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01-10

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Old You're In, You're Out
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Joe Sheehan

12-26

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Money of Matsuzaka
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Joe Sheehan

12-10

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The BP Wayback Machine: Winter Meetings Review
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Joe Sheehan

11-26

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Guessing Game
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Joe Sheehan

10-22

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The BP Wayback Machine: Game Last
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Joe Sheehan

10-14

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The BP Wayback Machine: New Ways to Spell Relief
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Joe Sheehan

04-05

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The BP Wayback Machine: Simmer. Down. Now.
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Joe Sheehan

03-08

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The BP Wayback Machine: Passion
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Joe Sheehan

11-02

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The BP Wayback Machine: Changing the Game?
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Joe Sheehan

10-19

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The BP Wayback Machine: Bronx Mayhem
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Joe Sheehan

10-12

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The BP Wayback Machine: Are You Experienced?
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Joe Sheehan

10-05

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The BP Wayback Machine: Who Can Say No to Twins?
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Joe Sheehan

08-31

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Clemens Signing
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Joe Sheehan

07-06

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The BP Wayback Machine: Ten Days, One Column
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Joe Sheehan

06-22

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The BP Wayback Machine: Darryl Kile
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Joe Sheehan

05-18

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The BP Wayback Machine: Interleague Insanity
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Joe Sheehan

04-13

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The BP Wayback Machine: Curbed Enthusiasm
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Joe Sheehan

12-21

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The BP Wayback Machine: Leverage
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Joe Sheehan

11-30

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The BP Wayback Machine: Seamhead Analysis
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Joe Sheehan

11-15

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Disconnect
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Joe Sheehan

10-14

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Value of the Series
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Joe Sheehan

09-08

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The BP Wayback Machine: Incompetence
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Joe Sheehan

08-09

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Question
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Joe Sheehan

07-28

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The BP Wayback Machine: Houston, We Have Beltran
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Joe Sheehan

07-07

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The BP Wayback Machine: State of the Game
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Joe Sheehan

06-22

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The BP Wayback Machine: Bi-Coastal Silliness
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Joe Sheehan

10-11

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Joe's Blog: Rain Delay
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Joe Sheehan

09-22

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Joe's Blog: A Taste
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Joe Sheehan

09-17

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Joe's Blog: Cardinals vs. Reds?
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Joe Sheehan

09-13

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Joe's Blog: Yankees/Rays
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Joe Sheehan

09-07

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Joe's Blog: Crazy
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Joe Sheehan

08-26

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Joe's Blog: A Night in Brooklyn
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Joe Sheehan

08-11

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Joe's Blog: Carlos Delgado/Barry Bonds
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Joe Sheehan

08-04

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Joe's Blog: Welcome Back
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Joe Sheehan

05-15

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Joe's Blog: Framework
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Joe Sheehan

04-27

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Joe's Blog: Carpenter + Ortiz = Howard
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Joe Sheehan

04-19

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Joe's Blog: One Night in April
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Joe Sheehan

04-05

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Joe's Blog: 2010 Picks
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Joe Sheehan

03-27

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Joe's Blog: Tout Wars
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Joe Sheehan

03-23

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Joe's Blog: Decisions, Decisions...
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Joe Sheehan

03-08

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Joe's Blog: Welcome
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Joe Sheehan

12-31

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Prospectus Today: Retrospective on Runs and Records
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Joe Sheehan

12-30

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Prospectus Today: Virtual Hall-Worthy Selections
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Joe Sheehan

12-27

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Prospectus Today: Metropolitan Inactivity
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Joe Sheehan

12-22

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Prospectus Today: The Braves' New World
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Joe Sheehan

12-17

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Prospectus Today: Of Unselfish Decisions and Restocked Systems
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Joe Sheehan

12-16

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Prospectus Today: You Say You Want a Revolution?
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Joe Sheehan

12-15

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Prospectus Today: No Lack of Lackey
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Joe Sheehan

12-14

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Prospectus Today: Getting Talent For Less Than It's Worth
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Joe Sheehan

12-10

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Prospectus Today: Wheeling and Dealing in Indy
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Joe Sheehan

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What we wrote the last time Roger Clemens came back.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

Roger Clemens may be considering coming back to the majors. It wouldn't be the first time. Joe Sheehan responded to Clemens' decision to rejoin the Yankees five seasons ago in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Prospectus Today" column on May 7th, 2007.
 


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Ten years later, we look back at the tied 2002 All-Star Game.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audiencesend us your suggestion.

​On July 9, 2002, the All-Star Game ended in a tie. Joe Sheehan, often a critic of Bug Selig, agreed with the way Selig handled the situation (if not the decisions that allowed it to happen) in the piece reprinted below, which originally ran as a "Daily Prospectus" column on July 16.
 


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On the 10-year anniversary of his death, we remember Darryl Kile by reprinting Joe Sheehan's written response to his passing.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audiencesend us your suggestion.

Darryl Kile passed away on June 22, 2002.  Two days later, the piece reprinted below was published as a Daily Prospectus column.
 


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The perversion of the schedule to enjoy a few geographic rivalries has an outsized effect on who's playing in October, at least for one more season.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audiencesend us your suggestion.

The Astros' move to the AL may make interleague play (which begins today) more balanced, but for now, some scheduling inequities persist. Joe Sheehan summarized the situation in the piece reproduced below, which originally ran as a "Daily Prospectus" column on June 16, 2008.
 


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We've said it before, and we'll say it again: it's best not to get too worked up over the first week's worth of action.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audiencesend us your suggestion.

Before you read too much into early-season stats, take another look at Joe's warning about small sample size, which originally ran as a "Prospectus Today" column on April 13, 2009.
 


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Now that Texas came out on top in the Yu Darvish bidding, negotiations can begin, but if the Daisuke Matsuzaka situation is any indication, that doesn't mean the hard part is over.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

Yu Darvish may be the Rangers' for fhe taking, but as Joe Sheehan noted in the following article, which originally ran as a "Prospectus Today" column on November 29, 2006, post-posting contract talks are a high-stakes game.
 


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Sometimes the Winter Meetings still offer a glimpse of that old-time offseason magic.

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A three-way trade gave Joe a taste of the mythical Winter Meetings he felt like he'd been missing, and he wrote about the experience in the following piece, which originally ran as a "Prospectus Today" column on December 11, 2008.

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The last time a new CBA was signed, contracts got crazy. Are we in for more of the same this offseason?

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We've already seen some surprisingly large contracts handed out this offseason, but that might just be par for the course in a winter with a new labor agreement, as Joe observed in the piece below, which originally ran as a "Prospectus Today" column on November 14, 2006.

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Does the randomness of a seven-game series detract from a champion's accomplishment?

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audiencesend us your suggestion.

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The day after Tampa Bay's thousandth 1000th victory as a franchise, remember how hopeless things seemed several years ago.

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It seems like a long time ago now, but things had gotten bad enough for the Rays several years ago that Joe considered abandoning hope for the franchise in the following piece, which originally ran as a "Prospectus Today" column on June 9, 2005.
 


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Dan Uggla's hitting streak has reached 29 games, but an earlier run of success prompted Joe to wonder when it's okay to play for one's own stats.

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Is the Captain capable of selfishness? Take another look at Joe's interpretation of the events surrounding the end of his hitting streak, which originally ran as a "Prospectus Today" column on September 18, 2006.


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Flashing back to the last Beltran blockbuster.

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As Carlos Beltran heads for the NL West, revisit Joe's review of the last Beltran blockbuster, which originally ran as a "Prospectus Today" column on June 25, 2004.


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