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September 14, 2010 8:00 am

Relief Corpse

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Chase Gharrity

While Arizona's relievers have been historically bad this season, there is reason to hope for a turnaround in 2011.

With Kevin Towers possibly taking the helm as general manager of the Diamondbacks, one of the most interesting stories of the offseason for both Arizona and Padres fans alike will be how KT will approach the improvement of the Snakes’ bullpen. While the jokes have come piling in, the analysis has yet to reach Baseball Prospectus. I’m glad to oblige.

According to Ben Lindbergh, fellow BP intern alumnus and Halo veteran, the Towers-constructed group of  “Friar Men” was a masterful and frugal construction made through a variety of low-risk moves. Now the man, the myth, the legend could be taking control of literally one of the worst bullpens of all-time. In his quest to bring respectability back to this deserted franchise, shall he try to salvage what is left of this leaky ship or just let it sink?

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February 9, 2003 2:06 am

Team Health Reports: Team Health Report: Seattle Mariners

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Rodger A. Payne

Team Health Report: Seattle Mariners February 2003

Projected Lineup

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November 21, 2002 5:02 pm

Aim For The Head: Are Balanced Lineups Better?

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Keith Woolner and Rodger A. Payne

Based solely on offense, expected runs created - given the scenario that your total starting lineup team OPS was fixed at a certain number. Would you be better off building a team with a few superstars, balanced off with some truly horrible players or a team of mostly mediocre players?

This week's question comes from J. M., who writes:

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