam Miller

Sam deconstructs a 12-page pamphlet that supports sending Juan Gonzalez to Cooperstown.

October 25, 2011

Pebble Hunting: Baseball's Brief History of Headline Puns

by Sam Miller

A trip through online archives reveals that the history of baseball's pun-happy headlines isn't as old as that of the game itself.

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