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Steph Bee
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Steph Bee
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Yes. However, I do not believe there are currently any females umpiring in the minor leagues. Ria Corteso made waves a few years back for umpiring a spring training game, becoming the first woman to do so since Pam Postema in the late 1980s, but she left the game shortly afterward after being denied a promotion to Triple-A for many years.

 
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I debated females in baseball vs. roboumps, but I chose the latter because of the current prominence of the issue. I certainly (and rather obviously) champion women in baseball, though.

 
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I'm not sure about ballplayers--though I really do hope there is one--but I absolutely think a female GM or scouting director will happen. Kim Ng probably represents the best chance for a female GM in the immediate future, but, say, 20 years from now, there will likely be a whole slew of new candidates. The progression for females in front offices has been ludicrously slow, but the glass ceiling will be broken someday.

 
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We did comeback candidates a couple weeks back, if that's what you mean: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19361

 
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Good catch! Fixed, and thanks for the sharp eyes!

 
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That will be coming as soon as we get word from Kevin.

 
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I believe the ones missing the comment date tag are the ones that were updated today. Tomorrow, they should have date tags attached.

May 14, 2012 3:39 PM on Monday, May 14
 
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Aye, guilty as charged. I never remember to drop the spelling.

May 09, 2012 8:46 AM on The Phallin' Phillies
 
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Been around a bit No PECOTA forecast yet Hope percentile high ;)

Mar 29, 2012 4:35 PM on Opening Day Haikus
 
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Panda has his stripes If Jack Black can stay away Earn a Kung Fu Belt :)

Mar 29, 2012 2:14 PM on Opening Day Haikus
 
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Thanks, and thanks for reading!

Mar 28, 2012 3:17 PM on Opening Day Haikus
 
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Thanks! Next time, I'll rhyme.

Mar 28, 2012 3:16 PM on Opening Day Haikus
 
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Miller will catch fast Going international Again, Birds fly high

Mar 28, 2012 1:28 PM on Opening Day Haikus
 
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Not even parking But with a Magic future Poor fans can win, too

Mar 28, 2012 1:27 PM on Opening Day Haikus
 
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Baseball Prospectus Can't forget our past Far too many greats to name We still pack a punch

Mar 28, 2012 1:24 PM on Opening Day Haikus
 
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Thank you for reading :)

Mar 28, 2012 1:23 PM on Opening Day Haikus
 
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Haikus can still rhyme But maybe it’s not their time Not yet in their prime Next time, limerick Then I can get them out quick Just hope they will stick I mess with meter On the bubble, I teeter No comment beater Thank you for reading You help give my work meaning You, I’m not beaning

Mar 28, 2012 1:22 PM on Opening Day Haikus
 
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Fixed. Thanks!

Mar 09, 2012 11:59 AM on Stairway to Heaven
 
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Hey, we can be positive and hopeful! We actually covered breakout candidates last week. ;) http://bit.ly/yAUW9B

 
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No problem! I appreciate you taking the time to read the piece.

 
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We do discuss the Aramis Ramirez/Casey McGehee switcharoo and how that helps cushion the blow, as well as how the subsequent lineup shakeup will score runs. We also take a look at the Carlos Beltran signing and how that might help soften the Cards' loss of Pujols.

 
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I certainly think some improved play at shortstop is in order, but I think there will be a time share at catcher with Ryan Hanigan still holding steady. The Reds are very much in the thick of the NL Central, and they made some solid upgrades this winter. The Brewers and Cardinals both lost major offensive forces this winter, so they'll have to come by new ways of scoring runs, hoping older guys stay healthy, look for a couple breakouts, and hope some guys can maintain their 2011 production levels. Rolen's issues are different than Berkman's, but I get your message. I don't think Berkman gets close to a repeat, particularly of his first half, but if the fixes he made are legit, he should still be a solid contributor. We delve a little more into his case in Part II.

 
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In the literal sense, probably not, but in terms of Cincinnati being his baseball "home" and being the toast of the city probably helps establish some "home" loyalty.

 
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Right now, I believe PECOTA takes the Cardinals by a slim margin. Since there is quite a bit of text, we divided this piece into two parts and went in alphabetical order by city.

 
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I'm glad you agree, and that you read the article. Thanks! :)

 
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Fair point. His body also might get too big for the position. Some premier shortstops have put up more errors at that age in the minors, so I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt. Living outside Chicago, I unfortunately don't get to see more of his games to get a better look at his skill. But in the event of that position switch, I think he's going to still do just fine at second base.

 
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Thanks! ;)

Dec 06, 2011 2:52 PM on Only the Good Buy Young
 
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Ack, our bad. I'll add this now. Thanks for pointing it out!

 
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Happy to help :)

 
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No problem :)

 
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Not that I know of, though I do enjoy watching her on "The Daily Show." And she gets an A+ for an awesome surname. ;)

May 14, 2011 10:39 PM on 5/9-5/13
 
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Not that I know of, but she has grade-A taste in surnames. :)

May 06, 2011 3:34 PM on 5/2-5/6
 
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I'll be sure to pass along your request immediately. Thanks for the concern!

Apr 08, 2011 9:09 AM on 4/4-4/8
 
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That would be the fault of a tired editor/compiler--me. Sorry 'bout that, but fixed it up again.

Apr 01, 2011 1:47 AM on Staff Picks for 2011
 
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Thanks! And nope, though I could just go by S. Bee and keep people wondering. ;)

Mar 07, 2011 7:36 AM on 2/28-3/4
 
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There is also the time prior to 1997 to consider...

Mar 01, 2011 5:08 PM on The Genuine Articles
 
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Thanks, glad you like it. :)

Feb 28, 2011 6:46 AM on Week of 2/21-2/25
 
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Ryan Kelly

Jan 11, 2011 12:37 PM on Bartlett's Price Quote
 
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Trying to figure out what happened here. Apologies for the delay.

Jan 11, 2011 11:16 AM on NL Central Roundup
 
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I could certainly be wrong, but I think Kevin was referencing that the Jays being in the AL East is a fact that's not about to change anytime soon unless there is some sort of realignment. The Jays have to develop their talent because they don't have the payrolls of the Yankees and Red Sox, and they don't have as deep of a farm system as the Rays. They've got talent, but because they are in the toughest division, it's going to be harder for them to make the playoffs because of the teams they play 19 times a year.

 
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Aha. Knew it was something like that. Guess I need to do a refresher course in Yankees history.

Jul 22, 2010 12:37 PM on Ralph Houk Has Died
 
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I believe Steve is referring to the fact that Ford was used against the tougher competition and never really had a set rotation schedule. If an opposing team's staff ace was coming up, Ford would face that pitcher to give the Yankees the best chance to win (a reason to celebrate--ace vs. ace). It could have saved his arm (another reason to celebrate) because Ford didn't get nearly the mileage he would have if he had taken a regular slot in the rotation, but the Yankees also didn't use their best pitcher at all times, which is why it would be scorned.

Jul 22, 2010 12:21 PM on Ralph Houk Has Died
 
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That's certainly possible, and it's also possible that the massive influx of injuries in April come from people who had off-season surgeries or injuries that they are still nursing and aren't ready for Opening Day. My guess is that the first week of April has a pretty high concentration of players headed to the DL as they continue to rehab from their various maladies.

 
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The rule for DHs in all ASGs regardless of park was enacted with the most recent bout of changes. As for smaller rosters, that would likely have to come with a rule change that not all teams must have an ASG representative due to the fan, player, and management voting that is more likely to vote in players from more prominent/winning franchises.

 
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Nope. They were replaced on the roster. They were given the name of All-Star, but because they pitched on Sunday, they could not play at all and were replaced by people who were deemed eligible to play. Then there's just the sheer business of putting a pitcher on the basepaths...

 
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Ben, Thank you so much for coming out. Glad you enjoyed it, and I hope that everyone who came out had a good time as well. Steph

Jul 12, 2010 12:04 AM on Reminder: LA Feed
 
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True. I'm thinking more for the people coming from the IE/San Bernardino and other eastern cities since it's a bit of a drive to get into LA. Ideally the distance could be about equal for everyone, but I know that's probably not possible. Long Beach and Fullerton/Garden Grove/Seal Beach could certainly be options. I'm trying to get a general idea of which direction everyone is coming from so I can maybe make some suggestions. For train stations in the Anaheim area, Anaheim, Anaheim Canyon, and Fullerton are possibilities for people who want to go that route, though Metrolink has made tons of cutbacks over the past few months and there are few weekend routes.

Jun 21, 2010 8:42 PM on LA Area Feed
 
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All right... perhaps we can find a happy medium for those from LA and those from OC/IE/surrounding cities. Would everyone be amendable to choose someplace in the middle? Or are there some other suggestions?

Jun 21, 2010 8:12 PM on LA Area Feed
 
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Considering that Ed Wade never met a veteran he didn't like...

Jun 11, 2010 12:05 AM on Central Preoccupations
 
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He definitely has the smarts to be a Moe Berg. I think the biggest question will come down to how much money he's offered. Give him a big enough bonus and education can wait. However, even though the catcher class is kind of thin, I don't really think he's in the conversation for the top 20 catchers in the nation, so the money probably won't be huge. Even if it's simply to see if he'll go pro or go abroad, I'm interested in seeing where he's drafted.

 
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He could, yeah, but from talking to his coach and from what I have read, he seems very interested in getting his master's and wants to study abroad. Perhaps he could give going pro a go and do that in the offseason?

 
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Thanks!

Jun 01, 2010 9:58 AM on Cooper Brannan
 
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Yeah, when a person is added to the 60-day DL, they do not count toward the 40-man roster. However, once they are activated from the DL, they do count, and if there are still more than 40 people on the 40-man, someone will have to be DFA'd. Miller had been in the Reds' AAA team on a minor-league deal and had his contract purchased from the major-league club, thus necessitating a roster move.

May 31, 2010 2:11 PM on Monday Update
 
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Thanks :) Much appreciated.

May 31, 2010 1:36 PM on Cooper Brannan
 
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Yes, May did lose his right thumb: http://bit.ly/ccxqRr

May 31, 2010 11:01 AM on Memorial Day Meditations
 
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From Barstow? Unfortunately, Barstow's a bit far for me, but I'll definitely try to get some info on him and post it.

 
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When Golson was initially brought up, he wore 27. A couple of days later, he was sent down and Russo was recalled and given 27. When Aceves hit the DL, the Yanks were allowed to recall Golson before the 10-game waiting period, so they called him back up and gave him 26. Russo is wearing 27 now.

May 13, 2010 7:31 AM on Classics Abuse
 
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Heh, I'd have to agree. I think that coaches do get attached to their players and want them to get attention, or else they're looking for a recognizable name to make a comp and end up making egregious exaggerations. In another piece I'm working on, a coach compared a pitcher to Maddux. I believe that pitcher got bombed the night I watched him...

May 10, 2010 3:16 PM on Prospect Watch
 
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The very first edition of the BP Annual did not include the Cards.

 
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As you said, the change in win expectancy wouldn't be that great. I wasn't keen on the idea of using Mo for two innings if the Yankees didn't have to, and regardless of what their bullpen had showed on Wednesday, they are much more stable than the Philly pen. With a 3-1 lead, the Yanks had a very solid chance at winning, and they had Mo to slam the door. Jeter hit .334 during the regular season and has shown himself more than capable of swinging the bat with runners on base. I think the chance of scoring another run and potentially letting Mo sit for another inning were much better if Jeter had been allowed to swing away, and those were the biggest benefits on the line.

Oct 30, 2009 12:31 PM on Some Guys We Missed
 
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A very good point. Keeping the infield guessing as to whether or not Jeter was going to swing and then pushing them out of alignment by letting him swing on the second pitch after he showed his willingness to bunt on the first pitch could have hugely benefitted the Yankees...if they'd taken it.

Oct 30, 2009 12:16 PM on Some Guys We Missed
 
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But it's much more fun to say that you did say it.

Oct 30, 2009 11:53 AM on Some Guys We Missed
 
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I agree. If the Yankees did manage to score a few more runs, Rivera doesn't throw all of those pitches, and that preserves him more when the games pick back up in Philly. He's the best man in the pen by far, and even with a day off, you still hold your breath when you have a closer throwing that many pitches in an inning. I'm perfectly fine with a dissenting opinion. I should have made it more clear that my biggest problem was with Jeter bunting with two strikes. I know Jeter is very much a ground ball hitter, so as much as I don't like to see him bunt, I can see why the bench called for it. To me, the real value was in putting the game out of reach for Philadelphia and saving Mariano Rivera the extra trouble. If it's a 10-run inning, Mo most definitely doesn't get used, though he may throw to keep fresh, and the Yankees blow through some of the Philly relievers.

Oct 30, 2009 11:53 AM on Some Guys We Missed
 
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I'm not a huge fan of someone like Jeter bunting, but I can see your point. My biggest beef was when he tried to bunt with two strikes, because there is a far greater chance of an out than there is of him moving the runners over. In that situation especially, I'd let most everyone swing away, whether the batter is Jose Molina or Derek Jeter. If the Yankees had managed to score a couple of more runs, I expect that Girardi would have held off on using Rivera until the 9th inning. I believe he had Chamberlain warming a bit earlier, and even Aceves was up, though that simply could have been to get some work in.

Oct 30, 2009 11:45 AM on Some Guys We Missed
 
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In his career, with an 0-2 count, Jeter is a .231 hitter, and he was hitting .182 this season in those situations. I'm not sure about how the run expectation would change based on the count, but it was giving away an AB when the count ran to 0-2 and he tried to bunt. The overall risk was far too high to outweigh the good.

Oct 30, 2009 11:40 AM on Some Guys We Missed
 
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Thanks. The mistake has been corrected.

Jun 30, 2009 2:22 PM on June 30