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10-21

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The View from the Loge Level: Managing to Win
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Daron Sutton

10-21

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Pitching Backward: How To Get A Hit Off Madison Bumgarner
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Jeff Long

10-21

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Pebble Hunting: An Illustrated Guide to the People of Kauffman Stadium
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Sam Miller

10-21

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Baseball Therapy: The Truth About Butterflies
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Russell A. Carleton

10-21

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

10-20

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

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: A Three-Act Tragedy, A Three-Act Triumph: NLCS Game 5
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Mike Gianella

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Five Preview
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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
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Doug Thorburn

10-14

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Baseball Therapy: The Other Playoff Myths
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Russell A. Carleton

10-13

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

10-13

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

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Two Previews
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Mike Gianella

10-11

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

10-11

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

10-06

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

10-04

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

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Recap
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Sam Miller

10-01

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

10-01

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Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Preview
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Mike Gianella

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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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

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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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October 6, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Playoff Spotlight: Sergio Romo

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J.P. Breen

The slider-happy righty has pitched well since losing his ninth-inning duties, but his long-term outlook hinges on a return to the closer role.

Player Background
Romo has served as the Giants closer in some capacity in each of the past three seasons. He owns a combined 2.38 ERA over 283 2/3 innings since the beginning of 2010, so fantasy owners have grown to expect dominance. The nasty frisbee-like slider, low arm slot, and above-average control combine to bring sterling results. The right-hander is a prime example of a low-velocity reliever who cruises because he does something special, and while a triple-digit fastball affords a reliever plenty of wiggle room on the mound, success at the major-league level is about consistency and having something special in the arsenal. And Romo hasn’t posted a whiff rate under 20 percent on his slider since before the 2010 season. It’s money. It’s why he has the 12th-best ERA among relievers who have thrown at least 200 innings since 2010.

What Went Wrong in 2014?
The first half of the season.



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October 4, 2014 12:37 am

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

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Doug Thorburn

The Giants snatch home-field advantage away from the Nats behind Jake Peavy and Joe Panik.

Friday's face-off in D.C. appeared to be a mismatch looking at the full-season numbers, with NL strikeout leader Stephen Strasburg pitted against the aging Jake Peavy. But Peavy has been very effective since the midseason trade that brought him to the orange and black, slashing his ERA by more than half when compared to his Boston performance and stifling walks as well as any other time in his career. Not to be outdone, Strasburg has pitched his best baseball over the past month, including three consecutive scoreless starts to finish the season.

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October 2, 2014 1:05 am

Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Recap

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Sam Miller

When you have the chance to go to Edinson Volquez in a do-or-die game, you have to... well, you have to wonder how you got there.

Guess the MLB.com headline!

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October 1, 2014 12:24 am

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

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Sam Miller

What to watch for in this postseason? Things three standard deviations away from the mean, obviously.

There’s a toy over at Brooks Baseball—well, he probably wouldn’t call it a toy, but I use it as a toy—that I just love. For each pitch thrown by each pitcher, it assigns a “scouting scale” number for certain characteristics and results: velocity, movement, release point, whiff rate, groundball rate, etc. As you know, on the 20-80 scouting scale, 50 is average and each standard deviation represents 10 points up or down the scale. For instance, Aroldis Chapman’s average fastball velocity is a bit more than three standard deviations from the average left-hander's, so, per Brooks, his fastball velocity is assigned an 84 (lol) on the scouting scale. Dallas Keuchel’s groundball rate on his sinker is nearly three standard deviations higher than the typical lefty sinkerl in that specific aspect, it gets a 79. It’s a toy, of course, because that’s not to say Keuchel’s sinker is an 80 pitch, or that a scout would put an 80 on it, or that you should put an 80 on it; it’s just that, statistically, in this one aspect of it, compared to other pitchers, in the period of time surveyed, his was that far from normal.

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October 1, 2014 12:07 am

Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Preview

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Mike Gianella

The Giants and the Pirates play at 8:07 Eastern today; the winner gets the Nationals.

Thanks to the Milwaukee Brewers’ second-half collapse, the playoff picture was pretty clear in the National League in the last few weeks, the only question being whether the Pirates could steal the division from the Cardinals with a late push. The Cardinals held on, so for the second year in a row the Pirates will host the NL Wild Card game at PNC Park, this time against the San Francisco Giants.

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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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