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08-09

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 21: The Deadline Was Just A Suggestion
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Liriano Learning on the Fly
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Matthew Trueblood, Wilson Karaman and Gideon Turk

08-01

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 20: DFA Deadline Extravaganza
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Bryan Grosnick, Craig Goldstein, Patrick Dubuque, Jeffrey Paternostro, Emma Baccellieri, Kate Morrison, Aaron Gleeman and Shawn Brody

11-21

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The Landscape: ERA
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George Bissell

07-16

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Fantasy Freestyle: Francisco Liriano: Back Among the Elite?
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Greg Wellemeyer

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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Paul & Doug discuss what is wrong with Jon Lester since mid-May and dive into Strasburg's season. Next GOTW: Francisco Liriano at Mike Leake

Stephen Strasburg gives the guys a very interesting start to discuss as he shows flashes of brilliance in a start that ended up rather mediocre statistically speaking. Robbie Erlin suffers a tough day, but the outlook isn't quite as grim.

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December 26, 2012 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Leery of Liriano

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Ben Lindbergh

Does FIP tell the truth about Liriano, or is his ERA a better indication of his talent?

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December 11, 2012 5:00 am

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

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Geoff Young

The San Diego Padres have been major players this offseason, and teams in the NL West have been put on notice.

The Padres have been huge players so far this offseason, acquiring Brandon Kloess, A.J. Kirby-Jones, Tyson Ross, and Wilfredo Boscan in trades, and signing free agents Travis Buck and Jason Marquis. This has the potential to upset the balance of power in the National League West.

Such are the problems when a new ownership group comes in and starts flinging money like there's an endless supply of the green stuff. Drop enough Lincolns and other teams reflexively recoil in fear. It is impossible to deny the intimidation factor that accompanies such brash spending. Opponents feel deflated and stop trying to compete. This is great for the Padres, but think of the poor Dodgers and Giants to the north. What will become of them?

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December 11, 2012 5:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Tuesday, December 11

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Daniel Rathman

The Phillies could add a bat soon, the Dodgers probably aren't done spending, and information about the lead-up to the Royals-Rays blockbuster is coming to light.

A busy weekend gave way to a lethargic Monday: Apart from the Twins reaching a two-year deal with Kevin Correia, the transactions wire was completely dormant. As we await more action, here’s a glance at two recent developments and a look back at the lead-up to the weekend’s most polarizing trade.

Phillies likely to land one of top three free-agent corner outfielders
Over the past seven days, the Phillies have acquired center fielder Ben Revere from Minnesota and third baseman Michael Young from Texas, in an effort to revamp their lineup, which lost Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino in midseason trades. But Revere and Young combined for just eight home runs in 2012, all of them hit by the former Ranger, and considering that manager Charlie Manuel’s power bats are riddled with question marks, the Phillies still need to add some thump.


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Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.

A-ROD BRACES FOR SURGERY
“I am fully committed to a very hard road back. We've done it before in '09 and it was a great result, both on a personal level and on a team level, more importantly. I take it as a great challenge and I'm excited for the challenge.”
—Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who will have surgery on his left hip in January and could be out until the All-Star break. (ESPN.com)



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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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