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12-19

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Pitching Backward: Brandon McCarthy and the Outlier Curveball
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Jeff Long

12-15

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Transaction Analysis: Sixty Percent of a Red Sox Rotation
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Andrew Koo

12-12

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2015 Prospects: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

12-08

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Rumor Roundup: Interested Teams Are Way In On Chen
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Daniel Rathman

12-08

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Transaction Analysis: Replacing a Legend
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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein, Mike Gianella, Andrew Koo and Jordan Gorosh

12-01

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Fantasy Team Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Matt Collins

12-01

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Transaction Analysis: Yasmany Tomas is a Diamondback
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Nick J. Faleris and Bret Sayre

11-17

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Transaction Analysis: Diamondbacks Trade For Jeremy Hellickson
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R.J. Anderson, Mark Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

11-07

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Brandon McCarthy
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Tucker Blair

10-14

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Transaction Analysis: Arizona Raises Hale
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R.J. Anderson

09-26

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Transaction Analysis: It Takes Stew to Make a Thing Go Right?
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R.J. Anderson

09-08

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Transaction Analysis: Lose the Boss
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R.J. Anderson

09-05

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, September 5
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Matt Sussman

08-20

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Transaction Analysis: Red Sox Place Their Betts
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R.J. Anderson

08-18

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Transaction Analysis: Closer Reclamation Season
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R.J. Anderson

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Brewers Get Parra's Glove
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R.J. Anderson and J.P. Breen

07-18

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Transaction Analysis: Cahilling Time
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R.J. Anderson

07-07

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Transaction Analysis: Good Old New York
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R.J. Anderson and Ron Shah

05-02

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Painting the Black: A Trip Through the NL West
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R.J. Anderson

04-30

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The Lineup Card: 10 Things We Learned in April
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Baseball Prospectus

04-24

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Skewed Left: The Squandered Promise of the Diamondbacks Rotation
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Zachary Levine

04-16

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What You Need to Know: Please Send Starters
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Daniel Rathman

04-10

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Skewed Left: The Surprising Sameness of Justin Upton
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Zachary Levine

04-07

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Pebble Hunting: It's Been One Week
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Sam Miller

04-07

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Transaction Analysis: The More Yunel
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R.J. Anderson

03-27

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Prospectus Preview: NL West 2014 Preseason Preview
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Russell A. Carleton and Daniel Rathman

03-24

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Painting the Black: Men at Work
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R.J. Anderson

03-10

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Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Keep Carpenter, Cost Certainty
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Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

03-07

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Painting the Black: Spring Flings
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R.J. Anderson

02-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 394: 2014 Season Preview Series: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-10

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Transaction Analysis: Reeling in Rodney
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

02-06

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Rumor Roundup: Examining the Market
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Daniel Rathman

02-03

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Rumor Roundup: Scoping Out the Less Expensive Starters
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Daniel Rathman

01-30

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Rumor Roundup: Orioles Adding Arms?
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Daniel Rathman

01-17

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Fantasy Team Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Paul Sporer

01-17

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

12-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 351: Life-Changing Lessons from Recent Transactions
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 346: Matt Kemp Rumors and Hot Trade Takes
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-11

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Transaction Analysis: Mark Trumbo Gets the Nod
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: The Rays Add Bell and Hanigan, Double Down on Catcher Defense
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Lindbergh

11-07

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One Move: National League West
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Craig Goldstein

10-08

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Transaction Analysis: The Quiet Claims
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R.J. Anderson

09-04

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The Call-Up: Chris Owings
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Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

08-13

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The Call-Up: Matt Davidson
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Chris Mellen and Bret Sayre

08-13

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What You Need to Know: Albers at it Again
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Daniel Rathman

08-07

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Transaction Analysis: Drop, Drop, Drop it Like it's Hawpe
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R.J. Anderson

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Padres Trade for Ian Kennedy
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R.J. Anderson

03-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 154: 2013 Season Preview Series: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

03-04

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MLBDepthCharts: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Jason Martinez

02-21

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Skewed Left: Arizona's Extreme Strikeout Makeover
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Zachary Levine

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December 19, 2014 6:00 am

Pitching Backward: Brandon McCarthy and the Outlier Curveball

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Jeff Long

Brandon McCarthy's breaker did different things last year, and so did Brandon McCarthy.

Brandon McCarthy had an interesting season in 2014. He began the year pitching for Arizona, and traditional stats—the 5.01 ERA—implied that he struggled. But his 3.82 FIP suggested his ERA wasn’t telling the whole story. Fast forward to McCarthy’s 90-inning tenure in New York, and analysts around baseball were coming up with explanations for why McCarthy was so improved. After all, he posted a 2.89 ERA in 14 starts while wearing pinstripes. McCarthy’s FIP with New York wasn’t all that much better than it was in the first half, though, as he posted a 3.22 FIP as a Yankee.

The interesting thing about McCarthy is that his peripherals suggest that some of these ups and downs are simply a function of factors beyond his control. After all, his FIPs over the past three seasons are 3.76, 3.75, and 3.55. Those are much more consistent than his ERAs over that same time period (which should surprise nobody), and they indicate that McCarthy is a pretty consistent pitcher, at least as far as the things he controls go.

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December 15, 2014 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: Sixty Percent of a Red Sox Rotation

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Andrew Koo

How the Red Sox rotation has almost entirely turned over in less than a year.

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Some impact arms are not too far off, and while the bats aren't as impressive, there's major-league talent there as well.

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December 8, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Interested Teams Are Way In On Chen

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Daniel Rathman

Dan Duquette's been fielding unsolicited calls for his reliable no. 3, while the Diamondbacks owners reportedly nixed a done deal.

Widespread interest in Wei-Yin Chen
With Kevin Gausman still yet to endure a full season of major-league work and Ubaldo Jimenez’ role uncertain, the Orioles aren’t exactly swimming in rotation depth. But that’s not stopping other teams from phoning Dan Duquette about one of his starters.


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The Yankees get someone to man Derek Jeter's now-vacated spot, the Tigers move another piece from their Doug Fister return, and new GM Dave Stewart continues to reshape the Diamondbacks.



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December 1, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

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Matt Collins

Come for the dingers, stay for the, um, well...

I hope you like dingers. The Diamondbacks are coming off a dismal season in which they finished with the game’s worst record, and they have a long way to go to return to contention. It’s a roster filled with interesting but unspectacular players. With that being said, they should be able to hit some dingers.

With names like Paul Goldschmidt, Mark Trumbo, and Yasmany Tomas, this is going to be an exciting offense to watch. However, as potentially fun as they may be, there isn’t a lot of definite production coming from this group. On the other side of the coin, their pitching is mostly unexciting with very few sources of upside.

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December 1, 2014 12:07 am

Transaction Analysis: Yasmany Tomas is a Diamondback

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Nick J. Faleris and Bret Sayre

Arizona tries to upgrade a below-average offense after a last-place finish, signing the lastest big-name Cuban import.

Signed OF-R Yasmany Tomas to a six-year contract worth $68.5 million. [11/26]

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A.J. Burnett makes things right with Pittsburgh, and the Rays get a couple nifty prospects for their no. 4 starter.

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"When at his best, he is spotting the fastball, cutter and sinker around the outside portions of each quadrant while mixing in the curveball."

Brandon McCarthy

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October 14, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Arizona Raises Hale

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R.J. Anderson

The Diamondbacks hired an oft-mentioned managerial candidate.

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September 26, 2014 2:33 am

Transaction Analysis: It Takes Stew to Make a Thing Go Right?

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R.J. Anderson

The Diamondbacks go with an unconventional GM applicant.

Reportedly will hire Dave Stewart as general manager. [9/25]

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September 8, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Lose the Boss

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R.J. Anderson

The Diamondbacks fired their GM, while the Rockies extend a horse and the Rangers lose a skipper.

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