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09-15

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Circle Change: Bringing Mookie Betts Back to Earth
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Zach Crizer

08-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Tao of Tom Koehler
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Bryan Grosnick

08-24

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Let It Eat: Bad Breaks
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Ben Carsley

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Dave Dombrowski, Bullpen Buyer
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Ben Carsley, Erich Rothmann and Jarrett Seidler

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: Nunez and His Helmet Fly to Fenway
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Shawn Brody, Erich Rothmann and Mark Anderson

07-24

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The Call-Up: Rafael Devers
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Ben Carsley

06-28

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Short Relief: Curses of Confidence, Aging, and Sosa
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Zack Moser, Matt Ellis and Jason Wojciechowski

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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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

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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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December 13, 2016 9:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Replacing Ortiz

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Dustin Palmateer and Matthew Trueblood

Boston tries to replace David Ortiz with defense, Seattle adds more depth on the cheap, and Arizona gets bang for its bullpen buck.

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Dave Dombrowski swings for the fences, landing White Sox ace Chris Sale for a substantial prospect package headlined by Yoan Moncada.

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December 7, 2016 12:02 am

Transaction Analysis: Boston's Bullpen Bet

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Matthew Kory, Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

Another offseason spent beefing up the bullpen in Boston, this time with Tyler Thornburg.

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Mike Trout trade speculation, Boston going after Greg Holland, and Miami bidding on Kenley Jansen.

Red Sox “aggressively” pursuing Holland

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Cleveland swept Boston out of the playoffs in David Ortiz's final game.

It's not hard to see that the postseason magnifies every little thing, including your mistakes. Sure, it glorifies your successes, but for every pitch that kinda sorta seems down the middle, you'll get a thousand exasperated sighs in response, and unless you're an all-time great, people will remember your mistakes, your missteps, and your blunders. To this end, baseball is not a fair game.

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