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02-27

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BP Announcements: Cleveland Indians Seek Executive Development Fellow, Baseball Analytics
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Joe Hamrahi

11-18

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BP Announcements: Kansas City Royals Job Posting - Systems Architect
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Joe Hamrahi

04-16

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Overthinking It: Man in the Box
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Ben Lindbergh

03-05

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BP Job Postings: 2012 Internships Available
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Ben Lindbergh

01-31

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Overthinking It: Managing Expectations: Baseball's Next Big Inefficiency
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Ben Lindbergh

01-26

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Inside The Park: Why We Want Players to Remember the Past
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Bradford Doolittle

01-19

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The BP Wayback Machine: Roger Abrams
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David Laurila

01-11

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Best Commissioner of All-Time
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Derek Zumsteg

12-20

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Overthinking It: Keeping Up with the Friedmans
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Ben Lindbergh

12-02

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

11-15

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BP Unfiltered: Want to Work in Baseball?
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Stephani Bee

09-19

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Wezen-Ball: Adopting the NFL's Weekly Schedule
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Larry Granillo

05-11

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Wezen-Ball: Conflicting Feelings About Instant Replay
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Larry Granillo

05-03

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The BP Broadside: "Paris 1919" with Rogers Hornsby
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Steven Goldman

04-29

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Prospectus Q&A: Alex Anthopoulos
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David Laurila

04-22

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Prospectus Q&A: Mike Teevan
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David Laurila

03-07

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BP Unfiltered: 2011 Internships Available
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Dave Pease

02-28

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Duke Snider, 1926-2011
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Jay Jaffe

02-28

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Purpose Pitches: Oscar Gambles
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Christina Kahrl

02-28

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On the Beat: Great Expectations in Phillies Camp
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John Perrotto

09-27

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Prospectus Q&A: Ken Burns
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David Laurila

09-03

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5

Manufactured Runs: Hero Worship
by
Colin Wyers

08-18

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Minor Issues: Discoveries and Perspectives, with Kyle Waldrop
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David Laurila

08-12

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Overthinking It: Show Me Your Moves
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Ben Lindbergh

07-26

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Contractual Matters: The White Rat Reluctant
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Jeff Euston

06-28

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Top 10 Week: General Manager Candidates
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Will Carroll

05-19

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Manufactured Runs: Everything You Wanted to Know About Run Prevention But Were Afraid to Ask, Part 1
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Colin Wyers

05-05

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Changing Speeds: The Designated Jester
by
Ken Funck

04-23

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Ahead in the Count: Methodology of The New MORP
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Matt Swartz

02-12

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Living The Dream
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David Laurila

01-27

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20

On the Beat: Mid-Week Update
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John Perrotto

12-06

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Prospectus Q&A: Jim Beattie
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David Laurila

07-12

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Prospectus Q&A: Jim Hendry
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David Laurila

05-17

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Prospectus Idol Entry: Matt Swartz's Initial Entry
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Matt Swartz

04-29

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On the Beat: North Country Thunder
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John Perrotto

03-04

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On the Beat: The Braves' New World
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John Perrotto

02-09

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The Week in Quotes: February 2-8
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Alex Carnevale

11-23

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Prospectus Q&A: John Blake
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David Laurila

10-13

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On the Beat: Joe Maddon, Wisdomist
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John Perrotto

06-15

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Prospectus Q&A: Trey Hillman
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David Laurila

05-29

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Prospectus Today: Instant Replay
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Joe Sheehan

05-07

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Life and Times of Buzzie Bavasi, Part One
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Jay Jaffe

04-13

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Prospectus Q&A: Roger Abrams
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David Laurila

01-20

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Prospectus Q&A: Randy Newsom
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David Laurila

01-15

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Changes
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Bryan Smith

12-28

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Prospectus Today: My Ballot
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Joe Sheehan

12-23

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Every Given Sunday: Holiday Gifts
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John Perrotto

09-25

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6-4-3: Weighin' in at 19 Stone, Part One of Two
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Gary Huckabay

09-05

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The Big Picture: Raiding or Raising the East?
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David Pinto

08-23

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Lies, Damned Lies: Rookies and Cycles
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Nate Silver

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Indians looking to hire Executive Development Fellow (EDF) for Baseball Analytics

Our good friends with the Cleveland Indians asked that we post this exciting opportunity for someone looking to work in the baseball analytics department of a major league team. Check out the job description and, if interested, click the link below it to apply. Good luck!

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Kansas City Royals looking for Systems Architect, Baseball Analytics

The Kansas City Royals are looking to hire a Systems Architect for their Baseball Analytics department. You can apply for the position by going to Team Work online. A copy of the job description is below. Let the Royals know you read about the opening at Baseball Prospectus.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Kansas City Royals Baseball Club is seeking a highly motivated data architect and systems developer to deliver analytics solutions to both baseball and business operations. While primarily working with baseball operations, this individual will also support projects for broader business operations. The ideal applicant will be able to manage multiple concurrent projects that expand the overall Royals’ information architecture and analytics capabilities.


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Ben reports from the ballpark on Saturday's Yankees-Angels game and explains how and why he stopped worrying about working for a team and learned to love writing about baseball.

Here’s a theory of mine that may or may not be true: you can get almost anywhere in a ballpark as long as you’re wearing a lanyard. If you want journalistic access to a team, you could work hard for years, turning in clean copy on time and impressing your superiors until somebody sponsors you for season credentials or the BBWAA. Or you could skip all that, put on a good-looking lanyard, and try to look like you know where you’re going. Most people assume that anyone wearing one inside a stadium is supposed to be there.

I have my credentials, so I don’t have to fly casual and fake my way in. But I’m on my way to do something I’ve never done before, so I’m displaying my lanyard prominently and willing guards to look at it and let me pass. It’s Saturday afternoon in the Bronx, I’m standing outside Yankee Stadium, and I’m about to attend my first game as a member of the BBWAA.

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BP is looking for a few good interns.

Baseball Prospectus is looking for interns for 2012, specifically for the spring and summer academic quarters (or immediately, if available now). Before applying, please ensure that you can devote at least 10 hours per week to tasks including, but not limited to, interesting and rewarding baseball stuff. Internships are unpaid aside from the famous free Baseball Prospectus Premium subscription for life, and you must receive college credit for your internship. Please be sure your application email mentions the period during which you wish to work.

Baseball Prospectus interns have the opportunity to do great things. Editorial interns will immediately contribute to the operations of a site that publishes dozens of articles per week. Technical interns can lead lasting, important projects, as former BP super-intern Ben Murphy did with the Player Forecast Manager. Many interns have contributed bylined content during their internships, and others have worked extensively on Baseball Prospectus book projects. One former intern was just named Managing Editor. Basically, become an intern, and before long, you could have my job. (Come to think of it, I probably shouldn't even be posting this.) Baseball Prospectus interns have also gone on to work part- or full-time elsewhere in the baseball industry, and there are many former Baseball Prospectus interns in front offices around the major leagues.

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Why the next big step for baseball teams might not be learning something new, but making better use of the information they already have.

“The management and analysis of data, whether it be scouting reports, statistics, medical information or video, is a critical component of our operation. We look forward to developing a customized program that utilizes the most advanced and efficient technology available in the marketplace today to facilitate quicker, easier and more accurate access to all the sources of information we use to make baseball decisions.”—Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, January 2012

“[Statistical analysis] helps but doesn’t tell the whole story of the game. There is a lot of gut feeling you got to make. If you have a stat and see a flashing number and you see that this guy is doing very good against this other guy, you can use that in a game during a key situation. Yes. But we cannot just depend on stats alone. You got to depend on many other things… I don’t like to become a fantasy manager. The goal for a good manager is to have players who are able to manage themselves on the field.”—Unsuccessful Cubs managerial candidate Sandy Alomar Jr., November 2011

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January 26, 2012 3:00 am

Inside The Park: Why We Want Players to Remember the Past

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Bradford Doolittle

We shouldn't be surprised when players don't show the same appreciation for baseball history we do, but sometimes the truth still hurts.

In sports, familiarity is more of the heart than the mind. As player valuation becomes uniformly sophisticated across baseball, familiarity has become a non-factor. The new wave of decision makers are as versed in Wall Street jargon as they are in scout speak and aren't too prone to sentiment. (Nor should they be.) The Theo Epsteins and Andrew Friedmans of the world are savvy enough to avoid communicating to fans in those terms, but the mindset is still there. Players are assets, and transactions are opportunities to add value to the franchise. The bond between a player and the team's fan base may be given lip service in the media, but in reality, it matters not at all, or very little. As for the players, the bottom line is almost always the ultimate deciding factor—he's going to go where the dollars flow.

Sometimes, the sentimental and the pragmatic line up nicely. That's what I was thinking when the first messages popped up in my Twitter stream this week bearing the news of Prince Fielder's new contract in Detroit. The kneejerk reaction of many was that the deal was absurdly bloated. (It was.) Others thought Detroit moved well ahead of the competition in the AL Central. (As a Royals fan, that was my second thought.) If you're a Tigers fan, you might have jumped up on your desk and started doing the Dougie. (Can't blame you.) Me, I just thought it was cool that Prince was going to play for the same team on which his father made a name for himself. It's not clear why I should care.

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Talking arbitration with long-time baseball arbitrator, professor, and author Roger Abrams.

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.

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Is the news that we won't have a new commissioner at the end of the year unwelcome, or are we better off with Bud?

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.

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If EVERYONE has a brilliant GM, does ANYONE have a brilliant GM? Or are standout GMs going the way of .400 hitters?

There is an industrywide understanding now—a lot of teams spend a lot of time on this. There is a constant understanding that you need to find the next area of opportunity.—Mark Shapiro

The ideas that at one time were innovative are now mainstream.—Sandy Alderson

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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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The Oakland Athletics are looking for a programmer. Do you have the chops to take the job?

PROGRAMMER, BASEBALL SYSTEMS

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The NFL has a big advantage over MLB in its schedule. What would happen if MLB adopted this advantage for itself?

If there's anything I learned from my Twitter feed this weekend, it's that the football season is now underway. Apparently, we're actually in the second week of the NFL season, with the season having begun ten days ago with a Saints/Packers matchup in Green Bay. Who knew?

I'm being facetious, of course, but it is true that the start of the NFL season barely registers on my radar each year. Instead, I tend to be more focused on the various playoff races going on in Major League Baseball at the time. This year, for example, it's Boston's potential collapse under the pressure of a late-season surge by Tampa Bay and the Milwaukee/Arizona battle for the second-best record in the NL that has me ignoring the games on the gridiron. Matt Kemp, Ryan Braun, Justin Verlander, Curtis Granderson, Jose Bautista, Dan Uggla and a thousand other players/teams/storylines also help.

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