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04-03

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6

The BP Wayback Machine: Another Opening Day
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Kevin Goldstein

02-20

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4

The BP Wayback Machine: Agents, the Draft, and the NCAA
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Kevin Goldstein

01-24

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4

The BP Wayback Machine: Who Yu Gonna Call?
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Kevin Goldstein

12-20

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The BP Wayback Machine: Managing Expectations
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Kevin Goldstein

09-26

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7

The BP Wayback Machine: Tuesday Morning Ten Pack, 9/05/06
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Kevin Goldstein

07-26

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The BP Wayback Machine: Development Disasters
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Kevin Goldstein

05-24

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The BP Wayback Machine: How the Indians Were Built
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Kevin Goldstein

12-28

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6

The BP Wayback Machine: Firing Up the Wayback Machine
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Kevin Goldstein

09-04

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16

BP Podcast: Episode 102: I Shouldn't Say Anything
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Kevin Goldstein

08-31

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Baseball Prospectus News: Goodbye to the Internet
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Kevin Goldstein

08-29

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15

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 28
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Kevin Goldstein

08-29

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27

Future Shock: 2013 Rookie of the Year Award
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Kevin Goldstein

08-27

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26

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

08-27

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53

Transaction Analysis: L.A. Consequential
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R.J. Anderson and Kevin Goldstein

08-22

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13

Future Shock: Raising Draft Stock
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Kevin Goldstein

08-21

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13

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 20
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Kevin Goldstein

08-21

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3

Transaction Analysis: The A's Acquire Stephen Drew *UPDATED*
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Ben Lindbergh and Kevin Goldstein

08-20

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17

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

08-17

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8

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 16
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Kevin Goldstein

08-15

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 14
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Kevin Goldstein

08-15

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7

Future Shock: The Bundy Dilemma
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Kevin Goldstein

08-14

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14

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Chiefs/Snappers Edition
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Kevin Goldstein

08-13

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32

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

08-10

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BP Podcast: Episode 101: Let's Just Not Even Try
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Kevin Goldstein

08-10

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13

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 9
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Kevin Goldstein

08-09

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15

The Call-Up: Manny Machado
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Kevin Goldstein

08-09

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10

What Scouts Are Saying: How Soon is Now?
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Kevin Goldstein and Jason Collette

08-08

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 7
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Kevin Goldstein

08-08

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Future Shock: Considering a Trout Extension
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Kevin Goldstein

08-07

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 6
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Kevin Goldstein

08-06

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2

The Call-Up: Josh Vitters
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Kevin Goldstein

08-06

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16

The Call-Up: Brett Jackson
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Kevin Goldstein

08-06

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42

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack, Austin Wood Edition
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Kevin Goldstein

08-03

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9

BP Podcast: Episode 100: I Just Realized I Know Nothing About Baseball
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Kevin Goldstein

08-03

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The BP Wayback Machine: Getting Dealt
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Kevin Goldstein

08-02

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The Call-Up: Ryan Lavarnway
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Kevin Goldstein

08-02

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6

The Call-Up: Dan Straily
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Kevin Goldstein

08-02

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The Call-Up: Mike Olt
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Kevin Goldstein

08-02

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15

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 1
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Kevin Goldstein

08-01

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8

Future Shock: Ranking The Traded Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

08-01

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Future Shock: The Midseason Top 50 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

08-01

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The Call-Up: Domonic Brown
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Kevin Goldstein

07-31

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21

Transaction Analysis: Dempster Doesn't Turn Blind Eye to Texas
by
Colin Wyers and Kevin Goldstein

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Giants Counter Dodgers, Acquire Pence
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Kevin Goldstein and R.J. Anderson

07-31

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6

Transaction Analysis: Deadline Madness UPDATED
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R.J. Anderson, Kevin Goldstein, Ben Lindbergh and Colin Wyers

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Victorino Dons Dodger Blue
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Kevin Goldstein and Sam Miller

07-31

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8

Transaction Analysis: Snider and Lincoln Change Scenery, LA Adds League, and Thames Joins the M's
by
Ben Lindbergh and Kevin Goldstein

07-31

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8

Transaction Analysis: Cubs Deal Soto, Maholm UPDATED AGAIN
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Colin Wyers and Kevin Goldstein

07-30

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: Astros Cash in Johnson for Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein and R.J. Anderson

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August 27, 2012 7:19 am

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack

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Kevin Goldstein

The Braves and Rays see a young pitcher each raise their stock, and the Mariners have one who's puzzling us all.

Bryce Brentz, OF, Red Sox (Double-A Portland)
Brentz began the year as the No. 6 prospect in the system after hitting .306/.365/.574 with 30 home runs during a season that could easily be described as "streaky." The streaks are back, as clearly shown in Brentz' OPS by month: 584, 1072, 873, 576, 1173. Much of the 1173 OPS has been created recently, as with a 7-for-11 weekend, the 23 year-old is now 15-for-28 in his last six games to push his season numbers to .300/.360/.488 in 119 contests. A supplemental first-round pick in 2010, Brentz is not super big or toolsy, but he has hitting ability, enough strength for 55-60 power scores and enough of an arm to profile in right. If they can figure out what causes the crazy hot streaks, or the disturbing cold ones, Brentz could turn into a good everyday corner outfielder down the road.


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In one of the biggest trades in modern baseball history, the Dodgers would add an entire team payroll while the Red Sox would tear down a team that was supposed to be great.



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August 22, 2012 12:02 pm

Future Shock: Raising Draft Stock

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Kevin Goldstein

Thanks to the new draft rules quite a few 2012 draftees are already playing, and already increasing their stock.

There's been a lot of debate over how the new collective bargaining affects the draft, both in terms of how teams approach their picks and in how players get paid, but the one aspect of the new rules that nobody is complaining about is how the new system, with somewhat continued costs and a quicker signing deadline, gets draft picks playing professional baseball much sooner. In previous years, a large number of first-round picks would not even make their pro debut until the following year. This year, many have gotten significant playing time, and here are ten early 2012 picks who have already increased their prospect stock during their pro debut.

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August 21, 2012 1:16 pm

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 20

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Kevin Goldstein

The monster stats of Giants RHP Clayton Blackburn and a trip through the minors.

Clayton Blackburn, RHP, Giants (Low-A Augusta): 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 10 K.

Blackburn is having one of the best pitching seasons in the minors, as after another dominant outing on Monday night, he has a 2.55 ERA with a remarkable 137 strikeouts and just 18 walks in 123.1 innings.

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Oakland gets a new shortstop for the stretch run, as the Diamondbacks dump some cash commitments.



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August 20, 2012 8:09 am

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack

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Kevin Goldstein

Loads of pitchers from the weekend continued to reestablish themselves as players to watch.

Trevor Bauer, RHP, Diamondbacks (Triple-A Reno)
Bauer's four-game big league stretch in the middle of the season did not exactly go as planned. The third overall pick from 2011 allowed 28 base runners over 16 1/3 innings while averaging nearly 20 pitches per frame. The most frustrating part of Bauer's time—as well as much of the first half of the season—was his lack of aggression. Bauer has the stuff to get hitters out in the zone but, more often than not, he's trying to make the perfect pitch on the corner or trying to get hitters to chase. He seems to have gotten the message of late, as not only did he strike out a career high 12 batters on Friday during a complete game five-hitter, but he did it using just 102 pitches. If the lesson has been learned, there's nothing to be concerned about with those first four big league starts.


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August 17, 2012 1:28 pm

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 16

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Kevin Goldstein

Notes from the day in the minors.

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August 15, 2012 1:50 pm

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 14

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Kevin Goldstein

Rockies OF Kyle Parker finds his power and notes from around the day in the minors.

Kyle Parker, OF, Rockies (High-A Modesto): 2-for-4, 2 HR (17), 3 R, 2 RBI, BB, 2 K.

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August 15, 2012 7:33 am

Future Shock: The Bundy Dilemma

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Kevin Goldstein

Now that Baltimore's Manny Machado is in the majors, why not Dylan Bundy?

When the Orioles promoted top positional prospect Manny Machado last week, there was a lot of debate as to whether or not the 20-year-old infielder was ready for the big leagues since he had just 928 minor league plate appearances. He's made the decision look good so far, but what is beyond debate is that the Orioles acted aggressively, which brought up the obvious question: if Machado, then why not Dylan Bundy?

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A minor league update consisting solely of players from the game Kevin attended last night in Beloit, Wisconsin.

A minor league update consisting solely of players from the game I attended last night in Beloit, Wisconsin.

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August 13, 2012 8:44 am

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack

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Kevin Goldstein

A few late-year promotions are looking pretty good, and a few even have the chance to get big league looks before too long.

J.O. Berrios, RHP, Twins (Rookie-level Elizabethton)
He wasn't a first-round pick in June, but he was the first pick right after it ended, going 31st overall and ending up just the sixth high school arm selected. He signed quickly for a $1.55 million bonus and he's looked nothing short of fantastic since taking the mound: 27 strikeouts and just seven hits allowed over 16 2/3 innings in the Gulf Coast League, adding four one-hit innings with five more whiffs on Saturday in his Appy League debut. Berrios is undersized at an even six feet tall, but he makes you forget about his size quickly with plus to plus-plus velocity coming out of one of those easy deliveries that makes it look like he's playing catch. He's flashed a good slider so far and has some feel for a changeup; the few pro scouts that have seen Berrios think the Twins may have really found something here.


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After our big celebration for Episode 100, we're back to normality, or at least as normal as the show gets. We talk about the Manny Machado call-up, some prospects that we are higher or lower than most on, and also just what to make of Austin Wood. Then we try to gauge Mike Trout's value (good luck) and talk about scouting little league games. Our special guest is a good friend of the show in Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger who talks about the future of the Mets, and then our listener of the week is the amazing Craig Robinson, better known to many of you as the Flip Flop Flyin' guy. From there it's the goofy stuff with a tribute to the late, great Juan Deli, and some talk about weird neighbors . . . and mattresses. As always, we hope you enjoy.

After our big celebration for Episode 100, we're back to normality, or at least as normal as the show gets. We talk about the Manny Machado call-up, some prospects that we are higher or lower than most on, and also just what to make of Austin Wood. Then we try to gauge Mike Trout's value (good luck) and talk about scouting little league games. Our special guest is a good friend of the show in Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger who talks about the future of the Mets, and then our listener of the week is the amazing Craig Robinson, better known to many of you as the Flip Flop Flyin' guy. From there it's the goofy stuff with a tribute to the late, great Juan Deli, and some talk about weird neighbors . . . and mattresses. As always, we hope you enjoy.

Note: We do alert you to the presence of the occasional adult language and subject matter. Don't say we didn't warn you.

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