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09-17

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What You Need to Know: September 17, 2014
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09-15

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The Week in Quotes: September 8-14
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

09-12

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What You Need to Know: September 12, 2014
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09-11

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What You Need to Know: September 11, 2014
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09-09

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The Week in Quotes: September 2-8, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

09-04

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What You Need to Know: September 4, 2014
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Chris Mosch

09-04

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The Week in Quotes: August 25-September 1, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

09-02

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What You Need to Know: September 2, 2014
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08-29

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What You Need to Know: August 29, 2014
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08-26

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What You Need to Know: August 26, 2014
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Chris Mosch

08-22

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What You Need to Know: August 22, 2014
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08-19

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What You Need to Know: August 19, 2014
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08-12

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What You Need to Know: August 12, 2014
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Chris Mosch

08-11

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What You Need to Know: August 11, 2014
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Daniel Rathman and Chris Mosch

08-11

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The Week in Quotes: August 4-10
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Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

08-07

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What You Need to Know: August 7, 2014
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08-05

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What You Need to Know: August 5, 2014
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Chris Mosch

08-04

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The Week in Quotes: July 28-August 3, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

07-31

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What You Need to Know: July 31, 2014
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Chris Mosch

07-30

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What You Need to Know: July 30, 2014
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07-28

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The Week in Quotes: July 21-27, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

07-25

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What You Need to Know: July 25, 2014
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07-24

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What You Need to Know: July 24, 2014
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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

07-21

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The Week in Quotes: July 14-20, 2014
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Chris Mosch, Nick Wheatley-Schaller and Nick Bacarella

07-21

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The Weekend Shift
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Chris Mosch

07-14

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What You Need to Know: Round Up The Usual Weekend Suspects
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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

07-11

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BP Unfiltered: Cat-and-Mouse with Kevin Kiermaier
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Chris Mosch

07-10

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What You Need to Know: Chris Sale's Revenge
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Chris Mosch

07-09

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What You Need to Know: The Tigers' Roaring Comeback
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Chris Mosch

07-07

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The Week in Quotes: June 30-July 6
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Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

07-03

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What You Need to Know: Edwin Ends One
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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

07-02

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What You Need to Know: The A's Get Rick-Rolled
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Chris Mosch

06-27

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/27
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Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch

06-27

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What You Need to Know: The Killer Cs
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Chris Mosch

06-25

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What You Need to Know: Five Hours and Counting
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Chris Mosch

06-20

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/20
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Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch

06-20

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What You Need to Know: Wheeler Hooks the Fish
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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

06-19

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What You Need to Know: Another No-No
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Daniel Rathman and Chris Mosch

06-18

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What You Need to Know: Can't Retire the Royals
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Daniel Rathman, Nick Bacarella and Chris Mosch

06-13

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/13
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Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch

06-13

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What You Need to Know: Scherzer's First Gem
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Chris Mosch

06-12

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What You Need to Know: Walking the Walk
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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

06-10

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What You Need to Know: Chisenhall Messes With Texas
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Chris Mosch

06-06

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/16
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Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch

06-06

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What You Need to Know: Soaring Jays
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Chris Mosch

06-05

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What You Need to Know: The Rays Sink to the Bottom
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Chris Mosch

06-04

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What You Need to Know: A Modern-Day Greg Maddux?
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Chris Mosch

06-02

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The Week in Quotes: May 26-June 1
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Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

05-30

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Overthinking It: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 5/30
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Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch

05-29

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What You Need to Know: Kazmir's 'A' Game
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Chris Mosch

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August 12, 2014 10:10 am

What You Need to Know: August 12, 2014

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Something's wrong with Verlander, while nothing's wrong in Kansas City.

The Monday Takeaway

On June 17th, the Royals beat the Tigers by a final of 11-4 to take their ninth straight game and leapfrog Detroit atop the American League Central. It was the first time Kansas City had held the division that late in the season since 2003, and they beat Detroit again the next night to build a 1 1/2 game lead.

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August 11, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: August 11, 2014

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Daniel Rathman and Chris Mosch

A lot of extra baseball was played this weekend, so we stuffed extra into this column.

The Weekend Takeaway
If you enjoy watching managers put their stamp on a game, the seventh inning of Friday’s tilt between the Dodgers and Brewers was your cup of tea. For those of you who prefer laughing at big leaguers making fools of themselves on the bases, Sunday had you covered.


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Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

PADRES INTRODUCE A.J. PRELLER AS NEW GENERAL MANAGER

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August 7, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: August 7, 2014

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The Padres didn't have video last night, but BP does. And GIFs. And pictures. And words.

The Wednesday Takeaway
Major League Baseball’s first season of expanded replay has had its growing pains, with controversy stemming from the transfer rule early in the season and, more recently, catchers being required to allow baserunners a clear lane to home plate. It’s natural for the system to be imperfect in the first year of implementation, but all in all, it’s fair to say that the first year of expanded replay has been a success.


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August 5, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: August 5, 2014

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A short Monday yielded no shortage of action, particularly in sterling defense in center from Juan Lagares, Gregor Blanco, and Ezequiel Carrera

The Monday TakeawayPablo Sandoval came through in big spots for the Giants on more than one occasion during a Monday matinee against the Mets that was highlighted by one-upmanship from the clubs' center fielders.

Daniel Murphy opened the scoring in the first inning with a two-run blast off Tim Hudson, who—as Daniel Rathman mentioned in yesterday’s WYNTK—was making his first start at Citi Field since last year’s gruesome ankle injury.

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TOTALLY UNEVENTFUL TRADE DEADLINE PASSES

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July 31, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: July 31, 2014

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The last full day before the trade deadline featured walk-off drama, pitchers dueling, and more

The Wednesday Takeaway
Fans who bought tickets to last night’s scheduled battle between Felix Hernandez and Corey Kluber were greeted by a Progressive Field setting that should have been considered a pitching aficionado’s paradise. King Felix entered the night on a stretch so dominant that he was on the verge of setting a modern MLB record. Armed with an arsenal of nasty secondary pitches, Kluber has broken through this season as a bona fide ace and was a start removed from the most impressive outing of his career.

The stage for pitching mastery was perfect and the duel proved to live up to expectations.


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July 30, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: July 30, 2014

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Extra innings and good secondary offerings highlight this look at the day that was and what will be.

The Tuesday Takeaway
On Monday, the Rays took the series opener from the Brewers behind seven strong innings from Jake Odorizzi, who complemented his fastball with both his slider and split-changeup, the latter of which he learned from teammate Alex Cobb this spring. The splitter was Odorizzi’s secondary offering of choice against Milwaukee and he threw 21 of 27 for strikes, including five of the swing-and-miss variety.


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COOPERSTOWN BUZZES WITH HALL OF FAME FANFARE

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July 25, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: July 25, 2014

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Standout pitching all around, as the Royals climb over the Indians, the Blue Jays get a glimpse of a bright future, and Joe Nathan earns another ninth.


The Thursday Takeaway

For the second night in a row, Blue Jays fans watched one of their talented young arms baffle Red Sox hitters. Wednesday night, it was Aaron Sanchez making an impact with two perfect innings out of the bullpen in his major-league debut. Last night, Marcus Stroman continued to work his newest weapon into his arsenal as he flirted with a no-hitter and dominated Boston in his best start to date.


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July 24, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: July 24, 2014

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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

Bartolo Colon, Aaron Sanchez, and Yoenis Cespedes, among others, had eventful nights.

The Wednesday Takeaway
When Bartolo Colon made his major league debut for the Indians in 1997, Taijuan Walker was a few months away from turning five years old and had probably not yet been enrolled in kindergarten. Fast-forward 17 years and Colon is now pitching for his seventh organization and Walker is looking to tap into his massive potential in his first full season with the Mariners. Walker is expected to make his mark on the league in the not-so-distant future, but Wednesday’s rubber match between the Mets and Mariners was Colon’s time to shine.

The Mets spotted Colon an early 1–0 lead and he quickly went to work against Seattle, pounding the strike zone with his low-90s fastball and getting the Mariners to chase an occasional slider. Not a single Seattle batter was able to reach base during the first two times through the order, with Kyle Seager, Corey Hart, Jesus Sucre, and Logan Morrison all falling victim via strikeout.


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Pipe Balls, the Home Run Derby Anti-Curse, and the craziest unwritten rule we've ever heard.

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