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03-27

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4

The Darkhorses: Strikeouts
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-16

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BP Unfiltered: RISPy Business
by
Dan Brooks

12-06

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5

Fantasy Team Preview: Toronto Blue Jays
by
Ben Carsley

10-24

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10

Fantasy Freestyle: Ten Could-Be Fantasy Aces for 2014
by
Bret Sayre

08-06

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5

What You Need to Know: Atlanta All Alone
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Daniel Rathman

08-05

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What You Need to Know: The Unsung Member of the Red Sox Rotation
by
Daniel Rathman

06-28

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4

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14
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Paul Sporer

05-07

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14

Overthinking It: Evaluating Early-Season Experiments
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Ben Lindbergh

05-05

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 5, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-05

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6

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 4
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Zach Mortimer

03-25

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Minor League Update: Games of March 22-24
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Zach Mortimer

02-12

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Is This Man the Next R.A. Dickey?
by
Jonathan Zeller

12-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 108: What Position Should Ian Kinsler Play?/How Do You Know When You Need a New GM?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 105: Will R.A. Dickey's Knuckleball Be Better in the Dome?/Do the Red Sox Have a Consistent Philosophy?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-17

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Transaction Analysis: The Mets Deal Dickey to Toronto? UPDATED
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Ben Lindbergh and Jason Parks

12-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 103: The R.A. Dickey Deal and Trading Top Prospects (With Jason Parks)
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-06

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6

In A Pickle: Trout Au Vin, and Other Delicious Dishes
by
Jason Wojciechowski

12-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 94: The Perplexing Trade Value of R.A. Dickey and Billy Butler
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-02

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12

Head Games: David Wright, R.A. Dickey, and What Smart Fans Really Want
by
Will Woods

10-22

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4

Resident Fantasy Genius: The Ones We Got Right
by
Derek Carty

10-02

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16

Head Games: The Other Thing R.A. Dickey Does Well
by
Will Woods

10-01

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17

Resident Fantasy Genius: The 2012 Fantasy Fantasy Awards
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Derek Carty

08-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 18: Popcorn Popping
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-20

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4

Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
by
Sam Miller

07-02

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9

Resident Fantasy Genius: Does the Knuckleball Discriminate?
by
Derek Carty

06-29

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Raising Aces: Dickey's Fine Malt Knuckler
by
Doug Thorburn

06-21

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10

On the Beat: Who Wants to be the Next Skipper?
by
John Perrotto

06-19

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BP Unfiltered: Knuckleballing to the Count
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Dan Brooks

06-18

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What You Need to Know: Monday, June 18
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Daniel Rathman

06-04

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10

The Week in Quotes: May 28-June 3
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

05-18

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10

Weekly Planner: Week Eight
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Paul Sporer

05-10

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 5/10/12
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Paul Sporer

12-09

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23

Baseball ProGUESTus: Sunset in Flushing
by
Jonathan Bernhardt and Jarrett Seidler

08-10

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48

The Lineup Card: 12 Favorite Basebrawls and Individual Performances in Basebrawls
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Baseball Prospectus

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: Angel in the Infield
by
Ben Lindbergh

02-04

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7

Transaction Analysis: Weekly Roundup, January 28-February 3
by
Christina Kahrl

01-18

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Transaction Analysis: Votto's Extension and Being Young in New York
by
Christina Kahrl

01-13

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23

Future Shock: Detroit Tigers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-05

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6

Transaction Analysis: NL East Update
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Christina Kahrl

09-21

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8

Transaction Action: Braves, Marlins, Mets
by
Christina Kahrl

07-27

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Transaction Action: NL East and Central
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Christina Kahrl

06-28

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Transaction Action: Blast, or Blasted?
by
Christina Kahrl

06-09

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8

Transaction Action: Youthful Orient-ation
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Christina Kahrl

05-21

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #8
by
Craig Brown

05-20

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Transaction Action: Senior Circuitry
by
Christina Kahrl

04-30

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 29
by
Kevin Goldstein

08-31

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Transaction Action: Waivers Deadline Dealing
by
Christina Kahrl

08-17

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Transaction Analysis: California Scheming
by
Christina Kahrl

08-09

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Transaction Action: Assorted AL Additions
by
Christina Kahrl

07-28

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33

Changing Speeds: A Fox Screen Test
by
Ken Funck

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about Ian Kinsler, how to decide when it's time to change GMs, R.A. Dickey and the dome, and more.



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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about R.A. Dickey, the Red Sox, and more.



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The Blue Jays continue to draw from a deep farm system to build an instant contender.



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Ben and Sam are joined by Jason Parks for a discussion of the R.A. Dickey deal and the risks and rewards of trading top prospects.



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December 6, 2012 9:34 am

In A Pickle: Trout Au Vin, and Other Delicious Dishes

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Jason Wojciechowski

Narrativizing baseball players through food.

Friends, winter has come. An entire set of Meetings in Nashville has been dedicated to ringing in the season. The air is cold, there is no baseball, and it is all we can do to keep ourselves occupied while trying not to be driven mad by the latest Ken Rosenthal rumor about Justin Upton, or Jon Heyman report on Zack Greinke. We are forgiven, then, for turning to food. After all, food is frequently warm, cooking it makes us busy, and it does not require the presence of baseballing men on our televisions or radios.

Which is not to say that food and baseball don't make a natural pair. A bite and a beer, both the eating and the acquiring, can ease the boredom of a slow fifth inning in a meaningless August blowout, particularly as the hot dogs in many ballparks have been supplemented by more upscale options and the available beers have expanded from the usual selection of Bud, Bud Light, Bud Lime, Bud Dark, Bud Plus, and Bud Unleaded. Still, when I say "upscale," I for the most part mean "hamburgers from Shake Shack instead of Carls Jr." As far as I know and have been able to Google, nobody's yet offering escargot in the mezzanine on the third-base side. What I would like to demonstrate for you, if you'll permit me, is that some classic dishes in French cuisine can provide a gateway to thinking about baseball and baseball players while simultaneously making you ravenous.

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Ben and Sam discuss the trade value of two of the players whose names were most often bandied about in rumors on the first day of the Winter Meetings.

Ben and Sam discuss the trade value of two of the players whose names were most often bandied about in rumors on the first day of the Winter Meetings.

Episode 94: "The Perplexing Trade Value of R.A. Dickey and Billy Butler"

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Should Sandy Alderson trade or extend two of the Mets' most valuable assets?

I have two distinct memories of April 29, 2009. One is that Jerry Manuel, then with the Mets, made the single worst managerial decision I’ve ever seen. The other is that what should have been a treat—a Mets fan then living in Boston treated to a rare nationally televised game in resplendent high definition—was somewhat soured by the commentary of then-ESPN analyst and former Mets GM Steve Phillips, whose aesthetically pleasing screen presence was overshadowed by the negative associations of his time with the team.

Late in the game, talk turned to Phillips’ tenure as Mets general manager (which lasted from 1997-2003, or as I like to call it, forever). Phillips said some interesting things about having to learn to run an office and handle a large-market press corps and added a few other nuggets to remind us that being a GM would be much easier if it really were all spreadsheets and video. What he said next, though—a little side comment you’ve surely heard from your favorite team’s general manager, star player, manager, or owner—has stuck with me ever since. This was over three years ago, so allow me to paraphrase somewhat:

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October 22, 2012 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: The Ones We Got Right

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Derek Carty

Derek begins reviewing his pre-season predictions, starting with the ones that made him (and you) look good.

At the end of every season, I find it useful to go back and examine the predictions I made.  What did I get right, and where did I go wrong?  Today I’m going to look at some of my biggest hits. For each player, I’ve listed his mixed and AL/NL-only auction value in Tout Wars and LABR (only Tout has a mixed auction, but AL/NL-only values are an average of Tout and LABR) as well as his actual value for the 2012 season according to Last Player Picked. And of course, in the interest of fairness, I will be going through the same exercise for my worst predictions too.  Also take note that I’ve excluded most of the “value picks” from my preseason tier articles, as they’ll get their own review article.

Edwin Encarnacion
Mixed:
$9/$32
AL-only: $17.5/$35



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R.A. Dickey will make his final start of the season tonight. You know how good he's been at retiring batters, but you might not know about something else he excels at.

R.A. Dickey, who makes his final start of the season this evening in Miami, doesn't lack for résumé bullet points to sway Cy Young voters. Unsatisfied to elevate his career at an age when most pitchers are heading out to pasture, Dickey has also elevated the standard to which knuckleballers can aspire. He leads the National League in strikeouts, innings pitched, complete games and shutouts. He has an ungodly 4.1 K/BB ratio. He’s been one of the few bright spots on a Mets team that might be in last place without him. And fine, I’ll say it: Dickey is the first Met to win 20 games since Frank Viola in 1990. He even offers enough charming human interest angles to fill several episodes of This American Life.

Allow me, then, to toss a molehill on top of that mountain of accomplishment: R.A. Dickey is doing a historically great job of holding runners on base. With agility, poise, and a deep understanding of the fundamentals—as well as some out-and-out flaunting of the rulebook, which we’ll examine later—Dickey has overcome the highest possible degree of difficulty to not only hold his own against the running game, but become one of the very best in baseball at shutting it down. In 2012, only three qualified starters in all of baseball have allowed fewer stolen base attempts per stolen base opportunity than Dickey (defining “stolen base opportunity” as a man on first or second with the next base open). The average qualified starter has allowed 5.81 stolen base attempts per 100 opportunities this season. Dickey has allowed 1.85.

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October 1, 2012 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: The 2012 Fantasy Fantasy Awards

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Derek Carty

The fantasy team votes on the year's bests, worsts, and mosts.

With just three days left in the season, each member of the BP Fantasy team took the time to reflect on the year that was, casting their votes for a variety of categories. Today, I'll be handing out the fantasy fantasy hardware (that is, inconsequential awards for a derivative game). After seeing who we thought had the best, worst, and most interesting 2011 seasons, be sure to tell us who you think deserved some recognition in the comments section.

Derek Carty

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Ben and Sam discuss two players exceeding all expectations in 2012: R.A. Dickey and Eric Chavez.

Effectively Wild Episode 18: "Popcorn Popping"

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Three players tell Sam about the toughest pitches they've seen this season. They weren't the ones you'd expect.

Since the very first Best Pitches Thrown This Week, we’ve bumped up against the limits of what we can really conclude about a pitch. The pitch is not meant to impress us; it is meant to impress the batter, and we are not the batter, so our conclusions are answering the wrong question. So this week I asked some baseball players to name the nastiest pitch they have seen this year. These are their answers, which are interesting to me because these are absolutely not the answers I would have given for them. None of these guys even fell over! Batter falling over is 90 percent of my typical assessment. But they know. I don’t know. They know. Here we go.

3. Freddy Garcia’s splitter to Peter Bourjos.

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