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05-16

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BP Unfiltered: Ranking the Retirement Gifts: New York Mets
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Ben Lindbergh

04-03

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BP Unfiltered: Ranking the Retirement Gifts: Houston Astros
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Ben Lindbergh

01-14

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Baseball's Seven Wonders
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Sam Miller

09-27

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Overthinking It: Mariano Rivera's Final Four Outs
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Ben Lindbergh

09-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 296: Rivera's Farewell/Carlos Gomez's Strange Suspension
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-27

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What You Need to Know: A Bronx Goodbye
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Daniel Rathman

09-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 285: Was the Marlins' Season a Success?/Finessing Derek Jeter's Final(?) Season
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-12

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Bullpen Report: Looking Ahead
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Mike Gianella

09-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 284: The Best Damn Listener Email Show Period
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-30

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Raising Aces: A Closer Look at Relievers
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Doug Thorburn

08-15

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Bullpen Report: Mo Moves Down
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Mike Gianella

08-12

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The Week in Quotes: August 5-11
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

08-12

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What You Need to Know: Rivera's Rare Hiccup
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Daniel Rathman

08-08

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What Scouts Are Saying: August 8, 2013
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Baseball Prospectus

07-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 241: Manny Ramirez and Other Players Who Refuse to Retire/The Loveable, Hateable Yankees
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 240: Several of the Finest Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 225: Missing Out on Mariano Rivera/Scouting Scouts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-22

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Overthinking It: Ranking Rivera
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Ben Lindbergh

03-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 165: The Worst Team to Work For/Baseball Without Outfield Fences/When to Give Up on Top Draft Picks/Would Mariano Rivera Make an All-Time Team?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-12

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Out of Left Field: The Letting Go
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Matthew Kory

11-30

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Transaction Analysis: New Contracts in New York
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R.J. Anderson

11-15

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BP Unfiltered: Has Mariano Rivera's Cutter Rubbed Off on the Rest of the Yankees' Relievers?
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Ben Lindbergh

09-27

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Overthinking It: The Injuries That Decided Divisions
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Ben Lindbergh

09-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 42: Breaking Down Baltimore's Latest Extra-Inning Win/Should Rafael Soriano Opt Out?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-27

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The Lineup Card: 10 Incidents of Cheating
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Baseball Prospectus

05-10

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On the Beat: Harping on Harper
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John Perrotto

05-04

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What You Need to Know: Friday, May 4
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Daniel Rathman

04-18

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The Lineup Card: 10 Favorite Player/Executive Attributes
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Baseball Prospectus

04-02

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Common Players on my 2012 Fantasy Teams
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Derek Carty

10-31

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Silly Goose: Mariano Rivera and the Myth of the Seven-Out Save
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Kevin Baker

09-22

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Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Mariano Rivera
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Larry Granillo

09-28

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Overthinking It: Closing in on the Bases
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Ben Lindbergh

06-12

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Player Profile: Mariano Rivera
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Baseball Prospectus

07-15

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On the Beat: Francona's Non-quandary
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John Perrotto

07-14

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Mid-Season Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

09-26

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Transaction Analysis: September 16-24, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

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The Jones-Rivera-Jeter retirement tour showdown rolls on.

Last month, I started a series designed to settle a matter of the utmost importance: whether Chipper Jones, Mariano Rivera, or Derek Jeter has had the most successful retirement tour, swag-wise. Here’s the setup:

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Chipper vs. Mariano vs. Jeter.

Thanks to the well-timed retirements of Chipper Jones, Mariano Rivera, and Derek Jeter, we've been plagued by treated to back-to-back-to back retirement tours in 2012, 2013, and now 2014. Ostensibly, the most memorable aspect of these final laps around the league is the chance to get a last glimpse at an outgoing great, but we all know that what we really remember is each team’s choice of retirement gift. I don’t remember Jones’ ceremony in San Diego, but I do remember that the Padres gave him a surfboard. I don’t recall how the Rays recognized Rivera, but I’ll never be able to unsee the creepy golem-like sand structure they created for the occasion. And so on.

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January 14, 2014 6:00 am

Baseball's Seven Wonders

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Sam Miller

Why Rivera's October dominance is even more mind-blowing than you think.

First in a series.

It’s practically impossible for a pitcher to allow less than a run per nine innings. Since 1920, there have been about 20,000 pitcher seasons that have covered 50 innings or more. Of those 20,000, eight produced a sub-1.00 ERA. That’s ERA, of course; ERA record holder Fernando Rodney allowed four unearned runs, which pushes him over 1 run per nine. Unearned runs also disqualify Dennis Eckersley (1990), and Bill Henry (1964), and Dennys Reyes (2006), and Chris Hammond (2005), and Eric O’Flaherty (2011), and Jonathan Papelbon (2006). That leaves one pitcher, out of 20,000, who threw 50 innings in a season while allowing less than one run per nine innings. And that guy (Rob Murphy) threw 50 1/3.


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September 27, 2013 9:33 am

Overthinking It: Mariano Rivera's Final Four Outs

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Ben Lindbergh

Except for the waterworks, the last Bronx appearance of the best reliever ever was much like hundreds of excellent outings before it.

Assuming he doesn’t pitch in Houston this weekend—and after the fanfare and misty-eyed moments of his Yankee Stadium send-off, an appearance against the Astros, unless it’s in center, would feel like a letdown—Mariano Rivera threw his final 13 pitches last night. Let’s watch and savor each one of them, because we’re not going to get any more.

Vs. Delmon Young

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Ben and Sam discuss Mariano Rivera's farewell, Carlos Gomez's suspension, and Bud Selig's legacy.

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September 27, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: A Bronx Goodbye

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Daniel Rathman

Mariano Rivera bids farewell to New York, the Rangers and Indians win wild ones, and Jason Heyward has a big day.

The Thursday Takeaway
Moments after the Rays defeated the Yankees 4-0, last night, Mariano Rivera went out to the mound. He knelt down, gathered a handful of dirt, and, with that keepsake in hand, bid farewell to the ballpark in which he made 629 career appearances, 53 of them in the playoffs.


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Ben and Sam discuss whether 2013 was a success or failure for the Marlins relative to expectations, then talk about how the Yankees should approach Derek Jeter's age-40 season.

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September 12, 2013 6:00 am

Bullpen Report: Looking Ahead

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Mike Gianella

As the 2013 season winds down, Mike examines the contract statuses of current closers to evaluate their odds of retaining their jobs in 2014.

With the season winding down, instead of going through the usual exercise of rating relievers by tiers, I thought I would take a look at all 30 closers in Major League Baseball through the lens of their contract statuses. This exercise isn’t intended to offer any predictions on what each team might do this winter, but rather is presented to offer information to keeper league owners who are looking ahead to next year.

The contract information below has been culled from Baseball Prospectus’ contracts database.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about Mariano Rivera's workload, rarely applied rules, FIELDf/x and shifts, quality starts, and more.

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August 30, 2013 8:38 am

Raising Aces: A Closer Look at Relievers

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Doug Thorburn

Mechanical analysis of three of the AL's dominant closers.

Relief pitchers have been in vogue lately, whether carving out air time on TINSTAAPP or funking up Raising Aces. The RP-Funk All-Stars may have all hailed from the senior circuit, but some of the most impressive performances of the season have come from the American League. Ninth-inning relievers have been dominating hitters and shortening games all across the AL, as no fewer than five different closers entered Thursday's action with an ERA under 2.00. Although he falls just short of inclusion to that particular club this season, we start the show with none other than the greatest stopper of all time.

(all stats through 8/28/13, PITCHf/x stats are courtesy of BrooksBaseball.net)

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August 15, 2013 6:12 am

Bullpen Report: Mo Moves Down

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Mike Gianella

Three straight blown saves move Mariano Rivera into the second tier, as Mike unveils his latest rankings and updates the year-to-date earnings for relievers.

Welcome to another installment of The Bullpen Report. As a reminder, closers are rated in five tiers from best to worst. The tiers are a combination of my opinion of a pitcher’s ability, the likelihood that he will pick up saves, and his security in the job. For example, a pitcher in the third tier might have better skills than a pitcher in the second tier, but if the third tier pitcher is new to the job or has blown a couple of saves in the last week this factors into the ranking as well.

Tier 1 – Money in the Bank

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Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

RIOS JOINS WINNING ENVIRONMENT IN TEXAS

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