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August 29, 2011

Where Chipper ranks among all-time 3B: ESPN’s David Schoenfield uses WAR to determine where Chipper Jones ranks in the pantheon of historical 3rd basemen.

August 26, 2011

Does Hall overlook 19th century guys?: At SweetSpot, a discussion about whether 1800s ballplayers are under-represented in the Hall of Fame.

August 12, 2011

Who delivers from the cleanup spot?: ESPN’s David Schoenfield takes a look at the #4 hitters who are driving in the greatest % of men on base when they come to the plate.

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July 27, 2011

Trades made by World Series winners: Do WS winners have a history of making significant moves at the trade deadline? ESPN’s Mark Simon and Jeremy Lundblad did the research.

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July 22, 2011

Do future stars get dealt at deadline?: To get an idea about the chances of getting a future star in a trade deadline prospect swap, SweetSpot’s David Schoenfield researched how many of baseball’s current best players were picked up in deadline deals.

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July 21, 2011

Winning the most with Phill-ins?: At ESPN’s SweetSpot Blog, Christina Kahrl takes a look at the Phillies’ “Phill-ins” — theoretically replacement-level players who have performed much better than that, helping Philly weather injuries and maintain the best record in MLB.

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July 15, 2011

Mark Reynolds – Worst defensive year ever?: At SweetSpot, David Schoenfield notes that Reynolds’ horrific 2011 defensive runs saved numbers rank among the worst in modern history.

Pedroia having better season than Cano: You might not know it from the All-Star hype and their triple-crown stats, but as ESPN’s David Schoenfield writes, Dustin Pedroia is smoking Robinson Cano in the WAR department.

July 7, 2011

Reds, Giants need cleanup production: ESPN’s David Schoenfield wonders, can a team make the playoffs with poor production from the cleanup slot?

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July 6, 2011

Strikeout Mania 2011!: Strikeouts are taking over baseball this season, writes ESPN’s David Schoenfield. His colleague Christina Kahrl concurs, and ESPN’s Stats & Info notes that a number of these Ks are coming in a different way than we traditionally think strikeouts happen.

June 13, 2011

Handing out some early Gold Gloves: At SweetSpot, David Schoenfield reviews who the metrics say the early GG favorites should be.

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May 26, 2011

Top 50 prospects of the draft era: David Schoenfield of ESPN’s SweetSpot blog lists the top 50 baseball prospects since 1965. Fascinating list.

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May 11, 2011

Trevor Cahill tells statheads to shove it: OK, not really. But David Schoenfield looks at how Cahill has been able to avoid the decline DIPS theorists predicted going into 2011.

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May 4, 2011

Who has the best outfield throwing arm?: Yesterday we saw one attempt to answer the question; now Christina Kahrl tries her hand at ESPN’s SweetSpot blog.

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All-time all-young team: At SweetSpot, David Schoenfield lists the best seasons at each position, age 22-or-under.

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April 29, 2011

How difficult to develop a 50-game winner?: At SweetSpot, David Schoenfield ponders homegrown 50-game winners.

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April 27, 2011

The Guillen Number: Writing for ESPN’s SweetSpot blog, Christina Kahrl looks at the ChiSox’s “Guillen Number” (the percentage of runs scored via HR).

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Be very afraid of Jose Bautista: David Schoenfield of SweetSpot has numbers suggestion Bautista might be the most “feared” hitter in MLB.

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Where do winning pitchers come from?: David Schoenfield of SweetSpot looked at each team’s winningest pitchers since 2001, noting how many were home-grown.

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