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03-26

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BP Announcements: Free Days
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Ben Lindbergh

05-29

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Bizball: Inside the 2012-16 CBA: The Luxury Tax Meets the Draft
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Maury Brown

01-18

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Arbitration Process
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Thomas Gorman

01-09

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59

On the Beat: The Best Players Still on the Board
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John Perrotto

04-15

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21

Baseball ProGUESTus: The Scott Boras Factor: Reality or Hype?
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Vince Gennaro

03-14

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36

Ahead in the Count: Battle for the Beltway
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Matt Swartz

02-09

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Contractual Matters: NL West Payroll Projections
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Jeff Euston

12-14

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9

On the Beat: A Werthy Disguise
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John Perrotto

11-12

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13

On the Beat: The Second Annual All-MLB Team
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John Perrotto

10-04

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6

Contractual Matters: Market Corrections
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Jeff Euston

08-17

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18

Give and Take
by
Marc Normandin and Jay Jaffe

08-02

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12

Contractual Matters: August and Everything After
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Jeff Euston

07-08

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13

Changing Speeds: Free Agent Midterms
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Ken Funck

04-23

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5

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

04-22

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Ahead in the Count: Reintroducing MORP
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Matt Swartz

04-08

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16

Ahead in the Count: Projecting Free Agent Performance
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Matt Swartz

03-11

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18

Contractual Matters: AL East
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Jeff Euston

02-24

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15

Contractual Matters: NL Central
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Jeff Euston

01-31

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18

On the Beat: Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

01-24

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11

On the Beat: Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

01-20

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7

On the Beat: Midweek Update
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John Perrotto

01-18

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Ahead in the Count: Revising Player Contract Valuation, Part 1
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Matt Swartz

01-17

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17

On the Beat: Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

01-13

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11

On the Beat: Midweek Update
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John Perrotto

01-11

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15

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

01-04

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27

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

12-29

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32

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

12-22

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The Real Curse
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Colin Wyers

12-20

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On the Beat: Weekend Roundup
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John Perrotto

12-17

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Ahead in the Count: Anatomy of a Blockbuster
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Matt Swartz

12-10

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9

On the Beat: Day Three of the Winter Meetings
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John Perrotto

12-09

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On the Beat: Day Two of the Winter Meetings
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John Perrotto

12-08

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19

Ahead in the Count: Shifting in the Third-Base Market
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Matt Swartz

12-06

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9

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

12-02

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19

On the Beat: Midweek Update
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John Perrotto

11-25

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So You Need: Firemen
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Jay Jaffe

11-17

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32

Ahead in the Count: How To Make Up a Good Trade Rumor
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Matt Swartz

11-15

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20

On the Beat: Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

11-13

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Transaction Action: Action and Reaction
by
Christina Kahrl

11-08

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13

On the Beat: Fire Up the Hot Stove
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John Perrotto

05-31

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43

Prospectus Idol Entry: Fantasy Focus: Trade Market
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Jeff Euston

02-23

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18

Prospectus Today: First-Round Picks!
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Joe Sheehan

02-17

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43

Prospectus Today: Changing the Game?
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Joe Sheehan

02-01

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9

Every Given Sunday: So Many Questions, So Little Time
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John Perrotto

01-18

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13

Every Given Sunday: Baby, it's Cold Outside
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John Perrotto

01-07

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14

On the Beat: The Dog Days of Winter
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John Perrotto

01-04

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10

Every Given Sunday: Stoking the Hot Stove Fires
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John Perrotto

12-21

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

12-14

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Every Given Sunday: Expanding the Market
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John Perrotto

12-07

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Every Given Sunday: Winter Meetings Preview
by
John Perrotto

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Our first look inside the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

This is Part 1 of a multi-part series on the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement

On November 22 of last year, Major League Baseball and the MLBPA did something that the NFL and the NBA could not: reached a new labor agreement without a work stoppage. For those that follow baseball’s labor history, it has become a miraculous run. By the time the current five-year Basic Agreement (read here) expires on December 1, 2016, it will have been 21 years of uninterrupted labor peace.

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As teams and players settle in arbitration or avoid it entirely, refresh your memory on how the process works.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audiencesend us your suggestion.

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January 9, 2012 9:00 am

On the Beat: The Best Players Still on the Board

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John Perrotto

Debuting the new-look OTB with scouts' views of the 10 best remaining free agents.

Though the Los Angeles Angels and Miami Marlins have tried their best, the free agent market is not picked clean yet. In fact, one of the prizes of this winter's class remains on the market in first baseman Prince Fielder, or as his agent Scott Boras has taken to calling him, "The PF Flyer."

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Has super-agent Scott Boras earned his reputation for getting the most cash and the longest contracts for his clients?

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.

Vince Gennaro is the author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball and a consultant to MLB teams. He teaches in the Graduate Sports Management programs at Columbia University and Manhattanville College. He is also on the Advisory Board of The Perfect Game Foundation and the Board of Directors of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), whose upcoming annual convention will feature Scott Boras as the keynote speaker. A non-profit organization with 6,700 members, SABR is a perfect fit for anyone who has an interest in baseball research, statistics and history. Vince's website is www.vincegennaro.com

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March 14, 2011 9:00 am

Ahead in the Count: Battle for the Beltway

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Matt Swartz

In the Nationals' and Orioles' battle for the local fan base, the team that blinks first may stand to gain the most.

This past month, I moved back up I-95 from Washington to Philadelphia, where I’d spent all but the previous eighteen months of my life. There has been only one major-league franchise in the City of Brotherly Love since the Athletics forsook Philly in 1955, but as I discovered during my sojourn in the District, many baseball fans in the DC area have been torn between the Baltimore Orioles, for whom many of them grew up cheering, and the Washington Nationals, who emigrated from Montreal in 2005. Neither team has been good during their years of geographic coexistence, and the metropolitan area has not seen a playoff game since 1997, but both teams have slowly begun to develop the young talent necessary to compete. Although animosity stemming from Orioles owner Peter Angelos’ opposition to a Washington franchise has cost the O’s some fans, many in the DC area have yet to determine their allegiance.

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February 9, 2011 6:13 am

Contractual Matters: NL West Payroll Projections

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Jeff Euston

The Giants' staff prepares to get pricey, while the Rockies place their chips on Tulo and CarGo.

The National League West is a mixed bag. Each team in the division has won 90 games in a season at least once since 2007. In fact, the wild West has boasted two 90-win teams in three of the last four years. The one team to win 90 twice in that time, Colorado, has never won a division title.

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December 14, 2010 9:00 am

On the Beat: A Werthy Disguise

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John Perrotto

No one suspected the stealthy Nationals were working to sign Jayson Werth, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

There always seems to be a mystery team involved whenever one of Scott Boras' top clients is involved in free agency. Boras has been accused many of times in the past of inventing those mystery teams, his detractors claiming the agent uses the ploy to drive up the price in negotiations.

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A look at the best player at each position in the big leagues in 2010 along with news and notes from around the major leagues.

Last year in this precious space of bandwidth, we introduced the first-ever On The Beat All-MLB Team. The thought was if the NFL has the All-Pro team and the NBA and NHL also have post-season all-star teams, why not baseball?

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October 4, 2010 8:00 am

Contractual Matters: Market Corrections

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Jeff Euston

Changes to the free agency calendar pave the way for the next round of labor talks.

Ever since arbitrators ruled that baseball’s owners had acted in concert to fix prices for talent for three years in the late ‘80s, collusion has loomed near the surface of the game’s labor relations.

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August 17, 2010 8:00 am

Give and Take

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Marc Normandin and Jay Jaffe

Discussing the merits of whether the Red Sox should tender their closer a contract for 2011 or cut him loose.

Jonathan Papelbon has not made many new friends in Boston since the American League Division Series in 2009, to the point where many fans and even analysts are curious about his future with the team. Marc Normandin and Jay Jaffe go over the pros and cons for the Red Sox keeping Papelbon around in 2011 and whether he should stay or go.

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August 2, 2010 8:00 am

Contractual Matters: August and Everything After

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Jeff Euston

The non-waiver trade deadline has passed, but the dealing is not necessarily done

As Jose Guillen approached the plate for his first at-bat Saturday night, the Kauffman Stadium crowd greeted him with the sort of enthusiasm usually reserved for an unwanted house guest who has announced he is staying for another week. The non-waiver trade deadline had passed just a few hours earlier, and Kansas City general manager Dayton Moore had not found a taker for his cleanup hitter. As Guillen popped out to right, Royals fans unleashed another round of boos.

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