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  • Andre Dawson was a legend in two cities.  He chose one, the committee chose the other.

    Dawson Disappointed That He Will Go Into The Hall Of Fame As A Montreal Expo

    Andre Dawson was a legend in two cities. He chose one, the committee chose the other. Published 9:36 a.m. January 28, 2010 - Comments

     
  • The Mariners are the early favorites in the AL West.  And it's all thanks to general manager Jack Zduriencik's small-ball roster.

    Small-Ball In Seattle

    The Mariners are the early favorites in the AL West. And it's all thanks to general manager Jack Zduriencik's small-ball roster. Published 10:01 a.m. January 25, 2010 - Comments

     
  • The Seattle Mariners have officially locked up ace Felix Hernandez to a multi-year contract extension.  Another feather in Jack Zduriencik's M's cap.

    Jack Z Strikes Again; Mariners Sign Felix Hernandez To A Five-Year Contract Extension

    The Seattle Mariners have officially locked up ace Felix Hernandez to a multi-year contract extension. Another feather in Jack Zduriencik's M's cap. Published 1:39 p.m. January 19, 2010 - Comments

     
  • One term that gets tossed around baseball year-round is the brand of, the “Three True Outcomes” hitter.  Now, as a random experiment, I introduce T3O% (True Three Outcomes Percentage).

    The True Three Outcomes Hitters

    One term that gets tossed around baseball year-round is the brand of, the “Three True Outcomes” hitter. Now, as a random experiment, I introduce T3O% (True Three Outcomes Percentage). Published 5:55 p.m. January 18, 2010 - Comments

     
  • The Florida Marlins have been a perennial contender, despite having one of the lowest payrolls in baseball.  Now, the MLBPA is forcing the Fish to pay more.

    Don't Force The Fish To Spend

    The Florida Marlins have been a perennial contender, despite having one of the lowest payrolls in baseball. Now, the MLBPA is forcing the Fish to pay more. Published 5:21 p.m. January 13, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Partly a defense of McGwire's steroid use, partly a look at the repercussions of his admission.  At long last he has succumbed to media pressure.

    Defending Mark McGwire, Sort Of

    Partly a defense of McGwire's steroid use, partly a look at the repercussions of his admission. At long last he has succumbed to media pressure. Published 7:32 p.m. January 11, 2010 - Comments

     
  • The stolen base lives, a bright spot for smallball in a slugging (steroid) era.

    Hardball Or Smallball?

    The stolen base lives, a bright spot for smallball in a slugging (steroid) era. Published 4:58 p.m. January 8, 2010 - Comments

     
  • It’s time for me to channel my inner “Fire Joe Morgan”, and break down a Murray Chass “column”, not “blog”, about Jack Morris’ hall of fame candidacy.

    Channeling My Inner "Fire Joe Morgan"

    It’s time for me to channel my inner “Fire Joe Morgan”, and break down a Murray Chass “column”, not “blog”, about Jack Morris’ hall of fame candidacy. Published 9:32 a.m. January 7, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Installment seven of the “Hall-Worthy” series previews the candidacy of a number-compiling outfielder, a overlooked speedster, and (doesn’t) make a case for David Segui.

    Hall-Worthy? Dave Parker, Tim Raines, David Segui

    Installment seven of the “Hall-Worthy” series previews the candidacy of a number-compiling outfielder, a overlooked speedster, and (doesn’t) make a case for David Segui. Published 6:39 p.m. January 4, 2010 - Comments

     
  • The best and the worst hitters are argued about daily.  What about the typical average major leaguer?  Revealing a new stat for measuring average-ness.

    The Most Average Hitters Of 2009

    The best and the worst hitters are argued about daily. What about the typical average major leaguer? Revealing a new stat for measuring average-ness. Published 9:29 a.m. January 4, 2010 - Comments

     
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Arjuna Subramanian is an aspiring baseball writer living in the Washington D.C. area.  He started his writing  with his blog Painting The Black on MLBlogs in May of 2009.  He fell in love with the sabermetric movement during the ...

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Arjuna Subramanian is an aspiring baseball writer living in the Washington D.C. area.  He started his writing  with his blog Painting The Black on MLBlogs in May of 2009.  He fell in love with the sabermetric movement during the 2008-2009 offseason, and strives to provide balanced articles from both sides of the statistics/scouting divide.  

When not writing, watching/listening to baseball, over-analyzing his Chicago Cubs, staring in disbelief at the writing of Thomas Boswell, or keeping tabs on the latest Milton Bradley blowup, he can usually be found at the DC Fencers Club, where he is a competitive epee fencer.

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