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09-13

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Overthinking It: Chicken Soup for the Pirates Fan's Soul
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Ben Lindbergh

08-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 32: Joe Mauer and his Contract Clear Waivers/The Demise of Erik Bedard
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-30

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Transaction Analysis: Does the Wolf Solve Problems?
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R.J. Anderson

05-18

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Weekly Planner: Week Eight
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Paul Sporer

04-26

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 4/26/12
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Paul Sporer

03-29

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Preseason Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 3/29/12
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Mike Petriello

03-29

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

02-21

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Everyone's Perfect: Evaluating Risk
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Eriq Gardner

12-08

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11

Resident Fantasy Genius: New Fish in the Sea
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Derek Carty

12-07

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Transaction Analysis: A Two Buc Gamble
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R.J. Anderson

08-24

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The Lineup Card: 11 Disastrous Acquisitions
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Baseball Prospectus

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Bedard Off in Boston UPDATED
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Colin Wyers and Kevin Goldstein

04-06

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Fantasy Beat: Will Erik Bedard Be Valuable Again?
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Craig Brown

02-08

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Transaction Action: North by Leftwest
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Christina Kahrl

02-10

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Team Health Reports: Seattle Mariners
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Brad Wochomurka

07-18

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Prospectus Today: Bubble Boys
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Joe Sheehan

06-15

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Fantasy Focus: Anticipating Moves
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Jeff Erickson

04-03

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-31

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Prospectus Preview: Opening Day's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

02-14

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Prospectus Today: The Mariners Mirage
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Joe Sheehan

02-10

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Transaction of the Day: Bedard for Five
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Christina Kahrl

02-04

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Spring Training Preview
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Joe Sheehan

12-04

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The Mill: Winter Meetings, Day Two
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Baseball Prospectus

09-04

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Starter Stats
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Jay Jaffe

08-24

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Prospectus Today: AL Cy Young Race
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Joe Sheehan

07-19

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Prospectus Notebook: Orioles, Mets
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Baseball Prospectus

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September 13, 2012 10:30 am

Overthinking It: Chicken Soup for the Pirates Fan's Soul

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Ben Lindbergh

The Pirates are in the midst of a late-season swoon much like their freefall from last season, but Pittsburgh fans still have at least nine reasons to smile.

Last year, the Pirates held sole possession of first place in the NL Central as late as July 19th, claimed a share of first place as late as July 25th, and had a record over .500 as late as August 1st. On the next day, August 2nd, their record fell to .500, and their playoff odds flatlined. After that, there was no more good news. The only question was how far they would fall.

The answer? About as far as a team can fall in two months. The Pirates went 8-22 in August and 10-16 in September. They finished in fourth place, which was better than sixth, where they finished the year before. They won 72 games, which was better than 57, their total from 2010.  It was progress, and while the end result was a losing season no better than some of the 18 before it, there were more than the usual amount of good days along the way. Still, the season ended on a sour note.

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Ben and Sam discuss whether a team should have claimed Joe Mauer, what he's worth, and what his future will look like, then talk about the end of Erik Bedard's stay in Pittsburgh and how sad it is when a guy who's always either good or injured goes bad.

Ben and Sam discuss whether a team should have claimed Joe Mauer, what he's worth, and what his future will look like, then talk about the end of Erik Bedard's stay in Pittsburgh and how sad it is when a guy who's always either good or injured goes bad.

Episode 32: "Joe Mauer and his Contract Clear Waivers/The Demise of Erik Bedard"

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August 30, 2012 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Does the Wolf Solve Problems?

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R.J. Anderson

The Orioles add another soft-tossing left-hander to the AL East race.

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May 18, 2012 12:11 pm

Weekly Planner: Week Eight

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Paul Sporer

Paul takes a tour of the league's two-start pitchers to see which are worth using this week.

It’s been a shaky start to the two-start week for several of our American League options from last week.  Drew Smyly and Max Scherzer were both touched up in Chicago.  Jeff Niemann had his leg broken and now sits on the 60-day disabled list.  Ivan Nova and Jason Hammel were smacked around in an 8-5 slugfest against each other.

National Leaguers didn’t fare much better as Erik Bedard, Ryan Dempster, and Chad Billingsley were among the casualties in their first start.  I should’ve known better with Dempster; I gave the reason not to start him within the article—he was facing St. Louis.  They have become a team you must sit your non-star pitchers against. 

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April 26, 2012 3:00 am

Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 4/26/12

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Paul Sporer

Starting Pitching VP returns with Niemann, Burnett, Doubront, and Parker

Readers, today I am proud to introduce you to the newest member of the Baseball Prospectus Fantasy team, Paul Sporer. You may recognize Paul from Roto Hardball or from his own blog, Baseball by Paul. Paul will be writing the Starting Pitching edition of Value Picks as well as resurrecting the Weekly Planner. Welcome aboard, Paul! Derek Carty, Fantasy Manager

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March 29, 2012 5:00 am

Preseason Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 3/29/12

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Mike Petriello

Luebke, Bedard, and McCarthy join VP this week.

For the most part, I love the Japanese games that kick off the season. (To be fair, I’m not a fan of Oakland or Seattle, and it’s not my team that’s playing in the middle of the night.) It’s fun to get a sneak preview of real baseball and even more fun to have a game that comes on when you wake up in the morning, right? Yet it’s also somewhat disconcerting, because after you’ve seen the real thing and had stats that count appear in your fantasy lineup, we now have to go back and sit through another week of exhibition games before we can get down to business.

If you haven’t yet drafted or are still making decisions, here are three starting pitchers to keep an eye on.

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March 29, 2012 5:00 am

On the Beat: The Division-Winning Royals and Padres

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John Perrotto

Why the Royals and Padres will win their divisions, and four questions with Dustin Ackley.

The emails and tweets have been most interesting in the days since our staff predictions were posted on the website. Most people think I am nuts for picking the Royals to win the American League Central and the Padres to win the National League West. Perhaps they will be proven right. After all, I was the only one of 27 staff members to pick either team to win its division. Remember, though, that 29 of the 30 people who were on the staff at this time last season picked the Red Sox to win the AL East. The one person who predicted the Red Sox not only wouldn't win the division but also fail to qualify for the postseason? Well, I was a taught at an early age that it's impolite to brag.

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February 21, 2012 3:00 am

Everyone's Perfect: Evaluating Risk

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Eriq Gardner

A look at the fairly abstract concept of risk which informs our valuations on ballplayers but can often fool us

How do we arrive at an estimation of what a ballplayer is worth? It’s easy to say that we gather all the historical evidence, project our best estimate of what’s to come, and then sort. But obviously, it’s more complicated than that.

Time for a blind taste test. Here are two pitchers and PECOTA’s 2012 projection for each:

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December 8, 2011 5:11 pm

Resident Fantasy Genius: New Fish in the Sea

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Derek Carty

The noise coming out of Miami only rivals the shuffling market for closers. What are the fantasy implications?

Jose Reyes | Miami Marlins | SS | Signed as Free Agent
Few would have predicted Reyes signing with Miami even a month ago, but the newly relocated Marlins are making big waves in the free-agent market this winter. In Miami, Reyes's value will likely rise a bit, but his ultimate fantasy value will be heavily tied to how many games he manages to stay on the field for. He'll bat leadoff for the Fish as he did for the Mets, but he'll have some much bigger bats behind him to drive him in; once you get past Emilio Bonifacio, who will bat second, he'll have Hanley Ramirez and Mike Stanton.

Reyes has averaged just nine home runs per season in Citi Field, so you might expect his power production to improve now that he's leaving (after all, he had a couple of 15-plus homer seasons in Shea Stadium). That is, until you realize that the new Marlins Ballpark has deeper fences than Citi almost the entire way around. The good news is that Reyes will recoup some of this value in terms of his steals. Ozzie Guillen is one of the most aggressive managers in terms of attempting steals, so Reyes could find himself back up over 45 or 50 swipes in 2012.


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December 7, 2011 3:52 pm

Transaction Analysis: A Two Buc Gamble

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R.J. Anderson

The Pirates sign a couple of high-risk, high-reward players in Bedard and McLouth

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In honor of Adam Dunn, the BP Crew lists player acquisitions that backfired.

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July 31, 2011 3:00 pm

Transaction Analysis: Bedard Off in Boston UPDATED

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Colin Wyers and Kevin Goldstein

A three-way trade sends an injury-prone hurler to the Red Sox and a slew of prospects to Hollywood.

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