CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Futures Guide 2014 is Now Available in Paperback and Three E-book Formats.

Premium and Super Premium Subscribers Get a 20% Discount at MLB.tv!

Articles Tagged A.J. Hinch 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

04-28

comment icon

0

BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus at PETCO Park - May 19, 2012
by
Joe Hamrahi

11-18

comment icon

15

Baseball ProGUESTus: Why Having a Quick Hook Helps
by
Mitchel Lichtman

06-16

comment icon

0

Prospectus Perspective: Are the D'Backs for Real?
by
Mike Petriello

06-10

comment icon

8

On the Beat: Snake Charmer
by
John Perrotto

04-28

comment icon

2

Overthinking It: Raising Arizona
by
Ben Lindbergh

12-31

comment icon

2

Prospectus Q&A: Best of Q&A 2010
by
David Laurila

12-31

comment icon

0

On the Beat: A Bird of a New Feather
by
John Perrotto

09-20

comment icon

9

On the Beat: Being Part of the Solution
by
John Perrotto

09-03

comment icon

8

On the Beat: No Worse for the Wear
by
John Perrotto

08-13

comment icon

6

On the Beat: A Legend Takes Over
by
John Perrotto

07-20

comment icon

30

Prospectus Hit and Run: The 2010 Replacement-level Killers
by
Jay Jaffe

07-07

comment icon

13

On the Beat: Wednesday Update: The A's Uphill Climb
by
John Perrotto

07-05

comment icon

3

On the Beat: Monday Update
by
John Perrotto

07-02

comment icon

7

Transaction Action: Dealing and Decapitating
by
Christina Kahrl

07-01

comment icon

5

Prospectus Hit List: Comebacks and Comedowns
by
Jay Jaffe

06-30

comment icon

15

Checking the Numbers: A No-No
by
Eric Seidman

06-28

comment icon

0

The Week in Quotes: June 21-27
by
Alex Carnevale

06-28

comment icon

12

Top 10 Week: General Manager Candidates
by
Will Carroll

06-15

comment icon

7

Transaction Action: Getting a ComeSuppance?
by
Christina Kahrl

06-14

comment icon

3

On the Beat: Monday Update
by
John Perrotto

06-07

comment icon

5

On the Beat: Monday Update
by
John Perrotto

05-13

comment icon

5

Transaction Action: Scrubbing Up for the Weekend
by
Christina Kahrl

05-10

comment icon

2

On the Beat: New Blood, Same Result
by
John Perrotto

05-05

comment icon

15

Checking the Numbers: Catchers on Catching
by
Eric Seidman

04-30

comment icon

0

Game Story: Diamondbacks at Cubs, Game One
by
Christina Kahrl

04-23

comment icon

5

Transaction Action: National League Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

04-09

comment icon

2

Transaction Action: NL East and West
by
Christina Kahrl

04-04

comment icon

5

Transaction Action: Turn of the Screw, NL
by
Christina Kahrl

03-17

comment icon

8

On the Beat: Mid-Week Update
by
John Perrotto

02-17

comment icon

9

On the Beat: Mid-Week Update
by
John Perrotto

02-08

comment icon

2

The Week in Quotes: February 1-7
by
Alex Carnevale

01-03

comment icon

2

Prospectus Q&A: A.J. Hinch
by
David Laurila

08-26

comment icon

9

On the Beat: Midweek Update
by
John Perrotto

07-19

comment icon

3

Prospectus Q&A: Cody Ross
by
David Laurila

07-12

comment icon

15

On the Beat: Mid-Season Snapshot
by
John Perrotto

05-20

comment icon

27

On the Beat: Mid-week Roundup
by
John Perrotto

05-19

comment icon

8

Prospectus Hit and Run: Rotation Freak Shows
by
Jay Jaffe

05-11

comment icon

3

The Week in Quotes: May 4-10
by
Alex Carnevale

05-10

comment icon

13

On the Beat: Weekend Wrap
by
John Perrotto

12-09

comment icon

0

Prospectus Q&A: Dan Giese
by
David Laurila

06-17

comment icon

0

Prospectus Q&A: Tom Allison
by
David Laurila

04-05

comment icon

0

Schrodinger's Bat: In the Arms of an Angel
by
Dan Fox

10-20

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: October 8-19
by
Christina Kahrl

10-09

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: September 29-October 7
by
Christina Kahrl

09-08

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: September 1-7
by
Christina Kahrl

07-14

comment icon

0

Prospectus Notebook: Thursday Edition
by
Baseball Prospectus

04-12

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005
by
Christina Kahrl

11-03

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: September 30-October 26, 2004
by
Christina Kahrl

09-17

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: August 30-September 15
by
Christina Kahrl

06-26

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: June 21-24
by
Christina Kahrl

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries

Baseball Prospectus Visits PETCO Park

Baseball Prospectus and the San Diego Padres invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Saturday, May 19 at PETCO Park. Thanks to the fine folks in the Padres front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following:

Read the full article...

You might not know it from watching the World Series, but it often makes sense for a manager to pinch hit for his starter before the late innings.

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Mitchel Lichtman, or MGL, has been doing sabermetric research and writing for over 20 years. He is one of the authors of The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball, and co-hosts The Book blog, www.insidethebook.com. He consulted for the St. Louis Cardinals from 2004 to 2006, as well as other major-league teams. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University and a J.D. from the University of Nevada Boyd School of Law. Most of the time these days you can find him on the golf course.


Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

June 16, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Perspective: Are the D'Backs for Real?

0

Mike Petriello

Can the surprising second-place Snakes make a run at the NL West, or is a .500 record a more realistic goal?

In 2007, the Arizona Diamondbacks roared back from three consecutive losing seasons to win 90 games and the National League West pennant, sweeping the Cubs in the first round before being swept themselves in the NLCS by the Rockies. Despite the disappointing end to the season, the D-Backs looked to be in solid position to contend for years to come. Six of the eight everyday players in 2007 were 26 or younger, and 19-year-old mega-prospect Justin Upton had forced his way to the big leagues to join them in August. Following the season, they acquired Dan Haren from the Athletics to pair with Brandon Webb to form one of the most imposing starting pitching duos around. As the young players matured, the idea went, the aces in the rotation would help them lead the club to glory.

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

June 10, 2011 9:00 am

On the Beat: Snake Charmer

8

John Perrotto

A year after the team's ugly 65-97 finish, manager Kirk Gibson has helped the Diamondbacks play winning baseball.

Kirk Gibson vowed there would be changes at the end of a difficult 2010 season for the Diamondbacks. He wasn’t lying.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

April 28, 2011 9:00 am

Overthinking It: Raising Arizona

2

Ben Lindbergh

Last year's Diamondbacks featured the world's worst whiffers and a historically bad bullpen, but new GM Kevin Towers may have already managed to fix both failings.

The Diamondbacks didn’t do anything particularly well in 2010, and ended up with a 65-97 fifth-place finish to show for it. However, they did do two things particularly badly—historically badly, even: make contact at the plate, and provide relief out of the bullpen. The bulk of our Arizona team essay in Baseball Prospectus 2011 was devoted to these dual weaknesses; I won’t rehash our analysis here, save to say that Diamondbacks batters struck out at the highest rate in history, and Diamondbacks relievers posted a collective 5.74 ERA, more than a run higher than that of the second-worst bullpen in the league, and almost two runs above the major-league average. The fourth-worst WXRL on record went a long way toward explaining how a team that would have finished with a winning record had all of its games ended after five innings actually wound up more than 30 games under .500.

Incoming GM Kevin Towers promised to address the epidemic of whiffs and blown leads in his first offseason at the helm. It’s still too early to conclude that he’s discovered the antidote, but through their first 22 games, the Diamondbacks have made major strides in both areas, which has helped them crawl closer to respectability with a third-order-approved 10-13 record and fourth-place status in the NL West. So how have the improvements been made? And more important, can we expect them to last?

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

A look back at some of the top quotes from the 2010 season.

It was a busy year for the Prospectus Q&A series in 2010. Over 100 full-length interviews graced these pages from January through December, and I hope that most were entertaining and/or informative. As always, it was a pleasure to bring them to the BP community. Here is a selection of the best quotes from the interviews:

Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

December 31, 2010 9:00 am

On the Beat: A Bird of a New Feather

0

John Perrotto

Ex-pitcher John Farrell looks forward to his first season as the Blue Jays' manager, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

John Farrell stands as a rare bird in baseball, and it goes beyond the fact that he will be in his first year of managing the Blue Jays next season. Farrell is just the second active manager who spent his playing career a pitcher; he joins the Padres' Bud Black, the 2010 National League Manager of the Year. It is only fitting because Farrell's career path to reach this point has been anything but conventional.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

September 20, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Being Part of the Solution

9

John Perrotto

Interim manager Kirk Gibson would like a full shot at turning around the Diamondbacks, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

Everything is lining up for Kirk Gibson to have the "interim" removed from his title and continue as the Diamondbacks' manager past the end of this season. The Diamondbacks' search for a permanent general manager is down to two, with interim GM Jerry Dipoto and former Padres GM Kevin Towers the finalists and a decision likely to come this week. Dipoto will keep Gibson, who was promoted from bench coach to interim manager on July 1 when A.J. Hinch and general manager Josh Byrnes were fired, and Towers is expected to do the same if he is hired.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

September 3, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: No Worse for the Wear

8

John Perrotto

Edwin Jackson has rebounded well from his 149-pitch no-hitter, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

Edwin Jackson's right arm has yet to fall off despite throwing a whopping 149 pitches in a no-hitter earlier this season. However, the White Sox pitcher might be in danger of missing time with splinters in the knuckles of his pitching hand.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

August 13, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: A Legend Takes Over

6

John Perrotto

Nolan Ryan talks buying the Rangers and why beating the heat is not a priority, along with other news and notes from around the majors.

Nolan Ryan didn't know how to react once he and Chuck Greenberg initially completed the purchase of the Rangers for $582 million from Tom Hicks. A 16-month ordeal that took enough plot twists to fill a suspense novel came to an end when the rest of the Major League Baseball owners approved the Ryan-Greenberg group after it had won the team at auction in bankruptcy court last week in Dallas.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

July 20, 2010 8:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The 2010 Replacement-level Killers

30

Jay Jaffe

Looking at the most punchless players on contending teams and possible fixes.

When it comes to playoff races, every edge matters. Yet all too often, managers and GMs fail to make the moves that could help their teams for reasons rooted in issues beyond a player's statistics, allowing sub-par production to fester until it kills a club's post-season hopes. Back in 2007, I compiled a historical all-star squad of ignominy for our pennant race book, It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over, identifying players at each position whose performances had dragged their teams down in tight races: the Replacement-level Killers. The concept has been revisited on a more or less annual basis here at Baseball Prospectus, both by myself and my colleagues, with an eye toward what teams can do to solve such potentially fatal problems. With the trading deadline less than two weeks away, the window for contenders to take their best shots at parlaying their resources into solutions are closing.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

Oakland has quality young pitching but sorely needs some power hitting, along with notes from around the major leagues.

The Athletics for the span of eight seasons from 1999-2006, defied the idea that a small-market team could not consistently contend. They won four American League West titles during that time and made the playoffs as the wild card on two other occasions. General manager Billy Beane's ability to build a team by finding economic inefficiencies in the player market became immortalized in Moneyball, Michael Lewis' seminal book.

Read the full article...

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries