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03-03

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Transaction Analysis: Major Minors
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Jared Wyllys and Aaron Gleeman

03-02

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Transaction Analysis: Bourn on a Hill
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Matthew Trueblood and Patrick Dubuque

02-01

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Transaction Analysis: Shoddy Carpenters Aren't the Only Bad Framers
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Bryan Grosnick

12-06

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Transaction Analysis: San Francisco's Bullpen Fix
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Matthew Trueblood

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: RIP: Even-Year Magic
by
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
by
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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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
by
Mike Gianella

09-27

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Baseball Therapy: Bullpen Contagion
by
Russell A. Carleton

09-27

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Giant Collapse
by
Rob Mains

08-05

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

08-03

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Team Chemistry: What's Average?
by
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
by
J.P. Breen and David Lee

07-29

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

07-19

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Cold Takes: Catches Up With You?
by
Patrick Dubuque

07-11

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What You Need to Know: And Then It Got Weird
by
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
by
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
by
Demetrius Bell

03-17

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Rumor Roundup: LaRoche Opts to See Son This Season
by
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
by
Daniel Rathman

12-16

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Prospectus Feature: The New Dominican Dandy?
by
Daniel Rathman

12-15

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Transaction Analysis: Cueto Two Years From Now
by
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
by
Doug Thorburn

12-05

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

12-04

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

11-23

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Rumor Roundup: What a Lovely O'Day
by
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
by
Joe Sheehan

04-29

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What You Need to Know: HIS NAME IS... !
by
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

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Pedro Strop signs an extension with the Cubs and minor-league deals galore for Mat Latos, Gordon Beckham, and Yusmeiro Petit.

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Chris Coghlan lands in Philadelphia, Michael Bourn returns to Baltimore, Aaron Hill gives San Francisco some depth, and Jorge De La Rosa tries to hang on in Arizona.

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Veteran catchers Nick Hundley, Kurt Suzuki, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia were available late and cheap because of the same flaws.

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The first domino in the closer market falls, with an unexpected catch in Mark Melancon's $62 million deal.

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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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