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05-26

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 9: Mullin' Moves
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

04-24

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Players Prefer Presentation: Manny Machado's Almost Beanball
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Meg Rowley

04-12

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Let It Eat: Who Is Responsible for Joe Kelly Has Great Stuff?
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Ben Carsley

04-06

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Payrolls: It's All Relative
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Rob Mains

04-06

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9

Deep, But Playable: Blind to the Present
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Craig Goldstein

03-21

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Carsley

03-13

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Short Relief: Fallen Heroes, Anonymous Foot Soldiers, and Dale Sveum
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Holly Wendt, Mo Bjonski and Patrick Dubuque

03-10

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Short Relief: Naming Names, Punctuating Homers, and Scouting Scouts
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Matt Sussman, Mary Craig and Meg Rowley

02-24

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Rubbing Mud: Mr. Sale's Arithmetic Class
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Matthew Trueblood

02-21

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Banjo Hitter: PECOTA's Breakout Bets: Hitters
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Aaron Gleeman

12-27

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Best of BP 2016: The Team-Mandated Player Opt-Out
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Jeff Quinton

12-22

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Transaction Analysis: Overstocked Red Sox Deal Buchholz
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Bryan Grosnick and Jarrett Seidler

12-13

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Transaction Analysis: Replacing Ortiz
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Dustin Palmateer and Matthew Trueblood

12-07

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Transaction Analysis: For Sale: Red Sox Prospects
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Ben Carsley, Adam McInturff, Jarrett Seidler, George Bissell and Wilson Karaman

12-07

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Transaction Analysis: Boston's Bullpen Bet
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Matthew Kory, Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

11-18

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Rumor Roundup: Oh Good, a Mike Trout Rumor
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Demetrius Bell

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: Going Out With a Walk
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Brett Cowett

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: Proof, Gargoyles, and David Price
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Matt Collins

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and ALDS Game 2 Previews
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Aaron Gleeman

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: Terry Francona, Leverage King
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Matthew Kory

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and ALDS Game 1 Previews
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Kate Morrison and Matthew Trueblood

09-11

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Two-Strike Approach: There Are No Ceilings
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Cat Garcia

09-01

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The Call-Up: Yoan Moncada
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Jarrett Seidler and J.P. Breen

08-12

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Banjo Hitter: Winter of Their Discontent
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Aaron Gleeman

08-10

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Outta Left Field: Butterfly Effect-ing the Lefties
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Dustin Palmateer

08-03

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What You Need to Know: Hey Switch, Turn It Over and Hit It
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Emma Baccellieri

08-02

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Cold Takes: Get Hyped for the August Trade Period!
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Patrick Dubuque

08-02

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The Call-Up: Andrew Benintendi
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Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Not Abad Trade
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Aaron Gleeman and Will Haines

07-30

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BP Fenway
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Matthew Kory

07-28

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What You Need to Know: Sweep Takes
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Demetrius Bell

07-27

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Two-Strike Approach: The 21-Start Check-in on David Price
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Cat Garcia

07-26

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What You Need to Know: Give 'em Hell
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Daniel Rathman

07-24

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BP Boston
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Matthew Kory

07-17

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Rubbing Mud: Another Look At Doyle, Smoltz, Andersen, Bagwell
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Matthew Trueblood

07-16

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BP Boston
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Matthew Kory

07-15

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Transaction Analysis: Red Sox Swing Big For Pomeranz
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Ben Carsley and Christopher Crawford

07-11

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Transaction Analysis: Dave Dombrowski is a Hustler, Baby
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Bryan Grosnick

07-05

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Prospectus Q&A: Dan Shaughnessy
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Tim Britton

07-02

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BP Boston
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Matt Collins

06-25

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BP Boston
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Matthew Kory

06-19

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BP Boston
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Nick Canelas

06-15

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BP Boston
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Brett Cowett

06-14

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Prospectus Feature: 365 Days of a Shortstop Revolution
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Aaron Gleeman

06-10

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Prospectus Feature: It's June 10th, and July 2 Deals Are Happening
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Trevor Strunk

06-07

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Life at the Margins: Stuff Your Scouting Report
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Rian Watt

06-06

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Prospectus Q&A: Jason McLeod, Cubs VP of Player Development and Amateur Scouting
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Tim Britton

06-05

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BP Boston
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Bryan Joiner

06-03

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Life at the Margins: Marvelous Mookie Fails Twice
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Rian Watt

06-01

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What You Need to Know: The Catcher Who Threw 96 In A Blowout
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Emma Baccellieri

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On the ninth episode of DFA, Bryan, R.J., and Shawn close out the second month of baseball by reviewing those offseason transactions that shaped the start of this season. (Naturally, the Red Sox, Astros, Brewers, and Royals are all major topics of conversation.)

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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A semi-complete list of people who are (and aren't) at fault for Manny Machado's almost beanball.

On Sunday, Matt Barnes threw a 90 mph fastball at Manny Machado’s head.

It was on purpose. Barnes denies it was on purpose, and you’re free to believe him if you want, but come on. Come on. We’re adults here. We know when other adults do stuff we’d tell kids not to do. This is that stuff. Barnes threw the pitch because Machado injured Dustin Pedroia on Friday on a bad slide. It wasn’t on purpose. Machado said it wasn’t on purpose. Pedroia said it wasn’t on purpose. Barnes said, Let’s be stupid anyway.

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Might as well lean into the wind, right?

If you’ve ever been on Baseball Twitter, or really any part of Baseball Internet, you’re familiar with Joe Kelly’s Great Stuff™. It’s been memed. It’s been looked at seriously. It’s allowed certain former BP Local site managers to get away with extreme abuse of editorial privilege. Any time Joe Kelly appears in a game the Great Stuffs start rolling in, from tweeters and commenters and Kelly’s colleagues in equal measure.

But just where did the saga of Joe Kelly Has Great Stuff begin, and how did we get to where we are now? Who is primarily responsible for the meme? These are the types of questions we’ve all been asking. These are the kinds of questions to which you deserve the answers.

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April 6, 2017 6:00 am

Flu-Like Symptoms: Payrolls: It's All Relative

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Rob Mains

Freespending Royals? Pennypinching Yankees? Maybe!

I enjoy writing about baseball, but sometimes it’s a struggle to come up with a topic. That’s why I’m thankful for Twitter.

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April 6, 2017 6:00 am

Deep, But Playable: Blind to the Present

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Craig Goldstein

Is the middle season in a three-year span a baseball sandwich or a baseball hotdog?

For several years now, I have attended a screening of the Oscar-nominated Animated Shorts. This year, the offerings were quite good on the whole―headlined by Pixar’s award-winning Piper―but there was one particularly disappointing nominee, Blind Vaysha. The premise is this: the main character is a girl who sees the past out one eye and the future out the other, but is blind to the present. The film is not subtle, and the ending narration smacks you over the head with the theme while drawing all the conclusions for you.

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The dramatic shift from Ben Cherington to Dave Dombrowski continues, as the Red Sox cash in their prospect stockpile.

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A narrative poem about a diminuitive hero of the past, a polemic against the laziness of polemics, and a piece that reveals too much about one author's financial status.

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A pre-emptive strike against the renaming of things, thoughts on semicolon baseball, and a scouting report on people scouting.

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February 24, 2017 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: Mr. Sale's Arithmetic Class

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Matthew Trueblood

Will the Red Sox's new ace continue to trade strikeouts for fewer deep counts?

I think it's something close to common knowledge that Chris Sale pitched to contact last season. Sale talked about it. White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper talked about it. It showed up pretty plainly in the numbers, as Sale racked up a career-high in innings pitched and led the American League in complete games. The idea was a simple one: Sale is good enough to get batters out at an elite rate even without striking them out at an elite rate.

It was true, too. Sale fanned just a hair over a quarter of opposing hitters, instead of nearly a third of them. He posted the worst FIP of his career by a fair margin and gave up more home runs (27) than he ever had. Meanwhile, opposing batters reached base on balls in play at the lowest rate of Sale's starting career. All told, DRA and cFIP do indicate that Sale was slightly worse last season than in the two previous campaigns, but the extra innings he was able to pitch offset that and made him more valuable.

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Which young hitters does PECOTA see as having breakout potential in 2017?

“Breakout” can mean different things to different people. It can mean a prospect or untested young big leaguer establishing himself as a valuable regular. It can mean a relative unknown becoming an impact player. It can mean a well-known star making the leap to full-blown superstar, perhaps even following up a “breakout” one year with an even bigger “breakout” the next. Your own definition may vary, but in PECOTA’s case “breakout” is all about out-performing track records.

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Within an unusual and thought-provoking trend, there is an extremely unusual and extremely thought-provoking subtrend.

With the year winding to a close, Baseball Prospectus is revisiting some of our favorite articles of the year. This was originally published on May 26, 2016.

We, as an internet, have thoroughly discussed the player opt-out, but oversaturation and (a lack of) timeliness have never stopped us before here at Tools of Ignorance and they will not stop us now. In December, at the beginning of the height of player opt-out-mania, I wrote about why this contract structure might have increased in popularity. I hypothesized, among other things, that players might be valuing the opt-out and flexibility it brings more than teams valued it, or that players were just flat out overvaluing the opt-out, or both. It felt right; it felt like it made sense.

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Boston needed to clear salary and a rotation logjam. Philadelphia needed veteran pitching help. And so Clay Buchholz is on the move.

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