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05-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 460: Nelson Cruz, Ryan Braun, and the Post-PED Good Life
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-02

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BP Unfiltered: Do the Rays Have a Drug Problem?
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Ben Lindbergh

01-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 363: Yankees Beat Writer Andy McCullough on Alex Rodriguez, Again
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 283: An Upper-Minors Inefficiency/The Slippery Definition of Performance Enhancement
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-20

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Giving Up the PED Guessing Game
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Gabe Kapler

08-05

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Manufactured Runs: Biogenesis and Baseball's Post-Human Present
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Colin Wyers

07-23

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Overthinking It: Ryan Braun, Biogenesis, and Betrayal
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Ben Lindbergh

07-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 248: Bartolo Colon and the PED Question/Ruben Amaro and Prospect Rankings
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-13

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In A Pickle: What the Arbitrators Will Hear
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Jason Wojciechowski

06-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 218: Paralysis by Biogenesis
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-05

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Bizball: Suspensions May Loom for Players Connected to Biogenesis Clinic
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Maury Brown

05-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 195: Bad Body Language/Upgrading Bullpens/Steroids and the Children/BABIP and Bad Luck
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-26

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Surviving Professional Baseball in the Steroid Era
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Eric Knott

01-31

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The BP Wayback Machine: Redecorating Your Glass House
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Gary Huckabay

01-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 129: Why the Latest Steroids Scandal Isn't That Scandalous/2013 Season Preview Series: Tampa Bay Rays
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

01-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 120: Quantifying PED Effects/Best Farm Systems in Baseball/Roleplaying Trade Talks
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-11

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The BP Wayback Machine: Bagging on Bagwell
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Christina Kahrl

01-10

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Baseball Therapy: Lessons from the Hall of Fame Vote
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Russell A. Carleton

12-11

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Baseball ProGUESTus: That Holden Caulfield Kind of Crap: The Historicity of the Hall of Fame Debate
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David Roher

09-21

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Manufactured Runs: The Very Long Night of Melky Cabrera
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Colin Wyers

08-24

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Steroids Game
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Nate Silver

08-17

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The BP Wayback Machine: Setting the Stage for 2005: Steroids
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Nate Silver

03-27

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Raiders of the Lost MVP Blood Sample
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Jim Gardner

05-07

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Lies, Damned Lies: The Steroids Game
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Nate Silver

01-25

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Prospectus Hit and Run: PEDs and Discontent
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Jay Jaffe

08-09

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Bonds Responses
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Baseball Prospectus

02-16

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Prospectus Q&A: Andy Andres
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David Laurila

08-01

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UTK Special
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Will Carroll

05-16

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Prospectus Q&A: Pete Rose
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Graham Bensinger

05-12

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Crooked Numbers: Are 'Roids the Reason
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James Click

03-30

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2005--Setting the Stage
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Nate Silver

12-09

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The CBA on Steroids
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Doug Pappas

12-08

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Steroids in Baseball
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Will Carroll

12-06

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Prospectus Today: Into the Mailbag
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Joe Sheehan

12-02

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Prospectus Today: Jason Giambi
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Joe Sheehan

03-01

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The Week in Quotes: February 23-29, 2004
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Ryan Wilkins

10-31

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UTK Special
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Will Carroll

05-29

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The Daily Prospectus: Juice
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Joe Sheehan

05-04

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6-4-3: Steroids in Baseball
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Gary Huckabay

09-01

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Homers and Hormones
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Rany Jazayerli

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Former fringe major leaguer Eric Knott dishes on his difficult decisions about PED use during his time as a professional player.

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Eric Knott is a former big-league pitcher who threw a combined 24 innings in the majors for the 2001 Diamondbacks and the 2003 Expos. While he was there, he struck out Chipper and Andruw Jones, Luis Gonzalez, Scott Rolen, Jim Thome, Chase Utley, and Miguel Cabrera (twice). He had an 11-year minor-league career from 1997-2007, pitching for four MLB organizations, as well as the Pericos de Puebla of the Mexican League. You can follow him on Twitter @eknott11.
 


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The reaction when BALCO broke.

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In the wake of the latest revelations about baseball players and PED use, it's worth revisiting the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "6-4-3" column on December 6, 2004.

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Ben and Sam discuss whether the latest PED revelations really revealed anything worrisome before previewing the Rays' season with Adam Sobsey. Then Pete talks to Tampa Bay Tribune Rays reporter Roger Mooney (at 25:30).



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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about how much steroids help, the best farm systems in baseball, and how they'd try to negotiate a hypothetical trade.



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Character assassination, speculation, a commitment to process... ah, it has to be Hall of Fame season.

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Before Jeff Bagwell's first year on the Hall of Fame ballot, Christina summed up her attitude toward steroids in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Prospectus Perspective" column on December 31st, 2010.
 


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January 10, 2013 5:00 am

Baseball Therapy: Lessons from the Hall of Fame Vote

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Russell A. Carleton

What the voting results tell us about the 10-player limit, the electorate's feelings about PED use, and the public/private-ballot split.

So... the Hall of Fame vote happened. And no one got in.

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Keeping the best players in recent history out of the Hall won't help baseball transcend the so-called Steroid Era.

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David Roher is a former co-president of the Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective and an intern at Deadspin. He takes steroids for nasal allergies. Follow him on Twitter @davidroher.
 


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Does it really matter who wins the batting title?

It would be an exaggeration, but not TOO great of one, to say that everything I’ve learned in life I’ve learned from the Christian Bible, The Book, Babylon 5 and the British sitcom Yes, Minister. In the last of those, cabinet minister Jim Hacker has to deal with the difficulty of balancing the demands of politics with the machinations of the civil servants supposedly serving him (and occasionally, with the notion of actually doing the right thing).

In one episode, the new leader of the fictional country of Buranda is visiting the UK in hopes of purchasing some oil rigs that the government is very keen to sell to them. Hacker has set up a visit between Buranda’s president and the queen as a way to deliver a state visit to some “marginal constituencies” (the equivalent of swing districts) immediately before an election. His brilliant plan seems to backfire, though, after the leader of Buranda gives them an advance copy of the speech he plans to make, where he urges the Scots and Irish to fight British oppression. A panicked Hacker sounds out his chief source of advice, Sir Humphrey Appleby:

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Figuring out who uses or used, when and why, and what we can take from the exercise.

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Without a positive test, is it possible to say which players are most likely to be using steroids? Nate attempted one approach in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Lies, Damned Lies" column on May 7th, 2009.
 


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Can statistics help us see the effects of steroid use?

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Can we detect the use of steroids statistically? Nate attempted one approach in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published on March 30, 2005.
 


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Comics come to BP, as Indy tries to track down a lost sample containing testosterone levels high enough to upset the balance of power in baseball.

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Although he’s been exiled to Wisconsin, Jim Gardner continues to follow the Los Angeles Angels just as rabidly as he did while growing up in the shadows of Angels Stadium. Since joining the staff at Halos Heaven in 2008, Jim has spent his time blogging about the boys in red while creating the occasional "A Day at the Park" comic under the screen name "WiHaloFan." When he’s not doing something Angels-centric, he can be found in his backyard chasing away deer and cursing at the snow.

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May 7, 2009 8:20 pm

Lies, Damned Lies: The Steroids Game

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Nate Silver

Figuring out who uses or used, when and why, and what we can take from the exercise.

If you're like me, you've played something called 'The Steroids Game.' The Steroids Game takes place when you sit around a bar, or a rec room, or a ballpark, with a number of baseball-loving friends, and try and guess who is on performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). Perhaps, if you're particularly deranged, you've even played Rotisserie Steroids, which is just like regular rotisserie baseball except that the categories are games suspended (GS), cameramen kicked (CK), testicles ruptured (TR), days spent in the company of Jose Canseco (DSJC).

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