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04-24

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11

Western Front: Five Giant Themes
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Geoff Young

01-26

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Resident Fantasy Genius: The Closer Carousel
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Derek Carty

01-17

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The BP Broadside: 1987: The Silver Jubilee, Part I
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Steven Goldman

07-27

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The Lineup Card: 17 Favorite Midseason Trades
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Baseball Prospectus

06-15

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Big Gamble
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Jay Jaffe

05-03

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Transaction Analysis: Opportunity Knocks
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Ben Lindbergh

02-25

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Fantasy Focus: AL Starting Pitcher Rankings
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Marc Normandin

02-25

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Fantasy Beat: Scoresheet Draft Prep, BP Kings, and You
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Rob McQuown

04-01

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BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day Rosters
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John Perrotto

12-29

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61

Future Shock: A's Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

09-03

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Checking the Numbers: Lidge and the Matter of Historic Horror
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Eric Seidman

08-13

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Prospectus Hit and Run: How is the Air Up There?
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Jay Jaffe

04-10

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Transaction Analysis: AL Roster Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

11-19

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7

On the Beat: Of MVPs and Legacy Awards
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John Perrotto

10-21

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Penning a New Recipe
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Jay Jaffe

10-17

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Prospectus Today: A Stathead Considers Chemistry
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Joe Sheehan

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: White Sox versus Rays
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Nate Silver

09-12

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Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

11-08

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Biggest Booms and Busts?
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Dan Fox

10-18

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Lies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, AL West
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Nate Silver

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Weekend Wheeling and Dealing
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Christina Kahrl

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Swaps and Moves
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Christina Kahrl

04-25

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Future Shock: State of the Systems, NL Central
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Kevin Goldstein

04-05

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Review of the Centrals
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Christina Kahrl

02-06

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Transaction Analysis: NL Central Catchup
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Christina Kahrl

08-23

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Transaction Analysis: August 18-22
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Christina Kahrl

02-15

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Transaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

07-12

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of July 10, 2005
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Jay Jaffe

03-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.
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Christina Kahrl

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: Offseason - The Easts
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Christina Kahrl

05-11

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Transaction Analysis: May 5-10
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Christina Kahrl

04-06

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Transaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

10-09

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Prospectus Today: Both Barrels Blazing
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Joe Sheehan

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: July 7-20
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Christina Kahrl

06-25

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Transaction Analysis: June 16-22, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

05-14

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Transaction Analysis: May 8-11, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

04-09

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Transaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 20-24, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

03-21

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PECOTA Does Fantasy
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Nate Silver

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

03-21

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Transaction Analysis: March 14-18, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

03-18

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Transaction Analysis: March 6-13, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

12-10

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HACKING MASS Results
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Baseball Prospectus

11-09

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2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

09-06

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Transaction Analysis: August 31-September 4, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: July 27-31, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

03-15

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Transaction Analysis: March 7-13
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Christina Kahrl

03-22

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Transaction Analysis: March 8-21
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Christina Kahrl

07-02

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Chain Chain Chain
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Gregg Pearlman

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April 24, 2012 3:00 am

Western Front: Five Giant Themes

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Geoff Young

What do Bruce Bochy, Xavier Nady, Brandon Belt, Tim Lincecum, Barry Zito, Matt Cain, Mike Krukow, and Mark Grant have in common?

Nady, Bochy, Belt
My wife and I drove from San Diego to Emeryville last weekend to make an appearance at the final stop on the BP2012 book tour. The event was a blast because, really, what beats hanging out with friends, talking about baseball? Watching a game, I suppose. Or playing. If we'd had people sign waivers, maybe we could have gotten a wiffle ball game going. But probably not.

I had prepared trivia questions in case we ran out of things to discuss. We didn't, but since I've already written the questions, here are their answers. They all have a Bay Area theme:


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January 26, 2012 3:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: The Closer Carousel

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Derek Carty

With all of the big-name free-agent closers off the market, how are things shaking out at the end of each team's bullpen?

Now that the Blue Jays have signed Francisco Cordero, all of the legitimate closer candidates are now off the free-agent market. As such, now makes for a good time to check out how things look now that the closer carousel has stopped spinning.

2011-2012 Off-Season Closer Carousel

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January 17, 2012 3:00 am

The BP Broadside: 1987: The Silver Jubilee, Part I

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Steven Goldman

Anniversaries that won't be celebrated at a ballpark near you, from "Don Mattingly Arbitration Day" to "Milwaukee Brewers Night of the Big Tease."

Twenty-five years ago, the 1987 season became known as the Year of the Home Run. It seems odd now that a jump in major-league home-run production from 37.5 per at-bat to 32.3 brought cries not of “steroids!” but of “rabbit ball!” Perhaps we were naïve then—Jose Canseco was already in the league. In addition to being a year in which both MVP votes still deeply offend me (hey, Hall of Fame voters: Alan Trammell lost the award to George Bell by 332-311, including just 16-12 in first-place votes. Is it possible that just four voters could have been wrong?), it was a year in which Wade Boggs hit 24 home runs, four players went 30-30, and Mark McGwire took the rookie home-run record and shattered it into 49 pieces.

McGwire’s is at least one accomplishment that won’t be getting a big ballpark remembrance this year. In addition, here are 16 1987 first-half anniversaries that probably will go unnoticed before the All-Star break.

February 17: Don Mattingly breaks a record set just a few days earlier by Jack Morris by winning the largest arbitration award in history, $1.975 million. Said Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, “'The monkey is clearly on his back… He has to deliver a championship for the Yankees like Reggie Jackson did when he was the highest-paid Yankee. The pressure is on him. I expect he'll carry us to a World Series championship, or at least the pennant… He's like all the rest of them now. He can't play little Jack Armstrong of Evansville, Ind. He goes into the category of modern-player-with-agent looking for the bucks. Money means everything to him.” At this time, the owners were knee-deep in collusion, and Mattingly and Morris were among the few players cashing in. P.S.: In 2005, the Yankees will pay Tony Womack $2 million as a free agent.

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As the trade deadline approaches, the BP Gang looks back at their favorite summer swaps in baseball history.

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Milwaukee got off to a slow start, but with some Princely additions in the offseason, they may still be able to salvage a spot in the playoffs.

If this is Prince Fielder's last go-round in Milwaukee, he's doing his best to make it memorable. Over the weekend, Fielder led the Brewers to a three-game sweep of the Cardinals, homering on Saturday and Sunday, with his mammoth 440-foot two-run blast on the latter day giving the Brewers a lead they wouldn't relinquish. A free agent-to-be at the end of the season, Fielder is making a strong case for a contract along the lines of Mark Teixeira and Adrian Gonzalez, having hit eight homers in a 10-game span to climb to second in the league with 19. With his help, the Brewers are the senior circuit's hottest team.

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Brian Bogusevic, Alex White, and two Giants infielders make the most of other people's injuries, the Dodgers swap backup catchers, the Snakes switch futilitymen, and the Padres ponder their first base future.

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After the King, a deluge of middle-tier Junior Circuit starters.

These are the American League starting pitcher fantasy rankings for 2011. Check out our previous first base, second base, third base, shortstop, catcher, left fielder, center fielder, right fielder, and closer installments. NL starting pitcher will be published Monday.

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February 25, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Scoresheet Draft Prep, BP Kings, and You

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Rob McQuown

Rob uses the recent direction of the BP Kings Scoresheet draft to discuss the value of outfielders and platoons.

 Making one pick every day and a half is, how shall I say, not exactly rollicking fun.

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AL Projected Rosters

With Opening Day a little more than a week away, here is a look at the projected rosters for each of the 14 American League clubs following conversations with club executives and media members.  National League lineups are here. You can also look at the fantasy depth charts at any time to see our latest updated projections.

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December 29, 2009 6:15 am

Future Shock: A's Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Trades, drafting, signing, and scouting have reloaded a system with top talents sure to turn other teams green with envy.

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September 3, 2009 12:17 pm

Checking the Numbers: Lidge and the Matter of Historic Horror

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Eric Seidman

How bad has the Phillies' closer been among all relievers, and more pointedly, all closers?

Yesterday, we broke down Brad Lidge's poor 2009 campaign in an attempt to diagnose and pinpoint the reasons behind his drastic decline in performance. And boy howdy has that decline been drastic, as Lidge went from the top reliever in the game last season with a league-best 7.61 WXRL, a 1.95 ERA, and an 82.9 percent strand rate to marks of -1.93, 7.03, and 62.9 percent, respectively. After examining various facets of his game in relation to years past, it seemed that the larger issue of his approach proved problematic, with Lidge currently averaging around 93 mph-likely as a result of his prior knee injuries-yet continuing to pitch as if he regularly pumps gas at 96-97 mph. Today, however, we will answer the question of where Lidge's terrible 2009 season ranks historically amongst the worst relief and/or closer seasons of all time.

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A deeper look at the Hall of Fame candidacies of Todd Helton and other first basemen (active or less so) on the outside looking in.

Tuesday's piece on Todd Helton's Hall of Fame chances was greeted with enough enthusiasm to spur an installment of the Cooperstown Casebook. For a starting point, I want to revisit a line from Tuesday's piece:

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