While this has been in the works for a while, my previous post on "Advancing The Field" and the discussion makes the upcoming series on BP even more important. Starting Tuesday with an intro, we'll be starting a "Baseball Analysis Basics" series, attempting to explain not only the how but they why behind what we do and some of the statistics. I think it's important to make sabermetrics and analysis as open to as many people as possible.
I know some of the best studies are so opaque and technical that I have to either commit to educating myself, trust the author and hope his outcome is right, or ignore it. To use one example, I love David Pinto's defensive work and trust him, but I honestly can't follow some of the internals of the system. I know there are a lot of people that don't read the best research and ignore it because they feel intimidated. This is a partial answer and one to build on, I hope.
So, my question to you is - what would you like to see in this series? We already have about twenty pieces in the works, but this should be an evolving, constantly useful series, so - especially those of you that are new to performance analysis - please speak up.