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11-24

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Transaction Analysis: Career-Years and Old Upside
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Jeff Quinton, Wilson Karaman and Bret Sayre

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: Lefty, Lefty, Lefty
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Matthew Trueblood

11-22

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Transaction Analysis: We Are Tuffy Gosewisch
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Patrick Dubuque

08-04

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Two-Strike Approach: Buy High, Shel Low
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Cat Garcia

08-01

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Pebble Hunting: A Prayer For Daniel Hudson
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Sam Miller

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Yankees Reunite With Clippard
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Kenny Ducey and Steve Givarz

07-11

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What You Need to Know: And Then It Got Weird
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Ashley Varela

06-24

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What You Need to Know: Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good Teams?
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Nicolas Stellini

06-11

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Raising Aces: Two Very Different Greinke Masterpieces
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Doug Thorburn

06-03

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What You Need to Know: Don't Know What the Hurry Is
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Nicolas Stellini

05-20

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Rubbing Mud: The Quarter-Pole Odds Changes
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Matthew Trueblood

05-13

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Fifth Column: Wearing It
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Michael Baumann

04-01

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Prospectus Feature: Save the Person, Save the Arm
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Eric Garcia McKinley

03-30

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Winter Is Leaving
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Sam Miller

02-24

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Rumor Roundup: The Sultriest Fifth-Starter Showdown?
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Daniel Rathman

02-18

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Life at the Margins: The NL's Gut-Punchiest Team Projection
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Rian Watt

02-05

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Rubbing Mud: Seven or Eight Shortstops
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Matthew Trueblood

02-03

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Pitching Backward: Bringing the Heat
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Jeff Long

01-26

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Rumor Roundup: The Josh Reddick Extension Conversation
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Daniel Rathman

01-19

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Rumor Roundup: Diamondbacks Will Make Pollock Prove It
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Daniel Rathman

12-17

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Players Prefer Presentation: Baseball Owners and Their Predictable Needs
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Meg Rowley

12-09

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Transaction Analysis: The Shelby Shocker
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Matthew Trueblood, J.J. Jansons and Christopher Crawford

12-07

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Rumor Roundup: You Can Never Have Enough Pitching Rumors
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Daniel Rathman

12-05

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Transaction Analysis: Snake Bitten
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Matthew Trueblood and Bret Sayre

12-01

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Rumor Roundup: Cueto Aims Higher
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Daniel Rathman

11-16

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Rumor Roundup: Is Yovani Gallardo Worth the 13th Pick?
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Daniel Rathman

06-18

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Fantasy Freestyle: Desert Ray
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George Bissell

05-14

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Rubbing Mud: Very Bad But Not (Altogether) Boring
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Matthew Trueblood

05-11

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Transaction Analysis: Nobody's Salt But Mine
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R.J. Anderson

04-16

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Transaction Analysis: Say Yas
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford and Jeff Quinton

04-13

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Rubbing Mud: Un-Giving Up on the Diamondbacks Front Office
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Matthew Trueblood

04-06

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Transaction Analysis: Royals Go On A Ventura
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

03-27

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Every Team's Moneyball: Arizona Diamondbacks: Hidden Snakes
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Sam Miller

03-25

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Rumor Roundup: The Diamondbacks' Shortstop Decision Will Affect 2B, 3B, and Perhaps All Three OF Positions
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Daniel Rathman

02-27

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Rumor Roundup: Diamondbacks Third Baseman is on the Bobbly Chair
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Daniel Rathman

01-26

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Pebble Hunting: What It Means To Have The Best Farm System In Baseball, Part Three
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Sam Miller

01-13

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Rumor Roundup: Three Stories About NL West Teams Pursuing Pitching
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Daniel Rathman

01-12

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Rumor Roundup: Tigers Talk Big About Scherzer
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Daniel Rathman

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

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Hold the turkey! Arizona and Seattle made a big pre-Thanksgiving swap.

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Arizona adds outfield depth, Chicago adds pitching depth, and Tampa Bay gives up on Lamb.

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The Man. The Myth. The Legend. The Braves' New Catcher.

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The Diamondbacks got "a ton" of interest in Shelby Miller. Is selling low the best thing for him, and them?

Every offseason, there’s always one trade during the Winter Meetings—whether it involves your team or not—that you'll remember forever. It’s the hot gossip, the big reset button. And boy, Dave Stewart gave us lonely baseball shut-ins something to sit at our laptops and peck away about on December 9th, when he packaged a deal that sent the reigning no. 1 overall draft pick, Dansby Swanson, with the solid young outfielder Ender Inciarte, and top-50 pitching prospect Aaron Blair to a rebuilding Atlanta Braves team in exchange for starting pitcher Shelby Miller. Minor-league reliever Gabe Speier was also part of the return.

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Daniel Hudson was almost traded late last week. It might have rescued the pitcher from baseball's version of hell.

On June 21st, having collected saves on three consecutive days, Brad Ziegler got the night off and the ninth inning belonged to Daniel Hudson. There are varying degrees to which the transfer of power in a bullpen is “real”—if the Diamondbacks had lost by 13 to Toronto that night, Hudson would have been like the Vice President who technically takes over as President while the real LOTFW undergoes dental surgery. But the game was close, and Hudson was brought into it, and he got three easy outs. He collected his first save and lowered his ERA to 1.55 on the season, and to 3.12 since the start of 2015, when Hudson’s status as One Of The Best Stories In Baseball took hold.

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New York restocks the bullpen with a familiar name after trading away Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller.

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The Giants flail their way to a win, Carlos Martinez matches a career record, and Yoan Moncada puts on a show at the Futures Game.

The Weekend Takeaway
Once in a while, the baseball gods conspire to do a little mischief-making. A fair number of these anecdotes end up in this column, brief asides that bring some life and color to otherwise fairly routine games.


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The Cubs are suddenly losing, the Mariners are seriously losing, and Zack Greinke moves up a special leaderboard.

The Thursday Takeaway
Arnold Schwarzenegger would have you believe that “If It bleeds, we can kill it.” Perhaps this is true, perhaps it isn’t. All we know at this moment is that the Cubs have lost four games in a row for the first time since last year’s NLCS.


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Standout pitching performances this week, including Zack Greinke, Francisco Liriano and Adam Wainwright.

The past week to 10 days has seen a return to past glory for a pair of veteran right-handed, with both Zack Greinke and Adam Wainwright providing optimism that their respective seasons can be salvaged. A veteran southpaw has not been so lucky, and though Francisco Liriano’s last two starts came in week nine of the season (he was skipped this past week), he is scheduled to pitch today and all eyes will be on his performance and any potential adjustments that he makes.

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Julio Urias gets hit again, Zack Greinke is basically back, and the Padres out-do themselves.

The Thursday Takeaway
Statistically, you’re unlikely to be a nuclear physicist. There are certainly some of you that are nuclear physicists, but almost assuredly, the average reader of this columnist is unlikely to currently be a nuclear physicist. It’s substantially more likely, however, that there are many physics majors reading this. Yet, of course, a physics major doesn’t make one a nuclear physicist.


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The more things change, the more they stay the same, except for when they change.

We’re basically a quarter of the way through the season. About 60 percent of the league will have played at least 40 games by the time you read this. This early landmark of the season has a funny way of sneaking up on us, because of the disruptions in the early-season schedule—extra off days, rainouts, and so on—and because of the distractions that keep baseball off the front page of the sports section until summer: the NFL Draft, the NBA and NHL playoffs, etc. We spend so much time (rightfully, by the way) reminding ourselves that it’s early that we eventually risk doing so even when it’s no longer so.

I’m not sure we’re there yet. I’m not sure it’s not still early. Rather than revisit this in two weeks and find I missed the crossing of the Rubicon, though, I figure it’s worth taking stock of what’s changed so far. To do so, let’s examine the 10 teams whose Playoff Odds have moved 12 percentage points or more since the season began. This is an imperfect way of deciding how much has changed, of course. It embraces both PECOTA’s initial estimation of each team’s true talent level, and the system’s rate of change—the way it incorporates new information without giving up the value added by maintaining a long memory and healthy skepticism about relatively small samples. Still, it’s something, so let’s test out the relationship between our intuitions and PECOTA’s projections.

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Some nights nothing goes your way, including the manager.

Every close-knit group of friends will develop its own vernacular. Spend enough time with the same people and you’ll share enough experiences and stories that it doesn’t make sense to spell out the entire metaphor—you just quote the line from the movie everyone has memorized, and everyone understands.

Similarly, people who love baseball develop their own semi-secret language around the game—maybe not every Tom, Dick and Harry at the ballpark, but you’re enough of a diehard to read Baseball Prospectus, so you know what I’m talking about. The vocabulary comes from old friends or coaches, or from indelible moments from the past, and every fan has his or her own unique set of idioms.

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