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0 Short Relief: The Man Who Refused to Lose by Nathan Bishop, Jesse Spector, Jason Wojciechowski and Scott Delp
3 Let It Eat: The "If We Could, We Would" All-Stars by Ben Carsley
3 Short Relief: On Fighting, Friendship, and Negotiation by Patrick Dubuque, Jason Wojciechowski and Nathan Bishop
0 Short Relief: The Intricate Dreams of Papas and Weavers by Mary Craig and Matt Sussman
6 Rubbing Mud: Should Probably Trade Cespedes by Matthew Trueblood
7 Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 3 Preview by Sahadev Sharma
4 Playoff Prospectus: The Highlight Reel, World Series Game One by Chris Mosch
5 Playoff Prospectus: The Cubs Have A Running Problem: NLCS Game 3 by Sahadev Sharma
2 The BP Wayback Machine: Sandy's the Man by Jay Jaffe
6 Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game 2 Preview and PECOTA Odds by Rian Watt
4 Playoff Prospectus: If You Can't Take the Heat: NLDS Game 5 by Chris Mosch
1 Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game 5 Preview and PECOTA Odds by Jeffrey Paternostro
5 Playoff Prospectus: Back in the New York Groove: NLDS Game 3 by Jeffrey Paternostro
0 Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 4 Previews by Rian Watt and Chris Mosch
0 Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 3 Previews by Chris Mosch and Sahadev Sharma
11 Playoff Prospectus: Two Baseball Plays: NLDS Game 2 by Jeffrey Paternostro
0 Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 2 Previews by Mike Gianella and Jeffrey Paternostro
1 Playoff Prospectus: There Can Be Only One: NLDS Game 1 by Chris Mosch
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 190: The Ike Davis Enigma/Trading Prospects Straight Up for Stanton by Ben Lindbergh and Will Woods
2 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 186: Deceptive Starters/Matt Harvey's Improvement/The Blue Jays and Waiver Claims by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
6 Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Cautiously Optimistic by Matthew Kory and Paul Sporer
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 145: 2013 Season Preview Series: New York Mets by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett
14 Overthinking It: The Craziest Half-Inning in History by Ben Lindbergh
1 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? by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
47 Transaction Analysis: The Mets Deal Dickey to Toronto? UPDATED by Ben Lindbergh and Jason Parks
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 103: The R.A. Dickey Deal and Trading Top Prospects (With Jason Parks) by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
8 Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, November 28 by Daniel Rathman
12 Head Games: David Wright, R.A. Dickey, and What Smart Fans Really Want by Will Woods
16 Head Games: The Other Thing R.A. Dickey Does Well by Will Woods
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 20: Elephant by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
6 BP Unfiltered: The Mets' Bullpen Doesn't Blow It by Ben Lindbergh
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 16: Sonar by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
3 BP Unfiltered: Bobby Jones Relieves Himself on Mound by Geoff Young
2 BP Unfiltered: Just Sayin': Oliver Perez Might Be Back by Ben Lindbergh
25 What the Contenders Need by Bradley Ankrom, Jeff Euston and Kevin Goldstein
2 Raising Aces: Dickey's Fine Malt Knuckler by Doug Thorburn
3 BP Unfiltered: Not Everyone is Excited to Be on TV by Ben Lindbergh
24 Fantasy Beat: The Magnificence of R.A. Dickey by Jason Collette
8 What You Need to Know: Wednesday, April 25 by Daniel Rathman
28 Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview by Derek Carty and Michael Jong
27 Bizball: Mets Shell Game with Money May Stave Off Take-Over by Maury Brown
23 Baseball ProGUESTus: Sunset in Flushing by Jonathan Bernhardt and Jarrett Seidler
12 The BP Wayback Machine: Closing the Book on Omar Minaya by Marc Normandin
20 Kiss'Em Goodbye: New York Mets by Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider
11 Prospectus Hit and Run: Beltran and Damon by Jay Jaffe
12 Baseball ProGUESTus: Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere I Choose: Baseball Fandom in the 21st Century by Jason Fry
13 The BP Broadside: New Age Mets Mass-a-cree by Steven Goldman
42 Pre-Season Predictions by Baseball Prospectus
11 Prospectus Hit and Run: Sandy's The Man by Jay Jaffe
7 Kiss'Em Goodbye: New York Mets by Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider
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The game as it connects major league ballplayer and four-year-old, fantasy and reality, and an old man and his spare room. The recent history of trade demands and temerity, because Asdrubal Cabrera is not alone.
Do you remember “Operation Shutdown”?
hit .173 and battled injuries as an outfielder for the Pirates. Despite this, Bell believed he was entitled to regular playing time for a bad, bad Pittsburgh team heading into 2002. General manager Dave Littlefield didn’t agree, oddly enough, noting that the Pirates had some promising (lol) guys like Derek Bell , Armando Rios , and Craig Wilson in camp competing for the two outfield spots not occupied by Rob Mackowiak . Brian Giles Read the full article...
Patrick writes about the worst trade he ever made, Jason finds the positive aspect of being a baseball star, and Nathan recounts the fight that should have ended all fights.
Mary foretells the downfall of the Mets, and Matt does some research just for you. The Mets, on the brink of being out of it, have the most attractive player on the August trade market, and a reasonable path to trading him.
Sunday night complicated things, a little. One can never talk about what the Mets should do without talking about the disconnect between that and what the Mets will do, and the gulf between those two things grows out of both the bizarre ownership situation and the even more bizarre fan culture that surrounds the team. Thus, when cracked a game-winning, two-run homer to beat the Giants on national TV and bring the Mets back to .500 Sunday night, he made it excruciatingly hard for the Mets to consider trading him. Still, if we can (hypothetically) bridge the gap between what is and what ought to be for a moment, the fact is that they ought to explore it. Yoenis Cespedes
Read the full article... The Mets send Thor to the hill aiming to claw their way back into the Fall Classic.
The Royals are two wins away from not being forced to settle for second place in back-to-back years. On to the always critical Game Three—hmm, perhaps every game in the postseason is critical, huh?
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There were too many memorable to plays to squeeze into one article. But we tried anyway.
With their backs against the wall, will the Cubs find a way to stop the Mets--the Mets!--from stealing wild on them? It's nearly five years since the Mets brought in Sandy Alderson. Here's a look back
Nearly five years ago, the Mets hired Sandy Alderson to replace the increasingly unpopular . With the Mets now two wins away from making their first World Series in 15 years, let's take a look back at the move when it was made. This article originally ran on November 4, 2010. Omar Minaya
Last week, the Mets took a bold step away from four years of ever-increasing disappointment and organizational chaos by hiring Sandy Alderson to succeed Omar Minaya as their general manager. The soon-to-be-63-year-old Alderson, who spent 15 years as the GM of the , was by far the most experienced candidate in a field which also included former Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes, former Royals GM Allard Baird, White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn, Dodgers assistant GM Oakland Athletics , and Blue Jays special assistant Logan White . Perhaps just as importantly, Alderson is the first Mets GM to ascend to the post from outside the organization since Frank Cashen in 1980. He is a fresh start for an organization in desperate need of one. Dana Brown Read the full article... Weary aces square off with Jake Arrieta and the Cubs aiming to deny Noah Syndergaard and the Mets a 2-0 series lead.
After an series opener in which New York’s Dark Knight pitched his way back into Gotham’s good graces with 7 ⅔ strong innings against Chicago, the Cubs will counter with an ace of their own in
. Toeing the rubber for the home team in the Big Apple? None other than Marvel’s answer to DC’s Batman: the young god Thor, bearing a hammer of a fastball and the locks of an angel. Jake Arrieta Read the full article...
The Mets finished off the Dodgers with a combination of sustained velocity and Daniel Murphy magic. It's the hair versus the brain for a date with the Cubs.
Game 5. deGrom. Greinke. This pretty much sells itself. But if that doesn't do it for you, perhaps
may fire back in his Magic/Bird batflip toss competition with Yoenis Cespedes . Jose Bautista Read the full article...