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08-18

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Some Projection Left: Finding The Next Edwin Diaz
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Christopher Crawford

08-15

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Prospectus Q&A: Dave Sims
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Tim Britton

08-10

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Transaction Analysis: Switch-Pitchers and Triple-Digit Heat
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Steve Givarz, Jeffrey Paternostro and Bryan Grosnick

08-10

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Pebble Hunting: Somebody Is About To Strike Out 25 Batters In Nine Innings
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Sam Miller

08-05

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BP Unfiltered: Let's Always Know The Longest Baseball Play [Updated!]
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Sam Miller

08-05

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What You Need to Know: This Is How You Use Andrew Miller
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Nicolas Stellini

08-04

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Banjo Hitter: Edwin Diaz Demands Your Attention
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Aaron Gleeman

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Life of Miley
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Dustin Palmateer, Wilson Karaman and Christopher Crawford

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Reliever Swap, Starring Storen and Benoit
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Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: Made For Joaquin
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Bryan Grosnick

07-25

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Players Prefer Presentation: Year 1 Of The Scott Servais Experiment
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Meg Rowley

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: The Legend of Vogelbach, Now In Seattle
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Christopher Crawford, Rian Watt and Brendan Gawlowski

07-21

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What You Need to Know: Seattle's Got A Neat Trick
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Demetrius Bell

07-20

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Life at the Margins: Seager See, Seager Do
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Rian Watt

07-12

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Cold Takes: Wade LeBlanc's Surprises
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Patrick Dubuque

07-10

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Players Prefer Presentation: A Typology of Losing
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Meg Rowley

06-21

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Transaction Analysis: The St. Louis Outfield Shuffle
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Grant Jones, Christopher Crawford and Bryan Grosnick

06-16

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What You Need to Know: 4,257*
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Demetrius Bell

06-16

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Prospectus Feature: Ichiro!'s Exclamation Point
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Aaron Gleeman

06-07

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What You Need to Know: James Paxton's 101s
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Daniel Rathman

06-06

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Transaction Analysis: Escape From L.A.
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Bryan Grosnick and Brendan Gawlowski

06-05

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Players Prefer Presentation: The Hoping is the Hardest Part
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Meg Rowley

06-01

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Transaction Analysis: Only The Loney
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Bryan Grosnick

05-26

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Players Prefer Presentation: Let Ballparks Get Old
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Meg Rowley

05-12

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Players Prefer Presentation: The Jerk's Guide to Being a Jerk
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Meg Rowley

05-12

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What You Need to Know: Max Scherzer Is Our Greatest Active Historic-Start Pitcher
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Demetrius Bell

05-11

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BP Unfiltered: How Many Runs Could the Cubs Spot Their Opponents?
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Sam Miller

05-10

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Raising Aces: David Price Is Disconnected
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Doug Thorburn

04-22

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, April 22
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Matthew Kory

04-21

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Players Prefer Presentation: Let's Go Crazy
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Meg Rowley

04-20

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What You Need to Know: Early-Season Perfections Fall Apart
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Emma Baccellieri

04-15

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BP Unfiltered: Our Generation’s Hall of Famers, Ranked By Subjective Trade Valuation of Mid-Career Baseball Cards In A Semi-Premium Early-1990s Set
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Sam Miller

04-08

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Players Prefer Presentation: Cole Hamels, and The Win's Long Con
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Meg Rowley

04-07

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What You Need to Know: Need Cano Basehits!
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Demetrius Bell

04-05

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Players Prefer Presentation: The Best Game In A Bummer Run
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Meg Rowley

03-29

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Transaction Analysis: Dipoto Keeps One of Dipoto's Guys
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Meg Rowley

03-08

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Winter Is Leaving
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Rian Watt

02-10

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Fifth Column: Worst Runner Up
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Michael Baumann

02-05

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Players Prefer Presentation: The Year's Most Literary Hit By Pitch
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Meg Rowley

01-29

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Players Prefer Presentation: Baseball's Worst Rivalries
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Meg Rowley

01-06

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Players Prefer Presentation: The Seattle Fan's Guide To HOF Happiness and Heartbreak
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Meg Rowley

12-29

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Best of BP 2015: Post-Moneyball's Clubability
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Meg Rowley

12-28

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An Agent's Take: The Biggest Year in a Player's (and Agent's) Career
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Joshua Kusnick

12-23

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Outta Left Field: Evan Scribner's Four Walks
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Dustin Palmateer

12-21

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Transaction Analysis: The Return of the Bear
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Meg Rowley

12-09

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Transaction Analysis: A Motte in the Dark
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R.J. Anderson, Dustin Palmateer and Christopher Crawford

12-07

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An Agent's Take: The Good Part of Being Traded
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Joshua Kusnick

12-03

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Players Prefer Presentation: Longing for FanFests
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Meg Rowley

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: Chris Iannetta As Upgrade
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R.J. Anderson

11-11

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Players Prefer Presentation: You're the Topps!
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Meg Rowley

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August 18, 2016 6:00 am

Some Projection Left: Finding The Next Edwin Diaz

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Christopher Crawford

Who has the best chance of emulating the Mariners incredible closer?

I watch a lot of Seattle Mariners games. Some of that is because it gives me something to talk about with my Grandma, some of it is because I rooted for the team (and still do, to a much lesser extent) for the past 25 or so years. I won’t bore you with the existence of being a Mariners fan, because there are far better writers and some amazing team websites that’ll tell you all about it.

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The Mariners' play-by-play broadcaster talks about his 'post-grad degree,' Steve Carlton's death glare, and what has changed in his 25 years.

Few people in sports media have as diverse a résumé as Dave Sims. Currently the play-by-play broadcaster for the Seattle Mariners, Sims has worked as a newspaper beat reporter, talk-radio host, sports anchor and broadcaster on both television and radio. He's covered baseball, basketball and football dating back to the 1970s.

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Seattle adds a pair of oddities to the bullpen and Miami makes an interesting pickup from Atlanta.

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The progression of the hidden-21K-game record.

“To the extent reliever performances get unequivocally awesome, it occurs only over time; but, excepting full-season or full-career stat lines, we don’t really have the infrastructure to easily put performances like Giles’ in context. … I don’t know how rare 23 Ks over nine innings is. If I had to guess, I’d say… it’s a record? If it is, it’s such a buried record that nobody has bothered to ask him about it.” Me

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I once saw a baseball stay live for 21 seconds. Can you do better?

Last year, baseball gave us one of the weirdest triple plays ever, a 3-6-2 job that involved much confusion, fits and starts, and a promising rally torched. But what most interested me about this play

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Terry Francona gets unorthodox, Denard Span gets #ycpb all over everything, David Dahl's young and hot, and beware managerial pledges not to bunt so much.

The Thursday Takeaway
The closer is a decidedly unsexy concept from a hardcore sabermetric perspective. The best reliever on the team, the school of thought says, should be deployed in the situation with the highest leverage, not against the bottom of the order in a save situation that may never happen if some Triple-A call-up blows it in the sixth inning.


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The latest high-strikeout reliever is actually the highest-strikeout reliever, and you just heard of him a few weeks ago. The heck?

Edwin Diaz has the highest strikeout rate in the history of baseball.

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Wade Miley is a below-average starter having a career-worst year, but when you're Baltimore that makes him a no. 3.

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Toronto and Seattle exchange disappointing veteran relievers, Texas brings in some pitching depth, and Joey Gallo gets a chance to let it fly.

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July 26, 2016 11:17 am

Transaction Analysis: Made For Joaquin

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Bryan Grosnick

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Scott Servais was hired with no managerial experience--but with a long front office resume, a close friendship with his GM, and a history of being chummy with analytics. How's it going?

“It’s gonna be much different than what you’ve seen in other camps. And there’s a reason—we’re trying to get a different result. I think if you wanna get a different result, you gotta do something different...You gotta be open to change. Change is uncomfortable. Just not used to it. But we’re talking about changing the culture, you gotta do something different.” —Scott Servais, January 28, 2016

When the Mariners hired Jerry Dipoto, and gave him authority to hire a new manager, he seemed keen to avoid the power struggles that had marked his time in Los Angeles and necessitated his eventual departure. In the days leading up to his resignation in July 2015, Ken Rosenthal reported that Dipoto and Mike Scioscia had clashed over the coaching staff’s over-reliance on “feel” and resistance to advanced analytics to prepare the Angels for matchups. In Seattle, Scott Servais offered something else—a career’s worth of collaboration, coupled with a willingness to try new things. In many ways, Servais looked the part of a major-league manager. He was a former catcher, and head of player development. He had an extensive coaching background even if he had never previously managed. Perhaps more importantly, he had an extensive background with Dipoto. Even before Los Angeles, they had overlapped several times. They were friends and colleagues of 15 years, and Dipoto had praised Servais’ willingness to listen to and try new things. Dipoto was the stathead, and Servais the player development guy, but they met in the middle.

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Chicago makes the inevitable trade of Dan Vogelbach's big bat and gets team-controlled left-hander Mike Montgomery from Seattle in return.

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