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01-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 361: Jay Jaffe on the Top Takeaways from the Hall of Fame Election Season
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-09

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A Vote for Transparency
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Lewie Pollis

11-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 330: A Lengthy Listener Email Show
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-14

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Skewed Left: Why Deserving MVPs Don't Win
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Zachary Levine

01-22

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Punk Hits: She Got the Beat
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Ian Miller

12-04

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BP Announcements: BP's New BBWAA Members
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Ben Lindbergh

11-16

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The BP Wayback Machine: What Were They Thinking?
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James Click

11-12

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Pebble Hunting: How Many MVP Votes Will Ryan Braun Lose?
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Sam Miller

04-16

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Overthinking It: Man in the Box
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Ben Lindbergh

01-16

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Keltner All-Stars, Part II
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Jay Jaffe

01-10

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Barry, Black Jack, and the Big Ballot Surges
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Jay Jaffe

11-22

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Golden Era Ballot for the Hall of Fame
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Jay Jaffe

11-21

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Internet Baseball Awards: National League
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Greg Spira

11-18

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Internet Baseball Awards: American League
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Greg Spira

01-20

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Prospectus Q&A: Jack O'Connell, Part I
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David Laurila

01-06

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Blyleven in '11 and Other Tales from the Ballot
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Jay Jaffe

06-10

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Overthinking It: Neither a Berroa Nor a [Ver]lander Be
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Ben Lindbergh

01-13

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Prospectus Hit and Run: 10 Men Out
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Jay Jaffe

01-07

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Hawk, Rock, and a Couple of Shocks
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Jay Jaffe

01-22

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Protracting the Process
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Jay Jaffe

12-18

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Prospectus Today: The Old You're In, You're Out
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Joe Sheehan

08-14

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Milestoners and the New New Veterans Committee
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Jay Jaffe

03-06

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Prospectus Today: The Veterans Committee
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Joe Sheehan

02-26

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Grumpy Old Men
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Jay Jaffe

03-02

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The Veterans Committee Ballot
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Jay Jaffe

01-05

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Prospectus Today: Time For a Change
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Joe Sheehan

01-05

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2004 Internet Hall of Fame
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Neal Traven

12-02

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2004 Internet Hall of Fame
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Neal Traven

02-26

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2003 IHOF Veterans Committee Results
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Neal Traven

01-14

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Prospectus Feature: A Brief History of the Veterans Committee
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Neal Traven

12-09

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Prospectus Feature: 2002 STATLG-L Internet Hall of Fame
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Neal Traven

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2001 STATLG-L Internet Hall of Fame
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Neal Traven

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Ben and Sam talk to Jay Jaffe about the 2014 Hall of Fame voting results, election-season mud-slinging, the 2015 ballot, and more.

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January 9, 2014 12:00 am

A Vote for Transparency

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Lewie Pollis

Would we have another Hall of Famer if the BBWAA had made all of its ballots public?

Lewie Pollis is a senior at Brown University and a former baseball analytics intern for the Cleveland Indians. He also writes for ESPN Insider. Follow him on Twitter @LewsOnFirst.


The year was 2011. I was a green-behind-the-ears aspiring sabermetrician who would pore over every little piece of baseball-related data I could get my hands on in an attempt to better familiarize myself with the numbers. So as I sat on a Greyhound bus with nothing better to do on a dreary January afternoon, I found myself looking over some pre-announcement ballot counters for the newly minted Cooperstown class of 2011.


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Ben and Sam answer a strong selection of listener emails on award voting, the BBWAA, defensive stats, Phillies analytics, lefty catchers, free agent compensation systems, and more.

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An analysis of several factors that have historically led to snubs.

When Mike Trout—okay, fine, if Mike Trout—gets robbed of the American League MVP award tonight for the second straight year, the explanation won’t be so easy. Last year, the excuse for excusing one of the best seasons of all time, not just by a 20-year-old but by anybody, was readymade. He was going up against the Triple Crown—an achievement that, while not all that indicative of overall value, is still so steeped in historical value that it can be blinding.

This year it’s not so simple. The voters won’t have one obvious reason for dismissing the best super-young position player in the history of the game again.

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January 22, 2013 5:00 am

Punk Hits: She Got the Beat

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Ian Miller

Susan Slusser, longtime A's reporter and the first female president of the BBWAA, answers questions.

In 1986, Susan Fornoff covered the Oakland A’s beat for the Sacramento Bee. Dave Kingman, whose career was in steep decline, took issue with the presence of a woman in the clubhouse and had a rat delivered to Fornoff during a home game. Kingman was fined $3,500 and warned that another incident of this type would result in his release.

Three years later, a young intern named Susan Slusser was hired full-time by the paper to cover the Sacramento Kings and back up both baseball writers, launching her impressive career writing about baseball in Oakland. For the past 15 seasons, Slusser has covered the A’s beat for the San Francisco Chronicle. I spoke with Slusser by phone recently and talked with her about scooping her husband, her new role as president of the Baseball Writers Association of America, and how being a beat writer has changed for women over the course of her career.

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Joe Hamrahi and Sam Miller are inducted into the BBWAA, and existing member Zachary Levine is now a BP representative.

Every year at the Winter Meetings, baseball writers take a break from reporting rumors to attend to baseball writer business. (Except for Ken Rosenthal. Ken Rosenthal doesn't take breaks. Seriously kind of worried about Ken.) One of the items on the agenda at this annual BBWAA meeting is always admitting new members. A year ago, I had the pleasure of announcing my own induction. This year, we have more new members to announce: Joe Hamrahi and Sam Miller are now BBWAA members under the BP banner, as is Zachary Levine (who had previously been admitted as a representative of the Houston Chronicle).

Congratulations and welcome to Joe and Sam (and to Zachary, uh, welcome back, but with BP now). More members with press passes means more access and better baseball coverage at BP, so expect more material that benefits from our presence at the ballpark ahead.

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A look at some of the more unjustified uses of MVP votes in recent memory.

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 audience, send us your suggestion.

On Thursday, the BBWAA announced its selections for AL and NL MVP, and while you may not have agreed with the results, they were from from the most controversial we've ever seen. James Click identified some of the least-defensible first-place MVP votes ever in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Crooked Numbers" column on November 17, 2005.
 


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November 12, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: How Many MVP Votes Will Ryan Braun Lose?

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Sam Miller

If the BBWAA doesn't select Ryan Braun as NL MVP, should we blame PED payback?

A few years back, Jay Jaffe introduced an MVP Predictor formula called JUMP on Baseball Prospectus. It was, if his descriptions of his spreadsheets are any indication, a spectacularly messy equation, befitting the complex and irregular methods voters use to choose their MVPs. As Jay wrote at the time,

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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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January 16, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Keltner All-Stars, Part II

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Jay Jaffe

Who makes the Hall of Fame cut when faced against the Keltner Test and JAWS?

On Friday, I unveiled the catcher and infielders on what I'm calling the Keltner All-Stars, the best eligible player at each position outside the Hall of Fame. The name comes from former Indians third baseman Ken Keltner, who inspired Bill James' Keltner Test, a set of 15 questions that can be used to frame a player’s Hall of Fame case. The basis of my choices isn't that test. Instead, I'm using JAWS.

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January 10, 2012 12:54 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Barry, Black Jack, and the Big Ballot Surges

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Jay Jaffe

Barry Larkin earns his Hall call, but the major gains for multiple players shed new light on their Cooperstown prospects.

That Barry Larkin is headed to Cooperstown is not the big surprise of the 2012 Hall of Fame voting, the results of which were announced on Monday afternoon. As the top holdover (he received 62.1 percent of the vote last year) on a ballot with no overwhelming first-time candidates, and a deserving candidate on both the traditional and sabermetric fronts, he was well-positioned to close the deal. With 86.4 percent of the vote, he cleared the 75 percent bar easily, and will join the family of Ron Santo at the induction ceremony on July 22, 2012.

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How well do the players on the Golden Era ballot stack up to Hall of Fame standards?

The Hall of Fame's Golden Era ballot has been out since November 3, offering 10 familiar names from the 1947-1972 era for Cooperstown consideration. This isn't the Veterans Committee anymore; when last year's reforms were announced, the words "Veterans Committee" were conspicuously omitted from all press releases. Rather, it's the second of three Era Committees to get its turn at bat, following last year's Expansion Era Committee, which voted on players from the 1973-1989 period and managers, umpires, and executives from 1973 to the present. Theoretically, next year’s panel will consider candidates from the Pre-Integration period (1871-1946), but the Hall has changed the rules so often lately that all bets are off.

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