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1 Cold Takes: Doomed and Determined by Patrick Dubuque
1 Short Relief: Underappreciated Player Week: Sojo, Marte, and Trujillo by Kate Preusser, James Fegan and Patrick Dubuque
0 Short Relief: Baseball Players vs. Themselves, and Sometimes Metallica by Patrick Dubuque, Mary Craig and Matt Ellis
1 Short Relief: The Kevin Bass Game by Kate Preusser, Patrick Dubuque and Emma Baccellieri
1 Cold Takes: The Strike Zone Exile by Patrick Dubuque
0 Short Relief: The Chris Archer/Orbitz Memorial Poetry Slam by Matt Sussman, Mary Craig and Patrick Dubuque
0 DFA Podcast: Ep. 20: DFA Deadline Extravaganza by Bryan Grosnick, Craig Goldstein, Patrick Dubuque, Jeffrey Paternostro, Emma Baccellieri, Kate Morrison, Aaron Gleeman and Shawn Brody
2 Short Relief: When Life Throws You Lemons, Stick Your Elbow Out by Emma Baccellieri, Kate Preusser and Patrick Dubuque
5 Short Relief: Kris Bryant Gets Ejected, Tim McCarver Commutes, and the Greatest Two-Sport Athlete in History by James Fegan, Martin Nolan and Patrick Dubuque
0 Transaction Analysis: Rays Relief by Patrick Dubuque, Noah Grand and John Eshleman
1 Short Relief: A Pair of Disappearances, and the MLB Extended Universe by David Temple, Zack Moser and Patrick Dubuque
0 Transaction Analysis: Panda 2.0 by Patrick Dubuque, Brett Cowett, Aaron Gleeman, Martin Alonso and Mark Anderson
9 The GM Trade Game by Patrick Dubuque and BP Staff
2 Short Relief: The Sub Shop and Other Stories by Patrick Dubuque, Kate Preusser and Emma Baccellieri
4 Cold Takes: A Time and A Place by Patrick Dubuque
3 Short Relief: Tanking, Titling, and Tilting by Trevor Strunk, Patrick Dubuque and Zack Moser
0 Short Relief: Up and Running by Kate Preusser, Emma Baccellieri and Patrick Dubuque
1 Cold Takes: Waxing Moonshots by Patrick Dubuque
0 Short Relief: An Address to the Nation, and All Summer in a Rain Delay by Mary Craig and Patrick Dubuque
0 Short Relief: Witt's End, and the Ruminations of a LaMahieu by Patrick Dubuque and Matt Ellis
0 Short Relief: Small Blessings of Baseball by Nathan Bishop, Patrick Dubuque and David Temple
3 Cold Takes: The Need For (More Than) Speed by Patrick Dubuque
5 Cold Takes: Shadows Stretching Across the Field by Patrick Dubuque
1 Short Relief: A Box Full of Things to Fill Holes and Other Stories by David Temple and Patrick Dubuque
2 Short Relief: The Logical Continuation of Jesus Montero, and Fallacies Among Follicles by Kate Preusser and Patrick Dubuque
2 Short Relief: The Zone Not Taken and Other Works by Matt Sussman, Mary Craig and Patrick Dubuque
5 Long Relief: The Baseball Card Pose Power Rankings by Patrick Dubuque
2 Short Relief: Scouting Reports from the Near Future, and Newly Released Sufjan Stevens Album Details by Patrick Dubuque and Nathan Bishop
4 Cold Takes: The Average of Everything (Else) by Patrick Dubuque
1 Short Relief: Detrimental Diamondbacks Games, and an Apology by Matt Sussman and Patrick Dubuque
0 Short Relief: Another Mascot Firing, and the Oppposite of Schadenfreude by Patrick Dubuque and Zack Moser
5 Cold Takes: The Average of Everything by Patrick Dubuque
3 Short Relief: On Fighting, Friendship, and Negotiation by Patrick Dubuque, Jason Wojciechowski and Nathan Bishop
5 Short Relief: Votto's Insult Comedy, Weaver's Embarrassment Comedy, and Nancy's Achievement by Jason Wojciechowski, Patrick Dubuque and Nathan Bishop
1 Short Relief: Witnessing Assault, Keeping a Journal, and Mixing Baseball and Board Games by Meg Rowley, Holly Wendt and Patrick Dubuque
6 Short Relief: How to Keep Score and Analyze Outfielders by Patrick Dubuque and Meg Rowley
1 Cold Takes: Mike Zunino Has Them Right Where He Wants Them by Patrick Dubuque
0 Short Relief: On Phillies Closers and Yankees Authors by Holly Wendt, Trevor Strunk and Patrick Dubuque
2 Short Relief: How to Grip a Pitch, Ruin a Career, or Compare Someone to Tony Gwynn by Patrick Dubuque, Mary Craig and Matt Sussman
3 Short Relief: First Pitches and Final Farewells by Nathan Bishop, Emma Baccellieri and Patrick Dubuque
5 Cold Takes: The Best of All Possible Jeffrey Leonards by Patrick Dubuque
2 Long Relief: Around the Glacier by Patrick Dubuque
6 Cold Takes: Reconciling the Outliers by Patrick Dubuque
0 Short Relief: Short Cuts by Zack Moser, David Temple and Patrick Dubuque
8 Cold Takes: The Natural Conclusion of Baseball Statistics by Patrick Dubuque
1 Short Relief: Two Science Fiction Short Stories by Patrick Dubuque and Nathan Bishop
0 Short Relief: Of Sad Lexicons and Sad Hardware by Holly Wendt and Patrick Dubuque
0 Short Relief: The End of Cy Young and the Statcast TV Guide by Patrick Dubuque and Zack Moser
0 Cold Takes: How to Attack Baseball's Weakest Hitters by Patrick Dubuque
0 Transaction Analysis: Franklin and Stash by Bryan Grosnick and Patrick Dubuque
Six years later, still looking for one more chance.
On July 5, 2011, the Mariners stood at 43-43. New manager
was steering a previously hundred-loss, veteran team to respectability; the beginning of the youth movement, Eric Wedge and Dustin Ackley and Justin Smoak flashed copious promise. Michael Pineda
Seventeen games later, the Mariners found themselves at 43-60. Twenty-five games after that, stripped of half its rotation through deadline trades, the team sent out a 24-year-old left-hander by the name of
. Anthony Vasquez Read the full article...
Short Relief continues its paean to forgotten players of yesterday, this time especially forgotten.
Reggie Jackson faces his italicized self, Billy Hamilton his antiquated self, and Matt ranks Metallica moments.
Dreaming of new opportunities for commercial tie-ins, and the lowest possible expectations surmounted. Also, the aforementioned Kevin Bass Game. What is in Wade Miley's heart? And what does that have to do with Dallas Keuchel?
It wasn’t all that long ago that
was one of the least interesting pitchers in baseball. On the stat sheet, his results and peripherals conspired to paint the picture of a steadfast second-division fourth starter, a sacrifice at the altar of the 162-game season. On the mound, Miley hunches into an indistinct figure, wearing an unrepentant expression; the shuffling feet of a delivery almost like an afterthought, as if an invisible pitch clock reached zero. It’s a performance designed to be forgotten, a middling opening act for a headline band that never takes the stage. Wade Miley
This season has marked the culmination of a life’s work of being Wade Miley, the experience and the attrition. Little, out of hand, has changed: he still throws the same four pitches—fastball-slider-curve-change—the same amount of the time at the exact same speed. He still strikes out a few batters less than average, gives up a few too many hits. He should be able to keep his head barely above water forever like this, starting the fourth game of the regular season for the 2025 equivalent of the 2017 Padres. Only, Wade Miley has stopped being boring; he’s become interesting in the worst possible way. Wade Miley can’t throw strikes. Well, he
can throw strikes. But he also can’t. Read the full article...
For the Cubs, a door closes and a conspiracy theory opens; poetry in wartime between pitchers and mascots; and a small career lost in service.
On the 20th episode of the DFA podcast, Bryan hosts an all-star collection of BP writers in our first live episode! Listen in as Craig Goldstein, Patrick Dubuque, Jeffrey Paternostro, Emma Baccellieri, Kate Morrison, and Aaron Gleeman all share their thoughts on the major and minor moves as the deadline comes and goes. It's a must-listen!
A lifetime prepares Brandon Guyer for a single moment; the Giants are euphemized; and Craig Gentry overcomes your indifference.
James offers speculation over how Kris Bryant's day ended, Martin makes a game out of Tim McCarver's began, and Patrick doesn't think Bo Jackson is the best two-sport athlete ever.
Remaking the Rays' bullpen with Steve Cishek and Dan Jennings, and Erasmo Ramirez's return to Seattle.
Brooks Pounders is on the case, Tyler with the Cubs tackles another missing person, and Rob Manfred hatches an exciting business opportunity.
Pablo Sandoval heads back to San Francisco, the Twins add much-needed rotation help in Jaime Garcia, and the Mariners swap four minor leaguers for David Phelps.