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08-20

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Hot Prospect Video
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Jason Cole

04-11

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Wezen-Ball: The Froot Loop Summer
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Larry Granillo

10-08

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The Week in Quotes: October 1-7
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

10-04

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Ask the Industry
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Jason Parks

10-01

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The Week in Quotes: September 24-30
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

09-24

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The Week in Quotes: September 17-23
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

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The Week in Quotes: September 10-16
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

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The Week in Quotes: September 3-9
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

08-27

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The Week in Quotes: August 20-26
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

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The Week in Quotes: August 13-19
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

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The Week in Quotes: July 30-August 5
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

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The Week in Quotes: July 23-29
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

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The Week in Quotes: July 16-22
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

07-12

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On the Beat: The Great Trout vs. Harper Debate
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John Perrotto

07-02

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The Week in Quotes: June 25-July 1
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

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The Week in Quotes: June 18-24
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

06-07

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On the Beat: Astros Find New Orbit
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John Perrotto

05-24

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On the Beat: Wright on Track
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John Perrotto

06-28

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Top 10 Week: General Manager Candidates
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Will Carroll

05-13

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Prospectus Q&A: Mark Shapiro
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David Laurila

07-05

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Prospectus Idol: Round Seven - Media Week
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Dave Pease

06-15

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Inside Tommy John Surgery
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Will Carroll and Thomas Gorman

01-25

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Prospectus Q&A: John Walsh
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David Laurila

11-06

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Prospectus Audio Q&A: Bob Costas
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Will Carroll

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Prospectus Q&A: Torey Lovullo
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David Laurila

06-12

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The Ledger Domain: Stan Kasten Interview
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Maury Brown

05-16

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Prospectus Q&A: Pete Rose
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Graham Bensinger

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Prospectus Q&A: Manny Acta
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Carlos J. Lugo

11-15

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The Week in Quotes: November 7-14
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Ryan Wilkins

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Prospectus Q&A: B.J. Upton
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Ben Murphy

05-25

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Breaking Balls: The Program Challenge
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Derek Zumsteg

02-09

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Prospectus Q&A: Theo Epstein, Part I
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Nathan Fox

11-18

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Prospectus Q&A: Kim Ng
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Jonah Keri

03-04

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Prospectus Today: Tuesday With Bud
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Joe Sheehan

09-20

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Prospectus Q&A: Tommy John
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Jonah Keri

06-19

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The Daily Prospectus: The Daily Prospectus: The Owners' Rep Speaks
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Joe Sheehan

06-19

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The Daily Prospectus: The Owners' Rep Speaks
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Joe Sheehan

11-17

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From The Mailbag: Baseball Prospectus 2001 and Managerial Retreads
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A conversation with as diehard a baseball fan as they come, one who also happens to be one of America's great voices in sports. UPDATED 11/7 with a transcript.

If you've watched sports in the last 25 years, you know who Bob Costas is. Bob sits down with Will to talk about the place of baseball in the American psyche, from Jackie Robinson to Mickey Mantle to Barry Bonds. Costas has a unique perspective reaching from coming up with the classic Cardinals and Yankees to today's global era. Join us for a special BPR with one of the biggest names in sports, Bob Costas.

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May 4, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Torey Lovullo

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David Laurila

The next manager to be fired might see his job go to Torey Lovullo, a top candidate who's currently piloting the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons.

Torey Lovullo didn't end up in the Pittsburgh dugout this season as many had speculated, but the 43-year-old graduate of UCLA remains one of the top candidates for a skippering job in the game. Currently in his third season at the helm of Cleveland's Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, Lovullo spent parts of eight seasons as a big league infielder before joining the Indians organization as a minor league manager in 2002. David talked to Lovullo about the statistical revolution, what he learned from Terry Francona, and whether a manager should be held accountable for wins and losses.

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June 12, 2006 12:00 am

The Ledger Domain: Stan Kasten Interview

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Maury Brown

Maury sits down with the President of the Washington Nationals to talk about their new ballpark, organizational philosophy, and rebuilding the team from the ground up.

At the beginning of May, I interviewed Kasten just two days after the club was awarded to the ownership group headed by developer Ted Lerner. That interview, for Business of Baseball, covered how Kasten's relationship in the past with the Lerners made for an easy transition into the group, whether the formation of the Red Sox ownership group in 2002 had any bearing on the Nationals' ownership creation (Selig moving individuals from the groups around to get a "super group"), and what Kasten learned in the development of Turner Field that can be applied to the new Nationals stadium.

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In a transcript from BP Radio's interview with Pete Rose, he talks candidly about reinstatement, steroids, the current state of the game, and more.

[Editor's note: Unlike most BP Q&A's, this was originally done for the radio format. We have edited interjections, pauses, and vocalizations for readability. You can hear the full version of the interview on the May 14, 2005 edition of Baseball Prospectus Radio.]

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April 11, 2005 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Manny Acta

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Carlos J. Lugo

Current Mets third base coach Manny Acta seemingly came out of nowhere to be a finalist for Arizona's managerial vacancy. Carlos Lugo sat down with this successful Dominican League manager to learn a bit about his managerial philosophy, his background, and his experience in the Expos organization.

Acta managed for three years in the Dominican Winter League: in his first year he made the playoffs managing the Estrellas, and he spent the last two seasons at the helm of the nation's most popular and successful team, the Licey Tigers. Acta won the League's championship and Caribbean World Series in his first year with the Tigers, and lost a seven game Final Series against the Cibao Eagles this past January.

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The Giants open the free-agent wars, Richie Sexson tries to get himself a cut of the funding, and Jerry Manuel feels like he didn't get a real chance to be a general.

"Defense is so important in the National League. To get someone of Omar's caliber certainly is a godsend. Our pitching staff will be much better for it. Right now, we'll see how we can improve the outfield defense."
--Brian Sabean, Giants general manager, on signing 37-year-old Omar Vizquel to a three-year, $12.5 million deal (San Jose Mercury News)

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In Baseball Prospectus 2004, our authors ranked Devil Rays farmhand B.J. Upton as the No. 8 prospect in the game, while Baseball America on pegged him at No. 2 on their preseason list. Since then Upton's done nothing to make those rankings look foolish, and at the tender age of 19, has already found himself playing shortstop every day at Triple-A Durham, where he's currently hitting .315/.422/.565. Since being taken second overall in the 2002 amateur draft, Upton has been covered by John Sickels at ESPN.com and by David Cameron here at BP. Baseball Prospectus caught up with Upton before a recent home game against the Syracuse Skychiefs, where we discussed tough pitchers, being a role model, and what it takes to improve defensive performance.

Baseball Prospectus caught up with Upton before a recent home game against the Syracuse Skychiefs, where we discussed tough pitchers, being a role model, and what it takes to improve defensive performance.

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May 25, 2004 12:00 am

Breaking Balls: The Program Challenge

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Derek Zumsteg

Walking down Occidental to a Mariners game is a great experience. There's the smell of brats on grills, roasted peanuts and kettle corn, the bad music of persistent street musicians and the chatter of fellow fans walking south to the stadium... ...And guys selling programs. Independent programs. Many teams only have one program, the one the team puts out, but in Seattle, we have a choice. I bought both this week to compare, and the results...man, I pity people in cities without competition, if their team-issued programs are anything like this.

...And guys selling programs. Independent programs. Many teams only have one program, the one the team puts out, but in Seattle, we have a choice.

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Theo Epstein became the youngest general manager in major league history when he was hired, at age 28, as GM of the Boston Red Sox. Epstein, who turned 30 one month ago, now has 14 months under his belt as GM and 11 years in professional baseball. He also has three decades of experience with the Red Sox; Epstein grew up in Brookline, Mass., within walking distance of Fenway Park. As GM, he still walks to the ballpark every day. (Hours after this interview, the Red Sox re-acquired veteran designated hitter Ellis Burks. Burks, when he came up as a rookie with the Red Sox in 1987, was patrolling center field in front of his 13-year-old future GM.) Baseball Prospectus spoke with Epstein at his office inside a snow-covered Fenway Park.

Baseball Prospectus: Your Major League Baseball career started as an intern (at age 18) in Baltimore's PR department. What were you studying at Yale, and how did you get your foot in the door with the Orioles?

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November 18, 2003 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Kim Ng

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Jonah Keri

Kim Ng started her baseball career straight out of the University of Chicago as an intern for the Chicago White Sox. After rising to take over arbitration duties with the Sox, she took a job with the AL league office. Ng then spent four years with the New York Yankees as an assistant GM, where at age 29 she was the youngest in that position in baseball when hired. After completing her second year as vice president and assistant GM for the Los Angeles Dodgers, she's now one of only two women to hold such a position in baseball operations and the highest-ranking Asian-American executive in the majors. She was mentioned as a candidate for several GM jobs this off-season. Ng recently chatted with BP about learning the business, taking lessons from different mentors, and what it takes to succeed in baseball.

Baseball Prospectus: How did you first get your foot in the door with the White Sox?

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March 4, 2003 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Tuesday With Bud

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Joe Sheehan

I don't listen to a lot of sports radio, primarily because there isn't enough baseball content on it to keep me interested, and what little there is isn't particularly insightful. Most of my listening tends to come in the morning, with the radio on as background noise accompanying a shower. Yesterday, sometime between soap and shampoo, I heard a promo for the Angels/Brewers game on the local ESPN Radio affiliate. The game didn't mean much to me, but the promised interview with Bud Selig certainly did. I was eager to hear what Selig, long the game's worst poormouther, would be saying seven months after helping to negotiate a Collective Bargaining Agreement that is the most favorable to ownership since 1975.

Yesterday, sometime between soap and shampoo, I heard a promo for the Angels/Brewers game on the local ESPN Radio affiliate. The game didn't mean much to me, but the promised interview with Bud Selig certainly did. I was eager to hear what Selig, long the game's worst poormouther, would be saying seven months after helping to negotiate a Collective Bargaining Agreement that is the most favorable to ownership since 1975.

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September 20, 2002 9:58 pm

Prospectus Q&A: Tommy John

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Jonah Keri

After hurting his elbow in 1974, Tommy John's successful 11-year career with the Indians, White Sox and Dodgers looked like it was over. But Dr. Frank Jobe and his partner Dr. Robert Kerlan parlayed a long-shot procedure (ulnar collateral replacement surgery) into 14 more productive years for John's left elbow.

After hurting his elbow in 1974, Tommy John's successful 11-year career with the Indians, White Sox and Dodgers looked like it was over. But Dr. Frank Jobe and his partner Dr. Robert Kerlan parlayed a long-shot procedure (ulnar collateral replacement surgery) into 14 more productive years for John's left elbow.

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