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December 3, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Alex Rodriguez is Injured Again

by Ben Lindbergh

The Yankees' third baseman marks another square in his game of injured body part bingo.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 93: Behind the Scenes of the Blue Jays-Marlins Blockbuster

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss and pick out the most interesting parts of Bob Elliott's article on how the big Blue-Jays Marlins trade went down.

BP Announcements: Winter Meetings Coverage

by Ben Lindbergh

The Winter Meetings kick off on Monday, and BP will be there.

November 30, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 92: Why the Twins' New Prospect Isn't Their Type/Why Didn't Russell Martin Make More Money?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss why prospect Alex Meyer isn't the Twins' usual type, then wonder why teams didn't think Russell Martin was worth more than the Pirates paid him.

November 29, 2012

Premium Article Overthinking It: How Will Josh Hamilton Age?

by Ben Lindbergh

The top free agent outfielder has a hitting style that should scare teams considering buying his mid-30s.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 91: What Will the Braves Get from B.J. Upton?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam break down the Braves' signing of B.J. Upton and discuss the discrepancy between different appraisals of his value.

November 28, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 90: The Cheapskate Approach to Aroldis Chapman/The Phillies and Framing/Ranking Baseball Figures By Historical Importance

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about how the Reds might save some money on Aroldis Chapman, whether certain teams might benefit more from framing than others, and where we would rank Marvin Miller in the pantheon of important historical baseball figures.

November 27, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 89: The Evan Longoria Extension, the Rays, and Why Players Aren't Holding Out for More Money

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss Evan Longoria's second extension and why players aren't holding out for a bigger slice of the revenue pie.

November 26, 2012

Premium Article Overthinking It: The Art of NPB Scouting

by Ben Lindbergh

Forecasting Japanese imports provides particular challenges, which teams will try to adjust for this offseason.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 88: Wil Myers, the Royals, and Rumors About Trading Top Prospects

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss what we can learn from the rumors that Royals prospect Wil Myers is available via trade.

November 21, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 87: Baseball and the BCS/Halladay vs. Lee/Does the "Success Cycle" Still Exist?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer selected listener emails in a pre-Thanksgiving episode.

November 20, 2012

Premium Article Overthinking It: Why Justin Upton is Always About to Be Traded

by Ben Lindbergh

It's a lot of fun to talk about Justin Upton being traded, which might be why reporters talk about it so much, and it might be why Kevin Towers talks about it so much.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 86: Should the Commissioner Have the Ability to Overturn a Trade?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss whether MLB's Commissioner should have the power to block a trade, as Bud Selig considered doing to the Marlins-Blue Jays blockbuster.

November 19, 2012

Premium Article Overthinking It: All Quiet on the Free Agent Front

by Ben Lindbergh

Despite many factors pointing toward increased spending, baseball's salaries haven't seemed much more inflated this winter.

BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Welcomes Zachary Levine, Incorporates MLBDepthCharts.com

by Ben Lindbergh

BP adds an accomplished author and a valuable resource.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 85: Manny Acta and the Blue Jays' Managerial Job

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss whether Manny Acta's lousy career win-loss record has any bearing on his likelihood of success if he becomes the Blue Jays' manager.

November 16, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 84: Jose Molina and What the Quantification of Catcher Framing Might Mean

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the finding that Jose Molina's receiving was worth 50 runs and talk about what it's implications for baseball might be.

November 15, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Has Mariano Rivera's Cutter Rubbed Off on the Rest of the Yankees' Relievers?

by Ben Lindbergh

Can Mariano Rivera's cutter be cloned?

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 83: Astros vs. Marlins in 2013/The Next Farewell Tour/Yasmani Grandal's Suspension/Mark Trumbo, Center Fielder

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about whether the Marlins or Astros will win more games in 2013, who'll be the next retiring player to get the Chipper Jones treatment, when Yasmani Grandal will play for the Padres, and how the Angels should align their outfielders.

November 14, 2012

Premium Article Overthinking It: The Moves Alex Anthopoulos Made Before the Blockbuster

by Ben Lindbergh

Deals like this week's blockbuster are rare for any team. What are the day-in, day-out moves that Alex Anthopoulus has tended to make, and is likely to continue to make, to finish building a contender?

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