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11-25

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29

Transaction Analysis: Red Sox Do Whatever They Want
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Sam Miller and Ben Carsley

11-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: Christian Yelich is Poised to Break Out
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Matt Collins

11-25

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2

Fantasy Freestyle: Offseason Trades and Responding to the Default Effect
by
Jeff Quinton

11-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: 40-Man Additions to Know
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Craig Goldstein

11-25

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Before They Were Prospects
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Todd Gold, David Rawnsley, Patrick Ebert and Frankie Piliere

11-25

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3

Baseball Therapy: The Timeshare DH
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Russell A. Carleton

11-25

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Rumor Roundup: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Immediately
by
Daniel Rathman

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: Mariners Eager To Lock Up Mariner Seager
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R.J. Anderson

11-24

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The 40-Man Additions
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Tucker Blair and Jeff Moore

11-24

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The 40-Man Additions
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Craig Goldstein, Mauricio Rubio and Jeff Moore

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: The Better Bullpens Bureau
by
R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: Up and Adam
by
Sahadev Sharma and Mauricio Rubio

11-24

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Fantasy Team Preview: Detroit Tigers
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Nick Shlain

11-24

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Rumor Roundup: If Step One Is Making Betances Closer, What's Step Two?
by
Daniel Rathman

11-24

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27

2015 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-24

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The Week in Quotes: November 17-23, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

11-21

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11

Pebble Hunting: Hank Aaron's Hypothetical Fortune
by
Sam Miller

11-21

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26

2015 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-21

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5

Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
by
Wilson Karaman

11-21

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8

Moonshot: A New View of Plate Discipline, Part 2
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Robert Arthur

11-21

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Pitchers: The Top Tier
by
Doug Thorburn

11-21

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5

Rumor Roundup: Upton and Ubaldo in One Ugly Rumor
by
Daniel Rathman

11-20

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9

Skewed Left: Saving on Stanton?
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Zachary Levine

11-20

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Fantasy Freestyle: Offseason Trades and the Default Effect
by
Jeff Quinton

11-20

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Rumor Roundup: The Ideas That Dayton Moore Toys With
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Chris Mosch

11-20

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Retrospective Player Valuation: National League Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

11-20

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Pitching Backward: The Guy Who Makes Scherzer (Slightly More) Expendable
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Jeff Long

11-20

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10

An Agent's Take: When the Smallest Transactions are the Biggest
by
Joshua Kusnick

11-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Butler Did It
by
R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

11-19

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Fantasy Team Preview: Kansas City Royals
by
Ben Carsley

11-19

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The Lineup Card: Seven of Our Favorite Giancarlo Stanton Home Runs
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Baseball Prospectus

11-19

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45

2015 Prospects: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-19

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3

Rumor Roundup: Are the Marlins Stanton Pat?
by
Chris Mosch

11-19

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The BP Wayback Machine: Internet Commenters Try to Trade for Giancarlo Stanton
by
Ben Lindbergh

11-18

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4

Transaction Analysis: Russell Martin Gets That McCann Cash
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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

11-18

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Retrospective Player Valuation: National League Hitters
by
Mike Gianella

11-18

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9

Fantasy Freestyle: Five Fantasy Busts
by
J.P. Breen

11-18

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Baseball Therapy: Against the Grind
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Russell A. Carleton

11-18

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Rumor Roundup: Are the Jays Preparing to Splurge?
by
Daniel Rathman

11-18

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Transaction Analysis: Heyward Movement
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Sam Miller, Jeff Moore, Ben Carsley and Wilson Karaman

11-17

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2015 Prospects: Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-17

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Fantasy Team Preview: Oakland Athletics
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Keith Cromer

11-17

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The Week in Quotes: November 10-16, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

11-17

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Daisy Cutter: How To Win
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Sahadev Sharma

11-17

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Rumor Roundup: Will Cubs Rustle Martin?
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Daniel Rathman

11-17

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Transaction Analysis: Diamondbacks Trade For Jeremy Hellickson
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R.J. Anderson, Mark Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

11-17

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19

Transaction Analysis: When $325 Million Is An Easy Decision
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Sam Miller

11-14

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Fantasy Team Preview: Seattle Mariners
by
Nick Shlain

11-14

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2015 Prospects: Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-14

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Pitching Backward: Designing A Bullpen Usage Critique
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Jeff Long

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November 20, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: The Ideas That Dayton Moore Toys With

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Chris Mosch

Where the Royals might look for offense, where Jon Lester will find enough suitors to start a bidding war, and why Dan Haren might retire.

Billy Butler is headed west for Oakland and Nori Aoki is reportedly seeking a three-year deal on the open market. For the Royals, this means that if they aren’t willing to pony up for the Japanese outfielder, they’ll find themselves with two bat-first positions to fill one year after finishing last in the American League in True Average.

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported yesterday that with Butler in Kansas City’s rearview mirror, the club is expected to focus on Torii Hunter for the free outfield spot. Ervin Santana and Francisco Liriano are the reported targets on the starting pitcher market.

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November 20, 2014 6:00 am

Retrospective Player Valuation: National League Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

An in-depth look at senior-circuit arms' fantasy performance during the past year.

This is the fourth part of a six-part series looking back at valuation in 2014. Today, I look at what pitchers earned in the National League.

Before I dig in, here is a brief description of the charts below.

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Even if Max Scherzer leaves this offseason, the Tigers will have a dominant top four. A big part of that is Rick Porcello's emergence. Here's how it happened.

Six years and $144 million. That was the contract that Max Scherzer reportedly turned down before the 2014 season. Instead, Scherzer took his $15.5 million to pitch this season, famously taking out a sizeable insurance policy on his ability to obtain a large contract this offseason. It’s probably safe to chalk this one up as a win for the insurer, given that Scherzer is in line to receive a huge contract as a free agent this winter.

Losing Scherzer will inevitably hurt, but the Tigers will still have David Price, Justin Verlander, an underrated Anibal Sanchez, and Rick Porcello in their rotation next season. Taking that a step further, Porcello’s “emergence” this season could play a role in the club’s willingness to part ways with one of their former Cy Young winners. If Porcello’s 2015 season resembles the one just past, the club will be in good shape.

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The arduous job of sticking with a client through thin.

Jaye Chapman is a professional baseball player. I first scouted him while I was a student at FSU and he was a student at Chipola Junior College. Jaye was an Atlanta Braves draft-and-follow, back when those still existed. I had the pleasure of seeing him pitch against Lorenzo Cain and Michael Saunders at Tallahassee Community College in 2004; Jaye’s teammates on Chipola that day included Rene Tosoni, Tyler Flowers, and Mat Gamel. That’s six major leaguers on one junior college field.

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November 20, 2014 1:02 am

Transaction Analysis: The Butler Did It

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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

Oakland lands Butler for a deal that has many scratching their heads while the White Sox take a risky, but perhaps needed, approach to fix their woeful bullpen.

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November 19, 2014 10:08 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Kansas City Royals

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Ben Carsley

The Royals don't have a ton of fantasy awesomeness. There's always Jeremy Guthrie!

2014 was a disappointing year for the Royals, as they lost the Wil Myers trade once and for all.

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Because Stanton long balls are the best long balls.

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November 19, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

Despite graduating some top talent recently, the Pirates still have a deep, impact system.

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November 19, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Are the Marlins Stanton Pat?

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Chris Mosch

Why more rumors are popping up in Miami, and where Alexei Ramirez might go.

Marlins not done after extending Stanton?
Even after giving Giancarlo Stanton the richest contract in professional sports history, the Marlins might still have some financial flexibility, at least in the short-term future.

ESPN’s Jayson Stark wrote yesterday that Stanton’s record contract with the Marlins is heavily backloaded, paying him $107 million over the first six years of the deal and $218 million over the next seven if he chooses not to opt out. His reasoning for structuring his contract in such a way appears to be the desire for the Marlins to have enough financial flexibility to build a contending team before his opt-out clause in 2020.


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What the partisan parts of the internet think Miami's young All-Star outfielder is worth.

Before Giancarlo Stanton was a Marlin for life, he was your favorite team's next big trade target—or so everybody with an internet connection assumed. In January 2013, Ben Lindbergh looked at one of the seediest neighborhoods of the internet: The fake-Giancarlo-Stanton-trade block. Enjoy.

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Being a baseball rumormonger is a difficult job to do well. First, you spend years building a network of sources who can and will tell you interesting things about baseball teams. Even after you’ve collected your contacts, be prepared to put in long hours and work weekends to stay ahead of the story or be the first to break it. Don’t expect to sleep or be seen without a cell phone.

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The Blue Jays, not the Cubs, sign Russell Martin; The Cubs, not the Braves, now employ Tommy La Stella.

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November 18, 2014 6:00 am

Retrospective Player Valuation: National League Hitters

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Mike Gianella

An in-depth look at senior-circuit bats' fantasy performance during the past year.

Welcome, to my second annual look at retrospective player valuation here at Baseball Prospectus. Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a series of posts examining how players performed from a fantasy perspective in 2014. This is the third post in a series of six. The first two posts in the series focused on AL-only leagues. This post looks at last year’s National League hitters.

Before I dig in, here is a brief description of the charts below.

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