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07-28

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What You Need to Know: July 28, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

07-24

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

07-23

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What You Need to Know: July 23, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

07-22

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What You Need to Know: Boston Gives 'Em A Little Thumpin' Thumpin'
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Daniel Rathman

07-21

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What You Need to Know: Sunday Morning Defending
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Daniel Rathman

07-18

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What You Need to Know: Our Long National All-Star Break Is Over
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Daniel Rathman

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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What You Need to Know: Alcantara Can Stay
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Daniel Rathman

07-08

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What You Need to Know: Matt Adams Powers Up
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Daniel Rathman

07-07

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 7/7
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Daniel Rathman

07-03

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

07-01

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What You Need to Know: Davis Downs the A's
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Daniel Rathman

06-30

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/30
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Daniel Rathman

06-26

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What You Need to Know: Lincecum Conquers Again
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Daniel Rathman

06-24

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What You Need to Know: Odrisamer Despaigne's Debut
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Daniel Rathman

06-23

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/23
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Daniel Rathman

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

06-17

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What You Need to Know: The Royals Roll On
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Daniel Rathman

06-16

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/16
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Daniel Rathman

06-12

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

06-11

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What You Need to Know: A Wild One at Coors
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Daniel Rathman

06-09

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/9
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Daniel Rathman

06-03

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What You Need to Know: Masterson Makes an Adjustment
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Daniel Rathman

06-02

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/2
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Daniel Rathman

05-30

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What You Need to Know: Reversals of Fortune
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Daniel Rathman

05-27

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 5/27
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Daniel Rathman

05-23

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What You Need to Know: Ray, the Rays, and the A's
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Daniel Rathman

05-21

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What You Need to Know: Chris Davis Going Deep
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Daniel Rathman

05-20

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What You Need to Know: Cincinnati Stays Alive
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Daniel Rathman

05-19

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What You Need to Know: The Rockies' Other Big Bat
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Daniel Rathman

05-14

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What You Need to Know: Tuesday's Late Lead Changes
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Daniel Rathman

05-13

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What You Need to Know: Other Than Jose Fernandez, How Was the Play?
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Daniel Rathman

05-09

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What You Need to Know: Blue Jays Blasts
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Daniel Rathman

05-08

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What You Need to Know: Mariners Making Moves
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Daniel Rathman

05-07

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What You Need to Know: Kershaw Comes Back
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Daniel Rathman

05-06

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What You Need to Know: Tulo on a Tear
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Daniel Rathman

05-05

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 5/5
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Daniel Rathman

05-02

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What You Need to Know: A Busy Thursday in Baseball
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Daniel Rathman

05-01

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What You Need to Know: Harang Unravels
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Daniel Rathman

04-30

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What You Need to Know: Jose Fernandez, All Over the Field
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Daniel Rathman

04-29

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What You Need to Know: Gray Matters
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Daniel Rathman

04-28

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What You Need to Know: Jose Abreu's Amazing Month
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Daniel Rathman

04-25

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What You Need to Know: Kluber Completes a Game
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Daniel Rathman

04-24

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What You Need to Know: Pineda and Pine Tar, Part Two
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Daniel Rathman

04-23

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What You Need to Know: Historic Tuesday
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Daniel Rathman

04-22

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What You Need to Know: No Sale
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Daniel Rathman

04-18

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What You Need to Know: Meltdown in Minnesota
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Daniel Rathman

04-17

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What You Need to Know: Cueto in Control
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Daniel Rathman

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May 7, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Kershaw Comes Back

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Daniel Rathman

The Dodgers' disabled list loses the best pitcher in baseball.

The Tuesday Takeaway
He’s back.


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May 6, 2014 7:09 am

What You Need to Know: Tulo on a Tear

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The Rockies have a pair of very hot hitters, plus other action from Monday and what to watch today.

The Monday Takeaway
Troy Tulowitzki took the field on Monday batting .400/.500/.730 on the season and .591/.655/1.000 at Coors Field. Just a reminder: That was before Monday’s opener versus the Rangers.


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May 5, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 5/5

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Dan runs down the highlights from this past weekend and tells you what to watch today.

The Weekend Takeaway
About a month and a half ago, the Baseball Prospectus staff wrote about spring training performances we sort of believed in. Rob Arthur chose to cover Anthony Rizzo, who was batting .392/.452/.750 at the time. With six home runs through 121 plate appearances, Rizzo has spent the first month and change of the season giving us reason to believe that the power spike he showed in Arizona is here to stay. But he’s done more than that. Still three months shy of his 25th birthday, Rizzo might be morphing into one of the best hitters in the National League.


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May 2, 2014 6:18 am

What You Need to Know: A Busy Thursday in Baseball

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Daniel Rathman

Tim Welke's bad day, Yasiel Puig's hot streak, head-first slides, and other Thursday topics, plus what to watch this weekend.

The Thursday Takeaway
Everyone is entitled to a bad day at the office, every now and then. Even umpires.


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May 1, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Harang Unravels

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Harang, Scherzer, Cingrani, and other nobable performers from Wednesday, plus what to watch today.

The Wednesday Takeaway
All good things must end someday. For Aaron Harang, a storybook first month, most of which he spent at or near the top of the ERA leaderboard for major-league starters, closed with a thud in Miami on Wednesday night.


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April 30, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Jose Fernandez, All Over the Field

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Fernandez, Billy Hamilton, Dustin McGowan, and other notable names from Tuesday, plus what to watch today.

The Tuesday Takeaway
Jose Fernandez can do things on a baseball field that most pitchers can’t—or, in many cases, wouldn’t even dream of.


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April 29, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Gray Matters

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Sonny Gray, the Brewers bullpen, and other Monday stars, plus what to watch today.

The Monday Takeaway
First innings have been a bear for Athletics ace Sonny Gray this season. Coming into his start at Globe Life Park on Monday, Gray had issued six walks and recorded four strikeouts in the opening frame of his first four starts; his K:BB ratio thereafter was a solid 27-to-7.


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April 28, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Jose Abreu's Amazing Month

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The White Sox slugger breaks rookie records, plus other action from this weekend and what to watch today.

The Weekend Takeaway
There are 30 days in April—30 days for rookies who earn Opening Day roster spots to challenge the record for home runs hit in a player’s first major-league month. By that standard, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is an overachiever. He needed only 25.


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April 25, 2014 6:30 am

What You Need to Know: Kluber Completes a Game

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Daniel Rathman

Corey Kluber comes to the rescue of the Indians' bullpen, plus other action from Thursday and what to watch this weekend.

The Thursday Takeaway
Efficiency hasn’t been the calling card of the Indians’ starting rotation this year.


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April 24, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Pineda and Pine Tar, Part Two

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Daniel Rathman

Michael Pineda gets caught pine-handed, plus the rest of the action from Wednesday and what to watch on Thursday.

The Wednesday Takeaway
Not-pro tip: If you get caught using pine tar once, then insult everyone’s eyesight by telling them it was dirt, you probably shouldn’t get caught using pine tar again.


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April 23, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Historic Tuesday

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Albert Pujols hits a big homer, Jose Fernandez and Alex Wood duel, plus more Tuesday action and Wednesday's What to Watch.

The Tuesday Takeaway
Of the 25 players in the 500-home-run club entering play on Tuesday, none had joined by hitting nos. 499 and 500 on the same night. Albert Pujols, who became its 26th member in the Angels’ 7-2 victory, is the first to do it in two-tater fashion.


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April 22, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: No Sale

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White Sox ace Chris Sale deals with injury issues, plus the action from Monday and what to watch today.

The Monday Takeaway
When Travis Wood stepped to the plate in the bottom of the second inning of yesterday’s Diamondbacks-Cubs series opener, he had six career home runs and a chance to do what few major-league pitchers even dream of. The left-hander slugged half of those half-dozen big flies last year—including one each of the solo, two-run, and grand slam varieties. He needed a three-run blast to complete the home-run cycle.


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