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06-25

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Out of Left Field: Curt Schilling's Blood Runs Deep
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Matthew Kory

02-20

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Prospectus Preview: AL East 2012 Preseason Preview
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Collette

09-29

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Boston Red Sox
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Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

05-10

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26

Wezen-Ball: Your Handy Dandy Mascot Guide
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Larry Granillo

12-10

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On the Beat: A Winter for Run Production
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John Perrotto

08-05

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23

Prospectus Perspective: The Magical Magic of Yankees-Red Sox
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Steven Goldman

06-18

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You Could Look It Up: What's Wrong with the Red Sox?
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Steven Goldman

03-28

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On the Beat: Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

03-24

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Team Health Reports: Boston Red Sox
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Will Carroll

03-07

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Prospectus Q&A: Chaz Scoggins
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David Laurila

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: Angels versus Red Sox LDS
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Christina Kahrl

08-24

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Checking the Numbers: What Can Wagner Do For You?
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Eric Seidman

06-10

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On the Beat: Mid-Week Roundup
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John Perrotto

04-12

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On the Beat: Week One Wrap
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John Perrotto

12-07

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Every Given Sunday: Winter Meetings Preview
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John Perrotto

10-17

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On the Beat: ALCS Game Five
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John Perrotto

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day Wrap-Up
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Christina Kahrl

03-03

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The Week in Quotes: February 25-March 2
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Alex Carnevale

02-20

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Team Health Reports: Boston Red Sox
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Will Carroll

11-02

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Future Shock: Red Sox Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Report
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John Perrotto

05-14

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Lies, Damned Lies: Tweaking the Market Size Model
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Nate Silver

03-12

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The Week in Quotes: March 5-12
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Alex Carnevale

02-28

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Hope and Faith: How the Boston Red Sox Can Win the World Series
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Keith Woolner

06-14

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Schrodinger's Bat: A Kid (finally) Bids Fenway Hello
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Dan Fox

06-06

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Prospectus Matchups: Going to Radio City
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Jim Baker

04-14

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Prospectus Notebook: Red Sox, Devil Rays
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Baseball Prospectus

04-12

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Prospectus Today: Big Papi's Big Deal
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Joe Sheehan

11-09

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Prospectus Notebook: Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Cubs
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Baseball Prospectus

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: Division Series, Day Four
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Paul Swydan

07-15

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What Is Baseball Prospectus' Mind Game?
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Steven Goldman

04-03

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2005--Setting the Stage
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John Erhardt

04-01

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Transaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

03-21

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Projects the American League
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Nate Silver

10-12

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Prospectus Today: Looking Both Ways
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Joe Sheehan

07-08

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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

06-11

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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

02-27

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You Could Look It Up: Problems in Red Sox Management: A Tourist's Guide
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Steven Goldman

02-17

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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

10-09

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Prospectus Today: Both Barrels Blazing
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Joe Sheehan

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
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Gary Huckabay and Nate Silver

09-10

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Playoff Tiebreakers but Were Afraid to Ask
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Christian Ruzich

06-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 10-15
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Christina Kahrl

06-17

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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

05-01

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Prospectus Today: The Red Sox Bullpen
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Joe Sheehan

03-17

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The Impossible Dream
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Mark Armour

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: July 30-31, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: July 21-23, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

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It's not easy when kids want to root for their own stupid teams.

First watch this:

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February 20, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: AL East 2012 Preseason Preview

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R.J. Anderson and Jason Collette

Roundtable discussion of the most pressing issues facing each AL East team entering Spring Training

PECOTA Team Projections
Record: 72-90
Team WARP: 21.0
Team TAv: .264
Runs Scored: 701
Runs Allowed: 798
Team FRAA: -11.4







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September 29, 2011 2:33 pm

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Boston Red Sox

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Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

A stench will linger from Boston's collapse, but the Sox will be elite again in 2012

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fadewhether in September (or before), the league division series, league championship series or World Series. It combines a broad overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski and Kevin Goldstein's farm-system overview.

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An attempt at an exhaustive guide to MLB mascots.

Oh, the mascot. Love 'em or hate 'em, they are as much a part of today's game as nine-figure contracts, HD ribbon boards, and journalistic digs at Alex Rodriguez.

These costumed, oversized creatures are clearly intended to appeal to the elementary school set, with their bright colors, funny shapes, and/or cartoon influences, but one need not look far to see that they often appeal to much older groups. The Racing Sausages, Mariner Moose, the Phillie Phanatic... people of all ages get excited by these classic mascots on a nightly basis.

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December 10, 2010 9:00 am

On the Beat: A Winter for Run Production

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John Perrotto

The Red Sox add a second big bat in Carl Crawford, along with news and notes from around the major leagues.

The Yankees always say that if they don't win the World Series then it has been an unsuccessful season. Their main rivals, the Red Sox, don't have standards quite that high, but it's close. When the Red Sox fail to make the postseason, Red Sox Nation considers it a failure.

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The basis of baseball's biggest rivalry may not make sense, but there is no denying the passion it sparks among fans.

(Editor's note: This is the first installment of Prospectus Perspective, a regular feature that will feature the opinions and perspectives of various Baseball Prospectus authors, notably Christina Kahrl, on a regular basis.)

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June 18, 2010 9:00 am

You Could Look It Up: What's Wrong with the Red Sox?

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Steven Goldman

The Red Sox could be playing in the wrong division in the wrong season as 95 games might not get them into the postseason.

Should the Red Sox pick up their pace by just a few games, they could find themselves in a unique place in the standings. While a handful of teams, such as the 1942 Dodgers, 1954 Yankees, and 1980 Orioles have found themselves locked out of the postseason despite winning 100 or more games, no team has ever won 100 games and finished third. The Sox, currently on a pace for 95 wins, would need to win 60 of their remaining 94 games to be the first, an unlikely but not impossible 103-win pace over a full season.

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March 28, 2010 12:05 pm

On the Beat: Weekend Update

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John Perrotto

Terry Francona believes in his new-look club, the Blue Jays move on without Doc, plus other MLB notes.

FORT MYERS, Fla.—The buzz phrase in Boston in the days following the Red Sox' quick elimination from the postseason last October was "bridge season." That is what Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said 2010 was going to be, because many of the organization's top prospects were not going to be ready to help at the major-league level until 2011.

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March 24, 2010 12:09 pm

Team Health Reports: Boston Red Sox

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Will Carroll

The Red Sox balance taking on injury risk with cutting-edge thinking.

 

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Revisiting a conversation with the long-time official scorer in Boston.

Chaz Scoggins has been the primary official scorer at Fenway Park for over 30 years. A long-time sportswriter for The Lowell Sun and a former president of the Baseball Writers Association of America, Scoggins sat down for this interview in December 2004.

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October 8, 2009 6:43 pm

Playoff Prospectus: Angels versus Red Sox LDS

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Christina Kahrl

It's a fourth spin in six years for these two teams, but will the outcome change this time around?

Well, this certainly seems familiar. One of the reliable features of a divisional playoff slate that involves twice as many ballclubs and wild-card teams makes for a few rematches, so it's not too much of a surprise that we get to see the Red Sox and Angels square off for a fourth time in six years in October. Perhaps it's the easy isolation of living in the Midwest, but there seems to be little of the overwrought provincial self-absorption for Angels fans, where they might deserve to be filled with equal parts trepidation and anticipation. Where the hysterics of Red Sox Nation would treat three series losses to the same opponent in five years in October-the very same opponent from the epic '86 ALCS no less-there seems to be no such elaborate attention devoted the equally desperate concerns of Angels fans for having to be the ones who have seen their team fight and falter before the Red Sox in those three LDS matchups. It can't be taken as too much of a surprise; no doubt there are Rangers fans still bitter over how their team was squashed thrice in four seasons by the Yankees in the late '90s, and no doubt Yankees fans, those East Coast sophisticates, were like so many crushers and enjoyed the stomping, and Red Sox fans are no doubt no different when it comes to their post-season entertainments.

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August 24, 2009 11:30 am

Checking the Numbers: What Can Wagner Do For You?

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Eric Seidman

How much do the Red Sox stand to gain if their waiver claim goes through?

By signing Francisco Rodriguez to a lucrative three-year deal and acquiring J.J. Putz from the Mariners over last winter, the Mets virtually ensured that their ties would be cut with Billy Wagner, the injured left-handed closer with an $8 million club option for 2010. After all, Putz has an option valued at $8.6 million next year, but with his market value plummeting due to ineffective outings and a subsequent injury and the team not willing to spend over $16 million on injury-prone set-up men or closers, Wagner clearly became the odd man out. Entering the season, PECOTA did not factor in Wagner's recovery from ulnar collateral ligament surgery, projecting a 3.03 ERA and 1.9 WXRL in 49 1/3 innings. Though his rehab and recovery was always going to preclude him from amassing a good chunk of playing time, many thought of Wagner as a potential bullpen boon to a contending Mets team upon his scheduled August return. Wagner did return this month, but with the Mets' nonexistent playoff hopes and confirmed lack of interest in exercising his option, as well as the waiver claim placed on his services by the Red Sox, Wagner may still find himself in the position to provide a bullpen boon to a contending team. But can he deliver, if given the chance?

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