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05-15

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Painting the Black: The Cleveland Show
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R.J. Anderson

01-22

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BP Unfiltered: Arguably the Worst Bunt Call Ever Called
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Sam Miller

10-09

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Out of Left Field: It's a Trap!
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Matthew Kory

10-08

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Transaction Analysis: Managerial Movement
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R.J. Anderson

09-12

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Painting the Black: How to Fail at Managing
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R.J. Anderson

08-20

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Out of Left Field: Bobby Valentine's Communications Problem
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Matthew Kory

06-25

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Overthinking It: What Does Everyone Have Against Homers?
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Ben Lindbergh

04-25

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The Platoon Advantage: What Valentine Brings to Boston
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Cee Angi

04-24

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Manager Narrative
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Dash Treyhorn

04-17

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox, April 14
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Adam Sobsey

09-30

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Regular-Season Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

06-27

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On the Beat: Adrian as Advertised
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John Perrotto

09-22

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On the Beat: Something to Build On
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John Perrotto

07-21

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On the Beat: Staying Positive in a Negative Situation
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John Perrotto

06-11

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On the Beat: Friday Update
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John Perrotto

07-15

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On the Beat: Francona's Non-quandary
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John Perrotto

03-24

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The Week in Quotes: March 17-23
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Alex Carnevale

03-19

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Hoisting the Flag Will Have to Wait
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John Perrotto

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Seven Report
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John Perrotto

10-22

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The Week in Quotes: October 15-21
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Alex Carnevale

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: Terry Francona
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John Perrotto

03-22

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Schrodinger's Bat: Double Steals And More
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Dan Fox

08-21

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Prospectus Today: The Sweep
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Joe Sheehan

04-06

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

01-12

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Transaction Analysis: The Easts
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Baseball Prospectus

10-09

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The Managerial Shuffle
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Christina Kahrl

07-24

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PAP Scores Revisited
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Rany Jazayerli

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September 22, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Something to Build On

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John Perrotto

The Pirates are encouraged by the performance of four youngsters in their lineup, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

The Pirates are approaching the end of another dismal season. They are assured of finishing below .500 for an 18th consecutive year, extending their North American major professional sports record. They find themselves 33 games off the pace of the first-place Reds in the National League Central.

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July 21, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Staying Positive in a Negative Situation

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John Perrotto

Astros manager Brad Mills hasn't lost the faith in his rookie season, along with other news and notes from around the majors.

As the Astros prepared to take the field for their first game following the All-Star break, manager Brad Mills looked at freshly-minted hitting coach and franchise legend Jeff Bagwell. Mills had just one thing to say to Bagwell.

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June 11, 2010 9:23 am

On the Beat: Friday Update

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John Perrotto

The Red Sox's win total rises as their defensive improves, along with other notes from around the major leagues.

The Red Sox have long been at the forefront of statistical analysis. They have a metric for just about everything and sound reasoning for each move they make, whether it turns out good, bad or in between.

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July 15, 2008 12:00 am

On the Beat: Francona's Non-quandary

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John Perrotto

The AL manager in tonight's All-Star Game states his case in the role of the decider.

NEW YORK-The drumbeat in favor of an unconventional idea began last week in this city's tabloids and only got louder as the All-Star festivities heated up over the weekend. Yet, Red Sox manager Terry Francona only heard second-hand about the clamoring that he, in his role as American League skipper in tonight's All-Star Game, give in to sentimentality and name Yankees closer Mariano Rivera as his starting pitcher. The reasoning by those in the nation's largest city was that giving Rivera the starting role in an All-Game Star game being played during the final season of Yankee Stadium would be a wonderful tribute to one of the game's greatest relief pitchers.

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Minding your manners in the land of the rising sun, talking smack before a long flight, and rehabbing a reputation in Twins camp.

BIG IN JAPAN

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March 19, 2008 12:00 am

Hoisting the Flag Will Have to Wait

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John Perrotto

The Red Sox have an extended road show to endure before raising their flag in Fenway. Will it handicap their bid to repeat?

The Boston Red Sox will have quite a long day Wednesday. First, they will play Toronto in an exhibition game in the afternoon at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers, Florida. After that, they will take a 17-hour flight to Tokyo (with a stopover in Chicago) as they travel to Japan to open the regular season March 25-26 with a two-game series against Oakland. Beforehand, they'll play two exhibition games against Japanese teams, as they face the Hanshin Tigers on Friday and then the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants on Sunday at the Tokyo Dome before playing the Athletics

Even by the standards of spring training in which the days start early and end late, that's an endless day. The worst part for the Red Sox is that they can't even catch a nap on the way to Tokyo. Doctors have advised them to stay awake for the entire flight, or risk suffering consequences throughout their trip to the Far East. "We've been told by our doctors that we need to have our internal clocks adjusted to Japanese time as quickly as possible, and the best way to do that is by staying awake," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. "It's going to be an awfully long day, but that's OK. With all the time we spend staying awake on the plane, I should be able to make a lot of money off (Red Sox second baseman Dustin) Pedroia playing cribbage."

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October 22, 2007 12:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Seven Report

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John Perrotto

The comeback gets completed with a game that makes a hero out of PECOTA posterboy Dustin Pedroia.

BOSTON-The Red Sox have embraced the ideals of statistical analysis and sabermertic evaluation as much as any organization in the major leagues. By following rules like only bunting with the game on the line or stealing a base in high-percentage situations, Terry Francona has led Red Sox to three postseasons in his four years as manager.

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Playoff action, boardroom drama, and the return of an old flame.

RED SOX NOT BEING THE RED SOX ANYMORE

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October 15, 2007 12:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: Terry Francona

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John Perrotto

The Red Sox skipper neither receives nor wants much praise, but he deserves his fair share.

Four managers have guided their teams into the postseason in three of the past four years. Two are future Hall of Famers--St. Louis' Tony La Russa and the New Yankees' Joe Torre. Another is the Angels skipper Mike Scioscia, generally regarded as one of the best in the business.

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Two, two, two bags in one! How do managers employ this high-reward tactic?

--Cubs manager Lou Piniella showing his affection for the double steal

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August 21, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: The Sweep

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Joe Sheehan

The Red Sox were swept out of the AL East race on merit, by a team that is just better than them right now.

The Yankees' brutal, and at times ugly, dispatch of the Red Sox over 75 or so hours was perhaps the biggest surprise of the 2006 baseball season. As disparate as the two teams' fortunes had been since the All-Star break, their recent history of playing each other to essentially a draw seemed to mandate a split, a 3-2 series that would leave the AL East race largely unchanged heading into the season's final six weeks.

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For the following survey, 13 members of the Baseball Prospectus staff submitted their predictions in time for publication, covering--among other things--divisional standings and end-of-season awards.

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National League East

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