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09-12

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16

Notes About Baseball: Talking About Money
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Rocco DeMaro

08-20

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2

Transaction Analysis: Red Sox Place Their Betts
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R.J. Anderson

08-02

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19

Trade Deadline
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Sam Miller and Tim Collins

07-31

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1

Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Trade from the Depths
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Jeff Quinton, Mike Gianella and Jason Parks

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Vouch for Masterson
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

07-30

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25

Moonshot: Separating the Phenoms Who'll Make It From Those Who Won't
by
Robert Arthur

07-15

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5

Transaction Analysis: The Man Who Would Replace Yadier
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R.J. Anderson

06-26

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11

BP Top 50
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Chris Mellen, Jeff Moore and Nick J. Faleris

06-25

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15

Top GM Candidates
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BP Staff

06-24

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6

The Call-Up: Marco Gonzales
by
Jeff Moore and J.P. Breen

06-04

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Fantasy Freestyle: Profiling Alex Reyes
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Craig Goldstein

05-15

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6

What Scouts Are Saying: May 15, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

04-29

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The Call-Up: Randal Grichuk
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Mark Anderson and Craig Goldstein

03-25

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18

Prospectus Preview: NL Central 2014 Preseason Preview
by
Ken Funck and Harry Pavlidis

03-19

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Painting the Black: Up and Adams
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R.J. Anderson

03-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 407: 2014 Season Preview Series: St. Louis Cardinals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-10

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Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Keep Carpenter, Cost Certainty
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Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

03-04

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Baseball Therapy: Why The Cardinal Way is the Most Important Book in Baseball
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Russell A. Carleton

03-04

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Baseball Therapy: Why The Cardinal Way is the Most Important Book in Baseball
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Russell A. Carleton

02-21

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Raising Aces: Organizational Trends: Looking for Mechanical Hallmarks
by
Doug Thorburn

02-07

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38

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: Another Smart St. Louis Signing, Another Typical Cleveland Closer
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Ben Lindbergh and Bret Sayre

11-26

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9

Baseball ProGUESTus: The Strongest (and Weakest) Roster Cores of 2013
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Jonathan Judge

11-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 336: Paying Peralta, and Punishing PED Users
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: Angels and Cards Swap Spare Parts, Mets Add in Outfield
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Cardinals Pay Peralta's Price
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Ben Lindbergh and Bret Sayre

11-22

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Rumor Roundup: Third Baseman for Sale
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Daniel Rathman

11-12

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Overthinking It: Picking an Appropriate Cardinals Shortstop
by
Ben Lindbergh

11-11

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28

One Move: National League Central
by
Craig Goldstein

11-04

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2

Rumor Roundup: Restarting the Rumor Mill
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Daniel Rathman

10-31

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17

Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Six Recap (Cardinals Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 319: Wrapping up the World Series
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Six Preview: Cardinals at Red Sox
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Bret Sayre

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: Backs Against the Wall: The 2013 St. Louis Cardinals and History
by
Mike Gianella

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Five Recap (Cardinals Edition)
by
Sam Miller

10-29

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14

Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Five Recap (Red Sox Edition)
by
Ben Lindbergh

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Recap (Cardinals Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Recap (Red Sox Edition)
by
Sam Miller

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Five Preview: Red Sox at Cardinals
by
Mike Gianella

10-28

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3

Baseball Therapy: Is Cardinal Magic Real?
by
Russell A. Carleton

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Three Recap (The Call Edition)
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Sam Miller

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Three Recap (The Managerial Moves Edition)
by
Ben Lindbergh

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Preview: Red Sox at Cardinals
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Craig Goldstein

10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Recap (Cardinals Edition)
by
Sam Miller

10-25

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4

Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Recap (Red Sox Edition)
by
Ben Lindbergh

10-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 315: Discussing World Series Game Two
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game One Recap (Red Sox Edition)
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Sam Miller

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Preview: Cardinals at Red Sox
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Ben Carsley

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: What the Media Asked the Managers (and What it Means)
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Zachary Levine

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game One Recap (Cardinals Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

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August 20, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Red Sox Place Their Betts

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R.J. Anderson

Mookie is recalled, Bradley goes down. Also returning to the majors are Carlos Martinez and Will Harris.

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August 2, 2014 1:00 am

Trade Deadline

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Sam Miller and Tim Collins

How much did each move yesterday affect the playoff picture? We let PECOTA and our playoff odds answer that.

We can write about the prospects who can’t locate glove-side, we can write about the fantasy implications of a fourth-outfielder logjam, we can write about the strengths and weaknesses of each player traded and we can give our best assessment of each team’s competitive windows. But what you really want to know is this:

Are the Brewers (or the A’s, or the Orioles, or name a team) any more likely to make the playoffs today than they were before they made the TA-worthy trade? Any by how much?

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St. Louis acquires John Lackey and a prospect for what amounted to spare parts in their deep-as-heck organization.

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July 31, 2014 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Vouch for Masterson

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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

The Cardinals don't add Price or Lester, but they do improve the rotation.

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And trying to figure out whether we can do it quickly.

Predicting rookie players’ performances is one of the most difficult tasks for any projection system. By definition, they lack the extensive body of work necessary to analyze their performance. While it’s tempting to foresee a Hall of Fame career in the demeanor of one at-bat, statistics (as well as common sense) caution against it. No matter how locked in or lost a player looks in the sample of a few games, his true skill cannot be inferred from such meager experience.

The ultimate cautionary tale here is Mike Trout, whose first year (2011) MLB stats go like this: .220/.281/.390, in 135 plate appearances. Such a line is not the stuff from which legends are made, and had a lesser prospect posted it, there might have been rumblings of doubt in the media. Trout was decidedly not a lesser prospect, and his raw combination of discipline and athleticism had every scout and fan salivating despite the poor batting average. Even so, it’s still possible to find a few sentences in the press reports of that time which noted his difficulties:

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July 15, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Man Who Would Replace Yadier

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R.J. Anderson

The Phillies install Grady Sizemore atop their lineup, the Cardinals finally have to fix the backup catcher spot, and Jeff Francis heads to the Yankees.

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June 26, 2014 12:15 pm

BP Top 50

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Chris Mellen, Jeff Moore and Nick J. Faleris

Two of our experts debate two very different outfield prospects from the NL Central.

Links to Other BP Top 50 Debates

Tim Anderson vs. J.P. Crawford | Daniel Norris vs. Jose Berrios

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June 25, 2014 6:00 am

Top GM Candidates

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BP Staff

Who are some of the strongest candidates in line for the top front office job?

After the news broke that the Padres had fired General Manager Josh Byrnes, a wave of questions hit the social sphere about potential candidates for the position, questions that have been stuck on a shelf for nearly 1,000 days thanks to unprecedented continuity in the front office ranks. Everybody loves a good list, so I decided to take a page out of the prospect team handbook and poll members of the Baseball Prospectus staff and industry sources alike, asking for their thoughts on the top up-and-coming personnel stars in baseball. The goal of this exercise is to take the temperature of the moment, showing the readers which candidates are held in the highest regard by their peers when put on the spot for an answer; the goal is not to exclude talented baseball minds who are equally qualified and capable of achieving such career heights but just so happen to escape the tips of the tongues of those surveyed. Because of my specific professional relationships, I removed myself from the voting process and limited my participation to compiling the votes of confidence and organizing the personnel capsules (written by various staff members) that will accompany the list. –Jason Parks

Candidate: John Coppolella
Current role: Assistant General Manager (Braves)
Skill set: A rising star in the industry for some time, the former student manager for the Notre Dame football team has injected the characteristics of winning into his DNA through nearly 15 years experience with the two most successful franchises in the modern era (Yankees/Braves). Coppolella is fluent in both the esoteric language of scouting (he still directs pro scouting for the Braves) and the importance of advanced statistical analysis, a marriage of information management that would allow him to thrive at the helm of a team as a younger upside play. It’s an eventuality that both the writers at Baseball Prospectus (he received the most votes) and his peers in the industry think happens sooner rather than later.



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June 24, 2014 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Marco Gonzales

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Jeff Moore and J.P. Breen

The Cardinals call up last year's first-round pick to patch a battered rotation.

The Situation: With Jaime Garcia now their third starting pitcher on the disabled list, the Cardinals once again turn to a first-rounder from just one year before to help bolster their starting rotation, calling up left-handed pitcher Marco Gonzales to make his major-league debut on Wednesday.

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June 4, 2014 6:23 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Profiling Alex Reyes

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Craig Goldstein

A scouting- and fantasy-based look at one of the top arms in the Cardinals system.

It’s not often you see a native of the U.S., much less New Jersey, signed in the international period, but that’s what took place when Alex Reyes left the states for the Dominican Republic. The Cardinals signed him for just under $1 million ($950,000) in December of 2012 and threw him right into Short-Season ball as an 18-year-old. It’s an aggressive assignment not to go through any complex leagues, but his familiarity with the U.S. likely played a part in their willingness to push him. Reyes started 2014 in Low-A, where he’s just under three years younger than the average player for the level, noteworthy because even if the production is mild, it would be considered a success based on his age relative to the level.

Reyes has received praise in the prospect community, and attention from dynasty leaguers thanks to a precocious skillset. That skillset remains unrefined though, and that bears itself out in the numbers. A 3.39 ERA is plenty to write home about from an 18 year old in Short-Season ball, but it’s worth nothing that along with his head-turning 27 percent strikeout rate, he produced an elevated 11 percent walk rate. Where he truly shined though is in limiting the long ball, as he allowed only one home run in 58 1/3 innings.

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May 15, 2014 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: May 15, 2014

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Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Shelby Miller, Trevor Rosenthal, Julio Urias, and other interesting players.

Many of our authors make a habit of speaking to scouts and other talent evaluators in order to bring you the best baseball information available. Not all of the tidbits gleaned from those conversations make it into our articles, but we don't want them to go to waste. Instead, we'll be collecting them in a regular feature called "What Scouts Are Saying," which will be open to participation from the entire BP staff and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

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