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0 BP Unfiltered: Kansas City Royals Need Systems Architect/Developer by Baseball Prospectus
3 BP Unfiltered: The First Thing I Will Look For When MVP Results Are Announced Today by Sam Miller
2 BP Unfiltered: Grading the 'MLB Executive' Predictions, 2012 and 2013 by Sam Miller
0 BP Unfiltered: The Reason Bumgarner Should Start (Even Though He Won't) by Sam Miller
3 BP Unfiltered: Why NOT to Start Madison Bumgarner by Russell A. Carleton
2 BP Unfiltered: There Will Be A Game Two by Russell A. Carleton
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10 BP Unfiltered: If I Had $200 Million by Russell A. Carleton
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4 BP Unfiltered: The Cardinals' Flickering Magic Lantern by Russell A. Carleton
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1 BP Unfiltered: Michael Jordan, September 1994 (Week 2) by Sam Miller
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20 BP Unfiltered: Professional Courtesy, and How August Works by Sam Miller
2 BP Unfiltered: From the Road: Up Close, Batting Practice at 2014 MLB Futures Game by Nick J. Faleris
4 BP Unfiltered: The 2014 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread by BP Staff
15 BP Unfiltered: The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Rarities by Russell A. Carleton
6 BP Unfiltered: Every Yu/You Headline On MLB.com Game Stories by Sam Miller
6 BP Unfiltered: The Battered Bastards of Baseball is Not Good by Sam Miller
6 BP Unfiltered: The Baseball Fan's Guide to the Summer of New Yorker by Sam Miller
10 BP Unfiltered: Your Team MVP Bingo Ballot by Sam Miller
1 BP Unfiltered: Very Important Player We Missed: Odrisamer Despaigne by Sam Miller
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1 BP Unfiltered: The Long-Forgotten Mets Way by Sam Miller
0 BP Unfiltered: Cat-and-Mouse with Kevin Kiermaier by Chris Mosch
0 BP Unfiltered: Scouting Chris Gimenez as a Pitcher by Dan Rozenson
4 BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/27 by Ben Lindbergh and Chris Mosch
4 BP Unfiltered: On Seeing Two No-Hitters in Person in One Week by Sam Miller
0 BP Unfiltered: Ross Detwiler and the All-Fastball All-Stars by Ben Lindbergh
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0 BP Unfiltered: Bartolo on the Bases by Ben Lindbergh
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2 BP Unfiltered: The Ballpark View of Kershaw's Final Out by Sam Miller
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5 BP Unfiltered: When Tony Gwynn Had a Below-Average Hit Tool by Ben Lindbergh
4 BP Unfiltered: Goodbye, No. 19 by Geoff Young
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Why did teams pass on Adrian Gonzalez if he (and his contract) are so valuable?
As the waiver-trade period begins, I thought it might be useful to bring this back up, as a refresher on why good players somehow don't get claimed in August. Originally ran in 2012, the day the Dodgers claimed . Adrian Gonzalez Read the full article... View from the turtle during batting practice at this year's MLB Futures Game during All Star Weekend.
The Baseball Prospectus prospect team is constantly on the road, getting eyes on the top talent throughout baseball -- from the amateur ranks up through the majors. Moving forward I'll be working to bring you inside my travels (hopefully with contributions from others on the prospect team), including pictures and video. There will be a lot of baseball and some broader travel stuff if I think you might find it interesting.
Read the full article... Covering all trades through the deadline.
At Baseball Prospectus, we'll be bringing you analysis of every trade and transaction up through Thursday's 4 PM ET non-waiver trade deadline. Check back here for the latest links to our coverage, in chronological order.
Read the full article... What's more likely, a five-homer game or a five-strikeout inning? Gory math!
of Wednesday's episode Effectively Wild, sponsored by the Baseball Reference Play Index and featuring BP's own Editor-in-Chief and some other guy who now works for Disney and is therefore dead to us, a listener asked one of those questions that means nothing in the grand scheme of things, but... can't... resist... answering. Sam Miller Read the full article...
Yu (You) probably see where this is going. The Netflix documentary will tempt you to watch it, but the story it tells is unconvincing and the story it missed would have been better.
There’s a movie called
Slap Shot. You’ve heard of it, you’ve seen it, you love it. It’s about a small-town minor-league hockey team that, faced with its recession-related shuttering, reinvents itself as a bunch of thugs on ice. The team’s new rebelliousness draws fans, and it leads to victories. It works as two movies: the scrappy underdog story, and the men behaving badly story. Read the full article... For the summer, the world's best magazine has removed its archives (since 2007) from behind the paywall. Here's the best New Yorker baseball writing.
The New Yorker has opened up a portion of its online archives to non-subscribers. This is great news for non-subscribers (though not subscribing is itself bad news for non-subscribers), as some of the best baseball feature writing of the past seven years is now available in a non-$6.99/issue format. How will you spend your summer with The New Yorker online archives? May I advise. Read the full article...
Over at Fox Sports' Just A Bit Outside, I wrote
a piece today on Team MVPs—not just those semi-official things that BBWAA chapters hand out, but the wholly unofficial "So'n So is Our MVP" claims that managers, players and beat writers will sometimes make. It is, I argue in the piece, the most chaotic and desperate circle of baseball debate, but it also has a long history and a certain consistency to it. I broke down the six and a half categories of Team MVP rebellion. Read the full article...
Looking at a player who wasn't in the BP Annual but is contributing this year. How Anthony Rizzo Became an All-Star
’s ignominious strikeout in the All-Star game, a look at BP’s Anthony Rizzo leaderboards reveals he’s having a monster year—good for the 11 th highest in MLB. So while Rizzo’s performance this year has been nothing short of exceptional, his breakout came a year too late, as I write in this week’s BWARP BP on Fox article. Read the full article... The Mets wanted to have a Way, but might never have found it.
we reviewed every team's Way a couple weeks ago, we found a reference to a Way by every team but one: The Mets. No Mets Way. No Met Way. Just no Way. Read the full article... How have the Rays outfielder's opponents shifted against him with the bunt in mind?
At the end of May, I introduced the idea that some teams were going from playing nearly straightaway to using a full overshift once the count went to two strikes against certain pull-heavy lefties whom they deemed threats to bunt. The idea was that teams would probably prefer to implement a full overshift earlier in the count, but were hindered by the hitter’s ability to bunt for a base hit. This was inspired by the Orioles using a two-strike overshift numerous times against , and the Pirates doing it a couple of times against both Michael Bourn and Denard Span . Danny Espinosa Read the full article...