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11-02

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Playoff Prospectus: No Defense
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Jeffrey Paternostro

11-02

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Playoff Prospectus: The End: Assessing the Managers in Game 5
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Chris Mosch

11-02

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Playoff Prospectus: One Inning, Two Decisions, One Champion
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Sam Miller

11-01

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Playoff Prospectus: On All Hallows' Eve, Series Turns on 12-Year Axis
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Rian Watt

11-01

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Playoff Prospectus: Live by the Clutch, Die by the Clutch
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Kate Morrison

11-01

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Playoff Prospectus: Ned Wins: Assessing The Managers In Game 4
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Matthew Trueblood

11-01

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 5 Preview
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R.J. Anderson

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: Curtis Granderson Gets To Name That Garbage
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Andrew Felper

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 4 Preview
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Jeffrey Paternostro

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: David Wright Beats the Heat
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R.J. Anderson

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: Assessing the Managers' Moves in Game 3
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Rian Watt

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 3 Preview
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Sahadev Sharma

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: An Opportunity Wasted
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Chris Mosch

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: Assessing the Managers' Moves In Game 2
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Matthew Trueblood

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: Everything Bad Is Good For You
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Sam Miller

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: The Highlight Reel, World Series Game One
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Chris Mosch

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 2 Preview
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R.J. Anderson

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: Assessing the Managers' Moves in Game One
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Matthew Trueblood

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: On Chris Young and Losing a Father
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Sam Miller

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Mets vs Royals
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Jeffrey Paternostro

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: Running To Stay Home: ALCS Game 6
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R.J. Anderson

10-23

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and ALCS Game 6 Preview
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Chris Mosch

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: The Lions In Winter: NLCS Game 4
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Jeffrey Paternostro

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: Holy Cow It Almost Happened Again: ALCS Game 5
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Sam Miller

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: The Cubs Have A Running Problem: NLCS Game 3
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Sahadev Sharma

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and LCS Previews for Wednesday
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Matthew Trueblood and Rian Watt

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: The Royal Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!: ALCS Game 4
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R.J. Anderson

10-20

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Playoff Prospectus: There He Goes Again
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Kate Morrison

10-20

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Tuesday LCS Previews
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Mike Gianella and Chris Mosch

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game 3 Preview
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Matthew Trueblood

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: Mets Win, Take 2-1 Series Lead: NLCS Game 2
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Sam Miller

10-18

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Playoff Prospectus: Matt Harvey: From the Operating Table to the Opera: NLCS Game 1
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Jeffrey Paternostro

10-18

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Playoff Prospectus: Bad-Ball Hitters Make Good Ballplayers: ALCS Game 2
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R.J. Anderson

10-18

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game 2 Preview and PECOTA Odds
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Rian Watt

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game 2 Preview and PECOTA Odds
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Chris Mosch

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Preview: Cubs vs. Mets
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Sahadev Sharma

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: The Volquez Inning: ALCS Game 1
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Matthew Trueblood

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: If You Can't Take the Heat: NLDS Game 5
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Chris Mosch

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Royals vs. Blue Jays
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R.J. Anderson

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: We Are All Dead: ALDS Game 5
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R.J. Anderson

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game 5 Preview and PECOTA Odds
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Jeffrey Paternostro

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: A Better John/Cueto: ALDS Game 5
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Matthew Trueblood

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: Clayton From 5 to 7: NLDS Game 4
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Jeffrey Paternostro

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game 5 Previews and PECOTA Odds
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Jeff Quinton and Matthew Trueblood

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: Win Or Go Home: Hamels Vs. Stroman
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Doug Thorburn

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: Party Time in Wrigleyville: NLDS Game 4
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Sahadev Sharma

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: Homers, Homers, Homers, Homers: NLDS Game 3
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Mike Gianella

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: Back in the New York Groove: NLDS Game 3
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Jeffrey Paternostro

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 4 Previews
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Rian Watt and Chris Mosch

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: Forty Minutes In Houston: ALDS Game 4
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Sam Miller

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The Mets defenders couldn't stop the Royals from pushing, and they couldn't get out of their own way.

“The Mets are still starting Wilmer Flores and Daniel Murphy up the middle, which is not a double play combo that will be immortalized in poem like “Tinkers to Evers to Chance” (unless you consider angry invective scrawled on Port Authority bathroom stalls poetry). Cespedes has been fine in center field for the most part, but he will shift over for Juan Lagares in late innings. Conforto and Granderson are both above average in the corners. The hidden defensive issue might be how the Mets control the running game. The 2015 Royals are not quite as aggressive on the bases as the 2014 edition, but Travis d'Arnaud is only average at best throwing out runners, and both Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard have had issues holding runners on.” Baseball Prospectus World Series Preview, 10/27/15

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The misguidings of Terry Collins won't help Mets fans sleep better this off-season.

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How the Mets blew it and the Royals took it (even though it could have been the opposite), and the Royals became world champs.

“The choices you make are half chance. So are everybody else’s.” –Cheesy song.

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How Ben Zobrist and Michael Conforto stole the show in a game that swung the Royals' way late.

In the waning days of May 1981, Ben Zobrist entered the world in Eureka, Illinois, about 130 miles southwest of Chicago. Twelve years later and 2,000 miles further west, in Woodinville, Washington, Michael Conforto joined Zobrist here on Earth for a few shared revolutions of the sun.



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Daniel Murphy's incredible postseason turns into an incredibly complicated postseason.

Failure sucks.

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How Yost kept his oath.

When we talk about the decisions managers make in big games, we probably spend too much time on the mistakes. It’s true that the first tenet of good managing tends to coincide with the first line of the Hippocratic oath: “First, do no harm.” Still, sometimes a team needs good guidance, or the right button pressed at the right time, in order to get the result it deserves on a given night. So before we talk about the things Terry Collins and the Mets should have done differently in Saturday’s Game Four loss to the Royals, let’s talk about the things Ned Yost did right.

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A rematch of Game One's starters is now a must-win for New York.

After a heartbreaking 5-3 defeat in Game Four, the Mets will try to stave off elimination in Game Five while the Royals will attempt to bring the title back with them to Kansas City. Whatever the result, this will be the final game played at Citi Field this year.

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Yordano Ventura's strength has arguably become his weakness.

Early in Major League II, while the team is still in spring training, Jack Parkman, Cleveland’s prized free agent acquisition, steps in against staff ace Ricky Vaughn. Vaughn is fresh off leading the American League in strikeouts, and makes his living throwing fast fastballs, and lots of them.

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It's that guy who's still a prospect versus that guy who's still in the majors.

The Mets got back in the series with a 9-3 drubbing of Kansas City last night. A win tonight would even the series and make it a best-of-three, but the Royals offense has been a horror movie villain that sits back up after you shoot it in the chest all postseason, and it is Halloween night.

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Wright's game-setting homer was more impressive that you might realize, and the Mets get back in the series.

By the time David Wright stepped to the plate in the bottom of the first inning of Game Three, the Citi Field inhabitants had plenty of reasons to feel down about the Mets' chances of winning the World Series. In addition to a 2-0 series lead, the Royals had pushed a run across in the top half of the inning, giving them another early advantage. But Wright's at-bat seemingly changed the feel of the game and—depending on how these next few games go—could be credited with altering how the series played out.

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Why the 10,000-foot-up view of Terry Collins sticking with Noah Syndergaard might not paint a full picture.

A major-league plate appearance can resolve in a thousand different ways.

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The Mets send Thor to the hill aiming to claw their way back into the Fall Classic.

The Royals are two wins away from not being forced to settle for second place in back-to-back years. On to the always critical Game Three—hmm, perhaps every game in the postseason is critical, huh?

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