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5 Short Relief: Votto's Insult Comedy, Weaver's Embarrassment Comedy, and Nancy's Achievement by Jason Wojciechowski, Patrick Dubuque and Nathan Bishop
4 Short Relief: Onomastics, A LeBlanc Slate, and One Hero's Trial by Nathan Bishop, Jeffrey Paternostro and Jason Wojciechowski
3 Short Relief: Business Decisions, Minor League Affinities, and Unforgettable Oral Histories by Mo Bjonski, James Fegan and Jason Wojciechowski
3 Short Relief: False Cats, The Losing Way, Scarlet Dreams, and Hacking Baseball by Jason Wojciechowski, James Fegan, Eric Roseberry and Nathan Bishop
6 Short Relief: Sunday Night Vespers, Parking, and Greinke Thinking by Nathan Bishop, James Fegan and Jason Wojciechowski
2 Short Relief: L'Essene du Danks / The Last Show by Jason Wojciechowski and Patrick Dubuque
4 Short Relief: Tales of Cubs Fans, Extroverts, and 1987 Topps by Nathan Bishop, Jason Wojciechowski and Patrick Dubuque
3 Short Relief: Opening One's Heart, Calculating Existence Odds, and a Correction by Emma Baccellieri, Jason Wojciechowski and Patrick Dubuque
8 In A Pickle: Rookie of the Year Fun Facts by Jason Wojciechowski
7 Every Team's Moneyball: Oakland Athletics: There is No Moneyball by Jason Wojciechowski
26 BP Unfiltered: People Are Currently Reading The 2015 BP Annual And You Could Be Next by Jason Wojciechowski
1 In A Pickle: How To Lose Lots of One-Run Games by Jason Wojciechowski
10 In A Pickle: The Players We Missed (2014) by Jason Wojciechowski
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 428: Jesse Katz on Yasiel Puig's Origin Story by Ben Lindbergh and Jason Wojciechowski
19 Prospectus Preview: AL West 2014 Preseason Preview by R.J. Anderson and Jason Wojciechowski
6 Baseball Prospectus Book News: Introducing Baseball Prospectus 2014 by Sam Miller and Jason Wojciechowski
0 BP Unfiltered: "Southern League" by Larry Colton by Jason Wojciechowski
6 In A Pickle: The Unlikeliest MVP candidates by Jason Wojciechowski
16 In A Pickle: The Sexy, Sultry San Jose vs. MLB Complaint by Jason Wojciechowski
11 In A Pickle: What the Arbitrators Will Hear by Jason Wojciechowski
0 BP Unfiltered: Stuart Banner's "The Baseball Trust" by Jason Wojciechowski
7 In A Pickle: The Best Way to Watch the Cal League by Jason Wojciechowski
4 In A Pickle: The Bunts That Lead to Big Things by Jason Wojciechowski
5 In A Pickle: Walk Don't Walk by Jason Wojciechowski
2 In A Pickle: How Great Thou Bart by Jason Wojciechowski
2 In A Pickle: The Turn of the Two by Jason Wojciechowski
0 In A Pickle: Partial Victory by Jason Wojciechowski
3 In A Pickle: Who'll Stop the Run? by Jason Wojciechowski
3 In A Pickle: Torii of Relativity by Jason Wojciechowski
9 In A Pickle: Seattle's Past by Jason Wojciechowski
9 In A Pickle: Can You Buy What You Can't See? by Jason Wojciechowski
5 BP Unfiltered: Cats! Predicting! Baseball! by Jason Wojciechowski
4 In A Pickle: More Unknown Facts About More Unknown Players by Jason Wojciechowski
14 In A Pickle: Becoming an Empowered and Informed Member of Society by Jason Wojciechowski
6 In A Pickle: To Communicate a Failure by Jason Wojciechowski
10 In A Pickle: The Worst All-Around Teams in History by Jason Wojciechowski
7 In A Pickle: Enamorin' Hank by Jason Wojciechowski
20 In A Pickle: All-Stars Are Not All Stars by Jason Wojciechowski
23 In A Pickle: Not All Stars Are All-Stars by Jason Wojciechowski
3 Arbitration Showdown: Mock Hearing: Martin Prado by Sam Miller, Jason Wojciechowski and Ben Lindbergh
15 Arbitration Showdown: Mock Hearing: Chase Headley by Sam Miller, Jason Wojciechowski and Ben Lindbergh
6 In A Pickle: Four Sentences About Strikeouts by Jason Wojciechowski
4 In A Pickle: Average Love by Jason Wojciechowski
12 In A Pickle: The Disunited States of America by Jason Wojciechowski
10 In A Pickle: Jay Walking is no Felony by Jason Wojciechowski
6 In A Pickle: That Blank Expression by Jason Wojciechowski
9 In A Pickle: Slugger Off by Jason Wojciechowski
5 In A Pickle: The Four-Tool Teams by Jason Wojciechowski
5 In A Pickle: Winners and Losers of Winning and Losing by Jason Wojciechowski
9 Transaction Analysis: Revere Rides Into Philly by R.J. Anderson, Mark Anderson and Jason Wojciechowski
Jason breaks down a baseball player's roast, Patrick attends a kid's friend's birthday party, and Nathan enjoys some slow radio airtime.
Nathan retitles those who have been improperly named; Jeffrey distills that old LeBlanc magic, and Jason tells the story of a man west of a house.
A Brewers prospects gets a lesson in justice, minor league teams carve out niche markets through naming, and baseball history, told by the players who made it.
A cat who walked through stadiums, the philosophy of failure in the postgame clubhouse, a Cincinnati Red-based mantra, and the hacking of baseball.
Crying and baseball, Allen Iverson, Braves spokesperson, and Zack Greinke vs. Madison Bumgarner.
Jason travels to a Benedictine monastery in search of an old pitcher, while Patrick visits a nearby elementary school cafeteria.
Nathan explores the psyche of a young Cubs fan-to-be, Jason drafts Trevor May and discovers alienation, and the gang votes on their favorite Topps cards of the 80s.
We know Ty Kelly wants you to know his heart. We don't know if Josh Phegley exists. And Kurt Suzuki we know all too well.
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August 31, 2015 6:00 am
Here you will find an exploration of the best, worst, and weirdest career ROY pairs
The only facts worth knowing are fun facts. I was recently struck that 2015 Rookies of the Year
and Carlos Correa are both very good baseball players, the one a no. 1 overall pick (Correa, 2012), the other no. 2 (Bryant, 2013), one topping out as our no. 3 overall prospect (Correa, 2015), the other as our no. 5 (Bryant, 2015). These aren't flashes in their respective pans, like Kris Bryant or Pat Listach . You don't expect 50-WARP careers out of anybody, but if you're going to put those expectations on any rookies currently playing, it's Correa and Bryant. Ron Kittle
So here's the question I will answer using a spreadsheet built for me by the wizard
Rob McQuown: What are the best and worst Rookie of the Year classes in terms of 1 career value, and how does the Correa-Bryant pair look to fit in? (To be completely clear: Everything discussed in this piece is about career . The goal isn't to talk about whether Rookie of the Year votes were "bad" or "good." Sometimes the legitimate best rookie in a season just WARP 'd his way into a career year; sometimes it's a precursor to greatness. These are their stories.) BABIP
So stop looking for the next A's Moneyball.
Every day until Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus authors will preview two teams—one from the AL, one from the NL—identifying strategies those teams employ to gain an advantage. Today: unsolvable-yet-succeeding and the Oakland Athletics solvable-yet-losing . Colorado Rockies
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The first line of
' comment in LaTroy Hawkins says, "Hawkins is the only pitcher in every Baseball Prospectus 2015 Baseball Prospectus Annual ever." You can take this as a testament to the Annual or as a testament to Hawkins. Let's look at the tale of the tape over the last 20 years: Read the full article...
September 15, 2014 6:00 am
A historical look at weird one-run-game streaks.
[Hello. Once upon a time, I tried to avoid writing about the A's because they are "my team" and I have a blog about them, and I'd been a reader here long enough to have seen some ugly, ugly wars over writers being accused of favoring particular teams when they chose topics. So "just don't write about Oakland at all" was my policy. But now you don't see me every week, so [expletive] that policy.]
In their last nine games, the A's have done this:
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