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David Sullivan
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David Sullivan
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Have you guys ever written an article about the chain of events that happens when someone gets promoted? Does it always mean that someone else gets cut or demoted? I've always been curious about how that works.

Jun 02, 2017 9:45 AM on June 2, 2017
 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Jorge+Soler">Jorge Soler</a></span> going forward? Any chance of a rebound here?

Jun 01, 2017 6:58 AM on Outfield
 
David Sullivan
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I don't care about <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=107858">Andres Gimenez</a></span> but I liked this article all the same.

 
David Sullivan
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Baseball is sport. Professional baseball is a business first. Often, it's entertainment second, and sport third. Sometimes we need to be reminded of that fact.

May 18, 2017 6:55 AM on The Circus Came To Town
 
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Deeper analyses like these are great, thanks for doing it. One minor quibble: the chart would have been easier to review if it had been sorted from highest taxes paid to lowest, rather than alphabetically by state.

May 18, 2017 6:37 AM on A Taxing Problem
 
David Sullivan
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What do you make of the Seattle situation?

May 16, 2017 6:49 AM on Week 7
 
David Sullivan
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If Colome goes, who's the new <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=TB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('TB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">TB</span></a> closer?

May 02, 2017 6:35 AM on Week 5
 
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This is a great article but I wish you'd kept the scale of the y axis constant across all teams.

 
David Sullivan
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How hard would it be to add age to these charts? Would be helpful to those of us trying to target breakout possibilities in the 26-28 age range.

Jan 10, 2017 7:31 AM on Catchers
 
David Sullivan
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Thanks for the AL-only coverage.

Jan 03, 2017 11:13 AM on The Road to Draft Day
 
David Sullivan
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Do we get a redo now that Dombrowski just moved four guys on this list? Or should we wait a couple days just to make sure he doesn't trade any more prospects?

 
David Sullivan
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I liked this article more than I should have. Nice work!

 
David Sullivan
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Control is throwing strikes. Command is painting corners. Price still has control of his pitches but when his command slips, the ball go far.

 
David Sullivan
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I love those "performance vs <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=PECOTA" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('PECOTA'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">PECOTA</span></a>" charts. Would love to see them for other teams.

 
David Sullivan
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I look forward to future articles with the "Teen Drama" tag.

May 27, 2016 6:25 AM on Julio Urias
 
David Sullivan
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"Insert Adverb Here" could be a pretty good band name.

 
David Sullivan
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"it’s named after the non-detestable player with the most career home runs" You missed the part about non-detestable.

 
David Sullivan
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Always great to see your articles, Joshua!

May 02, 2016 8:07 AM on Arizona Surprise
 
David Sullivan
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Cron went for $14 in the LABR-AL auction. What do they know that we don't?

Mar 07, 2016 11:56 AM on First Base
 
David Sullivan
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Is there a comment missing for Cecchini?

Feb 04, 2016 7:29 AM on Third Base Prospects
 
David Sullivan
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Regarding Moncada, do you seriously expect him to be starting in 2017? At which position? I would love to grab him this season for $1 and then own him for only $11 from 2017-2019 (assuming best case scenario in my AL-only league) but, on the other hand, I don't want him taking up space on my 2016 roster if he's not close to playing in 2017.

 
David Sullivan
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Ugh. Is the AL that bad for catchers?

Jan 11, 2016 7:27 AM on Catchers
 
David Sullivan
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Extra points for making me look up the definition of "farrago".

Nov 17, 2015 9:52 AM on All About That Bass
 
David Sullivan
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Great stuff as always, Joshua.

Sep 23, 2015 6:52 AM on The Old Reliable
 
David Sullivan
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Welcome to BP. Enjoyed the article. Looking forward to more.

 
David Sullivan
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Why do I feel like that AL West scout works for the Angels?

 
David Sullivan
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Glad to see you writing here again, Joshua.

 
David Sullivan
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Always love to hear what scouts are saying. I read this even when my favorite team's prospects aren't featured.

Jun 25, 2015 6:33 AM on June 25, 2015
 
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Anything on AJ Griffin?

 
David Sullivan
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Why do you think the D-backs forbid sliders and cutters? Do they think it's going to lead to fewer injuries among their staff?

 
David Sullivan
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Good stuff here. The GIFs make it a lot easier for me to follow the arguments in the article as well.

 
David Sullivan
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In my AL-only league, I thought I had a really strong rotation but I spent big on Rodon and Salazar anyway. Now I've lost Cobb and Parker (and Kluber is 0-5) and those other guys are needs, not depth. In fantasy, as in real life, you can never have too much pitching.

May 13, 2015 8:08 AM on Please Spend Your FAAB
 
David Sullivan
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I love these articles.

Apr 24, 2015 6:52 AM on April 24, 2015
 
David Sullivan
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"couldn't touch the mid-90s if he were playing tag with Mobb Deep" Golf clap for this one. Well done.

Apr 07, 2015 6:48 AM on Who Are These Guys?
 
David Sullivan
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Anything regarding Gausman to the 'pen or Hardy being hurt?

 
David Sullivan
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Can you guys keep an eye on <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Brandon+Magee">Brandon Magee</a></span>? I'm curious to see how he fares in his switch from football to baseball.

Mar 26, 2015 7:55 AM on March 26, 2015
 
David Sullivan
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I already had <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=59016">Avisail Garcia</a></span> at $14. Did you mean to move him up to $17?

Mar 26, 2015 7:27 AM on Third Edition, 2015
 
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I love articles like this. More, please. Would love to see an article on hitters who are walking and not striking out, and pitchers doing the reverse.

 
David Sullivan
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"what we really need from our late-round picks is—you guessed it—value." This. I need this in front of me at the end of every draft. Thank you for the reminder.

 
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David Sullivan
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Thanks for this. Makes hunting for potential saves at the end of an AL-only draft a little easier.

 
David Sullivan
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Why such a low number of ABs for Jaso? Injury-related or no place for him to play?

 
David Sullivan
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Latest from Farrell is that (as of today, at least) Victorino is the starting RF. Assuming Castillo is the CF, that doesn't leave any room for Betts, never mind Bradley.

 
David Sullivan
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Wait, you're telling me there's a 23 year old who's still working his way through the minors because he's not ready for The Show just yet? Thanks for the heads up.

Feb 17, 2015 7:17 AM on The Joy of the Trade
 
David Sullivan
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What Prospectus disaster?

Feb 09, 2015 6:54 AM on Outfield
 
David Sullivan
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Glad to see you healthy and back here posting.

 
David Sullivan
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I love the Bat Signal. The more readers that remain confused by it, the more time the BP Fantasy Staff has for my questions.

 
David Sullivan
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From a fantasy standpoint, does it matter where Jaso plays in 2015? He's catcher-eligible no matter where they stick him.

 
David Sullivan
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Best of luck to you, Joshua. Hope to see another of your articles here soon.

 
David Sullivan
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Can't wait to use the Bat Signal again. Best part of the expanded Fantasy content, as far as I'm concerned.

Dec 31, 2014 8:29 PM on A Look Ahead
 
David Sullivan
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I want to follow you around the Winter Meetings and I don't even want a job in baseball! Great story. Thanks for sharing.

 
David Sullivan
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So what's your verdict on the 2015 version of Craig?

Nov 18, 2014 9:47 AM on Five Fantasy Busts
 
David Sullivan
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Can you run this analysis, or have you already and I missed it, for the Royals and Giants of 2014?

Oct 31, 2014 7:24 AM on Those Lucky Red Sox
 
David Sullivan
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This is very useful stuff but I wonder if it would also be useful to go a level deeper and understand why you bid what you did, and why that worked/didn't work. Sometimes my rationale for drafting a player is relatively simple, like "age 26-28, prime breakout years" or "had a great August/September last season" and it would interesting to see if those rationales were smart or not. Not sure if you can break down your thought processes on players as easily as I can, most of the time.

 
David Sullivan
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So you're keeping Rubby at $10 in a 10 team AL-only league? You think he's going to be that much better next year to earn $10 and more? Or you're only keeping him because you think you can flip him to someone else?

 
David Sullivan
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Good stuff. More like this, please.

 
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David Sullivan
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Great stories, keep them coming.

May 23, 2014 7:33 AM on Why I Avoid the Draft
 
David Sullivan
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This might be my favorite type of article. I love scouts commentary.

May 01, 2014 7:16 AM on May 1, 2014
 
David Sullivan
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More articles like this, please.

 
David Sullivan
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Have you thought about giving a discount on the PDF version for those who buy the print edition? I like having the paper book but I do a fair amount of fantasy scheming at work and it would be nice to not have to cart the physical book around...

 
David Sullivan
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I enjoyed reading this. Love these inside looks.

 
David Sullivan
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"Cron has role-5 potential" Remind me what this means again?

Jul 01, 2013 8:36 AM on Futures Game Edition
 
David Sullivan
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Thanks for this. Completely forgot it was here. Great tool.

Jun 25, 2013 10:22 AM on Team Tracker, Basics
 
David Sullivan
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I like the way you're now grouping the notable stat lines by game.

 
David Sullivan
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Does everyone really think Ivan Nova is that bad?

 
David Sullivan
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We all assume that the Sox would like to avoid paying the luxury tax this season so they can afford to next season. Why not pay it now, get Oswalt, and do 2013 on the cheap? The answer, I assume, is that the Sox are planning on spending more cash next season. Does anyone know what they're planning on spending it on?

Jan 25, 2012 9:53 AM on Winter of Discontent?
 
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I like the visual display of what's hot on the blogs. Wonder if it's possible to edit out the name of the team and the blog, though?

Jul 29, 2011 10:09 AM on A New Challenger
 
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If you remove Uehara from the equation, how likely is it that Mike Gonzalez gets a shot at beating out Gregg for the closer spot? Or is he going to have to wait until Gregg does poorly and Buck needs a change?

 
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I guess from a journalistic point of view, you probably should have mentioned that you edited out the questions, but from a reader enjoyment perspective, I liked that format a lot and would like to see more of it. Thanks for this. Very interesting and entertaining.

Feb 25, 2011 1:49 PM on Coco Crisp
 
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Why so down on Erick Aybar? He is still young enough to have a little positive projection in him, yes? And perhaps his disappointing 2010 could have been at least in part related to his injuries? Or am I just wishing it were so because he's my keeper?

Feb 18, 2011 8:48 PM on Shortstop Rankings
 
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Has CHB been relevant or interesting in any way since the Jurassic Carl years? I'm surprised anyone still reads his particular brand of curmudgeon-friendly crapola.

Mar 12, 2010 12:35 PM on Nomar and the Trinity
 
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If we're talking strictly fantasy, Kubel beats Drew in every single category. I went back and re-read your comments on Drew in the RF article and you said you didn't like Drew's forecast but then you seemed to acknowledge he's going to miss a lot of time over the season. So what is it that makes you still pick Drew over Kubel (or any of the next five guys below him, to be honest)? I appreciate that the difference here may be very fine but, on the face of it, Kubel's a no-brainer. Do you think Drew will miss less time than PECOTA predicts or that he'll produce more in his limited ABs?

 
David Sullivan
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Can we hear your opinion on Joey Devine, Will?

Feb 16, 2010 12:46 PM on Oakland Athletics
 
David Sullivan
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Love your Web site and glad to see you at BP!

 
David Sullivan
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jashnew: 45,300 Canadians died fighting the Axis in World War II. You disrespect their sacrifice by suggesting America fought the war all by itself. It's ironic that you mention an earlier time when you grew up as being better than today. I'm fairly certain most people during that time were much more respectful of other people's opinions, unlike yourself. They weren't afforded the luxury of false courage that comes with Internet anonymity. When I think about things "changing for the worse" today, I think of people like you well before people like Evan come to mind. David Sullivan Los Angeles, CA

Nov 29, 2009 11:44 AM on April 25-29, 2002
 
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Ever see a BBC show called Connections? In every episode, they look at the flow of history and show the connections. To cite just one example, how is the size of a nuclear missile silo connected to the width of an ancient Roman donkey's ass? Considering how deftly Christina got us from a history of the 1920 Presidential election to potential mass suicides in Chicago around early April 2010, she must be a fan of the show as well!

Nov 06, 2009 12:17 PM on A Teahen Scandal?
 
David Sullivan
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I would have to agree with the posters who liked receiving the newsletter when the day's new content had been posted.

 
David Sullivan
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Has anyone ever looked at run support-neutral measures of pitchers similar to this? I don't know, something like Quality Starts?

Jun 05, 2009 1:36 PM on The Next 300
 
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I'm interested in your opinion of Dontrelle Willis now that he's close to returning to the big leagues.

May 07, 2009 1:09 PM on Lingering Issues
 
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Love the daily minor league update. Thumbs up.