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09-15

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Players Prefer Presentation: An Informed State of Joy
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Meg Rowley

09-02

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 27: Justin Time!
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

09-01

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Transaction Analysis: When Average Is Better Than Average
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Bryan Grosnick

08-28

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Short Relief: A Speech Before Dying
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Holly Wendt, Meg Rowley and James Fegan

08-24

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Let It Eat: Bad Breaks
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Ben Carsley

08-23

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 25: The One About The DL (Part 25)
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Bryan Grosnick, Rob Mains and Shawn Brody

08-18

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Cold Takes: Doomed and Determined
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Patrick Dubuque

08-14

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Transaction Analysis: Spending Time on the Borderline
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Bryan Grosnick

08-09

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 21: The Deadline Was Just A Suggestion
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

08-08

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Transaction Analysis: Two Years in Four Acts
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Wilson Karaman, Bryan Grosnick, Jeffrey Paternostro and Greg Goldstein

08-08

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Transaction Analysis: Yonder 2.0 for Boog 2.0
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Bryan Grosnick and Aaron Gleeman

08-01

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 20: DFA Deadline Extravaganza
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Bryan Grosnick, Craig Goldstein, Patrick Dubuque, Jeffrey Paternostro, Emma Baccellieri, Kate Morrison, Aaron Gleeman and Shawn Brody

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Rays Relief
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Patrick Dubuque, Noah Grand and John Eshleman

07-27

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 18: Royal Buyers
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: The Bridge to Knebel
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Kate Morrison, Nick Schaefer, Scott Delp and Gideon Turk

06-21

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The Call-Up: Andrew Moore
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JH Schroeder and Wilson Karaman

06-16

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Rubbing Mud: Paxton's Patterns
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Matthew Trueblood

06-06

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Short Relief: David Lynch, Humans Being Human, and Sports Crate
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Matt Ellis, Kate Preusser and Emma Baccellieri

05-24

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 8: Veteran Pitchers and the Art of Aging
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R.J. Anderson, Meg Rowley and Shawn Brody

05-18

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Banjo Hitter: Gimme a Quarter's Worth: Vanishing Odds
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Aaron Gleeman

05-16

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Cold Takes: Mike Zunino Has Them Right Where He Wants Them
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Patrick Dubuque

05-09

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 4: I Think We Shall Call Him Adam
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

04-14

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Transaction Analysis: Franklin and Stash
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Bryan Grosnick and Patrick Dubuque

04-14

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Prospectus Feature: Taylor Motter's Flow
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Daniel Rathman

04-06

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Deep, But Playable: Blind to the Present
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Craig Goldstein

03-31

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Swing Change: Leonys Martin
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Parker Hageman

03-30

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Extreme Makeover: American League Edition
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Rob Mains

03-24

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Seattle Mariners
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Nathan Bishop

03-13

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Short Relief: Fallen Heroes, Anonymous Foot Soldiers, and Dale Sveum
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Holly Wendt, Mo Bjonski and Patrick Dubuque

03-10

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Short Relief: Naming Names, Punctuating Homers, and Scouting Scouts
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Matt Sussman, Mary Craig and Meg Rowley

02-21

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Cold Takes: Smoak on the Roster
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Patrick Dubuque

02-17

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Players Prefer Presentation: Breaking Lind
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Meg Rowley

02-03

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Transaction Analysis: We Are (Still) Tuffy Gosewisch
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Patrick Dubuque

01-31

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Cold Takes: Unofficially Unretired
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Patrick Dubuque

01-17

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Cold Takes: Stan Javier Saves a No-Hitter
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Patrick Dubuque

01-13

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Tools of Ignorance: Cornered
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Jeff Quinton

01-13

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Transaction Analysis: Can't Stop, Won't Stop
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Bryan Grosnick and Brendan Gawlowski

01-11

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Transaction Analysis: Mariners Move Deck Chairs
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Bryan Grosnick

01-10

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Cold Takes: A Season Before Dying
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Patrick Dubuque

12-13

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Transaction Analysis: Replacing Ortiz
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Dustin Palmateer and Matthew Trueblood

11-28

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Transaction Analysis: Vesatility, Depth, and Scenery
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Bryan Grosnick and Rob Mains

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: Career-Years and Old Upside
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Jeff Quinton, Wilson Karaman and Bret Sayre

11-16

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Transaction Analysis: Seattle Swag
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Dustin Palmateer, Meg Rowley, Jared Wyllys and Kenny Ducey

11-04

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Transaction Analysis: The Aoki Gambit
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Matthew Trueblood

09-26

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Cold Takes: Steve Clevenger and the Media In Your Hand
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Patrick Dubuque

08-31

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What You Need to Know: What You Need to Know: A Di(z)azter for Edwin
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Emma Baccellieri

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

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Remaking the Rays' bullpen with Steve Cishek and Dan Jennings, and Erasmo Ramirez's return to Seattle.

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On the 18th episode of the DFA podcast, it's time to talk about all those medium-sized deals that are part and parcel of deadline season. The Padres and Royals swap intriguing pitchers, Jaime Garcia (finally) heads to Minnesota, and the Red Sox add two third basemen: one from within and one from without.

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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Milwaukee bets on Anthony Swarzak's bullpen breakout, Danny Espinosa and Rob Refsnyder find new homes, and the White Sox add another prospect.

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June 21, 2017 8:24 pm

The Call-Up: Andrew Moore

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JH Schroeder and Wilson Karaman

If you're going to be a right-handed pitcher with no particular out-pitch, it's best to be one in Seattle.

The Situation: Despite being among the best and most advanced arms in the Mariners’ system, Andrew Moore was a bit of a surprise call-up today. Most notably, the Mariners needed to DFA Tyler Cloyd to add Moore to the 40-man roster. Moore is expected to start for the Mariners; Christian Bergman was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma, presumably to create space in the Mariners rotation. Felix Hernandez is also expected back this Friday, so it remains to be seen whether Moore, or Sam Gaviglio get sent back down this weekend.

The Background: Moore was selected in Competitive Balance Round B in the 2015 draft, 72nd overall, out of Oregon State. Moore has been very successful through almost two full years in the minors, with an impressive composite ERA of 2.59. He was recognized as the Mariners minor league pitcher of the year in 2016. Perhaps most noteworthy, Moore has registered a 1.58 BB/9 throughout his minor league career.

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One change, and a little more trust in his dominant raw stuff, could take James Paxton even higher.

Something about Mariners left-hander James Paxton makes people grab the nearest hyperbole and fire it at the wall with gusto.

Over the winter, Mariners manager Scott Servais said that Paxton’s slider “grades out better than [Clayton] Kershaw’s,” an eye-popping bit of exaggeration made all the more odd by the fact that what Paxton throws is much more cutter than slider. Jeff Sullivan (God bless him, because without him you’d just have to take my word for it that this happens often) recently called Paxton the AL’s best left-handed pitcher—implicitly pushing him past Chris Sale on that list.

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Special Agent Cooper finds himself in the strange world of the New York Mets and Alex Cobb tries to master the grand slam reaction.

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On the eighth episode of DFA, R.J. gets his revenge and kicks Bryan to the curb in favor of BP's Meg Rowley. They discuss the Cardinals trading Matt Adams to the Braves, the Angels signing Doug Fister, and of course a little Mariners talk. Plus much, much more!

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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The first quarter of the season has not been kind to the Giants, Mets, Pirates, and Mariners.

To slightly tweak a well-worn saying, you can't win a playoff spot in the first quarter of the season, but you can lose it.

The following four teams have seen their BP Playoff Odds decline the most since Opening Day, through slow starts, crowded disabled lists, and various other calamities. Let's take a closer look at how each team fell so far so fast, as well as how they might climb out of the early hole with three-quarters of the season left to play.

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Another demotion to Triple-A for the former top prospect, but maybe this time is different.

When Opening Day starter and former third overall pick Mike Zunino was demoted to Triple-A Tacoma on May 5, a nation wondered aloud: Mike Zunino had an option left?

After a hurried minor-league prologue and a full 2014 season, the catcher has had opportunities each year to tour Tacoma’s beautiful Museum of Glass, the latest demotion coming off of a .167/.250/.236 start with the Mariners. It’s a disappointing regression for a player who looked as though he were kind of, sort of, maybe just barely figuring it out in 2016.

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On the fourth episode of DFA, Bryan, R.J., and Shawn discuss the Marlins and the difficulty of rebuilding a rotation from nothing at all. After that, the guys cover the Mariners' slow descent into madness, which obviously had an effect on them as well, as they spent too much time riffing on Adam Rosales.

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

On the fourth episode of DFA, Bryan and R.J. discuss the Marlins and their rotation choices after the untimely death of staff ace Jose Fernandez. After injuries to Wei-Yin Chen and Edinson Volquez, is the team too flawed to move forward, or can their vaunted bullpen shoulder the load. Then it's on to talk about the Mariners once again, as James Paxton's injury reminds us to never love pitchers, and Mike Zunino's demotion gets the guys talking about the devaluation of pitch framing. Finally, during our batting practice segment, things get a little weird when the topic of Adam Rosales randomly comes up.

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April 14, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Franklin and Stash

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Bryan Grosnick and Patrick Dubuque

Nick Franklin keeps trying to live up to the hype, Desmond Jennings gives the Mets more outfield depth, and Edwin Jackson joins yet another organization.

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April 14, 2017 6:00 am

Prospectus Feature: Taylor Motter's Flow

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Daniel Rathman

Taking notice of a 27-year-old rookie who's suddenly crushing the ball.

A 17th-round pick by the Rays in 2011, Taylor Motter made some 2,000 plate appearances in the minors before the majors came calling last year. By the time his summer stint in The Show was over, the 27-year-old had two small-time claims to fame. He was the only major-league alumnus of Coastal Carolina University when the Chanticleers made their College World Series run:

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