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  1. MLB: Baltimore Orioles' perception problem

    Jay Jaffe

    Right now, everyone is focusing on the Orioles' poor pitching. However, as Jay Jaffe of Baseball Prospectus explains, that's not their biggest problem.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 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 - 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
  8. Baseball Prospectus - The American League dominates the National ...

    Jay Jaffe

    Baseball Prospectus examines the gap between AL and NL teams and finds it's even wider than expected. Consider this: If the Blue Jays and Dodgers swapped divisions, they might also swap records.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2009
  9. MLB -- Search for modern-day Rickey Henderson is futile, but Tamp...

    Jay Jaffe

    There likely will never be another player like Rickey Henderson statistically. Baseball Prospectus looks at the current game and finds that no one is really close, but names such as Brian Roberts, B.J. Upton and Johnny Damon fall into the discussion.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2009
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. MLB - Analysis - BP Daily: Will we see another 300-game winner af...

    Jay Jaffe

    With the Big Unit's 300th win in the books, we look at the numbers -- was he the last one who will reach that pitching milestone? Baseball Prospectus has the formulas and the final word.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2009
  14. MLB - Analysis - Between the Blue Jays and Royals, which is the r...

    Jay Jaffe

    The Blue Jays are 18-10 and leading a division in which we projected three other teams to win 94 games. Says here it'll be hard for them to keep up their pace. The Royals and Mariners? That's another story.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2009
  15. MLB - Fantasy - Matt Wieters, Geovany Soto, other young stars shi...

    Jay Jaffe

    When evaluating the league's young positional talent, catcher, center field look strong.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2009
  16. Insider - Baseball Prospectus - Strength of Schedule

    Jay Jaffe

    In small stretches, schedule strength could make a big difference.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2009