A look at the Kurt Suzuki deal and the Indians DFAing Damon and Lowe.
Should teams that aren’t expected to contend really always be sellers?
Ben and Sam examine how the Nationals have gone about implementing and publicizing Stephen Strasburg’s innings limit and revisit Billy Beane’s trades from last winter in light of Oakland’s success.
Though recent trends might indicate otherwise, aged pitchers rarely return to form after year-long layoffs.
An amazing music video featuring a World Series game between the Cubs and the A’s was unearthed recently.
Matt Cain, Cliff Lee, and Bartolo Colon ruled the mound on Wednesday night.
Which individual player tools are favorites of the BP staff?
The AL West added a couple of the premier international players over the offseason, and both are already contributing to their new teams.
Gerardo Parra might be making a push for more playing time.
Andrew Bailey will be hitting the surgical table soon, a pitcher finds extra discomfort while vomiting, and the AL East bullpens suddenly look much thinner.
Decades before Billy Beane and Ricardo Rincon, there was Steve Boros and “computer baseball.”
The Royals’ bullpen suffers a couple of blows, and the pain around the rest of the league is plentiful.
The A’s make a Moneyball move with Manny Ramirez, the Yankees round out their bench with Raul Ibanez and Eric Chavez, and the Red Sox finally get what was coming to them for Theo Epstein in Cubs reliever Chris Carpenter
Rick Peterson: The goal is for every pitcher to master the delivery. We have a comprehensive program based on drills and throwing programs to teach that. The core of efficient delivery theory comes from the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) lab of Dr. James Andrews. Last year, we had Tim Hudson and Barry Zito down to work with Dr. Andrews.
It’s Wednesday night, and I didn’t write my column early because I was watching the Mariners-Athletics game. Now I sit down, feeling a little vindicated for my season-long fight against local anti-Mike Cameron sentiment.
The Mariners face the A’s again tomorrow, starting Joel Pineiro against Cory Lidle. The Angels have John Lackey facing Colby Lewis. I don’t think this particularly unfair to the Mariners; it’s not as if they didn’t have their chances to beat up on bad teams, or anything. Their pit is one they’ve dug themselves with crappy pickups and a low-key battle between the manager and GM, where Piniella seems determined to put the awful pieces he’s been given (like Jose Offerman) in crucial game situations where their failures are magnified. Gillick in retaliation doesn’t care.