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09-30

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Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game Preview
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R.J. Anderson

10-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 297: NL Wild Card Game Preview/Adam J. Morris on the Rangers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-01

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Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Preview
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Ben Lindbergh

09-30

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What You Need to Know: A Wild Final Weekend
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

09-27

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What You Need to Know: A Bronx Goodbye
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Daniel Rathman

09-23

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What You Need to Know: The Weekend's Playoff Developments
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Daniel Rathman

09-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 290: The Rays' Under-the-Radar Move/Hot AL Wild Card Talk
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-18

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What You Need to Know: Nothing Quiet on the Wild Card Front
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Daniel Rathman

10-10

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BP Announcements: Wednesday Division Series Roundtable HERE
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Ben Lindbergh

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game Recap: Orioles 5, Rangers 1
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Derek Carty

10-05

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BP Announcements: Friday Wild Card Roundtable HERE
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Ben Lindbergh

10-05

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Overthinking It: Baltimore's Best Bet to Beat Texas
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Ben Lindbergh

10-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 53: Is the Second Wild Card Working?/Explaining Mainstream Screeds Against Advanced Stats
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-21

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Baseball Therapy: Wild-Card Game Theory
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Russell A. Carleton

09-21

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The BP Wayback Machine: Backing into the Playoffs
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Jay Jaffe

09-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 45: What the Wild Card Games Could Look Like/Miguel Cabrera and the Triple Crown
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 24: The Rays Are Rolling/Assessing the Angels' Strange Season
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 19: Scraping Ice
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-01

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Sobsequy: What We Learned About the Deadline
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Adam Sobsey

03-05

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Bizball: Baseball Cashes in with Expanded Playoffs
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Maury Brown

10-06

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The BP Wayback Machine: Is the Best of Five the Worst of Series?
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Mike Carminati

09-19

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Backing into the Playoffs
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Jay Jaffe

09-01

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Manufactured Runs: Raising the Stakes
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Colin Wyers

04-27

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Ahead in the Count: Expanded Playoffs, Expanded Salaries
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Matt Swartz

03-01

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The BP Wayback Machine: Wild Card: A Fairy Tale
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Nate Silver

02-22

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The Payoff Pitch: Two, Three, Many Wild Cards!
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Neil deMause

11-09

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Predictatron Recap
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Ben Murphy

11-02

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Is the Best of Five the Worst of Series?
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Mike Carminati

09-12

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of September 10
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Jay Jaffe

07-11

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Predictatron Pontification
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Ben Murphy

09-21

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Prospectus Today: The Wild Card
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Joe Sheehan

09-10

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Prospectus Matchups: Wilding
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Jim Baker

08-17

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Prospectus Today: Not Wild About It
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Joe Sheehan

09-17

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Lies, Damned Lies: Wild Card: A Fairy Tale
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Nate Silver

09-10

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Playoff Tiebreakers but Were Afraid to Ask
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Christian Ruzich

07-10

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Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia Phillies
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Baseball Prospectus

01-28

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Prospectus Feature: Expanding the Playoffs: Drawing Guidance from the NBA
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Jeff Bower

08-08

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Prospectus Feature: Breaking Balls: Unbalanced
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Derek Zumsteg

03-31

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American League Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-12

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Projected 1999 American League Standings
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Baseball Prospectus

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September 30, 2014 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game Preview

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R.J. Anderson

The A's stumbled into the postseason, but they may have the edge on the hill and in the dugout against the Royals.

With their poor second half, the Athletics fumbled away the AL West and gifted home-field advantage to the Royals for Tuesday night's AL Wild Card game. As a result, Kauffman Stadium will host its first postseason contest since 1985 against, fittingly enough, the franchise that used to call Kansas City home. In our comprehensive Wild Card preview, we'll try to determine which team will advance to face the Angels for entrance to the ALCS. (Note: Neither team's Wild Card roster is set, so we'll update the article when the names are officially announced.)

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Ben and Sam preview the Reds-Pirates Wild Card game, then talk to Lone Star Ball's Adam J. Morris about the Rangers' season and tiebreak defeat.

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October 1, 2013 12:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Preview

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Ben Lindbergh

The Pirates throw a left-handed sinkerballer against a lineup ill-suited for left-handers and sinkerballers; the Reds will try to ride their OBP stars to give Johnny Cueto a shot at postseason redemption.

With a weekend sweep in Cincinnati, the Pirates laid claim to home field advantage in Tuesday's NL Wild Card game, guaranteeing that playoff-starved Pittsburgh fans will see postseason baseball at PNC Park. In our comprehensive Wild Card preview, we'll do our best to divine whether the Pirates' surprise season will survive another rematch with the Reds. (Note: Neither team's Wild Card roster is set, so we'll update the article when the names are officially announced.)

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September 30, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: A Wild Final Weekend

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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

The American League wild card battle took centerstage this past weekend, but Henderson Alvarez stole the spotlight on Sunday afternoon.

The No-Hitter
With most eyes focused on the AL Wild Card race over the weekend, Henderson Alvarez turned heads on Sunday with an outstanding performance that ended the season for the Marlins in dramatic fashion.

Through eight innings, Alvarez had rendered the Tigers hitless and allowed just two batters to reach base. The right-handed hurler plunked Prince Fielder with a slow curveball in the first inning, while Jose Iglesias reached base on an Adeiny Hechavarria error in the fifth.


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September 27, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: A Bronx Goodbye

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Daniel Rathman

Mariano Rivera bids farewell to New York, the Rangers and Indians win wild ones, and Jason Heyward has a big day.

The Thursday Takeaway
Moments after the Rays defeated the Yankees 4-0, last night, Mariano Rivera went out to the mound. He knelt down, gathered a handful of dirt, and, with that keepsake in hand, bid farewell to the ballpark in which he made 629 career appearances, 53 of them in the playoffs.


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September 23, 2013 6:17 am

What You Need to Know: The Weekend's Playoff Developments

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Daniel Rathman

The Indians pull off the sweep, the Reds edge Pittsburgh, the Royals take a close one from Texas, and more.

The Weekend Takeaway
It’s not easy to sweep a four-game series, even against the 2013 Astros. The A’s, Angels, Blue Jays, Rays, Rockies, and White Sox all tried to do that, and all of them came up with three wins or fewer. The Indians, though, would not be denied.

Terry Francona’s club smelled blood with the Astros coming to town and the second wild card spot within reach. And they did what contenders are supposed to do in September: they took care of business, holding the visitors to two runs on Sunday and one run in each of the first three.


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Ben and Sam discuss Billy Hamilton, the Rangers' "collapse" narrative, the Rays' pickup of Freddy Guzman, and the AL Wild Card race.

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September 18, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Nothing Quiet on the Wild Card Front

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Daniel Rathman

The Rangers win, the Royals lose, the Braves drop a close one in unusual fashion, and the Marlins flash some leather.

The Tuesday Takeaway
The Rangers notched at least one home run in each of their first seven September games, though the yardwork did them little good, as they went 2-5. In their next seven, all losses, they didn’t go deep even once. Slugging .291 as a team over the course of that skid, during which they never led, Ron Washington’s squad was in dire need of a jolt. On Tuesday, Ian Kinsler didn’t wait long to supply it.


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Chat with the BP staff from first pitch to last while you watch the four games going on today.

By popular demand, the BP staff is back for another postseason roundtable, and it's going to be a busy one. Here's our agenda for the day:

1:00 PM ET Cardinals at Nationals, Game 3
4:00 PM ET Giants at Reds, Game 4
7:30 PM ET Orioles at Yankees, Game 3
9:30 PM ET Tigers at Athletics, Game 4




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October 6, 2012 12:55 am

Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game Recap: Orioles 5, Rangers 1

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Derek Carty

The Orioles' first playoff game, much like their season, didn't go quite the way we expected.

As was noted in the Wild Card Roundtable, Joe Saunders’ performance in the Orioles’ 5-1 win over Texas serves as a near-perfect analogy for Baltimore’s season as a whole. Nobody expected either to stick around very long, but while it wasn’t pretty, both got the job done. Saunders, whom I wrote would have a short leash, didn’t need much slack tonight, hurling 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball. Though he found himself in quite a few jams of varying sizes, he never let things get out of hand. He allowed a baserunner in every inning (except the sixth, when he got pulled), but Saunders’ specialty, the well-timed groundball—including three double plays!—helped him minimize the damage. As a result, the Orioles have reached the ALDS for the first time since 1997 and will host the division-rival Yankees at home on Sunday.

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Chat with the BP staff while you watch the wild cards kill each other off on Friday, from first pitch to last.

Friday, October 5th is the double-elimination day we've been waiting for. Join the Baseball Prospectus staff as we watch the wild cards fight for a trip to the Division Series, tell you what we're drinking, and delight in your comments and questions. We'll be here from 5:00 PM ET—shortly before first pitch of the Cardinals-Braves game—through the last play of the nightcap between the Rangers and Orioles, so once your weekend starts, head back to BP to watch with us.
 


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October 5, 2012 12:00 am

Overthinking It: Baltimore's Best Bet to Beat Texas

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Ben Lindbergh

If the Orioles want to extend their surprise season beyond the wild-card game, they should make the most of what got them there.

An Orioles fan might put money on the O’s to win their wild-card play-in game against Texas tomorrow night, but a betting man wouldn’t, at least with even odds. Then again, by now the betting man may have already gone broke backing Baltimore’s opponents.

The Orioles have spent the whole season surprising people. First they flouted the expectation that they couldn’t compete in the AL East, then the near-certainty that they couldn’t sustain their early-season success (or, for that matter, their success later on in the season). To reach the Division Series, they’ll have to have one more surprise in store.

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