Even if Max Scherzer leaves this offseason, the Tigers will have a dominant top four. A big part of that is Rick Porcello’s emergence. Here’s how it happened.
Before we can criticize a manager for using one reliever instead of another, we have to know which reliever is better. How accurately can this be done in real time?
Which managers stood out for their ability to get their best pitchers in the biggest situations this year?
A bit more quietly, Jeremy Affeldt is approaching postseason records as impressive as Madison Bumgarner’s.
Searching for the weakness in Bumgarner’s gameplan.
A first attempt at measuring how much different pitchers pitch to the situation–and the questions it raises.
The emergence of Andrew Miller was a slow burn that happened right in front of us. How much should we have seen coming?
A pitcher, a plan, and one great big metaphor.
What was that, and can we have some more?