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Rankings and Ratings

World's #1 Starting Pitcher Rankings:

Rank Name Score
1 Max Scherzer 597.5
2 Chris Sale 592
3 Justin Verlander 585.1
4 Corey Kluber 576.6
5 Jacob Degrom 547.9
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Our Latest Articles

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Should the Nationals Trade Bryce Harper?
Asking the question no one seems to be asking.
The 33% Solution
A Mental Construct, using made-up numbers. Bonus points for catching the allusions to Denis Leary or Martin Short..
MLB All-Star Voting vs. Total Runs Leaders
Using Total Runs, Mark breaks down the All-Star game rosters. The fans nailed it in the AL but how'd they do in the Senior Circuit?
Changes to Starting Pitcher Ranking System
It works well, but it doesn't work PERFECTLY.
Who were MLB's top defenders in June?
Alex Gordon may be struggling with the bat but he still flashes the leather. Who else made the list of June's best defenders?
Baseball's Biggest Defensive Improvers
Led by a trio of NL shortstops, Brian takes a look at a few players registering the biggest defensive improvements over last season.
My Best Imitation of Branch Rickey
developing a 17-year-old notion from the Historical Abstract

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