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May 30, 2016

BP Announcements

Baseball Prospectus Night at Turner Field - July 16, 2016

We're coming to Atlanta on July 16th. Reserve your spot at the event today!

Baseball Prospectus and the Atlanta Braves invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Turner Field. Thanks to the fine folks in the Braves' front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following:

  • Admittance to a private "meet and greet" with special guests and Baseball Prospectus personalities (including Russell Carleton, Mark Bradley, Demetrius Bell, Adam McInturff, James Fisher, Andrew Mearns, and many more) approximately 2 hours prior to game time.
  • ‚ÄčA question and answer session with Braves GM John Coppolella, followed by one with BP staff members and special guests.
  • One ticket to Turner Field to watch the Braves take on the Colorado Rockies, with Baseball Prospectus fans and staff on the Field Level in Section 124.
  • A $10 voucher to use at any concession stand in the ballpark.
  • A $15 coupon to be used toward a new Baseball Prospectus Premium or Super Premium subscription or your next Premium or Super Premium renewal.
Game time is 7:10pm.

Price: $60.00

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May 27, 2016

Flags Fly Forever Podcast

Ep. 92: The Bogaerts We Were Promised

George Bissell and Bret Sayre take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

George Bissell and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus recap the most significant changes in player value from BP’s latest in-season fantasy rankings update. Players discussed at length include:

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BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 893: Hello, Julio Urias

Ben and Sam talk to Los Angeles Times Dodgers beat writer Andy McCullough about the arrival of Julio Urias, the struggles of Yasiel Puig, the excellence of Clayton Kershaw and, reluctantly...politics?


Ben and Sam talk to Los Angeles Times Dodgers beat writer Andy McCullough about the arrival of Julio Urias, the struggles of Yasiel Puig, the excellence of Clayton Kershaw and, reluctantly...politics?

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May 26, 2016

BP Unfiltered

Shoo-Shoo, Krinkles and Gus: The Nicknames of 1965

How Catfish Hunter got his nickname, and more gold from contemporaneous sources.

It’s easy to forget, in the era of Retrosheet and the Play Index, that baseball statistics were once a precious thing. The daily box scores and leaderboards were as temporal as the newspaper they were printed on; the only way to appreciate a man’s career was to purchase an almanac, like the 1965 Sporting News Baseball Register. Dal Maxvill, longtime Cardinals shortstop, graces the cover mid-lunge/grunt, as well as a $5 price tag that equates to $37.98 today, or 100 packs of 1965 Topps baseball cards, which is worth perhaps somewhat more.

For the sake of the Internet I purchased a copy of this book at a local used bookshop for less than $5. It is unspectacular in most ways, listing career statistics dutifully and, in this age, unnecessarily. But the Register does contain some information lost to Baseball-Reference: Among its biographical information, written in the tone of a military manual, lies the player’s nickname and its origin story. This is a particular boon today, when we live in dark times for handles, as announcers mash together first initial and first syllable of last name, and managers add “-ey” to everything and call it a day. These nicknames are like the secrets of a lost civilization, a past that may one day be our future.

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BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 892: Carson Cistulli on Ranking Baseball's Broadcasts

Ben and Sam talk to FanGraphs writer Carson Cistulli about his recently completed television broadcast rankings for baseball's local markets.


Ben and Sam talk to FanGraphs writer Carson Cistulli about his recently completed television broadcast rankings for baseball's local markets.

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May 25, 2016

BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 891: The Support Saberseminar Edition

Ben, Sam, and listener Corey McMahon plug the Saberseminar, then answer listener emails about automated strike zones, Jackie Bradley, Mike Trout, Bill Wambsganss, Willians Astudillo and more.


Ben, Sam, and listener Corey McMahon plug the Saberseminar, then answer listener emails about automated strike zones, Jackie Bradley, Mike Trout, Bill Wambsganss, Willians Astudillo and more.

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May 24, 2016

BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 890: Ichiro, Kershaw, and Rich Hill's Contract Comparables

Ben and Sam banter about Ichiro Suzuki's resurgence, Clayton Kershaw's continued dominance, and Rich Hill's free-agent outlook.


Ben and Sam banter about Ichiro Suzuki's resurgence, Clayton Kershaw's continued dominance, and Rich Hill's free-agent outlook.

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May 23, 2016

BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 889: Three Aces in Distress

Ben and Sam banter about burning clubhouse belongings and banning intentional balls, then discuss the shaky starts to the season by Matt Harvey, Sonny Gray, and Dallas Keuchel.


Ben and Sam banter about burning clubhouse belongings and banning intentional balls, then discuss the shaky starts to the season by Matt Harvey, Sonny Gray, and Dallas Keuchel.

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