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September 18, 2012

Western Front: Chase Headley is Awesome

by Geoff Young

Chase Headley is having a monster season in San Diego, but could this breakout have been predicted? Where does he go from here?

September 13, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Home Runs at Home, Redux

by Geoff Young

Has a player ever hit more homers in his ballpark than an entire team has in theirs over the course of a season?

September 11, 2012

Premium Article Western Front: C├ęspedes Won't Be Leaving to Join Devo

by Geoff Young

Despite his current late-season swoon, Yoenis Cespedes has exceeded expectations and hit well in Oakland's ballpark.

September 6, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Home Runs at Home

by Geoff Young

Miguel Cabrera has hit a lot of home runs at home in 2012. The San Francisco Giants? Not so much.

September 4, 2012

Premium Article Western Front: They Move Like Living Things

by Geoff Young

A small-scale study on watching a baseball broadcast from the home team and away team's perspective.

August 30, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Casey Kelly's Debut

by Geoff Young

After missing much of the season due to elbow issues, Casey Kelly gave Padres fans cause for hope in his big-league debut at Petco Park.

August 28, 2012

Premium Article Western Front: When Loney was Better than Gonzalez, and Kotchman was Better than Both

by Geoff Young

There was a time when both Casey Kotchman and James Loney ranked ahead of Adrian Gonzalez on prospect charts.

August 23, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Double Double, Arms in Trouble

by Geoff Young

How often has a pitcher issued 10 or more walks and 10 or more strikeouts in the same game? Not often at all.

August 21, 2012

Premium Article Western Front: Before Felix was King

by Geoff Young

Despite Felix Hernandez's recent 99 Game Score in his perfecto, Seattle has a history of losing well-pitched contests.

August 16, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Because No One Else Would Drive Them In

by Geoff Young

If these guys didn't hit the ball out of the park, they probably weren't scoring.

August 14, 2012

Western Front: Pick the Collie, or Maybe the Weimaraner

by Geoff Young

What would happen if dogs played baseball? If there were a real Draft Derby? Join the world of the whimsy and find out!

August 9, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Saved by the Rule

by Geoff Young

If you thought Jerome Williams' save was ugly, you should have seen Dave Goltz's back in 1973.

August 7, 2012

Premium Article Western Front: When the Time is Right

by Geoff Young

It's the same song but a different verse when it comes to Josh Hamilton's and Albert Pujols' seasons.

August 2, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Bobby Jones Relieves Himself on Mound

by Geoff Young

Once upon a time, two men named Bobby Jones pitched in the same game, for the same team. Actually, it was four times and two teams...

July 31, 2012

Premium Article Western Front: Where Has Upton's Power Gone?

by Geoff Young

Justin Upton has suffered a major power outage this year, but is there a root cause for his season-long blackout?

July 26, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Mario Guerrero's Scoring Problem

by Geoff Young

Yonder Alonso may not score many runs, but at least he's no Mario Guerrero.

July 24, 2012

Premium Article Western Front: Walk-off Wins are the New Market Inefficiency

by Geoff Young

The Oakland A's have shown a knack for winning in style in 2012.

July 19, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Sandy Koufax, May 1960

by Geoff Young

Sandy Koufax threw a lot of pitches in May 1960.

July 17, 2012

Premium Article Western Front: First Win the Division, Then Puppet Show

by Geoff Young

The Dodgers have spiraled out of control since late May, and with seemingly no plan for offense, it's a three-team race in the wild West.

July 12, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Four Pitchers

by Geoff Young

Three relievers have struck out more batters through the All-Star break than one man who led his team over an entire season did nearly 30 years ago.

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