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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

06-14

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Prospectus Feature: 365 Days of a Shortstop Revolution
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Aaron Gleeman

06-10

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Prospectus Feature: It's June 10th, and July 2 Deals Are Happening
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Trevor Strunk

06-07

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Life at the Margins: Stuff Your Scouting Report
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Rian Watt

06-06

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Prospectus Q&A: Jason McLeod, Cubs VP of Player Development and Amateur Scouting
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Tim Britton

06-05

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BP Boston
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Bryan Joiner

06-03

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Life at the Margins: Marvelous Mookie Fails Twice
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Rian Watt

06-01

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What You Need to Know: The Catcher Who Threw 96 In A Blowout
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Emma Baccellieri

05-28

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BP Boston
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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

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Jeremy Hellickson aces his audition, the White Sox get to the Cubs' bullpen, and Dave Dombrowski has made so many trades that they're starting to overlap in a kind of baseball version of the grandfather paradox.

The Monday Takeaway
Trade rumors have swirled around the Marlins in recent days, with most honing in on the club’s search for a starting pitcher, especially in light of worrisome injury news regarding Wei-Yin Chen. Among the arms connected to Miami were Andrew Cashner and Matt Moore, and also Jeremy Hellickson


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July 24, 2016 10:13 am

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Matthew Kory

The odds that Big Papi takes the hardware in his farewell tour.

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History tells us the story of two lopsided trades, but History ignores some nuance--and some lessons for this trade deadline.

There are lots of cautionary tales about trading prospects for pitchers in the heat of a pennant race. Some belong specifically to certain fan bases or regions; most also belong specifically to one or another generation. There’s the deal that sent Derek Lowe and Jason Varitek to the Red Sox in exchange for Heathcliff Slocumb, and the one that sent Grady Sizemore, Cliff Lee, and Brandon Phillips to the Indians in exchange for Bartolo Colon. More recently, there was Scott Kazmir for Victor Zambrano, and more recently still, there was Wilson Ramos for Matt Capps. There are tons of these, and because of that possessiveness each fan base and generation feels toward its favorites, you’re probably wondering why your personal highlight wasn’t among the ones I just rattled off.

I want to talk, though, about two of the highest-profile versions of this fable in history. As it happened, they occurred just three years apart, and almost 30 years ago. They’re the ones you probably conjured quickest, when you read the first sentence, even if they’re not the ones with which you identify most closely. Here they are:

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July 16, 2016 6:50 am

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Matthew Kory

The Red Sox dealt from their excellent farm system--then made their farm system even more excellent.

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Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski was brought in to make moves like this one, sending an elite pitching prospect to the Padres for rotation help.

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Boston makes three trades to rebuild the bullpen and the infield, and Omar Infante tries to keep his career going in Atlanta.

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This year's J.G. Taylor Spink Award honoree talks about Earl Weaver's pre-game post-game quotes, how young writers can get his attention, his many clubhouse confrontations and more.

Few voices in baseball coverage are as recognizable—and yes, as polarizing—as that of Dan Shaughnessy. Since starting as a beat reporter for the Baltimore Evening Sun in 1977 through his quarter-century as a columnist with the Boston Globe, Shaughnessy has become one of the most distinctive and distinguished sportswriters in America.

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July 2, 2016 10:00 am

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Matt Collins

The forgotten cog of the early season Boston offense may have gone missing. How much do they need him to hit?

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June 25, 2016 6:00 am

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Matthew Kory

If the Red Sox are going to improve at the trade deadline, the cost could be exorbitant.

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June 19, 2016 6:00 am

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Nick Canelas

In his farewell season, David Ortiz is battering lefties.

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June 15, 2016 9:42 am

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Brett Cowett

Can Boston get regular production out of its corner infielders?

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A year ago today, Francisco Lindor was recalled. Since (roughly) that day, the position has gone from a dead spot to historically great.

Eleven months ago Alcides Escobar was voted into the All-Star game as the AL’s starting shortstop. Escobar is an oft-praised defender with plus speed on a Royals team that was coming off a World Series loss and headed for a World Series win, but he also ended the first half with a modest .699 OPS and finished the season with a .614 OPS that nearly matched his .636 career mark through age 28. Alcides Escobar, All-Star starting shortstop just seemed a little lofty.

Royals fans stuffed the ballot box so much that second baseman Omar Infante and his .555 OPS nearly got voted into the game as well, but in Escobar’s case the story wasn’t so much about an undeserved selection as no other AL shortstops standing out as clearly deserving. In other words, don’t blame Escobar or Royals fans for his being in the starting lineup alongside the biggest stars in the league. None of the AL shortstops had an OPS above .750 at the All-Star break. The chosen backup was light-hitting Jose Iglesias, another glove-first player whose career OPS is .680.

Eleven months later, the AL’s shortstop landscape has changed so dramatically that the position as a whole has a higher collective OPS (.709) than Escobar had at the time of the All-Star break last year (.699) and Escobar has been the worst-hitting shortstop in the entire league. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .359/.405/.527 for the Red Sox. Manny Machado, who shifted from third base to shortstop following J.J. Hardy’s foot injury, is hitting .308/.376/.600 for the Orioles. Francisco Lindor, who made his debut exactly one year ago today, is hitting .304/.360/.450 for the Indians. Carlos Correa, the reigning Rookie of the Year, is hitting .256/.351/.423 for the Astros.

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