Ben and Sam discuss whether a team should have claimed Joe Mauer, what he’s worth, and what his future will look like, then talk about the end of Erik Bedard’s stay in Pittsburgh and how sad it is when a guy who’s always either good or injured goes bad.
Was Stephen Strasburg’s velocity loss during his last start atypical? And if so, should we be worried?
The Orioles’ most promising prospect probably won’t be bound for Baltimore this season, but regardless of when he arrives, he seems destined for the top of the O’s rotation.
If the Nationals had handled their ace’s innings limit a little more like the Braves massaged Kris Medlen’s, they might not be facing a Strasless October.
Two of the best young lefties in the game faced off earlier this week. Doug breaks down the matchup.
Clay Buchholz is known for throwing a nasty changeup, but he’s added a new off-speed pitch to his arsenal in 2012.
Doug wraps up his look at the top pitchers selected in the 2012 draft with five arms from the supplemental round, including the one with the draft’s best mechanics.
We haven’t seen much of Michael Ynoa since the A’s signed him to a big bonus in 2008, but he’s healthy now and still showing plenty of promise.
Josh Beckett isn’t the ace he was in 2007, but what about him has changed over the past five seasons?
How do left-handed specialists make the most of their platoon advantage, and at what cost does their approach come?
Earlier this week, Zack Greinke opposed Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson in his Angels debut. Doug reviews each player’s approach to pitching.
What happens to closers when they don’t know a save situation is coming?
Doug wraps up his mechanical analysis of the Futures Game rosters with a look at the World Team.
A look back at a classic study of pitcher injuries.
Evaluating the mechanics of the US pitchers in last Sunday’s Futures Game.
The results of the blind BABIP test are in. How did you do? And what can we learn from your answers?