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12-17

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Transaction Analysis: A Number 3, Anibal Style
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R.J. Anderson

12-14

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21

BP Unfiltered: Which WAR(P) Are You?
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Sam Miller

11-26

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Overthinking It: The Art of NPB Scouting
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Ben Lindbergh

09-26

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27

The Platoon Advantage: Is 12 Enough for Ichiro?
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Michael Bates

09-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 49: Another Attempt to Explain Why You Don't Need an Ace in October/The New Old Ichiro/The Steve Johnson Story
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-31

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BP Unfiltered: Ichiro Suzuki, Mountains, and Mushrooms
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Ben Lindbergh

08-30

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BP Unfiltered: This is a Mike Trout Factoid
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Sam Miller

07-26

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Rating the Fantasy Impact of the Week's Trades
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Derek Carty

07-26

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Punk Hits: The Goblins & Gauntlets Monster Manual, MLB Expansion Pack: Position Players, Vol. 1
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Ian Miller

07-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 5: Foghorn
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-24

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26

Transaction Analysis: Ichiro Bound for the Big Apple UPDATED
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Colin Wyers and Kevin Goldstein

06-12

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, June 12
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Jason Wojciechowski

05-18

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 18
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Matthew Kory

04-27

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Overthinking It: The April Anomalies That Matter
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Ben Lindbergh

04-18

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The Lineup Card: 10 Favorite Player/Executive Attributes
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Baseball Prospectus

04-09

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What You Need to Know: Monday, April 9
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Daniel Rathman

02-29

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Painting the Black: Of Abreu and Ichiro
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R.J. Anderson

02-13

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8

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Vortices of Suck, Part II
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Jay Jaffe

05-11

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28

The Asian Equation
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Michael Street

09-29

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Reintroducing PECOTA: The Hits Just Keep On Coming
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Ben Lindbergh and Colin Wyers

03-20

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Schrodinger's Bat: Clearing the Decks
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Dan Fox

02-20

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Doctoring The Numbers: Mariners, Braves, and Diamondbacks
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Rany Jazayerli

07-19

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Transaction of the Day: Extensions and Kendall
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Christina Kahrl

04-19

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6-4-3: Glittering Prizes and Endless Compromises
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Gary Huckabay

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

05-18

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Doctoring Ichiro
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Rany Jazayerli

02-01

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Prospectus Roundtable: How the Sausage Was Made
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Baseball Prospectus

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May 18, 2012 3:19 pm

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 18

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Matthew Kory

The Nationals' worst pitcher might be your team's best pitcher.

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April 27, 2012 3:00 am

Overthinking It: The April Anomalies That Matter

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Ben Lindbergh

Some of this year's great starts are tied to dramatically changed approaches.

Looking at leaderboards in April is a lot like looking at a familiar face reflected in a funhouse mirror: some features are clearly recognizable, but others are badly distorted. Matt Kemp leads the league in almost everything, which makes sense. Look a little harder, though, and oddities start to appear. Jack Hannahan, a career .235 hitter, is batting .308. If Jack Hannahan is still batting .308 at the All-Star break, we’ll have to start paying attention (and possibly packing away survival supplies). Until then, it’s safe to dismiss Hannahan’s hot streak as a small-sample fluke.*

*Very, very safe. When I first wrote that sentence, Hannahan was hitting .364.

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Boston's start to the season looks strangely familiar, and Yumania takes the spotlight tonight.

The Weekend Takeaway
Red Sox fans watched the 2011 season come to a close while singing a certain Green Day song, as their team suffered a historic collapse. Well, the calendar says April now, but after a weekend sweep at the hands of the Tigers, it’s as though September never ended.

Detroit walked off with a 3-2 win on Friday, routed Boston 10-0 on Saturday, and finally inflicted the deathblow on Sunday. A 10-7 Red Sox lead in the ninth inning went “poof!” with Miguel Cabrera’s three-run homer off interim closer Alfredo Aceves. A 12-10 Red Sox edge in the 11th inning turned into a 13-12 Tigers victory when Alex Avila deposited a pitch from Mark Melancon over the right-field wall.


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February 29, 2012 3:00 am

Painting the Black: Of Abreu and Ichiro

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R.J. Anderson

Two AL West veterans are feeling the effects of age, but only one seems resigned to his fate.

Spring training is about both bright-eyed and bushy-tailed youngsters and veterans reaching the end of the road. None of us wants to know how much time remains on the clock, whether it be in baseball or in life, but every spring, a class of veterans finds out that the buzzer is about to sound. Teams ease the lucky ones into reduced roles in camp, with the players having two choices: accept it and move on or fight and lose—Father Time is and will forever be undefeated. The American League West offers an example of both options right now. While one veteran is taking his fate into his own hands, another is embracing the change. This is an examination of those two players, their situations, and what lies ahead.

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February 13, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Vortices of Suck, Part II

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Jay Jaffe

Which outfielders and DHs proved to be the biggest black holes in the majors?

Picking up where I left off on Friday, we continue hunting the fish at the bottom of the major-league barrel in search of the positions where teams got the worst production—worse than the Replacement-Level Killers, but without the burden of toiling for a contending team. As with their catching and infield brethren, the following players helped produce tornado-level disasters amid their lineups, often at salaries that represented far more than just soft breezes running through their teams’ bank accounts. These are the Vortices of Suck.

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May 11, 2011 9:00 am

The Asian Equation

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Michael Street

At the dawn of the posting system, the arrival of the unique Ichiro Suzuki would forever change the player market between the U.S. and Japan.

Last month, I traced the early history of Japanese-American player traffic, from the Pirates’ sly attempt to sign Eiji Sawamura in the 1930s to the loophole-leaping of players like Hideo Nomo and Alfonso Soriano in the 1990s. To close that voluntary-retirement loophole and to prevent trading players like Hideki Irabu without their permission, Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) and Major League Baseball (MLB) agreed on the current posting system in 1998. The system was designed to allow MLB teams to sign NPB stars without turning the NPB into another minor league, by forcing MLB teams to pay twice for NPB players, with about half of the total fee typically going to that player’s club.

During the leagues’ offseason, NPB teams can choose to post players who want to test the MLB waters. Once a player is posted, any MLB team has four days to submit a bid to the MLB commissioner for the right to negotiate with him. The highest bidding team then has thirty days to sign a contract. If they succeed, the team pays the posting fee to the player’s NPB club, but if they can’t come to an agreement, no fee is paid. The winning club thus pays for a player twice, with a portion going to the team as a non-negotiable sealed bid. This kind of blind bidding can easily lead to overpaying, benefitting the NPB club, but not the player.

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PECOTA's strange history with Ichiro Suzuki suggests some areas for improvement.

Were Ichiro Suzuki represented by Scott Boras, the super-agent might be able to make a more convincing case than usual for his client’s singular, once-in-a-generation talent. Actually, Ichiro-types don’t come along even as often as that, especially in PECOTA’s post-World War II player comparison pool; the baseball gods appear to have both made and broken the mold especially for him.

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March 20, 2008 12:00 am

Schrodinger's Bat: Clearing the Decks

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Dan Fox

It's a topic grab bag with looks at bunting, preventing free bases, and more.

"When I came up, you couldn't play if you couldn't bunt, but home runs have pretty much taken over the game today... Bunting has become a lost art."
--Kirby Puckett


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February 20, 2008 12:00 am

Doctoring The Numbers: Mariners, Braves, and Diamondbacks

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Rany Jazayerli

The singular dominance of Ichiro Suzuki, and unusual counting-stat issues for two rising stars.

Seattle Mariners

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July 19, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction of the Day: Extensions and Kendall

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Christina Kahrl

Three teams shelled out big money to retain their stars into the next decade, while the recipient of a similar deal five years ago packs his bags.

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Some thoughts on Ichiro Suzuki and baseball's "inevitable" return to Washington, D.C.

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