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05-23

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The Platoon Advantage: Life and Ed Whitson
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Cee Angi

08-18

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

07-28

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Don't Call it the Veterans' Committee
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Jay Jaffe

07-20

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BP Unfiltered: Lou Piniella: Hall of Fame Manager
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John Perrotto

07-19

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You Can Blog It Up: The Lou Piniella All-Stars (and a chat note)
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Steven Goldman

06-16

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Outfield
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Rob McQuown

05-19

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On the Beat: Wednesday Update
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John Perrotto

05-05

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On the Beat: Wednesday Update
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John Perrotto

03-31

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On the Beat: Mid-Week Update
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John Perrotto

07-12

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Prospectus Q&A: Jim Hendry
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David Laurila

06-29

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The Week in Quotes: June 22-28
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Alex Carnevale

03-09

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The Week in Quotes: March 2-8
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Alex Carnevale

03-01

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Prospectus Q&A: Al Fitzmorris
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David Laurila

01-28

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On the Beat: Roads Less Traveled
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John Perrotto

10-01

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21

Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers versus Cubs
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Christina Kahrl

09-28

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Every Given Sunday: One Man's Ballot
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John Perrotto

09-15

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The Week in Quotes: Week of September 8-14
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Alex Carnevale

09-14

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Prospectus Q&A: Ozzie Guillen
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David Laurila

08-27

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On the Beat: Staying the Course
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John Perrotto

07-02

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On the Beat
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John Perrotto

04-15

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You Could Look It Up: Hit Second and Like It
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Steven Goldman

04-09

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The 100-Year Itch
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John Perrotto

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: Cubs versus Diamondbacks
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Nate Silver

05-09

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Morning in Chicago
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John Perrotto

03-22

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Schrodinger's Bat: Double Steals And More
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Dan Fox

10-23

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The Ledger Domain: Steve Lyons Speaks Out
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Maury Brown

05-02

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The Week in Quotes: April 25-May 1
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John Erhardt

04-19

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The Week in Quotes: April 12-18
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Ryan Wilkins

06-19

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Breaking Balls: Kid Stuff
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Derek Zumsteg

02-17

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The Week in Quotes: February 4-16
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Ryan Wilkins

11-04

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The Week in Quotes: October 28-November 3
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Ryan Wilkins

09-13

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Emerald City Blues
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Jeff Bower

07-22

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The Week in Quotes: July 15-21, 2002
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Derek Zumsteg

11-07

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Staff Ballots
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Baseball Prospectus

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus
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Joe Sheehan

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus
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Christina Kahrl

07-07

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From The Mailbag: Orthodoxy, All-Stars, Mariners and Rockies
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Baseball Prospectus

06-27

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AL West Notebook
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Derek Zumsteg

05-28

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AL West Notebook
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Jeff Bower

12-02

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Pitcher Usage and Result Patterns: Seattle Mariners
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Jeff Bower and Christina Kahrl

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Two, two, two bags in one! How do managers employ this high-reward tactic?

--Cubs manager Lou Piniella showing his affection for the double steal

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October 23, 2006 12:00 am

The Ledger Domain: Steve Lyons Speaks Out

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Maury Brown

The former Fox Sports color man talks about his recent dismissal over on-air comments.

"It's a situation for me where I had probably the worst day of my professional life," said Lyons, reached at his home Thursday evening. "I got fired from Fox and was labeled a racist as they kicked me out the back door."

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Curt Schilling and Lou Piniella trade barbs, Bud Selig has a few new ideas, Johnny Damon would rather retire than wear pinstripes, and Dusty Baker denies his Proven Veteran fetish.

"When you're playing a team with a manager who somehow forgot how the game is played, there's problems. This should have been over a little bit ago. Lou's trying to make his team be a bunch of tough guys, and the telling sign is when the players on that team are saying, 'This is why we lose a hundred games a year, because this idiot makes us do stuff like this.' They were saying this on the field."
--Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, on a WEEI radio program, on Devil Rays manager Lou Piniella (Boston Globe)

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Tyler Houston has more to say about Larry Bowa. Chuck LaMar believes Lou Piniella is one of the best strategists in the game. It's about the money and not about the money at the same time for Frank Thomas. And Jimy Williams would like to see Adam Everett bunt more often. All this and many more quips in this edition of The Week In Quotes.

"These are grown men playing this game and it's about time he realizes that. He has a little man's complex that constantly has players hating him and talking behind his back."
--Tyler Houston, former Phillies infielder, on manager Larry Bowa (Contra Costa Times)

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June 19, 2003 12:00 am

Breaking Balls: Kid Stuff

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Derek Zumsteg

Despite years of Kids' Inning mishaps, the Mariners announce they're bringing the kids again this year to run the show. Derek Zumsteg recounts a few kids' horror stories, including the real reason Lou Piniella left town.

My favorite kids' inning ever was where a girl (from Kent, Wa. I believe) was the PA announcer for a Mariners-Twins game and made the regular announcer (Tom Hutler) look like he was unfit to announce at a Skate King ("Lady's choice...lady's choice..."). She was professional, she didn't ham it up, and she was perfect on every one of the names--A.J. Pierzynski, Doug Mientkiewicz--and if I owned the Mariners and it hadn't been a violation of child labor laws, I'd have fired Hutler on the spot and had the girl continue.

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The week in quotes from George Brett, Lou Piniella, Lenny Dykstra and more.

THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS

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"I think this is the biggest single move to win--to win--that this organization has made. No one (involved with the Rays) has lost the passion to win. We lost the momentum, and Lou starts that momentum, and we need that momentum." --Chuck LaMar, Devil Rays general manager, on the hiring of manager Lou Piniella

BRINGING A WINNER TO TAMPA

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September 13, 2002 12:00 am

Emerald City Blues

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Jeff Bower

How the West Wasn't Won

Not only is Lou Piniella the manager of the Seattle Mariners, he is the emotional weather vane of the Pacific Northwest regarding the state of his ballclub. He provides his forecast after every ballgame to a horde of media fishing for clever quotes on the team's performance that day. The scene is not unlike a boxing mismatch where tomato can reporters throw tentative jabs and hope to not be clobbered by a Piniella roundhouse right.

From April of 2001 through this July, the local scribes had little to fear. Last year's record-setting 116-win campaign was followed by this season's hot start, which quickly vaulted the Mariners to the top of the AL West. As recently as the first week of August, Seattle was 3 1/2 games up on Anaheim and 5 ahead of Oakland. The manager's office was a safe and happy place, with Piniella tossing out forecasts as sunny as the region's sparkling summer. However, since August 8th, Seattle has struggled with a 13-18 mark, while the Angels have gone 24-8 and the Athletics 25-6. Mount Piniella, long dormant, began rumbling a few weeks ago. Through the haze of his post-game smoke, the vile invective spouting from his mouth has Northwest natives very nervous.

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THIS WEEK'S MOST-SUBMITTED SET OF QUOTES "Whack it. Hack it. Stay aggressive." --Bruce Kimm, Cubs manager, on his hitting philosophy "I want my big boys swinging. If they feel comfortable swinging at first pitches, I want 'em hacking, because they're the guys who can do the damage." --Kimm

THIS WEEK'S MOST-SUBMITTED SET OF QUOTES

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November 7, 2001 12:00 am

Staff Ballots

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Baseball Prospectus

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October 17, 2001 12:00 am

Playoff Prospectus

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Joe Sheehan

The series we did end up with pits two teams with similar strengths, both well-suited for short-series baseball. The Mariners get an opportunity to defeat the team whose ghost they spent the year chasing, and add to their argument for being one of the greatest teams in baseball history.

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October 3, 2000 12:00 am

Playoff Prospectus

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Christina Kahrl

My initial predisposition is to pick the Mariners. They've got baseball's best player and Edgar Martinez, and both of them outhit Frank Thomas to the point that the Big Hurt's MVP campaign should be DOA. On top of the two great ones, the Mariners have got a starting rotation that is, if nothing else, physically ready to pitch (with one exception). So why can't I shake the feeling that it isn't quite that simple?

Lineups (AVG/OBP/SLG/Equivalent Average)

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