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06-28

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Rubbing Mud: The State of the Diamondbacks
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Matthew Trueblood

02-01

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Transaction Analysis: Segura-phobia
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Rian Watt, Ryan Romano, Christopher Crawford, Adam McInturff and Bret Sayre

10-23

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The BP Wayback Machine: Goodbye, Dan Haren
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Baseball Prospectus

06-12

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Overthinking It: The Ever-Underappreciated Gerardo Parra
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Ben Lindbergh

05-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 207: Reevaluating Patrick Corbin/Baseball and Redheads
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 191: The Significance of the Blue Jays' Slow Start/Justin Upton and Internet Gloating
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-09

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BP Unfiltered: Hot Prospect Video: Archie Bradley
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Jason Cole

04-01

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Transaction Analysis: NL West Extension Action
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Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

03-26

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Legit Contenders
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Sam Miller and Adam Sobsey

03-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 154: 2013 Season Preview Series: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

02-21

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Skewed Left: Arizona's Extreme Strikeout Makeover
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Zachary Levine

01-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 126: Justin Upton is Actually Traded
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 120: Quantifying PED Effects/Best Farm Systems in Baseball/Roleplaying Trade Talks
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 117: Justin Upton Update: Still Not Traded
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-20

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Overthinking It: Why Justin Upton is Always About to Be Traded
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Ben Lindbergh

09-18

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Agony of Rational Rooting
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Nick Piecoro

08-21

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Transaction Analysis: The A's Acquire Stephen Drew *UPDATED*
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Ben Lindbergh and Kevin Goldstein

07-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 9: Homer and Marge
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-27

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What the Contenders Need
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Bradley Ankrom, Jeff Euston and Kevin Goldstein

09-06

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: Beating the Weak and Powerless
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Geoff Young

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

09-20

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On the Beat: Being Part of the Solution
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John Perrotto

07-30

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Ahead in the Count: The Poor Return on Dan Haren
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Matt Swartz

04-04

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: Diamondbacks versus Rockies
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Joe Sheehan

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: Cubs versus Diamondbacks
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Nate Silver

08-16

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Prospectus Today: The Snakes' Progress
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Joe Sheehan

09-23

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Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals
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Baseball Prospectus

08-26

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Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals
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Baseball Prospectus

07-28

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Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals
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Baseball Prospectus

03-30

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National League Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-16

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Projected 1999 National League Standings
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Baseball Prospectus

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about how much steroids help, the best farm systems in baseball, and how they'd try to negotiate a hypothetical trade.



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Ben and Sam discuss the rejected trade that would have made Justin Upton a Mariner.



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November 20, 2012 9:30 am

Overthinking It: Why Justin Upton is Always About to Be Traded

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Ben Lindbergh

It's a lot of fun to talk about Justin Upton being traded, which might be why reporters talk about it so much, and it might be why Kevin Towers talks about it so much.

At this point, it sort of seems as though Justin Upton has always been available, as if he was born on the trading block or at least debuted there before he made the majors. Upton trade rumors are as much an annual offseason ritual as Scott Boras’ binders, debates about Aroldis Chapman’s role, or worries about whether the Marlins are bad for baseball. He hasn’t actually been traded yet, not even once, but we’ve grown used to Upton existing in a perpetual state of about-to-be-dealt.

Difficult as it might be to believe, it’s been less than 2 ½ years since Upton was at the opposite end of the availability spectrum: untouchable. On March 3, 2010, the Diamondbacks signed Upton to a six-year, $51.25 million extension that runs through 2015. Just over three months later, on June 13, Nick Cafardo included this in the notes section of his column for the Boston Globe:

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Can rational fans pull for fluky teams, or are we bound to support good process over unpredictability?

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.

Nick Piecoro is in his sixth season as a beat writer covering the Arizona Diamondbacks for ​The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com. Once an all-glove, no-stick Little Leaguer, he grew up playing APBA games in the suburbs of Phoenix. If he’s not writing or talking or watching baseball, he’s probably listening to or watching or falling asleep to music, movies, or television shows. You can follow him on Twitter @nickpiecoro.

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Oakland gets a new shortstop for the stretch run, as the Diamondbacks dump some cash commitments.



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After a weekend sweep of the Giants by the Dodgers, Ben and Sam size up the NL West and discuss a hot Matt Moore-on-Mike Trout match-up.

Effectively Wild Episode 9: "Homer and Marge"

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June 27, 2012 5:00 am

What the Contenders Need

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Bradley Ankrom, Jeff Euston and Kevin Goldstein

What do the Dodgers, Giants, and Diamondbacks need heading into the deadline, and where might they find it?

With a little over a month to go until the non-waiver trading deadline, talks between teams are heating up. In a seven-part series appearing over the coming week, several BP authors will be covering the needs, potential fits, and more for the contenders in each division and wrapping up with a look at the top 10 player trade targets. Today, we get things started with a look at the NL West.

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September 6, 2011 5:00 am

Divide and Conquer, NL West: Beating the Weak and Powerless

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Geoff Young

While the Giants flounder further from contention, the Diamondbacks continue to rise, largely thanks to their record against losing teams.

Through September 4, Arizona leads the division by seven games with 22 remaining. Although the Diamondbacks have earned their success by playing better than everyone else in the division for an extended period of time—Jay Jaffe has extolled the team's considerable virtues—they also have taken advantage of weaker opponents in a way that the Giants have not.

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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, both in the standings and for the major awards.

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. 

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has 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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September 20, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Being Part of the Solution

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John Perrotto

Interim manager Kirk Gibson would like a full shot at turning around the Diamondbacks, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

Everything is lining up for Kirk Gibson to have the "interim" removed from his title and continue as the Diamondbacks' manager past the end of this season. The Diamondbacks' search for a permanent general manager is down to two, with interim GM Jerry Dipoto and former Padres GM Kevin Towers the finalists and a decision likely to come this week. Dipoto will keep Gibson, who was promoted from bench coach to interim manager on July 1 when A.J. Hinch and general manager Josh Byrnes were fired, and Towers is expected to do the same if he is hired.

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July 30, 2010 8:00 am

Ahead in the Count: The Poor Return on Dan Haren

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Matt Swartz

The quartet the Snakes received for their ace leads to a few questions about player valuation.

In June, Eric Seidman and I discussed the Diamondbacks’ starting pitchers with some focus on Dan Haren, explaining that he was particularly unlucky. At the time of our article, Haren’s ERA was 5.35 and his SIERA was 3.08. Haren would be the ace of many pitching staffs in the major leagues, and is signed well below market value through 2012, with a reasonably priced option for 2013.

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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, in the standings and for the major awards.

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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