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01-02

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BP Unfiltered: The Year in Clint Hurdle's Face
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Ben Lindbergh

11-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 85: Manny Acta and the Blue Jays' Managerial Job
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-20

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Inside The Park: Ozzie Guillen and His Big Mouth
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Bradford Doolittle

06-21

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On the Beat: Who Wants to be the Next Skipper?
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John Perrotto

05-11

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15

Prospectus Hit and Run: Donnie Buntball
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Jay Jaffe

01-31

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25

Overthinking It: Managing Expectations: Baseball's Next Big Inefficiency
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Ben Lindbergh

11-09

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On the Beat: Handicapping the Managerial Candidates
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John Perrotto

11-04

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The BP Broadside: Exorcising the Ghost of Leo
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Steven Goldman

11-01

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Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Tony La Russa
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Larry Granillo

10-03

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On the Beat: The Next Managers
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John Perrotto

09-30

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Regular-Season Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

08-15

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Managing a Need for Speed
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Derek Carty

07-07

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Prospectus Perspective: Davey Johnson: Man, Beast, or Cheese?
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Chris St. John

10-22

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On the Beat: Creating a Mindset
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John Perrotto

09-27

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On the Beat: Septembers To Remember For Some Longshots
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John Perrotto

09-20

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On the Beat: Being Part of the Solution
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John Perrotto

07-26

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Contractual Matters: The White Rat Reluctant
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Jeff Euston

06-29

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22

Top 10 Week: Manager Prospects
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John Perrotto

02-01

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36

Baseball Therapy: Profiling a Manager, Part 3
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Russell A. Carleton

01-25

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Baseball Therapy: Profiling a Manager, Part 2
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Russell A. Carleton

01-18

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Baseball Therapy: Profiling a Manager, Part 1
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Russell A. Carleton

01-03

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Prospectus Q&A: A.J. Hinch
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David Laurila

12-31

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The Year in Quotes
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Alex Carnevale

12-27

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Fine Penmanship
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Tim Kniker

12-06

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Prospectus Q&A: Jim Beattie
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David Laurila

10-26

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The Week in Quotes: October 19-25
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Alex Carnevale

10-18

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Winter League Preview
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Carlos J. Lugo

10-11

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On the Beat: Post-season Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

10-05

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The Week in Quotes: September 28-October 4
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Alex Carnevale

10-04

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On the Beat: Final Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

09-14

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Prospectus Q&A: Ozzie Guillen
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David Laurila

07-14

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The Week in Quotes: Week of July 7-13
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Alex Carnevale

05-04

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Prospectus Q&A: Torey Lovullo
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David Laurila

04-28

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The Week in Quotes: April 21-27
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Alex Carnevale

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

12-10

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The Week in Quotes: December 2-9
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Alex Carnevale

10-14

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Analyze This: Hope, Faith, Change, and Money
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John Perrotto

10-08

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The Week in Quotes: October 1-7
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Alex Carnevale

09-30

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Every Given Sunday: Tribe Success, and Its Duplication
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John Perrotto

09-23

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Every Given Sunday: Changing of the Guards
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John Perrotto

09-09

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Prospectus Q&A: Dave Trembley
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David Laurila

03-22

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Schrodinger's Bat: Double Steals And More
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Dan Fox

11-13

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The Week in Quotes: November 7-13
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Alex Carnevale

10-31

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

10-23

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The Week in Quotes: October 16-23
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Alex Carnevale

10-02

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The Week in Quotes: September 25-October 2
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Alex Carnevale

03-28

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2006--Setting the Stage
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Christina Kahrl

08-30

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Prospectus Q&A: J.P. Ricciardi, Part I
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Jonah Keri

08-25

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Breaking Balls: Derek's Guide to Winning Baseball, an Occasional Series: Part 3
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Derek Zumsteg

03-19

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You Could Look It Up: Prejudices
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Steven Goldman

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A new Nationals manager: the Cliffs Notes version.

On June 23rd, 2011, Jim Riggleman resigned from his post as the Washington Nationals manager, convinced he wasn’t in the Nationals’ long-term plans. The Nationals didn’t look far for his eventual replacement, spending the three games bench coach John McLaren ran the team working out the details of front office consultant Davey Johnson’s return to the dugout after a hiatus of nearly 11 years. Johnson will manage the Nationals for the rest of the season and has an option to return for 2012, according to MASN. At whatever point he is done with managing, he will stay in the Nationals front office to help hire his successor.

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October 22, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Creating a Mindset

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John Perrotto

Manager Ron Washington has gotten the Rangers to buy into his style of play, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

Ron Washington has the chance to make history in the next two nights. The Rangers lead the Yankees 3-2 in the American League Championship Series and need only one win in the next two games to qualify for the first World Series appearance in the franchise' 50-year history.

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September 27, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Septembers To Remember For Some Longshots

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John Perrotto

The final month of the season provides some great human interest stories, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

In many regards, Major League Baseball's rule that allows the active roster limit to expand from 25 to 40 on September 1 is absurd. No other sport permits teams to have more players at their disposal during the most important regular-season games than at any other point of the season.

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September 20, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Being Part of the Solution

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John Perrotto

Interim manager Kirk Gibson would like a full shot at turning around the Diamondbacks, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

Everything is lining up for Kirk Gibson to have the "interim" removed from his title and continue as the Diamondbacks' manager past the end of this season. The Diamondbacks' search for a permanent general manager is down to two, with interim GM Jerry Dipoto and former Padres GM Kevin Towers the finalists and a decision likely to come this week. Dipoto will keep Gibson, who was promoted from bench coach to interim manager on July 1 when A.J. Hinch and general manager Josh Byrnes were fired, and Towers is expected to do the same if he is hired.

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July 26, 2010 8:00 am

Contractual Matters: The White Rat Reluctant

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Jeff Euston

The newest Hall of Fame manager also found success in the front office.

In his 44-year career in professional baseball, Hall of Famer Whitey Herzog held a wide variety of job titles: player, scout, coach, director of player development, manager and general manager. He earned his place in Cooperstown for his 18 years as a manager, which included 1,281 victories, three pennants, and a World Series title. But Herzog also boasts an impressive resume as a general manager, though the job was one he never particularly wanted or enjoyed.

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June 29, 2010 8:00 am

Top 10 Week: Manager Prospects

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John Perrotto

A look at 10 men who deserve the opportunity to be a major-league skipper.

Top 10 Week continues here at Baseball Prospectus as we look at the 10 best managerial prospects in the game. Only those who have never managed in the major leagues on a regular basis were considered for this list, which was compiled with the help of numerous people in all facets of the game.

Dave Brundage
Age: 44
Current Position: Manager of the Braves' Triple-A Gwinnett farm club.
Background: Brundage spent seven seasons as a minor-league outfielder then 14 years working in the Mariners' farm system from 1993-2006, four as a hitting coach and 10 as a manager. He has been a manager in the Braves' farm system the last four seasons.
Why He is Qualified: This is all you need to know about Brundage: Those close to the Braves believe if they stay inside the organization to replace the retiring Bobby Cox at the end of the season that Brundage will likely be general manager Frank Wren's choice. Though Brundage has never played or coached in the major leagues, his knowledge of the game and ability to communicate and motivate would allow him to overcome any experience disadvantage.





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February 1, 2010 11:47 am

Baseball Therapy: Profiling a Manager, Part 3

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Russell A. Carleton

A skipper's impact on offense generates some interesting results about who does and does not help his hitters hack.

This may shock some people, but according to some of our advanced metrics here at Baseball Prospectus, Ted Williams was actually one of the greatest hitters ever to live. Really. Williams, of course, was the last human being to hit .400 in a season and was said to have 20/15 vision. After he retired from playing, Williams eventually accepted the position of manager with the then-Washington Senators, but famously was frustrated by the position. As the manager, one of his jobs was to help his players to get better, and who better to teach them to hit than one of the greatest hitters ever to live? It’s just that Williams, while he was gifted in the art of hitting himself, lacked the ability to understand that not everyone is Ted Williams when it comes to hitting.

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January 25, 2010 12:26 pm

Baseball Therapy: Profiling a Manager, Part 2

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Russell A. Carleton

Adventures in the anti-save and keeping games close late.

Your team has a bit of a problem. Namely, it’s the eighth inning and you are behind by two runs as you take the field to play defense. Worse, your starter is tired and you need to make a call to the bullpen. The question now is whom you should summon. After all, bringing a pitcher in now affects his availability for tomorrow. Should you bring in your ace set-up reliever, try to keep the deficit at two, and hope your offense can come back? Should you bring in the lesser reliever, figuring there’s no use wasting such a valuable resource on a game that, more likely than not, you will lose? Decisions, decisions.

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January 18, 2010 11:51 am

Baseball Therapy: Profiling a Manager, Part 1

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Russell A. Carleton

Evaluating thievery as a choice for tactical gain and profit.

In 2009, the Atlanta Braves as a team stole 58 bases and were caught 26 times, for a total of 84 stolen-base attempts. By some comparison, the Tampa Bay Rays stole a league-leading 194 bases (against 61 times caught stealing), meaning that the Rays successfully stole more than twice as many bases as the Braves attempted to steal. Because the manager is (generally) the one who gives the signal to steal or not to steal, by extension, we can assume that Rays manager Joe Maddon is an aggressive manager who "likes to run," while eternal Braves manager Bobby Cox is a more conservative gent. Or can we?

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The Diamondbacks manager talks about his unorthodox path to managing, playing defense in a hitter's park, and where he'll be ten years from now.

A.J. Hinch isn't your typical big-league manager, but he just might be the perfect fit for an information-driven Diamondbacks organization. Named to the position last May, the 35-year-old Stanford product is well schooled in not only statistical analysis, but also the ins and outs of the D'backs' system, having served as the club's farm director prior to assuming his current role. Hinch talked about his first season on the bench, and the vision he shares with GM Josh Byrnes and the rest of the front office, during MLB's Winter Meetings last month.

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December 31, 2009 8:08 am

The Year in Quotes

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Alex Carnevale

The notable quotables from the year that was.

SOMEHOW THIS PART OF THE YANKEE VICTORY PARADE HAS FADED FROM MY MEMORIES

"I knew I wasn't taking Tic Tacs. I knew it was something that could perhaps be wrong."
-Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, during his press conference in spring training to address steroid allegations.


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December 27, 2009 1:09 pm

Fine Penmanship

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Tim Kniker

Which managers did the best at understanding leverage in their handling of the bullpen?

"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world"-Archimedes

There seems to be one baseball topic where there is agreement between the "old school" and the "new school" bullpen management. Frequently, former players-those who haven't played in 20 or more years-or color commentators talk about the demise of the fireman and the rise of the closer, and bemoan the fact that you don't see the likes of a Rich Gossage or Dan Quisenberry coming into the game at a critical juncture in the seventh inning any more, or only occasionally in the eighth. Similarly, the sabermetric community has shown mathematically (see Keith Woolner's piece in Baseball Between the Numbers), that a manager willing to break from the current mold could garner a few more wins per year by bringing in his "closer" in crucial seventh- and eighth-inning situations.

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