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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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April 6, 2017 6:00 am

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

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Rob Mains

Freespending Royals? Pennypinching Yankees? Maybe!

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Mary decries a 75-year-old cereal box, Matt breaks down the latest in Tampa Bay roster casualties, and Stacey reacts to an awkward gift.

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They've collected some of the best young talent in the game, but are the Yankees capable of making noise in 2017?

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After beating Dellin Betances in arbitration the Yankees added to the drama by going public with criticism of the star reliever.

The arbitration process sucks. It sucks for the team. It sucks for the player. The player, his agent, and key front office personnel go into a room where their lawyers and contractors argue why the player is worse or better than he initially appears. At the end of the day, three professional arbitrators who don’t necessarily have intimate knowledge of MLB player value decide between the player’s submitted salary number and the team's submitted salary number.

These decisions are almost always fitted on a player’s service time, past salary, and the closest comps based on antiquated box score-level stats like wins, saves, batting average, home runs, and RBI, as those stats are generally what the arbitrators understand. The process has been around long enough that there are almost always comparables. Because of this, groups like the Pace Law baseball arbitration team are able to project arbitration awards with stunning accuracy without even being in the room, and an annual national law school arbitration competition occurs with MLB’s system as the model. Often, this is all about a couple hundred-thousand dollars, a pittance in the overall budget of MLB teams.

The Yankees reached arbitration settlements with six of the players they tendered. The seventh was Dellin Betances, one of the best relievers in baseball, entering arbitration for the first time. The Yankees offered $3 million and Betances countered at $5 million. The Yankees are a "file-and-trial" team, which means once the arbitration numbers are officially exchanged they will no longer negotiate a one-year deal.

Economist Matt Swartz of MLB Trade Rumors went a step beyond looking at cases individually and fitted a statistical model to project arbitration salaries across the league, since the comparables are so stable. Swartz’s model for relievers is pretty clear: saves get paid and holds don’t. Swartz also found that the arbitration panel hews so closely to past precedents that a player is unlikely to get more than $1 million beyond the previously highest-paid player for his role and service time, no matter how much better he was than that past comparable. Swartz’s model is generally well-regarded and projected Betances’ median arbitration award at $3.4 million for 2017, far closer to the team filing than the player filing. It’s no surprise that the Yankees won the case, no matter how unfairly light that $3 million number may seem at first glance.

I suspect nothing further would’ve happened here except perhaps a generic disappointment quote from Betances, but then Yankees president Randy Levine went to the media. You certainly wouldn’t be reading about it here on BP—across town, Wilmer Flores’ arbitration victory over the Mets floated through the papers as a couple of sentences in a pre-spring training slice of life story, garnering no major regional or national attention.

Why Levine chose to go after Betances in the media after winning is a question only Levine himself can answer. Arbitration proceedings are often rancorous. It often puts the team in a position where it has to trash its own player for financial advantage, pointing out things like how slow he is to the plate. Occasionally these things boil over; Jerry Blevins’ arbitration win over the Nationals in 2015 was reportedly a factor in his trade a few weeks later to the Mets. This proceeding was apparently particularly bad, but again, the Yankees won.

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February 20, 2017 6:00 am

Deep, But Playable: Didi Gregorius, Power Hitter?

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Craig Goldstein

Can the Yankees shortstop repeat last year's unexpected power surge?

We’ve long recognized Didi Gregorius as a deft hand in the field. The question was always how much he would end up hitting. It’s a question that wasn’t asked too often, given the low baseline for meaningful contribution, set cleat-high due to how good he was at one of the most difficult positions.

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February 10, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Worst Base?

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Bryan Grosnick

Mike Napoli, Brandon Moss, Logan Morrison, and Chris Carter learn that it's a tough offseason to be a veteran bat.

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Hal Steinbrenner asked a question without really wanting to know the answer.

I made a mistake: I thought about this from the player’s perspective. I thought about the player. Or perhaps, I thought about it as mostly mattering with respect to individual players, as mostly serving to modify their behavior. On Thursday, Hal Steinbrenner reminded me of my error.

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December 8, 2016 1:13 pm

Transaction Analysis: 86 For 103

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Matthew Trueblood

Aroldis Chapman returns to New York five months after being traded, signing the richest deal ever for a reliever.

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December 6, 2016 1:33 pm

Transaction Analysis: Holliday in New York

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Kenny Ducey

Matt Holliday is 37, but the Yankees hope the longtime slugger can still beef up the middle of their lineup.

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November 25, 2016 6:00 am

Two-Strike Approach: The Gary Sanchez Era

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Cat Garcia

In clearing the catcher job for Gary Sanchez the Yankees got good value in return for Brian McCann.

The New York Yankees. They’re 27-time champions, they’re home to some of the greatest names in baseball history, and they’ve been out of the heat of contention for an uncharacteristically long time now.

The Yankees have been lining up pieces for what they hope is a new era of Bronx dominance since they sold off the big parts of their bullpen, Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller, in July, leading baseball folks to wonder “what are they up to?” Well, now general manager Brian Cashman is making it clear.

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Houston got to work in a hurry, trading for Brian McCann and signing Josh Reddick and Charlie Morton.

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Mike Trout trade speculation, Boston going after Greg Holland, and Miami bidding on Kenley Jansen.

Red Sox “aggressively” pursuing Holland

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