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04-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 190: The Ike Davis Enigma/Trading Prospects Straight Up for Stanton
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Ben Lindbergh and Will Woods

04-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 186: Deceptive Starters/Matt Harvey's Improvement/The Blue Jays and Waiver Claims
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-27

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Cautiously Optimistic
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Matthew Kory and Paul Sporer

02-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 145: 2013 Season Preview Series: New York Mets
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

01-18

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Overthinking It: The Craziest Half-Inning in History
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Ben Lindbergh

12-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 105: Will R.A. Dickey's Knuckleball Be Better in the Dome?/Do the Red Sox Have a Consistent Philosophy?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-17

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Transaction Analysis: The Mets Deal Dickey to Toronto? UPDATED
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Ben Lindbergh and Jason Parks

12-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 103: The R.A. Dickey Deal and Trading Top Prospects (With Jason Parks)
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-28

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Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, November 28
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Daniel Rathman

11-02

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Head Games: David Wright, R.A. Dickey, and What Smart Fans Really Want
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Will Woods

10-02

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Head Games: The Other Thing R.A. Dickey Does Well
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Will Woods

08-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 20: Elephant
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-13

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BP Unfiltered: The Mets' Bullpen Doesn't Blow It
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Ben Lindbergh

08-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 16: Sonar
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-02

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BP Unfiltered: Bobby Jones Relieves Himself on Mound
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Geoff Young

07-03

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BP Unfiltered: Just Sayin': Oliver Perez Might Be Back
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Ben Lindbergh

07-03

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What the Contenders Need
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Bradley Ankrom, Jeff Euston and Kevin Goldstein

06-29

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Raising Aces: Dickey's Fine Malt Knuckler
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Doug Thorburn

06-25

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BP Unfiltered: Not Everyone is Excited to Be on TV
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Ben Lindbergh

06-19

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Fantasy Beat: The Magnificence of R.A. Dickey
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Jason Collette

04-25

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, April 25
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Daniel Rathman

02-22

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Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview
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Derek Carty and Michael Jong

02-13

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Bizball: Mets Shell Game with Money May Stave Off Take-Over
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Maury Brown

12-09

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Sunset in Flushing
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Jonathan Bernhardt and Jarrett Seidler

10-22

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The BP Wayback Machine: Closing the Book on Omar Minaya
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Marc Normandin

09-14

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: New York Mets
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Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

07-29

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Beltran and Damon
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Jay Jaffe

06-24

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere I Choose: Baseball Fandom in the 21st Century
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Jason Fry

04-12

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The BP Broadside: New Age Mets Mass-a-cree
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Steven Goldman

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

11-04

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Sandy's The Man
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Jay Jaffe

09-23

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: New York Mets
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Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

05-25

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Meet the Mets
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Jay Jaffe

12-27

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Prospectus Today: Metropolitan Inactivity
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Joe Sheehan

09-04

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You Could Look It Up: No Juice at Bailout Field
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Steven Goldman

08-21

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Prospectus Today: A Wagnerian Ovation?
by
Joe Sheehan

06-08

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Prospectus Roundtable: Fixing the Mets
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Baseball Prospectus

04-06

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

12-16

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Future Shock: Mets Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-11

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Transaction of the Day: Three-Way Mayhem
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Christina Kahrl

12-04

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GM for a Day: Mets
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Joe Sheehan

09-29

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Prospectus Today: The Morning After
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Joe Sheehan

08-27

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Prospectus Today: May Mets Fans Not Rush to Judgment
by
Joe Sheehan

05-27

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Prospectus Today: WillieWatch
by
Joe Sheehan

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-02

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-12

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Hope and Faith: How the New York Mets Can Win the World Series
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Jim Baker

10-18

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Prospectus Today: Decisions
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Joe Sheehan

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Preview
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Jay Jaffe

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers vs. Mets
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Jim Baker

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Ben and Will discuss the confusing career of Ike Davis, then talk about whether there are any prospects teams wouldn't trade straight up for Giancarlo Stanton.



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Ben and Sam discuss the short-lived success of starters without great stuff who rely on deception, then talk about Matt Harvey and the Blue Jays' use (or abuse) of the waiver system.



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The third installment of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.

In the week leading up to Opening Day, we're asking and answering three questions about each team in a five-part series ordered by descending Playoff Pct from the Playoff Odds Report. Today, we continue with a look at the group of six teams with the third-highest odds of winning at least a Wild Card. As a reminder, you can find links to our preview podcasts for each team here.

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Ben and Sam preview the Mets' season with Jason Wojciechowski, and Pete talks to Newsday baseball columnist David Lennon (at 22:11).



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And how that half-inning happened.

In all the many media entities based on the Sherlock Holmes character created by Arthur Conan Doyle, there had never before 2012 (to my knowledge) been one in which Holmes applied his deductive skills to baseball. Nor would one expect there to be, since 19th-century London—traditionally Holmes’ home—was not a hotbed of baseball analysis. But since his character was created, Holmes has become an accomplished traveler in both space and time, making it possible to conduct two TV shows and a movie franchise based on his character concurrently. And, thanks to the newest of those shows, also making it possible to expose the world’s most famous fictional detective to baseball.

The CBS procedural Elementary, now approaching the end of its first season, reimagines Holmes as a tattooed modern-day detective, freshly released from rehab and relocated from London, who offers his consulting services to the NYPD. And it takes Elementary all of one episode to bring up baseball, as if to remind the viewer that this is Sherlock Holmes in New York, like you’ve never seen him before. The scene, which I’ve embedded below, comes at the end of the pilot and shows Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) winding down after a long day of deducing by watching the Mets.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about R.A. Dickey, the Red Sox, and more.



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The Blue Jays continue to draw from a deep farm system to build an instant contender.



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Ben and Sam are joined by Jason Parks for a discussion of the R.A. Dickey deal and the risks and rewards of trading top prospects.



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November 28, 2012 5:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, November 28

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David Wright disputes reports about the state of his extension talks, the Dodgers are determined to go big for Zack Greinke, and the Red Sox shop a player they traded for less than a year ago.

After watching the Angels bullpen blow an American League-high 22 saves last year, general manager Jerry DiPoto was determined to fortify his late-inning staff. DiPoto made his first move to that end on Tuesday morning, striking a one-year deal with Ryan Madson, who missed the 2012 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Meanwhile, after adding Scott Baker to the Cubs rotation earlier this month, Theo Epstein snagged another low-cost righty in Scott Feldman, who will reportedly earn $6-7 million next year.

Here are three other rumors that surfaced amid those signings:

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Should Sandy Alderson trade or extend two of the Mets' most valuable assets?

I have two distinct memories of April 29, 2009. One is that Jerry Manuel, then with the Mets, made the single worst managerial decision I’ve ever seen. The other is that what should have been a treat—a Mets fan then living in Boston treated to a rare nationally televised game in resplendent high definition—was somewhat soured by the commentary of then-ESPN analyst and former Mets GM Steve Phillips, whose aesthetically pleasing screen presence was overshadowed by the negative associations of his time with the team.

Late in the game, talk turned to Phillips’ tenure as Mets general manager (which lasted from 1997-2003, or as I like to call it, forever). Phillips said some interesting things about having to learn to run an office and handle a large-market press corps and added a few other nuggets to remind us that being a GM would be much easier if it really were all spreadsheets and video. What he said next, though—a little side comment you’ve surely heard from your favorite team’s general manager, star player, manager, or owner—has stuck with me ever since. This was over three years ago, so allow me to paraphrase somewhat:

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R.A. Dickey will make his final start of the season tonight. You know how good he's been at retiring batters, but you might not know about something else he excels at.

R.A. Dickey, who makes his final start of the season this evening in Miami, doesn't lack for résumé bullet points to sway Cy Young voters. Unsatisfied to elevate his career at an age when most pitchers are heading out to pasture, Dickey has also elevated the standard to which knuckleballers can aspire. He leads the National League in strikeouts, innings pitched, complete games and shutouts. He has an ungodly 4.1 K/BB ratio. He’s been one of the few bright spots on a Mets team that might be in last place without him. And fine, I’ll say it: Dickey is the first Met to win 20 games since Frank Viola in 1990. He even offers enough charming human interest angles to fill several episodes of This American Life.

Allow me, then, to toss a molehill on top of that mountain of accomplishment: R.A. Dickey is doing a historically great job of holding runners on base. With agility, poise, and a deep understanding of the fundamentals—as well as some out-and-out flaunting of the rulebook, which we’ll examine later—Dickey has overcome the highest possible degree of difficulty to not only hold his own against the running game, but become one of the very best in baseball at shutting it down. In 2012, only three qualified starters in all of baseball have allowed fewer stolen base attempts per stolen base opportunity than Dickey (defining “stolen base opportunity” as a man on first or second with the next base open). The average qualified starter has allowed 5.81 stolen base attempts per 100 opportunities this season. Dickey has allowed 1.85.

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Ben and Sam discuss the significance of a potential big-league promotion for Jurickson Profar and investigate the link between Johan Santana's no-hitter and his subsequent struggles.

Ben and Sam discuss the significance of a potential big-league promotion for Jurickson Profar and investigate the link between Johan Santana's no-hitter and his subsequent struggles.

Effectively Wild Episode 20: "Elephant"

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