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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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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
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Sam Miller

11-01

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Playoff Prospectus: Live by the Clutch, Die by the Clutch
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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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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
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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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Flashing back to Rany Jazayerli's assessment of the Kansas City squad that Moore inherited.

After yet another come-from-behind victory on Sunday night, the Kansas City Royals are again World Series champions. Today, we flash back to June 2006, when the Royals hired Dayton Moore to be their new general manager and Rany Jazayerli wondered whether Moore and the Royals could conceivably follow the turnaround modeled by... the Detroit Tigers and their talented GM, Dave Dombrowski.

At some point, an extreme performance can't simply be chalked up to simple sample size issue. Any team can play .250 ball for a week, or two weeks, or even a month. But it is now the middle of June, and as I write this the Royals have won barely one-quarter of their games--only a narrow victory over the Angels on Wednesday kept them from falling back to exactly .250--over a span of 64 games, or 40% of the season. "On pace" is an overused term in sports, but when we say the Royals are on pace to finish 43-119, equaling the 2003 Detroit Tigers' AL record for losses in a season, that is a pace not to be taken lightly. This team doesn't just suck; it sucks at a truly historical level.

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How the Mets blew it and the Royals took it (even though it could have been the opposite), and the Royals became world champs.

“The choices you make are half chance. So are everybody else’s.” –Cheesy song.

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Daniel Murphy's incredible postseason turns into an incredibly complicated postseason.

Failure sucks.

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How Yost kept his oath.

When we talk about the decisions managers make in big games, we probably spend too much time on the mistakes. It’s true that the first tenet of good managing tends to coincide with the first line of the Hippocratic oath: “First, do no harm.” Still, sometimes a team needs good guidance, or the right button pressed at the right time, in order to get the result it deserves on a given night. So before we talk about the things Terry Collins and the Mets should have done differently in Saturday’s Game Four loss to the Royals, let’s talk about the things Ned Yost did right.

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A rematch of Game One's starters is now a must-win for New York.

After a heartbreaking 5-3 defeat in Game Four, the Mets will try to stave off elimination in Game Five while the Royals will attempt to bring the title back with them to Kansas City. Whatever the result, this will be the final game played at Citi Field this year.

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Yordano Ventura's strength has arguably become his weakness.

Early in Major League II, while the team is still in spring training, Jack Parkman, Cleveland’s prized free agent acquisition, steps in against staff ace Ricky Vaughn. Vaughn is fresh off leading the American League in strikeouts, and makes his living throwing fast fastballs, and lots of them.

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It's that guy who's still a prospect versus that guy who's still in the majors.

The Mets got back in the series with a 9-3 drubbing of Kansas City last night. A win tonight would even the series and make it a best-of-three, but the Royals offense has been a horror movie villain that sits back up after you shoot it in the chest all postseason, and it is Halloween night.

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Wright's game-setting homer was more impressive that you might realize, and the Mets get back in the series.

By the time David Wright stepped to the plate in the bottom of the first inning of Game Three, the Citi Field inhabitants had plenty of reasons to feel down about the Mets' chances of winning the World Series. In addition to a 2-0 series lead, the Royals had pushed a run across in the top half of the inning, giving them another early advantage. But Wright's at-bat seemingly changed the feel of the game and—depending on how these next few games go—could be credited with altering how the series played out.

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October 30, 2015 7:21 am

Raising Aces: Syndergaard vs Ventura: Hot Hot Heat

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Doug Thorburn

On Friday night at Citi Field, these two will be throwing hundreds, hundreds, hundreds, hundreds.

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How PECOTA and the Royals diverged so sharply this year.

None of us ever thought that PECOTA's 72-win projection for the Royals would go quietly—it's just too rich to ignore when writing about Kansas City's two-game lead in the World Series. About a month ago, I performed a review on that projection for Fox Sports' JABO. It went like this:

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How the Mets let a briefly vulnerable Johnny Cueto slip away in the top of the fourth.

The consensus coming into Game Two was that the pitching matchup favored the Mets. After all, the last time we saw Johnny Cueto, the Blue Jays torched him for eight runs. Through all the shimmies and quick pitches, Cueto had looked very shaky since coming over to Kansas City at the trade deadline. On the other hand, Jacob deGrom fanned 13 Dodgers in his first-ever playoff start and followed that with two more very good outings despite not having his best stuff.


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Johnny Keane is dead.

In Game Two of the 1964 World Series, Bob Gibson lost to the Yankees. He pitched eight innings, and gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks. In the bottom of the eighth, with St. Louis trailing 4-1 and a runner on first base, Cardinals manager Johnny Keane lifted Gibson for a pinch-hitter (Bob Skinner). It was, inarguably, the right choice, and Skinner doubled to set up a run, but still, Gibson fumed. Gibson was pitching on three days’ rest, after a four-inning relief stint that came on one day’s rest in the season finale, but still, he fumed. Cardinals relievers gave up four runs in the top of the ninth, pushing the game far out of reach. Gibson was furious.

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