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3 Prospectus Feature: 365 Days of a Shortstop Revolution by Aaron Gleeman
0 Prospectus Feature: It's June 10th, and July 2 Deals Are Happening by Trevor Strunk
2 Life at the Margins: Stuff Your Scouting Report by Rian Watt
1 Prospectus Q&A: Jason McLeod, Cubs VP of Player Development and Amateur Scouting by Tim Britton
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3 Life at the Margins: Marvelous Mookie Fails Twice by Rian Watt
1 What You Need to Know: The Catcher Who Threw 96 In A Blowout by Emma Baccellieri
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2 The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 27 by Matthew Kory
6 What You Need to Know: Would You Believe It, A New Strikeout Record by Daniel Rathman
13 Tools of Ignorance: The Team-Mandated Player Opt-Out by Jeff Quinton
0 Prospectus Feature: On David Ortiz and Perhaps the Best Final Season Ever by Aaron Gleeman
2 Transaction Analysis: Return of The Freak by Matthew Trueblood, Kate Morrison, Bryan Grosnick, Adam McInturff, Steve Givarz and Christopher Crawford
5 Prospectus Q&A: Rich Hill, Ace Pitcher by Tim Britton
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1 What You Need to Know: Papi Endings by Ashley Varela
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0 What You Need to Know: 77 Strikeouts, 4 Walks by Emma Baccellieri
0 The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 13 by Matthew Kory
5 Prospectus Feature: RISPy Business by Rob Mains
6 Raising Aces: David Price Is Disconnected by Doug Thorburn
6 What You Need to Know: The One With All the Home Runs by Ashley Varela
5 What You Need to Know: David Price is a True Red Sox by Emma Baccellieri
7 Baseball Therapy: Can Teams Come Back From a Comeback? by Russell A. Carleton
1 Outta Left Field: Craig Kimbrel Is Increasing His Lead by Dustin Palmateer
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2 What You Need to Know: Let's Roll It Up by Daniel Rathman
3 What You Need to Know: Psst: Jake Arrieta Has A 0.91 ERA Over His Past 169 Innings by Ashley Varela
0 What You Need to Know: When You Had a Taste of Paradise, Back on Earth Can Feel As Cold As Ice by Emma Baccellieri
1 What You Need to Know: The Year Of The Botched Infield Fly by Daniel Rathman
5 The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, April 8 by Matthew Kory
3 Prospectus Feature: Something Like A Hit List! by Matt Sussman
1 Rumor Roundup: Panda Endangered by Nicolas Stellini
1 Rubbing Mud: Injuries to Boston's Lefties Might Turn Out All Right by Matthew Trueblood
0 Rumor Roundup: Dodgers Consider Their Options, e.g. Zach Lee by Daniel Rathman
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8 Winter Is Leaving by Ben Carsley
1 Rubbing Mud: Three Evolving Hitters by Matthew Trueblood
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6 Life at the Margins: You've Got Males by Rian Watt
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6 Pitching Backward: The Rise of the LiRPA by Jeff Long
17 Baseball Therapy: Have We Been Underpricing Relievers? by Russell A. Carleton
4 Tools of the Trade by Jeff Long
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18 Transaction Analysis: Oh, Hello David by Ben Carsley and J.J. Jansons
7 Baseball Therapy: The Kimbrel Gambit by Russell A. Carleton
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.
Read the full article... 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
’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 David Price to end the inning, and from there, the Ks kept coming. Drew Stubbs
Read the full article... 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.
Read the full article... 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
’s fastballs reached its destination the voice of Joe Castiglione cracked through my radio: Craig Kimbrel 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.
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. 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 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 Madison Bumgarner scattered seven earned runs over four innings in his 2016 season debut. For Cubs fans, however, pinpointing the exact date that Zack Greinke failed to execute a pristine performance is a bit trickier. Jake Arrieta
Read the full article... 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 reminded everyone Tuesday afternoon. Juan Nicasio
After a strong spring and an impressive first outing, Nicasio looked more like his old self yesterday. It started with a 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. Justin Upton Read the full article... 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, seemed to forget what the rule means all together: Cesar Hernandez
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It's Friday, Friday, got a sack of jokes for Friday. Good jokes and teams ranked by strength. Sounds like a Hit List.
We can't have a Hit List without Hit List Factors, and we can't have Hit List Factors without some results. But rather than deprive you of the good jokes, here's Something Like A Hit List. We'll return to our normal Hit List format in a few days.
Read the full article... The Red Sox give Pablo Sandoval's job away, the Orioles are in a snit with Hyun-Soo Kim, and the Rangers and Indians might be the best bet for a last-second big-league swap.
Pablo Sandoval Loses His Job To Travis Shaw
After a flurry of moves that included the signing of , the 2014 Red Sox romped to the American League pennant, then swept the World Series. General Manager Ben Cherington received many an accolade for his work, and Sandoval became an instant fan favorite. Pablo Sandoval
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