Facts & Flukes

Brent
Hershey
March 05, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
With a managed workload, J.J. Putz has returned to become a very good closer option. Plus Freddie Freeman, Wade Miley, Jimmy Rollins and Sean Marshall.
Matt
Gelfand
March 04, 2013 12:04 AM GMT
When Paul Konerko's home run total dropped in 2008, it looked like age-related decline. He fooled us once, but was last year finally the beginning of the end? Also, Buchholz, Perez, Bonifacio, Lind.
Jeffrey
Tomich
February 28, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
Drew Storen spent much of last season in a setup role. Does he still have closer potential? Plus Todd Frazier, Matt Holliday, Chris Johnson and Jorge de la Rosa.
Dave
Adler
February 27, 2013 12:04 AM GMT
Until 2012, Chris Davis never had sustained success at the major league level. Can Davis repeat his recent success? Plus Ervin Santana, Jeff Francoeur, Jeff Niemann and Fernando Martinez.
Brent
Hershey
February 26, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
[FREE] Jordan Zimmermann has quietly put up two seasons of ace-ish numbers. Is it for real? Plus Jason Kubel, Mike Minor, Hunter Pence and James McDonald.
Matt
Gelfand
February 25, 2013 12:04 AM GMT
Jim Johnson's rise from unsung reliever to MLB saves leader was one of last season's most fascinating storylines. But can he repeat? Also Dayan Viciedo, Trevor Plouffe, Chris Iannetta and Vinnie Pestano.
Jeffrey
Tomich
February 21, 2013 12:04 AM GMT
Aaron Hill posted his best all-around season in 2012 with a .300 average, 26 HRs and 14 SBs. As with any player coming off a career year, we wonder is it repeatable? Also Alexi Amarista, Bobby Parnell, Cliff Pennington and Brian McCann.
Dave
Adler
February 20, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
With Alex Rodriguez expected to miss at least the first few months of the season, Kevin Youkilis will see plenty of playing time. Can he overcome his own recent health woes? Plus Ivan Nova, Melky Cabrera, Lucas Harrell and A.J. Pierzynski.
Brent
Hershey
February 19, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
Buster Posey has collected a Rookie of the Year and MVP trophy in just three seasons. What's next? Plus Jayson Werth, Jason Grilli, Alfonso Soriano and Henderson Alvarez.
Matt
Gelfand
February 18, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
The move from arguably the league's softest division (NL West) to arguably its most challenging (AL East) had little effect on Hiroki Kuroda. Can he repeat? Also, Tommy Milone, Nate McLouth, Gordon Beckham and Quintin Berry.
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