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Newsletter: Wednesday, January 23, 2013


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
01-23 3:15 PM CST

BP chat
Zachary Levine - BP Chat moderated by Zachary Levine. Click
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/chat/chat.php?chatId=1004 to join or submit
a question.
01-24 1:00 PM EST

NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

Transaction Analysis
Young and Running Out Of Time

by Sam Miller and R.J. Anderson

The Phillies sign Delmon Young, the Astros add Erik Bedard, and the Indians,
Blue Jays, and Mets add bench bats or bullpen arms.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19455

Sobsequy
The Story of a Signing

by Adam Sobsey

Mike Ekstrom inked with the A's the day after the World Series ended. How did
his deal come together so quickly?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19456

Collateral Damage
A Pain in the Hip

by Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

Checking in on injuries to Alex Rodriguez, Mike Napoli, Corey Hart, Jesse
Litsch, and more.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19358

Rumor Roundup
Wednesday, January 23

by Daniel Rathman

Kyle Farnsworth might choose a new home, and the Mariners might extend Felix
Hernandez.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19458

BP Unfiltered
Daily Draft Video: Eric Jagielo

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=19451

NEW BASIC CONTENT

Overthinking It
Understanding the Umpire-Manager Arguments of 2012

by Ben Lindbergh and Evan Brunell

What the managers who were ejected last season said to seal their fates.
(Warning: strong language.)

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19460

The Lineup Card
Nine Regression Candidates for 2013

by Baseball Prospectus

Which players do the BP team see taking a step back in 2013?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19436

Wezen-Ball
The Milwaukee Walk of Shame?

by Larry Granillo

Media members in Wisconsin take their voting rights very seriously.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19462

BP Unfiltered
Arguably the Worst Bunt Call Ever Called

by Sam Miller

In 1999, Terry Francona ordered Doug Glanville to bunt. Here's why it made
little sense.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19453

PODCASTS

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 124: A WORLD WITHOUT EASILY
INJURED PITCHERS/HITTER BABIP, AND WHETHER MIKE TROUT WAS LUCKY/WHAT WE THINK
ABOUT BOOING
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19459

BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 29: 20-90 SCALE
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19422

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 Chicago White Sox, can be found here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19444
For a complete archive of the lists, and the order of teams to come, go to:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/

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

BP DAY AT SAFECO FIELD WILL BE ON MAY 25
Details coming soon!

BP DAY AT TURNER FIELD WILL BE ON JUNE 15
Our event at Turner Field will take place before the Braves host the Giants on
June 15. As usual, a ticket ($51.01) gives you the opportunity to mingle with
your favorite BP writers, and to participate in a question-and-answer session
with members of the Braves' front office. For more information and to buy your
ticket, see this post by Joe Hamrahi.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19301

INTRODUCING THE GREG SPIRA BASEBALL RESEARCH AWARD
BP's Joe Hamrahi and Dave Pease have joined forces with Sean Forman of
Baseball-Reference.com, Sean Lahman of Baseball1.com, and Gary Gillette of
24-7 Baseball to create an award that commemorates the work of Greg Spira and
annually honors the authors of the year's most innovative baseball research.
For more information, including how to nominate pieces of research for
consideration, please see Dave's post:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19410

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=19448
Rumor Roundup: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19458

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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