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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: Curtis Granderson's remarkable transformation

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe of Baseball Prospectus explains how a small adjustment transformed Curtis Granderson into one of baseball's best hitters.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 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: 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
  5. 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
  6. MLB: New York Yankees struggle against finesse pitchers, but play...

    Jay Jaffe

    The New York Yankees are having a tough time figuring out finesse pitchers, but Boston injuries mean the Bronx Bombers are still on course for October. As a result, they shouldn't rush to get injured players back on the field.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2010
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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