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05-11

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BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Day at Nationals Park - July 7, 2013
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Joe Hamrahi

04-08

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Wezen-Ball: The 2013 Interleague Schedule
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Larry Granillo

01-22

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Minor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies (NL EAST)
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Jason Martinez

11-13

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Bizball: Ranking 10 MLB Relocation and Expansion Markets Shows Why Either is Difficult
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Maury Brown

07-03

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Western Front: Ready, Set, No!
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Geoff Young

02-06

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Transaction Analysis: Jackson Settles for One Year
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R.J. Anderson

11-04

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Transaction Analysis: Nationals Sign Wang
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R.J. Anderson

10-31

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World Series Prospectus: A Card Fought Win
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Jay Jaffe

10-28

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World Series Prospectus: Game Six: The Crazy Train Keeps Rolling
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Jay Jaffe

10-23

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World Series Prospectus: Once, Twice, Three Times a Long Ball
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Jay Jaffe

10-20

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Baseball ProGUESTus: A League of Their Own?
by
Adam Sobsey

10-20

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World Series Prospectus: Opening Salvos
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Jay Jaffe

10-20

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Manufactured Runs: Punting on Punto
by
Colin Wyers

10-19

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World Series Prospectus: The Midwest Showdown
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Baseball Prospectus

10-18

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On the Beat: Rangers Renaissance
by
John Perrotto

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Three: Miggy Shines
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R.J. Anderson

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Two: A Grand Opportunity
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R.J. Anderson

09-08

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The Lineup Card: 9 Forgotten Players from Defunct Franchises
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Baseball Prospectus

06-29

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Divide and Conquer, NL East: National Fever
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Michael Jong

06-03

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On the Beat: Back on the Attack
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John Perrotto

04-23

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Wezen-Ball: Who is Baseball's Ron Swanson?
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Larry Granillo

03-14

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Ahead in the Count: Battle for the Beltway
by
Matt Swartz

11-30

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Future Shock: Cleveland Indians Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

10-31

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World Series Prospectus: Game Three Report
by
John Perrotto

10-29

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World Series Prospectus: Game Two Report
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John Perrotto

10-29

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World Series Prospectus: Game Two Analysis
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Christina Kahrl

10-28

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World Series Prospectus: Game One Analysis
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Christina Kahrl

10-26

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World Series Prospectus: World Series Preview
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Christina Kahrl

10-22

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On the Beat: Creating a Mindset
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John Perrotto

10-20

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four
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Christina Kahrl

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Three
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Christina Kahrl

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Rangers vs. Yankees
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Jay Jaffe

10-11

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On the Beat: Billy The Kid's Last Stand
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John Perrotto

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: LDS Day Four Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Rays vs. Rangers
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Ben Lindbergh

09-20

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Washington Nationals
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John Perrotto, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

06-11

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Campus Notes: Super Regionals Preview, Part 2
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Charles Dahan

04-16

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On the Beat: Friday Update
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John Perrotto

03-21

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On the Beat: Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

02-11

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You Could Look It Up: Three Joes and Some Other Guys Named Overbay
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Steven Goldman

09-20

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Washington Nationals
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Baseball Prospectus

08-16

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On the Beat: Weekend Roundup
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John Perrotto

06-10

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On the Beat: Mid-Week Roundup
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John Perrotto

06-10

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Future Shock: First-Round Recap
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Kevin Goldstein

05-17

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Prospectus Idol Entry: Jeff Euston's Initial Entry
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Jeff Euston

11-12

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Hot Stove Preview
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Caleb Peiffer

09-04

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Prospectus Preview: Thursday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

09-02

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Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

08-24

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Prospectus Q&A: Ron Washington
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David Laurila

07-19

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Prospectus Preview: Saturday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

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October 29, 2010 8:00 am

World Series Prospectus: Game Two Report

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John Perrotto

The Rangers' bullpen implodes and the Giants get a step closer to an elusive world championship.

SAN FRANCISCO—Relief pitchers have a special bond. Not only do they belong to the same team, but they are also a team within a team. In most ballparks, they spend the game apart from their teammates, often sitting as far as 450 feet away from the dugout.

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October 29, 2010 8:00 am

World Series Prospectus: Game Two Analysis

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Christina Kahrl

Ron Washington marched out multiple relievers in a beautiful nightmare of an inning, leading to another Rangers loss.

Mama said there'll be days like this
There'll be days like this, my Mama said
Mama said, Mama said
—The Shirelles




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October 28, 2010 8:00 am

World Series Prospectus: Game One Analysis

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Christina Kahrl

Why stick with the classics when there's a messy brawl to be had?

As Coca-Cola executives learned back in the day, one of the problems with packaging something old as something new is that it ain't necessarily classic, whatever else you call it. With as much build up Game One of the World Series got—from parties as guilty as I am, among so many others—because there was Cliff Lee, and there was Tim Lincecum, there just had to be some new bit of history made, right? And what we got was indeed classic—Keystone Kops classic.

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It's a series that will feature superb pitching staffs, and one team will come away with a long-awaited title.

In baseball as in literature, archetypes tend to be formulaic, proof that fiction falls short of reality when it comes to the power to describe any one thing in shorthand. The need, indeed one of the great benefits of the human mind is to identify patterns, and to peg things that fall within those patterns, or to re-evaluate the pattern as a whole to create some new rubric, some new way of explaining things. Take our current post-season slate: instead of a much-anticipated rematch between the Evil Empire and the Phillies' a-bornin' senior-circuit dynasty, last week we got the pleasure of witnessing imperial ambitions utterly overthrown in both leagues.

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October 22, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Creating a Mindset

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John Perrotto

Manager Ron Washington has gotten the Rangers to buy into his style of play, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

Ron Washington has the chance to make history in the next two nights. The Rangers lead the Yankees 3-2 in the American League Championship Series and need only one win in the next two games to qualify for the first World Series appearance in the franchise' 50-year history.

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Is post-season skippering reaching for new lows?

Television ratings for the postseason are up, or at least they were for Game Three of the ALCS. You can wonder what that really means, of course. Maybe folks like TBS, and maybe the games and the matchups are a lot more interesting. And maybe, just maybe, what America is tuning to is baseball's answer to the WWE. That's because if they're dialing up diamond drama, they've been getting one Yankee smackdown after another.

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October 19, 2010 11:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Three

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Christina Kahrl

Cliff Lee continued his post-season dominance as he silenced the Yankees' lumber.

This may not be my first post-season game, or my first NuYankee Stadium, or even my first Yankees-Rangers game in the Bronx of 2010. Still, if one of the games' older adages is that you never forget your first, there's no harm in having it be something well worth remembering. This was a game that simultaneously fulfilled expectations, yet also left many analysts flabbergasted. It was both a tremendous pitching duel, and a rout of humiliating dimensions. And it was also a game in which both managers managed to hurt their team's chances of winning the series in Monday night's ninth inning. 

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October 14, 2010 8:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Rangers vs. Yankees

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Jay Jaffe

The Yankees look to get back to yet another World Series while the Rangers are in uncharted territory.

From 1996 through 1999, the Joe Torre-led Yankees and the Johnny Oates-piloted Rangers faced off in three American League Division Series, the first three times the latter franchise had ever reached the postseason. The Yankees won nine of those 10 games, holding the Rangers to a lone run apiece in their 1998 and 1999 sweeps. Times have changed, however, and while the Yankee machine has simply kept rolling, racking up four pennants and two world championships while missing the playoffs just once since their last meeting, the Rangers endured a dark decade before reemerging as AL West champions thanks to the shrewd deal making of general manager Jon Daniels and the fruits of their well-stocked farm system.

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October 11, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Billy The Kid's Last Stand

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John Perrotto

Braves closer Billy Wagner may have pitched his last game, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

The most endearing thing about Billy Wagner is that he has had a special career yet never considered himself special. Now that the Braves closer's career might be over, Wagner still isn't all that impressed with himself.

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October 10, 2010 9:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: LDS Day Four Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

The Bombers blast their way back into the ALCS, while the Rays live to play another day.

When you're down 2-0, everything is a matter of last-chance sweepstakes. Do or die, theirs to reason why—curse you, Jim Wolf—with nothing to do but try and rally from it, because in a five-game series, you just need to set everything else aside and recognize that there are no tomorrows, not if you don't create them yourself. One of the two teams down to their very last game in every game left in the round, one did exactly that, one less so.

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October 5, 2010 8:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Rays vs. Rangers

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Ben Lindbergh

One of the beasts of the East takes on the Rangers in a first-round clash of division winners.

In hindsight, the titans of the East were what we thought they were, even if a rash of injuries ensured that the Red Sox weren’t always whom we thought they were. As expected, eastern teams have called dibs on two of the AL’s four coveted tickets to the promised land, though no asses were crowned until the season’s final weekend, when the Rays nabbed the title by taking two out of three in Kansas City while the Yankees dropped a pair in Boston. Tampa Bay’s second division championship was won with an even smaller margin of error than the first, but the small-market-team-that-could again proved that it belonged in a bracket formerly dominated by high-payroll organizations—though this year’s Rays had to expend significantly more salary than the 2008 model in the process.

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September 20, 2010 8:00 am

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Washington Nationals

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John Perrotto, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

Without Stephen Strasburg until 2012, starting pitching becomes the priority.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade—whether in September (or before), the League Division Series, League Championship Series or World Series. It combines a broad overview of this season from Buster Olney, a take from Baseball Prospectus, a look toward an immediate 2011 move courtesy of Rumor Central and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview. You can find all the teams on one page by going here.

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