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03-12

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Pebble Hunting: The Complicated Decline of Brandon Phillips
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Sam Miller

01-31

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Second Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-29

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Second Basemen
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Ben Carsley

11-08

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Rumor Roundup: Backup Planning
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Daniel Rathman

10-22

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Fantasy Freestyle: Brandon Phillips' Gradually Sudden Decline
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Craig Goldstein

10-16

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BP Unfiltered: Advance Scouting Series Compilation (UPDATED)
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Baseball Prospectus

08-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 277: C. Trent Rosecrans on Sabermetrics, the Reds, and the Hazards of Beat Writing
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-25

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What You Need to Know: Price Wrong for the Red Sox
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

05-24

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BP Unfiltered: Votto v. Phillips, The People's Case
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Colin Wyers

03-29

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Fantasy Freestyle: NL Tout Wars Auction Review
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Mike Gianella

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Recap: Giants Defeat the Reds
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Sam Miller

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Five Preview: Giants at Reds
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Daniel Rathman

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game One Recap: Reds 5, Giants 2
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Sam Miller

07-03

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BP Unfiltered: Brandon Phillips and Context
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R.J. Anderson

05-24

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, May 24
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Matthew Kory

04-18

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Collateral Damage Daily: Wednesday, April 18
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Corey Dawkins

04-12

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Transaction Analysis: Second Acts for Second Basemen
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R.J. Anderson

07-19

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Player Profile: Brandon Phillips
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Marc Normandin

08-03

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Cincinnati Reds @ Milwaukee Brewers, July 30, 2006
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Derek Jacques

04-12

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Transaction Analysis: April 5-10
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Christina Kahrl

07-15

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Transaction Analysis: July 8-14
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Christina Kahrl

03-23

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Transaction Analysis: March 16-21, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

02-27

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Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners
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Baseball Prospectus

09-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21
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Christina Kahrl

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: July 7-20
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Christina Kahrl

06-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 10-15
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Christina Kahrl

06-07

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Transaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

04-09

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Transaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

11-07

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Prospectus Feature: The Arizona Fall League
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Jonah Keri

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

07-02

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The Colon Trade
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Deric McKamey

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March 12, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Complicated Decline of Brandon Phillips

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Sam Miller

Why it's problematic to point out that a player isn't as good as he once was.

Brandon Phillips is declining. Around 13 years ago, his lung capacity began decreasing, and in another couple decades it will be half what it was when he was 20. He's losing neurons in his brain—up to 10,000 per day. Around the age of 30, his major organs began to lose function, and his muscles began to lose mass. His maximum attainable heart rate is dropping by a beat per year, and his capacity to pump blood is shrinking, too. The first symptoms of mild-moderate cognitive impairment often start around this time, slowing his brain's processing speed and affecting memory and attention.

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January 31, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Second Basemen

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BP Fantasy Staff

You might want to let someone else draft or buy these keystoners this spring.

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January 29, 2014 12:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Second Basemen

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Ben Carsley

Ranking the position based on how players are expected to perform between now and 2016.

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November 8, 2013 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Backup Planning

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Daniel Rathman

The Yankees make a point of appearing to be interested in second basemen other than Robinson Cano. Also, Grant Balfour is popular.

Grant Balfour a Popular Relief Target
Teams in need of late-inning bullpen arms have no shortage of choices in this year’s free agent crop. One of the most popular in the early going appears to be Balfour, who spent the last three seasons with the Athletics and was Oakland’s closer in 2012 and 2013.


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October 22, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Brandon Phillips' Gradually Sudden Decline

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Craig Goldstein

The Reds second baseman is on the big-league trade block, and a deal out of Cincinnati is likely to be bad news for his fantasy value.

“Next year” is a common refrain these days, especially amongst fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers, though in reality, they’re just now joining the vast majority of fans in looking forward instead of at the here and now. There’s been plenty of coverage of the playoffs as their happening, recaps and previews dissecting the games and the decisions made therein. There’s even been the odd offseason splash with Jose Dariel Abreu signing with the White Sox, Alexander Guerrero’s expected signing with the Dodgers (third time’s the charm), and the inspiration for today’s article: Brandon Phillips’ placement on the trade block.

While he’s not the biggest name on said block (David Price), he might be the most likely to be moved given that it won’t require a king’s ransom in prospects to acquire him and the Reds may even be willing to eat some of the contract. The issue of course is what any team acquiring Brandon Phillips would actually be receiving. It’s likely at this point you’ve read about his overall decline in offense these past two seasons. It’s also likely that you know he’s a plus with the glove and that he’s what Vin Scully would call a “big butter and egg man” (he drives runners in). One of the pleasures I get in writing for BP is that it’s also likely that you (this specific audience) also know that RBI is a context-dependent statistic and that Phillips’ high totals in that category are inflated because he gets to hit behind two of the better on-base men in the business: Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto.

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The BP Prospect Team bring you advanced scouting reports for the 2013 playoffs.

Throughout the past two weeks, Jason Parks and the Baseball Prospectus prospect team have been writing detailed reports on key players to enhance your enjoyment of the MLB playoffs. Below is every published report in a single post.

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Ben and Sam talk to Cincinnati Enquirer reporter C. Trent Rosecrans about the Reds, Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips, and the trials and travails of beat writing.

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David Price turned in his third complete game in four starts to lead the Rays past the Red Sox. Tonight, Zack Greinke will try to sustain his success against Brandon Phillips.

The Wednesday Takeaway
Before the Rays' series against the Red Sox, David Price said, “I want to go nine every fifth day.” Taking the ball in the third game, he did exactly that, disposing of baseball’s best offense with just 97 pitches.

Price completed the first four innings with 35 pitches and needed only 10 to close out the game’s final frame, throwing strikes from the beginning of the contest through the end. All four of his pitches proved effective, with his sinker averaging nearly 95 mph, a mark he’s been hitting consistently since returning from a six-week stint on the disabled list to nurse a triceps injury. Boston’s only run came on a Mike Napoli homer in the seventh.


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Is it really fair to compare Joey Votto to Brandon Phillips?

So, about Joey Votto. Cincinnati.com's Paul Daugherty isn't sure he endorses how Joey Votto goes about hitting baseballs:

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Mike looks back on the team he bought in last week's Tout Wars auction, and explains how he will gauge his success.

Last Saturday, I had the privilege of participating in my fourth Tout Wars NL-only expert league auction, which was my first Tout Wars auction representing Baseball Prospectus. As always, it was an honor simply to be included among so many great fantasy players and baseball minds, and to rub elbows with experts whose work I’ve been reading for the last 15-20 years. I don’t know if I’ll ever get over sitting in a room with Ron Shandler, Lawr Michaels, and Peter Kreutzer and talking baseball with them.

For those of you that followed over me here from my old blog Roto Think Tank, the words I’m about to write already ring like a familiar mantra in your ears. For my new readers that only know me from Baseball Prospectus, my strategy in Rotisserie-style auctions is always the same:

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October 12, 2012 5:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Recap: Giants Defeat the Reds

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Sam Miller

The Giants didn't play their best five games, but it was good enough to beat a very good Cincinnati team to advance to the NLCS.

If you put enough gas in your spaceship and just keep flying, you’ll eventually get to a planet that looks just like this one. There’s a guy just like you and one just like me, and every letter the guy like you is reading was written exactly like the letters that I am actually writing. The only difference is that, on the other planet, Hideki Matsui was looking for a changeup, but Pedro Martinez threw him a fastball, and Matsui took it for a called strike three. The Red Sox kept their three-run lead. And it took eight years before Grady Little was ultimately scapegoated for a Boston loss and pushed out.

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October 11, 2012 8:26 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Five Preview: Giants at Reds

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Daniel Rathman

It comes down to one last deciding game between the Reds and Giants, with Latos and Cain taking the bump for the two clubs.

The vintage Tim Lincecum was resurrected at Great American Ballpark in Game Four, tossing 4 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of Barry Zito to lead the Giants to an 8-3 win that evened the series at 2-2. This afternoon’s contest is for all the marbles. To get you ready for the appetizer of a four-course baseball meal, here are the PECOTA odds and projected starting lineups for Game Five:

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