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03-21

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The BP Wayback Machine: Q&A: Rick Porcello
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09-07

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The BP Wayback Machine: Adam Greenberg
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03-07

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The BP Wayback Machine: Don Mincher, Part 2
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03-06

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The BP Wayback Machine: Don Mincher, Part 1
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01-19

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The BP Wayback Machine: Roger Abrams
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05-13

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Prospectus Q&A: Kevin Youkilis
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David Laurila

05-09

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Prospectus Q&A: Ben Revere
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David Laurila

05-06

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Prospectus Q&A: Mark Trumbo
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David Laurila

05-06

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BP Unfiltered: Game Report: Red Sox-Twins and a Francona Ejection
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David Laurila

05-04

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Prospectus Q&A: Matt Capps
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05-03

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BP Unfiltered: Tiger vs Tiger: If Andy Oliver Faced Scott Sizemore
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04-30

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Minor Issues: Adversity Management, with Wally Backman
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David Laurila

04-29

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Prospectus Q&A: Alex Anthopoulos
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04-25

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Prospectus Q&A: Suzyn Waldman
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04-22

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Prospectus Q&A: Mike Teevan
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04-20

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Prospectus Q&A: Larry Rothschild
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04-18

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Prospectus Q&A: YOU Make the Call! Part V
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04-17

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BP Unfiltered: Season by Season, with Kyle Drabek
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David Laurila

04-15

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BP Unfiltered: Brett Gardner: Seeing Pitches, Stealing Bases
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David Laurila

04-15

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Prospectus Q&A: YOU Make the Call! Part IV
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David Laurila

04-14

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Prospectus Q&A: YOU Make the Call! Part III
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David Laurila

04-13

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BP Unfiltered: Pitching ABCs with Wade Davis
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David Laurila

04-13

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Prospectus Q&A: YOU Make the Call! Part II
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David Laurila

04-12

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Prospectus Q&A: YOU Make the Call! Part I
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David Laurila

04-08

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Prospectus Profile: Parnell Adds a Weapon
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David Laurila

04-07

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Minor Issues: Taiwanese Cyberspace, with Che-Hsuan Lin
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04-04

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BP Unfiltered: Aaron Hicks Aggression
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David Laurila

04-01

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Prospectus Q&A: Bobby Jenks
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03-29

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Prospectus Q&A: Andrew Miller
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03-25

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Prospectus Q&A: Don Kelly
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David Laurila

03-22

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Prospectus Q&A: Quotes from Cardinals Camp
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David Laurila

03-18

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Prospectus Q&A: Brian Duensing
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David Laurila

03-15

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Prospect Profile: Yasmani Grandal
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David Laurila

03-11

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Prospect Profile: Grant Green
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David Laurila

03-08

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BP Unfiltered: More From Sloan: Paired Pitching, with Greg Rubin
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David Laurila

03-07

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Prospectus Q&A: The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
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David Laurila

03-04

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BP Unfiltered: From MIT Sloan: Mark Verstegen of AP
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David Laurila

03-04

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Prospect Profile: Brett Jackson
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David Laurila

03-01

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Prospectus Q&A: Adam Greenberg
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David Laurila

02-25

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Prospectus Q&A: Coco Crisp
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David Laurila

02-17

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BP Unfiltered: Four Suggestions: Cincinnati Reds
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David Laurila

02-14

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Prospect Profile: Anthony Gose
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02-03

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Prospectus Q&A: Prospect Edition
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David Laurila

02-01

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Prospectus Q&A: Bill Monbouquette, Part Two
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David Laurila

01-31

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Prospectus Q&A: Bill Monbouquette, Part One
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David Laurila

01-27

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Prospectus Q&A: John Axford
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01-25

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Prospectus Q&A: Drew Pomeranz
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01-21

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Prospectus Q&A: Jack O'Connell, Part II
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David Laurila

01-20

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Prospectus Q&A: Jack O'Connell, Part I
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01-18

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Prospectus Q&A: Paul Hoynes
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April 29, 2011 5:51 am

Prospectus Q&A: Alex Anthopoulos

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The Blue Jays' GM discusses his organizational philosophy, his love of scouting and how it plays a role in his work, and competing in the AL East.

He’s too humble to admit it, but Alex Anthopoulos has done an outstanding job since replacing J.P. Ricciardi as the general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays in October 2009. He has orchestrated high-impact trades, most notably deals involving Roy Halladay and Vernon Wells, as well as prudent, if not as newsworthy, free-agent signings. Just as importantly, he has been placing a huge emphasis on scouting and player development, which should come as no surprise given his background as a scouting coordinator. A 33-year-old native of Montreal, Anthopoulos has an economics degree from McMaster University.

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April 25, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Suzyn Waldman

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Waldman, one of the Yankees' radio voices and a pioneer for female sportscasters, discusses her career, breaking into baseball, and her broadcast style.

Suzyn Waldman is more than John Sterling’s radio play-by-play partner on Yankees broadcasts. The 64-year-old Waldman is a baseball-broadcasting icon in New York, having busted stereotypes for more than two decades, in a variety of roles, in the game‘s largest market. She is also more than just a sports personality. A native of Boston, Waldman has a degree from Simmons College and enjoyed a 15-year career on Broadway before becoming a familiar, and often controversial, voice of the Yankees.

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April 22, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Mike Teevan

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Now that we have a more thorough understanding of the rulebook, we learn more about umpire evaluation, schedules, and post-season umpire selection.

Umpires are a big part of baseball, but outside of someone to shout expletives at, most fans have little idea of who they are and just what goes into their jobs. Mike Teevan, of the MLB Public Relations Department, clarified some of those mysteries, answering 13 questions about the often maligned—but essential—men in blue.

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April 20, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Larry Rothschild

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The Yankees' pitching coach delves into his use of statistical analysis, the importance of consistency, and his work with A.J. Burnett and Phil Hughes.

When the Yankees hired Larry Rothschild this past offseason, they brought one of the game’s most highly-respected pitching coaches aboard. The 57-year-old Rothschild had spent the last nine years as the pitching coach for the Chicago Cubs, part of a professional career that began over three decades ago. A big-league pitcher for parts of the 1981 and 1982 seasons, he later became the first manager in Tampa Bay history, holding that position from 1998-2001.

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Wrapping up a tour through the baseball rulebook with a look at discretionary calls, interference, neighborhood plays, the strike zone, rule changes, and instant replay.

Most baseball fans feel they know the rules, but many of them are actually misunderstood, at least their nuances and technical definitions. Even you are fairly well-versed in the rulebook, a primer never hurts, so BP asked the MLB Umpiring Department about 10 of them. Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Charlie Reliford, a 19-year major-league umpire, and Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Larry Young, a 23-year major-league umpire, provided the definitions and clarifications.

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The Jays righty talks about his five-plus seasons as a pro.

Kyle Drabek was drafted in 2006, so this marks the sixth year of the 23-year-old right-hander’s professional career. It has already been a memorable journey, as he has gone from being a first-round draft pick to having Tommy John Surgery to being a centerpiece in the Roy Halladay deal. He has also thrown a minor-league no hitter and earned a spot in the Blue Jays starting rotation.

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The Yankees outfielder talks about his disciplined approach.

Brett Gardner epitomizes patience. No player in either league saw more pitches per plate appearance [4.62] than the Yankees speedster last season, while his 14.1 walk rate and .383 OBP were tops on the team. Ditto his 47 steals, the most by a Bomber in over two decades. A third-round draft pick in 2005, Gardner is now manning left field and sharing the leadoff position with Derek Jeter.

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April 15, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: YOU Make the Call! Part IV

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Next up, checking in on the number of outs in an inning, the ground rules, and what can be appealed.

Most baseball fans feel they know the rules, but many of them are actually misunderstood, at least their nuances and technical definitions. Even you are fairly well-versed in the rulebook, a primer never hurts, so BP asked the MLB Umpiring Department about 10 of them. Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Charlie Reliford, a 19-year major-league umpire, and Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Larry Young, a 23-year major-league umpire, provided the definitions and clarifications.

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April 14, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: YOU Make the Call! Part III

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Looking at boundary calls, hit-by-pitches, and how to safely reach first base.

Most baseball fans feel they know the rules, but many of them are actually misunderstood, at least their nuances and technical definitions. Even you are fairly well-versed in the rulebook, a primer never hurts, so BP asked the MLB Umpiring Department about 10 of them. Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Charlie Reliford, a 19-year major-league umpire, and Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Larry Young, a 23-year major-league umpire, provided the definitions and clarifications.

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A Rays righty discusses his craft.

Wade Davis knows pitching. You can’t make it to the big leagues without a good understanding of your craft, and while the 25-year-old right-hander is still learning, he knows enough to have established himself as a mainstay on a talented Tampa Bay Rays staff. Davis discussed the ABCs of pitching prior to last night’s game at Fenway Park.

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April 13, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: YOU Make the Call! Part II

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Continuing a look at the nitty-gritty in the rulebook, checking in on what constitutes a catch and a balk.

Most baseball fans feel they know the rules, but many of them are actually misunderstood, at least their nuances and technical definitions. Even you are fairly well-versed in the rulebook, a primer never hurts, so BP asked the MLB Umpiring Department about 10 of them. Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Charlie Reliford, a 19-year major-league umpire, and Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Larry Young, a 23-year major-league umpire, provided the definitions and clarifications.

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April 12, 2011 2:04 am

Prospectus Q&A: YOU Make the Call! Part I

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Fans love to call for the invention of RoboUmp, but the humans are the ones well-versed in the baseball rulebook.

Most baseball fans feel they know the rules, but many of them are actually misunderstood, at least their nuances and technical definitions. Even you are fairly well-versed in the rulebook, a primer never hurts, so BP asked the MLB Umpiring Department about 10 of them. Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Charlie Reliford, a 19-year major-league umpire, and Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Larry Young, a 23-year major-league umpire, provided the definitions and clarifications.

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