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August 2, 2013

BP Fantasy Podcast

Episode 53 is Live!

A trade deadline extravaganza with the entire fantasy staff

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BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 257: Reevaluating Extensions/The Cubs' Creative International Spending Strategy

Ben and Sam discuss whether several extensions would still be signed today, then talk about the Cubs' decision to exceed their international spending allowance.


Ben and Sam discuss whether several extensions would still be signed today, then talk about the Cubs' decision to exceed their international spending allowance.

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BP Unfiltered

Reliever Value at the Deadline

Do teams tend to overpay for bullpen help at the deadline?

Baseball lore preaches that a team “can never have enough pitching,” but we rarely hear the same thing said about hitting, perhaps because of a sister proverb, “Baseball is 75 percent pitching.” Pitcher fragility plays a big part, of course. But sometimes one poor start or relief outing will cause a team to press for more pitchers: a marginal arm blows up, and suddenly the team needs assistance. When a hitter goes 0-for-4 or 1-for-5, on the other hand, the line is common enough that we don’t bat an eye.

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August 1, 2013

Fringe Average Podcast

Episode 16

A trade union lawyer named Mike Ferrin (John Saxon) kills a burglar in his house. Only an unorthodox plain-clothes detective named Jason (Joe Don Baker) believes that Ferrin is guilty of something more than self-defense...

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BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 256: The Trade Deadline in Review

Ben and Sam discuss their favorite and least-favorite deadline moves, the biggest upgrades, teams that should have sold, and more.


Ben and Sam discuss their favorite and least-favorite deadline moves, the biggest upgrades, teams that should have sold, and more.

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July 31, 2013

BP Unfiltered

The 2013 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread

Updated with links to the latest trade deadline transaction analysis.

At Baseball Prospectus, we'll be bringing you analysis of every trade and transaction up through Wednesday's 4 PM ET non-waiver trade deadline. Check back here for the latest links to our coverage, in chronological order.

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BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 255: Listener Emails Like Never Before

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the consequences of abolishing the trade deadline, baseball's war on PEDs, time traveling front offices, and more.


Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the consequences of abolishing the trade deadline, baseball's war on PEDs, time traveling front offices, and more.

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July 30, 2013

BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 254: Are Wealthy Teams Winning?/Pushing the Trade Deadline Back

Ben and Sam revisit the question of whether wealthy teams are winning (and will win) more, then discuss a proposal to push the trade deadline back.


Ben and Sam revisit the question of whether wealthy teams are winning (and will win) more, then discuss a proposal to push the trade deadline back.

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