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08-13

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Fantasy Freestyle: Setting Expectations on Superstars
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J.P. Breen

02-18

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Overthinking It: Quantifying Cano's Lack of Hustle
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Ben Lindbergh

01-30

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-29

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Graphical Fantasy Rankings: Second Basemen
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Mauricio Rubio

01-29

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Second Basemen
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Ben Carsley

01-28

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Fantasy Tier Rankings: Second Basemen
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Craig Goldstein

01-27

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State of the Position: Second Basemen
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Paul Sporer

01-23

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Overthinking It: Several Stray Thoughts About the Masahiro Tanaka Signing
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Ben Lindbergh

01-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 370: Musings on Masahiro Tanaka
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 344: The Robinson Cano Signing and Seattle's Dysfunctional Front Office
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-06

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Transaction Analysis: A Need Cano Basis
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Sam Miller and Bret Sayre

11-08

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Rumor Roundup: Backup Planning
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Daniel Rathman

09-13

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Baseball Therapy: My MVP Case for Miguel Cabrera
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Russell A. Carleton

08-28

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What You Need to Know: August's Surprising Power Performances
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Daniel Rathman

08-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 269: Revisiting the Jose Fernandez Call-Up/Handicapping Cano's Suitors
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-02

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Overthinking It: Robinson Cano and the Latest Debate About Lineup Protection
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Ben Lindbergh

05-10

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Overthinking It: The Sub-Replacements
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Ben Lindbergh

05-09

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In A Pickle: The Turn of the Two
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Jason Wojciechowski

03-19

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Out of Left Field: The More You Know
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Matthew Kory

12-28

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In A Pickle: Slugger Off
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Jason Wojciechowski

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: How the ALCS Squads Were Built
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R.J. Anderson

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Two Recap: Tigers 3, Yankees 0
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Ben Lindbergh

10-15

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Baseball Therapy: The Case for Cano
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Russell A. Carleton

07-01

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BP Unfiltered: Just Forget About Match-Up Stats
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Ben Lindbergh

04-12

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On the Beat: Who is the Great Unknown?
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John Perrotto

07-01

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All-Star Selections
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Baseball Prospectus

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-19

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On the Beat: Monday Update
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John Perrotto

10-23

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Player Profile: Robinson Cano
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Marc Normandin

10-06

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Player Profile
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Marc Normandin

08-23

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Prospectus Game of the Week: New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox, 8/20/06
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Derek Jacques

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August 13, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Setting Expectations on Superstars

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J.P. Breen

Reevaluating the fantasy value of two elite hitters you may have been nervous to draft this spring.

“He’s just a name-brand at this point. He’s not as good as people think. At this point, people are blinded by previous performance, rather than current or future performance.”

My buddy, Drew, leaned forward and smiled as he crossed off Tom Brady’s name from our pre-draft ranking sheet. Drew and I have co-owned a fantasy football team for years. He’s the brains of the operation. I’m along for the ride because it makes me more interested in the NFL than I otherwise would be, but Drew spent the better part of two months preaching to me that Tom Brady was no longer the quarterback everyone had grown accustomed to over the past decade. We had him as the no. 8 QB in our pre-draft rankings and it’s not difficult to imagine the smug look on our faces as we watched Brady go as the third-overall QB in the second round.

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February 18, 2014 11:47 am

Overthinking It: Quantifying Cano's Lack of Hustle

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Ben Lindbergh

What did Robinson Cano's reluctance to run hard cost the Yankees? And did his strategy make sense?

You’d think that Yankees fans, who are used to seeing their team sign other cities’ superstars, would be upset about losing a homegrown second baseman who’s coming off four straight five-win seasons. But based on a winter’s worth of conversation—and as a New Yorker who writes about baseball, I’ve had a lot of conversations about Cano—most of them don't sound too broken up about it. Partly that’s because spending hundreds of millions on other free agents eases the sting. Partly it’s because the Mariners gave Cano so many years and so much money. But another part of the reason—and I really believe this—is that Cano was known for not really running to first. If Cano couldn’t be bothered to bleed for every base hit while he was here, Yankees fans seem to say, then why would we miss him?

That familiar refrain resurfaced on Monday, when the Daily News’ John Harper published a piece on Cano with some critical quotes from Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long. To be fair, Long’s comments were partially based on being mindful of public perception—since Cano’s reluctance to run harder bothered the fans, Long suggests, he would’ve been wise to appease them. But Long also makes clear that he couldn’t condone Cano’s lollygagging or swallow his explanations of why he wanted to run at less than maximum speed:

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January 30, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second Basemen

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Bret Sayre

A look at how the players at the keystone stack up for the long haul.

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January 29, 2014 6:07 am

Graphical Fantasy Rankings: Second Basemen

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Mauricio Rubio

A visual breakdown of the tiers at the keystone and the areas in which each player could help or hurt your team.

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My colleague Paul Sporer put it best in the opening paragraph of his “State of the Position” column regarding the depth at 2B. No, this is not a sexy position full of robust offensive options and guys who can hit 30 bombs. What the keystone has become in my mind is a position that keeps your team going. The average top-30 2B will hit around .262 with around 10 bombs, 10 SB, 54 R, and 47 RBI. There’s nothing spectacular about that 5x5 line, but what it showcases is a type of positional depth that’s difficult to appreciate.

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January 29, 2014 12:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Second Basemen

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Ben Carsley

Ranking the position based on how players are expected to perform between now and 2016.

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January 28, 2014 8:38 am

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Second Basemen

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Craig Goldstein

First-year Mariner Robinson Cano sits alone at the top in this year's breakdown of the top 25 at the position.

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January 27, 2014 6:00 am

State of the Position: Second Basemen

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Paul Sporer

A breakdown of the current and future depth at the keystone and the optimal fantasy strategy for this year.

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Tying up the Tanaka loose ends.

R.J. Anderson wrote the rapid response to the news that Masahiro Tanaka had agreed to a seven-year, $155 million contract with the Yankees. That's where you’ll find all the juicy details on the player and the contract, which you should want to take a look at. This is where you’ll find a few other thoughts that crossed my mind as I digested the signing, as laid out below.

The $189 million mark, in memoriam
December 4, 2011. That’s the day when we first heard, via the New York Post’s Joel Sherman, that the Yankees were determined to keep their 2014 payroll below $189 million, which they blew by in adding Tanaka. This is how long ago that was: Mike Trout’s career OPS was .672, and Alex Rodriguez and Randy Levine were still penpals. Granted, Steinbrenner never technically guaranteed that the team’s payroll would sink below the luxury tax threshold, but he came close, saying, “I’m looking at it as a goal, but my goals are normally considered a requirement.”


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Ben and Sam discuss several subjects either closely or loosely related to the Yankees' signing of Masahiro Tanaka.

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Ben and Sam discuss the Robinson Cano signing and the weekend's big story about the Mariners' front office.

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December 6, 2013 2:41 pm

Transaction Analysis: A Need Cano Basis

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Sam Miller and Bret Sayre

The Mariners signed Robinson Cano to a terrifyingly long, terrifyingly large contract. They won't regret it.



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November 8, 2013 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Backup Planning

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Daniel Rathman

The Yankees make a point of appearing to be interested in second basemen other than Robinson Cano. Also, Grant Balfour is popular.

Grant Balfour a Popular Relief Target
Teams in need of late-inning bullpen arms have no shortage of choices in this year’s free agent crop. One of the most popular in the early going appears to be Balfour, who spent the last three seasons with the Athletics and was Oakland’s closer in 2012 and 2013.


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