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07-09

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What You Need to Know: The Tigers' Roaring Comeback
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Chris Mosch

06-20

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Raising Aces: A Tale of Two Aces
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Doug Thorburn

06-06

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What You Need to Know: Soaring Jays
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Chris Mosch

05-27

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 5/27
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Daniel Rathman

03-12

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Five to Watch: American League Starting Pitchers
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Craig Goldstein

02-24

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State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

01-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 366: The Clayton Kershaw Contract
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-03

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Fantasy Team Preview: Detroit Tigers
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Paul Sporer

11-21

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Fantasy Bargains and Busts: American League Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Three Preview: Red Sox at Tigers
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Ben Carsley

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Five Recap: Tigers 3, Athletics 0
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Paul Sporer

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Five Preview: Tigers at Athletics
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Paul Sporer

08-02

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 19
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Paul Sporer

08-01

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What You Need to Know: The Will to Walk-Off Win
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Daniel Rathman

07-26

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What You Need to Know: Panic in Detroit?
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Daniel Rathman

07-10

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What You Need to Know: Chicago Firepower
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Daniel Rathman

07-10

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 8: Delgado v. Teheran
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

05-22

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Raising Aces: This Justin
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Doug Thorburn

04-01

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Transaction Analysis: The Tigers Make Justin Verlander Baseball's Highest-Paid Pitcher
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Ben Lindbergh

01-08

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Punk Hits: So You've Decided to Join the American League
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Ian Miller

11-09

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Internet Baseball Awards: American League
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Dave Pease

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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Painting the Black: Opposite Day
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R.J. Anderson

10-24

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

10-19

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Head Games: Two ALCS-Altering At-Bats
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Will Woods

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Tigers and Yankees
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Sam Miller

06-15

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, June 15
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Andrew Koo and Hudson Belinsky

06-14

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Future Shock: Picking Pitchers
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Kevin Goldstein

05-25

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 25
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Matthew Kory

05-23

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Pebble Hunting: How Josh Harrison Beats Justin Verlander
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Sam Miller

05-08

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, May 8
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Matthew Kory

04-23

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, April 23
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Matthew Kory

04-11

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Overthinking It: The Best Pitcher in Baseball?
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Ben Lindbergh

04-06

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, April 6
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Matthew Kory

02-08

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The BP Broadside: Pardon Me, Sir, But Have You Ever Even TALKED To A Female Baseball Fan?
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Steven Goldman

09-30

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Regular-Season Awards
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Internet Baseball Awards
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August 2, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 19

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Paul Sporer

Paul helps you set your fantasy rotation with a look at next week's two-start pitchers.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner. Each week I will cover the pitchers are who slated to make two starts and help you decide who you should start and who you should sit. Sometimes guys will be in the “consider” where they might have one good start, but a second tough one and then your league settings might determine whether or not you should go forward with him. The pitchers will be split by league then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for them either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many – if any – notes associated with these groupings each week. We are starting them automatically so why do I need to expound on how awesome they are and will be in the coming week?

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August 1, 2013 6:05 am

What You Need to Know: The Will to Walk-Off Win

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Daniel Rathman

The Rangers weren't sure whether to be buyers or sellers, but things are looking up for Texas after three straight walk-off wins.

The Wednesday Takeaway
If you’re going to claw back into a division race, you might as well do it in style. And after their general manager fell short in his 11th-hour bid to upgrade his lineup, the Rangers made their boss look good for the third night in a row.

Ron Washington’s club came into the week six games behind the first-place Athletics in the American League West, a shaky position that apparently left Daniels and the front office wavering on their deadline plans. With the threat of a 50-game suspension for Nelson Cruz hanging over their team, Daniels turned over many a stone in search of a power hitter who could approximate the right fielder’s production. But he was unable to pry either Jose Bautista or Edwin Encarnacion from the Blue Jays and opted to stand pat following the acquisition of Matt Garza from the Cubs earlier last month, perhaps reassured by the news that Cruz intends to appeal his ban.


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July 26, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Panic in Detroit?

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Daniel Rathman

Justin Verlander has looked mortal lately, and on Thursday he was hit hard again by the AL's worst offense.

The Thursday Takeaway
The series finale between the White Sox and Tigers may have been the league’s main attraction yesterday afternoon, drawing fans of both teams and those eager to see the pitching matchup of Justin Verlander and Jake Peavy, as well as scouts evaluating the latter for prospective trade-deadline buyers.

Peavy held serve for those eyeing his services, tossing seven-plus innings of four-run ball, over which he permitted only four hits and two walks while striking out seven. The 32-year-old’s outing might have looked better had manager Robin Ventura turned to his bullpen to begin the eighth inning. But the skipper let Peavy—whose pitch count was well into the triple digits—return to the bump, and he promptly served up a home run by Brayan Pena, the third long ball authored against him on the afternoon. With 118 pitches, 74 of them strikes, on the counter, Ventura finally took the ball from his workhorse no. 2 starter and handed it to Matt Lindstrom, who combined with closer Addison Reed to protect the 7-4 lead.


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July 10, 2013 7:51 am

What You Need to Know: Chicago Firepower

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Daniel Rathman

For one night, the White Sox look like the team to beat in the AL Central.

The Tuesday Takeaway
The White Sox entered last night’s matchup with Justin Verlander with a .237 team TAv, the second-worst mark in baseball. Only the Marlins, at .231, had been less potent at the plate as a group, and Mike Redmond’s bunch did not have the benefit of a designated hitter. Among junior-circuit clubs, the Yankees, 11 points ahead of the White Sox at .248, were the next-worst squad.

The American League’s least productive lineup, one with only two starters toting on-base percentages higher than .310, is not supposed to collect 23 hits in a game against Verlander. But on Tuesday, the White Sox did.


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Former teammates become foes in a tremendous battle of rising young arms in this week's GotW.

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May 22, 2013 9:35 am

Raising Aces: This Justin

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Doug Thorburn

What has to go wrong for Justin Verlander to have a bad day at work?

The stage was set for an epic duel in Arlington last Thursday, pitting perennial CY Young contender Justin Verlander against 2013's frontrunner for the hardware, Yu Darvish of the Rangers. The matchup was a slam-dunk selection for the Game of the Week on this week's episode of TINSTAAPP, and the hype was such that it took thoughtful consideration before co-host/BP colleague Paul Sporer reluctantly chose the “under” when I set the line at 23 strikeouts for the two starters combined.

To say that the game fell short of expectation is a massive understatement. Darvish threw 130 pitches in a game in which he surrendered four runs over the first four frames yet was in no danger of losing. Verlander saw to it that Darvish would get his seventh win of the season, surrendering eight earned runs before he could escape the third inning. The third frame of Thursday's game was the worst of Verlander's career—the Rangers plated seven runners, including two via bases-loaded walks, and the outing ended mercifully after Geovany Soto knocked a 97-mph fastball into the left-field stands for an 8-3 Ranger lead.

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The Tigers award their ace an extension that will pay him more than any other pitcher (at least until Clayton Kershaw's next contract). Was it wise?



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January 8, 2013 5:00 am

Punk Hits: So You've Decided to Join the American League

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Ian Miller

A helpful pamphlet produced with the review or approval of the Office of the President of the American League of Major League Baseball, which doesn't even exist anymore.

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The AL results of the 21st-annual Internet Baseball Awards are in, and the big winner is as old as the IBAs are.

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Ben and Sam discuss the unpredictable outcome of World Series Game One and observe that Delmon Young is starting to look a lot like Stanley from The Office.

Ben and Sam discuss the unpredictable outcome of World Series Game One and observe that Delmon Young is starting to look a lot like Stanley from The Office.

Episode 69: "The Weirdness of World Series Game One/Delmon Young's Surprising Career"

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Barry Zito and Pablo Sandoval get the Giants off to an unexpected start.

Guess the MLB.com headline!

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October 24, 2012 8:07 am

Painting the Black: Opposite Day

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R.J. Anderson

How do you sell a mismatch like Zito vs. Verlander? By highlighting the differences.

Game One of the World Series features a lopsided pitching matchup. Justin Verlander is a superior pitcher to Barry Zito by every measure imaginable. So how do you sell this as an intriguing matchup? The FOX broadcast will probably focus on what Verlander and Zito have in common—the Cy Young. Zito won the award in 2002, his second full season in the majors, and Verlander took his home last winter.

But it’s not what Verlander and Zito have in common that could make this entertaining; rather, it’s what separates them.

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