Bruce Bochy Was The Anti-Matheny, And It Made All The Difference

If you're looking for an argument that having a smart manager in the dugout is integral to a baseball team's success, last night's Cardinals-Giants game is it. Not only did it feature Mike Matheny badly managing his club right into a walk-off homer, it had the manager on the other side of the field, Bruce Bochy,… »10/17/14 9:31am10/17/14 9:31am

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 1:34pm10/16/13 1:34pm

The Los Angeles Dodgers Are Just A Group Of Hard-Nosed Overachievers

Without characters and storylines, baseball is just a bunch of idiots running around wielding sticks, so of course baseball writers were going to contrive a narrative for a seven-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals that doesn't really feature a natural one. You could have written it… »10/11/13 4:35pm10/11/13 4:35pm

Glum Pittsburgh Pirates Fans Still Grateful For Not-Awful Season

The Pittsburgh Pirates got bounced Wednesday from their first postseason trip in approximately forever, losing to the St. Louis Cardinals by a score of who gives a flying crap to you knew they'd find a way to piss this one away. Not like the Cardinals have won two World Series in the past seven years or anything.… »10/09/13 11:13pm10/09/13 11:13pm