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12-20

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Transaction Analysis: Martin in Miami, Nate to New York
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R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella

12-20

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Transaction Analysis: Padres Wish Upton a Star
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman, Bret Sayre, Jordan Gorosh, Jeff Moore and Ethan Purser

12-19

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Transaction Analysis: Catchin' Relief
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Matthew Trueblood, R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman, Mike Gianella, Jordan Gorosh and Chris Rodriguez

12-19

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Transaction Analysis: Bringing the Band Back Together... Again
by
Daniel Rathman and Wilson Karaman

12-19

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Transaction Analysis: Live That Fantasy
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Sahadev Sharma and Wilson Karaman

12-19

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Raising Aces: Best and Worst Mechanics: NL West
by
Doug Thorburn

12-19

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Rumor Roundup: Kenta Maeda Will Not Be Appearing In This Feature (Beyond Today)
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Daniel Rathman

12-19

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Pitching Backward: Brandon McCarthy and the Outlier Curveball
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Jeff Long

12-18

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Transaction Analysis: What the Rays and Nationals Got
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Tucker Blair, Jordan Gorosh, Chris Rodriguez and J.P. Breen

12-18

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Rumor Roundup: Pitching at a Premium
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Chris Mosch

12-18

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Fantasy Freestyle: Don't Forget the Vets
by
Matt Collins

12-18

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Skewed Left: Padres Can't Play It Safe
by
Zachary Levine

12-18

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Fantasy Team Preview: San Francisco Giants
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Jeff Quinton

12-18

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Moonshot: In Search of Pedro Cerrano
by
Robert Arthur

12-18

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Transaction Analysis: Padres Add Myers
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Tucker Blair

12-17

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Rumor Roundup: A Monster Myers Move?
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Chris Mosch

12-17

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The Lineup Card: Unconventional Winners and Losers of the Offseason to Date
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Baseball Prospectus

12-17

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Fantasy Team Preview: Milwaukee Brewers
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J.P. Breen

12-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: Undervalued NL Starting Pitchers
by
Keith Cromer

12-17

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Daisy Cutter: The Value of Five-Plus Players
by
Sahadev Sharma

12-17

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Transaction Analysis: Royals Bank on a Rios Rebound
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Carsley and Nick Shlain

12-17

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Transaction Analysis: Angels Happy Re: Joyce
by
Craig Goldstein and Nick Shlain

12-16

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Pitching Backward: Curveballs and Changes
by
Jeff Long

12-16

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Ninety Percent Mental: It's Happening!
by
Lewie Pollis

12-16

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Trouble With Tiers
by
Mike Gianella

12-16

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Fantasy Team Preview: New York Mets
by
Bret Sayre

12-16

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Baseball Therapy: Should Teams Worry About Lineup Balance?
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Russell A. Carleton

12-16

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Rumor Roundup: It's Hard To Make Dan Haren Happy
by
Daniel Rathman

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: The Headley Weapon
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

12-15

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The Week in Quotes: December 8-14, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

12-15

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Rumor Roundup: The Slugging Korean Shortstop, Or Perhaps Non-Slugging Third Baseman
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Daniel Rathman

12-15

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Fantasy Team Preview: Atlanta Braves
by
Nick Shlain

12-15

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Prospectus Feature: The Surprising Math Teams Use to Value a Compensation Pick
by
Jeff Quinton

12-15

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Transaction Analysis: Looks Like We May/Det
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Ben Carsley

12-15

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Transaction Analysis: Melky Laughs Last
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Sahadev Sharma and Wilson Karaman

12-15

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Rule 5 Draft Recap
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Jeff Moore

12-15

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Transaction Analysis: Sixty Percent of a Red Sox Rotation
by
Andrew Koo

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: All the Fantasy Angles
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J.P. Breen, Mike Gianella, Wilson Karaman, Ben Carsley and Nick Shlain

12-12

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Rumor Roundup: Remember James Shields?
by
Daniel Rathman

12-12

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2015 Prospects: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

12-12

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Fantasy Freestyle: Shortening Your Dynasty Rebuild
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J.P. Breen

12-12

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Fantasy Team Preview: Miami Marlins
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Ben Carsley

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: The Dodgers' First Dump
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Craig Goldstein

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: The Pitchers the Reds Shed
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R.J. Anderson, Zachary Levine and Jordan Gorosh

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: Turn Down For Rut
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: Santana and Morales, One Year Later
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Sam Miller

12-11

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Transaction Analysis: The Night the Dodgers Had
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Craig Goldstein and Nick J. Faleris

12-11

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Fantasy Freestyle: Jose Quintana, Forever Underrated
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Matt Collins

12-11

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Rumor Roundup: Yoenis Cespedes Is Always Good, Fit
by
Daniel Rathman

12-11

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

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December 15, 2014 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: Sixty Percent of a Red Sox Rotation

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Andrew Koo

How the Red Sox rotation has almost entirely turned over in less than a year.

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December 12, 2014 9:57 am

Rumor Roundup: Remember James Shields?

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Daniel Rathman

Shields market might start getting busier, while Melky and the Mariners remain 730 days apart.

The Winter Meetings lit up the hot stove and kept it aflame, and it’s not even nearly out of fuel yet…

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Some impact arms are not too far off, and while the bats aren't as impressive, there's major-league talent there as well.

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December 12, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Shortening Your Dynasty Rebuild

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J.P. Breen

A look at some ways to get your team back in contention post haste.

Dynasty leagues with extensive minor-league rosters have become more popular in recent years. It’s one of the greatest ways to keep all owners engaged throughout the season, as the action never quits. However, such intensive and deep leagues can be intimidating for first-time owners. For example, I joined my first dynasty league in 2014, and it wasn’t with a bunch of amateurs. I jumped into the deep end and participated in TDGX—a 20-team, 40-man roster dynasty league with fantasy experts from across the internet baseball landscape.

It was my first dynasty draft and my first attempt at fielding my own team. Needless to say, it didn’t go smoothly. I made rookie mistakes in the draft. Grabbing elite prospects is important because the league includes a 10-man minor-league roster, but I erred and drafted prospects too early. That made my big-league roster far too shallow.

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December 12, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Miami Marlins

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Ben Carsley

It's a new-look squad in the wake of the Winter Meetings, but aside from Mat Latos, the headliners are still the same.

The Miami Marlins are dumb and bad.

This preview piece was slated to run Thursday morning, but, upon news of the Dee Gordon trade, was held back a day in order to be updated. Then, the Marlins went ahead and pulled off the Mat Latos trade, further ruining the good work of the handsome author, who is the protagonist in this story.

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December 12, 2014 12:06 am

Transaction Analysis: The Dodgers' First Dump

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Craig Goldstein

After years of taking on big contracts, the new-look Dodgers front office found a pretty good opportunity to shed one.

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December 12, 2014 12:05 am

Transaction Analysis: The Pitchers the Reds Shed

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R.J. Anderson, Zachary Levine and Jordan Gorosh

Mat Latos goes to Miami and Alfredo Simon goes to Detroit, and another trade might be coming for the Reds rotation.



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December 12, 2014 12:03 am

Transaction Analysis: Turn Down For Rut

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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

The Angels fill the hole left by Howie Kendrick.

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December 12, 2014 12:03 am

Transaction Analysis: Santana and Morales, One Year Later

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Sam Miller

How much can change in a year, even when nothing really changes?



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December 11, 2014 9:08 am

Transaction Analysis: The Night the Dodgers Had

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Craig Goldstein and Nick J. Faleris

In a span of hours, the Dodgers make 13 players worth of transactions.

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December 11, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Jose Quintana, Forever Underrated

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Matt Collins

Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija will get all the press, but another starter on the South Side might be the best fantasy value.

Chris Sale is going to be the ace. He’s going to be the guy everyone targets early in fantasy drafts to head their rotation. Jeff Samardzija is the newcomer, coming off a great season, and the signal that the White Sox are, in fact, “going for it.” He will grab headlines, and may be targeted a little earlier in drafts than he ought to. These are the two who are going to demand all of the focus in the White Sox’s rotation, the ones everyone will talk about. I implore you, though, do not forget about Jose Quintana. One of the more underrated pitchers in the game, he’s done nothing but put up consistently solid numbers in his short career. No, he’s not going to anchor anyone’s rotation, but as someone who is projected to be a late-round pick, he can provide huge value in that spot.

The number one thing Quintana is going to give you is a solid ERA, despite pitching in a horrific park for pitchers. Over his three-year career, the lefty has put up a 3.50 ERA, a number that puts him in the same breath as Justin Verlander, Matt Cain, and Matt Moore. He took a big step forward last year as well, with a 3.21 ERA (30th best in MLB) supplemented by a 2.81 FIP (10th best in MLB). Now, it needs to be mentioned that part of that success was due to a 3.5 percent HR/FB rate that will almost certainly rise. However, that should be offset by his career-high BABIP falling back towards his career norms, as well as his ever-improving walk and ground ball rates. For those reasons, we have plenty of reasons to believe in his WHIP. He’s able to keep guys off the bases not only by throwing strikes, but throwing effective strikes. Quintana has become a master of pounding the low part of the strike zone, as we can see here:

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