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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

06-30

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Painting the Black: The Trade Deadline Preview
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R.J. Anderson

06-12

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Series Notes
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Jason Parks

06-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 466: The Battle for Bay Area Supremacy
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-21

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Pebble Hunting: The Marlins and the AT&T Shift
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Sam Miller

05-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 447: The Oddly Underperforming Dodgers and the Exciting NL West
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-12

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Game of the 2014 Season So Far
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Sam Miller

05-02

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Painting the Black: A Trip Through the NL West
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R.J. Anderson

05-01

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BP Unfiltered: Tim Hudson's Ankle, and a Possible Unexpected Blessing
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Sam Miller

05-01

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12

Going Yard: How Hunter Pence's Freak-Show Swing Works
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Ryan Parker

04-08

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Notes from the Field: Backfield/Minor-League Game Notes
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BP Prospect Staff

04-07

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Pebble Hunting: It's Been One Week
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Sam Miller

04-04

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What You Need to Know: The Importance of Pagan
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Daniel Rathman

03-31

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Painting the Black: The Mystery Men of Opening Day
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R.J. Anderson

03-27

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Prospectus Preview: NL West 2014 Preseason Preview
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Russell A. Carleton and Daniel Rathman

03-26

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/26
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 409: 2014 Season Preview Series: San Francisco Giants
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

01-15

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: San Francisco Giants Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

01-15

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Fantasy Team Preview: San Francisco Giants
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Mike Gianella

12-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 349: Brian Sabean's Re-Signings and Rating GMs
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-03

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Transaction Analysis: A Medley of Moves
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Ben Lindbergh, R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

11-19

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Transaction Analysis: Hudson's Bay
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R.J. Anderson, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

11-07

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One Move: National League West
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Craig Goldstein

10-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 313: The Dodgers and Tigers in 2014/Tim Lincecum's Contract/Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-23

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Transaction Analysis: Le Freak, C'est Chic
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R.J. Anderson

09-30

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Transaction Analysis: Present and Future Pence
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R.J. Anderson

09-05

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What You Need to Know: Night of the Long Flies
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Daniel Rathman

07-31

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The Great Trade Game
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Paul Sporer

07-15

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What You Need to Know: The Lincecum Before the Storm
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Daniel Rathman

07-12

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Transaction Analysis: Ailing Giants Seek the 'Coeur
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R.J. Anderson

03-08

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Pitcher Profile: Four Growing Giants
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Harry Pavlidis

03-04

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MLBDepthCharts: San Francisco Giants
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Jason Martinez

03-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 152: 2013 Season Preview Series: San Francisco Giants
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

02-27

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Pebble Hunting: The 30-Second Story of the San Francisco Giants
by
Sam Miller

02-01

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Pebble Hunting: Standing Pat in San Francisco
by
Sam Miller

12-06

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Transaction Analysis: Sabean Keeps the Gang Together
by
Ben Lindbergh

10-31

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Punk Hits: Brian Science
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Ian Miller

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series (and Postseason) Recap
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Sam Miller

10-23

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Recap: Giants Win The Pennant
by
Sam Miller

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game 6 Recap: Giants 6, Cardinals 1
by
Sam Miller

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Five Recap: Giants 5, Cardinals 0
by
Sam Miller

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game 2 Recap: Giants 7, Cardinals 1
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R.J. Anderson

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game 1 Recap: Cardinals 6, Giants 4
by
Sam Miller

10-15

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

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Preview: Cardinals and Giants
by
Sam Miller and R.J. Anderson

09-18

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Painting the Black: Vogelsong (Remix)
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R.J. Anderson

09-06

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BP Unfiltered: Home Runs at Home
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Geoff Young

08-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 22: Why BP Didn't Break the Melky Cabrera Suspension
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-15

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BP Unfiltered: Melky Cabrera, PEDs, and the Giants' Playoff Odds
by
Ben Lindbergh

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September 15, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: September 15, 2014

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Daniel Rathman

The Dodgers, and Kershaw, put some space between them and their competition; the Cardinals are building a cushion; a Twin struck out more than 10 batters; and baseball happened in all other corners of this great nation of ours.


The Dodgers came to AT&T Park for a three-game showdown with a two-game lead in the West. A sweep would bump Los Angeles from the top of the standings. Any other outcome would keep the Giants in second place.


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August 5, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Reasonable Overpay of Kurt Suzuki

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R.J. Anderson

The Twins extend their catcher, the Pirates add a Nix, and the Giants try yet again to fix second base.

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The Buyers, the Sellers, the players who'll move, and one unacknowledged opportunity to snark about Omar Minaya.

The buyers far outnumber those interested in moving the present for the future. These four teams seem like the most likely to make moves.

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June 12, 2014 6:00 am

Series Notes

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Jason Parks

Looks at Jesse Biddle, Kyle Crick, Angel Villalona and many others.

Reading (Phillies)

Extra Explanation: Jesse Biddle (Phillies): It’s been a while since I’ve seen Biddle look the part of a frontline arm, and it’s likely he has already peaked as a prospect, at least as far as status is concerned. The body is good, and I actually like the delivery even though his command is well below average; at times, he’s almost too smooth and easy, with his struggles coming with his finish, as he doesn’t get over his frontside and can’t work low in the zone. The fastball is pedestrian, working mostly in the 90 mph range, and the curveball is too long and soft, and without a setup fastball that will force bats to move, upper levels hitters can keep their weight back and track the offering. It’s not a major-league out pitch on any level, and I’m not sold it will play as anything more than a steal-a-strike offering in the majors. The changeup wasn’t a featured player in this start, but I feel it to be the most promising of his secondary arsenal and a future average pitch.

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Ben and Sam discuss the weekend's unwritten rule violations, then talk about the teams with the best records in baseball, the A's and Giants.

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May 21, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Marlins and the AT&T Shift

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Sam Miller

Have the Marlins figured out how to beat the Giants at their own ballpark?

Buster Posey represented the tying run when he batted in the ninth inning against Miami on Friday night. He got a 1-1 slider in the middle of the plate and drove it into deep right-center, toward triples alley. As soon as the crowd could raise its voice, though, it went quiet: Giancarlo Stanton was standing right there.

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Ben and Sam discuss the Dodgers' perplexingly slow start and the NL West race.

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May 12, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Best Game of the 2014 Season So Far

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Sam Miller

And a division that's shaping up to be more fun than the Playoff Odds suggested.

The play-by-play for the top of the first inning of the game between the Giants and Dodgers in Los Angeles on Sunday doesn't initially look like much:

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May 2, 2014 6:17 am

Painting the Black: A Trip Through the NL West

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R.J. Anderson

Walt Weiss' bunts, Tim Hudson's longevity, Robbie Erlin's future and Trevor Cahill's present are on R.J.'s mind.

A lot happens in baseball every night, and neither man nor Daniel Rathman can keep up with it all. So every few weeks we'll look at some stories within a division that would have otherwise slipped through the cracks. Let's start with the National League West.

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Tim Hudson is back from his injury and better than ever. Surprise!

Everybody knows that breaking one's ankle in a gruesome accident, then pitching at age 38 with lingering pain from said injury, is bad for a pitcher. What Tim Hudson's season presupposes is: Maybe it's not?*

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May 1, 2014 6:00 am

Going Yard: How Hunter Pence's Freak-Show Swing Works

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Ryan Parker

Hunter Pence has a swing unlike any other--but, in its component parts, like many others.

When I’m not watching baseball I spend my days teaching everyone from 8-year-olds to All-Americans how to improve their swings. A batting cage at East Coast Baseball Academy is my laboratory. Between the mechanical tweaks and endless batting practice there comes a time for young hitters to look at video of major leaguers and learn how the best at the game move their bodies. My favorite swings to use as examples are smooth and athletic. We look at Pujols, Cabera, Posey, etc. We don’t look at Hunter Pence. Maybe we should.

Pence is a career .280 hitter who hits 25 bombs a year. If his job was to have a pretty swing then he would be out of luck. Fortunately for him, his job is to hit baseballs and he has found a way to be extremely successful at his job. It’s time to put Pence under microscope and examine what mechanical features have allowed him to be such a productive ball player.

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April 8, 2014 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: Backfield/Minor-League Game Notes

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BP Prospect Staff

A look at prospects in the California and Eastern leagues, including Corey Seager and Julio Urias.

California League
RHP Chris Anderson (Dodgers): Tall, athletic build, shoulders a touch on the narrow side, very well proportioned build, big hips, muscular ass. Over-the-top slot, arm comes through fast and loose. On-line delivery but shaky with side to side looseness to it, medium depth cutting action on the fastball, sat 91-93, touched some 94s late in the struggle as he was trying to escape. Simply no command at all in this outing, missing in every direction. Average CB at 79-81 with good depth, 11-to-5 direction, should be able to keep break much more vertical from that slot but frequently fighting front side through delivery; around the zone with it but often in a dangerous way. Flashed a change at 83; looked to have some potential but didn't get a good look at it. Cutter at 85-88 short and sudden; good-looking offering, frequently up in zone with it. Body and stuff are promising and there's a lot to like but it was a very bad first outing; got yanked with bases loaded and two outs in the first inning, three runs already in. –Todd Gold


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