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05-26

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Transaction Analysis: Big City, Georgia
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Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

04-19

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Rubbing Mud: What Ozzie Smith Thinks Can (and Can't) Make Baseball Better
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Matthew Trueblood

04-12

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Let It Eat: Who Is Responsible for Joe Kelly Has Great Stuff?
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Ben Carsley

04-11

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Rubbing Mud: Adam Wainwright Moving Side to Side
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Matthew Trueblood

04-06

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Short Relief: Marvel's New Series, a White Sox Story, and Baseball Seeking Elbow
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David Temple, Zack Moser and Kate Preusser

04-05

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Short Relief: Sunday Night Vespers, Parking, and Greinke Thinking
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Nathan Bishop, James Fegan and Jason Wojciechowski

03-28

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: St. Louis Cardinals
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Jeff Quinton

03-23

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Transaction Analysis: The Three Types of Extension
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Bryan Grosnick

03-16

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Short Relief: Disputing Crash, Remembering Bonderman, and Forgetting Pham
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Zack Moser, David Temple and James Fegan

02-22

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Rubbing Mud: Carlos Martinez, Tunnels, and PECOTA
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Matthew Trueblood

02-09

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Rubbing Mud: Yadier Molina Through PECOTA's Eyes
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Matthew Trueblood

02-06

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Counting Cardinals
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Rob Mains

12-10

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Transaction Analysis: Daddy Long Legs Hops From Chicago to St. Louis
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Matthew Trueblood

12-06

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Transaction Analysis: Holliday in New York
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Kenny Ducey

12-03

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Transaction Analysis: Atlanta's Old-Fashioned Rebuild
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Matthew Trueblood

08-19

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Prospect Profile: Magneuris Sierra
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Ryan Davis

08-10

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The Call-Up: Luke Weaver
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Christopher Crawford and George Bissell

08-09

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The Call-Up: Alex Reyes
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Christopher Crawford and George Bissell

08-03

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What You Need to Know: Hey Switch, Turn It Over and Hit It
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Emma Baccellieri

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Add Duke to Bullpen
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James Fegan and Christopher Crawford

07-23

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Raising Aces: Warm It Up, Chris
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Doug Thorburn

07-22

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What You Need to Know: Ambition Can Lead Only To Failure
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Nicolas Stellini

07-18

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Player Profile: The Cardinals' Sleeper Prospects
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Ryan Davis

07-15

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BP Unfiltered: Hope Springs Eternal, Shouldn't
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Rob Mains

07-06

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Two-Strike Approach: Aledmys Diaz and the Value of Development
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Cat Garcia

06-21

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

06-11

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Raising Aces: Two Very Different Greinke Masterpieces
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Doug Thorburn

06-10

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What You Need to Know: What Is A Catch, And What Does It Matter?
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Emma Baccellieri

06-06

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

06-04

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Raising Aces: Instant Gratification
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Doug Thorburn

06-03

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Transaction Analysis: Just A Guy(s)
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Bryan Grosnick

05-06

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Prospectus Feature: Wainwright's Curve Takes A Turn For the Worse
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Ryan Davis

05-03

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What You Need to Know: Nomar Mazara Makes Five Of Us Look Smart
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Daniel Rathman

04-20

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Life at the Margins: Why St. Louisians Pursed Their Lips And Yelled Boooooo
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Rian Watt

03-25

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Winter Is Coming
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Brendan Gawlowski

03-24

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Rumor Roundup: Angels Out Of Their Depth
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Demetrius Bell

01-19

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Baseball Therapy: Let's Figure Out What a Scouting Department's Entire Product is Worth
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Russell A. Carleton

12-11

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Rubbing Mud: Why Do So Many Baseball Men Say Bad Things About Jason Heyward?
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Matthew Trueblood

11-16

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Rumor Roundup: Is Yovani Gallardo Worth the 13th Pick?
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Daniel Rathman

11-16

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Rubbing Mud: How Carpenter Swung the Hammer
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Matthew Trueblood

10-09

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Transaction Analysis: How the NL Division Winners Got Here
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BP Staff

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Cubs vs. Cardinals
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Sahadev Sharma

10-01

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What You Need to Know: Cardinals Clinch; Cardinals Are Doomed?
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Daniel Rathman

07-23

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What You Need to Know: July 23, 2015
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Steven Jacobson

06-10

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Rubbing Mud: The Hollidays are Coming to an End in St. Louis
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Matthew Trueblood

05-04

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Rubbing Mud: The Best Rivalry In Baseball (Right Now)
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Matthew Trueblood

05-04

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What You Need to Know: Jake!
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Ian Frazer

05-01

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Painting the Black: Truth-Testing TRAA
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R.J. Anderson

04-23

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BP Chicago
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Matthew Trueblood

04-14

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Prospectus Feature: How To Design A Modern Box Score
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Jesse Krailler

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May 26, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Big City, Georgia

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Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

Atlanta ditches James Loney for Matt Adams as Freddie Freeman's replacement and the Padres mercifully put Jered Weaver on hold.

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Maybe The Wizard has some magical ways to make baseball more appealing.

Everything in baseball divides itself into threes. There are three strikes in an out, three outs in an inning, three fundamental dimensions of the game (offense, pitching, and fielding), and three broad constituencies who constantly fight for control of the game, both on and off the field: owners, players, and fans.

Of late, though, each of those triads have become a bit problematic. The rate at which those three strikes get racked up has skyrocketed, and that trend is only increasing. The three outs per inning are taking a bit too long to accrue, not because outs have actually become harder to get, but because the action that begets those outs is unfolding more slowly. The game is spinning on an increasingly bipolar axis, as hitters and pitchers take center stage and defense becomes a smaller piece of the puzzle.

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Might as well lean into the wind, right?

If you’ve ever been on Baseball Twitter, or really any part of Baseball Internet, you’re familiar with Joe Kelly’s Great Stuff™. It’s been memed. It’s been looked at seriously. It’s allowed certain former BP Local site managers to get away with extreme abuse of editorial privilege. Any time Joe Kelly appears in a game the Great Stuffs start rolling in, from tweeters and commenters and Kelly’s colleagues in equal measure.

But just where did the saga of Joe Kelly Has Great Stuff begin, and how did we get to where we are now? Who is primarily responsible for the meme? These are the types of questions we’ve all been asking. These are the kinds of questions to which you deserve the answers.

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In the middle of his start, a struggling Adam Wainwright began switching sides of the pitching rubber.

The Cardinals’ season is off to a disastrous start. On Monday night, they got shelled by the Nationals, falling to 2-5. Things are going wrong everywhere, from a generally anemic offense to a bullpen that looks (surprisingly) like one of the NL’s worst. They also haven’t gotten many good innings from their starting pitchers, and on Monday night Adam Wainwright got knocked around by a good Washington offense. He left after facing three batters in the fifth inning, but without retiring any of them and with four Nationals runs already on the board.

If anything, the outing was worse than that brief summary sounds. For most of the night, Wainwright was unable to command his curveball to the third-base side of home plate, and unable to command his cutter to the first-base side. He struggled to create the angles that would allow him to miss bats, especially against the Nationals’ excellent left-handed hitters: Adam Eaton, Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy, Stephen Drew, and Matt Wieters.

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Featuring Hot Dog Man, The Talking Heads, and Stephen Piscotty's Pain.

By: David Temple

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Crying and baseball, Allen Iverson, Braves spokesperson, and Zack Greinke vs. Madison Bumgarner.

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Devil Magic, against the wind.

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March 23, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Three Types of Extension

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Bryan Grosnick

Carlos Martinez, Tim Anderson, and Kevin Kiermaier sign long-term deals, for different reasons.

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Zack takes on one of baseball's favorite cliches, while David and Tommy Pham cling stubbornly to their souls.

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Taking a deep dive into the Cardinals right-hander's repertoire, sequencing, tunnels, and overall approach.

In one sense, Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez is an easy pitcher to understand. He can touch 100 miles per hour with his fastball. He throws both a four-seamer and a sinker, has a slider and a changeup to go with them, and all four pitches could be counted as above average. He’s fiercely competitive and a great athlete. Bob Gibson was a bigger guy than Martinez at a time when everyone else on the field was smaller. Gibson had only two dominant pitches, and rarely even bothered with others. He’s also a Hall of Famer. Still, it’s really hard not to compare Martinez to Gibson.

In another sense, though, there’s a whole lot we don’t know about Martinez. No, that’s not true. We know a ton about Martinez, far more than we would have known 10 years ago. Yet, we would have been much more confident in our assessments of Martinez then than we are now. Sometimes, even valuable new information only makes the essential truth about something feel further beyond our reach.

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Are the Cardinals and their long-sturdy catcher starting to show some cracks?

All winter, Isaac Bennett (whose work you’ve seen at BP Wrigleyville) and I have carried on baseball talk via Google Hangouts. We agree on more things than not, which is something neither of us can say about most of the other people with whom we get to consistently converse about this kind of stuff, so the conversations are usually easy. Two things divide us pretty sharply, though, at least at the moment. They are:

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February 6, 2017 6:00 am

Flu-Like Symptoms: Counting Cardinals

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Rob Mains

How the NL's fifth-worst offense in 2015 became its third-best offense in 2016.

The 2016 Cardinals were a disappointing team. The year before, they’d been the first team since the 2011 Phillies to win 100 games. Their loss to the Cubs in the Divisional Series stung, but it was the team’s fifth straight trip to the postseason. With a strong pitching staff—the team’s 2.94 ERA was the majors' lowest in 27 years and the first team ERA under 3.00 since the 1989 Dodgers—and a farm system that produced a seemingly endless supply of new talent, they seemed poised to remain a playoff contender, if not fend off the fast-charging Cubs.

We know what happened next. As the stat-heads predicted, the team’s FIP (3.50, fifth in the league) and DRA (4.11, sixth) presaged 2016 better than the sparkly ERA, as the Redbirds compiled a 4.08 ERA that ranked seventh in the league. That decline in pitching pretty much summed up the story of the season, as the team finished with an 86-76 record, one game behind the Mets for the second Wild Card.

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