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Interleague Report: Week 18
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Jeff Quinton

07-21

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Interleague Report: Week 17
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Jeff Quinton

07-14

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Interleague Report: Week 16
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Jeff Quinton

07-07

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Interleague Report: Week 15
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Jeff Quinton

06-30

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Interleague Report: Week 14
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Jeff Quinton

06-23

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Interleague Report: Week 13
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Jeff Quinton

06-16

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Interleague Report: Week 12
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Jeff Quinton

06-09

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Interleague Report: Week 11
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Jeff Quinton

06-02

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Interleague Report: Week 10
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Jeff Quinton

05-27

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Interleague Report: Week Nine
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Jeff Quinton

05-19

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Interleague Report: Week Eight
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Jeff Quinton

05-12

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Interleague Report: Week Six
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Jeff Quinton

05-05

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Interleague Report: Week Six
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Jeff Quinton

04-28

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Interleague Report: Week Five
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Jeff Quinton

04-14

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Interleague Report: Week Three
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Jeff Quinton

09-19

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Skewed Left: Danny Valencia and the Orioles' DH Merry-Go-Round
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Zachary Levine

04-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 183: How to Set Up a Rotation/The DH of the Future/Batting Stanton Leadoff/Pitchers and Handwarmers/Quad-A Hitters
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-19

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Skewed Left: Baseball's Great Unresolved Debates
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Zachary Levine

01-28

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The Keeper Reaper: Second, Short, and Catcher for 1/28/13
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Josh Shepardson

01-03

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BP Unfiltered: A New Solution to the DH Debate
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Russell A. Carleton

12-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 94: The Perplexing Trade Value of R.A. Dickey and Billy Butler
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-31

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 7/31/12
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Michael Street

03-07

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Inspecting the Spectrum, Part IV: The Designated Hitter Question
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Jay Jaffe

03-06

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The BP Wayback Machine: Don Mincher, Part 1
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David Laurila

01-31

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The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 1/31/12
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Michael Street

12-30

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The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 12/30/12
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Michael Street

12-16

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Men Behind the Men Behind the Plate
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Jonathan Bernhardt

10-19

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World Series Prospectus: The Midwest Showdown
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Baseball Prospectus

08-23

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: The Best of the Best
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Jason Parks

07-01

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On the Beat: The Buck Stops...Where?
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John Perrotto

06-22

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Clubhouse Confidential: Helping Their Own Cause
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Marc Carig

05-02

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On the Beat: Hello, Cleveland!
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John Perrotto

04-28

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Myth of the Golden Age
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Dan Fox

02-28

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at First, Third and DH
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Michael Street

01-11

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Transaction Analysis: Bartlett's Price Quote
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Christina Kahrl

01-11

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Prospectus Q&A: Don Mincher, Part I
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David Laurila

12-30

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Edgar Martinez
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Jay Jaffe

11-19

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On the Beat: The AL Winter Agenda
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John Perrotto

11-12

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So You Need: Outfielders and Designated Hitters
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Marc Normandin

11-01

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On the Beat: Dealing with the DH
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John Perrotto

09-10

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On the Beat: Going Out with Class
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John Perrotto

08-16

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On the Beat: Picking Up the Pieces
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John Perrotto

07-07

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Transaction Action: Western Horizons
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Christina Kahrl

04-06

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Transaction Action: AL Roster Cleanup
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Christina Kahrl

02-09

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Expanded Horizons: Catching conundrum
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Tommy Bennett

01-19

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Future Shock: Diamondbacks Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-13

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Prospectus Hit and Run: 10 Men Out
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Jay Jaffe

01-10

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On the Beat: Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

12-06

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On the Beat: Pre-Winter Meetings Shopping Lists
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John Perrotto

09-01

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Transaction Action: Final Answers
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Christina Kahrl

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May 5, 2014 6:00 am

Interleague Report: Week Six

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Jeff Quinton

A look at the upcoming AL-vs.-NL and NL-vs.-AL matchups, and how they might affect teams' lineups.

Please note that in the “DH” column, the player listed is the player that has been added or removed from the lineup, not necessarily the player in the DH slot. For example, if the Phillies move Dominic Brown to DH and put Tony Gwynn Jr. in the OF, then I will list Gwynn Jr. in the “DH” column because he is the player that is gaining at bats.

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April 28, 2014 6:00 am

Interleague Report: Week Five

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Jeff Quinton

A look at this week's AL-at-NL and NL-at-AL matchups, and how they might affect teams' lineups.

Please note that in the “DH” column, the player listed is the player that has been added or removed from the lineup, not necessarily the player in the DH slot. For example, if the Phillies move Dominic Brown to DH and put Tony Gwynn Jr. in the OF, then I will list Gwynn Jr. in the “DH” column because he is the player that is gaining at bats.

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April 14, 2014 6:00 am

Interleague Report: Week Three

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Jeff Quinton

A look at this week's AL-at-NL and NL-at-AL matchups, and how they might affect teams' lineups.

Please note that in the “DH” column, the player listed is the player that has been added or removed from the lineup, not necessarily the player in the DH slot. For example, if the Phillies move Dominic Brown to DH and put Tony Gwynn Jr. in the OF, then I will list Gwynn Jr. in the “DH” column because he is the player that is gaining at bats.

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September 19, 2013 6:00 am

Skewed Left: Danny Valencia and the Orioles' DH Merry-Go-Round

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Zachary Levine

Round and round the O's DH slot goes, and where it stops, we now know: Danny Valencia.

Even as he did it for the fifth day in a row, Orioles manager Buck Showalter acknowledged that it still isn’t easy to simply hand the DH position to breakout performer and at times playoff-hopes-keeper-aliver Danny Valencia.

That’s understandable. Not necessarily because of any concerns over small sample size or the severe platoon splits that have helped create Valencia’s .323/.358/.623 slash line in 137 plate appearances, but because Showalter hasn’t been able to decide on a DH all year.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the future of the DH role, whether teams rest starters in games they expect to lose, whether it makes sense to bat Giancarlo Stanton leadoff, and more.



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March 19, 2013 5:00 am

Skewed Left: Baseball's Great Unresolved Debates

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Zachary Levine

And you thought the DH debate was divisive.

The American and National Leagues are two distinct leagues in name only. They act more like conferences than leagues, with no league presidents, relatively newfound player mobility, and now constant interleague play. But they continue to operate under a different set of rules, and to some that makes no sense. The DH debate must be settled, the argument goes. Standardize it in, say the progressives, and standardize it out, say the traditionalists, but standardize it soon.

It’s among the most difficult problems facing the union and management over the coming years, as it impacts rosters and player salaries. While the role of full-time designated hitter may someday wash away completely, the average primary designated hitter in 2011 made $8.3 million.

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January 28, 2013 5:00 am

The Keeper Reaper: Second, Short, and Catcher for 1/28/13

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Josh Shepardson

Jesus Montero, Jose Altuve, and Jimmy Rollins lead off for this week's Keeper Reaper.

Jesus Montero | Seattle Mariners
Shallow (30 Keepers): No
Medium (60 Keepers): Yes
Deep (90 Keepers): Yes
AL-Only (60 Keepers): Yes
Super Deep (200 Keepers): Yes

Some players are willing to accept a designated hitter role on a team, yet others see their production suffer (sometimes greatly) when they don't play the field. It's very early in Montero's career, but he appears to be in the latter camp. Montero received 321 plate appearances as a designated hitter and 230 plate appearances as a catcher last year, and the difference in his slash line was staggering. As a designated hitter, Montero hit a paltry .226/.265/.309 with five home runs. Conversely, he crushed the ball as a catcher, hitting .310/.343/.498 with 10 home runs.






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Russell proposes a simple solution that might resolve the DH debate to everyone's satisfaction.

It's January. The holidays are over. The Winter Meetings are over. Hall of Fame voting is over. They even solved that fiscal thing. The MVPs and Cy Youngs and Rookies of the Year have been given out. Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton have signed. And frankly, I can only read so many "Where will Michael Bourn sign?" pieces. Baseball is officially stuck in a rut. Well, when you need to start a conversation going on baseball, there's always the old reliable flint in the matchbox: the designated hitter.

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Ben and Sam discuss the trade value of two of the players whose names were most often bandied about in rumors on the first day of the Winter Meetings.

Ben and Sam discuss the trade value of two of the players whose names were most often bandied about in rumors on the first day of the Winter Meetings.

Episode 94: "The Perplexing Trade Value of R.A. Dickey and Billy Butler"

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July 31, 2012 5:00 am

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 7/31/12

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Michael Street

With his Value Pick roster all having good weeks, Michael adds another VP while looking at the roster shakeups from last week’s trades and injuries among corner infielders.

The non-waiver trade deadline is almost upon us, and the most predicted corner infield swap doesn’t look like it will come to pass, but there’s been plenty of other action on my Value Picks beat, even if it has erased more VPs than it created. Take last week’s significant hot corner injuries to Alex Rodriguez and Pablo Sandoval, for example. Kung Fu Panda’s replacement will be Marco Scutaro, who’s more valuable as a fantasy middle infielder and who moves to a park that will hurt his production, and VP Eric Chavez actually graduates from the list due to A-Rod’s broken wrist. The trades of Chris Johnson and Ryan Roberts aren’t all that significant either; neither player is a good VP, for reasons you can read about in Playing Pepper. Fear not, however, since the list had a fine week, and there are still other options to help your fantasy team as the final two months of the season begin.

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Pitchers continue to get injured while batting, so should baseball continue to require NL pitchers to hit?

I'm not known around the Internet as the world's biggest A.J. Burnett fan. During last Wednesday's BP roundtable, I even dusted off an old Simpson's riff: "I'm a well-wisher in that I wish him no specific harm." Now, to set the record straight, any voodoo dolls I may have referenced over the past decade or so for any player exist only in my breathlessly hyperbolic narratives, and I would never actually wish injury on a ballplayer, particularly not such an injury as befell Burnett later that day. The recent trade that sent the enigmatic righty from the Yankees to the Pirates mandates that he practice his hitting and bunting, and unfortunately, a less-than-stellar bit of work on the latter sent a ball into his own face, fracturing his right orbital and necessitating surgery. Fortunately, it does not sound as though he suffered a detached retina, which could have threatened his career.

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Remembering the late Don Mincher with a look back at the first part of his BP interview from last year.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audiencesend us your suggestion.

First baseman Don Mincher died on Sunday at age 73. In his memory, we'll be re-running David Laurila's two-part interview with him, which originally ran as a two-part "Prospectus Q&A" column on January and 11th and 12th, 2011.
 


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