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Newsletter: Thursday, February 14, 2013


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NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

Painting the Black
Where the Dodgers Skimped

by R.J. Anderson

In the wake of the Dodgers' recent record spending, we might ask why Luis Cruz
is still around.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19622

In A Pickle
Not All Stars Are All-Stars

by Jason Wojciechowski

The most underappreciated players ever, by one worthwhile measure.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19623

Rumor Roundup
Thursday, February 14

by Daniel Rathman

Justin Verlander isn't the only pitcher who wants to stay in Detroit
long-term, and Scott Rolen is running out of options.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19626

Prospect Profile
Domonic Brown

by Hudson Belinsky

After a mediocre showing last summer, Brown could face a make-or-break
campaign this year.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19627

Arbitration Showdown
Mock Hearing: Jordan Zimmermann

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

The Nationals starter's case produces the panel's first split decision, and
Ben explains why he isn't even better.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19426

NEW FANTASY CONTENT

Pre-Season Positional Rankings
Top 15 Fantasy First Basemen

by Paul Singman

Albert Pujols rests atop the first-base list, in which Paul forecasts rebounds
for Adrian Gonzalez and Eric Hosmer.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19625

NEW BASIC CONTENT

On the Beat
A Flaw to Declaw Detroit?

by John Perrotto

The Tigers are gearing up for another championship run, but they're not taking
anything for granted.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19549

Wezen-Ball
You Can't Help But Love It

by Larry Granillo

Celebrating a photo that can't help but make you love baseball.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19629

The BP Wayback Machine
Beating Eric Gagne

by Gary Huckabay

Performing a postmortem on a high-profile arbitration case from the past.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19628

PODCASTS

THE SEASON-PREVIEW PODCAST SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE MARINERS
Over the next four weeks, Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller are turning 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
Mariners; Ben and Sam discuss the team's outlook, and then Pete Barrett
interviews Seattle Times beat writer Geoff Baker.

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 140: 2013 SEASON PREVIEW
SERIES - SEATTLE MARINERS
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19624

BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 32: WE GOT TO SECOND BASE
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19609

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TOP 10 PROSPECT LISTS SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE RAYS
Jason Parks and the BP prospect team are hard at work on their top-10 lists.
The latest installment, on the Tampa Bay Rays, can be found here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19611
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=19626

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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