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09-30

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The Prospectus Hit List: September 30, 2016
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Matthew Kory

09-30

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BP Wrigleyville
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Tom Hitchner

09-30

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BP Bronx
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Austin Yamada

09-30

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What You Need to Know: Theoretical Replay and Sister Kissing
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Nicolas Stellini

09-30

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Transaction Analysis: Good Infielders, Past and Present
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Bryan Grosnick

09-29

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An Agent's Take: Watching a Client Debut
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Joshua Kusnick

09-29

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What You Need to Know: Cycles and Walk-Offs
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Demetrius Bell

09-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 959: Mike Trout's Highest Hurdle
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-28

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What You Need to Know: The Dozens
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Emma Baccellieri

09-28

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Team Chemistry: Fast Pitch Follow-Up
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John Choiniere

09-27

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 105: Alex Chamberlain
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George Bissell

09-27

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What You Need to Know: Dee Gordon and the Marlins Honor Jose Fernandez
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Daniel Rathman

09-27

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Liner Notes: Self-Sabotage Stars
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Bryan Grosnick

09-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 958: Jose Fernandez and the Hall of Fame
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-26

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The Prospectus Hit List: September 26, 2016
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Matt Sussman

09-26

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 77: The Spirit of Enya
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

09-26

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What You Need to Know: How the West (and the East) Was Won
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Ashley Varela

09-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 957: The Man Who Makes Pitch (Almost!) Perfect
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-23

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, September 23
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Matthew Kory

09-23

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What You Need to Know: All Mets'd Up
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Nicolas Stellini

09-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 956: Gary and Gore
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-22

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 104: The Trea Turner Zone
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

09-22

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BP Boston
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Matt Collins

09-22

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What You Need to Know: The Wild Card Wilters
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Demetrius Bell

09-22

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Flu-Like Symptoms: A Matter of Luck, Pt. 2
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Rob Mains

09-22

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Players Prefer Presentation: Short-Season Baseball With A Third Deck
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Meg Rowley

09-21

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An Agent's Take: On Tebow
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Joshua Kusnick

09-21

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Outta Left Field: Two Months In Hel
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Dustin Palmateer

09-21

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Soft Toss: A Very Human Defense of the September Call-Ups
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Brendan Gawlowski

09-21

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What You Need to Know: To Sin By Silence, When They Should Protest, Makes Cowards of Men
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Emma Baccellieri

09-21

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Prospectus Feature: The Six Archetypes of Famous Baseball Men LinkedIn Profiles
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Emma Baccellieri

09-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 955: Pass/Fail Grades for Every Out-of-it Team
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-20

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Cold Takes: Rickey, Unwritten Rules, and the 130
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Patrick Dubuque

09-20

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Baseball Therapy: Is The American League Just Better?
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Russell A. Carleton

09-19

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, September 19
by
Matt Sussman

09-19

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Flu-Like Symptoms: All a Matter of Luck
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Rob Mains

09-19

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Prospectus Q&A: Larry Rothschild
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Tim Britton

09-19

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What You Need to Know: Bruised, Not Beaten
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Ashley Varela

09-18

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BP Job Postings: Kansas City Royals Job Openings
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Rob McQuown

09-18

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Prospectus Feature: Baseball's Peek-A-Boo
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Trevor Strunk

09-17

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Prospectus Feature: Baseball's Someday Scandal
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Trevor Strunk

09-16

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What You Need to Know: September Is The Gassed Month
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Nicolas Stellini

09-16

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Rubbing Mud: Pennant-Race Factor Ubaldo Jimenez
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Matthew Trueblood

09-16

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, September 16
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Matthew Kory

09-16

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Deep, But Playable: Plus Ca Change, Plus C'est La Meme Throws
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Craig Goldstein

09-16

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Transaction Analysis: Win Butler?
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Bryan Grosnick

09-16

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Prospectus Feature: A Brief, Modern History of Reliever Name Foreshadowing
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Ben Carsley

09-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 954: Two Inside Looks at Minor League Life
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-15

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Prospectus Feature: The Active Player Hall of Fame Draft
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Brendan Gawlowski and Meg Rowley

09-15

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Prospectus Feature: The Best Pitcher Nobody Cares About
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Bryan Grosnick

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J.D. Martinez and Michael Saunders lead a group of players who're their own worst enemies this season.

I learned when shopping for engagement rings that no diamond (that I could afford, at least) is without flaw. It’s just a matter of digging in and seeing how deep the damage goes. I don’t think it’s too tough to draw a metaphor between that experience and how we should look at other people, and ballplayers are just a subset of that larger group.

Like everyone else, baseball players aren’t perfect–except Mike Trout, I think–and each of them is capable of sabotaging their own value. Some of these flaws crop up in small ways: a hole in the swing, a predilection to hang a slider in hitters’ counts, a lack of simple fielding range. On occasion, we can also find a player whose on-field mistakes or inadequacies border on hamartia, the great flaws of Greek tragedy.

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Ben and Sam talk about whether adding the late Jose Fernandez to the Hall of Fame ballot would be a fitting way to honor his superlative but tragically brief career.

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With one week left, the Hit List marches on.

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There Is No Offseason (TINO) is a Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast focusing exclusively on dynasty league formats.

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Three teams clinch division titles, Clayton Kershaw throws his fastest pitch of 2016, and the rest of the weekend action.

The Weekend Takeaway

There are a few narratives worth delving into this weekend. Divisions were won; walk-offs were celebrated, champagne bottles were popped. Bryce Harper wore Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky’s swim cap. Vin Scully spent his last few hours quipping in the Dodgers’ broadcast booth, his last weekend announcing a Dodgers home series, ever.

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Ben and Sam talk to Mike Fisher, the baseball coordinator of Moneyball and the new Fox series Pitch, about how he makes baseball look realistic on screen (and what he might have missed).

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Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday.

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The Mets win a game and move ahead in the wild card race, and more from Thursday's action.

The Thursday Takeaway
For selfish reasons, I am happy that the Mets won last night. I am not a Mets fan, at least not consciously, although I do follow them somewhat closely due to having many friends in the writer community who can often be found wearing blue and orange hats.


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Ben and Sam banter about the Giants' bullpen problems and Bryce Harper's shoulder, then answer listener emails about Terrance Gore, Gary Sanchez, calling time, playoff formats, one-pitch baseball, and more.

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George Bissell, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

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As the Red Sox prepare to clinch the AL East crown, their shortstop's slump looms large in their October outlook.

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While the division races get clear, the wild card race is left to the losers, and more from Wednesday's action.

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