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8 The Lineup Card: 11 of Our Least-Favorite Offseason Moves by Baseball Prospectus
3 The BP Wayback Machine: Carl Pavano: A Career in Player Comments by Baseball Prospectus
18 The Lineup Card: Nine Players We Expect to Improve in 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
25 The Lineup Card: Eight Players We Expect to Decline in 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
0 The BP Wayback Machine: Ryan Dempster and Jake Westbrook: Two Careers in Player Comments by Baseball Prospectus
5 The BP Wayback Machine: Derek Jeter's Career in Player Comments by Baseball Prospectus
24 The Lineup Card: Ten Prospects Who Could Make Cases for Call-Ups This Spring by Baseball Prospectus
8 The Lineup Card: Eight of the Least Interesting Spring Training Storylines by Baseball Prospectus
2 BP Announcements: SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards Finalists: Vote Now by Baseball Prospectus
0 BP Announcements: The 2014 Greg Spira Baseball Research Award by Baseball Prospectus
6 BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 5-7 by Baseball Prospectus
23 The Lineup Card: Nine Moves that Teams Still Need to Make by Baseball Prospectus
12 Fantasy Players to Target: Second Basemen by Baseball Prospectus
0 The Lineup Card: Ten Late-Offseason Moves That Made a Difference by Baseball Prospectus
43 The Lineup Card: Twelve Non-MLB Athletes We'd Like to See Playing Baseball by Baseball Prospectus
13 The Lineup Card: Seven Pioneers Worthy of Hall of Fame Induction by Baseball Prospectus
46 BP Hall of Fame Voting by Baseball Prospectus
10 The Lineup Card: Six New Year's Resolutions by Baseball Prospectus
14 The Lineup Card: Nine of Our Favorite Baseball Player Idiosyncrasies by Baseball Prospectus
25 The Lineup Card: 13 Trade Offers for Mike Trout by Baseball Prospectus
12 The Lineup Card: Nine of Our First Front Office Hires by Baseball Prospectus
32 The Lineup Card: Seven Trade Ideas for the Winter Meetings by Baseball Prospectus
0 The Lineup Card: 8 Unfulfilled Rumors From Last Year's Hot Stove by Baseball Prospectus
11 The Lineup Card: 10 Free Agents Who Are Likely to Be Overpaid by Baseball Prospectus
2 The Lineup Card: 12 Free Agents Who Are Likely to Be Bargains by Baseball Prospectus
4 The Lineup Card: 12 Items That Tell the Story of the 2013 Season by Baseball Prospectus
10 The Lineup Card: 15 Things We Were Wrong About This Year by Baseball Prospectus
2 The Lineup Card: 12 Moves That Helped the Cardinals and Red Sox Win the Pennants by Baseball Prospectus
16 The Lineup Card: 11 Postseason Ads, Slogans, and Theme Songs That Are Still Stuck in Our Heads by Baseball Prospectus
8 BP Unfiltered: Advance Scouting Series Compilation (UPDATED) by Baseball Prospectus
26 The Lineup Card: 8 Memorable Manager Decisions in the Playoffs by Baseball Prospectus
7 The Lineup Card: Ten Players Who Could Back into World Series Rings by Baseball Prospectus
48 Regular Season Awards by Baseball Prospectus
4 The Lineup Card: Nine of Our Favorite Moments Involving Retiring Players by Baseball Prospectus
1 The Lineup Card: Nine of Our Favorite Base Stealers, Stolen Bases, and Caught Stealings by Baseball Prospectus
12 What Scouts Are Saying: September 19, 2013 by Baseball Prospectus
12 What Scouts Are Saying: September 12, 2013 by Baseball Prospectus
8 The Lineup Card: Eight of Our Favorite WTF Pitching Performances by Baseball Prospectus
5 The Lineup Card: Ten Things We'll Be Watching in September by Baseball Prospectus
3 What Scouts Are Saying: September 5, 2013 by Baseball Prospectus
21 Baseball Prospectus News: Baseball Prospectus Announces Multi-Year Partnership with MLBAM by Baseball Prospectus
14 What Scouts Are Saying: August 29, 2013 by Baseball Prospectus
16 The Lineup Card: Ten Position Players We Would Like to See Pitch by Baseball Prospectus
13 What Scouts Are Saying: August 22, 2013 by Baseball Prospectus
27 The Lineup Card: 11 Plays for Which We Wish We'd Had Instant Replay Review by Baseball Prospectus
12 What Scouts Are Saying: August 15, 2013 by Baseball Prospectus
10 The Lineup Card: Nine of Our Favorite Pitcher Conversions by Baseball Prospectus
6 What Scouts Are Saying: August 8, 2013 by Baseball Prospectus
49 The Lineup Card: Nine of the Worst Baseball Clichés by Baseball Prospectus
4 The Lineup Card: Eight World Series Teams that Faded Quickly by Baseball Prospectus
November 13, 2013 7:01 am
The staff runs down the available players who could provide surplus value for their next employers.
The staff tries to boil down the just-completed season to one thing.
The staff laments some of its poorest pre-season predictions. The staff recognizes various trades, signings, draft picks, and hirings that helped propel the Redbirds and Sox to the World Series.
1. The Red Sox Pull Off "The Trade" Nick Punto
Perhaps the most obvious and talked-about move that’s helped Boston reach the World Series was last season’s so-called “Nick Punto” trade. For the uninitiated, that’s the deal that saw the Red Sox ship Punto, , Josh Beckett , and Carl Crawford to the Dodgers in exchange for Ivan DeJesus Jr., Adrian Gonzalez , Rubby De La Rosa , James Loney , and Jerry Sands . Allen Webster
None of the players the Sox received contributed meaningfully to the team this year, of course. Loney signed with the Rays in the offseason, DeJesus and Sands were dealt to the Pirates in the
trade, and De La Rosa and Webster performed poorly in 41 2/3 MLB innings. Joel Hanrahan Read the full article... For good reasons or bad, these playoff jingles have proven tough to forget.
1. We Are Family
The 1979 World Series is the first one I can really remember at all. That’s largely because it had a theme song. I knew the tune by Sister Sledge, which was co-written by R&B legend Nile Rodgers. It was very popular, having gone to no. 1 on the R&B charts and no. 2 on the pop charts that year. When the Pirates—really paterfamilias , who also doled out those Willie Stargell gold stars (excuse to link to image of ) and maybe also Kent Tekulve amphetamines—adopted it as their theme song, I guess I just assumed all championship teams had one. From what I can recall, though, it didn’t happen again until the 2005 White Sox latched onto Journey’s warhorse “Don’t Stop Believin’,” but that song didn’t have the same zeitgeist feel—it was released in 1981, much closer temporally to the “We Are Family” Pirates than ’s White Sox. In any case, its associations aren’t exclusive, as Ozzie Guillen any . Sopranos fan can tell you
If one of the remaining teams in the post-season takes on a theme song this month, I’m hoping they choose one of the tracks off of Daft Punk’s
Random Access Memories, preferably “Get Lucky.” The song was a ballpark staple all summer, but that’s not the only reason I hope it’s chosen. It’s also because “Get Lucky” was co-written by Nile Rodgers. — Adam Sobsey Read the full article... The BP Prospect Team bring you advanced scouting reports for the 2013 playoffs.
Throughout the past two weeks,
Jason Parks and the Baseball Prospectus prospect team have been writing detailed reports on key players to enhance your enjoyment of the MLB playoffs. Below is every published report in a single post. Read the full article...
The staff recounts moves made by postseason skippers that stand out for the right or wrong reasons.
These hitters and pitchers didn't contribute much to their clubs this season, but they'll be in line for bling if their teammates go all the way.
September 30, 2013 6:00 am
The staff casts its ballots for the Most Valuable Player, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year awards.
Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff choices for the major player awards (MVP,
, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's choices may be found Cy Young later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results.
For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has
been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received. Read the full article...
September 25, 2013 6:35 am
As several long-time big leaguers prepare to ride off into the sunset, the staff recounts some of the memories they'll leave behind.
September 19, 2013 6:00 am
The staff recounts its fondest memories of players trying to swipe bags and others attempting to stop them.
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September 19, 2013 6:00 am
Scouts' takes on Andrew Cashner, Freddie Freeman, Burch Smith, and other interesting players.
Many of our authors make a habit of speaking to scouts and other talent evaluators in order to bring you the best baseball information available. Not all of the tidbits gleaned from those conversations make it into our articles, but we don't want them to go to waste. Instead, we'll be collecting them in a regular feature called " What Scouts Are Saying," which will be open to participation from the entire BP staff and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.