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05-23

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What You Need to Know: Dodging Bullets
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Will Woods

05-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 209: Veterans vs. Young Players/The Dodgers and Grit
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-05

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The Platoon Advantage: Shaving an Icon
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Michael Bates

06-22

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What You Need to Know: Friday, June 22
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Daniel Rathman

05-11

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Donnie Buntball
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Jay Jaffe

05-10

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Inside The Park: Can Teams Protect Their Pitchers?
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Bradford Doolittle

04-10

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Western Front: It Only Seems Like the Suburbs
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Geoff Young

12-28

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The First Basemen
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Jay Jaffe

06-20

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The Week In Quotes: June 13-19
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Alex Carnevale

05-25

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The BP Broadside: The Annotated WARP Leaders II: Did Ernie Banks Write the Book of Love?
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Steven Goldman

05-11

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On the Beat: Dodger Dilemma
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John Perrotto

03-21

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On the Beat: Donnie Manager
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John Perrotto

02-11

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Wezen-Ball: BP Odds & Ends
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Larry Granillo

02-10

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Purpose Pitches: Farrell, Mattingly, and Roenicke
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Christina Kahrl

01-18

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On the Beat: Warming up on the North Side
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John Perrotto

01-14

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Prospectus Q&A: J.T. Snow
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David Laurila

12-23

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2011: Bagwell and Baggage
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Jay Jaffe

09-27

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The Week In Quotes: September 20-26
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Alex Carnevale

09-20

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On the Beat: Being Part of the Solution
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John Perrotto

08-13

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Prospectus Q&A: On Trammell and Whitaker
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David Laurila

07-23

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On the Beat: Why is it The Year of The Pitcher?
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John Perrotto

07-14

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You Could Look It Up: Steinbrenner: Baseball Operator
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Steven Goldman

04-04

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Prospectus Q&A: Buck Showalter
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David Laurila

11-09

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Prospectus Today: Bronx Mayhem
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Joe Sheehan

10-08

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The Week In Quotes: October 1-7
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Alex Carnevale

02-27

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Prospectus Today: Gold Gloves in February
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Joe Sheehan

01-09

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Prospectus Today: The Conundrum
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Joe Sheehan

12-13

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The Class of 2007
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Jay Jaffe

06-12

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The Week In Quotes: June 5-11
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John Erhardt

01-09

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Prospectus Today: The Ballot
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Joe Sheehan

12-16

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The Class of 2005
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Jay Jaffe

04-05

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You Could Look It Up: Backlash
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Steven Goldman

02-24

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IV
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Baseball Prospectus

02-22

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part II
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Baseball Prospectus

01-06

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The Class of 2004
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Jay Jaffe

01-05

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2004 Internet Hall of Fame
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Neal Traven

12-04

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One Man's Ballot
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Keith Woolner

11-30

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Hall Of Fame Roundtable
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Christina Kahrl and Gary Huckabay

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Some quick hits on a couple of Baseball Prospectus pieces from earlier this week, including Frank Robinson and Don Mattingly.

I'm going to try something a little different today that, if it goes well, might just be a regular feature as the season progresses. Looking back at some of the fine content here at Baseball Prospectus this week, a few things caught my eye that I wanted to comment on. But, alas, no one single piece seemed long enough to merit a post. So I've corralled those comments into this piece I'm calling "BP Odds and Ends".

Frank Robinson Traded

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February 10, 2011 1:53 am

Purpose Pitches: Farrell, Mattingly, and Roenicke

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Christina Kahrl

Baseball's trio of dugout noobs have followed very different paths to their skippering slots, but what does the future hold?

Yesterday's column and my comments about the increasing importance of staff management are my cue to touch on what we do know about the three genuinely new skippers. The first of them is an ex-pitcher with no managerial experience, but someone who will be coming to the job with plenty of management experience.

Blue Jays: John Farrell

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January 18, 2011 11:30 am

On the Beat: Warming up on the North Side

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John Perrotto

The Cubs believe they can contend this year, along with other news and notes from around the majors.

The Cubs never said they were going into rebuilding mode in the final two months of last season. However, the box scores certainly made it look that way as many of the names on the Cubs' side of things were only familiar to the avid readers of Kevin Goldstein's Future Shock column. When the Cubs decided to name interim manager and baseball lifer Mike Quade the permanent replacement for Lou Piniella at the end of last season, it seemed to be a foregone conclusion that general manager Jim Hendry was going to retrench.

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January 14, 2011 11:25 am

Prospectus Q&A: J.T. Snow

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David Laurila

The former first baseman talks about his days in the big leagues, the Hall of Fame, and most importantly his commitment to Wolfram Syndrome.

To many fans, J.T. Snow is remembered as the slick-fielding San Francisco Giants first baseman who had to scoop up three-year-old batboy Darren Baker from harm’s way in the 2002 World Series. Eight years later, the now-retired six-time Gold Glove winner is committed to a far more important cause: helping children suffering from a rare disease called Wolfram Syndrome. Snow, who hit .268/.357/.427, with 189 home runs over 15 big-league seasons, shared his thoughts on a variety of subjects, including the importance of defense, steroids and the Hall of Fame, and athletes as role models. His foundation, The Snowman Fund, is named for himself and his late father, former Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Jack Snow.


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A look at the first basemen on this year's Hall of Fame ballot.

Having kicked off this year's JAWS series with the starting pitchers, today we turn our attention to the first basemen, a slate which includes the ballot's best newcomer as well as its most controversial first-timer, and a few holdovers who aren't going anywhere for entirely different reasons.

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The Rangers claim their first division title since 1999, Josh Hamilton continues to recover, and other quotes from the week that was.

FORGETTING JORGE CANTU WENT .231/.286/.333 IN TEXAS IS EASY

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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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Various people throughout baseball talk about the importance of the Tigers' long-running double play duo.

“Tram” and “Sweet Lou." The longest-running double-play combination in baseball history, Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker played 1,918 games together from 1977-95, the most ever for American League teammates.  During that time they combined for 11 All-Star berths, seven Gold Gloves, seven Silver Slugger awards, 4,734 hits, and 429 home runs.  They were, quite simply, the heart and soul of the Detroit Tigers for nearly two full decades.

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July 23, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Why is it The Year of The Pitcher?

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John Perrotto

Various star players weigh in on why they think pitching is back in vogue in the major leagues.

The 2010 season has been the "Year of the Pitcher." How do we know this to be true? Because seemingly everyone connected to baseball says it is. National magazines run cover stories saying this is the Year of the Pitcher. National television broadcasters say it, too. And so do many of the players.

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July 14, 2010 8:00 am

You Could Look It Up: Steinbrenner: Baseball Operator

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Steven Goldman

The Boss could be many things, both good and bad, but no owner ever cared more about winning.

In last night’s chat, I wrote that George Steinbrenner was a tyrant who could be arbitrarily generous or a generous man who could be arbitrarily tyrannical. Google up all of the thousands of words that have been written about the man since Tuesday morning and you will see variations of that thought, his dual nature referenced again and again. As Charles Dickens might have written, he was the best of guys, he was the worst of guys. When a man’s life is measured, which should count for more, his best moments or his worst? There is no easy way to answer this question, lest we go down some Citizen Kane-like road of exploration of the many facets of the man, and even that, as Orson Welles skillfully showed, is a journey that is inevitably inconclusive. My own personal view of morality is that cruelty is cheap, especially when those who suffer the blows cannot strike back because they are in some way our subordinates. Anonymous charity does not excuse, erase, or offset capricious cruelty. It merely sits alongside it, a parallel column of good behavior that cannot bleach sin. Redemption, reschemnshion—this ain’t football, and the penalties don’t offset.

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A conversation about analysis and the game with the former skipper and present-day talking head.

Buck Showalter is in many ways an old-school baseball man, but that doesn’t mean the former Yankees, Diamondbacks, and Rangers skipper doesn‘t value data -- or that he hasn’t for more than three decades. He unmistakably understands the mechanics of the game. Currently an analyst for ESPN, Showalter offered his thoughts on a variety of subjects, including how the game has (and hasn’t) changed, why Paul O’Neill could hit southpaws, why switch-sliders make good switch-hitters, and what makes the Twins the Twins.

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November 9, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Bronx Mayhem

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Joe Sheehan

Back from jetting around, Joe settles back into discussing a subject closer to home.

I honestly don't know how beat writers and others who travel frequently do it. Perhaps it wouldn't have been a big deal to me in my twenties, or at least if I'd started then, but the travel of the last two weeks took a lot out of me. From New York to Boston to Denver to New York to Phoenix, I didn't spend more than three days in any bed, racking up about 8000 air miles, a couple hundred more by train, and an encyclopedic knowledge of how Expedia and Hotwire work.

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