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06-22

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

05-29

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What You Need to Know: Tuesday, May 29
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Daniel Rathman

02-28

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Sizing Up the CBA Again
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Dustin Palmateer

12-28

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

11-21

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Internet Baseball Awards: National League
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Greg Spira

11-18

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Internet Baseball Awards: American League
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Greg Spira

07-18

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Divide and Conquer, NL Central: Excitement Central
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Larry Granillo

12-23

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

11-10

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31

Internet Baseball Awards: American League
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Greg Spira

11-09

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Internet Baseball Awards: National League
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Greg Spira

10-27

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World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic Memories
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Baseball Prospectus

10-06

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46

Prospectus Hit List: The Finale
by
Jay Jaffe

11-11

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The 2009 Internet Baseball Awards
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Greg Spira

11-10

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The 2009 Internet Baseball Awards
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Greg Spira

10-18

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Winter League Preview
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Carlos J. Lugo

07-24

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Prospectus Hit List: Halladay to Holliday
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Jay Jaffe

07-03

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Prospectus Hit List: Beating the Holiday Traffic
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Jay Jaffe

06-26

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Prospectus Hit List: Closing In
by
Jay Jaffe

05-08

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Prospectus Hit List: The Banny Man and the Manny Ban
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Jay Jaffe

11-05

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The 2008 Internet Baseball Awards
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Greg Spira

11-04

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The 2008 Internet Baseball Awards
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Greg Spira

09-14

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Every Given Sunday: Don't Look at Us Now
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John Perrotto

05-14

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Life and Times of Buzzie Bavasi, Part Two
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Jay Jaffe

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

11-01

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The 2007 Internet Baseball Awards
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Greg Spira

04-25

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The Big Picture: If You Win, They Will Come
by
David Pinto

01-31

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Hidden Market Boost
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Rany Jazayerli

11-02

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Greg Spira

10-04

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of October 2
by
Jay Jaffe

11-01

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Greg Spira

10-31

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Greg Spira

07-18

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Fantasy Focus: How To Tell a Half-Full Glass from a Half-Empty One
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Erik Siegrist

11-10

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Prospectus Matchups: NL Cy Young Voting
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Jim Baker

10-28

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Greg Spira

10-22

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Greg Spira

08-06

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You Could Look It Up: What's the Value of a Deadline Deal?
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Steven Goldman

07-26

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You Could Look It Up: What is a Deadline Trade Worth?, Part 1
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Steven Goldman

07-14

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Mid-Season Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

10-24

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Greg Spira

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

11-09

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2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

11-07

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Staff Ballots
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Baseball Prospectus

11-20

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1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

04-16

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Projected 1999 National League Standings
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Baseball Prospectus

04-12

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Projected 1999 American League Standings
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Baseball Prospectus

10-29

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1998 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

07-28

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The Best Teams in Baseball History
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James Kushner

04-01

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Projected 1998 National League Standings
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Baseball Prospectus

03-31

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Projected 1998 American League Standings
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Baseball Prospectus

11-10

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1997 Internet Baseball Awards™ Results
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Greg Spira

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A tough test ahead for 'a Dodger team that is a wonder.'

The Thursday Takeaway
A week ago, when the Dodgers put the finishing touches on a 7-6 win in their series opener against the White Sox, broadcaster Vin Scully was as captivated by their continued success as the fans watching on TV. That win was the 41st of the season for Los Angeles, then a league high, and after it, Scully—with all the eloquence you’d expect from the game’s best broadcaster—described “a Dodger team that is a wonder. You wonder how they do it.”

With his roster ravaged by injuries—most notably Matt Kemp’s hamstring, which has sidelined him essentially since mid-May—manager Don Mattingly fielded a lineup that could have made even the most optimistic fan cringe. Leadoff man Dee Gordon entered with an on-base percentage of .279. He was followed by Elian Herrera, a minor-league veteran getting his first look at the age of 27. And yes, that was indeed Jerry Hairston, Jr., of the .702 career OPS, batting fifth.


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A brutal eight-game losing streak has taken the Atlanta Braves from first to worst in the NL East.

The Weekend Takeaway
It’s not all that hard to go from first to last in nine days this early in the season. To do so as resoundingly as the Braves have, though, takes a special kind of awfulness.

At the end of play on May 20, Fredi Gonzalez’s team was 26-16 and enjoyed a 1 ½-game lead in the National League East. At the close of shop last night, the Braves had slipped to 26-24 and sat in a last-place tie with the Phillies, four games behind the first-place Nationals.


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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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December 28, 2011 3:30 am

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

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Jay Jaffe

The new JAWS runs up against players from the Steroid Era to determine their Hall worthiness.

As with comedy, timing is everything in baseball. "Hitting is timing," Hall of Famer Warren Spahn said famously, finishing the thought with the complementary observation, "Pitching is upsetting timing." A good chunk of both the game's traditional and advanced statistics, the ones that we spurn and those that we celebrate, owe plenty to being the right man in the right place at the right time—wins, saves, and RBI from the former camp, leverage, run expectancy, and win expectancy from the latter. ERA owes everything to the sequence of events. For better or worse, MVP votes are won and lost on the timing of a player's productivity, or at least the perception of it that comes with being labeled "clutch." Timing is a major part of how we measure the game, so it should matter when we look over the course of a player's career in evaluating his fitness for the Hall of Fame.

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Kemp, Kershaw take home NL IBA lumber

For full results to this year's IBA voting, look here.

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A look at who took home the virtual hardware in the junior circuit.

For full results to this year's IBA voting, look here.

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Telling the story of a topsy-turvy season through excerpts from AP game stories.

The tale of the National League Central, as told through selected excerpts of the Associated Press and other daily filings:

April 4, AP:

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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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A look at who takes home the virtual hardware in the junior loop.

For full results to this year's IBA voting, look here. For NL Wrap-up, look here.

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A look at who takes home the virtual hardware in the senior circuit.

For full results to this year's IBA voting, look here. For AL Wrap-up, look here.

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With the Fall Classic now upon us, the staff at Baseball Prospectus shares their most memorable World Series moments.

Every baseball fan has a special World Series memory, whether it's Willie Mays' catch, Bill Mazeroski's home run, Brooks Robinson's defense, Kirk Gibson's limp around the bases, or Derek Jeter becoming the first-ever Mr. November. With the World Series opening tonight at AT&T Park in San Francisco with the Giants facing the Texas Rangers, many of our writers, editors, and interns share their favorite memories of the Fall Classic.

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October 6, 2010 12:30 pm

Prospectus Hit List: The Finale

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Jay Jaffe

One last ranking of all 30 major league teams in 2010, from the Yankees to the Pirates.

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