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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 345: Roy Halladay and Mark Prior Retire
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-13

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What You Need to Know: Meltdown Madness
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Daniel Rathman

08-26

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What You Need to Know: Roy Halladay Returns
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Will Woods

06-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Biggest Losers (So Far)
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Mike Gianella

05-07

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Transaction Analysis: Halladay Sees a Doc
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R.J. Anderson

03-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 160: The Outlooks for Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-12

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BP Unfiltered: Two Unrelated Baseball Highlights
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Sam Miller

09-10

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Pebble Hunting: Will Roy Halladay Ever Complete a Game?
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Sam Miller

08-07

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 7
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Matthew Kory

06-21

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BP Unfiltered: Baseball News is Hard
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Ben Lindbergh

05-23

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, May 23
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Matthew Kory

05-03

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Raising Aces: Six Degrees of Supination
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Doug Thorburn

05-03

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What You Need to Know: Thursday, May 3
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Daniel Rathman

04-24

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Overthinking It: The No-Hitters That Almost Weren't
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Ben Lindbergh

04-23

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, April 23
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Matthew Kory

04-17

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The Prospectus Hit List: April 17, 2012
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Matthew Kory

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The Prospectus Hit List: April 16, 2012
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Matthew Kory

04-12

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The Prospectus Hit List: April 12, 2012
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Matthew Kory

04-11

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Overthinking It: The Best Pitcher in Baseball?
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Ben Lindbergh

04-06

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, April 6
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Matthew Kory

04-04

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Raising Aces: Pitchology 101
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Doug Thorburn

03-16

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The BP Wayback Machine: Improvement Ratio
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Rany Jazayerli

09-30

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Regular-Season Awards
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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

04-04

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

12-17

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Ahead in the Count: Anatomy of a Blockbuster
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Matt Swartz

12-17

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Prospectus Today: Of Unselfish Decisions and Restocked Systems
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Joe Sheehan

12-08

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Baseball Therapy: A Halladay Ultimatum
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Russell A. Carleton

07-27

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Ahead in the Count: Aces and Attendance
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Matt Swartz

07-09

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Prospectus Today: Packaging the Canadian Ace
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Joe Sheehan

10-31

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

03-30

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

10-28

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

02-11

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Prospectus Feature: The Yankees' Seven-Man Rotation
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Nate Silver

07-16

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The Daily Prospectus: Ten Days, One Column
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Joe Sheehan

03-06

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Doctoring The Numbers: Doctoring the Numbers: Improvement Ratio
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Rany Jazayerli

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Doctoring The Numbers: Improvement Ratio
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Rany Jazayerli

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Ben and Sam discuss Roy Halladay, Mark Prior, rumors from the Winter Meetings, and more.

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September 13, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Meltdown Madness

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Daniel Rathman

Thursday produced more than its fair share of memorably awful outings.

The Thursday Takeaway
Meltdowns aren’t much fun for anyone, but Thursday brought three of them—two in one game, plus an all-timer in another.

We’ll begin in Philadelphia, where the Padres handed Tyson Ross a 1-0 edge in the top of the first inning when Will Venable led off with a home run, his career-high 22nd of the season. Over the previous month and a half, Ross had made nine starts and compiled a 2.16 ERA, the product of a 63-to-17 K:BB ratio and just two homers allowed in 58 1/3 innings. The impending nightmare was difficult to foresee.


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August 26, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Roy Halladay Returns

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Will Woods

But remains an enigma.

Weekend Takeaway

I Love Good, Bad Baseball
When I used to play summer ball during college, August was the time of year when we collectively picked our heads up and said, “Um, this is our third straight Saturday playing a doubleheader in 95-degree weather for no apparent reason—why are we still doing this?” Well, most of my teammates were speaking Spanish, but I think that’s what they were saying. And every August the quality of play got even lower than you’d think a game involving a Div. III third-string catcher could get.


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June 24, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: The Biggest Losers (So Far)

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Mike Gianella

Mike runs down the worst player pitfalls owners may have encountered in the past spring's drafts and auctions.

It is hard to believe, but we’re almost halfway through the regular season. For the most part, the caveats of small sample sizes and arbitrary endpoints can be tossed out the window and we can start looking at 2013 data and drawing definitive conclusions on what we have seen thus far.

Fantasy baseball is no exception. While there is still plenty of time for most of us to make up ground, by now we certainly know if we have a good chance, are fighting an uphill battle, or are hopelessly tilting at windmills.

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May 7, 2013 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Halladay Sees a Doc

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R.J. Anderson

The Phillies' former ace is on the shelf, Freddy Garcia and Ricky Romero are back in the bigs, and Brian McCann returns from the DL.

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Ben and Sam discuss their expectations for Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay after their disappointing 2012 seasons and struggles this spring.



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Joe Ferguson, Roy Halladay, and baseball highlights.

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September 10, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Will Roy Halladay Ever Complete a Game?

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Sam Miller

Have we seen the last of the ultra-durable Roy Halladay who led his league in complete games in each of the last five seasons?

On September 14th, Roy Halladay struck out Jose Altuve with a changeup in the dirt. His catcher turned around and gave the umpire a pat, then stood up and walked toward Halladay. His teammates walked in toward the mound. It was the last out of the game, and it was the last time that Roy Halladay has been on the mound for the last out of the game. September 14th, you'll note, was last year.

Halladay has been to complete games what Yadier Molina is to catcher defense, what Giancarlo Stanton is to GIFfable home runs. In 2011, Halladay threw more complete games than any other team in the National League. From 2008 through 2011, he threw 35 of them; the San Diego Padres, by comparison, have thrown 35 complete games since 2001. Every spring, a columnist or 10 will write about the sad death of the complete game in baseball, but Roy Halladay has been the faint pulse beeping on the monitor, or perhaps the last uninfected man in a zombie hellscape, or maybe the metaphor that just keeps pushing on and on, and on. Just continuing on. A metaphor that won’t die. A metaphor that doesn’t get tired and quit, but goes the distance. What a durable metaphor.

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August 7, 2012 9:20 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 7

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Matthew Kory

The Phillies have joined the losers at the zero-percent-playoff-odds table.

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A Holaday, a Halladay, and a Holliday walk into an RSS feed.

Three recent items from my Rotoworld RSS feed:

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May 23, 2012 9:31 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, May 23

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Matthew Kory

The Colorado Rockies are a mile low.

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A primer on how pitchers produce movement and vary velocity by gripping and releasing their pitches.

Pitching mechanics tend to dominate the word count here in Raising Aces, so it may surprise some readers to learn that my favorite element of pitching is “stuff.” Nothing lights me up like blazing heat, baffling change-ups, and exploding sliders that paint a catcher's target. Some pitches are so devastating as to take on a personality of their own, effectively defining a player's legacy, such as the cutter of Mariano Rivera or the change-up of Johan Santana. There are even pitches that are so legendary that their reputations have survived the passage of time, to be appreciated by people who never personally witnessed their glory, including Walter Johnson's eye-blink heater and Sandy Koufax's knee-buckling curve.

The quality of a pitcher's stuff is intertwined with his mechanics. Pitch velocity is determined by kinetic energy that is transferred through linear momentum, torque, and the rotational elements of the delivery. Pitch command is directly tied to the consistency of mechanical timing and sequencing, in addition to dynamic balance and posture. The key ingredient to pitch movement is also rooted in mechanics, and though a pitcher's grip on the baseball tends to steal the spotlight, the more critical determinant of pitch break is the angle of the pitcher's forearm at release point.

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