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2 What You Need to Know: August 8, 2014 by Sam Miller, Daniel Rathman, Andrew Koo and Morris Greenberg
16 PECOTA Takes on Prospects by Andrew Koo
14 PECOTA Takes on Prospects by Andrew Koo
8 PECOTA Takes on Prospects by Andrew Koo
14 PECOTA Takes on Prospects by Andrew Koo
5 PECOTA Takes on Prospects by Andrew Koo
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10 Prospectus Preview: AL East 2014 Preseason Preview by Andrew Koo and Zachary Levine
35 More Moneyball by Andrew Koo
1 The Week in Quotes: December 2-8 by Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo and Chris Mosch
2 The Week in Quotes: November 23 - December 1 by Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo and Chris Mosch
3 The Week in Quotes: November 11-17 by Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
1 The Week in Quotes: November 4-11 by Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo and Chris Mosch
0 The Week in Quotes: October 28-November 3 by Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
0 The Week in Quotes: October 21-27 by Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
0 The Week in Quotes: October 14-20 by Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
1 The Week in Quotes: September 30-October 6 by Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
1 The Week in Quotes: September 23-29 by Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
7 What You Need to Know: A Wild Final Weekend by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
1 The Week in Quotes: September 16-22 by Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
0 The Week in Quotes: September 9-15 by Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
8 What You Need to Know: Jose Fernandez's Closing Argument by Andrew Koo and Chris Mosch
0 The Week in Quotes: September 3-8 by Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
1 What You Need to Know: The Other Way in Which Zack Greinke is Good by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
3 BP Unfiltered: The Significance of Position Players Pitching in Extras by Andrew Koo
0 The Week in Quotes: August 19-25 by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
0 The Week in Quotes: August 12-18 by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
0 The Week in Quotes: August 5-11 by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
0 The Week in Quotes: July 29-August 4 by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
2 BP Unfiltered: Reliever Value at the Deadline by Andrew Koo
2 The Week in Quotes: July 22-28 by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
3 BP Unfiltered: ERA, Falling Slowly by Andrew Koo
2 What You Need to Know: Price Wrong for the Red Sox by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
0 The Week in Quotes: July 15-21 by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
0 BP Unfiltered: Betting on the Home Run Derby by Andrew Koo
4 The Week in Quotes: July 8-14 by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
1 The Week in Quotes: July 1-7 by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
2 The Week in Quotes: June 24-30 by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
4 The Week in Quotes: June 17-23 by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
0 The Week in Quotes: June 10-16 by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
2 The Week in Quotes: June 3-9 by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
3 BP Unfiltered: A List of Home Run Streak Artists by Andrew Koo
0 The Week in Quotes: May 27-June 2 by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
0 The Week in Quotes: May 20-26 by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
4 Fantasy Freestyle: Travis Wood and the Winds of Wrigley by Andrew Koo
0 The Week in Quotes: May 13-19 by Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Satchel Price
4 The Week in Quotes: May 6-12 by Pete Barrett, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo
0 The Week in Quotes: April 29-May 5 by Pete Barrett, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo
1 The Week in Quotes: April 22-28 by Pete Barrett, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo
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August 27, 2013 10:45 am
Given his sterling 2.86 after shutting down Chicago on Monday night, explaining the greatness of Dodgers starter ERA comes pretty easy. Even with declining velocity—his average fastball has dropped from 94 mph to 91.7 mph since 2007—few pitchers consistently contribute at the same level. Zack Greinke
But in 2013, there’s an aspect of Greinke’s performance that cannot be ignored. After going 1-for-2 with a walk against the Cubs on Monday, the Dodgers starter is now hitting .340/.426/.383 this season. He’s not merely baseball’s only starting pitcher posting better-than-average hitting numbers, he’s leaps and bounds ahead of his peers.
Oh no, we ran out of relievers!
was the first position player I ever saw pitch. It was 2004, and I was understandably excited by this Frank Menechino event. I set off for the internet to research the history of the position player pitching, hoping to find every game in which this had happened. After a few hours, I realized with disappointment that it wasn’t as rare as I’d hoped it would be (it’s no hidden ball trick). Read the full article... The notable quotables of the week that was.
VIN SCULLY TO RETURN FOR 65TH SEASON
"Just the thought of walking away from it to retirement — and looking out the window or something? It's just too good. As a baseball man, and someone who has always loved the game, the situation and the conditions are perfect.” Read the full article... Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.
REACTIONS TO EXPANDED INSTANT REPLAY
“ I kind of like baseball being pure with the human aspect and the human error of the game. I think the umpires sometimes get undue criticism. There's countless plays every game throughout the year and they may miss probably less than one percent of them. That's pretty good. It seems like the only ones that anybody ever brings up replay with are the ones that are at the end of the game, where they think that's the deciding factor of a ballgame. But there could be a play in the first or second inning that could have directly affected the outcome of the game.”
—Diamondbacks reliever on MLB’s proposal to J.J. Putz expand the use of instant replay in 2014. (Steve Gilbert, MLB.com) Read the full article... Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.
RIOS JOINS WINNING ENVIRONMENT IN TEXAS Read the full article... Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.
SEVERAL TEAMS STAND PAT AS QUIET TRADE DEADLINE PASSES Read the full article... Do teams tend to overpay for bullpen help at the deadline?
Baseball lore preaches that a team “can never have enough pitching,” but we rarely hear the same thing said about hitting, perhaps because of a sister proverb, “Baseball is 75 percent pitching.” Pitcher fragility plays a big part, of course. But sometimes one poor start or relief outing will cause a team to press for more pitchers: a marginal arm blows up, and suddenly the team needs assistance. When a hitter goes 0-for-4 or 1-for-5, on the other hand, the line is common enough that we don’t bat an eye.
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REACTIONS AROUND THE LEAGUE TO RYAN BRAUN SUSPENSION Read the full article... Only one has bested Jarrod Parker's streak of 15 straight starts of lowering his season ERA.
On Tuesday against Houston,
pitched seven innings of one-run ball. After a rough start to the season, Parker has lowered his Jarrod Parker to 3.79. Cory Schwartz of MLB.com noted an interesting fact about Parker’s last 15 starts: ERA Read the full article...
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July 25, 2013 6:00 am
David Price turned in his third complete game in four starts to lead the Rays past the Red Sox. Tonight, Zack Greinke will try to sustain his success against Brandon Phillips.
The Wednesday Takeaway
Before the Rays' series against the Red Sox, David Price said, “I want to go nine every fifth day.” Taking the ball in the third game, he did exactly that, disposing of baseball’s best offense with just 97 pitches.
Price completed the first four innings with 35 pitches and needed only 10 to close out the game’s final frame, throwing strikes from the beginning of the contest through the end. All four of his pitches proved effective, with his sinker averaging nearly 95 mph, a mark he’s been hitting consistently since returning from a six-week stint on the disabled list to nurse a triceps injury. Boston’s only run came on a
homer in the seventh. Mike Napoli The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe. Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.
, CUBS PRESS ON AMIDST TRADE RUMORS MATT GARZA Read the full article... How much would you have made if you bet every underdog?
In general, you shouldn’t bet on sports. But say you did.
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