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08-14

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13

An Agent's Take: The Small World
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Joshua Kusnick

03-20

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2

Overthinking It: Farewell to Free Agency?
by
Ben Lindbergh

12-26

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9

Skewed Left: The Quiet Offseason in Odds
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Zachary Levine

11-20

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11

The Lineup Card: 10 Free Agents Who Are Likely to Be Overpaid
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Baseball Prospectus

11-18

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20

Baseball Therapy: Why Do Teams Overpay for Free Agents?
by
Russell A. Carleton

11-07

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The BP Wayback Machine: Today's Oxymoron is Free Agents
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James Click

11-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 321: Should the Yankees Be Big Spenders?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 280: Is Billy Hamilton Worth a Roster Spot?/Five Free Agents Finishing Make-or-Break Years
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 269: Revisiting the Jose Fernandez Call-Up/Handicapping Cano's Suitors
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-04

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Overthinking It: So You Want to Buy a 2014-15 Free Agent?
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Ben Lindbergh

03-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 159: The Carlos Gomez Extension and the 2013-14 Free Agent Class
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 98: Zack Greinke and the Dodgers' Bottomless Bankroll
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-29

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Overthinking It: How Will Josh Hamilton Age?
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Ben Lindbergh

11-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 91: What Will the Braves Get from B.J. Upton?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-19

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Overthinking It: All Quiet on the Free Agent Front
by
Ben Lindbergh

11-13

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34

Out of Left Field: What $205 Million Buys on the Free Agent Market
by
Matthew Kory

11-12

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21

Baseball Therapy: Assessing the Risk: Hamilton, Greinke, and Mental Health
by
Russell A. Carleton

11-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 80: Could Josh Hamilton Be a Bargain?/Are the Financially Responsible Yankees for Real?
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-09

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5

Head Games: Free Agents Looking for Financial Love
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Will Woods

11-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 77: The Teams in the Winter Spending Sweet Spot
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-05

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Bizball: Sizing Up a Seven-Year, $175 Million Deal for Josh Hamilton
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Maury Brown

11-05

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Painting the Black: The 50 Best Free Agents
by
R.J. Anderson

11-02

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The BP Wayback Machine: Changing the Game?
by
Joe Sheehan

09-07

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BP Unfiltered: Economists Warn: All Baseball Clubs To Face Bankruptcy
by
Sam Miller

08-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 26: The Return of Brett Anderson, Oakland's Playoff Rotation, and the Financial Future of Stephen Drew
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-07

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Bizball: Who Will Be MLB’s First $300 Million Player?
by
Maury Brown

04-04

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10

Manufactured Runs: Tragedy of the Commons
by
Colin Wyers

03-13

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Western Front: Better Than Doug Mientkiewicz
by
Geoff Young

01-18

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Arbitration Process
by
Thomas Gorman

11-02

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Wezen-Ball: Player Rankings for Type A/B Calculations, 1982-1984
by
Larry Granillo

03-14

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Ahead in the Count: Battle for the Beltway
by
Matt Swartz

11-16

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Marvin Miller and Pat Gillick
by
Jay Jaffe

05-07

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18

Ahead in the Count: Most Net Valuable Player
by
Matt Swartz

04-23

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Ahead in the Count: Methodology of The New MORP
by
Matt Swartz

04-22

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Ahead in the Count: Reintroducing MORP
by
Matt Swartz

01-11

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Ahead in the Count: Part 2 of Service-time Contracts and Wins
by
Matt Swartz

01-04

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Ahead in the Count: Service-Time Contracts and Wins, Part 1
by
Matt Swartz

12-29

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32

Ahead in the Count: For the Long-Term Investors
by
Matt Swartz

12-06

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9

On the Beat: Pre-Winter Meetings Shopping Lists
by
John Perrotto

02-17

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43

Prospectus Today: Changing the Game?
by
Joe Sheehan

12-21

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6

Every Given Sunday: Hesitations, Retractions, and Rebuttals
by
John Perrotto

12-07

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5

Every Given Sunday: Winter Meetings Preview
by
John Perrotto

02-24

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Every Given Sunday: A New Angel in the Outfield
by
John Perrotto

11-15

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Nippon Prospectus
by
Mike Plugh

11-06

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Prospectus Toolbox: Free Agent Compensation Rankings
by
Derek Jacques

11-03

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Transaction Analysis: October 17-November 2, 2006
by
Christina Kahrl

06-05

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The Ledger Domain: Walter O'Malley and Marvin Miller For the Hall of Fame
by
Maury Brown

11-21

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The BP Guide to Transaction Rules
by
Thomas Gorman

10-20

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Transaction Analysis: October 8-19
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Christina Kahrl

06-15

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Lies, Damned Lies: Forecasting the Future: Microculture
by
Nate Silver

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August 14, 2014 6:00 am

An Agent's Take: The Small World

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Joshua Kusnick

Client poaching, Instagram, hunting gear endorsements, and the rest of the things that a small agency thinks about.

July was a very satisfying month. A couple months ago, I wrote about going through the free agent process with my client, Jeremy Jeffress. Late in July, Jeremy was added to the Brewers’ 40-man roster and called up to the big leagues again. In his first outing, against Cincinnati, his first pitch was clocked at 98. His last was 101. The outing went as well as it possibly could have and Jeremy has since thrown 8 2/3 innings while allowing only one run. When the Brewers came to Tampa and I got to catch up in person with Jeremy for the first time since April, Adam McCalvey caught a great moment in my career:

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March 20, 2014 10:20 am

Overthinking It: Farewell to Free Agency?

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Ben Lindbergh

Have extensions killed the free agent star, or just the 2014-15 free agent class?

“I think the toughest thing facing all of us is the future of free agency and the limited resources that are going to be out there.” —Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak, November 2013

Last week, the Braves signed Ervin Santana, which lowered the count of remaining top 50 free agents to three. One of these months, Kendrys Morales, Stephen Drew, and Joel Hanrahan will get jobs, at which point we can officially close the book on the 2013-14 free-agent class. Even with the book cracked open, though, we can come to one conclusion: Teams just spent a fortune on free agents.

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December 26, 2013 6:00 am

Skewed Left: The Quiet Offseason in Odds

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Zachary Levine

The more rosters change, the less their odds of winning the World Series seem to.

All that money spent on free agents this offseason—$1.543 billion with a “b,” according to Yahoo’s Jeff Passan—and to what end?

MLB teams’ aggregated spending spree has been roughly the GDP of Belize, or the net worth of Belize, or nearly the total net worth of Passan’s former boss, if you want to go straight to the sportswriter’s handbook entry for coping with such hard-to-understand numbers.

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The staff looks at available players who might cost their next teams more than they'll be worth.

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November 18, 2013 6:00 am

Baseball Therapy: Why Do Teams Overpay for Free Agents?

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Russell A. Carleton

An argument in favor of more nuanced free agent analysis.

It’s free agent season, which means it’s time to complain about whom your favorite team is signing. Or not signing. Or reportedly thinking about signing. Or reportedly thought about signing and whom you would have complained about if they had signed him, but now that you know that they are not signing him, you’re angry that they didn’t have the courage to do it. In the eyes of their fans, all 30 teams will do so much to damage their potential for a World Series championship in the next three months. And they’re mostly right. There will be 29 teams that will fail to win the World Series next year. Teams are really bad at this.

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Why free agents rarely come cheap.

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James Click explained why free agents are often costly in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Crooked Numbers" column on November 10, 2005.

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Ben and Sam discuss what the Yankees will (and should) do this winter.

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Ben and Sam discuss the debatable value of Billy Hamilton, then forecast the free agencies of Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Phil Hughes and others.

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Ben and Sam reevaluate whether the Marlins' early promotion of Jose Fernandez made sense, then talk about where Robinson Cano will end up.

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April 4, 2013 10:21 am

Overthinking It: So You Want to Buy a 2014-15 Free Agent?

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Ben Lindbergh

Let the other teams sign their players to extensions. The 2014-15 free agent market's got a great deal for you!

Greetings, friend, and WELCOME to Free Agent Emporium, home of the finest free agents your non-CBA-restricted spending can buy! If you’re trying to turn your team around quickly, you’ve come to the right place. Why settle for the same old players year after year when you could bring some excitement to your roster construction instead? No Extensions, Reinventions!™ We’ll help you pick out the right free agents to fit your needs, and you can take them home today. No need to spend time training them: all our free agents come completely clubhousebroken, so you won’t have to worry that they’ll high-five the fans or forget they’re in the field. Now with no draft-pick compensation required!

Is that a shopping list? Let me take a look. [Reads] Hey, you’ve got quite a few positions to fill. Seems like someone’s been “neglecting” their drafting and player development! Ha, ha. That’s what we like to see. Those Who Build from Within, Never Win.™

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Ben and Sam discuss the Brewers' Carlos Gomez extension and the increasing scarcity of impact free agents.



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Ben and Sam discuss the Zack Greinke signing and the Dodgers' astronomical payroll with Mike Petriello of Dodgers blog Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness.

Ben and Sam discuss the Zack Greinke signing and the Dodgers' astronomical payroll with Mike Petriello of Dodgers blog Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness.

Episode 98: "Zack Greinke and the Dodgers' Bottomless Bankroll"

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