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11-04

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Prospectus Feature: The #Sources Season
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Matthew Trueblood

11-03

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Prospectus Feature: The Decision that Decided a World Series
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Dustin Palmateer

10-09

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Prospectus Feature: Check Out This Obnoxious Cardinals Fan
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Brian Gunn

10-08

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Prospectus Feature: Aaron Judge and the Question of Long-Armed Hitting Prospects
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Jeff Moore

10-07

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Prospectus Feature: The Great Octoberness Rankings
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Miles Wray

09-23

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Prospectus Feature: Colin Moran and the Matter of Draft Status
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Jeff Moore

08-29

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Prospectus Feature: Roast A Parks
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BP Staff

02-28

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Prospectus Feature: The Downfall of Denny McLain
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Mark Armour

02-28

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Prospectus Feature: The Eddie Award
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Jeff Bower

02-26

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Prospectus Feature: 2003 IHOF Veterans Committee Results
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Neal Traven

02-26

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Prospectus Feature: The Injury Nexus: A Look at Pitcher Injuries
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Nate Silver and Will Carroll

02-21

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Prospectus Feature: PECOTA At Altitude: A Review of Major League Hitters in Colorado
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Nate Silver

02-20

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Prospectus Feature: Touring the Minors: The Pacific Coast League
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Keith Scherer

02-19

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Prospectus Feature: Where Does the Money Go?: Taking a Look at Major League Payrolls
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Doug Pappas

02-18

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Prospectus Feature: Could Relegation Work?
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Derek Zumsteg

02-11

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Prospectus Feature: The Yankees' Seven-Man Rotation
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Nate Silver

02-06

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Prospectus Feature: Playing the Armchair Arbitrator
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Nate Silver

01-31

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Prospectus Feature: Top 40 Prospects Roundtable
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Baseball Prospectus

01-28

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Prospectus Feature: Expanding the Playoffs: Drawing Guidance from the NBA
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Jeff Bower

01-28

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Prospectus Feature: Expanding the Playoffs
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Jeff Bower

01-24

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Prospectus Feature: That's the Chicago Way
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Keith Scherer

01-23

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Prospectus Feature: Breaking Out
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Nate Silver

01-22

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Prospectus Feature: The Midsummer Classic: Making it More Than Just an Exhibition Game
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Doug Pappas

01-21

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Prospectus Feature: The Appearance of Misconduct: A Conspiracy Theory Worth Considering
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Tim Walker

01-17

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Prospectus Feature: Baseball Prospectus Radio
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Will Carroll

01-14

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Prospectus Feature: The 1987 Free Agent Market
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Nate Silver

01-14

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Prospectus Feature: A Brief History of the Veterans Committee
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Neal Traven

12-12

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Prospectus Feature: Freely Available Talent
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Dayn Perry

12-09

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Prospectus Feature: 2002 STATLG-L Internet Hall of Fame
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Neal Traven

12-04

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Prospectus Feature: The Forty Million Dollar Question: Building the 2003 Expos (Part Two)
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Scot Hughes

11-26

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Prospectus Feature: 2002 HACKING MASS Results: All Players, By Position
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Baseball Prospectus

11-26

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Prospectus Feature: 2002 HACKING MASS Results: All Players, By Name
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Baseball Prospectus

11-26

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Prospectus Feature: 2002 HACKING MASS Results: All Players, By ESPN
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Baseball Prospectus

11-22

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Prospectus Feature: The Forty Million Dollar Question: Building the 2003 Expos (Part One)
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Scot Hughes

11-07

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Prospectus Feature: The Arizona Fall League
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Jonah Keri

10-31

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Prospectus Feature: Evaluating the Dowd Report
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Derek Zumsteg

10-28

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Prospectus Feature: Player Cards
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Clay Davenport

10-11

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Prospectus Feature: The Curse of The Budbino
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Jeff Angus

10-10

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Prospectus Feature: Breaking Balls: A Stroll Through the Mailbag
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Derek Zumsteg

08-23

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Prospectus Feature: Touring the Minors: Organizational Overview: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Keith Scherer

08-08

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Prospectus Feature: Breaking Balls: Unbalanced
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Derek Zumsteg

08-07

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Prospectus Feature: Touring the Minors: Organizational Overview of the St. Louis Cardinals
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Keith Scherer

06-21

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Prospectus Feature: Baseball's Brave New World
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Gary Gillette

06-12

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Prospectus Feature: Touring the Minors: Goin' Through Mobile
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Keith Scherer

06-05

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Prospectus Feature: Draft 2001: The First Round
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Joe Sheehan

06-05

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Prospectus Feature: Sifting Through the Discount Bin
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Jonah Keri

05-24

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Prospectus Feature: 6-4-3: Rounding the Bases
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Gary Huckabay

05-24

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Prospectus Feature: The Daily Prospectus: Heading Out
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Joe Sheehan

05-23

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Prospectus Feature: Jose Canseco and the Keltner List
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Ryan Wilkins

05-23

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Prospectus Feature: The Daily Prospectus: The Trade
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Joe Sheehan

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Serious Baseball Analysis Hits the Airwaves

The authors of Baseball Prospectus are proud to bring you BPR - Baseball Prospectus Radio. In the vast wasteland of sports radio, baseball talk is limited to a few minutes interspersed with basketball and football. BPR will be one solid hour of the most intelligent baseball conversation available. Hosted by Will Carroll, we'll have great guests, great analysis, and conversations with baseball writers, team executives, players, and the BP authors. The show launches in late February with six preseason divisional preview shows.

Who can you look forward to hearing? Our first show had Peter Gammons of ESPN and Stan Conte, the trainer of the San Francisco Giants. While this show isn't intended for air - no commercials, you know - you can win a copy in our first BPR contest. Click on this link and give us your best slogan for the show. The winner gets an autographed copy of the first show and the chance to ask the first BPR Mailbag question.

In coming weeks, we'll hear from

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Flash back to January 1987. Walk Like an Egyptian is at the top of the pop charts. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has coasted past 2,000. John Elway has broken Cleveland's heart for the very first time. And in baseball, the free agents are getting utterly and completely shafted.

In an article that appeared on Baseball Prospectus recently, I concluded that, in spite of an across-the-board decrease in player salaries, the winter's market has done a very efficient job of equating free agent salaries with performance. Players are being paid less, but more so than in the recent past, they're being paid in proportion to what they're worth. I went on to suggest that this constitutes compelling evidence that ownership is not colluding to restrict the market:

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Almost from the day it opened, the Baseball Hall of Fame has had some form of a Veterans Committee to supplement the player selections voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America. In fact, Cy Young, who finished sixth behind the first five inductees, also received the fourth-highest 1936 vote total from the Old-Timers Committee.

Almost from the day it opened, the Baseball Hall of Fame has had some form of a Veterans Committee to supplement the player selections voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America. In fact, Cy Young, who finished sixth behind the first five inductees, also received the fourth-highest 1936 vote total from the Old-Timers Committee. That Committee was supposed to choose five 19th-century players for the initial HOF class, but couldn't achieve consensus in support of anyone. A year after the Old-Timers Committee's failure in 1936, a newly constituted six-man Centennial Commission - including Commissioner Landis and the presidents of both leagues - elected five pioneer/executives and managers, one of whom (Connie Mack) was still active and would remain so for another 13 years.

Over the years, the title of the group has changed, as has its composition, as has its charge, as has the quality of its choices for enshrinement in the Hall of Fame. As Bill James details in The Politics of Glory (1994), while the BBWAA could elect only Rogers Hornsby between 1939 and 1947, the Committee on Old-Timers picked Judge Landis immediately after his death in 1944, then chose 10 men the next year and 11 more the year after that. That immense crowd included such (un)worthies as Roger Bresnahan, Tommy McCarthy, and the trifecta of Tinker-Evers-Chance.

The Veterans Committee began to take its now-familiar form in 1953. At first it had 11 members, split between baseball executives and media leaders. Both league presidents were there, as was J.G. Taylor Spink of The Sporting News. Detroit GM Charlie Gehringer was the only Hall of Famer on the first VC, though Branch Rickey, then running the Pirates, would be elected some years later. Those two were the only former players on the Veterans Committee in 1953. Over the succeeding decades, the Committee's size and composition fluctuated. In its most recent form, there were 15 members. Among them were several high-profile Hall of Famers, distinguished longtime baseball writers and broadcasters, and retired executives.

Meeting in secret, voting only face-to-face, not revealing vote totals or even the identities of the men under consideration, the Veterans Committee came to resemble a College of Cardinals - the ones in the Vatican, not those in Busch. One almost expected to see puffs of white smoke rising from the chimneys of Cooperstown as their selections were announced. There were, it has been reported, intrigues, alliances, and domineering personalities on the Veterans Committee over the years that would have impressed a Borgia or a Medici. Frankie Frisch invited many of his Giant and Cardinal teammates into the Hall of Fame in the 1970s. The Veterans Committee enshrined the likes of Lloyd Waner, Harry Hooper, and Rick Ferrell.

More recently, Ted Williams held sway over the VC, pushing hard for teammates like Dom DiMaggio while opposing the selection of Bill Mazeroski. It's telling that Williams was recovering from open-heart surgery and unable to attend the VC meeting when Maz was chosen in 2001, and perhaps equally telling that DiMaggio isn't on this year's Veterans Committee ballot. Finally, there's the story (probably apocryphal) of Yogi Berra calling Phil Rizzuto to inform the Scooter of his election in 1994 and exulting "We got you in!"

The new Veterans Committee

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The notion of "freely available talent" is something of a Sabermetric piety. Savvy waiver claims and judicious use of the Rule 5 draft are two sources, but it's mostly by trawling through the minor-league free agents each year that many organizations fill their holes at the highest level.

The notion of "freely available talent" is something of a Sabermetric piety. Savvy waiver claims and judicious use of the Rule 5 draft are two sources, but it's mostly by trawling through the minor-league free agents each year that many organizations fill their holes at the highest level. Nominally, the idea is to find players above the replacement level who have a skill or two that, deployed properly, can help the team or at the very least flesh out the triple-A roster and provide some insurance. Only rarely do teams divine a long-term contributor, but useful players are out there nonetheless.

This year's collection of six-year minor-league free agents isn't particularly striking one way or the other. But as a laboratory for the freely-available theorem, it's worth asking: What kind of team can we put together using only minor-league FAs? Not a very good one, since the idea of using these players is to paper over isolated weaknesses and not field an entire team. But this will provide a glimpse of what's out there and who's making use of this source of talent. Here are the best of the 546 players that are or were at one time available this winter.

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Cast your vote for this year's Hall of Fame class.

Welcome to the 2002 edition of the STATLG-L Internet Hall of Fame! As listowner of STATLG-L, the "Baseball (and lesser sports) discussion list", I've been running an online Hall of Fame vote since 1991. For the first eight years, it operated strictly through our email list. This is now the fourth year we've been doing this here on the Baseball Prospectus website ... I suppose we must be "regulars" in the BP rotation by this time.

As far as I can tell, this is still the only public-access Hall of Fame balloting found anywhere. While members of the Baseball Writers Association of America use little more than their fading memories and baseball-card stats to make their choices, we BP readers can look at the candidates from the perspective of EqA, RARP, SNWL, TPR, and the like. This year, Win Shares has added still another form of analytic ammunition to our collection of weapons. With all this information at our disposal, we can do a far better job of sorting through the candidates than those besotted BBWAA members, can't we?

Or can we? During our existence, the STATLG-L voters have produced results that are often quite congruent with those of the writers. For example, we were no better advocates for Ron Santo than were the writers. Here is a year-to-year comparison between the real BBWAA results and those of the STATLG-L voters (note that "year" refers to the time of voting, not the induction ceremony):

Year BBWAA result STATLG-L result 1991 Tom Seaver Tom Seaver Rollie Fingers Rollie Fingers 1992 Reggie Jackson Reggie Jackson 1993 Steve Carlton Steve Carlton 1994 Mike Schmidt Mike Schmidt 1995 (none) Phil Niekro 1996 Phil Niekro Phil Niekro 1997 Don Sutton (none) 1998 Nolan Ryan George Brett George Brett Nolan Ryan Robin Yount Robin Yount Carlton Fisk 1999 Carlton Fisk (none) Tony Perez 2000 Dave Winfield Dave Winfield Kirby Puckett 2001 Ozzie Smith Ozzie Smith Gary Carter

The STATLG-L Hall of Fame vote operates using rules as close to those of the BBWAA as I can make them. The rules are straightforward - choose the players you feel belong in the Hall of Fame from the same candidates who have been put before the BBWAA. You can vote for any number up to ten, including zero. If you can submit a blank ballot, it will count toward the denominator. You can't write in the name of anyone who doesn't appear on the official ballot ... fans of Mariano Duncan, Greg Gagne, Kevin Gross, Mark Gubicza, Ron Karkovice, Joe Orsulak, Jody Reed, Don Slaught, or John Smiley should send their protests and petitions to BBWAA Screening Committee, not me or BP.

When the voting ends, right around the end of the year, any player whose name appears on at least 75% of all submitted ballots is "elected." Voting ends Friday, January 3, 2003, and the results will be announced on January 6, the day before the Hall of Fame announces the real results.

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Scot Hughes analyzes the rest of Montreal's roster, which will probably be filled with players who are not yet arbitration-eligible.

Part One

The rest of the roster will probably be filled with players who are not yet arbitration-eligible. Taking into account the increase in minimum salary and the players available to the Expos, the other 14 spots will be filled with guys like Tomo Ohka, Scott Stewart, T.J. Tucker, Brad Wilkerson, Jose Macias, Brian Schneider, Endy Chavez, Jim Brower and possibly an inexpensive veteran or two (like Andres Galarraga, Troy O'Leary and Wil Cordero in 2002). Figure an average salary of $0.5M or so for each of the remaining 14 roster spots, and that's $7M more, for a total of $56M.

So Minaya has a likely budget of $40M, and a projected payroll of $56M or so. What does he do?

Minaya has to cut about $16M in payroll. There are some salaries on the roster that could be cut without hurting the on-field product all that much. Unfortunately, Fernando Tatis is the biggest albatross on the Expos payroll, but I think his $6M is basically untradeable, at least not without the Expos paying a big chunk of his salary or accepting an equally bad contract in return. But we'll give Minaya the benefit of the doubt, and assume he can unload Tatis and half of his contract (but doesn't acquire anything of value in return). $3M in savings.

The Expos also have reasonably good depth in terms of candidates for the back end of the rotation and the bullpen (Sun Woo Kim, Zach Day, Matt Blank, Dickey Gonzalez, Dan Smith, Britt Reames, etc). Given that, it makes sense that they showed Masato Yoshii the door, and they'll probably do the same with Matt Herges. $4M more in savings.

At this point, the easy, relatively painless cuts are gone, and Minaya still has to clear $9M in payroll. He's got 2 options at this point:

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Thanks to everyone who suggested that we post the HACKING MASS results for 2002 and let people figure out how they did themselves--something we completely failed to consider--here are the complete 2002 results.

What is HACKING MASS?

Where is the team I entered?

Your teams may have disappeared, but the cold, hard results haven't. Thanks to everyone who suggested that we post the HACKING MASS results for 2002 and let people figure out how they did themselves--something we completely failed to consider--here are the complete 2002 results. Click a column header to see the data sorted by that column.

Your 2002 HACKING MASS All-Star Team:

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The 2002 HACKING MASS Results: All Players, By Name

What is HACKING MASS?

Where is the team I entered?

NAME PO PA OBP SLG ESPN Abernathy, Brent MI 496 .288 .311 99.54 Abreu, Bobby OF 685 .412 .519 -89.67 Agbayani, Benny OF 171 .298 .344 26.95 Alcantara, Izzy OF 32 .250 .469 2.60 Alfonzo, Edgardo 3B 562 .391 .459 -28.46 Alicea, Luis MI 270 .322 .291 50.39 Allen, Chad OF 10 .100 .200 5.00 Allen, Luke OF 9 .333 .286 1.63 Alomar, Roberto MI 645 .332 .377 58.75 Alomar, Sandy C 295 .302 .410 26.08 Alou, Moises OF 534 .337 .419 23.23 Alvarez, Tony OF 29 .379 .500 -2.30 Amezaga, Alfredo MI 13 .538 .692 -5.60 Anderson, Brady OF 101 .327 .250 22.55 Anderson, Garret OF 678 .332 .539 -48.17 Anderson, Marlon MI 590 .315 .380 61.60 Andrews, Shane 3B 15 .200 .154 6.69 Arias, Alex 3B 8 .125 .000 5.40 Aurilia, Rich MI 586 .305 .413 47.99 Ausmus, Brad C 494 .322 .353 61.59 Aven, Bruce OF 21 .286 .118 8.33 Baerga, Carlos MI 193 .316 .379 20.23 Bagwell, Jeff 1B 691 .401 .518 -82.41 Bako, Paul C 254 .295 .329 44.62 Banks, Brian OF 29 .345 .464 -0.26 Barajas, Rod C 170 .288 .357 26.29 Bard, Josh C 94 .255 .378 15.69 Barker, Kevin 1B 20 .200 .158 8.84 Barrett, Michael C 422 .329 .412 24.64 Batista, Tony 3B 682 .309 .457 22.99 Bautista, Danny OF 166 .367 .500 -11.20 Bell, David 3B 622 .333 .429 23.55 Bell, Jay 3B 56 .250 .306 13.66 Bellhorn, Mark MI 526 .375 .514 -46.31 Belliard, Ronnie MI 311 .257 .287 79.48 Bellinger, Clay 1B 1 .000 .000 0.80 Beltran, Carlos OF 719 .346 .501 -33.86 Beltre, Adrian 3B 634 .303 .426 45.18 Benard, Marvin OF 131 .321 .407 9.55 Benjamin, Mike 3B 129 .202 .183 53.55 Bennett, Gary C 312 .314 .354 41.17 Berg, Dave MI 410 .322 .382 39.24 Berger, Brandon OF 145 .255 .388 22.73 Bergeron, Peter OF 145 .310 .244 35.63 Berkman, Lance OF 692 .405 .578 -126.28 Berroa, Angel MI 83 .301 .347 12.63 Bigbie, Larry OF 36 .194 .206 14.39 Biggio, Craig MI 646 .330 .404 42.94 Blake, Casey 3B 22 .273 .250 6.10 Blalock, Hank 3B 170 .306 .327 28.49 Blanco, Henry C 247 .267 .330 50.01 Bloomquist, Willie OF 38 .526 .576 -11.48 Blum, Geoff 3B 420 .367 .440 -2.89 Bocachica, Hiram OF 178 .264 .405 23.35 Bonds, Barry OF 612 .582 .799 -355.39 Boone, Aaron 3B 676 .314 .439 32.07 Boone, Bret MI 673 .339 .462 -0.64 Borchard, Joe OF 37 .243 .389 6.21 Borders, Pat C 4 .500 .750 -1.80 Bordick, Mike MI 407 .302 .365 54.00 Bradley, Milton OF 357 .317 .406 27.60 Bragg, Darren OF 239 .347 .401 12.37 Branyan, Russell OF 434 .320 .459 9.04 Brito, Juan C 23 .304 .391 2.40 Broussard, Ben OF 120 .292 .384 14.93 Brown, Adrian OF 229 .284 .298 49.94 Brown, Dee OF 55 .291 .392 6.43 Brown, Kevin L C 1 .000 .000 0.80 Brown, Roosevelt OF 231 .299 .314 43.33 Buchanan, Brian OF 245 .322 .467 2.59 Burks, Ellis OF 569 .360 .539 -56.27 Burnitz, Jeromy OF 549 .311 .365 67.63 Burrell, Pat OF 684 .376 .544 -82.15 Burroughs, Sean 3B 205 .317 .323 32.80 Bush, Homer MI 139 .266 .265 37.34 Butler, Brent MI 363 .287 .413 36.56 Byrd, Marlon OF 36 .250 .371 6.43 Byrnes, Eric OF 103 .291 .426 8.57 Cabrera, Jolbert OF 93 .215 .167 38.90 Cabrera, Orlando MI 617 .321 .380 61.07 Cairo, Miguel MI 202 .307 .353 28.24 Cameron, Mike OF 636 .340 .442 11.56 Canizaro, Jay MI 125 .280 .304 27.05 Cardona, Javier C 42 .143 .128 22.22 Carroll, Jamey 3B 75 .347 .507 -4.03 Caruso, Mike MI 21 .143 .100 11.70 Casanova, Raul C 100 .270 .227 30.27 Casey, Sean 1B 476 .334 .362 49.32 Cash, Kevin C 15 .200 .143 6.86 Castilla, Vinny 3B 578 .268 .348 106.22 Castillo, Alberto C 38 .158 .216 16.18 Castillo, Luis MI 664 .364 .361 49.24 Castro, Juan MI 90 .278 .329 17.37 Castro, Ramon C 118 .322 .455 2.66 Catalanotto, Frank OF 247 .364 .443 -1.92 Cedeno, Roger OF 557 .318 .346 75.67 Cepicky, Matt OF 78 .256 .378 12.89 Chavez, Endy OF 131 .321 .464 2.02 Chavez, Eric 3B 653 .348 .513 -39.47 Chavez, Raul C 6 .500 .500 -1.20 Chen, Chin-Feng OF 6 .167 .000 3.80 Choi, Hee Seop 1B 57 .281 .320 11.36 Christensen, McKay OF 4 .500 .333 -0.13 Christenson, Ryan OF 63 .222 .276 19.02 Cintron, Alex MI 87 .322 .293 16.08 Cirillo, Jeff 3B 535 .301 .327 91.97 Clark, Brady OF 86 .267 .244 24.85 Clark, Howie OF 58 .362 .396 2.42 Clark, Tony 1B 298 .265 .291 72.71 Clayton, Royce MI 369 .295 .365 51.33 Colangelo, Mike OF 25 .240 .217 8.57 Colbrunn, Greg 1B 185 .378 .626 -37.76 Collier, Lou MI 13 .231 .182 5.04 Conine, Jeff 1B 488 .307 .448 21.83 Conti, Jason OF 241 .311 .378 26.61 Coolbaugh, Mike 3B 13 .154 .083 7.32 Coomer, Ron 3B 155 .290 .372 21.40 Cora, Alex MI 291 .371 .434 -1.53 Cordero, Wil OF 184 .337 .435 5.20 Cordova, Marty OF 511 .325 .434 20.77 Cota, Humberto C 18 .333 .353 2.05 Counsell, Craig 3B 485 .348 .351 48.81 Cox, Steve 1B 633 .330 .396 46.46 Crawford, Carl OF 272 .287 .367 39.83 Crede, Joe 3B 209 .311 .515 -5.44 Crespo, Cesar OF 32 .250 .241 9.88 Crisp, Covelli OF 140 .314 .386 13.98 Cruz, Deivi MI 543 .295 .366 75.41 Cruz, Ivan 1B 15 .400 .571 -2.57 Cruz, Jacob OF 106 .377 .398 2.64 Cruz, Jose OF 521 .315 .436 25.84 Cuddyer, Michael OF 122 .311 .429 7.31 Cust, Jack OF 78 .295 .246 20.20 Damon, Johnny OF 699 .356 .443 0.53 Daubach, Brian 1B 506 .348 .464 -5.97 DaVanon, Jeff OF 32 .219 .367 6.87 Davis, Ben C 252 .313 .404 20.92 Davis, J.J. OF 11 .182 .100 5.70 Dawkins, Gookie MI 54 .222 .167 22.20 DeHaan, Kory OF 11 .091 .091 6.80 Delgado, Carlos 1B 628 .406 .549 -97.07 Delgado, Wilson MI 20 .200 .600 0.00 Dellucci, David OF 261 .326 .402 18.94 DeRosa, Mark MI 230 .339 .429 7.27 DeShields, Delino MI 168 .292 .308 33.62 Diaz, Einar C 345 .258 .284 88.89 Diaz, Juan 1B 8 .375 .857 -3.46 DiFelice, Mike C 195 .297 .362 27.40 Donnels, Chris 3B 93 .312 .425 5.88 Drew, J.D. OF 493 .349 .429 10.78 Dunn, Adam OF 675 .400 .454 -36.59 Dunston, Shawon OF 152 .250 .286 40.17 Dunwoody, Todd OF 6 .000 .000 4.80 Durazo, Erubiel 1B 276 .395 .550 -39.88 Durham, Ray MI 649 .374 .450 -16.08 Dye, Jermaine OF 555 .333 .459 4.25 Easley, Damion MI 345 .307 .355 47.43 Echevarria, Angel OF 111 .351 .469 -2.30 Eckstein, David MI 688 .363 .388 33.35 Edmonds, Jim OF 576 .420 .561 -104.29 Ellis, Mark MI 396 .359 .394 18.70 Encarnacion, Juan OF 641 .323 .447 19.33 Encarnacion, Mario OF 9 .222 .000 5.20 Ensberg, Morgan 3B 153 .346 .394 9.13 Erstad, Darin OF 658 .313 .389 64.57 Escalona, Felix MI 168 .262 .293 41.18 Estalella, Bobby C 130 .285 .491 3.16 Estrada, Johnny C 19 .211 .176 7.85 Everett, Adam MI 101 .297 .227 27.85 Everett, Carl OF 417 .333 .439 11.74 Fabregas, Jorge C 168 .208 .256 56.32 Fasano, Sal C 1 .000 .000 0.80 Febles, Carlos MI 399 .336 .348 46.52 Feliz, Pedro 3B 153 .281 .336 28.05 Fick, Robert OF 614 .331 .433 22.06 Figgins, Chone MI 12 .167 .250 4.60 Finley, Steve OF 576 .370 .499 -39.63 Flaherty, John C 301 .296 .374 39.33 Fletcher, Darrin C 134 .239 .339 29.83 Flores, Jose MI 5 .400 .000 2.00 Floyd, Cliff OF 609 .388 .533 -73.21 Fordyce, Brook C 143 .301 .315 26.30 Fox, Andy MI 497 .340 .336 61.79 Franco, Julio 1B 381 .357 .382 23.39 Franco, Matt 1B 233 .395 .517 -26.08 Fryman, Travis 3B 439 .292 .350 69.49 Fullmer, Brad 1B 479 .357 .531 -42.37 Furcal, Rafael MI 684 .323 .385 62.71 Galarraga, Andres 1B 334 .344 .394 20.66 Gant, Ron OF 352 .338 .489 -9.41 Garcia, Jesse MI 61 .197 .213 23.80 Garcia, Karim OF 210 .314 .574 -18.59 Garcia, Luis OF 3 .333 .333 0.40 Garciaparra, Nomar MI 693 .352 .528 -55.20 German, Esteban MI 40 .300 .200 12.00 Giambi, Jason 1B 689 .434 .596 -158.74 Giambi, Jeremy OF 396 .414 .505 -47.10 Gibbons, Jay OF 541 .311 .482 4.24 Gil, Benji MI 137 .307 .431 8.58 Gil, Geronimo C 445 .270 .363 74.66 Giles, Brian OF 644 .450 .622 -175.19 Giles, Marcus MI 241 .315 .399 20.63 Ginter, Keith 3B 99 .374 .383 4.31 Gipson, Charles OF 82 .329 .361 8.99 Girardi, Joe C 251 .275 .291 58.86 Glanville, Doug OF 452 .290 .341 76.36 Glaus, Troy 3B 671 .352 .453 -3.45 Gload, Ross 1B 33 .333 .400 2.20 Gomez, Alexis OF 10 .200 .200 4.00 Gomez, Chris MI 492 .305 .410 41.89 Gonzalez, Alex MI 169 .296 .325 30.36 Gonzalez, Alex S MI 564 .310 .423 37.63 Gonzalez, Juan OF 296 .324 .451 7.23 Gonzalez, Luis OF 633 .400 .498 -61.89 Gonzalez, Raul OF 111 .297 .375 14.18 Gonzalez, Wiki C 194 .330 .293 34.42 Goodwin, Tom OF 168 .321 .338 23.67 Grabowski, Jason OF 11 .545 .750 -5.45 Grace, Mark 1B 348 .351 .386 22.10 Graffanino, Tony 3B 255 .329 .428 10.87 Green, Shawn OF 685 .385 .558 -98.52 Greene, Todd C 117 .282 .580 -7.30 Greer, Rusty OF 219 .352 .372 16.76 Grieve, Ben OF 561 .353 .432 8.71 Griffey, Ken OF 232 .358 .426 3.68 Grissom, Marquis OF 371 .321 .510 -11.49 Grudzielanek, Mark MI 565 .301 .364 76.45 Guerrero, Vladimir OF 709 .416 .591 -146.96 Guerrero, Wilton MI 147 .259 .250 42.85 Guiel, Aaron OF 267 .296 .338 44.49 Guillen, Carlos MI 525 .326 .394 42.32 Guillen, Jose OF 258 .287 .367 37.80 Gutierrez, Ricky MI 381 .325 .346 49.12 Guzman, Cristian MI 648 .292 .385 79.77 Hafner, Travis 1B 72 .319 .375 7.60 Hairston, Jerry MI 471 .329 .376 44.90 Hall, Bill MI 39 .256 .361 7.12 Hall, Toby C 351 .291 .373 47.97 Halter, Shane MI 457 .309 .395 44.03 Hammonds, Jeffrey OF 509 .332 .397 35.96 Hansen, Dave 1B 135 .363 .392 6.12 Harris, Lenny OF 214 .350 .406 9.30 Harris, Willie MI 174 .270 .294 40.96 Hart, Jason OF 15 .400 .538 -2.08 Haselman, Bill C 193 .295 .333 33.07 Hatteberg, Scott 1B 567 .374 .433 -3.87 Helms, Wes 1B 230 .283 .405 25.90 Helton, Todd 1B 667 .429 .577 -137.16 Henderson, Rickey OF 222 .369 .352 17.47 Hermansen, Chad OF 261 .276 .376 38.79 Hernandez, Jose MI 582 .356 .478 -19.65 Hernandez, Ramon C 454 .313 .335 69.12 Hidalgo, Richard OF 439 .319 .415 29.04 Higginson, Bobby OF 498 .345 .417 18.90 Hill, Bobby MI 211 .327 .374 20.95 Hillenbrand, Shea 3B 676 .330 .459 7.52 Hinch, A.J. C 218 .321 .401 16.98 Hinske, Eric 3B 650 .365 .481 -29.37 Hocking, Denny MI 290 .310 .323 48.31 Hollandsworth, Todd OF 474 .344 .463 -3.16 Hollins, Dave 1B 18 .167 .118 9.28 Hoover, Paul C 17 .176 .176 7.60 Houston, Tyler 3B 341 .323 .428 16.81 Hubbard, Trenidad OF 144 .285 .271 35.13 Huckaby, Ken C 282 .270 .308 62.83 Hudson, Orlando MI 207 .319 .443 7.96 Huff, Aubrey 1B 494 .364 .520 -41.59 Hundley, Todd C 302 .301 .421 23.44 Hunter, Brian OF 219 .329 .423 10.59 Hunter, Torii OF 604 .334 .524 -35.33 Hyzdu, Adam OF 179 .324 .484 -1.41 Ibanez, Raul 1B 543 .346 .537 -45.31 Infante, Omar MI 75 .360 .417 1.75 Inge, Brandon C 350 .266 .333 70.33 Izturis, Cesar MI 458 .253 .303 111.64 Jackson, Damian MI 272 .320 .359 32.90 Jackson, Ryan OF 7 .429 .833 -3.23 Jenkins, Geoff OF 272 .320 .444 9.71 Jensen, Marcus C 40 .200 .200 16.00 Jeter, Derek MI 727 .373 .419 5.80 Jimenez, D'Angelo MI 482 .330 .347 59.19 Johnson, Charles C 279 .301 .369 36.29 Johnson, Mark P 1B 60 .267 .275 15.53 Johnson, Mark L C 296 .297 .293 62.14 Johnson, Nick 1B 438 .347 .402 22.27 Johnson, Russ 3B 128 .320 .288 24.50 Jones, Andruw OF 659 .366 .513 -51.54 Jones, Chipper OF 662 .435 .536 -113.56 Jones, Jacque OF 622 .341 .511 -32.41 Jordan, Brian OF 515 .338 .469 -3.65 Jose, Felix OF 25 .360 .579 -3.47 Justice, David OF 471 .376 .410 6.90 Kapler, Gabe OF 335 .313 .375 37.51 Karros, Eric 1B 573 .323 .399 44.86 Kearns, Austin OF 435 .407 .500 -46.50 Kendall, Jason C 605 .350 .356 56.64 Kennedy, Adam MI 504 .345 .449 2.72 Kent, Jeff MI 682 .368 .565 -90.74 Kielty, Bobby OF 348 .405 .484 -31.18 Kingsale, Eugene OF 243 .350 .384 16.19 Kinkade, Mike OF 60 .483 .600 -17.00 Klassen, Danny 3B 3 .333 .333 0.40 Klesko, Ryan 1B 624 .388 .537 -77.91 Knoblauch, Chuck OF 334 .281 .297 74.11 Konerko, Paul 1B 630 .359 .498 -35.89 Koskie, Corey 3B 576 .368 .447 -8.64 Kotsay, Mark OF 643 .359 .452 -7.45 Kreuter, Chad C 108 .333 .379 9.47 Lamb, David MI 10 .100 .100 6.00 Lamb, Mike 1B 352 .355 .412 11.53 Lampkin, Tom C 326 .313 .367 39.31 Lane, Jason OF 80 .375 .536 -8.90 Langerhans, Ryan OF 1 .000 .000 0.80 Lankford, Ray OF 239 .326 .356 28.09 Larkin, Barry MI 561 .305 .365 73.10 LaRocca, Greg 3B 60 .367 .365 4.08 Larson, Brandon OF 59 .356 .538 -5.57 LaRue, Jason C 395 .324 .405 27.99 Lawrence, Joe MI 172 .262 .247 50.17 Lawton, Matt OF 483 .342 .399 28.66 LeCroy, Matt 1B 195 .308 .448 8.73 Ledee, Ricky OF 240 .338 .409 12.87 Lee, Carlos OF 576 .359 .484 -24.83 Lee, Derek 1B 688 .378 .494 -49.46 Lee, Travis 1B 592 .329 .392 46.66 Leon, Jose 1B 93 .280 .371 13.92 Lesher, Brian 1B 43 .209 .158 18.61 Lewis, Darren OF 89 .326 .304 15.16 Lieberthal, Mike C 530 .349 .443 4.06 Liefer, Jeff 1B 224 .295 .373 29.75 Little, Mark OF 153 .327 .292 27.68 Lockhart, Keith MI 326 .282 .331 60.87 LoDuca, Paul C 628 .330 .402 43.12 Lofton, Kenny OF 606 .350 .414 22.20 Lombard, George OF 263 .300 .373 33.18 Long, Terrence OF 640 .298 .390 71.32 Lopez, Felipe MI 307 .287 .387 38.94 Lopez, Javy C 385 .299 .372 49.87 Lopez, Luis MI 122 .230 .299 33.10 Loretta, Mark 3B 324 .380 .408 3.86 Lowell, Mike 3B 677 .344 .469 -8.92 Ludwick, Ryan OF 88 .295 .346 13.98 Lugo, Julio MI 354 .322 .388 31.78 Lunsford, Trey C 3 .667 1.000 -2.60 Mabry, John OF 234 .321 .500 -4.80 Machado, Robert C 231 .316 .379 24.22 Macias, Jose OF 365 .293 .379 46.78 Mackowiak, Rob OF 436 .328 .426 20.08 Magee, Wendell OF 363 .289 .383 46.27 Magruder, Chris OF 276 .261 .353 51.45 Mahoney, Mike C 30 .233 .310 7.69 Malloy, Marty MI 27 .185 .120 13.36 Marrero, Eli OF 441 .327 .451 9.96 Martinez, Ramon MI 200 .335 .414 10.13 Martinez, Tino 1B 575 .337 .438 13.95 Martinez, Victor C 36 .333 .406 2.18 Mateo, Henry MI 25 .240 .261 7.48 Mateo, Ruben OF 94 .319 .395 8.04 Matheny, Mike C 355 .313 .317 60.30 Matos, Julius MI 198 .278 .285 46.98 Matos, Luis OF 32 .156 .161 15.44 Matthews, Gary OF 393 .354 .426 7.95 Mayne, Brent C 366 .309 .310 66.41 McCarty, David OF 74 .230 .242 24.26 McCracken, Quinton OF 387 .367 .458 -9.82 McDonald, Donzell OF 27 .296 .273 6.24 McDonald, John MI 281 .288 .326 52.26 McEwing, Joe OF 211 .242 .296 55.36 McGriff, Fred 1B 595 .353 .505 -34.34 McGuire, Ryan 1B 28 .143 .115 15.17 McKay, Cody C 4 .500 .667 -1.47 McKeel, Walt C 13 .308 .308 2.40 McLemore, Mark OF 402 .381 .396 9.48 Meluskey, Mitch C 34 .353 .222 7.64 Mench, Kevin OF 410 .327 .448 10.28 Menechino, Frank MI 154 .312 .326 25.03 Merced, Orlando OF 280 .346 .430 6.52 Merloni, Lou MI 220 .332 .392 16.81 Michaels, Jason OF 121 .347 .476 -2.82 Mientkiewicz, Doug 1B 554 .365 .392 24.11 Millar, Kevin OF 489 .366 .509 -36.77 Miller, Corky C 128 .328 .421 6.51 Miller, Damian C 338 .340 .434 8.59 Minor, Damon 1B 201 .333 .445 4.34 Mirabelli, Doug C 173 .312 .411 13.37 Moeller, Chad C 122 .385 .467 -6.33 Mohr, Dustan OF 415 .325 .433 17.13 Molina, Bengie C 453 .272 .320 94.40 Molina, Izzy C 3 .333 .333 0.40 Molina, Jose C 77 .312 .314 13.40 Mondesi, Raul OF 637 .308 .432 38.20 Monroe, Craig OF 26 .154 .280 9.52 Mora, Melvin OF 650 .338 .405 36.96 Mordecai, Mike MI 167 .311 .296 32.16 Moriarty, Mike MI 16 .188 .250 5.80 Morris, Warren MI 7 .000 .000 5.60 Mueller, Bill 3B 423 .350 .393 23.97 Munson, Eric 1B 67 .269 .288 16.29 Murray, Calvin OF 97 .216 .225 34.80 Myers, Greg C 170 .341 .382 13.07 Nelson, Bryant MI 38 .316 .324 6.11 Nevin, Phil 3B 450 .344 .413 19.25 Nieves, Jose MI 99 .303 .309 18.58 Nieves, Wilbert C 76 .224 .250 24.80 Nixon, Trot OF 609 .338 .470 -4.98 Norton, Greg 3B 194 .314 .411 14.52 Nunez, Abraham MI 283 .311 .320 47.80 Nunez, Abraham OF 17 .118 .118 9.60 Ochoa, Alex OF 324 .361 .400 12.60 Offerman, Jose 1B 325 .320 .335 47.29 Ojeda, Augie MI 77 .247 .243 23.90 O'Leary, Troy OF 309 .372 .379 15.19 Olerud, John 1B 668 .403 .490 -61.96 Olivo, Miguel C 21 .286 .421 1.96 Ordaz, Luis MI 107 .308 .245 26.42 Ordonez, Magglio OF 653 .381 .597 -116.19 Ordonez, Rey MI 490 .292 .324 90.28 Orie, Kevin 3B 36 .306 .375 4.30 Ortiz, David 1B 466 .339 .500 -18.20 Ortiz, Hector C 15 .267 .500 0.50 Ortiz, Jose MI 213 .315 .313 36.84 Osik, Keith C 110 .209 .248 37.77 Owens, Eric OF 417 .324 .366 45.88 Ozuna, Pablo MI 50 .300 .404 4.79 Palmeiro, Orlando OF 295 .369 .355 22.29 Palmeiro, Rafael 1B 663 .391 .571 -107.46 Paquette, Craig 3B 265 .223 .306 72.03 Patterson, Corey OF 623 .281 .389 80.95 Paul, Josh C 116 .302 .279 25.45 Payton, Jay OF 479 .351 .488 -18.38 Pelaez, Alex 1B 9 .222 .222 3.20 Pellow, Kit 3B 73 .342 .302 11.38 Pena, Carlos 1B 443 .316 .448 15.78 Pena, Wily Mo OF 18 .222 .389 3.40 Perez, Eddie C 123 .252 .291 31.66 Perez, Eduardo OF 176 .290 .455 9.80 Perez, Neifi MI 580 .260 .303 137.12 Perez, Timo OF 471 .331 .437 15.00 Perez, Tomas MI 235 .319 .392 21.00 Perry, Chan 1B 11 .091 .091 6.80 Perry, Herbert 3B 492 .333 .480 -6.56 Petrick, Ben OF 106 .283 .421 10.17 Phelps, Josh 1B 287 .362 .562 -35.77 Phillips, Brandon MI 35 .343 .419 1.32 Phillips, Jason L C 22 .409 .526 -2.98 Piatt, Adam OF 152 .303 .401 14.58 Piazza, Mike C 541 .359 .544 -55.47 Pierre, Juan OF 632 .332 .343 78.88 Pierzynski, A.J. C 467 .336 .441 10.70 Podsednik, Scott OF 25 .320 .350 3.25 Polanco, Placido 3B 583 .329 .403 39.71 Posada, Jorge C 598 .370 .468 -22.29 Pratt, Todd C 136 .449 .500 -20.20 Prince, Tom C 145 .317 .392 13.16 Pujols, Albert OF 675 .394 .561 -104.69 Punto, Nick MI 6 .167 .167 2.80 Quinn, Mark OF 83 .301 .368 10.82 Raines, Tim, Sr OF 114 .351 .258 21.74 Ramirez, Aramis 3B 569 .279 .388 75.59 Ramirez, Julio OF 35 .343 .438 0.69 Ramirez, Manny OF 518 .450 .647 -153.64 Randa, Joe 3B 615 .341 .426 19.87 Ransom, Cody MI 4 .750 .667 -2.47 Reboulet, Jeff MI 55 .291 .271 13.10 Redmond, Mike C 288 .372 .387 12.02 Reese, Pokey MI 470 .330 .352 55.77 Relaford, Desi MI 375 .339 .374 32.80 Renteria, Edgar MI 602 .364 .439 -1.88 Restovich, Michael OF 14 .357 .538 -1.34 Richard, Chris 1B 171 .292 .381 21.71 Rios, Armando OF 226 .319 .332 33.83 Rivas, Luis MI 338 .305 .392 34.77 Rivera, Juan OF 90 .311 .361 11.47 Rivera, Mike C 138 .254 .326 30.45 Rivera, Ruben OF 182 .302 .310 34.16 Roberts, Brian MI 146 .308 .297 28.46 Roberts, Dave OF 473 .353 .365 38.79 Robinson, Kerry OF 193 .301 .359 27.09 Rodriguez, Alex MI 725 .392 .623 -155.96 Rodriguez, Henry OF 25 .200 .050 13.75 Rodriguez, Ivan C 439 .353 .542 -41.59 Rogers, Ed MI 3 .000 .000 2.40 Rolen, Scott 3B 667 .357 .503 -40.20 Rollins, Jimmy MI 699 .306 .380 79.65 Rolls, Damian OF 94 .330 .382 8.29 Romano, Jason OF 99 .303 .319 17.65 Ross, David C 13 .385 .600 -2.40 Rowand, Aaron OF 322 .298 .394 34.72 Ruan, Wilkin OF 11 .273 .364 1.80 Rushford, Jim OF 84 .214 .208 31.75 Ryan, Mike OF 11 .091 .091 6.80 Sadler, Donnie MI 108 .231 .204 39.36 Saenz, Olmedo 1B 178 .354 .468 -3.89 Salazar, Oscar MI 22 .227 .381 4.22 Salmon, Tim OF 568 .380 .503 -47.36 Sanchez, Alex OF 429 .340 .355 44.76 Sanchez, Freddy MI 18 .278 .188 6.03 Sanchez, Rey MI 381 .318 .345 52.53 Sandberg, Jared 3B 400 .305 .444 20.35 Sanders, Reggie OF 571 .324 .455 11.74 Santiago, Benito C 514 .315 .450 18.01 Santiago, Ramon MI 245 .306 .365 31.61 Schneider, Brian C 230 .339 .459 0.44 Scutaro, Marcus MI 37 .216 .361 8.24 Sears, Todd 1B 12 .333 .500 -0.40 Segui, David 1B 107 .336 .368 10.18 Selby, Bill 3B 176 .278 .396 22.06 Sexson, Richie 1B 652 .363 .504 -43.69 Sheets, Andy MI 163 .301 .356 23.42 Sheffield, Gary OF 579 .404 .512 -67.36 Shinjo, Tsuyoshi OF 395 .294 .371 53.38 Shumpert, Terry MI 263 .304 .372 32.62 Sierra, Ruben OF 452 .319 .418 28.82 Simon, Randall 1B 506 .320 .461 9.75 Singleton, Chris OF 496 .296 .410 46.50 Smith, Bobby 3B 66 .212 .254 22.04 Smith, Jason 3B 67 .224 .323 16.95 Snead, Esix OF 14 .357 .538 -1.34 Snelling, Chris OF 29 .207 .259 9.68 Snow, J.T. 1B 494 .344 .360 47.27 Snyder, Earl 1B 61 .279 .291 14.05 Soriano, Alfonso MI 740 .332 .547 -59.09 Sosa, Sammy OF 666 .399 .594 -128.49 Spencer, Shane OF 327 .324 .375 32.97 Spiezio, Scott 1B 568 .371 .436 -4.16 Spivey, Junior MI 625 .389 .476 -40.40 Stairs, Matt OF 315 .349 .478 -8.50 Stevens, Lee 1B 417 .305 .377 49.35 Stewart, Shannon OF 641 .371 .442 -8.48 Stinnett, Kelly C 108 .333 .376 9.75 Stynes, Chris 3B 220 .314 .374 24.64 Surhoff, B.J. 1B 84 .369 .360 5.96 Sutton, Larry 1B 20 .150 .263 7.74 Suzuki, Ichiro OF 725 .388 .425 -9.15 Swann, Pedro OF 13 .154 .083 7.32 Sweeney, Mark OF 69 .217 .262 22.15 Sweeney, Mike 1B 545 .417 .563 -97.63 Taguchi, So OF 17 .471 .400 -1.20 Tarasco, Tony OF 105 .305 .490 0.59 Tatis, Fernando 3B 429 .303 .399 42.05 Taylor, Reggie OF 306 .291 .418 27.86 Tejada, Miguel MI 715 .354 .508 -43.90 Thames, Marcus OF 13 .231 .538 0.40 Thomas, Frank 1B 628 .361 .472 -21.19 Thome, Jim 1B 613 .445 .677 -197.65 Thompson, Ryan OF 146 .295 .518 -1.86 Thurston, Joe MI 14 .429 .538 -2.34 Torcato, Tony OF 11 .273 .364 1.80 Torrealba, Steve C 20 .200 .059 10.82 Torrealba, Yorvit C 152 .355 .397 7.25 Torres, Andres OF 79 .266 .243 23.01 Trammell, Bubba OF 462 .333 .414 24.15 Truby, Chris 3B 400 .238 .314 99.35 Tucker, Michael OF 536 .330 .406 34.01 Tyner, Jason OF 177 .249 .238 55.46 Ugueto, Luis MI 25 .280 .348 4.30 Uribe, Juan MI 611 .286 .341 105.46 Valent, Eric OF 10 .200 .200 4.00 Valentin, Javier C 4 .500 .500 -0.80 Valentin, John MI 242 .339 .356 25.50 Valentin, Jose 3B 524 .311 .480 4.72 VanderWal, John OF 245 .327 .429 10.84 Varitek, Jason C 518 .332 .392 39.41 Vaughn, Greg OF 297 .286 .315 59.12 Vaughn, Mo 1B 558 .349 .456 -2.97 Vazquez, Ramon MI 471 .344 .362 44.44 Velarde, Randy MI 154 .325 .331 22.25 Ventura, Robin 3B 562 .368 .458 -14.83 Vidro, Jose MI 670 .378 .490 -45.34 Vina, Fernando MI 691 .334 .339 87.39 Vizcaino, Jose MI 433 .342 .397 26.69 Vizquel, Omar MI 656 .341 .418 26.90 Walbeck, Matt C 89 .258 .259 25.16 Walker, Larry OF 553 .421 .602 -123.33 Walker, Todd MI 667 .354 .430 10.50 Ward, Daryle OF 491 .324 .424 25.69 Wathan, Dusty C 6 .667 .800 -4.00 Wells, Vernon OF 646 .305 .457 24.43 Werth, Jayson OF 53 .340 .348 5.97 Wesson, Barry OF 21 .238 .300 5.50 White, Rondell OF 493 .288 .378 66.04 Widger, Chris C 68 .338 .375 5.90 Wigginton, Ty 3B 127 .354 .526 -10.18 Wilkerson, Brad OF 597 .370 .469 -23.65 Williams, Bernie OF 699 .415 .493 -75.73 Williams, Gerald OF 19 .105 .000 13.20 Williams, Matt 3B 238 .324 .479 -0.62 Wilson, Craig A OF 423 .355 .443 1.04 Wilson, Dan C 387 .326 .396 30.52 Wilson, Enrique 3B 113 .239 .295 30.04 Wilson, Jack MI 569 .304 .330 94.33 Wilson, Preston OF 580 .329 .431 22.80 Wilson, Tom C 302 .334 .385 24.36 Wilson, Vance C 176 .301 .380 20.86 Winn, Randy OF 673 .360 .461 -14.04 Wise, DeWayne OF 116 .207 .313 32.55 Womack, Tony MI 644 .326 .353 78.16 Woodward, Chris MI 349 .330 .468 0.89 Wooten, Shawn 1B 121 .331 .442 3.26 Young, Dmitri 1B 216 .329 .458 2.93 Young, Eric MI 545 .338 .369 50.92 Young, Kevin 1B 525 .322 .408 36.74 Young, Mike MI 620 .308 .382 68.04 Zaun, Gregg C 200 .275 .319 41.22 Zeile, Todd 3B 580 .353 .425 12.56 Zinter, Alan 1B 44 .136 .318 15.20

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NAME PO PA OBP SLG ESPN Perez, Neifi MI 580 .260 .303 137.12 Izturis, Cesar MI 458 .253 .303 111.64 Castilla, Vinny 3B 578 .268 .348 106.22 Uribe, Juan MI 611 .286 .341 105.46 Abernathy, Brent MI 496 .288 .311 99.54 Truby, Chris 3B 400 .238 .314 99.35 Molina, Bengie C 453 .272 .320 94.40 Wilson, Jack MI 569 .304 .330 94.33 Cirillo, Jeff 3B 535 .301 .327 91.97 Ordonez, Rey MI 490 .292 .324 90.28 Diaz, Einar C 345 .258 .284 88.89 Vina, Fernando MI 691 .334 .339 87.39 Patterson, Corey OF 623 .281 .389 80.95 Guzman, Cristian MI 648 .292 .385 79.77 Rollins, Jimmy MI 699 .306 .380 79.65 Belliard, Ronnie MI 311 .257 .287 79.48 Pierre, Juan OF 632 .332 .343 78.88 Womack, Tony MI 644 .326 .353 78.16 Grudzielanek, Mark MI 565 .301 .364 76.45 Glanville, Doug OF 452 .290 .341 76.36 Cedeno, Roger OF 557 .318 .346 75.67 Ramirez, Aramis 3B 569 .279 .388 75.59 Cruz, Deivi MI 543 .295 .366 75.41 Gil, Geronimo C 445 .270 .363 74.66 Knoblauch, Chuck OF 334 .281 .297 74.11 Larkin, Barry MI 561 .305 .365 73.10 Clark, Tony 1B 298 .265 .291 72.71 Paquette, Craig 3B 265 .223 .306 72.03 Long, Terrence OF 640 .298 .390 71.32 Inge, Brandon C 350 .266 .333 70.33 Fryman, Travis 3B 439 .292 .350 69.49 Hernandez, Ramon C 454 .313 .335 69.12 Young, Mike MI 620 .308 .382 68.04 Burnitz, Jeromy OF 549 .311 .365 67.63 Mayne, Brent C 366 .309 .310 66.41 White, Rondell OF 493 .288 .378 66.04 Erstad, Darin OF 658 .313 .389 64.57 Huckaby, Ken C 282 .270 .308 62.83 Furcal, Rafael MI 684 .323 .385 62.71 Johnson, MarkL C 296 .297 .293 62.14 Fox, Andy MI 497 .340 .336 61.79 Anderson, Marlon MI 590 .315 .380 61.60 Ausmus, Brad C 494 .322 .353 61.59 Cabrera, Orlando MI 617 .321 .380 61.07 Lockhart, Keith MI 326 .282 .331 60.87 Matheny, Mike C 355 .313 .317 60.30 Jimenez, D'Angelo MI 482 .330 .347 59.19 Vaughn, Greg OF 297 .286 .315 59.12 Girardi, Joe C 251 .275 .291 58.86 Alomar, Roberto MI 645 .332 .377 58.75 Kendall, Jason C 605 .350 .356 56.64 Fabregas, Jorge C 168 .208 .256 56.32 Reese, Pokey MI 470 .330 .352 55.77 Tyner, Jason OF 177 .249 .238 55.46 McEwing, Joe OF 211 .242 .296 55.36 Bordick, Mike MI 407 .302 .365 54.00 Benjamin, Mike 3B 129 .202 .183 53.55 Shinjo, Tsuyoshi OF 395 .294 .371 53.38 Sanchez, Rey MI 381 .318 .345 52.53 McDonald, John MI 281 .288 .326 52.26 Magruder, Chris OF 276 .261 .353 51.45 Clayton, Royce MI 369 .295 .365 51.33 Young, Eric MI 545 .338 .369 50.92 Alicea, Luis MI 270 .322 .291 50.39 Lawrence, Joe MI 172 .262 .247 50.17 Blanco, Henry C 247 .267 .330 50.01 Brown, Adrian OF 229 .284 .298 49.94 Lopez, Javy C 385 .299 .372 49.87 Stevens, Lee 1B 417 .305 .377 49.35 Casey, Sean 1B 476 .334 .362 49.32 Castillo, Luis MI 664 .364 .361 49.24 Gutierrez, Ricky MI 381 .325 .346 49.12 Counsell, Craig 3B 485 .348 .351 48.81 Hocking, Denny MI 290 .310 .323 48.31 Aurilia, Rich MI 586 .305 .413 47.99 Hall, Toby C 351 .291 .373 47.97 Nunez, Abraham MI 283 .311 .320 47.80 Easley, Damion MI 345 .307 .355 47.43 Offerman, Jose 1B 325 .320 .335 47.29 Snow, J.T. 1B 494 .344 .360 47.27 Matos, Julius MI 198 .278 .285 46.98 Macias, Jose OF 365 .293 .379 46.78 Lee, Travis 1B 592 .329 .392 46.66 Febles, Carlos MI 399 .336 .348 46.52 Singleton, Chris OF 496 .296 .410 46.50 Cox, Steve 1B 633 .330 .396 46.46 Magee, Wendell OF 363 .289 .383 46.27 Owens, Eric OF 417 .324 .366 45.88 Beltre, Adrian 3B 634 .303 .426 45.18 Hairston, Jerry MI 471 .329 .376 44.90 Karros, Eric 1B 573 .323 .399 44.86 Sanchez, Alex OF 429 .340 .355 44.76 Bako, Paul C 254 .295 .329 44.62 Guiel, Aaron OF 267 .296 .338 44.49 Vazquez, Ramon MI 471 .344 .362 44.44 Halter, Shane MI 457 .309 .395 44.03 Brown, Roosevelt OF 231 .299 .314 43.33 LoDuca, Paul C 628 .330 .402 43.12 Biggio, Craig MI 646 .330 .404 42.94 Guerrero, Wilton MI 147 .259 .250 42.85 Guillen, Carlos MI 525 .326 .394 42.32 Tatis, Fernando 3B 429 .303 .399 42.05 Gomez, Chris MI 492 .305 .410 41.89 Zaun, Gregg C 200 .275 .319 41.22 Escalona, Felix MI 168 .262 .293 41.18 Bennett, Gary C 312 .314 .354 41.17 Harris, Willie MI 174 .270 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One of the biggest questions this off-season has been what Major League Baseball will do with the Montreal Expos.

One of the biggest questions this off-season has been what Major League Baseball will do with the Montreal Expos. With owner/saboteur Jeff Loria jumping ship to take over the Marlins in last winter's game of musical chairs, the Expos became wards of MLB, with the other 29 teams taking over control of the Expos franchise in the expectation that the franchise would die as part of Bud Selig's ill-conceived contraction scheme.

Omar Minaya was named GM of the Expos, and to MLB's credit he was allowed to make moves as he saw fit to try to improve the Expos, with one restriction: payroll could not be increased. Minaya managed to add a couple of significant players (and salaries) by insisting that salaries balance in the deals that he made (which is why Lee Stevens was part of the package going to Cleveland for Bartolo Colon and why Carl Pavano and Graeme Lloyd went to Florida in the trade to acquire Cliff Floyd). The Expos fell short in 2002, but at the very least it was an interesting summer in Montreal where the team was trying to win.

The 2002 season is over, and now MLB has to figure out what to do with the Expos in 2003. Minaya is back as GM, and the team is slated to play a significant number of "home" games in Puerto Rico. But the big question is how much will the Expos payroll be in 2003? Rumors have the brain trust of MLB, in its infinite wisdom, pegging the Expos' payroll in 2003 at $40M, pretty much the same as it was in 2002. To determine what kind of position that puts Minaya in, lets take a look at what the payroll for the Expos roster projects to be in 2003.

Guys guaranteed money in 2003:

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As mentioned in yesterday's Daily Prospectus, one of the best perks of an Arizona Fall League trip is seeing the players up close. Watching a Josh Karp curve fall off the table or seeing Chip Ambres staying back long enough to drive the ball enhances a fan's enjoyment of the game immensely. With that in mind, here are a few player observations from my recent trip to Arizona.

As mentioned in yesterday's Daily Prospectus, one of the best perks of an Arizona Fall League trip is seeing the players up close. Watching a Josh Karp curve fall off the table or seeing Chip Ambres staying back long enough to drive the ball enhances a fan's enjoyment of the game immensely.

With that in mind, here are a few player observations from my recent trip to Arizona. I won't be covering everyone here. Some guys I didn't get to see, others I barely saw, others didn't interest me enough to cover. If you have questions about AFL players not mentioned here, just drop me a line. Also keep in mind, the comments come equipped with the standard caveats of small sample size, personal observation bias and my future as a scout being dubious at best. Still, watching some of the top prospects in person formed a more complete picture in my mind, as I hope it does for you.

Catchers

          Justin Huber (NYM): Didn't look all that comfortable at the plate for the most part, though he did nearly take Luke Hudson's head off with one shot up the middle. Fairly agile for a big man behind the plate. His defense is the best part of his game right now, though he's shown some power in the minors. One of the youngest players at AFL at age 20, so there's hope for development. Still, needs plenty of work on his offensive game.

Kevin Cash (Tor): All-world defensive player. In one game, I got a complete look at his skills. Though it was a botched hit-and-run, he gunned down a would-be basestealer by a mile, confirming the lightning-quick release we'd heard about in the scouting sessions. On one play, he didn't properly block a ball with a runner on third, the only negative I'd seen. Cash then sprinted to the backstop, and sliding, from his knees, falling away from home, fired a knee-high strike to the pitcher covering for the out. His bat was another story. Seemed to have trouble pulling the ball, and showed a long swing for someone with only moderate power. Fully recovered from the broken hand he suffered in August, he should be the Jays' starting catcher next season on his defense alone, even if it's not by Opening Day.

John Buck (Hou): A masher. Showed good pop to left and right field, hitting the ball hard several times. He rarely walked in AA, something he'll need to correct to take the next step. Still, he'd be a better choice than Brad Ausmus tomorrow at 1/16 the price.

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When I've written about Peter Rose in the past, I get tons of email from readers, and many of them point to Bill James as a prominent, intelligent Rose defender who presents "a compelling argument." In the past, I've referred readers to the Dowd Report, which is available online at www.dowdreport.com. This has proved to be an inadequate response.

When I've written about Peter Rose in the past, I get tons of email from readers, and many of them point to Bill James as a prominent, intelligent Rose defender who presents "a compelling argument." In the past, I've referred readers to the Dowd Report, which is available online at www.dowdreport.com. This has proved to be an inadequate response.

The Dowd Report is a damning piece of work, but it's also huge and makes for difficult reading. I would be surprised if one of a hundred people who defended Rose saying they found the Dowd Report flawed had read it entirely. Just the report itself is 235 pages, and the exhibits are elaborate. Pete Rose's deposition runs over 350 pages, and it's a beast to get through. To keep track of the dates and people for this piece, I had to put together a huge timeline with names and dates, and I don't think an average fan is interested in doing this kind of in-depth research.

It's much easier to read, say, James' defenses and take his word for it. Bill James devotes his comment on Pete Rose of the New Historical Baseball Abstract (in the right field player comments, of all places) to argue that we don't know that Pete Rose definitely bet on his own games, or even baseball at all. I've read James' arguments thoroughly and, to paraphrase James' conclusion, I've looked into his argument as closely as I can. The closer you look, the less there is to it.

So by way of introduction, this is a detailed refutation of Bill James' arguments as presented in the New Historical Baseball Abstract. James' arguments run from pp. 787-792 of the hardback edition, which I'll be using for page references.

James opens with the case for relativism: he comes up with a sliding scale, from 1 "Associating casually with known (illegal) gamblers" to 10, "Actually participating in the fixing of a championship" [James, pp. 787]. Making the issue needlessly complicated serves the purpose of allowing wide-ranging arguments about what happened at each level, rather than having to address the fact that Pete Rose bet on baseball.

Pete Rose isn't banned from baseball because he got to level 7, or if that should result in a lifetime ban, and level 6 shouldn't. Pete Rose is banned from baseball because he broke a rule posted in every clubhouse:

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