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03-20

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The Darkhorses: Runs Scored
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-30

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14

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second Basemen
by
Bret Sayre

11-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 334: The Fielder-Kinsler Trade/Australia's Asia Series Cinderella Story
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-21

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15

Fantasy Freestyle: The Fantasy Fallout of the Fielder-Kinsler Swap
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Bret Sayre

11-21

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17

Transaction Analysis: Fielder, Kinsler, and the Trade That Put Everything in its Place
by
Sam Miller

11-13

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Fantasy Team Preview: Texas Rangers
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Craig Goldstein and Paul Sporer

09-19

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Painting the Black: The Things You See
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R.J. Anderson

04-03

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 2
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Larry Granillo

03-20

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31

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Second Basemen
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Bret Sayre

12-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 108: What Position Should Ian Kinsler Play?/How Do You Know When You Need a New GM?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-29

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 28
by
Larry Granillo

05-30

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2

The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, May 30
by
Matthew Kory

05-17

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25

On the Beat: The Winning Formula
by
John Perrotto

04-12

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4

Transaction Analysis: Second Acts for Second Basemen
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R.J. Anderson

04-10

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14

What You Need to Know: Tuesday, April 10
by
Daniel Rathman

01-16

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9

Collateral Damage: The Latest Offseason Surgery Updates
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Corey Dawkins and Ben Lindbergh

10-19

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23

World Series Prospectus: The Midwest Showdown
by
Baseball Prospectus

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: Game Six: World Series Bound
by
R.J. Anderson

09-03

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 2
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Larry Granillo

07-12

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7

Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 1
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R.J. Anderson

02-07

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16

Fantasy Beat: BP Scoresheet Early Draft Prep
by
Rob McQuown

10-26

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19

World Series Prospectus: World Series Preview
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Christina Kahrl

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: LDS Day Seven Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

08-19

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17

Changing Speeds: The Golden Generation
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Ken Funck

08-02

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22

Under The Knife: No Two Injuries are Alike
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Will Carroll

03-31

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Under The Knife: Late Spring Training Hurts
by
Will Carroll

02-19

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26

Team Health Reports: Texas Rangers
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Michael R. Lewis

08-16

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On the Beat: Weekend Roundup
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John Perrotto

08-07

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Fantasy Beat: Fish or Cut Bait?
by
Marc Normandin

08-04

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30

Under The Knife: Surgery Surge
by
Will Carroll

07-30

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Under The Knife: Save the Date!
by
Will Carroll

03-06

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 27
by
Jay Jaffe

03-02

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Team Health Reports: Texas Rangers
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Brad Wochomurka

02-13

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22

Fantasy Beat: Second Base
by
Marc Normandin

08-21

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Under The Knife: Limits
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Will Carroll

06-24

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Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

04-20

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Prospectus Q&A: Ian Kinsler
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David Laurila

02-22

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Transaction Analysis: Odds and Ends
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Christina Kahrl

08-29

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers, August 26, 2006
by
Derek Jacques

06-09

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Prospectus Notebook: Indians, Rangers
by
Baseball Prospectus

03-30

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-08

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Prospects, Wrap-up
by
Nate Silver

08-05

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Prospectus Notebook: Friday Edition
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Baseball Prospectus

03-31

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

06-18

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Can Of Corn: Low-A All-Star Team
by
Dayn Perry

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May 17, 2012 3:00 am

On the Beat: The Winning Formula

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John Perrotto

Ron Washington isn't ready to say his team is the best in the bigs, and a chat with Jose Altuve.

Ian Kinsler is not a sabermetrician, but he is a heckuva baseball player and a logical enough guy. So, it only seemed natural to ask the All-Star second baseman if he thinks his Rangers are the best team in baseball.

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April 12, 2012 3:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Second Acts for Second Basemen

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R.J. Anderson

Brandon Phillips and Ian Kinsler will stay with their teams well into their 30s.

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Yu Darvish makes his first big-league start, while Ian Kinsler signs an extension.

The Monday Takeaway
When Yu Darvish walked back to the Rangers’ dugout after the top of the first inning of his major-league debut, things were looking bleak for both the pitcher and his team. Darvish had allowed seven Mariners to reach base and four of them to cross the plate while throwing 42 pitches and putting Texas in an early hole.

The righty settled down after that, coughing up just one more run in the second inning, and needing only 68 pitches to complete the final 4 2/3 innings of his 5 2/3-inning debut. The four walks, hit batter, and wild pitch on Darvish’s line are a bit worrisome, but some of his early wildness can be chalked up to rookie jitters. And once the Rangers’ offense kicked into gear against Mariners starter Hector Noesi, Darvish grew more comfortable, riding 11 runs of support to his first stateside victory.


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January 16, 2012 3:00 am

Collateral Damage: The Latest Offseason Surgery Updates

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Corey Dawkins and Ben Lindbergh

Catching up with the surgeries on and recoveries of Nick Markakis, Alex Rodriguez, Ian Kinsler, Jason Castro, Al Alburquerque, and other players.

Before long, spring training will be upon us, and we’ll be able to watch live baseball games again. Rounding up the usual injury suspects has been fun, and we’ll go into detail about several other injuries before putting the series on hold. However, injury news doesn’t stop being made at the end of the World Series, and since our last injury roundup, more than a few injuries have come to light. Therefore, we interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you this important news.

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Sizing up every facet of each contender in this season's Fall Classic.

The Breakdown

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October 17, 2011 9:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: Game Six: World Series Bound

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R.J. Anderson

The Rangers advance to the World Series in a blowout win over the Tigers

Game Six of the American League Championship Series provided an anticlimactic ending to an otherwise entertaining series.

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The tater trots for September 2: Beltran's big night, Cabrera's lazy trot, Ankiel's speedy trot.

Things are a bit late, so let's get right to the trots!

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Reviewing the best and worst first-half position players on each team.

In the numerical sense, the halfway point of the season arrived about a week ago. However, the All-Star break marks the arbitrary end point of the first half, bringing a few days of festivities and vacations to the forefront. That period of inactivity in games that matter offers a window into the frozen stats for each team, allowing us to see who is leading the charge and who is failing the team so far. 

In order to determine who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, I’ll enlist the aid of the Wins Above Replacement metric. Next time, we’ll cover the pitchers, but for today, it’s all about the position players.

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Rob McQuown gives more keeper tips and dives into draft preparation notes.

With many leagues having keepers due today, I'll be around to offer any commentary on keepers. One last-minute tip is to not forget about defense. Be sure to check out these resources:

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It's a series that will feature superb pitching staffs, and one team will come away with a long-awaited title.

In baseball as in literature, archetypes tend to be formulaic, proof that fiction falls short of reality when it comes to the power to describe any one thing in shorthand. The need, indeed one of the great benefits of the human mind is to identify patterns, and to peg things that fall within those patterns, or to re-evaluate the pattern as a whole to create some new rubric, some new way of explaining things. Take our current post-season slate: instead of a much-anticipated rematch between the Evil Empire and the Phillies' a-bornin' senior-circuit dynasty, last week we got the pleasure of witnessing imperial ambitions utterly overthrown in both leagues.

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October 13, 2010 8:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: LDS Day Seven Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

The Rangers and Rays' LDS outcome involves no home wins and a repeated bit of dominance.

Like a proper pint of Ben & Jerry's, history gets made in all sorts of flavors. A Rangers post-season series win is new and exciting, and Cliff Lee's feats as far as LDS strikeout records are indisputable numerical facts. But at the end of Tuesday night's anti-climactic shutdown of the American League's best team by the AL's best pitcher, you got left with some obvious questions: Why 162 games, if it all just gets burned away in a subsequent quintet of contests? Will Andrew Friedman's brand of poopadoodle wind up amounting to that much better than Billy Beane's? Does home-field advantage really just not matter quite so much after all?

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August 19, 2010 8:00 am

Changing Speeds: The Golden Generation

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Ken Funck

The 2006 class is a tough one to beat among a strong recent group of rookie classes.

Earlier this week, the folks at Beloit College released their annual MindsetList, a document designed to explain the cultural differences between the incoming class of college freshmen and the older faculty hired to teach them. The idea is to highlight the small and large ways the world has changed in the last 20 years by mentioning things that were true during the life span of oldsters that were never true for those under 20, e.g., the existence of things like a telephone cord, a country called Czechoslovakia, and a baseball commissioner not named Bud. For me, a man who fervently hopes Jamie Moyer comes back next spring to ensure I won’t have to face being older than every major-league ballplayer, this is always a time to reflect on youth and age, both in life and in baseball—especially so this year, since the current Mindset List includes a reference to the term Annus Horribilus, which I happened to use in last year’s BP Annual, but which I now know dates me almost as much as saying “23 Skidoo.”

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