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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. MLB -- Atlanta Braves increased their playoff odds the most in th...

    Jay Jaffe

    Baseball Prospectus updates its projections to show which teams have improved their playoff chances the most since Opening Day.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2011
  3. MLB: The importance of being strong up the middle

    Jay Jaffe

    Conventional wisdom says you have to be strong up the middle, and Jay Jaffe of Baseball Prospectus puts that theory to the test.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2011
  4. 2011 MLB Preview: Carlos Lee, Hunter Pence and the rest of the Ho...

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe of Baseball Prospectus writes that while the Houston Astros' pitching situation isn't all that bad, their beyond-terrible batting order will lead to a frustrating season for the team.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2011
  5. 2011 MLB Preview: Matt Kemp, Pablo Sandoval, Justin Upton, Chris ...

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe looks at five NL West hitters who had subpar campaigns in 2010 and could be due for a bounce-back in 2011, including Kung Fu Panda himself, Pablo Sandoval, as well as Matt Kemp and Justin Upton; these are based on early PECOTA projections.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2011
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Milwaukee Brewers' Prince Fielder, San Diego Padres' Adrian Gonza...

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe of BP explains the True Average metric (a new approach to the old EqA), and highlights five guys who are better than you think (Prince Fielder, among them) and five who are worse (Ichiro is one, oddly enough). Explore the analysis.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2010
  9. MLB Preview 2010 - Baseball Prospectus: In the NL West, the summe...

    Jay Jaffe

    Baseball Prospectus projects 2010 in the NL West. For each team, you get: a projected record, why they might win, why they won't win, one player who could surprise (stat projections) and one who might flop. Dive in.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2010
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Baseball Prospectus -- Explaining how the JUMP metric predicts MV...

    Jay Jaffe

    Want to know more about Baseball Prospectus' JUMP metric for predicting MVP races? Here's a detailed explainer.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2009
  13. Baseball Prospectus - NL schedule strength is bad news for San Fr...

    Jay Jaffe

    Baseball Prospectus examines the NL playoff odds for the remaining contenders by focusing on schedule strength. The San Francisco Giants are sliding while the division leaders (Phillies, Cardinals, Dodgers) are in prime position.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2009
  14. MLB - Baseball Prospectus - Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton's Hal...

    Jay Jaffe

    Baseball Prospectus evaluates the HOF chances of Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton, an argument that has to account for the Coors Field effect. BP has the numbers to help settle the debate.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2009
  15. Baseball Prospectus fixes the Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rocki...

    Jay Jaffe

    Baseball Prospectus knows what ails every team in the NL West. Whether they have medical insurance or not, the Dodgers, Rockies, Giants, Diamondbacks and Padres get a diagnosis from Dr. BP.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2009
  16. 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