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03-24

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Prospectus Preview: NL East 2014 Preseason Preview
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Sam Miller and Will Woods

11-14

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Internet Baseball Awards: NL Player of the Year
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Chris Mosch

11-13

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Internet Baseball Awards: NL Pitcher of the Year
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Chris Mosch

11-12

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Internet Baseball Awards: NL Top Manager
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Chris Mosch

11-11

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Internet Baseball Awards: National League Top Rookie
by
Chris Mosch

07-17

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What You Need to Know: The AL Comes Up Aces
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Daniel Rathman

07-08

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The Week in Quotes: July 1-7
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

07-03

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12

On the Beat: Bucking the Losing Trend
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John Perrotto

07-03

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7

What You Need to Know: Bailed Out By a Homer-iffic Performance
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Daniel Rathman

07-03

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4

The Lineup Card: 8 Things We Learned in the First Half
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Baseball Prospectus

07-02

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What You Need to Know: No Trouble with the Curve
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Zachary Levine

07-01

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What You Need to Know: Buccos Bucking Losing Trend
by
Daniel Rathman

07-01

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2

The Week in Quotes: June 24-30
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

06-28

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What You Need to Know: Pandamonium Cools with Coors
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Daniel Rathman

06-28

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Fantasy Mailbag: Strategic Thinking
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BP Fantasy Staff

06-27

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8

On the Beat: Old-School Thought, Old-School Success
by
John Perrotto

06-27

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What You Need to Know: LA Dodges a Giant Bullet
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Daniel Rathman

06-26

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8

The Lineup Card: 10 Hollywood Endings for Major-League Teams
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Baseball Prospectus

06-26

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What You Need to Know: Meet the Detroit Tigerrors
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Daniel Rathman

06-25

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4

Scouting the Draft: Summer Circuit: PG National Showcase, Part II
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Nick J. Faleris

06-25

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What You Need to Know: Rays Outshine Jays
by
Daniel Rathman

06-24

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4

The Week in Quotes: June 17-23
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

06-24

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What You Need to Know: Power Anchors
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Daniel Rathman

06-21

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5

What You Need to Know: The Rocky Road Less Traveled
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Daniel Rathman

06-21

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Fantasy Mailbag: Stick Through the Slumps?
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BP Fantasy Staff

06-21

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Scouting the Draft: Summer Circuit: PG National Showcase, Part I
by
Nick J. Faleris

06-20

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14

On the Beat: Pitchers Take the Wheel
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John Perrotto

06-20

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What You Need to Know: The Outstanding Oriole
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Daniel Rathman

06-19

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What You Need to Know: Wheeling and Dealing
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Daniel Rathman

06-19

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30

The Lineup Card: 8 Potential Buyers at the Trade Deadline
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Baseball Prospectus

06-18

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What You Need to Know: Yu Better Watch Out
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Daniel Rathman

06-17

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What You Need to Know: Blanks Shoots Padres to Top
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Daniel Rathman

06-17

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The Week in Quotes: June 10-16
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

06-14

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Fantasy Mailbag: Getting the Big Fish
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BP Fantasy Staff

06-14

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Perfect Game Presents: College World Series Preview
by
Kendall Rogers

06-14

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5

What You Need to Know: A Royal Rotation Surprise
by
Daniel Rathman

06-13

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11

On the Beat: Not a Giant Worry
by
John Perrotto

06-13

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Perfect Game Presents: NL Draft Wrap
by
Patrick Ebert

06-13

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What You Need to Know: Mets Magic Bests Miller
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Daniel Rathman

06-12

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15

The Lineup Card: 9 Favorite Extra-Inning Games
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Baseball Prospectus

06-12

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Dissecting the Draft: Draft Wrap
by
Nick J. Faleris

06-12

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What You Need to Know: Shields Mightier Than Lumber
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Daniel Rathman

06-12

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Perfect Game Presents: AL Draft Recap
by
Frankie Piliere

06-11

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What You Need to Know: Baker's Deep-Fried Southpaws
by
Daniel Rathman

06-10

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The Week in Quotes: June 3-9
by
Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

06-10

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What You Need to Know: Not on the Shin-Soo Choo Train
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Daniel Rathman

06-09

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Dissecting the Draft: Draft Wrap
by
Nick J. Faleris

06-07

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Fantasy Mailbag: Hard Knocks
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BP Fantasy Staff

06-07

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What You Need to Know: The Great Closer Debate
by
Daniel Rathman

06-06

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On the Beat: Potential PED Fallout
by
John Perrotto

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Part one in a division-by-division dialogue leading up to Opening Day.

In the week leading up to Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus is conducting a division-by-division dialogue, asking and answering five questions about each team. Today Sam Miller and Will Woods kick things off with the National League East.

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And the award goes to...

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Crowning Clayton Kershaw.

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Which skipper took home top honors in the Senior Circuit?

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Puig or Fernandez?

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July 17, 2013 5:00 am

What You Need to Know: The AL Comes Up Aces

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Daniel Rathman

American League pitching stifled National League bats in last night's Midsummer Classic.

The All-Star Game Takeaway
The ninth Midsummer Classic played in New York City began with a glimpse at the future of the host club, the Mets, and ended with a tribute to a legendary member of the cross-town Yankees.

Matt Harvey, who somehow retained a good deal of anonymity despite a first half that should have made him the toast of town, tossed two scoreless innings for the National League. But his efforts, and those of every other hurler who toed the rubber for senior circuit, were in vain. By the time Mariano Rivera got the ball in the top of the eighth, the American League was up, 3-0. And neither Rivera nor Joe Nathan—the top two closers on the active saves leaderboard with 638 and 328, respectively—gave Bruce Bochy’s squad an opening to climb back in the final two frames.


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Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.

PUJOLS HAS A LASTING EFFECT ON CARDINALS

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July 3, 2013 5:54 am

On the Beat: Bucking the Losing Trend

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John Perrotto

Everything is coming up roses for the Pirates, but things aren't so sunny in Philadelphia. Our beat man also makes his picks for the All-Star team and checks in with scouts.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has become baseball’s parallel universe. On the western side of the state in Pittsburgh, the Pirates look like serious contenders for their first post-season berth—and winning season—since 1992. On the eastern side, the Phillies appear destined to miss the playoffs for a second straight season since winning five straight National League East titles from 2007-11.

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Yesterday, Homer Bailey became the first pitcher to throw a no-no in 2013. Tonight, it'll be a power vs. power matchup when Max Scherzer takes on Jose Bautista and the Blue Jays.

The Tuesday Takeaway
The list of pitchers who, at any point since 1900, could claim to have thrown the two most recent major-league no-hitters is short: From 1908 through the early hours of Tuesday evening, it included only Addie Joss, Johnny Vander Meer—who notched his in back-to-back starts—Allie Reynolds, Warren Spahn, Dean Chance, and Nolan Ryan, who enjoyed those bragging rights twice. Even shorter was the list of pitchers who could boast two career no-hitters in which they walked no more than one batter: That one featured Cy Young, Virgil Trucks, Sandy Koufax, Mark Buehrle, and Roy Halladay.

The aforementioned sextet and quintet both welcomed a new member on Tuesday night: Homer Bailey, who no-hit the Giants in a 3-0 Reds win at Great American Ball Park, 277 days after holding the Pirates without a knock in a 1-0 squeaker at PNC Park.


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The BP team reflects on what we've learned through the first 81 games of the season.

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July 2, 2013 5:00 am

What You Need to Know: No Trouble with the Curve

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Zachary Levine

A pair of late-game meltdowns helped to expose problems on NL squads. Tonight, Carlos Gonzalez shouldn't expect too many curveballs from Clayton Kershaw.

The Monday Takeaway
It was the first day of July, so it was the first day that we were federally mandated to spin every baseball story toward the trade deadline. Not that the dueling meltdowns of Monday evening are all that difficult to attach to trade storylines. While Yovani Gallardo and Mike Kickham both lost games on Monday night, their evenings signified much bigger problems.

Their poor outings, both on the road against teams with struggling offenses, were pretty much simultaneous with deficits and concerns mounting. Gallardo was lit up by the Nationals as Bryce Harper went deep in his first at-bat back from the disabled list, and he wasn’t yanked until after he gave up eight runs in three innings. Flipping channels, you saw the Reds teeing off on Kickham for seven runs on nine hits in 2 2/3 innings.


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July 1, 2013 5:00 am

What You Need to Know: Buccos Bucking Losing Trend

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Daniel Rathman

The White Sox had a miserable weekend, including a doubleheader sweep by the Indians, while the Pirates became the first team to reach 50 wins. Tonight, Denard Span will try to solve Yovani Gallardo

The Weekend Takeaway
The Indians and White Sox kicked off the weekend slate with a doubleheader at U.S. Cellular Field, where the South Side nine deepened its plunge from second place a year ago to the cellar in 2013. Two days later, the senior-circuit portion of the docket concluded at PNC Park, where the home team continued its rise to the top.

After Hector Santiago worked around a pair of walks by striking out the side in the weekend’s first frame, the White Sox went to work against Indians starter Trevor Bauer, forcing the young right-hander to labor for the two outs that he managed to record. Robin Ventura’s club batted around and plated five runs before Matt Albers came to the rescue, stranding the bases loaded to keep the game within reach.


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