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Newsletter: Wednesday, November 21, 2012


MEDIA

WLQR 106.5 FM (Toledo, OH)
Jay Jaffe - Jay Jaffe talks baseball with Norm Wamer on "The Front Row,"
Wednesday at 3:15 pm CT/4:15 ET. Streaming via their website at
http://www.1065theticket.com as well
11-21 3:15 PM CST

NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

Transaction Analysis
Home for the Holidays

by R.J. Anderson

Hiroki Kuroda and Jeremy Guthrie re-sign with their teams, while Juan Pierre
re-signs with an old one.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18972

Rumor Roundup
Wednesday, November 21

by Daniel Rathman

The Diamondbacks are looking for infield upgrades, the Royals extend Jeremy
Guthrie, and the Tigers might be eyeing a free-agent shortstop.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18973

Pebble Hunting
The Thing That Makes Vance Worley Interesting

by Sam Miller

You have to click to find out what it is. What, you thought we were just going
to give it away?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18969

Punk Hits
Why Tyson Ross Went South

by Ian Miller

The A's gave up on Tyson Ross, but Ian hasn't.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18971

Sobsequy
Why We Need Sabermetrics

by Adam Sobsey

The Mike Trout-Miguel Cabrera debate reminds us why the sabermetric movement
was what baseball needed.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18975

Minor League Update
Games of November 20

by Jason  Martinez

Notes from the Dominican Winter League, Venezuelan Winter League, and Puerto
Rico Baseball League.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18976

Overthinking It
Why Justin Upton is Always About to Be Traded

by Ben Lindbergh

It's a lot of fun to talk about Justin Upton being traded, which might be why
reporters talk about it so much, and it might be why Kevin Towers talks about
it so much.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18967

NEW BASIC CONTENT

On the Beat
AL Shopping Lists

by John Perrotto

Black Friday is coming up, and many AL clubs will be scouring the market for
free-agent bargains and potential trades.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18977

The Lineup Card
8 Things About Baseball We're Thankful For

by Baseball Prospectus

Thanksgiving is on the horizon, and the BP team is taking a moment to recount
our baseball blessings.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18945

BP Unfiltered
Daily Draft Video: Ryan Eades

by Nick J. Faleris

Daily exclusive video series designed to familiarize you with the names you
need to know leading up to the 2013 amateur draft.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18978

BP Unfiltered
Doing the Splits in the Land Before GIFs

by Sam Miller

Three years late, the GIF you've been waiting for.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18970

PODCASTS

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 87: BASEBALL AND THE
BCS/HALLADAY VS. LEE/DOES THE "SUCCESS CYCLE" STILL EXIST?
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18974

BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 24: CATCHERS
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18968

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TOP TEN PROSPECT LISTS ARE IN FULL SWING
Jason Parks and the new BP prospect team are hard at work on their top-10
lists. The latest installment, on the Cleveland Indians, can be found here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18958
For a complete archive of the lists, and the order of teams to come, go to:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/

ZACHARY LEVINE AND JASON MARTINEZ JOIN OUR TEAM
Fresh off the Astros beat for the Houston Chronicle, Zachary Levine will begin
contributing to Baseball Prospectus after the Thanksgiving holiday. Meanwhile,
Jason Martinez—who is already contributing the Minor League Update—will soon
transition his site, MLB Depth Charts, to BP. For more details, see the
announcement by Ben Lindbergh here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18956

THE INTERNET BASEBALL AWARDS RESULTS ARE IN!
We've tallied up your votes on the Internet Baseball Awards, and now that the
BBWAA has announced its honorees, you can compare your choices with those of
writers from around the country and abroad. The results for the American
League IBAs can be found here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18852
And the National League winners are here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18879

GET YOUR DAILY NEWS FIX WITH THE MINOR-LEAGUE UPDATE AND RUMOR ROUNDUP
The postseason may be over, but with winter leagues in the Caribbean and hot
stove rumors in the States, baseball is a year-round sport. We're keeping up
with the latest happenings on and off the field in Jason Martinez's
Minor-League Update and Daniel Rathman's Rumor Roundup. Here are the links to
today's installments:
Minor-League Update:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18976
Rumor Roundup: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18973

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BROOKS BASEBALL AT BP
The outstanding PITCHf/x work of Dan Brooks, Harry Pavlidis, and co. is now
available through BP. For more details on the integration of Brooks Baseball,
see the post by Joe Hamrahi linked below:
bbp.cx/a/17621

PLAYOFF ODDS AVAILABLE DAILY
The season is underway, and our playoff odds report is now updated to account
for the double wild card. Check it out here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/odds/

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