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December 21, 2012

BP Unfiltered: The Best Comments About Mike Minor from May

by Ben Lindbergh

Things people said that look less smart in retrospect (and probably didn't sound that smart at the time).

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 107: Edwin Jackson, the Cubs, and Qualifying Offers

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss Edwin Jackson and the rest of the Cubs' offseason signings and talk about how the specter of draft-pick compensation is affecting some free agents.

December 20, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 106: How Good is the Angels' Offense?/What We Think About the Yips/Does Pitcher Pace Matter?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the Angels' offense, the dreaded mental block known as the yips, and the impact of the time pitchers take between pitches.

December 19, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 105: Will R.A. Dickey's Knuckleball Be Better in the Dome?/Do the Red Sox Have a Consistent Philosophy?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about R.A. Dickey, the Red Sox, and more.

December 18, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 104: Our Least-Favorite Offseason Signings So Far

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss what they see as the worst signings so far this winter.

December 17, 2012

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Mets Deal Dickey to Toronto? UPDATED

by Ben Lindbergh and Jason Parks

The Blue Jays continue to draw from a deep farm system to build an instant contender.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 103: The R.A. Dickey Deal and Trading Top Prospects (With Jason Parks)

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam are joined by Jason Parks for a discussion of the R.A. Dickey deal and the risks and rewards of trading top prospects.

December 14, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 102: Josh Hamilton and Whether a Potentially Bad Contract is Worse Than No Contract at All

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam are joined by Ian Miller and Riley Breckenridge, the heroes behind Productive Outs, to talk about the Angels, Josh Hamilton, and whether fans should worry about bad contracts anymore.

Premium Article Overthinking It: The Prospects Who Get Traded

by Ben Lindbergh

Teams know their own prospects best, so should it be a red flag if they're willing to trade a top one? History suggests it is so.

December 13, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 101: Learning to Like Youkilis/What the Diamondbacks Got Back for Bauer/Why Do Teams Love Lefty Starters?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about whether a Yankees fan can learn to like Kevin Youkilis, whether the Diamondbacks got enough back for Trevor Bauer, why teams love left-handed starters, and more.

December 12, 2012

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Diamondbacks Deal Bauer to Cleveland, and the Reds Get Choo

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Our take on Tuesday's surprising three-team trade involving the Diamondbacks, Indians, and Reds.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Twins Find Their Identical Match

by Ben Lindbergh

Kevin Correia joins Minnesota, the Yankees get Kevin Youkilis, Jason Grilli re-ups and other moves.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 100: Astros Pro Scouting Coordinator Kevin Goldstein on Being Inside Baseball

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to Kevin Goldstein about his life after leaving Baseball Prospectus to work for the Houston Astros, what he's working on, and what he's learned about how baseball teams work. Also, what he's drinking.

December 11, 2012

Overthinking It: The Royals, the Rays, and the Problem with Windows

by Ben Lindbergh

Was the Royals' strategy in their swap of Wil Myers and more prospects for James Shields and Wade Davis based on a broken windows theory?

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 99: Two More Reactions to the Rays-Royals Trade

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam weigh in on the Rays-Royals trade involving James Shields and Wil Myers a day after the dust settles.

December 10, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 98: Zack Greinke and the Dodgers' Bottomless Bankroll

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the Zack Greinke signing and the Dodgers' astronomical payroll with Mike Petriello of Dodgers blog Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness.

December 7, 2012

Premium Article Overthinking It: Teams That Still Have Holes to Fill

by Ben Lindbergh

What work is still left to be done for some of baseball's playoff contenders?

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 97: Why Couldn't Koji Uehara Get a Bigger Contract?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss Koji Uehara's signing with the Red Sox and attempt to figure out why he doesn't make more money and high-leverage appearances.

December 6, 2012

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Three Years for Keppinger, and New Deals for Chavez, McLouth, and Bay

by R.J. Anderson, Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

The Mariners add Jason Bay, the Orioles re-up Nate McClouth, the Diamondbacks sign Eric Chavez, and the White Sox go long on Jeff Keppinger.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Sabean Keeps the Gang Together

by Ben Lindbergh

Second-half hero Marco Scutaro gets a surprisingly long and totally predictable contract to remain with the Giants.

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