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August 5, 2013

BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 258: 2014 Team Option Options/Matt Garza, the A's, and Exploiting Unwritten Rules

Ben and Sam discuss whether teams should pick up various 2014 options, then talk about whether teams can make unwritten rules work to their advantage.


Ben and Sam discuss whether teams should pick up various 2014 options, then talk about whether teams can make unwritten rules work to their advantage.

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August 2, 2013

TINSTAAPP

TINSTAAPP Episode 10: Liriano v. Leake

The guys are back after a too-long hiatus and they make up for it by selecting TWO games of the week for Ep 11.

The guys are back after a too-long hiatus and they waste no time diving into pitchers with a discussion of the four major starters dealt since the last episode (July 19th). They still cover an oldish GOTW thoroughly and then decide to take on TWO games for the upcoming week!!

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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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