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07-07

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Pebble Hunting: Why Do Teams Pitch to Trout?
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Sam Miller

05-05

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Moonshot: The Winding Path of Albert Pujols, Via PITCHf/x
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Robert Arthur

04-28

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BP Unfiltered: Mike Trout Striking Out, Albert Pujols Plantar Update
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Ben Lindbergh

04-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 435: The Battle of Bad First-Base Contracts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-23

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Overthinking It: Pujols Rewrites the Script
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Ben Lindbergh

04-23

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What You Need to Know: Historic Tuesday
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Daniel Rathman

03-19

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The Darkhorses: Runs Batted In
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-23

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7

Fantasy Players to Target: First Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-21

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10

Fantasy Tier Rankings: First Basemen
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Mike Gianella

07-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: Second-Half Risers and Fallers
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Mike Gianella

06-26

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Sporer Report: The 2014 First Round: A Look Ahead, Part One
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Paul Sporer

06-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 231: Revisiting Several Things We've Said
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 228: Matt Harvey and Clubhouse Hazing/Albert Pujols at Present/Underrated Slash Line Stars
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-20

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BP Unfiltered: The Week In Albert Pujols Playing Through Pain, May 13-May 19
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Sam Miller

05-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 202: Bryce Harper Hits the Wall/Albert Pujols' Pain
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-13

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BP Unfiltered: The Week In Albert Pujols Playing Through Pain, May 6-May 12
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Sam Miller

05-09

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In A Pickle: The Turn of the Two
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Jason Wojciechowski

05-08

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18

Pebble Hunting: Every Thing That's Been Wrong with the Angels
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Sam Miller

05-06

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BP Unfiltered: The Week In Albert Pujols Playing Through Pain, April 29-May 5
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Sam Miller

05-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 196: The New Scott Kazmir/The Future of the Angels
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-29

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BP Unfiltered: The Week In Albert Pujols Playing Through Pain, April 22-April 28
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Sam Miller

04-17

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BP Unfiltered: The Week In Albert Pujols Playing Through Pain
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Sam Miller

02-25

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Overthinking It: PECOTA's Projected Risers
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Ben Lindbergh

09-13

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, September 13
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Matthew Kory

08-23

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, August 23
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Matthew Kory

08-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 24: The Rays Are Rolling/Assessing the Angels' Strange Season
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-15

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 15
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Matthew Kory

08-14

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What You Need to Know: Tuesday, August 14
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Daniel Rathman

08-14

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 14
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Matthew Kory

08-06

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, August 6
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Matthew Kory

08-02

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, August 2
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Matthew Kory

08-01

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 1
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Matthew Kory

07-31

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, July 31
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Matthew Kory

07-18

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Pebble Hunting: Albert Pujols Walks Again, and Other Reflections on Earlier Articles
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Sam Miller

06-27

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, June 27
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Matthew Kory

06-25

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, June 25
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Matthew Kory

06-19

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Western Front: Angels Rush in Where Rangers Fear to Tread
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Geoff Young

06-07

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, June 7
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Matthew Kory

06-06

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, June 6
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Matthew Kory

06-05

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BP Unfiltered: When a 13th Round Produces as Much as a First Round
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Sam Miller

06-01

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28

Pebble Hunting: Twitter, Mike Trout, and Mark Trumbo
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Sam Miller

05-29

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, May 29
by
Matthew Kory

05-24

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, May 24
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Matthew Kory

05-23

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

05-18

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 18
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Matthew Kory

05-17

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, May 17
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Matthew Kory

05-16

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, May 16
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Matthew Kory

05-16

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BP Unfiltered: Three-Hit Night
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Sam Miller

05-16

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Manufactured Runs: The Angels, Albert Pujols, and the Politician's Fallacy
by
Colin Wyers

05-15

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, May 15
by
Matthew Kory

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Ben and Sam discuss Matt Harvey's response to hazing, Albert Pujols' recent resurgence, and players we're underrating because of the run environment.

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Albert Pujols runs well, basically.

Last week, we saw positive indications that Albert Pujols was playing in less pain. This week, we saw positive indications that Albert Pujols is playing in less pain still. Someday, perhaps, he'll be playing in no pain, except the pain we all feel knowing that death is coming to claim us all, and also knowing we'll never be as handy around the house as our fathers were.

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Ben and Sam talk about how a player's willingness to crash into walls affects their expectations for him, then discuss whether Albert Pujols can improve if he keeps playing.



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Albert Pujols has trouble running, because of the pain.

All in all, a very good week for Albert Pujols playing through pain. Not necessarily for Pujols, who appears to be in pain, and playing. But he was able to do things (presumably through pain) this week that he wasn’t able to do, because of pain, in previous weeks. Maybe he’s not in pain anymore, but probably he’s still in pain. Here’s pained he pained pain.

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May 9, 2013 5:00 am

In A Pickle: The Turn of the Two

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Jason Wojciechowski

The best and worst of the double players.

Baseball is, it has been said repeatedly, the quasi–team game, the sport that is more than one-on-one and yet, in the conflict that lies at its essence, not. You don't need me to pontificate on that general subject. What you do need me to do is guide you on a stroll through one of the team-oriented aspects of the game, with a promise of some historical greatness at the end. (Don't skip there, though—it's more rewarding this way.)

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It's Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, but it's not just Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton.

There’s no Grand Theory here. I just keep getting asked—by people at church, family members, Ben—why the Angels have been so bad, and I just stutter a bunch of stuff about Albert Pujols’ legs, and Josh Hamilton’s slump, and Jered Weaver’s injury, and small samples. But it’s not just Albert Pujols’ legs, or Josh Hamilton’s slump, or Jered Weaver’s injury. Or even small samples. Of the 14 players who had starting jobs with the Angels on Opening Day—the nine regulars, and the five members of the starting rotation—11 are underperforming their PECOTA projections. Of the three who aren’t, Mike Trout is perceived as underperforming, and Peter Bourjos might soon be underperforming, as he sits on the DL and waits as games pass him by. And this doesn’t even include the bullpen, which has the American League’s 13th-best ERA, despite a pitcher’s park and a good group of defenders behind it.

So if somebody says it’s because of Hamilton, push back. If they say it’s because of Pujols, argue! It’s nearly the whole team, and this is simply an accounting of how it’s the whole team:

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Albert Pujols is in pain and slow.

On Sunday, Albert Pujols sat out. The Angels are off Monday, so he'll get the two-day rest, after which, Mike Scioscia says, the Angels will "see where he is Tuesday." Which might just mean "we'll see if he feels better Tuesday." Or if might mean "we'll see where he is Tuesday, as we decide what to do about this." The team "stepped up" his treatment Saturday. Poor guy keeps trying, keeps being hard to watch, keeps being in a lot of pain. 

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Ben and Sam discuss Scott Kazmir's win over the weekend, then talk about the Angels' outlook for the rest of this season and beyond.



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Albert Pujols slowly continues to be slow.

When last we saw our hero, he was limping slowly to first base because of (at best) the pain of his plantar fasciitis or (at worse) lingering effects from his "very minor" offseason knee surgery or (at worst) some undisclosed foot, ankle, knee, or hip injury still to be diagnosed. He was trying his best but he was in a lot of pain. He was slow.

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Albert Pujols is having a hard time running

In case you missed Albert Pujols getting thrown out at first to end the game last night, don't worry, it's not too late to catch him running the final few yards. 

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February 25, 2013 5:00 am

Overthinking It: PECOTA's Projected Risers

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Ben Lindbergh

Five hitters and five pitchers PECOTA expects to see big improvements from this year.

BP’s PECOTA projections arrived two weeks ago today, offering answers to two of the most common questions asked each spring: Which players are expected to make major improvements, and which are big risks to head downhill?

We’ll tackle five hitters and five pitchers whom PECOTA projects to make major gains today, then do the same for some of the biggest projected decliners tomorrow. One note: It doesn’t take PECOTA to tell you that a player like Troy Tulowitzki—who missed most of last season after left groin surgery—could be in line for a big bounceback with better health, so this list is restricted to people who played full seasons in 2012.

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September 13, 2012 10:50 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, September 13

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Matthew Kory

Some teams are good, some are bad, but as a group they're .500.

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