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12-23

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Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Craig Goldstein

12-19

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Pitching Backward: Brandon McCarthy and the Outlier Curveball
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Jeff Long

12-18

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Skewed Left: Padres Can't Play It Safe
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Zachary Levine

12-16

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Ninety Percent Mental: It's Happening!
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Lewie Pollis

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: The Headley Weapon
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: The Dodgers' First Dump
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Craig Goldstein

12-11

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Transaction Analysis: The Night the Dodgers Had
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Craig Goldstein and Nick J. Faleris

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: The First Zaidi-Friedman Eyebrow-Raiser
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R.J. Anderson

12-04

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Rumor Roundup: The Inevitability of the Dodgers
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Chris Mosch

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: The Better Bullpens Bureau
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

11-20

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Rumor Roundup: The Ideas That Dayton Moore Toys With
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Chris Mosch

10-16

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BP Unfiltered: If I Had $200 Million
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Russell A. Carleton

10-15

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Pebble Hunting: The Rich Get Smarter
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Sam Miller

10-08

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18

Playoff Prospectus: Mattingly's Missteps: NLDS Game Four
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Sahadev Sharma

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Three Recap: The Irony Of Ryu's Strong Start
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Zachary Levine

10-07

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Baseball Therapy: The Cardinals Do Not Own Clayton Kershaw
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Russell A. Carleton

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Monday Previews
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Mike Gianella and Zachary Levine

10-04

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

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game One Recap: Cardinals 10 Dodgers 9
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Sahadev Sharma

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Dodgers vs. Cardinals
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Zachary Levine

09-18

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What You Need to Know: September 18, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-16

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Transaction Analysis: Rays to the Top
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R.J. Anderson

09-15

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What You Need to Know: September 15, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-03

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Transaction Analysis: The ReCall-Ups
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Sam Miller

09-02

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The Call-Up: Joc Pederson
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Chris Rodriguez and Bret Sayre

08-26

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Notes About Baseball: Polling the Clubhouses: Kershaw or Felix?
by
Rocco DeMaro

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: The Migration of the Backups
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Sam Miller

07-29

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Notes About Baseball: The Logistics of Human Trading
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Rocco DeMaro

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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The View from the Loge Level: Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers Pitching Tradition
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Daron Sutton

06-19

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BP Unfiltered: The Ballpark View of Kershaw's Final Out
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Sam Miller

06-04

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Painting the Black: How to Slow Down Dee Gordon
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R.J. Anderson

05-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 447: The Oddly Underperforming Dodgers and the Exciting NL West
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-12

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Game of the 2014 Season So Far
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Sam Miller

05-05

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Pebble Hunting: Who's Winning the Dodgers/Red Sox Trade This Second?
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Sam Miller

05-02

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Painting the Black: A Trip Through the NL West
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R.J. Anderson

04-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 429: The Dodgers, DirecTV, and Baseball's Broadcast Bubble/Your Finest Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Zachary Levine

04-08

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Notes from the Field: Backfield/Minor-League Game Notes
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BP Prospect Staff

04-07

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Pebble Hunting: It's Been One Week
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Sam Miller

03-31

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What You Need to Know: Opening Night Action
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Daniel Rathman

03-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 415: 2014 Season Preview Series: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-27

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Prospectus Preview: NL West 2014 Preseason Preview
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Russell A. Carleton and Daniel Rathman

03-26

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/26
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-24

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Painting the Black: Men at Work
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R.J. Anderson

03-04

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Rumor Roundup: A Trio of Infield Updates
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Daniel Rathman

02-10

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Transaction Analysis: Reeling in Rodney
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

01-22

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Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Craig Goldstein

01-22

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

01-21

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The Week in Quotes: January 13-20
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Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

01-16

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Clayton Kershaw
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Ryan Parker and Steffan Segui

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October 15, 2014 4:02 pm

Pebble Hunting: The Rich Get Smarter

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Sam Miller

Andrew Friedman might be the most revered executive in the game--Billy Beane included--and the richest team in baseball just hired him.

On the one hand, Andrew Friedman is one of the only executives with a book written about him—or, at least, a book read by more than the author’s closest friends and relatives. On that hand, he runs a team that, when it succeeds, is largely credited to his genius (and the genius of his front office). On that hand, his Rays have been experimental and at the vanguard of various “trends”—at various times shifting, locking up pre-arb players ever earlier, building around defense, resisting multi-year contracts to relievers, or giving what figuratively seem like literally millions of at-bats to Jose Molina—that have become routine, even over-fished, around the league years later. We tend to see his Rays as the first clinical trial for the strategies that will soon be ubiquitous, so we pay a ton of attention to him. Because of all this, we know a lot about Andrew Friedman, who the Dodgers just poached to be president of baseball operations.

On the other, he has run perhaps the most opaque organization in the game. I once heard about a former Rays intern who was applying for another job. Standard industry practice in this situation is to pump the applicant for information about what his old team was doing, the research, the secrets. Heck, some of the time this fact-finding might be the only reason the interview is even taking place. But this intern wouldn’t budge. Again and again, he told the team that he was interviewing with, the team he was trying to impress, that, well, shoot, he’d love to, but he just couldn’t, not with his non-disclosure agreement, not when we’re talking about the Rays. The Rays were a black box. Their local media, for the most part, never got the Rays, and the Rays never gave them much to get. We know, in some ways, very little about Andrew Friedman.

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October 8, 2014 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: Mattingly's Missteps: NLDS Game Four

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Sahadev Sharma

Don Mattingly didn't always have easy decisions to make, but the one that seemed like a no-brainer may loom the largest.

Prior to Game Four, baseball twitter was abuzz with two topics: Andre Ethier replacing the struggling Yasiel Puig in the lineup and Clayton Kershaw going on three days’ rest. Turns out, we were all focusing on the right things, as all three players placed their stamp on the outcome of this game in their own way.

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The Cardinals lefties keep beating up on the Dodgers lefties, but the Dodgers will turn to a very special lefty in Game Four.

If Hyun-Jin Ryu, after walking Matt Holliday in the first inning, had grabbed his left shoulder like he did after the first inning on Sept. 12th, which was the only inning he’d pitched in the past four weeks, it would have been a disaster for the Dodgers. If he had thrown a complete game, it would have been a borderline miracle.

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Or do they!? (No.)

We begin here with a Tweet sent out by former MLB player-turned-pundit Marlon Anderson

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October 6, 2014 5:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Monday Previews

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Mike Gianella and Zachary Levine

The Giants and Nationals will play what feels like Game Four, while the Dodger will lean on a returning Ryu.

The Nationals were one out away from evening up the NLDS on Saturday night, but instead wound up on the wrong end of a historic, 18-inning affair, losing 2-1 to the Giants on a Brandon Belt home run. Now they try to become just the ninth team in postseason history to win a five0game series after losing the first two games. Here is a look at the PECOTA odds and projected lineups for Game Three of the NLDS.

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October 4, 2014 8:38 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Two Previews

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Doug Thorburn and Sahadev Sharma

With the AL taking the day off, a pair of Game Two NLDS games gets center-stage on Saturday evening.

The Giants narrowly took Game One of this series, besting Stephen Strasburg with a heroic outing from Jake Peavy. The Nationals will try to get back on track behind the charge of Jordan Zimmermann, who's coming off of a 10-K no-hitter on the final day of the regular season, while the Giants send 39-year-old artist Tim Hudson to the mound with a chance to take a 2-0 advantage back to San Francisco.

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The Cardinals outscore the Dodgers in a very unexpected high-scoring affair.

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October 3, 2014 7:34 pm

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Dodgers vs. Cardinals

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Zachary Levine

Two of the more storied franchises in the National League face off, with the two best starters in the league kicking things off on Friday evening.

With the postseason’s marquee series being the last to play ball, they didn’t even need those extra days at the end. The Dodgers didn’t need to put away the Giants with a week to go, and the Cardinals didn’t need to call Adam Wainwright back from the bullpen Sunday night to keep him fresh.

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September 18, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: September 18, 2014

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Daniel Rathman

The Angels get to celebrate, the Dodgers get Coors'd, the Giants and Royals close gaps, and Brandon McCarthy is immaculate.

One of the reasons Dodgers manager Don Mattingly chose Carlos Frias to take the place of the injured Hyun-jin Ryu for yesterday’s start at Coors Field is that the left-hander “has been a strike thrower.” True to form, Frias notched strikes with nearly two-thirds of his pitches on Wednesday and did not walk a batter. But the good news ended there.

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September 16, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Rays to the Top

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R.J. Anderson

Tampa Bay calls up a couple young'ns acquired at the trade deadline, Scioscia gets his LOOGY back, Nick Ahmed gets another chance, and more.

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September 15, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: September 15, 2014

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Daniel Rathman

The Dodgers, and Kershaw, put some space between them and their competition; the Cardinals are building a cushion; a Twin struck out more than 10 batters; and baseball happened in all other corners of this great nation of ours.


The Dodgers came to AT&T Park for a three-game showdown with a two-game lead in the West. A sweep would bump Los Angeles from the top of the standings. Any other outcome would keep the Giants in second place.


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September 3, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The ReCall-Ups

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Sam Miller

Alex Guerrero finally gets his second at-bat, Taijuan Walker arrives just in time, Joe Saunders' brand new thing, and the non-prospect who just keeps hitting.

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