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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

04-16

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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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Baseball Prospectus

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

03-06

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Doctoring The Numbers: Improvement Ratio
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Rany Jazayerli

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Yesterday's games included three walk-offs and a no-hitter.

The Wednesday Takeaway
Trying to choose one takeaway from a night like last night is like being a 5-year-old at Baskin Robbins deciding between ice cream flavors. It might be doable, but whichever one you pick, you’ll be slighting other, equally worthy choices.

Two players over the age of 40 hit walk-off home runs last night.


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April 24, 2012 8:00 am

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

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Ben Lindbergh

Philip Humber's perfect game ended with a controversial call, but close plays to preserve no-hitters are the norm, not the exception.

Since the start of the 2009 season, 12 nine-inning no-hitters have been pitched. Over the same span, 24 nine-inning one-hitters have been pitched. The former will be remembered. The latter will not, except by Anibal Sanchez, who threw three of them. (Don’t feel too bad for Anibal Sanchez, since he already had a no-hitter. Anibal Sanchez: pretty good at pitching.)

The difference between a no-hitter and a one-hitter is—wait for it—one hit. But it’s too simple to say that, really. A hit can be a long home run or a hard line drive that lands somewhere on the field. It can also be an infield dribbler, a well-placed pop-up, or a routine fly that would have been caught by literally anyone but Raul Ibanez. This is a hit:

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April 23, 2012 9:24 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, April 23

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Matthew Kory

In which the Houston Astros have a positive run differential.

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April 17, 2012 11:33 am

The Prospectus Hit List: April 17, 2012

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Matthew Kory

Nothing is certain but death and Texas

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April 16, 2012 4:02 am

The Prospectus Hit List: April 16, 2012

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Matthew Kory

The things you thought were good are bad. The things you thought were bad are good.

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April 12, 2012 12:08 pm

The Prospectus Hit List: April 12, 2012

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Matthew Kory

The final two undefeateds have been defeated.

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April 11, 2012 1:14 pm

Overthinking It: The Best Pitcher in Baseball?

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Ben Lindbergh

Josh Johnson might actually be better than Verlander and Halladay, but it won't matter if he's hurt again.

Last season, the Phillies had it easy in the NL East. Only in the AL Central, where the Tigers were the lone .500 team and finished 15 games ahead of the second-place Indians, did a division winner enjoy a wider margin of victory than the 13 games that separated the Phillies from the Braves. However, the defending division winners appear vulnerable this season, and no NL East team can expect to cruise to a title.

Baseball Prospectus projects the division’s first- and last-place teams to be separated by just nine games, the second-smallest range after the NL West’s eight-game differential. Things look even tighter at the top, where the Phillies and Marlins are currently projected to tie, with the Braves behind by a game. In no other division is a third-place team projected to finish fewer than four games behind the leader.

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Strasmas is over. Get ready for Danksgiving.

Hit List – 4/6/12

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BP's new expert on pitcher mechanics debuts with a primer on the most important components of the pitching motion.

My name is Doug, and I am a baseball junkie.

It all started with an eight-year old kid and an innocent pack of Topps baseball cards. There must have been something laced into that stale piece of gum, because my formative years are nothing but a haze of cardboard stats, makeshift whiffleball fields, Mark McGwire moon shots, and heated Saberhagen-Valenzuela duels in RBI Baseball. By college I was on to the hard stuff, with fantasy baseball teams stretching as far as the eye could see, buoyed by the mass consumption of designer statistics like VORP, PAP, and EQA.

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Roy Halladay is struggling early this spring, but this is nothing compared to the obstacles he overcame early in his career.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audiencesend us your suggestion.

Roy Halladay has had a rocky start to his exhibition season, but in 2000, he experienced far greater struggles in games that counted. Just over a decade ago, Rany Jazayerli covered both that disastrous season and the impressive turnaround that followed it in the article reproduced below, which originally ran as a "Doctoring the Numbers" column on March 6, 2002.
 


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Now that the regular season has wrapped up, here's a look at who BP staffers think should win the major awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff choices for the major player awards  (MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results.

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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With All-Star selection around the corner, the BP staff fills out their ballots for who deserves to start in the Midsummer Classic.

It’s July, and that means another All-Star Game, one which—we might as well get this out of the way now—won’t be as exciting as those wonderful old All-Star Games  when important things happened, like Ted Williams breaking his elbow and Dizzy Dean breaking a toe (Williams said he was never the same hitter; Dean destroyed his arm with altered mechanics) and Ray Fosse getting run over because damn it, Pete Rose just had to win an exhibition game.

(It is at times like these that I like to recall Mickey Mantle’s immortal words on the subject of Rose: “If I had played my career hitting singles like Pete, I’d wear a dress.”)

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