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03-15

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Ahead in the Count: The No Turnover Standings
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Matt Swartz

02-03

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Lay of the Land
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Jay Jaffe

09-23

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Underachieving Class of 2009
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Jay Jaffe

09-24

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Prospectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

09-19

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Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch
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Marc Normandin

09-17

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Prospectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

09-14

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Prospectus Preview: Sunday's Games to Watch
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Marc Normandin

09-13

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Prospectus Preview: Saturday's Games to Watch
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Marc Normandin

09-08

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Prospectus Preview: Monday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

08-31

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Prospectus Preview: Sunday's Games to Watch
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Marc Normandin

08-28

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Prospectus Preview: Thursday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

08-26

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Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

08-22

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Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

08-20

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Prospectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to Watch
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Marc Normandin

08-17

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Prospectus Preview: Sunday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

08-07

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Prospectus Preview: Thursday's Games to Watch
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Marc Normandin

07-25

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Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

07-24

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Prospectus Preview: Thursday's Games to Watch
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Marc Normandin

07-18

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Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

07-13

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Prospectus Preview: Sunday's Games to Watch
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Marc Normandin

05-30

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Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

05-29

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Prospectus Preview: Thursday's Games to Watch
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Marc Normandin

05-25

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Prospectus Preview: Sunday's Games to Watch
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Marc Normandin

05-19

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Prospectus Preview: Monday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

05-18

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Prospectus Preview: Sunday's Games to Watch
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Marc Normandin

05-11

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Prospectus Preview: Sunday's Games to Watch
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Marc Normandin

09-06

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Prospectus Toolbox: The Playoff Odds Report
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Derek Jacques

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

06-28

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Lies, Damned Lies: We are Elo?
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Nate Silver

09-23

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Playoff Odds Report, Redux
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Clay Davenport

08-13

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Lies, Damned Lies: A Roll of the Dice
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Nate Silver

07-16

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Mid-Season Review
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Nate Silver

05-09

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Prospectus Today: In Pythagoras We Trust
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Joe Sheehan

05-01

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Adjusting for Context
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Clay Davenport

08-06

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The Daily Prospectus: Eight Teams, Two Spots, One Column
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Joe Sheehan

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March 15, 2010 12:31 pm

Ahead in the Count: The No Turnover Standings

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Matt Swartz

What would happen if players had to stay with the teams who originally drafted or signed them as amateurs?

"Loyalty to any one sports team is pretty hard to justify because the players are always changing, the team can move to another city, you're actually rooting for the clothes when you get right down to it. You know what I mean? You are standing and cheering and yelling for your clothes to beat the clothes from another city. Fans will be so in love with a player, but if he goes to another team, they boo him. This is the same human being in a different shirt! They hate him now! Boo! Different shirt!! Boo!"

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February 3, 2010 11:43 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Lay of the Land

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Jay Jaffe

From several angles, the AL West could prove to be the best division in baseball.

In preparing a recent column regarding the Dodgers' payroll situation, I made reference to the competitive ecology in which the team competes. "Competitive ecology" is a phrase introduced into the Baseball Prospectus lexicon by Keith Woolner, who wrote about it several times in the context of market-size issues and better revenue-sharing plans. For my money, he summarized it best in a pre-BP post to a Red Sox mailing list that was far ahead of its time:

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September 23, 2009 1:00 pm

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Underachieving Class of 2009

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Jay Jaffe

Four, count'em, four teams are making their cases for being enlisted in the annals of all-time ignominy.

Last week, I checked in on the Angels' quest to make sabermetric history. Examining their third-order Pythagenpat projection-their Pythagorean record based upon their hits, walks, total bases, stolen bases, and outs of all kinds, as well as those of their opponents, all adjusted for park, league, and quality of competition-I discovered that they were on their way to becoming the first team to finish at least 10 games above their third-order projection for a second year in a row. At the time, the Halos' D3, the difference between their third-order wins and their actual wins as published in our Adjusted Standings report, was 11.5 games, but I noted that suggesting they were "on pace" for an even higher mark was a misnomer, since teams that are outperforming their Pythagorean records by wide margins in either direction tend to regress to the mean. As if on cue, that D3 has shrunk to 10.1 games at this writing.

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September 24, 2008 12:13 pm

Prospectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

Shaving things close in the AL Central, the reason why for getting wiggy in LA, and A's for inAdequacy at the plate.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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September 19, 2008 12:44 pm

Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch

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Marc Normandin

The Astros and Fish try stayin' alive, but the Phillies, Mets, and Brewers headline the duel for two playoff slots.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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September 17, 2008 12:54 pm

Prospectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

Playoff contenders are looking to some September call-ups to keep them in the hunt.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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September 14, 2008 12:58 pm

Prospectus Preview: Sunday's Games to Watch

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Marc Normandin

The soggy playoff picture might firm up some or get muddier still, plus a Fenway rematch between Doc Halladay and Jon Lester.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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September 13, 2008 12:26 pm

Prospectus Preview: Saturday's Games to Watch

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Marc Normandin

Further sifting of the wheat from the chaff on a doubleheader Saturday.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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September 8, 2008 12:26 pm

Prospectus Preview: Monday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

The Red Sox test the Rays, the Blue Jays try to spoil everything, and it's do or die for the D'backs.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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August 31, 2008 12:30 pm

Prospectus Preview: Sunday's Games to Watch

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Marc Normandin

Contenders butting heads, aces take the hill, and the Rays may be unstoppable.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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August 28, 2008 11:55 am

Prospectus Preview: Thursday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

Sox go for the Stadium sweep with Moose on the loose, the Dodgers fall down, and a Phillies-Cubs clash with October implications.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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August 26, 2008 12:42 pm

Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

Moyer brings his tired old amazing act to the Mets, Halladay tries to slow the Longoria-less Rays, and more tilting toward September.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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