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10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Six Recap: Red Sox 5, Tigers 2
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Zachary Levine

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four Recap: Tigers 7, Red Sox 3
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Sam Miller

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game 3 Recap: Red Sox 1, Tigers 0
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Sam Miller

10-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 306: The ALCS Discussion Show
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game One Recap: Tigers 1, Red Sox 0
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Zachary Levine

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Tigers vs. Red Sox
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Daniel Rathman

10-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 66: Performing a Post-Mortem on the Yankees
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Recap: Tigers Defeat Yankees
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Ben Lindbergh

10-19

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Head Games: Two ALCS-Altering At-Bats
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Will Woods

10-18

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BP Unfiltered: Who is to Blame for The Yankees' Season, As Decided By Daily News Readers
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Sam Miller

10-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 65: The Impact of the ALCS Rainout/The Strange Appearance of Hunter Pence/Do We Dislike Any Players or Teams?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four Preview: Yankees at Tigers
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Matthew Kory

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: How the ALCS Squads Were Built
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R.J. Anderson

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Two Recap: Tigers 3, Yankees 0
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Ben Lindbergh

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Tigers and Yankees
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Sam Miller

07-27

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The Lineup Card: 17 Favorite Midseason Trades
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Baseball Prospectus

10-30

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Prospectus Hit and Run: A Night to Remember
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Jay Jaffe

10-29

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Prospectus Hit and Run: From One to the Other
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Jay Jaffe

11-24

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Prospectus Today: Moose Tracks
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Joe Sheehan

10-20

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On the Beat: ALCS Game Seven
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John Perrotto

10-19

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On the Beat: ALCS Game Six
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John Perrotto

10-15

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Comeback Kings
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Jay Jaffe

10-15

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Playoff Diary
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David Laurila

10-15

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On the Beat: Notes on ALCS Game Four
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John Perrotto

10-09

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Playoff Health Report: ALCS
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Will Carroll

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Seven Report
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John Perrotto

10-20

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Playoff Prospectus: Back to Beantown
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John Perrotto

10-16

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Prospectus Matchups: Starting Well is Two-Thirds of Half the Battle
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Jim Baker

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Two Report
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John Perrotto

10-24

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World Series Prospectus: Fire Up the Wayback Machine
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Christina Kahrl

10-17

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The Ledger Domain: Ratings Time
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Maury Brown

10-21

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World Series Prospectus: Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox
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James Click

10-20

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The Week in Quotes: October 13-19
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Ryan Wilkins

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October 9, 2008 1:10 pm

Playoff Health Report: ALCS

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Will Carroll

The Rays are healthy just in time, while the Red Sox are dealing with a few outpatients.

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October 22, 2007 12:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Seven Report

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John Perrotto

The comeback gets completed with a game that makes a hero out of PECOTA posterboy Dustin Pedroia.

BOSTON-The Red Sox have embraced the ideals of statistical analysis and sabermertic evaluation as much as any organization in the major leagues. By following rules like only bunting with the game on the line or stealing a base in high-percentage situations, Terry Francona has led Red Sox to three postseasons in his four years as manager.

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October 20, 2007 12:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: Back to Beantown

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John Perrotto

Can the Red Sox summon up the mojo that served them so well in 2004? Or will the Curse of Rocky Colavito go dormant?

Now that the Red Sox have staved off elimination for at least one more game in the American League Championship Series, it is easy to say Boston has history on its side. After all, it was three years ago that the Red Sox pulled off the biggest postseason comeback in baseball history, rallying from a 3-0 deficit in the 2004 ALCS to beat the Yankees in seven, and then swept the Cardinals in the World Series to end an 86-year championship drought.

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October 16, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Matchups: Starting Well is Two-Thirds of Half the Battle

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Jim Baker

A look at the best and worst starts in the playoff histories of Boston and Cleveland.

During the National League Championship Series last season, we took a look at the best all-time postseason starts of the two participants, the Cardinals and Mets. With the outstanding outings of Josh Beckett and Fausto Carmona in the American League Division Series, I thought it would be a good opportunity to do the same for the Red Sox and Indians and see how those two starts stack up against their teams' historical record. While bemoaning the fact that the two are not scheduled to meet head-to-head, let's glance backwards.

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October 14, 2007 12:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Two Report

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John Perrotto

Another game, two quality starters blown out of the water, and a series knotted up after two.

BOSTON-This was supposed to be a great pitching-on-pitching matchup. The ALCS features eight of the league's top 41 pitchers in terms of SNLVAR. Furthermore, the ALCS includes seven of the top 35 relief pitchers, as measured by WXRL. When it comes to VORP, this ALCS has 10 of the AL's top 50 pitchers. Furthermore, in the last two meetings of the regular season between the clubs in late July in Cleveland, the final score was 1-0 both times. If data is supposed to predict anything, you might think we're supposed to see a lot of top-shelf pitching.

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Christina ponders what was in '68, and what might have been in 1987.

There were other things that mattered too, most famously Tiger manager Mayo Smith's delightful decision to not dance with one of the ones who brung him, and instead benching punchless wonder Ray Oyler to start regular center fielder Mickey Stanley at short-and thereby get both Jim Northrup and Al Kaline into the lineup. Since Northrup and Kaline combined for four of the Tigers' eight Series homers, Smith may well deserve as much credit as the people who played the games, and as much as the convenient separation between McLain and Gibson. All of these things helped the Tigers come back from being down 3-1 in the Series. In contrast, some might wonder why the Cardinals started somebody like Washburn, who's pretty anonymous these days, when they had Steve Carlton on their staff. Those Cards also started Nellie Briles ahead of Steve Carlton, but to be fair to Red Schoendienst, what's important to remember is that Carlton was not net yet Steve Carlton, but was instead somebody who'd struggled down the stretch, allowing almost 4.5 runs per nine. In contrast, Washburn had been a horse down the stretch, throwing 94.1 innings in a dozen starts after August 1, and posting an ERA of 1.62 in the Year of the Pitcher. However, although a 19-game winner, Briles had also struggled down the stretch, allowing 4.6 runs per nine. Both Carlton and Briles had started in the 1967 World Series, and both had pitched well, so it wasn't a matter of not trusting the youngest of the team's four starters. Coulda, should, mighta, woulda, it's the essence of fandom for some.

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October 17, 2006 12:00 am

The Ledger Domain: Ratings Time

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Maury Brown

Fox executives are wearing David Wright jerseys this time of year, as the 2006 postseason ratings aren't exactly bowling over either the network or MLB.

Last year's postseason ratings weren't as good as the year prior, but it would have been hard to match 2004, what with the Red Sox winning the World Series after 85 years after coming back against the Yankees in the ALCS. A drop in viewers from that for the 2005 postseason had to be expected.

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October 21, 2005 12:00 am

World Series Prospectus: Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox

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James Click

James previews what could very well be one of the lowest-scoring World Series in history.

Remember the 1918 World Series? Wait, didn't we hear everything we needed to hear about 1918 last year? It was, after all, the World Series on everyone's mind as the Red Sox charged to their first World Championship in 86 years. But the 1918 World Series has one other distinguishing characteristic: it was the lowest scoring post-season series ever and while the 2004 Fall Classic was about reversing that famous curse, the 2005 World Series has as good a chance as any in recent memory to surpass 1918's display of offensive impotence. In six games that fall, the Red Sox and Cubs combined for 19 runs, an average of 3.17 R/G total. We're not predicting the White Sox and Astros to reach those levels of offensive ineptitude, but without a doubt, they're two of the best candidates to come around in years.

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Dusty Baker doesn't believe in curses. Aaron Boone had help from some ghosts. Grady Little tries to defend leaving Pedro Martinez in the game. And Don Zimmer has some strong words for The Boss. All this and much more in your Monday edition of The Week In Quotes.

"It has nothing to do with the curse... History had nothing to do with this game. Nothing."
--Dusty Baker, Cubs manager, after losing Game Six of the NLCS to the Marlins (AP)

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