Newsletter: Tuesday, August 7, 2012
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08-07 9:18 PM EST
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Jay Jaffe - Jay Jaffe talks baseball with Norm Wamer on "The Front Row,"
Wednesday at 3:15 pm CT/4:15 ET. Streaming via their website at
http://www.1065theticket.com as well
08-08 3:15 PM CST
KROD 600 AM (El Paso, TX)
Jay Jaffe - Jay Jaffe runs down the week in baseball with Steve Kaplowitz.
Streaming at http://krod.com as well.
08-08 4:20 PM MST
NEW PREMIUM CONTENT
When the Time is Right
by Geoff Young
It's the same song but a different verse when it comes to Josh Hamilton's and
Albert Pujols' seasons.
Prospects Will Break Your Heart
The Lowest Levels of the Game
by Jason Parks
We can't always scout who we want.
Busy Week at the Ol' Scrap Heap
by R.J. Anderson
Giants get a LOOGY, Red Sox and Nationals get infield depth, and the Dodgers
give up early on Gwynn.
Daily Hit List
Monday, August 6
by Matthew Kory
A fascinating observation about the Padres!
by Kevin Goldstein
The third overall pick in 2007 is the new third baseman for the Cubs
by Kevin Goldstein
Can Cubs outfielder Brett Jackson hit enough to survive in the big leagues?
NEW FANTASY CONTENT
First, Third, and DH for 8/7/12
by Michael Street
Michael looks at the impact of some late-breaking deadline deals and those
consummated after the deadline in this week’s column.
Resident Fantasy Genius
Winners, Losers of Trades That Didn't Happen
by Derek Carty
Plenty of well-documented rumors came to nothing last week, and Derek looks at
what the lack of activity means for your team.
NEW BASIC CONTENT
A New Frontier for Sabermetrics
by Brandon Stroud
Sabermetrics has reached its next sport: pro wrestling.
The Most Astros Play of 2012
by Ben Lindbergh
The Astros have been awful for a while now, and the way their last loss
happened was the most awful of all.
What You Need to Know
Tuesday, August 7
by Daniel Rathman
The Indians are on one of the worst 10-game slides in recent memory, but their
collapse resembles those of a couple of teams from 2011.
Painting the Black
John Jaso and the Changes That Work
by R.J. Anderson
The Mariners saw something they liked in John Jaso. After a few changes, Jaso
has power you never saw coming.
Tater Trot Tracker
Trot Times for August 5
by Larry Granillo
The tater trots for August 5: two slow trots in one game, Miguel Cabrera's
walkoff, and an inside-the-parker from Friday,
Episode Recap: ESPN Sunday Night Baseball
by Larry Granillo
A review of last night's episode of "ESPN Sunday Night Baseball." The early
storyline fizzled out quickly, but the B- and C-stories helped pick up the
EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 15: CAT FIGHT
BP PODCAST EPISODE 100: I JUST REALIZED I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT BASEBALL
We wanted Episode 100 to be a blowout, but we never imagined it would end up
like this. Of course, no celebration would be complete without a visit from
Mom, who shares some racy stories from the 1960s. On a baseball level, our
special guest in Rick Giolito, who tells one of those great untold stories. We
all hear about the kids every draft year, but what is it like to be a father
of one of those kids? It's a frank, honest and fascinating discussion. The big
get is Artie Lange, who tells my favorite baseball story of all time, when he
went on the field as a child following a Yankees world championship.
Seriously, we got Artie Lange. We even find time for a listener of the week.
That wasn't planned, but then Carl got an interesting tattoo. When listening
back to the show, there was one disappointment. We didn't thank the listeners
enough. We've been constantly amazed by the show's popularity. We know it's
not for everyone, it was never designed to be so, and the fact that so many of
you listen, write us emails, let us know on Twitter touches us with each
episode, and it's the reason we have no intention of stopping. Thanks
BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 15: THIRTEEN OF ANYTHING IS TOO MANY
Jason took the week off for a family vacation in a place whose wifi is weaker
than Omar Vizquel's power stroke these days. Paul takes over the controls this
week and welcomes in Riley Breckenridge of Productive Outs fame as his co-host
this week. There is plenty of Angels talks, Trade Deadline talk, Twins talk,
frustrating middle infielders, hurt dirtbags, and pitching studs and duds.
This show has it all! If you are an Android user and are still having issues
with the show, please join our Facebook page (linked below) as many members
have posted how they are able to listen to the show. There is also an embedded
audio player at the link below.
INTRODUCING THE CALL-UP 2012 E-BOOK
Like our bestselling annual, this mid-season debut provides the latest scoops
and analysis to help fans follow their favorite teams and win their fantasy
leagues. The e-book highlights the most notable teams and players of the
season's first half, offering over 50 new player comments by 10 of your
favorite BP authors, a preface by e-book editor Ben Lindbergh, and some of the
best of BP's recent online articles, as well as rest-of-season PECOTA
projections for all players profiled. For more information and to order the
e-book from Amazon.com, click the link below.
BASEBALL PROSPECTUS 2012 APP NOW AVAILABLE
At long last, the Baseball Prospectus 2012 annual app is now available for the
iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Follow your favorite MLB teams and players
throughout the season with Baseball Prospectus analysis that includes team
overviews, player assessments, detailed stats, and 2012 projections for over
2000 players. All of that and more for just $4.99 if you purchase it in the
next two weeks. For more information and to access the download page, click
the link below.
BROOKS BASEBALL NOW AT BP
The outstanding PITCHf/x work of Dan Brooks, Harry Pavlidis, and co. is now
available through BP. For more details on the integration of Brooks Baseball,
see the post by Joe Hamrahi linked below:
BALLPARK EVENT TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Join your favorite BP writers and industry insiders at our upcoming ballpark
events. For more information and to purchase tickets, click the links below.
August 11 at Minute Maid Park in Houston: bbp.cx/a/17647
SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE RESEARCH MAILBAG
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Bradley Ankrom (email@example.com) and we'll do our best to find
the answer. Our research staff will select its favorite questions from the
batch and feature them in the mailbag the following week.
PLAYOFF ODDS AVAILABLE DAILY
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for the double wild card. Check it out here:
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