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04-08

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BP Unfiltered: The Eight-Man Bullpen Comes Back to Bite the Brewers
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Ben Lindbergh

03-22

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Fantasy Mailbag: Profar or Taveras?
by
BP Fantasy Staff

04-04

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The Lineup Card: 11 Bench Players Who Could Have a Big Impact
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Baseball Prospectus

02-17

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Greatness of Gary Carter
by
Jay Jaffe

10-03

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On the Beat: The Next Managers
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John Perrotto

04-14

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Overthinking It: Baffled by the Brewers Bench
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Ben Lindbergh

02-10

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Purpose Pitches: Farrell, Mattingly, and Roenicke
by
Christina Kahrl

06-29

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Top 10 Week: Manager Prospects
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John Perrotto

05-05

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7

Changing Speeds: The Designated Jester
by
Ken Funck

04-01

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BP Unfiltered: Latest Projected Roster Updates 3/31, 12:30 a.m. ET
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John Perrotto

04-01

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BP Unfiltered: UPDATED NL Projected Opening Day Rosters
by
John Perrotto

04-01

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BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day Rosters
by
John Perrotto

02-21

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Prospectus Q&A: Dave Jauss
by
David Laurila

11-22

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Prospectus Today: Infield Free Agents Review
by
Joe Sheehan

10-30

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Prospectus Q&A: Jeff Datz
by
David Laurila

10-18

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Prospectus Q&A: Ron Roenicke
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David Laurila

05-21

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Transaction Analysis: Flipping Fishies and Still-Ancient Mariners
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Christina Kahrl

04-02

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Transaction Analysis: NL East Rosters Review
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Christina Kahrl

04-12

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Easts
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Wests
by
Christina Kahrl

02-27

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Prospectus Today: Gold Gloves in February
by
Joe Sheehan

10-30

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The Week in Quotes: October 23-30
by
Alex Carnevale

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: Roster Reviews
by
Christina Kahrl

09-01

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Transaction Analysis: August 28-31, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

08-04

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Transaction Analysis: July 31-August 3
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Christina Kahrl

09-01

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Transaction Analysis: August 26-31
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Christina Kahrl

04-12

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Transaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

03-25

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2005--Setting the Stage
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Will Carroll

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: Offseason - The Easts
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Christina Kahrl

09-30

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Thanks for the Memories
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Jonah Keri

08-21

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Rational Exuberance: A Better Way to Build a Baseball Team
by
Jonah Keri

06-23

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Transaction Analysis: June 17-20
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Christina Kahrl

04-27

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Transaction Analysis: April 19-25, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

04-02

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Can Of Corn: Bleeding Cardinal Red
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Dayn Perry

03-11

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Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia Phillies
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Baseball Prospectus

02-11

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Transaction Analysis: January 12-February 6, 2004
by
Christina Kahrl

10-07

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Playoff Health Report: League Championship Series
by
Will Carroll

09-29

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Playoff Health Report: National League
by
Will Carroll

08-27

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Transaction Analysis: August 19-24
by
Christina Kahrl

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: July 7-20
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Christina Kahrl

07-02

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Transaction Analysis: June 26-30, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

06-25

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Transaction Analysis: June 16-22, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

06-07

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Transaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

05-23

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Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

04-09

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Transaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003
by
Christina Kahrl

05-01

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Transaction Analysis: April 25-29, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

03-18

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Transaction Analysis: March 6-13, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

10-25

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World Series Prospectus
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Joe Sheehan

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus
by
Christina Kahrl

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The Brewers fail to put their best foot forward.

Maybe, just maybe, this will turn out to be a significant moment in the history of baseball roster construction:

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The fantasy team tackles questions submitted by you, the readers, via email.

Each Friday, we are going to publish questions from our unofficial mailbag. We find that some of you email multiple members of the staff with the same question, while others hit us up at fantasyhour@baseballprospectus.com. We have decided to share the knowledge, anonymously, with the populous, and allow you to ask additional questions in the comments for the fantasy staff to address.

Keeper league, Profar or Taveras? Does Profar’s position give him the edge or is Taveras's bat that special?

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Which players riding the pine might have a significant say in their teams' win totals?



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One of the catching greats lost his battle with brain cancer on Thursday.

"It's a man's game, but you have to have a lot of little boy in you to play it." —Roy Campanella

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John names ten men who appear poised to join the ranks of major-league managers.

They call it the Silly Season in NASCAR. It is that time right after the stock car season ends, in which drivers and pit crews began jumping from one team to another, the sport's version of free agency.

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Does the Brew Crew's collection of bench has-beens suggest that they've forgotten the lessons of 2008, or are they still in the process of building a contender?

Much as I try to keep track of transactions, there are, at any particular time, a certain number of players dotting major-league benches and bullpens whose existence manages to elude me entirely. Take current Braves third-string catcher J.C. Boscan. If you’d asked me what team he was on, I would’ve had at best a one-in-thirty chance of answering correctly; if I’d known he was a catcher, the odds would have been even worse, since I wouldn’t have guessed that a team fortunate enough to have both Brian McCann and David Ross would feel the need to go three deep behind the plate. As far as I can tell, Fredi Gonzalez wants him around in case Ross starts and McCann pinch-hits for him, which would leave the Braves only one unlikely catastrophic injury away from disaster—making Boscan little more than a security blanket with a catcher’s glove and an unusual goatee.

I managed to miss both Boscan’s lone plate appearance in 2010 (a walk!) and his single plate appearance in 2011 (a strikeout!). Those two no-contact cameos (and a pair of innings behind the plate) compose the entirety of his major-league career to date. In fact, he didn’t even make it into the BP annual, a snub that makes you either a nobody or the 1996 Cardinals. Of course, now that I’ve written about him and associated him with Mrs. Peterman’s dying words, I’ll remember J.C. Boscan to my dying day, even though it would be safe to forget about him as soon as Jair Jurrjens bumps him off the roster this weekend.

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February 10, 2011 1:53 am

Purpose Pitches: Farrell, Mattingly, and Roenicke

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Christina Kahrl

Baseball's trio of dugout noobs have followed very different paths to their skippering slots, but what does the future hold?

Yesterday's column and my comments about the increasing importance of staff management are my cue to touch on what we do know about the three genuinely new skippers. The first of them is an ex-pitcher with no managerial experience, but someone who will be coming to the job with plenty of management experience.

Blue Jays: John Farrell

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June 29, 2010 8:00 am

Top 10 Week: Manager Prospects

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John Perrotto

A look at 10 men who deserve the opportunity to be a major-league skipper.

Top 10 Week continues here at Baseball Prospectus as we look at the 10 best managerial prospects in the game. Only those who have never managed in the major leagues on a regular basis were considered for this list, which was compiled with the help of numerous people in all facets of the game.

Dave Brundage
Age: 44
Current Position: Manager of the Braves' Triple-A Gwinnett farm club.
Background: Brundage spent seven seasons as a minor-league outfielder then 14 years working in the Mariners' farm system from 1993-2006, four as a hitting coach and 10 as a manager. He has been a manager in the Braves' farm system the last four seasons.
Why He is Qualified: This is all you need to know about Brundage: Those close to the Braves believe if they stay inside the organization to replace the retiring Bobby Cox at the end of the season that Brundage will likely be general manager Frank Wren's choice. Though Brundage has never played or coached in the major leagues, his knowledge of the game and ability to communicate and motivate would allow him to overcome any experience disadvantage.





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May 5, 2010 6:35 pm

Changing Speeds: The Designated Jester

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Ken Funck

Most teams don't use their final roster spot on guys who are just good in the clubhouse.

The myriad components that make up a baseball team, perhaps the most slippery to isolate and quantify is "team chemistry." Pitching, batting, fielding, speed, power, leadership, strategy, clutch performance, fundamentals, lineup balance, health, luck—each of these, when assembled properly, can make up the DNA of a championship ballclub, and sabermetricians are constantly engaged in a sort of Baseball Genome Project, trying as best they can to tease out and quantify each individual factor. Most of these relate solely to the performance of players between the lines, and it’s here that baseball’s gene sequencers have made the most progress, making their way (as Colin Wyers recently described) toward accurately identifying the relationship between the components of each player’s on-field performance and a team’s wins and losses.

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Roster updates

Latest projected opening-day roster updates as of 1:30 a.m. ET on April 1:

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National League projected rosters

With Opening Day a little more than a week away, here is a look at the projected rosters for each of the 16 National League clubs following conversations with club executives and media members. Keep in mind these are projected rosters and subject to change.  American League lineups are here.  You can also look at the fantasy depth charts at any time to see our latest updated projections.

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AL Projected Rosters

With Opening Day a little more than a week away, here is a look at the projected rosters for each of the 14 American League clubs following conversations with club executives and media members.  National League lineups are here. You can also look at the fantasy depth charts at any time to see our latest updated projections.

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