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NL Central Rotations: Who’s Got the Stuff?

As pitchers rise through the minor leagues, fans are bombarded with projections of their supposed ceilings: “future ace”; “mid-rotation guy”; “back-end at best.” These are just that: projections. The projections tell us about the pitcher’s potential, but not usually where the pitcher is now.  That’s… [More]

Ranking the Best (and Worst) Roster Cores in the NL Central

Earlier this week, Baseball Prospectus published my calculations and rankings of the “core” roster quality of all 30 teams. Having a strong “core” means not only having players who produce, but who also produce while they are under long-term control and preferably while at or… [More]

Twitter Mailbag: Postseason, Pirates, Outfield

“How much harder will it be for the Brewers to revisit the postseason now that the Pirates have shaken off years of futility?”  –  @bobwait It’s impossible to quantify exactly how much more difficult it will be for the Brewers to make the postseason, but… [More]

The Brewers’ Central Problem

I don’t need to tell you that it’s bad for the Brewers, right now. Their team ERA is 4.55, worst in the National League. Prior to Thursday’s game, the Brewers’ high-powered offense was only hitting .243 with runners in scoring position, which is lower than… [More]

The Stories of NL Central

Baseball is one of the most regionalist sports of our time. We know every single detail about every single player on the roster, the play-by-play is done by biased announcers that focus only on the accomplishments of the home team and we obsess over every… [More]

Building and Rebuilding: NL Central Contract Cores

While working on my 2012 NL Central previews, it occurred to me that the teams can be compared to one another for their contractual cores, as well as their 2012 rosters. The more I research these rosters, the more it amazes me how close some… [More]