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3 Short Relief: The Laws of Trout, The Heart of Biagini, and the Power of Dirt by Kate Preusser, Emma Baccellieri and Trevor Strunk
0 What You Need to Know: Finally we can party at Napoli's by Emma Baccellieri
2 Short Relief: Dealing with Capitalism, Age, and Anarchic Squirrels by Matt Ellis, Kate Preusser and Emma Baccellieri
2 What You Need to Know: Arrieta Loses Control by Emma Baccellieri
3 Short Relief: First Pitches and Final Farewells by Nathan Bishop, Emma Baccellieri and Patrick Dubuque
2 What You Need to Know: Big Erv by Emma Baccellieri
3 Short Relief: Cats Review a Reds-Pirates Game, Eric Thames's Beginning's End, and Sixty Year Old All-Star Snubs by Kate Preusser, Matt Ellis and Emma Baccellieri
1 What You Need to Know: Losing the Crown by Emma Baccellieri
4 Short Relief: How Baseball Killed America, A Rabbit Killed Baseball, and History Killed a Fun Fact by Mary Craig, Kate Preusser and Emma Baccellieri
0 What You Need to Know: Eight Is Enough by Emma Baccellieri
1 Short Relief: Rabbit Revenge, Minor Celebrity, and 2017 Baseball Fashion by Emma Baccellieri, Brian Duricy and Kate Preusser
0 What You Need to Know: Yo! Yo! Yo! by Emma Baccellieri
1 Short Relief: Conceptual History and Puns in the City by Matt Ellis and Emma Baccellieri
1 What You Need to Know: Boom or Bust by Emma Baccellieri
6 Short Relief: Dark Souls: Extra Innings, Fi(bb)nal Destination, and Opening Day Disasters by Emma Baccellieri, Trevor Strunk and Kate Preusser
0 Looking Back on Tomorrow: Miami Marlins by Emma Baccellieri
0 Looking Back on Tomorrow: Cleveland Indians by Emma Baccellieri
0 Rumor Roundup: Suspensions, Extensions, and Depth by Emma Baccellieri
3 Short Relief: A Friendly Warning, A Friendly Pitcher, and Some Friendly Advice by Matt Ellis, Emma Baccellieri and Kate Preusser
0 Rumor Roundup: My Toothpick for a Closer by Emma Baccellieri
5 Short Relief: Fielding as Metaphor, Teams as Monsters, and Sumo Suits as Disguises by Patrick Dubuque, Bryan Grosnick and Emma Baccellieri
1 Rumor Roundup: Everybody Hurts by Emma Baccellieri
1 Short Relief: Contract Bonuses and Lines in the Sand by Emma Baccellieri and Matt Ellis
1 Rumor Roundup: Clash of Opposites by Emma Baccellieri
3 Short Relief: Opening One's Heart, Calculating Existence Odds, and a Correction by Emma Baccellieri, Jason Wojciechowski and Patrick Dubuque
1 Rumor Roundup: Another Setback for Wright by Emma Baccellieri
1 Rumor Roundup: Blanket Approval by Emma Baccellieri
1 Rumor Roundup: Curse of the BP 101 by Emma Baccellieri
3 Rumor Roundup: Down Is Up, Up Is Even Higher by Emma Baccellieri
3 Rumor Roundup: Wants and Needs by Emma Baccellieri
0 Rumor Roundup: Relievers Galore by Emma Baccellieri
0 Rumor Roundup: Must-See TV by Emma Baccellieri
2 Rumor Roundup: Dozier Dead, Bruce Bets, and Atlanta Aces by Emma Baccellieri
3 Rumor Roundup: Dozier, Baker, and the Ballpark Maker by Emma Baccellieri
0 Best of BP 2016: The Six Archetypes of Famous Baseball Men LinkedIn Profiles by Emma Baccellieri
6 Transaction Analysis: Party at Encarnacion's by Emma Baccellieri
2 Rumor Roundup: Messy Mets by Emma Baccellieri
2 Rumor Roundup: After-Market Closers by Emma Baccellieri
1 Transaction Analysis: Dodgers Keep the Band Together by Emma Baccellieri
1 Rumor Roundup: Another Party at Napoli's? by Emma Baccellieri
3 Rumor Roundup: Cespedes Fallout by Emma Baccellieri
0 Rumor Roundup: Lockout Looming? by Emma Baccellieri
0 Rumor Roundup: Everyone Wants Someone by Emma Baccellieri
0 Rumor Roundup: Sluggers Staying? by Emma Baccellieri
9 Prospectus Feature: Tal's Hill, the Performative Quirk by Emma Baccellieri
12 Prospectus Feature: Imagining a Position-Less Baseball by Emma Baccellieri
1 What You Need to Know: The Dozens by Emma Baccellieri
0 What You Need to Know: To Sin By Silence, When They Should Protest, Makes Cowards of Men by Emma Baccellieri
4 Prospectus Feature: The Six Archetypes of Famous Baseball Men LinkedIn Profiles by Emma Baccellieri
0 What You Need to Know: World Stops To Watch Kyle Hendricks Allow Hit by Emma Baccellieri
Kate wants to protect Joe Biagini from the world, Emma unlocks the secrets of an ancient ritual, and Trevor unearths new truths about Mike Trout. Mike Napoli warms up and the Rangers stay hot. Chris Davis just kept hitting go-ahead homers until the Tigers were subdued. Mike Moustakas was the only decent item in the place for the Royals.
The Tuesday Takeaway
There were several components to the
lackluster start this season—a weak bullpen, an injured Texas Rangers , an ordinary stretch of poor luck—but chief among them was a severely struggling offense. No part of that offense struggled more severely than Adrian Beltre : with a sub-.200 Mike Napoli , he’s been the team’s weakest everyday player at the plate. That’s a generally unenviable place to be, of course, but it’s a specifically and remarkably unenviable place to be for a first baseman-slash-designated hitter. And Napoli’s been there all season. TAv Read the full article...
Matt extends Jeter Week by window shopping, Kate is soothed by senescence, and Emma watches wildlife destroy the social contract. Jake Arrieta looks like his old, old self, Julio Urias flirts with a no-hitter, and the Cardinals and Orioles stay hot.
The Tuesday Takeaway
It took only half a season for
to transform from relatively insignificant transaction jetsam to legitimate major-league ace; it hasn’t taken too much longer for him to transform into something confusingly between the two. Last year was full of performances that provoked “ Jake Arrieta what’s wrong with Jake Arrieta?” and this year has brought only more of the same so far—though, at this point, those performances are not so much baffling as they are simply a new normal. Read the full article...
Four stories of how a baseball game started, and to stories about how they ended for Ryan Howard and Jeremy Guthrie. Ervin Santana keeps his ERA below 1.00, Boston and Baltimore have more fireworks, and the Dodgers rough up Matt Moore.
The Tuesday Takeaway
is striking out just about as many batters as he did last season—and the one before, and the one before that. He’s walking about just as many, too. He’s relying on his fastball a bit less than usual and his changeup a little more, but not dramatically so. Santana is, essentially, not doing too much that’s terribly different from anything he’s done before. He’s just getting some very different results. Ervin Santana Read the full article...
Kate tries to share the passion and excitement of Reds baseball, Matt explores the final moments of a lost career, and Emma ranks the recepients of the rage of Ford Frick. King Felix looks shakier than ever, Trea Turner goes for the cycle, Danny Duffy dares everyone, and Eric Thames did it again.
The Tuesday Takeaway
After two seasons of slipping velocity, miscellaneous injury struggles, and other various signs of the aging process,
is no longer the ace that was once crowned king. He’s still, for the most part, recognizably himself—just less consistently and often less effectively and simply Felix Hernandez less so. But decline in and of itself is neither interesting nor surprising; it’s the how and the when that provide that color. For Felix, this year seems potentially key to answering both. Were last season’s career-worst numbers truly the beginning of the end, or just an anomalous spike on a gentle downward slope? His first four starts of the season didn’t do so much to provide context there, but his fifth was a discouraging nod toward the former. Read the full article...
Mary discovers a world delivered to Hitler by baseball, Kate watches a rabbit destroy the human facade, and Emma searches for Lithuanian baseball and winds up in Boston. Miguel Gonzalez ends the Yankees' winning streak, the Mets' bullpen does it again, and Carlos Gomez robs Yonder Alonso.
The Tuesday Takeaway
The Yankees entered yesterday looking to preserve their eight-game winning streak, and they seemed pretty well-equipped to do so. They’d be pitting
, coming off the single best game of his career, against Luis Severino , coming off a game in which he was pulled in the fifth inning. Miguel Gonzalez Read the full article...
The backstory behind mascot-on-mascot crime, the irony of cinema and minor league baseball colliding, and how ballplayers are speaking with their eyes. Yoenis Cespedes homered three times, Michael Brantley walked off the White Sox, and a cat got stuck in the Marlins' home run sculpture.
The Tuesday Takeaway
’ first swing of the night was indicative of the type of game he was about to have in that it was extremely powerful. So powerful, in fact, that he fell down. Yoenis Cespedes Read the full article...