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07-31

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Transaction Analysis: The Seller's Detour
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Bryan Grosnick and Jeffrey Paternostro

07-26

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Advance Scouting Series: Dan Straily
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Scott Delp

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: Panda 2.0
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Patrick Dubuque, Brett Cowett, Aaron Gleeman, Martin Alonso and Mark Anderson

06-29

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Transaction Analysis: The Florida Glove Exchange
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Bryan Grosnick, Steve Givarz, Jeffrey Paternostro and Jarrett Seidler

06-14

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Rubbing Mud: No Free Strikes
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Matthew Trueblood

06-06

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Circle Change: Babe Bour
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Zach Crizer

06-06

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Short Relief: David Lynch, Humans Being Human, and Sports Crate
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Matt Ellis, Kate Preusser and Emma Baccellieri

05-26

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Circle Change: Truth Comes to the Mound
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Zach Crizer

05-22

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Transaction Analysis: Have Gloves, Will Travel
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Bryan Grosnick

05-17

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Rubbing Mud: Marcell Ozuna is Obliterating the Baseball
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Matthew Trueblood

05-09

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 4: I Think We Shall Call Him Adam
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

05-08

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Flu-Like Symptoms: The Marlins' Rotation So Far
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Rob Mains

04-12

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Circle Change: What Michael Pineda Can Learn From Off-Brand Michael Pineda
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Zach Crizer

04-01

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Miami Marlins
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Emma Baccellieri

03-10

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Rubbing Mud: Dan Straily's Maybe Changing Two-Seamer
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Matthew Trueblood

02-16

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Flu-Like Symptoms: The Profitability Canard
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Rob Mains

01-24

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Transaction Analysis: Reliever Roundup
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Bryan Grosnick and Nicholas Zettel

01-22

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Transaction Analysis: Reds Cash In Straily
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Bryan Grosnick and Steve Givarz

12-13

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Transaction Analysis: Replacing Ortiz
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Dustin Palmateer and Matthew Trueblood

12-09

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Two-Strike Approach: Miami Goes Bullpen Heavy
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Cat Garcia

11-29

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Transaction Analysis: Sexy in South Beach
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Matthew Trueblood

11-18

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Rumor Roundup: Oh Good, a Mike Trout Rumor
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Demetrius Bell

09-28

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Rubbing Mud: The Miami Ferns
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Matthew Trueblood

09-28

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Two-Strike Approach: Loving and Learning From Jose Fernandez
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Cat Garcia

09-02

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Transaction Analysis: Bourn Again
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Bryan Grosnick and Steve Givarz

08-30

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Cold Takes: How The Marlins
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Patrick Dubuque

08-10

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Two-Strike Approach: Cold Water
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Cat Garcia

08-10

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Transaction Analysis: Switch-Pitchers and Triple-Digit Heat
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Steve Givarz, Jeffrey Paternostro and Bryan Grosnick

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Marlins Gonna Marlins
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Adam McInturff, Dustin Palmateer, Steve Givarz, Jeff Quinton and Jeffrey Paternostro

07-28

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What You Need to Know: Sweep Takes
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Demetrius Bell

07-13

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Outta Left Field: Ichiro's Plan To Do It All
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Dustin Palmateer

07-05

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What You Need to Know: Oh, That Fernando Rodney
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Daniel Rathman

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

06-25

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Raising Aces: Command and Conquer
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Doug Thorburn

06-21

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What You Need to Know: Eight Solo Shots!
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Daniel Rathman

06-20

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What You Need to Know: Big Time Timmy Jim Is Back, Big Time
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Ashley Varela

06-16

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What You Need to Know: 4,257*
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Demetrius Bell

06-02

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Transaction Analysis: Walsh Revolution
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Rian Watt, James Fegan and Matthew Trueblood

06-01

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Transaction Analysis: Only The Loney
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Bryan Grosnick

05-31

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Cold Takes: The Milestone Percentage Added
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Patrick Dubuque

05-27

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What You Need to Know: Would You Believe It, A New Strikeout Record
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Daniel Rathman

04-26

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Raising Aces: Pre-Surgery Strasburg Is Finally Back
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Doug Thorburn

04-15

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Outta Left Field: Finding the Next Superstar On My HACKING MASS Roster
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Dustin Palmateer

03-16

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Winter Is Leaving
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Bryan Grosnick

03-07

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Fifth Column: Ranking the Year's Inside-The-Park Home Runs
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Michael Baumann

02-26

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Players Prefer Presentation: The Self-Expression Trap
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Meg Rowley

01-21

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An Agent's Take: Few and Far Between
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Joshua Kusnick

01-15

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Transaction Analysis: Gordon Takes Charge
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R.J. Anderson

01-14

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Wei-Yin Chen
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Doug Thorburn

01-13

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Transaction Analysis: The Southpaw to South Beach
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Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

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What do the Mets want with Marlins closer A.J. Ramos?

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July 26, 2017 6:00 am

Advance Scouting Series: Dan Straily

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Scott Delp

The Marlins have thus far resisted overtures for Straily, but what would an acquiring team be getting?

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Pablo Sandoval heads back to San Francisco, the Twins add much-needed rotation help in Jaime Garcia, and the Mariners swap four minor leaguers for David Phelps.

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Tampa Bay brings in Adeiny Hechavarria and his sterling defensive reputation, while the Brewers claim former All-Star catcher Stephen Vogt off waivers from the A's.

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June 14, 2017 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: No Free Strikes

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Matthew Trueblood

Hitters like Miguel Sano, Marcell Ozuna, and Starlin Castro refuse to make things easy on pitchers.

We are, inarguably, living in the Golden Age Of Offensive Platitudes. Russell A. Carleton tossed out several of them in one recent column: “Sit fastball. Swing hard. Strikeouts don’t matter.” The Pirates say “OPS is in the air,” which is really just the Cubs’ “there’s no slug on the ground,” but stood on its head. Josh Donaldson wants you to “just say no to ground balls,” which is unimaginative but clear enough.

Modern offense comes down to launch angle and exit velocity, and to maximizing extra-base power (especially home runs) in order to make up for an unabating upshoot in strikeout rate. To be a great hitter in the modern game is nowhere near easy, but it’s fairly simple. Most teams, and many individual players, have dedicated themselves to breaking down hitting to the simplest set of basic ideas possible, so that batters can adapt to the unprecedented velocity and sheer stuff of modern pitchers as deftly as possible.

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Two sluggers, linked by nothing but some time to kill on a Tuesday night in May.

It’s about 9:05 on a Tuesday night in May.

Last Tuesday, May 30, to be exact. The Marlins are playing the Phillies. When it started, 16,241 people had paid to enter Marlins Park and watch in person. Some other, harder to discern number of people had come home, from work or school or the airport, and flipped to the game on television. Some portion of those—fewer than half, to be sure—had found the Marlins’ broadcast wherein Rich Waltz and Todd Hollandsworth would guide them through some low-stakes action.

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Special Agent Cooper finds himself in the strange world of the New York Mets and Alex Cobb tries to master the grand slam reaction.

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The push and pull between hitters and pitchers is changing.

Unique pitching lines typically don’t tell us anything about baseball, not in the sense of helping us understand the current state of the game anyway. They might tell us something about the expanse of possibility within the confines of the game, or about nature of the individual pitcher making that small bit of history. But very seldom are these lines worthy of including in a hypothetical time capsule.

Carlos Martinez’s start against the Yankees on April 15 doesn’t seem likely to offer a representative picture of any version of baseball—past, present, or future. It does, however, allow us to spend a moment in that unlikely—but possible—world where real, familiar phenomena progress to their illogical extremes. Like an episode of Black Mirror that edges too close to the realm of the believable.

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It's musical utility men, as Michael Martinez, Danny Santana, Christian Colon, and others find new homes.

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After plenty of ups and downs, the Marlins outfielder is setting himself free.

We live in a Golden Age of player development. Teams understand their players—and especially their young, talented players—far better than they used to understand them. Just as importantly, though, players understand themselves far better than they used to. In this era dominated by strikeouts, defensive innovations, and so many home runs, with all the technological and instructional resources available, there is no good reason (other than wanting makeup, the kind that prevents one from taking full advantage of those resources) for a team to give up on a talented player.

Stardom is always one turned corner away, and there are more intersections at which to make such a turn than ever. For Marcell Ozuna, there have been a few wrong turns. He came up way back in 2013, and has shown flashes of brilliance in every season since. He’s a fine defensive outfielder, though better suited to a corner spot than to center field. He possesses a strong arm, and he pairs his natural power at the plate with a good enough instinctual approach to get by. He’s battled inconsistency, insufficient contact, and a vulnerability to right-handed pitching, but the talent has always been obvious.

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On the fourth episode of DFA, Bryan, R.J., and Shawn discuss the Marlins and the difficulty of rebuilding a rotation from nothing at all. After that, the guys cover the Mariners' slow descent into madness, which obviously had an effect on them as well, as they spent too much time riffing on Adam Rosales.

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 fourth episode of DFA, Bryan and R.J. discuss the Marlins and their rotation choices after the untimely death of staff ace Jose Fernandez. After injuries to Wei-Yin Chen and Edinson Volquez, is the team too flawed to move forward, or can their vaunted bullpen shoulder the load. Then it's on to talk about the Mariners once again, as James Paxton's injury reminds us to never love pitchers, and Mike Zunino's demotion gets the guys talking about the devaluation of pitch framing. Finally, during our batting practice segment, things get a little weird when the topic of Adam Rosales randomly comes up.

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May 8, 2017 6:00 am

Flu-Like Symptoms: The Marlins' Rotation So Far

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Rob Mains

Replacing the irreplaceable.

Eric Roseberry, who writes for our fantasy team, hosts a podcast called On Baseball Writing. Counterintuitively, the topic is writing about baseball. I’m not writing this to plug the podcast (though it’s really good!), but to point out that in January, Eric interviewed Carson Cistulli of FanGraphs. He asked Carson one of his standard questions about how to get started in baseball writing, to which Carson replied: “Start your own dumb blog.”

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