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Past articles by Jim:

GOAT vs. BOAT: Mike Trout already is best of all-time

Come for the fire headline; stay for the nuanced conversation → Read More

The pitchers you should be watching for real baseball action

The pitchers who exhibit low strikeout and walk rates, and a high ground ball rate, means more action for viewers. → Read More

An early-season glance at the xwOBA leaderboard

Mookie has been bonkers, and Leonys Martin has been weirdly good → Read More

The Great Analytics War maybe isn’t as over as we’d hope it is

Is there a storm brewing? → Read More

Righting the wrong for the players most affected by the PED-era

Reassigning steroid-era MVPs and Cy Youngs as best we can. → Read More

Book excerpt: Ted Williams, and the question of who had the best six-year stretch in baseball history

Hornsby, Ruth, Williams, or Mays, who you got? → Read More

The lasting impact of WAR on Matt Kemp's legacy

What would change if Kemp had played in the `80s? → Read More

Who killed the DH?

Was 2017 a one-year blip, or a sign of a downward trend? → Read More

Book excerpt: Alan Trammell was the best shortstop in Tigers history

Jim Turvey’s book ‘Starting IX’ explains why Tram is the all-time best → Read More

The 2017 playoffs are stacked with top-tier talent

With losses from the Red Sox and Diamondbacks on Monday, the MLB playoffs scene is down to six teams. By the time we reach the weekend, there will be only four teams. However, this is your friendly reminder that, for more than half of baseball history, that seemingly small total of four teams was still twice as many teams as made the entire MLB postseason. From 1903 (the first World Series)… → Read More

Why 2017 was great: Joey Votto

The best part of the 2017 season took place in the NL Central cellar. → Read More

The second-half offensive explosion of the Oakland A's

What does it mean, and can it carry over to 2018? → Read More

Does playing in a soft division affect a team's postseason abilities?

The Nationals haven’t had much of a challenge in the NL East. Will that haunt them come October? → Read More

What's going on with the Yankees second-order winning percentage?

The same team that has over-performed in seasons past is historically under-performing in 2017 → Read More

Ranking the AL wild card contenders (by fun)

This will be a fun race for the second AL Wild Card. Who should you be rooting for? → Read More

Nelson Cruz is taking the Raul Ibañez approach to life

A pair of truly unique aging curves (yes, "pair" and "unique" contradict each other, that’s the point) → Read More

What do pitchers do when they know the defense has their back?

Does a good defense encourage pitchers to attack the zone more often? → Read More

Mike Trout and WAR: a combo like no other?

The two are fundamentally tied together at this point. → Read More

Nick Castellanos, the player we just can't quit

His results finally match his process. Is this time for real? → Read More

Why Ricky Nolasco is historic

Trying to find an explanation for Nolasco’s incredible ERA-FIP gap. → Read More