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07-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 504: Lester, Lackey, and the Red Sox as Sellers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-31

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Skewed Left: The Nomar Garciaparra Trade Turns Ten
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Zachary Levine

07-31

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What You Need to Know: July 31, 2014
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Chris Mosch

07-30

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BP Unfiltered: The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Rarities
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Russell A. Carleton

07-30

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, July 30
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Matt Sussman

07-30

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 28
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Jeff Moore

07-30

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What You Need to Know: July 30, 2014
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Chris Mosch

07-29

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 28: Trade Deadline Preview
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

07-29

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BBQ State of Mind
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Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

07-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 502: Andrelton, Astros, and Independent Leagues
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-29

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What You Need to Know: July 29, 2014
by
Daniel Rathman

07-29

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Baseball Therapy: Trading Ryan Howard For Nothing and Winning
by
Russell A. Carleton

07-28

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, July 28
by
Matthew Kory

07-28

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Fantasy Freestyle: FAAB in Review: Asking the Non-Experts
by
Mike Gianella

07-28

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What You Need to Know: July 28, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

07-28

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 28, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Bochy and Peavy, Back Together
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R.J. Anderson, Jason Parks and Mike Gianella

07-26

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep: 24: Enya Is Our Safe Word
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

07-25

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BP Unfiltered: Every Yu/You Headline On MLB.com Game Stories
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Sam Miller

07-25

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, July 25
by
Matt Sussman

07-25

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 27: Closers On The 60 Day DL
by
Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

07-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 500: The Somewhat Special 500th Episode
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-25

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Notes from the Field: What's Wrong With Appel
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Chris Rodriguez

07-25

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What You Need to Know: July 25, 2014
by
Chris Mosch

07-25

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Raising Aces: Shelby Miller's Fall From Grace
by
Doug Thorburn

07-25

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BP Unfiltered: The Battered Bastards of Baseball is Not Good
by
Sam Miller

07-24

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The Lineup Card: Seven Unsigned Top Draft Picks
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Baseball Prospectus

07-24

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What You Need to Know: July 24, 2014
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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

07-24

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Transaction Analysis: Tigers Bullpen Gets Less Sorry
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R.J. Anderson and Jordan Gorosh

07-24

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Going Yard: J.D. Martinez Gets A Degree In Hitting
by
Ryan Parker

07-23

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BP Unfiltered: The Baseball Fan's Guide to the Summer of New Yorker
by
Sam Miller

07-23

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, July 23
by
Matthew Kory

07-23

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The Call-Up: Aaron Sanchez
by
Mark Anderson and Ben Carsley

07-23

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What You Need to Know: July 23, 2014
by
Daniel Rathman

07-22

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BP Unfiltered: Your Team MVP Bingo Ballot
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Sam Miller

07-22

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 23: Prosecco McGee
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

07-22

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Moonshot: Accounting for Count
by
Robert Arthur

07-21

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Prospectus Hit List: Monday, July 21
by
Matt Sussman

07-21

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The Week in Quotes: July 14-20, 2014
by
Chris Mosch, Nick Wheatley-Schaller and Nick Bacarella

07-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 496: The Q&A Episode
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-21

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What You Need to Know: Sunday Morning Defending
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Daniel Rathman

07-21

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The Week in Quotes: July 14-20, 2014
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Nick Wheatley-Schaller and Nick Bacarella

07-19

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 26: Second Half Preview
by
Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

07-18

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BP Unfiltered: BP at Fox Sports: Anthony Rizzo and the Making of An All-Star
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Robert Arthur

07-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 495: What We Would Put in Our Player Manuals
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-18

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What You Need to Know: Our Long National All-Star Break Is Over
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Daniel Rathman

07-18

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Raising Aces: Outta Nowhere
by
Doug Thorburn

07-17

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BP Unfiltered: The Long-Forgotten Mets Way
by
Sam Miller

07-17

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The Lineup Card: Nine Second-Half Improvement Candidates
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Baseball Prospectus

07-16

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Moonshot: The Matter of the Heart
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Robert Arthur

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July 25, 2014 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Shelby Miller's Fall From Grace

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Doug Thorburn

The mechanical roots of Shelby Miller's struggles.

At this time last year, the National League was being steamrolled by a young Cardinal right-hander whose mid-90s gas and hard-breaking curveball led the way to a 2.79 ERA as the calendar flipped to August. The instant success of Shelby Miller put him on the short list of the game's future kings of the hill, but he faded down the stretch and the Cards kept him out of the rotation (and essentially off the mound) during their postseason run; his lone appearance was a one-inning stint in game two of the NLDS, coming in the eighth inning of a 7–1 ballgame.

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The Netflix documentary will tempt you to watch it, but the story it tells is unconvincing and the story it missed would have been better.

There’s a movie called Slap Shot. You’ve heard of it, you’ve seen it, you love it. It’s about a small-town minor-league hockey team that, faced with its recession-related shuttering, reinvents itself as a bunch of thugs on ice. The team’s new rebelliousness draws fans, and it leads to victories. It works as two movies: the scrappy underdog story, and the men behaving badly story.

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These players didn't put pen to paper, leaving many of their potential employers to wonder what might have been.

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July 24, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: July 24, 2014

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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

Bartolo Colon, Aaron Sanchez, and Yoenis Cespedes, among others, had eventful nights.

The Wednesday Takeaway
When Bartolo Colon made his major league debut for the Indians in 1997, Taijuan Walker was a few months away from turning five years old and had probably not yet been enrolled in kindergarten. Fast-forward 17 years and Colon is now pitching for his seventh organization and Walker is looking to tap into his massive potential in his first full season with the Mariners. Walker is expected to make his mark on the league in the not-so-distant future, but Wednesday’s rubber match between the Mets and Mariners was Colon’s time to shine.

The Mets spotted Colon an early 1–0 lead and he quickly went to work against Seattle, pounding the strike zone with his low-90s fastball and getting the Mariners to chase an occasional slider. Not a single Seattle batter was able to reach base during the first two times through the order, with Kyle Seager, Corey Hart, Jesus Sucre, and Logan Morrison all falling victim via strikeout.


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July 24, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Tigers Bullpen Gets Less Sorry

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R.J. Anderson and Jordan Gorosh

Detroit and Texas make a pitcher swap to help the Tigers shore up their relief corps.



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July 24, 2014 6:00 am

Going Yard: J.D. Martinez Gets A Degree In Hitting

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Ryan Parker

How did J.D. Martinez go from Astros waiver bait to Tigers slugger?

Here are some reasons why people will say J.D. Martinez’s season is a fluke:

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For the summer, the world's best magazine has removed its archives (since 2007) from behind the paywall. Here's the best New Yorker baseball writing.

This summer, The New Yorker has opened up a portion of its online archives to non-subscribers. This is great news for non-subscribers (though not subscribing is itself bad news for non-subscribers), as some of the best baseball feature writing of the past seven years is now available in a non-$6.99/issue format. How will you spend your summer with The New Yorker online archives? May I advise.

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July 23, 2014 12:51 pm

The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, July 23

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Matthew Kory

It's never too late to say you're sorry (that you posted the Hit List late).

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July 23, 2014 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Aaron Sanchez

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Mark Anderson and Ben Carsley

The Blue Jays stud has arrived. What does it mean?

The Situation: As the Blue Jays strive to hang around the playoff race, their bullpen needed support and the club opted to look for that in the form of their top prospect. Sanchez will arrive in Toronto to fill a relief role in the middle innings.

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July 23, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: July 23, 2014

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Daniel Rathman

Extra [innings], extra [innings], read all about it!

The Tuesday Takeaway
On Tuesday afternoon, one National League MVP candidate, Troy Tulowitzki, was placed on the disabled list with a left hip flexor strain. Hours later, one of his rivals in the running made his loudest case to date.

The Brewers led the National League Central by 6 1/2 games when the calendar flipped to July. A dozen days into the month, they shared first place with the Cardinals. And not once since the 12th had Milwaukee been able to rebuild its lead to more than a game.


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Over at Fox Sports' Just A Bit Outside, I wrote a piece today on Team MVPs—not just those semi-official things that BBWAA chapters hand out, but the wholly unofficial "So'n So is Our MVP" claims that managers, players and beat writers will sometimes make. It is, I argue in the piece, the most chaotic and desperate circle of baseball debate, but it also has a long history and a certain consistency to it. I broke down the six and a half categories of Team MVP rebellion.

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There Is No Offseason is a podcast that focuses exclusively on dynasty and long-term keeper formats. We talk major leagues, minor leagues and we never miss an opportunity to take a jab at Craig.

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