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July 26, 2011

Premium Article The BP Broadside: The Mariners are Simultaneously Sinking and Treading Water

by Steven Goldman

What makes the M's special isn't their losing streak or their poor hitting, but their similarity to last year's team.

July 21, 2011

The BP Broadside: David Cone, All Is Forgiven

by Steven Goldman

A.J. Burnett gives Steve hairballs, but he's not yet the worst pitcher on a (hypothetical) championship club.

July 19, 2011

The BP Broadside: Joe Girardi's Comfort Thing

by Steven Goldman

Managers often find themselves seduced by the lure of high save totals and set roles, but it's to their own detriment.

July 12, 2011

The BP Broadside: Memento Mori, Clarence Budington Kelland and Joe Crede

by Steven Goldman

What's in an All-Star game or a career that spans 60 novels and 35 films? It all depends on the fleeting retention of public memory.

July 8, 2011

The BP Broadside: In the Laundry Room

by Steven Goldman

It's all a matter of perspective: life, death (baseball).

July 5, 2011

Premium Article The BP Broadside: Leave My Mind Alone!

by Steven Goldman

Matt Wieters, Jim Sundberg, Russell Martin, Francisco Rodriguez, Eric Hosmer, and Melky Cabrera can make your hair fall out.

June 29, 2011

The BP Broadside: Pineda to Infinity and Beyond

by Steven Goldman

The Mariners throw out arbitrary innings limits in favor of something much more mellow and nuanced.

June 24, 2011

Premium Article The BP Broadside: The Hubris of Riggleman

by Steven Goldman

As Paul McCartney sang in "Too Many People," he took his lucky break and broke it in two.

June 23, 2011

Premium Article The BP Broadside: Billions for Bankers, But Not One Penny for the McCourts!

by Steven Goldman

Bleed us dry, no problem. Bleed our BASEBALL team, and buddy, you've got a problem.

June 19, 2011

The BP Broadside: Firing the Manager is the Last Refuge of the Incompetent

by Steven Goldman

Edwin Rodriguez departs; Jeff Loria stays; nothing changes.

June 10, 2011

Premium Article The BP Broadside: Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime, Except When They Don't

by Steven Goldman

Two tales of thwarted romance, or at least romantic embarrassment, guest-starring the A's and Giants.

June 7, 2011

The BP Broadside: The Most Disappointing Prospects of All Time, Part 4

by Steven Goldman

We resume the series that made Matt Wieters famous with six more players, including another present-day selection.

June 1, 2011

Premium Article The BP Broadside: Those Who Refuse to Learn From the Past are Condemned to Become Joe Girardi

by Steven Goldman

Stop with the flippin' bunts already!

May 30, 2011

The BP Broadside: The Evolving Prospectus

by Steven Goldman

Please join us in welcoming new Fantasy editor/columnist Derek Carty and bidding a fond adieu to Marc Normandin.

May 27, 2011

The BP Broadside: What the Heck is an RBI Whore?

by Steven Goldman

Terry Collins suggests that Carlos Beltran get selfish with men on, but how can you covet the little men who aren't there?

May 26, 2011

Premium Article The BP Broadside: The Jose Reyes Shortage

by Steven Goldman

In a world in which the class of shortstops is older than any time in the last 50 years due to lack of replacements, the Mets deal Reyes at their own risk.

May 25, 2011

The BP Broadside: The Annotated WARP Leaders II: Did Ernie Banks Write the Book of Love?

by Steven Goldman

Due to reader response, the annotated list continues with 21st through 31st best seasons of all time, featuring Mike Piazza, Ernie Banks, and more third basemen of the 1970s.

May 23, 2011

The BP Broadside: The Annotated WARP Leaders

by Steven Goldman

A trip through our new 1950-and-up leaderboard, including a close look at our new-formula fielding runs.

May 19, 2011

The BP Broadside: Fredi Gonzalez Says Something Really, Really Dumb

by Steven Goldman

You CAN'T use your closer in a tie game on the road. It's like a rule or something!

May 17, 2011

The BP Broadside: The Bronx Blame Game and the Posada Psychodrama

by Steven Goldman

Those pinstriped suits angry at Jorge Posada are pointing their fingers in the wrong direction.

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