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July 17, 2012 9:00 am

Overthinking It: PECOTA's First-Half Hits and Misses

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Ben Lindbergh

Forty notable projection successes and failures from the first half, in haiku form.

Sometimes you’re not quite sure what your next column is going to be about, and then you get a pair of tweets like this:

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January 17, 2012 3:15 am

Painting the Black: Sustainability of Deception

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R.J. Anderson

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

Back in January 2002, the Dodgers bid more than $11 million for the negotiating rights to left-hander Kaz Ishii. Los Angeles won the bidding, then closed the deal with Ishii by inking him to a four-year contract worth $12.3 million. Much to the delight of everyone, Ishii’s contract included a number of benefits—from ground transportation, to eight round-trip business class tickets from Japan to Los Angeles, to a $25,000 housing allowance per year. The Dodgers spared no expense in securing the best strikeout pitcher in Japan.

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October 4, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: Arizona Fall League Preview, Part 2

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Kevin Goldstein

The three teams in the West Division have the same disparity between offense and pitching as those in the East.

After an overview of the three East squads in Part 1, the Arizona Fall League preview wraps up with a look at the teams in the West.

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October 3, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: Arizona Fall League Preview, Part 1

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Kevin Goldstein

The three squads in the East division are stacked with big bats, but where is the quality pitching?

The Arizona Fall League kicks off its 16th season next week, and while the league has had its struggles on a financial level, the talent continues to shine through--though like most years there is far more good hitting than quality pitching. In this year's All-Star game, nearly half the players on the National League squad (16) had AFL experience on their résumé, and that number should continue to grow in the years to come. We'll start today's preview with the East division, looking at five story lines to follow on each team.

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Who are best pitchers ever, according to UERA? Are the Devil Rays just an easy target? And what are the rules surrounding Rule 5 players anyway? All this and many more questions in your Monday edition of From The Mailbag.

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