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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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21

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

10-23

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12

The Lineup Card: Nine Unlikely Postseason Heroes
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Baseball Prospectus

10-23

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4

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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5

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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4

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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The Lineup Card: 12 Moves That Helped the Cardinals and Red Sox Win the Pennants
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Baseball Prospectus

10-23

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

10-23

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Red Sox
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R.J. Anderson

10-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 312: The World Series Preview Show
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-22

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The BP Wayback Machine: Game Last
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Joe Sheehan

09-26

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Skewed Left: The Canadian World Series Drought
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Zachary Levine

08-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 264: Four Questions About Miguel Cabrera/World Series Odds Update
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-14

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Pebble Hunting: The Evolution of World Series Celebrations
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Sam Miller

02-01

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Pebble Hunting: Standing Pat in San Francisco
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Sam Miller

12-02

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Pop Goes The Weasel - The 3rd Base Episode
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Jason Collette

11-29

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Skewed Left: Whom You Should Bet On if You're Going to Bet on Baseball (Which You Should Never, Ever Do)
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Zachary Levine

11-27

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Bizball: Inside the 2012 Postseason Shares
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Maury Brown

11-20

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 24: Catchers
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Jason Collette

11-09

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Pebble Hunting: 17 Teams That Would Have Won the World Series if Not for Jason Bay
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Sam Miller

10-31

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Sobsequy: The Freaks and Geeks Go All the Way
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Adam Sobsey

10-31

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Punk Hits: Brian Science
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Ian Miller

10-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 71: The Giants Win the World Series/Assessing Brian Sabean
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-29

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

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Three Recap: Giants 2, Tigers 0
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Ben Lindbergh

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Preview: Giants at Tigers
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Daniel Rathman

10-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 70: World Series Game Two/Protective Gear for Pitchers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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October 24, 2013 1:42 pm

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

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Sam Miller

The Red Sox weren't supposed to match up well against strike-throwing Adam Wainwright. So why did they?

Throughout the World Series, we'll be providing two recaps of each game, one with a focus on the winner and the other devoting a longer look to the loser. This is the Red Sox entry for Game One. The Cardinals entry is here.

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Can the Cardinals even it up? The answer could depend on Carlos Beltran.

Cardinals (Michael Wacha) vs. Red Sox (John Lackey) – 8:07 p.m. EST

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What the questions posed to each manager before Game One reveal about the storylines surrounding each team.

Conceptually, if not always in actuality, the baseball manager’s pregame press conference is an incredible opportunity.

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A sloppy effort from St. Louis puts the Cardinals behind.

Throughout the World Series, we'll be providing two recaps of each game, one with a focus on the winner and the other devoting a longer look to the loser. This is the Cardinals entry for Game One. The Red Sox entry is here.

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Ben and Sam compare notes from Game One of the World Series, discussing Adam Wainwright's performance, Dana DeMuth's perplexing call, the Cardinals' good and bad defensive plays, and more.

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The staff recognizes various trades, signings, draft picks, and hirings that helped propel the Redbirds and Sox to the World Series.

1. The Red Sox Pull Off "The Nick Punto Trade"
Perhaps the most obvious and talked-about move that’s helped Boston reach the World Series was last season’s so-called “Nick Punto” trade. For the uninitiated, that’s the deal that saw the Red Sox ship Punto, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers in exchange for Ivan DeJesus Jr., Rubby De La Rosa, James Loney, Jerry Sands, and Allen Webster.

None of the players the Sox received contributed meaningfully to the team this year, of course. Loney signed with the Rays in the offseason, DeJesus and Sands were dealt to the Pirates in the Joel Hanrahan trade, and De La Rosa and Webster performed poorly in 41 2/3 MLB innings.


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October 23, 2013 6:00 am

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

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Sam Miller

Amaze and frighten your World Series-watching friends.

The idea was that I was going to make like Vin Scully and try to find original things to talk about when each player comes up to bat this week. Originally, this was going to include something for each of the 50 players on this year’s World Series rosters. Then I started spending way too long on each of them, and ran out of time. So when you notice there are no Cardinals, don’t accuse me of bias; I simply started with the Red Sox and didn’t finish. When you notice there are no pitchers, don’t accuse me of bias; I simply started with the position players and didn’t finish. And when you notice there are no David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, or Will Middlebrooks, don’t accuse me of bias. You probably already have enough to talk about when they come up! And I didn’t finish.

Quintin Berry
Berry was acquired in a trade three days before the postseason-eligibility deadline, added to the 40-man and active rosters in September, and put in postseason play after getting all of nine big league at-bats this year. We’ve talked before about Freddy Guzman, the Mexican Leaguer the Rays quietly signed and stashed in case they needed a postseason runner, but Quintin Berry is the same phenomenon: A player with one weapon that is so valuable in October that it merits 4 percent of the postseason roster, but so easily found that a contending team can completely ignore it until August 27th.


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October 23, 2013 12:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Red Sox

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R.J. Anderson

The Red Sox snapped their curse by sweeping the Cardinals in 2004. Can St. Louis exact revenge?

The Cardinals and Red Sox each won their Championship Series in six games, denying us a few days of rust-or-rest narrative. Luckily, the easy copy surrounding this pseudo-rematch of the 2004 World Series is plentiful. Ignore that the teams have changed general managers, managers, and players―with the exceptions of David Ortiz and Yadier Molina―there will be revenge talk should the Cardinals win some nine years after being swept. No matter your rooting interest, let's just hope for a more competitive send-off than we got back then.

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Ben, Sam, and BP's Zachary Levine discuss the upcoming World Series.

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A look back at a World Series victory by a Cardinals team that was far inferior to 2013's.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

Joe Sheehan recapped the 2006 World Series in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Prospectus Today" column on October 28, 2006.

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September 26, 2013 6:00 am

Skewed Left: The Canadian World Series Drought

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Zachary Levine

Canadian players have had a hard time finding their way to the Fall classic.

Look down the resume of what Canadians have accomplished in Major League Baseball, and you’ll quickly find that America’s pastime would be a lesser place without the influence of its northern neighbor.

Canada has brought us a Hall of Famer in Ferguson Jenkins of Chatham, Ontario and maybe another eventual Hall of Famer in British Columbian Larry Walker. Don’t just look at history, though. Its present-day exports include the National League’s best hitter, Toronto native Joey Votto, an accomplished pair of Pirates pickups in Justin Morneau and Russell Martin, and a promising piece of the game’s future in Mariners rookie James Paxton.

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Ben, Sam, and guest Zachary Levine mull over four questions about Miguel Cabrera, then talk about the World Series odds of the Tigers and other teams.

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