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03-04

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Baseball Therapy: Why The Cardinal Way is the Most Important Book in Baseball
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Russell A. Carleton

03-04

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Baseball Therapy: Why The Cardinal Way is the Most Important Book in Baseball
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Russell A. Carleton

11-11

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Baseball Therapy: The Cost of a Cost-Controlled Win
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Russell A. Carleton

09-03

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Baseball Therapy: Do Young Pitchers Fail to Develop When the Bullpen Implodes?
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Russell A. Carleton

07-26

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The BP Wayback Machine: Development Disasters
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Kevin Goldstein

07-22

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 22, 2013
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

07-09

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Baseball ProGUESTus: How the Twins Can Fulfill Their Potential
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Parker Hageman

06-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 232: Will Park Effects Go More Mainstream?/Yasiel Puig and Hitting .400/Evaluating Player Development/Loaning Players
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-20

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The Minors
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Jason Parks

04-17

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Baseball ProGUESTus: When Good Things Come in Three Years
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Chad Finn

03-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 170: Jason Parks on Podcasting, Prospect Ranking, and Player Development
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-15

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Overthinking It: Have the Twins Learned to Love the Strikeout?
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Ben Lindbergh

09-24

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Baseball Therapy: Reading Lolita in Teheran, Part 3: Smoking, Hitting, and the Search for an 80 Brain
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Russell A. Carleton

09-18

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Baseball Therapy: Reading Lolita in Teheran, Part 2: Reading and Fear of Failure
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Russell A. Carleton

06-19

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Overthinking It: The Cincinnati Reds and the Benefits of Being Homegrown
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Ben Lindbergh

05-29

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Bizball: Inside the 2012-16 CBA: The Luxury Tax Meets the Draft
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Maury Brown

11-15

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BP Unfiltered: Want to Work in Baseball?
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Stephani Bee

03-30

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The BP Wayback Machine: Baseball's Hilbert Problems
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Keith Woolner

06-28

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Top 10 Week: General Manager Candidates
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Will Carroll

02-02

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Prospectus Q&A: Ricky Bennett
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David Laurila

02-15

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Prospectus Q&A: Scott Servais
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David Laurila

02-17

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Prospectus Q&A: Joe Bohringer
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David Laurila

12-02

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Prospectus Q&A: Neal Huntington
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David Laurila

11-28

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Prospectus Q&A: Mike Hazen
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David Laurila

03-08

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Future Shock: Systems Retrospective, National League
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Kevin Goldstein

10-16

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten-Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

10-16

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Six
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Joe Sheehan

10-14

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Future Shock: Where Did the Tigers and the Athletics Come From?
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Kevin Goldstein

10-14

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Four
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Joe Sheehan

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: The Best and Worst of Mets and Cardinals Postseason Pitching
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Jim Baker

10-13

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Three
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Joe Sheehan

10-12

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Prospectus Today: The Games Go On
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Joe Sheehan

10-12

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Player Profile
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Marc Normandin

10-11

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Remembering Buck O'Neil
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Alex Belth

10-11

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day One
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Joe Sheehan

10-09

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Completely Random Statistical Trivia
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Keith Woolner

10-09

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Six
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Joe Sheehan

10-07

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Four
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Joe Sheehan

10-06

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Three
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Joe Sheehan

10-06

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Prospectus Matchups: October Musings
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Jim Baker

10-05

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Two
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Joe Sheehan

02-22

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes On Prospects, Part Three
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Nate Silver

02-08

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes On Prospects, Part One
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Nate Silver

01-12

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Crooked Numbers: More Hilbert Questions
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James Click

02-10

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Baseball's Hilbert Problems
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Keith Woolner

01-06

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The Week in Quotes: December 17-January 5
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Ryan Wilkins

10-12

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Call It In The Air!
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Dave Pease

03-27

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Interview with Ed Wade
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Keith Law

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Is changing a player's approach at the plate like getting someone to quit smoking? And how does learning ability affect development?

Once again, let's talk about player development from a scientific perspective. For the past couple weeks, I've been looking at the "What Can Go Wrong" Series that BP's own Jason Parks wrote last winter the way that a trained developmental specialist would and discussing how certain problems that Jason identified can be measured, even if those data aren't publicly available.

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How reading a pitcher is like reading a book, and why being self-conscious can make you bad at baseball.

Last week, I began a series on player development and what a stathead like me can say about how to assess a player's progress. One of the most maddening things about baseball fandom (and, um, on the inside of the game too) is when prospects who are supposed to take the team into a brave new era don't pan out. Every team has "the name that shall not be uttered" in polite company. He was a can't-miss blue-chipper whom everyone figured would be the next Willie Mays. Except that he turned into the next Willie Bloomquist.

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The Reds have the lowest payroll of any first-place team, in large part because they haven't had to reach outside the organization for talent. Can they keep it up?

Well, homegrown’s all right with me
Homegrown is the way it should be
Homegrown is a good thing
Plant that bell and let it ring.

-Neil Young, “Homegrown”

Take a look at the Reds’ lineup from last night:





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Our first look inside the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

This is Part 1 of a multi-part series on the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement

On November 22 of last year, Major League Baseball and the MLBPA did something that the NFL and the NBA could not: reached a new labor agreement without a work stoppage. For those that follow baseball’s labor history, it has become a miraculous run. By the time the current five-year Basic Agreement (read here) expires on December 1, 2016, it will have been 21 years of uninterrupted labor peace.

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The Oakland Athletics are looking for a programmer. Do you have the chops to take the job?

PROGRAMMER, BASEBALL SYSTEMS

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How many of the last millenium's burning baseball questions remain unanswered over a decade down the road?

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

Over 11 years after their publication in Baseball Prospectus 2000, how many of Keith's questions for a new millenium have we already set to rest?


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A look at 10 men who should be considered to run a baseball operations department.

Welcome to Top 10 Week. All week long, various BP authors will be revealing their Top 10s in various categories. Today we start off with Will Carroll ranking the 10 best general manager candidates.

A couple years back, I did a list of the "next GM" crop. It's one of those innocuous exercises that nonetheless tells us a lot about what's going on inside of the front offices. We hear about GMs, about trades, about drafts, but even in Moneyball and earlier in Dollar Sign on the Muscle, we seldom hear about the day-to-day operations carried out by a group of people that is overworked, underpaid, and most importantly, vastly overqualified. This is a group that years ago would be more likely to be putting together a hedge fund, working for the State Department, or something a bit more "important" than the game of baseball. With the money of the modern era, teams got smarter, fast. 

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The Astros' AGM and player development director talks about the organization's top prospects.

In Ricky Bennett's eyes, the cupboard is far from bare. In charge of a farm system with nowhere to go but up, the Astros' assistant general manager and director of player development sees a lot of promising signs amid a talent pool in serious need of an upgrade. The rankings haven't been kind, and there is no disputing that the system lacks depth, but Bennett sees more than just a little promise in young players like Jason Castro, Jordan Lyles, and Jiovanni Mier. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma who went on to play three seasons in the White Sox system, Bennett spent eight years in scouting and player development with the Tigers before joining the Houston organization in 2005.

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The Rangers' Director of Player Development discusses the system's young talent and the organization's new directions.

There is more than a lone star in the making on the Texas farm. Thanks to an aggressive and well-executed commitment to scouting and player development, the Rangers now possess what is arguably the deepest stable of young talent in the game. Much of the credit goes to general manager Jon Daniels, but no less important are the contributions of Scott Servais, the team's Director of Player Development. Servais, who has been in his current role since December 2005, discussed the organization's philosophy, and some of the most promising players under his watch.

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February 17, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Joe Bohringer

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A conversation with the veteran scout from the D'backs organization.

In the past, scouts have been called the lifeblood of baseball, and even with the increased emphasis on statistical analysis in today's game, they remain a vital part of a team's success. The best of them, like Arizona's Joe Bohringer, incorporate both analytics and traditional scouting methods as they evaluate talent. Bohringer joined the Diamondbacks in 2006, and has a degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management and previously served as an Area Scouting Supervisor for the Mariners and as the Senior Manager of Player Development for the Dodgers. The 2008 season will be his 19th in professional baseball.

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Sitting down with the Pirates' new GM to talk about the philosophies hell bring with him from Cleveland, and his overall vision for Pittsburgh.

Neal Huntington has a challenge in front of him, but the 10-year veteran of the Indians front office has a plan in place to help resuscitate a moribund Pirates franchise that hasn't had a winning season since 1992--a plan that includes the utilization of performance analysis. Appointed as the team's new general manager in September, the 38-year-old native of Amherst, New Hampshire brings not only an extensive scouting and player development background to Pittsburgh, but also a deep understanding of sabermetrics.

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November 28, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Mike Hazen

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David Laurila

Boston's director of player development discusses the team's minor league system and player development philosophy.

The Red Sox have one of the best farm systems in the game, and Mike Hazen is among the reasons why. The team's director of player development since February 2006, Hazen has helped to nurture the development of Dustin Pedroia, Clay Buchholz, and Jacoby Ellsbury--to name just a few--and more talent remains in the pipeline. A native of Abington, Massachusetts, Hazen was an All-Ivy League outfielder at Princeton University in 1997 and 1998 and played two years in the minors before joining the Indians organization as a scout. David talked to Hazen about the Red Sox player development system and about some of the organization's best young prospects.

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