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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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9

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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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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September 12, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Mysterious Resurgence of Ervin Santana

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Sam Miller

For a while, Ervin Santana was bad, but lately he's been better. Is the successful Santana here to stay?

On July 30, Mike Scioscia told Ervin Santana that, no matter what happened, Santana was not going to pitch more than five innings in that day’s game. Santana had been struggling. Santana had been one of the worst pitchers in baseball. Santana’s ERA was 6.00. So the Angels wanted to reset him with one short outing, an outing in which Santana wouldn’t have to worry about pacing himself and wouldn’t have to hold his mechanics together for quite as long. It’s a trick Scioscia had tried before, most recently with Scott Kazmir, and it’s a trick that you probably don’t hear talked about very often, because Scott Kazmir.

Santana made it through those five innings. They weren’t his best five innings, but he survived them and managed to lower his ERA a tick. Since then, Santana has made seven full starts, and he has arguably been the Angels’ most effective starter in that stretch: a 3.30 ERA, and not a single game score below 50. So, did it work?

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June 5, 2012 9:19 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, June 5

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Matthew Kory

If the Nationals are in first place 15 games from today, they just might coast to October.

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May 17, 2012 3:00 am

Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 5/17/12

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Paul Sporer

Friedrich and Milone headline this week's VP list

Pitchers are starting to drop to like flies, making Value Picks even more important as they move from luxuries to necessities as replacements.  Cory Luebke has a partially torn UCL, Jeff Niemann suffered a broken leg and hit the 60-day disabled list, Danny Duffy is likely set for Tommy John surgery, Vance Worley joined the DL ranks with elbow inflammation, and Joe Wieland (hardly a mixed league stalwart five minutes into his career), went down earlier this month with an elbow injury of his own. 

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Josh Hamilton pulled off a rare feat on Tuesday night against the Orioles.

The Tuesday Takeaway
Step aside, Matt Kemp—there’s a new name atop the home run leaderboard. That would be Josh Hamilton, who hit not one, not two, not three, but four long balls at Camden Yards in the Rangers’ 10-3 win over the Orioles.

Hamilton, whose absurd 1.298 OPS still trails Kemp’s by seven points, went 5-for-5, adding a double to those homers to finish just one total base shy of Shawn Green’s single-game record of 19. He is the first player to hit four homers in a game since Carlos Delgado did it on September 25, 2003, the first Rangers player ever to accomplish the feat, and the second player to join the club against the Orioles. The other was the Indians’ Rocky Colavito on June 10, 1959.


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