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10-20

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24

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

10-20

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

10-17

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22

Playoff Prospectus: A Three-Act Tragedy, A Three-Act Triumph: NLCS Game 5
by
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
by
Doug Thorburn

10-14

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8

Baseball Therapy: The Other Playoff Myths
by
Russell A. Carleton

10-13

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5

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

10-13

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6

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

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Two Previews
by
Mike Gianella

10-11

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

10-11

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14

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

10-06

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

10-04

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

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Recap
by
Sam Miller

10-01

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

10-01

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9

Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Preview
by
Mike Gianella

09-15

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

08-05

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6

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

06-30

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22

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

06-12

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Series Notes
by
Jason Parks

06-09

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

05-21

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

05-02

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8

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
by
Sam Miller

05-01

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12

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

04-08

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5

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

04-07

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7

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
by
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
by
Russell A. Carleton and Daniel Rathman

03-26

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/26
by
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
by
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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12

One Move: National League West
by
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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7

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
by
Daniel Rathman

07-31

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17

The Great Trade Game
by
Paul Sporer

07-15

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What You Need to Know: The Lincecum Before the Storm
by
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

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The commissioner's lasting legacy isn't randomness and meaningless. It's a more fair world.

For all the excitement of this postseason’s individual games, there is a fairly common sentiment out there that something sucks about a system so random that sub-par teams get to fluke their way to the World Series, thus stripping the season of its power to make sure the best teams are rewarded. Why play a long season and then reduce the championship to coin flips? Why continually expand postseason until every champ resembles Chris Moneymaker? Zachary Levine foretold this postseason in his epitaph for Bud Selig, written in August:

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October 20, 2014 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Giants vs. Royals

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Sam Miller

The Royals have the speed, the Giants have the skipper, and both teams have momentum in an unlikely World Series matchup.

On July 28th, the Giants were four games behind the Dodgers, the Royals were five behind the Tigers, and PECOTA put their combined odds of winning the World Series at 4 percent. Neither was a preseason favorite to win the division, neither won the division, neither won 90 games, neither has an MVP candidate or a Cy Young candidate. Neither team's manager will win manager of the year, and neither will be the favorite to win a division going into next year's season. They are a combined 16-2 against the postseason gantlet, and PECOTA puts their combined odds of winning the World Series at 100 percent.

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The Giants play on, while Mike Matheny manages one that we'll never forget.

Baseball is boring. Baseball is slow. We need to speed up the pace of the game. The kids aren’t going to watch the games if this keeps up.

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October 16, 2014 12:52 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Five Preview

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Mike Gianella

The Cardinals have their backs up against the wall facing the Giants ace, while their (possibly) ailing stud tries to extend their season one more game.

After the Cardinals took an early lead in Game Four of the NLCS, the Giants rallied and held on for a 6-4 win to take a commanding 3-1 advantage in the series. Here are the PECOTA odds and the matchups for Game Five of the NLCS.

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Both teams' bats were awake and neither got much out of their starting pitchers, but the Giants bullpen did what the Cardinals' couldn't and put St. Louis on the brink of elimination.

The big winners of Game Four's match-up between the Cardinals and Giants? The hitters. The two sides combined to score more than 10 runs in the series for the first time on Wednesday night. (In the previous two games, the final score had been 5-4; as if that one extra run were taunting them.) Together, the Cardinals and Giants hitters notched 22 hits (six of which went for extra bases) and 10 walks. It was a good night.

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October 15, 2014 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: Karmic Kickback: NLCS Game 3

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Doug Thorburn

The Giants built an early lead, only to see their offense go silent until a critical error by the Cardinals in extra innings.

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October 14, 2014 1:41 am

Baseball Therapy: The Other Playoff Myths

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Russell A. Carleton

A prequel to the much-anticipated "The Other Other Other Other Playoff Myths," because really, the myths go forever...

We live in a world where the Kansas City Royals are on the doorstep of the World Series. Raise your hand if you saw that coming. (Jon Heyman of CBS and Steve Wulf of ESPN did!) There were plenty of people at the beginning of the year who were willing to make the “outlandish” prediction that the Royals might sneak in and grab a Wild Card (they did!) but the World Series? Baseball is full of surprises.

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October 13, 2014 1:11 am

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

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Mike Gianella

The Cardinals nearly let the series get away from them, but four home runs make a lot of sins look small.

Postseason baseball brings with it an endless stream of clichés and meaningless bromides, and one of those tired bromides is that this game is a “must win.” Once you reach this point in the season, every game is a must-win game. Lose three game in the League Division Series and you’re out; lose four in the League Championship Series or the World Series and the same precept applies. “Must win” is a term that gets dragged out endlessly, but “must not lose” is probably the more apt term.

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October 13, 2014 12:36 am

Playoff Prospectus: It's a Very Very Mad World

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R.J. Anderson

The outcome never seemed in doubt, as Madison Bumgarner continued to be some kind of dominant.

Here's what you need to know about Game One between the Giants and Cardinals: Marco Gonzales began warming with nobody out in the fourth inning.

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October 12, 2014 12:45 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Two Previews

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Mike Gianella

Even on the road, the Giants are slight favorites to put the Cardinals in a deep hole.

Madison Bumgarner continued his postseason dominance, putting up 7 2/3 shutout innings to lead the Giants to a 3-0 win in Game One of the NLCS. Here are the lineups and PECOTA projections for Game Two.

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October 11, 2014 4:56 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Saturday Previews

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Sam Miller and R.J. Anderson

It's a must-win, for everybody! Everybody must win! No losers, everybody must not lose!

The Royals look to keep their unlikely winning streak going, while wags will call this a "must win" for Baltimore.

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October 11, 2014 12:15 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Series Preview: Giants vs. Cardinals

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R.J. Anderson

Two teams that never lose in the postseason face off in the postseason.

While the ALCS emanates a fresh vibe, the NLCS features two familiar, borderline-stale opponents. Either the Cardinals or Giants has appeared in each of the past four World Series, a streak that will extend to five regardless of the victor. These powerhouses have so ruled the postseason that they've combined to go 15-1 in postseason series against other teams, according to Tom Verducci. (That one? Last year's World Series.) With two World Series appearances apiece, which team will break the tie and earn their third crack at the championship in five years? Let's find out.

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