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02-21

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In A Pickle: All-Stars Are Not All Stars
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Jason Wojciechowski

07-16

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BP Unfiltered: Fixing The All Star Game After Saying It's Not Fixable
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Matthew Kory

07-16

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Bizball: Playing the MLB All-Star Game Television Ratings Game
by
Maury Brown

03-07

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The BP Wayback Machine: Don Mincher, Part 2
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David Laurila

01-13

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Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in Motion
by
Jonathan Bernhardt

01-04

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11

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The Catch-All
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Jay Jaffe

11-22

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Golden Era Ballot for the Hall of Fame
by
Jay Jaffe

11-03

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The Lineup Card: 9 World Series Heroes: The Year After
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Baseball Prospectus

10-26

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The Lineup Card: 13 Bad Players Who Are (or Were) Still Fun to Watch and Root For
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Baseball Prospectus

07-13

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The Lineup Card: Cult Favorites: 18 Non-Star Ballplayers Who Should be Better Remembered
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Baseball Prospectus

07-13

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On the Beat: Straight from the Commissioner
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John Perrotto

07-07

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10

The BP Wayback Machine: State of the Game
by
Joe Sheehan

06-30

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The BP Wayback Machine: Un-Stars
by
James Click

06-08

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18

Clubhouse Confidential: Speaking from Experience
by
Marc Carig

01-12

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Prospectus Q&A: Don Mincher, Part II
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David Laurila

12-23

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16

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2011: Bagwell and Baggage
by
Jay Jaffe

10-27

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16

World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic Memories
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Baseball Prospectus

09-07

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Prospectus Q&A: Darold Knowles
by
David Laurila

08-01

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9

Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NL
by
Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-14

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On the Beat: Remembering George Steinbrenner
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John Perrotto

07-14

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All-Star Game: McCann is The Man
by
John Perrotto

07-14

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Ahead in the Count: Three Eras of All-Star Voting
by
Matt Swartz

07-14

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All-Star Game: Observations from Anaheim
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Christina Kahrl

07-13

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BP Unfiltered: Lunch with the Czar and Mr. Weiner
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Christina Kahrl

07-09

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All-Star Discontents
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Christina Kahrl

07-06

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Under The Knife: The All-Star Effect
by
Will Carroll

07-05

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Contractual Matters: An All-Star Payday
by
Jeff Euston

06-30

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13

Manufactured Runs: Who's an All-Star?
by
Colin Wyers

06-21

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Contractual Matters: Goin' to Kansas City
by
Jeff Euston

03-07

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Prospectus Q&A: Chaz Scoggins
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David Laurila

12-23

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases at Third and Short
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Jay Jaffe

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers vs. Phillies LCS
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Jay Jaffe

10-04

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It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over
by
Christina Kahrl

08-14

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23

Prospectus Hit List: Getting Their Money's Worth... Or Not
by
Jay Jaffe

08-07

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Prospectus Hit List: The Post-Shuffle Shuffle
by
Jay Jaffe

07-16

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18

On the Beat: Buyers Rush Nearly Empty Shelves?
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John Perrotto

07-14

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On the Beat: All-Star Game Day
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John Perrotto

07-13

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Prospectus Today: All-Star Grab Bag
by
Joe Sheehan

07-12

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On the Beat: Mid-Season Snapshot
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John Perrotto

07-12

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Future Shock: Futures Game Viewing Guide
by
Kevin Goldstein

07-07

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60

Prospectus Today: A Modest All-Star Proposal
by
Joe Sheehan

07-06

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Prospectus Today: The All-Star Selections
by
Joe Sheehan

07-05

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24

On the Beat: All-Stars!
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John Perrotto

06-07

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39

Prospectus Idol Entry: The Summer of 1992
by
Matthew Knight

02-22

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Prospectus Q&A: George Thorogood
by
David Laurila

01-26

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25

Future Shock: Orioles Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-12

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10

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Pitchers
by
Jay Jaffe

01-04

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Prospectus Q&A: Tony Blengino
by
David Laurila

11-17

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Future Shock: Rockies Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

10-28

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Prospectus Hit and Run: (Near) Hitless Wonders
by
Jay Jaffe

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February 21, 2013 5:00 am

In A Pickle: All-Stars Are Not All Stars

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Jason Wojciechowski

Jason looks at the worst players, by career WARP, to make multiple trips to the All-Star Game.

Last week, we looked at players who racked up large career WARP figures but for one reason or another (underappreciation, the league being incredibly stocked at their position, steady goodness rather than flashes of greatness) didn't make very many All-Star teams. This week, having sufficiently buried the lede, it's time to look at the players who inspired this investigation in the first place: the very worst players to make multiple All-Star Games. Caveats and notes:

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After proclaiming the All Star Game can't be fixed, Matt Kory proposes a fix for the All Star Game.

Today I took an untimely look at the All Star game and suggested that we all stop trying to fix it because it’s fundamentally flawed and not fixable. Now watch as I try to fix the All Star game! The premise of my article (which you can find here) is that the All Star game is an exhibition and because it doesn’t count in the standings and is played by multi-millionaires who don’t care about the difference between the winning team’s check and the losing team’s check, there isn’t anything that can be done to create a competitive game. Baseball tried by putting home field advantage in the World Series on the line, but, to obnoxiously quote myself:

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Ratings for the MLB All-Star Game were up this year, but does that really tell the whole story?

Television ratings are a funny thing. The spin that can come out of the numbers can drive reports in wildly divergent directions. In sports, ratings can be spun to say that the popularity of a given league or club is high or low, depending on those feeding the information. Of course, leagues and clubs love to tout growth, while detractors can spin numbers negatively. For Major League Baseball, ratings have been used to show that the game’s popularity is on the rise, while others have pounded keys to say that it’s a “dying sport.”

So, which one is it? As is often the case in data analysis, the truth can lie in the middle. Before we get started, let’s give a quick primer on what the ratings numbers mean.

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Remembering the late Don Mincher with a look back at the second part of his BP interview from last year.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audiencesend us your suggestion.

First baseman Don Mincher died on Sunday at age 73. In his memory, we're re-running David Laurila's two-part interview with him, which originally ran as a two-part "Prospectus Q&A" column on January and 11th and 12th, 2011.



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A writer who never saw Jack Morris pitch watches him in action for the first time and comes away even less convinced that the traditionalist case for his candidacy should earn him a call to Cooperstown.

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January 4, 2012 12:18 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The Catch-All

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Jay Jaffe

Tim Raines has his case re-examined, and the remainder of the Hall ballot gets a look.

We all have our pet projects. With the graduations of Bert Blyleven and Ron Santo to the Hall of Fame, mine is now Tim Raines. During his 23-year major-league career, Raines combined the virtues of a keen batting eye, dazzling speed, and all-around athleticism with a cerebral approach that made him an electrifying performer and a dangerous offensive weapon. Yet in four years on the ballot, he's reached just 37.5 percent of the vote, exactly half of what he needs to reach Cooperstown.

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How well do the players on the Golden Era ballot stack up to Hall of Fame standards?

The Hall of Fame's Golden Era ballot has been out since November 3, offering 10 familiar names from the 1947-1972 era for Cooperstown consideration. This isn't the Veterans Committee anymore; when last year's reforms were announced, the words "Veterans Committee" were conspicuously omitted from all press releases. Rather, it's the second of three Era Committees to get its turn at bat, following last year's Expansion Era Committee, which voted on players from the 1973-1989 period and managers, umpires, and executives from 1973 to the present. Theoretically, next year’s panel will consider candidates from the Pre-Integration period (1871-1946), but the Hall has changed the rules so often lately that all bets are off.

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A look at how World Series icons performed after their October heroics

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Despite being terrible at baseball, these players are (or were) enjoyable to watch

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In the first in a new series of weekly lists, the BP team compiles its nominees for most under-appreciated ballplayers of their times.

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July 13, 2011 9:00 am

On the Beat: Straight from the Commissioner

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John Perrotto

Bud Selig hands down answers from on high at the All-Star Game, while Derek Jeter's absence becomes a story.

PHOENIX—It is usually difficult to characterize Derek Jeter as a sympathetic figure.

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In which Joe takes Bud Selig to task for failing to understand the real reasons for the All-Star Game's decline in popularity.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

Does Bud Selig believe that baseball isn't an inherently interesting game? So said Joe in the article below, which originally ran as a "Prospectus Today" column on July 13, 2006.

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