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04-24

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Short Relief: Of Sad Lexicons and Sad Hardware
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Holly Wendt and Patrick Dubuque

02-14

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Players Prefer Presentation: The Game I Didn't Have to Watch (But Did)
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Meg Rowley

01-22

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Players Prefer Presentation: Would You Like to Play a Game of Telephone?
by
Meg Rowley

10-20

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The BP Wayback Machine: Peace, Barry
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Baseball Prospectus

08-19

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Daisy Cutter: Surpassing Not-So-Giant Expectations
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Sahadev Sharma

10-24

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Pebble Hunting: An Illustrated Guide to the People of AT&T Park
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Sam Miller

07-08

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What You Need to Know: The NL East Gets Interesting
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Daniel Rathman

05-02

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Overthinking It: Three Months in Marco Scutaro's BABIP
by
Ben Lindbergh

04-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 179: Extending Barry Zito/The First-Place Royals
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-01

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Transaction Analysis: NL West Extension Action
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Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

03-26

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Legit Contenders
by
Sam Miller and Adam Sobsey

03-08

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Pitcher Profile: Four Growing Giants
by
Harry Pavlidis

03-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 152: 2013 Season Preview Series: San Francisco Giants
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

02-27

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Pebble Hunting: The 30-Second Story of the San Francisco Giants
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Sam Miller

02-01

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Pebble Hunting: Standing Pat in San Francisco
by
Sam Miller

11-07

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Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, November 7
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Daniel Rathman

11-06

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Marathon Men: When the '58 Giants and Dodgers Played Nine in a Row
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Jeff Polman

10-31

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Sobsequy: The Freaks and Geeks Go All the Way
by
Adam Sobsey

10-30

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BP Unfiltered: Do the Giants Signal the End of Moneyball?
by
Colin Wyers

10-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 71: The Giants Win the World Series/Assessing Brian Sabean
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Three Recap: Giants 2, Tigers 0
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Ben Lindbergh

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Preview: Giants at Tigers
by
Daniel Rathman

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Three Preview: Giants at Tigers
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Daniel Rathman

10-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 70: World Series Game Two/Protective Gear for Pitchers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-26

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Recap: Giants 2, Tigers 0
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Ben Lindbergh

10-26

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The BP Wayback Machine: 2010 World Series Game Four Report
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John Perrotto

10-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 69: The Weirdness of World Series Game One/Delmon Young's Surprising Career
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game One Recap: Giants 8, Tigers 3
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Sam Miller

10-24

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BP Announcements: Wednesday World Series Game One Roundtable HERE
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Ben Lindbergh

10-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 68: The Obligatory World Series Preview Episode
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game One Preview: Tigers at Giants
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Daniel Rathman

10-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 67: Did Our Opinions of Players Change in the NLCS?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Six Preview: Cardinals at Giants
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Daniel Rathman

10-19

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BP Announcements: NLCS Game Five Friday Roundtable HERE
by
Ben Lindbergh

10-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 65: The Impact of the ALCS Rainout/The Strange Appearance of Hunter Pence/Do We Dislike Any Players or Teams?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-18

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Four Preview: Giants at Cardinals
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Daniel Rathman

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Three Preview: Giants at Cardinals
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Daniel Rathman

10-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 63: The Slide Heard 'Round the World/Why Does Everyone Hate the Cardinals?/Ryan Vogelsong Rewards Bruce Bochy
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Two Preview: Cardinals at Giants
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Daniel Rathman

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game One Preview: Cardinals at Giants
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Daniel Rathman

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: Why We Won't See Melky Cabrera in the NLCS
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Mike Ferrin

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: Sofa Scouting: Reds vs. Giants, Game Five
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Jason Parks

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Four Preview: Giants at Reds
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Daniel Rathman

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Recap: Reds 9, Giants 0
by
Sam Miller

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Preview: Reds at Giants
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Daniel Rathman

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: Giants-Reds Division Series Preview
by
Sam Miller

09-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 50: Travis Snider Tells All/Should the Giants Bring Melky Back in October?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 44: Sizing Up the Giants' Starters/Rooting for Run Differential
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-11

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Head Games: Mistake Swings and Forbidden Steals
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Will Woods

08-24

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Raising Aces: Throwdown: Clayton Kershaw vs. Madison Bumgarner
by
Doug Thorburn

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A collection of poems of celebration, and an online auction one would rather never see.

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Mac Williamson feels like baseball.

The offseason is an odd stretch of long road. There’s no baseball in the beginning and an annoying approximation of it at the end. Whatever treaty the horizon feigns with light, we still get up for work in the dark and go home in the dark; the sun is so indifferent to its friends this time of year. We get the flu, and are quite happy to retreat to the couch. It’s cold outside, and much comfier in here. We have ennui, and are a bit distracted. Those things are all true, and also, poor excuses for watching the wrong game by mistake.

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What would managers and catchers chat about if they had NFL-style headsets?

Last week, it was reported by Teddy Cahill at Baseball America that the American Baseball Coaches Association’s committee on pace of play was considering putting a digital headset in catchers’ helmets, similar to those used by NFL quarterbacks, so coaches could more quickly relay play calls in-game.

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The enigmatic left-hander has thrown that beautiful curve for the last time.

On Monday, Barry Zito announced that he would be the last of the Big Three to go quietly into that good night. In honor of his retirement, and to look back at his long, memorable career, let's review 15 years of BP Annual comments about him, as he transitioned from Cy Young Award winner on the east side of the bay, to an unmovable contract on the west side.

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August 19, 2015 6:00 am

Daisy Cutter: Surpassing Not-So-Giant Expectations

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Sahadev Sharma

How do the Giants continue to produce major leaguers who outperform their perceived ceilings?

No matter how much baseball we watch, no matter how much we think we know, we’re always surprised by something. Whether it’s the underperformance or the ability to exceed expectations of a certain player or team, every new season always brings about something that makes one wonder how it’s happening. It seems as though the San Francisco Giants are able to repeatedly be that team, although they do seem to limit it to some sort of even-year magic.

Of course, the even- and odd-year stuff holds no water; this is a legitimately strong team. When they rebounded from a 3-9 start to get to 10 games over .500 in late May, I decided to take a look at what was going on with them this season. To my surprise, after years of seeing a dominant pitching staff carry the Giants into the playoffs, it was the offense that was the strength of this year’s team.

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Classifying the fans you'll see in the stands for the next three games of the World Series.

The following originally ran two years ago today. With two exceptionsthe seventh word of the piece, and the section on the woman in the Marlins jersey who turned out to be a dude in a Marlins jersey, and who we now know much, much more aboutit's just as true today, so we hope you'll enjoy it anew.

You will be spending the next two days with the AT&T crowd, so you might as well get to know who they are. While a stadium of 43,000 can hold countless types, the culture of the park can be pretty well summed up by just a few of them.

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July 8, 2013 6:26 am

What You Need to Know: The NL East Gets Interesting

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Daniel Rathman

The Nationals started slow, but the Braves should be looking over their shoulders.

The Weekend Takeaway
At the midway point of the regular season, the Nationals were 41-40, and their -19 run differential suggested that they were fortunate to have notched even that mediocre tally. A week earlier, they were a game under .500, at 37-38. And two weeks before that, they were a season-high eight games out of first place in the National League East, a division that, before Opening Day, they were widely expected to win.

Playing a month without Bryce Harper did not help. Neither did the apparent flop of Dan Haren, in whom general manager Mike Rizzo invested $13 million to complete a dominant rotation. And the prolonged slump that befell fellow newcomer Denard Span, who was supposed to be the sparkplug for a potent lineup, rippled through an offense that instead underwhelmed for weeks.


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May 2, 2013 12:40 pm

Overthinking It: Three Months in Marco Scutaro's BABIP

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Ben Lindbergh

A Scutaro hot streak and slump explain why the "good luck" and "bad luck" narratives don't always make sense.

Some players’ stat pages are interesting for any number of reasons. Others are nondescript, save for a single defining stat that stands out so much more than all the others that you quickly come to associate the player with that particular category. Marco Scutaro is a “single stat” guy.

Scutaro’s defining characteristic is that he makes more contact than anyone else. When someone says “Marco Scutaro” 10 years from now, you won’t think about that one time he led the league in sac flies, which his black ink would have us believe was the only time he led the league in anything. You might remember his unusual career arc: a utility guy throughout his 20s who “clearly was put on Earth to be a reserve,” according to Baseball Prospectus 2006, Scutaro bloomed late and became an above-average starter at shortstop in his early- to mid-30s. But mostly you’ll remember that his bat touched the ball on roughly 95 percent of his swings, and that he cut down on his K’s as his career went on while the rest of the league’s strikeout rate rose.

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Ben and Sam discuss the situation surrounding Barry Zito's contract for 2014, and the Royals' hot, small-sample start.



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The Giants lock up Buster Posey for almost a decade, and the Diamondbacks give Paul Goldschmidt five more years.



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The second installment of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.

In the week leading up to Opening Day, we're asking and answering three questions about each team in a five-part series ordered by descending Playoff Pct from the Playoff Odds Report. Today, we continue with a look at the group of six teams with the highest odds of winning at least a Wild Card. As a reminder, you can find links to our preview podcasts for each team here.

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The 2012 World Champions stopped by the Royals' facility in Surprise last week, providing our first PITCHf/x view of four prospects' stuff.

The defending World Series champions visited Surprise, Arizona and matched up against the Royals on March 2, in an early-spring contest that marked our first PITCHf/x look at a small group of Giants prospects.

The influx of new arms has slowed, with a mere handful of recent debuts after the early set of nearly two-dozen. Breaking with the theme, this article’s focus will not be limited to the most noteworthy prospects; the Giants brought out four new arms, and we’ll extend a warm embrace to each of them.

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