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04-12

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BP Unfiltered: Peter Bourjos vs. Bengie Molina
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Sam Miller

09-24

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Spinning Yarn: Removing the Mask Encore Presentation
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Mike Fast

02-01

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Fantasy Focus: Catcher Rankings Review
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Marc Normandin

11-03

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World Series Prospectus: Series Notebook
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Jay Jaffe

10-27

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On the Beat: Back for More
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John Perrotto

10-26

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World Series Prospectus: World Series Preview
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Christina Kahrl

07-19

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Under The Knife: Double Rainbow All the Way
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Will Carroll

07-07

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Transaction Action: Western Horizons
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Christina Kahrl

07-02

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Transaction Action: Dealing and Decapitating
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Christina Kahrl

06-03

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Transaction Action: The Old West
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Christina Kahrl

02-28

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Fantasy Focus: Catcher rankings
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Marc Normandin

01-24

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On the Beat: Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

12-27

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Prospectus Today: Metropolitan Inactivity
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Joe Sheehan

11-23

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Prospectus Today: Outfield and Catcher Free Agents Review
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Joe Sheehan

11-23

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So You Need: Help Up the Middle
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Tommy Bennett

04-15

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Prospectus Today: The DiSars
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Joe Sheehan

05-19

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Prospectus Today: DiSar Winners and Leaders
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Joe Sheehan

04-01

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Prospectus Today: A Cruel, Cruel Summer
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Joe Sheehan

10-23

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World Series Prospectus: The I [Heart] New York Matchup
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Jay Jaffe

09-07

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Running Man
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Dan Fox

02-13

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The Week in Quotes: February 6-12
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John Erhardt

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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Jay Jaffe

06-10

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Prospectus Notebook: Friday Edition
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Baseball Prospectus

11-19

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Transaction Analysis: November 10-16
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Christina Kahrl

11-03

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Is Patience a Virtue?
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James Click

06-23

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Transaction Analysis: June 17-20
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Christina Kahrl

06-04

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Can Of Corn: 'Bag Man
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Dayn Perry

02-19

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The Man with the Golden Gun
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Michael Wolverton

09-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21
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Christina Kahrl

08-18

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Prospectus Today: DiSar Awards Update
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Joe Sheehan

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Peter Bourjos took 14.26 seconds to round the bases Wednesday. To put that in perspective...

What follows is last night's Peter Bourjos inside-the-park home run, which is one of America's great inventions. And also a Bengie Molina triple, from 2010. Same sport!

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In case you missed Mike Fast's extraordinary research into quantifying the heretofore hidden contributions of catchers, we're moving it back to the top of the list for the weekend.

I Was Framed
Catchers play a central role in the game of baseball through their involvement with every pitch that their pitchers throw. One of their key tasks is receiving borderline pitches without discouraging the umpire from calling strikes.


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February 1, 2011 11:08 am

Fantasy Focus: Catcher Rankings Review

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Marc Normandin

Marc's postmortem of his 2010 fantasy value predictions continues, this time with backstops.

This is a review of my 2010 catcher rankings. This time around, not only will we use auction values for mixed leagues, but also the dollar value for AL- and NL-only leagues. These dollar values come from Graphical Player 2011, and I think these will do a good job illustrating how much I missed by on the players I missed—though, broken record style, the why is more important than the result when it comes to these rankings. All PECOTA projections, dollar values, and other statistics in the parentheses are for 2010.

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November 3, 2010 12:00 pm

World Series Prospectus: Series Notebook

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Jay Jaffe

Wrapping up the Fall Classic with some quick hits about the Giants and Rangers.

The 2010 World Series is in the books with the Giants having won their first world championship since 1954, back when they called Upper Manhattan's Polo Grounds home and no major-league team played ball west of the Mississippi River or south of the Ohio River. While the series certainly provided a handful of memorable moments that shone the spotlight on deserving superstars, unlikely heroes, and freaks with ill-considered beards, this fall classic didn't exactly fall into the “classic” category. For the sixth time in the past seven years and the ninth time in a baker's dozen, the series was over before a Game Six could be played. The team that scored first won every game after Game One, and in fact not a single lead changed hands after the fifth inning in any game. While the match-up may have meant the world to the long-suffering fans of both the Giants and the Rangers (who'd never even won a playoff series before this fall), to those of us without a dog in the hunt, it was notable mostly as the last oasis of baseball for the next three-and-a-half months.

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October 27, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Back for More

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John Perrotto

Cliff Lee is the same situation for a second straight World Series, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

It is the same thing but a different year for Cliff Lee. He is back in the World Series, starting Game One for a team that acquired at midseason with the hopes he could take them to a championship as a potential hired gun.

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It's a series that will feature superb pitching staffs, and one team will come away with a long-awaited title.

In baseball as in literature, archetypes tend to be formulaic, proof that fiction falls short of reality when it comes to the power to describe any one thing in shorthand. The need, indeed one of the great benefits of the human mind is to identify patterns, and to peg things that fall within those patterns, or to re-evaluate the pattern as a whole to create some new rubric, some new way of explaining things. Take our current post-season slate: instead of a much-anticipated rematch between the Evil Empire and the Phillies' a-bornin' senior-circuit dynasty, last week we got the pleasure of witnessing imperial ambitions utterly overthrown in both leagues.

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July 19, 2010 8:00 am

Under The Knife: Double Rainbow All the Way

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Will Carroll

The Mets' medical staff has the best understanding of Jose Reyes, along with other injury news from around the majors.

Jose Reyes (strained oblique, ERD 7/19)
Everyone’s up in arms over Reyes being out for the Mets, but there’s a reason. Any oblique strain is a tough read, but assuming that those of us out here—especially the more paranoid Mets fans out there, some of whom couldn’t think their way out of a paper bag—have better knowledge. So let’s start with that. As far as last year, it was fluke, and let’s give Mets athletic trainer Ray Ramirez and orthopedist David Altchek the benefit of the doubt. There’s also an equation, one that’s overly simplified, that lets you figure this out for yourself. The base of it is MLVr, a stat that gives us a per-game value for every player:


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July 7, 2010 8:00 am

Transaction Action: Western Horizons

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Christina Kahrl

Another Angel falls, the Rangers getting their man, and the A's deal with their two big problem areas.

ANAHEIM ANGELS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Activated RHP Rich Thompson from the 15-day DL; optioned RHP Trevor Bell to Salt Lake (Triple-A). [7/2]
Optioned RHP Sean O'Sullivan and 1B-R Robb Quinlan to Salt Lake; purchased the contracts of 1B/LF-L Paul McAnulty and OF-L Cory Aldridge from Salt Lake. [7/4]

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July 2, 2010 7:27 am

Transaction Action: Dealing and Decapitating

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Christina Kahrl

A management purge in Phoenix, landing a young gun while accepting risk in San Francisco, plus other NL activity.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Optioned RHP Carlos Rosa to Reno (Triple-A); recalled RHP Barry Enright from Mobile (Double-A). [6/30]

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June 3, 2010 5:11 pm

Transaction Action: The Old West

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Christina Kahrl

With the West, some say "L'Amour," where others say "lamer," but there's good stuff going on.

COLORADO ROCKIES
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Optioned CF-S Dexter Fowler to Colorado Springs (Triple-A); purchased the contract of MI-S Jonathan Herrera from Colorado Springs. [5/31]
Activated LHP Franklin Morales from the 15-day DL; optioned RHP Esmil Rogers to Colorado Springs. [6/2]

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February 28, 2010 10:45 am

Fantasy Focus: Catcher rankings

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Marc Normandin

There is Joe Mauer and then there is everyone else who squats behind the plate in the major leagues.

It's time to wrap up the infield by ranking the only position that rivals shortstop in terms of awfulness, and that's catcher. While the top of the pile is more encouraging than it has been in years thanks to a few talented sluggers, the fact that there are so many defensive-oriented backstops in the majors makes this position a chore to get through on draft day. It's even worse if you play in a league that requires two catchers in your everyday lineup, but hey, you could be in the setup I'm in that is NL-only with two starting catchers. Imagine that depressing scenario when you're having trouble picking just one catcher for your own team.

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January 24, 2010 12:59 pm

On the Beat: Weekend Update

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John Perrotto

The Angels aren't expecting to fall from grace, the Giants feel bigger and better, plus news and views from around the game.

It has become increasingly trendy to suggest the Mariners are ready to dethrone the three-time defending champion Angels in the American League West this year. Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik has spent a lifetime in baseball to become an overnight sensation, rebuilding a franchise that just two years ago lost 101 games. He has continued to add intriguing pieces throughout this offseason by trading for left-hander Cliff Lee, first baseman Casey Kotchman, and designated hitter Milton Bradley, and signing third baseman Chone Figgins as a free agent.

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