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  1. MLB - Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland has quietly had a Hall o...

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe of Baseball Prospectus goes to bat for Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, writing that Leyland has quietly had a career that makes him worthy of standing among his peer in Cooperstown.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2011
  2. 2011 MLB Preview: Vladimir Guerrero should go to Toronto Blue Jay...

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe looks at five moves that should have happened in the AL East this winter -- and in some cases, still have the chance to happen, such as Vladimir Guerrero to Toronto (not Baltimore) and Russell Branyan to Tampa.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2011
  3. MLB: Using JAWS on expansion-era Hall of Fame ballot, only Davey ...

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe uses the JAWS metric -- he invented it, as an average of career WARP and peak (best seven seasons) WARP -- to evaluate the eight players on the 2010 expansion-era HOF ballot. Only Davey Concepcion, Ted Simmons and Tommy John come close.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2010
  4. MLB: Midseason prescriptions for the AL East race

    Jay Jaffe

    As MLB comes out of the All-Star break, 'Dr. BP' (Baseball Prospectus) looks at every division and what the clubs within them need. Here now: the AL East. Everyone needs pitching; in the case of the Rays, though, they might be able to just call it up.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2010
  5. MLB - Baseball Prospectus: Resetting the playoff races

    Jay Jaffe

    Baseball Prospectus takes a look at its preseason playoff predictions and recalculates them with the Padres, Rangers and Reds being the biggest surprises. BP explains how they've done it.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2010
  6. MLB -- Baseball Prospectus: Who are the best and worst single-sea...

    Jay Jaffe

    Baseball Prospectus brings the heat with a controversial idea: the best team ... of the entire 2000s ... was the 2001 Seattle Mariners. Wait, what? They lost in the ALCS. Ah, but you can prove it with metrics. To explore, come inside.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2009
  7. MLB - Baseball Prospectus: Defensive metric analysis of Matt Holl...

    Jay Jaffe

    Baseball Prospectus analyzes the defensive aptitude of Jason Bay and Matt Holliday. The outcome? Holliday is clearly more valuable, but a fit is easier to find for Bay.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2009
  8. MLB - Year in review: Looking back on Joe Mauer, Albert Pujols an...

    Jay Jaffe

    Baseball Prospectus analyzes the best and worst performances of the 2009 MLB season through its sabermetric lens.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2009
  9. Baseball Prospectus -- Baseball Prospectus' new JUMP metric shows...

    Jay Jaffe

    Baseball Prospectus brings out a new metric to predict MVP voting -- JUMP -- and finds that Joe Mauer doesn't have much of a chance at the AL award. The NL MVP, though, should be a runaway for Albert Pujols.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2009
  10. Baseball Prospectus -- Schedule strength hurts Chicago White Sox,...

    Jay Jaffe

    Baseball Prospectus analyzes the AL schedules in the final five weeks of the season, and finds the White Sox are almost dead in the water and the Rays are in trouble, but the Rangers and Twins have life.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2009
  11. MLB - Baseball Prospectus - The New York Yankees and Boston Red S...

    Jay Jaffe

    The Red Sox probably won't sweep the entire season series from the Yankees, who've changed the dynamic from earlier this year. But whatever happens in this four-game series, the bigger issue is this: Both teams still need help in the starting rotation.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2009
  12. MLB -- Toronto Blue Jays' Roy Halladay would fit better elsewhere...

    Jay Jaffe

    Baseball Prospectus looks at various teams that could land Roy Halladay and the potential impact he'd have on their playoff chances. And even though the Phillies are out of the running now, they wouldn't have been the best fit anyway.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2009
  13. MLB -- Ranking strength of schedule in the second half -- Basebal...

    Jay Jaffe

    A revised look at our strength-of-schedule rankings shows that Toronto is tied with the Orioles for the most difficult second-half schedule.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2009
  14. MLB - Baseball Prospectus - The D-backs, A's and Indians aren't m...

    Jay Jaffe

    Several teams are all but eliminated, but they aren't the biggest disappointments

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2009
  15. MLB - Baseball Prospectus - Rays underachieving, Rangers ahead of...

    Christina Kahrl

    As teams hit the midpoint of their schedules, Baseball Prospectus pauses to examine which teams are performing above or below preseason projections, plus which teams have just been unlucky.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2009
  16. MLB All-Star Game: Adrian Gonzalez, Adam Jones, Edwin Jackson sho...

    Jay Jaffe

    Baseball Prospectus looks at deserving All-Stars who could get snubbed, including Adrian Gonzalez, Aaron Hill and a closer who had never saved a game before this season.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2009