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04-13

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BP Podcast: Episode 89: Marriage Counseling
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Kevin Goldstein

12-02

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Baseball Prospectus News: Introducing Best of Baseball Prospectus: 1996-2011
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Ben Lindbergh

03-07

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Future Shock: Keith Lieppman Interview, Part 1
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Kevin Goldstein

02-24

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Prospectus Q&A: Doug Thorburn
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David Laurila

12-09

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Prospectus Q&A: Dan Giese
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David Laurila

10-21

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Prospectus Q&A: Dave LaRoche
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David Laurila

09-09

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Prospectus Q&A: Dave Trembley
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David Laurila

04-01

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Prospectus Q&A: Deric Ladnier
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David Laurila

12-18

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Prospectus Q&A: Craig Breslow
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David Laurila

07-20

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Prospectus Q&A: Tom House
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Jason Grady

06-12

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The Ledger Domain: Stan Kasten Interview
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Maury Brown

05-24

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Prospectus Q&A: Bill Geivett
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Jonah Keri

07-12

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Prospectus Q&A: Tony La Russa
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Graham Bensinger

05-16

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Prospectus Q&A: John Schuerholz
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Jonah Keri

05-11

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Prospectus Q&A: Mark Johnson
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Thomas Gorman

04-11

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Prospectus Q&A: Manny Acta
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Carlos J. Lugo

04-05

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Prospectus Q&A: Juan Marichal
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Carlos J. Lugo

02-23

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Prospectus Q&A: Jon Daniels
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Jonah Keri

08-25

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Prospectus Q&A: Mark Cuban
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Jonah Keri

06-09

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Prospectus Q&A: B.J. Upton
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Ben Murphy

05-26

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Prospectus Q&A: Charlie Zink
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Chaim Bloom

05-20

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Prospectus Q&A: Jered Weaver
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Jason Grady

04-08

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Prospectus Q&A: Carlos Gomez
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Jay Jaffe

04-06

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-02

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Prospectus Q&A: Miguel Tejada
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Fernando Ruano, Jr.

03-31

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Prospectus Q&A: Fred Claire
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Jonah Keri

03-18

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Prospectus Q&A: Jose Reyes
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Fernando Ruano, Jr.

03-01

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Prospectus Q&A: Bill Bavasi, Part II
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Jonah Keri

02-29

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Prospectus Q&A: Bill Bavasi, Part I
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Jonah Keri

01-29

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Prospectus Q&A: Jason Szuminski
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Cliff Roscow

01-20

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Prospectus Q&A: D'Angelo Jimnez
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Carlos J. Lugo

12-11

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Prospectus Q&A: Josh Lewin
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Jonah Keri

11-18

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Prospectus Q&A: Kim Ng
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Jonah Keri

07-25

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6-4-3: Next Anonymous Friday
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Gary Huckabay

07-08

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Prospectus Q&A: Allen Barra
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Alex Belth

05-23

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Prospectus Q&A: Zach Day
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Jonah Keri

05-14

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Prospectus Q&A: Roger Angell, Part II
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Alex Belth

05-12

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Prospectus Q&A: Craig Counsell
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Jonah Keri

05-09

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Prospectus Q&A: Roger Angell, Part I
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Alex Belth

05-07

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Behind the Mask Q&A
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Jason Grady

04-08

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Prospectus Q&A: Mark Verstegen
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Jonah Keri

04-03

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Minor League Q&A
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Craig Elsten

03-28

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6-4-3: What Can You Spell With Four Ps?
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Gary Huckabay

03-25

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Surveying the Authors
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Baseball Prospectus

02-25

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Prospectus Q&A
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Jonah Keri

08-08

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Prospectus Q&A
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Stuart Shea

01-21

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Prospectus Q&A: Mike Neill
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Derek Zumsteg

02-01

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Interview with Frank Catalanotto
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Keith Law

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We're back with another big show. After reading your emails (nice bounce back week from the listeners) we get into lots of baseball talk as I took in my first minor league game of the year and Miguel Sano did not disappoint. Then it's onto the big leagues as Jason breaks down the first starts of 2012 by Yu Darvish and Neftali Feliz of the Rangers, and we talk about how Yoenis Cespedes has become much-watch television. With some hot minor league starts, the questions about when a player will reach the big leagues have arrived, and I answer every one of them before Jason goes on a rant about how we evaluate defense. Our special guest is ESPN Baseball Tonight host Steve Berthiaume, who for some reason listens to our stupid show, and then it's the return of Not Jim Tracy and all the goofy stuff. As always, we hope you enjoy.

We're back with another big show. After reading your emails (nice bounce back week from the listeners) we get into lots of baseball talk as I took in my first minor league game of the year and Miguel Sano did not disappoint. Then it's onto the big leagues as Jason breaks down the first starts of 2012 by Yu Darvish and Neftali Feliz of the Rangers, and we talk about how Yoenis Cespedes has become much-watch television. With some hot minor league starts, the questions about when a player will reach the big leagues have arrived, and I answer every one of them before Jason goes on a rant about how we evaluate defense. Our special guest is ESPN Baseball Tonight host Steve Berthiaume, who for some reason listens to our stupid show, and then it's the return of Not Jim Tracy and all the goofy stuff. As always, we hope you enjoy.

Note: We do alert you to the presence of the occasional adult language and subject matter. Don't say we didn't warn you.

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Our latest book project combines some of the best work from BP's past and present, and it's coming soon.

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March 7, 2008 12:00 am

Future Shock: Keith Lieppman Interview, Part 1

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Kevin Goldstein

In part one of a two-part conversation, Kevin chats with A's Farm Director Keith Lieppman about his career path, the offseason restocking of the system, and more.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - Over at Phoenix Municipal stadium, the crowds are already starting to gather for what will be a heavily-attended spring training game between the Athletics and the Cubs. About a mile away from that park, down a road that winds through the Desert Botanical Garden, one arrives at another collection of baseball fields. Without a set of light fixtures rising above the trees, the complex would be nearly impossible to spot from the road, and even the turn into the parking lot is hard to find. There's a small sign marked Papago Baseball Facility, joined by an Oakland A's logo about the size of a compact disc. There are no other cars on the road as I turn in, and the first parking lot is completely empty. After turning into a parking lot that is accessible only by driving around a gate, it's pretty clear that at the very least there are some players here--as marked by the abundance of Range Rovers, Denalis, tricked out pick-up trucks and the fancy sports car with the customized license plate "STRIKE1".

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An in-depth discussion about mechanics with the motion analysis coordinator and coach of the National Pitching Association.

Pitching is both an art and a science, and from youth leagues to the big leagues, so is the challenge of keeping pitchers healthy. The National Pitching Association (NPA) is on the cutting edge of research and instruction on all three fronts, and many of their concepts are shared in their forthcoming book, Arm Action, Arm Path, and the Perfect Pitch: a Science-Based Guide to Pitching Health and Performance. David talked to the NPA's motion analysis coordinator and coach, Doug Thorburn.

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December 9, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Dan Giese

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David Laurila

After nine long years in the minor leagues, Dan Giese finally made his major league debut last year. David talks to him about finally realizing his dream, what happened along the way, and what it was like finishing a last-place year with the Giants.

Dan Giese defied the odds. After toiling in the minor leagues for nine years--a stint interrupted to sell cars, or at least try to--the former low-round draft pick made his major league debut in September with San Francisco at the age of 30. A right-handed pitcher out of the University of San Diego, Giese appeared in eight games for the Giants, going 0-2 with a 4.82 ERA. Giese, who is pursuing a master's degree in education, recently signed with the New York Yankees as a free agent. David talked to Giese about his long journey to the big leagues, and some of the people he encountered on the way.

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October 21, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Dave LaRoche

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David Laurila

Former big leaguer Dave LaRoche is currently serving as pitching coach in the Toronto system. He talks with David about his successes with both his fastball and eephus pitch.

While he had a mid-90s fastball when he was an All-Star closer for the Indians and Angels, a much slower pitch comes to mind when many people think of Dave LaRoche. A flame-throwing left-hander for most of his 14 years in the big leagues (1970-1983), LaRoche reinvented himself when he joined the Yankees late in his career, often throwing a pitch that arced 20 feet in the air. The father of two big leaguers--Adam and Andy--LaRoche is now a pitching coach for the Blue Jays' Double-A affiliate, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

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September 9, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Dave Trembley

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David Laurila

Once-interim Baltimore manager Dave Trembley was recently extended through next season. David spoke to him about his decision-making, his role as a manager, and what it was like to take over for the Orioles.

After 20 years of riding the buses in the minor leagues, Dave Trembley has experienced a rollercoaster ride in Baltimore this season. Originally hired on an interim basis, Trembley's contract was extended through the 2008 season on August 22; the Orioles went 29-24 under him, and 29-40 with Perlozzo. That same night, the Orioles suffered their worst loss in franchise history, losing 30-3 to the Rangers in the first game of a double-header. Since that time, the Orioles have gone 3-15.

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April 1, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Deric Ladnier

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David Laurila

David sits down for a fascinating chat with the Royals scouting director.

David Laurila talked to Ladnier for Baseball Prospectus about his recent drafts, taking fliers on hard signs, and going after guys who can hit big.

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December 18, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Craig Breslow

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David Laurila

BP talks with lefty Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow about going to college, arm angles, and the 'science' of pitching.

Baseball Prospectus: You studied molecular biophysics at Yale. Can you make a good analogy between that and baseball?

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July 20, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Tom House

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Jason Grady

BP recently visited with Tom House at the National Pitching Association (NPA) lab in San Diego and observed him instructing some youngsters at his mini-camp.

Baseball Prospectus: You last spoke to BP a couple of years ago. Just to get started, what's new at NPA since then?

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June 12, 2006 12:00 am

The Ledger Domain: Stan Kasten Interview

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Maury Brown

Maury sits down with the President of the Washington Nationals to talk about their new ballpark, organizational philosophy, and rebuilding the team from the ground up.

At the beginning of May, I interviewed Kasten just two days after the club was awarded to the ownership group headed by developer Ted Lerner. That interview, for Business of Baseball, covered how Kasten's relationship in the past with the Lerners made for an easy transition into the group, whether the formation of the Red Sox ownership group in 2002 had any bearing on the Nationals' ownership creation (Selig moving individuals from the groups around to get a "super group"), and what Kasten learned in the development of Turner Field that can be applied to the new Nationals stadium.

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May 24, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Bill Geivett

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Jonah Keri

The Rockies are off to a hot start, and Jonah sits down with one of the architects of the current team, Bill Geivett. On the menu: developing young talent, competing at altitude, and creative decision making.

Bill Geivett played several seasons in the Angels' minor league system before hanging up his cleats. He quickly caught on with the Yankees as an area scout. Geivett has logged multiple stops since then. He served as farm director for the Expos; he went to Tampa Bay before the Rays ever took the field; he spent two years with the Dodgers, ascending to the role of Assistant General Manager. Geivett joined the Rockies after the 2000 season. His tenure in Colorado started on the major league scouting side. After two years he took over minor league operations. For the last two years Geivett has held the title of Assistant General Manager, Vice President of Baseball Operations for the Rockies.

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