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02-02

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Rumor Roundup: Staying in Searage
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Daniel Rathman

02-02

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Prospectus Feature: The Legal Dispute That's Costing the Nats Millions Won't End
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Samuel Mann

01-18

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Transaction Analysis: Restocking the Orange Crush
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Bryan Grosnick and George Bissell

01-18

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Rubbing Mud: Deferred Preferred
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Matthew Trueblood

01-14

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Wei-Yin Chen
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Doug Thorburn

12-17

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Pitching Backward: The Rise of the LiRPA
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Jeff Long

12-07

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An Agent's Take: The Good Part of Being Traded
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Joshua Kusnick

12-07

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Rubbing Mud: Opposite Ways on the B-W Parkway
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Matthew Trueblood

12-04

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BP Unfiltered: 'It's nearly useless'
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Jeff Long

12-03

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Players Prefer Presentation: Longing for FanFests
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Meg Rowley

12-01

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Pitching Backward: The Bundy Conundrum
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Jeff Long

11-23

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Rumor Roundup: What a Lovely O'Day
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Daniel Rathman

11-19

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Baseball Therapy: What Should the QO Number Be?
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Russell A. Carleton

11-13

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Ducks on the Pond: The Baltimore Hack
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Chris Mosch

09-30

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The BP Wayback Machine: Young Birds Taking Wing
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Kevin Goldstein

05-21

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Transaction Analysis: All's Well That Ends Wel
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

05-14

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Release Points: We've Been Getting Cutters All Wrong
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Dan Rozenson

05-06

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What You Need to Know: No Way
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Daniel Rathman

04-30

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What You Need to Know: Silence!
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Daniel Rathman

04-20

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Rubbing Mud: So You Want to Trade Your Draft Pick
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Matthew Trueblood

04-13

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Transaction Analysis: Sounds the Knuckleballer Alert
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R.J. Anderson

03-26

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Every Team's Moneyball: Baltimore Orioles: Unearth
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Jeff Long

03-25

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Painting the Black: Getting Personal
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R.J. Anderson

03-18

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Rumor Roundup: Experts: Matt Wieters Can Squat
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Daniel Rathman

03-06

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Transaction Analysis: All the Reliever News That's Fit to Print
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R.J. Anderson

02-20

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Transaction Analysis: Happily Everth After
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R.J. Anderson

02-12

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Skewed Left: Quoth PECOTA "Nevermore"
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Zachary Levine

02-05

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Transaction Analysis: An Ax To Sign
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R.J. Anderson

02-05

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Going Yard: How Chris Lost His Crush
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Ryan Parker

01-30

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Transaction Analysis: Big Giant Snider
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Jeff Quinton

01-23

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Rumor Roundup: Everth Cabrera is a Wanted Man
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Daniel Rathman

01-22

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Pitching Backward: The Cost of Being on Baseball's Bad Side
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Jeff Long

01-05

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An Agent's Take: The Things You Think About Before Your 43rd Surgery
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Joshua Kusnick

12-31

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Rumor Roundup: You Are About Two Weeks Away From Being So Sick of Ben Zobrist Rumors
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Chris Mosch

12-29

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Transaction Analysis: Grilli, Pierz In
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R.J. Anderson

12-17

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Transaction Analysis: Royals Bank on a Rios Rebound
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Carsley and Nick Shlain

12-11

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Rumor Roundup: Yoenis Cespedes Is Always Good, Fit
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Daniel Rathman

12-08

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

12-02

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Transaction Analysis: The Predictable Nelson Cruz Signing, the Predictable Nelson Cruz
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Sam Miller

11-26

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Fantasy Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles
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Craig Goldstein

11-07

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Pitching Backward: Perfect Hindsight and Bullpen Mismanagement
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Jeff Long

11-05

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Pebble Hunting: Nelson Cruz is Same, Different
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Sam Miller

10-30

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Nelson Cruz
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Mark Anderson

10-21

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The BP Wayback Machine: Fourteen Years of Brian Roberts
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BP Prospect Staff

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: The Unconventional Path: ALCS Game 4
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Sahadev Sharma

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Four Previews
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Sahadev Sharma and R.J. Anderson

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: Every Choice Ned Yost Must Make: ALCS Game 3
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Sam Miller

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Three Previews
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Sahadev Sharma and Doug Thorburn

10-10

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Pitching Backward: The Not-So-Sudden Breakout of October's Best Lefty Reliever
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Jeff Long

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Series Preview: Royals vs. Orioles
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Sam Miller

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Spoiler: It's not $15.8 million.

Baseball has been trying to figure this problem out since free agency began. Baseball players are free actors and may sign with whomever they choose—and that usually corresponds to whoever happens to offer the most money. Some teams have more money than others. How to keep the big money *cough*Yankees*cough*Dodgers*cough* teams from simply buying championships and ruining all the fun for everyone else?

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November 13, 2015 6:00 am

Ducks on the Pond: The Baltimore Hack

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Chris Mosch

The Orioles had just as much of an offensive profile as the Astros and Royals did.

This past season we heard a lot about a handful of teams that constructed their lineups with clear offensive philosophies in mind. The Royals were filled top-to-bottom with hitters who boasted premium contact skills. The Blue Jays loaded their lineup with right-handed boppers. The Cubs and Astros were littered with players with serious swing-and-miss but massive power. Those four teams all shined in the spotlight on their road to the playoffs. However, there was another lineup in baseball this year that flew under the radar with a more subtle uniformity.

The Orioles offense didn’t capture nearly as much attention, largely because their productivity dropped off after losing Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis to free agency last offseason. Cruz had a monster 2014 campaign that simply couldn’t be replaced and Markakis’ consistent league-average production was sorely missed. The revolving door in the corner outfield spots—which included cameos by Nolan Reimold, Travis Snider, Steve Pearce, Alejandro De Aza, Delmon Young, David Lough and Gerardo Parra—simply didn’t cut it. The Orioles went from the fourth-best offense in baseball by TAv in 2014 to 25th by the same metric in 2015.

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Revisiting the Arrieta class of pitching prospects in Baltimore.

Yesterday, Jeff Long wrote about the Orioles' disappointing performance with pitching prospects. Today, we flash back to 2009, when the Orioles' stable of young pitching talent seemed to have the club prepped for a long run of success. The following article by Kevin Goldstein originally ran on July 7, 2009.

While the Orioles' offense ranks 10th in the American League in runs scored, it's still loaded with young talent that's only going to get better from here. Beyond the quality of the competition, the real reason that Baltimore is languishing in the American League East is a pitching staff that is allowing nearly five-and-a-half runs per game. But will they get better in the same way that the offense is expected to? Looking at the current staff, the answer is clearly 'no,' but the magic prospect 8-ball sees one of the more talented collections of mound talent around down in their farm system. It's a group that could be the second part of a rebuilding process that brings respectability, if not much more, back to Charm City.

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Welington Castillo heads north by northwest, while the Astros acquire international bonus slots for a minor prospects.

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May 14, 2015 6:00 am

Release Points: We've Been Getting Cutters All Wrong

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Dan Rozenson

Rethinking a pitch as two pitches (at least).

Tim Hudson throws a cutter. Kenley Jansen throws a cutter. But are we really talking about the same pitch?

It wasn’t that long ago that features popped up across the baseball world heralding the rise of the cutter and the profound effect it was supposedly having on the hitting-pitching balance. Here’s a Sports Illustrated piece from 2011:

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May 6, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: No Way

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Daniel Rathman

An exquisitely timed Tweet for the Angels, a bit of history from Bartolo Colon, and the best defensive play of the day.

The Tuesday Takeaway

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April 30, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Silence!

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Daniel Rathman

The Orioles win the weirdest one, the Astros roll, the Yankees and Rays go deep, and the best defensive play of the day.

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April 20, 2015 12:02 am

Rubbing Mud: So You Want to Trade Your Draft Pick

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Matthew Trueblood

Is the recent trade of a draft pick from Baltimore to Los Angeles what they've been warning us about?

The Dodgers and Orioles made a peculiar trade last week. They swapped catching depth, the Dodgers tossed in an arm who suits Dan Duquette’s tastes well, and the Orioles sent back Ryan Webb and the 74th pick in June’s Draft. It’s a minor move, one R.J. Anderson covered well on Monday, if only in passing. I don’t want to spend forever picking apart this one transaction, because even though I find it almost unendingly interesting, I acknowledge that it is, objectively, boring.

As part of a larger conversation, though, I can stake a much stronger claim that you ought to pay attention to this move. Notably, this trade involved the Dodgers getting the Orioles’ competitive-balance pick this June. It’s the eighth trade that has involved this small class of tradable picks, and (maybe most notably, or maybe not) makes four such picks in this draft alone that have changed hands. There’s been some talk about that, but even more talk about the fact that the Dodgers appear to have more or less bought the pick from Baltimore. They released Webb shortly after acquiring him, effectively swallowing his $2.75-million salary as a way of paying for the pick outright. In fact, because they also gave more than they got in the details of the deal, we can say that they valued that pick at something around (or north of) $3 million. The Orioles must have valued it similarly, or the trade would not have shaken out the way it did: Baltimore would have held out for something better than Chris O’Brien and Ben Rowen, if they didn’t think the pick at least balanced out the money they saved by dealing Webb. Rowen is a strike-throwing righty with a platoon spl—

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April 13, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Sounds the Knuckleballer Alert

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R.J. Anderson

The Dodgers trade for Ryan Webb, the Rangers trade for Stolmy Pimentel, Mikie Mahtook gets a call-up, and a knuckleballer gets the call in Baltimore.

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How the Orioles excel at picking up players from the discard pile who immediately produce.

Every day until Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus authors will preview two teams—one from the AL, one from the NL—identifying strategies those teams employ to gain an advantage. Today: how production comes from unexpected places for the Orioles and Marlins.

Week 1 previews: Giants | Royals | Dodgers | Rays | Padres | Astros | Rockies | Athletics | Yankees | Mets

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March 25, 2015 6:02 am

Painting the Black: Getting Personal

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R.J. Anderson

Catchers, and the pitchers who love them.

It was a good week for personal catcher lobbyists. First, Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw experienced a rough virginal voyage with Yasmani Grandal, encouraging A.J. Ellis champions and arousing the kind of spring training beat writer-fan turmoil that's often reserved for lineup tweets. Then, a few days later, Blue Jay skipper John Gibbons insinuated he would leverage Russell Martin's defensive talents by pairing him with traditional pitchers, possibly leaving Josh Thole the chore of capturing R.A. Dickey's knuckleball. Again.

The concept of a personal catcher is nothing new, of course. Doug Mirabelli proved so important to Tim Wakefield's success that the Red Sox reacquired him in May 2006, not even five months after trading him to the Padres. Throughout the 1990s, Damon Berryhill, Eddie Perez, and Paul Bako became more famous than their talents merited thanks to Greg Maddux's insistence on having his own guy. Light-hitting Alex Trevino caught all Cy Young runner-up Mario Soto's 1983 starts, and would later serve as personal-catcher-cum-interpreter in the minors. J.C. Martin became Hoyt Wilhelm's right-hand man during the '60s, a relationship profiled in Mark Armour's Paths to Glory: "[On] the ninety-one occasions Wilhelm entered a game and Martin was not already catching, Martin entered with Wilhelm fifty-nine times. ... [On] the seventeen such occasions when Wilhelm came in with runners on base without Martin catching, Martin was brought in fourteen times." And so on.

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March 18, 2015 10:32 am

Rumor Roundup: Experts: Matt Wieters Can Squat

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Daniel Rathman

The Orioles catcher is back behind the dish, Kris Bryant will be back at third soon, and Alex Rodriguez might stay at third.

Matt Wieters sports the tools of ignorance
It had been a while since Matt Wieters last put the gear on: May 4th of last year, to be exact, when his elbow began to bark. The 28-year-old was eventually diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament that required Tommy John surgery, going on the shelf May 10th and staying there for the rest of the season.


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