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April 4, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: So You Want to Buy a 2014-15 Free Agent?

by Ben Lindbergh

Let the other teams sign their players to extensions. The 2014-15 free agent market's got a great deal for you!

BP Unfiltered: Maholm Throws Utley a Curve (Literally)

by Ben Lindbergh

Paul Maholm assumes the mantle of the sub-60-mph strike.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 174: More Week One Reactions

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam share their thoughts on Roy Halladay, Tim Lincecum, Yu Darvish, Fernando Rodney, the Royals, Tom Milone, Shaun Marcum, and more.

April 3, 2013

Dissecting Darvish's Opening Day: Four Reactions to Tuesday's Almost-Perfect Outing

by Jason Cole, Zachary Levine, Ben Lindbergh and Harry Pavlidis

An in-depth look at what Darvish does well and what he's doing differently.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 173: Should Contract Size Influence Our Projections for Players?/Revisiting Our Pre-Offseason Predictions/What Started the Sabermetric Revolution?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about whether we should let where and for how much a player signs influence how we expect him to play, then revisit their team predictions from the end of last season and discuss what started the sabermetric revolution.

BP Unfiltered: About the Home Run Matt Holliday Hit Last Night

by Ben Lindbergh

The scoop on of the strangest home runs you'll see hit this season.

April 2, 2013

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Elvis In the Club

by Ben Lindbergh

The Rangers' shortstop is an unlikely $100 million man, but not an undeserving one.

Testing the Dewan Rule: Can Spring Training Slugging Really Predict Breakouts?

by Ben Lindbergh and Jon Shepherd

Examining an oft-cited method of predicting regular-season success from spring training stats.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 172: The Confirmation Biases of Opening Day

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the events of Opening Day that reinforced preseason expectations.

April 1, 2013

Transaction Analysis: NL West Extension Action

by Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

The Giants lock up Buster Posey for almost a decade, and the Diamondbacks give Paul Goldschmidt five more years.

Transaction Analysis: The Tigers Make Justin Verlander Baseball's Highest-Paid Pitcher

by Ben Lindbergh

The Tigers award their ace an extension that will pay him more than any other pitcher (at least until Clayton Kershaw's next contract). Was it wise?

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 171: Extensions for Everyone!

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the recent news about extensions for Justin Verlander, Buster Posey, and Elvis Andrus.

March 30, 2013

BP Unfiltered: The Phillies and Scouts Without Stats

by Ben Lindbergh

Can the Phillies succeed through scouting alone?

March 29, 2013

BP Unfiltered: Spring Stats Without the Small Samples

by Ben Lindbergh

Notable statistical standouts from the past eight combined seasons of spring training.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 170: Jason Parks on Podcasting, Prospect Ranking, and Player Development

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to Jason Parks about the forthcoming Fringe Average Podcast and BP prospect book, the ranking process, and how player development differs between teams.

March 28, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: What it Would Mean for the Marlins if Placido Polanco Bats Fourth

by Ben Lindbergh

The Marlins find a new way to be an embarrassment.

BP Unfiltered: Jim Leyland, Joaquin Benoit, and Bouncing Back

by Ben Lindbergh

Are the stats missing something the Tigers' skipper sees?

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 169: The Retirement of Tim McCarver/Is Clubhouse Chemistry Less Important Than it Used to Be?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk about Tim McCarver's impending retirement and share their thoughts on broadcasting, then discuss whether changes in players' routines have reduced the importance of clubhouse chemistry.

March 27, 2013

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 168: Projections for the Yankees and Blue Jays/If the Amateur Draft Were an Auction/Lifetime Contracts for Generational Talents

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about PECOTA's projections for the Yankees and Blue Jays, how the amateur draft and free agency would work in an auction format, and whether teams should offer players like Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg $100 million lifetime contracts after drafting them.

March 26, 2013

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Kyle Lohse’s Long, Strange Trip Leads to Milwaukee

by Ben Lindbergh

The offseason saga of a free agent starter ends with his signing by the Brewers.

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