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10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: RIP: Even-Year Magic
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Henry Druschel

10-12

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Baseball Therapy: Cy Young Catchers
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Russell A. Carleton

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: Put Away Your Brooms
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Clarissa Young

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: Lester Was a Baez Better
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Rian Watt

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 1 Previews
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Mike Gianella

10-07

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11

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Giants vs. Cubs
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Rian Watt

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: As Madison Bumgarner As You Can Get
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Kenny Ducey

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game: You Can Predict Ball
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Bryan Grosnick

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game: Giants vs. Mets
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Mike Gianella

09-27

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Baseball Therapy: Bullpen Contagion
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Russell A. Carleton

09-27

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Giant Collapse
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Rob Mains

08-05

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Prospectus Feature: A Terrible Idea Whose Time Has Come
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Rob Mains

08-03

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Team Chemistry: What's Average?
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John Choiniere

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Giants Make a Bet on Moore
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Patrick Dubuque, David Lee and J.P. Breen

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Rollin' to the Wild, Wild West
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J.P. Breen and David Lee

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: Nunez's Career-Year Moves to San Francisco
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Aaron Gleeman and Adam McInturff

07-19

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Cold Takes: Catches Up With You?
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Patrick Dubuque

07-11

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What You Need to Know: And Then It Got Weird
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Ashley Varela

06-15

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Outta Left Field: Do Cueto's Shimmies Work?
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Dustin Palmateer

06-01

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Outta Left Field: The Only Rule Is It Has To Quirk
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Dustin Palmateer

05-26

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Life at the Margins: The Giants Have Had a Good Week
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Rian Watt

05-23

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What You Need to Know: Matt Cain's Campaign To Get His 2018 Option Picked Up Wins the Weekend
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Ashley Varela

04-29

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Prospectus Feature: Goodbye, April: You Are Not Special
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Rob Mains

04-11

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What You Need to Know: The Fella's Last Name Is Story
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Ashley Varela

03-31

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Rumor Roundup: Tim Lincecum, Still Exists
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Demetrius Bell

03-17

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Rumor Roundup: LaRoche Opts to See Son This Season
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Demetrius Bell

03-15

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Baseball Therapy: Bringing Down The House
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Russell A. Carleton

03-09

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Rumor Roundup: Sorry, Missed Jackson
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Daniel Rathman

12-16

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Prospectus Feature: The New Dominican Dandy?
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Daniel Rathman

12-15

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Transaction Analysis: Cueto Two Years From Now
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Matthew Trueblood and Ben Carsley

12-09

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Banished To The Pen: What If Barry Bonds Had Been Nice?
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Andrew Patrick

12-09

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Jeff Samardzija and Hisashi Iwakuma
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Doug Thorburn

12-05

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Transaction Analysis: Shark Who Goes There
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Rian Watt and George Bissell

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: NL Non-Tenders To Rock Your World
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R.J. Anderson

11-23

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Rumor Roundup: What a Lovely O'Day
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Daniel Rathman

11-19

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Transaction Analysis: The Crawford Comps
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Sam Miller

10-27

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The BP Wayback Machine: An Illustrated Guide to the People of Kauffman Stadium
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Sam Miller

10-15

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Pitching Backward: Some Signatures Are Forgeries
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Jeff Long

09-29

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Transaction Analysis: So Goes Dipoto
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R.J. Anderson

05-22

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What You Need to Know: Bummed!
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Daniel Rathman

05-13

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The BP Wayback Machine: Sign Barry Bonds
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Joe Sheehan

04-29

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What You Need to Know: HIS NAME IS... !
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Daniel Rathman

04-24

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What You Need to Know: Shenanigans!
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Daniel Rathman

04-15

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Rubbing Mud: The Early-Season Odds Changers
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Matthew Trueblood

04-03

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Pitching Backward: Do the Bullpens that Stay Together Parade Together?
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Jeff Long

03-16

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Every Team's Moneyball: San Francisco Giants: Embodying the Market Inefficiency
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Matthew Trueblood

01-26

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Transaction Analysis: Miami Ich
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R.J. Anderson

01-22

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Rumor Roundup: Jonathan Singleton Is Probably Not the Breakout Candidate You're Looking For
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Chris Mosch

01-19

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Transaction Analysis: Unlikely Nori
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

01-05

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2015 Prospects: San Francisco Giants Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

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Just when it looked like the Giants were doing their usual October thing, the Cubs came back to win Game 4 and the NLDS.

For eight innings, this was a boring game. It’s playoff baseball, so there’s a pretty high floor in terms of interest level, but if a playoff game can be boring, this was. Maybe Monday night's 13-inning fever dream just set the bar too high, but for whatever reason, not much stood out. John Lackey versus Matt Moore didn’t seem like it was going to be a marquee matchup, and it wasn’t; aside from the occasional moment of Javier Baez brilliance, the innings seemed filled with forgettable moments.

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October 12, 2016 6:00 am

Baseball Therapy: Cy Young Catchers

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Russell A. Carleton

It may seem crazy, but there might be an argument to be made for a catcher--yes, a catcher!--deserving Cy Young votes.

It’s been an interesting year in baseball and in general (and it’s not over!). Maybe I’m getting a little ahead of myself, but I’m personally looking forward to seeing what happens in the voting in November. The Cy Young voting. (Is there another vote thing going on?)

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Jake Arrieta and Kris Bryant provided big homers, but the Giants found a way to keep the NLDS alive.

It was supposed to be a pitchers’ duel, and at the very beginning, there was a hint of that sheen. Game 3 looked early on like the sort of tight contest that perhaps would cause you to squint hard, watching for tiny hairline cracks to appear in each ace’s performance.

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Chicago took Game 1 behind the Jon Lester-David Ross battery and Javier Baez's power.

David Ross doesn’t play all that often these days, what with Miguel Montero and Willson Contreras penciled in above him on the Cubs’ catching depth chart, but when he does—almost always every fifth day, when Jon Lester is pitching—he takes to the task with enormous seriousness of purpose. In his final big-league season, it’s his only chance to contribute to what has been a charmed season. As the league became increasingly aware that Lester—for whatever reason—doesn’t like to throw over to first, and so became increasingly enamored of taking the big lead and getting the early jump when Lester was pitching, Ross decided to take what had been a weakness and turn it into a strength.

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October 7, 2016 10:33 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 1 Previews

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Mike Gianella

Clayton Kershaw vs. Max Scherzer in Washington and Johnny Cueto vs. Jon Lester in Chicago.

On Wednesday night, the Giants did what they have done in every even year of Barack Obama’s presidency: win a do-or-die game in the playoffs. Now, the Giants head to Wrigley Field with the unenviable task of trying to knock off the 103-win Cubs.

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October 7, 2016 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Giants vs. Cubs

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Rian Watt

Can the best playoff team of this era beat the best team in baseball?

The thing about the playoffs is that the best teams don’t always win. That’s what makes them fun. It’s also what makes them terrible. If we were interested in crowning the best team in 2016, we could’ve wrapped this season up two months ago. The Chicago Cubs (103-58-1) aren’t just the best team in this series, they’re the best team in baseball, by a long shot. That was clear as early as August, and you could make a good case that it was clear well before that, too.

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October 6, 2016 12:05 pm

Playoff Prospectus: As Madison Bumgarner As You Can Get

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Kenny Ducey

Madison Bumgarner shut out the Mets in a winner-take-all game and he did it with just two pitches.

NEW YORK -- Madison Bumgarner does not give a damn about anything.

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Madison Bumgarner did what Madison Bumgarner does, ending the Mets' season.

We were promised greatness. Leading into this game, the prospective Madison Bumgarner vs. Noah Syndergaard matchup was supposed to be the clash of aces that makes for must-see baseball. The game’s most notorious postseason pitcher–one of the greatest of all time already–faced off against the hardest-throwing starting pitcher in the game, a young ace who carried his team on his back when every other Mets starter collapsed around him.

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October 5, 2016 11:23 am

Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game: Giants vs. Mets

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Mike Gianella

Madison Bumgarner and the Giants vs. Noah Syndergaard and the Mets, in New York.

The only time the Mets and Giants faced off in the postseason was 2000. New York beat San Francisco three games to one in a series that saw the Mets win two games in extra innings. This year, the Mets took the season series four games to three, including a series in August that was the beginning of the Mets' turnaround from a struggling 60-62 squad to an 87-75 Wild Card team. The Giants stumbled in the second half, but managed to hang on to find their way to their second Wild Card game in three years.

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Does an ugly blown save hurt a bullpen long after that game is lost?

It’s been a tough September in San Francisco. That even-year magic that should have been carrying the Giants to their fourth World Series title in the last seven years seems to have left AT&T Park (our own Rob Mains has all the gory details).

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San Francisco's second-half free fall is one of the biggest in baseball history and it's hard to explain.

The San Francisco Giants, you may have heard, have not had a good second half. At the All-Star break, they were 57-33. That was the best record in baseball, three games ahead of the Cubs. Since then, they are 25-41. That’s not the worst record in baseball—the existence of the Minnesota Twins ensures that—but it’s the worst in the National League. They’ve fallen from first place in the NL West at the break--6.5 games ahead of the Dodgers--into a tie with the Mets for the Wild Card and just half a game ahead of the Cardinals, trailing the division-clinching Dodgers by 8.0 games.

In doing so, they remain in line to set a record for the biggest swing in winning percentage from the first half to the second half. Their drop of .255--from .633 to .378--is the greatest since the first-half/second-half dichotomy was established by the 1933 All-Star game, ahead of the 1943 Philadelphia Athletics, who followed a 34-44 first half with a cover-your-eyes 15-61 second half, a .238 decline. The Giants have to win at least four of their remaining six games to avoid breaking those wartime A’s record.

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Given two lousy choices, managers are increasingly choosing one of them.

My friend Gia is a Giants fan. Like many Giants fans, and many of the rest of us as well, she was delighted by this play on the last day of July:

She messaged, “How many starting pitchers get used as pinch-hitters?!” I replied, “That’s a great question.”

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