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03-09

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The Stats Go Marching In: The Hidden Helpers of the Pitching Staff
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Max Marchi

12-08

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The BP Wayback Machine: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a Crossroads
by
Bradford Doolittle

09-15

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The BP Wayback Machine: Sweet Relief
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Rany Jazayerli

03-28

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On the Beat: Braves' New World
by
John Perrotto

12-08

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Inside The Park: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a Crossroads
by
Bradford Doolittle

11-18

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Prospectus Perspective: The Manager of the Year Award
by
Christina Kahrl

11-02

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Prospectus Q&A: Jerry Howarth, Part I
by
David Laurila

10-13

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On the Beat: Getting the Boot?
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John Perrotto

10-12

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16

Prospectus Perspective: LDS Day Six Wrapup
by
Kevin Goldstein

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Giants vs. Braves
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Tommy Bennett

10-04

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23

Prospectus Perspective: Closure
by
Christina Kahrl

09-24

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Checking the Numbers: Examining the Braves' Decision
by
Eric Seidman

09-06

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Prospectus Perspective: The La Russa-Rasmus Feud
by
Steven Goldman

08-18

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Prospectus Perspective: Feeling Less Chipper?
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Christina Kahrl

07-15

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You Can Blog It Up: Yunel Escobar and the Bobby Cox All-Stars
by
Steven Goldman

07-14

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Transaction Action: Going Gonzo
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

05-24

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On the Beat: Monday Update
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John Perrotto

03-28

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Spring Conversations
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Kevin Goldstein

03-21

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On the Beat: Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

11-01

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You Could Look It Up: He Should Have Picked Lee
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Steven Goldman

09-30

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Prospectus Today: Selection Bias
by
Joe Sheehan

09-27

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On the Beat: Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

09-20

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On the Beat: Weekend Wrapup
by
John Perrotto

07-10

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Prospectus Today: Breaking From Fashion
by
Joe Sheehan

03-04

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On the Beat: The Braves' New World
by
John Perrotto

06-27

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Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

08-19

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Every Given Sunday: Settling into the Stretch
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John Perrotto

04-10

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Who Will Rid Me of This Pestilent McCovey?
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Brandon Isleib

03-29

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Price of Contentment
by
Dan Fox

03-22

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Schrodinger's Bat: Double Steals And More
by
Dan Fox

11-01

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Internet Baseball Awards
by
Greg Spira

10-10

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Prospectus Today: Inches
by
Joe Sheehan

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: Atlanta Braves vs. Houston Astros
by
Joe Sheehan

09-01

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Transaction Analysis: August 26-31
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Christina Kahrl

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: Atlanta Braves vs. Houston Astros
by
Nate Silver

06-18

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Doctoring The Numbers: Doctoring the Numbers: Sweet Relief
by
Rany Jazayerli

06-18

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Doctoring The Numbers: Sweet Relief
by
Rany Jazayerli

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus
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Christina Kahrl

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus
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Christina Kahrl

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus
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Rany Jazayerli

07-24

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Transaction Analysis: July 17-20, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

04-17

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Transaction Analysis: March 23-31, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

11-20

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1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

10-26

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The Week in Quotes: October 18-24
by
Dennis Cleary

10-23

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World Series Prospectus
by
Joe Sheehan

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus
by
Joe Sheehan

04-30

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NL East Notebook
by
Keith Law

04-16

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Projected 1999 National League Standings
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Baseball Prospectus

10-29

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1998 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

06-10

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BP Polling: Michael Wolverton's Ballot
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Michael Wolverton

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Was Mike Piazza one of the best defensive catchers ever? How does catcher defense age? What effect do managers have on their pitching staffs, and do former catchers really make the best skippers? And how good was Leo Mazzone, really?

The best pitcher handlers since 1948
As I promised a couple of weeks ago, I’m going to take a look at the catchers who were best at handling their pitching staffs going back to 1948, the first year for which sufficient Retrosheet data is available.

I won’t describe my methods again here, since you can look at my previous article if you need a refresher. Suffice it to say that a With-Or-Without-You approach has been used here, and that the effect of the pitcher, batter, ballpark, and defense has been removed in order to evaluate that of the catcher.


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With Tony La Russa retired and Albert Pujols weighing other offers, we look back at a historic manager-player partnership.

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.

In a piece that originally ran as an "Inside the Park" column on December 8, 2010 and which will also be appearing in the soon-to-be-released Best of Baseball Prospectus, Bradford Doolittle wrote about the special La Russa-Pujols era in St. Louis.
 


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As the Braves ride another strong bullpen to a playoff spot, rediscover the relief corps that helped them reach the playoffs in 2002.

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.

Jonny Venters and Craig Kimbrel were still years away from the majors when Rany wrote a paean to the Braves bullpen, which originally ran as a "Doctoring the Numbers" column on June 18, 2002.

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March 28, 2011 9:00 am

On the Beat: Braves' New World

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John Perrotto

Atlanta officials say the transition from Bobby Cox to Fredi Gonzalez should be seamless.

Losing one of the winningest managers in baseball history would devastate most organizations. And losing one of the greatest closers of all time would be a major setback as well.

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The Tony La Russa-Albert Pujols era in St. Louis is nearly unprecedented.

It’s the last day of the season at Wrigley Field and I’m determined to wait out Albert Pujols.

I’ve been assigned to cover the Cardinals for the weekend series, the last three games at the antique ballpark in the 2010 season. Before each game, I spend about three hours hanging around the Cardinals in the visiting team clubhouse at Wrigley—a dank, cramped space that isn’t as big as the locker room at the high school I attended in small-town Iowa. It’s an awkward setup, leaving you hovering around 30-35 big-league personnel with no place to stand. On the flip side, there really is no place for them to hide. If you need to interview someone, this is the place to do it. Only the most resolute can avoid the press in there.

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Mulling a vote for the senior circuit's skipper of the season, plus noting the AL's deserving winner.

If, in my first year in the BBWAA, I got to vote for the AL Rookie of the Year, one of the advantage of being in a two-team market was that in the next, I got to change teams and be one of the Chicago voters for NL Manager of the Year.

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The voice of the Blue Jays discusses getting into broadcasting and baseball in Toronto.

If you’re a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays, Jerry Howarth needs no introduction. The 64-year-old has been the radio voice of the Blue Jays for three decades—24 of those years paired with the late Tom Cheek—and few broadcasters in the game are more popular, or as respected. A graduate of the University of Santa Clara, Howarth grew up in San Francisco and is now a Canadian citizen and a resident of Toronto.

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October 13, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Getting the Boot?

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John Perrotto

A look at some arbitration-eligible players who might be non-tendered, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

Most of the upcoming free-agent pool is already known. It's just a matter of those players with six or more years of major league service time whose contracts expire at the end of the season officially becoming free agents five days after the World Series ends.

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October 12, 2010 8:00 am

Prospectus Perspective: LDS Day Six Wrapup

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Kevin Goldstein

In his final game as a manager, Bobby Cox went with his gut, and it steered him wrong.

Five-game series have a different dynamic when compared to their seven-game brethren, in particular when it comes to stress management. One loss represents 50 percent of your series-recommended allowance, so teams find themselves in desperation mode much quicker. After getting a gift win in Game Two to tie the National League Division Series, the Braves gave one right back to the Giants on Sunday in equally, if not more heart-breaking fashion. With his season (and career) on the line, manager Bobby Cox did not hesitate to make major overhauls to his Game Four approach on Monday night.

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October 6, 2010 8:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Giants vs. Braves

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Tommy Bennett

Two teams that took interesting rides to the postseason meet in the first round.

Those of you who root for chaos and the eventual heat death of the universe were no doubt disappointed that the season did not end with a series of one-game playoffs. To the Braves and the Giants, however, the outcomes of Sunday’s games were more than welcome. Their starters will receive an additional day of rest each, and they won’t entirely foreclose the possibility of pitching their Game One starters on short rest in Game Four. The condensed schedule of this series (potentially five games in seven days, rather than the eight allotted to the other NLDS) means Bobby Cox and Bruce Bochy will have tough decisions to make should the series go to four or five games.

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October 4, 2010 8:00 am

Prospectus Perspective: Closure

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Christina Kahrl

The regular season ends without a 163rd addendum, but not without drama.

Maybe it's a matter of my being close to the action in the AL Central the last two years, but it seems to me that a 163rd game for a one-game play-in is one of the rites of autumn you can start taking for granted. And with a day that opened with a 50/50 shot at there being a 163rd and even a 164th game riding on the outcome, you can't deny the Braves/Phillies and the Padres/Giants games deserved center stage.*

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September 24, 2010 8:00 am

Checking the Numbers: Examining the Braves' Decision

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Eric Seidman

Was Bobby Coxs decision to not line up his rotation for a key series against the Phillies suicidal to the Braves playoff hopes?

One of the best parts of September is that a group of teams will inevitably play the most important games of their seasons in that month. Seldom is there a season in which the four playoff spots in each league are locked up before the final weeks, and this season has been no different. To start this week, the Phillies were set to battle the Braves in the most important series of both of the National League East rivals' years to date, while the Yankees and Rays fought for American League East supremacy in arguably their biggest series of the season. However, unlike the latter match-up in which both teams are definitely going to the playoffs, the former had more serious playoff implications at stake.

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