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12-19

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Transaction Analysis: Bringing the Band Back Together... Again
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Daniel Rathman and Wilson Karaman

12-18

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Fantasy Team Preview: San Francisco Giants
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Jeff Quinton

12-05

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Rumor Roundup: The Least Likely Melky Cabrera Suitor
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Daniel Rathman

12-02

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Painting the Black: The Ones That Sabean Let Get Away
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R.J. Anderson

11-25

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Rumor Roundup: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Immediately
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Daniel Rathman

11-18

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Rumor Roundup: Are the Jays Preparing to Splurge?
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Daniel Rathman

11-03

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Prospectus Feature: The Decision that Decided a World Series
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Dustin Palmateer

10-31

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Raising Aces: Bum Deal
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Doug Thorburn

10-30

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Pitching Backward: Sing, Sing, Sing, for the Unsung Affeldt
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Jeff Long

10-30

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Painting the Black: That Time We All Hated the Mike Morse Signing
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R.J. Anderson

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: The Giants Win The World Series, Again
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Sam Miller

10-29

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BP Unfiltered: The Reason Bumgarner Should Start (Even Though He Won't)
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Sam Miller

10-29

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BP Unfiltered: Why NOT to Start Madison Bumgarner
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Russell A. Carleton

10-29

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Moonshot: Do the Giants Beat the Heat?
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Robert Arthur

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game 7 Preview
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Sam Miller

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: Second-Inning Struggles
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Sahadev Sharma

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: 1-2-3 Repeater
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Miles Wray

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: Mad Cool
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Sam Miller

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: Petit Comes Up Big
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Sahadev Sharma

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: Never-Wrong Ned?
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R.J. Anderson

10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Four Preview
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Sahadev Sharma

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game 3 Previews
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R.J. Anderson

10-23

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Playoff Prospectus: Royals Spit Hot Fire: World Series Game 2
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Zachary Levine

10-22

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BP Unfiltered: There Will Be A Game Two
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Russell A. Carleton

10-22

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Moonshot: The Royals, the Strike Zone, and an October Surprise
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Robert Arthur

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Two Preview
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Zachary Levine

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: The Other Royals: World Series Game 1
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Sam Miller

10-21

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The View from the Loge Level: Managing to Win
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Daron Sutton

10-21

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Pitching Backward: How To Get A Hit Off Madison Bumgarner
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Jeff Long

10-21

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Pebble Hunting: An Illustrated Guide to the People of Kauffman Stadium
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Sam Miller

10-21

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Baseball Therapy: The Truth About Butterflies
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Russell A. Carleton

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Giants vs. Royals
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Sam Miller

10-20

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Teams Should Make The World Series; A Defense of Bud Selig
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Sam Miller

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: A Three-Act Tragedy, A Three-Act Triumph: NLCS Game 5
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Mike Gianella

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Five Preview
by
Mike Gianella

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: No Pitching and No Defense Make St. Louis (Almost) Go Home: NLCS Game 4
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R.J. Anderson

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: Karmic Kickback: NLCS Game 3
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Doug Thorburn

10-14

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Baseball Therapy: The Other Playoff Myths
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Russell A. Carleton

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: Managing in a 'Must-Not-Lose': NLCS Game 2
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Mike Gianella

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: It's a Very Very Mad World
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R.J. Anderson

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Two Previews
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Mike Gianella

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Saturday Previews
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Sam Miller and R.J. Anderson

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Series Preview: Giants vs. Cardinals
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R.J. Anderson

10-06

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Fantasy Freestyle: Playoff Spotlight: Sergio Romo
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J.P. Breen

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game One Recap: Giants 3, Nationals 2
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Doug Thorburn

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Recap
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Sam Miller

10-01

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Pebble Hunting: The '80' Pitches In This Year's Postseason
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Sam Miller

10-01

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Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Preview
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Mike Gianella

09-15

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What You Need to Know: September 15, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

08-05

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Transaction Analysis: The Reasonable Overpay of Kurt Suzuki
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R.J. Anderson

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Brian Sabean may have missed out on two of the bigger contributors to the Giants 2014 run, but apparently he's not letting anyone else get away.



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December 18, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: San Francisco Giants

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Jeff Quinton

A trio of studs compensates for the defending champs' barren farm system.

Champions of baseball, collection of various fantasy baseball talents. We all know the headliners: Posey, Pence, and Bumgarner. Beyond that, there is an unresolved third base role to go along with a lot of veterans and role players. The only interesting 25-or-under talents other than Bumgarner are Joe Panik and Andrew Susac, and interesting is being used liberally here. The Giants minor-league system is even less interesting for fantasy purposes. Anyhow, it is often the boring, the old hat, the suboptimal that gets overlooked in fantasy, and it is these very players that can turn some of the nicest fantasy baseball profits. Continue reading for analysis.

A note for our readers. While informative, since we are still months away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, these previews are far from definitive or complete. Free agent signings, trades, and other offseason news will change the landscape for most if not all teams. For any moves that take place after a team preview is written, please look to our Transaction Analysis coverage for instant reactions, and then check back on the Team Previews for more detailed updates (including lineups, rotations, bullpens, etc.) as we get closer to Opening Day.

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December 5, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: The Least Likely Melky Cabrera Suitor

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Daniel Rathman

A bad breakup might not keep the Giants and Melky from getting back together, while another team is in the Headley sweepstakes.

Giants open to reunion with Melky Cabrera
Melky Cabrera and the Giants did not exactly part on good terms in 2012, when the outfielder enjoyed a torrid first half before getting slapped with a 50-game ban for using performance-enhancing drugs. The Giants overcame his absence to win the World Series, of course, and Cabrera landed on his feet with the Blue Jays, playing well enough in his second year north of the border to reasonably demand a long-term contract this winter. Still, there was no shortage of awkwardness between the sides, as recently as May 2013 in Toronto, when Cabrera tried to dodge Giants writers, then relented, only to stir a minor controversy regarding the private ceremony in which he received his championship ring.


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Brian Sabean's reputation for keeping his championship teams has merit, so how did Pablo Sandoval escape his grasp?

It was about this time last week that Pablo Sandoval signed with the Red Sox and shocked baseball. The surprise stemmed partially from the fit—Hanley Ramirez had reportedly agreed to terms with the Red Sox hours earlier, meaning Sandoval's addition complicated an already complex infield situation. But this piece isn't about the Red Sox or how they intend to cram so many talented players into one lineup. Rather, this piece is about the most jarring aspect of the deal: Sandoval leaving San Francisco.

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November 25, 2014 4:38 am

Rumor Roundup: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Immediately

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Daniel Rathman

The Giants could get back at the Red Sox, who might also be in the mix for Cole Hamels. Meanwhile, John Jaso might soon have access to cheap prescription pills.

Could Giants pivot to Jon Lester?

Pablo Sandoval has shipped up to Boston, opening up both the third-base position in San Francisco and some $20 million in the club’s annual budget for 2015-2019. But according to San Francisco Chronicle beat writer Hank Schulman, the Giants might not use their newfound financial wiggle room to replace the Panda at the hot corner:

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November 18, 2014 4:14 am

Rumor Roundup: Are the Jays Preparing to Splurge?

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Daniel Rathman

2014 Blue Jays : Free Agency :: 2012 Blue Jays : Trading ?

Russell Martin is already in tow. But if there’s fire to go with the smoke below, there might be a whole lot more to come.

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One last look at the decision to hold Alex Gordon, from every angle.

A single play in the 2014 postseason captivated the baseball world: Alex Gordon’s three-quarters trip around the bases as the Giants’ outfield botched Gordon's line-drive single in the last inning of the World Series. And how could it not? Game Seven, two outs in the bottom of the ninth, down by one, and Gordon—the Royals’ best hitter—facing the suddenly untouchable Madison Bumgarner with a ring on the line. Nate Silver, immediately after the play ended, tweeted the following:

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October 31, 2014 12:18 pm

Raising Aces: Bum Deal

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Doug Thorburn

Madison Bumgarner dominated in an unfamiliar role on Wednesday night to help the Giants claim their third World Series in five years. How did he do it?

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October 30, 2014 2:36 am

Pitching Backward: Sing, Sing, Sing, for the Unsung Affeldt

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Jeff Long

A bit more quietly, Jeremy Affeldt is approaching postseason records as impressive as Madison Bumgarner's.

Many pixels will be burned describing Madison Bumgarner’s historic performance in the World Series. Many will be dedicated to the Giants as a group, and about how they came together as a club despite effectively losing much of the rotation that had carried them to two previous championships. Many will be spent describing the Royals’ unexpected run through October. I suspect that precious few pixels will be earmarked for Jeremy Affeldt, one of the unsung heroes of the Giants’ postseason success. I aim to rectify that.

At 35 years old, Affeldt has already had a long and distinguished career. He’s pitched in the major leagues for 13 seasons and has now won three World Series rings. All told he has pitched in four postseasons, including a losing bid in 2007 with the Rockies. He has thrown 31 innings in the postseason, while posting an ERA of 0.86. Needless to say, that’s much better than his regular season performance.

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We don't know anything about baseball, part 1 million.

This postseason took joy in reminding us how little we know about the game. Whether it was the Royals, the team that felt least likely to advance to the World Series, reaching the Fall Classic with a perfect postseason record; or the Giants, another Wild Card team turned pennant winner, taking the whole thing despite having five starts last four innings or fewer, and three end in under three innings; this October created self doubt for everyone at some point or another.

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32+ GIFs for 32 games.

So, the 2010-2014 Giants. The dynasty of our era. What the Yankees were to the 1990s, the A's were to the 1970s, so the Giants are to this decade. Feels weird. You swish it around in your mouth and you're not sure whether it's $800 scotch or $3.99 mouthwash, but you know it burns a little and you know it'll get you drunk and/or blind.

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Cleaning up Baseball Prospectus, one Russell Carleton unfiltered post at a time.

We talk about pitching decisions in terms of leverage, but most of what we think of as modern pitcher usage—five-man rotations, seventh-inning guys, closers, LOOGYs—is born only secondarily of leverage. The real factor is attrition, and the acknowledgment that we can’t expect the team’s best pitcher to throw every inning of every game without breaking down or getting much, much, much worse from overuse. Say we know that Craig Kimbrel is less likely than any Braves pitcher to allow a run in any situation, but he can only do it 75 times all year; the goal is to avoid wasting a single one of those 75 on a low-leverage situation, thus dooming some other high-leverage situation to an inferior pitcher. Without the attrition—if Kimbrel could pitch all day every day—there would be no decision. Kimbrel’s manager would look very smart.

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