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07-12

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4

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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9

Transaction Analysis: Sabean Keeps the Gang Together
by
Ben Lindbergh

10-31

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16

Punk Hits: Brian Science
by
Ian Miller

10-29

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12

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

10-23

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13

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
by
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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4

BP Unfiltered: Home Runs at Home
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Geoff Young

08-16

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4

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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24

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

07-17

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5

Western Front: First Win the Division, Then Puppet Show
by
Geoff Young

06-29

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What You Need to Know: Friday, June 29
by
Daniel Rathman

06-18

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What You Need to Know: Monday, June 18
by
Daniel Rathman

06-05

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6

Western Front: Tres Compañeros
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Geoff Young

05-29

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: San Francisco Giants
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Jason Parks

05-25

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What You Need to Know: Friday, May 25
by
Daniel Rathman

05-25

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Bullpens, Banana Suits, and Ryan Braun
by
Sam Miller

05-11

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What You Need to Know: Friday, May 11
by
Daniel Rathman

05-11

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15

Prospectus Hit and Run: Donnie Buntball
by
Jay Jaffe

04-24

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 23
by
Larry Granillo

04-19

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What You Need to Know: Thursday, April 19
by
Daniel Rathman

04-19

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Collateral Damage Daily: Thursday, April 19
by
Corey Dawkins

04-18

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The Lineup Card: 10 Favorite Player/Executive Attributes
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Baseball Prospectus

04-11

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The Lineup Card: 10 Players Who Should Receive Extensions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-06

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What You Need to Know: Friday, April 6
by
Daniel Rathman

04-06

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13

Future Shock: NL West Prospect Preview
by
Kevin Goldstein

04-04

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Loose Threads: West Division
by
Jay Jaffe

03-12

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Prospectus Hit and Run: NL Rotation Rumble
by
Jay Jaffe

03-08

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24

The Lineup Card: 10 Choices for 2012 Declines
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Baseball Prospectus

03-08

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The BP First Take: Thursday, March 8
by
Daniel Rathman

03-07

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Inspecting the Spectrum, Part IV: The Designated Hitter Question
by
Jay Jaffe

03-05

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The BP First Take: Monday, March 5
by
Daniel Rathman

03-05

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31

Prospectus Preview: NL West 2012 Season Preview
by
Jay Jaffe and Geoff Young

03-02

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Overthinking It: The Weakest Positions on 2012's Best Teams
by
Ben Lindbergh

02-24

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Big Shoes to Fill
by
Jay Jaffe

02-21

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The BP First Take: Tuesday, February 21
by
Daniel Rathman

02-21

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Western Front: Runs? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Runs!
by
Geoff Young

02-15

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28

Pebble Hunting: Watching the Worst Game of 2011
by
Sam Miller

02-03

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Future Shock: Giants Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-07

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Transaction Analysis: The Mets Build a Bullpen Overnight
by
Ben Lindbergh

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October 16, 2012 5:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game 2 Recap: Giants 7, Cardinals 1

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R.J. Anderson

A series finds its narrative.

There’s been a lot of talk about narratives lately, mostly concerning the Yankees and identifying reasons for their struggles. By comparison, the National League Championship Series seemed almost boring. Here you had two good teams playing for a chance to win their second world title in a two- or three-year span—nothing exciting about that whatsoever. In Monday night’s Game Two, the series-defining narrative arrived.

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October 15, 2012 5:00 am

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

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Sam Miller

The pitches Madison Bumgarner isn't throwing, and the pitches that Cardinals batters were hitting.

Guess the MLB.com headline!

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October 15, 2012 2:16 am

Playoff Prospectus: How the NLCS Squads Were Built

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R.J. Anderson

A look at the origins and methods of the Giants' and Cardinals' success.

Kevin Goldstein has moved on to a greener pasture, but we’re bringing back one of his postseason staples to illustrate how the four League Championship Series squads were built.

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October 14, 2012 4:35 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Preview: Cardinals and Giants

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Sam Miller and R.J. Anderson

The league's two best offenses face each other. Are they the league's two best organizations, too?

The two most recent World Series champions face each other for the chance to throw a second parade. Considering the Phillies’ decline to an aging, expensive .500 team this year, one might argue that the Giants and Cardinals are the league’s two best organizations: The Cardinals have won 89 games per year (and a World Series) over the past four seasons, and the Giants have won 90 per year (and a World Series). In a postseason that has been dominated by pitching, expect these seven games to produce plenty of offense.  

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September 18, 2012 5:00 am

Painting the Black: Vogelsong (Remix)

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R.J. Anderson

One month ago, R.J. was bullish on Ryan Vogelsong, and he wasn't alone. What about now?

Analysis, like comedy, is about timing. I wrote a flattering profile on Ryan Vogelsong’s pitching, in mid-August, praising his command, feel, and confidence. The key statistic was Vogelsong’s 22 consecutive starts without an outing shorter than six innings.

On the night of the piece’s publication, Vogelsong allowed eight runs and failed to complete the third inning, ending his streak. The bad outing appeared to be a hiccup in an otherwise tranquil season, but the problem is that hiccups often come in spurts. Vogelsong took the mound a few days later. He threw 96 pitches over three innings before his removal. One quality start later, Vogelsong appeared to be back on track. Except he then went and allowed three home runs. Over his three most recent starts, including Sunday, Vogelsong has allowed 17 runs in 11 2/3 innings. Hiccup.

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Miguel Cabrera has hit a lot of home runs at home in 2012. The San Francisco Giants? Not so much.

Most home runs at home in 2012, through games of September 5:

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Ben and Sam discuss how they came to know that Melky Cabrera was about to be suspended for a positive PED test before the news broke, and how they decided what to do about it.

Ben and Sam discuss how they came to know that Melky Cabrera was about to be suspended for a positive PED test before the news broke, and how they decided what to do about it.

Effectively Wild Episode 22: "Why BP Didn't Break the Melky Cabrera Suspension"

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How much did Melky Cabrera's suspension affect San Francisco's odds of appearing in October?

When news of Melky Cabrera’s 50-game suspension for taking testosterone broke this afternoon, the Giants had 45 games remaining, were tied with the Dodgers atop the NL West, and were half a game worse than the Braves and Pirates, the two teams tentatively holding the two NL Wild Cards. Shortly after that, they lost to the Nationals, 6-4, but let’s pretend that never happened. (Who knows, maybe with Melky they would have won.) This morning, with Melky, the Giants had a 60.5 percent chance of making the playoffs: 53.2 percent from winning the division, and 7.3 percent from winning a Wild Card. How much did losing Melky for the rest of the regular season affect their odds?

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July 17, 2012 5:00 am

Western Front: First Win the Division, Then Puppet Show

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Geoff Young

The Dodgers have spiraled out of control since late May, and with seemingly no plan for offense, it's a three-team race in the wild West.

Do you realize how bad the National League West has been since May 27? This is an arbitrary date reflecting my desire to cast the division in its worst possible light, so probably not. But consider what the standings looked like at the start of that day:

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The Giants have stopped allowing runs.

The Thursday Takeaway
Sixteen days ago, Matt Cain found his way into the Giants’ record books by throwing the first perfect game in team history. Now, his four rotation colleagues—Barry Zito, Ryan Vogelsong, Tim Lincecum, and Madison Bumgarner—have joined him by spearheading the team’s first-ever of run four consecutive shutouts.

The Giants’ 5-0 victory over the Reds last night marked their seventh win in 10 games, and it came on the heels of a three-game blanking of the rival Dodgers that left the teams tied atop the division. Combined with the Dodgers’ 3-2 loss to the Mets on Thursday, it put San Francisco alone atop the NL West for the first time this season.


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After completing a three-game sweep of the Nationals in D.C., the Yankees are starting to look like the real Bronx Bombers.

The Weekend Takeaway
The Yankees and Nationals both came into this weekend’s series at Nationals Park on six-game winning streaks. But after Danny Espinosa grounded out to end Sunday’s finale, New York was on cloud nine and Washington was three in the hole.

Though the Dodgers have one more win than the Yankees and four more than the Nationals, by most measures, the teams that squared off in the nation’s capital this past weekend were the two best in baseball right now. After a month and a half of lurking in the background and struggling to find a rhythm, Joe Girardi’s squad has resoundingly announced its presence with the recent surge.


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June 5, 2012 5:00 am

Western Front: Tres Compañeros

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Geoff Young

Gregor Blanco, Melky Cabrera, and Angel Pagan didn't go to San Francisco with flowers in their hair, but with their early play, everything is coming up roses.

It would be easy to call Gregor Blanco, Melky Cabrera, and Angel Pagan the “Three Amigos.” For as much fun as that movie was, I prefer something a little more highbrow and suggest we borrow from Wim Wenders. They are compañeros.

Who saw these guys coming? All arrived in San Francisco at roughly the same time, and all have established an expected level of play that isn't particularly high. Here are their lines entering 2012:

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