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04-15

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PECOTA Takes on Prospects
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Andrew Koo

03-25

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Prospectus Preview: AL East 2014 Preseason Preview
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Andrew Koo and Zachary Levine

12-18

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More Moneyball
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Andrew Koo

12-09

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The Week In Quotes: December 2-8
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Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo and Chris Mosch

12-02

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The Week In Quotes: November 23 - December 1
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Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo and Chris Mosch

11-18

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The Week In Quotes: November 11-17
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Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

11-11

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The Week In Quotes: November 4-11
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Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo and Chris Mosch

11-04

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The Week In Quotes: October 28-November 3
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Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

10-28

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The Week In Quotes: October 21-27
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Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

10-21

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The Week In Quotes: October 14-20
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Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

10-08

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The Week In Quotes: September 30-October 6
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Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

09-30

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The Week In Quotes: September 23-29
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Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

09-30

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What You Need to Know: A Wild Final Weekend
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

09-23

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The Week In Quotes: September 16-22
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Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

09-16

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The Week In Quotes: September 9-15
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Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

09-12

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What You Need to Know: Jose Fernandez's Closing Argument
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Andrew Koo and Chris Mosch

09-09

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The Week In Quotes: September 3-8
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Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

08-27

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What You Need to Know: The Other Way in Which Zack Greinke is Good
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

08-26

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BP Unfiltered: The Significance of Position Players Pitching in Extras
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Andrew Koo

08-26

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The Week In Quotes: August 19-25
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

08-19

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The Week In Quotes: August 12-18
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

08-12

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The Week In Quotes: August 5-11
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

08-05

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The Week In Quotes: July 29-August 4
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

08-02

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BP Unfiltered: Reliever Value at the Deadline
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Andrew Koo

07-29

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The Week In Quotes: July 22-28
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

07-25

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BP Unfiltered: ERA, Falling Slowly
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Andrew Koo

07-25

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What You Need to Know: Price Wrong for the Red Sox
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

07-22

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The Week In Quotes: July 15-21
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

07-15

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BP Unfiltered: Betting on the Home Run Derby
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Andrew Koo

07-15

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The Week In Quotes: July 8-14
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

07-08

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The Week In Quotes: July 1-7
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

07-01

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The Week In Quotes: June 24-30
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

06-24

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The Week In Quotes: June 17-23
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

06-17

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The Week In Quotes: June 10-16
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

06-10

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The Week In Quotes: June 3-9
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

06-09

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BP Unfiltered: A List of Home Run Streak Artists
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Andrew Koo

06-03

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The Week In Quotes: May 27-June 2
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

05-28

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The Week In Quotes: May 20-26
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

05-22

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Fantasy Freestyle: Travis Wood and the Winds of Wrigley
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Andrew Koo

05-20

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The Week In Quotes: May 13-19
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Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Satchel Price

05-13

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The Week In Quotes: May 6-12
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Pete Barrett, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

05-06

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The Week In Quotes: April 29-May 5
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Pete Barrett, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

04-29

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The Week In Quotes: April 22-28
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Pete Barrett, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

04-22

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The Week In Quotes: April 15-21
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Pete Barrett, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

04-15

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The Week In Quotes: April 8-14
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Pete Barrett, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

04-08

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The Week In Quotes: April 1-7
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Pete Barrett, Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

04-01

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The Week In Quotes: March 25-31
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Pete Barrett, Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

03-25

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The Week In Quotes: March 18-24
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Pete Barrett, Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

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The Week In Quotes: March 11-17
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Pete Barrett, Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

03-11

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The Week In Quotes: March 4-10
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Pete Barrett, Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

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A statistical take on top prospects.

When I reread Nate Silver’s PECOTA Takes on Prospects series, three themes emerged. One, minor-league statistics are pretty damn good at predicting future performance. Two, so many factors can derail a prediction, particularly for young prospects. Three—which doubles as a disclaimer for this series—I’m not Nate Silver. Apologies in advance.

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March 25, 2014 6:00 am

Prospectus Preview: AL East 2014 Preseason Preview

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Andrew Koo and Zachary Levine

The second installment in a division-by-division dialogue leading up to Opening Day.

In the week leading up to Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus is conducting a division-by-division dialogue, asking and answering five questions about each team. Below, Andrew Koo and Zachary Levine discuss the American League East.

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December 18, 2013 6:40 am

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In addition to exploiting lefty-righty matchups, the A's also have a significant edge in the air.

The Oakland Athletics finished 2013 with baseball's fourth-lowest payroll, fourth-best offense, and best clubhouse chemistry. Debate has centered on whether the latter two are related. There’s nothing objectionable about “good guy” genes—it’s a solid organizational goal to have. But chemistry alone doesn’t put runs on the board, and if a team is missing the talent, they better find the runs elsewhere. The 2002 Athletics discovered them in walk deities and college arms; once those methods pervaded front offices, the A’s slipped back into losing. Was chemistry the only undervalued commodity of their recent resurgence?

As the baseball community obtains more knowledge, roster construction strategies evolve. Previously undervalued talents like walks and defense are now accepted constructs. The A’s are Hollywood-infamous for adopting them before their competitors while prices were low. After a 74-win 2011, they cheaply signed Brandon Inge and Jonny Gomes, who Brandon McCarthy claimed bolstered the clubhouse DNA to the tune of 20 wins. But Inge and Gomes were two of several players who also bolstered a less-visible statistic: fly ball-to-ground ball ratio.

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Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

NEW TEAMMATES, OLD TEAMMATES AND RIVALS REACT TO CANO SIGNING

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HOT STOVE SEASON CONTINUES

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PADRES CATCHING PROSPECT AUSTIN HEDGES TURNING HEADS

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LLOYD MCCLENDON SEES SEATTLE AS GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
“I know the last three or four years have been very tough and very disappointing. But I was asked a question earlier today: Does this team remind you at all of the Pittsburgh Pirates? And I said no, it reminds me of the Detroit Tigers. And I mean that sincerely. This team reminds me so much of the 2006 Tigers and the potential that was with that team. I'm really excited and honored to be here. Hopefully we'll do great things here.”


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Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

BOSTON CELEBRATES

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Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

RED SOX LOSE WORLD SERIES GAME THREE ON CONTROVERSIAL CALL

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RED SOX MARCH ON

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Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

PIRATES ADJUSTING TO POSTSEASON ACTION

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Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

PLAYOFF BASEBALL RETURNS TO PITTSBURGH ON TUESDAY

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