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03-31

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My Model Portfolio: Yes, I Paid for Trout
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Wilson Karaman

02-24

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State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

12-20

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Fantasy Team Preview: Tampa Bay Rays
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Craig Goldstein

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three Preview: Red Sox at Rays
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Bret Sayre

08-16

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What You Need to Know: The Rays Rotation Gets a Boost
by
Daniel Rathman

06-21

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 21, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-17

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 17, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-16

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 16, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-07

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10

Five to Watch: Checking in on the Holy Trinity
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Bret Sayre

06-07

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11
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Paul Sporer

05-07

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 1 (Pilot): Lincecum v. Cashner
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Paul Sporer

02-15

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18

Fantasy Freestyle: Mike Trout and Regression Obsession
by
Mike Gianella

08-24

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7

Overthinking It: The A's, the Rays, and Two Different Ways to Ball on a Budget
by
Ben Lindbergh

08-20

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11

Resident Fantasy Genius: Six Starters for the Desperate Owner
by
Derek Carty

06-04

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Buying Alex Cobb
by
Derek Carty

05-24

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15

Value Picks: Starting Pitching for 5/24/12
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Paul Sporer

02-20

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40

Future Shock: Tampa Bay Rays Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

08-12

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Collateral Damage: Cracking the Morse Code
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Corey Dawkins and Ben Lindbergh

08-08

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Collateral Damage: Nicasio's Neck
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Corey Dawkins and Ben Lindbergh

08-07

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Transaction Analysis Blog: Braves, Rays Make Rotation Moves
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R.J. Anderson

08-05

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 8/5/11
by
Bill Baer

05-16

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Fantasy Focus: Hurlers on the Verge
by
Marc Normandin

05-03

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Transaction Analysis Blog: Rays Get Longoria Back, Ditch Lopez
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R.J. Anderson

04-15

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 14
by
Kevin Goldstein

03-18

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Transaction Analysis: Junior Circuit Jumble
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Christina Kahrl

03-10

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The BP Broadside: Premature Harpergasm
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Steven Goldman

02-22

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38

Future Shock: Tampa Bay Rays Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

12-01

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Transaction Analysis: AL East and Rangers Transaction Ledger
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Christina Kahrl

11-19

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You Could Look It Up: The Speaker Saga
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Steven Goldman

10-22

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The Week in Quotes: October 15-21
by
Alex Carnevale

09-21

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Lies, Damned Lies: The Best Player in Baseball, Part Two
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Nate Silver

09-20

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Lies, Damned Lies: The Best Player in Baseball, Part One
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Nate Silver

09-25

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Teams: A Critical Guide: American League, September 13-19
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Steven Goldman

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Catching up on roster moves from around the American League.

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March 10, 2011 12:08 pm

The BP Broadside: Premature Harpergasm

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Steven Goldman

Rushing Bryce Harper can only hurt the Nationals, even if the tyro slugger performs well.

As meaningless as 13 spring training at-bats are, Harper’s hitting (.308/.357/.462, two doubles) has fueled calls for him to break camp with the Nats. This speaks highly of Harper’s incredible physical tools and amateur record, because outside of a brief turn in the Arizona Fall League and 13 at-bats in exhibition games this spring, Harper’s professional track record is nonexistent.

Given that frustrated Washington fans are eager to see their club finally shake off its legacy as a ward of the game and the universal desire to get to see the next big thing, it’s easy to understand all of the panting after Harper, and the rationale used to justify the lust is deceptively simple: Hey, if he’s ready, he’s ready, so what harm can there be in advancing the timetable? The answer is equally basic: the major-league game has rarely been kind to teenaged hitters, whatever their talents or apparent state of readiness.

However good Harper looks now, if he plays in the majors this season there is every chance he will not do well. There is a great deal of precedent for pessimism in the brief history of teenaged prospects who seemed to be ready but, once confronted with big-league pitching, were unable to cope. Most of them got their chance long ago, when the reserve clause meant that bringing up a player far from the center of his career didn’t mean losing him at 24. Just 14 players have accumulated 100 or more plate appearances in the majors at age 18 or younger. There are three Hall of Famers in the mix, but none of them showed off their Cooperstown-level tricks during these early campaigns:
 


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February 22, 2011 9:29 am

Future Shock: Tampa Bay Rays Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The pipeline of talent keeps flowing with the always-impressive Rays system.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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Catching up on stuff that happened when it had happened.

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November 19, 2007 12:00 am

You Could Look It Up: The Speaker Saga

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Steven Goldman

This offseason's Alex Rodriguez affair has a historical parallel in the 1916 holdout of a great Red Sox center fielder.

Last week's unexpected reversal in the Yankees-Alex Rodriguez relationship is reminiscent of a contractual dispute that took place during the early years of the Boston Red Sox, an argument which brought a surprise denouement that had wide-reaching consequences for the game.

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Playoff action, boardroom drama, and the return of an old flame.

RED SOX NOT BEING THE RED SOX ANYMORE

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September 21, 2007 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: The Best Player in Baseball, Part Two

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Nate Silver

The conclusion to Nate's overview on the game's best player, season by season.

This is the resumption of the discussion of the best player in baseball, season by season throughout history, that began with yesterday's article. If you missed Nate's handy field guide and spreadsheet from yesterday's piece, you can download it here.

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September 20, 2007 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: The Best Player in Baseball, Part One

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Nate Silver

Evaluating who was the best player in the game, starting with Ross Barnes in 1871.

Who is the best player in baseball right now? You can make credible arguments for two players-Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez. Who then will win the MVP awards in their respective leagues? A-Rod will probably win the American League's, but Pujols is unlikely to reciprocate in the NL. More probably, it will be someone like Prince Fielder, who is certainly very good, and who might have had the best season in his league, but is certainly not the best player in baseball.

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September 25, 2004 12:00 am

Teams: A Critical Guide: American League, September 13-19

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Steven Goldman

Feverish and clogged, Steven plays the role of Roy Hobbs, climbing off the deck for a late-season contribution.

…Sorry, dozed off there. For a second I thought I had actually finished. The completed column began...

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