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Arizona Diamondbacks: Inside the 'Zona

Bradley's fastball-reliant approach strangely good, not good enough: When Archie Bradley went on the DL in April, he had a 1.80 ERA despite a very high walk rate thanks to a .177 BABIP. Ryan P. Morrison explores whether fastball movement made Bradley a real baseball unicorn in April, and what Bradley's May struggles tell us about how real that might have been. Twitter: @ryanpmorrison

Baltimore Orioles: Camden Depot

The Orioles were right not to re-sign Cruz: Luis Torres examines Nelson Cruz's hot start to the season and looks at the various reasons why not signing him to a long-term contract made sense for the Orioles. Twitter: @SabreTorres21

Cincinnati Reds: Redleg Nation

The science of winning: With baseball awash in new data, winning and losing will be influenced by how committed teams are to analyzing it. Steve Mancuso is worried about the Reds in that regard. Twitter: @spmancuso

Votto's lost month: Joey Votto has followed up perhaps his best month as a professional baseball player with his worst. Mike Maffie tries to figure out what's going on. Twitter: @maffiemd

Colorado Rockies: Rockies Zingers

Rain ain't all fun and games: Between rain delays and rainouts, Richard Bergstrom spoke with Rockies players and manager Walt Weiss to find out how it affected them. Twitter: @RockiesZingers

Milwaukee Brewers: Disciples of Uecker

Efficiency woes: In a brief take on the Brewers' tough month of May, Nicholas Zettel outlines the lack of cohesion between the starting pitching and offense. Instead of facing a team with shortcomings in clutch hitting or the bullpen, the Brewers' key shortcomings include batting with the bases empty and producing quality starts. Twitter: @spectivewax

New York Yankees: It's About The Money, Stupid

Betances and must-see baseball: William Tasker muses on Dellin Betances' continued greatness and how his otherworldly performance is putting him into the "must see" category with players like Clayton Kershaw, Bryce Harper, and Giancarlo Stanton. Twitter: @FlagrantFan