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02-11

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The BP Wayback Machine: Arbitration Negotiations
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Tommy Bennett

11-01

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The BP Wayback Machine: What Makes a Good World Series?
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Tommy Bennett

04-26

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Expanded Horizons: An Hour with Marvin Miller
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Tommy Bennett

08-10

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Expanded Horizons: Anonymastros
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Tommy Bennett

07-27

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Expanded Horizons: The Mystery of Jered Weaver
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Tommy Bennett

07-19

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Expanded Horizons: What's it Thome?
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Tommy Bennett

07-15

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Expanded Horizons: No Walk in the Park
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Tommy Bennett

06-28

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Prospectus Hit List: NL: Rising to the Top in Cream City
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Tommy Bennett

06-20

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Prospectus Hit List: AL: Sox Hanging On
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Tommy Bennett

06-14

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Prospectus Hit List: NL: Stellar Pitching
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Tommy Bennett

06-06

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Prospectus Hit List: AL: The Colon Train Chugs Along
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Tommy Bennett

05-30

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Prospectus Hit List: AL: The Cream Rises
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Tommy Bennett

05-24

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Prospectus Hit List: St. Louis Supreme
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Tommy Bennett

05-16

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Prospectus Hit List: Indian Spring
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Tommy Bennett

05-10

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Prospectus Hit List: Beasts of the East
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Tommy Bennett

05-06

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Expanded Horizons: Get it While it's Hot
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Tommy Bennett

05-02

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Prospectus Hit List: It's 1998 All Over Again
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Tommy Bennett

04-26

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Prospectus Hit List: Of Phils and Fish
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Tommy Bennett

04-22

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Expanded Horizons: Eight, Ten, Here We Go Again
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Tommy Bennett

04-18

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Prospectus Hit List: Cleveland Rocks
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Tommy Bennett

04-15

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Expanded Horizons: Relying on Relievers
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Tommy Bennett

04-12

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Prospectus Hit List: Get Your Phils
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Tommy Bennett

03-28

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Prospectus Hit List: AL Pre-Season Hit List
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Tommy Bennett

03-28

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Expanded Horizons: Diversifying Doug Melvin
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Tommy Bennett

03-07

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Expanded Horizons: Jay Another Day
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Tommy Bennett

02-28

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Expanded Horizons: Quantifying Hope
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Tommy Bennett

02-18

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Expanded Horizons: Journey to the Center of the Worth
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Tommy Bennett

02-15

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Prospectus Hit List: Winning the Winter, NL Edition
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Tommy Bennett

02-11

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Expanded Horizons: Pujols Plays His Cards
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Tommy Bennett

02-05

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No Pepper: Other Outliers
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Tommy Bennett

02-04

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Expanded Horizons: The Night Before PECOTA Christmas
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Tommy Bennett

01-26

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Expanded Horizons: No One Man Should have All that Glower
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Tommy Bennett

01-19

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Expanded Horizons: A Dominican Adventure
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Tommy Bennett

01-12

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Expanded Horizons: White Elephants
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Tommy Bennett

12-23

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Expanded Horizons: Just Stick to the Plan
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Tommy Bennett

11-22

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GM for a Day: Texas Rangers
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Tommy Bennett

11-03

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GM for a Day: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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Tommy Bennett

11-02

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World Series Prospectus: What Makes a Good World Series?
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Tommy Bennett

10-26

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Expanded Horizons: Lessons from the Flags
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Tommy Bennett

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Five
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Tommy Bennett

10-21

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GM for a Day: Cleveland Indians
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Tommy Bennett

10-12

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Expanded Horizons: Brooks Conrad
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Tommy Bennett

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Giants vs. Braves
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Tommy Bennett

09-28

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Los Angeles Angels
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Tommy Bennett, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-22

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Detroit Tigers
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Tommy Bennett, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-21

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Expanded Horizons: The Great NL West race
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Tommy Bennett

09-16

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Kansas City Royals
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Tommy Bennett, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-14

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Expanded Horizons: Don't Call It a Comeback
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Tommy Bennett

09-07

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Expanded Horizons: Flooded with Choices
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Tommy Bennett

08-31

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Expanded Horizons: Understanding Post-season Odds
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Tommy Bennett

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May 24, 2011 9:19 am

Prospectus Hit List: St. Louis Supreme

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Tommy Bennett

The Cards get shuffled to the top of the NL rankings, but Philadelphia, Atlanta, and San Francisco aren't far off the pace.

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May 16, 2011 10:25 am

Prospectus Hit List: Indian Spring

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May showers bring Hit List power for Cleveland, as the Sox-swept Yankees sink slowly in the East.

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May 10, 2011 11:15 am

Prospectus Hit List: Beasts of the East

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Tommy Bennett

The Phillies await reinforcements just as they hit the toughest part of their schedule, while the Braves' mound corps carries them past the Marlins for the number-two spot in the NL rankings.

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May 6, 2011 9:00 am

Expanded Horizons: Get it While it's Hot

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Tommy Bennett

Did the Royals jump the gun in calling up Eric Hosmer, or were they wise to risk making their top prospect a Super Two?

By now, you should know that the Kansas City Royals have exactly eleventy-million prospects capable of making scouts drool. If you watched any Royals spring training games this year, you probably already know that they got a lot more interesting after about the fifth or sixth inning. That’s when the ringers from Omaha and Northwest Arkansas would come in and knock the ball around a bit. You may also know that the Royals have an astonishingly low $11.73 million committed to next year’s payroll. (Even the relatively cheap Indians owe Travis Hafner $13 million; at least KC’s money is going mostly to Billy Butler.) And, finally, you may have heard that the Royals made the decision to call up Eric Hosmer, the prospect with the most compelling legend—all indications are that he will make his major-league debut tonight at home. Heck, the call-up was the lead story on Royals.com last night.

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The unsurprising Yankees and the very surprising Indians battle for AL supremacy.

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April 26, 2011 10:45 am

Prospectus Hit List: Of Phils and Fish

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Tommy Bennett

Halladay, Hamels, and Oswalt push Philadelphia to the top of the NL rankings, but the Marlins are nibbling at their heels.

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Expanding the playoff field from eight to ten teams might enrich the Lords of the Realm, but what effect would it have on the fans?

Bud Selig has started up the expanded-playoff mill once again. On Thursday, the Commissioner told the AP that he believes the playoffs will expand from eight teams to 10 beginning in the 2012 season, reigniting what was already a very controversial issue even among the most devoted of baseball fans. At BP, reactions have ranged from pure criticism to mild tolerance. I propose we put to one side, at least for the moment, what the right answer is. Let’s see if we can first agree on a set of common principles on which to evaluate a proposal like this one.

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April 18, 2011 9:39 am

Prospectus Hit List: Cleveland Rocks

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Tommy Bennett

The Indians seize the top spot in the American League rankings from the suddenly scuffling Rangers.

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April 15, 2011 9:00 am

Expanded Horizons: Relying on Relievers

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Tommy Bennett

Teams that live and die by their bullpens tend not to succeed, which doesn't bode well for the Yankees and other teams that have eschewed their starters in the early going.

The Heath Bell Curve

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April 12, 2011 10:10 am

Prospectus Hit List: Get Your Phils

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Tommy Bennett

The expected NL East team starts out on top, but has taken an unexpected route to get there.

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A familiar Eastern threesome tops the Junior Circuit rankings.

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March 28, 2011 9:00 am

Expanded Horizons: Diversifying Doug Melvin

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Tommy Bennett

Does the composition of the Brewers' roster justify their decision to go all in?

[I]n the domain of zero to one, not-something to something, Pointsman can only possess the zero and the one. He cannot, like Mexico, survive anyplace in between. Like his master I. P. Pavlov before him, he imagines the cortex of the brain as a mosaic of tiny on/off elements. . . . [E]ach point is allowed only the two states: waking or sleep. . . . But to Mexico belongs the domain between zero and one—the middle Pointsman has excluded from his persuasion—the probabilities.

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