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November 27, 2012

Premium Article Western Front: Jeff Francis' Historic Season

by Geoff Young

The Rockies' leading hurler accomplished a feat that hasn't been matched in over a century.

November 20, 2012

Premium Article Western Front: Surprise, You Won 90 Games

by Geoff Young

The Athletics' 2012 season resembles that of the 2010 Padres in more ways than one. What does that mean for their future?

November 13, 2012

Premium Article Western Front: Three Days in the Desert, Part 2

by Geoff Young

While at the SABR AFL Conference, Geoff takes in the Rising Stars Game, sees Billy Hamilton run, and finds a few other intriguing prospects.

November 6, 2012

Premium Article Western Front: Three Days in the Desert, Part 1

by Geoff Young

The AFL is in full swing, and Geoff is on site reporting from the SABR AFL Conference.

October 30, 2012

Premium Article Western Front: Three Giant Draft Picks

by Geoff Young

With the benefit of hindsight, how different might the NL West look if given the opportunity to repick in several drafts?

October 23, 2012

Western Front: Better Than Setting Cash on Fire

by Geoff Young

The oddsmakers in Vegas place some weird bets, but aren't you better off using your money elsewhere?

October 16, 2012

Premium Article Western Front: The Year Baseball Went Missing in San Diego

by Geoff Young

Chronicling the Padres' off-field saga from 2012 and predicting its implications for the future.

October 3, 2012

Western Front: If It Wasn't for Accountability, I Wouldn't Have Any Ability

by Geoff Young

The season is nearly at an end. How many predictions made in the early going actually panned out?

September 27, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Jeff Ballard Award

by Geoff Young

Who are the most effective pitchers who can't strike out batters?

September 25, 2012

Premium Article Western Front: Portrait of a Hacker

by Geoff Young

The Sultan of Swing, the man more allergic to walks than most players in major-league history, drew three walks in a game. Here's the epic story of Miguel Olivo.

September 20, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Steve Garvey's Return to Wrigley Field, May 1985

by Geoff Young

How did The Garv respond to fan chants on visiting the team he'd helped eliminate a few months earlier?

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.

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