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07-10

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Sporer Report: Home-Cooking Starters
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Paul Sporer

04-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 179: Extending Barry Zito/The First-Place Royals
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-22

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Pebble Hunting: Lies, Damned Lies, And That One Barry Zito Factoid
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Sam Miller

12-28

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Pebble Hunting: How to Pitch
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Sam Miller

10-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 69: The Weirdness of World Series Game One/Delmon Young's Surprising Career
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game One Recap: Giants 8, Tigers 3
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Sam Miller

10-24

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Painting the Black: Opposite Day
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R.J. Anderson

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game One Preview: Tigers at Giants
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Daniel Rathman

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Five Recap: Giants 5, Cardinals 0
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Sam Miller

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Four Recap: Giants 8, Reds 3
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Sam Miller

09-28

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, September 28
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Matthew Kory

09-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 44: Sizing Up the Giants' Starters/Rooting for Run Differential
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-18

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Out of Left Field: The Slowest Pitches Thrown This Year
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Matthew Kory

09-10

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, September 10
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Matthew Kory

07-27

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The Stats Go Marching In: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Barry Zito's Arm Slot
by
Max Marchi

07-23

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, July 23
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Matthew Kory

07-18

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, July 18
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Matthew Kory

06-26

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, June 26
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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

06-08

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, June 8
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Matthew Kory

06-04

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, June 4
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Matthew Kory

05-29

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, May 29
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Matthew Kory

05-03

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, May 3
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Matthew Kory

05-02

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, May 2
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Matthew Kory

04-27

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Overthinking It: The April Anomalies That Matter
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Ben Lindbergh

04-25

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, April 25
by
Daniel Rathman

04-24

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Western Front: Five Giant Themes
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Geoff Young

04-24

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Prospectus Game of the Week: The Accounts and Descriptions of this Game
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R.J. Anderson

04-20

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, April 20
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Matthew Kory

04-10

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Overthinking It: Seven Things You Didn't See Last Season
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Ben Lindbergh

04-09

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What You Need to Know: Monday, April 9
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Daniel Rathman

02-21

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The BP First Take: Tuesday, February 21
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Daniel Rathman

02-15

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Pebble Hunting: Watching the Worst Game of 2011
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Sam Miller

11-16

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Player Profile
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Marc Normandin

02-17

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Prospectus Q&A: Rick Peterson
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Jonah Keri

11-15

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From The Mailbag: Barry Bonds, the AFL, and Bob Klapisch Responds
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Baseball Prospectus

10-23

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Internet Baseball Awards: Pitcher of the Year
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Greg Spira

10-01

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Playoff Prospectus: Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota Twins
by
Derek Zumsteg

07-16

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The Daily Prospectus: Ten Days, One Column
by
Joe Sheehan

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July 10, 2013 7:33 am

Sporer Report: Home-Cooking Starters

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Paul Sporer

Paul looks at five starting pitchers that could help your fantasy squad if you deploy them only when they take the mound at their home yards.

A couple of weeks ago, I started to take a look at the 2014 first round, discussing what we’ve learned so far in 2013 and how it might impact the early part of drafts next March. I also mentioned a second part next time out. The “Sporer Report” was off last week for the holidays, and though it’s obviously back this week, I’m tabling part two for a little while to cover a topic a bit more useful for the here and now as you charge toward your 2013 league pennants.

There is nothing new about streaming pitchers as it relates to fantasy baseball. It’s a viable strategy with known pros and cons. It is often a matchup-based decision, but today we are going to look at some guys who are useful candidates for the other primary factor when deciding on streamers: venue. Depending on their team’s ballparks, some pitchers perform markedly better at home or on the road. I have 10 such pitchers, five for each side, whom you can maximize by deploying them only on their plus side. Let’s start with the homebodies.

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Ben and Sam discuss the situation surrounding Barry Zito's contract for 2014, and the Royals' hot, small-sample start.



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Baseball statistics are always trying to mislead you.

Most of what I write centers on The Factoid. I like to organize the word into surprising, easily digested chunks, so I love factoids. My job usually requires me to write longer pieces than a simple factoid, so I keep writing and writing, but if you strip away the stalling, the GIFs, the jokes, the pointlessly long lead-ins, the repetition, and the tables, it’s usually just a factoid that I wanted to find a place for. Here’s a factoid: In the average day, I spend approximately 25 minutes looking for factoids, and 18 minutes interacting with my family. Factoid!

But the very pithiness and the juxtapositions that make factoids awesome also make them easily deceptive. As much as I love a good factoid, I am skeptical of a good factoid. There’s one baseball factoid that I see more than any other factoid, and it has always made me uncomfortable, and I’m finally getting around to exploring that factoid. That factoid is a variation on this:

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What can we learn about pitching from FOX Game-of-the-Week scouting reports?

The third time I got caught stealing classified documents out of the National Archives, the judge said enough was enough. He and the prosecutor hatched up a plan to send me away to prison for 20 years so I’d learn my lesson. But there were plenty of things I’d stolen that the authorities didn’t know about (money things), so I used some of that loot and hired myself the best counsel in the city. He found a loophole in the law and convinced the judge that first he had to give me another option: I could learn my lesson by teaching young toughs about important life skills, in a structured and competitive environment. The judge looked through his binder full of ragamuffin teams in need and asked, "What about baseball? Can you coach baseball?” I nodded, because of how much codeine I had had that morning, and he interpreted my head movement as assent. That’s how I became the coach of the 12U GoldenTee baseball squad, and that’s how I found myself living a storybook season that ended with … well, we’re getting ahead of ourselves now.

“Pitching and defense wins” is what I knew about baseball, and I found out quickly that the boys (and girl) on the GoldenTees didn’t know squat about pitching. Lot of throwers on that team. Big kids, some mustaches and learner’s permits, and real strong arms; my glove hand was blue by the end of practice just warming up with them. It didn’t surprise me to learn that they had won the championship the previous season, and that most of the league was afraid to hit against them. But they weren’t doing it the right way, and I could tell them a thing or two about where life takes you when you don’t do it the right way. It takes you to a battered ballfield with a bunch of kids you don't even know, when you could be home sucking whippets and watching DVDs of Monk season four.

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Ben and Sam discuss the unpredictable outcome of World Series Game One and observe that Delmon Young is starting to look a lot like Stanley from The Office.

Ben and Sam discuss the unpredictable outcome of World Series Game One and observe that Delmon Young is starting to look a lot like Stanley from The Office.

Episode 69: "The Weirdness of World Series Game One/Delmon Young's Surprising Career"

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Barry Zito and Pablo Sandoval get the Giants off to an unexpected start.

Guess the MLB.com headline!

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October 24, 2012 8:07 am

Painting the Black: Opposite Day

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R.J. Anderson

How do you sell a mismatch like Zito vs. Verlander? By highlighting the differences.

Game One of the World Series features a lopsided pitching matchup. Justin Verlander is a superior pitcher to Barry Zito by every measure imaginable. So how do you sell this as an intriguing matchup? The FOX broadcast will probably focus on what Verlander and Zito have in common—the Cy Young. Zito won the award in 2002, his second full season in the majors, and Verlander took his home last winter.

But it’s not what Verlander and Zito have in common that could make this entertaining; rather, it’s what separates them.

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Justin Verlander and the Tigers figure to be too much for Barry Zito and the Giants to handle in Game One.

The Tigers roared past the Yankees and spent the past five days working to stay fresh. The Giants needed seven games to oust the Cardinals and spent the past five days outscoring them 20-1. Which team will continue its winning streak in Game One of the World Series?

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October 19, 2012 11:39 pm

Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Five Recap: Giants 5, Cardinals 0

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Sam Miller

Barry Zito doing Barry Zito things, but the opposite.

Guess the MLB.com headline!

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October 11, 2012 5:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Four Recap: Giants 8, Reds 3

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Sam Miller

The Giants finally score some runs, and even the series against the Reds.

There was a pretty good chance the Giants were going to lose on Tuesday. As you’ll recall, they had one hit through nine innings; they drew one walk; they scored because of a passed ball and an error; etc. They could have very, very easily lost on Tuesday. And if they had, Tim Lincecum’s season highlights would have looked like this:

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The Diamondbacks' playoff odds hit zero, and exactly half the league is now out of it.

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Ben and Sam discuss the Giants' starting rotation and decide what it would take to trust Barry Zito, then talk about how they decide which teams to root for.

Ben and Sam discuss the Giants' starting rotation and decide what it would take to trust Barry Zito, then talk about how they decide which teams to root for. 

Episode 44: "Sizing Up the Giants' Starters/Rooting for Run Differential"

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