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08-20

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Baseball Therapy: Are Closers Worse When They're Surprised?
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Russell A. Carleton

02-20

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Bizball: Inside the 2012 Salary Arbitration Class
by
Maury Brown

01-18

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Arbitration Process
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Thomas Gorman

11-02

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Transaction Analysis: Quade-ing Through the Wreckage
by
R.J. Anderson

10-03

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On the Beat: The Next Managers
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John Perrotto

07-29

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Cito Culver, Angelo Gumbs, and the Burden of Being a Tourist
by
Jason Parks

07-20

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Value Picks: Outfield for 7/20/11
by
Rob McQuown

04-26

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Transaction Analysis: Return of the Busted Prospects
by
Ben Lindbergh

04-01

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Fantasy Beat: Three Tips for Surviving April
by
Jason Collette

03-08

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Fantasy Beat: The Art of Auction
by
Jason Collette

02-10

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Purpose Pitches: Farrell, Mattingly, and Roenicke
by
Christina Kahrl

01-12

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Transaction Analysis: NL Central Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

12-31

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On the Beat: A Bird of a New Feather
by
John Perrotto

11-02

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Prospectus Q&A: Jerry Howarth, Part I
by
David Laurila

09-01

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Outfield
by
Rob McQuown

08-31

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Prospectus Q&A: Closer Persona: Chris Perez and Brian Wilson
by
David Laurila

08-03

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Under The Knife: On Will's Mind
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Will Carroll

08-03

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Prospectus Q&A: Matt Williams
by
David Laurila

06-15

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Future Shock: Draft Wrap: NL Central
by
Kevin Goldstein

05-27

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Prospectus Q&A: Scott Kazmir
by
David Laurila

05-02

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Prospectus Q&A: Eric Nadel
by
David Laurila

10-07

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On the Beat: Post-season Notes
by
John Perrotto

09-20

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Prospectus Q&A: Paul Konerko
by
David Laurila

08-23

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On the Beat: Weekend Wrapup
by
John Perrotto

07-26

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Prospectus Q&A: John Russell
by
David Laurila

05-17

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Prospectus Q&A: Jim Palmer
by
David Laurila

04-21

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Prospectus Q&A: James Shields
by
David Laurila

01-02

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Prospectus Q&A: All the Lettuce
by
David Laurila

11-06

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Prospectus Audio Q&A: Bob Costas
by
Will Carroll

10-26

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Player Profile: Andy Sonnanstine
by
Marc Normandin and Eric Seidman

10-26

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Prospectus Q&A: Gene Tenace
by
David Laurila

08-20

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On the Beat: Reversals of Fortune
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John Perrotto

06-08

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Prospectus Q&A: Travis Snider
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David Laurila

06-02

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Prospectus Q&A: Marvin Miller
by
Jay Jaffe

06-01

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Prospectus Q&A: Mike Lowell
by
David Laurila

10-22

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You Could Look It Up: Joe Torre in a Box
by
Steven Goldman

09-20

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Lies, Damned Lies: The Best Player in Baseball, Part One
by
Nate Silver

09-09

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Prospectus Q&A: Dave Trembley
by
David Laurila

05-16

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Under The Knife: The Right Questions
by
Will Carroll

04-08

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Prospectus Q&A: David McCarty
by
David Laurila

02-05

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The Week in Quotes: January 29-February 5
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Alex Carnevale

03-02

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Prospectus Q&A: Lee MacPhail IV
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Jonah Keri

11-09

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Prospectus Notebook: Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Cubs
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Baseball Prospectus

05-16

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Prospectus Q&A: John Schuerholz
by
Jonah Keri

05-11

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Prospectus Q&A: Mark Johnson
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Thomas Gorman

04-11

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Prospectus Q&A: Manny Acta
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Carlos J. Lugo

04-05

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Prospectus Q&A: Juan Marichal
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Carlos J. Lugo

01-31

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The Arbitration Process
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Thomas Gorman

09-24

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Prospectus Q&A: Tom House, Part II
by
Jonah Keri

07-14

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Prospectus Q&A: Terry Ryan, Part II
by
Jonah Keri

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September 20, 2007 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: The Best Player in Baseball, Part One

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Nate Silver

Evaluating who was the best player in the game, starting with Ross Barnes in 1871.

Who is the best player in baseball right now? You can make credible arguments for two players-Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez. Who then will win the MVP awards in their respective leagues? A-Rod will probably win the American League's, but Pujols is unlikely to reciprocate in the NL. More probably, it will be someone like Prince Fielder, who is certainly very good, and who might have had the best season in his league, but is certainly not the best player in baseball.

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September 9, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Dave Trembley

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David Laurila

Once-interim Baltimore manager Dave Trembley was recently extended through next season. David spoke to him about his decision-making, his role as a manager, and what it was like to take over for the Orioles.

After 20 years of riding the buses in the minor leagues, Dave Trembley has experienced a rollercoaster ride in Baltimore this season. Originally hired on an interim basis, Trembley's contract was extended through the 2008 season on August 22; the Orioles went 29-24 under him, and 29-40 with Perlozzo. That same night, the Orioles suffered their worst loss in franchise history, losing 30-3 to the Rangers in the first game of a double-header. Since that time, the Orioles have gone 3-15.

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May 16, 2007 12:00 am

Under The Knife: The Right Questions

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Will Carroll

A pair of big name Eastern Division starters are dealing with minor finger woes, while two West Coast hurlers find themselves in the column for more ominous reasons.

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The former two-way player talks to BP about the statistical revolution, his experience in the majors, and the financial state of the game.

David Laurila talked to McCarty for Baseball Prospectus about not meeting expectations, quantifying a player's value, and striking out Rafael Palmeiro.

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With Super Bowl Sunday comfortably in the rear-view mirror, the chattering pitchers and catchers take the stage.

"It's up to the player, and I think it's how their body feels."
--Caribbean Series manager for Venezuela, Buddy Bailey, on major leaguers playing in the Caribbean Series. (Joe Frisaro, MLB.com)

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March 2, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Lee MacPhail IV

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Jonah Keri

Jonah sits down with Lee MacPhail, the Director, Baseball Administration/Special Assignment Scout for the Washington Nationals. Among the items they discuss: old-school scouting, the situation of the Expos/Nationals, and the team's recent draft strategy.

Lee IV has worked in the Orioles, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins and Montreal Expos organizations. He now holds the title of Director, Baseball Administration/Special Assignment Scout for the Washington Nationals. MacPhail recently chatted with Baseball Prospectus about his family legacy, the challenges of working under uncertain conditions with the Expos and Nats and other topics.

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Arizona has a new GM, the Red Sox have a few questions they need answered, and the Cubs might be replacing Corey Patterson with a Corey Patterson clone.

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May 16, 2005 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: John Schuerholz

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Jonah Keri

The architect of two World Championship teams and the game's longest-running divisional dynasty talks about how he does his job.

Schuerholz recently chatted with Baseball Prospectus about the transition from scout to general manager, the team's focus on drafting Georgia prep players, the importance of delegating, and more.

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May 11, 2005 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Mark Johnson

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Thomas Gorman

Johnson served as Senior Analyst of Baseball Development for the 2004 NL Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Now back in Silicon Valley, Johnson sat down with BP during a recent San Jose Giants game to discuss his background, his experience with the Cardinals, and where he sees the the most valuable applications of sabermetrics, both now and in the future.

Baseball Prospectus: Could you begin by telling our readers a little bit about your academic background? In the baseball industry it is a bit atypical.

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April 11, 2005 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Manny Acta

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Carlos J. Lugo

Current Mets third base coach Manny Acta seemingly came out of nowhere to be a finalist for Arizona's managerial vacancy. Carlos Lugo sat down with this successful Dominican League manager to learn a bit about his managerial philosophy, his background, and his experience in the Expos organization.

Acta managed for three years in the Dominican Winter League: in his first year he made the playoffs managing the Estrellas, and he spent the last two seasons at the helm of the nation's most popular and successful team, the Licey Tigers. Acta won the League's championship and Caribbean World Series in his first year with the Tigers, and lost a seven game Final Series against the Cibao Eagles this past January.

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April 5, 2005 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Juan Marichal

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Carlos J. Lugo

Carlos Lugo sits down with Hall of Famer Juan Marichal to discuss the art of pitching, the origins of his high leg kick, and what a pitcher needs to learn to stay effective.

Beyond his high style, Marichal also one of the best pitchers in history. A six-time 20-game winner, the former San Francisco Giants great won a total of 243 games, and his 191 wins during the 60s were the highest total of the decade. Marichal never won a Cy Young award, because in the years he was great, somebody--namely Koufax, Gibson, Chance or Seaver--was historically great. Marichal pitched in eight All-Star games, winning two of them, and he was voted the 1965 game MVP. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1983, his third year of eligibility.

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January 31, 2005 12:00 am

The Arbitration Process

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Thomas Gorman

Over the next three weeks, hearings will be held to determine salaries for dozens of ballplayers. These hearings are the culmination of a process that begins in December, but has its roots in the early 1970s.

Salary arbitration had humble beginnings. The owners were exhausted by holdouts who refused to show up for spring training. The players were sick of having that refusal to play as their sole leverage in contract negotiations. With Flood v. Baseball failing to force a change in the reserve clause, arbitration seemed a reasonable solution.

Ed Fitzgerald, the Milwaukee Brewers Chairman and head of the owners' Player Relations Committee (PRC) in the early 1970s, embraced the idea as a way to neutralize the MLBPA's push for free agency. The Association's arguments against the owners would be weakened if the Lords showed a willingness to submit to binding and independent salary arbitration. Other owners, in particular the A's Charlie Finley and the Cardinals' Dick Meyer (who had experience with binding arbitration when he was labor chief of Anheuser-Busch), were suspicious, claiming that arbitration would drive salaries up. Which it would, compared to the status quo.

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