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BP Unfiltered: Ranking the Retirement Gifts: New York Mets
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Ben Lindbergh

04-03

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BP Unfiltered: Ranking the Retirement Gifts: Houston Astros
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Ben Lindbergh

11-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 83: Astros vs. Marlins in 2013/The Next Farewell Tour/Yasmani Grandal's Suspension/Mark Trumbo, Center Fielder
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-02

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Overthinking It: What Chipper Jones' Retirement Gifts Were For: A Short Story (Updated)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-01

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, October 1
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Matthew Kory

09-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 35: Is Coors Field to Blame for the Rockies' Struggles?/Are Fans at Fault When Teams Don't Draw?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-05

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Painting the Black: Chipper, Loyalty and the Two-Way Street
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R.J. Anderson

09-04

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, September 4
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Matthew Kory

08-08

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 8
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Matthew Kory

08-03

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, August 3
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Matthew Kory

07-05

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, July 5
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Matthew Kory

07-03

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, July 3
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Matthew Kory

05-09

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, May 9
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Matthew Kory

05-03

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What You Need to Know: Thursday, May 3
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Daniel Rathman

04-25

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, April 25.
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Matthew Kory

04-20

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Value Picks Paying Off
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Derek Carty

04-18

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, April 18
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Matthew Kory

03-26

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Collateral Damage: The Tommy John Brotherhood
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Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

03-14

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Collateral Damage: Spring Uprising
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Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

09-16

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Checking the Numbers: Chipper, Eddie, and Pete
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Eric Seidman

08-18

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Prospectus Perspective: Feeling Less Chipper?
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Christina Kahrl

06-11

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Lies, Damned Lies: Chipper's Chase of .400
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Nate Silver

11-07

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07-15

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The Jones-Rivera-Jeter retirement tour showdown rolls on.

Last month, I started a series designed to settle a matter of the utmost importance: whether Chipper Jones, Mariano Rivera, or Derek Jeter has had the most successful retirement tour, swag-wise. Here’s the setup:

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Chipper vs. Mariano vs. Jeter.

Thanks to the well-timed retirements of Chipper Jones, Mariano Rivera, and Derek Jeter, we've been plagued by treated to back-to-back-to back retirement tours in 2012, 2013, and now 2014. Ostensibly, the most memorable aspect of these final laps around the league is the chance to get a last glimpse at an outgoing great, but we all know that what we really remember is each team’s choice of retirement gift. I don’t remember Jones’ ceremony in San Diego, but I do remember that the Padres gave him a surfboard. I don’t recall how the Rays recognized Rivera, but I’ll never be able to unsee the creepy golem-like sand structure they created for the occasion. And so on.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about whether the Marlins or Astros will win more games in 2013, who'll be the next retiring player to get the Chipper Jones treatment, when Yasmani Grandal will play for the Padres, and how the Angels should align their outfielders.

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about whether the Marlins or Astros will win more games in 2013, who'll be the next retiring player to get the Chipper Jones treatment, when Yasmani Grandal will play for the Padres, and how the Angels should align their outfielders.

Episode 83: "Astros vs. Marlins in 2013/The Next Farewell Tour/Yasmani Grandal's Suspension/Mark Trumbo, Center Fielder"

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In 2012, Chipper Jones received an assortment of strange gifts from each opponent he played on his last trip around the league. In 2031, he will finally figure out what to do with them.

In 2012, Chipper Jones received an assortment of strange gifts from each opponent he played on his last trip around the league. In 2031, he will finally figure out what to do with them.

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October 1, 2012 9:58 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, October 1

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Matthew Kory

No team's playoff odds are between 5 percent and 95 percent. We're almost there, folks.

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Ben and Sam consider whether the ballpark might be to blame for the Rockies' lackluster first two decades, then discuss the annual phenomenon of attendance shaming.

Ben and Sam consider whether the ballpark might be to blame for the Rockies' lackluster first two decades, then discuss the annual phenomenon of attendance shaming.

Episode 35: "Is Coors Field to Blame for the Rockies' Struggles?/Are Fans at Fault When Teams Don't Draw?"

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Chipper Jones chose to stay an Atlanta Brave until the end. But he also earned it, with a spectacular career.

Will Chipper Jones have played his final game come October 5th? We know Jones and the Braves conclude their regular season schedule in Pittsburgh on October 3rd. Given how the standings are shaping up, and the new single-game Wild Card round, Jones could play in back-to-back elimination games, a scintillating proposition for those who seek out history by watching the firsts, lasts, and other notable milestone of a player’s career. Jones’ career could end on October 3rd, 5th, or maybe not until the following week, or the week thereafter. The unpredictability of it all creates great drama; and so, we’ll hear lines uttered reminding us that this could be Jones’ final at-bat, or his final home run, or his final error. All as a way to emphasize the moment—to say, this matters!

Jones retiring does matter, of course. As the final on-the-field link between the present and the glory days, Jones means a tremendous amount to the Braves and their fans. Play in one city for as long, and do it as well, as Jones has, and local idolatry is a given. What’s telling about Jones’ legacy is not how Braves fans feel about him, but rather, how opposing cities are treating him. From gifts to standing ovations, the pomp and circumstance honoring Jones is everywhere, even in New York. The outpouring of appreciation toward the future Hall-of-Famer seems two-folded: one part hat tip for his impressive numbers, one part for embodying the ideal franchise player.

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September 4, 2012 9:26 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, September 4

10

Matthew Kory

Two teams at 100 percent playoff odds, 14 at zero.

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August 8, 2012 9:57 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 8

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Matthew Kory

You don't have to be old to be lousy.

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August 3, 2012 10:02 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, August 3

14

Matthew Kory

The Phillies' playoff odds are 0.2 percent? What does that mean, exactly? Matt explains.

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July 5, 2012 9:41 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, July 5

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Matthew Kory

A Rockie Mountain ... LOW??? (The Rockies have taken over the bottom spot is what we mean to say.)

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July 3, 2012 10:07 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, July 3

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Matthew Kory

Filled to the brim with jokes and factoids!

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