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Newsletter: Friday, October 5, 2012


NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

Playoff Prospectus
National League Wild Card Game

by R.J. Anderson

The Cardinals play the Braves in Atlanta for a spot in the Division Series

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18553

Raising Aces
For Those About to Watch (We Salute You)

by Doug Thorburn

One pitcher per playoff team who makes a convincing case in favor of watching
every pitch of post-season baseball.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18558

Pebble Hunting
Miguel Cabrera's Retroactive Triple Crowns

by Sam Miller

We went 44 seasons without a Triple Crown. In how many of those seasons would
Cabrera's 2012 have been good enough to win?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18546

Overthinking It
Baltimore's Best Bet to Beat Texas

by Ben Lindbergh

If the Orioles want to extend their surprise season beyond the wild-card game,
they should make the most of what got them there.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18548

Ask the Industry
Mike Trout vs. Miguel Cabrera

by Jason Parks

What do MLB front office types think of the Trout-or-Cabrera MVP debate?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18543

Prospect Profile
International Focus

by Hudson Belinsky

The Twins have signed a few players from unlikely countries recently. Is this
a new direction, and is it going to pay off?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18544

NEW BASIC CONTENT

Playoff Prospectus
American League Wild Card Game

by Derek Carty

The Orioles and Rangers, two of the least-likely teams to be playing in a
wild-card game, are set to fight for their playoff lives.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18547

Advance Scout
The Difficulty of Scouting Yu Darvish

by Dan Brooks

Even if you figure out what Darvish has done, you might not know what he's
about to do.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18557

BP Unfiltered
Grant Balfour's Fab Five

by Daniel Rathman

Grant Balfour became the first pitcher ever to throw a perfect inning on five
consecutive days.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18555

The BP Wayback Machine
Who Can Say No to Twins?

by Joe Sheehan

A look back at baseball's most recent single-elimination game.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18549

Daily Hit List
Thursday, October 4

by Matthew Kory

...to the ennnnnnnd of the road, still I caaaaannn't let go.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18545

BP Announcements
Diamond Dollars Baseball Case Competition

by Joe Hamrahi

Diamond Dollars Baseball Case Competition at NYU

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18551

PODCASTS

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 57: TEAMS THAT WILL WIN A
WORLD SERIES IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS; BEAT WRITERS; THE O'S START JOE SAUNDERS
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/a/18556

BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 19: AN EIGHT BALL AND A LADY OF THE NIGHT
Jason and Paul discuss closer targets for the 2013 season and welcome Jason
Parks to the show.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18354

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BASEBALL PROSPECTUS PLAYOFF ODDS NOW ON MLB.COM
The playoff odds published by Baseball Prospectus will now also be found on
Major League Baseball's official website. We hope you'll utilize them to gauge
your team's chances as the season winds down. To see the new tab on MLB.com's
standings page, click "Postseason Probabilities" from that page. You can also
find the odds directly by following the link below.
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/standings/probability.jsp

The announcement from Ben Lindbergh can be found here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18458

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.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=16776

BROOKS BASEBALL 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:
bbp.cx/a/17621

SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE RESEARCH MAILBAG
Got a burning baseball question you want answered? Submit it via email to
Bradley Ankrom (bankrom@baseballprospectus.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
The season is underway, and our playoff odds report is now updated to account
for the double wild card. Check it out here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/odds/

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