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BP Unfiltered: Buy Premium, get Dollar Sign Free
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Dave Pease

11-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 324: Kevin Kerrane on Scouting and Dollar Sign on the Muscle
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-25

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Dollar Sign on the Muscle Excerpt
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Kevin Kerrane

10-22

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Dollar Sign on the Muscle Excerpt
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Kevin Kerrane

10-17

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Dollar Sign on the Muscle Excerpt
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Kevin Kerrane

10-10

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Dollar Sign on the Muscle Excerpt
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Kevin Kerrane

10-01

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Baseball Prospectus News: Dollar Sign on the Muscle Returns in October
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Dave Pease

03-21

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Baseball Prospectus News: Dollar Sign On The Muscle Rides Again
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Dave Pease

03-06

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BP Unfiltered: Names of Baseball Men as Recorded In Dollar Sign On The Muscle
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Sam Miller

04-13

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BP Unfiltered: The Whole Ball Player
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Ben Lindbergh

02-28

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Sizing Up the CBA Again
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Dustin Palmateer

12-22

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The Lineup Card: 10 Weirdest Baseball Injuries
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Baseball Prospectus

08-15

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Future Shock: Monday-Morning Ten-Pack for 8/15/11
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Kevin Goldstein

01-14

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Transaction of the Day: Soriano in Stripes
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Christina Kahrl

11-09

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Prospectus Perspective: Five Deals That Must Happen
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Christina Kahrl

08-17

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Under The Knife: 998
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Will Carroll

06-28

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Top 10 Week: General Manager Candidates
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Will Carroll

05-19

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Under The Knife: Wednesday Update
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Will Carroll

08-05

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Under The Knife: Dealing with Delays
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Will Carroll

06-02

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Future Shock: Monday Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

04-11

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UTK Wrap: The Weekly Rundown
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Will Carroll

03-23

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Prospectus Matchups: Hitting the Headlines
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Jim Baker

03-02

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Prospectus Q&A: Lee MacPhail IV
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Jonah Keri

11-22

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The Dick Martin Award Finalists
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Michael Groopman

01-20

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Breaking Balls: There Is No Divide
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Derek Zumsteg

03-02

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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

03-10

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Under The Knife: A Dash of Humility
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Will Carroll

06-22

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Touring the Minors
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Keith Scherer

04-12

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Touring the Minors
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Keith Scherer

03-26

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Touring the Minors
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Keith Scherer

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Transaction Analysis: May 11-14, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

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Transaction Analysis: April 2-15
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Christina Kahrl

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Throughout the 2014 playoffs, you'll get a free copy of the Dollar Sign on the Muscle e-book when you buy a yearly Premium subscription.

It's coming up on a year since the Baseball Prospectus edition of Kevin Kerrane's classic book on scouting, Dollar Sign on the Muscle, was released. We predicted around that time that Dollar Sign would become our best-selling self-published book.

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Ben and Sam talk to author Kevin Kerrane about the Dollar Sign on the Muscle reprint and the world of scouting.

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One of the upcoming book's colorful scouting stories.

Baseball Prospectus is proud to be republishing an updated version of Kevin Kerrane's classic, in-depth look at the world of scouting, Dollar Sign on the Muscle, later this month. Before the reprint's release, we'll be running a few excerpts to give you a feel for the book. The passage below is one of many colorful scouting stories you'll come across inside.

Dollar Sign on the Muscle is available for preorder now. Find out more about the reprint here.

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Talking baseball with the new breed.

Baseball Prospectus is proud to be republishing an updated version of Kevin Kerrane's classic, in-depth look at the world of scouting, Dollar Sign on the Muscle, later this month. Before the reprint's release, we'll be running a few excerpts to give you a feel for the book. The passage of all-new material below profiles a newcomer to the profession.

Dollar Sign on the Muscle is available for preorder now. Find out more about the reprint here.

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A sneak peek at some new material from the upcoming reprint of Kevin's classic scouting book.

Baseball Prospectus is proud to be republishing an updated version of Kevin Kerrane's classic, in-depth look at the world of scouting, Dollar Sign on the Muscle, later this month. Before the reprint's release, we'll be running a few excerpts to give you a feel for the book. The passage of all-new material below explores the parallels between how baseball and football teams scout player makeup.

Dollar Sign on the Muscle is available for preorder now. Find out more about the reprint here.

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A passage from the upcoming reprint of Kevin's classic scouting book.

Baseball Prospectus is proud to be republishing an updated version of Kevin Kerrane's classic, in-depth look at the world of scouting, Dollar Sign on the Muscle, later this month. Before the reprint's release, we'll be running a few excerpts to give you a feel for the book. The passage below covers a candid bar discussion between scouts.

Dollar Sign on the Muscle is available for preorder now. Find out more about the reprint here.

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The legendary book on baseball scouting returns to print in late October.

I'm happy to announce that Dollar Sign on the Muscle will be available in e-book and paperback formats in late October.

Dollar Sign on the Muscle is Kevin Kerrane's groundbreaking book on the world of baseball scouting. Long out of print and available only for a lot of money in the secondary market, Dollar Sign was named one of the 100 Best Sports Books of All Time by Sports Illustrated. For the Baseball Prospectus edition, Kerrane spent much of 2013 visiting ballparks and talking to scouts, assaying the changes in the scouting landscape. He covers his findings in a wide-ranging, brand-new chapter of the book. You'll also find extensive updates to the whereabouts of the important characters from the original Dollar Sign, and a Foreword by Houston Astros Pro Scouting Coordinator Kevin Goldstein.

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The groundbreaking book about the world of baseball scouting returns to print this year.

It started with Sam Miller's blog post Names of Baseball Men as Recorded In Dollar Sign On The Muscle, published earlier this month. For years, I've been wanting to get my hands on a copy of Dollar Sign On The Muscle, Kevin Kerrane's seminal 1984 book about the world of baseball scouting, which was named one of the five best baseball books by the The Wall Street Journal. My partners and friends at Baseball Prospectus have long said nothing but good things about it while lamenting how difficult it was to obtain, as Ben Lindbergh did last April. The book was long out of print, the secondary market was a little hot for my pocketbook, and I'm a chronic underutilizer of the library system (which was often short of copies itself, depending on the area).

But after the most recent wave of positive comments about the book that Sam's blog post inspired, rather than mope over the secondary market listings one more time, I decided to investigate why a book that sells for $50 used has been out of print for so long. Through the magic of the Internets, we were able to get in touch with author Kevin Kerrane, and I'm happy to announce that Prospectus Entertainment Ventures has reached an agreement with Kerrane to bring a revised, updated edition of Dollar Sign on the Muscle to bookshelves, e-readers, and computers everywhere in 2013. We'll have more news about its availability, as well as more background on the book, in the coming weeks. But for now, we hope you'll be as excited about the new edition's impending arrival as we are.

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Mostly real names of mostly real people.

Among the names of baseball men, as recorded by the author Kevin Kerrane, in the book Dollar Sign On The Muscle, a work of non-fiction: 

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Want to know what qualities scouts value in a player? Consult Jim LcLaughlin's chart.

A new paperback copy of Kevin Kerrane’s Dollar Sign on the Muscle: The World of Baseball Scouting costs $141.12 on Amazon. A new hardcover copy will run you $284.94. That’s a shame, since it’s worth reading. Not many people have upwards of $100 to drop on a baseball book, especially after buying copies of BP2012 and Extra Innings for all of their friends, family members, and co-workers.*

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Now that we've had some time to reflect on the new CBA's rules about the amateur draft, does it still seem like death to small-market teams?

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.

Dustin Palmateer once played division III junior college baseball, finishing with a career batting average below the Mendoza Line. He now writes about the game. You can reach him via email.

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A look at some of the strangest injuries to ever happen to baseball players both on the field and off

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