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08-17

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What You Need to Know: The Thin Line Between Diaz and Rzepczynski
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08-10

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What You Need to Know: The World's Oldest 26-Year-Old
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08-01

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What You Need to Know: Gio's 99th Percentile Day
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07-31

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Transaction Analysis: The Purge: Philadelphia
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Ben Diamond, Lukas Vlahos, Greg Goldstein and Craig Goldstein

07-27

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What You Need to Know: First Time For Everything
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Ben Diamond

07-21

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Prospectus Roundtable: Should the Royals Buy or Sell?
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Rob Mains, Ben Diamond, Craig Goldstein, Wilson Karaman, Matthew Trueblood and Zach Crizer

07-19

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 17: Gotta Start Somewhere
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Bryan Grosnick, Ben Diamond and Shawn Brody

07-17

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What You Need to Know: Marathons, Robberies, and Debuts
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Ben Diamond

07-17

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Transaction Analysis: Our Long Nationals Nightmare Is Over
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Bryan Grosnick, Ben Diamond, Javier Barragan, Greg Goldstein and George Bissell

07-12

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What You Need to Know: 10 Innings of All-Star Fun
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Ben Diamond

07-06

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What You Need to Know: Wild Thoughts
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Ben Diamond

06-29

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What You Need to Know: Little Pitcher, Big Slider
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Ben Diamond

06-22

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What You Need to Know: Mad Max: Infield Chopper
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Ben Diamond

06-15

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What You Need to Know: Harvey Day
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Ben Diamond

06-08

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What You Need to Know: Old and Improved
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Ben Diamond

06-01

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What You Need to Know: Changing It Up
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Ben Diamond

05-25

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What You Need to Know: Bouncing Sevy
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Ben Diamond

05-18

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What You Need to Know: Jose's Mound
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Ben Diamond

05-11

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What You Need to Know: Marquez on the Moon
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Ben Diamond

05-04

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What You Need to Know: Ejections for Everyone
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Ben Diamond

04-27

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What You Need to Know: Pittsburgh's Gift
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Ben Diamond

04-20

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What You Need to Know: Big Blasts
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Ben Diamond

04-13

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What You Need to Know: When a Knuckler Doesn't Knuckle
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Ben Diamond

04-06

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What You Need to Know: Walk It Off
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Ben Diamond

08-17

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BP Bronx
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07-22

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BP Bronx
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BP Bronx
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Edwin Diaz was off, Aaron Judge was on, Mike Matheny got mad, and Yasiel Puig kept the Dodgers winning.

The Wednesday Takeaway

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Age is merely a construct, Kyle Seager is Corey's brother, and Big Sexy is a helluva athlete.

The Wednesday Takeaway

Here’s a fun little game. Rank these five pitchers by age, from youngest to oldest: Chris Archer, Martin Perez, Kevin Gausman, Jimmy Nelson, Marcus Stroman. Here, I’ll give you a second to mentally throw together a quick list.

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Gio Gonzalez took a no-hitter into the ninth inning, Doug Fister got the job done, Jake Marisnick went deep twice, and Yoan Moncada had a scary collision.

The Monday Takeaway

There’s an old baseball quote that offers sage advice to pitchers who struggle to grasp their fleeting success. To paraphrase: Five starts a year, you have your best stuff. Five starts a year, you have your worst stuff. What matters most is how you pitch in the 20 starts in between.

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Jeremy Hellickson goes from one non-contender to another, while Howie Kendrick joins the Nationals' stacked lineup.

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Luis Severino starred, Chris Sale did his usual thing, Rafael Devers and Lewis Brinson homered for the first time, and Justin Turner walked it off.

The Wednesday Takeaway

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Go out on your collective shield or give a boost to the inevitable rebuilding process?

Kansas City is 47-47 and within two games of both first place in the AL Central and a Wild Card spot. But with BP pegging their playoff odds around 17 percent and much of their championship core set to become free agents after the season, the Royals have a tough decision to make before the trade deadline. Our roundtable debates the pros and cons of each side.

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On the 17th episode of the DFA Podcast, Bryan, special guest Ben Diamond, and Shawn Brody discuss three big deals that are helping shape the 2017 playoff push. The Yankees pick up three pieces, the Nationals grab two, and the Diamondbacks just get one; how did each team do?

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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Jose Quintana's excellent Cubs debut, Jackie Bradley Jr.'s robbery of Aaron Judge, and a marathon game at Fenway Park.

The Weekend Takeaway

After the 12th frame or so of extra-inning baseball games, a fascinating shift occurs in the mindset of those watching. Many beat writers, missing their dinner reservations and bitterly thinking about the recap they’ll have to write before the game is over (deadlines can be a nightmare), often grow cranky and start the newest "extra-inning rules" debate on Twitter. Fans at the game either pack it in and head home because of work the next morning, or get ready for the long haul and the story to tell afterwards. Some fans at home, like me, begin watching the game completely differently from the first 11 innings, going from pulling for their favorite team to rooting for team chaos—it’s that weird little twinge of disappointment you get when your team walks it off in the 14th inning, because you really wanted to see that utility player get a chance to pitch the 15th.

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Washington's mess of a bullpen gets major help in form of right-hander Ryan Madson and left-hander Sean Doolittle.

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All-Star pitches from All-Star pitchers, Robinson Cano's game-winning homer, Nelson Cruz's picture, and Bryce Harper hair.

The Tuesday Takeaway

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Dellin Betances can't find the strike zone, Alex Wood mows down the Diamondbacks, the Rays' bullpen implodes, and Jon Gray goes 467 feet.

The Wednesday Takeaway:

Through the Yankees’ spending splash in 2014, painful collapse in 2015, sluggish start and subsequent unthinkable rebuild in 2016, and electrifying return in 2017, the only constant has been Dellin Betances. Now, the trade rumors are finally quieting, the million moving pieces are settling down, and the Yankees have a concrete, and incredibly bright, long-term future. But something feels off—the bedrock of the franchise is wavering.

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Marcus Stroman bounces back, Jae-Gyun Hwang and Miguel Andujar had fun debuts, and Alex Meyer showed his whole scouting report.

The Wednesday Takeaway

Six days ago, Marcus Stroman took the mound against the Rangers and had his worst game of the season, allowing seven runs over four rough innings of work. Bouncing back from a brutal start like that isn’t easy, and it takes a certain personality to get over a nightmarish outing and deliver the exact opposite less than a week later. Luckily, Stroman certainly has that attitude, and then some. Carrying himself with a unique swagger perhaps unmatched by any other hurler in baseball, Stroman was a 5-foot-8 ball of electrifying energy against the Orioles, throwing 119 pitches over 7 2/3 innings and making every single one count.

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