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Newsletter: Wednesday, January 2, 2013


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question.
01-02 1:00 PM EST

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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
01-02 3:15 PM CST

NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

Prospects Will Break Your Heart
San Diego Padres Top 10 Prospects

by Jason Parks

The Padres have an exceptionally deep system that ranks in the top five across
baseball.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19282

Rumor Roundup
Wednesday, January 2

by Daniel Rathman

The Mariners continue to search for offense, and Javier Vazquez ponders a
return to the majors.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19280

Transaction Analysis
Royals Carry a Mig Stick

by R.J. Anderson

Miguel Tejada, Matt Diaz, and Hisanori Takahashi get minor-league deals; Mike
Gonzalez earns a spot in the Brewers bullpen.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19278

NEW FANTASY CONTENT

Fantasy Beat
Defense, BABIP, and James Shields

by Jason Collette

A look at the relationship between defensive quality and pitcher BABIP,
particularly as it relates to James Shields and his unfortunate team change.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19275

The Keeper Reaper
Relievers for 1/2/13

by Dan Mennella

The Pirates and Red Sox closer situations get the first Reaper treatment of
2013.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19284

NEW BASIC CONTENT

Pebble Hunting
The Non-Pitching Value of Pitchers

by Sam Miller

Is it worth paying certain pitchers more for what they do when they're not on
the mound?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19279

The Lineup Card
8 Baseball Resolutions

by Baseball Prospectus

We've rung in 2013, so now it's time to check out team and individual baseball
resolutions.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19283

Wezen-Ball
Breaking Down the White Sox Magazine Crossword

by Larry Granillo

What is the life of a back-of-the-magazine crossword puzzle editor really
like?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19281

PODCASTS

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 109: EIGHT QUESTIONS (AND
ANSWERS) FOR THE END OF THE YEAR
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19269

BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 27: I WANNA KNOW WHAT WAR IS
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19246

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BALLPARK EVENTS SERIES TO KICK OFF IN ARLINGTON
Tickets are now on sale for our first ballpark event of the 2013 season, which
will take place on April 21, at the game between the Mariners and Rangers in
Arlington. A ticket ($64.01) also gives you the opportunity to meet some of
your favorite BP authors and participate in a question-and-answer session with
members of the Rangers front office. For more information and to buy your
tickets, see the post by Joe Hamrahi by following the link below.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19240

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 San Diego Padres, can be found here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19282
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=19265
Rumor Roundup: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19280

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

ORDER YOUR COPY OF BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS 2012-2013
The NBA season is underway, and if you're not already the analysis and
commentary in our annual, we invite you to get in on the fun! This year's
edition includes a foreword by Indiana Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard,
to go with essays on all 30 teams and Kevin Pelton's SCHOENE projection system
and much, much more. You can download sample chapters and purchase a copy by
following the link below.
http://www.basketballprospectus.com/products/pbp2012/

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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