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I changed the importance to Mid-importance. BP is becoming increasingly well-known, with writers' articles appearing in major mass media, and writers now in Major League front offices. It is widely-known as the chief representative of the sabermetrics movement. -- Amazins490 04:20, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

I also changed the class level to start... I'd say it may even be a B class, but I'm not sure -- Amazins490 21:43, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
I think subsequent addition of material raises it to B class. Thank you. Would like to see more; also it's important to embellish the references on those topics.--Mack2 16:59, 29 June 2007 (UTC)
Just wondering, what do you mean by "those topics"? Sabermetrics in general, or you think this article needs more references? -- Amazins490 (talk) 21:07, 1 July 2007 (UTC)
For example, where you talk about RBI and (pitcher's) wins, it's not just BP but other sabermetricians who have been making the points that some stats are very context-dependent. Individual RBI, R, ERA, pitchers' W-L depend on their teammates, among other things. Not to mention that there is a whole lot of luck involved in individual performance.--Mack2 20:34, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

List of staff writers[edit]

The article now lists all of BP's writers and their corresponding columns twice, once in the "Development" section, once in the "Regular writers" section. They definitely only need to be listed once -- I'm thinking we can basically remove the third paragraph in the "Development" section and just fix up the "Regular writers section. Any objections / other suggestions? -- Amazins490 (talk) 23:33, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Good suggestion, which I've implemented. Also added David Laurila, John Perrotto, and Bryan Smith to the list of Regular writers. Not always sure of their backgrounds but not much is needed for this listing. Have looked into BP archive to see what they've written on and when they appear to have joined the regular staff. --Mack2 20:06, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
Given the turnover in the core of regular writers, I thought it helpful not just to list current regular writers (feature writers) but also those who were regulars in the past and have moved to other pursuits. So I created a second category, and found some of the former short bios of these individuals. BP's own archiving is not very helpful, in the sense that if you use the web page's "Search" function for "Authors," only the relatively current set of author names appears. So it's difficult to find the complete writings of many of the past ones, even such well-known ones as Woolner.~~Mack2~~ 18:53, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Changing header from Oakland/Moneyball to Boston/Cleveland[edit]

Partially based on this: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=7202 I changed the header of the article. Oakland really does not follow the more advanced BP techniques very closely (BP != OBP above all else, as was written by Michael Lewis), but both boston and cleveland have hired BP staffers in either a consulting or full-time role —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.65.168.215 (talk) 15:47, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Pete Rose reinstatement incident[edit]

I removed the final sentence from this section, which read: "Neither Carroll nor Zumsteg ever published a retraction or an explanation." Zumsteg did, in fact, publish an explanation a year later on USS Mariner [1]. Rather than note this and cite the explanation, I thought it better to just remove the sentence and post this here in case someone thinks it's important. --walkie (talk) 01:33, 15 April 2012 (UTC)