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07-19

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Banjo Hitter: Trade Deadline Guide to Starting Pitchers
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Aaron Gleeman

05-29

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Prospectus Feature: The Ervin Santana Disagreement
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Jonathan Judge

09-23

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Retrospectus
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Ben Lindbergh

09-18

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Rubbing Mud: The Twins vs the Universe
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Matthew Trueblood

04-10

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What You Need to Know: Ervin Arrives
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Daniel Rathman

03-14

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Fantasy Auction Values: Third Edition
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Mike Gianella

03-11

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Rumor Roundup: A New Challenger
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Daniel Rathman

03-10

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Rumor Roundup: Santana Signing Soon?
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Daniel Rathman

02-26

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Rumor Roundup: What Ervin is Asking
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Daniel Rathman

02-25

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Rumor Roundup: The Remains of the Market
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Daniel Rathman

02-24

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Rumor Roundup: Extending Trout
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Daniel Rathman

02-20

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Rumor Roundup: Whither Santana?
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Daniel Rathman

02-12

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Overthinking It: Where the Remaining Free Agents Would Matter the Most
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Ben Lindbergh

01-23

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Skewed Left: Bobby Abreu, the Phillies, and Other Reunions That Might Make Sense
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Zachary Levine

11-12

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Rumor Roundup: The High Price of Free Agent Pitching
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Daniel Rathman

11-07

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Sporer Report: Is Big Erv Overvalued?
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Paul Sporer

08-12

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What You Need to Know: Rivera's Rare Hiccup
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Daniel Rathman

08-09

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What You Need to Know: Running Out of Races
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Daniel Rathman

06-21

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13
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Paul Sporer

02-25

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Overthinking It: PECOTA's Projected Risers
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Ben Lindbergh

11-27

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Out of Left Field: The Least Valuable Player
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Matthew Kory

11-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 74: The Ervin Santana Trade, the Royals' Rotation, and the Pitching Market/Rick Hahn and the Future of Front Offices
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-01

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Transaction Analysis: The League of Extraordinary Salary Commitment
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R.J. Anderson

10-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 72: How Many Members of the Angels' Rotation Will Be Back?/Predicting the First- and Last-Place Teams of 2013
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-12

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Pebble Hunting: The Mysterious Resurgence of Ervin Santana
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Sam Miller

06-05

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, June 5
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Matthew Kory

05-17

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 5/17/12
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Paul Sporer

05-09

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, May 9
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Daniel Rathman

05-04

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What You Need to Know: Friday, May 4
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Daniel Rathman

04-24

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Overthinking It: The No-Hitters That Almost Weren't
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Ben Lindbergh

03-29

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Team Health Reports: Los Angeles Angels
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Brad Wochomurka

12-12

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Player Profile: Ervin Santana
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Marc Normandin and Eric Seidman

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Which teams' glass slippers best fit the six still-unsigned top-50 free agents?

It was new and exciting in November, mundane in December, and comforting and familiar in January. But by mid-February, speculating about likely landing spots for attractive free agents is as tired as publicly celebrating the Beatles.*

Granted, the alternative would be talking about the sort of stuff that otherwise occupies us early in spring training: what players look like; what players look like from afar; what players might look like from afar, if we could see them; what players look like upside-down; meaningless quotes about team chemistry. There’s only so much we can do to combat the boring until real baseball begins.

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Bobby Abreu improbably returned to his longtime team. Why can't these guys do the same?

Since the 1998 realignment—and by the way, it's always nice when your arbitrary endpoint stat starts being interesting in 1947, 1961, 1969, 1973, 1995 or 1998 so you can disguise its arbitrariness—only one National League team has had three position players compile 40-plus wins above replacement (full list here). And now Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, and yes, Bobby Abreu are together again in Philadelphia, making this one of the more notable reunions for nostalgia's sake, if not any 2014 on-field impact.

Abreu signed a minor league deal with the Phillies this week and managed to avoid most of the snark that usually accompanies such signings of old players. For one thing, even though we're sometimes bad at this (see Young, Delmon) it was just a minor league deal. Also, the Phillies' standard in the public eye for their old signings is low enough that this one looks okay by comparison, and their outfield had a hole to fill. Mostly, I think, it's that unlike Young and some of the other aged relics, Abreu is somebody we actually like.

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November 12, 2013 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: The High Price of Free Agent Pitching

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Daniel Rathman

Ricky Nolasco and Ervin Santana are asking a lot, Stephen Drew is about to make some money, and a familiar starter resurfaces as a knuckleballer.

Ricky Nolasco and Ervin Santana Shoot for the Moon
Want Nolasco? That’ll cost you $80 million over five years. Want Santana? Prepare to shell out $100 million—and your highest unprotected draft pick, since the right-hander turned down a qualifying offer from the Royals.


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November 7, 2013 6:00 am

Sporer Report: Is Big Erv Overvalued?

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Paul Sporer

Ervin Santana enjoyed a strong walk year with the Royals, but can he maintain his fantasy value in 2014?

Last week I offered you a handful of ways to traverse this nasty time of year when we are without baseball, at least in the on-field form (in the MLB). You may be passing the time with a full immersion into your fantasy dice roll… er… football league, but chances are that you’re finding it coming up short. By the way I will just quickly mention that I play fantasy football, too, but I stand by the potshot—there is virtually no skill in that game for a bevy of reasons. Running this will have just as much as accuracy as the weekly projections on your fantasy football site.

But I digress.

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August 12, 2013 6:35 am

What You Need to Know: Rivera's Rare Hiccup

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Daniel Rathman

Mariano Rivera has blown three straight save opportunities, but the Yankees won their weekend matchup anyway.

The Weekend Takeaway
As former Yankees beat writer Pete Abraham pointed out on Twitter yesterday afternoon, sometimes a series of hiccups can remind us of a player’s greatness. Fortunately for the team Abraham covered before moving to the Boston Globe, Mariano Rivera’s hiccups this weekend merely delayed victories instead of costing them games.

Despite flubbing a save opportunity on August 7 in a one-run contest that the Yankees ultimately dropped to the White Sox, Rivera sported a 1.70 ERA, remarkable for a 43-year-old pitcher in his 18th big-league season. That hiccup was his third blown chance of the year, and heading into Friday’s opener against the Tigers, he still had permitted only two home runs in 42 1/3 innings of work.


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August 9, 2013 6:27 am

What You Need to Know: Running Out of Races

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Daniel Rathman

Some slim division leads have become more sizeable lately.

The Thursday Takeaway
Fans rooting for maximum entropy in September have suffered blow after blow over the past few weeks, particularly in the National League. The teams currently in first place have won, won, and won some more; those that are now giving chase have suffered setback after setback, leaving them with more ground to gain and less time to do it.

The blows kept raining down on Thursday afternoon—when the Pirates edged the Marlins 5-4—and evening, when the Dodgers downed the Cardinals 5-1.


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June 21, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13

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Paul Sporer

A look at the upcoming matchups for next week's two-start pitchers to help you set your fantasy rotation.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner. Each week I will cover the pitchers are who slated to make two starts and help you decide who you should start and who you should sit. Sometimes guys will be in the “consider” where they might have one good start, but a second tough one and then your league settings might determine whether or not you should go forward with him. The pitchers will be split by league then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for them either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many – if any – notes associated with these groupings each week. We are starting them automatically so why do I need to expound on how awesome they are and will be in the coming week?

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February 25, 2013 5:00 am

Overthinking It: PECOTA's Projected Risers

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Ben Lindbergh

Five hitters and five pitchers PECOTA expects to see big improvements from this year.

BP’s PECOTA projections arrived two weeks ago today, offering answers to two of the most common questions asked each spring: Which players are expected to make major improvements, and which are big risks to head downhill?

We’ll tackle five hitters and five pitchers whom PECOTA projects to make major gains today, then do the same for some of the biggest projected decliners tomorrow. One note: It doesn’t take PECOTA to tell you that a player like Troy Tulowitzki—who missed most of last season after left groin surgery—could be in line for a big bounceback with better health, so this list is restricted to people who played full seasons in 2012.

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November 27, 2012 5:00 am

Out of Left Field: The Least Valuable Player

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Matthew Kory

Matthew goes looking for an award that won't be controversial.

Value is one of those things people love to argue about. “Yes!” say some. “No!” say others. “This isn’t really a yes or no kind of thing,” say others. (Different others.) In the end we agree to disagree to each other’s faces and say mean things about each other’s mothers behind each other’s back.

While the substance of the mother insults is likely less than fact-based in nature (except for what I said about that guy’s mom, the truth of which is only exceeded by its grossness), the MVP disagreements manifest mostly through statistics. The sticking point lies in which stats you choose to look at, because that informs how people think about, and vote on, the Most Valuable Player award. Pick the right stats (everything on BP’s stat pages minus RBI) and you end up with the right choice. Pick the wrong stats and you end up with not Mike Trout. The venerable BBWAA picked the wrong stats and thus the wrong player, the end result being that Trout, the consensus most valuable player, was not the consensus Most Valuable Player.

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Ben and Sam discuss what the Ervin Santana trade says about the Royals' rotation and the pitching market, then talk about what Rick Hahn's ascension to the GM role in Chicago means for the future of front offices.

Ben and Sam discuss what the Ervin Santana trade says about the Royals' rotation and the pitching market, then talk about what Rick Hahn's ascension to the GM role in Chicago means for the future of front offices.

Episode 74: "The Ervin Santana Trade, The Royals' Rotation, and the Pitching Market/Rick Hahn and the Future of Front Offices"

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The Dodgers now have a high-priced reliever. But do they have an elite reliever?

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Ben and Sam discuss the decisions the Angels are about to make concerning Dan Haren and Ervin Santana and talk about what their 2013 rotation will look like, then predict 2013's division/World Series winners and last-place teams.

Ben and Sam discuss the decisions the Angels are about to make concerning Dan Haren and Ervin Santana and talk about what their 2013 rotation will look like, then predict 2013's division/World Series winners and last-place teams.

*Update* Yeah, we both forgot that the Astros are moving to the AL West next season.

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