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08-27

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Limited Range Podcast: Episode 18: The Debut of Chickencast
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Sahadev Sharma

08-19

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Limited Range Podcast: Episode 17: Pimento Loaf
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Sahadev Sharma

08-19

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Daisy Cutter: Surpassing Not-So-Giant Expectations
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Sahadev Sharma

08-12

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Limited Range Podcast: Episode 16: Death and Baseball
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Sahadev Sharma

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Disturbance at the Haren House
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Sahadev Sharma, Matthew Trueblood, Christopher Crawford, Mike Gianella, George Bissell and Mark Anderson

07-31

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Daisy Cutter: Russell's Adjustments
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Sahadev Sharma

07-29

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Limited Range Podcast: Episode 15: Time for Some Curse Words
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Sahadev Sharma

07-22

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Limited Range Podcast: Episode 14: The Sky Is Falling (but Not Really)
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Sahadev Sharma

07-16

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Limited Range Podcast: Episode 13: A Family Podcast
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Sahadev Sharma

07-16

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PECOTA Day 2.0
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Sahadev Sharma

07-09

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Limited Range Podcast: Episode 12: A Face-to-Face Chat
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Sahadev Sharma

07-04

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Daisy Cutter: Grandal's Ambitions
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Sahadev Sharma

07-01

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Limited Range Podcast: Episode 11: Technical Difficulties
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Sahadev Sharma

06-30

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BP Wrigleyville
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Sahadev Sharma

06-25

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Limited Range Podcast: Episode 10: A Night at the Movies
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Sahadev Sharma

06-23

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BP Wrigleyville
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Sahadev Sharma

06-17

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Limited Range Podcast: Episode 9: Unnecessary Play-by-Play
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Sahadev Sharma

06-12

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Daisy Cutter: Building an Ace From the Ground Up
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Sahadev Sharma

06-10

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Limited Range Podcast: Episode 8: Lacking a Buzz on Draft Day
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Sahadev Sharma

06-05

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Daisy Cutter: Hammel Throwing Eggs
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Sahadev Sharma

06-03

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Limited Range Podcast: Episode 7: Feel Free to Enjoy a Lime-A-Rita
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Sahadev Sharma

05-29

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Daisy Cutter: How the Kipnis Got His TAv
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Sahadev Sharma

05-27

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Limited Range Podcast: Episode 6: An Evening with Malort
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Sahadev Sharma

05-22

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BP Wrigleyville
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Sahadev Sharma

05-15

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Daisy Cutter: Shark Tank
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Sahadev Sharma

05-13

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Limited Range Podcast: Episode 5: A Night at Miller Park
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Sahadev Sharma

05-06

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Limited Range Podcast: Episode 4: The Cubs Keep Losing and It Feels Normal
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Sahadev Sharma

05-06

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BP Ballpark Night
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Sahadev Sharma

05-01

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Daisy Cutter: Andrew McCutchen Has A Cold Streak
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Sahadev Sharma

04-29

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Limited Range Podcast: Episode 3: Cubs Keep Winning and It Feels Weird
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Sahadev Sharma

04-24

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Daisy Cutter: Carlos Rodon and the White Sox' Ace Development Program
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Sahadev Sharma

04-22

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Limited Range Podcast: Episode 2: Comeback Cubs, Bullpen Woes, and Booming Bats
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Sahadev Sharma

04-17

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BP Wrigleyville
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Sahadev Sharma

04-16

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Limited Range Podcast: Episode 1: Welcome to the BP-Wrigleyville Podcast!
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Sahadev Sharma

04-03

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Every Team's Moneyball: Chicago Cubs: Take This Job and Keep It
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Sahadev Sharma

04-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild: One Post, 30 Team Preview Podcasts
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 646: 2015 Season Preview Series: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 645: 2015 Season Preview Series: Washington Nationals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 644: 2015 Season Preview Series: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 643: 2015 Season Preview Series: St. Louis Cardinals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-26

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Daisy Cutter: Pedroia Got His Thumb Back, But Don't Call it a Comeback
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Sahadev Sharma

03-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 641: 2015 Season Preview Series: Seattle Mariners
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 640: 2015 Season Preview Series: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 639: 2015 Season Preview Series: Tampa Bay Rays
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-20

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Daisy Cutter: In Search of Jose Abreu's Weakness
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Sahadev Sharma

03-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 638: 2015 Season Preview Series: San Francisco Giants
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 636: 2015 Season Preview Series: Oakland Athletics
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-16

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Daisy Cutter: Coaching Javier Baez
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Sahadev Sharma

03-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 635: 2015 Season Preview Series: Texas Rangers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 634: 2015 Season Preview Series: San Diego Padres
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

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Brett and Sahadev talk chicken, injuries, Javy Baez, and bullpen management.

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Brett and Sahadev talk possible August moves and pitching issues.

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August 19, 2015 6:00 am

Daisy Cutter: Surpassing Not-So-Giant Expectations

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Sahadev Sharma

How do the Giants continue to produce major leaguers who outperform their perceived ceilings?

No matter how much baseball we watch, no matter how much we think we know, we’re always surprised by something. Whether it’s the underperformance or the ability to exceed expectations of a certain player or team, every new season always brings about something that makes one wonder how it’s happening. It seems as though the San Francisco Giants are able to repeatedly be that team, although they do seem to limit it to some sort of even-year magic.

Of course, the even- and odd-year stuff holds no water; this is a legitimately strong team. When they rebounded from a 3-9 start to get to 10 games over .500 in late May, I decided to take a look at what was going on with them this season. To my surprise, after years of seeing a dominant pitching staff carry the Giants into the playoffs, it was the offense that was the strength of this year’s team.

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Brett and Sahadev talk Castro's benching, the hot streak, pizza, and more.

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The frequently-traded right-hander has a new home in Chicago, and Philadelphia's speedster heads north.



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July 31, 2015 6:00 am

Daisy Cutter: Russell's Adjustments

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Sahadev Sharma

Addison Russell struggled in his introduction to the majors, but he's hitting better lately; what's changed?

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Brett and Sahadev talk about some holes exposed during a recent slump and moves that could help alleviate those issues.

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Brett and Sahadev talk roster management, a struggling offense, and the trade deadline.

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Brett and Sahadev look back on the first half, voice both concerns and optimism for the second half, and discuss what type of moves could help.

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July 16, 2015 6:00 am

PECOTA Day 2.0

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Sahadev Sharma

PECOTA has been right on some guys, and way off others.

One of the more fun things to do right before the season starts is to take a deep dive into PECOTA and see what is foreseen for that upcoming summer. Whether it's discussing players who changed PECOTA's mind with one big year, exploring how a uniquely built team projects, or looking at some out-of-the-box projections, PECOTA can provide hours of entertainment. Of course, by the end of the season, going back and seeing just how accurate some of the projections PECOTA spit out is interesting as well.

But since I'm getting a little impatient, I'm not going to wait for the end of the season. I want to know how PECOTA is doing now.

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Brett and Sahadev talk about the Cubs turning the tables on the Cards.

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July 4, 2015 6:00 am

Daisy Cutter: Grandal's Ambitions

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Sahadev Sharma

Yasmani Grandal had a poor reputation for working with pitchers; now he doesn't. How did he get here?

In general, when you think of catchers leading a pitching staff for a playoff team, it's not the youngsters who come to mind. Names like current managers Brad Ausmus and Mike Matheny come to mind. Backstops like Yadier Molina or Russell Martin are the go-to active examples. Cubs manager Joe Maddon came to the North Side in the offseason, and along with his arrival, the team added two veteran catchers—Miguel Montero and David Ross—in an attempt to jump-start its ability to compete. It's worked thus far, and Maddon knows that developing a young catcher is a process, one that can be difficult for a team with playoff aspirations.

"When guys come to the big leagues as a catcher, they're so ill-prepared regarding calling a game, understanding a game, understanding a lot of stuff, because they don't do that in the minors," Maddon recently said. "You do it on a much smaller level; it's primarily a situation where you're trying to take care of physical fundamentals, as opposed to mental fundamentals. If you have a special catcher and a really good catching instructor or program in the minor leagues, that's essential. Because to me that's one of the hardest things, it's like a quarterback in the NFL, reading a defense. They talk about how it takes five years to really understand that stuff; it takes a couple years for a catcher to understand exactly what's going on. It may sound overblown, but it's true. I really think that coming into this moment, if you have somebody to really prepare you to understand what's going on here; 60 feet, six inches I know, 90 feet to the bases I know, the gun readings, everyone has seen that. But the game could not be any more different [up in the big leagues]."

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