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February 8, 2012 2:26 am

Bates' Dugout Motel: Who's Your Baseball Boyfriend?

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Michael Bates

We use expert boyfriend criteria to pare down the list of possible Baseball Boyfriends and arrive at the only possible selection.

Yesterday on the Twitters, word spread like wildfire of Baseball Boyfriends, a new CBS Fantasy Sports app that “is a single draftee fantasy sports mini game designed for girls. Pick your boyfriend for the season, dump him if he can't perform and pick up a new BBBF. Boyfriends [sic] earn you points daily. Girl with the most points at the end wins.”

I was disappointed to find out that men, gay or straight, did not seem to be welcome in this fantasy league.  Also, as the father of a very young girl, I was a more than a little concerned about the way that the stats are presented to women, as if they assume that the women who play their game can’t handle statistics that aren’t on crumpled notebook paper covered in hearts.  After all, there are women who play in my leagues, which tend to have a very stark presentation of the players and relevant stats, and these women regularly kick my ass. What a shame that the opportunity to pick a baseball boyfriend wasn’t afforded to me as well.

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In advance of PECOTA's arrival, we'll be looking at the pitfalls of relying upon sample sizes that are too small

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July 8, 2009 7:37 pm

Transaction Action: The Faltering Breeze in Texas

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Christina Kahrl

The Rangers send down Chris Davis, while the Red Sox's situation at first base goes from bad to worse.

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Placed 1B-R Jeff Bailey on the 15-day DL (sprained ankle); purchased the contract of 1B-R Aaron Bates from Pawtucket (Triple-A); transferred SS-S Jed Lowrie from the 15- to the 60-day DL. [7/6]

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David picks the brain of a Red Sox prospect about the true meaning of plate discipline, developing in the Boston organization, and pre-game preparation.

[Ed. note: This piece was originally published on July 1, 2007, when David interviewed him while Bates was still in A-ball; we're republishing it in light of Bates' promotion to The Show.]

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March 28, 2008 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on First Base Prospects

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Nate Silver

It's not a position where a lot of youngsters make it, but there are at least two excellent prospects at first.

This article is the second in our (deliberately-paced) annual series of PECOTA-based prospect rankings. For the first article in the series, and a discussion of methodology, head back here.

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May 21, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack

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Kevin Goldstein

What's this? Roger Clemens in a Monday Morning Ten Pack? There's also news on actual minor leaguers, and even a few minor leaguers to be.

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Optioned RHP Matt Wise to Edmonton; optioned RHPs Elvin Nina and Scot Shields and C Jason Dewey to Erie (Double-A); optioned OF Elpidio Guzman to Lake Elsinore (A); assigned RHP Steve Green and C Shawn Wooten to their minor-league camp. [3/14]

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Optioned INF Nelson Castro to Erie (AA); assigned Ps Mark Harriger and Ramon Ortiz and C Bret Hemphill to extended spring training; assigned Ps Mike Bovee, Mike Butcher, Brian Cooper, Seth Etherton, Lou Pote and Keith Troutman, and C Fausto Tejero to their minor-league camp. [3/10]

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