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10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Cubs vs. Indians
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Aaron Gleeman

01-25

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Rubbing Mud: The Strength-Based Way to Look at Cespedes (and Conforto)
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Matthew Trueblood

11-03

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Baseball Therapy: How Much the DH Rule Matters
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Russell A. Carleton

11-02

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Playoff Prospectus: One Inning, Two Decisions, One Champion
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Sam Miller

11-01

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Playoff Prospectus: On All Hallows' Eve, Series Turns on 12-Year Axis
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Rian Watt

11-01

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Playoff Prospectus: Live by the Clutch, Die by the Clutch
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Kate Morrison

11-01

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Playoff Prospectus: Ned Wins: Assessing The Managers In Game 4
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Matthew Trueblood

11-01

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 5 Preview
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R.J. Anderson

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: Curtis Granderson Gets To Name That Garbage
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Andrew Felper

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: David Wright Beats the Heat
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R.J. Anderson

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: Assessing the Managers' Moves in Game 3
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Rian Watt

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 3 Preview
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Sahadev Sharma

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: An Opportunity Wasted
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Chris Mosch

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: The Highlight Reel, World Series Game One
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Chris Mosch

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 2 Preview
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R.J. Anderson

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: Assessing the Managers' Moves in Game One
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Matthew Trueblood

10-27

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The Call-Up: Raul A. Mondesi
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Craig Goldstein and Ben Carsley

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Mets vs Royals
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Jeffrey Paternostro

10-27

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Ducks on the Pond: The Royals and the Outfield Shift
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Chris Mosch

04-03

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

11-12

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The Lineup Card: Nine Teams Whose 2015 Odds Are Too Short or Long
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Baseball Prospectus

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: Never-Wrong Ned?
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R.J. Anderson

10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Four Preview
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Sahadev Sharma

10-24

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Pebble Hunting: An Illustrated Guide to the People of AT&T Park
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Sam Miller

10-23

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The Lineup Card: Nine Unlikely Postseason Heroes
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Baseball Prospectus

10-23

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Playoff Prospectus: Royals Spit Hot Fire: World Series Game 2
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Zachary Levine

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Two Preview
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Zachary Levine

11-01

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The BP Wayback Machine: What Makes a Good World Series?
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Tommy Bennett

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Six Recap (Cardinals Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 319: Wrapping up the World Series
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: Boston's Fast Track to Success
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Zachary Levine

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Six Preview: Cardinals at Red Sox
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Bret Sayre

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: Backs Against the Wall: The 2013 St. Louis Cardinals and History
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Mike Gianella

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Five Recap (Cardinals Edition)
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Sam Miller

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Five Recap (Red Sox Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 317: How World Series Game Five Was Won (and Lost)
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Recap (Cardinals Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Recap (Red Sox Edition)
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Sam Miller

10-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 316: The Wild Weekend in World Series
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Three Recap (The Managerial Moves Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Preview: Red Sox at Cardinals
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Craig Goldstein

10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Recap (Cardinals Edition)
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Sam Miller

10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Recap (Red Sox Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 315: Discussing World Series Game Two
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game One Recap (Red Sox Edition)
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Sam Miller

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Preview: Cardinals at Red Sox
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Ben Carsley

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: What the Media Asked the Managers (and What it Means)
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Zachary Levine

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game One Recap (Cardinals Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 314: Comparing Perceptions of World Series Game One
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-23

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Pebble Hunting: What To Talk About When the Red Sox Are Hitting
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Sam Miller

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Something's got to give!

In one corner, the immovable object that is the Chicago Cubs’ 108-year championship drought. In the other corner, the unstoppable force that is the Cleveland Indians’ 68-year title-less streak. Something’s got to give!

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What the Mets did right in landing the last premium free agent on this winter's market.

Peter Gammons was no friend to the Yoenis Cespedes camp in their pursuit of a long-term deal this winter. Last Thursday, as the market for Cespedes neared its resolution, Gammons tweeted:

Give Yoenis Cespedes 5 years, you deserve what you get, like -17 in CF as a Met.

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November 3, 2015 6:00 am

Baseball Therapy: How Much the DH Rule Matters

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Russell A. Carleton

When it comes to the World Series, the home-rules advantage trumps the home-field advantage.

Every year during the World Series, we’re once again brought face-to-face with the strangest oddity in all of professional sports. The rules for the sport itself change based on where the game is being played. If the game is being played in one of the “American” League parks, the pitcher doesn’t have to bat, but is instead replaced by a player who is his “designated” replacement in the lineup. In one of the “National” League parks, the pitcher has to take his turn like any of his other eight friends. Oh sure, we all have our opinion on the #TeamDH vs. #TeamBadBaseball debate, but take a look back and consider how strange it would seem if the Eastern Conference in the NBA had a three-point line but the Western Conference did not. Can you even imagine #Team3Pointer vs. #AllCountTheSame Twitter wars?

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How the Mets blew it and the Royals took it (even though it could have been the opposite), and the Royals became world champs.

“The choices you make are half chance. So are everybody else’s.” –Cheesy song.

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How Ben Zobrist and Michael Conforto stole the show in a game that swung the Royals' way late.

In the waning days of May 1981, Ben Zobrist entered the world in Eureka, Illinois, about 130 miles southwest of Chicago. Twelve years later and 2,000 miles further west, in Woodinville, Washington, Michael Conforto joined Zobrist here on Earth for a few shared revolutions of the sun.



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Daniel Murphy's incredible postseason turns into an incredibly complicated postseason.

Failure sucks.

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How Yost kept his oath.

When we talk about the decisions managers make in big games, we probably spend too much time on the mistakes. It’s true that the first tenet of good managing tends to coincide with the first line of the Hippocratic oath: “First, do no harm.” Still, sometimes a team needs good guidance, or the right button pressed at the right time, in order to get the result it deserves on a given night. So before we talk about the things Terry Collins and the Mets should have done differently in Saturday’s Game Four loss to the Royals, let’s talk about the things Ned Yost did right.

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A rematch of Game One's starters is now a must-win for New York.

After a heartbreaking 5-3 defeat in Game Four, the Mets will try to stave off elimination in Game Five while the Royals will attempt to bring the title back with them to Kansas City. Whatever the result, this will be the final game played at Citi Field this year.

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Yordano Ventura's strength has arguably become his weakness.

Early in Major League II, while the team is still in spring training, Jack Parkman, Cleveland’s prized free agent acquisition, steps in against staff ace Ricky Vaughn. Vaughn is fresh off leading the American League in strikeouts, and makes his living throwing fast fastballs, and lots of them.

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Wright's game-setting homer was more impressive that you might realize, and the Mets get back in the series.

By the time David Wright stepped to the plate in the bottom of the first inning of Game Three, the Citi Field inhabitants had plenty of reasons to feel down about the Mets' chances of winning the World Series. In addition to a 2-0 series lead, the Royals had pushed a run across in the top half of the inning, giving them another early advantage. But Wright's at-bat seemingly changed the feel of the game and—depending on how these next few games go—could be credited with altering how the series played out.

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Why the 10,000-foot-up view of Terry Collins sticking with Noah Syndergaard might not paint a full picture.

A major-league plate appearance can resolve in a thousand different ways.

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The Mets send Thor to the hill aiming to claw their way back into the Fall Classic.

The Royals are two wins away from not being forced to settle for second place in back-to-back years. On to the always critical Game Three—hmm, perhaps every game in the postseason is critical, huh?

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