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Role-flexible pitchers offering immense value in the World Series
Nick Ashbourne
While Ranger Suarez and Cristian Javier are starters first at this point in their careers, they’ve proven they can serve as position-less pitchers capable of filling whatever role their team requires of them. This postseason has been a perfect showcase for just how valuable a pitcher like that can be. 
By hitting home runs through free agency, Phillies reach MLB's biggest stage
Nick Ashbourne
In 2022 post-season, starting pitching reigns supreme once again
Nick Ashbourne
Once in a while, we see a post-season that reminds us that there’s really no substitute for top-of-the-rotation pitchers in October. The 2022 playoffs are showing that, despite increased depth of relief talent league wide, starting pitching reigns supreme.
Despite defensive woes, Phillies have still found an unusual path to success
Nick Ashbourne
The Phillies have a puncher's chance of toppling the defending World Series champs and reaching the NLCS.
Which opposing players could pose problems for Blue Jays in wild-card round?
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Why Aaron Judge's season with Yankees should be judged by more than just home runs
Nick Ashbourne
Aaron Judge’s offensive performance — as judged by an all-in-one stat that’s responsive to offensive environments across eras — is the best the vast majority of baseball fans have ever seen. If you want to say it deserves a place behind Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire, there’s an argument to be had there, but ultimately we’re still looking at a performance the likes of which is rarely seen.
Why Berrios' latest adjustment could unlock his consistency for the Blue Jays
Nick Ashbourne
Over and over again, Jose Berrios seems to turn the corner with an adjustment only to come crashing down to earth. But in recent days, Berrios has begun yet another experiment. Here’s how it takes aim at addressing his weaknesses in a way that makes sense.
Bichette's hot streak is unsustainable, but it shows how special a player he can be
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One under-the-radar reason the Blue Jays' offence feels less dynamic
Nick Ashbourne
Although the Blue Jays' overall output is down from last year, they’ve been better in the context of the league’s offensive environment. But while that may be the literal truth, it doesn’t feel quite right for anyone who’s watched the Blue Jays extensively this year. Nick Ashbourne explains one reason that might be.