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07-10

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What You Need to Know: Chris Sale's Revenge
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Chris Mosch

05-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 451: Cueto, Greinke, and Green Lights
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-27

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Tale of the Tape: Matt Cain vs. Zack Greinke
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Alex Kantecki

02-27

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34

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers
by
Bret Sayre

02-27

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31

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-24

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10

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
by
Mike Gianella

01-22

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Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Craig Goldstein

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Five Preview: Cardinals at Dodgers
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Mike Gianella

10-12

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 16: Zack Greinke at Joe Kelly
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

10-12

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16

Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game One Recap: Cardinals 3, Dodgers 2
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Ben Lindbergh

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Preview: Dodgers vs. Braves
by
Mike Gianella

08-27

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What You Need to Know: The Other Way in Which Zack Greinke is Good
by
Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

08-23

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5

Pebble Hunting: Free Agent Alternate History
by
Sam Miller

06-13

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10

Skewed Left: Bayes and the Hit By Pitch
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Zachary Levine

04-15

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Baseball Therapy: Boys Will Be Boys?: The Carlos Quentin and Zack Greinke Story
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Russell A. Carleton

04-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 180: Carlos Quentin vs. Zack Greinke/Why Catcher Height Matters for Framing
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-04

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Painting the Black: The 2013 Free Agents and Hidden Rationality
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R.J. Anderson

01-22

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32

Out of Left Field: Why You Should Quit Caring About Salaries
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Matthew Kory

12-14

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21

BP Unfiltered: Which WAR(P) Are You?
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Sam Miller

12-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 98: Zack Greinke and the Dodgers' Bottomless Bankroll
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-10

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Transaction Analysis: Dodgers Go Big for Greinke
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Sam Miller

12-07

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Overthinking It: Teams That Still Have Holes to Fill
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Ben Lindbergh

11-28

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Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, November 28
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Daniel Rathman

11-13

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Out of Left Field: What $205 Million Buys on the Free Agent Market
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Matthew Kory

11-12

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Baseball Therapy: Assessing the Risk: Hamilton, Greinke, and Mental Health
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Russell A. Carleton

11-05

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Painting the Black: The 50 Best Free Agents
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R.J. Anderson

10-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 72: How Many Members of the Angels' Rotation Will Be Back?/Predicting the First- and Last-Place Teams of 2013
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-26

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, September 26
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Matthew Kory

09-25

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Painting the Black: What's Brewing in Milwaukee
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R.J. Anderson

08-13

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Pebble Hunting: The Zack Greinke Parlour Game
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Sam Miller

08-07

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16

Overthinking It: Measuring the Movement at This Year's Deadline
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Ben Lindbergh

08-03

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Raising Aces: Throwdown: Zack Greinke vs. Jeremy Hellickson
by
Doug Thorburn

07-30

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, July 30
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Matthew Kory

07-30

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Rating the Fantasy Impact of the Weekend's Transactions
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Derek Carty

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: Dipoto Adds Greinke to Ace Collection UPDATED
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R.J. Anderson and Kevin Goldstein

07-25

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, July 25
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Daniel Rathman

07-09

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Making the Most of Midseason Free Agents
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Derek Carty

07-05

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The Lineup Card: Nine All-Star Snubs
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Baseball Prospectus

06-28

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16

Top 10 Trade Targets
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R.J. Anderson and Derek Carty

06-13

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, June 13
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Jason Wojciechowski

06-07

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, June 7
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Matthew Kory

05-30

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, May 30
by
Matthew Kory

05-25

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 25
by
Matthew Kory

05-18

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
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Sam Miller

04-27

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Overthinking It: The April Anomalies That Matter
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Ben Lindbergh

04-13

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The Prospectus Hit List: April 13, 2012
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Matthew Kory

04-13

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What You Need to Know: Friday, April 13
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Daniel Rathman

04-12

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8

Inside The Park Blog: An Unlikely Encounter
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Bradford Doolittle

03-02

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Prospectus Preview: NL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part II
by
Stephani Bee and Larry Granillo

03-09

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Wezen-Ball: Greinke Isn't the Only One Playing Basketball
by
Larry Granillo

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BP's clinical psychologist brings his experience and expertise to bear in evaluating the impact of Zack Greinke's and Josh Hamilton's mental health histories on their on-field futures.

If you'll excuse me for a moment while I put on my other hat.

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November 5, 2012 12:00 am

Painting the Black: The 50 Best Free Agents

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R.J. Anderson

The names baseball will be obsessing over for the next three months.

With free agency beginning at just after midnight Eastern early Saturday, it’s time to look at this year’s class. Along with Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller, and others, we put together a list of the top 50 free agents available this winter. Some analysis and predictions are also included. You can quibble with the rankings (especially after a certain point) and many of the predictions, but this is meant to serve as a primer for the free-agent period.

1. Zack Greinke (Angels): Greinke may not consistently perform like an ace but he is a durable no. 2 starter with a deep arsenal, and an understanding of how to use it. After trading three top prospects at the deadline for Greinke and then having his club miss the postseason, Jerry Dipoto is in an unenviable position. Dipoto cannot recoup draft picks, which provides further incentive to re-sign Greinke. It seems Dipoto is heading down that path if recent payroll shearing is any indication.

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Ben and Sam discuss the decisions the Angels are about to make concerning Dan Haren and Ervin Santana and talk about what their 2013 rotation will look like, then predict 2013's division/World Series winners and last-place teams.

Ben and Sam discuss the decisions the Angels are about to make concerning Dan Haren and Ervin Santana and talk about what their 2013 rotation will look like, then predict 2013's division/World Series winners and last-place teams.

*Update* Yeah, we both forgot that the Astros are moving to the AL West next season.

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September 26, 2012 10:19 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, September 26

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Matthew Kory

With hot and unexpected offseason rumors about the Astros.

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September 25, 2012 5:00 am

Painting the Black: What's Brewing in Milwaukee

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R.J. Anderson

The Brewers seemed to wave the white flag in July. Ever since they've been white hot.

In the days leading up to July 27th, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin weighed his options regarding free-agent-to-be Zack Greinke. He could keep Greinke, gamble on overcoming bleak playoff odds, and recoup draft picks during the offseason; or, trade Greinke before the deadline and jumpstart the rebuilding process. Melvin chose to send Greinke to the Angels for a trio of prospects. Days later, on July 31th, the Brewers improved their record to 47-56; the nearest wild card team sat 12 wins ahead. Given their team’s positions in the standings and on the trade market, you could excuse Brewers fans for checking out. After all, the 2012 season appeared to be another disappointment in a string of them, dating back to the club’s loss in the 2011 National League Championship Series.

Over the ensuing months, Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder would leave via free agency. A case of broken protocol entangled newly minted NL MVP Ryan Braun in a messy controversy, if not a 50-game suspension. Factor in Greinke speculation, and Milwaukee fans were eager to get the season underway, with the drama of a pennant chase being a preferable alternative to the malaise of their offseason. The good feelings didn’t last long. Milwaukee spent April bobbing over and under the .500 mark, finishing the month at 11-12. By the time August arrived, the Brewers’ rounded playoff odds were zero percent.

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August 13, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Zack Greinke Parlour Game

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Sam Miller

Zack Greinke is famous for experimenting on the mound. How extraordinary is the range of his repertoire?

In 2005, Baseball Prospectus ran perhaps the giddiest, glowingest comment in BP Annual history. It was more than 500 words, and it was about a pitcher who, according to PECOTA, had a 0 percent collapse rate and a 63 percent improve rate:

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Using PECOTA to figure out how much each of this year's moves affected the playoff odds.

Last week, in his post at Baseball Nation about the five best moves of the trade deadline, Grant Brisbee wrote, “If you don't pick the winners or losers of the trading deadline, a man comes to your door, stuffs you in a sack, and throws you in a trunk.” I’ve been afraid to open my door ever since. We’ve written a ton about transactions lately, both before and after the non-waiver trade deadline, but we haven’t really ranked the moves. We’re still susceptible to being stuffed in a sack.

That’s a shame, because it really might make more sense not to rank trades right after they happen. Some of the deals that went down at the deadline involved players who are signed beyond this season. Most of them included prospects who won’t make it to the majors for a while. Because of those and other factors, we won’t know who “won” the deals for several seasons. So for the moment, let’s not even speculate about which teams will have gotten the most surplus value by 2016. Every team that added talent and salary over the past few weeks is interested in making the playoffs in 2012, though some have hedged for the future to a greater extent than others. What we can say with a fair degree of confidence, without waiting to see what else happens, is how each midseason trade affected a given team’s chances of making the playoffs this season. So let’s pretend playing games in October 2012 is all anyone thought about in trade talks. We’re still picking winners, but we’ve made the victory conditions more manageable.

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August 3, 2012 7:20 am

Raising Aces: Throwdown: Zack Greinke vs. Jeremy Hellickson

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Doug Thorburn

Earlier this week, Zack Greinke opposed Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson in his Angels debut. Doug reviews each player's approach to pitching.

The Angels showed off their new prize last Sunday, as deadline acquisition Zack Greinke made his Anaheim debut in a face-off with 2011 Rookie of the Year Jeremy Hellickson. Greinke returns to the American League after a year and a half spent taking swings in the senior circuit, arriving via a July 27th exchange for three Angels minor leaguers, including Futures Game LVP Ariel Pena. Hellickson made a comeback of his own on Sunday with a return from his first trip to the disabled list, a 15-day hiatus to rest from shoulder fatigue. Greinke and Hellickson are advanced students of the game, and Sunday's throwdown between the two pitch-sequence savants did not disappoint.

The Duel
Sunday was a clinic for pitcher target practice. The two starters yielded just a single free pass between them, with excellent mechanics contributing to masterful pitch execution on both sides, though each player employed his own unique gameplan. The young Helix posted the superior stat line, allowing just a pair of singles while showing off his penchant for inducing weak contact. Hellickson was also the beneficiary of an opposing lineup lacking Mike Trout, who gave way to out-machine Vernon Wells in a swap that cost about 900 points of OPS


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July 30, 2012 9:58 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, July 30

5

Matthew Kory

For all your Jose Altuve needs.

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With a new round of trades, Derek looks at the fantasy implications for these players and the players around them.

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A look at the deal sending Zack Greinke to the Angels.



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Zack Greinke took a big step toward rebuilding his trade value during his start on Tuesday.

The Tuesday Takeaway
All eyes, from fans’ to scouts’, were on Zack Greinke when the Brewers ace took the mound last night at Citizens Bank Park. His team had lost four straight and was seven games under .500 coming into the second game of the series in Philadelphia, but Greinke was pitching less for the Brewers of today and more for the Brewers of tomorrow. Apparently felled by the team’s decision to start him on back-to-back days before the All-Star break, the 28-year-old righty had only two chances to rebuild his trade value before the July 31 deadline.

Two hours and 51 minutes later, the Brewers’ losing streak had reached five and their record had dropped to 44-52. But if there are such things as moral victories for organizations, Tuesday’s 7-6 defeat certainly was one for Milwaukee.


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