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Newsletter: Tuesday, March 5, 2013


BASEBALL PROSPECTUS 2013 HAS ARRIVED

The latest annual, complete with all of
the projections, player comments, and insight that you have come to expect
from your favorite BP authors, is ready to be shipped. To purchase your copy
online, on paperback or ebook, just use one of the links below.

Amazon.com:
http://bbp.cx/b

Barnes & Noble: http://bbp.cx/bn

MEDIA

WLQR 106.5 FM (Toledo, OH)
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
03-06 3:15 PM CST

BP chat
Paul Singman - BP Chat moderated by Paul Singman. Click
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/chat/chat.php?chatId=1017 to join or submit
a question.
03-06 8:00 PM EST

NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

Skewed Left
Life on the Inside

by Zachary Levine

How do team employees and consultants handle keeping their work quiet?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19790

Out of Left Field
Cabrera, Trout, and the Baserunning Portion of WARP

by Matthew Kory

Breaking down the components of a component.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19796

Painting the Black
The Flawed Free Agents Who Are Left

by R.J. Anderson

Nobody else is talking about these free agents, but we will.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19794

Rumor Roundup
Not Run Down on Rondon

by Daniel Rathman

The Tigers aren't prepared to bring in outside options for closer, and the
Rangers are interested in Rick Porcello.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19797

Western Front
Different Ballparks, Same Problem

by Geoff Young

Don't expect the Rockies and Padres to compete in the NL West with their
current rotation options.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19738

Punk Hits
Why I'm Rooting for the Dutch in the WBC

by Ian Miller

Is it possible that honkbal is even better than baseball?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19793

NEW FANTASY CONTENT

Pre-Season Positional Rankings
Top 80 Fantasy Starting Pitchers, Part One: 1-40

by Paul Sporer

A fantastic foursome stands above the rest, but there are plenty of upside
plays in the middle rounds.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19798

NEW BASIC CONTENT

Baseball ProGUESTus
The Secret Life of the American Ballplayer

by Michael Clair

What the backs of old baseball cards reveal about some players' off-season
hobbies.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19792

Wezen-Ball
When Cuba Stomped the Orioles

by Larry Granillo

The 1999 meeting between Cuba and the Baltimore Orioles did not go well for
the major league squad.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19801

BP Unfiltered
Why Multi-Position Players Matter

by Ben Lindbergh

A new research paper attempts to quantify the value of team flexibility.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19800

PODCASTS

NEW PODCAST COMING IN APRIL!
Many of you have been waiting for the podcast successor to Up and In. Well,
next month, Jason Parks will join forces with Mike Ferrin—who has recently
been filing BP Unfiltered journals from each Grapefruit League camp—to bring
you more of the great audio content that you have come to expect from BP. For
more information on the podcast, and a contest that will allow you, the
listeners, to come up with its name, follow the link below.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19762

THE SEASON-PREVIEW PODCAST SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE DODGERS
Over the next two-plus 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
Dodgers; Ben and Sam are joined by Jay Jaffe to discuss the team's outlook,
and then Pete Barrett interviews MLB.com beat writer Ken Gurnick.

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 153: 2013 SEASON PREVIEW
SERIES - LOS ANGELES DODGERS
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19795

BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 34: AMAZEBALLS
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19766

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MLB ROUNDTRIP WITH BASEBALL PROSPECTUS RETURNS MARCH 17
We are thrilled to announce that MLB Roundtrip with Baseball Prospectus will
return to SiriusXM Radio on Sunday, March 17, and air every Sunday night
throughout the season. The show will be sponsored this year by Perfect Game
USA, and your hosts will be Mike Ferrin, Daron Sutton, and our own joe
Hamrahi. We hope you'll join us for the 2013 debut!

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TOP 10 PROSPECT LISTS SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE GIANTS
Jason Parks and the BP prospect team are hard at work on their top-10 lists.
The latest installment, on the San Francisco Giants, can be found here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19740
For a complete archive of the lists, and the order of teams to come, go to:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/
For our list of the top 101 prospects across all teams, go to:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19694

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

GET YOUR DAILY NEWS FIX WITH THE MINOR-LEAGUE UPDATE AND RUMOR ROUNDUP
Spring training has begun, and 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=19741
Rumor Roundup: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19797

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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