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The A-Rod book(s) you won't be reading

Before he died, star journalist Richard Ben Cramer tried and failed to write a book about Alex Rodriguez.

Saying (a long) goodbye to the neighborhood play

Yes, baseball's new video-review system somehow preserves the so-called "neighborhood play" at second base. But in practice, it won't last much longer at all.

Instant replay is here

Here are the five best parts of instant replay, including the everything about instant replay, which is probably the best part.

Ageism, I say!

There's that Jeff Sullivan fellow again, shaking up all that data and coming up with something interesting. This time it's pitch-framing (of a sort), but with a twist ... We know, or think we...

Clayton Kershaw and the inscrutable contract

The Dodgers don't really care about payroll, so how can you evaluate the decisions they make as if they do?

So, Higuera and Biggio walked into a bar and ...

What do Teddy Higuera and Craig Biggio have in common? Both were victimized this year by questionable elections.

R.B.I. Baseball vs. Baseball Stars, an editorial

R.B.I. Baseball is coming back, and it's bittersweet news. In this very important editorial, you will be convinced that Baseball Stars is vastly superior to R.B.I. Baseball.

Famous 26-game winner retiring

Dallas Braden packed a lot of action into a relatively brief career.

Baseball's first $300 Million Man? Why not?

The Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw's agent are reportedly discussing a long-term contract, and this time they might actually come up with an offer that nobody can refuse.

Does "Japanese pitcher" tell us anything at all?

Our brains like to create groups and sub-groups and sub-sub-groups. It's easier to navigate the world that way. But it's not necessarily the most accurate way, and maybe we should stop thinking that "Japanese pitchers" is a special category.

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