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09-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 278: Chris Cotillo on Breaking Trades Before Finishing High School
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-20

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: July 20, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-20

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In A Pickle: The Sexy, Sultry San Jose vs. MLB Complaint
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Jason Wojciechowski

04-11

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 11, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-10

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 10, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-09

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 9, 2013
by
Clint Chisam

04-08

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 8, 2013
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Clint Chisam

01-07

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Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Mike Piazza
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Larry Granillo

10-04

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Ask the Industry
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Jason Parks

09-04

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Baseball Prospectus News: Changing of the Guard
by
Jason Parks

08-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 22: Why BP Didn't Break the Melky Cabrera Suspension
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-27

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Wezen-Ball: Google Wars
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Larry Granillo

03-14

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The Week in Quotes: March 7-13
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Alex Carnevale

01-18

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Prospectus Q&A: Paul Hoynes
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David Laurila

01-10

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The Week in Quotes: January 3-9
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Alex Carnevale

07-21

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38

Transaction Action: ALtruisms
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Christina Kahrl

07-19

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Under The Knife: Double Rainbow All the Way
by
Will Carroll

05-30

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BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail of May 30
by
John Perrotto

05-29

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BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail of May 29
by
John Perrotto

04-15

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15

Under The Knife: Takeaways
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Will Carroll

04-10

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Transaction Analysis: AL Roster Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

03-05

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10

Remodeling the Media
by
Shawn Hoffman

11-23

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Prospectus Q&A: John Blake
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David Laurila

07-29

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Under The Knife: Broken
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Will Carroll

06-23

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The Week in Quotes: June 16-22
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Alex Carnevale

08-17

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Prospectus Hit List: Flyover Flops Edition
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Jay Jaffe

05-17

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Under The Knife: Blisters, Breakdowns, and Bounce-backs
by
Will Carroll

05-16

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Future Shock: State of the Systems, AL West
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Kevin Goldstein

05-11

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Prospectus Hit List: McNasty as They Wanna Be
by
Jay Jaffe

05-02

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Future Shock: State of the Systems, AL East
by
Kevin Goldstein

04-15

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Transaction Analysis: Opening Day to April 14, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

04-13

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Prospectus Hit List: Friday the 13th Edition
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Jay Jaffe

06-20

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of June 18th
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Jay Jaffe

06-20

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Future Shock: Division Roundup, NL East, 6/20/06
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Kevin Goldstein

06-09

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Prospectus Notebook: Indians, Rangers
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Baseball Prospectus

05-31

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Future Shock: Division Roundup, NL Central, 5/31/06
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Kevin Goldstein

05-30

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of 5/28
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Marc Normandin

04-14

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Under The Knife: Memes
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Will Carroll

04-12

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Transaction Analysis: April 5-10
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Christina Kahrl

01-26

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Prospectus Notebook: Orioles, Twins, Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

04-16

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Transaction Analysis: April 5-14, 2005
by
Christina Kahrl

02-16

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Fantasy Firefight
by
Neil deMause

08-10

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Transaction Analysis: August 3-8
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Christina Kahrl

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: July 15-19
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Christina Kahrl

06-28

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Under The Knife: Cascading Along
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Will Carroll

06-16

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Transaction Analysis: June 8-13, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

06-10

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Transaction Analysis: June 2-8, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

06-04

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Transaction Analysis: May 27-June 2, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

10-14

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Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners
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Baseball Prospectus

09-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21
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Christina Kahrl

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The notable quotables from the week that was.

ONE FEWER OUTLAW ON THE PRAIRIE

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The Indians beat writer recalls some moments from a career spanning almost 30 years.

The job of a baseball beat writer is evolving, and it is a lot more demanding than most people realize. Few do it better the Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Hoynsie” has been on the Indians beat for nearly 30 years, so from Andre Thornton to Manny Acta, and Albert Belle to the internet age, he has pretty much seen and done it all—in his own inimitable style. Hoynes talked about what goes into the job, how it has changed, and some of the most interesting players he has covered, one of whom attacked him in the clubhouse.

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News of the big Rays-Cubs trade dominates the week's chatter.

EVENTUALLY THE RAYS PLAYERS WILL BE COMPENSATING THE ORGANIZATION FOR THEIR TIME

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Lima Time as a standard for evaluation, reinforcing the Red Sox, the Tigers slip by an Inge, and more.

Using a pitcher's rate of SNLVAR, Kazmir's season has been a disaster of massive proportions, one that rates about 4.8 on the Keough scale, something that for the moment suits my purposes for describing starting pitcher inadequacy, using Matt Keough's appalling 1982 season as a baseline for starting pitcher-related terrors visited upon a team's unhappy fans over a full season. This isn't really especially fair of me, in that Keough doesn't hold the single-season low for a starter with 30 starts in a campaign, but 1982 was a horrifying disappointment, and the man was beaten with a regularity that made me think that he was the drum, and the entire American League was Keith Moon.

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July 19, 2010 8:00 am

Under The Knife: Double Rainbow All the Way

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Will Carroll

The Mets' medical staff has the best understanding of Jose Reyes, along with other injury news from around the majors.

Jose Reyes (strained oblique, ERD 7/19)
Everyone’s up in arms over Reyes being out for the Mets, but there’s a reason. Any oblique strain is a tough read, but assuming that those of us out here—especially the more paranoid Mets fans out there, some of whom couldn’t think their way out of a paper bag—have better knowledge. So let’s start with that. As far as last year, it was fluke, and let’s give Mets athletic trainer Ray Ramirez and orthopedist David Altchek the benefit of the doubt. There’s also an equation, one that’s overly simplified, that lets you figure this out for yourself. The base of it is MLVr, a stat that gives us a per-game value for every player:


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Baseball stories from newspapers across North America.

--Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that Roy Halladay was picture perfect in throwing the 20th perfect game in major-league history as the Phillies beat the Marlins. Gelb also writes that Placido Polanco is to undergo an MRI exam on his elbow. The Inquirer's Bob Brookover wonders if this slump is different. The Inquirer's Stephen A. Smith thinks that for the Phillies, October will be the time to worry. The Camden Courier-Post's Martin Frank thinks a slump by the Phillies was inevitable.

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Baseball stories from newspapers across North America.

--Christian Red of the New York Daily News writes that a wake was held in New York for Jose Lima.

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April 15, 2009 12:19 pm

Under The Knife: Takeaways

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Will Carroll

Taking a look at the latest slate of injured athletes to conjure up a set of Medhead Rules.

Many of today's injuries made me think of the "rules" that come up. If I ever put together a list of these "Medhead Rules," it would probably be a lot longer than I'd expect. There are a lot of injuries to cover, reminding me that the first rule might just be "Taking a day off only means more work next time."

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April 10, 2009 10:37 am

Transaction Analysis: AL Roster Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

Plus the Rockies, because they got themselves an AL pitcher for their troubles.

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March 5, 2009 11:43 am

Remodeling the Media

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Shawn Hoffman

Newspapers are struggling to survive, but the demand for news content remains constant.

It's been a rough couple of weeks for newspapers. The Rocky Mountain News is gone, shut down by parent company E.W. Scripps. The San Francisco Chronicle and Seattle Post-Intelligencer may not be far behind, as Hearst has threatened to close both papers if it's unable to find a buyer or receive major concessions from its unions. And even the Wall Street Journal is taking it on the chin; News Corp had to take a $2.8 billion write-down on the paper (half of what they purchased it for just over a year ago), even though it has kept its circulation relatively flat.

This obviously isn't a new phenomenon. Newspapers have been on death row ever since the internet destroyed the barriers to entry in this space (it takes about four minutes and zero dollars to set up an online publication), but the recession has accelerated the process beyond anyone's reasonable estimates. If the advertising climate in the US doesn't improve by the end of this year, the Rocky will only be the first in a long line of papers going the way of the dodo.

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November 23, 2008 11:46 am

Prospectus Q&A: John Blake

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David Laurila

The Red Sox' departing VP of media relations talks about going back to Texas and changes in the nature of media coverage.

Baseball coverage has changed over the years, and with nearly three decades in the business, John Blake has experienced much of that evolution firsthand. Recently hired as the executive vice president of communications for the Texas Rangers, Blake is returning to Arlington after spending the last three seasons as the vice president of media relations for the Boston Red Sox. After graduating from Georgetown University and initially working in public relations and media information for the Baltimore Orioles from 1979-1984, Blake served as the media relations director, VP of public relations, and then senior VP of communications for the Rangers from 1984-2004.

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July 29, 2008 12:00 am

Under The Knife: Broken

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Will Carroll

What do Tim Hudson and Jorge Posada have in common, plus injury news from around the leagues.

A lot of people asked about the physicals that are given to players before finalizing trades. In the recent Yankees-Pirates deal, it was reported that Phil Coke, one of the pitchers initially included, had failed a physical, and that caused a reconfiguration of the trade. Many asked how the Pirates had got him to Pittsburgh, had him looked at, and then made the decision to select one of the other pitchers on the list. While I don't know the specific steps taken in this example, I'm also not sure that there were any. There's no standard procedure for the sharing of medical records or for having physicals done in trades. Some turn into day-long full-on tests of everything germane to baseball, while others are little more than a check for a pulse. Even when a physical is failed, there can be disputes. Brandon Lyon failed his several years back during a trade, and ended up as a pretty useful player, though admittedly one who's injury-prone. There might not even be anything symptomatically wrong, but something in the medical record that throws up red flags. There was a trade two years ago that was almost killed after medical records were exchanged and it was discovered that while there was no real problem, one of the pitching prospects in the deal had been getting treatment on his shoulders every day. That gave the potential acquirer cold feet, and the deal had to be reworked. Unless the Pirates elect to give more information-and that's very unlikely-we won't know what, if any, issue Coke has, but you shouldn't necessarily think that it's anything negative.

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