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11-30

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Transaction Analysis: New Contracts in New York
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R.J. Anderson

11-28

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Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, November 28
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Daniel Rathman

11-02

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Head Games: David Wright, R.A. Dickey, and What Smart Fans Really Want
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Will Woods

06-21

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On the Beat: Who Wants to be the Next Skipper?
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John Perrotto

05-31

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, May 31
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Matthew Kory

05-30

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Punk Hits: 2012 National League Upfronts
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Ian Miller

05-24

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On the Beat: Wright on Track
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John Perrotto

05-21

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, May 21
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Matthew Kory

05-21

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Painting the Black: David Wright's Dramatically Improved Decision Making
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R.J. Anderson

05-14

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Out of Left Field: On Hitting .400
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Matthew Kory

03-16

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Collateral Damage: Mets Misery
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Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

03-05

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Collateral Damage: Valley of Infections and Tears
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Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

12-09

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Sunset in Flushing
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Jonathan Bernhardt and Jarrett Seidler

05-28

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18

Watch Your Head!
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Mark Smith

05-14

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28

Manufactured Runs: Wrighting the Wrong
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Colin Wyers

03-03

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39

Checking the Numbers: Power Sapped
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Eric Seidman

12-11

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29

Fantasy Focus: Third Base Rankings Review
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Marc Normandin

05-04

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Player Profile: David Wright
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Marc Normandin and Kevin Goldstein

04-06

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28

Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-22

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Prospectus Q&A: George Thorogood
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David Laurila

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

11-20

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Prospectus Today: NL MVP
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Joe Sheehan

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

06-28

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Lies, Damned Lies: All-Star Balloting
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Nate Silver

10-31

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

08-08

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Prospectus Today: Putting $78 Million to Work
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Joe Sheehan

03-31

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

09-29

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Prospectus Notebook: Cubs, Mets
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Baseball Prospectus

06-07

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Can Of Corn: The Great Debate, Redux
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Dayn Perry

03-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.
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Christina Kahrl

07-30

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Can Of Corn: The Great Debate
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Dayn Perry

02-22

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part II
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Baseball Prospectus

09-26

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Prospecting: David Wright
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David Cameron

09-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21
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Christina Kahrl

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: July 7-20
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Christina Kahrl

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Prospectus Feature: Top 40 Prospects Roundtable
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Baseball Prospectus

12-10

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HACKING MASS Results
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Baseball Prospectus

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As the Mets embark upon an uncertain rebuilding phase, they're putting their faith in young pitchers, as they've done before.

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Jonathan Bernhardt is a freelance writer born in Baltimore who lives and works in New York City. He is an occasional contributor to the Et tu, Mr. Destructo? blog.

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May 28, 2010 9:17 am

Watch Your Head!

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Mark Smith

It is time for Major League Baseball and the MLBPA to make the new "overstuffed" batting helmets by Rawlings mandatory.

With a crack and a thud, David Wright slammed into the Citi Field turf. He had just been struck in the head by a mid-90s Matt Cain fastball, and after a few frightening moments and an unsteady walk back to the dugout, the Mets' third baseman was taken to the hospital for treatment of a concussion. Three days earlier, on August 12, 2009, David Waldstein of the New York Times asked Wright about Rawlings’ new batting helmet, one that could protect a player’s head from a 100 mph fastball. Despite other players’ negative reactions that noted an increase in discomfort and a decrease in style, Wright responded, “If it provides more protection, then I’m all for it. I’m not worried about style or looking good out there. I’m worried about keeping my melon protected.” It was a somewhat surprising response given the other players’ reactions, but it is one that seemed sound and levelheaded. Wright, however, was not wearing that helmet when the fastball crashed into his skull.

Wright’s injury could have been prevented. The risks and dangers of being hit in the head by a pitch are well-known. The solution was well-publicized. Yet Major League Baseball—its players, coaches, teams, and commissioner—continually lag behind when it comes to safety concerns. Why is this? What causes baseball to ignore the safety of its players, especially when teams invest so heavily in them, when the risks and solutions are so readily apparent? To answer these questions, it is necessary to delve deeper into an understanding of ourselves, professional sports, and societal pressures.

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May 14, 2010 8:13 am

Manufactured Runs: Wrighting the Wrong

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Colin Wyers

David Wright's high strikeout rate is not anything to be alarmed about.

Apparently the talk of the town in New York these days is David Wright’s incredible strikeout rate. A sampling of recent headlines about the Mets:

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David Wright's power drain in 2009 was nearly unprecedented and almost certainly a fluke.

An anomaly is defined as a strange discrepancy or deviation from an established trend or baseline. In baseball terms, they occur when teams or players defy expectations—in either direction—to the extent that it proves difficult to offer confident explanations. Take, for instance, the 57 home runs on Luis Gonzalez’s resume under the 2001 heading: Gonzo was a solid hitter, but 57 dingers? Tallies like that are generally reserved for the cloutiest of cloutsmen, and not a player perennially ranging from 17-25 homers.

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December 11, 2009 11:21 am

Fantasy Focus: Third Base Rankings Review

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Marc Normandin

In a process to provide answers, there's some heat to be taken for the pre-season hot corner rankings.

It's time to see where I went right and wrong with my fantasy rankings for third base. These rankings were made during spring training, and this particular series of pieces is meant to review those rankings so we can see what there is to learn from both the process and the results-my hope is that next season's rankings will improve through this, since I'm forced to face the music in a way.

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May 4, 2009 10:36 am

Player Profile: David Wright

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Marc Normandin and Kevin Goldstein

The Mets' franchise third baseman is slumping (again), but will he bounce back as he had to in 2007?

Performance Analysis

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April 6, 2009 3:36 pm

Preseason Predictions

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Baseball Prospectus

BP's dirty dozen makes their prognostications to generate the wisdom of at least one small crowd.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. Picking favorites for the Wild Card for the respective leagues initially might have seemed easy, since the selections universally favored the second-place team in the AL East, while all but two voters picked their second-place teams in the NL East to earn the non-division champ playoff team, but a tie in the rankings had to be broken in favor of the team named the Wild Card winner on the most individual ballots, which is sure to upset some people.

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that's been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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February 22, 2009 1:01 pm

Prospectus Q&A: George Thorogood

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David Laurila

A famous rocker talks about one of his other great loves beyond music: baseball.

There are baseball fans, and then there is George Thorogood. An icon in the music world, Thorogood is not only a passionate Mets fan, he is also a walking-and-shouting baseball historian. A former second baseman with the semi-pro Delaware Destroyers, Thorogood has multiple gold records to go with his baseball pedigree, not to mention a reputation as one of the best live performers on the blues-and-rock circuit. About to hit the road for yet another tour, Thorogood shared his thoughts on performance-enhancing drugs, the brilliance of Sandy Koufax, and what it was like to talk baseball with the legendary John Lee Hooker.

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As in the AL, the Central division is as tight as can be, while in the East two Mets are predicted to take home some hardware along with their division flag.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the National League, along with the staff picks in some fun miscellaneous categories.

Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting.

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November 20, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: NL MVP

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Joe Sheehan

Whoever the electorate chooses, Joe's given this thought, and has his answer for who should win.

Who is the National League Most Valuable Player?

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It's Superior Circuit Transaction Action for all you fellow moves junkies.

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June 28, 2007 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: All-Star Balloting

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Nate Silver

Nate examines the effect of performance and team on the current state of the All-Star voting process.

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