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06-28

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Transaction Analysis: Marmol Gets a Free Pass
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R.J. Anderson

05-23

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Out of Left Field: Watching Baseball with a 4-Year-Old
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Matthew Kory

03-04

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MLBDepthCharts: Boston Red Sox
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Jason Martinez

02-23

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BP Unfiltered: Grapefruit League Journal: Boston Red Sox
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Mike Ferrin

02-04

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Wezen-Ball: Clemens' 20 K's
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Larry Granillo

02-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 131: 2013 Season Preview Series: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

12-07

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BP Unfiltered: Koji Uehara Has Done Some Things
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Sam Miller

11-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 75: The David Ortiz Decision and the Offseason Outlook for the Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-12

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Painting the Black: How to Fail at Managing
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R.J. Anderson

09-11

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17

Out of Left Field: Case Study: What Makes a Bad Baseball Game
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Matthew Kory

09-07

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11

Overthinking It: Feasting on the East
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Ben Lindbergh

08-27

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25

Out of Left Field: Boston Translation
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Matthew Kory

08-27

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Transaction Analysis: L.A. Consequential
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R.J. Anderson and Kevin Goldstein

08-14

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PITCHf/x Profile: Dissecting the Decline of Josh Beckett
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Dan Brooks

07-05

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BP Unfiltered: Aaron Cook and .8 Per Nine
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Ben Lindbergh

07-05

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What You Need to Know: Thursday, July 5
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Daniel Rathman

06-12

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What You Need to Know: Tuesday, June 12
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Daniel Rathman

06-06

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BP Unfiltered: Boston's Real Experiment
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R.J. Anderson

05-24

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What You Need to Know: Thursday, May 24
by
Daniel Rathman

05-18

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Overthinking It: How Big Papi Got His Bat Back
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Ben Lindbergh

05-16

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The Lineup Card: 11 Surprising Early-Season Stats
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Baseball Prospectus

05-16

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Beckett and Hyde
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Jay Jaffe

05-07

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What You Need to Know: Monday, May 7
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Daniel Rathman

05-03

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Collateral Damage Daily: Thursday, May 3
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Corey Dawkins

04-27

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Labrum But it Didn't Kill Him
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Jay Jaffe

04-23

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What You Need to Know: Monday, April 23
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Daniel Rathman

04-21

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 20
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Larry Granillo

04-19

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 18
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Larry Granillo

04-18

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, April 18
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Daniel Rathman

04-17

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox, April 14
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Adam Sobsey

04-16

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Collateral Damage Daily: Monday, April 16
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Corey Dawkins

04-15

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 14
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Larry Granillo

04-13

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Hate List, Part I
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Jay Jaffe

04-09

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What You Need to Know: Monday, April 9
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Daniel Rathman

04-09

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Matter of Ninth-Inning Experience
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Jay Jaffe

04-04

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The Lineup Card: 11 Bench Players Who Could Have a Big Impact
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Baseball Prospectus

04-04

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Collateral Damage: How Much Pain Could the Doctor (Up)Chuck?
by
Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

04-02

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Collateral Damage: Spring Tune-Ups
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Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

03-30

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Loose Threads: East Edition
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Jay Jaffe

03-27

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Future Shock: AL East Prospect Preview
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Kevin Goldstein

03-14

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Out of Left Field: John Lackey: Professional Baseball Character
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Matthew Kory

03-08

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The Lineup Card: 10 Choices for 2012 Declines
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Baseball Prospectus

03-02

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Heartburn Hardball: Starting Over
by
Jonathan Bernhardt

02-24

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Big Shoes to Fill
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Jay Jaffe

02-23

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Transaction Analysis: The Ancient DH Edition
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Ben Lindbergh

02-23

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Boston Red Sox
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Jason Parks

02-14

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Ballad of Roy Oswalt
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Matthew Kory

11-09

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On the Beat: Handicapping the Managerial Candidates
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John Perrotto

09-29

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Boston Red Sox
by
Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-29

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One-Hoppers: The Team Entropy All-Stars
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Jay Jaffe

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June 28, 2013 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Marmol Gets a Free Pass

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R.J. Anderson

The Cubs will let Marmol walk (or be claimed), Kawasaki's down and up, and David Ross is concussed.

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May 23, 2013 5:00 am

Out of Left Field: Watching Baseball with a 4-Year-Old

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Matthew Kory

Lessons learned from lessons taught (or, perhaps, some less mawkish description of this article)

Woman: I’m so bored.
Man: Me too. I wish there was some way we could derive significance from our meaningless sex-filled lives.
Spokesman: [appears] Now you can! With “Children!”
Man and Woman together: [confused] Children?
Spokesman: That’s right! Children! Children are you, but smaller, slower, and almost impossibly incompetent! Act now and you’ll experience the miracle of life on a daily basis! With “Children” it won’t take long before you’re asking yourself, “Hey! Where’d my meaningless life go? And can I have it back?”

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March 4, 2013 5:30 pm

MLBDepthCharts: Boston Red Sox

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Jason Martinez

Boston Red Sox

Quick links to Depth Charts for all teams:

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On the first stop of his spring training tour, Mike talks to John Farrell and David Ross about whether the cutter caused problems for Jon Lester.

Our MLB Network Radio tour takes me to all 15 spring camps in Florida, so I figured I’d jot down some thoughts along the way. Sort of a Journal, if you will. We start in Red Sox camp…

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A look at all 20 punchouts in Roger Clemens' 20-strikeout game against Seattle in 1986.

There is a secret haven of MLB gems hidden in iTunes right now. Under the heading "Baseball's Best", you can find over 150 games ranging from the 1952 World Series to Mark Buehrle's perfect game in 2009. The games feature no-hitters, record-breakers, classic postseason battles and more. Best of all, these games are available in their full, original broadcasts (including everything but the commercials) for only $1.99. Today we look at one of these gems: the Seattle at Boston matchup on April 29, 1986, when Roger Clemens set the major-league record for strikeouts in a game.

Heading into this Tuesday night game in front of 13,414 fans, the Mariners are 7-12 and batting .207 on the season. They have also not had two consecutive hits in 64 innings. The lineup looks like this:

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Ben and Sam preview the Red Sox' season with Matthew Kory, and Pete talks to Boston Globe and Boston.com columnist Chad Finn (at 22:13).



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Koji Uehara factoids about the Boston Red Sox' Koji Uehara.

These aim to be spectacular factoids about Koji Uehara, who is spectacular. They feature a moderate amount of cherry-picking and sample size cheats, but not that much! All statistics except where noted are since 2010, when Uehara converted from starting to relief. And they almost all center around one core fact: Uehara has, in his career, including as a starter, struck out 7.97 batters for every walk, which is the best ratio in history (minimum 100 innings). The next best is Sergio Romo, all the way back at 5.77, and nobody else is over 5. Already spectacular!

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Ben and Sam welcome Matthew Kory to the podcast to discuss the David Ortiz contract negotiations and the outlook for the Red Sox this winter.

Ben and Sam welcome Matthew Kory to the podcast to discuss the David Ortiz contract negotiations and the outlook for the Red Sox this winter.

Episode 75: "The David Ortiz Decision and the Offseason Outlook for the Red Sox"

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When it comes to talking about managers, it's as easy to ignore the most crucial skill as it is to overstate it.

The circumstances that led to Terry Francona’s dismissal are as played out as they get. His team played and behaved poorly. His bosses figured replacing the manager was easier than replacing the players, so they replaced him with a carbon opposite. Remnants of the story exist in every head coach and managerial firing; it’s the basis of the Great American Sports Story. What we forget about Francona’s final days is how they exposed him as a poor tactical manager.

Take Francona’s usage of Randy Williams. Williams entered the 2011 season with 90 career big-league appearances, a 5.74 earned run average, and a 1.33 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He looked like a left-handed specialist, but truthfully he didn’t even fit that role. (To this day, Williams has allowed left-handers to hit .253/.356/.420.) Yet, Francona used Williams seven times, against more righties than lefties, and in high-leverage spots. Williams’ average entrance leverage index finished just below that of Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon, Boston’s two best relievers.

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September 11, 2012 5:00 am

Out of Left Field: Case Study: What Makes a Bad Baseball Game

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Matthew Kory

Matt watched a game that nobody should watch.

“The thing I love most about baseball is that on any given play, in any given game, you can see something amazing you’ve never seen before.”

– Anonymous

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September 7, 2012 10:00 am

Overthinking It: Feasting on the East

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Ben Lindbergh

The Orioles' success story isn't totally separate from the tragic seasons of the Blue Jays and Red Sox.

On Wednesday night in Toronto, the Baltimore Orioles experienced the unfamiliar feeling of losing a baseball game. The O’s entered the evening tied for first place in the AL East, having gone 21-10 since the start of August, and having made up 10 games since July 18th on the other team atop the division, the New York Yankees.

With each victory and each game gained on the Yankees came another explanation of how a team that had been picked to finish fifth by most pre-season pundits could be winning despite being outscored by its opponents. Many observed that the Orioles were excelling in games decided by one run, often an indicator of a team outplaying its underlying performance. Some pointed out that an effective bullpen can help teams win tight games, while still others thought Baltimore’s bullpen success would prove as ephemeral as its one-run record. More than one wondered whether the O’s league-leading transaction total could be the secret to their success.

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August 27, 2012 10:29 am

Out of Left Field: Boston Translation

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Matthew Kory

Matt goes beyond the obvious and processes the Mega-Trade from Boston's perspective.

As you’re certainly aware, the Red Sox and Dodgers pulled off the super-crazy extreme mega-trade of this or any other century last Friday night. BP’s own R.J. Anderson and Kevin Goldstein already delved into the specifics of the deal, but if I may be permitted, I’d like to share some further thoughts.

The Name
It’s being called the Mega-Trade, and hooray for that because what we need now is to put names on specific trades that make them sound like Transformer knock-offs. The Dodgers next deal will be dubbed the Decepti-Deal and it will turn from a reasonable trade into a franchise stomping dino-car.


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