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07-14

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 16: Our First Big Move
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Bryan Grosnick, Zach Crizer and Shawn Brody

07-10

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Transaction Analysis: Big Sexy's Last Call
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Aaron Gleeman

02-07

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Banjo Hitter: Age-Old Questions
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Aaron Gleeman

01-24

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Prospectus Feature: Introducing Pitch Tunnels
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Jeff Long, Jonathan Judge and Harry Pavlidis

01-23

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Prospectus Feature: Command and Control
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Jeff Long, Jonathan Judge and Harry Pavlidis

03-29

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BP Mets
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Erik Malinowski

12-18

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Transaction Analysis: Feliz Nava-dad
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R.J. Anderson, Bryan Grosnick and Bret Sayre

06-25

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BP Unfiltered: Ross Detwiler and the All-Fastball All-Stars
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Ben Lindbergh

06-24

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BP Unfiltered: Bartolo on the Bases
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Ben Lindbergh

06-19

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What You Need to Know: Another No-No
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Daniel Rathman and Chris Mosch

06-06

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Pebble Hunting: Bartolo Colon Approaches First Base
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Sam Miller

02-18

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Fantasy Team Preview: New York Mets
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Bret Sayre

12-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 347: The Rule Changes, Trades, and Signings of Winter Meetings Day Three
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-15

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Rumor Roundup: AL Rotation Rumblings
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Daniel Rathman

07-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 248: Bartolo Colon and the PED Question/Ruben Amaro and Prospect Rankings
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-05

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 15
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Paul Sporer

05-17

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In A Pickle: How Great Thou Bart
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Jason Wojciechowski

11-19

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Overthinking It: All Quiet on the Free Agent Front
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Ben Lindbergh

08-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 26: The Return of Brett Anderson, Oakland's Playoff Rotation, and the Financial Future of Stephen Drew
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-07

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Overthinking It: Slow and Steady Wins Some Races
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Ben Lindbergh

05-10

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 5/10/12
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Paul Sporer

04-23

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Bartolo Colon and the Comeback Kids
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Jay Jaffe

04-19

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What You Need to Know: Thursday, April 19
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Daniel Rathman

03-27

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Western Front: No Country for Old Pitchers
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Geoff Young

03-07

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Inspecting the Spectrum, Part IV: The Designated Hitter Question
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Jay Jaffe

03-24

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Overthinking It: Bartolo Colonoscopy
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Ben Lindbergh

06-20

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Prospectus Game of the Week: San Diego Padres @ Anaheim Angels, 6/18/06
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Derek Jacques

01-24

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From The Mailbag: Bartolo Colon, George W. Bush, and the Newly Important All-Star Game
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Baseball Prospectus

01-21

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Prospectus Feature: The Appearance of Misconduct: A Conspiracy Theory Worth Considering
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Tim Walker

01-10

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Under The Knife: The Penny Trade
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Will Carroll

11-22

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Prospectus Feature: The Forty Million Dollar Question: Building the 2003 Expos (Part One)
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Scot Hughes

07-16

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The Daily Prospectus: Ten Days, One Column
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Joe Sheehan

07-02

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The Colon Trade
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Deric McKamey

06-26

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Aim For The Head: More on Lengthy Plate Appearances
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Keith Woolner

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Ben and Sam discuss home plate collisions, the neighborhood play, and moves by the Mariners, Mets, and Nationals.

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November 15, 2013 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: AL Rotation Rumblings

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Daniel Rathman

A Tiger trade might make room in the rotation for Drew Smyly, and the A's try to bring back Bartolo Colon.

Tigers Open to Shuffling Rotation
Our fantasy writers pined throughout the 2013 season for Drew Smyly to find his way into the Tigers’ starting five. If general manager Dave Dombrowski is to be believed, they will get their wish next year.


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Ben and Sam talk about whether it's ever fair to suspect that a player is taking PEDs, then discuss Ruben Amaro's comments about public prospect rankings.

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July 5, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 15

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Paul Sporer

Homer Bailey and Bartolo Colon join the auto-start ranks as Paul helps you map out your fantasy rotation for the coming week.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner. Each week I will cover the pitchers are who slated to make two starts and help you decide who you should start and who you should sit. Sometimes guys will be in the “consider” where they might have one good start, but a second tough one and then your league settings might determine whether or not you should go forward with him. The pitchers will be split by league then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for them either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many – if any – notes associated with these groupings each week. We are starting them automatically so why do I need to expound on how awesome they are and will be in the coming week?

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Bartolo Colon, the most extreme pitcher in baseball.

Let me put this right up front, because it's the eye-catching number: Bartolo Colon's percentage of batters walked through eight starts this season (i.e. through 47 1/3 innings pitched, i.e. through 189 batters faced, i.e. almost 30 percent of the way to the number of hitters he faced last year) is 1.1 percent.

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November 19, 2012 12:00 am

Overthinking It: All Quiet on the Free Agent Front

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Ben Lindbergh

Despite many factors pointing toward increased spending, baseball's salaries haven't seemed much more inflated this winter.

Late this season, Major League Baseball completed new broadcast deals with ESPN, Fox, and Turner Sports that will roughly double the amount of money the league receives from those three networks beginning in 2014. Couple those contracts with increasingly lucrative local TV deals, the highest regular-season attendance since 2008, the success of MLB Advanced Media, the new CBA’s restrictions on how much teams can spend in the draft and on the international market, the trend toward locking up young players before they become free agents, and the Dodgers’ apparent willingness to make their fans forget Frank McCourt by becoming big-time buyers, and the stage appeared to be set for significant offseason inflation.

It’s been less than three weeks since Sergio Romo struck out the AL MVP looking to end the World Series, and only a few prominent players have signed. However, the players who ink early have the potential to help dictate what the next few months might look like, and if an influx of cash were burning holes in baseball teams’ pockets, we would expect to see the new market rate reflected in the early returns. While it’s too soon to say with any certainty what the rest of the winter will look like, we can examine the first few signings for any evidence that a new spending boom has begun. Here’s a selection of deals signed so far compared to the contracts comparable players commanded last winter:

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Ben and Sam talk about Brett Anderson's Tuesday return from Tommy John surgery and its impact on Oakland's potential playoff rotation, then discuss whether Stephen Drew would be wise to test the free-agent market this winter in light of the other shortstops available.

Ben and Sam talk about Brett Anderson's Tuesday return from Tommy John surgery and its impact on Oakland's potential playoff rotation, then discuss whether Stephen Drew would be wise to test the free-agent market this winter in light of the other shortstops available.

Effectively Wild Episode 26: "The Return of Brett Anderson, Oakland's Playoff Rotation, and the Financial Future of Stephen Drew"

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June 7, 2012 10:45 am

Overthinking It: Slow and Steady Wins Some Races

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Ben Lindbergh

Drops in fastball velocity usually lead to spikes in ERA, but a handful of pitchers have made slower fastballs work for them this year.

There’s more to being a major-league pitcher than throwing hard. Plenty of pitchers have had successful careers without making the mitt pop. On the whole, though, throwing hard helps. All else being equal, the harder a pitcher can throw, the more effective his offerings are, and the easier it is for him to get away with mistakes. It’s no coincidence that the team with the hardest-throwing staff this season, the Nationals, also boasts the big leagues’ best ERA.

In a 2010 study, PITCHf/x analyst Mike Fast found that starting pitchers from 2002-2009 allowed, on average, 0.28 fewer runs per nine innings for every mile per hour of velocity gained. Relievers, who tend to rely more heavily on their heaters, shaved 0.45 runs for every extra tick.

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May 10, 2012 3:00 am

Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 5/10/12

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Paul Sporer

Paulino, Dickey, Zambrano, and Ogando make the VP cut this week

We have seen a shift in recent years with dwindling offensive output giving way to more dominant pitching. At one point or another, each of the last two years has been dubbed the “Year of the Pitcher,” and 2012 is on the same path (though Matt Kemp and Josh Hamilton may have something to say about that).  This can be seen as a boon to fantasy owners, as Value Picks remain plentiful.  Heck, just a cursory look at the top 10 starters in fantasy this season shows a handful of VP-types like Lance Lynn, Jake Peavy, and Jason Hammel.  In short, there will always be some arms out there being undervalued or on the cusp of breaking out.  Let’s take a look at this week’s list.

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April 23, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Bartolo Colon and the Comeback Kids

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Jay Jaffe

Though recent trends might indicate otherwise, aged pitchers rarely return to form after year-long layoffs.

Sure, it came against an Angels lineup whose centerpiece, Albert Pujols, has yet to get untracked, but it was difficult not to be impressed with Bartolo Colon's eight shutout innings last Wednesday. For one thing, it marked the 38-year-old Oakland righty's second consecutive scoreless start; he had tossed seven scoreless against the Mariners on April 13. For another, he reeled off a streak of 38 consecutive strikes, running from the second pitch of the fifth inning through the seventh pitch of the eighth inning, a span that included balls in play; he allowed only a single and a double during that time. Pitch-by-pitch records only go back to 1988, so there's no definitive account of whether Colon set a record, but via the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser, the next-highest known total was 30 in a row by Tim Wakefield in 1998.

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Matt Cain, Cliff Lee, and Bartolo Colon ruled the mound on Wednesday night.

The Wednesday Takeaway
If you went to bed early last night, you missed a duel for the ages in San Francisco and a remarkable stretch of consistency from a pitcher who, just months ago, was seemingly left for dead.

Given the lack of thump in the Phillies’ and Giants’ lineups, the matchup of Cliff Lee and Matt Cain was likely to produce a low-scoring contest. What no one could have predicted, though, is that they would combine for 19 scoreless innings—10 by Lee, nine by Cain—and work so efficiently that the 11-inning game was over in just two hours and 27 minutes. It’s a shame Cowboy Joe West wasn’t behind the plate last night, because he would have been proud.


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March 27, 2012 3:00 am

Western Front: No Country for Old Pitchers

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Geoff Young

Why do teams sign older pitchers when they have younger hurlers in the minors?

Kevin Millwood is 37. Bartolo Colon is 39. Jamie Moyer is 49 and coming off Tommy John surgery. Each signed this winter with a team that should be looking to rebuild with young players. What do these teams hope for—or expect to gain—by adding these old pitchers? What should they expect?

With the common and easy argument being that such pitchers block youngsters from getting a chance, why are the old guys here? Will they mentor the kids, soak up innings, or help make fans feel younger? All of the above and more?

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