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06-26

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BP Unfiltered: How To Celebrate A Walkoff Strikeout
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Sam Miller

06-23

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BP Unfiltered: How to Read a Canadian Leaderboard
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Sam Miller

06-15

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BP Unfiltered: Clayton Kershaw Should Have, Like, Three Walks Allowed This Year
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Sam Miller

06-15

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BP Unfiltered: Leading From Behind
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Rob Mains

06-07

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BP Unfiltered: You're the Ump!
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Sam Miller

06-01

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BP Unfiltered: The Oldest, Worst Baseball Video Game
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Patrick Dubuque

06-01

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BP Unfiltered: The May 2016 Vogelsongs
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Rob Mains

05-26

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BP Unfiltered: Shoo-Shoo, Krinkles and Gus: The Nicknames of 1965
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Patrick Dubuque

05-23

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BP Unfiltered: Art Discovered, Lost, Found
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Rob Mains

05-11

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BP Unfiltered: How Many Runs Could the Cubs Spot Their Opponents?
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Sam Miller

05-10

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BP Unfiltered: Meg Rowley Talking Trout
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BP Staff

05-09

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BP Unfiltered: Ben and Sam Are Signing Books
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BP Staff

05-04

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BP Unfiltered: April's Vogelsong Awards
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Rob Mains

04-28

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BP Unfiltered: My Predicted Standings
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Sam Miller

04-19

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BP Unfiltered: A "Holiday" For Everyone
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Craig Goldstein, Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre

04-15

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BP Unfiltered: Our Generation’s Hall of Famers, Ranked By Subjective Trade Valuation of Mid-Career Baseball Cards In A Semi-Premium Early-1990s Set
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Sam Miller

04-15

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BP Unfiltered: The Wonderful Things That Vin Scully Might Lead You To Think About
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Meg Rowley

04-01

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BP Unfiltered: Mental Skills on the North Side: Seven Perspectives
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Rian Watt

03-17

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BP Unfiltered: A Short Story About The 2015 Baseball Season
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Sam Miller

03-10

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BP Unfiltered: The Worst Possible Reshuffling of MLB Cities and MLB Team Names, Probably
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Sam Miller

02-18

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BP Unfiltered: The Worldwide Takeover of 'We're Not Selling Jeans Here'
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Sam Miller

02-15

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BP Unfiltered: LAST DAY to Vote for the SABR Analytics Research Awards
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BP Staff

02-15

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BP Unfiltered: 2016 Scoresheet Keeper Rankings
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Ben Murphy, Ian Lefkowitz and Jared Weiss

02-14

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BP Unfiltered: 2016 Scoresheet Keeper Rankings
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-12

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BP Unfiltered: Glenn Burke, Historically Significant Baserunner
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Sam Miller

02-11

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BP Unfiltered: 10 Things People Learned From the BP Annual (Updated)
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Craig Goldstein

02-09

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BP Unfiltered: Was Waylon Smithers A Good General Manager?
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Ryan Davis

02-01

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BP Unfiltered: Rooting Against Chaos, Rooting Against Ian Kennedy
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Patrick Dubuque

01-28

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BP Unfiltered: The Annie Savoy Exception
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Patrick Dubuque

01-22

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BP Unfiltered: How Greinke vs. Arrieta vs. Kershaw Played Out
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Tom Tango

01-22

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BP Unfiltered: Greg Spira Baseball Research Award Open for Nominations
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Baseball Prospectus

01-07

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BP Unfiltered: New BP Catcher Stats!
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Stephen Reichert

01-06

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BP Unfiltered: The Orioles Are Having a Baseball Analytics Hackathon
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BP Staff

12-10

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BP Unfiltered: The Piazza-but-not-Bagwell Voter
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Sam Miller

12-04

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BP Unfiltered: 'It's nearly useless'
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Jeff Long

11-02

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BP Unfiltered: Why The Broadcasters Hated Your Team
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Jeff Quinton

11-01

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BP Unfiltered: Navigating Notable Instances of Postseason Expression
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Ezra Wise

10-29

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BP Unfiltered: On PECOTA, the Royals, and 72 Wins
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Sam Miller

10-29

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BP Unfiltered: Suspect Staff Voting in the Internet Baseball Awards
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Ian Frazer

10-22

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BP Unfiltered: Donnie Baseball Was Never out of His Element
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Craig Goldstein

10-22

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BP Unfiltered: Everybody Gets A Stupid Outfield Thing!
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Kate Morrison

10-21

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BP Unfiltered: A Little More on Cubs' Issues Holding Runners
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Sahadev Sharma

10-21

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BP Unfiltered: We Got Kyle Schwarber To Say 'Man Parts'
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Rian Watt

10-13

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BP Unfiltered: Why Didn't The Royals Steal Home?
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Dustin Palmateer

10-05

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BP Unfiltered: Scouting Ichiro as a Pitcher
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Dan Rozenson

09-25

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BP Unfiltered: Classifying Park Factors for DRA
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Jonathan Judge

09-09

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BP Unfiltered: One Particular View of Kris Bryant's Home Run
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Sam Miller

07-31

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BP Unfiltered: The 2015 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread
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Baseball Prospectus

06-05

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BP Unfiltered: Everything You Could Have Learned This Week, 6/5/15
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Ian Frazer

05-30

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BP Unfiltered: '32 Predictions' Crowd Answers
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BP Staff

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The best players we didn't mention in this year's book.

Baseball has an affinity for awards with names, dating back to the Chalmers Award. The predecessor of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Chalmers Award was named after a car company, Chalmers Automobile, and was awarded annually from 1910 to 1914, with the inaugural award fomenting one of the biggest controversies in the game’s history. There have been a number of other awards named after prominent players. The Cy Young Award dates back to 1956 and, true to its namesake, has often been awarded to the pitcher with the most wins and the 60th best ERA. The Roberto Clemente Award, named after the Pirates outfielder and humanitarian, honors the player “that shows the most sportsmanship and kindness,” including Pete Rose (1976), Steve Garvey (1981), Sammy Sosa (1998), and Curt Schilling (2001). The Hank Aaron Award has been given to the top hitter in each league since 1999, and it’s named after the non-detestable player with the most career home runs. And, of course, the Silver Slugger award, given to the top hitters at each position in each league, is named for PECOTA developer/Baseball Prospectus writer/mover-on to bigger things Nate Silver.

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Take it to the bank, assuming your bank isn't underwater due to rising ocean levels.

The main takeaway from this is probably that there are going to be some amazing pennant races in our lifetimes, knock on wood. The other takeaway is that I must be an amazing prognosticator if I'm good enough to put these out now.

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Why should Massachusetts be the only state with a weird holiday no one has heard of?

Yesterday was Patriot’s Day. Most people outside of Massachusetts don’t know what it is beyond the day the Boston Marathon is run, if they even know that. The best part about Patriot’s Day, if you don’t get the day off like everyone in the state? Early morning baseball. Because 11 am baseball is such a treat, we decided every fanbase deserves a heretofore unknown holiday to take the day off and watch baseball while drinking their mid-morning coffee. —Craig Goldstein

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Introducing a new career-value stat.

The set in question is not important, but since you asked we’ll be using Topps Stadium Club, 1993, the first set without Gary Carter. The number in parentheses is how many of the player’s cards you’d have to give up to get a Griffey from the same set. Mike Piazza’s ranking reflects an attempt on the author’s part to control for Rookie Card status.

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Vin Scully gets philosophical, and Meg follows him there.

During the Los Angeles Dodgers home opener on Tuesday, broadcaster Vin Scully used Socrates Brito’s at-bat in the first to provide an on-air lesson in philosophy. Socrates, Vin told us, was “a Greek philosopher, smartest man probably in Greece, he started teaching and the government didn’t like what he was teaching and they put him in jail. They tell me, or at least I’ve read, that he could have escaped and he wouldn’t do it, he said ‘I want to go to trial, and prove that they were wrong and get a dinner every night free.’ Well anyway, with our friend Socrates, he stayed in jail and eventually drank the hemlock, I guess back in Rome that’s the same thing as we say ‘He must have had the Kool-Aid.’ Well 470 B.C. or whatever the heck it was, they drank the hemlock. Socrates Brito boy that gets your attention.”

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A roundup of articles on mental skills, produced by the BP Wrigleyville staff.

We spend a lot of time—here at Baseball Prospectus, and elsewhere in the sabermetric universe—focusing on the elements of player performance that we see take place between white lines and on green grass. Those things are (relatively) simple and easy to understand. We can add them, subtract them, divide and multiply them. They make sense. We spend relatively little time focusing on what goes on inside players’ heads. At BP Wrigleyville this offseason, we’ve tried to change that, writing a series of pieces about the myriad ways in which the Cubs are weaving a deep appreciation for mental skills into the fabric of the franchise.

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Or something like that.

Her Man Burns Happily

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If team names were different, how different would they be?

Create your own scenario for why this would happen, and roll with it:

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How a simple baseball quote has taken over every arena of public thought.

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Choose from the five finalists in three categories.

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With the deadline approaching, the Three True Outcomes reveal their entire keeper rankings for 2016.

Due to Scoresheet’s relatively early keeper deadline, we wanted to share our full keeper rankings in advance of our regular fantasy position-by-position coverage. Check out our 2016 Keeper Rankings for our advice on which veteran players to keep, and balance that knowledge against the output of the forthcoming Player Forecast Manager and advice from the Scoresheet Talk forum.

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The Outcomes stack up the players worth hanging on to in Scoresheet formats.

Due to Scoresheet’s relatively early keeper deadline, we wanted to share our full keeper rankings in advance of our regular fantasy position-by-position coverage. Check out our 2016 Keeper Rankings for our advice on which veteran players to keep, and balance that knowledge against the output of the forthcoming Player Forecast Manager and advice from the Scoresheet Talk forum.

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