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BP Unfiltered: Boston's Real Experiment
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R.J. Anderson

03-13

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Western Front: Better Than Doug Mientkiewicz
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Geoff Young

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Transaction Analysis: AL East Catchup
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Christina Kahrl

09-21

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Schrodinger's Bat: On Scorers and Scoring
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Dan Fox

08-24

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Player Profile
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Marc Normandin

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: Offseason - The Easts
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Christina Kahrl

02-02

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Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets
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01-31

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The Week in Quotes: January 23-30
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John Erhardt

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

10-23

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World Series Prospectus: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox
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Dayn Perry

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: Boston Red Sox vs. Anaheim Angels
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Joe Sheehan

08-17

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Breaking Balls: Taking a Risk
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Derek Zumsteg

08-17

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You Could Look It Up: Shifting on the Fly
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Steven Goldman

07-19

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Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants
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Baseball Prospectus

07-12

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Prospectus Q&A: Terry Ryan, Part I
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Jonah Keri

05-25

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Transaction Analysis: May 20-24, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

05-06

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Breaking Balls: Sixteen Innings of Bliss
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Derek Zumsteg

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Prospectus Today: Wasting Away in Rochester
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Joe Sheehan

07-02

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Casey, TK, Gardenhire: How Does Your Prospect Grow?
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Steven Goldman

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Transaction Analysis: April 24-30, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

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Transaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

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Transaction Analysis: March 14-22, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

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Comparing the reaction to Daniel Bard's demotion to the other weird decision in recent Red Sox history.

Big news demands strong opinions. Take Jon Morosi’s column about Daniel Bard’s demotion:

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March 13, 2012 3:00 am

Western Front: Better Than Doug Mientkiewicz

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Geoff Young

James Loney hasn't exactly set Hollywood ablaze with his hitting prowess; can he still cash in on his mediocrity?

For reasons I don't entirely comprehend, James Loney has been on my mind of late. His skill set is unusual for a first baseman, and although some players have parlayed similar skills into a successful big-league career, such players are few and far between.

In last week's light-hearted preview of the NL West, I quipped that Loney should star in a show called “Being Doug Mientkiewicz.” Marginally amusing one-liners aside, the truth is that Loney is a better hitter than Mientkiewicz, though this is hardly cause for celebration among Dodgers fans. Set the bar low enough and everything looks good.

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January 30, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: AL East Catchup

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Christina Kahrl

The Orioles forget to look at the sell-by date, the Blue Jays lock up their franchise player, the Devil Rays move stealthily along at the bottom, and those two other teams bring Japanese players to America for Christmas.

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September 21, 2006 12:00 am

Schrodinger's Bat: On Scorers and Scoring

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Dan Fox

If you're scoring this at home, runs are runs, but what about hits and errors?

--Hall of Famer turned announcer Tom Seaver

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August 24, 2006 12:00 am

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Marc Normandin

Despite bunting into a ninth inning double play the other night, the Braves' Adam LaRoche is having a nice season. Is it for real?

David Adam LaRoche was selected in the 29th round of the 2000 amateur draft by the Atlanta Braves out of Seminole State Community College. He was a pitching prospect when drafted, but the Braves converted him to offense. This looked like an intelligent switch in LaRoche's first professional appearance for Rookie League Danville, as he hit .308/.381/.507 in 201 at-bats, walking in just over 10 percent of all plate appearances.

For his efforts, LaRoche was promoted to High-A Myrtle Beach. As a 21-year old, LaRoche hit a paltry .251/.295/.361, with his walk rate dropping to 6 percent of all plate appearances while his strikeout rate climbed to almost 22 percent. He also only managed 7 home runs, matching the previous season's total in 271 additional at-bats.

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February 14, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Offseason - The Easts

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Christina Kahrl

TA is back with a look at what teams in the AL East and NL East did this winter.

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The Orioles and Mets react to missing out on Carlos Delgado, while the Rockies shovel more dirt on Charles Johnson.

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Who knew January had something left in the tank? The Marlins and Mets get first basemen, the White Sox get a second baseman, and Kevin McClatchy makes mewling sounds.

"What [Delgado's] going to do is take the pressure off those guys. There was a lot of pressure on the kid [Cabrera] and Mike [Lowell], especially at the beginning of the year when Jeff [Conine] got off to a slow start and before we got [Paul Lo Duca]. Now you're kind of balancing it out."
--Marlins manager Jack McKeon on the addition of Delgado their lineup (Miami Herald)

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Each of these teams is putting the finishing touches on their 2005 roster.

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October 23, 2004 12:00 am

World Series Prospectus: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox

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Dayn Perry

It's the Impossible Dream, updated with a new cast and an alt-rock-meets-pop-rap soundtrack. Will this movie have a different ending?

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The Red Sox and Angels might be the two best teams in baseball right now. Unfortunately, one of them is six days away from golf season.

The Sox come into the series with the advantage of having set up their rotation over the season's final week. There's no research that shows this to be an edge, although it's easy to remember cases of recent teams--the '00 A's, the '98 Cubs--who were certainly hurt by the need to play meaningful games all the way through the end of the regular season. Given a choice between being on-rotation or off, you would choose to be on, and preferably the way that the Sox were able to manage their final week of the regular season.

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August 17, 2004 12:00 am

Breaking Balls: Taking a Risk

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Derek Zumsteg

Derek Zumsteg takes a closer look at Boston's Mientkiewicz-to-second-base experiment, and likes the risk-taking by the Sox.

There are enough barriers to this kind of move to make it tough to pull off even when there isn't that kind of pressure. Some players aren't willing to try another position, for fear of embarrassing themselves, or because they don't want to try something more demanding, or because they're not comfortable enough. Managers don't want to play someone out of position for fear of looking stupid for trying something. But in Boston? Where even the hyper-critical media acknowledges that the atmosphere is too negative? Where fan reaction runs between bitter, expected disappointment and feverish loyalty?

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