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05-28

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Matthew Kory

05-27

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 27
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Matthew Kory

05-27

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What You Need to Know: Would You Believe It, A New Strikeout Record
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Daniel Rathman

05-26

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Tools of Ignorance: The Team-Mandated Player Opt-Out
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Jeff Quinton

05-26

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Prospectus Feature: On David Ortiz and Perhaps the Best Final Season Ever
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Aaron Gleeman

05-25

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Transaction Analysis: Return of The Freak
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Matthew Trueblood, Kate Morrison, Bryan Grosnick, Adam McInturff, Steve Givarz and Christopher Crawford

05-23

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Prospectus Q&A: Rich Hill, Ace Pitcher
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Tim Britton

05-21

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BP Boston
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Matthew Kory

05-16

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What You Need to Know: Papi Endings
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Ashley Varela

05-14

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BP Boston
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Ben Carsley

05-13

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What You Need to Know: 77 Strikeouts, 4 Walks
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Emma Baccellieri

05-13

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 13
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Matthew Kory

05-12

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Prospectus Feature: RISPy Business
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Rob Mains

05-10

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Raising Aces: David Price Is Disconnected
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Doug Thorburn

05-09

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What You Need to Know: The One With All the Home Runs
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Ashley Varela

04-27

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What You Need to Know: David Price is a True Red Sox
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Emma Baccellieri

04-27

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Baseball Therapy: Can Teams Come Back From a Comeback?
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Russell A. Carleton

04-26

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Outta Left Field: Craig Kimbrel Is Increasing His Lead
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Dustin Palmateer

04-20

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BP Boston
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Dustin Palmateer

04-19

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What You Need to Know: Let's Roll It Up
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Daniel Rathman

04-18

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What You Need to Know: Psst: Jake Arrieta Has A 0.91 ERA Over His Past 169 Innings
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Ashley Varela

04-13

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What You Need to Know: When You Had a Taste of Paradise, Back on Earth Can Feel As Cold As Ice
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Emma Baccellieri

04-12

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What You Need to Know: The Year Of The Botched Infield Fly
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Daniel Rathman

04-08

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, April 8
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Matthew Kory

04-04

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Prospectus Feature: Something Like A Hit List!
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Matt Sussman

04-01

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Rumor Roundup: Panda Endangered
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Nicolas Stellini

03-23

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Rubbing Mud: Injuries to Boston's Lefties Might Turn Out All Right
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Matthew Trueblood

03-22

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Rumor Roundup: Dodgers Consider Their Options, e.g. Zach Lee
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Daniel Rathman

03-02

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Rumor Roundup: Arroyo's Hopes Alive, If Nats Can't Find A Better Man
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Daniel Rathman

02-22

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Winter Is Leaving
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Ben Carsley

02-11

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Rubbing Mud: Three Evolving Hitters
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Matthew Trueblood

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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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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BP Boston
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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

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On trying to find space between clutch performance and coin flips.

If you spend a lot of time behind the wheel, you might have satellite radio. If you spend a lot of time behind the wheel and you’re a baseball fan, you might have SiriusXM so you can listen to home radio broadcasts of games. (This is not a commercial. This is just a statement of facts.) If you spend a lot of time behind the wheel and you’re a baseball fan, though, you can’t listen to games all day, for the simple reason that baseball is not played around the clock. So when there isn’t a game on, you might listen to MLB Network Radio, a SiriusXM station.

I sometimes spend a lot of time behind the wheel, and when there isn’t a game on, I often listen to MLB Network Radio. I like some of the shows better than others. Some have strong elements of sportstalk radio, and like all sportstalk radio, you sometimes hear things that are, well, interesting.

A while ago one of the hosts—not a caller—was talking about Rougned Odor. Odor has had a pretty good start to his season. He’s also been better with runners in scoring position (.360/.407/.600 through Monday) than not (.283/.309/.528). The host said that some batters are consistently better with runners in scoring position (henceforth RISP) than they are otherwise.

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Memo to Price: Slide away, and give it all you've got. That and other standout arms from week five, including Felix Hernandez and Kevin Gausman.

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There were home runs of every flavor this weekend, and none more savory than Bartolo Colon's first tater

The Weekend Takeaway
We laud pitchers for passing certain milestones: completing their first career shutout, notching 200 strikeouts in a season, and if they’re lucky even crafting a no-hitter. The one they never forget, however, is their first home run.


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Or maybe he just ran into the Braves at the right time. Plus: Yay Rich Hill, Yay Andrew McCutchen, yay Billy Hamilton.

The Tuesday Takeaway
David Price’s first few games in a Red Sox uniform have been rather up-and-down—and after the distinct “down” of eight runs in less than four innings in his last start, Tuesday was a definite “up.” It didn’t look that way at first, as Price kicked off the game by giving up a run on three quick singles. But with the bases loaded, he struck out Drew Stubbs to end the inning, and from there, the Ks kept coming.


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Testing the belief that ninth-inning losses hurt more.

There’s nothing more thrilling in baseball than a ninth-inning comeback. Unless, of course, it’s your team being victimized by the comeback. Then, there’s nothing worse. To have fought for eight innings and held the lead, only to have the game snatched away in the ninth. It might leave the other team breathless, but it will leave you with a nasty scar.

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The league throws harder now, but Craig Kimbrel throws even harder.

I was listening to the Red Sox home opener earlier this season, and after one of Craig Kimbrel’s fastballs reached its destination the voice of Joe Castiglione cracked through my radio: fastball in there for a strike . . . at 97. That’s fast. Sort of.

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Behind the plate in Boston, early-season stats/early-season GIFs worth noticing.

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The Red Sox coax five double-play balls and still find a way to lose, Carlos Rodon comes unglued, Jake Lamb saves the D'backs' bacon, and more.

The Monday Takeaway

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Jake Arrieta turns out another showstopper, the Braves and Twins finally beat their bad karma, and Felix Hernandez keeps company with Randy Johnson.

The Weekend Takeaway
Most baseball fans can probably remember the last time their team’s ace had a bad day on the mound. For Giants fans, it could be the day when Madison Bumgarner served up three home runs to the Dodgers, all while receiving zero runs of support in return. For Diamondbacks fans, perhaps it was the time Zack Greinke scattered seven earned runs over four innings in his 2016 season debut. For Cubs fans, however, pinpointing the exact date that Jake Arrieta failed to execute a pristine performance is a bit trickier.


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The Juan Nicasio bubble popped, for one day at least. Meanwhile, Noah Syndergaard keeps getting better, and the Red Sox blow another lead.

The Tuesday Takeaway
What was once a minor miracle is now something of a trope: The broken pitcher comes to Pittsburgh for one more chance and he is saved, his career revived. But strong as the narrative may seem, the reality is far from a guarantee—as Juan Nicasio reminded everyone Tuesday afternoon.

After a strong spring and an impressive first outing, Nicasio looked more like his old self yesterday. It started with a Justin Upton solo shot in the first (his debut home run as a Tiger, and a 451-foot one at that), and it didn’t get any better from there. Nicasio took 94 pitches to make it through an ugly three innings, giving up four runs and setting the Pirates up for an 8-2 loss to Detroit.


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I mean, there have been two of them, so there you go. Meanwhile, David Price and Craig Kimbrel couldn't get it done, and Taylor Jungmann really couldn't get it done,

The Monday Takeaway
We’re but a week and change into the 2016 campaign, and already, the Phillies have had a season’s worth of misadventures with the infield-fly rule. Last Friday, Cesar Hernandez seemed to forget what the rule means all together:


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It's Friday, Friday, got a sack of jokes for Friday.

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