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Prospectus Roundtable: Can Anyone Close?
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Prospectus Roundtable: WPA
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01-25

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Prospectus Roundtable: Analyzing RoboPitcher
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Prospectus Roundtable: BABIP and Line Drives
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08-14

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Prospectus Roundtable: The Problem with Young Pitchers Is...
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07-01

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Prospectus Roundtable: Fluke or No Fluke?
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06-15

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Prospectus Roundtable: Windy City Showdown Edition
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06-08

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Prospectus Roundtable: Fixing the Mets
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02-24

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Prospectus Roundtable: Kendry Morales
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02-21

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects - Pitchers
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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects - Outfielders
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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects - Shortstops and Third Basemen
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02-09

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects - First Basemen and Second Basemen
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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects - Catchers
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10-01

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Prospectus Roundtable: Ichiro!
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02-24

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IV
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02-23

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part III
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02-22

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part II
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02-21

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part I
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02-16

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Prospectus Roundtable: The Rodriguez-for-Soriano Deal
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12-10

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Prospectus Roundtable: The New Landscape
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07-01

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Prospectus Roundtable: Mark Prior and Pitch Counts
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03-31

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Prospectus Roundtable: Preseason Predictions Pontification
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12-20

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Prospectus Roundtable: Jeff Kent, Kevin Millwood, and Erik Estrada
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10-11

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Prospectus Roundtable: Bonds Bombs, Tomahawk Chops, and Suspect Management
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10-03

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Prospectus Roundtable: Scioscia, Rueter, and More Playoff Fun
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09-03

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Prospectus Roundtable: Strike's End
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10-09

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Prospectus Roundtable: The Division Series
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07-25

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Prospectus Roundtable: The Jermaine Dye Trade
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02-01

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Prospectus Roundtable: How the Sausage Was Made
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12-20

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Prospectus Roundtable: Five Days in the Big D
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12-12

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Prospectus Roundtable: Our Staff Offers Some Comments
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10-20

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Prospectus Roundtable: The World Series
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Prospectus Roundtable: Realignment
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02-24

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Prospectus Roundtable: Al Martin to the Padres
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02-11

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Prospectus Roundtable: Ken Griffey Trade
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02-02

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Prospectus Roundtable: John Rocker Suspension
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01-23

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Prospectus Roundtable: All hail Czar Bud
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Prospectus Roundtable: Mets vs. Braves
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Is there such a thing as a "closer mentality," or can any effective setup man handle the closer role? The BP staff tries to get to the bottom of the matter.

The following is an edited transcript of an in-house discussion that took place among the Baseball Prospectus staff when one of our number solicited examples of unsupportable baseball arguments for an upcoming article. After Kevin proposed "Anyone can close," the thread took off in a new direction.

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Assigning value to individual game events leads to a debate on the metric's merits.

The following is an edited transcript of an in-house discussion among the Baseball Prospectus team about WPA

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An exercise in thinking theoretically about player value.

The following is an edited transcript of an in-house discussion among the Baseball Prospectus team about a hypothetical pitcher capable of delivering a guaranteed performance.

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A spin through BP's recent discussions on BABIP and its discontents.

The following is an edited transcript of an in-house discussion among the Baseball Prospectus team about BABIP.

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As Joaquin Andujar put it, "youneverknow."

Remember when Mark Prior was on his way to Cooperstown? Or when Edwin Jackson was a bust? Every year, it seems like some young hurler is defying our expectations, yet we are constantly forgetting just how unpredictable young pitchers can be, ready to anoint every phenom the next Mark Fidrych. This season is no different. And we've convened a roundtable to discuss some of the more enigmatic young arms in the game.

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July 1, 2009 1:12 pm

Prospectus Roundtable: Fluke or No Fluke?

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A trio of BP columnists join ESPN's Buster Olney to resolve whose surprising performances so far are real, and which aren't.

Matt Meyers, ESPN Insider: Welcome to the latest ESPN Insider Roundtable, and thanks in advance for participating. This week's topic: "Is he for real?" Or, as I like to call it, "how I learned to stop worrying and love Fernando Nieve."

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June 15, 2009 2:53 pm

Prospectus Roundtable: Windy City Showdown Edition

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The crosstown rivals are both defending division champs stuck in the middle of the standings as they gear up to go head to head.

Christina Kahrl: Given that both of these clubs made the postseason last October, and both of them are not in first place now, how disappointing has baseball been for Windy City fans, and what do you think each team should do about it?

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June 8, 2009 1:21 pm

Prospectus Roundtable: Fixing the Mets

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With multiple issues afflicting their bid for the postseason, what priorities should the Mets place on fixing their assorted problems?

Matt Meyers of ESPN Insider: Welcome to our roundtable on the Mets' trade options. I've been commissioned to lead this conversation, and the plan is to have a back and forth regarding the Mets' trade options in the wake of the injuries to Carlos Delgado, Jose Reyes, and J.J. Putz, not to mention the disastrous performance of Oliver Perez.

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February 24, 2005 12:00 am

Prospectus Roundtable: Kendry Morales

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Listed in the "Honorable Mention" section of the Top 50 Prospects list, Kendry Morales was the subject of an interesting discussion as that list was being assembled.

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February 21, 2005 12:00 am

Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects - Pitchers

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Felix Hernandez is #1 by acclamation, but the discussion about who should slot in behind him is as contentious as any in the series.

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February 16, 2005 12:00 am

Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects - Outfielders

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Delmon Young is the cream of the crop, but there's plenty of disagreement as to who should be ranked behind him.

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The group discusses the merits of some of the top prospects in the game, including Joel Guzman and Andy Marte.

Today, the left side of the infield…

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