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06-27

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The View from the Loge Level: The Evolution of Mike Scioscia
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Daron Sutton

05-13

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Baseball Therapy: Analytical Master or Leader of Men?
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Russell A. Carleton

12-09

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Baseball Therapy: What Happened to the Complete Game?
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Russell A. Carleton

11-05

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Overthinking It: Brad Ausmus and Cementing the New Model for Managers
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Ben Lindbergh

10-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 319: Wrapping up the World Series
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-07

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Overthinking It: Dusty Baker and the Modern Manager's Survival Manual
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Ben Lindbergh

08-12

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Baseball Therapy: Using the Closer to Keep a Deficit Small
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Russell A. Carleton

07-30

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Baseball Therapy: Leave Me In, Coach!
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Russell A. Carleton

06-20

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Skewed Left: Preparing for Baseball's Most Extreme Circumstances
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Zachary Levine

01-21

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Baseball Therapy: Pitchouts and My Underage Gambling Problem
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Russell A. Carleton

11-28

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Sobsequy: How to Think Like a Major-League Manager
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Adam Sobsey

11-20

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Value of Good Coaching
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C.J. Nitkowski

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

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

09-11

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Baseball ProGUESTus: What the Insiders Say Makes a Good Manager
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C. Trent Rosecrans

01-31

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

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

08-18

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

06-15

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On the Beat: The New King of Queens
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John Perrotto

02-09

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Purpose Pitches: A Dozen New Skippers
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Christina Kahrl

01-25

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On the Beat: Wedge Issues
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John Perrotto

12-28

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On the Beat: One Last Chance
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John Perrotto

12-10

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Prospectus Q&A: Mike Quade
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David Laurila

09-07

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Prospectus Q&A: Darold Knowles
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David Laurila

07-02

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Transaction Action: Dealing and Decapitating
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Christina Kahrl

02-21

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Prospectus Q&A: Dave Jauss
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David Laurila

10-18

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Winter League Preview
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Carlos J. Lugo

10-07

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On the Beat: Post-season Notes
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John Perrotto

08-26

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On the Beat: Midweek Update
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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

05-27

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Prospectus Q&A: Jack McKeon
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David Laurila

05-20

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Prospectus Q&A: Ken Macha
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David Laurila

03-28

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2006--Setting the Stage
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Christina Kahrl

07-12

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Prospectus Q&A: Tony La Russa
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Graham Bensinger

04-11

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Prospectus Q&A: Manny Acta
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Carlos J. Lugo

04-15

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The Week in Quotes: April 8-14, 2002
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Derek Zumsteg

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Ben and Sam discuss whether Manny Acta's lousy career win-loss record has any bearing on his likelihood of success if he becomes the Blue Jays' manager.

Ben and Sam discuss whether Manny Acta's lousy career win-loss record has any bearing on his likelihood of success if he becomes the Blue Jays' manager.

Episode 85: "Manny Acta and the Blue Jays' Managerial Job"

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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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A range of responses from players, coaches, and team executives about the most important qualities for a manager to possess.

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

C. Trent Rosecrans is an all-glove, singles-hitting first baseman with 20 speed. That’s why he’s at a keyboard instead of actually playing baseball. Luckily, a complete lack of talent is more marketable in the internet world than it is in professional baseball, so he’s found a way to make some semblance of a living. Currently, it’s the CBSSports.com Eye On Baseball blog that’s paying the bills. Rosecrans was previously the Reds beat writer for the Cincinnati Post and still resides in the Queen City, waiting for Jason Parks to come sample the town’s finest chili with him. While Twitter feels so 2009, he still occasionally tweets @ctrent, but you’re just as likely to find some other silliness there as you are baseball. You can also follow him (as well as Dayn Perry and Matt Snyder) actually discussing baseball @EyeOnBaseball.
 


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Why the next big step for baseball teams might not be learning something new, but making better use of the information they already have.

“The management and analysis of data, whether it be scouting reports, statistics, medical information or video, is a critical component of our operation. We look forward to developing a customized program that utilizes the most advanced and efficient technology available in the marketplace today to facilitate quicker, easier and more accurate access to all the sources of information we use to make baseball decisions.”—Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, January 2012

“[Statistical analysis] helps but doesn’t tell the whole story of the game. There is a lot of gut feeling you got to make. If you have a stat and see a flashing number and you see that this guy is doing very good against this other guy, you can use that in a game during a key situation. Yes. But we cannot just depend on stats alone. You got to depend on many other things… I don’t like to become a fantasy manager. The goal for a good manager is to have players who are able to manage themselves on the field.”—Unsuccessful Cubs managerial candidate Sandy Alomar Jr., November 2011

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A look at how Tony La Russa was viewed throughout his career on the night of his retirement.

The newly-crowned and paraded World Champion St. Louis Cardinals called a press conference Monday morning. Initial speculation wondered if the Cards had somehow wrangled a long-term contract out of Albert Pujols. Other, more cautious spectators imagined that it was about a contract extension for catcher Yadier Molina. At least one person thought the Cards were making an announcement about the latest Wezen-Ball post.

Instead, the Cardinals shocked the baseball world by announcing the retirement of 34-year-veteran manager Tony La Russa. It would make La Russa the first manager in history to retire following a World Series victory. Considering that the announcement came less than 72 hours after the final out of the Series, it must not have been that difficult of a decision for La Russa.

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John names ten men who appear poised to join the ranks of major-league managers.

They call it the Silly Season in NASCAR. It is that time right after the stock car season ends, in which drivers and pit crews began jumping from one team to another, the sport's version of free agency.

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The BP Crew recalls their favorite baseball freakouts.

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June 15, 2011 9:00 am

On the Beat: The New King of Queens

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John Perrotto

Mets manager Terry Collins has downplayed distractions and risen to the challenges of a major media market in his first season at the helm.

It takes some managers years to endure the trials that Terry Collins has in first season as the Mets' skipper.

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February 9, 2011 7:42 am

Purpose Pitches: A Dozen New Skippers

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Christina Kahrl

They're anything but 12 angry men, but is their arrival significant or just proof of MLB's commitment to recycling?

When you're a manager all the worries of the team become your worries." Al Lopez
“You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.” —Alvin Toffler

December's Viking funeral–by–press conference at the Winter Meetings gave Bobby Cox, Joe Torre, Cito Gaston, and Lou Piniella the opportunity to collectively say sayonara, with Bud Selig himself acting as the officiant. Maybe Cox had heard about the torches getting lit, but he missed out on its symbolic passing to a purportedly new generation of managers.*


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January 25, 2011 11:11 am

On the Beat: Wedge Issues

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John Perrotto

A new skipper looks forward to trying to turn around the Mariners, plus with other news and notes from around the majors.

Eric Wedge spent seven seasons as the Indians' manager from 2002-08, compiling a 561-573 record and winning the American League Manager of the Year Award in 2007 when his team got within one game of the World Series. However, Wedge was fired at the end of the 2009 season when the Indians fell to 65-97.

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The Mets' Terry Collins gets another long-awaited opportunity to manage at 61, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

Terry Collins understands he has a public perception problem. The new Mets manager is portrayed as somewhat of a madman because of the way he left his last managerial job more than a decade ago, resigning from the Angels late in the 1999 season not long after signing a two-year contract extension because of clubhouse unrest that bordered on mutiny.

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