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06-03

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The Daily Prospectus: The Daily Prospectus: Draft Day
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Joe Sheehan

01-15

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The Daily Prospectus: The Colon Trade
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Jonah Keri

01-07

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The Daily Prospectus: Depreciation Madness
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Derek Zumsteg

01-02

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The Daily Prospectus: The Yankees are Out of Control
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Derek Zumsteg

12-04

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The Daily Prospectus: Knowing What's Important
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Ryan Wilkins

12-03

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The Daily Prospectus: Thome and Foulke
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Derek Zumsteg

11-22

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The Daily Prospectus: Balanced Lineups Redux
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Keith Woolner

11-18

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The Daily Prospectus: The Big Trade
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Dave Pease

11-15

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The Daily Prospectus: Strange Days
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Dave Pease

11-14

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The Daily Prospectus: Things To Do in the Off-Season When You're Bored
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Derek Zumsteg

11-06

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The Daily Prospectus: It's a Dry Heat
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Jonah Keri

10-30

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The Daily Prospectus: Where Have You Gone, Enn Raudsepp?
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Jonah Keri

10-28

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The Daily Prospectus: Prospectus Potpourri
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Dave Pease

10-15

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The Daily Prospectus: A Fan's Guide to the Series
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Derek Zumsteg

10-07

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The Daily Prospectus: Defending the Bandwagon
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Jonah Keri

10-04

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The Daily Prospectus: Ripoff Tickets + Bad Channels = MLB Playoffs
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Derek Zumsteg

10-03

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The Daily Prospectus: The Daily Prospectus: The Shea Hillenbrand Quandary
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Jonah Keri

09-27

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The Daily Prospectus: Don't Fear the Strikeout
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Dave Pease

09-20

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The Daily Prospectus: Wait For It
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Gary Huckabay

09-18

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The Daily Prospectus: Bud and Carl: Visionaries?
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Gary Huckabay

09-11

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The Daily Prospectus: The Focus
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Gary Huckabay

09-11

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The Daily Prospectus: The Focus
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Gary Huckabay

09-09

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The Daily Prospectus: A Look at the Pitching Numbers
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Michael Wolverton

09-04

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The Daily Prospectus: Back From a Long Weekend
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Gary Huckabay

08-28

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The Daily Prospectus: I've Never Seen So Much Rain
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Gary Huckabay

08-27

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The Daily Prospectus: Administrivia
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Gary Huckabay

08-26

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The Daily Prospectus: Two Hours of Rambling
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Gary Huckabay

08-26

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The Daily Prospectus: Two Hours of Rambling
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Gary Huckabay

08-21

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The Daily Prospectus: Notes from Around the Majors
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Gary Huckabay

08-20

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The Daily Prospectus: Slag You Very Much
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Gary Huckabay

08-16

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The Daily Prospectus: The Day in Labor Quotes
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Gary Huckabay

08-13

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The Daily Prospectus: Dateless and Thrilled About It
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Gary Huckabay

08-09

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The Daily Prospectus: Breaking the Keyboard
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Joe Sheehan

08-08

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The Daily Prospectus: Random Thoughts
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Joe Sheehan

08-07

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The Daily Prospectus: Optimism
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Joe Sheehan

08-07

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The Daily Prospectus: Optimism
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Joe Sheehan

08-06

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The Daily Prospectus: Eight Teams, Two Spots, One Column
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Joe Sheehan

08-06

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The Daily Prospectus: Eight Teams, Two Spots, One Column
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Joe Sheehan

08-05

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The Daily Prospectus: Flushing $32 Million
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Joe Sheehan

08-02

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The Daily Prospectus: Angels, Umpires and Legends
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Joe Sheehan

08-01

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The Daily Prospectus: Bullet the White Screen
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Joe Sheehan

07-31

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The Daily Prospectus: Fraud
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Joe Sheehan

07-29

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The Daily Prospectus: A Late Pick-Me-Up
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Joe Sheehan

07-26

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The Daily Prospectus: Time to Go, Kenny
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Joe Sheehan

07-24

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The Daily Prospectus: Splorg
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Joe Sheehan

07-23

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The Daily Prospectus: Your Attention, Please...
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Joe Sheehan

07-19

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The Daily Prospectus: The Other Side?
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Dave Pease

07-18

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The Daily Prospectus: Leverage
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Joe Sheehan

07-17

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The Daily Prospectus: Back Into the Gap
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Joe Sheehan

07-16

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The Daily Prospectus: Ten Days, One Column
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Joe Sheehan

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As you've probably seen, the Player Cards are back. We'll be working with this feature as time permits during book-writing season to make it more useful and user-friendly, and we'll gladly consider any thoughts you have on the matter. Please see Clay's article for more details and contact information.

We still have a few copies of BP2003 earmarked for the winners, so let's try this instead: send us what you remember your roster being, any corroborating information, and why you think you should win to info@baseballprospectus.com. We'll pick the best, funniest (without pushing the limits of publishability) entries and run them next month, and our three favorites will win copies of the book. Please be sure to include your mailing address (as of February 2003).

  • We've got a roster change here at the Prospectus, as Derek Zumsteg hands off The Week In Quotes to Ryan Wilkins. You'll see the same great quotes every week, but if you've got something to submit, you'll want to send email to Ryan instead of Derek.
  • The baseball season's over, the weather is getting colder, and the days are getting shorter, which sends a signal to our staff that it's time to go into hibernation. Unfortunately, most of us have financial obligations that preclude months-long naps, so we're instead working on Baseball Prospectus 2003. During the first couple of months of the offseason, site updates will be less frequent as the book moves towards completion and the printer. Please bear with us during this time; we've got some good stuff on tap for the end of the year, and we think you'll enjoy it.
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    To better serve our readers and enhance shareholder value, we've compiled a list of who you should be cheering for, and why.

    Fans, you may be confused by the topsy-turvy world of this year's playoffs. You may be looking at the paper and thinking "I guess the Yankees have another off day... that's what, a week of them in a row? At least they're well-rested.

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    The scene outside Edison Field Saturday following the Angels' first playoff series win in its 42 years of existence was unlike any I'd ever seen.

    The scene outside Edison Field Saturday following the Angels' first playoff series win in its 42 years of existence was unlike any I'd ever seen. SUV after SUV whizzing by, piloted by soccer moms, hordes of kids peeking out back seat windows, waving Rally Monkey dolls and Satan Sticks--inflatable red noise makers handed out to fans that'll have me seeing an ear doctor for the next oh, 10 years or so.

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    During the regular season, I can see where MLB might fail to get the national deal they'd like. But what's happening this post-season is a disaster.

    I love the playoffs. Yeah, I complain about the announcers and the scheduling that seems to favor a particular team (say, the Diamondbacks) every year. But I also tape games I can't get out of work to see, or if they conflict. During the regular season, you can pick out particular games you really want to see, great pitching matchups or any game with Barry Bonds. During the playoffs, they're all good games, and some of them are awesome.

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    Recently, BP's authors got into a heated debate over the merits of Shea Hillenbrand. Hillenbrand, you may remember, started the 2002 season on fire, setting Red Sox Nation hearts aflutter and confounding statheads everywhere.

    Recently, BP's authors got into a heated debate over the merits of Shea Hillenbrand. Hillenbrand, you may remember, started the 2002 season on fire, setting Red Sox Nation hearts aflutter and confounding statheads everywhere.

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    Having resolved that pesky AL West issue, one of the most interesting races left is in Milwaukee. Brewers shortstop Jose Hernandez is fighting inconsistent playing time and a fickle manager to set the all-time strikeout record; as of today, he's stuck on 188, just one shy of Bobby Bonds' major-league season record.

    Having resolved that pesky AL West issue, one of the most interesting races left is in Milwaukee. Brewers shortstop Jose Hernandez is fighting inconsistent playing time and a fickle manager to set the all-time strikeout record; as of today, he's stuck on 188, just one shy of Bobby Bonds' major-league season record.

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    Baseball as a whole grossly underestimates the kind of serious threat that unhinged nutbags like this represent. Something needs to be done to prevent this sort of horrible incident from happening in the future. It isn't possible to stop any and all potential acts of the truly determined and unbalanced. The occasional deranged crank is always going to be able to slip through any mechanism or process designed to keep them out. Still, all possible and feasible efforts should be made to ensure the safety of the innocent and unsuspecting. I speak, of course, of the extension of Jeff Torborg's managerial contract.

    I tend to get disappointed in people. My faith in humanity as a whole has been waning for a very long time. So when I hear about an incident such as the one that occurred yesterday, I tend to sort of mournfully shrug my shoulders, write the incident off as yet another example of the pointless, mindless, aimless, counterproductive nature of people. There's simply no excuse for these sorts of activities, and those that perpetrate these acts deserve to be dealt with in the harshest possible terms.

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    Bud and Carl: Visionaries?

    I wonder if I write any better when God's Percussionist is within 800 feet of my house... probably not, but it can't hurt.

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    September 11, 2002 9:29 am

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    Gary Huckabay

    A year ago, a horrible atrocity occurred which will never be forgotten. We at Prospectus Entertainment wish to extend our condolences to the families and friends of those who were lost on September 11, 2001. Our thoughts and encouragement go out to those people still gamely working their butts off to get better, and our gratitude goes to all who have given so generously of themselves to help others during this very difficult year. With due respect, let's get down to baseball... This is a strange time for me personally. I find myself rooting for the Giants. This is a similar feeling, I suspect, to finding yourself cheering for influenza, spoiled shellfish, or for a victor in the California Gubernatorial Race.

    A year ago, a horrible atrocity occurred which will never be forgotten. We at Prospectus Entertainment wish to extend our condolences to the families and friends of those who were lost on September 11, 2001. Our thoughts and encouragement go out to those people still gamely working their butts off to get better, and our gratitude goes to all who have given so generously of themselves to help others during this very difficult year.

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    With due respect, let's get down to baseball...

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    Assorted thoughts on 2002 pitching

    Here are a few assorted thoughts about 2002's pitching performances, based in large part on the BP pitching reports: the Support-Neutral W/L Report for starters and the Reliever Evaluation Report for relievers.

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    Hi, everyone. I hope you all had a good Labor Day weekend. Of course, I'm an A's fan, so every weekend's been good to me lately. And yet, even with the continuation of The Streak, I'm beginning to get the same feeling in the pit of my stomach that I did when Jeter made the flip to nail Giambi last year. Yeah, 19 in a row is tremendous, but if Oakland can do it, so can Anaheim or Seattle--and there's still plenty of time. Sure, it's better to be in first, but I'd feel considerably better if they could shred out another four or five wins immediately after this run ends.

    Hi, everyone. I hope you all had a good Labor Day weekend.

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