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Are the Royals Smarter Than Everyone Else?
A reader asks about the front-running Kansas City Royals.
Trenton Corners
Revisiting the Man on the Train.
How Do Shifts Affect League-Wide BABIP?
Not as much as you might expect.
Where are the Great Catchers?
Is there a WAR against backstops?
The Best and Worst Baserunners in 2014
The fleet of feet.
Starting Pitcher Fatigue
From Mickey Lolich to Jeremy Hellickson
The (Individually) Historic Reds
Chapman, Cueto, and Seasons of Historic Significance.​

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Team ratings are based on regular season results.

These are the closers who have been most heavily used in recent days (only those with a score of 35 or higher):

Huston Street, LAA 46
Jake McGee, TB 46
Neftali Feliz, Tex 40


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