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05-13

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Fantasy Freestyle: Dumping Targets, a Look Back
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Mike Gianella

05-11

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BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Day at Nationals Park - July 7, 2013
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Joe Hamrahi

12-05

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4

Baseball Prospectus, Perfect Game Align Forces
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Joe Hamrahi

05-25

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BP Announcements: Important Account Information - Please Read
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Dave Pease

05-14

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19

BP Announcements: A New Platform
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Jay Jaffe

04-28

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BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus Day at Tropicana Field - May 5, 2012
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Joe Hamrahi

04-28

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8

BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus Visits the Oakland Coliseum - May 12, 2012
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Joe Hamrahi

04-28

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BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus at PETCO Park - May 19, 2012
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Joe Hamrahi

03-05

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7

BP Job Postings: 2012 Internships Available
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Ben Lindbergh

01-25

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37

Baseball Prospectus Book News: Baseball Prospectus 2012 Update
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Dave Pease

12-19

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5

BP Unfiltered: Best of Baseball Prospectus Christmas Contest
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Dave Pease

10-10

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2

BP Unfiltered: Internet Baseball Awards Are Here
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Dave Pease

07-14

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29

Baseball Prospectus News: Announcing MLB Roundtrip with Baseball Prospectus
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Baseball Prospectus

05-05

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6

BP Unfiltered: Spend a Day with Baseball Prospectus and the Tampa Bay Rays
by
Joe Hamrahi

03-31

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The Wayback Blog: Opening Day in BP's Past
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Ben Lindbergh

03-30

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5

The BP Wayback Machine: Baseball's Hilbert Problems
by
Keith Woolner

03-14

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BP Unfiltered: (Belated) SABR Day 2011 Recap...With Video!
by
Joe Hamrahi

03-07

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10

BP Unfiltered: 2011 Internships Available
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Dave Pease

03-01

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27

Overthinking It: The Genuine Articles
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Ben Lindbergh

01-22

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7

BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus SABR Day Summit Official Program
by
Joe Hamrahi

10-13

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BP Unfiltered: Internet Baseball Awards and The Tenth Inning
by
Dave Pease

09-27

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42

Reintroducing PECOTA: What A Long, Strange Trip It Has Been
by
Dave Pease

05-15

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3

Joe's Blog: Framework
by
Joe Sheehan

04-12

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One-Hoppers: Where the Buffalo Burgers Roam
by
Bradford Doolittle

01-04

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State of the Prospectus
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Kevin Goldstein

11-06

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Philadelphia Phillies
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Baseball Prospectus

11-06

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: New York Yankees
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Baseball Prospectus

10-27

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8

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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Baseball Prospectus

10-23

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Baseball Prospectus

10-14

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Colorado Rockies
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Baseball Prospectus

10-13

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34

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Minnesota Twins
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Baseball Prospectus

10-12

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34

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Boston Red Sox
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Baseball Prospectus

10-12

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17

Kiss'Em Goodbye: St. Louis Cardinals
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Jay Jaffe

10-09

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Player Profile: Scott Kazmir
by
Marc Normandin

10-08

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16

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Detroit Tigers
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Baseball Prospectus

10-04

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12

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Atlanta Braves
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Baseball Prospectus

10-04

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8

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Cincinnati Reds
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Baseball Prospectus

10-02

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20

Kiss'Em Goodbye: San Francisco Giants
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Baseball Prospectus

10-01

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Florida Marlins
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Baseball Prospectus

09-30

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12

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Chicago White Sox
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Baseball Prospectus

09-29

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12

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

09-28

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17

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Texas Rangers
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Baseball Prospectus

09-27

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17

Kiss'Em Goodbye: San Diego Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

09-27

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Baseball Prospectus

09-25

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13

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Seattle Mariners
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Baseball Prospectus

09-24

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22

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Oakland A's
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Baseball Prospectus

09-23

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24

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Houston Astros
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Baseball Prospectus

09-22

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9

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Cleveland Indians
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Baseball Prospectus

09-21

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Pittsburgh Pirates
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Baseball Prospectus

09-20

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Kansas City Royals
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Baseball Prospectus

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May 13, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Dumping Targets, a Look Back

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Mike Gianella

Mike uses evidence from 2008 top-prospect lists to evaluate the merits of targeting minor leaguers in "dump" trades.

Most fantasy web sites and other resources do little if any analysis on playing for next year, or what is known less elegantly as “dumping.” Some analysts refuse to even acknowledge that it is part of the game and advise that it is always best to trade with this year in mind and worry about future consequences next year.

In reality, if you’re in a keeper league, you will probably have to give up and play for next year sooner or later. If other teams are building rosters for 2014 around cheap players such as Bryce Harper, Matt Harvey, and Shelby Miller, and you are sitting back while your team languishes in seventh place with little hope of winning, you are not doing yourself any favors.

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BP invades the nation's capital

Baseball Prospectus and the Washington Nationals invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Sunday, July 7 at Nationals Park. Thanks to the fine folks in the Nationals front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following:

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Industry Leaders Partner To Provide Unrivaled Baseball Coverage

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Please read this important announcement about your Baseball Prospectus account information.

Update: we sent out our password reset emails, and the domain used on them is bbp.cx, not baseballprospectus.com .  bbp.cx is owned by Baseball Prospectus and is actually just a mirror of our baseballprospectus.com domain.  We used the shorter URL to keep mailreaders from wrapping and breaking it.  Apologies for the confusion.

On April 28, 2012, we disconnected the Baseball Prospectus email server from the Internet because it was behaving erratically. On May 6, 2012, we discovered that there had been an unauthorized intrusion into that server, which we believe lasted less than 24 hours. At the time, it did not appear that any subscriber information had been compromised. We immediately put in place strict measures to prevent any further compromise to member information via our other servers. 

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A longtime BP author undertakes a new challenge.

Dear Readers,

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Baseball Prospectus Visits Tropicana Field

Baseball Prospectus and the Tampa Bay Rays invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Saturday, May 5 at Tropicana Field. Thanks to the fine folks in the Rays front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following:

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Baseball Prospectus Day at the Oakland Coliseum

Baseball Prospectus and the Oakland A's invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Saturday, May 12 at the Oakland Coliseum. Thanks to the fine folks in the A's front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following:

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Baseball Prospectus Visits PETCO Park

Baseball Prospectus and the San Diego Padres invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Saturday, May 19 at PETCO Park. Thanks to the fine folks in the Padres front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following:

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BP is looking for a few good interns.

Baseball Prospectus is looking for interns for 2012, specifically for the spring and summer academic quarters (or immediately, if available now). Before applying, please ensure that you can devote at least 10 hours per week to tasks including, but not limited to, interesting and rewarding baseball stuff. Internships are unpaid aside from the famous free Baseball Prospectus Premium subscription for life, and you must receive college credit for your internship. Please be sure your application email mentions the period during which you wish to work.

Baseball Prospectus interns have the opportunity to do great things. Editorial interns will immediately contribute to the operations of a site that publishes dozens of articles per week. Technical interns can lead lasting, important projects, as former BP super-intern Ben Murphy did with the Player Forecast Manager. Many interns have contributed bylined content during their internships, and others have worked extensively on Baseball Prospectus book projects. One former intern was just named Managing Editor. Basically, become an intern, and before long, you could have my job. (Come to think of it, I probably shouldn't even be posting this.) Baseball Prospectus interns have also gone on to work part- or full-time elsewhere in the baseball industry, and there are many former Baseball Prospectus interns in front offices around the major leagues.

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You've got questions. We've got answers. An update on Baseball Prospectus 2012.

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Who can buy the most copies of our new book in the next couple of days? We think you can.

Thank you to everyone who has already purchased the Best of Baseball Prospectus books–we're grateful for your interest and support and hope you have as much fun reading the books as we did during production. To provide additional incentive for those of you who might be on the fence, we're offering a Best of Baseball Prospectus Christmas Contest that will give you a chance to win a signed set of Best of Baseball Prospectus books.

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You can now cast your ballot in the 20th annual Internet Baseball Awards.

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