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12-14

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Raising Aces: The Good Old Days: Greg Maddux
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Doug Thorburn

05-18

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Raising Aces: All About Injuries
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Doug Thorburn

05-15

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Painting the Black: Living Low and Away
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R.J. Anderson

04-22

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Wezen-Ball: The Cubs, the A's, and a Music Video
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Larry Granillo

12-09

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On the Beat: Santa Jerry Comes to Town
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John Perrotto

10-14

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Spinning Yarn: The Glavine Line
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Mike Fast

07-08

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Seidnotes: The K/BB Ratio
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Eric Seidman

02-17

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Tom Glavine
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Jay Jaffe

12-09

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On the Beat: The Winter Meetings
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John Perrotto

09-01

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Prospectus Preview: Labor Day's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

08-21

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Transaction Analysis: Senior Circuit Shuffling
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Christina Kahrl

08-19

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Prospectus Toolbox: WHIP-ping Through the Mailbag
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Derek Jacques

05-18

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Every Given Sunday: Lightning in a Bottle, Thunder in the Bronx
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John Perrotto

04-29

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Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

02-07

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Tandemonium
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Jay Jaffe

08-31

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Prospectus Matchups: Grab Bag
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Jim Baker

08-24

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Prospectus Matchups: Voting Oddities and Reinventing the Iron Man
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Jim Baker

07-03

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Prospectus Today: Relative Virtue
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Joe Sheehan

08-15

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Prospectus Game of the Week: San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Dodgers, 8/13/06
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Derek Jacques

03-23

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2006--Setting the Stage
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Keith Woolner

09-15

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Breaking Balls: More on Greatness
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Derek Zumsteg

02-20

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Transaction Analysis: February 17-19, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

02-20

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Prospectus Today: Sweet Home Chicago?
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Joe Sheehan

04-10

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Prospectus Today: www.reallygoodrighthandedpitchers.com
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Joe Sheehan

03-25

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Surveying the Authors
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Baseball Prospectus

01-22

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6-4-3: Maddux vs. Atlanta - Son of Big Exciting Contest
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Gary Huckabay

10-25

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From The Mailbag: Pete Rose, Mike Marshall, and K-Rod
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Baseball Prospectus

08-20

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Greatest Living Pitcher
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Keith Woolner and Jonah Keri

08-02

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The Daily Prospectus: Angels, Umpires and Legends
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Joe Sheehan

11-07

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Staff Ballots
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Baseball Prospectus

07-12

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Prospectus Awards Balloting
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Baseball Prospectus

11-20

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1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

10-29

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1998 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

10-08

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Playoff Preview - Atlanta vs. San Diego
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Christina Kahrl

06-19

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Pitcher Abuse Points
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Rany Jazayerli

11-10

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1997 Internet Baseball Awards™ Results
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Greg Spira

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Explaining a southpaw's turnaround, failure breeds front-office dissatisfaction, plus news, feats, and rumors from around the game.

Cliff Lee says he has not discovered any kind of magic formula or developed a new pitch or altered his workout routine this season. "I'm pretty much the same pitcher I've always been," the Cleveland Indians left-hander insisted. "I'm just on a pretty good roll."

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April 29, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

Greg Maddux aims to climb even higher among the all-time greats, and Mike Cameron returns to action for the Brew Crew in time for a key series against the Cubs.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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February 7, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Tandemonium

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Jay Jaffe

The Mets' big move creates the question: Where does a Pedro/Johan pairing rank all-time?

In terms of its current ramifications, I don't have a ton to say about the Johan Santana deal that hasn't already been said by my BP colleagues. The one thing I find most shocking is that three of the four players the Twins acquired were pitchers. Given their core competency of generating mid- and back-rotation starters, why Minnesota would settle for a pair of back-enders like Philip Humber and Kevin Mulvey, guys who likely won't wind up better than the already on-hand Kevin Slowey and Boof Bonser, is beyond me.

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August 31, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Matchups: Grab Bag

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Jim Baker

A celebration of ignorance in the Fourth Estate, frosh feats, and the fates of the leading mound VORPsters of 2006.

A Celebration of Ignorance

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August 24, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Matchups: Voting Oddities and Reinventing the Iron Man

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Jim Baker

Observations and random thoughts are the name of the game this time around.

If at First, You Come in Third

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July 3, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Relative Virtue

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Joe Sheehan

The hot and heavy pursuit of Mark Buehrle has Joe pondering another strike-thrower we probably don't say enough good things about.

For all of the attention paid to Roger Clemens over the past two seasons, the will-he-or-won't-he dancing and the if-yes-where speculation, Maddux has been the more valuable pitcher simply because he takes the ball all year long. For one start, or one month, Clemens is still the better bet because of his stuff, his ability to miss bats, and his lesser reliance on his bullpen. But innings, especially average or better innings, have tremendous value, and Maddux provides those: 34 starts and 210 innings last season, on pace for similar numbers this year. Maddux has made at least 33 starts in every season since 1996, and would have a streak stretching back to 1988 but for the strike of 1994/lockout of 1995.

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Greg Maddux throws a gem as Derek watches the Giants and Dodgers duel.

Taking the Dodgers first, they've hit the top of the division after residing in the cellar just a little over two weeks ago, going on an 11 game streak which was broken on Wednesday in Colorado, followed by a three game winning streak coming into today's matchup. Let's take a look at how a few Dodgers have performed during this stretch (courtesy of Dave Pinto's Day by Day Database):

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With Tim Wakefield's personal catcher Doug Mirabelli traded to San Diego, Keith wonders how successful the personal catcher strategy really is.

Though there are examples prior to the 1990's--Tim McCarver catching Steve Carlton almost exclusively, for example--the phenomenon of the personal catcher has become more prevalent in the the past 15 years. Greg Maddux' preference of Eddie Perez (also Paul Bako or Henry Blanco in later seasons) over regular catcher Javy Lopez is well documented. John Flaherty was Randy Johnson's personal catcher in 2005. The unique demands of catching the knuckleball has meant that Mirabelli has worked with Tim Wakefield for the past several seasons, giving Jason Varitek the night off.

Giving the primary catcher periodic rest is one of supposed benefits of this arrangement. With the personal catcher playing every 5th day when his pitcher's turn in the rotation came up, it created a pattern of 25-30 games per year the regular catcher would have off. This rest, in theory, would help the regular catcher from getting worn down over the course of a long season, remaining fresh enough even in September to contribute offensively. It is this question that interests me today--do personal catchers provide a measurable boost to their primary counterparts by allowing them periodic rest? Does the fact that Tim Wakefield has Josh Bard (and previously, Doug Mirabelli) as a personal catcher help Jason Varitek stay productive in September?

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Yesterday, it was Barry Bonds. Today, Derek looks at the performance of another 40-year-old who just keeps getting better.

Author/recluse Rany Jazayerli noted that Johnson's having a ridiculous season. Check this out: Johnson has 257 strikeouts in his 31 starts so far, and has allowed just 41 walks. Fully 30% of the batters who step up to the plate against him whiff. One in 20 gets a free pass to first base. One in 50 hits a home run, and they better put their head down and run the bases, because while he's allowed 16 home runs, he's also hit ten batters.

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February 20, 2004 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: February 17-19, 2004

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Christina Kahrl

The Cubs should have applied their cash toward a hitter, not Greg Maddux. The Dodgers save $3 million on a closer. The Doug Mientkiewicz signing could yet work out for the Twins. The Rangers sign Alan Mills, ensuring a World Series berth. These and other news, notes, and Kahrlisms in today's Transaction Analysis.

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February 20, 2004 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Sweet Home Chicago?

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Joe Sheehan

Earlier this week, the Chicago Cubs tried to exorcise some demons by bringing back the one that got away. A little more than 10 years after allowing him to leave for Atlanta, they signed Greg Maddux to a two-year, $15-million contract. The deal includes a vesting option for 2006 at $9 million, one that kicks in based on Maddux's 2005 innings pitched. Even so, the deal looks pretty good in a market where Kelvim Escobar got a guaranteed $18.75MM over three years and Andy Pettitte got more than $31 million for three seasons. Maddux gilds one hell of a lily. The Cubs' four returning starters were among the best front four in the game in '03, with the rotation dragged down statistically only by the Lerchian performance of #5 man Shawn Estes. The upgrade Maddux provides over Estes is significant, but that's not the relevant comparison. With Estes long gone, Maddux actually replaces Juan Cruz, a hard-throwing 25-year-old who has struggled to establish himself in three major-league seasons.

Maddux gilds one hell of a lily. The Cubs' four returning starters were among the best front four in the game in '03, with the rotation dragged down statistically only by the Lerchian performance of #5 man Shawn Estes. The upgrade Maddux provides over Estes is significant, but that's not the relevant comparison. With Estes long gone, Maddux actually replaces Juan Cruz, a hard-throwing 25-year-old who has struggled to establish himself in three major-league seasons.

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April 10, 2003 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: www.reallygoodrighthandedpitchers.com

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Joe Sheehan

From Mark Prior to Greg Maddux to Rich Harden, Joe Sheehan discusses the performances of stud starters--present, past and future.

A couple of weeks ago, there was some internal discussion after a handful of BP staffers, myself included, picked Prior to win the NL Cy Young Award. The idea that Prior, at 22 and with 116 2/3 innings of major-league experience, could be predicted to be the best pitcher in a league with Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling struck some as ridiculous. Prior, however, has that kind of ability, combining terrific command, amazing stuff, and smooth mechanics that limit his injury risk. Workload is a concern, but his build offsets some of that, and if he's going to be this economical--fewer than 15 pitches an inning so far--it willl be hard for him to be abused.

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