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08-04

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BP Unfiltered: If David Eckstein Were a Storm Chaser...
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R.J. Anderson

10-07

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Moneyball and Money Men
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Kevin Baker

05-26

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Answers from a Sabermetrician, Part 2
by
Tom Tango

02-03

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The BP Wayback Machine: Baseball's Y2K1 Bugs
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Gary Huckabay

12-31

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

07-29

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Transaction Action: Podzilla Washes Up in Malibu?
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Christina Kahrl

05-28

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Ahead in the Count: Hometown Discounts
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Matt Swartz

04-04

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Prospectus Q&A: Buck Showalter
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David Laurila

03-29

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Prospectus Q&A: Logan White, Part 2
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David Laurila

03-08

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48

Baseball Therapy: Going Streaking
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Russell A. Carleton

03-07

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13

On the Beat: Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

02-25

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46

Ahead in the Count: DIPS, BABIP and Common Sense
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Matt Swartz

01-25

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Prospectus Roundtable: Analyzing RoboPitcher
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Baseball Prospectus

06-21

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Prospectus Q&A: Matt DeSalvo
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David Laurila

05-20

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

04-12

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Prospectus Q&A: Rob Deer
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David Laurila

09-28

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Prospectus Q&A: Fernando Perez
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David Laurila

05-29

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Take Me Out of the Hall Game
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Jay Jaffe

03-07

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Future Shock: Keith Lieppman Interview, Part 1
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Kevin Goldstein

08-09

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Bonds Responses
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Baseball Prospectus

05-14

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The Week in Quotes: May 8-13
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Alex Carnevale

05-04

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Lies, Damned Lies: Defining a Market, Part Two
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Nate Silver

01-29

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The Ledger Domain: Q&A with Branch Rickey III
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Maury Brown

01-02

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The Year in Quotes
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John Erhardt and Alex Carnevale

11-22

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Prospectus Today: Free Agents and Costly Voting
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Joe Sheehan

06-20

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Transaction Analysis: June 16-19, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

06-13

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Prospectus Q&A: Dave Dombrowski
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Jonah Keri

04-18

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Transaction Analysis: April 14-17
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Christina Kahrl

09-21

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Prospectus Today: I (Heart) Baseball
by
Joe Sheehan

09-08

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Transaction Analysis: September 1-7
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Christina Kahrl

08-26

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Transaction Analysis: August 19-25
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Christina Kahrl

08-05

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Transaction Analysis: August 1-4
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Christina Kahrl

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

06-15

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Is Small Ball Also Smart Ball?
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Sean Ehrlich

06-07

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Prospectus Today: Surprise Team #3
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Joe Sheehan

04-12

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Transaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

09-17

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Transaction Analysis: August 30-September 15
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Christina Kahrl

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: July 27
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Christina Kahrl

07-08

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Transaction Analysis: July 1-5
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Christina Kahrl

05-07

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Prospectus Today: Webgate
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Joe Sheehan

03-31

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Prospectus Q&A: Fred Claire
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Jonah Keri

02-24

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IV
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Baseball Prospectus

02-23

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part III
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Baseball Prospectus

02-21

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part I
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Baseball Prospectus

12-11

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Prospectus Q&A: Josh Lewin
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Jonah Keri

03-04

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Under The Knife: A Day in the Life
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Will Carroll

08-26

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The Daily Prospectus: Two Hours of Rambling
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Gary Huckabay

08-26

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The Daily Prospectus: Two Hours of Rambling
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Gary Huckabay

08-15

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The Zumsteg Plan
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Derek Zumsteg

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

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The Royals Triple-A team wear their guts on their uniform.

...there would be a giant heart on these uniforms. 

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Baseball might be an unfair game, but not just for the reasons the movie would have you believe.

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Kevin Baker is a novelist and historian who is currently at work on a social history of New York City baseball, to be published by Pantheon. 

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Tom Tango returns to address your second and final batch of questions from last week.

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

You asked, he answered. Below is the second and final batch of responses to the questions BP readers submitted for sabermetrician Tom Tango. All questions are presented in their original form.

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It's our new turn-back-the-clock exercise, as we bring back past articles and arguments as a way to remind you and us of what's changed, and what hasn't.

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 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.

It's only appropriate that we kick off this series with a nod to BP's founder nearly ten years after it ran as a "Daily Prospectus" column on February 21, 2001. As we enter another year clouded by an expiring CBA, it's clear that much about baseball remains the same a decade down the line.

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A look back at some of the top quotes from the 2010 season.

It was a busy year for the Prospectus Q&A series in 2010. Over 100 full-length interviews graced these pages from January through December, and I hope that most were entertaining and/or informative. As always, it was a pleasure to bring them to the BP community. Here is a selection of the best quotes from the interviews:

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July 29, 2010 4:20 am

Transaction Action: Podzilla Washes Up in Malibu?

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Christina Kahrl

Plus Domonic Brown's call-up, and the rest of the slate of recent roster moves.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Acquired C-R Lucas May and RHP Elisaul Pimentel from the Dodgers for OF-L Scott Podsednik; optioned RHP Victor Marte to Omaha (Triple-A); recalled RHP Bryan Bullington from Omaha; outrighted RHP Anthony Lerew to Omaha. [7/28]
Purchased the contract of RHP Greg Holland from Omaha. [7/29]

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May 28, 2010 9:19 am

Ahead in the Count: Hometown Discounts

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Matt Swartz

The best way to build a winning organization is to draft and develop talent then know which players to keep for the long haul.

While last week’s article contrasting the cost of re-signees vs. the cost of other people’s players, or “OPP,” made a strong point that there is a difference between these two groups of players, many readers had questions about various issues, including hometown discounts, the performance of the two groups of players before the deals, and whether the decline was a matter of a decrease in playing time or production.  In this article, I break down each of these factors and use them to learn more about the cost of other people’s players.

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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 29, 2010 12:09 pm

Prospectus Q&A: Logan White, Part 2

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David Laurila

The Dodgers' assistant GM talks about his organization's scouting philosophies.

BP's David Laurila completes his conversation with Dodgers assistant general manager, scouting Logan White. Part One can be found here.

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March 8, 2010 11:45 am

Baseball Therapy: Going Streaking

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Russell A. Carleton

Putting a big chill on the hot-hand theory of player performance at the plate.

Flash forward to July, 2010, as Prince Fielder is being interviewed after a Brewers win. Fielder has just gone 4-for-5 with two home runs, and the announcers tell Fielder that he’s gone 9-for-his-last-12 over the past few days. Fielder says, "Yeah, I’ve been feeling great and seeing the ball really clearly the past few days. Some days, you just see the ball better than others."

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March 7, 2010 11:47 am

On the Beat: Weekend Update

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John Perrotto

The Phillies talk about becoming a dynasty, the Cubs warm up to sabermetrics, plus other notes from around the majors.

Cole Hamels tried to think of the right word to describe the Phillies as he reflected on their recent past and looked ahead to their future. Finally, a visitor to his locker in the defending National League champion's spring training clubhouse offered some help.

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Whether they induce ground balls or fly balls, pitchers avoid the sweet spot of the bat at the same rate.

When Eric Seidman and I unveiled SIERA, a little Googling showed that there were three big debates that broke out on the internet. Firstly, sabermetricians debated its validity and value. Secondly, readers debated whether they wanted to see how the sausage was made or the just see the end result, which was how the statistic would be used. Thirdly, baseball fans with a sabermetric bent once again debated the validity of Defense Independent Pitching Statistics (DIPS) Theory.

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