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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
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Tom Tango

02-03

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17

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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Baseball Therapy: Going Streaking
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Russell A. Carleton

03-07

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On the Beat: Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

02-25

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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
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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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November 22, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Free Agents and Costly Voting

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Joe Sheehan

The busiest November ever continues with a spate of questionable signings and some even more questionable awards.

The most popular name among the readers was Jose Guillen, who had an injury-plagued year in D.C. A lot of people seem to think he can bounce back and be a power source for someone in '07. I have serious doubts. Never a patient hitter, his walk rate and strikeout-to-walk ratio are actually going backwards as he crosses 30. He's a good corner outfielder, not a great one, and whatever speed he may have had seems to be going, based on indicators such as steals, triples and GIDPs. He's not someone I would target.

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June 20, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: June 16-19, 2006

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Christina Kahrl

Christina takes on the AL East transaction showdown, the Pirates' rotation, the Jered Weaver demotion, and a whole lot more in this edition of Transaction Analysis.

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June 13, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Dave Dombrowski

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Jonah Keri

Jonah sits down with the architect of teams in Montreal, Florida and now Detroit to discuss building teams under difficult circumstances, the importance of finding front-office talent, and the development of the current Tiger squad.

Dombrowski made the best of suboptimal situations in both Montreal and South Florida, twice producing winning teams under difficult circumstances. But the Detroit Tigers seemed to be an even tougher task when Dombrowski took over. When owner Mike Ilitch hired Dombrowski as GM in the fall of 2001, the Tigers were coming off eight straight losing seasons. Lacking a strong farm system or star-level major league talent, many speculated that things could get worse before they got better in Detroit. Four more losing seasons, including the historically awful 43-119 season in 2003, proved those dire predictions true. But thanks to some strong drafting, a fruitful player development system and some well-timed trades and signings, the Tigers have come roaring back in 2006. More than one-third of the way through the season, Detroit sports the best record in MLB. Dombrowski recently chatted with Baseball Prospectus about the “r” word (rebuilding), the hidden value found in the Rule 5 draft, and tips on how to make the best of a bad situation.

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April 18, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: April 14-17

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Christina Kahrl

The A.J. Burnett era gets underway in Toronto, Eric Gagne gets some more company on the DL, and Craig Wilson gets to start at first, probably to get shopped.

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September 21, 2005 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: I (Heart) Baseball

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Joe Sheehan

The Indians and White Sox are putting on a great show in Chicago this week.

You want to create baseball fans? Get people to watch tonight's White Sox/Indians game, because if it's anything like the first two games of this series, you'll be making a fan for life. They don't even need to know the backstory, how the Indians have chopped 11 ½ games off of the White Sox' division lead, or how the two teams have traded off being the game's "It Team" in each half of the season, or even how both will probably end up in the postseason regardless of tonight's outcome.

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September 8, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: September 1-7

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Christina Kahrl

While some teams gear up for the stretch run with oodles of pinch hitters and LOOGYs, some teams fill needs with useful players. Chris has the details.

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August 26, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: August 19-25

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Christina Kahrl

Chris has notes on teams reacquiring former players, and the last minute roster tinkerings before next week's roster expansion.

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August 5, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: August 1-4

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Christina Kahrl

With the trade deadline come and gone with few significant pickups, teams now start getting their emergency rosters ready.

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July 21, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005

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Christina Kahrl

The Red Sox make some minor moves, perhaps warming up for something bigger. The Braves get a lot healthier, as do the Padres. Plus, Al Leiter comes full circle.

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June 15, 2005 12:00 am

Is Small Ball Also Smart Ball?

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Sean Ehrlich

Small ball might be more fun to watch, but what is its relationship to run-scoring? Sean Ehrlich takes a look.

The performance analysis community's opposition to small ball is long documented: sacrifice hits are, almost always, wasted outs while stolen bases are only useful when the player can steal with a high enough success rate. One of the most basic tenets of the performance analysis community is that playing small ball should decrease the number of runs scored by giving up precious outs.

The defense of small ball by the traditional baseball community seems a little more nebulous. A lot of the commentators and writers who speak and write glowingly of small ball seem to be yearning for what they think of as the golden days, before expansion, before bandbox ballparks, and before steroids. Or they seem to believe small ball emphasizes the fundamentals, or that it's more beautiful. It is pointless to argue with nostalgia and aesthetics (though that does not always stop me), but some have defended small ball as not only more enjoyable baseball, but as winning baseball, with the Sox' fast start taken as evidence to prove the theory.

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June 7, 2005 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Surprise Team #3

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Joe Sheehan

The White Sox have the best record in baseball thanks to a terrific defense. But are they really a small-ball team?

It's an occupational hazard, of course, but it makes analyzing their success an interesting exercise. No matter how much I try to be an impartial observer in this role (Yankees aside), or how much I try and downplay my preseason predictions, ego is involved here, and it's hard to balance the analytical side with the part that knows he whiffed badly. I predicted the White Sox to go 71-91, largely because I underestimated their run prevention ability.

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April 12, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005

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Christina Kahrl

Early-season moves have featured their share of funkiness, writes Chris Kahrl.

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