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November 14, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Baseball's Best Active Streak

by Ben Lindbergh

The Blue Jays acquire the owner of baseball's most impressive active streak.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 82: The Marlins-Blue Jays Blockbuster

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam break down the Marlins-Blue Jays trade from every angle, or at least all the angles that occurred to them at the time.

November 13, 2012

Overthinking It: The 50-Run Receiver

by Ben Lindbergh

Is Jose Molina a stealth MVP candidate? Ben looks for photographic evidence.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 81: The Angels, the Reds, and Two Conflicting Closer Philosophies

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the Reds' and Angels' approaches to bullpen-building, how Cincinnati's philosophy affects Aroldis Chapman's future, and which way the wind is blowing where the closer role is concerned.

November 9, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 80: Could Josh Hamilton Be a Bargain?/Are the Financially Responsible Yankees for Real?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss whether Josh Hamilton could end up signing a reasonable contract after all and talk about whether the Yankees can commit to and compete despite their goal to get under the luxury tax threshold by 2014.

November 8, 2012

Overthinking It: Why Nobody Gets Caught Stealing

by Ben Lindbergh

Catchers can't throw anyone out anymore. Why is that, and should we be worried?

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 79: Are Teams Becoming More Willing to Trade Their Young Players?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss whether recent events and rumors portend more young players on the move, and why.

November 7, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 78: Quantifying Coaches/Why Some Fielders Look Better Than They Are/How Do We Know What Pitchers Should Weigh?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the importance of coaches, defensive stats, and how we know whether pitchers should gain or lose weight, with guest appearances by Colin Wyers and Doug Thorburn.

November 6, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 77: The Teams in the Winter Spending Sweet Spot

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss which teams might benefit most from adding a few wins this winter.

Premium Article Overthinking It: This Offseason's Generic-Brand Bargains

by Ben Lindbergh

Smart GMs don't pay for the brand name, but for the product. These players might have baggage but they get the job done as well as their expensive counterparts.

November 5, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 76: The Free Agents the Internet Can't Agree On

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the discrepancies between lists of the top free agents this offseason.

November 2, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Selectively Sampled Players Say: Beware of Weights This Winter

by Ben Lindbergh

Are some players about to overdo it in the weight room over the winter?

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 75: The David Ortiz Decision and the Offseason Outlook for the Red Sox

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam welcome Matthew Kory to the podcast to discuss the David Ortiz contract negotiations and the outlook for the Red Sox this winter.

Overthinking It: What Chipper Jones' Retirement Gifts Were For: A Short Story (Updated)

by Ben Lindbergh

In 2012, Chipper Jones received an assortment of strange gifts from each opponent he played on his last trip around the league. In 2031, he will finally figure out what to do with them.

November 1, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 74: The Ervin Santana Trade, the Royals' Rotation, and the Pitching Market/Rick Hahn and the Future of Front Offices

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss what the Ervin Santana trade says about the Royals' rotation and the pitching market, then talk about what Rick Hahn's ascension to the GM role in Chicago means for the future of front offices.

October 31, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 73: Did the Dodgers Overpay for Brandon League?/Are Gold Glove Voters and Defensive Stats Learning to get Along?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the three-year deal the Dodgers gave Brandon League and reliever salaries in general, then talk about whether Gold Glove voters and advanced defensive stats agree more often than they used to.

October 30, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 72: How Many Members of the Angels' Rotation Will Be Back?/Predicting the First- and Last-Place Teams of 2013

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the decisions the Angels are about to make concerning Dan Haren and Ervin Santana and talk about what their 2013 rotation will look like, then predict 2013's division/World Series winners and last-place teams.

October 29, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 71: The Giants Win the World Series/Assessing Brian Sabean

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the start of the offseason and what the Giants' second World Series win in three seasons says about GM Brian Sabean.

October 28, 2012

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Three Recap: Giants 2, Tigers 0

by Ben Lindbergh

For one night, the Giants' pitching wasn't dominant, but it didn't change a thing, and Detroit dropped its third in a row.

October 26, 2012

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Recap: Giants 2, Tigers 0

by Ben Lindbergh

Madison Bumgarner reprises his memorable 2010 World Series start, killing Detroit softly to take a 2-0 series lead.

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