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07-18

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15

Fantasy Freestyle: Buy or Sell: Chris Davis
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Craig Goldstein

05-21

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7

What You Need to Know: Chris Davis Going Deep
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Daniel Rathman

03-19

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9

Fantasy Freestyle: Picking Fifth
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Mauricio Rubio

01-22

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16

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: First Basemen
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Paul Sporer

01-21

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10

Fantasy Tier Rankings: First Basemen
by
Mike Gianella

01-21

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17

State of the Position: First Basemen
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Craig Goldstein

01-21

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15

Graphical Fantasy Rankings: First Basemen
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Mauricio Rubio

01-09

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4

Fantasy Freestyle: A First-Round Starting Pitcher? Maybe
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Paul Sporer

12-11

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Fantasy Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles
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Paul Sporer

10-31

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5

Fantasy Freestyle: Scary Shifts in First Base Positional Eligibility
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Ben Carsley

10-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: Looking Back: 10 Bold Predictions
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Bret Sayre

09-19

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7

What You Need to Know: Weirdest Baseball
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Daniel Rathman

08-19

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What You Need to Know: The C&D Boys
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Daniel Rathman

07-22

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5

What You Need to Know: Resurgent Rays
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Daniel Rathman

06-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 215: Does Money Still Make Teams Better?/Taking our Temperatures on Tim Lincecum and Chris Davis
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-06

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 5
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Larry Granillo

04-05

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 4
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Larry Granillo

04-03

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BP Unfiltered: Chris Davis is Strong, Too
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R.J. Anderson

02-28

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BP Unfiltered: Grapefruit League Journal: Baltimore Orioles
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Mike Ferrin

10-02

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for October 1
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Larry Granillo

09-25

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH Review
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Michael Street

08-28

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 27
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Larry Granillo

07-30

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for July 29
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Larry Granillo

05-18

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11

Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
by
Sam Miller

05-15

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7

Fantasy Beat: Orange Crush(ers)
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Jason Collette

05-07

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8

What You Need to Know: Monday, May 7
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Daniel Rathman

05-02

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14

Overthinking It: Five Interesting Things from Yesterday's Games
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Ben Lindbergh

04-17

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14

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 4/16/12
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Michael Street

03-29

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14

On the Beat: The Division-Winning Royals and Padres
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John Perrotto

02-28

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11

Everyone's Perfect: The Myth of Sleepers
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Eriq Gardner

02-20

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19

Prospectus Preview: AL East 2012 Preseason Preview
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Collette

02-14

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Preseason Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 2/14/12
by
Michael Street

10-25

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The Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 10/25/11
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Rob McQuown

09-23

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 9/23/11
by
Michael Street

09-09

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/9/11
by
Michael Street

08-24

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The Lineup Card: 11 Disastrous Acquisitions
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Baseball Prospectus

07-30

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3

Transaction Analysis: A New Ranger in Town
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Kevin Goldstein and Jason Parks

07-27

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24

The Lineup Card: 17 Favorite Midseason Trades
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Baseball Prospectus

04-19

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22

Transaction Analysis: A Farewell to Arms
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Ben Lindbergh

04-15

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Fantasy Beat: Whither Napoli?
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Jason Collette

04-08

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8

Baseball ProGUESTus: The Rookie Effect
by
Brian Mills

03-23

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8

Fantasy Beat: Spring Leaderboards
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Craig Brown

03-15

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44

Fantasy Beat: Expert Mock Draft Results
by
Jason Collette

02-25

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7

Fantasy Beat: Scoresheet Draft Prep, BP Kings, and You
by
Rob McQuown

02-22

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9

Fantasy Focus: Left Fielder Rankings
by
Marc Normandin

02-07

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16

Fantasy Beat: BP Scoresheet Early Draft Prep
by
Rob McQuown

09-21

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8

Transaction Action: Braves, Marlins, Mets
by
Christina Kahrl

07-10

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Transaction Analysis: Surrendering Lee
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

04-26

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Transaction Action: Rounding Out the AL
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Christina Kahrl

04-23

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Transaction Action: National League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

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August 19, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: The C&D Boys

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Daniel Rathman

Chris Davis and Miguel Cabrera continued their personal home run competition on Sunday.

The Weekend Takeaway
During the 1998 home run chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, there were 21 days on which both the Cardinals first baseman and the Cubs outfielder went yard. This year, with a little over three-fourths of the season in the books, Chris Davis and Miguel Cabrera have traded long balls on 14 days, four of them this month and 13 since May 29.

The most recent of those days was Sunday, when the Tigers hosted the Royals at Comerica Park and the Orioles finished off their series with the Rockies at Camden Yards. Cabrera got his yard work out of the way early at the expense of Bruce Chen, slugging his 40th bomb of the season on the first pitch he saw in the first inning. Davis waited until the eighth inning to crank big fly no. 45, doing so on the first offering he saw from Edgmer Escalona. Cabrera’s shot gave Max Scherzer a 2-0 lead that the right-hander rode to his 18th victory of the season, a 6-3 decision. Davis’s homer, his fourth hit of the day, produced two insurance runs for the Orioles in their 7-2 win.


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July 22, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Resurgent Rays

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Daniel Rathman

The Rays have ridden strong pitching to within a game and a half of first place in the AL East.

The Weekend Takeaway
At the end of play on June 28, the Rays were two games over .500 at 41-39, and their plus-15 run differential suggested that their middling record was just about what they deserved (42-38). To that point in the season, Joe Maddon’s squad, a pitching-first team in recent years, was in uncharted waters, relying on its offense to dig itself out of holes. And with the pitching staff’s ERA sitting at 4.22, compared to a league-best 3.19 finish in 2012, there was a good deal of digging for the lineup to do.

In late May, when the story was much the same, R.J. Anderson wrote that the Rays still had plenty of time to “hold true to their identity,” which they seemingly had lost over the first two months. It took another month of sputtering for the pieces to fall into place, but if the past three-plus weeks are any indication, the Rays many expected to sting opponents from day one have finally arrived.


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Ben and Sam discuss whether the ability to spend big helps teams as much as it once did, then talk about their expectations for Tim Lincecum and Chris Davis.

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The tater trots for April 5: Chris Davis keeps going, Prince Fielder socks a couple, Jean Segura races around on his first trot.

Welcome to the first weekend of the new season! If you're a Nationals pitcher currently in Cincinnati, you may want to take it easy. Whiplash isn't the kind of thing to take lightly.

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The tater trots from April 4: Michael Morse and Chris Davis are ridiculously hot while a pair of Yankees speed on home.

The total number of home runs hit across the league went down on Thursday, but you wouldn't know it from the game in Toronto. The Blue Jays and Indians combined for seven home runs, with J.P. Arencibia launching two himself. You also wouldn't know it from Chris Davis or Michael Morse, who continue to place the ball over the fence as if it belonged to an annoying neighbor. All in all, not a bad way for this first week to continue.

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The O's first baseman goes oppo on a pitch off the plate.

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Ben Lindbergh showed us the strength of Matt Holliday. Some 17 hours later Chris Davis hit a home run that begged for an examination of his strength. Take a look at this baby. At first glance it might appear as nothing more than your standard opposite-field blast. Look a closer at the location of the pitch at the point of contact:

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The Orioles are confounding for projection season.

Adam Jones doesn’t like predictions. And really, if you were coming off a playoff berth, you wouldn’t like being told by someone that you’d finish last, either.

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The tater trots for October 1: Miguel Cabrera closes the refrigerator door...

It was a busy, busy weekend. On Friday, Bobby Abreu set the Tater Trot Tracker record for slowest non-injury-related trot. Then, on Saturday, Michael Morse set a record of his own, with one of the most bizarre grand slam trots you'll ever see. Morse's trot is also (likely) the longest trot by distance-traveled you or I have ever seen.

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September 25, 2012 5:00 am

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH Review

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Michael Street

Michael looks at his best and worst Value Picks for the 2012 season.

As the season winds down, Value Picks takes a fond look back at our picks from the season, looking at the hits and misses we collected in our efforts to find value among the overlooked players on your league’s waiver wire. As with assessing fantasy players, the notion of “value” can be slippery to pin down, especially when looking at players who are largely castoffs from other fantasy squads.

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The tater trots for August 27 (and the full weekend).

Oof. Four days can feel like an eternity sometimes.

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The tater trots for July 29: a walkoff from Anthony Rizzo and Carlos Gomez continues to fly around the bases.

It may have been a fun weekend for some baseball fans out there - Hanley Ramirez's go-ahead blast for the Dodgers, Ike Davis's three home runs on Saturday, another blast from Adam Dunn - but I can't help but focus on the horrific Nationals/Brewers game I was at yesterday. Francisco Rodriguez ruins an eighth-inning four run lead, John Axford blows two different leads, back-to-back home runs from Norichika Aoki and Carlos Gomez are wasted... and the worst thing is, this is routine these days for the Brewers. Not a lot of fun to be at a game like that.

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May 18, 2012 3:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week

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Sam Miller

Andrew Miller makes Jose Molina look like a worse hitter than usual, David Price makes Nick Swisher's head explode, Chris Davis makes baseball look easy (or hard), and more.

Here are the three best pitches of the week, or rather some number near three in some period of time that is roughly week-like. 

3. Andrew Miller, slider, against Jose Molina
There's a tendency to judge these pitches on how the batter reacts to them. This seems like a flaw in the judging, but maybe this is actually just right. Without being in the pitcher's head, we don't really know whether the pitch was exactly as he intended it. A two-seamer with nasty movement can look an awful lot like a two-seamer that gets away from him. Even if he did execute his pitch perfectly, exactly as he intended it, we can't know without being the hitter whether it was actually a difficult pitch to hit. Brian Moehler probably executed a lot of garbage pitches exactly as he intended them, as slightly less-garbagey garbage. Our understanding of the value of pitch sequencing is primitive. Catchers' targets are often inexact suggestions, or they allow for the movement of the pitch, so it's hard to say the pitcher hit his target exactly right. Our view of these pitches on TV is misleading and inconsistent. So we're left with the one thing we can clearly observe. 


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