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01-12

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Pebble Hunting: The Scioscia About Face
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Sam Miller

12-18

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Transaction Analysis: Feliz Nava-dad
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R.J. Anderson, Bryan Grosnick and Bret Sayre

01-14

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Player Profile: Mike Napoli
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Jeff Quinton

06-30

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/30
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Daniel Rathman

03-13

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Five to Watch: American League Hitters
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Wilson Karaman

01-06

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Fantasy Team Preview: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Carsley

12-09

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Transaction Analysis: The AL East Rearms
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Ben Lindbergh, R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

10-31

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Fantasy Freestyle: Scary Shifts in First Base Positional Eligibility
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Ben Carsley

10-18

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Five Recap: Red Sox 4, Tigers 3
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Sam Miller

03-04

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Painting the Black: The 2013 Free Agents and Hidden Rationality
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R.J. Anderson

02-07

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Out of Left Field: Shorting the Red Sox
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Matthew Kory

01-18

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Transaction Analysis: Something in the Way He Throws
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R.J. Anderson

01-02

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Fantasy Team Preview: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Carsley

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: Boston, Napoli Married
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Sam Miller

10-29

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Resident Fantasy Genius: The Ones We Got Wrong
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Derek Carty

07-24

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for July 23
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Larry Granillo

06-25

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BP Unfiltered: Casey Kotchman and Mike Napoli Chase History
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R.J. Anderson

04-20

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Pebble Hunting: Lester's Long Inning
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Sam Miller

03-21

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Bates' Dugout Motel: CJ Wilson's Next 14 Tweets
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Michael Bates

12-16

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Men Behind the Men Behind the Plate
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Jonathan Bernhardt

10-28

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World Series Prospectus: Game Six: The Crazy Train Keeps Rolling
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Jay Jaffe

06-03

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Can Baseball Expertise Be a Bad Thing?
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Sam Miller

01-26

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Transaction Analysis: Napoli, oh Napoli
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Christina Kahrl

01-24

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Transaction of the Day: The Vernon Wells Trade
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Christina Kahrl

06-17

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Transaction Analysis: AL Quadrille
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Christina Kahrl

03-23

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
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Michael Jong

06-20

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Prospectus Game of the Week: San Diego Padres @ Anaheim Angels, 6/18/06
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Derek Jacques

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January 2, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Boston Red Sox

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Ben Carsley

John Farrell's club is low on fantasy superstars, but it has plenty of useful assets on both sides of the ball.

The Boston Red Sox won the World Series last year. They did so thanks in large part to bounce-back campaigns from many of their pitchers, career (or near-career) years from the likes of Shane Victorino, Daniel Nava, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, full seasons from Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury, and David Ortiz, and an out-of-nowhere dominant season from Koji Uehara.

Despite the deep and talented team in Boston, this roster isn’t quite the fantasy goldmine you might expect. There are a ton of fantasy-relevant players here to be sure, but only a handful profile as top-100 options heading into next season.

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December 4, 2012 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Boston, Napoli Married

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Sam Miller

The Red Sox get the catcher they wanted two years ago, though he's likely not a catcher any more.

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October 29, 2012 5:32 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: The Ones We Got Wrong

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Derek Carty

Derek goes over his preseason predictions looking for mistakes.

Last week in this space I looked back on my best preseason predictions.  While I think my hits far outweighed my misses, it is important (and fair) to look back at the lesser advice I gave this year.  For each player, I’ve listed his mixed and AL/NL-only auction value in Tout Wars and LABR (only Tout has a mixed auction, but AL/NL-only values are an average of Tout and LABR) as well as his actual value for the 2012 season according to our Player Forecast Manager. Also take note that I’ve excluded most of the “value picks” from my preseason tier articles, as they’ll get their own review article.

Justin Upton
Mixed:
$40/$21
NL-only: $38/$27



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The tater trots for July 23 (and the weekend): Mike Napoli hits a bomb, Carlos Gonzalez takes a stroll, and Chase Utley edges out Josh Rutledge.

It's been a few days since the last Tater Trot Tracker post. And though I was able to time each trot over the weekend, I missed highlighting a few special home runs. The biggest homers of note came on Saturday, when Cole Hamels served up a home run to Matt Cain in the top of the third inning and then, in the bottom of the inning, Cain returned the favor to Hamels. It was the first time two starters had hit home runs in the same inning since 1990. Hamels, who had never hit a home run before, won the race between the two pitchers, besting Cain's 21.51 second trot with a 21.13 second trot of his own.

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And it's not the good kind of history.

Are you a fan of witnessing baseball history? If so then start rooting against Casey Kotchman and Mike Napoli getting hits. That’s because Kotchman and Napoli would become the first players since 2002 to sandwich a season of hitting .300 between two seasons with sub-.250 batting averages. To date, 14 players have accomplished the feat:

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April 20, 2012 3:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Lester's Long Inning

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Sam Miller

What transpired during Jon Lester's 50-pitch inning against the Rangers earlier this week?

On Tuesday, Jon Lester threw a 92-mph fastball to Michael Young for a strike, and then some other things happened, and then Jon Lester threw a 94-mph fastball to Michael Young and got a groundout to shortstop. The other things that happened were 47 pitches, and also this thing,



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CJ Wilson has temporarily curtailed his Twitter activities after revealing Mike Napoli's phone number, but we have the skinny on what else he had in the works.

Mark Saxon is reporting that after tweeting out former batterymate Mike Napoli’s phone number over the weekend, CJ Wilson has decided to take a little break from Twitter. It’s probably a smart decision for him to take some time to cool down, to reconsider what he did, maybe to apologize to Napoli and pay a fine to Major League Baseball.

Twitter is a wonderful medium for networking, for sharing instant reactions to news and events, and for trying out material. Interacting with other fans enriches the experience of watching games. It’s like being at a bar with a thousand or so of your closest friends, but without the hassle of actually having to meet anyone. It’s the best way for fans to interact with their favorite players and to build interest in the game on both a local and national level.

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What can Jeff Mathis and Mike Napoli tell us about the dangers of valuing backup catchers inappropriately?

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.

Jonathan Bernhardt is a freelance writer born in Baltimore who lives and works in New York City. He is an occasional contributor to the Et tu, Mr. Destructo? blog.

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October 28, 2011 10:37 am

World Series Prospectus: Game Six: The Crazy Train Keeps Rolling

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Jay Jaffe

If you tuned out when the Rangers led 7-5 in the ninth, you missed quite a finish

It was the best worst World Series game—or perhaps the worst best World Series game—I've ever seen. Four and a half hours, 11 innings, 42 players, 19 runs, 23 men left on base, six home runs, five errors, two final-strike comebacks, a handful of bad relief performances, some managerial howlers including a cardinal (not Cardinal) sin… and it all ended with the much-maligned Joe Buck giving a fitting nod to history by emulating one of his father's most famous calls. As David Freese's game-winning blast landed in the grass beyond the center field wall of Busch Stadium, Buck exclaimed, "We'll see you tomorrow night!" Game Six of the 2011 World Series will be remembered as a classic—a Game Six that can sit alongside those of 1975, 1986, and 1991, among maybe a couple others—as the Cardinals staved off elimination to beat the Rangers 10-9, forcing a Game Seven.

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Attempting to solve the central mystery of Mike Scioscia's managerial career--why Jeff Mathis gets so much playing time--and exploring its implications for how managers make up their minds.

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.

Sam Miller writes about baseball for the Orange County Register. He covered local government, education and autism before moving to the sports section in 2009. He lives in Long Beach with his wife and newborn daughter, and you can follow him on Twitter at @sammillerocr

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January 26, 2011 4:45 pm

Transaction Analysis: Napoli, oh Napoli

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Christina Kahrl

Plus the Mortensen trade, and the shape of the Rangers and Jays bullpens.

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Going to Wells costs plenty in cash and talent, but will it yield a better overall lineup... and if so, where?

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