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January 4, 2013

The BP Wayback Machine: How to Write a Letter of Complaint

by Derek Jacques

Want to set a Hall of Fame voter straight? Here's how to do it.

February 2, 2009

Premium Article Caribbean Series 2009: Preview

by Derek Jacques

An overview of a series that features all four leagues' champions this time around.

September 22, 2008

Premium Article The Last of the Last: My Final Game at Yankee Stadium

by Derek Jacques

The experience of showing up early and engraving a send-off into one man's memory.

August 19, 2008

Prospectus Toolbox: WHIP-ping Through the Mailbag

by Derek Jacques

Answering a few readers questions, and addressing the relative merits of a few metrics.

August 5, 2008

Prospectus Toolbox: Minor League Mailbag

by Derek Jacques

In search of reader-friendly clarity on minor matters.

August 2, 2008

Prospectus Toolbox: Minor League Statistics and EqA

by Derek Jacques

All things being equalized... the new report on the Baseball Prospectus Statistics page.

July 15, 2008

Premium Article Prospectus Toolbox: Pitching Scales, Relief Stats, and Better Living Through Mathematics

by Derek Jacques

Installment the Third in an examination of deviations and their ramifications.

July 8, 2008

Prospectus Toolbox: Once More With the Pitching Scales

by Derek Jacques

With the aid of feedback and some mathematical daring, sorting out what words like good, bad, and average mean.

July 1, 2008

Stupid Lawyer Tricks: Midseason Report

by Derek Jacques

The Feds target Greg Anderson's wife, the House Oversight Committee causes more commotion, and the Supreme Court doesn't play fantasy baseball.

June 24, 2008

Prospectus Toolbox: Translating Scales: Relief Stats

by Derek Jacques

Reader response to defining the good, the bad, the and ugly bad, and turning that same firehose on relief pitching.

June 3, 2008

Prospectus Toolbox: Translating Scales

by Derek Jacques

Not all the kids can be above average, so how do we define it?

May 20, 2008

Premium Article Prospectus Toolbox: Still Stranded

by Derek Jacques

The quest to best determine offensive efficiency continues.

May 13, 2008

Prospectus Toolbox: Stranded!

by Derek Jacques

We often hear about how offenses fail when they leave too many men on base. But is this really failure?

April 22, 2008

Premium Article Stupid Lawyer Tricks: Advice for the Young at Heart

by Derek Jacques

Are there any legal-beagle ramifications to the Miguel Tejada and Frank Thomas mini-dramas?

April 2, 2008

Premium Article The First Last: Opening Day at Yankee Stadium

by Derek Jacques

The final season of play at the House That Ruth Built kicked off a day later than expected.

March 25, 2008

Prospectus Toolbox: Tout Wars, Redux

by Derek Jacques

Derek drafts for two at this year's Tout Wars.

March 18, 2008

Prospectus Toolbox: Rock the Vote Contest Winners

by Derek Jacques

CHEERS clearly proves that Tim Raines doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame. Will it incite an anti-stathead backlash for Rock amongst the voters?

March 11, 2008

Prospectus Toolbox: Moneybag Mailball

by Derek Jacques

Last week's Toolbox elicited a lot of responses, from thoughtful questions to additional observations.

March 4, 2008

Premium Article Prospectus Toolbox: Is Moneyball Dead?

by Derek Jacques

The retirement of a minor league catcher incites the revisiting of a now-infamous book.

February 22, 2008

Premium Article Stupid Lawyer Tricks: Clemens v. McNamee--After the Hearings

by Derek Jacques

What direction does the Rocket blaze towards next, or is this whole thing out of fuel?

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