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12-17

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Transaction Analysis: Royals Bank on a Rios Rebound
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Carsley and Nick Shlain

12-11

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Rumor Roundup: Yoenis Cespedes Is Always Good, Fit
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Daniel Rathman

12-08

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Rumor Roundup: Interested Teams Are Way In On Chen
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Daniel Rathman

12-02

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Transaction Analysis: The Predictable Nelson Cruz Signing, the Predictable Nelson Cruz
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Sam Miller

11-26

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Fantasy Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles
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Craig Goldstein

11-07

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Pitching Backward: Perfect Hindsight and Bullpen Mismanagement
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Jeff Long

11-05

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Pebble Hunting: Nelson Cruz is Same, Different
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Sam Miller

10-30

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Nelson Cruz
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Mark Anderson

10-21

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The BP Wayback Machine: Fourteen Years of Brian Roberts
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BP Prospect Staff

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: The Unconventional Path: ALCS Game 4
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Sahadev Sharma

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Four Previews
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Sahadev Sharma and R.J. Anderson

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: Every Choice Ned Yost Must Make: ALCS Game 3
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Sam Miller

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Three Previews
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Sahadev Sharma and Doug Thorburn

10-10

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Pitching Backward: The Not-So-Sudden Breakout of October's Best Lefty Reliever
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Jeff Long

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Series Preview: Royals vs. Orioles
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Sam Miller

10-07

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Prospectus Feature: The Great Octoberness Rankings
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Miles Wray

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: Quartet of Consequence: The Four Plays That Keyed An ALDS Sweep
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R.J. Anderson

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Two Recap: Orioles 7, Tigers 6
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Jeff Quinton

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Orioles vs. Tigers
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R.J. Anderson

09-18

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Painting the Black: The Plightin' Showalters
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R.J. Anderson

09-03

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Transaction Analysis: The ReCall-Ups
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Sam Miller

09-02

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Transaction Analysis: Bo Gone
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Mark Anderson

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Give the Red Sox Your Tired and Your Poor But Do Not Give Them Your Prospects
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Sam Miller

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Andrew Miller Goes to Baltimore
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and J.P. Breen

07-22

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What You Need to Know: Boston Gives 'Em A Little Thumpin' Thumpin'
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Daniel Rathman

07-21

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The Weekend Shift
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Chris Mosch

07-01

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BP Top 50
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Nick J. Faleris, Chris Mellen and Jordan Gorosh

06-09

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/9
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Daniel Rathman

05-29

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Transaction Analysis: No Way, Jose
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R.J. Anderson

05-12

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Transaction Analysis: Call Milone
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R.J. Anderson

03-25

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Prospectus Preview: AL East 2014 Preseason Preview
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Andrew Koo and Zachary Levine

03-14

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Going Yard: The Many Swings of Chris Davis
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Ryan Parker

03-10

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Notes from the Field: Spring Notes
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-07

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Painting the Black: Spring Flings
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R.J. Anderson

02-24

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Transaction Analysis: Qualifying Offer Helps Orioles, Hurts Nelson Cruz
by
Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

02-19

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Transaction Analysis: Orioles Embrace Ubaldo's Upside
by
Sam Miller and Mike Gianella

02-17

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Rumor Roundup: The Team That Cried Free Agent
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Daniel Rathman

02-17

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Transaction Analysis: Choosing the Brave Life
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R.J. Anderson

02-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 385: 2014 Season Preview Series: Baltimore Orioles
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-12

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Overthinking It: Where the Remaining Free Agents Would Matter the Most
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Ben Lindbergh

02-10

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Rumor Roundup: Plenty of Arms Available
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Daniel Rathman

01-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 375: Peter Angelos and the Orioles' Fearsome Physicals
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-30

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Rumor Roundup: Orioles Adding Arms?
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Daniel Rathman

01-24

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Transaction Analysis: Balfour Got Back
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R.J. Anderson and Alex Kantecki

01-21

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Transaction Analysis: The Mark of the Reynolds
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

01-15

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Transaction Analysis: The Youngian Thing
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R.J. Anderson

12-18

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Transaction Analysis: Musical Closers
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Sam Miller and Bret Sayre

12-11

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Fantasy Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles
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Paul Sporer

12-11

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Baltimore Orioles Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

11-21

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Transaction Analysis: Four Teams Bet on Bouncebacks
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Ben Lindbergh and Craig Goldstein

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October 14, 2014 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Three Previews

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Sahadev Sharma and Doug Thorburn

Down two games to none, the Orioles are given the slightest of edges on the road with their offense hoping to take advantage of the Royals Game Three starter.

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The emergence of Andrew Miller was a slow burn that happened right in front of us. How much should we have seen coming?

Where the Tigers and Dodgers and Nationals and A's have failed this offseason, the Orioles haven't, and won't, because their manager can call for Andrew Miller. The 2014 postseason has been a tragic and entertaining reminder that bullpens are in fact important, and that elite bullpens—or at least bullpens that perform elitely—can cover for other deficiencies on a roster. Miller has arguably been the best reliever so far this postseason, which shouldn’t come as a surprise unless you opted to not watch any baseball over the previous seven months.

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October 10, 2014 12:15 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Series Preview: Royals vs. Orioles

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Sam Miller

The Fightin' Showalters against the Yosts with the Mosts.

Since 2000, only one AL team has won fewer games than the Baltimore Orioles. Think you can guess who that team is? Answer at the bottom of th-- nah, just kidding, you know who it is. So here they are in the ALCS, and one will go to the World Series. No team in this century plays like the Royals do, so any matchup will be an odd pairing, but this one in particular pits two teams with different philosophies, different strategies, different offensive approaches, different men at the helm. Except neither team draws any walks. Admit it: That's not the worst thing in the world at a time of the season when games start pushing four hours for no good reason at all. Here's how the showdown shapes up:

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What makes a moment slow-motionable? What makes a moment made for soft focus and sepia? What will make you cry this month? It's complicated.

Throughout the playoffs, sportswritin' fella Miles Wray will be writing for us about the production of postseason baseball. What Miles takes that vague phrase to mean will be as much of a surprise to me as it will be to you. Here’s his first piece.

Allow me to propose a new term for the baseball lexicon: Octoberness. Noun. Used in a sentence: “Derek Jeter joyously dogpiling with Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, and Bernie Williams sure is peak Octoberness.

Octoberness, along with all of playoff baseball, is something just slightly separate from regular baseball; not necessarily better or worse so much as easier to recall, easier to retell, easier to manipulate. Regular baseball is feeling your arms sunburn as the losing manager slowly strolls out to pull another reliever in an 8-2 game. Octoberness is David Ortiz launching a ball over the Monstah at midnight, his breath misting in the air as he rounds the bases. Regular baseball is Aramis Ramirez. Octoberness is David Freese.

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The Orioles pulled off an unexpected take-down of the Tigers in three games and the finale had numerous big moments.

Of all the possible outcomes in the Orioles-Tigers series, none seemed less likely than an O's sweep. Baltimore faced unfavorable match-ups at every turn, as would most teams pitted against three consecutive former Cy Young winners. But reality often defies expectations, so why would this series be any different? Three eventful games later, the surprising O's are headed for the ALCS.

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October 4, 2014 7:51 pm

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Two Recap: Orioles 7, Tigers 6

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Jeff Quinton

Once again, the Tigers suspect bullpen loomed large in a loss to the Orioles, but did their manager put them in the best position to succeed?

Game Two of the 2014 ALDS featured a lot of starting pitchers, at least as defined by their regular season roles. Wie-Yin Chen and Justin Verlander only pitched 3 2/3 and 5 innings respectively. As a result, each team went with a starting pitcher as their first pitcher out of the bullpen. All four pitchers (Chen, Verlander, Kevin Gausman, and Anibal Sanchez) pitched excellently their first time through the order. While Sanchez was pulled after facing six hitters, the other three all got to take a shot at their opponent’s lineup a second time and, in Verlander’s case, a thirds time. Those results were bad.

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October 2, 2014 10:04 pm

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Orioles vs. Tigers

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R.J. Anderson

The Tigers face off with the Orioles in a series that features two rosters with very different strengths and weaknesses.

A series between opposites pits the preseason favorite Tigers against the anything-but-preseason-favorite Orioles. The two teams differ in a few other noteworthy ways—one has a veteran manager, excels at defense, and uses a strong bullpen to brace a shaky rotation; the other is led by a rookie manager, struggles at defense, and begs its rotation to minimize its shaky bullpen. Which style will prevail and advance to the ALCS? Let's find out. (Note: Neither team's Divisional Series roster is set, so we'll update the article when the names are officially announced.)

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Is there any good reason not to take the Orioles as seriously as the other contenders?

With their victory on Tuesday, the Orioles clinched the American League East for the first time since 1997. By any measure, the O's are a top-five team. Baltimore ranks second in the majors in wins, fourth in run differential, and fifth in third-order and Pythagorean winning percentages. Consistency? April was their only sub-.500 month. Peaking late? Doesn't matter, but they've won 39 of their 57 post-break games. It's enough to make even stolid Buck Showalter smile—well, almost. Yet impressive credentials notwithstanding, few seem to consider the Orioles a legitimate World Series contender.

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September 3, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The ReCall-Ups

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Sam Miller

Alex Guerrero finally gets his second at-bat, Taijuan Walker arrives just in time, Joe Saunders' brand new thing, and the non-prospect who just keeps hitting.

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September 2, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Bo Gone

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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Mark Anderson

The Astros fire their manager, the A's trade for Adam Dunn, Kelly Johnson becomes a pretty crazy trivia answer, and more.

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Why Boston's big trades of Jon Lester and John Lackey didn't result in any minor leaguers joining the Red Sox

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The Red Sox trade one of the top lefty relievers for a preseason top-100 prospect.

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