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Here at Baseball Prospectus, we are dedicated to providing you with oodles of cutting-edge sabermetric analysis and keeping our finger on the pulse of the baseball world. With a slew of daily articles, it’s easy for one piece to get lost in the shuffle or for you to overlook a post while you’re busy hiding your monitor from your boss. Just in case this happens to be your situation, here’s what you might have missed this week at BP.


  • The White Sox appeared tattered by the end of 2010: First they were thoroughly abused during a sweep by the Twins, then they limped to a second-place finish as the club prepared to bid adieu to soon-to-be free agents like Paul Konerko and A.J. Pierzynski. Not looking for a repeat performance, Papa Jerry Reinsdorf pulled out his billfold to re-sign both men and DH Adam Dunn. Despite a poor performance in the Cactus League, manager Ozzie Guillen believes he has the club to beat in the AL Central. John Perrotto brought details on the latest in Ozzieball during Chicago’s opening series.
  • When a closer jogs toward the mound, the first thought in a player’s mind shouldn’t be, “Bombs away!” Yet during the opening slate of matchups in the NL Central, there were an extraordinary number of games blown by the guys paid to slam the door. Noting the considerable amount of closer upheaval in the NL Central in the last 15 years, Larry Granillo checks in on recent closer track records within the division and muses about the potential for another clink to be added to the bullpen turnstile.





 Now that baseball is officially back, you are hereby ordered to watch at least four games and report back here on Monday for anything that you missed. Have a great weekend, enjoy the national pastime, and here’s to a marvelous season.  

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I know what I am missing - any 2011 stats in the Statistics section. After three emails to CS with no response, and no stats more than a week into the season, I am really starting to lose my patience with BP.
The tech department are all Red Sox fans, and they can't bear to look at 2011?

At the risk of sounding like a corporate drone: this is being looked into. More news as it becomes available.
I'll be sure to pass along your request immediately. Thanks for the concern!