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01-30

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Wezen-Ball: The 1948 World Series, Game1: A Radio Diary
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Larry Granillo

10-02

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16

Head Games: The Other Thing R.A. Dickey Does Well
by
Will Woods

06-22

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15

Raising Aces: A Slide Step in the Wrong Direction
by
Doug Thorburn

02-15

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5

Collateral Damage: The DL Kings: Alex Escobar
by
Corey Dawkins

02-10

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14

The Stats Go Marching In: What Are the Rays Expecting from Jose Molina?
by
Max Marchi

01-13

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61

Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in Motion
by
Jonathan Bernhardt

10-31

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11

Baseball ProGUESTus: Silly Goose: Mariano Rivera and the Myth of the Seven-Out Save
by
Kevin Baker

10-23

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World Series Prospectus: Once, Twice, Three Times a Long Ball
by
Jay Jaffe

09-28

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11

Prospectus Hit and Run: A Night in the Life of Team Entropy
by
Jay Jaffe

05-30

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: U Got the Look: Fielding, Part II
by
Jason Parks

03-30

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5

The BP Wayback Machine: Baseball's Hilbert Problems
by
Keith Woolner

03-04

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Impact of World Series Starts (or How Much Was Jack Morris Really Worth?)
by
Sean Smith

12-31

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Prospectus Q&A: Best of Q&A 2010
by
David Laurila

11-02

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

10-27

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16

World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic Memories
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Baseball Prospectus

10-26

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19

World Series Prospectus: World Series Preview
by
Christina Kahrl

10-24

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11

Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Six Recap
by
Christina Kahrl

10-14

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17

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Rangers vs. Yankees
by
Jay Jaffe

10-05

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19

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Twins vs. Yankees
by
Jay Jaffe

10-05

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6

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview : Phillies vs. Reds
by
Christina Kahrl

08-29

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Between The Numbers: The PITCHf/x Summit Quasi-Liveblog
by
Ben Lindbergh

07-14

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23

All-Star Game: Observations from Anaheim
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Christina Kahrl

06-18

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Prospectus Q&A: Davey Lopes
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David Laurila

06-11

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Campus Notes: Super Regionals Preview, Part 2
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Charles Dahan

05-05

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15

Checking the Numbers: Catchers on Catching
by
Eric Seidman

04-04

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Prospectus Q&A: Buck Showalter
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David Laurila

03-17

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Prospectus Q&A: Tom Goodwin
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David Laurila

03-07

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Prospectus Q&A: Chaz Scoggins
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David Laurila

01-25

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63

Prospectus Roundtable: Analyzing RoboPitcher
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Baseball Prospectus

01-11

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16

Checking the Numbers: Side Effects on Pitchers' Hitting
by
Russell A. Carleton and Eric Seidman

10-28

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25

World Series Prospectus: Yankees versus Phillies Preview
by
Jay Jaffe

10-23

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44

Prospectus Today: Speed Up for a Showdown
by
Joe Sheehan

10-20

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67

Prospectus Today: Putting the Drama in Drama Season
by
Joe Sheehan

10-18

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Prospectus Q&A: Ron Roenicke
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David Laurila

10-15

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33

Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers vs. Phillies LCS
by
Jay Jaffe

10-14

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42

Prospectus Today: A Triple Play of Division Series Post Mortems
by
Joe Sheehan

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: Angels versus Red Sox LDS
by
Christina Kahrl

10-07

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46

Prospectus Today: Who Can Say No to Twins?
by
Joe Sheehan

07-10

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11

Prospectus Hit List: Back in the Saddle Again
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Jay Jaffe

07-07

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60

Prospectus Today: A Modest All-Star Proposal
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Joe Sheehan

05-20

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Prospectus Q&A: Toby Harrah, Part 2
by
David Laurila

05-18

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34

Prospectus Today: The Play
by
Joe Sheehan

05-01

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12

Prospectus Hit List: Back to Earth
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Jay Jaffe

02-22

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11

Prospectus Q&A: George Thorogood
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David Laurila

10-28

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10

Prospectus Hit and Run: (Near) Hitless Wonders
by
Jay Jaffe

10-28

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2

You Could Look It Up: Called for Anticipation?
by
Steven Goldman

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: Red Sox versus Rays
by
Christina Kahrl

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers versus Phillies
by
Jay Jaffe

10-01

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Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers versus Cubs
by
Christina Kahrl

10-01

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Playoff Prospectus: Phillies versus Brewers
by
Jay Jaffe

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Talking to catchers can help us understand what might improve defensive metrics for the position.

Let me start out by saying that I am fascinated by catchers, players who garner a great deal of value simply by playing a certain position. One of the major spurs of my interest is the lack of a definitive measure quantifying their defensive contributions. It might be on the easy side of the spectrum to note which catchers excel at their position as well as which could use some work, but those are vague and qualitative attributes. There have certainly been attempts to quantify what a catcher adds or subtracts with his non-offensive responsibilities but nothing has really caught on with any force, concretely convincing fans through points of difference, or by being offered on a website.

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A conversation about analysis and the game with the former skipper and present-day talking head.

Buck Showalter is in many ways an old-school baseball man, but that doesn’t mean the former Yankees, Diamondbacks, and Rangers skipper doesn‘t value data -- or that he hasn’t for more than three decades. He unmistakably understands the mechanics of the game. Currently an analyst for ESPN, Showalter offered his thoughts on a variety of subjects, including how the game has (and hasn’t) changed, why Paul O’Neill could hit southpaws, why switch-sliders make good switch-hitters, and what makes the Twins the Twins.

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March 17, 2010 11:29 am

Prospectus Q&A: Tom Goodwin

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David Laurila

The Red Sox outfield and baserunning instructor reflects on his career as a ballplayer.

Tom Goodwin loves the running game. The erstwhile speedster stole 369 bases in his big-league career, four times topping the 50 mark in a season and once swiping 66. A first-round pick by the Dodgers in 1989, he played for six teams over parts of 14 seasons and now serves as a roving outfield and baserunning instructor in the Boston organization. Goodwin sat down with Baseball Prospectus late in the 2009 season in Lowell, Mass., where he was tutoring members of the Red Sox's short-season affiliate.

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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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An exercise in thinking theoretically about player value.

The following is an edited transcript of an in-house discussion among the Baseball Prospectus team about a hypothetical pitcher capable of delivering a guaranteed performance.

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How having to hit or run the bases affects pitching performance in DH-less ballgames.

Let's play myth-busters, shall we?

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October 28, 2009 1:11 am

World Series Prospectus: Yankees versus Phillies Preview

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Jay Jaffe

Will the Phillies establish a mini-dynasty, or will the Yankees add to their crowded trophy case with another title?

A year ago, the Phillies broke a 28-year-old title drought by winning the World Series, defeating the upstart Rays in five games. After winning 93 games in the regular season and tidily dispatching both the Rockies and the Dodgers in the first two rounds, they're back to defend their crown with a cast that's largely the same, save for summer acquisition Cliff Lee. They're the first NL team to repeat as pennant winners since the 1995-1996 Braves, and if they win the World Series, they'll be they first senior circuit club to do so since the 1975-1976 Reds.

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October 23, 2009 1:43 pm

Prospectus Today: Speed Up for a Showdown

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Joe Sheehan

A few brief flurries of action decided Game Five, setting up a critical Game Six in the ALCS.

The remarkable thing about last night's ALCS Game Five is how quickly things happened. After John Lackey escaped a two-on, no-out situation in the first inning, the Angels jumped on A.J. Burnett like a linebacker on a fumble, scoring four runs on 12 pitches over seven minutes and 32 seconds. Bobby Abreu, Torii Hunter, and Vladimir Guerrero went double/single/double on three consecutive pitches at one point. When it was over, the Angels had their first multi-run lead of the series and, with their ace on the mound, seemed to be in fantastic shape.

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October 20, 2009 1:59 pm

Prospectus Today: Putting the Drama in Drama Season

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Joe Sheehan

Two tight games later, and we're back to being spoiled by great October action.

This postseason becomes a bit more ridiculous with each passing day. Counting the AL Central playoff, we've had 21 games since the regular season ended on October 4. Five have gone to extra innings. Three saw the lead change hands after one team was down to its final out. In 14 games, the tying or tie-breaking run has come to the plate in the ninth inning. Yesterday featured six lead changes, two extra innings, and the Phillies winning a game that they trailed through 26 outs-for the second time in just six games. It was a day that could make baseball fans out of people who had never heard of the game, or just remind the devoted of why they keep coming back.

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A conversation with the Angels' bench coach about in-game tactics, baserunning as an Anaheim brand of baseball, and more.

An often overlooked role in baseball is that of the bench coach, and few do the job better than Ron Roenicke. Mike Scioscia's right-hand man for each of the past four seasons, the 53-year-old Roenicke assumed his current duties after having served as the Angels' third-base coach for six years, stepping in when Joe Maddon left to become the manager in Tampa Bay. Roenicke himself is a candidate for a managerial position, as the former minor league skipper is reportedly among those being considered to fill the vacancy in Cleveland. Roenicke talked about his responsibilities as a bench coach and shared some of his philosophies on the game when the Angels visited Fenway Park in mid-September.

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October 15, 2009 11:38 am

Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers vs. Phillies LCS

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Jay Jaffe

A rematch of last season's pennant joust figures to be a much more interesting matchup... favoring who?

It's dj v all over again. For the second year in a row, the Phillies and Dodgers face off in the National League Championship Series. Last year, Charlie Manuel's club beat Joe Torre and company in five games en route to their first World Championship in 28 years, with the series turning on Matt Stairs' pinch homer off of Jonathan Broxton in the eighth inning of Game Four. This time, the Dodgers have the home-field advantage, having compiled the best record in the league and then swept the Cardinals in the first round in convincing fashion, shaking out of a brief slump which saw them lose a season-high five straight games between clinching a spot in the playoffs on September 26 and wrapping up the NL West flag on October 3. The Phillies shook off a late-season slump of their own to squeak by the Rockies in four games during their first-round matchup.

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October 14, 2009 12:52 am

Prospectus Today: A Triple Play of Division Series Post Mortems

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Joe Sheehan

Thirteen total games is hardly a fair representation of four series that all featured close games and some questionable decisions.

It feels like we deserved more than this. A week ago, three of the four postseason series seemed so evenly matched as to defy prediction. Two of those three did just that, but not in the way expected. The Cardinals scored six runs in three games en route to being eliminated by the Dodgers, and the Red Sox weren't much better in being swept by the Angels. The Twins, as expected, went down to the Yankees despite mostly holding down the game's best offense.

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