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Cannon Arms in 2015
It's been a good year for throwing out runners.​
Offensive Efficiency from Consistency
The hidden advantage of the Royals' style offense.
Percentile Players
Who is that guy in the 95th percentile?
What if We Sent the Players Back to College?
A retro look at constructing all-time college baseball rosters....and a faithful nod to a cult classic
A Gigantic Conundrum for the Commissioner to Solve
A brief digression, before we turn to other ludicrous scenarios, on the long and short of some issues raised by my last column​
Midgets' Class-Action Suit vs. MLB
A legal grievance against MLB, pending for 64 years this week, and larger issues (though nearly any issue is bound to be larger than Eddie Gaedel)...
The Ballad of Billy the Kid (featuring Vincent Van Go, Zamboni and the Schnozz)
A look at baserunners and how often they do (or don’t) score

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Starting Pitchers Short List

World's #1 Starting Pitcher Rankings:

Rank Name Score
1 Clayton Kershaw 619.8
2 Zack Greinke 583.2
3 David Price 570.3
4 Madison Bumgarner 568.4
5 Chris Sale 566.8
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