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Baseball Prospectus 2015 Paperback – February 10, 2015

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"The tip of the nerd spear." Ken Tremendous
"If you're a baseball fan and you don't know what BP is, you're working in a mine without one of those helmets with the lights on it." Keith Olbermann
"Baseball Prospectus has become the standard by which all scouting guides should be measured." Billy Beane, General Manager, Oakland A's
"For me, every year baseball begins with the big, brilliant, beautiful book you are holding in your hands right now." Joe Posnanski
"The first time I saw the PECOTA projections, I realized that someone out there understood." Jeff Luhnow, General Manager, Houston Astros

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The bestselling annual baseball preview from the smartest analysts in the business
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Product Details

  • Series: Baseball Prospectus
  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Turner; 1 edition (February 10, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118471458
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118471456
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As someone who has every edition of this book minus 1996 and 2011 (random, I know) I was semi-disappointed with this edition. I don't really mind the small typeface, I see a lot of complaints about that here, nor do I have any complaints regarding the size, being able to put it in my briefcase with the rest of my crap makes it more appealing.

The complaints I agree with the most is the snarkiness and "see how clever I am" culture that is being bred by the current crop of writers and editors. While some comments do genuinely make me smile or even laugh, the analysis is not what it used to be. I feel that BP has suffered from a bit of a brain drain as of late. I recognize the hard work and time the contributors put into the annuals, but at some point, the editorial staff needs to reign in the over the top Gawker style snark.

The current crop of writers is one of the main reasons I did not resubscribe to BP's web product. It's just not as good as it used to be. I still purchased the annual, and I still go to it when discussing players and prepping for fantasy drafts, but it could use a serious stylistic overhaul.
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BP produces its invaluable information once again, but the print size of the paperback version is approaching invisibility--so small that 1 star is lost. Presumably in order to save production costs, the volume is noticeably thinner, and in addition, each chapter has a grayish baseball diamond "grayprint" that obscures the first few lines of text. Clearly the design team has no one with eyes over 40.

Perhaps the publisher will consider including an OED-type magnifying glass with next year's copy. The Amazon description claims 600 pages; but the actual book has only 476. It's almost as if someone took a 600 page book, saw they didn't have enough paper stock for the print run, and reduced the font size by 20-25%! Who would do such a thing?

I can't even irritate my spouse any longer by taking it along to low light restaurants -- what, am I expected to carry on a conversation? The season is almost upon us, and I need to prepare!
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This year's Baseball Prospectus annual is disappointing. It's shorter, the print is smaller, and the attempts at humor are too frequent and not funny enough. These three factors combine to make the book much less useful than in the past. Don't get me wrong. It's still one of the best, but it's not as good as it could be or should be.
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It pains me to give one of my favorite yearly reads a 3-star, but honestly, I'm being generous. This year's paperback has two big issues; very small font and very flimsy paper (VERY flimsy). As others have mentioned, the current crop of writers also aren't my favorite. Please get your fastball back, BP!
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By dr on February 23, 2015
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Humor is Forced. Have to drudge through a literary morass to get to useful baseball stats. Regression is an asserted notion without player specific foundation. There is a Poem under the discussion for pitcher Hiroki Kuroda. Rather have substance. Most baseball fans are intelligent. Attempts at displaying cleverness do not impress. Tongue-in-cheek tone is tedious. Shakespearean quotes are prolonged and tangential.
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By bobby on February 23, 2015
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Dissapointing read. The jokes are getting old. Seems like they are more worried about being funny then about providing baseball analysis. This was my last year.
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Shrinkage isn't a good thing. BP has obviously cheapened its product; maybe it makes good business sense but the product really suffers this year. The smaller print is OK but the writeups are uninspired and dull, adding nothing that you can't get from reading a team specific blog. The "see how clever I am" jokes aren't funny either. I'll still be a customer, but as far as quality goes, Ron Shandler's Baseball Forecaster blows this year's edition out of the water.
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With this issue, BP shows that it has lost considerable zip on its once excellent fastball. Seems the authors have tried to impress their Creative Writing professors more then their baseball readers. Also, the typeface is smaller this year. Make sure you have a nice bright reading lamp. In short, a disappointing effort from a publication I look forward to receiving each season.
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