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July 23, 2010

Premium Article Ahead in the Count: Buyers and Sellers

by Matt Swartz

A look at which clubs should be dealing for immediate help and which ones should be offloading players with the trading deadline eight days away.

July 16, 2010

Premium Article Ahead in the Count: Why You Can Go for the Gold Ball and the Silver Trophy

by Matt Swartz

Hitters who appear in the Home Run Derby actually alter their swings in a good way.

July 14, 2010

Premium Article Ahead in the Count: Three Eras of All-Star Voting

by Matt Swartz

As technology changes, so do election patterns for the Midsummer Classic.

July 8, 2010

Premium Article Ahead in the Count: Trading The Prince

by Matt Swartz

The Brewers would maximize Prince Fielder's value by trading the slugging first baseman right now.

July 2, 2010

Premium Article Ahead in the Count: Why Baseball Needs a Draft Lottery

by Matt Swartz

Giving every non-playoff team at least a chance at the No. 1 pick would reduce the temptation to lose games.

June 25, 2010

Premium Article Ahead in the Count: Not So Home-Field Advantage

by Matt Swartz

How much of an edge do the Phillies have by playing three "home" games against the Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park?

June 17, 2010

Premium Article Ahead in the Count: Is Jimenez In Over His Head?

by Matt Swartz

Ubaldo Jimenez is having a great season, but has also had a lot of luck on his side.

June 7, 2010

Premium Article Ahead in the Count: Production and the Draft

by Matt Swartz

The players teams select in the draft over the next three days can make a big impact on their future.

June 4, 2010

Premium Article Ahead in the Count: No Turnover Standings Breakdown

by Matt Swartz

Putting every major-league player back with his original team in an alternative universe can tell us a lot about team building.

May 28, 2010

Premium Article Ahead in the Count: Hometown Discounts

by Matt Swartz

The best way to build a winning organization is to draft and develop talent then know which players to keep for the long haul.

May 17, 2010

Premium Article Ahead in the Count: The Cost of OPP

by Matt Swartz

Clubs who are down with re-signing their own free agents get better value than those who sign other people's players.

May 10, 2010

Premium Article Ahead in the Count: If They Stay or If They Go

by Matt Swartz

Research again shows that free agents who re-sign perform better than those who sign with another club.

May 7, 2010

Premium Article Ahead in the Count: Most Net Valuable Player

by Matt Swartz

Albert Pujols comes out on top of the list of major-leaguers who provide the most bang for the buck.

April 29, 2010

Premium Article Ahead in the Count: The Source of the AL's Superiority

by Matt Swartz

Why the Junior Circuit doesn't take a backseat to the National League.

April 27, 2010

Premium Article Ahead in the Count: Ryan Howard and the New MORP

by Matt Swartz

Putting new valuation into action to evaluate the big bopper's big extension.

April 23, 2010

Premium Article Ahead in the Count: Methodology of The New MORP

by Matt Swartz

Here is how we're now figuring the monetary value of individual players.

April 22, 2010

Premium Article Ahead in the Count: Reintroducing MORP

by Matt Swartz

Updating BP's metric measuring the monetary value of a player's production.

April 15, 2010

Ahead in the Count: Labor Market Discrimination

by Matt Swartz

Does Orlando Hudson have a point when he says black players are getting frozen out?

April 8, 2010

Premium Article Ahead in the Count: Projecting Free Agent Performance

by Matt Swartz

Whether a player's kept or moves on, metrics frequently overstate free agents' future value.

March 25, 2010

Premium Article Ahead in the Count: Predicting BABIP, Part 3

by Matt Swartz

There are reasons why E-BABIP's projections don't always agree with those of PECOTA.

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