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09-08

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Transaction Analysis: Lose the Boss
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R.J. Anderson

09-03

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Transaction Analysis: The ReCall-Ups
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Sam Miller

08-06

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Moonshot: Troy Tulowitzki and the Brittle Bones Hypotheses
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Robert Arthur

07-22

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Notes About Baseball, 7/22
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Rocco DeMaro

07-08

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Going Yard: Super Hits of the 70s
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Ryan Parker

06-06

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Transaction Analysis: Dietrich Without the D
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R.J. Anderson

06-05

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The Call-Up: Eddie Butler
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Craig Goldstein and Ron Shah

05-19

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 19, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

05-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 446: Dissecting the Surprise Teams
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-02

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Painting the Black: A Trip Through the NL West
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R.J. Anderson

04-04

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Overthinking It: Is Dexter Fowler Tough Enough to Play for Your Team?
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Ben Lindbergh

03-27

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Prospectus Preview: NL West 2014 Preseason Preview
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Russell A. Carleton and Daniel Rathman

03-24

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/24
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-13

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Rumor Roundup: Competition in Coors
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Daniel Rathman

02-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 390: 2014 Season Preview Series: Colorado Rockies
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

01-08

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Fantasy Team Preview: Colorado Rockies
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Ben Carsley

01-08

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Colorado Rockies Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

12-19

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Transaction Analysis: The 13-Team TA
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Lindbergh, Ethan Purser and BP Fantasy Staff

12-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 352: The Day in Transactions
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: Lone(y) Wolf
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Lindbergh and Bret Sayre

12-13

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Justin Morneau
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Tim Steggall

12-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 346: Matt Kemp Rumors and Hot Trade Takes
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-11

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Transaction Analysis: Brett Anderson at Altitude
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Ben Lindbergh, Jordan Gorosh and Ben Carsley

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: Mile-High Morneau
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Russell A. Carleton

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: Astros Acquire a Player!
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Sam Miller

12-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 339: Alex Rodriguez, Bud Selig, and Hard-Boiled Baseball
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-19

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Transaction Analysis: Hudson's Bay
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R.J. Anderson, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

11-12

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Pebble Hunting: Rereading Nate Silver: 5. The Colorado Effect
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Sam Miller

11-07

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One Move: National League West
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Craig Goldstein

11-06

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Rumor Roundup: Another Winter, Another Tigers Closer Search
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Daniel Rathman

09-24

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 14: Scherzer at Harvey
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

09-04

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Hot Prospect Video
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Jason Cole

08-02

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The Call-Up: Chad Bettis
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Nick J. Faleris and Mike Gianella

07-29

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Painting the Black: The Mid-Season Unknowns
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R.J. Anderson

07-12

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Transaction Analysis: Ailing Giants Seek the 'Coeur
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R.J. Anderson

06-21

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Transaction Analysis: Cheery Os
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R.J. Anderson

06-12

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 12, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-07

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Six
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Josh Shepardson

04-02

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Which Pitch Types Work Best at Coors Field?
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Dan Rozenson

03-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 156: 2013 Season Preview Series: Colorado Rockies
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

03-07

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In A Pickle: The Worst All-Around Teams in History
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Jason Wojciechowski

03-04

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MLBDepthCharts: Colorado Rockies
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Jason Martinez

01-23

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Sobsequy: The Story of a Signing
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Adam Sobsey

11-13

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Prospect Debate: Who Are the Rockies' Top and Fifth-Ranked Prospects?
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BP Prospect Staff

08-28

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Painting the Black: The Breakout Hero of the 75-Pitch Rotation
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R.J. Anderson

08-10

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The BP Wayback Machine: Bill Geivett
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Jonah Keri

07-17

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Western Front: First Win the Division, Then Puppet Show
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Geoff Young

06-29

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Right Team for the Test?
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Rany Jazayerli

06-26

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Western Front: Fowler Power
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Geoff Young

06-25

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BP Unfiltered: Wins, and When Things That Don't Matter Start to Matter
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Sam Miller

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September 8, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Lose the Boss

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R.J. Anderson

The Diamondbacks fired their GM, while the Rockies extend a horse and the Rangers lose a skipper.

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September 3, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The ReCall-Ups

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Sam Miller

Alex Guerrero finally gets his second at-bat, Taijuan Walker arrives just in time, Joe Saunders' brand new thing, and the non-prospect who just keeps hitting.

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August 6, 2014 11:09 pm

Moonshot: Troy Tulowitzki and the Brittle Bones Hypotheses

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Robert Arthur

Are injury prone players actually prone to injuries?

In a twist of stunning unpredictability, Troy Tulowitzki is injured. Like the year before, and the year before that, Tulo is spending some time on the 15-day disabled list, after missing a handful of games for sprains and strains earlier in the season. Troy’s annual trip breaks up what was easily (on a rate basis) the best season of his career.

A glance at Tulowitzki’s injury history reveals a voluminous catalog of the many ways baseball players can be hurt. This year, Tulowitzki suffered a hip flexor strain. Last year, Tulowitzki had broken ribs. The year before, a torn muscle which necessitated surgery. Other injuries on his record include maladies in his foot, ankle, and hand.

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An interview with one of the season's biggest surprises, and a look at the game's Power/Arm outliers.

Pop quiz, Hot Shot!

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July 8, 2014 6:00 am

Going Yard: Super Hits of the 70s

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Ryan Parker

What makes Raimel Tapia's hit tool special, and what do we look for before we put a 7 on it?

Raimel Tapia has a 70 grade hit tool. There will be other scouts, evaluators, etc. who will debate that grade, but that’s not unusual. People discuss prospect grades all the time. The real discussion here is about the nature of a 70 hit tool; Tapia is just our muse.

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June 6, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Dietrich Without the D

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R.J. Anderson

The Marlins demote Derek Dietrich, the Mariners do the same to Nick Franklin, Jordan Pacheco is available and Yankees bullpen gets more length.

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June 5, 2014 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Eddie Butler

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Craig Goldstein and Ron Shah

The Rockies demote Franklin Morales to their bullpen and bring up one of their top pitching prospects to fill his shoes.

The Situation: Franklin Morales continues to turn in uncompetitive outings, and the Rockies have now decided to pull the plug on the starter and move him into the team’s bullpen. Colorado will fill the rotation spot by tapping into their starting pitching depth at the minor-league level, specifically by summoning Eddie Butler—the no. 2-ranked prospect in the system entering 2014—to the big leagues from Double-A Tulsa.

Background: The Rockies took Butler with the second of their two first round choices in the 2012 amateur draft, popping the right-handed pitcher out of Radford University with the no. 46 overall selection. Given Colorado’s unique home field environment at Coors Field, the Rockies felt Butler’s groundball generating arsenal would not only play well at the major leagues, but at their home ballpark. Baseball Prospectus identified Butler as a prospect on the rise within the Rockies system entering 2013, and he responded with an ERA of 1.80 across three minor-league levels. Butler’s continued his dominance in 2014, posting a 2.49 ERA across 68 2/3 innings of work this season with Double-A Tulsa. While Butler’s strikeout rate in 2014 is significantly lower than it was in 2013, we can attribute that to player-specific developmental focuses that had Butler pocketing his best offerings in order to strengthen the weaker links.

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May 19, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 19, 2014

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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

Raving about Eddie Butler, hesitating on Javier Baez, and updates on Henry Owens, Franchy Cordero, Kohl Stewart and others.

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Ben and Sam discuss two teams that have significantly surpassed expectations so far: the Colorado Rockies and the Miami Marlins.

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May 2, 2014 6:17 am

Painting the Black: A Trip Through the NL West

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R.J. Anderson

Walt Weiss' bunts, Tim Hudson's longevity, Robbie Erlin's future and Trevor Cahill's present are on R.J.'s mind.

A lot happens in baseball every night, and neither man nor Daniel Rathman can keep up with it all. So every few weeks we'll look at some stories within a division that would have otherwise slipped through the cracks. Let's start with the National League West.

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Is toughness a firm enough foundation on which to base a trade?

During an exhibition game against Brooklyn in the spring of 1942, then-Boston Braves manager Casey Stengel said something that seems, in retrospect, spectacularly wrong. A 20-year-old Warren Spahn started for Stengel against the Dodgers, whom the Braves believed had been stealing their signs all spring. Stengel, hoping to take the sign-stealers by surprise, switched the signs so that the old signal for a fastball would now indicate a curve. With Pee-Wee Reese up and a runner on second supposedly staring in for the sign, Stengel told Spahn to brush Reese back with his fastball when the batter would be expecting something slower.

As a 44-year-old Spahn recounted in 1965, when both he and Stengel were with the Mets in what would be their final season:

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Part five in a division-by-division dialogue leading up to Opening Day.

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