Charts: How Do You Build A Championship Baseball Team?

This season, the A's, Rays, and Pirates used front office wiles to build playoff-bound squads despite having minimal financial resources. Even with these feel-good stories eliminated, though, the four remaining teams still demonstrate that there are many good ways to build a competitive organization. » 10/16/13 1:34pm 10/16/13 1:34pm

The Basepaths Are Where Nick Punto's Scrappiness Goes To Die

Last night, Nick Punto killed the last shot the Dodgers had at rallying back for a Game 4 win when he got caught leaning and was picked off at second base the seventh inning. It was precisely the kind of blunder that a veteran player like Punto is supposed to be immune to, and so the weight of his mistake gets… » 10/16/13 11:14am 10/16/13 11:14am

What Did Craig Kimbrel Say To His Bullpen Coach? We Asked A Lipreader…

Much criticism has landed on Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez since the Braves' miserable exit last night from the National League playoffs. Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel, the game's best reliever, was warm and ready in the bullpen, but Gonzalez says he never gave thought to bringing his closer in early. » 10/08/13 1:53pm 10/08/13 1:53pm