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12 Playoff Prospectus: Miller Genuine Craft by Craig Goldstein
0 Playoff Prospectus: Baker vs. Roberts by Craig Goldstein
4 Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Nationals vs. Dodgers by Craig Goldstein
6 Something Borrowed by Meg Rowley, Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein
3 Deep, But Playable: I Don't Care If I Ever Get Back by Craig Goldstein
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 77: The Spirit of Enya by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
2 Songs From The Chorus by Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and Ben Carsley
1 Deep, But Playable: Plus Ca Change, Plus C'est La Meme Throws by Craig Goldstein
4 Deep, But Playable: 2 Gassed 2 Urias by Craig Goldstein
0 Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 103: Craig Goldstein by George Bissell and Craig Goldstein
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 76: The Reverse Tebow by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
0 The Call-Up: Yohander Mendez by Craig Goldstein and Wilson Karaman
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 75: Municipal Bonds by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
9 Deep, But Playable: The Pirates Played for 2017 by Craig Goldstein
1 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 74: I Love Andrew Benintendi by George Bissell, Craig Goldstein, J.P. Breen and Matt Collins
3 Transaction Analysis: Richer Get Rich by Sam Miller, Christopher Crawford, Patrick Dubuque, Craig Goldstein and Wilson Karaman
9 Transaction Analysis: The Penny-Pinching Pirates Pitching Parade by Jeff Quinton, Ben Carsley, Joshua Howsam, Gideon Turk, Craig Goldstein, Adam McInturff, Jeffrey Paternostro and Bryan Grosnick
10 T.V.R.: by Jeffrey Paternostro and Craig Goldstein
3 The Call-Up: Josh Bell by Craig Goldstein and Mike Gianella
54 BP Top 50 by Craig Goldstein and BP Prospect Staff
17 BP Top 50 by Craig Goldstein and BP Prospect Staff
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 918: One Word: Plastics by Craig Goldstein and Sam Miller
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 73: Future Austin Meadows References by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 72: MLB Draft Fantasy Draft by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
22 Mocking the Draft by Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 71: Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 70: Pillsbury Throwboy by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
7 Deep, But Playable: How Do You Rank A Prospect Like Urias by Craig Goldstein
1 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 69: Nice by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
1 BP Unfiltered: A "Holiday" For Everyone by Craig Goldstein, Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 68: Craigcation by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
6 The Call-Up: Nomar Mazara by Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 67: Avocados by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton
5 Winter Is Leaving by Craig Goldstein
3 Notes from the Field: Milwaukee Brewers Arms by Adam McInturff and Craig Goldstein
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 66: No Springer Chicken by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
8 BP Prospect Team Coverage by Craig Goldstein
2 BP Job Postings: The BP Prospect Team Wants You by Craig Goldstein, Chris Mellen and Bret Sayre
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 65: Daddy Long Legs by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
36 Prospectus Feature: The Status QO by Craig Goldstein
1 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 64: The BP Annual Drinking Game by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre, Meg Rowley, Matt Sussman and Jeff Quinton
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 819: 2016 Season Preview Series: Baltimore Orioles by Ben Lindbergh, Craig Goldstein and George Bissell
2 BP Unfiltered: 10 Things People Learned From the BP Annual (Updated) by Craig Goldstein
0 BP Announcements: BP Prospect Team Roster by Craig Goldstein
3 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 63: Flu-Like Symptoms by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
11 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 62: Enya's Kitchen by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre and Craig Goldstein
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 61: Eating Crow by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
8 Transaction Analysis: Natsy Drew and the Missing Batting Average by Craig Goldstein, R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre
4 Best of BP 2015: The Name Game by Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 60: Take Your Brain Off Mute by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre and Craig Goldstein
October 20, 2016 12:10 am
Terry Francona's bullpen is the toast of Cleveland.
is an unknown; a top percentile athlete; a playoff starter. Ryan Merritt is a means to an end. Ryan Merritt Read the full article... Washington grabbed a 2-1 series lead as the two managers handled Game 3 much differently.
The final score hardly told the full story, and yet it was far more representative of the game as a whole. A four-run ninth turned what was a tense, belabored slog into a laugher. The Dodgers got off to a quick start, as for the third straight game their starting pitcher struck out
in his first at-bat and, for the third straight game, Trea Turner drove in a run in his first at-bat. It was downhill from there, though, as the Nationals worked counts, driving Corey Seager ’s pitch count up. Kenta Maeda Read the full article...
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October 7, 2016 6:00 am
The battle of the best rookies in the NL kicks off in DC.
The battle for coastal supremacy will pit the two best rookies in the National League against each other, not to mention two of the best pitchers in the game right now. It’s hard to fathom that so many storylines could fit in one series and not focus on
, and yet he was neither the most dynamic ( Bryce Harper ) nor the best ( Trea Turner ) player on his team this year. The Dodgers needed every ounce of their depth to arrive in the playoffs, burning through [checks notes] 41 starting pitchers this season. Hey, it was plausible for a minute, right? Fine, whatever. Let’s be real, this is a contest to decide who can lose to the Best Team In Baseball Cubs or the Even Year Bullsh*t Giants, anyway, right? Daniel Murphy
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The Wildcard round is in the books. The Division Series loom. And fans of 22 teams sit at home, wondering who they can squint at and see something recognizable as their own. Who are your angels in the outfield? Who’s your ace on the mound? Who will keep the darkness at bay? Don’t worry; we’re here to tell you.
Read the full article... A look at fandom and growing up.
When you cover sports, part of the process is becoming detached, at least somewhat, from the team that you grew up devoted to. It sneaks up on you. It’s partly intentional, because even if it’s not always unseemly to be caught giving a full-throated cheer for your favorite team, it can leave you open to accusations of bias.
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September 26, 2016 11:00 am
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September 23, 2016 6:00 am
September 16, 2016 6:00 am
On this year's AL Cy Young favorite.
September 13, 2016 6:00 am
As it stands, the 20-year-old rookie Julio Urias is one of the Dodgers' four best starters, on paper. October isn't any other day, though, and the strains of a long season complicate the Dodgers' decision.
The Dodgers received a major shot in the arm for their rotation with the return of the best pitcher in baseball. The question is what it means for the rest of their rotation, where the name Manager could write in most consistently was “TBD.” Dave Roberts is healthy for now, and Rich Hill has appeared to benefit from the frequent extra day(s) of rest he receives, but beyond that the rotation is a slurry of rookies (both heralded and not), journeymen, and guys working back from injury. This leaves the Dodgers with something of a conundrum on their hands. While they’ve extended their division lead to three games, they still have enough contests against the second-place Giants to be concerned with putting their best team on the field each day. Kenta Maeda has been one of their best pitchers since his promotion, but he’s Julio Urias bumping up against an impending innings limit, and the Dodgers will have to reckon with how they’re going to address the dual imperatives of making sure Urias can fill a rotation spot for most of next season and beyond, and for maximizing their playoff and World Series chances in 2016. So, do you mess with success? Or do you risk injury either now or down the line? Read the full article...
September 12, 2016 10:18 am
George Bissell and Craig Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.
September 12, 2016 9:55 am
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September 2, 2016 6:00 am
Right-hander, Left-hander, Yohander. As long as they get outs.
The Situation: It’s September. got called up. This is a September call up. Yohander Mendez
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