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05-29

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Nick Ashbourne

05-21

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BP Bronx
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Stacey Gotsulias

05-14

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Raising Aces: Why Max Scherzer?
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Doug Thorburn

05-13

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Fifth Column: Wearing It
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Michael Baumann

05-10

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What You Need to Know: Sonny Gray's Short-Lived Mound Shuffle
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Daniel Rathman

05-06

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What You Need to Know: Yankees Find a New Way to Lose
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Emma Baccellieri

05-05

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BP Bronx
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Ben Diamond

05-02

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An Agent's Take: Arizona Surprise
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Joshua Kusnick

04-29

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Fifth Column: The Shift: I Am Girardicus
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Michael Baumann

03-28

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Rumor Roundup: Battle for Fourth Place
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Ashley Varela

03-02

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Players Prefer Presentation: The Chapman Precedent
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Meg Rowley

02-26

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Players Prefer Presentation: The Self-Expression Trap
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Meg Rowley

02-25

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Winter Is Leaving
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Matthew Trueblood

02-05

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Rubbing Mud: Seven or Eight Shortstops
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Matthew Trueblood

02-02

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Fifth Column: What Would an MVP Reliever Look Like?
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Michael Baumann

01-21

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Players Prefer Presentation: Lifestyles of the Pitchin' Frameous
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Meg Rowley

12-29

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Players Prefer Presentation: On Aroldis Chapman, Opportunity and Cost
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Meg Rowley

12-29

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Transaction Analysis: What's Chapmaning
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford and George Bissell

12-09

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Transaction Analysis: Cubs Implement Flextime
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Jeff Quinton, Sahadev Sharma and J.P. Breen

11-20

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Players Prefer Presentation: Why We Give David Ortiz A Retirement Tour
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Meg Rowley

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: WC Recap: A Game of Hinch's
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R.J. Anderson

10-06

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Raising Aces: Dallas Keuchel vs. Masahiro Tanaka
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Doug Thorburn

10-05

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Transaction Analysis: How The Wild Card Winners Were Built
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BP Staff

09-25

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Prospectus Feature: The Incredible Yogi
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James Smyth

05-25

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BP Bronx
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Nick Ashbourne

05-14

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BP Bronx
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Nick Ashbourne

05-12

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What You Need to Know: Bombered!
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Daniel Rathman

04-27

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Pebble Hunting: Scott Boras Has Baseball's Most Accurate Projection System
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Sam Miller

04-25

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BP Bronx
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Nick Ashbourne

04-23

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What You Need to Know: Baseball on Ice!
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Chris Mosch

04-19

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BP Bronx
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Nick Shlain

04-02

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Spring Training Notebook
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Jeff Moore

03-20

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Every Team's Moneyball: New York Yankees: Two Low-Budget(ish) Strategies
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Jeff Quinton

03-18

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Rumor Roundup: Experts: Matt Wieters Can Squat
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Daniel Rathman

03-16

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The Buyer's Guide: Michael Pineda
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J.P. Breen

03-05

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Pitching Backward: In Search of the Winningest Logo
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Jeff Long

02-24

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Rumor Roundup: Baseball Player Fatter
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Daniel Rathman

02-20

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Rumor Roundup: Yankees and Moncada Spotted Canoodling
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Daniel Rathman

01-22

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Moonshot: Forecasting With Fastball Frequency
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Robert Arthur

01-13

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Prospectus Feature: The 2014 All Out-of-Position Team
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Andrew Mearns

01-08

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Transaction Analysis: Yankees Fancy Drew
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R.J. Anderson and Jeff Quinton

01-05

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Transaction Analysis: The Byrd Has Landed
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

01-01

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Transaction Analysis: Yanks Fancy Drew
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R.J. Anderson

12-31

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Transaction Analysis: Rays Take A Cab
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Nick Shlain

12-22

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Transaction Analysis: Martin in Miami, Nate to New York
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R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella

12-19

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Pitching Backward: Brandon McCarthy and the Outlier Curveball
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Jeff Long

12-17

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Transaction Analysis: Royals Bank on a Rios Rebound
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Carsley and Nick Shlain

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: The Headley Weapon
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

12-08

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Transaction Analysis: Brian Cashman's High-Leverage Leverage
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R.J. Anderson and Mauricio Rubio

12-08

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2015 Prospects: New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

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February 25, 2016 6:00 am

Winter Is Leaving

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Matthew Trueblood

No, really: The Yankees have a dynamite bullpen.

There’s no point in asking whether there have ever been three pitchers as good as the Yankees’ back-end trio together in one bullpen. It’s not even close; it’s not even close to being close. In 2015, among pitchers with at least 50 innings pitched, Andrew Miller had the lowest cFIP, Dellin Betances the fourth-lowest, and Aroldis Chapman the fifth-lowest. In 2014, the three (in a different order) made up the absolute top of the cFIP leaderboard. If they come anywhere near matching that level of excellence in 2016, they’ll be the best bullpen trio ever, without a close second. The only team in the last 30 years (at least) to put three relievers among the top 15 pitchers in cFIP was the 2012 Rays, who had Jake McGee (third), Joel Peralta (12th), and Fernando Rodney (13th). This Yankee cluster-closer is projected for more WARP than the entire starting rotations of the Angels, Royals, and Braves are projected to add, and about 50 percent more than the average NL bullpen. The only starter projected for more WARP than these three combined is Clayton Kershaw, and he’s also the only pitcher of any kind whom PECOTA thinks will have a better DRA than any of these three in 2016. Keep in mind that PECOTA is a computer system. It’s seen a lot of great relievers come and go, and is generally deeply cynical about their exceptionalism, especially if they have relatively short track records of dominance (like Miller and Betances, each of whom have just a little over two seasons’ worth of stellar relief work affixed to otherwise uninspiring career logs).

Of course, some deride the Yankees offseason because of these very facts. The addition of Chapman was, unless you’re deeply enamored of Starlin Castro, the biggest the team made all winter. Famously (or infamously), the team didn’t sign a free agent to a guaranteed deal all winter. They didn’t stabilize their thin starting rotation. In fact, they used one of their better depth options to acquire Castro. They didn’t use their financial muscle to pursue first-division replacements for any of their (expensive) second-division starters, like Chase Headley or Carlos Beltran, except in that they took on Castro’s salary. They elected to buttress the aging Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury (each only 32 this year, but 32 is sometimes very old for second-tier outfielders, and even 31 looked old for Ellsbury) only with Aaron Hicks.

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In the career trajectories of seven (or eight) young(ish) shortstops, we see the volatility of baseball careers at this level.

This is an interesting phenomenon, though one that (for various reasons) has gone largely unnoticed: There were seven (or eight, if you’re feeling generous) regular big-league shortstops in 2015 who were born in the seven months between early September 1989 and late March 1990. I’ve been tracking their progress for years, wondering when one or another edged ahead of the field as the most valuable, trying to gauge their relative market standings. It was always hard to tell, though, because for each player, development has been anything but linear, and their values have seemed to be very volatile. The group even flexed in size and membership over the years, reaching (probably) its maximum size in 2015.

This winter, we finally got a little clarity (though only a little). Four of these shortstops changed teams this winter, all via trade. At least two permanently moved on from being shortstops. From here on out, the careers of these seven (or eight) players with so much in common might seem thoroughly disparate, even though (perhaps most remarkably, of all the interesting things about them) their paths to this point in their careers have often crossed—and in some cases, have even altered one another. Thus, I want to take a moment to consider their respective situations, weigh them against each other, and revel in the entropy that defines baseball, an entropy this group embodies as well as anyone.

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February 2, 2016 6:00 am

Fifth Column: What Would an MVP Reliever Look Like?

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Michael Baumann

Willie Hernandez is a trivia answer right now, but might he be seen as a prophet someday?

In last week’s listener email episode of Effectively Wild, Ben and Sam didn’t answer the interesting half of a question, so I’m going to do it for them.

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January 21, 2016 6:00 am

Players Prefer Presentation: Lifestyles of the Pitchin' Frameous

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Meg Rowley

A look at the movement at the top of the all-time catching leaderboards.

Last week, Baseball Prospectus debuted expanded catcher statistics in an all-day festival immortalized forever as Catchella. We have long known that catcher defense, particularly pitch framing—we will not be referring to it as “presentation” whatever your preferences, players—is hugely important in assessing a catcher’s value. With framing data going back to 1988, and blocking and throwing data going back to 1950, we have a wealth of new information to sort through and analyze to help understand exactly how much those skills affect the game. The totality of that analysis will take time, but as we start to unpack this treasure chest, a few interesting tidbits emerge.

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Everything has a price, including personal shortcomings, in the game of baseball.

This piece isn’t really about domestic violence. Nor is it ultimately about Aroldis Chapman, although the erstwhile Red is one of its central characters. When the Reds traded Chapman to the Yankees for prospects and the privilege of not having to deal with his domestic violence investigation any further, it became clear that the edges of baseball’s free market were brushing up against baseball’s humanity in a way as interesting as it was alarming. So this piece is about the opportunities baseball seeks, and the prices we pay for them.

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December 29, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: What's Chapmaning

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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford and George Bissell

The Yankees bullpen gets, for now at least, ridiculous.

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December 9, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Cubs Implement Flextime

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Jeff Quinton, Sahadev Sharma and J.P. Breen

Chicago signs the superutility superstar Ben Zobrist, and add swingman Adam Warren to the rotation or bullpen or both. Meanwhile, the Yankees fix second base with Starlin Castro.



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The search for meaning in a sombrero.

“We run out of time at some point.” When David Ortiz announced on The Players Tribune his intention to retire at the end of the 2016 season, it became obvious that Opening Day won’t just mark the beginning of Big Papi’s last campaign; it will launch a retirement tour.

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October 7, 2015 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: WC Recap: A Game of Hinch's

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R.J. Anderson

The Astros manager makes three big pitching decisions, and they all work out.

Heading into this year's edition of the American League Wild Card Game, you had to appreciate that the upstart Astros' first postseason opponents were the Yankees, the team that for much of the past two decades has served as the American League's gatekeeper; the narratives about new versus old spread themselves. Another contrast you had to appreciate was the out-of-style starting-pitcher matchup. On the eve of Jake Arrieta and Gerrit Cole trading flame-emoji heaters, the Astros and Yankees started two pitchers who in the game combined for one pitch clocked above 95 mph, according to PITCHf/x data.

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October 6, 2015 11:38 am

Raising Aces: Dallas Keuchel vs. Masahiro Tanaka

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Doug Thorburn

Breaking down the two most important players in tonight's game.

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All the transactions we analyzed.

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Yogi Berra will be remembered for his sayings, but his incredible career speaks for itself.

James Smyth is the sports researcher for Yankees broadcasts on the YES Network. More of his writing can be found here.

The death of Yogi Berra has brought a wave of retrospectives about his incredible life. His on-field accomplishments were often overshadowed by his personality and his many memorable quotations, but he had one of the greatest careers in the history of the game. Let’s take a closer look at a few things that made this unparalleled winner so special.

Yogi’s Tremendous Prime
Yogi’s finest seasons were in the seven-year stretch from 1950-56. He hit .295/.364/.502, giving him an OPS+ of 134, and trailing only Stan Musial, Duke Snider, Mickey Mantle and Ted Kluszewski for slash line superlativeness during that stretch. That he was this middle-of-the-order mainstay all while handling his duties behind the plate make this all the more remarkable, and led to a still-unmatched run of dominance in MVP voting. Here are Berra’s finishes in the American League Most Valuable Player voting over this span:


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