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06-26

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Ethan Spalding

06-21

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Transaction Analysis: The St. Louis Outfield Shuffle
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Grant Jones, Christopher Crawford and Bryan Grosnick

06-18

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Raising Aces: The Speed At Which Things Change
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Doug Thorburn

06-18

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

06-13

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Transaction Analysis: First Base Merry-Go-Round
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James Fegan, Christopher Crawford and Bryan Grosnick

06-11

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BP South Side
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Frank Firke

06-09

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Prospectus Feature: First Base Is Dead
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Aaron Gleeman

06-09

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Rubbing Mud: The White Sox In A Nutshell
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Matthew Trueblood

06-06

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Transaction Analysis: Small Trade James
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James Fegan, Jeff Quinton, Christopher Crawford and Bryan Grosnick

06-05

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

06-02

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What You Need to Know: Baseball Easy
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Demetrius Bell

05-28

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

05-25

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What You Need to Know: Chris Sale, Imperfect
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Emma Baccellieri

05-23

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

05-22

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

05-20

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Rubbing Mud: The Quarter-Pole Odds Changes
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Matthew Trueblood

05-14

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BP South Side
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Cat Garcia

05-02

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BP South Side
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Frank Firke

04-28

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What You Need to Know: The Braves Might Not Have a Floor
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Demetrius Bell

04-25

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What You Need to Know: FernandoMaedaia?
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Ashley Varela

04-18

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

04-13

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

04-06

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BP South Side
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Chris Lamberti

04-06

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Prospectus Feature: The Most Out-Of-Place Opening Day Player
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Rob Mains

03-21

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

03-18

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BP South Side
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Cat Garcia

03-18

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Prospectus Feature: Adam LaRoche's Potential Grievance
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Eugene Freedman

03-17

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

03-17

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Rumor Roundup: LaRoche Opts to See Son This Season
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Demetrius Bell

03-11

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Rubbing Mud: On the Slightly Winning White Sox
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Matthew Trueblood

03-11

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Life at the Margins: Catching Down
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Rian Watt

03-09

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Rumor Roundup: Sorry, Missed Jackson
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Daniel Rathman

03-01

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Winter Is Leaving
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James Fegan

02-23

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Transaction Analysis: The Chicago Changes
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Matthew Trueblood and Bryan Grosnick

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: AL Non-Tenders To Blow Your Skull
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Matthew Trueblood

11-11

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Rubbing Mud: The Great Big Exasperated AL Central Shrug
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Matthew Trueblood

11-06

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Painting the Black: The 2016 Free Agent 50
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R.J. Anderson

11-04

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Pitching Backward: How Chris Sale Learned A Third Dynamite Pitch
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Jeff Long

10-06

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Baseball Therapy: My Bad Baseball Predictions
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Russell A. Carleton

05-20

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Some Projection Left: Frankie Say Re...liever?
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Christopher Crawford

05-18

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Transaction Analysis: Philly Games Franco
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R.J. Anderson

05-15

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Daisy Cutter: Shark Tank
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Sahadev Sharma

05-14

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Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Carlos Rodon
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Doug Thorburn

05-04

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Raising Aces: Postmortem: Chris Sale vs. the Minnesota Twins
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Doug Thorburn

05-01

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What You Need to Know: Sold!
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Chris Mosch

04-30

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What You Need to Know: Silence!
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Daniel Rathman

04-27

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The BP Wayback Machine: Retaliation, and Pitchers Hitting Pitchers
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Sam Miller

04-27

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Rubbing Mud: The Worst Holes On Contenders
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Matthew Trueblood

04-24

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Daisy Cutter: Carlos Rodon and the White Sox' Ace Development Program
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Sahadev Sharma

04-21

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What You Need to Know: April 21, 2015
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Chris Mosch

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June 26, 2016 6:00 am

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Ethan Spalding

Where do the White Sox go from here?

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Randal Grichuk plays himself back to Triple-A, Mat Latos wears out another welcome, and the Dodgers and Mariners make an intriguing minor swap.

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Notable pitching performances this year from Chris Sale, Matt Shoemaker and CC Sabathia.

Chris Sale
Sale altered his approach this season, aiming for more efficient at-bats by trimming the strikeouts and gunning for weak contact early in the count. Everything was going swimmingly for the first two months of his new style. Sale posted a 1.58 ERA through his first nine starts with just 39 hits allowed and a modest 62 strikeouts against 10 walks in 68 1/3 innings, while averaging a robust 7.6 innings per turn, including three complete games. He then coughed up six runs in just 3 1/3 frames against the Indians, and though he has exceeded six innings in each of the four starts since, he has also given up three or more runs in each of his last three turns.




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June 18, 2016 6:00 am

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James Fegan

It's only two starts, but James Shields looks awful.

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Justin Morneau returns to the AL Central and Ike Davis returns to New York.

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June 11, 2016 8:04 am

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Frank Firke

An art-history perspective on Chicago's season so far.

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The archetype of the slugging first baseman is over. After trending downward, this year's cold corner is the worst it's been in at least six decades.

It started, like most things in my life do, with an argument about Joe Mauer.

In trying to figure out the Twins’ best (or perhaps more accurately least-worst) option to be the mandatory All-Star rep for a last-place team I noticed that Mauer ranks third among American League first basemen in OPS+ and fourth in WARP despite a modest-looking .281/.388/.409 line in 56 games. Basically, only Miguel Cabrera and Eric Hosmer have clearly been better than Mauer this season.

I never pass up a chance to paint Mauer in a positive light, but that surprised me. He’s having a good, solid season—and taking a big step in the right direction after back-to-back rough years following a career-altering concussion—but the notion of a first baseman with a .409 slugging percentage and sub-.800 OPS ranking among the league’s best is hard for my brain to comprehend.

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The small move that went so, so bad in a season that is sliding in that direction.

The Braves aren’t playing Tyler Flowers all that much, which is smart. The entire plan in Atlanta this season is to lose games, after all, and Flowers poses a threat to that mission. In 115 plate appearances thus far, Flowers has a .260 TAv, and he’s been his usual (very good) framing self behind the plate. He’s been worth 0.8 WARP already, despite his part-time role, but A.J. Pierzynski has saved the team from disaster with his .185 TAv and -0.8 WARP. The best news for the Braves, though, is that their two backstops make just $5 million combined this season. To take up two roster spots, keep the team replacement-level or worse, and leave so much money in the pockets of corporate owners is about as much as the team could ask from a catching tandem. Every nickel not spent on payroll is another nickel the team can spend on the effort to get their next new stadium built with other people’s money.

Let’s say that you weren’t the Braves, though. Let’s say you’re a team that wants to win games this season. If you were such a team, you probably wouldn’t want Pierzynski and Flowers for your catching duo. At the very least, you might seek to play Flowers more often, and Pierzynski less, so that you would get at least the half a win or so above replacement that $5 million usually buys in free agency. Really, though, it’s a pretty unappealing catching situation. It’s hard to imagine a contender who would envy it. There is one, though, and here’s the funny part: It's the only other team that has employed this exact pair in the past.

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Chicago takes James Shields off San Diego's hands for a pair of prospects.

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June 5, 2016 6:00 am

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James Fegan

Until Abreu hits like his past (if not every indicator) suggests he should, the White Sox won't know what they really are.

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Matt Albers delivers the big double. Meanwhile... the rest of baseball stops what it's doing to consider Matt Albers delivering the big double.

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May 28, 2016 8:00 am

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James Fegan

Even division rivals hope the Royals' run doesn't end on a grim injury.

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