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0 Outta Left Field: Do Cueto's Shimmies Work? by Dustin Palmateer
2 Outta Left Field: The Only Rule Is It Has To Quirk by Dustin Palmateer
4 Outta Left Field: The Physics Of Derek Norris Throwing From His Knees by Dustin Palmateer
1 Transaction Analysis: Rochester's Lovely This Time of Year by Dustin Palmateer, Nicolas Stellini and Christopher Crawford
1 Outta Left Field: Craig Kimbrel Is Increasing His Lead by Dustin Palmateer
0 BP Boston by Dustin Palmateer
4 Outta Left Field: Finding the Next Superstar On My HACKING MASS Roster by Dustin Palmateer
6 Outta Left Field: Three Ways of Thinking About Ken Giles, Non-Closer by Dustin Palmateer
0 Transaction Analysis: From Atlanta to Atlanta by Rian Watt and Dustin Palmateer
4 Winter Is Leaving by Dustin Palmateer
1 Transaction Analysis: A Byrd In Hand by Matthew Trueblood and Dustin Palmateer
5 Winter Is Leaving by Dustin Palmateer
13 Outta Left Field: The Remarkable Buxton Projection by Dustin Palmateer
4 Outta Left Field: The PECOTA Comp Romp by Dustin Palmateer
6 Outta Left Field: The Case for Ripping Up Sal Perez's Contract by Dustin Palmateer
1 Transaction Analysis: Arrows Pointing West by R.J. Anderson, Bryan Grosnick and Dustin Palmateer
4 Outta Left Field: This Is the Padre Way by Dustin Palmateer
1 Transaction Analysis: Yay or Nay-Berry by Bryan Grosnick and Dustin Palmateer
0 Outta Left Field: In Search of a New Ryan Doumit by Dustin Palmateer
2 Transaction Analysis: Too Many Cooks by Bryan Grosnick and Dustin Palmateer
3 Best of BP 2015: The Season's Craziest Second-Half Split by Dustin Palmateer
0 Best of BP 2015: The Actual Facts of the GM Demographic Shift by Dustin Palmateer
0 Outta Left Field: Evan Scribner's Four Walks by Dustin Palmateer
6 Transaction Analysis: Order in the Bethancourt by R.J. Anderson, Dustin Palmateer and Bryan Grosnick
14 Outta Left Field: The Season's Craziest Second-Half Split by Dustin Palmateer
1 Transaction Analysis: A Motte in the Dark by R.J. Anderson, Dustin Palmateer and Christopher Crawford
3 Transaction Analysis: Not All Who Yonder Are Lost by Rian Watt, Dustin Palmateer and Christopher Crawford
1 Transaction Analysis: O Brothers, Where Art Thou? by R.J. Anderson, Rian Watt, Dustin Palmateer and Christopher Crawford
15 Outta Left Field: The Strangest Thing About the Braves' Sell-Off by Dustin Palmateer
3 Transaction Analysis: The Liam Hendriks Experience by R.J. Anderson, Dustin Palmateer, Bret Sayre and Brendan Gawlowski
8 Transaction Analysis: Straight Kimbrelin' by Dustin Palmateer, Ben Carsley, Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre
9 Outta Left Field: The Actual Facts of the GM Demographic Shift by Dustin Palmateer
2 Outta Left Field: Preller's Problems by Dustin Palmateer
1 BP Unfiltered: Why Didn't The Royals Steal Home? by Dustin Palmateer
0 Transaction Analysis: Relievers, Left and Right by R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford, Matthew Trueblood, Jeff Long, Dustin Palmateer and Kate Morrison
2 Transaction Analysis: To Victorino Go the Spoils by Dustin Palmateer
6 BP Boston by Dustin Palmateer
11 Prospectus Feature: The Yankees and the Toothless International Spending Limits by Dustin Palmateer
32 Prospectus Feature: The Decision that Decided a World Series by Dustin Palmateer
4 Baseball ProGUESTus: A Closer Look at College Pitch Counts and Injuries by Dustin Palmateer
9 Baseball ProGUESTus: Does Declining to Sign Pay Off for Draftees? by Dustin Palmateer
30 Baseball ProGUESTus: Sizing Up the CBA Again by Dustin Palmateer
Do 37 different deliveries make for a better pitcher?
There is no pitcher like Johnny Cueto, and he's danged good to boot.
Derek Norris brings back the Santiago, with a surprising effect.
The Twins jettison their top two position prospects, while the Yankees bring an old face back into the fold. The league throws harder now, but Craig Kimbrel throws even harder.
I was listening to the Red Sox home opener earlier this season, and after one of
’s fastballs reached its destination the voice of Joe Castiglione cracked through my radio: Craig Kimbrel fastball in there for a strike . . . at 97. That’s fast. Sort of.
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Behind the plate in Boston, early-season stats/early-season GIFs worth noticing. The accidental prophet who discovered the greatness of Dallas Keuchel and Dee Gordon tries to anticipate baseball's next breakout.
You have until noon Pacific today to sign up for HACKING MASS 2016. Do it now, or that Chuckie Carr Starting Lineup figure will end up in somebody else’s wall safe. In the meantime, Dustin Palmateer tries to use his HACKING MASS woes for good.
HACKING MASS, as you surely know, is fantasy baseball flipped on its head. The goal, unlike conventional fantasy, is to pick the worst players in the league and the catch is that the players can’t just be bad—they have to be both bad and in the major leagues, accumulating playing time. The rules make assembling a winning roster a balancing act between finding glove-first guys, aging veterans with big contracts, and long-leashed youngsters on bad teams. Read the full article... There's the obvious, the non-obvious, and the ominous.
When the Astros acquired
back in December, it felt like a logical next step for a team on the rise. Houston’s built a powerhouse around good drafting and developing—young stars Ken Giles , Carlos Correa , and George Springer might even be better than advertised—and getting Giles from Philadelphia represented a win-now approach for an organization shedding the habits of its slow-burn rebuild. Dallas Keuchel
The expectation was that Giles would take over the closer role from the soon-to-be 32-year-old
, demoting the former ‘Stros closer back to a familiar setup role while making the bullpen that much stronger. That expectation was curiously not met when the Astros announced earlier this month that Gregerson would remain the closer, with Giles being used in “ Luke Gregerson a more versatile role that can help [the Astros] win the most games.” What are the Astros thinking? Read the full article...
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April 1, 2016 6:00 am
Drew Stubbs, an Atlanta (Texas) native, joins the Braves, while Rene Rivera gets his walking papers from Tampa Bay. No, really: Preller Phase 2 starts this year, far from Petco.
You know the story about
retreating into the bowels of the Coliseum to avoid actually Billy Beane watching his meticulously crafted team play baseball. Someday similar tales will circulate about A.J. Preller ducking Padres games, only Preller—the story will go—won’t be hiding on a stationary bike somewhere in Petco Park. Instead he’ll be 3,000 miles away on a scouting trip in the Dominican Republic, radar gun pointed in the general direction of a lanky 16-year-old pitcher.
Last year Preller may have looked away from the on-field proceedings for a different reason, as his vision for a winning team, which included bringing in veterans
, Matt Kemp , James Shields , and Craig Kimbrel , flopped spectacularly to register a Padres-like 74 wins. If there’s a silver lining to the ultimate disappointment of another 70-something win season—that’s five straight and six in seven years, for those counting—it’s that the Padres have quietly set themselves up for a big year on the amateur side in 2016. Justin Upton Read the full article...
Both Ohio teams bring in a wily veteran to help plug a mildly gaping hole, and a Mike Olt sighting. No, really: Andrelton Simmons will help the Angels defense a lot.
If you were going to make a list about why the Angels might surprise in 2016, it’d probably start off something like this:
1. They have
. Mike Trout Read the full article...