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Newsletter: Tuesday, December 4, 2012


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NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

Skewed Left
Could We See a Blank Hall of Fame Ballot in 2013?

by Zachary Levine

The Hall of Fame welcomed three new (but long-deceased) members yesterday.
Might the 2013 Cooperstown ceremony lack a living inductee?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19067

Overthinking It
Josh Hamilton and Talking

by Matthew Kory

When you hear a team is talking to Josh Hamilton this month, what does it
mean?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19062

Baseball ProGUESTus
Anatomy of a Trade: The 1990 Padres-Blue Jays Blockbuster

by Brent S. Gambill

During the 1990 Winter Meetings, the Padres and Blue Jays made a memorable
trade involving Fred McGriff and future Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar. Here's
how it happened.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19068

Prospect Push
On the Brink of Elite

by Jason A. Churchill

A look at the players most likely to step up into the ranks of elite prospects
in 2013.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19045

Western Front
Thou Shalt Not Run on Johnny Cueto

by Geoff Young

If Johnny Cueto is on the mound and a runner breaks for second, he is facing
an almost-certain outcome.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18851

Transaction Analysis
Boston, Napoli Married

by Sam Miller

The Red Sox get the catcher they wanted two years ago, though he's likely not
a catcher any more.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19058

Transaction Analysis
Rangers Ink Soria

by Ben Lindbergh

The Rangers begin filling their bullpen holes by taking a chance on formerly
dominant closer Joakim Soria.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19060

Transaction Analysis
Pagan But Not Forgotten

by R.J. Anderson

The Giants re-sign Angel Pagan, the Padres re-sign Jason Marquis.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19059

BP Unfiltered
Daily Draft Video: Dominic Ficociello

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=19069

Minor League Update
The Five Dominican Winter League Prospects Most Likely to Make an Impact in
the Majors in 2013

by Jason  Martinez

Which Dominican Winter League prospects should we expect to see making major
contributions to big-league clubs next season?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19066

Transaction Analysis
All the Loney People, Where Do They All Belong?

by Ben Lindbergh

The Cubs get Fujikawa, the Rangers re-sign Soto, the Brewers trade for
Badenhop and the Rays sign James Loney.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19054

NEW BASIC CONTENT

On the Beat
Rumblings from Nashville

by John Perrotto

Updates from the Winter Meetings, touching on Alex Rodriguez, R.A. Dickey,
James Loney, Aroldis Chapman, the World Baseball Classic, the Blue Jays, the
Athletics, and the Royals.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18928

Rumor Roundup
Tuesday, December 4

by Daniel Rathman

Trade talks for R.A. Dickey are heating up, Shane Victorino's value gets a
boost, and the Yankees get bad news.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19064

Scouting the Draft
College Infielders

by Nick J. Faleris

Our 2013 draft preview continues with another crop of college bats.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19021

Wezen-Ball
37 Candidates, 37 (non-PED) Excuses

by Larry Granillo

The 2013 Hall of Fame ballot is out and if you're looking for a non-PED reason
to exclude any candidate, start here...

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19063

BP Unfiltered
Brian Cashman Press Conference Highlights UPDATED

by Ben Lindbergh

On the first day of the Winter Meetings, Brian Cashman faced the writers to
talk about A-Rod's injury. Here's what he said.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19057

BP Unfiltered
Alex Rodriguez is Injured Again

by Ben Lindbergh

The Yankees' third baseman marks another square in his game of injured body
part bingo.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19055

BP Unfiltered
Daily Draft Video: Adam Frazier

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=19053

PODCASTS

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 94: THE TRADE VALUE OF R.A.
DICKEY AND BILLY BUTLER
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19065

BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 25: POP GOES THE WEASEL - THE THIRD BASE EPISODE
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19044

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WINTER MEETINGS COVERAGE AT BP
Many of your favorite BP writers are in Nashville for the Winter Meetings,
bringing you the latest news, notes, and lobby banter. For more information,
see the post from Ben Lindbergh (linked below), which links to the Twitter
accounts of the Opryland crew.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19040

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 Kansas City Royals, can be found here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19043
For a complete archive of the lists, and the order of teams to come, go to:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/

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=19048
Rumor Roundup: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19066

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