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04-23

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Deep Impact: Week Three
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Ben Carsley

01-23

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Skewed Left: Bobby Abreu, the Phillies, and Other Reunions That Might Make Sense
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Zachary Levine

01-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 369: Clearing the Listener Email Backlog
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-22

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Minor League Update: International Winter League Games of January 21
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Jeff Moore

01-15

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Minor League Update: International Winter League Games of January 14
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Jeff Moore

01-13

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Minor League Update: International Winter League Games of January 10-12
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Jeff Moore

01-10

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Minor League Update: International Winter League Games of January 9
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Jeff Moore

01-09

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Rumor Roundup: Abreu, Baker, and the Astros' First Base Battle
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Daniel Rathman

01-08

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Minor League Update: International Winter League Games of January 7
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Jeff Moore

01-06

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Minor League Update: International Winter League Games of January 3-5
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Jeff Moore

01-03

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Minor League Update: International Winter League Games of January 2
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Jeff Moore

03-05

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Painting the Black: The Flawed Free Agents Who Are Left
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R.J. Anderson

02-14

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In A Pickle: Not All Stars Are All-Stars
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Jason Wojciechowski

09-29

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for Sept. 28: Bobby Abreu, All Alone
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Larry Granillo

05-18

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 18
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Matthew Kory

05-02

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Transaction Analysis: Rhymes With Longoria
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R.J. Anderson

04-30

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Out of Left Field: The Walking Dead
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Matthew Kory

03-30

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Pebble Hunting: Your Job Sucks, and So Does Bobby Abreu's
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Sam Miller

02-29

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Painting the Black: Of Abreu and Ichiro
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R.J. Anderson

03-17

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Doctoring The Numbers: A Star No One Sees
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Rany Jazayerli

07-14

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Mid-Season Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

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April 23, 2014 6:00 am

Deep Impact: Week Three

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Ben Carsley

A look at the waiver-wire pickups you might want to consider in deep leagues.

If you've ever wondered if you have a sickness when playing in a league, consider that I'm about to write about Bobby Abreu and Chris Young the pitcher, and it's entirely appropriate for me to do so.

Yes, you have a problem. And so do I.

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Bobby Abreu improbably returned to his longtime team. Why can't these guys do the same?

Since the 1998 realignment—and by the way, it's always nice when your arbitrary endpoint stat starts being interesting in 1947, 1961, 1969, 1973, 1995 or 1998 so you can disguise its arbitrariness—only one National League team has had three position players compile 40-plus wins above replacement (full list here). And now Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, and yes, Bobby Abreu are together again in Philadelphia, making this one of the more notable reunions for nostalgia's sake, if not any 2014 on-field impact.

Abreu signed a minor league deal with the Phillies this week and managed to avoid most of the snark that usually accompanies such signings of old players. For one thing, even though we're sometimes bad at this (see Young, Delmon) it was just a minor league deal. Also, the Phillies' standard in the public eye for their old signings is low enough that this one looks okay by comparison, and their outfield had a hole to fill. Mostly, I think, it's that unlike Young and some of the other aged relics, Abreu is somebody we actually like.

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Ben and Sam discuss Bobby Abreu, then answer listener emails about pushing PEDs, the best Barry Bonds stats, walk-up music, players becoming GMs, and more.

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Notes on prospects playing abroad, including Tigers first baseman Jordan Lennerton and Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco.

The Good

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Notes on prospects playing abroad, including Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco.

The Good

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Notes on prospects playing abroad, including the Twins' Eddie Rosario and the White Sox' Carlos Sanchez.

Friday, January 10th

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Notes on prospects playing abroad, including Orioles outfielder Francisco Peguero and Indians first baseman Jesus Aguilar.

The Good

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The latest news from a mostly stagnant rumor mill.

Astros’ first-base job up for grabs
The Astros will almost surely be irrelevant in the 2014 playoff picture, but prospect enthusiasts will eagerly await the first wave of talent working its way through the farm system. Four of the top five prospects in the pipeline boast 2014 ETAs, and Jonathan Singleton could earn a promotion to the majors on Opening Day.

That news comes straight from the horse’s mouth, as general manager Jeff Luhnow told reporters on Wednesday, “it’s going to be a good, healthy competition.” Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle relayed the quotes, and noted in a subsequent tweet that the spring training battle could be a five-way race.


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Notes on prospects playing abroad, including Brewers shortstop Yadiel Rivera and Cardinals outfielder Anthony Garcia.

The Good

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Notes on prospects, big leaguers, and former big leaguers playing abroad.

Friday, January 3rd

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Notes on prospects playing abroad, including White Sox infielder Leury Garcia and Red Sox shortstop Heiker Meneses.

The Good

Leury Garcia, INF, White Sox (Gigantes del Cibao, DWL): 1-3. Garcia probably won’t hit enough to play every day and has virtually no power to speak of, but his versatility could make him a solid utility man, perhaps as soon as this year. He’s been playing all over the infield in the Dominican this winter and has the tools to play multiple middle-of-the-diamond positions at the major-league level.

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March 5, 2013 5:00 am

Painting the Black: The Flawed Free Agents Who Are Left

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R.J. Anderson

Nobody else is talking about these free agents, but we will.

Opening Day 2013 is fewer than four weeks away. That means the time to talk about free agents is behind us. Even when the spotlight does turn to those remaining unemployed players it tends to hover on Kyle Lohse and Jose Valverde. Yet there are numerous other notable players still available. Let's take a look at a few of their situations.

Bobby Abreu
Latest MLB Trade Rumors mention: 2/15, "The Orioles may consider signing outfielder Bobby Abreu, but first plan to 'see what they have in camp.'" 


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