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0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 226: Predictions About Zack Wheeler/The Story of Signing Puig by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 12, 2013 by Clint Chisam
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 216: Whither the White Sox?/Dissecting Yasiel Puig's Debut by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
7 The Call-Up: Yasiel Puig by Jason Parks and Bret Sayre
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 209: Veterans vs. Young Players/The Dodgers and Grit by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
5 BP Unfiltered: Why The Angels, Blue Jays, and Dodgers Have Non-Zero Playoff Odds by Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 189: Should Chad Billingsley Have Had Surgery Sooner?/Brendan Ryan, Robert Andino, and the Mariners by Ben Lindbergh and Paul Sporer
4 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 180: Carlos Quentin vs. Zack Greinke/Why Catcher Height Matters for Framing by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
4 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 167: Yasiel Puig's Explosive Spring by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
15 Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Favorites by R.J. Anderson and Nick J. Faleris
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 153: 2013 Season Preview Series: Los Angeles Dodgers by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett
0 The BP Wayback Machine: Beating Eric Gagne by Gary Huckabay
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 98: Zack Greinke and the Dodgers' Bottomless Bankroll by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 Skewed Left: How the Teams That Did Nothing in Nashville Did by Zachary Levine
2 BP Unfiltered: From the Winter Meetings: An interview with Dodgers President Stan Kasten by Maury Brown
8 Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, November 28 by Daniel Rathman
2 Baseball ProGUESTus: Marathon Men: When the '58 Giants and Dodgers Played Nine in a Row by Jeff Polman
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 73: Did the Dodgers Overpay for Brandon League?/Are Gold Glove Voters and Defensive Stats Learning to get Along? by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
3 Bizball: Do the Dodgers Really Have a “Secret Deal” to Avoid Revenue-Sharing? by Maury Brown
2 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 48: What We Would Pay James Loney/Are the Dodgers Trying Too Hard? by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
4 What You Need to Know: Wednesday, September 12 by Daniel Rathman
15 BP Unfiltered: Do the Dodgers Lack Chemistry? by Colin Wyers
3 Sobsequy: Compensation: A Dialogue Between Theo Epstein and Ben Cherington by Adam Sobsey
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 29: The Future of the Red Sox and Dodgers, and Roger Clemens' Comeback by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
29 Bizball: The Priciest Trade Ever Made by Maury Brown
17 BP Unfiltered: Professional Courtesy, and How August Works by Sam Miller
15 Raising Aces: Throwdown: Clayton Kershaw vs. Madison Bumgarner by Doug Thorburn
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 15: Cat Fight by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
6 Pebble Hunting: The Best Baseball Questions on Yahoo! Answers by Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 11: Train Crossing by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 9: Homer and Marge by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
2 Future Shock: Teams That Could Have a Tough Time Trading by Kevin Goldstein
1 What You Need to Know: Monday, July 9 by Daniel Rathman
23 What the Contenders Need by Bradley Ankrom, Jeff Euston and Kevin Goldstein
1 What You Need to Know: Friday, June 22 by Daniel Rathman
6 Painting the Black: Evaluating Colletti by R.J. Anderson
5 Transaction Analysis: Dodgers, Ethier Agree to Extension by R.J. Anderson
6 Bizball: The Frank McCourt Era Is Over by Maury Brown
27 Bizball: A New Day for the Dodgers by Maury Brown
16 Kiss'Em Goodbye: Los Angeles Dodgers by Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider
4 Prospectus Hit and Run: The Recurring Dodger Blues by Jay Jaffe
2 Divide and Conquer, NL West: Absence Makes the Kemp Grow Stronger by Geoff Young
32 Prospectus Hit and Run: The Ned Zone by Jay Jaffe
7 Divide and Conquer, NL West: The Dodgers Were Not Built to Wait Until Next Year by Geoff Young
9 The BP Wayback Machine: Bi-Coastal Silliness by Joe Sheehan
4 On the Beat: Dodger Dilemma by John Perrotto
42 Pre-Season Predictions by Baseball Prospectus
14 Prospectus Hit and Run: Duke Snider, 1926-2011 by Jay Jaffe
21 Prospectus Hit and Run: McCourting Disaster by Jay Jaffe
5 Kiss'Em Goodbye: Los Angeles Dodgers by John Perrotto, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider
Ben and Sam discuss their expectations for Zack Wheeler and other young pitchers, then talk about the true story behind the Dodgers signing Yasiel Puig.
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June 12, 2013 3:17 am
News and notes from around the league for June 2, 2013.
Ben and Sam talk about where the White Sox should go from here, then discuss the (over?)hyping of Yasiel Puig's big-league debut.
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June 3, 2013 3:37 pm
The prospect star of spring training arrives.
The Situation: With an outfield on the injury shelf, the Dodgers called up their finest minor league treasure in . After a monstrous spring training during which the Cuban defector stomped all over the Cactus League landscape destroying buildings and exhaling fire and fury, it was only a matter of time and opportunity before he arrived on the major league scene. Yasiel Puig
Background: The 22-year-old Cuban has quite the attractive narrative, with escape attempts and house arrest preceding his first-world fame. It’s a romantic story—one that deserves to be told in more depth—but the genesis of his tale as it relates to his career in the majors was the outrageous contract he received from the Dodgers after establishing post-defection residency in Mexico. A complete unknown to most fans, Puig was given a lucrative financial package, complete with a $12M signing bonus as the bow on a seven-year, $42M deal. Based on the scarcity of scouting intel available at the time, the signing seemed irresponsible and casual, even considering the deep pockets of the new Los Angeles ownership. Most reactions fell along the lines of, “The Dodgers gave $42M to a Cuban player based on an impressive batting practice session? What am I missing?” The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.
Ben and Sam talk about some recent conflicts between veterans and young players, then discuss Don Mattingly's comments about the Dodgers' lack of grit.
I'm dumb, so when I see something like the Angels falling nine games out of first place after 31 games, I think "welp, that'll do it then." And then when I
look at the playoff odds and see that they're still 20 percent likely to make the playoffs, I'm surprised. I understand the mechanisms at work -- the Angels are probably a good team, and so the odds expect them to play like a good team going forward -- but it's impossible to imagine any team making up an 11-20 stretch. It's impossible to imagine it because I'm dumb. It shouldn't be that hard to imagine. Read the full article...
Ben and Paul talk to Corey Dawkins about Chad Billingsley's elbow, then discuss the Mariners' decision to start Robert Andino over Brendan Ryan and the state of Seattle's organization.
Ben and Sam discuss the brawl between the Dodgers and Padres, then talk about Ben's latest catcher framing research.
Ben and Sam discuss Yasiel Puig's spring hot streak, how perceptions of him have changed since his signing, and what the Dodgers will do with him now. The first of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.
In the week leading up to Opening Day, we're asking and answering three questions about each team in a five-part series ordered by descending Playoff Pct from the Playoff Odds Report. Today, we get things started with a look at the six teams with the highest odds of winning at least a Wild Card. As a reminder, you can find links to our preview podcasts for each team here. Read the full article...
Ben and Sam preview the Dodgers' season with Jay Jaffe, and Pete talks to MLB.com Dodgers beat writer Ken Gurnick (at 15:21).
February 14, 2013 5:30 am
Performing a postmortem on a high-profile arbitration case from the past.
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We've been conducting mock arbitration cases at BP for the past two weeks, but back in 's heyday, Gary analyzed how his actual hearing might have gone down in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a " Eric Gagne 6-4-3" column on February 28, 2004.
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