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1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 401: Listen to Your Heart, and Also to These Listener Emails by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
3 Overthinking It: The 10 Phases of Phil Hughes, Compulsive Pitch Tinkerer by Ben Lindbergh
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 400: 2014 Season Preview Series: New York Yankees by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 399: 2014 Season Preview Series: Seattle Mariners by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 398: 2014 Season Preview Series: Milwaukee Brewers by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
19 Overthinking It: Takeaways From Our First Look at the Future by Ben Lindbergh
2 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 397: 2014 Season Preview Series: San Diego Padres by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 396: Your Emails, Answered by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
19 Overthinking It: Why Every Team Needs Kendrys Morales by Ben Lindbergh
2 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 395: 2014 Season Preview Series: Cleveland Indians by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 394: 2014 Season Preview Series: Arizona Diamondbacks by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 393: 2014 Season Preview Series: Kansas City Royals by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 392: 2014 Season Preview Series: Toronto Blue Jays by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller
19 Transaction Analysis: Qualifying Offer Helps Orioles, Hurts Nelson Cruz by Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 391: The Best Listener Email Show Since Last Week's by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
4 Prospectus Q&A: John Hart on Atlanta's Extension Spree and the Future of Club-Friendly Contracts by Ben Lindbergh
2 Overthinking It: Last Season in Selective Aggression by Ben Lindbergh
3 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 390: 2014 Season Preview Series: Colorado Rockies by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller
2 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 389: 2014 Season Preview Series: Pittsburgh Pirates by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller
28 Overthinking It: Quantifying Cano's Lack of Hustle by Ben Lindbergh
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 388: 2014 Season Preview Series: Philadelphia Phillies by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller
5 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 387: 2014 Season Preview Series: Chicago White Sox by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller
63 Baseball Prospectus News: The New Pricing Plans: Now Available! by Ben Lindbergh
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 386: Listener Emails/Ricky Smith on Losing His Date to Derek Jeter by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
41 Point/Counterpoint by Ben Lindbergh and Zachary Levine
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 385: 2014 Season Preview Series: Baltimore Orioles by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller
15 Transaction Analysis: Phillies Sign Burnett, Pirates Learn Lesson by Ben Lindbergh and Mauricio Rubio
15 Overthinking It: Where the Remaining Free Agents Would Matter the Most by Ben Lindbergh
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 384: 2014 Season Preview Series: New York Mets by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller
4 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 383: 2014 Season Preview Series: Chicago Cubs by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 382: 2014 Season Preview Series: Minnesota Twins by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller
2 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 381: Email Answers for Your Friday by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 380: 2014 Season Preview Series: Miami Marlins by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller
5 BP Unfiltered: Classifying Your Photos of Baseball Prospectus 2014 by Ben Lindbergh
2 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 379: 2014 Season Preview Series: Houston Astros by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller
18 Overthinking It: Parsing the PECOTAs by Ben Lindbergh
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 378: The PECOTA Day Podcast by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
5 Overthinking It: Searching for Switch-Hitters Who Shouldn't Switch-Hit by Ben Lindbergh
3 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 377: The 2014 Standings Draft by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
2 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 376: Listener-Selected Listener Emails by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
2 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 375: Peter Angelos and the Orioles' Fearsome Physicals by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
23 Overthinking It: Polling the Industry: Masahiro Tanaka in 2014 by Ben Lindbergh
4 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 374: Baseball's State of the Union: The BP Rebuttal by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
6 BP Unfiltered: Masahiro Tanaka: A Reader Poll by Ben Lindbergh
2 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 373: Why the Manager Challenge System Might Be Broken by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 372: The Rays, The Red Sox, and Getting Hometown Discounts by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
28 Overthinking It: Internet Commenters Try to Trade for David Price by Ben Lindbergh
2 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 371: Listener Emails: The Mariachi A-Rod Edition by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
19 Overthinking It: Several Stray Thoughts About the Masahiro Tanaka Signing by Ben Lindbergh
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 370: Musings on Masahiro Tanaka by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
February 13, 2014 7:55 am
A First Take-type debate.
On Wednesday, Derek Jeter announced that 2014 will be his final season in professional baseball, leaving us with only eight months to contemplate his career and wonder what we'll do without him. For now, though, we can only ask: Was that just the best retirement announcement we've ever seen, or what? BP's Ben Lindbergh and Zachary Levine weigh in.
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February 13, 2014 6:01 am
Ben and Sam preview the Orioles' season with Paul Sporer, and Nick talks to MLB.com Orioles beat writer Brittany Ghiroli (at 22:07).
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February 13, 2014 12:00 am
A.J. Burnett's plans changed, and perhaps the Phillies' will now, too.
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February 12, 2014 7:15 am
Which teams' glass slippers best fit the six still-unsigned top-50 free agents?
It was new and exciting in November, mundane in December, and comforting and familiar in January. But by mid-February, speculating about likely landing spots for attractive free agents is as tired as publicly celebrating the Beatles.*
Granted, the alternative would be talking about the sort of stuff that otherwise occupies us early in spring training: what players look like; what players look like
from afar; what players might look like from afar, if we could see them; what players look like upside-down; meaningless quotes about team chemistry. There’s only so much we can do to combat the boring until real baseball begins. The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.
February 12, 2014 6:01 am
Ben and Sam preview the Mets' season with Will Woods, and Nick talks to Newsday Mets beat writer Marc Carig (at 20:54).
February 11, 2014 6:01 am
Ben and Sam preview the Cubs' season with Ken Funck, and Nick talks to Daily Herald Cubs beat writer Bruce Miles (at 20:53).
February 10, 2014 6:01 am
Ben and Sam preview the Twins' season with Aaron Gleeman, and Nick talks to Star Tribune Twins beat writer Phil Miller (at 23:22).
Ben and Sam answer emails about an auction for playing time, Mike Trout's plate approach, a contract that could kill baseball, and more.
Ben and Sam preview the Marlins' season with David Roth, and Nick talks to Sun-Sentinel Marlins beat writer Juan C. Rodriguez (at 29:09). Digging deep into your portraits of the annual as a young book.
Many of you have bought
, for which we’re very grateful. But that’s not what this post is about. This post is about the smaller (but still substantial!) subset of you who have not only bought the book, but also sent a picture of your purchase to BP’s Baseball Prospectus 2014 official Twitter account. Having written the book, we know what it looks like, and we'll level with you: yours is not any better or worse than anyone else’s (unless you ask us to sign it, in which case you’ll have spoiled a perfectly clean title page). But it’s still nice to receive your reminders that we didn’t dream the darn thing. Read the full article...
Ben and Sam preview the Astros' season with Zachary Levine, and Nick talks to Houston Chronicle Astros beat writer Evan Drellich (at 23:12).
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February 4, 2014 10:22 am
A PECOTA projection companion piece.
projections PECOTA are here, which means that many of you will spend the day exploring the weighted-means spreadsheet and the in search of surprises and confirmations that it’s okay to crush on the players whose performance you’ve been awaiting all winter. That’s exactly what we do when PECOTA’s keepers deliver the first file to the staff; we just have a head start. Depth Charts
We’ll be offering plenty of PECOTA-related content between now and Opening Day, but today, a quick tour is in order. Here’s a look at a few of the most fascinating projections I’ve seen so far, followed by a look at the players projected to improve or decline most dramatically relative to 2013, the closest comparables for recently retired players, and a summary of the weakest projected positions on 2014 contenders.
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