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01-19

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Transaction Analysis: Extension Party
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Bryan Grosnick, Jared Wyllys and Matthew Trueblood

01-11

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Transaction Analysis: Mariners Move Deck Chairs
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Bryan Grosnick

01-06

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Two-Strike Approach: Soler Power
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Cat Garcia

01-06

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Transaction Analysis: Post-Christmas Shopping
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Matthew Trueblood, Jared Wyllys and Brendan Gawlowski

12-20

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Prospectus Review: On Days Like These
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Patrick Dubuque

12-09

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Transaction Analysis: Chicago's New 1-2 Punch
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Jared Wyllys

11-29

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Transaction Analysis: Sexy in South Beach
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Matthew Trueblood

09-02

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Transaction Analysis: Bourn Again
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Bryan Grosnick and Steve Givarz

08-29

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Prospectus Q&A: Rusty Kuntz
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Tim Britton

08-07

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BP Kansas City
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David Lesky

08-02

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What You Need to Know: Soft-Tossin' Salazar
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Daniel Rathman

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Royals, A's Outfield Challenge Trade
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Dustin Palmateer

07-30

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Hunter Samuels

07-30

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Raising Aces: In Awe of Southpaws
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Doug Thorburn

07-30

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Players Prefer Presentation: 12 Minutes Of The Slowest Baseball
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Meg Rowley

07-27

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Outta Left Field: Stealing Home Has Never Been Easier...
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Dustin Palmateer

07-16

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David Lesky

07-07

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Prospectus Feature: The Nightmare of Becoming a Fun Fact Machine
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Aaron Gleeman

07-03

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BP Wrigleyville
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Matthew Trueblood

06-27

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Prospectus Feature: How To Fight Crime
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Henry Druschel

06-23

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Players Prefer Presentation: I Care About All-Star Voting
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Meg Rowley

06-22

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What You Need to Know: How Could They Be So Bartless?
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Emma Baccellieri

06-20

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The Call-Up: Cody Reed
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Kourage Kundahl and George Bissell

06-08

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What You Need to Know: Tough Guys Tough
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Nicolas Stellini

06-06

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Rubbing Mud: What'll It Take to Make the Royals Sellers?
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Matthew Trueblood

06-01

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Rubbing Mud: Sal Perez, Everyday Success Story
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Matthew Trueblood

05-29

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BP Kansas City
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Hunter Samuels

05-28

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

05-15

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Prospectus Feature: Failing To Find A Better Way
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Trevor Strunk

05-15

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BP Kansas City
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Hunter Samuels

05-11

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What You Need to Know: I Have Seen The Royals, And That Team Last Night Was Not The Royals
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Nicolas Stellini

04-27

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BP Kansas City
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Craig Brown

04-26

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BP Kansas City
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Hunter Samuels

04-22

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Pebble Hunting: Which Bunts Are Missing?
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Sam Miller

04-21

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BP Kansas City
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David Lesky

04-20

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BP Kansas City
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Craig Brown

04-19

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BP Kansas City
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Hunter Samuels

04-12

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Pebble Hunting: How You Tried To Beat PECOTA
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Sam Miller

04-04

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What You Need to Know: The Race is Long, And in the End It's Only With Yourself
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Ashley Varela

03-29

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BP Kansas City
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David Lesky

03-29

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Rumor Roundup: The Two Most Exciting Fifth Starters Named
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Daniel Rathman

03-25

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BP Kansas City
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Hunter Samuels

03-23

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BP Kansas City
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Craig Brown

03-22

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BP Kansas City
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David Lesky

03-21

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BP Kansas City
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Hunter Samuels

03-11

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Life at the Margins: Catching Down
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Rian Watt

03-08

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Baseball Therapy: Should Someone Save Salvy?
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Russell A. Carleton

03-07

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Fifth Column: Ranking the Year's Inside-The-Park Home Runs
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Michael Baumann

03-04

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Winter Is Leaving
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Craig Brown

02-18

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Painting the Black: The Cincinnati Reds Are the Anti-Royals
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R.J. Anderson

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July 30, 2016 11:09 am

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Hunter Samuels

Eric Hosmer has so often seemed on the cusp of something massive, but this inconsistency has once again dragged his season down to merely good.

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Notable pitching performances by Jon Lester, Cole Hamels and Danny Duffy.

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A big and exciting moment for Raul Mondesi Jr. turned into 12 minutes of the worst experience baseball could offer. Let's slow it down a little.

On Wednesday, the Angels played the Royals. I should note that I did not watch this game live. The Angels aren’t very good, and the Royals aren’t very good. These are two sub-.500 teams, and one of them was on the way to being even sub-.500ier, so I did other things with my evening. But then I came across this tweet from Grant Brisbee:

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...and yet, nobody is taking advantage of this rare opportunity. What gives?

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July 16, 2016 6:03 am

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David Lesky

Nobody has been hit by the league's power surge like the Royals.

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Let's spend some time looking slack-jawed at Chris Young's season.

Chris Young has always been an oddity. For one thing he’s an Ivy Leaguer in the major leagues. He’s also 6-foot-10, but Young was never a power pitcher and his average fastball hasn’t topped 89 mph in a decade. Not particularly durable and frequently on the disabled list, he’s nonetheless managed to pitch 12 seasons in the big leagues and is currently signed to a multi-year contract at age 37. For that entire career he’s been baseball’s most extreme flyball pitcher, posting an absurdly low groundball rate of 26 percent, yet Young’s homer rate is barely worse than average and his rate of homers per fly ball is one of the lowest around.

Or at least it was, until this season.

After more than a decade of mostly successfully walking a very thin line as a soft-tossing extreme flyball pitcher, Young has seen those soft-tossed flyballs leave the ballpark at an alarming rate. In his most recent start Tuesday night Young allowed four homers in 2 1/3 innings against the Blue Jays, which is only tied for his second-most homers allowed this year. He also surrendered four homers to the Indians on June 5 and served up five homers to the Yankees on May 9. Combined in those three starts Young allowed 13 homers in 9 2/3 innings. This year 25 pitchers have thrown at least 100 innings while allowing 13 or fewer homers. Last season Jake Arrieta allowed a total of 10 homers in his Cy Young-winning campaign, during which he logged 229 innings.

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Overrated or not, Kris Bryant remains misunderstood.

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What can the criminal justice system teach us about preventing baseballs to the dome?

Here’s a passage from the Effectively Wild episode on June 13, 2016 that I found fascinating:

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Which we're not supposed to do.

I should care about other things.

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The Mets face the World Series champs again, but their starter gets knocked out by a line drive in the first. Meanwhile, Belt whiffs against a position player pitching, and an inside-the-parker that technically wasn't.

The Tuesday Takeaway
The very first plate appearance of Tuesday night’s World Series rematch didn’t bode well for the Mets. Whit Merrifield led off with a comebacker to the mound that struck Bartolo Colon’s thumb, and after just four pitches, New York’s starter was out for the night.


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The last piece of the Cueto deal to make the bigs might end up being the real prize.

The Situation: When Alfredo Simon pitching every five days is Plan A, virtually any other pitcher is an upgrade. Simon lost his rotation spot, Daniel Wright stepped in and now the Reds will summon Reed to pitch Saturday after the latter was optioned to Triple-A Louisville. Reed had to play the waiting game to avoid reaching Super Two status and should be in Cincinnati for the long haul now that the deadline has passed.

Background: Drafted out of Northwest Mississippi Community College with the Royals’ second-round pick in 2013, Reed stalled in his first two pro seasons as he fought his command. But after finding a more repeatable delivery, he was able to reverse his control issues and pound the strike zone. The Reds flipped Johnny Cueto for Reed, Brandon Finnegan and John Lamb at the trade deadline last summer; coincidentally, all three will start for Cincinnati against Houston this weekend. Reed put up gaudy numbers in the Southern League, capping a breakout season with a career-best 10.87 K/9 in eight starts for Double-A Pensacola. He kept a similarly impressive pace in five spring training games, joining the Louisville rotation after the Reds’ last round of cuts and averaging just under a strikeout per inning.

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Manny Machado and Yordano Ventura take swings, Adam Duvall takes bigger swings, and Julio Urias finally does okay.

The Tuesday Takeaway
Trying to come up with a lede for a section about Tuesday night’s fracas between Manny Machado and Yordano Ventura is like trying to herd angry wolverines. Any attempt at humor will fall flat. What’s important is that what happened in Baltimore was stupid. Flat-out stupid.


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