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07-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 489: Statcast's Impact on Player Evaluation
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-07

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Transaction Analysis: Billy Beane Buys What the Cubs Are Selling
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R.J. Anderson, Ron Shah, Jason Parks, Bret Sayre and Mauricio Rubio

05-27

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Painting the Black: Rebuilding a Right Way
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R.J. Anderson

12-18

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More Moneyball
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Andrew Koo

08-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 276: How Would Wladimir Balentien Hit in the Majors?/Oakland's Second-Half Success Narrative
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-12

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Punk Hits: What Billy Beane is Doing Again
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Ian Miller

07-30

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Pebble Hunting: The Oakland A's and Getting Past Windows
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Sam Miller

07-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 7: Duck
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-29

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Prospectus Preview: AL West 2012 Preseason Preview
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Jason Parks and Jason Wojciechowski

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: More on Yoenis Cespedes and the A's
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Ben Lindbergh

02-14

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Painting the Black: Examining the Beane Stock
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R.J. Anderson

02-09

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On the Beat: The Best of the Rest of the Free Agent Market
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John Perrotto

02-08

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The BP First Take: Wednesday, February 8
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Daniel Rathman

10-07

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Moneyball and Money Men
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Kevin Baker

09-23

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Future Shock: The Moneyball Way
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Kevin Goldstein

09-22

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On the Beat: Moneyball at the Movies
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John Perrotto

08-05

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Moping About Moneyball
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David Brown

06-09

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BP Unfiltered: The Fallout in Oakland
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John Perrotto

04-12

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Painting the Black: Why Billy Beane's Sh*t Might Work with Trevor Cahill
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R.J. Anderson

03-22

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Prospectus Hit and Run: I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement
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Jay Jaffe

01-21

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Squawking Baseball: The Best and Worst GMs of the Aughties
by
Shawn Hoffman

07-27

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Future Shock: Beaneball
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Kevin Goldstein

08-25

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The Week in Quotes: August 18-24
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Alex Carnevale

07-09

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Transaction of the Day: Harden-ed
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Christina Kahrl

05-28

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On the Beat
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John Perrotto

03-11

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Prospectus Toolbox: Moneybag Mailball
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Derek Jacques

03-02

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Every Given Sunday: Newfound Philly Fanaticism
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John Perrotto

01-07

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The Week in Quotes: January 1-6
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Alex Carnevale

12-10

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The Week in Quotes: December 2-9
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Alex Carnevale

08-30

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Transaction of the Day: Contenders' Moves
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Christina Kahrl

08-12

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Every Given Sunday: The Future Stock of Bonds
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John Perrotto

06-18

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The Week in Quotes: June 11-17
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Alex Carnevale

06-17

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Every Given Sunday: Burrowing to the Basement in Bridgeport
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John Perrotto

03-18

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Prospectus Q&A: Jeremy Bonderman
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David Laurila

10-23

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The Week in Quotes: October 16-23
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Alex Carnevale

10-09

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The Ledger Domain: Breaking Down the 2006 Season by Marginal Payroll/Marginal Wins
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Maury Brown

10-09

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The Week in Quotes: October 1-8
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Alex Carnevale

04-05

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You Could Look It Up: Backlash
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Steven Goldman

02-23

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Prospectus Triple Play: Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics
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Baseball Prospectus

06-07

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Transaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

02-17

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Prospectus Q&A: Rick Peterson
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Jonah Keri

02-05

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Transaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis, The Wests
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Christina Kahrl

12-16

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The Week in Quotes: December 2-December 15
by
Ryan Wilkins

11-11

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The Week in Quotes: November 4-10
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Ryan Wilkins

05-24

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Prospectus Feature: 6-4-3: Rounding the Bases
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Gary Huckabay

05-24

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6-4-3: Rounding the Bases
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Gary Huckabay

02-28

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Prospectus Feature: The Success Cycle
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Jonah Keri

02-28

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The Success Cycle
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Jonah Keri

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The A's future may be up in the air, but the leadership at the helm of the ship is not.

Say this for Athletics owner Lew Wolff: The man is loyal to his staff. Wolff told Bloomberg Television on Tuesday that he intends to keep general manager Billy Beane and president Michael Crowley with the organization through at least the 2019 season, or roughly five years after the projected move to San Jose.

Beane has come under fire in recent years for the A’s seemingly perpetual rebuilding process. While the Giants won the World Series in 2010, fans across the bay have not seen playoff baseball since 2006, and the Athletics do not project to contend in 2012 or 2013, either. Beane has made his fair share of ill-advised trades in recent years—perhaps most notably the Matt Holliday deal that sent Carlos Gonzalez to the Rockies—and Oakland’s last few draft classes have left much to be desired.

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Baseball might be an unfair game, but not just for the reasons the movie would have you believe.

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Kevin Baker is a novelist and historian who is currently at work on a social history of New York City baseball, to be published by Pantheon. 

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September 23, 2011 6:19 pm

Future Shock: The Moneyball Way

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Kevin Goldstein

The philosophies surrounding Moneyball have been in a constant state of flux over the last 10 years.

One of the most remarkable aspects of Moneyball is that, in an industry ripe with constant turnover, with an organization that continually struggles with budget limitations and a disastrous location and facility situation, the overwhelming majority of the main protagonists from the book (and soon-to-be-released movie) are still in Oakland. “We're like a family here, and people that come to work here tend to stay here,” said general manager Billy Beane. “There's a tremendous amount of friendship and respect. We've had people leave, only to come back to Oakland in the end.”

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John and Scott Hatteberg pass judgment on the movie adaptation of the Michael Lewis bestseller.

Scott Hatteberg was like so many other people in baseball, as well as fans, when word started coming from Hollywood in 2008 that Moneyball was going to be turned into a movie.

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Moneyball the movie looked great--until Oakland's horrific play ruined it.

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers, and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

David Brown has been a contributing contributor to Big League Stew, Yahoo! Sports' Major League Baseball blog, since 2008. His first book, "The Beatles Go To Mars," won first place at the School District 59 Young Authors contest in 1979. Dave lives in Chicago with his wife, Tarah, and dog, Bevo. Interact with him on Twitter—@AnswerDave.

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Bob Geren is out and Ken Macha is in as the manager of the Oakland Athletics.

Friendship can mean everything in baseball. For Bob Geren, it gave him the chance to manage the Athletics for four-plus seasons before he was fired Thursday with his team 27-36 and on a nine-game losing streak. Geren and Athletics general manager Billy Beane grew up in San Diego competing against each other on the baseball field; they become such close friends that Geren served as the best man in Beane's second wedding. According to those close to the Athletics' situation, it also did not hurt that Geren was willing to do whatever Beane asked without ever offering much resistance.

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Trevor Cahill becomes the latest beneficiary of Billy Beane's extension-happy behavior, but will he find the same success as his predecessors?

When a musician uses another’s work within his own song, it’s called sampling. When a musician flips his own work, it’s called a remix. Billy Beane is doing a little of both by extending Trevor Cahill.  

Throughout the early 1990s, Cleveland general manager John Hart locked up as many young players as he could, including Jim Thome and Manny Ramirez. Beane and his younger disciples have since made pre-arbitration deals sexy, but locking up talented youth isn’t just for the progressive these days, as even the old fogies have gotten in on the act. Whereas Hart mostly focused on positional players (although he did extend Charles Nagy), Beane is quite accomplished in the fine art of starting pitcher extensions. Talented starting pitcher trios and contract extensions have come in cycles for Beane since he became Oakland’s general manager.

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March 22, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement

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Jay Jaffe

Contrary to what you might hear from more retrograde members of the baseball establishment, sabermetrics and storytelling don't have to be at odds.

As Opening Day approaches, hope springs eternal all around the majors. Some teams' bids at contention are founded upon the presumed maturation of exciting youngsters. Others rest their hopes on their stars' ability to turn back the clock and play as though their time had never passed. You could be forgiven for thinking that the latter was the strategy of the Anti-Sabermetric Brigade, a constellation of writers who insist upon fighting a war that has been fought and largely settled. Yet, signs of their resurgence keep popping up.

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January 21, 2010 12:19 pm

Squawking Baseball: The Best and Worst GMs of the Aughties

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Shawn Hoffman

The best and worst single seasons and decade-long performances by the men in the front office.

For me, this is a lot of fun, but as a refresher, here's how these rankings are calculated. First, we find each team's expected revenue, based on their third-order winning percentage, and how big their market is. Then, you divide that by what each team's marginal revenue should have been, had they won exactly as many games as their payroll would have predicted. (Draft pick value is also factored in, so the worst teams get slightly more credit than the vanilla mediocre teams.) The end result is PER-Payroll Efficiency Rating-which tells us how well each team spent their payroll dollars.

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July 27, 2009 5:26 pm

Future Shock: Beaneball

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Kevin Goldstein

A new/old paradigm that breaks with the old/new paradigm makes for better player development in Oakland.

Six years after its publication, it's understandable that Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane is a little perplexed with the fact that people still want to talk about Moneyball. "I think there's been a broadly held misconception that the ideas put forward in Moneyball were a permanent template as to how we'd do business," said Beane during an interview on Friday. "But, it's really just a snapshot in a moment of time."

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Teams that are trying, getting brainy in Houston, Hankeriffic good times in Texas, and all the other notable quotables from the week that was.

WE'RE TRYING AS HARD AS WE CAN: WE'RE JUST FAILING REALLY BADLY

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The Cubs armor up their bid for another division title, while the A's have some 'splainin' to do.

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