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Newsletter: Wednesday, December 12, 2012


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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
12-12 3:15 PM CST

BP chat
Jason Parks - BP Chat moderated by Jason Parks. Click
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/chat/chat.php?chatId=989 to join or submit a
question.
12-13 1:00 PM EST

NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

Transaction Analysis
The Diamondbacks Deal Bauer to Cleveland, and the Reds Get Choo

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Our take on Tuesday's surprising three-team trade involving the Diamondbacks,
Indians, and Reds.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19139

Rumor Roundup
Wednesday, December 12

by Daniel Rathman

The Reds are trying to round out their roster, the Tigers are searching for
another starter, and Mike Napoli might not join the Red Sox after all.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19142

Bizball
Yankees' Focus on $189 Million Not Just About the Luxury Tax

by Maury Brown

A look at the multi-fold reasons the Yankees have for getting under the luxury
tax threshold by 2014.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19143

Skewed Left
Giancarlo Stanton and Being Alone in the Lineup

by Zachary Levine

Where do you bat a player who's his team's only home run threat?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19146

Sobsequy
Ferguson Jenkins, Tommy John, and How Some Players End Up Outside the Hall

by Adam Sobsey

Numbers play a big part in determining who's a Hall of Famer, but timing,
contemporaries, and other historical accidents also make their impact felt.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19145

BP Unfiltered
Daily Draft Video: Matthew McPhearson

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=19135

NEW FANTASY CONTENT

The Keeper Reaper
Relievers for 12/12/12

by Dan Mennella

Dan takes his first offseason look at keeper-worthy closers for the 2013
season.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19144

NEW BASIC CONTENT

Painting the Black
Stubbs in Reverse

by R.J. Anderson

What turned Drew Stubbs from the player he was to the player he is?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19136

BP Announcements
Kansas City Royals Job Posting - Analyst, Baseball Analytics Department

by Joe Hamrahi

Royals looking to hire Analyst for Baseball Analytics department.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19138

Overthinking It
The Royals, the Rays, and the Problem with Windows

by Ben Lindbergh

Was the Royals' strategy in their swap of Wil Myers and more prospects for
James Shields and Wade Davis based on a broken windows theory?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19134

PODCASTS

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 100: ASTROS PRO SCOUTING
COORDINATOR KEVIN GOLDSTEIN ON BEING INSIDE BASEBALL
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19141

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BP JOINS FORCES WITH PERFECT GAME
For more information on our new partnership with baseball's largest
independent scouting service, see the press release linked below:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19092

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 Pittsburgh Pirates, can be found here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19125
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=19132
Rumor Roundup: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19142

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