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07-28

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The Buyer's Guide: Francisco Liriano
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J.P. Breen

03-27

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The Darkhorses: Strikeouts
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BP Fantasy Staff

10-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Ten Could-Be Fantasy Aces for 2014
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Bret Sayre

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Three Preview: Cardinals at Pirates
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Ben Carsley

10-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 297: NL Wild Card Game Preview/Adam J. Morris on the Rangers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-31

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 31, 2013
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Clint Chisam

08-09

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Raising Aces: What Happened to Liriano and Masterson?
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Doug Thorburn

07-19

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 9: Erlin vs. Strasburg
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

12-26

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Transaction Analysis: Leery of Liriano
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Ben Lindbergh

12-11

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Western Front: Padres Break Bank, Won't Pay to Have it Fixed
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Geoff Young

12-11

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Rumor Roundup: Tuesday, December 11
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Daniel Rathman

12-10

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The Week in Quotes: December 3-9
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

12-10

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Resident Fantasy Genius: A Manager's Impact on Steals
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Derek Carty

12-07

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Prospect Push: Ranking the Traded Prospects
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Jason Churchill

09-20

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Resident Fantasy Genius: One-Category Saviors: Strikeouts, Wins
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Derek Carty

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Liriano Heads to Rival White Sox
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Bradley Ankrom and Kevin Goldstein

07-25

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Pebble Hunting: Two Good Starts and a Trade
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Sam Miller

07-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 4: Harp
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-14

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BP Unfiltered: Francisco Liriano's Unconvincing Impression of a Minnesota Twin
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Ben Lindbergh

06-08

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
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Sam Miller

05-16

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Punk Hits: Running Hot and Cold
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Ian Miller

05-14

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Transaction Analysis: Vlad to Be There
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R.J. Anderson

04-24

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

03-07

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The Platoon Advantage: The Terrible Twins of 2012?
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Bill Parker

02-23

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Curious Case of Francisco Liriano
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Jay Jaffe

10-31

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

09-15

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Under The Knife: Liriano Update
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Will Carroll

03-30

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

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December 10, 2012 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: A Manager's Impact on Steals

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Derek Carty

How will a major-league team’s manager affect your fantasy team’s stolen-base totals?

Major League Baseball clubs often pride themselves on being aggressive on the basepaths. While the scope of this article isn’t to examine whether this strategy helps win ballgames, we can say with absolute certainty that being aggressive on the bases is the favored approach among fantasy owners. Stolen bases can be difficult to come by, so finding unexpected sources of steals can make a big difference for a team looking to win a championship.

One way to come across such bargains is to look at players who are changing teams, going from one with a passive organizational philosophy to one with an aggressive philosophy. Lots of teams claim to be aggressive, but as with most things in this game, you can’t always take people at their word or reputation.

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December 7, 2012 5:53 am

Prospect Push: Ranking the Traded Prospects

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Jason Churchill

How good are the hauls teams received in recent trades?

Each offseason—and occasionally during the season, especially in July—clubs acquire proven big-league players by sending prospects to their tango partners as part of the return. There already have been a handful of such trades since the end of the 2012 season, and there are numerous rumors suggesting more could be in the offing.

Let's rank those that have been moved to date.

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September 20, 2012 9:03 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: One-Category Saviors: Strikeouts, Wins

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Derek Carty

If an extra two wins or an extra two dozen strikeouts will make a big difference in your standings, here's where to look.

Over the past week, I’ve discussed the importance of prioritizing categorical impact over raw value with the season nearing an end. At this point I think I’ve given the concept more press than Psy is getting, and while "Gangnam Style" becomes no less brilliant play after play, I fear me talking anymore about this would have the opposite effect.  So, I’ll simply point you towards my one-category contributor articles for saves and homers and steals and invisible horse dance my way onto the meat of today’s article...

Wins
The best strategy when chasing wins is to play the match-ups, if you have the luxury of doing so in leagues with daily transactions and/or deep-ish free agent pools.  Ideally, you’ll target pitchers with good skills and potent offenses who are facing weak offenses.  Mixing and matching is almost certain to be better than rolling with a single starter come hell or high water.  Still, if you need to for whatever reason, here are a few to consider.


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The White Sox acquire Francisco Liriano from their division rival, the Minnesota Twins.



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July 25, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Two Good Starts and a Trade

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Sam Miller

Have teams really made million-dollar deadline decisions based on two starts? And if they have, can we figure out which ones they were?

"I think the one thing you might be able to get someone to dream onit's amazing to me, continually, how often trades are made based on the last two starts," one American League personnel director told Mackey. "So if he can put together a couple of starts in the next couple of weeks...” (Source)


Presume that this personnel director talking to Minnesota ESPN radio host/writer Phil Mackey about Francisco Liriano wasn’t misquoted. Presume that he wasn’t exaggerating wildly in order to entertain Mackey. Presume that he’s not insane. Presume that he’s telling the truth, and that, at least once, a team has made a trade based on the last two starts. The question, then, is this: Which trade?


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Ben and Sam discuss the disappointing Miami Marlins and resurgent southpaw Francisco Liriano.

Effectively Wild Episode 4: "Harp"

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If it doesn't look like a Twin, soft-toss like a Twin, or pitch to contact like a Twin, it's probably not a Twin.

Francisco Liriano throws hard. He misses bats. He also misses the strike zone. In other words, he's never seemed much like a Minnesota Twin. Still, we went along with his act, as long as he wore the uniform and from time to time let Ron Gardenhire tell him to pitch to contact. But on Friday night, he completely blew his cover, striking out 15 batters in a loss to the A's. Fifteen batters! That's more than Nick Blackburn strikes out in most months​. 

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June 8, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week

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Sam Miller

Francisco Liriano breaks the game of baseball, Ernesto Frieri learns to dance and Bob Gibson whoa whoa holy whoa.

Welcome to the Three Best Pitches Thrown This Week. There are many more than three pitches featured here. They also extend beyond this week, in one case to a time that predates many of your favorite things: The Wire​,​ and all varieties of Skittles, and every dog currently alive. You might consider this a flaw, but we consider it bonus material, and no refunds will be given. Enjoy the Three Best Pitches Thrown This Week.

3. Francisco Liriano, slider to Jeff Francoeur

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Will the real Dodgers and Twins please stand up?

Today, Ian Miller joins our team. Ian previously wrote a ProGUESTus piece about minor-league baseball, and he blogs and podcasts as one half of Productive Outs. A Punk Hit, according to the Dickson Baseball Dictionary, refers to a base hit that is softly struck but placed well.  

We’re roughly 20 percent of the way through the 2012 baseball season, and I have to file a column for Wednesday. That means that it’s the perfect time to take a look at this year’s leading out-of-the-gate over- and underachievers!

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May 14, 2012 3:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Vlad to Be There

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R.J. Anderson

Blue Jays sign Vladimir Guerrero, Twins send Liriano to the bullpen.

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April 24, 2012 8:00 am

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

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Ben Lindbergh

Philip Humber's perfect game ended with a controversial call, but close plays to preserve no-hitters are the norm, not the exception.

Since the start of the 2009 season, 12 nine-inning no-hitters have been pitched. Over the same span, 24 nine-inning one-hitters have been pitched. The former will be remembered. The latter will not, except by Anibal Sanchez, who threw three of them. (Don’t feel too bad for Anibal Sanchez, since he already had a no-hitter. Anibal Sanchez: pretty good at pitching.)

The difference between a no-hitter and a one-hitter is—wait for it—one hit. But it’s too simple to say that, really. A hit can be a long home run or a hard line drive that lands somewhere on the field. It can also be an infield dribbler, a well-placed pop-up, or a routine fly that would have been caught by literally anyone but Raul Ibanez. This is a hit:

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Is there any hope that the Twins will be better than horrible this season?

First, let’s get this out of the way: The Minnesota Twins will probably be pretty bad, at best, this season. They lost a lot of games in 2011, and though many of the names and faces have changed, they’ll take the field in 2012 looking a lot like the same team. As a matter of sabermetric best practices, it’s probably a good idea to assume that they’ll lose a lot of games again. PECOTA and the depth charts currently see the Twins losing 91 games, in a two-way tie for the AL Central cellar and a three-way tie for last in the American League. That’s all very reasonable, and nothing you read here is going to dispute the notion that that’s exactly what’s most likely to happen.

What I’m wondering, though, is why it’s being treated as a foregone conclusion. Great analysts are dismissing the team without, well, analyzing. Our own departing-and-incoming managing editors—brilliant, insightful, and devastatingly handsome men, both—had things like this to say in their recent AL Central preview: “This team should trade any veterans not nailed down” … “they can’t compete” … “The Royals are about to leave the Twins in their dust” … “It’s going to stay bad before it gets better.” And they’re certainly not alone... they’re just the example I can find right now. On Twitter and elsewhere, the Twins have very quickly become a punch line. They’ve been written off completely.

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