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August 8, 2013

BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 261: Mike Trout and Becoming the Best Ever/Chase Utley's Aging Outlook

Ben and Sam discuss Mike Trout's chances of becoming the best player ever, then talk about how the Phillies' Chase Utley extension will work out.


Ben and Sam discuss Mike Trout's chances of becoming the best player ever, then talk about how the Phillies' Chase Utley extension will work out and team Twitter account trash-talking.

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August 7, 2013

BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 260: Many More Listener Emails, and Our Answers to Them

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the best free agents available, expanded rosters, a world without Tommy John surgery, and more.


Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the best free agents available, expanded rosters, a world without Tommy John surgery, and more.

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August 6, 2013

BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 259: Cricket's Replay Review Controversy/Revisiting Ruben Amaro's Offseason Moves/The Ethics of Cruz, Peralta, and PEDs

Ben and Sam discuss a cricket replay review controversy, a few of Ruben Amaro's regrettable moves, and the suspensions of Jhonny Peralta and Nelson Cruz.


Ben and Sam discuss a cricket replay review controversy, a few of Ruben Amaro's regrettable moves, and the suspensions of Jhonny Peralta and Nelson Cruz.

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August 5, 2013

BP Unfiltered

An Open Mind and an Open Mouth: My Adventure with Cincinnati Chili

While in Cincinnati, Jason gives Skyline a try and comes away with a better impression than expected

My opinions on Cincinnati chili were confidently written with permanent ink, chiseled into stone, and placed behind impenetrable sheets of glass—subsequently displayed with pride in the entryways of my culinary home. Cincinnati chili was a joke to me, a pretender in the world of chili. The context of this strong-willed preference is important to the discussion, as the chili of my bloodline was normally placed in direct contrast to the chili of my scorn, pitting the two together as rivals and forcing a nationalistic reaction as a result. I was raised in Texas and spent too many weekends during my youth attending chili cook-offs and chili-specific gatherings, which not only familiarized my palate with thoughtful bowls of the delicious slow-cooked meat but also with the process and preparations involved with chili construction, not to mention the eccentric cast of characters who made such constructions a significant part of their lives. It’s a very unusual sub-culture, and for whatever reason, my family enjoyed spending their free time sampling the significance of another person’s meat-based passions. I was forced into a life of chili. My opinions were formed. My opinions were strong.

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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 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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