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03-05

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Wezen-Ball: When Cuba Stomped the Orioles
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Larry Granillo

10-08

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The Week in Quotes: October 1-7
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

10-01

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The Week in Quotes: September 24-30
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

09-24

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The Week in Quotes: September 17-23
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

09-17

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The Week in Quotes: September 10-16
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

09-10

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The Week in Quotes: September 3-9
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

08-27

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The Week in Quotes: August 20-26
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

08-20

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The Week in Quotes: August 13-19
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

08-13

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The Week in Quotes: August 6-12
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

08-06

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The Week in Quotes: July 30-August 5
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

07-30

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The Week in Quotes: July 23-29
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

07-23

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The Week in Quotes: July 16-22
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

07-09

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The Week in Quotes: July 2-July 8
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

03-20

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Baseball Prospectus News: Welcoming BP's New Bylines
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Ben Lindbergh

01-25

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Pebble Hunting: Scott Boras' First Time
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Sam Miller

01-19

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The Keeper Reaper: Starting Pitchers for 1/19/12
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Mike Petriello

12-20

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Overthinking It: Keeping Up with the Friedmans
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Ben Lindbergh

12-16

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Men Behind the Men Behind the Plate
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Jonathan Bernhardt

11-11

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Language of the Hot Stove League
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Ted Berg

11-07

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Future Shock: Yoenis Cespedes: The Showcase
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Kevin Goldstein

10-31

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Silly Goose: Mariano Rivera and the Myth of the Seven-Out Save
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Kevin Baker

09-30

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Baseball ProGUESTus: A New Take on Plate Discipline--Redefining the Zone
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Matt Lentzner

08-10

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

05-26

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Bullpen
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Mike Petriello

04-25

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Divide and Conquer, NL Central: At Your Service
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Larry Granillo

03-24

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Divide and Conquer, AL West: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
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Joey Matschulat

03-10

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Overthinking It: A Review of Jonah Keri's The Extra 2%
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Ben Lindbergh

03-01

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Span and Sain and Pray for Rain
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Emma Span

02-22

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Checking the Numbers: Paying the Premium
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Eric Seidman

09-15

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Under The Knife: About Those Pitch Counts
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Will Carroll

07-14

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Outfield
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Rob McQuown

06-03

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Under The Knife: Thursday Update
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Will Carroll

05-26

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Under The Knife: Wednesday Update
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Will Carroll

05-25

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Meet the Mets
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Jay Jaffe

05-22

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You Can Blog It Up: DPOTD: Worst Hitting with John Gochnaur vs. Julio Borbon, plus Minors Players as Majors Managers
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Steven Goldman

05-03

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Under The Knife: A Case of the Mondays
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Will Carroll

04-28

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Prospectus Q&A: Chris Davis
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David Laurila

04-23

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Under The Knife: Checking Out Aroldis Chapman
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Will Carroll

03-31

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Under The Knife: Late Spring Training Hurts
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Will Carroll

03-14

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On the Beat: Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

02-02

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Transaction Action: Thome, Taveras, and 10,000
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Christina Kahrl

09-21

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Prospectus Today: Bradleygate?
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Joe Sheehan

07-20

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Future Shock: Monday Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

07-05

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Prospectus Idol Entry: Funck Interview Transcript
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Ken Funck

06-26

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Under The Knife: Triage Report
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Will Carroll

06-22

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Under The Knife: Trauma Unit
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Will Carroll

06-05

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Fantasy Beat: Rookie Hurlers
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Marc Normandin

10-15

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Playoff Diary
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David Laurila

10-13

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On the Beat: Joe Maddon, Wisdomist
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John Perrotto

08-04

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The Week in Quotes: Week of July 28-August 3
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Alex Carnevale

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Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.

DISPATCHES FROM WASHINGTON: ALL-STAR EDITION
“I’m just excited to get there and just have a good time. I think it’s exciting to go, and I’m excited to get there and be around all the top guys in baseball, of course. I’m just going to take it all in, try to enjoy it with the family, and try to just be as mellow and calm as I can. I’m excited. I really am. I’m really excited to get out there and be around those kind of guys and just try to actually enjoy myself as much as I can and really take it all in.”
—Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper on being the youngest position player to ever make the All-Star team. (Amanda Comak, The Washington Times)



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We've been busy since our last State of the Prospectus, so it's time to bring you up to date on all of the exciting additions to our roster.

Steven Goldman wrote something in his preface to Baseball Prospectus 2011 that has stuck with me since. I quoted it in my own preface to the Best Of Baseball Prospectus books, and I’m about to quote it again. Someday, I’ll feel inspired and find another line to use in my introductions. For now, though, Steven’s sentiments will suffice, since they explain how we’ve managed to remain true to our roots even as many of our founding members and longtime contributors have moved on to other challenges.

True institutions do not survive due to the efforts of any one or two people, but because a collective of believers holds true to their animating principle, thus forming an unbroken chain from founders to inheritors. In our case, we continue to focus on cutting through baseball’s homilies—stomping the dead, whenever possible, along the way—in favor of realism and hard truths.

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January 25, 2012 3:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Scott Boras' First Time

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Sam Miller

Long before there was Prince Fielder, there was Bill Caudill, one of the first beneficiaries of the super-agent's skills.

In 1981, the Seattle Mariners had no closer. Seven Mariners saved at least one game, and nobody saved more than eight. Shane Rawley, he of the eight, walked more batters than he struck out, with an ERA worse than the league average. In March of 1982, he gave up 12 runs in 11 spring training innings. Days before the season began, Rawley was traded to the Yankees for Bill Caudill and Gene Nelson, both young pitchers, and cash. Saves weren’t quite such a big deal yet—just one pitcher in the American League had saved more than 20 in the strike-shortened 1981 season, and only five reached even a dozen—so the Mariners entered the 1982 season without a closer.

But Caudill pitched well, surprisingly well, and in Seattle’s 15th game, Caudill earned his first save. The trade to Seattle "was the biggest break of my life,” he said after the game. “I just love being here. I'm finally getting a chance to play. I was a mop-up man.” He would get 26 saves that year and 26 the next. In 1984, he was traded to the A’s, where he saved 36 games and made his first All-Star team. After that season, he was traded once again, to the Blue Jays, and that’s where the fun begins.

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January 19, 2012 3:00 am

The Keeper Reaper: Starting Pitchers for 1/19/12

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Mike Petriello

Reader requests Harrison and Santana mingle with Kuroda and Dan Hudson in this week's Keeper Reaper

I was looking at the list of available free agent starters today, and man, is it barren out there if you're still hunting for starters. Other than Roy Oswalt and Edwin Jackson, your best bet is… Zach Duke? Jeff Francis? Kevin Millwood? It's like the Island of Misfit Toys out there. Let's get started on this week's Reaper with two user requests, and as always, I'm happy to take other suggestions in the comments.

Matt Harrison | Texas Rangers
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If EVERYONE has a brilliant GM, does ANYONE have a brilliant GM? Or are standout GMs going the way of .400 hitters?

There is an industrywide understanding now—a lot of teams spend a lot of time on this. There is a constant understanding that you need to find the next area of opportunity.—Mark Shapiro

The ideas that at one time were innovative are now mainstream.—Sandy Alderson

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What can Jeff Mathis and Mike Napoli tell us about the dangers of valuing backup catchers inappropriately?

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.

Jonathan Bernhardt is a freelance writer born in Baltimore who lives and works in New York City. He is an occasional contributor to the Et tu, Mr. Destructo? blog.

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We familiarize ourselves with the media's offseason thinking thanks to a source with knowledge of the terminology.

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.

Ted Berg is an editor at SNY.tv, where he writes a blog, hosts videos, and co-hosts a podcast. He lives in New York and tweets about Taco Bell at @OGTedBerg.

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Blow-by-blow recap of the incredible scouting video of top international prospect Yoenis Cespedes

I knew I was in for something special once I saw the email.

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Is Goose Gossage right to say that Mariano Rivera has it "easy?"

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.

Kevin Baker is a novelist and historian who is currently at work on a social history of New York City baseball, to be published by Pantheon.


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Is the traditional strike-ball dichotomy too simplistic?

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.

Matt Lentzner has carved out a (very) small niche in the baseball analysis world by examining the intersection of physics and biomechanics. He has presented at the PITCHf/x conference in each of the last two years and has written articles for The Hardball Times, as well as a previous article for Baseball Prospectus. When he’s not writing, Matt works on his physics-based baseball simulator, which is so awesome and all-encompassing that it will likely never actually be finished, though it does provide the inspiration for most of his articles and presentations. In real life, he’s an IT Director at a small financial consulting company in the Silicon Valley and also runs a physical training gym in his backyard on the weekends.

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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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May 26, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Bullpen

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Mike Petriello

An Athletic and a Royal join the pack, while a late-inning Angel bids farewell.

Since I’m constantly suggesting that you can always find saves throughout the season and therefore shouldn’t spend too much in the draft to secure them, I thought I’d put my convictions to the test. In one of my main leagues, I’m leading the group in saves by a wide margin. Only one of my current relievers was acquired in the draft, Pittsburgh’s Joel Hanrahan, and though I’ve always been high on him, even he was a pretty late pick. Otherwise, I’ve been able to pick and choose with the names that have popped up in this column throughout the season, and it’s served me pretty well. I hope you’ve found value in it as well, but as always, feel free to speak up in the comments if there’s something we can do to serve you better.

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