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04-11

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Wezen-Ball: The Froot Loop Summer
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Larry Granillo

08-28

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/28/12
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Michael Street

02-23

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Inside The Park: Ode to a Terrible Stat
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Bradford Doolittle

01-27

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The BP Wayback Machine: Money Poorly Spent, Now and Then
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John Perrotto

12-13

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Overthinking It: Baseball, Sex, and Sheet Music
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Ben Lindbergh

10-24

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Mr. Holland's Opus
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Jay Jaffe

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: That Escalated Quickly
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Jay Jaffe

09-30

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH Review
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Michael Street

09-19

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Pittsburgh Pirates
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Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-19

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Backing into the Playoffs
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Jay Jaffe

09-16

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 9/16/11
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Michael Street

09-13

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Value Picks: Outfielders for 9/13/11
by
Rob McQuown

09-06

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: Beating the Weak and Powerless
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Geoff Young

09-02

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 9/2/11
by
Michael Street

09-02

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Delirium in the Desert
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Jay Jaffe

08-30

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Divide and Conquer, NL Central: A Hot Cup of Brew (Crew)
by
Larry Granillo

08-26

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Requiem for a Race
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Jay Jaffe

08-19

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Fantasy Beat: Deceptive Stat Lines
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Jason Collette

08-16

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Divide and Conquer, NL Central: Winless in Milwaukee
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Larry Granillo

08-15

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/15/11
by
Michael Street

08-15

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On the Beat: Padre Planning
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John Perrotto

08-15

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Fast Breakers
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Jay Jaffe

08-12

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 8/12/11
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Bill Baer

08-11

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The BP Trading Post: Middle-Infield Mayhem
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Derek Carty

08-11

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Divide and Conquer, NL East: The Uggla/Ramirez Paradox
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Michael Jong

08-10

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The Lineup Card: 12 Favorite Basebrawls and Individual Performances in Basebrawls
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Baseball Prospectus

08-10

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Prospectus Hit and Run: What the Halo?
by
Jay Jaffe

08-09

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Question
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Joe Sheehan

08-05

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 8/5/11
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Bill Baer

08-04

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Spinning Yarn: Counsell for the Defense
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Mike Fast

07-29

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Horror of Their Times: The Glory of Baseball's Worsts
by
King Kaufman

07-15

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Replacement-Level Killers, Part I
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Jay Jaffe

07-11

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 7/11/11
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Michael Street

07-09

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One-Hoppers: DJ3K: "I Don't Think You Can Script It Any Better"
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Jay Jaffe

07-06

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Value Picks: Outfield for 7/6/11
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Rob McQuown

06-30

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The BP Wayback Machine: Un-Stars
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James Click

06-28

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Prospectus Hit List: NL: Rising to the Top in Cream City
by
Tommy Bennett

06-27

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On the Beat: Adrian as Advertised
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John Perrotto

06-21

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Prospectus Hit List: NL: June Swoons
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Jay Jaffe

06-20

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Prospectus Hit List: AL: Sox Hanging On
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Tommy Bennett

06-15

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Big Gamble
by
Jay Jaffe

06-13

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Prospectus Hit List: AL: Tense Times
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Jay Jaffe

06-13

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Divide and Conquer, NL East: Cole Hamels is the Whole Camel, and Other Tales of a Desultory Divisional Race
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Michael Jong

06-08

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Anatomy of a Collapse
by
Jay Jaffe

05-31

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Prospectus Hit List: NL: The Valdez Non-Disaster
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Jay Jaffe

05-31

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: Streaking Snakes and Get-Well Cards
by
Geoff Young

05-30

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Prospectus Hit List: AL: The Cream Rises
by
Tommy Bennett

05-23

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Prospectus Hit List: The Tighten Up
by
Jay Jaffe

05-18

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Divide and Conquer, AL East: Deep-sixed
by
Ben Kabak

05-16

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Prospectus Hit List: Indian Spring
by
Tommy Bennett

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A look at the conflicting seasons of Dan Uggla and Hanley Ramirez.

Last night, the Atlanta Braves beat the Florida Marlins 6-2, completing a three-game sweep of the Fish. With both teams in close proximity, the story of two players who once shared a bond in Florida as one of the best offensive double-play combinations in baseball came to mind. One player, former Marlin and current Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, is redeeming himself with a 31-game hitting streak that has brought his season line from “atrocious” to “below average.” The other, Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez, missed his sixth straight game with a shoulder injury and has yet to decide whether he is healthy enough to play or should go on the disabled list.

Recent performance plays a strong role in how a player is perceived. The recent 30-game surge by Uggla has brought his season line right in line with Ramirez's.

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In the wake of the Phillies/Giants brawl this past weekend, BP's staff of writers recall their most memorable basebrawls of all time.

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August 10, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: What the Halo?

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Jay Jaffe

A look at the 2011 Angels, their strengths, their weaknesses, and their chances at making the playoffs.

Back in mid-May, when we were all younger and more handsome, if not smarter, I predicted that the Rangers would pull away from the Angels—who led the AL West by a game and a half at the time—once injured sluggers Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz returned to the lineup. The two teams stayed close, but when Texas opened up a five-game lead while reeling off a 12-game winning streak that carried through the All-Star break, the division looked to be in their control. The Halos have refused to go quietly, however, and they remain in contention. They came to the Bronx last night just a game and a half out of first place and took the series opener from the Yankees in dramatic fashion, with Bobby Abreu socking two homers—including a two-run ninth-inning shot off Mariano Rivera.

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Dan Uggla's hitting streak has reached 29 games, but an earlier run of success prompted Joe to wonder when it's okay to play for one's own stats.

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 (and mostly free) 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.

Is the Captain capable of selfishness? Take another look at Joe's interpretation of the events surrounding the end of his hitting streak, which originally ran as a "Prospectus Today" column on September 18, 2006.


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August 5, 2011 11:50 pm

Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 8/5/11

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Bill Baer

Bill welcomes a couple of unspectacular but solid options to VP this week while saying goodbye to a hard-throwing youngster undergoing TJS.

Newcomers
Brett Cecil, Toronto Blue Jays (15% Yahoo!, 14% ESPN, 27% CBS)
In his first three starts since being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas in late June, Cecil looked shaky, allowing 10 runs in 20 and one-third innings. In his three starts since, he has allowed four runs in 22 innings while striking out 17 and walking six. Those most recent three starts were against the Texas Rangers twice (AL's third-best offense) and the Rays—certainly high-quality competition. Cecil plays best in AL-only leagues but could be worth the risk depending on your place in the standings and the categories you need in deep mixed leagues.



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August 4, 2011 9:00 am

Spinning Yarn: Counsell for the Defense

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Mike Fast

Dissecting Craig Counsell's 45-at-bat hitless streak

Craig Counsell has been in a bit of a slump lately. Okay, maybe that undersells it a little. Counsell is 0 for his last 45 at-bats. His last hit came a couple months back, on June 10. Another hitless at-bat will tie him with Bill Bergen of the 1909 Brooklyn Superbas for the longest known streak of hitless at-bats by a position player.

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Uncovering the hidden beauty in the struggles of Adam Dunn, the Mariners, and more.

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.

King Kaufman is the manager of the Writing Program at Bleacher Report.


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July 15, 2011 3:04 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Replacement-Level Killers, Part I

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Jay Jaffe

The bombiest of the position-playing kamikazes could be improved through promotions or trades.

When it comes to playoff races, every edge matters. Yet all too often, managers and general managers fail to make the moves that could help their teams for reasons rooted in issues beyond a player's statistics, allowing subpar production to fester until it kills a club's post-season hopes. In 2007, I compiled a historical all-star squad of ignominy for our pennant race book, It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over, identifying players at each position whose performances had dragged their teams down in tight races: the Replacement-Level Killers. It's a concept that's been revisited on a more or less annual basis here at Baseball Prospectus, with an eye toward what teams can do to solve such potentially fatal problems, either internally or externally. With the trading deadline less than three weeks away, the window for contenders to take their best shots at parlaying their resources into solutions is closing, so it's worth checking in.

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July 11, 2011 10:08 pm

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 7/11/11

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Michael Street

Entering the All-Star break, Michael graduates one VP that's red-hot, drops another who's ice-cold, and generally contemplates Value Pick extremes.

The All-Star break begins today, marking the traditional—if not the actual—midway point in the season. Cutting against this equilibrial grain, Value Picks looks this week at some extremes, both in performance and in owner reactions to those performances.
 


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Derek Jeter didn't just inch past the 3,000 hit mark, he blazed through it with a memorable afternoon.

"I don't think you can script it any better. This is already movie-ready." — Joe Girardi, Yankees manager

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July 6, 2011 9:00 am

Value Picks: Outfield for 7/6/11

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Rob McQuown

Rob welcomes an aging Tiger hitter and an intriguing Toronto power bat in this week's VP.

Listen my children and you shall hear

Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,

On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;

Hardly a man is now alive

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With this year's rosters for the Midsummer Classic set to be announced on Sunday, revisit Click's Picks for the worst All-Stars of all time.

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 (and mostly free) 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.

Everyone loves discussing All-Star snubs, but what about the undeserving players who did make it? James did some digging and came up with the following list of misguided selections, which originally ran as a "Crooked Numbers" column on July 7, 2005.

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