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08-01

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BP Unfiltered: Professional Courtesy, and How August Works
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Sam Miller

08-19

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The Call-Up: Xander Bogaerts
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Chris Mellen and Paul Sporer

04-30

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Raising Aces: There's Something About Farrell
by
Doug Thorburn

04-20

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The Call-Up: Allen Webster
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

04-01

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The Call-Up: Jackie Bradley, Jr.
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Chris Mellen and Bret Sayre

03-27

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6

Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Cautiously Optimistic
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Matthew Kory and Paul Sporer

02-23

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BP Unfiltered: Grapefruit League Journal: Boston Red Sox
by
Mike Ferrin

02-07

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Out of Left Field: Shorting the Red Sox
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Matthew Kory

02-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 131: 2013 Season Preview Series: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

12-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 105: Will R.A. Dickey's Knuckleball Be Better in the Dome?/Do the Red Sox Have a Consistent Philosophy?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 101: Learning to Like Youkilis/What the Diamondbacks Got Back for Bauer/Why Do Teams Love Lefty Starters?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 97: Why Couldn't Koji Uehara Get a Bigger Contract?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-04

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7

Transaction Analysis: Boston, Napoli Married
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Sam Miller

11-29

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

11-28

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Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, November 28
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Daniel Rathman

11-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 75: The David Ortiz Decision and the Offseason Outlook for the Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-23

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7

BP Unfiltered: How Unusual Was Bobby Valentine's Decision to Pinch-Hit for Jose Iglesias?
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Ben Lindbergh

09-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 36: How Not to Solve the Yankees' Problems/Bobby Valentine Says Some More Strange Things
by
Ben Lindbergh and Jason Wojciechowski

08-29

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Sobsequy: Compensation: A Dialogue Between Theo Epstein and Ben Cherington
by
Adam Sobsey

08-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 29: The Future of the Red Sox and Dodgers, and Roger Clemens' Comeback
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-27

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29

Bizball: The Priciest Trade Ever Made
by
Maury Brown

08-17

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BP Unfiltered: Clay Buchholz Does the Splits
by
Dan Brooks

08-14

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PITCHf/x Profile: Dissecting the Decline of Josh Beckett
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Dan Brooks

07-06

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Overthinking It: A Prospect Named Shaq, a Streak of 16 Strikeouts, and the Pain of Playing Baseball
by
Ben Lindbergh

07-05

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BP Unfiltered: Aaron Cook and .8 Per Nine
by
Ben Lindbergh

07-02

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Out of Left Field: Williams, Yastrzemski, Nava
by
Matthew Kory

06-25

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

05-18

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Overthinking It: How Big Papi Got His Bat Back
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Ben Lindbergh

04-23

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Out of Left Field: Designing a Nervous Breakdown
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Matthew Kory

04-17

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox, April 14
by
Adam Sobsey

02-02

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28

Overthinking It: The Overlooked Overlooked Hall of Famers
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Ben Lindbergh

09-29

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11

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

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

09-30

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Boston Red Sox
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Jay Jaffe, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-01

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On the Beat: Manny Being Manny with a SAP Button
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John Perrotto

06-18

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15

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

06-07

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Ahead in the Count: Production and the Draft
by
Matt Swartz

06-04

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Ahead in the Count: No Turnover Standings Breakdown
by
Matt Swartz

04-04

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29

Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-28

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15

On the Beat: Weekend Update
by
John Perrotto

03-19

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7

Player Profile: Nomar Garciaparra
by
Marc Normandin

03-07

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Prospectus Q&A: Chaz Scoggins
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David Laurila

10-12

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34

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Boston Red Sox
by
Baseball Prospectus

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three, Red Sox versus Angels
by
David Laurila

10-08

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7

Playoff Prospectus: Angels versus Red Sox LDS
by
Christina Kahrl

04-06

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28

Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

01-28

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43

Future Shock: Red Sox Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

10-26

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Every Given Sunday: Wish Lists and Intentions
by
John Perrotto

10-17

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On the Beat: ALCS Game Five
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John Perrotto

10-13

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Player Profile: Jon Lester
by
Marc Normandin and Eric Seidman

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December 4, 2012 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Boston, Napoli Married

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Sam Miller

The Red Sox get the catcher they wanted two years ago, though he's likely not a catcher any more.

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High-ceiling Xander Bogaerts heads the Red Sox crop.

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November 28, 2012 5:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, November 28

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Daniel Rathman

David Wright disputes reports about the state of his extension talks, the Dodgers are determined to go big for Zack Greinke, and the Red Sox shop a player they traded for less than a year ago.

After watching the Angels bullpen blow an American League-high 22 saves last year, general manager Jerry DiPoto was determined to fortify his late-inning staff. DiPoto made his first move to that end on Tuesday morning, striking a one-year deal with Ryan Madson, who missed the 2012 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Meanwhile, after adding Scott Baker to the Cubs rotation earlier this month, Theo Epstein snagged another low-cost righty in Scott Feldman, who will reportedly earn $6-7 million next year.

Here are three other rumors that surfaced amid those signings:

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Ben and Sam welcome Matthew Kory to the podcast to discuss the David Ortiz contract negotiations and the outlook for the Red Sox this winter.

Ben and Sam welcome Matthew Kory to the podcast to discuss the David Ortiz contract negotiations and the outlook for the Red Sox this winter.

Episode 75: "The David Ortiz Decision and the Offseason Outlook for the Red Sox"

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Looking for examples of a similarly strange managerial move.

Last Sunday, Bobby Valentine pinch-hit for Jose Iglesias with two outs and a 2-2 count in the seventh inning of a scoreless game against the Blue Jays. Iglesias wasn’t hurt. Toronto hadn’t changed pitchers. However, the situation had changed slightly: on the last pitch Iglesias saw, Pedro Ciriaco stole second. Iglesias is a weak hitter (at that point, he was 2-for-28 on the season), so with a runner in scoring position, Valentine called for Daniel Nava to drive him in. Had Ciriaco not stolen second, Valentine would have left Iglesias in to play defense. Maybe he wished he had after Nava grounded out on the next pitch.

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It's an all-AL East episode, as Ben and substitute co-host Jason Wojciechowski discuss a counterproductive proposal to fix what ails the Yankees, then talk about the latest Bobby Valentine controversy.

It's an all-AL East episode, as Ben and substitute co-host Jason Wojciechowski discuss a counterproductive proposal to fix what ails the Yankees, then talk about the latest Bobby Valentine controversy.

Episode 36: "How Not to Solve the Yankees' Problems/Bobby Valentine Says Some More Strange Things"

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According to a transcript unearthed by Adam, Theo Epstein almost derailed the Dodgers-Red Sox mega-trade with a call to his old friend Ben.

Days ago, the Red Sox and Dodgers pulled off the most expensive trade in history, but a just-released recording of an August 20 telephone conversation between Boston GM Ben Cherington and his predecessor, Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, reveals that it very nearly never came about.

Cherington: Hello?

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Ben and Sam discuss the futures of the two teams involved in the weekend's blockbuster trade, then talk about whether the Astros would benefit from signing Roger Clemens.

Ben and Sam discuss the futures of the two teams involved in the weekend's blockbuster trade, then talk about whether the Astros would benefit from signing Roger Clemens.

Effectively Wild Episode 29: "The Future of the Red Sox and Dodgers, and Roger Clemens' Comeback"

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August 27, 2012 5:00 am

Bizball: The Priciest Trade Ever Made

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Maury Brown

A look at the Boston/LA deal that set a record for the most money ever involved in a Major League Baseball trade.

On Saturday, the baseball world saw what it often likes to see in a true blockbuster trade. There may be regrets when all is said and done, but for now, the sides each got what they were looking for. The Red Sox, who had the league’s third-highest Opening Day payroll ($175,249,119), got little aside from salary relief in the deal ; the owners of the Dodgers, who on May 1 closed a $2.15 billion sale, were looking to not only make the playoffs but run clean through to a World Series championship.

As we covered on Saturday here at BP, the nine player deal had the Red Sox trading right-hander Josh Beckett, left fielder Carl Crawford, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, infielder Nick Punto, and reportedly $12 million cash considerations to the Los Angeles Dodgers for first baseman James Loney, infielder Ivan DeJesus, Jr., right hander Allen Webster, and two players to be named later. Those two players are rumored to be Rubby de la Rosa and Jerry Sands.

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Clay Buchholz is known for throwing a nasty changeup, but he's added a new off-speed pitch to his arsenal in 2012.

Clay Buchholz has added a splitter this year to go with his well-known (and devastating) changeup. We first noticed this back when he was throwing one or two per game, but now it’s not unusual to see him throw a nice cluster of splitters in each start. A comparison between his pre-splitter and post-splitter pitch graphs is shown below:

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Josh Beckett isn't the ace he was in 2007, but what about him has changed over the past five seasons?

In 2007, Josh Beckett finished second in the AL Cy Young voting. He led the league with 20 wins. He was a 4.8 PWARP player, good for third in MLB. He struck out 8.7 batters per nine innings and finished with 194 punchouts.

Fast forward to 2012. Beckett’s win-loss record is 5-9; more importantly, his walk rate is up, and his strikeout rate is down. He’s been worth 0.5 PWARP, good for 174th in baseball.

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A 2012 draftee has struck out in his first 16 at-bats as a professional. What does that say about him? And more importantly, what does it say about baseball?

One month ago today, the Red Sox selected Shaquille Green-Thompson in the 18th round of the amateur draft. Nine days later, they signed him to a contract. This was important for an obvious reason: if Green-Thompson signed and went on to play professional baseball, there would be a professional baseball player named Shaq. But as it turns out, the selection was even more important for another reason: Shaq Green-Thompson was about to remind us how hard it is to play baseball.

Green-Thompson is a 6-foot-2, 225-pound, right-handed-hitting-and-throwing outfielder. But that’s sort of a secondary definition—you can’t bring up his baseball abilities without burying the lead. That's because Green-Thompson is also one of the best 18-year-old football prospects in the country.

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