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06-14

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8

On the Beat: Trusting The Process
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John Perrotto

05-10

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9

On the Beat: Harping on Harper
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John Perrotto

11-18

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15

Baseball ProGUESTus: Why Having a Quick Hook Helps
by
Mitchel Lichtman

11-07

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7

Transaction Analysis: Dan Duquette Lands in Baltimore
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R.J. Anderson

11-04

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25

The BP Broadside: Exorcising the Ghost of Leo
by
Steven Goldman

10-03

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Pebble Hunting: Three Major-League Teams Interview Three Baseball Men for Job Openings
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Sam Miller

06-13

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The Week In Quotes: June 6-12
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Alex Carnevale

05-26

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Answers from a Sabermetrician, Part 2
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Tom Tango

05-23

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The Week In Quotes: May 16-22
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Alex Carnevale

02-21

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The Week In Quotes: February 14-20
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Alex Carnevale

12-27

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The Week In Quotes: December 20-26
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Alex Carnevale

12-20

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The Week In Quotes: December 13-19
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Alex Carnevale

12-06

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7

The Week In Quotes: November 29-December 5
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Alex Carnevale

11-08

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The Week In Quotes: November 1-7
by
Alex Carnevale

11-03

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7

On the Beat: Building a Champion
by
John Perrotto

11-01

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The Week In Quotes: October 25-31
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Alex Carnevale

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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9

On the Beat: Being Part of the Solution
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John Perrotto

08-02

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The Week In Quotes: July 26-August 1
by
Alex Carnevale

07-26

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Contractual Matters: The White Rat Reluctant
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Jeff Euston

07-13

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One-Hoppers: Bluster and Luster: George Steinbrenner (1930-2010)
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Jay Jaffe

06-28

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The Week In Quotes: June 21-27
by
Alex Carnevale

06-28

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12

Top 10 Week: General Manager Candidates
by
Will Carroll

12-31

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The Year in Quotes
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Alex Carnevale

12-28

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The Week In Quotes: December 21-27
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Alex Carnevale

12-21

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The Week In Quotes: December 14-20
by
Alex Carnevale

12-14

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The Week In Quotes: December 7-13
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Alex Carnevale

12-06

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Prospectus Q&A: Jim Beattie
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David Laurila

11-16

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The Week In Quotes: November 9-15
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Alex Carnevale

11-09

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The Week In Quotes: November 2-8
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Alex Carnevale

10-26

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The Week In Quotes: October 19-25
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Alex Carnevale

10-05

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The Week In Quotes: September 28-October 4
by
Alex Carnevale

10-04

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15

On the Beat: Final Weekend Update
by
John Perrotto

08-09

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14

On the Beat: Weekend Roundup
by
John Perrotto

08-03

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The Week In Quotes: July 27-August 2
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Alex Carnevale

07-27

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The Week In Quotes: July 20-26
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Alex Carnevale

06-24

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On the Beat: Mid-Week Update
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John Perrotto

05-11

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The Week In Quotes: May 4-10
by
Alex Carnevale

12-15

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The Week In Quotes: December 8-14
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Alex Carnevale

12-08

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The Week In Quotes: December 1-7
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Alex Carnevale

11-10

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The Week In Quotes: November 3-9
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Alex Carnevale

09-01

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The Week In Quotes: August 25-31
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Alex Carnevale

08-04

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The Week In Quotes: Week of July 28-August 3
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Alex Carnevale

07-28

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The Week In Quotes: Week of July 21-27
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Alex Carnevale

07-14

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The Week In Quotes: Week of July 7-13
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Alex Carnevale

06-30

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The Week In Quotes: Week of June 23-29
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Alex Carnevale

06-23

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The Week In Quotes: June 16-22
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Alex Carnevale

05-28

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You Could Look It Up: Shocked, Shocked!
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Steven Goldman

05-27

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The Week In Quotes: May 19-26
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Alex Carnevale

05-12

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The Week In Quotes: May 5-11
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Alex Carnevale

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June 14, 2012 5:00 am

On the Beat: Trusting The Process

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John Perrotto

The Kansas City Royals are suffering through yet another losing season, but the team still trusts in The Process, and an interview with Andrew McCutchen.

When Dayton Moore was hired as general manager by the Royals in June 2006, he talked about how it would be a process to turn around a franchise that hadn't been to the postseason since 1985. Moore used the word so much over time that the business of restoring the Royals to respectability became known as “The Process” by their fans.

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May 10, 2012 3:00 am

On the Beat: Harping on Harper

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John Perrotto

Though Bryce Harper's reputation leaves many questioning his maturity, his Nationals teammates have embraced him.

When Bryce Harper stepped into the batter's box for his first major-league plate appearance April 28 at Dodger Stadium, the usually laid-back LA crowed booed the Nationals rookie outfielder lustily.

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You might not know it from watching the World Series, but it often makes sense for a manager to pinch hit for his starter before the late innings.

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.

Mitchel Lichtman, or MGL, has been doing sabermetric research and writing for over 20 years. He is one of the authors of The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball, and co-hosts The Book blog, www.insidethebook.com. He consulted for the St. Louis Cardinals from 2004 to 2006, as well as other major-league teams. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University and a J.D. from the University of Nevada Boyd School of Law. Most of the time these days you can find him on the golf course.


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November 7, 2011 9:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Dan Duquette Lands in Baltimore

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R.J. Anderson

The Orioles finally find someone to fill their GM vacancy, but a winning team might still be a ways away.

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November 4, 2011 8:50 am

The BP Broadside: Exorcising the Ghost of Leo

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Steven Goldman

Theo Epstein can put an end to the Cubs' managerial merry-go-round.

Back in February, I wrote about how the Chicago Cubs had never had an iconic general manager. The dismissal of Mike Quade is an opportunity to ask a similar question of the Cubs. It’s not that they have never had a great manager—Hall of Famer Joe McCarthy got his start in the majors with Chicago, taking the team to the 1929 World Series, in the process becoming the first and last manager to get Hack Wilson focused on baseball, but McCarthy was forced out in a power struggle with Rogers Hornsby 71 years ago. That’s a lot of baseball under the bridge without a skipper putting his mark on the team in some way.

Some might point to another Hall of Fame skipper, Leo Durocher, who coached the team from 1966 to 1972, but despite the Lip’s helping the Cubs go from 50-103 in 1966 to 92-70 in 1969, he never did win anything with the Cubs, clashed with key players such as Ron Santo, and wasn’t exactly focused, wandering off on the team from time to time to deal with personal matters that somehow seemed more important than his job. Durocher is also, correctly, far more identified with the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants than he is with the Cubbies.

Lou Piniella, Dusty Baker, Don Zimmer, Charlie Grimm, and Jim Frey all had their moments, and of course Frank Chance and Gabby Hartnett shone as player-managers, but the Cubs have never had the great skipper that dominates the memory of other clubs. Instead, they’ve had Bob Scheffing, Bob Kennedy, the College of Coaches, Jim Essian, and now—fairly or unfairly—Mike Quade.  

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Fake-filling vacancies in Anaheim, Chicago, and Boston.

The first:

Angels Stadium
11:15 a.m.
On a Tuesday. 



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The notable quotables from the week that was.

THE OBVIOUS AND THE ULTIMATE

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Tom Tango returns to address your second and final batch of questions from last week.

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You asked, he answered. Below is the second and final batch of responses to the questions BP readers submitted for sabermetrician Tom Tango. All questions are presented in their original form.

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The notable quotables from the week that was.

WHY DOES THAT SOUND LIKE A THREAT?

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The notable quotables from the week that was.

DEATH FROM ABOVE, MICHAEL WEINER STYLE

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The aftermath of the Zack Greinke trade dominates the Christmas week chatter in the major leagues.

THE BOY PRINCE OF MILWAUKEE

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Aces are wild as the Zack Greinke and Cliff Lee moves dominate the chatter.

WHO WANTS TO HIT IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE?

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