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02-01

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BP Unfiltered: Rooting Against Chaos, Rooting Against Ian Kennedy
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Patrick Dubuque

01-14

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3

Fifth Column: The Moment Before the Moment
by
Michael Baumann

12-29

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Best of BP 2015: Forty Minutes In Houston: ALDS Game 4
by
Sam Miller

12-01

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5

Baseball Therapy: The Neuropsychology of Bad Managing
by
Russell A. Carleton

11-17

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12

Pitching Backward: So, Hey, What if the Mets Had Intentionally Walked Wade Davis
by
Jeff Long

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: Assessing the Managers' Moves In Game 2
by
Matthew Trueblood

10-29

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8

Playoff Prospectus: Everything Bad Is Good For You
by
Sam Miller

10-28

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8

Baseball Therapy: And on the Fifth Day He Rested
by
Russell A. Carleton

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: On Chris Young and Losing a Father
by
Sam Miller

10-27

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The BP Wayback Machine: An Illustrated Guide to the People of Kauffman Stadium
by
Sam Miller

10-23

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Pitching Backward: How The Mets Got Here
by
Jeff Long

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: The Lions In Winter: NLCS Game 4
by
Jeffrey Paternostro

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: The Cubs Have A Running Problem: NLCS Game 3
by
Sahadev Sharma

10-21

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13

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and LCS Previews for Wednesday
by
Matthew Trueblood and Rian Watt

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: The Royal Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!: ALCS Game 4
by
R.J. Anderson

10-20

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5

Baseball Therapy: Say You'll Remember Me
by
Russell A. Carleton

10-20

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10

Playoff Prospectus: There He Goes Again
by
Kate Morrison

10-20

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Tuesday LCS Previews
by
Mike Gianella and Chris Mosch

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game 3 Preview
by
Matthew Trueblood

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: Mets Win, Take 2-1 Series Lead: NLCS Game 2
by
Sam Miller

10-18

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Playoff Prospectus: Matt Harvey: From the Operating Table to the Opera: NLCS Game 1
by
Jeffrey Paternostro

10-18

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Playoff Prospectus: Bad-Ball Hitters Make Good Ballplayers: ALCS Game 2
by
R.J. Anderson

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Royals vs. Blue Jays
by
R.J. Anderson

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: Clayton From 5 to 7: NLDS Game 4
by
Jeffrey Paternostro

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game 5 Previews and PECOTA Odds
by
Jeff Quinton and Matthew Trueblood

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: Win Or Go Home: Hamels Vs. Stroman
by
Doug Thorburn

10-13

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Baseball Therapy: Do We Still Need Divisions?
by
Russell A. Carleton

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: Forty Minutes In Houston: ALDS Game 4
by
Sam Miller

10-13

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BP Unfiltered: Why Didn't The Royals Steal Home?
by
Dustin Palmateer

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: The Greatest Mop-Up Man In Playoff History: ALDS Game 4
by
Kate Morrison

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: The Story of Two Pitchers Left In: ALDS Game 3
by
Matthew Trueblood

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: Oh, *Those* Toronto Blue Jays: ALDS Game 3
by
Kate Morrison

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: Two Baseball Plays
by
Jeffrey Paternostro

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: And Then Nothing Turned Itself Into Science: ALDS Game 2
by
Sam Miller

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: The Rougned Show Goes Long: ALDS Game 2
by
Kate Morrison

10-09

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Transaction Analysis: How the NL Division Winners Got Here
by
BP Staff

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus: The Royals' Unforced Error: ALDS Game 1
by
Matthew Trueblood

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Mets vs. Dodgers
by
Jeffrey Paternostro

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Astros vs. Royals
by
Sam Miller

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: Wild Card Recap: Casually Cruel
by
Sam Miller

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Rangers vs. Blue Jays
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R.J. Anderson

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: Cubs vs. Pirates
by
Sahadev Sharma

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: WC Recap: A Game of Hinch's
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R.J. Anderson

10-06

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Raising Aces: Dallas Keuchel vs. Masahiro Tanaka
by
Doug Thorburn

09-23

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The BP Wayback Machine: Going Streaking
by
Russell A. Carleton

11-12

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The Lineup Card: Nine Teams Whose 2015 Odds Are Too Short or Long
by
Baseball Prospectus

11-03

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Prospectus Feature: The Decision that Decided a World Series
by
Dustin Palmateer

10-30

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Pitching Backward: Sing, Sing, Sing, for the Unsung Affeldt
by
Jeff Long

10-30

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Painting the Black: That Time We All Hated the Mike Morse Signing
by
R.J. Anderson

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: The Giants Win The World Series, Again
by
Sam Miller

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Although we've come to the end of the road, still I can't let go.

The Blue Jays and Rangers play each other for the fifth straight time. Wow.

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Two late season "additions" will battle to send their teams onward.

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October 13, 2015 6:00 am

Baseball Therapy: Do We Still Need Divisions?

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Russell A. Carleton

Is there a solution for the Pirates Problem?

It seems a little unfair. In 2015, the Pittsburgh Pirates had the second-best record in all of baseball. Arguments aside about whether that makes them the second-best team in all of baseball, Andrew McCutchen and friends are currently sitting at home watching the rest of the playoffs. The Cubs—the team that beat them in the Wild Card game—are in the NLDS against the Cardinals—the team that had the best record in the big leagues and who just happened to be located in a city in the same general geographic area as Pittsburgh.

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How an entire series changed, and how it didn't entirely have to.

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In the eighth inning, the Astros seemed to be daring them'and the Royals are not noted for their baserunning timidity.

Something strange happened in yesterday's Astros-Royals game—well, a lot of strange things probably happened, but one of them particularly caught my attention. Astros' closer Luke Gregerson entered the game in the eighth inning after Houston's bullpen blew a four-run lead, bringing with him a glacially slow delivery.

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With a six-run lead and a game to go, the Blue Jays call on the man who might win this year's Cy Young award. What gives?

The Texas Rangers attempted to finish off the Toronto Blue Jays again, and failed, again. In the battle between a talented lefty and a crafty knuckleballer, the knuckleballer won, but didn’t get the win.

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The Astros are a game away from the ALCS.

For fans, the value added to the MLB playoff structure by the Division Series is in the buildup of drama. The best stories have fairly gradual rising action, not a sudden surge to an unearned peak of excitement. Sometimes September can provide a pitch-perfect buildup to the grand finale that is the World Series, but when September doesn’t cooperate, early October can pick up the slack. In other words, before the hero of the season’s story finishes off its final opponent in the Series, we get to see them overcome a few of their lesser foes--mini-bosses, so to speak. Certain matchups and moments can be not only terrifically exciting and important in their own right, but a priming of the pump so that the discerning fan feels the cumulative drama of the season.

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October 12, 2015 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: Oh, *Those* Toronto Blue Jays: ALDS Game 3

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Kate Morrison

Toronto hits and pitches and generally outplays Texas to push the ALDS to Game Four.

No one was surprised that the Toronto Blue Jays weren’t going to go down without a fight after losing the first two ALDS games at home. On Sunday night, they came out ready to beg, steal, borrow, or barter for every run they could possibly find—and this plan worked, as they took game 5-1 to send the series to Monday.

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October 11, 2015 2:32 pm

Playoff Prospectus: Two Baseball Plays

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Jeffrey Paternostro

A slide that changed the outcome of a game, that could change the trajectory of a career, and that will most likely change MLB's rulebook.

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The Royals even the series, which remains very even.

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October 10, 2015 12:11 am

Playoff Prospectus: The Rougned Show Goes Long: ALDS Game 2

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Kate Morrison

The Rangers win both on the road, as Toronto's right-handed sluggers fail to slug.

The Rangers weren’t supposed to be here. Not in the playoffs and not a game up in the American League Divisional Series against the mighty Blue Jays (who, if you go back just far enough but not too far, weren’t supposed to be here, either). And the Rangers were certainly not supposed to be the winners of a 14-inning marathon that looked like it would be a blowout in the first few frames.

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What we said when the Dodgers hired Friedman, when the Mets got Syndergaard, and when the Cardinals landed Heyward, among other key moves.



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