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08-07

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Reverse Splits
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Rob Mains

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Beckham Bounced to Baltimore
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Collin Whitchurch, Jarrett Seidler and Greg Goldstein

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Sonny in New York: Yankees Go Gray
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Stacey Gotsulias, Jarrett Seidler, Javier Barragan and Steve Givarz

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Jaime Garcia, Flipped
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Aaron Gleeman, Jarrett Seidler and Javier Barragan

07-31

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Circle Change: This Year's Hot Relievers, Next Year
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Zach Crizer

07-20

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Transaction Analysis: First We Take Manhattan
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Bryan Grosnick, Greg Goldstein, Steve Givarz, Ryan Schultz, Mike Gianella and George Bissell

07-19

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 17: Gotta Start Somewhere
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Bryan Grosnick, Ben Diamond and Shawn Brody

07-18

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Transaction Analysis: Stearns Goes Bargain Shopping
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Colin Anderle, Aaron Gleeman, Jarrett Seidler and Nicholas Zettel

07-14

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Banjo Hitter: Aaron Judge is Out of Control
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Aaron Gleeman

07-03

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Rubbing Mud: Tall Tales
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Matthew Trueblood

07-01

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The Call-Up: Clint Frazier
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Jarrett Seidler and Wilson Karaman

06-29

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The Call-Up: Dustin Fowler
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Jarrett Seidler and Mike Gianella

06-28

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The Call-Up: Tyler Wade
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

06-21

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Short Relief: Yank Utilitarianism, A Baseball Board Game Review, and a Song for Ackley
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Jason Wojciechowski, Matt Ellis and Nathan Bishop

06-19

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Rubbing Mud: Arbitrage Artists on Each Coast
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Matthew Trueblood

06-14

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Rubbing Mud: No Free Strikes
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Matthew Trueblood

06-06

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Guarding The Lines: Four Nights In Trenton With Gleyber Torres
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Jarrett Seidler

05-26

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 9: Mullin' Moves
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

05-19

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Prospectus Feature: It Finally Clicks for Aaron Hicks
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David Brown

05-19

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Banjo Hitter: Gimme a Quarter's Worth: Rising Odds
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Aaron Gleeman

05-10

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Banjo Hitter: Beyond the 90th Percentile
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Aaron Gleeman

05-05

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 3: Aces Low
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

05-01

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Judge-Ment
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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

04-06

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Payrolls: It's All Relative
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Rob Mains

03-31

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Short Relief: Famous Cereal Celebrities, Anonymous Roster Cuts, and Illegible Signatures
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Mary Craig, Matt Sussman and Stacey Gotsulias

03-23

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: New York Yankees
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Jarrett Seidler

02-20

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Prospectus Feature: Arbitration Clash
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Jarrett Seidler

02-20

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Deep, But Playable: Didi Gregorius, Power Hitter?
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Craig Goldstein

02-10

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Transaction Analysis: Worst Base?
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Bryan Grosnick

02-03

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Players Prefer Presentation: Here We Are Again
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Meg Rowley

12-08

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Transaction Analysis: 86 For 103
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Matthew Trueblood

12-06

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Transaction Analysis: Holliday in New York
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Kenny Ducey

11-25

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Two-Strike Approach: The Gary Sanchez Era
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Cat Garcia

11-18

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Transaction Analysis: Astros Building, Yankees Rebuilding
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Matthew Trueblood, George Bissell and Mauricio Rubio

11-18

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

09-02

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Transaction Analysis: Bourn Again
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Bryan Grosnick and Steve Givarz

08-28

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Prospect Profile: James Reeves
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Jessica Quiroli

08-17

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Transaction Analysis: Tigers Add Iglesias Insurance
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Bryan Grosnick and Christopher Crawford

08-15

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Tools of Ignorance: Why Was Chapman So Expensive?
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Jeff Quinton

08-15

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The Call-Up: Aaron Judge
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Steve Givarz and Mike Gianella

08-08

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Prospectus Feature: Does 'Elite Closer' Mean Less Volatility?
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Henry Druschel

08-06

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BP Bronx
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Evan Davis

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Carlos Beltran's Deadline Deja Vu
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Kenny Ducey, Christopher Crawford, David Lee, Jarrett Seidler and Ben Carsley

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Andrew Miller Joins the Tribe
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Bryan Grosnick, Christopher Crawford, Jarrett Seidler, Kenny Ducey and Adam McInturff

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Yankees Reunite With Clippard
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Kenny Ducey and Steve Givarz

07-28

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Banjo Hitter: The Superstar as Washed-Up Hack
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Aaron Gleeman

07-27

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Cold Takes: Stuck With Him
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Patrick Dubuque

07-27

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What You Need to Know: That Summertime Sadness
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Nicolas Stellini

07-27

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Pitching Backward: Valuing Relievers, in July and Otherwise
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Jeff Long

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June 28, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Tyler Wade

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Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

The last piece of the Yankees' Tyler Voltron has arrived.

The Situation: Starlin Castro tweaked a hamstring, so the Yankees have called on their swiss army prospect, Tyler Wade, to give them some additional flexibility in the infield.

The Background: The Yankees selected Wade in the fourth round of the 2013 draft as a SoCal prep shortstop, signing him for a little over $370,000. He got a somewhat aggressive assignment to Charleston in his first full pro season, considering he wasn’t a highly-touted prep pick, and both his raw athleticism and his general rawness showed up there. He progressed to Tampa in 2015 and prospect team member Jeff Moore saw a future big leaguer whosecontact skills, left-handed bat and ability to play two up-the-middle positions [gave] him a chance to play a nice role on a big-league roster.” I got eyes on him in 2016 in Trenton and saw much of the same, although I thought his athleticism was starting to show up more in the baseball skills now. He faded a bit down the stretch in Trenton, but overall put together a solid performance for a 21-year-old in Double-A. With the acquisition of Gleyber Torres at the trade deadline, the Yankees sent Wade to the AFL for the second straight season, this time to get some reps in the outfield. This year in Scranton he has played all three outfield positions in addition to shortstop, second, and third. He’s in the midst of a bit of a breakout season, adding a bit of pop to the profile and improving his efficiency on the bases.

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Jason shares the wealth, Matt shares the fate of an old friend, and Nathan reviews Baseball Highlights 2045.

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The lion, the fox, the jackal, and the wolf, with the Yankees starring as the lion.

We talk a lot about the fundamental challenges faced by low-payroll or small-market teams trying to compete with the big boys. This goes back to the times of Branch Rickey and Ed Barrow, but it became a fashionable conversation once Moneyball turned baseball inside-out. The A’s might have been the first team to realize that speed was overvalued and that on-base percentage was undervalued, but the Red Sox and Yankees were among the first five, and that closed Oakland’s margin for error fast.

Ever since, MLB has been reenacting the fable of the lion, the fox, the jackal, and the wolf. See, all four animals went hunting together, and they killed a stag. The lion took his place, and he told the others to quarter the kill. They did, cut it up nice and evenly, and then the lion said, “I get one quarter because I’m king, and another because I’m the arbiter, and another because I took part in the chase. Now, who wants to lay a paw on the last quarter?”

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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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Basically, exactly what the title says.

-1.) Gleyber Torres first enters the back of my consciousness sometime in the spring or summer of 2013. He’s one of the biggest July 2 international free agents of that cycle, and the Cubs are one of the first teams to jump through the loophole in the old July 2 free agency rules and blow far past their international spending cap. The top-rated prospects of that class are Eloy Jimenez and Torres; the Cubs sign them both for seven figures each, plus dozens of others.

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On the ninth episode of DFA, Bryan, R.J., and Shawn close out the second month of baseball by reviewing those offseason transactions that shaped the start of this season. (Naturally, the Red Sox, Astros, Brewers, and Royals are all major topics of conversation.)

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.

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Hicks struggled over four seasons with the Twins and Yankees, but he's one of the best hitters in the majors so far in 2017.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Aaron Hicks leaned forward at his locker and asked teammate Didi Gregorius about his tweeting. He wanted to know about the 140-characters-or-less game summaries Gregorius has been posting on Twitter after Yankees victories. Instead of using Hicks’ name, Gregorius has been using a certain emoji.

“Hey, Didi,” Hicks said. “Who am I supposed to be?”

Gregorius, sitting nearby at a card table, laughed and put a look of pretend surprise on his face.

“Who are you supposed to be?” Gregorius asked, still pretending. “I mean, you’re Aaron Hicks!”

Hicks wasn’t letting him off the hook: “What’s my emoji?”

Gregorius caved: “The old man!”

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It was a good first quarter for the Rockies, Yankees, Nationals, and Diamondbacks.

In this space yesterday, I examined the four struggling teams that have seen their BP Playoff Odds drop the most through one-quarter of the season. Let’s flip things around now and look at the four teams that have seen their odds rise the most since Opening Day.

(All records and odds through Wednesday's games.)

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This season is old enough to know better, but some early hitting performances really stand out.

I know it’s still too early in the season to draw meaningful conclusions about much of anything because my beloved Twins have a winning record, but we are far enough along that only seven hitters with 100 or more plate appearances are beating their 90th percentile PECOTA projections by at least 200 points of OPS. Two of those seven, Bryce Harper and Freddie Freeman, are great hitters off to especially strong starts, leaving five genuine, out-of-nowhere surprises among full-time position players. By the end of the season they may all have turned back into pumpkins, but in the meantime my curiosity is piqued.

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On the third episode of DFA, Bryan and R.J. attempt to figure out which early season picher injury has hurt which club the most, talk about how the Yankees have managed to play better than expected, a Pittsburgh Pirate call-up from Single-A, and much more.

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 this episode, the guys rally their spirits despite a series of pitching injuries laying teams low. Cole Hamels is out for the Rangers, Corey Kluber is banged up, and even Hyun-Jin Ryu and Edinson Volquez have hit the 10-day DL in the past three days. So which team has suffered the most from a wounded wing? Then it's onto the surprising Yankees, who don't seem to be missing a step despite the recent injury to Greg Bird. Were their offseason acquisitions instrumental in building an AL East leader, or has it just been dumb luck? Plus, Shawn serves up more minor moves, including the beginning of the Kyle Kendrick era in Boston and a High-A catcher that somehow found his way to Pittsburgh.

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The Yankees rookie isn't just about dingers and dives.

The Yankees have been a pleasant surprise so far this year. Yes, I know, I’m the guy who has written, more than once, that April numbers shouldn’t be trusted. And they shouldn’t. But they’re also irreversible. The Bombers ended the month 15-8, tied with the Orioles for the best record in the American League. Going into play Sunday, our Playoff Odds Report gave the Yankees a 51 percent chance of making the postseason. Only Houston, Cleveland, and Boston currently sport higher odds in the American League. That’s not bad for a team PECOTA expected to finish below .500 and in fourth place.

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At what point do expectations cease mattering? And why is Tom Koehler part of this story?

Let me first say that I don’t know which advertising conglomerate came up with the idea that explains the omnipresent hand-wringing over Michael Pineda, and I wouldn’t thank them if I did—their actual intended result is so breathtakingly insulting to the intelligence of the general public that it cancels out any value of this incidental discovery. Nonetheless, a bit of wisdom is glinting off the surface of the cultural eyesore they brought into our world, so we might as well use it.

Surely, you’ve seen them. The commercials. There is apparently only one way to reinvigorate an automobile manufacturer’s brand, and that is to record a bunch of “normal people”—aka bad actors—acting very surprised that a car that meets the standards of their 30-second inspection could possibly be created by a brand they implicitly thought to be a terrible manufacturer of cars.

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