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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 304: The Pirates' Future/Cubs Prospects and Joe Girardi/Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-03

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BP Unfiltered: Alex Rodriguez is Injured Again
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Ben Lindbergh

10-19

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The BP Wayback Machine: Bronx Mayhem
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Joe Sheehan

10-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 64: Should Joe Girardi Have Pinch-Hit in Game Three?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-17

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Sobsequy: Joe Girardi Has Faith
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Adam Sobsey

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Recap: Yankees Defeat Orioles
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Ben Lindbergh

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three Recap: Yankees 3, Orioles 2
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Ben Lindbergh

10-03

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Sobsequy: The Unbearable Blandness of Joe Girardi
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Adam Sobsey

06-17

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BP Unfiltered: Interleague Play is Confusing
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Ben Lindbergh

09-30

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Regular-Season Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four
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Christina Kahrl

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Twins vs. Yankees
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Jay Jaffe

07-30

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On the Beat: Seeking Perfection
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John Perrotto

10-28

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World Series Prospectus: Yankees versus Phillies Preview
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Jay Jaffe

10-20

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Prospectus Today: Putting the Drama in Drama Season
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Joe Sheehan

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: Yankees versus Twins LDS
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Joe Sheehan

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Every Given Sunday: The Bronx Challenge
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John Perrotto

11-09

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Prospectus Today: Bronx Mayhem
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Joe Sheehan

11-04

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Every Given Sunday: Offseason Plans
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John Perrotto

11-02

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Greg Spira

10-31

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

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2006--Setting the Stage
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Christina Kahrl

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Transaction Analysis: December 9-December 15, 1999
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Christina Kahrl

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Ben and Sam discuss Cubs prospects and (at the end of the episode) Joe Girardi's managerial decision, then talk about the Pirates' loss and answer some listener emails.

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The Yankees' third baseman marks another square in his game of injured body part bingo.

Aside from the Mike Napoli signing, the biggest news to break on the first morning of the Winter Meetings was something that by now is hardly news at all: another injury to Alex Rodriguez.

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Looking back at the winter that brought Joe Girardi and Alex Rodriguez back to the Bronx.

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 the wake of the Yankees' ALCS defeat, revisit the offseason when A-Rod opted out and Joe Girardi was hired in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Prospectus Today" column on November 9th, 2007.
 


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Ben and Sam discuss Joe Girardi's decision(s) not to pinch-hit for any of his left-handed hitters late in Game Three of the ALCS.

Ben and Sam discuss Joe Girardi's decision(s) not to pinch-hit for any of his left-handed hitters late in Game Three of the ALCS.

Episode 64: "Should Joe Girardi Have Pinch-Hit in Game Three?"

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October 17, 2012 5:00 am

Sobsequy: Joe Girardi Has Faith

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Adam Sobsey

The Yankees' manager is known for his use of a stat-packed binder, but in practice, he makes many of his moves on faith.

The postseason has so far provided a useful corrective to what I thought of Joe Girardi after reading (and writing about) Gay Talese’s recent profile of the Yankee manager in the New Yorker. One thing I didn’t say, but probably should have, in trying to puzzle out why Talese made Girardi seem so bland, was that perhaps Girardi himself is bland, just not interesting enough for a long profile. I blamed Talese, but Girardi might actually have been the culprit.

Yet I’m glad I didn’t make that speculation. These playoffs have put Girardi into numerous tough positions where his binder was going to get him only so far, and his character and instinct were going to have to take over.

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October 13, 2012 11:10 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Recap: Yankees Defeat Orioles

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Ben Lindbergh

The Yankees finally drive a stake into the heart of the Orioles behind another strong effort from CC Sabathia. Ben breaks down the series inside.

One night after the American League’s other surprise team saw its season brought to end by Justin Verlander, the Orioles suffered the same fate courtesy of CC Sabathia. If you’re a Yankees or Tigers fan (or an executive at TBS or FOX), you’re probably pleased with the way things turned out. If you’re anyone else, you might be mourning the underdogs. Like the A’s, the Orioles pushed their opponent to the brink: all told, the Yankees outscored the O’s by just four runs in 23 head-to-head games this season. But in the end, the better team advanced.

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October 11, 2012 10:50 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three Recap: Yankees 3, Orioles 2

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Ben Lindbergh

In the defining move of his career, Joe Girardi went with his gut. It worked.

The questions addressed to Joe Girardi in his pre-game press conference looked a lot like the ones he fielded several hours later, after the Yankees had come from behind to beat Baltimore 3-2 in 12 innings and take a 2-1 series lead. Both times, the emphasis was on Alex Rodriguez, with a bit of Raul Ibanez. Girardi’s responses about A-Rod earlier in the day weren’t very revealing. But by the time the second presser started, the questions almost didn’t have to be asked. Girardi’s in-game actions had already supplied the answers.

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October 3, 2012 5:00 am

Sobsequy: The Unbearable Blandness of Joe Girardi

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Adam Sobsey

More access to Joe Girardi doesn't make for a more interesting story, which explains why Gay Talese's new profile of the Yankees' skipper can't compare to "Silent Season."

There’s a clue to what’s wrong with Gay Talese’s recent New Yorker profile of Yankee manager Joe Girardi in these two very similar anecdotes. According to a 1973 profile of the writer, in the spring of 1950 the 18-year-old Talese went to St. Petersburg, Fla. to watch the Yankees in spring training. A young woman mistook him for the Yankees’ Jerry Coleman. Talese went along with it and, in this pinch-hitting imposture, took her deep that night. (Coleman was told about this later and was apparently livid.)

In his new piece on Girardi, Talese recounts another such story, about a time when he “embarked on a love affair in college with a young woman I had met in French class.” A few years before, Talese had gotten his first autograph from another Yankee, Johnny Lindell, who substituted for Joe DiMaggio while the Yankee Clipper was serving in the Army Air Forces. (“Lindell always posed graciously for snapshots and talked with fans before and after the games,” Talese recalls.)

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The Yankees' double switch on Saturday leads to a dumbshow in the outfield.

In the eighth inning of Saturday's Yankees-Nationals game, Joe Girardi attempted to double switch. The goal was to replace pitcher Cory Wade with Boone Logan, shift DeWayne Wise from left to right field, and bench Andruw Jones in favor of Jayson Nix. But the Yankees, being an AL team, don't double switch often. All hell broke loose.

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Now that the regular season has wrapped up, here's a look at who BP staffers think should win the major awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff choices for the major player awards  (MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results.

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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Is post-season skippering reaching for new lows?

Television ratings for the postseason are up, or at least they were for Game Three of the ALCS. You can wonder what that really means, of course. Maybe folks like TBS, and maybe the games and the matchups are a lot more interesting. And maybe, just maybe, what America is tuning to is baseball's answer to the WWE. That's because if they're dialing up diamond drama, they've been getting one Yankee smackdown after another.

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October 5, 2010 11:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Twins vs. Yankees

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Jay Jaffe

The Twins and Yankees meet yet again in the first round of the postseason but Minnesota has home field advantage this time.

As they did last year as well as 2003 and 2004, the Twins run squarely into the Yankee juggernaut in the first round. Unlike those other three meetings, they have home field advantage this time around, as they won the AL Central going away thanks to a league-best 48-26 second-half record. The defending world champion Yankees, who held the majors' best record for most of the season, were forced to settle for the wild card due to a sluggish 13-17 showing against a very tough schedule in September and October. Despite the relative temperatures of the two clubs, it's important to remember that late-season records aren't predictive of October success—or failure.

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