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9 Pebble Hunting: Why Do Teams Pitch to Trout? by Sam Miller
7 Moonshot: The Winding Path of Albert Pujols, Via PITCHf/x by Robert Arthur
2 BP Unfiltered: Mike Trout Striking Out, Albert Pujols Plantar Update by Ben Lindbergh
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 435: The Battle of Bad First-Base Contracts by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
7 Overthinking It: Pujols Rewrites the Script by Ben Lindbergh
4 What You Need to Know: Historic Tuesday by Daniel Rathman
0 The Darkhorses: Runs Batted In by BP Fantasy Staff
7 Fantasy Players to Target: First Basemen by BP Fantasy Staff
10 Fantasy Tiered Rankings: First Basemen by Mike Gianella
8 Fantasy Freestyle: Second-Half Risers and Fallers by Mike Gianella
3 Sporer Report: The 2014 First Round: A Look Ahead, Part One by Paul Sporer
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 231: Revisiting Several Things We've Said by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 228: Matt Harvey and Clubhouse Hazing/Albert Pujols at Present/Underrated Slash Line Stars by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 BP Unfiltered: The Week In Albert Pujols Playing Through Pain, May 13-May 19 by Sam Miller
3 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 202: Bryce Harper Hits the Wall/Albert Pujols' Pain by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 BP Unfiltered: The Week In Albert Pujols Playing Through Pain, May 6-May 12 by Sam Miller
2 In A Pickle: The Turn of the Two by Jason Wojciechowski
18 Pebble Hunting: Every Thing That's Been Wrong with the Angels by Sam Miller
4 BP Unfiltered: The Week In Albert Pujols Playing Through Pain, April 29-May 5 by Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 196: The New Scott Kazmir/The Future of the Angels by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
6 BP Unfiltered: The Week In Albert Pujols Playing Through Pain, April 22-April 28 by Sam Miller
4 BP Unfiltered: The Week In Albert Pujols Playing Through Pain by Sam Miller
2 Overthinking It: PECOTA's Projected Risers by Ben Lindbergh
4 The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, September 13 by Matthew Kory
1 The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, August 23 by Matthew Kory
3 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 24: The Rays Are Rolling/Assessing the Angels' Strange Season by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 15 by Matthew Kory
1 What You Need to Know: Tuesday, August 14 by Daniel Rathman
6 The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 14 by Matthew Kory
6 The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, August 6 by Matthew Kory
4 The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, August 2 by Matthew Kory
5 The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 1 by Matthew Kory
6 The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, July 31 by Matthew Kory
1 Pebble Hunting: Albert Pujols Walks Again, and Other Reflections on Earlier Articles by Sam Miller
0 The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, June 27 by Matthew Kory
5 The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, June 25 by Matthew Kory
6 Western Front: Angels Rush in Where Rangers Fear to Tread by Geoff Young
1 The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, June 7 by Matthew Kory
11 The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, June 6 by Matthew Kory
3 BP Unfiltered: When a 13th Round Produces as Much as a First Round by Sam Miller
28 Pebble Hunting: Twitter, Mike Trout, and Mark Trumbo by Sam Miller
2 The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, May 29 by Matthew Kory
1 The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, May 24 by Matthew Kory
5 The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, May 23 by Matthew Kory
5 The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 18 by Matthew Kory
5 The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, May 17 by Matthew Kory
1 The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, May 16 by Matthew Kory
4 BP Unfiltered: Three-Hit Night by Sam Miller
15 Manufactured Runs: The Angels, Albert Pujols, and the Politician's Fallacy by Colin Wyers
5 The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, May 15 by Matthew Kory
Ben and Sam discuss Matt Harvey's response to hazing, Albert Pujols' recent resurgence, and players we're underrating because of the run environment. Albert Pujols runs well, basically.
Last week, we saw positive indications that
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. Albert Pujols Read the full article...
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. Albert Pujols has trouble running, because of the pain.
All in all, a very good week for
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. Albert Pujols Read the full article...
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May 9, 2013 5:00 am
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.)
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
’ legs, and Albert Pujols ’s slump, and Josh Hamilton ’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 Jered Weaver projections. Of the three who aren’t, PECOTA is perceived as underperforming, and Mike Trout 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 Peter Bourjos , despite a pitcher’s park and a good group of defenders behind it. ERA
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:
Read the full article... Albert Pujols is in pain and slow.
sat out. The Angels are off Monday, so he'll get the two-day rest, after which, Albert Pujols 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. Read the full article...
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. Albert Pujols slowly continues to be slow.
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. Read the full article... Albert Pujols is having a hard time running
In case you missed
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. Albert Pujols Read the full article...
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February 25, 2013 5:00 am
Five hitters and five pitchers PECOTA expects to see big improvements from this year.
projections PECOTA 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
—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. Troy Tulowitzki The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.
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September 13, 2012 10:50 am
Some teams are good, some are bad, but as a group they're .500.
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