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Newsletter: Monday, January 21, 2013


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NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

Baseball Therapy
Pitchouts and My Underage Gambling Problem

by Russell A. Carleton

If it doesn't make sense to call for pitchouts, why do major-league managers
keep doing it?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19435

Pebble Hunting
The Year in Pitchers Not Getting Focal Dystonia

by Sam Miller

What happened when pitchers temporarily forgot how to throw strikes last
season?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19430

Painting the Black
Buy Low, Porcello

by R.J. Anderson

The Tigers possess a veteran starter who just turned 24. But is there still
reason to hope for more from Rick Porcello?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19434

Rumor Roundup
Monday, January 21

by Will Woods

Checking in on Michael Bourn and the Braves' search for outfielders, as well
as various other whispers from the weekend.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19380

BP Unfiltered
MLBDepthCharts Mailbag

by Jason  Martinez

Jason Martinez answers questions on the Rays' lineup and Brewers' rotation in
the latest 'MLBDepthCharts Mailbag'.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19437

NEW FANTASY CONTENT

Resident Fantasy Genius
Why AL-/NL-only Leagues are Superior to Mixed Leagues

by Derek Carty

A look into why mixed leagues lag behind AL- and NL-only leagues.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19324

NEW BASIC CONTENT

Inside The Park
The Man of Missouri

by Bradford Doolittle

Remembering Stan Musial, among the best in baseball history as both a player
and a person.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19439

108 Stitches
A Chat with Earl Weaver

by Dan Evans

Dan shares his recollections of a memorable conversation with the late Hall of
Fame manager early in his own career.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19440

The Week In Quotes
January 14-20

by Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19251

BP Unfiltered
Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Jungmann vs Roache vs Coulter)

by Nick J. Faleris

Daily Draft Video Weekend Flashback takes a look at today's top prospects
before they were pros.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19432

BP Unfiltered
Nine Frank Robinsons

by Sam Miller

Fielding a lineup with nine Frank Robinsons.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19431

PODCASTS

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 122: PECOTA PROJECTS ELITE
DRAFT PICKS FROM THE PAST/SHOULD SCOUTS FEAR FIELDF/X
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19414

BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 29: 20-90 SCALE
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19422

ANNOUNCEMENTS

INTRODUCING THE GREG SPIRA BASEBALL RESEARCH AWARD
BP's Joe Hamrahi and Dave Pease have joined forces with Sean Forman of
Baseball-Reference.com, Sean Lahman of Baseball1.com, and Gary Gillette of
24-7 Baseball to create an award that commemorates the work of Greg Spira and
annually honors the authors of the year's most innovative baseball research.
For more information, including how to nominate pieces of research for
consideration, please see Dave's post:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19410

BALLPARK EVENTS SERIES TO KICK OFF IN ARLINGTON
Tickets are now on sale for our first ballpark event of the 2013 season, which
will take place on April 21, at the game between the Mariners and Rangers in
Arlington. A ticket ($64.01) also gives you the opportunity to meet some of
your favorite BP authors and participate in a question-and-answer session with
members of the Rangers front office. For more information and to buy your
tickets, see the post by Joe Hamrahi by following the link below.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19240

BP DAY AT TURNER FIELD WILL BE ON JUNE 15
Our event at Turner Field will take place before the Braves host the Giants on
June 15. As usual, a ticket ($51.01) gives you the opportunity to mingle with
your favorite BP writers, and to participate in a question-and-answer session
with members of the Braves' front office. For more information and to buy your
ticket, see this post by Joe Hamrahi.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19301

TOP TEN PROSPECT LISTS ARE IN FULL SWING
Jason Parks and the new BP prospect team are hard at work on their top-10
lists. The latest installment, on the Milwaukee Brewers, can be found here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19393
For a complete archive of the lists, and the order of teams to come, go to:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/

GET YOUR DAILY NEWS FIX WITH THE MINOR-LEAGUE UPDATE AND RUMOR ROUNDUP
The postseason may be over, but with winter leagues in the Caribbean and hot
stove rumors in the States, baseball is a year-round sport. We're keeping up
with the latest happenings on and off the field in Jason Martinez's
Minor-League Update and Daniel Rathman's Rumor Roundup. Here are the links to
today's installments:
Minor-League Update:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19437
Rumor Roundup: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19380

BP JOINS FORCES WITH PERFECT GAME
For more information on our new partnership with baseball's largest
independent scouting service, see the press release linked below:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19092

ORDER YOUR COPY OF BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS 2012-2013
The NBA season is underway, and if you're not already the analysis and
commentary in our annual, we invite you to get in on the fun! This year's
edition includes a foreword by Indiana Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard,
to go with essays on all 30 teams and Kevin Pelton's SCHOENE projection system
and much, much more. You can download sample chapters and purchase a copy by
following the link below.
http://www.basketballprospectus.com/products/pbp2012/

PLAYOFF ODDS AVAILABLE DAILY
The season is underway, and our playoff odds report is now updated to account
for the double wild card. Check it out here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/odds/

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