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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.

August 27, 2012

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: One-Run Winners: Good or Lucky?

by Russell A. Carleton

Do teams like the Orioles that excel in one-run games do so out of skill, or have they just gotten lucky?

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.

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