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06-20

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

01-15

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BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Day at Dodger Stadium - April 26, 2014
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Joe Hamrahi

06-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 226: Predictions About Zack Wheeler/The Story of Signing Puig
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-12

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

06-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 216: Whither the White Sox?/Dissecting Yasiel Puig's Debut
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-03

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The Call-Up: Yasiel Puig
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Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

05-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 209: Veterans vs. Young Players/The Dodgers and Grit
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-06

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BP Unfiltered: Why The Angels, Blue Jays, and Dodgers Have Non-Zero Playoff Odds
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Sam Miller

04-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 189: Should Chad Billingsley Have Had Surgery Sooner?/Brendan Ryan, Robert Andino, and the Mariners
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Ben Lindbergh and Paul Sporer

04-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 180: Carlos Quentin vs. Zack Greinke/Why Catcher Height Matters for Framing
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 167: Yasiel Puig's Explosive Spring
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-25

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15

Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Favorites
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R.J. Anderson and Nick J. Faleris

03-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 153: 2013 Season Preview Series: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

02-14

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The BP Wayback Machine: Beating Eric Gagne
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Gary Huckabay

12-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 98: Zack Greinke and the Dodgers' Bottomless Bankroll
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-06

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Skewed Left: How the Teams That Did Nothing in Nashville Did
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Zachary Levine

12-04

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BP Unfiltered: From the Winter Meetings: An interview with Dodgers President Stan Kasten
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Maury Brown

11-28

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Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, November 28
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Daniel Rathman

11-06

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Marathon Men: When the '58 Giants and Dodgers Played Nine in a Row
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Jeff Polman

10-31

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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?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-02

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Bizball: Do the Dodgers Really Have a “Secret Deal” to Avoid Revenue-Sharing?
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Maury Brown

09-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 48: What We Would Pay James Loney/Are the Dodgers Trying Too Hard?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-12

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, September 12
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Daniel Rathman

09-07

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BP Unfiltered: Do the Dodgers Lack Chemistry?
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Colin Wyers

08-29

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Sobsequy: Compensation: A Dialogue Between Theo Epstein and Ben Cherington
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Adam Sobsey

08-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 29: The Future of the Red Sox and Dodgers, and Roger Clemens' Comeback
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-27

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Bizball: The Priciest Trade Ever Made
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Maury Brown

08-24

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BP Unfiltered: Professional Courtesy, and How August Works
by
Sam Miller

08-24

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

08-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 15: Cat Fight
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-06

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Baseball Questions on Yahoo! Answers
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Sam Miller

08-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 11: Train Crossing
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 9: Homer and Marge
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-25

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Future Shock: Teams That Could Have a Tough Time Trading
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Kevin Goldstein

07-09

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What You Need to Know: Monday, July 9
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Daniel Rathman

06-27

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What the Contenders Need
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Bradley Ankrom, Jeff Euston and Kevin Goldstein

06-22

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What You Need to Know: Friday, June 22
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Daniel Rathman

06-19

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Painting the Black: Evaluating Colletti
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R.J. Anderson

06-12

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Transaction Analysis: Dodgers, Ethier Agree to Extension
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R.J. Anderson

05-01

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Bizball: The Frank McCourt Era Is Over
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Maury Brown

03-28

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Bizball: A New Day for the Dodgers
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Maury Brown

09-23

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16

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Los Angeles Dodgers
by
Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

08-31

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Recurring Dodger Blues
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Jay Jaffe

08-30

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: Absence Makes the Kemp Grow Stronger
by
Geoff Young

08-01

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Ned Zone
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Jay Jaffe

07-12

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: The Dodgers Were Not Built to Wait Until Next Year
by
Geoff Young

06-22

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The BP Wayback Machine: Bi-Coastal Silliness
by
Joe Sheehan

05-11

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On the Beat: Dodger Dilemma
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John Perrotto

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-28

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Duke Snider, 1926-2011
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Jay Jaffe

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Ben and Sam preview the Dodgers' season with Jay Jaffe, and Pete talks to MLB.com Dodgers beat writer Ken Gurnick (at 15:21).



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Performing a postmortem on a high-profile arbitration case from the past.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

We've been conducting mock arbitration cases at BP for the past two weeks, but back in Eric Gagne's heyday, Gary analyzed how his actual hearing might have gone down in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "6-4-3" column on February 28, 2004.
 


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Ben and Sam discuss the Zack Greinke signing and the Dodgers' astronomical payroll with Mike Petriello of Dodgers blog Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness.

Ben and Sam discuss the Zack Greinke signing and the Dodgers' astronomical payroll with Mike Petriello of Dodgers blog Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness.

Episode 98: "Zack Greinke and the Dodgers' Bottomless Bankroll"

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Some teams stood pat at the winter meetings, but not all of them were better off for it.

You know how they told you if you didn’t get off your ass and do something in life you’d be a loser? Not true at the winter meetings, where many of life’s rules seem not to apply—things like laws of human sleep patterns and normal snack pricing structures. Here at the winter meetings, you can do nothing at all and still be a winner in our books.

We’ve seen writing all week about who won and who lost various transactions—see, go-getters can be losers too—but here’s a look at the teams and people who notably did nothing at all (or hadn’t as we went to press) and how their week went.

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The public face of the Dodgers now rests with Stan Kasten as their president and co-owner. On Monday we caught up with him at the Winter Meetings and asked him about his new position in LA; how the ownership group was assembled; what Magic Johnson brings to the table, and; how that massive TV deal factors into what the Dodgers do, not only now, but years to come.

Few recent club sales have altered the landscape in Major League Baseball as quickly as that of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Whether it was the unprecedented purchase price of $2.15 billion, the flurry of trades that including taking on over $163 million in contract dollars as part of the blockbuster trade with the Red Sox that included Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford, or the media rights deal that the club is on the cusp of completing that is reported to be between $6-$7 billion, the Dodgers have become a juggernaut. The public face of the Dodgers now rests with Stan Kasten as their president and co-owner. On Monday we caught up with him at the Winter Meetings and asked him about his new position in LA; how the ownership group was assembled; what Magic Johnson brings to the table, and; how that massive TV deal factors into what the Dodgers do, not only now, but years to come.

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November 28, 2012 5:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, November 28

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Daniel Rathman

David Wright disputes reports about the state of his extension talks, the Dodgers are determined to go big for Zack Greinke, and the Red Sox shop a player they traded for less than a year ago.

After watching the Angels bullpen blow an American League-high 22 saves last year, general manager Jerry DiPoto was determined to fortify his late-inning staff. DiPoto made his first move to that end on Tuesday morning, striking a one-year deal with Ryan Madson, who missed the 2012 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Meanwhile, after adding Scott Baker to the Cubs rotation earlier this month, Theo Epstein snagged another low-cost righty in Scott Feldman, who will reportedly earn $6-7 million next year.

Here are three other rumors that surfaced amid those signings:

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Today's Giants-Dodgers rivalry leaves something to be desired. Maybe all it needs is nine consecutive head-to-head matchups.

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Jeff Polman is an ex-newspaper editor, produced screenwriter, budding novelist and cat lover who now spends a lot of time writing pieces for The Huffington Post, Seamheads, and other Interweb locales, playing a lot of Strat-O-Matic and creating fictionalized baseball replay blogs like this one and this one and currently this one, set largely in 1958 San Francisco. His first of these efforts, 1924 and You Are There! also became a book. His favorite movie ever is the 1960 version of The Time Machine, which explains a lot. Jeff can be found in Culver City, CA, and though he abhors the expression, can be reached out to at jpolman54@gmail.com and followed on Twitter at @mysteryball58.
 


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Ben and Sam discuss the three-year deal the Dodgers gave Brandon League and reliever salaries in general, then talk about whether Gold Glove voters and advanced defensive stats agree more often than they used to.

Ben and Sam discuss the three-year deal the Dodgers gave Brandon League and reliever salaries in general, then talk about whether Gold Glove voters and advanced defensive stats agree more often than they used to.

Episode 73: "Did the Dodgers Overpay for Brandon League?/Are Gold Glove Voters and Defensive Stats Learning to get Along?"

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A look at whether the Dodgers' new regional sports network will help them avoid revenue-sharing duties.

It went under the mainstream radar, but an article by Bloomberg News this past week raised the debate about economic parity within the league. The story centers on the lucrative television rights deal that the Dodgers are nearing as part of a potential regional sports network (RSN) and a “secret agreement” that would allow them to “cap income subject to revenue-sharing.” The article’s thrust is that somehow the Dodgers one-upped MLB and have figured out a way to get an advantage over all the other clubs as part of the sale that brought them out of bankruptcy.

From one standing on the sidelines, you’d have to think all the signs were there. After all, Frank McCourt had been sucking funds out of the Dodgers to fuel his lifestyle and sunk the club into bankruptcy. Shortly after the $2 billion sale of the club and an associated $150 million land deal, the team took on $262.5 million contract dollars in the trade with the Red Sox that brought Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, and Nick Punto to LA. This, of course, came on top of their other big acquisitions: Yasiel Puig, Hanley Ramirez, Randy Choate, Shane Victorino, Brandon League, and Joe Blanton.

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Ben and Sam size up this winter's free-agent first basemen and estimate how much money James Loney will make, then talk about whether the Dodgers' pursuit of a playoff spot is leading to dangerous decisions.

Ben and Sam size up this winter's free-agent first basemen and estimate how much money James Loney will make, then talk about whether the Dodgers' pursuit of a playoff spot is leading to dangerous decisions.

Episode 48: "What We Would Pay James Loney/Are the Dodgers Trying Too Hard?"

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The Angels and Dodgers lose close games they badly wanted to win.

The Tuesday Takeaway
If the Angels and Dodgers narrowly miss the postseason, they will look back on Tuesday’s defeats with the utmost regret. Each of the Southern California contenders lost by a run in a game that it badly needed to win.

The Dodgers went first behind Clayton Kershaw—who was scratched from Sunday’s series finale against the Giants with a sore hip—but they might as well have put 76-year-old Sandy Koufax on the mound. After all, you can’t win if you don’t score.


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An alternative explanation for their lack of success since the big trade.

So, Ken Rosenthal laid down the gauntlet this morning:

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