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Newsletter: Monday, February 18, 2013


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NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

Overthinking It
Why There Probably Are No Next Orioles

by Ben Lindbergh

We all missed on last year's Orioles and A's, so we're determined to see the
next similar surprise team coming. But are we sure that one will?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19645

Painting the Black
Martin Maldonado and Learning to Love Defense-First Catchers

by R.J. Anderson

Sure, some catchers can't hit. But are we learning to look on the bright side?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19652

Rumor Roundup
Monday, February 18

by Daniel Rathman

Ryan Madson could return to throwing soon, and the Athletics are leaving no
stone unturned in their search for a first baseman.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19647

NEW FANTASY CONTENT

Fantasy Auction Values
First Edition, February 18

by Mike Gianella

Mike unveils his complete guide to Rotisserie-style auctions for a variety of
leagues, to be updated throughout February and March.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19650

Pre-Season Positional Rankings
Top 15 Fantasy Second Basemen

by Josh Shepardson

The keystone features a terrific trio, but questions cloud the dozen players
that follow.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19648

NEW BASIC CONTENT

Baseball Therapy
What Really Predicts Pitcher Injuries?

by Russell A. Carleton

Russell searches for a fact-based alternative to the Verducci Effect.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19653

Baseball Prospectus News
The New Reality for BP Fantasy

by Joe Hamrahi

BP rolls out its expanded and enhanced fantasy coverage for 2013.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19654

The Week In Quotes
February 11-17

by Pete Barrett, Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19596

Tater Trot Tracker
A Birthday Treat: Michael Jordan's Tater Trot

by Larry Granillo

In honor of his 50th birthday, enjoy the first ever tater trot of baseball
legend Michael Jordan.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19646

PODCASTS

THE SEASON-PREVIEW PODCAST SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE NATIONALS
Over the next three weeks, Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller are turning the
Effectively Wild podcast into a series of season previews. Each preview will
include an interview with one of your favorite BP writers or an outside source
intimately connected with the team. The series continues today with the
Nationals; Ben and Sam are joined by Paul Sporer and Daniel Rathman to discuss
the team's outlook, and then Pete Barrett interviews Washington Post beat
writer Adam Kilgore.

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 142: 2013 SEASON PREVIEW
SERIES - WASHINGTON NATIONALS
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19651

BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 32: WE GOT TO SECOND BASE
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19609

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TOP 10 PROSPECT LISTS SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE ORIOLES
Jason Parks and the BP prospect team are hard at work on their top-10 lists.
The latest installment, on the Baltimore Orioles, can be found here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19640
For a complete archive of the lists, and the order of teams to come, go to:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/

BALLPARK EVENTS SERIES PLANS COMING TOGETHER
Many of your favorite BP authors will soon descend on a major-league ballpark
near you. For information on all of our ballpark events for the upcoming
season, visit the page linked below. You can find out more about each
individual event and purchase tickets by following the links on that page. We
hope to see you there!
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19546

INTRODUCING THE GREG SPIRA BASEBALL RESEARCH AWARD
BP's Joe Hamrahi and Dave Pease have joined forces with Sean Forman of
Baseball-Reference.com, Sean Lahman of Baseball1.com, and Gary Gillette of
24-7 Baseball to create an award that commemorates the work of Greg Spira and
annually honors the authors of the year's most innovative baseball research.
For more information, including how to nominate pieces of research for
consideration, please see Dave's post:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19410

GET YOUR DAILY NEWS FIX WITH THE MINOR-LEAGUE UPDATE AND RUMOR ROUNDUP
The postseason may be over, but with winter leagues in the Caribbean and hot
stove rumors in the States, baseball is a year-round sport. We're keeping up
with the latest happenings on and off the field in Jason Martinez's
Minor-League Update and Daniel Rathman's Rumor Roundup. Here are the links to
today's installments:
Minor-League Update:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19532
Rumor Roundup: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19647

BP JOINS FORCES WITH PERFECT GAME
For more information on our new partnership with baseball's largest
independent scouting service, see the press release linked below:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19092

ORDER YOUR COPY OF BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS 2012-2013
The NBA season is underway, and if you're not already the analysis and
commentary in our annual, we invite you to get in on the fun! This year's
edition includes a foreword by Indiana Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard,
to go with essays on all 30 teams and Kevin Pelton's SCHOENE projection system
and much, much more. You can download sample chapters and purchase a copy by
following the link below.
http://www.basketballprospectus.com/products/pbp2012/

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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