James previews what could very well be one of the lowest-scoring World Series in history.
James, a Bay Area native, honors the late, great Bill King.
With just a few guys getting work in postseason bullpens, James wonders if relievers perform worse when summoned several days in a row.
Winning a playoff series is often seen as a crapshoot. Is it?
James makes a key adjustment to his clutch work from last week.
James takes a crack at win probability and the concept of clutch, and discovers that a certain media darling is just not clutch.
Depending on your definition of “value,” Derrek Lee might be the MVP this year. He won’t win the award, though. James explains why.
James tackles the divide between the way the mainstream media values relievers, and the way more advanced metrics do.
Our view of the season would be very different if it had played out exactly in reverse to reality. James rewinds the year, and shows us how.
Last week’s column on the Royals’ losing streak generated a lot of discussion, and revealed some errors. James sets things straight this time around.
The Royals’ losing streak is approaching some of the longest in baseball history, but it’s notable for another reason. James breaks out Pascal’s Triangle to crunch the numbers.
With a wild end to the three-game series between the teams, the A’s passed the Angels in the AL West. James ponders how it happened, and what it means.
Are some of the turnarounds we’ve seen in the second half of the season because teams are plating more of their baserunners? James takes a closer look.
James answers a reader question about the effect of consecutive games played on a team’s W-L record.
James Click takes a closer at this year’s regrettable crop of National League shortstops.