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07-29

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10

Notes About Baseball: The Logistics of Human Trading
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Rocco DeMaro

06-30

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/30
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Daniel Rathman

06-25

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5

Overthinking It: Does Bill James' Game Score Still Work?
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Ben Lindbergh

06-25

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7

What You Need to Know: Five Hours and Counting
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Chris Mosch

06-20

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6

Raising Aces: A Tale of Two Aces
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Doug Thorburn

06-20

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The View from the Loge Level: Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers Pitching Tradition
by
Daron Sutton

06-20

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14

Pebble Hunting: Clayton Kershaw and the Fan In Black
by
Sam Miller

06-19

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BP Unfiltered: The Ballpark View of Kershaw's Final Out
by
Sam Miller

06-19

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9

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

05-19

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What You Need to Know: The Rockies' Other Big Bat
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Daniel Rathman

05-07

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10

What You Need to Know: Kershaw Comes Back
by
Daniel Rathman

03-26

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My Model Portfolio: Clayton Kershaw Leads the Way
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Craig Goldstein

03-19

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9

Fantasy Freestyle: Picking Fifth
by
Mauricio Rubio

03-07

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21

Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15
by
Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

02-28

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4

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting Pitchers
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-27

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers
by
Bret Sayre

02-27

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31

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-24

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10

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

01-22

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Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Craig Goldstein

01-21

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The Week in Quotes: January 13-20
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Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

01-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 366: The Clayton Kershaw Contract
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-16

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Transaction Analysis: Clayton Kershaw Predictably Makes the Most Money
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Ben Lindbergh

01-09

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

12-05

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3

Fantasy Bargains and Busts: National League Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

11-13

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Internet Baseball Awards: NL Pitcher of the Year
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Chris Mosch

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Six Recap: Cardinals 9, Dodgers 0
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Ben Lindbergh

10-18

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Six Preview: Dodgers at Cardinals
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Ben Carsley

10-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 310: ALCS Game 5/Leveraging Clayton Kershaw
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 302: The Diminished Miguel Cabrera/Clayton Kershaw and the Days-of-Rest Debate
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Four Recap: Dodgers 4, Braves 3
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Daniel Rathman

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game One Recap: Dodgers 6, Braves 1
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Daniel Rathman

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game One Preview: Dodgers vs. Braves
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Mike Gianella

09-30

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Regular Season Awards
by
Baseball Prospectus

08-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 268: Clayton Kershaw and Cooperstown/Xander Bogaerts and Historic Years for Young Talent
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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

06-07

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11
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Paul Sporer

05-31

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Raising Aces: Splitting the Platoon: Lefty-philic Pitchers
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Doug Thorburn

02-28

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Painting the Black: Count to 300
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R.J. Anderson

08-24

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Raising Aces: Throwdown: Clayton Kershaw vs. Madison Bumgarner
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Doug Thorburn

06-29

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21

Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
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Sam Miller

06-14

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9

Future Shock: Picking Pitchers
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Kevin Goldstein

05-11

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15

Prospectus Hit and Run: Donnie Buntball
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Jay Jaffe

04-18

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Sizzling Starts
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Jay Jaffe

04-11

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23

The Lineup Card: 10 Players Who Should Receive Extensions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-10

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6

Western Front: It Only Seems Like the Suburbs
by
Geoff Young

04-06

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15

Resident Fantasy Genius: 10 Bold Fantasy Predictions
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Derek Carty

04-04

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23

Raising Aces: Pitchology 101
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Doug Thorburn

03-23

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Rattling SABRs in the Desert, Part I
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Jay Jaffe

02-09

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On the Beat: The Best of the Rest of the Free Agent Market
by
John Perrotto

09-30

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Regular-Season Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

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What it means to be moved, and the maniacally outlying Clayton Kershaw.

Odds are you've never been traded.

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June 30, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/30

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Daniel Rathman

The new Nate Freiman, the improved Clayton Kershaw, the red-hot Jose Altuve, and more from the weekend, plus what to watch today.

The Weekend Takeaway
When the A’s boarded their flight to New York last Sunday, they’d lost back-to-back games just once since the end of May. But after the Mets served them their second losing streak of the month with a 10-1 beating in the first contest of a nine-game road trip, it seemed that Bob Melvin’s squad might take a small stumble as it reached the halfway mark of the regular season on the Atlantic seaboard.


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June 25, 2014 9:36 am

Overthinking It: Does Bill James' Game Score Still Work?

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Ben Lindbergh

Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter had the second-highest Game Score ever. Is that as significant as it sounds?

In the wake of 26-year-old Clayton Kershaw’s dazzling no-hitter last Wednesday, a 26-year-old statistic got its own moment in the sun. When Bill James introduced Game Score in the 1988 Baseball Abstract, he called it “a kind of garbage stat that I present not because it helps us understand anything in particular but because it is fun to play around with.” Unlike Micro Machines and Dolly Surprise, Game Score remains one of our favorite toys in 2014, so it’s safe to say that James undersold it. Despite (or maybe because of) its lack of sophistication, it’s still one of the most intuitive methods we have to convey how effective a given outing is. Thus, it wasn’t long after Kershaw sealed the deal with his 15th strikeout that the internet noticed that his Game Score of 102 was the second-highest ever for an outing of no more than nine innings, behind only Kerry Wood’s 20-strikeout start in 1998, which got a Game Score of 105. (Remove the innings restriction, and Vern Law’s 18-inning effort in 1955 takes the cake.)

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June 25, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Five Hours and Counting

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Chris Mosch

Jake Arrieta's breakout season continues, two games last beyond the 13th inning, plus more from a wild Tuesday and what to watch today.

The Tuesday Takeaway
Jake Arrieta entered Tuesday coming off a trio of superb outings over which he allowed just one run and 10 hits with a shiny 27-to-2 K:BB ratio in 20 innings of work. The 28-year-old right-hander continued his breakout campaign by flirting with perfection and twirling seven outstanding innings against the Reds.


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June 20, 2014 7:19 am

Raising Aces: A Tale of Two Aces

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Doug Thorburn

The best of times for Clayton Kershaw coincide with the worst of times for Justin Verlander.

Just 15 months ago, Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander were neck-and-neck in any discussion of the top pitchers in the game. The Motor City right-hander owned the American League, and the west coast southpaw ruled over the senior circuit, with each having finished first and second in their respective Cy Young races from 2011–12. They entered the 2013 campaign as the unquestioned aces of competitive clubs, poised to stage another season as kings of the mound, but their careers have taken dramatically different trajectories since then.

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Kershaw, Koufax, Sutton and Scully.

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When does a no-hitter start to become real? One fan with the best seat in the house shows us.

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Six good fan videos of Clayton Kershaw's final out.

You might have noticed while watching Clayton Kershaw's final out last night that, in between shots of Kershaw's wife, there were shots of fan after fan after fan after fan holding up a cell phone. All those videos had to go somewhere, and these are five of them, shot from various parts of the ballpark, all posted to YouTube since last night and all giving you a pretty non-nauseating sense of what it was like in the stands last night.

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June 19, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Another No-No

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Daniel Rathman and Chris Mosch

Clayton Kershaw gives the Dodgers their second no-hitter of 2014, the Royals run their winning streak to 10, Bartolo finds his bat, and more.

The Wednesday Takeaway
When play began on Wednesday, the Dodgers—thanks to Josh Beckett—were the only major-league team that could boast about a no-hitter this year. That’s still true. Only now they have two of them, after Clayton Kershaw sliced through the Rockies in Chavez Ravine last night.


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May 19, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: The Rockies' Other Big Bat

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Daniel Rathman

Justin Morneau goes deep again, plus news about Clayton Kershaw, Prince Fielder, and Cole Hamels, and what to watch today.

The Weekend Takeaway
Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado have garnered most of the press surrounding the Rockies’ torrid start—and deservedly so, considering the shortstop’s otherworldly numbers and the third baseman’s league-best 28-game hitting streak and highlight-reel defense at the hot corner. But another member of Colorado’s infield was the man of the hour on Sunday, and he’s been flying under the radar all season.


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May 7, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Kershaw Comes Back

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Daniel Rathman

The Dodgers' disabled list loses the best pitcher in baseball.

The Tuesday Takeaway
He’s back.


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March 26, 2014 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Clayton Kershaw Leads the Way

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Craig Goldstein

The Dodgers' ace is the priciest player on Craig's Roto dream team.

On Friday, Mike Gianella released his latest mixed league Bid Limits, which spurred an idea from Bret Sayre called Model Portfolios, wherein the fantasy staff (and anyone else on the BP roster who wants to participate) will create their own team within the confines of a standard 23-man, $260 budget. The roster being constructed includes: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OFx5, UTx2, and Px9 along with the following standards issued by Sayre:

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