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07-05

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, July 5
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Matt Sussman

07-04

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What You Need to Know: Rams 21, Patriots 2
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Ashley Varela

06-21

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Prospectus Feature: Goin' Down Slow
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Aaron Gleeman

06-20

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What You Need to Know: Big Time Timmy Jim Is Back, Big Time
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Ashley Varela

05-18

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Rubbing Mud: Babies, Bathwater, and the Pace Of Play Conundrum
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Matthew Trueblood

05-12

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Players Prefer Presentation: The Jerk's Guide to Being a Jerk
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Meg Rowley

05-09

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, May 9
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Matt Sussman

05-04

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What You Need to Know: Not Tonight, Sweet Papelbon, Not Tonight
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Nicolas Stellini

04-08

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What You Need to Know: The One Unambiguous Evil In This World Is Kyle Schwarber Going Down In A Heap
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Nicolas Stellini

03-24

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Rumor Roundup: Angels Out Of Their Depth
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Demetrius Bell

03-21

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Life at the Margins: Greatness, Nearby
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Rian Watt

03-14

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Pebble Hunting: Should Have Taken Trout
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Sam Miller

03-09

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Winter Is Leaving
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Dustin Palmateer

03-01

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Life at the Margins: Things Are Looking Upside
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Rian Watt

02-18

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Players Prefer Presentation: Finding and Fixing Baseball's Worst Positions
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Meg Rowley

02-17

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Prospectus Feature: The Way-Too-Early Baseball Awards Breakdown
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Bryan Grosnick

02-05

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Players Prefer Presentation: The Year's Most Literary Hit By Pitch
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Meg Rowley

01-22

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Internet Baseball Awards: The Jokester-Free AL Player of the Year
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Tom Tango

11-30

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Rubbing Mud: Mike Trout and the Two-Out Offense
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Matthew Trueblood

11-30

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Pebble Hunting: Everything Is Now Super, 2015
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Sam Miller

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: Chris Iannetta As Upgrade
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R.J. Anderson

10-05

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Rubbing Mud: How the Angels Failed Mike Trout
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Matthew Trueblood

07-23

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

05-15

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Transaction Analysis: Easy Street
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R.J. Anderson

05-06

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What You Need to Know: No Way
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Daniel Rathman

05-05

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Rubbing Mud: The Worst Rule In Replay
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Matthew Trueblood

04-28

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The BP Wayback Machine: Angels in America
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Neil deMause

04-02

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Every Team's Moneyball: Los Angeles Angels: Ask First, Pitch Later
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Sam Miller

03-31

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Pebble Hunting: The Case For Shaming the Cubs
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Sam Miller

03-13

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Pitching Backward: Every Team's Pitching Depth, Ranked
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Jeff Long

03-11

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Baseball Therapy: Understanding Josh Hamilton
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Russell A. Carleton

03-06

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Rumor Roundup: Trout Pulling the Trigger
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Daniel Rathman

03-05

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Rumor Roundup: Huston Street Might Have Relief-Ace'd Himself Into the Angels' Future
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Chris Mosch

03-02

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Rumor Roundup: You Can't Predict Padres
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Daniel Rathman

02-27

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The BP Wayback Machine: Assessing the Risk: Hamilton, Greinke, and Mental Health
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Russell A. Carleton

02-20

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Transaction Analysis: Happily Everth After
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R.J. Anderson

02-06

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2015 Prospects: Los Angeles Angels Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

12-17

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Transaction Analysis: Angels Happy Re: Joyce
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Craig Goldstein and Nick Shlain

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: Turn Down For Rut
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

11-21

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Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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Wilson Karaman

11-13

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Baseball's Seven Wonders
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Sam Miller

11-11

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Transaction Analysis: Cuddyer Quashes Qualifying Offer
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R.J. Anderson and J.P. Breen

11-07

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Transaction Analysis: The Congering
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R.J. Anderson and Mauricio Rubio

10-13

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

09-17

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, September 17
by
Matt Sussman

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The Angels win a football game, Bryan Holaday throws a knuckleball, and the Indians fall just short of history.

The Weekend Takeaway
Which sport epitomizes the red-blooded American best: football or baseball? Do we see more of ourselves in Tom Brady’s perfect touchdown spiral or the graceful swing of a Mike Trout home run?


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Five years ago this summer, Jered Weaver signed a deal that would keep him in Anaheim through the rest of his prime.

Throwing hard has never been part of Jered Weaver’s success. His fastball topped out in the low 90s when he debuted with the Angels as a 23-year-old in 2006, and from 2007-2011 he consistently averaged 90. During that five-year stretch Weaver logged more than 1,000 innings with a 3.40 ERA, held opponents to a .240 batting average and .678 OPS, and finished runner-up for a Cy Young award. He was one of the best pitchers in baseball and did a lot of things very well—deception, command, movement—but he never threw hard.

And then his fastball started shedding velocity. Initially it didn’t seem like a big deal because most pitchers threw harder at 23 than they do at 28 and, really, who cares about dropping from 90.1 mph to 88.7 mph when Weaver was also winning 20 games with a 2.81 ERA and finishing third in the Cy Young balloting? That was 2012. Then his velocity kept vanishing and his results began deteriorating as well. Weaver was still having some success, but beginning with 2011 his average fastball basically lost 1-2 mph each year and his secondary numbers got progressively worse.

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Tim Lincecum impresses in Angels debut, the Marlins pitch their way out of a shutout, and Jake Arrieta finds new and unsurprising ways to keep winning.

The Weekend Takeaway
When Tim Lincecum made his season debut on Saturday, the Angels had one question: Would he look like the Cy Young Award winner of 2009 or the 6.02 DRA-holder of 2014?


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Why our changing expectations are driving us all insane.

Pace of game (or time of game? It’s so unclear which problem the various hand-wringers want to solve, and there’s imperfect overlap when it comes to the solutions to each) is in the news again. The average length of an MLB game this season is three hours, some seven minutes longer than at the same point last season. This, everyone seems to agree, is a problem.

On Monday night, before I saw the Rob Manfred quotes that made it clear this would be a major topic of discussion this week, I sat on my couch, sorting socks and watching the Dodgers play the Angels. It was already past 11:30 Central time when I turned on the game, so I was mildly surprised to find that the top of the seventh inning was just beginning. Apparently, though, I had missed the quick part of the game. Pedro Baez was on the mound for the Dodgers, and pretty quickly, he began laboring. That’s not new. Of the 355 pitchers who have thrown at least 10 innings this season, Baez takes longer between pitches (an even 30 seconds) than all but two. The issue was particularly pronounced on Monday, though, because Baez was really up against it.

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Or: The Mariners fan's guide to watching the Angels.

The thing is, you’re a jerk. Let me back up. I’m a jerk, too. I’m a jerk, and you’re a jerk, and our folks are jerks. Probably not really bad jerks, or scary jerks, or even particularly vocal jerks, but jerks of a sort. You’re not a jerk because you weren’t raised right (although with the influences of those other jerks, who’s to say?). You’re a sort of jerk because being a fan of one team rather than all the other teams means you are quietly rooting for the failure of other human beings. Not exclusively, and not all the time, and maybe not in ways that are really bad, or scary, or particularly vocal, but sometimes, at least a little.

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Yeaaah, one new Hit List kneels before you, that's what I said now. Hit List, Hit List who adores you, just go ahead now.

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The Royals storm back, Mike Trout amazes, the Reds' bullpen is the worst, and more.

It’s the bottom of the ninth in Kansas City. Dusty Baker has called upon Jonathan Papelbon to protect a 6-4 lead with Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante due up. Papelbon leaves the bullpen with 358 career saves. He will not record his 359th.

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The Cubs hold their breath to see how Kyle Schwarber is, while Al Pujols adds a walk-off to his career and the Phillies' bullpen has already blown two late, and it's still early.

The Thursday Takeaway
Last night’s game between the Cubs and Diamondbacks can be described in many ways. It was a slugfest; a night in which neither starter (John Lackey and Rubby De La Rosa) had excellent stuff by any stretch of the imagination. Lackey was wild and missing his spots. De La Rosa was De La Rosa.


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The challenge of upgrading on Daniel Nava in Anaheim, the Braves' surprising semi-bid on Justin Upton, and the closer who wants to be a starter.

The Los Angeles Angels are trying to acquire an everyday left fielder
The Angels are currently set to go into this season with 33-year-old Daniel Nava as their starting left fielder, joining the 2014 Red Sox, the 2011 Pawtucket Red Sox and the 2007 Chico Outlaws as the only teams who can say that. Although Nava is smashing in spring training, his PECOTA projection (1.5 WARP) and his 2015 output (Zero.Zip WARP) have a little more authority than his .500/.619/.719 Cactus League line. As a result, the Angels are reportedly looking for an everyday left fielder to replace him.


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The instant classics of the 2010s.

We are now on the eve of the seventh baseball season of this, the second decade of baseball’s third century. If baseball were a trashy fantasy novel, this would be the year in which the miller’s/weaver’s/craftsman’s son, after seven years of blissful ignorance about his true identity as the Emperor of the Dwarves/King of the Mystic Realm/Grand Poobah of the Pyrenees, would be awoken to his fateful quest by some wizened old man hobbling up the hill to his house.

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Measuring the scale of a single draft pick.

"We're going to take this kid with our first pick," Bane reportedly told his staff. "The problem is that he's not going to be there. He's too good." –San Francisco Chronicle

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