Here at Baseball Prospectus, we are dedicated to providing you with oodles of cutting-edge sabermetric analysis and keeping our finger on the pulse of the baseball world. With a slew of daily articles, it’s easy for one piece to get lost in the shuffle or for you to overlook a post while you’re busy hiding your monitor from your boss. Just in case this happens to be your situation, here’s what you might have missed this week at BP.


  • Dumpster diving doesn’t exactly sound like a thrilling event for anybody, but there’s no denying that it can churn out valuable—if a little mucky—gems. Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers has perfected the art and seems to know exactly what’s inside Dumpster #1, 2, and 3. Geoff Young takes a look at Towers’ career as a sludge-removing GM, chronicling is shrewdest moves with San Diego to his new gig in Arizona.
  • The current status quo for starting rotations is to find five guys who can get consistent outs and not embarrass themselves—well, and to keep their team in the game. When a rotation cog is thrown on the disabled list, somebody else gets a shot, and if they succeed, they may have a chance at sticking. So what’s a team to do when it has six starters: Send one down? Send one to the bullpen? As R.J. Anderson shows, teams have lately been pondering the virtues of six-man rotations.




 The All-Star break is around the corner, but come Monday, BP will be back in action to give you the latest on the Futures Game, Home Run Derby, and the All-Star Game. Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you soon!  

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