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Newsletter: Wednesday, February 6, 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
02-06 3:15 PM CST

NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

Pebble Hunting
How Bad Can Clogging the Bases Be?

by Sam Miller

The 2013 Tigers will be heavy, slow, and probably bad at baserunning. How much
will it hurt them?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19570

Rumor Roundup
Wednesday, February 6

by Daniel Rathman

The Astros might not be done dealing, and the Indians could look in on Michael
Bourn.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19573

Collateral Damage
Barely Begun and Already Through

by Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

Chris Carpenter's season is over before it had a chance to begin thanks to a
thoracic outlet syndrome flare-up.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19517

Sobsequy
Why Some Fringy Minor Leaguers Make It

by Adam Sobsey

What determines whether borderline big leaguers languish in Triple-A obscurity
or play a part on a major-league team's 25-man?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19577

Arbitration Showdown
Mock Hearing: Jason Hammel

by Ian Miller, Doug Thorburn and Ben Lindbergh

The $2.55 million gap between the Orioles' offer and Hammel's request is the
largest among the group of players who have not yet signed.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19560

NEW FANTASY CONTENT

The Keeper Reaper
Corner Infielders for 2/6/2013

by Michael Street

Notes on a new Ranger, a new Diamondback, and a first baseman who finally
found a home

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19572

Fantasy Beat
Comparing Mock-Draft Data

by Jason Collette

NFBC mock drafts appear to paint a more realistic picture than those at Mock
Draft Central.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19571

NEW BASIC CONTENT

The Lineup Card
8 Interesting NRIs

by Baseball Prospectus

With spring training around the corner, the BP staff takes a look at
intriguing non-roster invitees.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19545

Pitcher Profile
Johnny Cueto

by Harry Pavlidis

Improved maturity and command have been crucial to Johnny Cueto's recent
success.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19576

Wezen-Ball
Hank Aaron, TV Salesman

by Larry Granillo

The newly crowned home run king had a television he wanted to sell.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19578

BP Unfiltered
Guerrero Brothers and Birthdates

by Ben Lindbergh

Why the birth of Wilton Guerrero was probably either a miracle or not entirely
on the up and up.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19569

PODCASTS

THE SEASON-PREVIEW PODCAST SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE ROYALS
Over the next five weeks, Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller will turn the
Effectively Wild podcast into a series of season previews. Each preview will
include an interview with one of your favorite BP writers or an outside source
intimately connected with the team. The series continues today with the
Royals; Craig Brown joins Ben and Sam to discuss the team's outlook, and then
Pete Barrett interviews Kansas City Star columnist Sam Mellinger.

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 134: 2013 SEASON PREVIEW
SERIES - KANSAS CITY ROYALS
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19575

BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 31: EXIT STAGE LEFT, FOOTBALL. BUH-BYE NOW
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19556

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TOP TEN PROSPECT LISTS SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE TIGERS
Jason Parks and the BP prospect team are hard at work on their top-10 lists.
The latest installment, on the Detroit Tigers, can be found here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19558
For a complete archive of the lists, and the order of teams to come, go to:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/

BALLPARK EVENTS SERIES PLANS COMING TOGETHER
Many of your favorite BP authors will soon descend on a major-league ballpark
near you. For information on all of our ballpark events for the upcoming
season, visit the page linked below. You can find out more about each
individual event and purchase tickets by following the links on that page. We
hope to see you there!
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19546

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=19532
Rumor Roundup: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19573

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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