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Newsletter: Thursday, February 7, 2013


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02-08 1:00 PM EST

NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

On the Beat
Spring Headliners

by John Perrotto

As spring training camps prepare to open, a few headlines are sure to
circulate. Our resident beat writer also checks in on the Cardinals' rotation
and Matt Wieters.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19516

Skewed Left
Pop Quiz: Throwback Bullpen Guys

by Zachary Levine

On the late Dan Quisenberry's birthday, Zachary looks for the closest thing to
him today.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19585

Transaction Analysis
Yippee Callaspo

by R.J. Anderson

The Angels extend their third baseman, while the Giants get Ramon Ramirez, the
Pirates gamble on Jonathan Sanchez, the Rays clear space on the 40-man and Jon
Rauch takes his tallness to Miami.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19579

Rumor Roundup
Thursday, February 7

by Daniel Rathman

The Rangers could use prospects outside of their natural positions in 2013,
and the Mets are still interested in Michael Bourn.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19580

Out of Left Field
Shorting the Red Sox

by Matthew Kory

After 2012, what should we unlearn about the Red Sox?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19581

Prospect Profile
Joe Benson

by Hudson Belinsky

After an injury-marred 2012, Benson could emerge as an intriguing player this
season.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19584

Arbitration Showdown
Mock Hearing: Shin-Soo Choo

by R.J. Anderson, Jeff Euston and Ben Lindbergh

How much fake money will the Reds' new center fielder and leadoff hitter be
awarded in his hearing at BP?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19467

NEW FANTASY CONTENT

The Keeper Reaper
Starting Pitching for 2/7/13

by Paul Sporer

Paul looks at two pitchers whose fates diverged last year.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19586

NEW BASIC CONTENT

BP Unfiltered
BP on TV

by Ben Lindbergh

Two recent TV spots by Ben.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19544

BP Unfiltered
Jhonny Peralta Makes Five ACES Clients Tied to East Coast BALCO

by Maury Brown

An SI.com story by Tom Verducci links Jhonny Peralta to Biogenesis, the
Miami-area lab being called the "East Coast BALCO." But, what may be more
disturbing, Peralta is another ACES client.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19582

PODCASTS

THE SEASON-PREVIEW PODCAST SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE INDIANS
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; Paul Sporer joins Ben and Sam to discuss the team's outlook, and then
Pete Barrett interviews MLB.com Indians reporter Jordan Bastian.

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 135: 2013 SEASON PREVIEW
SERIES - CLEVELAND INDIANS
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19583

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=19580

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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