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What You Need to Know: Soaring Jays
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Chris Mosch

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Dynasty Dynamics: NL West Under-25 Rankings
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

03-27

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My Model Portfolio: The Wright Guys
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Alex Kantecki

03-26

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The Darkhorses: WHIP
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03-25

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The Darkhorses: ERA
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03-24

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The Darkhorses: Wins
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02-27

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers
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Bret Sayre

02-27

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-24

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State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

01-15

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Fantasy Team Preview: San Francisco Giants
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Mike Gianella

10-29

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Fantasy Freestyle: Sifting Through Second-Half FIPs
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Bret Sayre

02-27

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Punk Hits: A Love (Hate) Letter From Arizona
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Ian Miller

10-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 70: World Series Game Two/Protective Gear for Pitchers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-26

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Recap: Giants 2, Tigers 0
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Ben Lindbergh

10-26

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The BP Wayback Machine: 2010 World Series Game Four Report
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John Perrotto

10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Preview: Tigers at Giants
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R.J. Anderson

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game 4 Recap: Cardinals 8, Giants 3
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Sam Miller

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game 1 Recap: Cardinals 6, Giants 4
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Sam Miller

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Preview: Reds at Giants
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Daniel Rathman

09-12

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, September 12
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Matthew Kory

08-24

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Raising Aces: Throwdown: Clayton Kershaw vs. Madison Bumgarner
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Doug Thorburn

08-15

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 15
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Matthew Kory

07-05

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The Lineup Card: Nine All-Star Snubs
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06-29

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What You Need to Know: Friday, June 29
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Daniel Rathman

06-29

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, June 29
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Matthew Kory

06-13

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, June 13
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Jason Wojciechowski

04-18

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Transaction Analysis: Giants Extend Bumgarner
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R.J. Anderson

04-11

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The Lineup Card: 10 Players Who Should Receive Extensions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-21

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The BP First Take: Tuesday, February 21
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Daniel Rathman

11-01

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World Series Prospectus: Game Four Report
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John Perrotto

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Four
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Ben Lindbergh

10-20

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Playoff Prospectus: Wednesday LCS Pitching Matchups
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Matt Swartz

10-12

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Prospectus Perspective: LDS Day Six Wrapup
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Kevin Goldstein

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Giants vs. Braves
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Tommy Bennett

03-19

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

02-26

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Future Shock: Giants Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-20

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Future Shock: Giants Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-25

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Future Shock: Giants Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

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June 29, 2012 9:48 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, June 29

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Matthew Kory

The top five teams are in the AL. Seven of the bottom eight teams are in the NL.

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June 13, 2012 9:21 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, June 13

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Jason Wojciechowski

In which the eternal LOLyals vs. RoyLOLs debate is addressed.

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April 18, 2012 3:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Giants Extend Bumgarner

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R.J. Anderson

San Francisco skips the suspense and locks this young pitcher up early.

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The Giants have a lot of misplaced faith in the depth of their starting rotation.

Barry Zito is going through deliveries like frat houses go through 30-racks of beer. The latest version is supposed to add drop and drive to his delivery, giving him more momentum toward the plate, and perhaps putting some extra gas on his mediocre fastball.

Unfortunately for the Giants, their $126 million man is not an old dog up to new tricks. Zito has been using this trick—claiming he has altered his mechanics—for five years, giving fans futile hope that he might finally reinvent himself. It has not worked to date, and it probably will not work in 2012.

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November 1, 2010 8:00 am

World Series Prospectus: Game Four Report

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John Perrotto

Rookie Madison Bumgarner pitches the Giants to the brink of a world championship.

ARLINGTONMadison Bumgarner has just turned in the kind of performance that very few pitchers who have ever put on a major-league uniform have matched. Yet at game's end, it was hard to tell he had even been the winning pitcher.

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October 21, 2010 8:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Four

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Ben Lindbergh

The Giants outexecute and outmanage the Phillies in a nailbiter.

Well, that was fun. After a back-and-forth affair that took nearly four hours to christen a winner, the reputedly invincible Phillies find themselves one Giants win away from reserving tee times (or studying agriculture, or however players spend their off months these days) after a 6-5 loss in Game Four of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday night. In the first game of the series that didn’t feature a standout pitching performance, the Phillies’ bats didn’t roll over and play dead as they had in their previous losses, but their owners were left holding the short ends of the lumber nonetheless. What’s more, the victorious manager had a better game than his counterpart, and received a resounding assist from his most talented position player. However, before we can recount out how it all unfolded, we should rewind a few hours.

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October 20, 2010 8:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: Wednesday LCS Pitching Matchups

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Matt Swartz

A breakdown of the pitchers taking to the mound for the day's slate of games.

NLCS Game Four: Phillies at Giants
Joe Blanton: 4.82 ERA, 4.01 SIERA
Blanton gets his first start of the 2010 postseason, and at first glance, he would appear to be a liability for the Phillies after struggling to get his ERA below 5.00 all season. However, with a 4.01 SIERA, Blanton gives the Phillies one of the best fourth starters in baseball to carry them in Game Four. His 2009 SIERA was even stronger at 3.92. The story that people tell about Blanton is that he is a mediocre, hittable pitcher, but that was before he increased his strikeout rate. In 2008, he had punched out only 11.3 percent of batters when the Athletics traded him to the Phillie then he increase that to 16.1 after moving to the National League. However, Blanton also walked more batters as a 2008 Phillie as well. In 2009, Blanton suddenly began punching hitters out—19.5 percent struck out against him, the best rate in his career. In 2010, he did not fall back much, continuing to strike out 17.6 percent of hitters faced. Unfortunately, Blanton had already allowed a lot of hits, and also struggled early when returning from an oblique injury, so he spent the rest of 2010 trying to bring down his ERA. However, the reality told by SIERA is pretty clear—the control pitcher from the A’s has become a well-rounded pitcher with the Phillies who can also strike hitters out. He even lowered his walk rate in 2010 as well, from 7.1 in 2009 to just 4.8. The Giants will have an easier opponent in Game Four than any other game in this series, but seeing Blanton as a soft spot would be a mistake. This pitching matchup is not decisive either way, and the Giants could be in for a surprise from Kentucky Joe.



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October 12, 2010 8:00 am

Prospectus Perspective: LDS Day Six Wrapup

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Kevin Goldstein

In his final game as a manager, Bobby Cox went with his gut, and it steered him wrong.

Five-game series have a different dynamic when compared to their seven-game brethren, in particular when it comes to stress management. One loss represents 50 percent of your series-recommended allowance, so teams find themselves in desperation mode much quicker. After getting a gift win in Game Two to tie the National League Division Series, the Braves gave one right back to the Giants on Sunday in equally, if not more heart-breaking fashion. With his season (and career) on the line, manager Bobby Cox did not hesitate to make major overhauls to his Game Four approach on Monday night.

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October 6, 2010 8:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Giants vs. Braves

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Tommy Bennett

Two teams that took interesting rides to the postseason meet in the first round.

Those of you who root for chaos and the eventual heat death of the universe were no doubt disappointed that the season did not end with a series of one-game playoffs. To the Braves and the Giants, however, the outcomes of Sunday’s games were more than welcome. Their starters will receive an additional day of rest each, and they won’t entirely foreclose the possibility of pitching their Game One starters on short rest in Game Four. The condensed schedule of this series (potentially five games in seven days, rather than the eight allotted to the other NLDS) means Bobby Cox and Bruce Bochy will have tough decisions to make should the series go to four or five games.

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March 19, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers

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Bill Baer

What should you look for in the #5 battles in Tampa Bay and San Francisco?

The Tampa Bay Rays have three young pitchers in the mix for the #5 spot in the rotation. Wade Davis, 24, is the favorite according to HEATER Magazine's Ricky Zanker. 27-year-old Andy Sonnanstine, who started Game 4 of the 2008 World Series, is on the outside looking in, and the 23-year-old Jeremy Hellickson is on the outer rim as well.

Davis has impressed both in his 767 innings accumulated in six seasons in the Minors as well as in the 36 innings he pitched at the Major League level last year. In the Minors, he averaged nearly a strikeout per inning and finished with an aggregate ERA of 3.47 or lower every year since 2005.

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February 26, 2010 10:04 am

Future Shock: Giants Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner lead an interesting array of young talent in a stocked system.

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