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09-19

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The View from the Loge Level: The Alex Jackson Interviews
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Daron Sutton

09-09

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The BP Wayback Machine: A Fan's Quandary/A New Low
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Derek Zumsteg

09-03

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Transaction Analysis: The ReCall-Ups
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Sam Miller

08-26

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Notes About Baseball: Polling the Clubhouses: Kershaw or Felix?
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Rocco DeMaro

08-26

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The BP Wayback Machine: King Felix Arrives
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Jonah Keri

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price Trade
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R.J. Anderson, J.P. Breen, Sam Miller, Jordan Gorosh, Paul Sporer, Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Chris Denorfia is in the News!
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Mike Gianella and Jeff Quinton

07-25

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The Call-Up: Chris Taylor
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Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: Kendrys Redux
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

07-18

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Transaction Analysis: Cahilling Time
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R.J. Anderson

07-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: Don't Forget About Me
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J.P. Breen

07-09

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The Stash List: 13th Edition
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Bret Sayre

06-30

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Painting the Black: The Trade Deadline Preview
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R.J. Anderson

06-06

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Transaction Analysis: Dietrich Without the D
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R.J. Anderson

05-21

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BP Unfiltered: Very Important Player We Missed: James Jones
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Sam Miller

04-25

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Transaction Analysis: Ranklin' Franklin
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R.J. Anderson

04-07

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Pebble Hunting: It's Been One Week
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Sam Miller

03-31

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Transaction Analysis: Darling Starling Stands By Pittsburgh
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R.J. Anderson

03-28

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Prospectus Preview: AL West 2014 Preseason Preview
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Wojciechowski

03-07

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Painting the Black: Spring Flings
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R.J. Anderson

03-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 399: 2014 Season Preview Series: Seattle Mariners
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-24

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Rumor Roundup: Extending Trout
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Daniel Rathman

02-20

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Rumor Roundup: Whither Santana?
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Daniel Rathman

02-14

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Rumor Roundup: Extensions Afoot?
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Daniel Rathman

02-13

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Rumor Roundup: Catching Up with Catcher News
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Daniel Rathman

02-12

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Overthinking It: Where the Remaining Free Agents Would Matter the Most
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Ben Lindbergh

02-10

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Transaction Analysis: Reeling in Rodney
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

01-15

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Transaction Analysis: The Youngian Thing
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R.J. Anderson

12-19

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Transaction Analysis: The 13-Team TA
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Lindbergh, Ethan Purser and BP Fantasy Staff

12-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 352: The Day in Transactions
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-13

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Robinson Cano
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Ryan Parker

12-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 347: The Rule Changes, Trades, and Signings of Winter Meetings Day Three
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: Pound 2
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Sam Miller and Ben Carsley

12-10

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Rumor Roundup: Winter Meetings Day One Notes
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Daniel Rathman

12-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 344: The Robinson Cano Signing and Seattle's Dysfunctional Front Office
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-06

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Transaction Analysis: A Need Cano Basis
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Sam Miller and Bret Sayre

12-03

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Transaction Analysis: A Medley of Moves
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Ben Lindbergh, R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

11-12

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One Move: American League West
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Ben Carsley

11-06

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Fantasy Team Preview: Seattle Mariners
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Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre

09-06

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Raising Aces: Taijuan Walker, the Debut Ante
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Doug Thorburn

08-29

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The Call-Up: Taijuan Walker
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Jason Cole and Paul Sporer

08-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 273: The State of Seattle's Front Office/The Decline of CC Sabathia
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-23

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Eyewitness Accounts: August 23, 2013
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BP Prospect Staff

07-16

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Painting the Black: The Mariners Who May Be Moving
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R.J. Anderson

04-23

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Fantasy Beat: Hisashi Iwakuma and Better Stats
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Paul Sporer

04-11

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In A Pickle: Seattle's Past
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Jason Wojciechowski

03-05

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MLBDepthCharts: Seattle Mariners
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Jason Martinez

02-19

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Skewed Left: A Meeting of the Mariner DHs
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Zachary Levine

02-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 140: 2013 Series Preview: Seattle Mariners
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

08-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 28: Austin Jackson and Debating Defense/What Does the Mariners' Winning Streak Mean?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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September 19, 2014 6:00 am

The View from the Loge Level: The Alex Jackson Interviews

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Daron Sutton

The Mariners' top pick talks about transitioning from catcher to outfield--and from prep baseball to the pros.

Those who sit in this Loge Level openly admit to having an unprofessional bias favoring pitchers and catchers. That mindset really finds itself challenged when the realization hits that a talented prospect can work on either end of the battery but instead heads in a different direction. Twins no. 1 pick Nick Gordon was the top high school bat grabbed in the 2014 draft, but don’t overlook that he once touched 94 on the mound. Then there’s Alex Jackson, who was up next at sixth overall to the Mariners, and left the prep ranks as the nation's top catcher. A pitcher and a catcher are now a shortstop and an outfielder? How can this be? I guess we’ll get over it—after all, the brats and dogs are really unforgettable at the stand at the top of aisle 105, and this always seems to distract us.

Having a chance to speak with Jackson in June 2013 at the Perfect Game National Showcase, and then again this past Sunday night as part of the SiriusXM show MLB Roundtrip with Baseball Prospectus presented by Perfect Game, provided a unique perspective into this prospect’s development. First of all, the move that I sarcastically scolded above was a move that did not come as a huge surprise. He ran a 6.83 60 at the showcase and threw 98 mph from the outfield as well, proving as a catcher that he was truly athletic enough to move. But heading into his senior year at San Diego’s Rancho Bernardo HS, he was all in on wearing the gear.

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What do we do when our sport makes terrible people rich?

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In separate pieces in 2000 and 2004, Derek Zumsteg wrote the following features on the difficulty of rooting for players we might despise. In the first piece, he writes about the Mariners signing an accused wife beater. In the second, he revisits that move after the Mariners signed another player with a violent past. Both pieces, and the conclusions he ultimately draws, are still relevant in the wake of this week's NFL news.

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September 3, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The ReCall-Ups

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Sam Miller

Alex Guerrero finally gets his second at-bat, Taijuan Walker arrives just in time, Joe Saunders' brand new thing, and the non-prospect who just keeps hitting.

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'I'd let you pick and I'll take the other guy.'

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A classic BP piece on "what could one day be looked back upon as a slice of history."

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

On August 5, 2005, Baseball Prospectus published the following feature on some random Mariners game, chosen that week for Jonah Keri's Prospectus Game of the Week feature. Okay, not quite some random game. Felix Hernandez was making his first ever start in Seattle that day.

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The Mariners clear a logjam, the Tigers get another ace, and the Rays end years of speculation.

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July 31, 2014 3:18 pm

Transaction Analysis: Chris Denorfia is in the News!

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Mike Gianella and Jeff Quinton

Seattle gets a spare outfielder, gives up future spare outfielder.

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July 25, 2014 1:10 pm

The Call-Up: Chris Taylor

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Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

Trading for Kendrys Morales isn't the Mariners' only attempt at an offensive upgrade this week.

The Situation: The Mariners aren’t getting offensive production from the shortstop position at the major-league level, and Taylor has been swinging serious wood at the Triple-A level.

Background: Taylor was an unheralded fifth round selection in the 2012 draft from the University of Virginia despite showing fundamental defensive skills and wheels at the collegiate level. He’s made steady progress since turning pro, hitting at every level and really shining last fall in the prospect-heavy Arizona Fall League, with his gap-to-gap approach and leather ability at a premium spot.

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July 25, 2014 8:17 am

Transaction Analysis: Kendrys Redux

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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

The Mariners finally get their man (back)

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July 18, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Cahilling Time

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R.J. Anderson

The Diamondbacks recall Trevor Cahill, the Mariners release John Buck, and Brad Mills costs Toronto less than a buck.

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July 9, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Don't Forget About Me

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J.P. Breen

The recent surges from April's fantasy slumptrucks.

A couple weeks ago, we discussed some unexpected early-season fantasy studs and asked how they had fared since their brilliant starts to the season. An intrepid commenter suggested a follow-up article that highlighted some players who had accelerated their performance after spinning their wheels out of the gate. This is my humble acquiescence.

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July 9, 2014 6:00 am

The Stash List: 13th Edition

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Bret Sayre

The 25 players you might want to put on your fantasy bench for help down the road.

The Graduates: Oscar Taveras (2), Tyler Skaggs (3), Corey Hart (10), Jeremy Hellickson (HM)
This is what happens when Allen Craig has a .657 OPS. Of course, Taveras is hitting far worse right now, but his 11 strikeouts in 60 plate appearances suggest that he’s not being overmatched. If he’s given time to work through his initial struggles, look for Taveras to start hitting for more average in the second half—even if the power takes a little longer to come. Skaggs looked fantastic in his return from the hamstring injury, going into the eighth inning and allowing only two runs on the road in a tough hitters’ park. Hart returned on Friday and hasn’t done a whole lot with his at bats thus far. He’ll be OK, but not the pre-injury version. The fact that Hellickson went less than five innings in his 2014 debut, but it still can be considered a success (only one run allowed), shows how low expectations probably are for the disappointing right-hander.

The Departed: Jaime Garcia (23)
And in the span of a week, we’ve gone from wondering whether Garcia will be back on the mound in July to wondering if we’ve seen the last of him in a Cardinals’ uniform. In fact, it’s fair to wonder if we’ll ever see Garcia start another game in the majors again, as the surgery he will have to try and fix his thoracic outlet syndrome is the second major procedure he's had on that left shoulder of his.



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