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04-10

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 9
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Larry Granillo

08-28

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 27
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Larry Granillo

08-22

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Wezen-Ball: Paul O'Neill Promises Two Home Runs
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Larry Granillo

04-15

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Inside The Park Blog: Wrigley vs. the Cell
by
Bradford Doolittle

04-13

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Inside The Park Blog: Robin Ventura, Ace Manager
by
Bradford Doolittle

04-12

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 11
by
Larry Granillo

02-24

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The Stats Go Marching In: The Art of Handling the Pitching Staff
by
Max Marchi

12-08

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The BP Wayback Machine: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a Crossroads
by
Bradford Doolittle

10-19

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World Series Prospectus: The Midwest Showdown
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Baseball Prospectus

09-24

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 23
by
Larry Granillo

09-07

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Prospectus Hit and Run: AL Post-Season Rotation Ramble
by
Jay Jaffe

08-18

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The Lineup Card: 11 Memorable Breakdowns, Antics, and Tirades
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Baseball Prospectus

07-26

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Tater Trot Tracker: The Rare Inside-the-Park Grand Slam
by
Larry Granillo

06-27

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for June 26
by
Larry Granillo

06-27

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On the Beat: Adrian as Advertised
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John Perrotto

06-22

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Fantasy Beat: Opposite Field Power
by
Craig Brown

05-24

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Answers from a Sabermetrician, Part 1
by
Tom Tango

05-19

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The BP Wayback Machine: Baseball in 1864
by
Clay Davenport

04-22

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Baseball, Boyhood, and Bullpen Carts
by
Josh Wilker

03-02

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Spinning Yarn: How Accurate is PitchTrax?
by
Mike Fast

02-08

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The BP Broadside: Michael Young Feels the Junk Drawer's Pull
by
Steven Goldman

02-03

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Fantasy Focus: Shooting Blanks
by
Marc Normandin

12-31

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Prospectus Q&A: Best of Q&A 2010
by
David Laurila

12-24

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Future Shock: Florida Marlins Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

10-27

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World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic Memories
by
Baseball Prospectus

10-14

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Manufactured Runs: Just a Bit Outside
by
Colin Wyers

07-27

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Cracking the Pitch Sequence Code
by
Will Woods

07-14

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Prospectus Q&A: Chris Wertz
by
David Laurila

06-15

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Prospectus Q&A: Brian Fuentes
by
David Laurila

06-11

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Future Shock: Draft Wrap: AL East
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-01

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Expanded Horizons: Two Dogmas of Sabermetrics
by
Tommy Bennett

04-21

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Down But Hardly Out
by
Jay Jaffe

03-17

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Prospectus Q&A: Tom Goodwin
by
David Laurila

03-07

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Prospectus Q&A: Chaz Scoggins
by
David Laurila

03-02

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Fantasy Focus: Left Fielder Rankings
by
Marc Normandin

02-11

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You Could Look It Up: Three Joes and Some Other Guys Named Overbay
by
Steven Goldman

01-17

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On the Beat: Weekend Update
by
John Perrotto

11-13

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Digging the Long Ball
by
Jay Jaffe

11-08

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Prospectus Q&A: Kerry Wood
by
David Laurila

11-04

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Player Profile: Pedro Martinez
by
Marc Normandin

11-01

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Prospectus Today: Game Three Recap
by
Joe Sheehan

10-30

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Prospectus Hit and Run: A Night to Remember
by
Jay Jaffe

10-23

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Player Profile: Robinson Cano
by
Marc Normandin

10-18

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Winter League Preview
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Carlos J. Lugo

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers versus Cardinals LDS
by
Jay Jaffe

07-01

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Prospectus Roundtable: Fluke or No Fluke?
by
Baseball Prospectus

06-22

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Prospectus Today: Bethpage Black
by
Joe Sheehan

05-17

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Prospectus Q&A: Jim Palmer
by
David Laurila

05-06

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Zumaya's Zooming
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Ben Lindbergh

05-01

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Game Story
by
Christina Kahrl

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The tater trots from April 9: minor league Ramon Quinn gives us the real highlight of the day.

The Astros and Mariners combined for eight home runs on Tuesday. Yes, the Astros and Mariners. The Yankees and Indians combined for six more. In Washington, the White Sox and Nationals also hit six. These three games helped lead us to the first forty home run night of the season. Thanks, guys!

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The tater trots for August 27 (and the full weekend).

Oof. Four days can feel like an eternity sometimes.

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A late-1995 game provides a memorable moment for Yankee favorite Paul O'Neill.

In 1995, the New York Yankees, under screwball owner George Steinbrenner and lame-duck manager Buck Showalter, played a late-season game against the Cleveland Indians. Unknown to the general public, some interoffice shenanigans involving the assistant-to-the-traveling secretary and a birthday card for the Boss (whose actual birthday was on July 4, so who knows) set up one of the most memorable games for one of the Bronx's most popular players of the era.

Rightfielder Paul O'Neill, who will be the first to admit that he is not a home run hitter, went into the game with a weight on his shoulders: someone had promised a little boy in the hospital that O'Neill would hit two home runs in that night's game and Paul was going to do his best to meet that promise.

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There are a lot of differences between the two parks in Chicago, especially for those trying to cover games.

CHICAGO -- In order to pick up a few extra bucks, I cover games for outlets like MLB.com and the Associated Press, in addition to representing Baseball Prospectus at the ballpark. Sunday was one of those days, and when I'm doubled up, I'll have to post my ITP entry before postgame access begins. If you want to read my words on the actual game, just pull up the write-up from ESPN or a billion other places. That's me, even if stringers don't get bylines.

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White Sox unveil their new manager for his first home opener, Jim Leyland isn't saying much but Kenny Williams is, and something is askew around home plate.

CHICAGO -- Friday marked Robin Ventura's first home game in uniform as a member of the White Sox since Sept. 20, 1998. He was asked if he remembered his last game at then-Comiskey Park. He didn't. But of course, we can look it up. He went 1 for 3 with a walk against the Red Sox, batting behind Frank Thomas and Albert Belle.

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The tater trots for April 11. This is all about Peter Bourjos' mighty speed.

The rest of Wednesday’s trots will come later in the afternoon. In the meantime, the night’s quickest home run was just too exciting not to share immediately. Angels fans will probably know why.

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Quantifying the most elusive of catcher skills: game-calling.

While evaluating Jose Molina’s defensive skills a couple weeks ago, we were able to assign a run value to four aspects of catcher defense: blocking errant pitches, preventing the opposing team from stealing bases, fielding short batted balls, and inducing the home plate umpire to call a few extra borderline pitches.

However, we acknowledged that something had been left out. We often hear about how some catchers can improve their pitching staffs. Think about the praise Ivan Rodriguez received for handling a young crop of Marlins arms back in 2003, and how he was subsequently considered the perfect batterymate for Stephen Strasburg as the highly-regarded rookie first took to a major-league mound.

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With Tony La Russa retired and Albert Pujols weighing other offers, we look back at a historic manager-player partnership.

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 audience, send us your suggestion.

In a piece that originally ran as an "Inside the Park" column on December 8, 2010 and which will also be appearing in the soon-to-be-released Best of Baseball Prospectus, Bradford Doolittle wrote about the special La Russa-Pujols era in St. Louis.
 


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Sizing up every facet of each contender in this season's Fall Classic.

The Breakdown

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The tater trots for September 23: maybe the single best night for baseball all season.

Forgive me if I can't be completely objective about Friday's happenings. I was at Miller Park last night as the Brewers - and Ryan Braun - beat the Marlins to (eventually) clinch the National League Central crown. It was quite the scene, something very cool to be a part of. Braun's home run, Gallardo's strikeouts, Axford's save, watching the Cardinals lose on the scoreboard with 45,000 other people, champagne celebrations... it all makes it a bit difficult to be objective. Sorry.

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September 7, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: AL Post-Season Rotation Ramble

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Jay Jaffe

While the playoff picture may be clear, those who will take the mound in each game are not.

When Josh Beckett hobbled off the mound with an ankle sprain during the fourth inning of Monday's start, he added an unwelcome layer of suspense to Boston's championship aspirations. Not that the Sox are in danger of missing the playoffs without him; their chance of bonus baseball stood at 99.7 percent even after losing extra innings. For all of the team's strengths, including its formidable offense and late-game bullpen, Beckett's sprain—which will cost him at least one start—spotlights the unsettled nature of the Red Sox’ October rotation.

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The BP Crew recalls their favorite baseball freakouts.

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