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04-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 435: The Battle of Bad First-Base Contracts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-08

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Moonshot: Miguel Cabrera and the Bearable Heaviness of Being
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Robert Arthur

03-31

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The Miguel Cabrera Extension
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Jeff Quinton

03-31

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The Week in Quotes: March 24-30
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Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-28

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Transaction Analysis: To Keep Miguel Cabrera, the Tigers Spend Too Soon
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Ben Lindbergh

03-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 416: Listener Emails: One Miguel Cabrera, Many Mike Trouts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-28

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My Model Portfolio: Stars and Scrubs
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Mike Gianella

03-19

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Fantasy Freestyle: Picking Fifth
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Mauricio Rubio

03-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15
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Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

02-14

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Third Basemen
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Bret Sayre

02-14

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third Basemen
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-11

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Graphical Fantasy Rankings: Third Base
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Mauricio Rubio

02-11

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26

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Third Basemen
by
Mike Gianella

02-10

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State of the Position: Third Basemen
by
Ben Carsley

02-10

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Fantasy Experts Mock Draft
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Paul Sporer

12-03

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Fantasy Team Preview: Detroit Tigers
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Paul Sporer

11-19

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Fantasy Bargains and Busts: American League Hitters
by
Mike Gianella

11-14

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Internet Baseball Awards: AL Player of the Year
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Nick Bacarella

10-18

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Fantasy Freestyle: The 2014 First Round: A Look Ahead, Part Three
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Paul Sporer

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four Recap: Tigers 7, Red Sox 3
by
Sam Miller

10-16

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BP Unfiltered: Advance Scouting Series Compilation (UPDATED)
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Baseball Prospectus

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game One Preview: Tigers at Red Sox
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Paul Sporer

10-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 302: The Diminished Miguel Cabrera/Clayton Kershaw and the Days-of-Rest Debate
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-30

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Regular Season Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

09-17

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BP Unfiltered: Valuing the "Contender" Component of MVP Voting
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Russell A. Carleton

09-13

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Baseball Therapy: My MVP Case for Miguel Cabrera
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Russell A. Carleton

08-19

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What You Need to Know: The C&D Boys
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Daniel Rathman

08-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 264: Four Questions About Miguel Cabrera/World Series Odds Update
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-10

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Sobsequy: Austin Jackson's Most Valuable Future
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Adam Sobsey

03-05

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Out of Left Field: Cabrera, Trout, and the Baserunning Portion of WARP
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Matthew Kory

11-21

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Sobsequy: Why We Need Sabermetrics
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Adam Sobsey

11-16

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BP Unfiltered: Why Mike Trout Matters
by
Russell A. Carleton

11-06

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Out of Left Field: Can We Make Adrian Beltre the MVP?
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Matthew Kory

10-26

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

10-15

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Baseball Therapy: The Case for Cano
by
Russell A. Carleton

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Two Preview: Tigers at Yankees
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Daniel Rathman

10-05

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Pebble Hunting: Miguel Cabrera's Retroactive Triple Crowns
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Sam Miller

10-03

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The Platoon Advantage: What We Mean By Worthless
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Bill Parker

10-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 54: Jeff Luhnow's Season-Ending Interview Idea/Why Players and Executives Disagree About the AL MVP
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-28

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Baseball Therapy: A Sabermetric Case for Miguel Cabrera's MVP Candidacy
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Russell A. Carleton

09-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 46: The Meta-AL MVP Debate/Mike Trout's In-Game Adjustments
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-19

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, September 19
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Matthew Kory

09-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 45: What the Wild Card Games Could Look Like/Miguel Cabrera and the Triple Crown
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-06

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BP Unfiltered: Home Runs at Home
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Geoff Young

06-27

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, June 27
by
Matthew Kory

05-16

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15

Pebble Hunting: Kill This Nickname
by
Sam Miller

04-23

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Pebble Hunting: Cautiously Sizing Up April Stats
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Sam Miller

04-20

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, April 20
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Matthew Kory

04-16

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Land of 1,000 Runs
by
Jay Jaffe

04-11

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Pebble Hunting: Matt Moore Against Miguel Cabrera
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Sam Miller

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Ben and Sam banter about Josh Johnson, Michael Pineda, and more, then choose between the Ryan Howard, Albert Pujols, and Miguel Cabrera contracts.

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Are heavier players at greater risk for injuries and shortened careers?

A little over a week ago, Miguel Cabrera agreed to an historic contract extension amounting to no less than $248 million dollars. While the response to the deal from many corners was one of concern, it was well understood why the Tigers made the commitment. Nevertheless, in the midst of an MLB-wide trend toward locking up young talent, the Tigers bucked that trend in taking a bet on an aging slugger ripe for regression.

The contract has been dissected from almost every angle, and so I won’t attempt to rehash the various projections or what they mean for overall value in a $/win framework. Instead, I intend to consider an ancillary factor in the Great Contract Debate, one which was brought up in a handful of discussions: Miguel Cabrera’s considerable weight (240 pounds, listed).

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March 31, 2014 6:00 am

The Miguel Cabrera Extension

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Jeff Quinton

Viewing the slugger's $248 million deal through a behavioral economics lens.

There is a lot we do not know about the decision to give Miguel Cabrera his new, enormous contract extension. There is a lot we will never know about it. There are factors that might or might not have factored into the decision. We could say that this has been the plan all along. We could say that at this juncture, this is what the Tigers thought was best for the franchise or that this what the Tigers thought was the best allocation of their resources. People will also say that the Tigers may have done this to justify the Doug Fister trade and/or to justify not extending Max Scherzer. People will probably respond to this by saying that maybe the plan was to extend either Scherzer or Cabrera, or both. People will say a lot of things about a person getting paid that much money to play baseball.

Again, we were not in the room (this is an assumption I am boldly making) and we do not know what Dave Dombrowski or Mike Ilitch were thinking. As individuals, I have no idea how either of them usually thinks in these situations. What we do know is how people think; we know how most people think. Consequently, there are some behavioral economic factors that are related to how people might think if in they were in the same situation as the Tigers’ leadership. In other words, the below is not about how the decision was made, but rather about how decisions are often made.

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Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

MIGUEL CABRERA NETS HUGE EXTENSION

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Detroit locks up a premium player at a premium price.



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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the Miguel Cabrera contract extension, bullpen usage, productive at-bats, multiple Mike Trouts, and more.

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March 28, 2014 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Stars and Scrubs

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Mike Gianella

Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, and...

On Friday, March 21, Mike Gianella released Version Four of his mixed league Bid Limits, which spurred an idea from Bret Sayre called Model Portfolios, wherein the fantasy staff (and anyone else on the BP roster who wants to participate) will create their own team within the confines of a standard 23-man, $260 budget. The roster being constructed includes: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OFx5, UTx2, and Px9 along with the following standards issued by Sayre:

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March 19, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Picking Fifth

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Mauricio Rubio

The top four picks in redraft leagues are relatively clear-cut, but whom should you target if your selection is just outside that tier?

Depending on what you value, there’s a distinct separation in 12-team 5x5 draft formats when it comes to the fifth pick. Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, Paul Goldschmidt,and Andrew McCutchen all deserve to go in the no. 1-4 spots, and I don’t think there can be much debate on that. The big question facing owners picking fifth is a value-based one. I was handed the no. 5 pick in a home league, so let’s take a look at some of the names that I thought about taking there. (Note: I’m concentrating solely on 12-team leagues, so your mileage may vary).

Clayton Kershaw
Kershaw is a popular choice here judging by the ADPs across a few different sites. The reasons are obvious: Kershaw is the best pitcher in baseball right now; he’s a good bet to help across four categories again this year; and there’s a decent amount of uncertainty with the position players who would also be the fifth-overall pick.


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March 7, 2014 9:26 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15

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Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

The fantasy crew tries to peg the top 15 picks and predict breakouts from later picks.

We know from Ron Shandler's Baseball Forecaster that since 2004, there is a 36 percent success rate in the ADP projecting the top 15. The most in any one year is seven of 15; the least is four. With that in mind, I challenged the fantasy team to try to guess the top 15. In addition to their stab at the top 15, I had them give their answers on the following:

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February 14, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Third Basemen

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Bret Sayre

Miguel Cabrera might be moving to first base this year, but he still sits atop this list.

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February 14, 2014 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third Basemen

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

A look at how the hot corner stacks up for Scoresheet leagues.

As you probably guessed, this week we’re tackling the hot corner for Scoresheet players. Below, you’ll find our rankings, general thoughts on strategy for third base, and some deeper looks at players we felt were important to single out. Tune in to our podcast for more thoughts on the position and to hear us answer listener questions on drafts and keepers. As always, we’re happy to answer any Scoresheet-related questions you might have, on the record or off. Also, in case you missed it, you can check out a compilation of our rankings (please note that rankings for positions we haven’t yet covered are still subject to change).

Here’s how we rank the third basemen in Scoresheet:

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February 11, 2014 6:00 am

Graphical Fantasy Rankings: Third Base

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Mauricio Rubio

A visual breakdown of the players at the position and the stat categories in which they could help your team.

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