5:18 AM EDT, Sun March 29, 2015
Los Angeles Times Mar 27, 2015

Dodgers' new infield is delivering on defense, as promised

In three-plus weeks of exhibition games, Adrian Gonzalez's eyes have confirmed what advanced metrics predicted: The Dodgers' infield defense will be better than it was last season.

Adrian Gonzalez builds a case for the RBI

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Adrian Gonzalez is one of the more analytical Los Angeles Dodgers hitters, which makes it interesting -- and maybe even ironic -- that his primary skill puts him at such odds with the analytics community. Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has publicly voiced his lack of regard for the run batted in statistic, or RBI, that many numerical baseball analysts tend to dismiss out of hand. The RBI, they say, is primarily the product of opportunity and thus generally useless when determining a player’s value.
Padres Public Mar 5, 2015

Corey Kluber and the Uncertainty of Everything

At the trade deadline in 2010, the Padres found themselves in an unexpected position: first place in the National League West, 60-42, 1.5 games up on the Giants and at least seven games up on the rest of the division. Take away the powerhouse AL East and the Padres had the best record in baseball, and it wasn’t all smoke and mirrors. San Diego’s plus-90 run differential was best in the NL, fourth-best in the majors. That Padres team was coming off two straight losing seasons and featured a generally uninspiring roster. Sure, there was Adrian Gonzalez, a promising 22-year-old pitcher...

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