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'I'd let you pick and I'll take the other guy.'

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What happens when play stops and the real fun begins for David Price, Andrew McCutchen and Joe Nathan? That, plus a closer look at a pitcher who is very far away (or, at least part of him is).

Rain delays are The Worst.

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Players talk about what it's like to get beaned, what it's like to bean, and what it's like to know you're going to get beaned.

In The Room
A baseball moving at 95 mph has about 87 foot pounds of kinetic energy. For some context, that's more energy than an eight pound sledgehammer swung at 20 feet/second (about 50 ft/lbs).

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What it means to be moved, and the maniacally outlying Clayton Kershaw.

Odds are you've never been traded.

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An interview with one of the season's biggest surprises, and a look at the game's Power/Arm outliers.

Pop quiz, Hot Shot!

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July 14, 2014 1:29 pm

Notes About Baseball, 7/14


Rocco DeMaro

A conversation with the Mets catcher, plus a tour of baseball's outliers and aberrations for the week

The quality of catching in the National League is kind of nuts right now.

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Russell Martin talks catching, and a look at outliers around the league.

Formerly the pregame/postgame radio host for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Rocco is now a freelance writer, broadcaster, and podcaster. You may remember him from Episode 31 of the Up & In podcast. Follow his tweets here.

Given the roster of talented baseball researchers and essayists here at BP, most of whom pen 1,500-word theses on this inefficiency or that, there would seem to be an opportunity for some counter-programming—something more bite-sized and consumable. A piece to balance out the menu, to diversify our portfolio.

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The semi-quantifiable art of the transfer.

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers, and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

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