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12-19

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Transaction Analysis: Live That Fantasy
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Sahadev Sharma and Wilson Karaman

12-17

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Transaction Analysis: Royals Bank on a Rios Rebound
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Carsley and Nick Shlain

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: Santana and Morales, One Year Later
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Sam Miller

12-01

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Transaction Analysis: The Reliever Receivers
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

11-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Butler Did It
by
R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

11-19

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Fantasy Team Preview: Kansas City Royals
by
Ben Carsley

11-03

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Prospectus Feature: The Decision that Decided a World Series
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Dustin Palmateer

10-30

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Pitching Backward: Sing, Sing, Sing, for the Unsung Affeldt
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Jeff Long

10-30

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Painting the Black: That Time We All Hated the Mike Morse Signing
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R.J. Anderson

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: The Giants Win The World Series, Again
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Sam Miller

10-29

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BP Unfiltered: The Reason Bumgarner Should Start (Even Though He Won't)
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Sam Miller

10-29

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BP Unfiltered: Why NOT to Start Madison Bumgarner
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Russell A. Carleton

10-29

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Moonshot: Do the Giants Beat the Heat?
by
Robert Arthur

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game 7 Preview
by
Sam Miller

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: Second-Inning Struggles
by
Sahadev Sharma

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: 1-2-3 Repeater
by
Miles Wray

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: Mad Cool
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Sam Miller

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: Petit Comes Up Big
by
Sahadev Sharma

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: Never-Wrong Ned?
by
R.J. Anderson

10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Four Preview
by
Sahadev Sharma

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game 3 Previews
by
R.J. Anderson

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: A Decade of Planning an Overnight Success
by
Miles Wray

10-23

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Daisy Cutter: Cain's Overlooked Arrival
by
Sahadev Sharma

10-23

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Playoff Prospectus: Royals Spit Hot Fire: World Series Game 2
by
Zachary Levine

10-22

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BP Unfiltered: There Will Be A Game Two
by
Russell A. Carleton

10-22

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Moonshot: The Royals, the Strike Zone, and an October Surprise
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Robert Arthur

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Two Preview
by
Zachary Levine

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: The Other Royals: World Series Game 1
by
Sam Miller

10-21

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The View from the Loge Level: Managing to Win
by
Daron Sutton

10-21

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Pitching Backward: How To Get A Hit Off Madison Bumgarner
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Jeff Long

10-21

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Pebble Hunting: An Illustrated Guide to the People of Kauffman Stadium
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Sam Miller

10-21

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Baseball Therapy: The Truth About Butterflies
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Russell A. Carleton

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Giants vs. Royals
by
Sam Miller

10-17

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Raising Aces: Brandon Finnegan, the Debut Ante
by
Doug Thorburn

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: The Unconventional Path: ALCS Game 4
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Sahadev Sharma

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Four Previews
by
Sahadev Sharma and R.J. Anderson

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: Every Choice Ned Yost Must Make: ALCS Game 3
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Sam Miller

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Three Previews
by
Sahadev Sharma and Doug Thorburn

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: The Greatest Defensive Outfield In History: ALCS Game 2
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Sam Miller

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Series Preview: Royals vs. Orioles
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Sam Miller

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: A Royal Shocker
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J.P. Breen

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: 20 Bad Josh Hamilton Swings: ALDS Game 2
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Sam Miller

10-03

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The View from the Loge Level: Danny Duffy on Danny Duffy
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Daron Sutton

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game One Recap: Royals 3, Angels 2
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Sam Miller

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: Baseball Nirvana Game Previews
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Sahadev Sharma, Jeff Quinton, Mike Gianella, Doug Thorburn and J.P. Breen

10-02

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

10-01

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Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game Recap
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Jeff Long

09-30

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Fantasy Freestyle: Playoff Spotlight: Eric Hosmer
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Ben Carsley

09-30

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Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game Preview
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R.J. Anderson

09-24

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

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On the impossibility of the Royals getting up from a drubbing like that.

OMFSM! The Giants not only won the pennant, but they completely dominated the Royals last night. Hard to believe, but in a game where both teams had such amazing momentum coming in (8-0 vs. pennant winning walk-off!) one of them actually lost the game. And call me a conspiracy theorist, but I personally think it might have had something to do with Madison Bumgarner, rather than some sort of government conspiracy.

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After months of moving downward, the October strike zone is suddenly rising.

Everybody’s been writing about the strike zone recently, and that’s for good reason. The strike zone is evolving, and for the first time in the history of baseball, we have the technology to directly record that evolution. Mostly, the bottom of the strike zone is dropping, and that plays some role in shaping the current pitching-dominated era (although exactly how much of a role is a matter of some debate).

What’s most astonishing about the strike zone’s changing definition is the rapidity with which we are witnessing the results. Year after year, the strike zone falls, and this year has been no exception. In this recent article, Jon Roegele chronicles the most dramatic drop in the bottom of the strike zone yet: In the last year, the zone’s real estate has increased by 16 square inches. But even without a rigorous statistical analysis of the zone, you could feel the impact of the strike zone’s accelerating fall in the numerous strikeout records which have been broken, and in the historic seasons of Clayton Kershaw and other pitchers.

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With a rested Giants pen and a Royals' starter who exited his last start with shoulder issues, Game Two of the World Series could come down to which group of relievers steps up.

The difference between a tied series and an imposing lead for the Giants will likely be in the grips of the relievers, although for a very different reason on both sides. It’s a 13-year vet who’s happened upon the last two World Series taking on a rookie whose start couldn’t possibly come with more question marks. And then the real show will begin.

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Madison Bumgarner keeps building his legend, while the Royals' game got thoroughly botched.

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What a half-dozen big-league managers see as the most important skills for the job.

Here in the Loge Level the seat is quite pricey this week, as the end of the road on Hwy 2014 is within view. From our perch, with our colored mini towels waving in the air, we ponder....

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Searching for the weakness in Bumgarner's gameplan.

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Classifying the fans you'll see in the stands for the first two games of the World Series.

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Embrace the nervousness!

Tonight, the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants (who knew!) will square off in Game One of the 2014 World Series. I’m guessing that at least one of the 50 gentlemen on the two rosters will be a little nervous before the game starts. Maybe more than one. And surely, someone at a bar or on your couch or on a national telecast will opine on whether butterflies are currently flying in the stomach of just about every player that flashes across the screen. The World Series is amateur psychology’s finest hour.

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The Royals have the speed, the Giants have the skipper, and both teams have momentum in an unlikely World Series matchup.

On July 28th, the Giants were four games behind the Dodgers, the Royals were five behind the Tigers, and PECOTA put their combined odds of winning the World Series at 4 percent. Neither was a preseason favorite to win the division, neither won the division, neither won 90 games, neither has an MVP candidate or a Cy Young candidate. Neither team's manager will win manager of the year, and neither will be the favorite to win a division going into next year's season. They are a combined 16-2 against the postseason gantlet, and PECOTA puts their combined odds of winning the World Series at 100 percent.

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October 17, 2014 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Brandon Finnegan, the Debut Ante

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The young lefty has ascended through the Royals system in just a few months and now finds himself being used in high-leverage situations during a World Series run. But is his future as a starter or in the pen?

Just four months ago, Brandon Finnegan showed up in these pages as part of a three-part review of the 2014 draft. Now, he has a shot at a World Series ring.

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October 16, 2014 12:52 am

Playoff Prospectus: The Unconventional Path: ALCS Game 4

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Sahadev Sharma

The Royals have benefited from a touch of luck during their magical run to the World Series, but that doesn't change the fact that they're loaded with talent.

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October 15, 2014 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Four Previews

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Sahadev Sharma and R.J. Anderson

The Royals go for the sweep while the Giants attempt to take a commanding 3-1 lead in two series that have certainly not lacked in drama.

It may be an evenly matched series with games going down to final few at-bats, but that doesn't change the fact that the Royals have a commanding 3-0 lead are looking to finish off the sweep at home on Wednesday afternoon.

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