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09-14

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 30: The Cleveland Show
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

09-06

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BP En Espanol: La llamada: Francisco Mejia
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Jeffrey Paternostro and George Bissell

09-05

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The Call-Up: Francisco Mejia
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Jeffrey Paternostro and George Bissell

08-12

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 22: The One About The Mets
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Jarrett Seidler

08-10

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Transaction Analysis: Jay Day
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Bryan Grosnick and Skyler Kanfer

08-01

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 20: DFA Deadline Extravaganza
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Bryan Grosnick, Craig Goldstein, Patrick Dubuque, Jeffrey Paternostro, Emma Baccellieri, Kate Morrison, Aaron Gleeman and Shawn Brody

07-10

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Transaction Analysis: Big Sexy's Last Call
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Aaron Gleeman

06-27

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Short Relief: Love Letters to the Past and Present
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Kate Preusser, Emma Baccellieri and Trevor Strunk

06-20

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Banjo Hitter: Minnesota's Mess
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Aaron Gleeman

05-18

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 7: The Spot Starter
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Bryan Grosnick, Zach Crizer and Shawn Brody

04-03

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The Call-Up: Yandy Diaz
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Craig Goldstein and Mark Barry

03-31

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Cleveland Indians
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Emma Baccellieri

03-28

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Short Relief: A Friendly Warning, A Friendly Pitcher, and Some Friendly Advice
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Matt Ellis, Emma Baccellieri and Kate Preusser

03-21

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Short Relief: Fielding as Metaphor, Teams as Monsters, and Sumo Suits as Disguises
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Patrick Dubuque, Bryan Grosnick and Emma Baccellieri

03-08

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Banjo Hitter: The Lost Outfielders
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Aaron Gleeman

02-06

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Transaction Analysis: Bargain Bin Bullpens
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Bryan Grosnick, Eric Roseberry and Jared Wyllys

01-24

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Deep, But Playable: Ventura and Marte
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Craig Goldstein

12-28

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Best of BP 2016: Watching Andrew Miller
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Meg Rowley

11-04

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Release Points: How Francona Outmaneuvered Maddon and the Cubs ... Almost
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Dan Rozenson

11-03

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Playoff Prospectus: Assessing the Managers' Moves in Game 7
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Matthew Trueblood

11-03

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Playoff Prospectus: The Highlight Reel: World Series Game 7
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Ashley Varela

11-03

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Playoff Prospectus: After 108 Years, Cubs Win the Marathon and the Sprint
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Aaron Gleeman

11-02

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 7 Preview
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Bryan Grosnick

11-02

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Playoff Prospectus: Who Wore It Best?
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Trevor Strunk

11-02

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Playoff Prospectus: Assessing the Managers' Moves in Game 6
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Jarrett Seidler

11-02

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Playoff Prospectus: The Highlight Reel: World Series Game 6
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Mauricio Rubio

11-01

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 6 Preview
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Aaron Gleeman

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: The Highlight Reel: World Series Game 5
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Demetrius Bell

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: Assessing the Managers' Moves in Game 5
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Matthew Trueblood

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: Spider-Man Heyward
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Meg Rowley

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 5 Preview
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Aaron Gleeman

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: The Highlight Reel: World Series Game 4
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Ashley Varela

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: Of Errors, Common and Uncommon
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Rian Watt

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: Wrigley Goes Silent as Indians See the Finish Line
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Aaron Gleeman

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 4 Preview
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Scooter Hotz

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: Assessing the Managers' Moves in Game 3
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Rian Watt

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: Who Says You Can't Go Home?
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Jarrett Seidler

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: The Highlight Reel: World Series Game 3
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Mauricio Rubio

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 3 Preview
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Aaron Gleeman

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: Cleveland Clunker
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Meg Rowley

10-27

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Players Prefer Presentation: Watching Andrew Miller
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Meg Rowley

10-26

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Playoff Prospectus: The Kluber Clinic
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Trevor Strunk

10-26

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Playoff Prospectus: The Highlight Reel: World Series Game 1
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Ashley Varela

10-26

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 2 Preview
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Mike Gianella

10-26

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Playoff Prospectus: Assessing the Managers' Moves in Game 1
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Matthew Trueblood

10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 1 Preview
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Bryan Grosnick

10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Cubs vs. Indians
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Aaron Gleeman

10-25

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Rubbing Mud: What We Really Know About Lester's Yips
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Matthew Trueblood

10-24

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Andrew Miller Is Not Goose Gossage
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Rob Mains

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and LCS Game Previews
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Aaron Gleeman

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On the 30th episode of the DFA podcast, Bryan and R.J. mix up the format in order to talk about Cleveland's surprising 21-game win streak and the moves and deals that brought them to this point. (Also, they argue about the respective merits of Yandy Díaz vs. Giovanny Urshela. It's a good show anyway.)

Welcome back to the DFA podcast! Hosts Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus) and R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), plus producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets), are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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Esto es lo que le faltaba a Cleveland: un poderoso bate detras del plato.

(More information on BP En Espanol.)

Traducido por Carlos Saiz

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September 5, 2017 3:12 pm

The Call-Up: Francisco Mejia

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Jeffrey Paternostro and George Bissell

Just what Cleveland's been missing: a potent bat behind the plate.

The Situation: September is the time that teams like to have a third catcher on the bench and like to give their top prospects on the 40 a taste of major-league action. Francisco Mejia fits both criteria.

The Background: Cleveland signed Francisco Mejia out of the Dominican Republic for $350,000 as part of their 2012 July 2nd class. He came stateside immediately the following year and after two summers bashing short-season pitching, he slotted in second on the Cleveland team list and 84th on the 101. He was sent to full-season-ball as a 19-year-old in 2015 and scuffled in the Midwest League, slashing a mere .243/.324/.345. A return engagement in 2016 went much better and Mejia posted a 50-game hit streak between two A-ball levels. He popped back on the 101, at no. 34 this time, and continued to hit in Double-A in 2017 while reports on his defense behind the plate improved as well. He clocked in at no. 3 on the 2017 Midseason 50 and was arguably the best prospect in the minors at the time of his call up.

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On the 22nd episode of the DFA podcast, R.J. and Bryan are joined by BP's Jarrett Seidler to talk about the biggest post-deadline deal (Jay Bruce to the Indians), the callups of Dominic Smith and Amed Rosario, and ... whatever the Mets' plan is for 2018!

It's another episode of the DFA podcast! Hosts Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus) and R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), plus producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets), are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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In a move seemingly months in the making, the Indians add Mets slugger Jay Bruce for the stretch run (and playoffs).

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On the 20th episode of the DFA podcast, Bryan hosts an all-star collection of BP writers in our first live episode! Listen in as Craig Goldstein, Patrick Dubuque, Jeffrey Paternostro, Emma Baccellieri, Kate Morrison, and Aaron Gleeman all share their thoughts on the major and minor moves as the deadline comes and goes. It's a must-listen!

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA!

(Welcome to the club, Stolen Signs!)

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Released by the Braves, 44-year-old Bartolo Colon will try to make it back to the majors with the Twins.

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Kate rekindles some ballpark missed connections, Emma gazes at Michael Martinez and the Indians, while Trevor matches up Eric Young Jr. and destiny.

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Minnesota's hitting and defense look ready for prime time, but the pitching remains a mess.

Monday was an off day for the Twins, and boy did they need it. As of Friday night they sat atop the American League Central, the unlikely owners of a 34-29 record following a disastrous 103-loss season. Then the second-place Indians came to town for a three-day, four-game series at Target Field and swept the Twins out of first place, thoroughly thrashing Minnesota by a 28-8 aggregate score. In less than 48 hours the Twins went from surprising division leaders to looking like merely something that the defending American League champions had to step over on their inevitable climb back to the playoffs.

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On the seventh episode of DFA, Bryan and guest co-host Zach Crizer discuss the Bradley Zimmer call-up, and the potential end of the center field carousel in Cleveland. Then it's on to the big and little moves of the past few days, including former All-Stars going down with injury and former Royals going on to new teams.

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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April 3, 2017 4:02 pm

The Call-Up: Yandy Diaz

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Craig Goldstein and Mark Barry

Dandy Yiaz, in my opinion.

The Situation: Jason Kipnis’ injury means Jose Ramirez will head to second base, opening up a spot for Diaz at the hot corner.

Background: A Cuban defector, Diaz signed for a modest $300,000 back in 2013. Diaz logged full seasons at High-A in 2014, then Double-A, with a brief, four-game cameo at Triple-A in 2015. Though he he hit well, he was assigned back to Akron to open the 2016 season, but earned a promotion to Columbus after 26 games. He’s done nothing but hit his entire pro career, though he’s also been a touch old for his level the entire time.

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The defending American League champs look every bit as strong, thanks largely to Francona, Miller, and Allen.

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