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Ragnhild
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Ragnhild
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Any information on when the positional breakdown by tiers will be published?

 
Ragnhild
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Not a pariah...just kinda boring.

 
Ragnhild
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Sure, he shows aplomb (self-confidence) in big spots...but he also blew Game 3 of the 2009 ALDS (4 hits, 3 runs with 2 outs, season over) and blew the save against the Orioles this year that would have clinched a playoff spot. So 2 of the past 3 years he has choked away the last game of the season...I'd say that big game reputation is neutral at best.

Nov 13, 2011 1:36 PM on Paying for Papelbon
 
Ragnhild
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I agree with your last sentence...with all the attrition its to a point where my two favorite contributors to BP are well-rounded "scout-side" perspectives

Jul 25, 2011 3:22 AM on Lost in the SIERA Madre
 
Ragnhild
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cool story, bro!

Jul 15, 2011 12:36 AM on Clean Clemens?
 
Ragnhild
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The AL scout who notes "there is nobody with that package" after providing some speculative summary stats actually described Ellsbury's projected season totals pretty precisely.

Jul 13, 2011 4:14 AM on Trout vs. Harper
 
Ragnhild
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I've subscribed to BP a long time and have no idea who Joe Hamrahi is..."we at BP"? What does that even mean?

 
Ragnhild
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Its not exactly "burying the lead"...but you always have to skip past the "newspaper article" to get to the good stuff Perrotto. Rumors and scouts' takes should be the draw!

 
Ragnhild
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There were three men down And the season lost And the tarpaulin was rolled Upon the winter frost

Mar 03, 2011 4:05 AM on Finding Julio Teheran
 
Ragnhild
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Scott Rolen has average foot speed? Who knew?

Feb 10, 2011 6:51 AM on Tooling Around
 
Ragnhild
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Seems to me like PECOTA looks a lot of guys up and down and pictures Votto and/or A-Gonz...maybe Jeff Clement or Ike Davis are primed for a surprising breakout too.

Feb 08, 2011 4:34 AM on The Next Jose Bautista
 
Ragnhild
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The Red Sox have had a lot of injuries this year? Who knew? Such hard-hitting 'insider' stuff here! Kudos for taking such a bold stance...it's not every author who would be willing to put themselves out there with a "they could but I don't think they will" prediction on a possible but unlikely outcome. It adds so much to a silly 'playoff odds report' to list all the injuries and mention how much they have hurt this team!

 
Ragnhild
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Buchholz may not sustain that ERA, but its not because of any downward trend. Comparing Clay Buchholz 2010 with his '07 and '08 and spotting negative indicators misses the point...he's not trying to regain something lost -- he's clearly pitching better than at any other stage of his career.

 
Ragnhild
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Thoughts on Kyle Blanks?

Apr 21, 2010 9:17 AM on Hot Spots: Outfield
 
Ragnhild
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Spring Training is mostly for the pitchers, who can't roll out of bed and start throwing.

Apr 19, 2010 9:51 AM on Abusing The Closer
 
Ragnhild
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18 Million

Jan 17, 2010 2:47 PM on May 20-26
 
Ragnhild
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"Any headline on this trade that does not mention Arodys Vizcaino is totaly missing the point" -KG

Dec 22, 2009 11:54 AM on The Braves' New World
 
Ragnhild
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Beckett has had a lower EqERA each of the past three years.

Dec 15, 2009 11:35 AM on No Lack of Lackey
 
Ragnhild
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Even if you think Lester and Buchholz will leap ahead of him, I can't see how Beckett "...might be their fourth-best come a year from now." Beckett is younger and has been better consistently better than Lackey over their careers...I take the point that the gap between them may not be large, but that doesn't make Lackey better

Dec 15, 2009 10:38 AM on No Lack of Lackey
 
Ragnhild
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Baseball is played to entertain fans over the course of a summer. Should fans of every team with a sober assessment that "the chances of making the 2010 playoffs are minimal" decide the games are not worth watching? At least one in five was last year in Toronto, playoffs or not.

Dec 08, 2009 10:20 AM on A Halladay Ultimatum
 
Ragnhild
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I have always wondered if the strength of home field advantage is correlated with attendance...does a packed stadium give more of an edge to the home team than an empty one does in a measurable way? Sounds like that may be coming in future installations, which I really look forward to!

 
Ragnhild
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Is it commonly accepted wisdom that command pitchers have an advantage on 'getaway day'? It would seem like an easy theory to (dis)prove, although I've never come across such research...in any case, just glad to be slighly less cynical and jaded that I don't immediately look for ways to minimize every accomplishment.

Jul 24, 2009 9:40 AM on Perfection
 
Ragnhild
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Why couldn't we have this in a csv?

Jul 23, 2009 12:37 PM on Players
 
Ragnhild
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I think Lowrie was sent to Lowell for now?

Jul 09, 2009 11:55 AM on Rewind and Review
 
Ragnhild
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Varitek catching Wakefield is not inconceivable at all...in fact, the top of the 13th inning of Game 5 in the 2004 ALCS is one of most excruciating half-inning memories of my lifetime. Far more than the three passed balls that the record shows, virtually every pitch was an adventure... Of course it is irrational to make roster decisions based on a half-inning from 5 years ago or to let a 42 year old innings-eater sabotage your ability to construct an optimal team....but it's not only Rays and Yankees fans who are glad to be spared Varitek vs. Wake.

Mar 24, 2009 1:25 PM on Eastern Promises
 
Ragnhild
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Don't worry Joe, I hear they did a smart job rebuilding their bullpen.

Mar 06, 2009 11:16 AM on There's a Breach
 
Ragnhild
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I understand the time value of money...but we\'re only talking about portions being deferred for a max three years--hardly \"without benefit\"

Mar 05, 2009 10:22 AM on The Manny Has Landed
 
Ragnhild
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\"he\'s guaranteed just $5 million more\" yet \"he\'ll be no better off financially\"? Isn\'t $5M better off? So what exactly is the \"cost\" to Ramirez? He prefers to play in LA, he pockets \"just\" an extra $5M, and he got to skip a bunch of spring workouts. If you think Manny is going to fret about a damaged reputation you simply haven\'t been paying attention.

Mar 05, 2009 9:26 AM on The Manny Has Landed
 
Ragnhild
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The Red Sox have depth issues in their rotation? Compared to who? I would think Beckett, Lester, Matsuzaka, Wakefield, Penny, Smoltz, and Buchholz is pretty darn deep.

Feb 23, 2009 7:36 AM on Things We Know Now
 
Ragnhild
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\"What should be clear, is that with three comparables in and two outstanding, the chance for Ramirez to break the bank is gone.\" Perhaps he won\'t break the bank. But you\'ve stretched the point a bit far if you insist on calling Abreu, Burrell, and Ibanez \"comparables\"---a .050 EQA advantage is pretty massive IMO.

Jan 06, 2009 11:54 AM on Manny Being Jody
 
Ragnhild
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I can\'t decide which I like less...the tired and way overdone suggestion that a pitcher \"misses bats\" or the irredeemable \"seamhead\"

Dec 12, 2008 11:42 AM on Seamhead Analysis