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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 447: The Oddly Underperforming Dodgers and the Exciting NL West
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-01

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Dynasty Dynamics: NL West Under-25 Rankings
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

03-27

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Prospectus Preview: NL West 2014 Preseason Preview
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Russell A. Carleton and Daniel Rathman

10-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 313: The Dodgers and Tigers in 2014/Tim Lincecum's Contract/Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-22

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Overthinking It: The Not-So-Disappointing Dodgers
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Ben Lindbergh

09-12

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, September 12
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Daniel Rathman

08-09

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On the Beat: Snaking Up the Standings
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John Perrotto

08-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 11: Train Crossing
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 9: Homer and Marge
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: Hanley Goes to Hollywood UPDATED
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Colin Wyers, R.J. Anderson and Kevin Goldstein

07-23

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Transaction Analysis: Padres Lock Up Quentin
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R.J. Anderson

05-08

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Western Front: Three Days, Three Dingers
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Geoff Young

04-24

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Western Front: Five Giant Themes
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Geoff Young

04-04

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Loose Threads: West Division
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Jay Jaffe

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

06-04

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Ahead in the Count: No Turnover Standings Breakdown
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Matt Swartz

04-04

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-03

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Lay of the Land
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Jay Jaffe

04-06

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

11-07

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Divisionology
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Jay Jaffe

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-07

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Toughest of Them All?
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Dan Fox

04-02

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-31

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

09-01

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Crooked Numbers: In Reverse
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James Click

04-01

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

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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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April 4, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Loose Threads: West Division

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Jay Jaffe

What are some of the nagging questions up and down the West Coast?

Continuing the saga I started last week, I've identified one nagging question about each team coming out of spring training, one loose thread that I can't resist tugging upon. Last Friday began with some East Coast bias, on Monday we got Centralized, and today we run out of real estate on the Western shore.

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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, both in the standings and for the major awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards  (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. 

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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June 4, 2010 9:00 am

Ahead in the Count: No Turnover Standings Breakdown

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Matt Swartz

Putting every major-league player back with his original team in an alternative universe can tell us a lot about team building.

In March, I introduced The No Turnover Standings which measured what teams’ records would have been if Major League Baseball did not allow any player movement and all players had provided the same production for the team that originally drafted or signed them as amateurs.  As I described in that article:

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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, in the standings and for the major awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. Picking favorites for the Wild Card for the respective leagues initially might have seemed easy, since the selections universally favored the second-place team in the AL East, while all but two voters picked their second-place teams in the NL East to earn the non-division champ playoff team, but a tie in the rankings had to be broken in favor of the team named the Wild Card winner on the most individual ballots, which is sure to upset some people.

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that's been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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February 3, 2010 11:43 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Lay of the Land

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Jay Jaffe

From several angles, the AL West could prove to be the best division in baseball.

In preparing a recent column regarding the Dodgers' payroll situation, I made reference to the competitive ecology in which the team competes. "Competitive ecology" is a phrase introduced into the Baseball Prospectus lexicon by Keith Woolner, who wrote about it several times in the context of market-size issues and better revenue-sharing plans. For my money, he summarized it best in a pre-BP post to a Red Sox mailing list that was far ahead of its time:

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April 6, 2009 3:36 pm

Preseason Predictions

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Baseball Prospectus

BP's dirty dozen makes their prognostications to generate the wisdom of at least one small crowd.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. Picking favorites for the Wild Card for the respective leagues initially might have seemed easy, since the selections universally favored the second-place team in the AL East, while all but two voters picked their second-place teams in the NL East to earn the non-division champ playoff team, but a tie in the rankings had to be broken in favor of the team named the Wild Card winner on the most individual ballots, which is sure to upset some people.

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that's been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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November 7, 2008 12:24 pm

Prospectus Hit and Run: Divisionology

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Jay Jaffe

The most powerful and the most hapless divisions of the Wild Card Era.

The World Series is over, and the Rays lost, but from an analytical standpoint, they're a gift that keeps on giving. One much-discussed topic during their post-season run was the strength of the American League East, particularly during the AL Championship Series, where the Rays met and defeated their division foes, the Red Sox. It's no secret that this year's AL East was a particularly deep division in today's smaller-division setup, as its top four teams-the Rays, Red Sox, Yankees, and Blue Jays-finished above .500 and ranked among the top six teams on the year-end Hit List. The question is: Where does this division fit in historically?

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As in the AL, the Central division is as tight as can be, while in the East two Mets are predicted to take home some hardware along with their division flag.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the National League, along with the staff picks in some fun miscellaneous categories.

Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting.

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February 7, 2008 12:00 am

Schrodinger's Bat: The Toughest of Them All?

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Dan Fox

Tweaking a simple projection system, and addressing whether or not the AL Central is really the game's toughest division.

"Never make predictions, especially about the future."
--Casey Stengel


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Full predictions and ballots for the senior circuit, plus who might be on their way to winning it all.

Yesterday we started our predictions miniseries with a look at the American League. Opening Day means that it's time for our National League and World Series picks.

Each author's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division, plus the results of our preseason MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. Coming off of their win on the season's inaugural night, BP likes the Mets to take the NL East again, and sees a three-team horse race in the Central.

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We conclude our predictions with the National League, plus the staff World Series picks.

Yesterday we started our prediction miniseries with a look at the American League. Today we unveil our National League and World Series picks.

Each author's ballot may be found later in the article. Here, we neatly summarize the results. In each division standings table you'll find the average rank of the team, plus the standard deviation. The lower the standard deviation, the more in agreement the authors were about that team's place in the division standings. In our AL column, the Royals had a standard deviation of 0, meaning that all authors agreed they would finish last. And if it weren't for the rebellious, anti-establishment ways of one Keith Woolner, the Cardinals would notch a standard deviation of 0 on the other end of the standings.

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