Newsletter: Monday, September 30, 2013
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NEW PREMIUM CONTENT
AL Game 163 Preview
by Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
The Rays visit the Rangers to determine who gets to visit the Indians on
NL Wild Card Game Preview
by Ben Lindbergh
The Pirates throw a left-handed sinkerballer against a lineup ill-suited for
left-handers and sinkerballers; the Reds will try to ride their OBP stars to
give Johnny Cueto a shot at postseason redemption.
by Ron Shah
Attacking the Reds' leadoff hitter and OBP extraordinaire.
What You Need to Know
A Wild Final Weekend
by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
The American League wild card battle took centerstage this past weekend, but
Henderson Alvarez stole the spotlight on Sunday afternoon.
Who Has the Momentum? And Does it Matter?
by Russell A. Carleton
Does how hard you had to fight to make the playoffs matter once you're there?
Present and Future Pence
by R.J. Anderson
The Giants re-sign Hunter Pence, and the Marlins shake up their front office,
to some end.
Around the League: September 29, 2013
by Clint Chisam
News and notes from around the league for September 29, 2013.
NEW BASIC CONTENT
Regular Season Awards
Handing Out the Hardware
by Baseball Prospectus
The staff casts its ballots for the Most Valuable Player, Cy Young, Rookie of
the Year, and Manager of the Year awards.
Introducing the Advance Series
by Jason Parks
The scouting team rolls out a new feature just in time for the postseason.
by Jeff Moore
The key to getting Andrew McCutchen out.
The Week In Quotes
by Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.
EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 295: ANALYZING SEPTEMBER
STARTER USAGE/REEXAMINING THE ASTROS EXPERIMENT
FRINGE AVERAGE: EPISODE 21
BP FANTASY PODCAST: EPISODE 57
TINSTAAPP: EPISODE 14
EFFECTIVELY WILD SEASON PREVIEWS, ALL IN ONE PLACE
If you missed any of Ben and Sam's team-by-team podcast previews, or want a
refresher, you can now find all of them by following the link below. On that
page, you'll also find the BP author who joined Ben and Sam and the insider
who was interviewed by Pete Barrett noted next to each team.
MLB ROUNDTRIP WITH BASEBALL PROSPECTUS IS BACK
We are thrilled to announce that MLB Roundtrip with Baseball Prospectus
returned to SiriusXM Radio on Sunday, March 17, and will air every Sunday
night throughout the season. The show is sponsored this year by Perfect Game
USA, and your hosts are Mike Ferrin, Daron Sutton, and our own Joe Hamrahi.
TOP 10 PROSPECT LISTS ARCHIVE
Jason Parks and the BP prospect team have completed their top-10 lists. For a
complete archive of the lists, go to:
For our list of the top 101 prospects across all teams, go to:
BALLPARK EVENTS TOUR UNDERWAY
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 this 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
PLAYOFF ODDS AVAILABLE DAILY
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for the double wild card. Check it out here:
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