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Eras and Epochs
An alternative methodology to divide baseball history into eras.
Curtis Granderson Defense-Independent Batting Statistics
The numbers behind the numbers.
Similar Seasons
Introduces a new method to score the similarity of seasons.
The Three Eugenes
A careful comparison of Roger Maris to four other related players.
The Well Chosen All Star Team
About the effectiveness of different ways of choosing the All Star team.
An All-Star Proposal
A modest proposal to improve the Summer Classic.
The Bullpen Over Time
A study of the evolution of bullpen use over time focused on the issue of whether we have reached some sort of end point.

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Starting Pitchers Short List

World's #1 Starting Pitcher Rankings:

Rank Name Score
1 Clayton Kershaw 610.7
2 Max Scherzer 578.4
3 Zack Greinke 574
4 Chris Sale 565.2
5 David Price 555.3
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