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February 12, 2008

Premium Article Stupid Lawyer Tricks: Clemens & McNamee Go to Congress

by Derek Jacques

A preview of tomorrow's action on the Hill, and some of the legal concepts that are involved.

February 8, 2008

Premium Article Caribbean Series 2008: Day Six

by Derek Jacques

Dominican Team #2 proved it was second to no other Caribbean team with an 8-2 victory in the title game.

February 7, 2008

Caribbean Series 2008: Day Five

by Derek Jacques

Yesterday's action delivered a pair of upsets, but that's not why Derek's upset with himself.

February 5, 2008

Premium Article Caribbean Series 2008: Day Three

by Derek Jacques

Licey defeated Cibao in a matchup of the two undefeated Dominican arch rivals, setting up a rematch for the series crown on Thursday.

February 4, 2008

Premium Article Caribbean Series 2008: Day Two

by Derek Jacques

Two pairs of veteran hurlers hooked up in the second set of doubleheaders, as the Caribbean teams moved a step closer to crowning a champion.

February 3, 2008

Premium Article Caribbean Series 2008: Day One

by Derek Jacques

Our fearless reporter delivers accounts live from the Dominican, starting with an opening doubleheader that featured everything from homers to horned dancing creatures.

January 29, 2008

Premium Article Stupid Lawyer Tricks: Combing the Headlines

by Derek Jacques

Bonds does the obvious, Big Brother takes the latest round on the subject of seizures, and the Rocketmen draw a fuzzy picture.

January 22, 2008

Prospectus Toolbox: How to Write a Letter of Complaint

by Derek Jacques

Setting writers aright, and conjuring up the perfect anti-campaign.

January 16, 2008

Stupid Lawyer Tricks: The Mitchell Report in Congress, Round I

by Derek Jacques

Yesterday's mayhem on Capitol Hill had one exciting development, but a lot of empty posturing and unasked questions.

January 14, 2008

Stupid Lawyer Tricks: Clemens vs. McNamee Mailbag

by Derek Jacques

A mailbag regarding last week's analysis of the Clemens-McNamee legal battle.

January 8, 2008

: The Mitchell Report, Going to Court

by Derek Jacques

Roger Clemens has decided to sue Brian McNamee--what's involved, and what are the potential consequences?

November 27, 2007

Prospectus Toolbox: Questions and Answers

by Derek Jacques

Using the right tools for the right job, and sorting out how much chicanery is possible with free agent compensation.

November 6, 2007

Prospectus Toolbox: Free Agent Compensation Rankings

by Derek Jacques

Every winter involves some railing at the industry's wacky-pack free agent rankings--what gives?

October 30, 2007

Premium Article Prospectus Toolbox: Mailbag at Altitude

by Derek Jacques

The puzzle of park effects led to a flurry of reader emails.

October 23, 2007

Prospectus Toolbox: A Tale of Two Ballparks

by Derek Jacques

Skip nature versus nurture, let's talk environments and outcomes.

October 9, 2007

Prospectus Toolbox: On Awards and Statistical Tools

by Derek Jacques

Before voting in the IBAs, you may want to refer to a few tools from the box to build a better ballot.

October 2, 2007

Premium Article Prospectus Toolbox: The Umpires, Part I

by Derek Jacques

BP's data on umpire performance have growing importance as the quality of umpiring becomes more of an issue.

September 25, 2007

Premium Article Prospectus Toolbox: Doubled Up

by Derek Jacques

Who are the rally killers, and how many different ways do they kill rallies?

September 6, 2007

Prospectus Toolbox: The Playoff Odds Report

by Derek Jacques

We're deep into the stretch drive, with some races still being run, and some seemingly done. How do we model our in-season prediction of how things will wind up?

August 28, 2007

Prospectus Toolbox: Non-Contact Part V

by Derek Jacques

Wrapping up the series on the fine art of pitching where the bat ain't, or putting the bat where the ball isn't.

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