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The Oakland A's have already followed their old formula - homeruns, walks, and young, cheap, pitching - to the AL West title. Now they face a tougher task, Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera, Cy Young winner and MVP Justin Verlander, and the rest of a talented Detroit team. Published 6:29 p.m. October 6, 2012 - Comments
The Cardinals bumped the Braves on the final day last year en route to a World Series title. This year, Kris Medlen and Craig Kimbrel are ready to turn the tables. Published 7:13 a.m. October 5, 2012 - Comments
According to conventional wisdom, the Rangers shouldn't be a wildcard and the Orioles shouldn't be in the playoffs. But Texas is sliding, and Baltimore has the true grit of a champion. Published 6:07 p.m. October 4, 2012 - Comments
Baseball's change to a ten-team playoff was supposed to kill the drama of previous years. As events unfolded, that couldn't be farther from the truth. Published 6:19 p.m. September 19, 2012 - Comments
Maybe Lance Armstrong doped. Maybe he didn't. No matter which statement is correct, the lasting story is that the USADA stopped him from a fair chance at defense. Published 8:38 a.m. September 1, 2012 - Comments
Tonight, the world will know whether Jeremy Lin stays with the New York Knicks or moves to the Houston Rockets. The hype is a reminder that excitement, not talent, is basketball's currency. Published 12:23 p.m. July 17, 2012 - Comments
On June 23, American Ashton Eaton shattered the decathlon record on U.S. soil, bringing the world's most grueling athletic event back to prominence and establishing himself as the world's greatest athlete. Published 3:45 p.m. June 29, 2012 - Comments
After taking himself out of action with a pair of self-inflicted concussions in May of 2011, Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts came back to an unfamiliar situation - a ballclub battling to stay in first place. Published 1:11 p.m. June 15, 2012 - Comments
The recent name and age changing scandals surrounding Juan Carlos Oviedo and Roberto Hernandez are signs of greater inadequacies of the MLB international signing system, Published 6:22 p.m. May 30, 2012 - Comments
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 ...Read More
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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.