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A half-goodbye to Baseball Nation

It's not going away. It's just being assimilated.

A half-goodbye to Baseball Nation

It's not going away. It's just being assimilated.

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MLB

On baseball teams and windows

We talk a lot about windows for contending baseball teams, so let's define the term a little better.

On baseball teams and windows

We talk a lot about windows for contending baseball teams, so let's define the term a little better.

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MLB

Guessing current salaries for the stars of yore

Everyone knows baseball players make more money than they used to. So let's pretend some stars from the past were on the free-agent market this offseason. What would they get?

Guessing current salaries for the stars of yore

Everyone knows baseball players make more money than they used to. So let's pretend some stars from the past were on the free-agent market this offseason. What would they get?

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MLB

A brief history of $100 million contracts

Freddie Freeman got the 28th-largest contract in baseball history, even though he's arguably had one great season. Does anyone else compare to that kind of production/money ratio?

A brief history of $100 million contracts

Freddie Freeman got the 28th-largest contract in baseball history, even though he's arguably had one great season. Does anyone else compare to that kind of production/money ratio?

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Baseball players getting hit with baseballs

A photographic essay.

Where home runs look the best: the final three

Two classics, and one recent abomination. All of them are great.

The Super Bowl QB in spring training

Russell Wilson still plans to attend Rangers camp. He's obviously never going to switch sports, but what if ...

Ervin or Ubaldo?

If you could choose between Ervin Santana and Ubaldo Jimenez, which pitcher would you take?

Lance Berkman: a just-feels-like-it Hall of Famer?

Without the aid of stats or arguments, let's explore if Lance Berkman feels like a deserving Hall of Famer.

Don't worry: Humanity's fine!

The future is scary! But the future doesn't happen quickly, especially in baseball. So don't worry, fans of people and haters of robots; Big Data's not taking over the game anytime soon.

Where homers look the best, #4-6

We're almost finished with the series that dares to investigate which ballparks make home runs look even better.

Protective hats and the end of an era

A *new* era, then? I should market that.

Yeah, I'm a big-game pitcher. What about it?

Is Roy Oswalt really the greatest Big Game Pitcher of the last half-century or so? Bill James thinks he is.

The most baffling offseason in baseball

What are the Reds doing, other than nothing?

Where home runs look the best, #7-9

In which we continue our search for the ballparks that improve the natural beauty of home runs.

Yeah, maybe that wasn't a great idea

Last year, Danny Espinosa played 32 games when he obviously shouldn't have been playing. Well, it's obvious in retrospect. Still, there's a good lesson in there somewhere.

Nope, the Red Sox haven't become the Yankees

Remember when we started saying the Red Sox were becoming just like the Yankees? We were wrong. The Red Sox are still smart and (relatively) lean, while the Yankees are still ... well, not dumb. But they're sure not lean.

Where home runs look the best, #10-12

A scientific study about what makes home runs cool, and what parks help them look cooler.

Finally, a Greg Maddux controversy!

Thursday the Hall of Fame announced the logos associated with the 2014 class of Hall of Famers, and to the surprise of many, Greg Maddux won't be a Brave. Or anything else. Should we be outraged? Or even intrigued. Sure. Intrigued. Intrigued is good.

Matt Garza and the kinda-win-now Brewers

Matt Garza and his reasonable contract make sense for a team that's in, but not all-in.

Looking for Big Games

Jon Lester hasn't been around for long, but he's pitched in a lot of big games ... and that's not even including October. Bill James has come up with a way of defining Big (regular-season) Games, and now we get to start playing with the data.

When cheating's the culture

Can the latest U.S. Air Force scandal teach us anything about the Steroids Era? Maybe.

Will all these new Yankees be enough?

With the signing of Masahiro Tanaka, the Yankees have officially blown well past their supposed budgetary limits. But have they done enough to escape third place?

The meaning of the Tanaka-less Dodgers

It doesn't have to have meaning other than the obvious. But if you want to force one ...

The elderly Yankees and other over-30 lineups

Teams generally don't make it to the end of the year with a lot of over-30 players, but the ones that do are usually pretty good.

The blown calls that replay wouldn't have fixed

Replay is a good thing. But it's not a perfect thing.

The best parks for home runs, #13-#15

In which we continue our search for the ballparks that improve the natural beauty of home runs.

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