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10-18

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On the Beat: Making the Tigers Roar
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John Perrotto

06-26

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19

Baseball ProGUESTus: Jeff Clement, Mike Morse, and the Value of Making Mistakes
by
Graham MacAree

02-22

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28

Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview
by
Derek Carty and Michael Jong

01-13

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61

Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in Motion
by
Jonathan Bernhardt

11-10

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20

Prospectus Hit and Run: Beltran's Next Stop
by
Jay Jaffe

10-19

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23

World Series Prospectus: The Midwest Showdown
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Baseball Prospectus

08-22

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8

Collateral Damage: One Wrong Move
by
Corey Dawkins and Ben Lindbergh

08-17

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18

Collateral Damage: Giant Problems
by
Corey Dawkins and Ben Lindbergh

08-04

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3

On the Beat: A Pence for His Thoughts
by
John Perrotto

08-04

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6

Spinning Yarn: Counsell for the Defense
by
Mike Fast

07-18

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8

Collateral Damage: The Hidden Pain
by
Corey Dawkins and Ben Lindbergh

07-15

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14

On the Beat: Invasion of the Young Arms
by
John Perrotto

05-23

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8

Collateral Damage: Of the Byrds and the Beaned
by
Corey Dawkins and Ben Lindbergh

04-13

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8

On the Beat: Under Pressure
by
John Perrotto

04-11

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7

Collateral Damage: More on the Core
by
Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

10-11

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7

GM for a Day: Pittsburgh Pirates
by
John Perrotto

09-01

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8

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

08-27

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43

Ahead in the Count: The Clutch and The Shifted
by
Matt Swartz

08-27

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16

On the Beat: Building Something Special
by
John Perrotto

08-25

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42

On the Beat: Playing from Behind
by
John Perrotto

08-02

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3

On the Beat: An ex-reliever's toughest save
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John Perrotto

07-30

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5

On the Beat: Seeking Perfection
by
John Perrotto

07-26

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5

On the Beat: Padres are Riding The Wave
by
John Perrotto

07-23

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10

On the Beat: Why is it The Year of The Pitcher?
by
John Perrotto

07-13

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11

All-Star Home Run Derby: Big Papi Takes The Crown
by
Jesse Behr

07-12

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9

On the Beat: The Dodgers Hang In There
by
John Perrotto

07-07

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13

On the Beat: Wednesday Update: The A's Uphill Climb
by
John Perrotto

05-28

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Minor League History: May 24 - May 30
by
Geoff Young

05-27

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3

Prospectus Q&A: Scott Kazmir
by
David Laurila

05-07

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7

Prospectus Q&A: Dave Baldwin
by
David Laurila

04-12

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14

Baseball Therapy: Credit Where It's Due, Part 2
by
Russell A. Carleton

04-04

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3

Prospectus Q&A: Buck Showalter
by
David Laurila

03-07

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Prospectus Q&A: Chaz Scoggins
by
David Laurila

12-10

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9

On the Beat: Day Three of the Winter Meetings
by
John Perrotto

12-06

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9

On the Beat: Pre-Winter Meetings Shopping Lists
by
John Perrotto

10-06

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6

Playoff Prospectus: Post-Season Ballparks
by
Clay Davenport

09-16

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17

On the Beat: Midweek Update
by
John Perrotto

08-30

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On the Beat: Weekend Roundup
by
John Perrotto

08-26

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13

You Could Look It Up: Don't Fence Me In
by
Steven Goldman

08-02

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5

On the Beat: Rust Belt Teams Rusted Out?
by
John Perrotto

05-31

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12

On the Beat: Weekend Roundup
by
John Perrotto

04-12

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7

On the Beat: Week One Wrap
by
John Perrotto

12-07

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5

Every Given Sunday: Winter Meetings Preview
by
John Perrotto

11-09

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11

Every Given Sunday: Getting Ink Done
by
John Perrotto

11-05

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7

On the Beat: Honeymoons and Divorces
by
John Perrotto

11-02

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Every Given Sunday: Off-season Moves
by
John Perrotto

10-08

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3

Player Profile: Jayson Werth
by
Marc Normandin, Eric Seidman and Kevin Goldstein

10-05

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3

Every Given Sunday: Management Teams in the News
by
John Perrotto

09-21

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Every Given Sunday: Winding Down
by
John Perrotto

08-31

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Every Given Sunday: Moving Forward to Rewind
by
John Perrotto

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May 23, 2011 9:00 am

Collateral Damage: Of the Byrds and the Beaned

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Corey Dawkins and Ben Lindbergh

Marlon Byrd gets beaned, Josh Johnson and Jason Heyward can't shoulder the load, and a series of strains disables stars and scrubs alike.

Maybe it's the extra day between columns or maybe word got around that we didn't have enough to do this weekend, but the influx of injury news was kicked up another notch in recent days. It wasn't just the sheer number of injuries, but their range, spanning everything from the routine to the downright scary, and affecting everyone from role players to key pieces.

Marlon Byrd, CHN (Multiple facial fractures)
One of the things that isn't really taught but rather learned through experience is being able to glean something about the severity of an injury from a player’s reaction. Some players have been known to be dramatic in hopes of getting a call, but when something truly serious happens, everyone knows it. Beanings of any kind are scary, but Byrd's reaction after his told us all we really needed to know. He was immediately removed from the game and taken to Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, where he stayed overnight and was eventually diagnosed with multiple facial fractures, among other injuries.


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April 13, 2011 9:00 am

On the Beat: Under Pressure

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John Perrotto

Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke knows that with Prince Fielder in the final year of his contract, the time to win is now.

It would hard to envision a much tougher scenario for a rookie manager than the one Ron Roenicke faced just over a week ago. By the time his first spring training ended, the Brewers skipper was without ace right-hander Zack Greinke, catcher Jonathan Lucroy, and right fielder Corey Hart, as all were injured. On Opening Day, the Brewers took a 6-3 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning against the Reds at Great American Ball Park, but closer John Axford gave up four runs, including Ramon Hernandez's game-winning three-run home run. The Brewers wound up being swept by the Reds in the three-game series, then lost their home opener to the Braves.

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April 11, 2011 9:00 am

Collateral Damage: More on the Core

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Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

Two AL shortstops go down with oblique injuries, Kevin Slowey is hurt yet again, and the Angels can't stop the bleeding.

We somehow got through the weekend without any other hitters requiring an appendectomy. However, the other type of injury that has hit the headlines again and again in the early going—having claimed Evan Longoria, Corey Hart, Brian Matusz, Brian Wilson, and others already in 2011—returned in full force, so we'll start there.

J.J. Hardy, BAL (Strained left oblique)

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October 11, 2010 8:00 am

GM for a Day: Pittsburgh Pirates

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John Perrotto

What do you get for the team that needs everything? Pitching, pitching, and more pitching.

The good news about trying to right the Pirates this winter is that the list of things to do is clearly defined. Coming off a 57-105 season that was the franchise's worst since 1952—the 42-112 team made famous by Joe Garagiola for years on NBC's Game of the Week—the Pirates need everything. After all, they fired their manager after finishing last in the major leagues in runs allowed (5.35 per game) and Defensive Efficiency (.673), and last in the National League and next-to-last in the majors in runs scored (3.62 per game).

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September 1, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Manny Being Manny with a SAP Button

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John Perrotto

Manny Ramirez has an odd first press conference with the White Sox, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

Very little information was revealed by Manny Ramirez in the mercurial slugger's introductory press conference Tuesday afternoon. In fact, about the only thing that was clear during the bizarre 10-minute affair was that non-answers and clichés spoken in Spanish translate into non-answers and clichés in English.

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Do hitters who face a shift actually have an advantage?

Picture this: David Ortiz steps to the plate in a tie game with runners on first and second in the bottom of the ninth inning. He gets into a deep count and lines a base hit over the right side of the infield to score the winning run. You’ve seen this time and again. 

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August 27, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Building Something Special

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John Perrotto

The Athletics' young rotation is showing flashes of greatness along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

Considering the Athletics were among the very first major-league teams to embrace sabermetrics, it is only fitting that manager Bob Geren believes he has found the formula for success. While Geren's formula is not mathematical in nature, the numbers of the byproduct are quite impressive.

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The favorite Cardinals must chase down the Reds to repeat as NL Central champions, along with news and notes from around the majors.

The Cardinals were considered to have the easiest road to a division title when the season began. PECOTA pegged them to win the National League Central by nine games. Furthermore, the Cardinals were universally picked to repeat as division champions by all the pre-season publications.

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August 2, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: An ex-reliever's toughest save

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John Perrotto

Interim GM Jerry Dipoto tries to retool the Diamondbacks, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

Jerry Dipoto knows all about stepping into sticky situations. He spent eight seasons as a relief pitcher in the major leagues from 1993-2000, appearing in 390 games for the Indians, Mets, and Rockies.

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Joe Girardi is happy with his Yankees but thinks they are capable of more, along with other news and notes from the major leagues.

Joe Girardi isn't a taskmaster. The Yankees' manager might occasionally get thrown out of a game, but he's not much of a screamer or yeller and rarely draws attention to himself. Billy Martin he is not.

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July 26, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Padres are Riding The Wave

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John Perrotto

San Diego has used season-long momentum to lead the NL West along with other notes from around the major leagues.

Bud Black is a very astute baseball man. He was a deep thinker as a major-league pitcher then made his mark following his playing career working in the Indians' front office and as the Angels' pitching coach before being hired as the Padres' manager prior to the 2007 season.

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July 23, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Why is it The Year of The Pitcher?

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John Perrotto

Various star players weigh in on why they think pitching is back in vogue in the major leagues.

The 2010 season has been the "Year of the Pitcher." How do we know this to be true? Because seemingly everyone connected to baseball says it is. National magazines run cover stories saying this is the Year of the Pitcher. National television broadcasters say it, too. And so do many of the players.

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