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December 28, 2010 9:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Alomar's Second Chance

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Jay Jaffe

Looking at the second sackers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot.

At least around these parts, the 2010 Hall of Fame ballot voting results were more notable for the two near-miss candidates than for the one who made it. While Andre Dawson gained entry to Cooperstown back in January, Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar fell just a handful of votes short, the former by four in his 13th ballot appearance, the latter by eight in his ballot debut. In fact, Alomar received the highest percentage of the vote for any first-year candidate who wasn't elected. Today we'll spotlight Alomar and his fellow second basemen on the ballot using JAWS to evaluate their candidacies.

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November 1, 2007 12:00 am

Schrodinger's Bat: My First Full Season

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Dan Fox

Memories of this fan's rite of passage engender a look back at 1977 on the bases.

"This team, it all flows from me. I'm the straw that stirs the drink. Maybe I should say me and [Thurman] Munson, but he can only stir it bad."
-Attributed to Reggie Jackson in the May 1977 issue of Sport magazine.


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July 8, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 1-8

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Christina Kahrl

Chris checks in with the roster moves of the past week, in which some teams are hoping the kids can help them stay on top, and others learned the kids aren't ready.

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The Tribe isn't hitting, the Mariners pitchers are lucky, and Nick Johnson is mashing. All this and more in today's Prospectus Triple Play.

Cleveland Indians

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None of these teams was able to reach the postseason, but as a group, they stayed out of the cellar in the PTP standings.

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I was at Safeco Field on Tuesday, watching a fast-moving game that was on pace to wrap up 3-2 Mariners in about two and a half hours, and ended up with one of the longest, craziest games I've ever attended. I scored this game. I've been working on an article about scoring and finding a good card to match your style, and thought I'd finally settled on one. This game, of course, became the torture-test for a scorecard:

The last great extra-innings game I'd been to was Blue Jays at Mets, at Shea, June 9th, 1999, a 14-inning marathon I enjoyed a lot. That one took four hours, 35 minutes. I blame Bobby Valentine, who failed to pinch-hit for Rey Ordonez over and over when it could have won him the game. It was a great time, though. I got to see the game with Melissa Hughes, who wrote some good baseball articles for a while (including some good and scary ones on baseball groupies and the Web sites of the adoring fan) and then quit writing about baseball.

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October 28, 2003 12:00 am

Internet Baseball Awards

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Ryan Wilkins

As many of our readers were submitting their ballots for the annual Internet Baseball Awards, 11 Baseball Prospectus authors went into the polling booths themselves, voicing their opinions on who should win the major baseball awards this year. Here are the results...

As many of our readers were submitting their ballots for the annual Internet Baseball Awards, 11 Baseball Prospectus authors went into the polling booths themselves, voicing their opinions on who should win the major baseball awards this year. Here are the results:

National League Player of the Year

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July 30, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 29

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Christina Kahrl

Transaction Analysis brings you the latest of Chris Kahrl's daily updates, featured all Trade Deadline week long. The Braves' battered bullpen needs Jason Marquis to contribute. The Reds clean house. The Astros will have to somehow cope without Brian Hunter. Scratch Kris Benson off the trade market. These and other tidbits and Kahrlisms in today's TA.

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May 28, 2003 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Stupid Human Tricks

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Joe Sheehan

Some days, you can't swing a dead cat without running into stupid human tricks. In Atlanta, Bob Boone demonstrated the death grip he has on baseball strategy of the late 19th century by benching the major-league leader in home runs, Adam Dunn, for the second straight day, this time against right-hander Shane Reynolds. The benching came one day after Dunn popped a pinch-hit grand slam in the 11th inning to propel the Reds to a 7-6 victory. I don't really care what kind of rationale Boone pulls out of his nether regions. The fact is, he's limiting Dunn's playing time for two reasons: batting average and strikeouts. We're more than 20 years into a more modern way of looking at baseball, and Bob Boone can't see far enough past batting average and strikeouts to notice that he's sitting his second- or third-best hitter.

In Atlanta, Bob Boone demonstrated the death grip he has on baseball strategy of the late 19th century by benching the major-league leader in home runs, Adam Dunn, for the second straight day, this time against right-hander Shane Reynolds. The benching came one day after Dunn popped a pinch-hit grand slam in the 11th inning to propel the Reds to a 7-6 victory.

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Brad Kullman enters his 14th season in baseball and his first as Assistant General Manager of the Cincinnati Reds after an off-season promotion. While the Reds stand to dramatically boost their revenue stream with the opening of Great American Ballpark, Kullman hopes to boost his stock as a future GM candidate working alongside General Manager Jim Bowden. Kullman recently chatted with BP about his love for the four-man rotation, the Reds’ proprietary defensive rating system, and the challenges of outsmarting the competition.

Baseball Prospectus: The Reds had a lot of injury problems last year. What can you do to cut down on injuries? For a guy like Ken Griffey for instance, would switching positions help keep him healthy and on the field?

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"Geez, what are you guys all doing here? I thought I traded all of you guys." -- Allard Baird, Royals GM, joking while walking through the clubhouse just after the trading deadline

MANAGEMENT

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MONKEYS EQUALS WINNING "You have to respect the monkey, that's for sure. Every time he peeks his little head out, something happens for them. You got to respect him or kidnap him, one or the other." --Desi Relaford, Mariners infielder, on playing at Edison Field

MONKEYS EQUALS WINNING

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