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May 10, 2012

Premium Article Overthinking It: Finding the Perfect Imbalance

by Ben Lindbergh

Being weak on one side of the field hasn't doomed teams like the Nationals and Braves.

May 7, 2012

Overthinking It: Bryce Harper Takes the High Road

by Ben Lindbergh

Bryce Harper has already impressed with his play, but on Sunday, he made a similarly strong statement about his much-maligned makeup.

May 3, 2012

Premium Article Overthinking It: Spoiling the Bunch

by Ben Lindbergh

Albert Pujols says he's not worried about his homerless streak because "home runs come in bunches." But is there any truth to the cliche?

May 2, 2012

Premium Article Overthinking It: Five Interesting Things from Yesterday's Games

by Ben Lindbergh

Dee Gordon hits his first home run, two bench players push the limits of bad batting, Chris Davis keeps hitting, Clay Hensley exposes the unearned run, Derek Jeter hits cleanly in three of his five at-bats (or does he?), and more.

April 27, 2012

Premium Article Overthinking It: The April Anomalies That Matter

by Ben Lindbergh

Some of this year's great starts are tied to dramatically changed approaches.

April 24, 2012

Premium Article Overthinking It: The No-Hitters That Almost Weren't

by Ben Lindbergh

Philip Humber's perfect game ended with a controversial call, but close plays to preserve no-hitters are the norm, not the exception.

April 21, 2012

Premium Article Overthinking It: Washington's Gas Policy

by Ben Lindbergh

The Nationals rotation throws harder than any staff in baseball has over the past few seasons, and that just might win them the NL East.

April 19, 2012

What Scouts Are Saying: Young Pitching Edition

by Kevin Goldstein and Ben Lindbergh

We debut a new staff column that collects what talent evaluators in the industry are saying with a look at some scouting scuttlebutt about young pitchers with bright futures.

April 16, 2012

Overthinking It: Man in the Box

by Ben Lindbergh

Ben reports from the ballpark on Saturday's Yankees-Angels game and explains how and why he stopped worrying about working for a team and learned to love writing about baseball.

April 13, 2012

BP Unfiltered: The Whole Ball Player

by Ben Lindbergh

Want to know what qualities scouts value in a player? Consult Jim LcLaughlin's chart.

April 11, 2012

Premium Article Overthinking It: The Best Pitcher in Baseball?

by Ben Lindbergh

Josh Johnson might actually be better than Verlander and Halladay, but it won't matter if he's hurt again.

April 10, 2012

Overthinking It: Seven Things You Didn't See Last Season

by Ben Lindbergh

Events that have happened already this season after not happening for all of 2011 help explain why we're still hooked on baseball.

April 9, 2012

Baseball Prospectus News: Introducing BP's Daily Content for 2012

by Ben Lindbergh

New, daily editions of the Hit List, Collateral Damage, and What You Need to Know will combine vital information in one convenient package throughout the season.

April 5, 2012

Baseball Prospectus News: Opening Day Roundtable

by Ben Lindbergh

Join the BP staff for an Opening Day roundtable beginning at 1:00 PM ET on Thursday afternoon.

April 4, 2012

Premium Article Overthinking It: It Could Happen

by Ben Lindbergh

For baseball's underdogs, why not here, why not now?

April 3, 2012

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: 12 Years For Joey Votto

by Ben Lindbergh

Joey Votto is a Red forever, and Matt Cain makes Giants fans forget about Zito.

March 30, 2012

Premium Article Overthinking It: Are the Phillies Too Old to Win?

by Ben Lindbergh

The defending NL East champs should gather their titles while they may, since the same Phillies that flower today tomorrow will be dying.

March 29, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Community Playing Time Forecasts

by Ben Lindbergh

Tom Tango's community playing time forecasts for 2012 could use your input.

March 22, 2012

Premium Article Overthinking It: The Power of Park Effects

by Ben Lindbergh

Which hitters and pitchers were helped or hurt most by their ballparks last season?

March 20, 2012

Baseball Prospectus News: Welcoming BP's New Bylines

by Ben Lindbergh

We've been busy since our last State of the Prospectus, so it's time to bring you up to date on all of the exciting additions to our roster.

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