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May 16, 2014

BP Unfiltered

This Week's New Pitching Lines, 5/16

History made!

Monday was ridiculous. There were 10 games, so 20 starters, and 20 starting pitching lines. Of the 20, nine were brand new. This is absurd. I don't believe we've had a day with more than seven unique lines yet this year, and many have only two or three, and those are with full schedules. Forty-five percent of Monday's games were historic! And, strikingly, many of them look unstriking:

Only one of the nine was due to unearned runs. The starts by Floyd and Hernandez (very similar to each other) both look as common as any of the starts that I look at with 20 or 25 precedents. Peacock's is strikingly banal: no partial innings, no unearned runs; only the strikeouts stand out at all, and if he'd K'd 10, nine, eight it would have been a repeat. Lewis' doesn't look hard. Lincecum was one out away from having a repeat line. Zimmermann was one out away from a very common line, with 10 precedents. I guess what I'm getting at is this: When I first looked at new pitching lines two years ago, I set the boundaries for our expectations thusly:

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BP Unfiltered

Ranking the Retirement Gifts: New York Mets

The Jones-Rivera-Jeter retirement tour showdown rolls on.

Last month, I started a series designed to settle a matter of the utmost importance: whether Chipper Jones, Mariano Rivera, or Derek Jeter has had the most successful retirement tour, swag-wise. Here’s the setup:

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BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 451: Cueto, Greinke, and Green Lights

Ben and Sam reach into the topic grab bag and discuss Johnny Cueto, Zack Greinke, when to give hitters green lights, and more.


Ben and Sam reach into the topic grab bag and discuss Johnny Cueto, Zack Greinke, Mike Trout, when to give hitters green lights, and more.

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TINO (There Is No Offseason)

Ep. 17 - Mookie Hungry

There Is No Offseason is a podcast that focuses exclusively on dynasty and long-term keeper formats. We talk major leagues, minor leagues and we never miss an opportunity to take a jab at Craig.

The second of the deluge of new podcasts here at Baseball Prospectus Fantasy, There is No Off-Season is quite different than its sister podcast, Flags Fly Forever. In this space, we will discuss all things dynasty and long-term keeper related, and nothing but. We will focus on both the major and minor league sides of things, but all within the spectrum of long-term value. You'll learn a lot, at least when we're not spouting off inside jokes and berating Craig--and even maybe then too. Oh, and remember to rate and review us on iTunes.

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May 15, 2014

BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 450: Locking Up New Ligaments

Ben and Sam discuss whether it would make sense for a team to sign a recent Tommy John surgery sufferer to a long-term contract extension.

Ben and Sam discuss whether it would make sense for a team to sign a recent Tommy John surgery sufferer to a long-term contract extension.

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BP Unfiltered

Scouting Steve Tolleson as a Pitcher

Another position player climbs the mound, but he doesn't linger long.

Steve Tolleson is not flashy. A utility infielder who’s spent (small) parts of three seasons in the majors, he’s just trying to make himself useful. “Player for the Toronto Blue Jays and proud father and husband. Blessed more than I deserve,” is his Twitter self-description.

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BP Announcements

Pizza and Prospects: Chicago, May 24

Another BP meet-up in Chicago is fast approaching.

Join us in Chicago on Saturday, May 24 at Pizzeria Serio on the North Side of Chicago for three hours of pizza and baseball talk. Our focus will be on the upcoming MLB First-Year Player (Rule 4) Draft.

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May 14, 2014

Flags Fly Forever Podcast

Ep. 19: Sad Songs About Mourning And Loss

Bret and Mike take some deeper dives into important fantasy topics of the week.

The concept behind Flags Fly Forever is that we will aim to cover fewer topics in greater detail than your average fantasy podcast--generally four to five per episode. If you have suggestions for future topics, you can e-mail us at the link below.

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