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02-04

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Outta Left Field: The Case for Ripping Up Sal Perez's Contract
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Dustin Palmateer

02-02

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Fifth Column: What Would an MVP Reliever Look Like?
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Michael Baumann

02-01

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BP Unfiltered: Rooting Against Chaos, Rooting Against Ian Kennedy
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Patrick Dubuque

01-25

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Rubbing Mud: The Strength-Based Way to Look at Cespedes (and Conforto)
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Matthew Trueblood

01-18

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Transaction Analysis: Innings, Innings, Innings
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J.P. Breen and Wilson Karaman

01-14

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Fifth Column: The Moment Before the Moment
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Michael Baumann

01-07

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20

Transaction Analysis: KC Accidental
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Rian Watt

12-29

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Best of BP 2015: Forty Minutes In Houston: ALDS Game 4
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Sam Miller

12-07

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Rumor Roundup: You Can Never Have Enough Pitching Rumors
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Daniel Rathman

12-01

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Baseball Therapy: The Neuropsychology of Bad Managing
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Russell A. Carleton

11-17

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Pitching Backward: So, Hey, What if the Mets Had Intentionally Walked Wade Davis
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Jeff Long

11-11

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Rubbing Mud: The Great Big Exasperated AL Central Shrug
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Matthew Trueblood

11-03

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The BP Wayback Machine: Dayton Moore's First Week
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Rany Jazayerli

11-02

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15

Playoff Prospectus: One Inning, Two Decisions, One Champion
by
Sam Miller

11-01

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Playoff Prospectus: Live by the Clutch, Die by the Clutch
by
Kate Morrison

11-01

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Playoff Prospectus: Ned Wins: Assessing The Managers In Game 4
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Matthew Trueblood

11-01

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 5 Preview
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R.J. Anderson

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: Curtis Granderson Gets To Name That Garbage
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Andrew Felper

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 4 Preview
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Jeffrey Paternostro

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: David Wright Beats the Heat
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R.J. Anderson

10-30

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Raising Aces: Syndergaard vs Ventura: Hot Hot Heat
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Doug Thorburn

10-29

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BP Unfiltered: On PECOTA, the Royals, and 72 Wins
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Sam Miller

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: An Opportunity Wasted
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Chris Mosch

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: Assessing the Managers' Moves In Game 2
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Matthew Trueblood

10-29

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8

Playoff Prospectus: Everything Bad Is Good For You
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Sam Miller

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: Assessing the Managers' Moves in Game One
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Matthew Trueblood

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: On Chris Young and Losing a Father
by
Sam Miller

10-27

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The Call-Up: Raul A. Mondesi
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Craig Goldstein and Ben Carsley

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Mets vs Royals
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Jeffrey Paternostro

10-27

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The BP Wayback Machine: An Illustrated Guide to the People of Kauffman Stadium
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Sam Miller

10-27

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Ducks on the Pond: The Royals and the Outfield Shift
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Chris Mosch

10-20

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Tuesday LCS Previews
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Mike Gianella and Chris Mosch

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game 3 Preview
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Matthew Trueblood

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Royals vs. Blue Jays
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R.J. Anderson

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: Forty Minutes In Houston: ALDS Game 4
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Sam Miller

10-13

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BP Unfiltered: Why Didn't The Royals Steal Home?
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Dustin Palmateer

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: The Story of Two Pitchers Left In: ALDS Game 3
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Matthew Trueblood

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: And Then Nothing Turned Itself Into Science: ALDS Game 2
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Sam Miller

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus: The Royals' Unforced Error: ALDS Game 1
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Matthew Trueblood

10-08

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Transaction Analysis: How the AL Division Champs Got Here
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BP Staff

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Astros vs. Royals
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Sam Miller

10-05

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Painting the Black: The Year In Hangovers
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R.J. Anderson

09-23

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Field Generals: Predicting the Managers of the Year
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Ian Frazer

07-23

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What You Need to Know: July 23, 2015
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Steven Jacobson

05-20

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Rubbing Mud: Royal Change
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Matthew Trueblood

05-11

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Pitching Backward: Who'll Throw The Greatest Pitch Ever?
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Jeff Long

05-08

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Baseball Therapy: Chemical Equations
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Russell A. Carleton

05-06

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Beating the Shift
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Chris Mosch

04-27

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What You Need to Know: Nuts To Strasburg!
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Ian Frazer

04-27

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The BP Wayback Machine: Retaliation, and Pitchers Hitting Pitchers
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Sam Miller

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The Royals have one of the team-friendliest contracts in the sport, but there's a case for being player-friendly, too.

You can almost see why Salvador Perez signed his contract extension back in 2012. Almost.

Perez, a 16-year-old way back in 2006, initially signed with the Royals out of Venezuela for just $65,000. He quietly worked his way through Kansas City's farm system without much fanfare, and on a minor-league salary to boot. When, just 39 games into his major-league career, the Royals offered him a life-changing seven million dollars guaranteed, it's not hard to see why he signed the dotted line.

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February 2, 2016 6:00 am

Fifth Column: What Would an MVP Reliever Look Like?

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Michael Baumann

Willie Hernandez is a trivia answer right now, but might he be seen as a prophet someday?

In last week’s listener email episode of Effectively Wild, Ben and Sam didn’t answer the interesting half of a question, so I’m going to do it for them.

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The hope-based reason for cheering on a projection system.

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What the Mets did right in landing the last premium free agent on this winter's market.

Peter Gammons was no friend to the Yoenis Cespedes camp in their pursuit of a long-term deal this winter. Last Thursday, as the market for Cespedes neared its resolution, Gammons tweeted:

Give Yoenis Cespedes 5 years, you deserve what you get, like -17 in CF as a Met.

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January 18, 2016 8:49 am

Transaction Analysis: Innings, Innings, Innings

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J.P. Breen and Wilson Karaman

The Royals look to continue their streak of questionable pitching contracts that look good in retrospect.

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Baseball as the steady extinction of possabilities.

On May 20, 2015, Nick Day hit a home run off Trace Dempsey in front of a few dozen fans, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since.

Last year, Ohio State started the season strong. After never having made an NCAA tournament under fifth-year head coach Greg Beals, the Buckeyes looked like they’d end up not only making the tournament but hosting a regional if they didn’t collapse.

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January 7, 2016 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: KC Accidental

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Rian Watt

The Royals bring back one of their own, and Alex Gordon stays home.



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How an entire series changed, and how it didn't entirely have to.

With the year winding to a close, Baseball Prospectus is revisiting some of our favorite articles of the year. This was originally published on October 13, 2015.

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As we head into the winter meetings, rumors are finding matches for Kazmir, Leake, and a pair of Boston arms.

Starting pitchers were flying off the shelves before the Winter Meetings could even start, so here’s the latest from that segment of the free-agent landscape…

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Bunting and broccoli and the brain.

I believe you are all familiar with the hashtags. #Mathenaging. #Yosted. #BuntToWin. And that’s just the state of Missouri. It’s now common knowledge that there are certain strategic plays that were once popular, but upon further review, it’s clear that they are questionable tactics at best. Everyone knows it, and yet, bunting is still a thing. Even the “smart” managers do it. Why?

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The issue on everybody's mind.

During Game Four of the World Series, the Royals used their patented late-inning devil magic to come back and take a lead against the New York Mets. This turn of plot was old hat to the Royals, who outscored opponents 18-0 in the ninth inning (or later) of postseason games in 2015, though by their standards the twist came surprisingly early—during the eighth inning. That meant that the Royals’ closer Wade Davis was forced to approach the plate as a hitter for the first time since 2013.

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November 11, 2015 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: The Great Big Exasperated AL Central Shrug

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Matthew Trueblood

The most unpredictable division in baseball is particularly unpredictable this offseason. Breaking down how each team might (?) see itself.

If you set out to list the five most surprising and the five most disappointing teams of 2015, there’s a good chance you would name at least four of the five American League Central clubs along the way. The Royals, you know about, but don’t forget the Twins, whom Sports Illustrated foresaw losing 100 games, but who were eliminated from the playoffs only on the final Saturday of the season. The same publication also picked the Indians to win the World Series, but Cleveland went 81-80. Personally, I picked the White Sox to win the division on the heels of their aggressive winter—but Chicago won 76 games. And PECOTA’s pick to cruise into October was Detroit, but the Tigers’ competitive window closed a year early, and they went 74-87.

I mention this because, if confounding expectations was the theme of the 2015 season in the AL Central, utter inscrutability might just be the theme of the winter there. I wouldn’t know where to begin forecasting next season’s standings in that division, and the major reason for that is that it’s virtually impossible to tell what any of the five teams are going to do with their offseasons. In most of the other divisions, there are clear favorites or co-favorites, and the objectives of at least three or four teams are very clear. Not in the AL Central. Let’s examine these teams one at a time.

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