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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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December 27, 2009 12:55 pm

Prospectus Today: Metropolitan Inactivity

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Joe Sheehan

After a season of injuries and disappointment, the Mets have been uncharacteristically quiet on trades and signings.

A few weeks back, near the end of the Winter Meetings, I got a panicked text message from a friend of mine: "Are the Mets going to do ANYTHING?" It was a fair question, as even now the Mets have been almost completely silent this offseason, but as I pointed out then, doing nothing is better than signing Bengie Molina.

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November 23, 2009 2:53 pm

Prospectus Today: Outfield and Catcher Free Agents Review

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Joe Sheehan

Sorting through the available mercenaries in the outfield and behind the dish.

There are lots of free-agent catchers and outfielders, many of whom provide little or no bang for the buck. Again, these players are listed roughly in order of what I see as their chance of providing value for the contract they'll sign.

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November 23, 2009 2:29 pm

So You Need: Help Up the Middle

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Tommy Bennett

The 10 best free agents at the skill positions, plus who to avoid, and more.

The up-the-middle positions are known as the skill positions for a good reason. Catchers, shortstops, second basemen, and center fielders are hard to find. And the ones who play the positions well defensively? They're even harder yet to find. And if you find one that hits well enough to make you forget he's "just" an up-the-middle guy, I'm sure there are some inquiring minds who would like to know how you found him.

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April 15, 2009 12:29 pm

Prospectus Today: The DiSars

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Joe Sheehan

Hack-tastic good times make for another season-opening exercise in finding the few, the proud, the men who avoid ball four.

The DiSars are a fun thing I came up with about a decade ago, a tongue-in-cheek tribute to former Angels shortstop Gary DiSarcina. The hack-tastic infielder, who drew 154 walks in more than 4,000 plate appearances during his 12-year career, said in early 1998 that he would be perfectly happy if he never drew a walk. At the time, he was more than 60 plate appearances into his campaign without seeing ball four for the first time that season.

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May 19, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: DiSar Winners and Leaders

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Joe Sheehan

Recognizing the hack-masters with the flash and thunder to avoid taking a free pass.

Way back in 1998, Angels shortstop Gary DiSarcina opened the season by going 61 plate appearances—the better part of April—before drawing his first walk. Towards the end of that stretch, he was quoted as saying he would be perfectly happy if he never drew one, which was consistent with his career approach, as he drew just 154 free passes in more than 4000 career plate appearances.

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April 1, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: A Cruel, Cruel Summer

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Joe Sheehan

China Basin will see its share of bad baseball, but is there any way to make matters any better this season?

Yesterday, the Giants played their first game without owning the rights to Barry Bonds since 1992. If it was any indication of the next 161, it's going to be a very long summer for their remaining fans. Take a peek at their Opening Day lineup-the day for putting your best foot forward into the new season-against the Dodgers' Brad Penny:

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October 23, 2006 12:00 am

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

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Jay Jaffe

Jay suffers the exquisite torture of a Jeff Weaver-Kenny Rogers duel in Game Two of the World Series. Go along for a sometimes rocky but always informative ride.

From the second inning through the eighth, Anthony Reyes faced just one hitter over the minimum (a seventh-inning single by Carlos Guillen), retiring 17 batters in order and finishing the frame in 10 pitches or less five times. Ten of those 22 plate appearances ran just one or two pitches, and overall, Tiger hitters saw just 3.14 pitches per plate appearance against him. That's not a recipe for a productive approach at the plate. A simple matter of rust, or a reversion to the team's hacktastic regular-season approach? Tonight should provide us with more insight into that. It also, of course, provides us with an even more compelling storyline, what this Yankee fan will call the I [Heart] NY matchup between two Bronx busts, Kenny Rogers and Jeff Weaver.

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September 7, 2006 12:00 am

Schrodinger's Bat: The Running Man

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Dan Fox

Dan starts to bring it all home in his look at baserunning, as he tallies up each of his metrics and shows us the best and worst runners from 2000-2005.

So we've finally reached a turning point in our series on quantifying baserunning. Since mid-July we've developed a methodology and framework for crediting baserunners for advancing on ground outs (Equivalent Ground Advancement Runs, or EqGAR), advancing on outs in the air (Equivalent Air Advancement Runs, or EqAAR), and attempted stolen bases as well as pick offs (Equivalent Stolen Base Runs, or EqSBR). This week we'll look at total picture and evaluate which players got the most and least from their legs over the past six years.

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Ben Molina heads to Toronto, but not without some drama first. Plus, Ozzie Guillen's in the news once more, and there's a Rickey Henderson sighting in New York.

"Nobody's a good manager. Nobody. With all due respect, people forgot Joe Torre, he was a losing manager all his life until he got to New York. What's he got? Great players. Phil Jackson, it's a funny thing, we go, 'He's great.' You got Michael Jordan and you got Scottie Pippen … You're not good. You got good players."
--White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, on an HBO appearance on "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" (Chicago Tribune)

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It's a Beast-less ALCS, as the White Sox and Angels square off in what figures to be a dramatic series.

The aborted decision to move the opening game of the American League Championship Series back a day in light of Saturday's rainout ensured that regardless of who advanced on Monday night, the real winners were the White Sox. While the Angels were logging some 4,700 air miles to make their third game in three days in three different time zones, the Sox were enjoying three days off at home, basking in the afterglow of having eliminated the defending World Champion Red Sox in three straight games for the team's first postseason series win since before Shoeless Joe said it was so.

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It's an all-pitching edition of Prospectus Notebook, as we take a closer look at the Marlins' rotation, the Angels' bullpen, and Mets ace Pedro Martinez.

IP ERA K/9 WHIP OPS VORP Starters 347.2 3.26 7.02 1.27 .670 83.1 Relievers 149.1 4.22 6.18 1.49 .763 10.0* *Accumulated in a little less than half the innings pitched Can the rotation realistically be that good going forward? Dontrelle Willis is a fine young pitcher, but if he maintained anything close to his 2.13 ERA his 2005 would end up ranking in the top 10-15 pitcher-seasons since 1993. A.J. Burnett and Josh Beckett are both outplaying their 75th percentile PECOTA projections, and they're doing so by a good margin. All three should expect some regression to the mean, but assuming Burnett's elbow pain isn't a serious problem they should all continue to be top starters. One through three, the Marlins can match up with any other rotation in baseball.

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November 19, 2004 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: November 10-16

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Christina Kahrl

The Angels and Reds retain their starting catchers for the same price. Jim Bowden flushes a bunch of money down the drain in Washington. Chris Kahrl pledges allegiance to Mike Rose. These and other happenings in today's Transaction Analysis.

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