Change-Up Archives

The Cubs in 2011
It's Kila Time in KC
Is the Phillies Starting Rotation a Luxury or a Necessity?
Thursday Links
Wait, What? A Look Back at the Cardinals' Offseason
Bobby Jenks & Kyle Farnsworth
Why Assume WAR Overemphasizes Defense?
Rich Lederer, Bert Blyleven, and Purity of Spirit
Jim Rice, Chet Lemon, and How I Think About Wins Above Replacement
Japanese Pitchers & the Hot Stove
The 2011 San Francisco Giants Lineup
The Jays Gamble on a Neophyte
Best Position Player Postseason Performances Since 2000, WPA Edition
Comparing the Rangers & Yankees
Joe Mauer & Barry Bonds
Playoff Primer
The Streaking O's
Checking In On the NL West
Friday Links
The Meaning of Marlon Byrd
Everybody Try & Relax
Aging Players - Bargains for 2011?
Designating a DH in 2011
The Surprising Toronto Blue Jays
The Fascinating Case of Rickie Weeks
Fun with Wins Above Replacement - National League Edition
Fun with Wins Above Replacement - American League Edition
Daisuke Matsuzaka & Relative Value on the Free Agent Market
Miguel Cabrera & Historical Perspective
The Rest of the Way
Are Things Looking Up for the Red Sox?
Fading Stars?
Kevin Youkilis: Better Than You Think
Jamie Moyer & The Hall of Fame
A Passage to Remember
Another Red Sox Update
Geovany Soto's Ridiculous Start to 2010
What's Wrong With the Red Sox?
Stakeholders - Philadelphia Phillies
Stakeholders and Beyond
Stakeholders - Milwaukee Brewers
Stakeholders - Tampa Bay Rays
Stakeholders - Boston Red Sox
Stakeholders - New York Yankees
Stakeholders - Oakland Athletics
A Quick Note on Josh Beckett & John Lackey
Stakeholders - St. Louis Cardinals
Stakeholders - Washington Nationals
Stakeholders - Seattle Mariners
Boston's Bullpen
Josh Beckett: To Extend or Not?
On Xavier Nady & An Off-Season Lost
In Response to Murray Chass
Do the Cubs Need More Risk?
Jim Hendry's 2010 Strategy: Play Better
Suggestion to Sunday Boston Globe: Chuck the "Bill Chuck files"
In Which a Baseball "Expert" Asserts Jack Morris Was Better Than Curt Schilling
J.D. Drew, Bargain
Boston Sports Journo Tries Hand at Logic, Irony Ensues
Getting Defensive
OK in Arizona?
Casey Kelly to Pitch, Steve Jobs to focus on Apple, Phil Micklelson to Forego Luge at 2010 Winter Olympics to Work on Golf
The Problematic Cubs Outfielder
Stop Hawking Hawk
Bob Ryan & the Burgeoning Boston Chapter of the Alex Gonzalez Fan Club
The Cubs and the Virtues of Inaction
On Greinke and Things Related
Here's the Catch: Jorge Posada & Jason Varitek
Baseball Analysts - The HR Files
We Came Out West Together With a Common Desire
Saturday Links
Ramblings on LCS Eve
ALDS Roundtable: Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels
ALDS Linkaroo
JD Drew
Twenty Five
Blowin' Smoke
Keys to the Pennant Races & Beyond
Along Came Jones
A Wednesday Night at Wrigley
Billy Wagner & Post Tommy John Pitching
Your One Stop American League Round-Up
Shortstops Still Standing Out
Conventional Wisdom Had the Night Off
How Close Are the O's?
Please Know This: Dwight Evans was Much Better Than Jim Rice
Adam LaRoche to the Red Sox
One Night in Philadelphia
Buc to the Bump
Capitol Crisis?
A Different Sort of Mid-Year Report
Around the Majors - June 23
October Baseball in Chicago?
Baseball Junkies Rejoice
2009 Draft Day Spotlight: Tony Sanchez
Padres & Snakes
Depth for Depth's Sake or a DH?
A Look at the Front-Runners - AL Edition
Get Off the Ledge: Why Your Team Might Not Stink
In Appreciation of Derek Lowe
Nice Start for the Fish
2009 Over Unders
AL West Preview
NL West Preview
If You Read Just One Jon Heyman Column, Make it This One
AL Central Preview (Featuring Joe Posnanski)
NL Central Preview
Fort Myers 2009
2009 AL East Preview (Featuring Pete Abraham)
The All-Time One-Teamers
National League East Division Preview (Featuring Kevin Kernan)
Glory Days
While the Gettin' Was Good
The Case Against Poorly Constructed Cases
75 Days - Centering Our Focus
The Unjust, Long-Lasting Effects of Awards Voting on Hall of Fame Enshrinement
What Now? In Which We Ponder a World Where the Loss of Milton Bradley Has a Potentially De-Stabilizing Effect
A Viable Plan B?
AL Central SWOT
Shaughnessy At It Again
SWOT Analysis - NL Central
SWOT Analysis - NL East
A Note on the Champs
Game One - A Look Back
Quick ALCS Thoughts
Heckuva job, Tito
Dodgers / Phills
Boston Bullpen
The Squeeze
LA Surprises?
Bob Ryan Prefers His Own Definition of "Great"
Generations of Hope
Getting it Done, the Pitchers
Getting it Done, Offense Edition
When Narratives Go Wrong: Cinderella Edition
National League Check Up
American League Check Up
Interesting Side Story to Playoff Chase
Oh, No
NL Central - Hitting the Skids
Prescience, thy name is Sullivan
Batting Around Some Topics
AL Contenders: Remaining Schedules
Perspective Time
Maddux to the Dodgers
White Hot
So I Went to a Baseball Game Last Night
Here Goes
Another Thought on the Trade Deadline
Where We At?
Gaudin Dealin'
Kershaw Returns
Designated "Hitter"
Checking in on the Troy Glaus / Scott Rolen Deal
Required Reading Alert
On Josh Hamilton
Cubs Land Harden
Game Scores
Buc's Back
Who's the Best Hitting Catcher in Baseball?
Changing Up "Change-Up"
How's That Contract Year Working Out?
Dusty Baker Manages, Fails; Observes, Succeeds
Checking In
The Night Grady Little Destroyed Byung-Hyun Kim
A's & Rays Here to Stay?
Welcoming the Lederers
April's In the Books
North Siders Make Outs Less Frequently, Score Runs
The Good Ol' Jays
Opening Day Takeaways
2008 Over Unders
'Round the Web
To Take or Not To Take
Assessing the Problem
Up in the Air: Personnel Uncertainties Facing Contenders - The American League
A Giant Mess
"Out" With The Old: A Better Way to Look at OBP
On the Margin - Positional Quality
The Votes Are In
The Outsiders
Houston Signs a "Professional Baseball Player"
Capitol Improvement
Too Soon?
Know Your Really, Really Available Players Under Contract: What are You Getting in Johan Santana?
Know Your Free Agents: Centerfielders are plentiful, value plays not so much
Know Your Free Agents - Wherein We Eagerly Await the Contract Ned Is about to Furnish Carlos Silva
The Longterm Health of the Red Sox - Part Three
Series Preview - Peelin' Back the Onion a Bit
Playoff Postmorta - The Blame Game
Joe Pepitone & Terry Francona
Pat the Bat
Check 1-2, Check 1-2
The Anatomy of a Slide
Consumer Sentiment
Business Trips, Bar Exams and Baseball
Who's Buyin', Who's Sellin'?
All-Star Game Stream of Consciousness
Mid-Year Handicap: The American League
Ready to Deal?
Stocked Sox
Byrning Up in the Desert
2007 Draft Spotlight: Adam Mills
2007 Draft Spotlight: Jack McGeary
Who's Up, Who's Down?
The Blueprint?
Year of the Shortstop?
Best in Class
The Early Season Injury Bug
Lock 'Em Up
Opening Thoughts
Over Unders
More Game than Name
More Name than Game
Time to Get Their Phil
Who Do You Love?
Blocked and Loaded
On College Baseball, Broadening Horizons, the Cape Cod League and the ACC
Last Impressions Are Lasting Impressions Part 2: The Hurlers
Last Impressions Are Lasting Impressions
Mixed Up Sox