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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
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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
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Sam Miller and Adam Sobsey

03-08

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Pitcher Profile: Four Growing Giants
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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
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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
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Adam Sobsey

10-30

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

10-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 71: The Giants Win the World Series/Assessing Brian Sabean
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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
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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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Pebble Hunting: An Illustrated Guide to the People of AT&T Park
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Doug Thorburn

08-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 22: Why BP Didn't Break the Melky Cabrera Suspension
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-15

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BP Unfiltered: Melky Cabrera, PEDs, and the Giants' Playoff Odds
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Ben Lindbergh

08-14

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What You Need to Know: Tuesday, August 14
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Daniel Rathman

08-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 11: Train Crossing
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 9: Homer and Marge
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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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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Ben and Sam preview the Giants' season with Ian Miller and Josh Shepardson, and Pete talks to San Jose Mercury News and Bay Area News Group Giants reporter Alex Pavlovic (at 22:26).



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February 27, 2013 5:00 am

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

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Sam Miller

If you had to explain the Giants' recent success to someone on an elevator, what would you say?

From a chat I did last week:

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February 1, 2013 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Standing Pat in San Francisco

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Sam Miller

Teams that win the World Series tend to bring back most of their players, and the Giants are no exception.

It’s been a quiet winter in Lake Wilsonbegone, my hometown. The local nine had a nice parade down Market Street, and the smell of the city made everybody act a bit peculiar that night. A few weeks later Frank Romo’s boy was on his way home to see his sweetheart when he got fired up by the protest spirit and ended up serving a few minutes of hard time in the custody of the Las Vegas Police Department. Skinny Timmy won a GIF contest, and the old-timers at the Chatterbox Cafe had a fun time guessing what a GIF contest is.

There’s not much other action for GM Brian Sabean these days. His Giants won the World Series last year, and when you win the World Series your honey-do list gets pretty simple.

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November 7, 2012 5:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, November 7

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Daniel Rathman

A retired pitcher considers a comeback, the Rockies come closer to naming a manager, and the Dodgers are interested in every starter.

With all eyes on the election, Tuesday was yet another quiet day on the hot stove. But for the second time in as many offseasons, we might be in for another blast from the past.

Javier Vazquez considering return to the majors
In March, Andy Pettitte—seemingly done after sitting out the 2011 season—signed a one-year deal with the Yankees that few could have foreseen. Now, according to Peter Gammons, Pettitte’s former teammate, Vazquez, is reportedly itching to return to the mound, too.


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Today's Giants-Dodgers rivalry leaves something to be desired. Maybe all it needs is nine consecutive head-to-head matchups.

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Jeff Polman is an ex-newspaper editor, produced screenwriter, budding novelist and cat lover who now spends a lot of time writing pieces for The Huffington Post, Seamheads, and other Interweb locales, playing a lot of Strat-O-Matic and creating fictionalized baseball replay blogs like this one and this one and currently this one, set largely in 1958 San Francisco. His first of these efforts, 1924 and You Are There! also became a book. His favorite movie ever is the 1960 version of The Time Machine, which explains a lot. Jeff can be found in Culver City, CA, and though he abhors the expression, can be reached out to at jpolman54@gmail.com and followed on Twitter at @mysteryball58.
 


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October 31, 2012 5:00 am

Sobsequy: The Freaks and Geeks Go All the Way

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Adam Sobsey

The Giants were a club fit for Halloween, but their colorful costumes couldn't obscure their competent play.

Well, and what did you expect? It’s Halloween, and the Giants wear black and orange.

Yes, I know, those are not stats. But to push on this a bit harder: it’s costume week, and the time of the dead, and the Giants dressed the part. Look at them. Brian Wilson, who is spending a year-plus dead, has the fake-looking beard, and Sergio Romo went trick-or-treating in the closer costume (beard included) Wilson used to wear. Pablo Sandoval went as the power hitter he used to be (his ISO dropped 70 points this season and he hit 12 home runs). In Game One he went as Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, and/or Albert Pujols.

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