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08-26

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The BP Wayback Machine: King Felix Arrives
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12-14

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The BP Wayback Machine: When Good GMs Go Bad
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08-10

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The BP Wayback Machine: Bill Geivett
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11-08

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The BP Wayback Machine: When Good GMs Go Bad
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06-13

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Prospectus Q&A: Dave Dombrowski
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05-24

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Prospectus Q&A: Bill Geivett
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05-10

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AL-Kings May Update
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05-05

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The Prince Is Dead
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04-19

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Prospectus Q&A: Matthew Silverman and Andrew Friedman
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03-21

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Who Are the AL-Kings?
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03-20

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2006--Setting the Stage
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03-09

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LABR of Love, v2006
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03-02

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Prospectus Q&A: Lee MacPhail IV
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Jonah Keri

02-06

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Prospectus Q&A: Mark Newman, Part Two
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02-01

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Prospectus Q&A: Mark Newman, Part One
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Jonah Keri

01-12

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What is Baseball Between the Numbers?
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11-16

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Blast from the Past: Ned Colletti Q&A
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11-11

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Blast from the Past: Kim Ng Q&A
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10-05

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Blast from the Past: Jon Daniels Q&A
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10-05

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Boston Red Sox @ Chicago White Sox, 10/04/05
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Jonah Keri

09-30

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers, 9/29/05
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09-14

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Arizona Diamondbacks @ Colorado Rockies, 9/11/05
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09-06

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Prospectus Game of the Week: St. Louis Cardinals @ Houston Astros, 9/4/05
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08-30

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Cleveland Indians @ Toronto Blue Jays, 8/28/05
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08-24

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Kansas City Royals @ Oakland A's, 8/21/05
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08-15

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Florida Marlins @ San Francisco Giants, 8/13/05
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08-10

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Prospectus Game of the Week: King Felix Arrives
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08-03

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Cincinnati Reds @ San Diego Padres, 7/31/05
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07-26

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Boston Red Sox @ Chicago White Sox, 7/24/05
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07-19

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Washington Nationals @ Milwaukee Brewers, 7/17/05
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07-13

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Cleveland Indians @ New York Yankees, 7/10/05
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07-05

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Texas Rangers @ Seattle Mariners, 7/1/05
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06-28

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Chicago Cubs @ Chicago White Sox, 6/26/05
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06-24

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Prospectus Game of the Week: New York Mets @ Philadelphia Phillies, 6/22/05
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06-08

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Milwaukee Brewers @ Los Angeles Dodgers, 6/5/05
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05-31

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Detroit Tigers @ Baltimore Orioles, 5/29/05
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05-24

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Prospectus Game of the Week: St. Louis Cardinals @ Kansas City Royals, 5/22/05
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05-16

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Prospectus Q&A: John Schuerholz
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Jonah Keri

05-10

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Houston Astros @ Atlanta Braves, 5/8/05
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Jonah Keri

05-03

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees, 5/2/05
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04-25

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs, 4/24/05
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04-19

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Tampa Bay Devil Rays @ Boston Red Sox, 4/17/05
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04-13

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Betting in Vegas, Saturday, April 9
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04-06

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Prospectus Game of the Week: New York Mets @ Cincinnati Reds, 4/4/05
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04-01

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2005--Setting the Stage
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03-24

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Five Players to Watch in 2005
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Jonah Keri

03-14

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LABR of Love
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03-09

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Prospectus Game of the Week: A's-Angels, Sunday March 6
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Jonah Keri

02-23

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Prospectus Q&A: Jon Daniels
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10-24

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Prospectus Today: Game 1 Ringer
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March 2, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Lee MacPhail IV

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Jonah sits down with Lee MacPhail, the Director, Baseball Administration/Special Assignment Scout for the Washington Nationals. Among the items they discuss: old-school scouting, the situation of the Expos/Nationals, and the team's recent draft strategy.

Lee IV has worked in the Orioles, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins and Montreal Expos organizations. He now holds the title of Director, Baseball Administration/Special Assignment Scout for the Washington Nationals. MacPhail recently chatted with Baseball Prospectus about his family legacy, the challenges of working under uncertain conditions with the Expos and Nats and other topics.

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February 6, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Mark Newman, Part Two

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The Yankees' Mark Newman returns for part two of his conversation with Jonah Keri, and discusses the objective side of scouting, quantifying defense, and The Boss.

Baseball Prospectus: In looking at a database of MLB executives, your name isn't in there for 2003. There were reports that you had a falling-out with George Steinbrenner--are they accurate? What led to you leaving your position, and what did you do during that time before you came back?

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February 1, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Mark Newman, Part One

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Jonah Keri sits down with the Yankees' Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations to discuss communication in the front office, Yankee tradition, the state of the farm system, and more.

Baseball Prospectus: When the Yankees first hired you 18 years ago after your coaching career at Old Dominion, what were the organization's goals? Have they been achieved?

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This March, Baseball Prospectus will release its second non-annual title. Editor Jonah Keri describes the exciting new book.

Deep into the offseason, long after the winter meetings but still weeks before pitchers and catchers report, the Hall of Fame debate suddenly gave fans a jolt of interest. On Tuesday, the Baseball Writers Association of America announced its voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2006. The entire class consisted of just one player, Bruce Sutter.

"Finally!" yelled Sutter supporters. A late-inning force in the 1970s and '80s, Sutter was a star for the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals, helping to define a new role for the ace reliever. From 1977 to 1985, Sutter averaged more than 30 saves a season. He won a Cy Young Award, was a perennial contender for the Rolaids Award given to the game's best relief pitcher, and provided late-inning assurance to his teams for about a decade. As if that weren't enough, Sutter also helped pioneer the split-fingered fastball, turning the vanishing pitch into a deadly weapon that would change the face of pitching in the 1980s.

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November 16, 2005 12:00 am

Blast from the Past: Ned Colletti Q&A

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The Dodgers' new GM talked with BP back in 2003.

Ned Colletti Q&A

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A few years ago, current Dodger GM candidate Kim Ng sat down to share some thoughts on arbitration, learning lessons from various mentors, and team construction.

Kim Ng Q&A

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October 5, 2005 12:00 am

Blast from the Past: Jon Daniels Q&A

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New Rangers' GM Jon Daniels gave us some insight into his thought process last winter.

Jon Daniels Q&A

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Jonah sees plenty of surprises in a Sox-on-Sox drubbing in Chicago.

But while the Chicago White Sox face the same question marks about their lack of left-handed pop, the Boston Red Sox have question marks in their starting rotation, their bullpen, and multiple spots in their order not occupied by David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez. With neither team an odds-on bet to advance, the statement I made five days ago stands: "Sox fans could be in for a wild scenario: Their chance at the first World Series in 88 years could rest in the right hand of Jose Contreras." The only difference is now you can make that statement about both Sox.

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The media's been making a big deal out of the White Sox' collapse, but they clinched the AL Central on Thursday.

That the Sox got well during the month against the league's weaker sisters, including the Tigers and Royals, misses the point; the Indians did the same for much of the month, then in the last few days the Indians, Red Sox and Yankees have all struggled at times against similarly weak competition.

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Jonah checks the final two teams off his list, and has some rebuilding thoughts on both struggling franchises.

  • Aaron Cook is one of the most interesting stories in baseball.
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    Jonah takes us through the Inning of the Week as the Astros try to win the wild card with very little offense.

    Astros CF Willy Taveras 2B Chris Burke 3B Morgan Ensberg 1B Lance Berkman RF Jason Lane LF Luke Scott SS Adam Everett C Raul Chavez P Wandy Rodriguez It's been a career year for Morgan Ensberg, and Lance Berkman has bounced back after a slow start to the season because of an ACL injury. Other than that, this is exactly the kind of lineup that narrows your margin for error substantially every time out. With Craig Biggio and his Father Time-defying season on the bench, you're looking at a lineup riddled with holes. Jason Lane hit 20 homers and slugged a shade under .500, but he's sitting on a .306 OBP. He and Willy Taveras have been decent considering their youth and low salaries, but both are no more than one win better than replacement level. Meanwhile Luke Scott, Chris Burke and Raul Chavez are all putting up numbers that are worse than your basic Triple-A lifer or waiver-wire fodder would be expected to produce.

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    Checking back in with a team covered earlier in the season proves illuminating for Jonah Keri in this week's Game of the Week.

    When we last left the Indians seven weeks ago, for instance, the team looked like a fringe playoff contender, buoyed by a solid core of offensive talent, above-average starting pitching, and players such as Aaron Boone and Casey Blake who by dint of sheer regression to the mean figured to add to the team's second-half success. Yet that day's column focused more on the demise of Randy Johnson as a top-flight pitcher than on a possible Cleveland playoff run.

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