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05-31

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 10: West Coast Bias
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

05-30

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Rubbing Mud: Clayton Kershaw, and Greatness vs. Greatest
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Matthew Trueblood

05-11

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 5: Canha Tell You A Story
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

05-02

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 2: Triggonometry
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

04-26

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The Call-Up: Cody Bellinger
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

04-06

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Payrolls: It's All Relative
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Rob Mains

03-30

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Wilson Karaman

03-29

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Short Relief: Spring Dismissals, Veteran Expletives, and JaCobies Jones
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James Fegan, Nathan Bishop and Patrick Dubuque

02-22

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Transaction Analysis: The Old Blue and Gold
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Bryan Grosnick

02-21

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Banjo Hitter: PECOTA's Breakout Bets: Hitters
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Aaron Gleeman

02-13

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Transaction Analysis: Old Second Basemen Never Die
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Bryan Grosnick and Jeffrey Paternostro

01-25

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Transaction Analysis: Rays Bet on De Leon's Changeup
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Matthew Trueblood

01-18

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Rubbing Mud: Dozier and the Doyers
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Matthew Trueblood

12-21

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Deep, But Playable: Datum Kershaw
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Craig Goldstein

12-13

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Transaction Analysis: Dodgers Keep the Band Together
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Emma Baccellieri

12-06

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Transaction Analysis: Hill Gets Rich, Finally
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Craig Goldstein

11-15

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Transaction Analysis: Cobb County for Old Men
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Bryan Grosnick and Matthew Trueblood

11-14

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Transaction Analysis: Cobb County for Old Men
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Bryan Grosnick and Dustin Palmateer

10-24

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Prospect Profile: Yusniel Diaz
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Wilson Karaman

10-23

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Playoff Prospectus: How to Reach the World Series in Five Years
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Jarrett Seidler

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLCS Game 6 Preview
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Aaron Gleeman

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: Lessons Learned and Bullpens Burned
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Trevor Strunk

10-20

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Playoff Prospectus: Slump? What Slump?
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Mauricio Rubio

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and LCS Game Previews
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Aaron Gleeman

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: Arrieta's Slider, Cubs' Bats Go Missing
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Matthew Trueblood

10-18

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and LCS Game Previews
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Bryan Grosnick

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: The Bold and The Beautiful
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Rian Watt

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: Of Ghosts and Pinch-Hit Grand Slams
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Meg Rowley

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Preview: Dodgers vs. Cubs
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Aaron Gleeman

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: Clayton Kershaw, Proven Closer
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Jarrett Seidler

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 5 Preview
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Aaron Gleeman

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: Short-Rest Seesaw
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Mauricio Rubio

10-12

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Baseball Therapy: Cy Young Catchers
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Russell A. Carleton

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: Baker vs. Roberts
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Craig Goldstein

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: Split Opportunities
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Demetrius Bell

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: Not a Duel, But Dodgers Grab Game 1
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Ashley Varela

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 1 Previews
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Mike Gianella

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Nationals vs. Dodgers
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Craig Goldstein

09-21

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The Best of Sam Miller
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Sam Miller

09-03

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The Call-Up: Jose De Leon
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Brendan Gawlowski and Scooter Hotz

08-31

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Two-Strike Approach: Seager Believer
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Cat Garcia

08-29

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Transaction Analysis: Heart, Soul, and Marginal Upgrades
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Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Richer Get Rich
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Sam Miller, Christopher Crawford, Patrick Dubuque, Craig Goldstein and Wilson Karaman

07-20

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Life at the Margins: Seager See, Seager Do
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Rian Watt

07-12

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Prospectus Feature: Nothing Slows Rich Teams Except Themselves
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Henry Druschel

07-08

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Pebble Hunting: Kershaw vs. Harper: The Mistakes
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Sam Miller

07-01

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Transaction Analysis: Rodney Takes His Quiver To Miami
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Bryan Grosnick, Matthew Trueblood, Wilson Karaman and Christopher Crawford

06-29

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Outta Left Field: Have the Dodgers Solved Injuries Or Are They Just Chatty?
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Dustin Palmateer

06-21

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Transaction Analysis: The St. Louis Outfield Shuffle
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Grant Jones, Christopher Crawford and Bryan Grosnick

06-15

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BP Unfiltered: Clayton Kershaw Should Have, Like, Three Walks Allowed This Year
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Sam Miller

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On the 10th episode of DFA, Bryan and R.J. reflect on the downgrade in Anaheim from Mike Trout to Eric Young Jr. Across Los Angeles, Brandon Morrow returns to the Dodgers' bullpen, and the guys marvel over the players they didn't know were still in the league. Plus much, much more!

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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How does the best pitcher of this era stack up against the greats from the previous three decades?

It’s important, if you want to speak intelligently about baseball in the past or the present, that the past and present don’t stand on equal footing. In absolute terms, baseball players have gotten better over time, and not by any small margin. Even in relative terms, they’ve gotten better: players and the people who support them understand the game better than ever, including the crucial area of anticipating and strategizing against an opponent’s choices and actions.

If you could make every player in baseball history their best selves and have them all play against each other for a year, the WAR leaderboards would include very, very few guys whose career began before JFK was shot. In every way, baseball is better (maybe not as beautiful or as purely enjoyable, at times, but better) than ever. Of course, that kind of thinking can be taken too far.

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On the fifth episode of DFA, Bryan and R.J. talk about the end of Ryan Howard's career, what made him an interesting player, and how history will remember the powerful slugger. Then it's on to Justin Marks and the Dodgers' "type" of pitcher, minor moves that stick with you, and a full transaction roundup.

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

On the fifth episode of DFA, Bryan and R.J. talk about Ryan Howard's release from the Braves' Triple-A affiliate, and the (likely) end of his major-league career. (Bryan also wrote an expanded article about Howard for a Liner Notes column today!) Then R.J. brings up Justin Marks and how the Dodgers are chasing a very specific style of pitcher, and the guys reflect on some minor moves of years past that have stuck with them ... and Bryan goes a little too long on Athletics outfielder Mark Canha. Then it's off to the usual transaction roundup, where the Giants and Mariners continue to fall apart, and the Cubs may or may not be improving with the addition of Jeimer Candelario.

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On the second episode of DFA, Bryan and R.J. delve into the early wave of prospect talent coming up in Los Angeles; will Bellinger and Urias push the Dodgers to the top of the West? Also, the guys break down Oakland's Andrew Triggs and much more.

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

On this episode, Bryan and R.J. discuss the newest additions to the Dodgers' 25-man roster: Cody Bellinger and Julio Urias. Will these top talents push the Dodgers past the surprising Diamondbacks and Rockies in the NL West, and what should we expect from these two this season? Then the guys examine a transaction in retrospect, looking at waiver-wire pickup Andrew Triggs, and how Oakland converted this reliever into a surprising starting pitching asset. Lastly, the batting prospect topics include the NL East's spate of devastating injuries (Noah Syndergaard, Adam Eaton, Yoenis Cespedes, and Aaron Nola), and a few back-of-the-bench utility infielders such as Chase d'Arnaud, Tim Beckham, and ... sigh ... Jurickson Profar.

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April 26, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Cody Bellinger

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Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

Consider this a renewed request not to use "Bae-llinger."

The Situation: Joc Pederson is on the DL with a groin strain and the Dodgers could use a left-handed center field bat to pair with Enrique Hernandez. So they called up…a first baseman? Yes, but this first baseman also plays center (and left) field. And mashes dingers.

The Background: Bellinger was the fourth-round pick of the Dodgers in 2013 as an Arizona prep and signed for $700,000. He was drafted as a first baseman, where he played exclusively for the first two season of his pro career. The Dodgers aggressively assigned Bellinger to Advanced-A in 2015 and started playing him occasionally in center field as well. Bellinger broke out in a big way, socking 30 home runs. He proved it was no Cal League mirage last season, mashing his way through Double-A while spending time at all three outfield spots in addition to first. He got off to a hot start in Oklahoma City this year, batting .343/.429/.627 at the time of his call up.

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April 6, 2017 6:00 am

Flu-Like Symptoms: Payrolls: It's All Relative

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Rob Mains

Freespending Royals? Pennypinching Yankees? Maybe!

I enjoy writing about baseball, but sometimes it’s a struggle to come up with a topic. That’s why I’m thankful for Twitter.

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Vin Scully is retired, but the Dodgers have Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager, and all kinds of PECOTA love.

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James breaks out the crack analysis to break down your manager ejection fantasy draft, Nathan smirks along with Chase Utley, and Patrick creates an an identity crisis.

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February 22, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Old Blue and Gold

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Bryan Grosnick

Sergio Romo and Franklin Gutierrez join the Dodgers, while Jason Hammel and Travis Wood sign with the Royals.

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Which young hitters does PECOTA see as having breakout potential in 2017?

“Breakout” can mean different things to different people. It can mean a prospect or untested young big leaguer establishing himself as a valuable regular. It can mean a relative unknown becoming an impact player. It can mean a well-known star making the leap to full-blown superstar, perhaps even following up a “breakout” one year with an even bigger “breakout” the next. Your own definition may vary, but in PECOTA’s case “breakout” is all about out-performing track records.

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February 13, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Old Second Basemen Never Die

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Bryan Grosnick and Jeffrey Paternostro

Brandon Phillips finally accepts a trade, Chase Utley returns to the Dodgers on the cheap, and the Cubs and Royals make a minor swap.

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Tampa Bay sends second baseman Logan Forsythe to Los Angeles for pitching prospect Jose De Leon.

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