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March 28, 2012

Premium Article Painting the Black: Building Benches Faster

by R.J. Anderson

No more reservations over Dusty Baker's reserves.

March 20, 2012

Premium Article Painting the Black: Naming the Next Breakout Team

by R.J. Anderson

R.J. peers into his clouded crystal ball and selects the likeliest successor to the Diamondbacks' title as most surprisingly successful team.

March 8, 2012

Premium Article Painting the Black: The Show Review

by R.J. Anderson

Does the newest edition of The Show deliver on its promise of an interactive baseball broadcast?

March 6, 2012

Premium Article Painting the Black: Braves Still Building the Wight Way

by R.J. Anderson

Legendary scout Bill Wight's legacy lives on in Atlanta's pitching-rich rotation, but should the Braves trade from strength to address a weakness?

February 29, 2012

Premium Article Painting the Black: Of Abreu and Ichiro

by R.J. Anderson

Two AL West veterans are feeling the effects of age, but only one seems resigned to his fate.

February 14, 2012

Premium Article Painting the Black: Examining the Beane Stock

by R.J. Anderson

Does the recently-extended Billy Beane's reputation deserved to be tarnished after five seasons without playoff baseball in Oakland?

February 7, 2012

Painting the Black: The Two-Strike Hitting Skill

by R.J. Anderson

A look at whether a two-strike hitting skill exists.

January 31, 2012

Premium Article Painting the Black: Don't Forget: Miggy Can Mash

by R.J. Anderson

In all the commotion of Miguel Cabrera's position change, it's important to remember just how good a hitter he is

January 24, 2012

Premium Article Painting the Black: New Rays and Double Plays

by R.J. Anderson

A look at how Carlos Pena and Luke Scott compare to those they're replacing in Tampa Bay, Johnny Damon and Casey Kotchman

January 17, 2012

Premium Article Painting the Black: Sustainability of Deception

by R.J. Anderson

A look at whether Japanese pitchers, who often get by on deception, get figured out by MLB hitters

January 13, 2012

Premium Article Painting the Black: Consistently Less Consistent

by R.J. Anderson

A look at Edwin Jackson's carpetbagging career and what that might mean for the team that signs him

January 4, 2012

Premium Article Painting the Black: On Lineup Tinkering

by R.J. Anderson

R.J. Wodehouse looks at teams that tinker with their lineups

December 29, 2011

Premium Article Painting the Black: You Must Be This Old to Enter October

by R.J. Anderson

As the Astros' example indicates, having a young roster isn't always a ticket to success.

September 29, 2011

Premium Article Painting the Black: Sizing Up the Playoff Rotations

by R.J. Anderson

Going team by team to determine which collection of hurlers is most imposing this October.

September 22, 2011

Premium Article Painting the Black: Running on Reputation?

by R.J. Anderson

What determines how often runners attempt to steal on certain catchers?

September 13, 2011

Painting the Black: Rays of Hope?

by R.J. Anderson

Do the surging Rays have a real chance of overtaking the Red Sox?

September 7, 2011

Premium Article Painting the Black: More Than a Mirage?

by R.J. Anderson

Should teams like the Dodgers that make big gains in the second half expect better things ahead in the following season?

August 31, 2011

Painting the Black: 40-Man Flexibility

by R.J. Anderson

Examining the methods by which teams can expand their roster options in October.

August 24, 2011

Premium Article Painting the Black: Jerome Wasn't Built in a Day

by R.J. Anderson

Jerome Williams is struggling to shed a "bust" label in his return to the bigs, but what do his past pedigree and subsequent struggles tell us about the nature of pitcher prospect rankings?

August 17, 2011

Premium Article Painting the Black: Home-Field Disadvantage?

by R.J. Anderson

Should contenders go to the whip to chase division titles, or would teams be better off winning the wild card?

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