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05-16

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BP Unfiltered: Ranking the Retirement Gifts: New York Mets
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Ben Lindbergh

04-03

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BP Unfiltered: Ranking the Retirement Gifts: Houston Astros
by
Ben Lindbergh

01-14

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Baseball's Seven Wonders
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Sam Miller

09-27

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Overthinking It: Mariano Rivera's Final Four Outs
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Ben Lindbergh

09-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 296: Rivera's Farewell/Carlos Gomez's Strange Suspension
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-27

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What You Need to Know: A Bronx Goodbye
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Daniel Rathman

09-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 285: Was the Marlins' Season a Success?/Finessing Derek Jeter's Final(?) Season
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-12

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Bullpen Report: Looking Ahead
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Mike Gianella

09-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 284: The Best Damn Listener Email Show Period
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-30

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Raising Aces: A Closer Look at Relievers
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Doug Thorburn

08-15

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Bullpen Report: Mo Moves Down
by
Mike Gianella

08-12

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The Week in Quotes: August 5-11
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

08-12

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What You Need to Know: Rivera's Rare Hiccup
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Daniel Rathman

08-08

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What Scouts Are Saying: August 8, 2013
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Baseball Prospectus

07-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 241: Manny Ramirez and Other Players Who Refuse to Retire/The Loveable, Hateable Yankees
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 240: Several of the Finest Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 225: Missing Out on Mariano Rivera/Scouting Scouts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-22

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Overthinking It: Ranking Rivera
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Ben Lindbergh

03-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 165: The Worst Team to Work For/Baseball Without Outfield Fences/When to Give Up on Top Draft Picks/Would Mariano Rivera Make an All-Time Team?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-12

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Out of Left Field: The Letting Go
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Matthew Kory

11-30

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Transaction Analysis: New Contracts in New York
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R.J. Anderson

11-15

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BP Unfiltered: Has Mariano Rivera's Cutter Rubbed Off on the Rest of the Yankees' Relievers?
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Ben Lindbergh

09-27

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Overthinking It: The Injuries That Decided Divisions
by
Ben Lindbergh

09-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 42: Breaking Down Baltimore's Latest Extra-Inning Win/Should Rafael Soriano Opt Out?
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-27

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The Lineup Card: 10 Incidents of Cheating
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Baseball Prospectus

05-10

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On the Beat: Harping on Harper
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John Perrotto

05-04

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What You Need to Know: Friday, May 4
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Daniel Rathman

04-18

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The Lineup Card: 10 Favorite Player/Executive Attributes
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Baseball Prospectus

04-02

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Common Players on my 2012 Fantasy Teams
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Derek Carty

10-31

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Silly Goose: Mariano Rivera and the Myth of the Seven-Out Save
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Kevin Baker

09-22

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Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Mariano Rivera
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Larry Granillo

09-28

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Overthinking It: Closing in on the Bases
by
Ben Lindbergh

06-12

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Player Profile: Mariano Rivera
by
Baseball Prospectus

07-15

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On the Beat: Francona's Non-quandary
by
John Perrotto

07-14

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Mid-Season Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

09-26

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Transaction Analysis: September 16-24, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

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August 12, 2013 6:35 am

What You Need to Know: Rivera's Rare Hiccup

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Daniel Rathman

Mariano Rivera has blown three straight save opportunities, but the Yankees won their weekend matchup anyway.

The Weekend Takeaway
As former Yankees beat writer Pete Abraham pointed out on Twitter yesterday afternoon, sometimes a series of hiccups can remind us of a player’s greatness. Fortunately for the team Abraham covered before moving to the Boston Globe, Mariano Rivera’s hiccups this weekend merely delayed victories instead of costing them games.

Despite flubbing a save opportunity on August 7 in a one-run contest that the Yankees ultimately dropped to the White Sox, Rivera sported a 1.70 ERA, remarkable for a 43-year-old pitcher in his 18th big-league season. That hiccup was his third blown chance of the year, and heading into Friday’s opener against the Tigers, he still had permitted only two home runs in 42 1/3 innings of work.


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August 8, 2013 6:16 am

What Scouts Are Saying: August 8, 2013

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Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Travis d'Arnaud, Chris Johnson, Mariano Rivera, Ian Kennedy, and other interesting players.

Many of our authors make a habit of speaking to scouts and other talent evaluators in order to bring you the best baseball information available. Not all of the tidbits gleaned from those conversations make it into our articles, but we don't want them to go to waste. Instead, we'll be collecting them in a regular feature called "What Scouts Are Saying," which will be open to participation from the entire BP staff and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

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Ben and Sam discuss batter-pitcher matchup stats, ancient players on the comeback trail, and the underdog Yankees.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the best name for a future baseball player, no-trade clauses, RBI and wins, and a starter with Mariano Rivera's cutter. Cameo by a raccoon.

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Ben and Sam discuss what Mariano Rivera's retirement might cost us, then talk about whether it's possible to evaluate scouts statistically.

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March 22, 2013 9:10 am

Overthinking It: Ranking Rivera

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Ben Lindbergh

Can the best reliever ever hold a candle to history's strongest starters?

Recently, Mariano Rivera revealed that 2013 would be his final season. It wasn’t unexpected news, in that Rivera is 43 years old and coming off a serious injury that caused him to consider retirement in 2012. But the report, however predictable, hit many fans hard. Not only is Rivera respected and beloved both inside and outside of New York (a relative rarity for a big, bad Yankee), but he’s shown so little erosion in his skills that it’s possible to picture him throwing his cutter until he turns 50. Most players go through a decline phase, which gives us time to get used to the idea that it’s about to be over. Rivera really hasn’t, except in the sense that he’s less durable than he once was.

Rivera’s announcement inspired many written responses, one of which was an email to me from a reader named David Greene. “Rivera’s true ranking among pitchers all-time,” the subject line said.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the worst team to work for, what baseball would look like without outfield fences, when it's okay to give up on high draft picks, and how Mariano Rivera compares to top starting pitchers.



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March 12, 2013 5:00 am

Out of Left Field: The Letting Go

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Matthew Kory

Degree of greatness doesn't always correlate to the ability to say farewell.

This past week brought news that the greatest relief pitcher in baseball history has decided to retire following the season. Mariano Rivera broke into the major leagues with the Yankees in 1995. That season he appeared in 19 games for New York, starting 10, with an ERA of 5.51. That was the last season in his 18-year career that he started games and, other than 2007, the last in which he posted an ERA over the 3.00. He may not be a first ballot Hall of Famer, but if not it’ll be due to ridiculousness on the part of the voters.

While Rivera prepares for his graceful swan song, a coda to a certain Hall of Fame career, another all-time great is preparing for a very different postscript. This past weekend CBS’s Jon Heyman reported that Manny Ramirez signed a contract to play with the Rhinos. That would be the EDA Rhinos of Taiwan. The Rhinos play in the Chinese Professional Baseball League, which, I have been informed through a very special source COUGHwikipediaCOUGH, contains four teams. Including the Rhinos.

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November 30, 2012 3:35 pm

Transaction Analysis: New Contracts in New York

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R.J. Anderson

The Yankees re-sign Mariano Rivera, the Mets extend David Wright, and the Angels trade Jordan Walden for Tommy Hanson.

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Can Mariano Rivera's cutter be cloned?

“How can I really teach this pitch if I can’t explain how it came to me in the first place?”—Mariano Rivera in March

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September 27, 2012 3:42 pm

Overthinking It: The Injuries That Decided Divisions

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Ben Lindbergh

Health can play a big part in which teams win and which go home. In the AL East and AL Central, lost WARP can help explain the standings.

Driven by deep data sets, sophisticated technology, and collaboration between skilled statistical and scouting staffs, major-league teams have become increasingly adept at projecting player performance. In some respects, assembling a roster is the easy part of building a winning team. The hard part is making sure that roster remains intact. Speaking at Internet Week in New York earlier this year, Athletics General Manager Billy Beane stressed the importance of predicting and preventing injuries:

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Ben and Sam discuss the Orioles' exciting 14-inning victory over Tampa Bay, then break down Rafael Soriano's season and his upcoming opt-out decision.

Ben and Sam discuss the Orioles' exciting 14-inning victory over Tampa Bay, then break down Rafael Soriano's season and his upcoming opt-out decision.

Episode 42: "Breaking Down Baltimore's Latest Extra-Inning Win/Should Rafael Soriano Opt Out?"

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