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02-08

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Rubbing Mud: A Few Facts About the Designated Hitter
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Matthew Trueblood

02-08

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Life at the Margins: You've Got Males
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Rian Watt

01-12

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BP Boston
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Bryan Grosnick

12-17

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Pitching Backward: The Rise of the LiRPA
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Jeff Long

12-16

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Baseball Therapy: Have We Been Underpricing Relievers?
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Russell A. Carleton

12-07

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Tools of the Trade
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Jeff Long

12-07

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Rumor Roundup: You Can Never Have Enough Pitching Rumors
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Daniel Rathman

12-02

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18

Transaction Analysis: Oh, Hello David
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Ben Carsley and J.J. Jansons

11-24

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Baseball Therapy: The Kimbrel Gambit
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Russell A. Carleton

11-20

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Players Prefer Presentation: Why We Give David Ortiz A Retirement Tour
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Meg Rowley

11-18

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Prospectus Feature: Commence Retirement Tour
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Alex Skillin

11-05

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Bryan Grosnick

10-19

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BP Boston
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Ryan Morrison

10-06

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Baseball Therapy: My Bad Baseball Predictions
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Russell A. Carleton

10-06

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Tools of Ignorance: Non-Strategies, Ben Cherington's Job, and the Cole Hamels Trade Market
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Jeff Quinton

09-22

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BP Boston
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Ryan Morrison

09-14

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BP Boston
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Ryan Morrison

09-01

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BP Boston
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Bryan Grosnick

07-21

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BP Boston
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Ryan Morrison

06-18

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BP Boston
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Alex Skillin

06-15

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BP Boston
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Matthew Kory

06-03

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BP Boston
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Ben Carsley

05-13

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BP Boston
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Matthew Kory

05-12

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Rubbing Mud: The Case Against Boston's Offense
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Matthew Trueblood

05-11

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Pitching Backward: Who'll Throw The Greatest Pitch Ever?
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Jeff Long

05-02

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The Call-Up: Blake Swihart
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Christopher Crawford and Ben Carsley

04-27

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Rubbing Mud: The Worst Holes On Contenders
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Matthew Trueblood

04-21

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BP Boston
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Dustin Palmateer

04-18

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BP Boston
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Matthew Kory

04-15

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What You Need to Know: Matt Harvey's 'Weird' Return
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Daniel Rathman

04-14

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What You Need to Know: April 14, 2015
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Chris Mosch

04-13

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What You Need to Know: April 13, 2015
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Ian Frazer

04-08

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Transaction Analysis: Buy High 'Cello
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R.J. Anderson

04-08

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Tools of Ignorance: Pitfalls of the Arb-Year Buyout
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Jeff Quinton

04-02

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Every Team's Moneyball: Boston Red Sox: Hit First, Ask Later
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Ben Carsley

03-26

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Daisy Cutter: Pedroia Got His Thumb Back, But Don't Call it a Comeback
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Sahadev Sharma

03-20

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Rumor Roundup: Aaron-Starting Era Starting
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Chris Mosch

03-19

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Spring Training Notebook: Grapefruit League
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Jeff Moore

03-16

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Notes from the Field: A First Look: Yoan Moncada
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Jeff Moore

03-13

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Rubbing Mud: How the Twins Discovered Moneyball 10 Years Too Late
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Matthew Trueblood

02-24

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Transaction Analysis: Yoan Moncada Fits
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Ben Carsley

02-23

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Rumor Roundup: Mookie Betts, Fourth Outfielder?
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Chris Mosch

02-19

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Rumor Roundup: The Cole Hamels Return That Amaro Turned Down
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Chris Mosch

02-17

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Rumor Roundup: Bradley Fielding Advice
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Daniel Rathman

02-13

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Going Yard: The Greatest Swing That Ever Lived
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Ryan Parker

02-09

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Transaction Analysis: Texas' New Platoon
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R.J. Anderson

01-30

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Transaction Analysis: Big Giant Snider
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Jeff Quinton

01-14

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Player Profile: Mike Napoli
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Jeff Quinton

01-14

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Rumor Roundup: One Of Alexi Ogando And Max Scherzer Likely To Sign Next Week
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Daniel Rathman

12-19

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Transaction Analysis: Catchin' Relief
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Matthew Trueblood, R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman, Mike Gianella, Jordan Gorosh and Chris Rodriguez

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October 19, 2015 10:29 am

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Ryan Morrison

Does more challenges mean more overturned calls?

It appears that some of the more forward-thinking organizations in the league are challenging more and more calls. Is that the right strategy? And as we head into 2016, will we see this trend continue to rise? At BP Boston, Ryan Morrison looks at this phenomenon, centered around the Red Sox, and wonders what may be coming in the future.

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October 6, 2015 6:01 am

Baseball Therapy: My Bad Baseball Predictions

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Russell A. Carleton

What we learn from our mistakes.

Hi, my name is Russell and I’m an expert.

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GMing when everybody is doing the same thing.

Non-Strategies
Every baseball team has more or less the same goals: Win as often as possible and make as much money as possible. Each team will have a different amount of resources ($$$) that it can use to achieve these goals, but, alas, the goals are all still the same.


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September 22, 2015 12:37 pm

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Ryan Morrison

Rich Hill has had two dominant starts, can he keep it up going forward?

Rich Hill is 35 years old and holds a career ERA of 4.64. He is what he is, right? Well, two dominant starts with the Red Sox and an approach to pitching that's only now being appreciated has some thinking otherwise. Over at BP Boston, Ryan Morrison takes a look at Hill's recent success and wonders if he can continue to produce in 2016.

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September 14, 2015 10:06 am

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Ryan Morrison

The Red Sox aren't going anywhere in 2015, but could late-season adjustments for Wade Miley help out next summer?

The Red Sox have some decent building blocks to work with as they head into another critical offseason with hopes of getting back in contention next summer. Jackie Bradley, Jr. emergence, Eduardo Rodriguez's adjustments, and Rick Porcello's resurgence are all positives that give hope for 2016. Add another to the list: Wade Miley's release point. At BP Boston, Ryan Morrison explains.

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September 1, 2015 1:44 pm

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Bryan Grosnick

There haven't been many bright spots with the 2015 Boston Red Sox, but that doesn't mean fans should get carried away with one of the few they've seen.

Outside of the recent arrival of Dave Dombrowski, there's been very little for Red Sox fans to be happy about in 2015. However, Jackie Bradley Jr.'s recent play definitely counts as a positive that fans can point to. At BP Boston, Bryan Grosnick shares a very recent cautionary tale and while fans can remain optimistic, we shouldn't buy all in to Bradley just yet.

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July 21, 2015 11:00 am

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Ryan Morrison

A deeper look at the numbers suggests one of the Red Sox offseason pitching acquisitions is doing better than assumed.

The Red Sox acquisition of Wade Miley was met with quite the varied response. A quick glance at the numbers suggest he hasn't been worth the price Boston paid to pry him from Arizona. However, a deeper look at things tells us a slightly different story. Miley has had to adjust to not facing pitchers in the American League, thus facing tougher hitters overall. But the fact is, he may be pitching better than many realize.

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June 18, 2015 7:42 am

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Alex Skillin

The outfield was supposed to be one of the biggest strengths of the 2015 Red Sox.

The 2015 Red Sox weren’t expected to be a flawless team, but on paper they looked likely to have just enough strengths to stay afloat in a middling AL East.

Ben Cherington built a squad loaded with offensive talent, and in no area did Boston look more primed for success than the outfield. Indeed, a common concern for Red Sox fans this spring was how John Farrell would manage to juggle playing time for all of the club’s outfielders.

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June 15, 2015 6:00 am

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Matthew Kory

In a season in which so much has gone wrong, Boston's catching issues have stood out.

This piece originally appeared on BP Boston, Baseball Prospectus' local site for all your Red Sox needs. And be sure to visit BP Wrigleyville and BP Bronx for Cubs and Yankees analysis as well.

The most confounding aspect of Boston’s wholly disappointing season to date is the number of confounding aspects to it. The starting rotation couldn’t get out of the third inning for a while. As soon as it rounded into form the offense disappeared. The bullpen has been mostly fine, except when the offense and the starter show up on the same day. It’s always something, but it’s always something different it seems. Except at catcher.

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June 3, 2015 2:00 pm

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Ben Carsley

Is staying the course still the right move for the Red Sox? John Henry certainly believes that's the case.

The Keep Calm and Carry On meme is pretty played out at this point. You can be forgiven if you’re tired of seeing its many iterations adorning every corner of the internet.

Yet that message was, essentially, what John Henry relayed to all of what remains of Red Sox Nation on Tuesday afternoon. And while the sentiment may not feel satisfying given the justifiable frustration built on 200-plus games of crappy baseball, Henry is probably right in his decision to stay the course.

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May 13, 2015 6:00 am

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Matthew Kory

It's not just pitching that has failed Boston this year. It's not just pitching and hitting, either.

Yesterday, Matt Trueblood wrote about the very real concerns about Boston's offense to date. Today Matt Kory looks at another area in which the Red Sox have falled this year: fielding the ball. This piece originally appeared on BP Boston, Baseball Prospectus' local site for all your Red Sox needs. And be sure to visit BP Wrigleyville and BP Bronx for Cubs and Yankees analysis as well.

The 2015 Red Sox are not a good defensive team. How? Why? Let’s plow ahead!

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May 12, 2015 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: The Case Against Boston's Offense

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Matthew Trueblood

It's just not enough to point to BABIP and say 'wait for it,' not this time.

The Red Sox are struggling, and while no team is to be condemned this early in a season, they seem to be in some real trouble. They’re 14-17, but, more importantly, they’ve scored only 135 runs. At this pace, they’ll score 705 over the full season. They’re below the American League average in runs per game, which indicates a downright weak offense, if it happens at Fenway Park. We knew their run prevention would be poor, but to whatever extent their ineffectiveness at bat is a real phenomenon, it’s crippling. Boston needs a juggernaut of an offense to win the AL East, and a near-elite one just to remain competitive.

The question we most need to answer, then, is whether they have such an offense. Is the mess the team has been in the early going its real identity, or are things about to turn around? To answer that, we need to get a handle on what the team does well, what it does poorly, and from where the problems they have had so far are coming.

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