James reaches into the mailbag to answer questions on strikeouts, weather, extra-innings games and more.
What should 752 or 488 mean to a baseball fan in 2005? James Click breaks it down.
How much does a strikeout cost a player compared to other outs? James breaks it down.
James Click is in Arizona this week taking in some Cactus League games, and files a field report on how things are shaping up for some Left Coast teams.
James Click takes another look at park factors, finding more variance than expected.
The White Sox have work to do on their baserunning, the A’s have some work to do sorting through bullpen arms, and the Phillies have a few players who want some work.
What effect do extra-inning games and doubleheaders have on teams? We give you the lowdown on baseball’s version of overtime
Following up last week’s column, James continues to explore optimal lineup construction.
How much difference does batting order make? James Click tests some popular–and not-so-popular–approaches.
Two hypotheses down, one to go: James Click tries again to divine truth from park factors.
James Click launches his new column with a look at whether groundball and flyball pitchers are affected differently by parks. The results surprised him.
Derek Lowe’s four-year agreement with the Dodgers seems well out of line with his recent performance. Will changing coasts be enough to make him a pitcher worth $9 million a year?
An improved version of last winter’s attempt to adjust Defensive Efficiency for park effects yields some interesting results.
Are patient hitters better hitters, or do free-swingers get a bad rap? James Click has the answers.
One of the benefits of working the count is that you get the starter out of the game and the bullpen into it. What happens to that strategy when the relievers are better than the starters?
J.T. Snow and Ichiro had big second halves this season, bucking the pattern that indicates most hitters tend to decline after the All-Star break.