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This is an article from the June 11, 2012 issue
THE NEW BEASTS OF THE AL EAST
HIT AND RUN: In SI.com's newest daily blog writer Jay Jaffe goes deep inside the numbers to shed light on the biggest stories around the major leagues, including how the Orioles' Adam Jones and the Rays' David Price are changing the balance of power in the AL East. Says Jaffe, "I'll take the lessons I've absorbed from Bill James and his disciples and pass them along with some new twists—numbers are more interesting when you can see the ironies."
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