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02-10

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Vortices of Suck, Part I
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Jay Jaffe

01-18

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Transaction Analysis: A-nother Oakland Outfielder [Updated]
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R.J. Anderson

10-31

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Transaction Analysis Blog: Option Day Craziness
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R.J. Anderson

07-06

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Value Picks: Outfield for 7/6/11
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Rob McQuown

06-14

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: Sometimes the Tangent Wins
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Geoff Young

05-25

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 24
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Larry Granillo

05-17

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Fantasy Beat: I Stay Away
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Jason Collette

05-17

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: We Did Everything We Needed to Do, and Then We Didn't
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Geoff Young

05-03

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Transaction Analysis: Opportunity Knocks
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Ben Lindbergh

04-28

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The BP Broadside: Impatience II: More Springtime Slumpers
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Steven Goldman

04-26

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: At Least We Don't Have to Read Thackeray
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Geoff Young

04-19

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: And Then Kemp and Upton Stopped Swinging at Everything
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Geoff Young

03-17

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Overthinking It: Small Samplings of Spring, NL Edition
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Ben Lindbergh

03-16

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On the Beat: Unfinished Business in San Diego
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John Perrotto

02-08

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Changing Speeds: The Next Jose Bautista
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Ken Funck

12-27

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Fantasy Beat: Brad Hawpe, San Diego Padre
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Marc Normandin

12-01

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Transaction Analysis: AL East and Rangers Transaction Ledger
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Christina Kahrl

08-19

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Transaction Action: NL West Updates
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Christina Kahrl

12-06

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Prospectus Today: NL Shopping Lists
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Joe Sheehan

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: A Game Three Classic
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Joe Sheehan

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: Phillies versus Rockies LDS
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Eric Seidman

06-02

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Fantasy Beat: Get Your OBI On
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Marc Normandin

04-28

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Under The Knife: Close Calls and Closers
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Will Carroll

04-02

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Transaction Analysis: Senior Circuit Shuffling
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Christina Kahrl

09-06

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Transaction Analysis: NL Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

10-26

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Prospectus Today: Loving the Devil You Know
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Joe Sheehan

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: Rockies versus Red Sox
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Nate Silver

10-18

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Baserunning Edition
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Dan Fox

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: Rockies versus Phillies
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Christina Kahrl

07-16

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Transaction Analysis: National League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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

07-27

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Prospectus Notebook: Rockies, Marlins, Twins
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Baseball Prospectus

05-30

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of 5/28
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Marc Normandin

12-02

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Prospectus Notebook: Rockies, Phillies
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Baseball Prospectus

09-08

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Transaction Analysis: September 1-7
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Christina Kahrl

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: July 26-27
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Christina Kahrl

06-17

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Prospectus Notebook: Friday Edition
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Baseball Prospectus

04-16

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Transaction Analysis: April 5-14, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

11-30

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Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets
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Baseball Prospectus

09-17

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Transaction Analysis: August 30-September 15
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Christina Kahrl

05-04

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Transaction Analysis: April 29-May 3, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

08-27

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Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets
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Baseball Prospectus

01-31

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Prospectus Feature: Top 40 Prospects Roundtable
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Baseball Prospectus

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February 10, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Vortices of Suck, Part I

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Jay Jaffe

Which men of misery prevented their teams from escaping the murky waters of suckitude?

My semiannual Replacement-Level Killers series spotlights the worst holes in contenders' lineups, as well as the possible remedies they might take to avoid letting such subpar production destroy their post-season chances the next time around. I make no claims for this companion series being so noble in purpose. Because bad baseball so often makes for good copy, it's more fun to hunt the fish at the bottom of the major-league barrel to find the positions where players' contributions could be considered the worst in the majors. What follows is an "all-star" team of players who have produced tornado-level disasters amid their lineups, often at salaries that represented far more than just a soft breeze running through their team's bank account. Once again, I present the Vortices of Suck.

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January 18, 2012 3:00 am

Transaction Analysis: A-nother Oakland Outfielder [Updated]

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R.J. Anderson

The A's acquire Seth Smith, the Nats sign Gio to an extension, the Reds ink Ryan Ludwick, and the Brewers agree to terms with Aoki

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Teams decided on a number of options.

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July 6, 2011 9:00 am

Value Picks: Outfield for 7/6/11

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Rob McQuown

Rob welcomes an aging Tiger hitter and an intriguing Toronto power bat in this week's VP.

Listen my children and you shall hear

Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,

On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;

Hardly a man is now alive

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June 14, 2011 9:00 am

Divide and Conquer, NL West: Sometimes the Tangent Wins

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Geoff Young

Dodgertown may be glum, but there is one bright light in Hollywood. Meanwhile, a star is struggling in San Francisco while San Diego hopes it has promoted one.

 

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The tater trots for May 24: another ho-hum three-homer game; Carlos Gonzalez and Brad Hawpe win their races.

Another day, another three-home run game. How boring!

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Which players is Jason avoiding, despite their recent success?

The 2011 season has seen its share of odd moments already. Jose Bautista’s slugging percentage is higher than Albert PujolsOPS right now; Vernon Wells, Carl Crawford, and Alex Rios have three of the worst OPS in all of baseball; guys like John Lackey, Carl Pavano, and Edinson Volquez all have ERA over 5.00 following the “year of the pitcher”. One of the worst things fantasy players can do is run out and acquire players via trade or free agency based on small sample sizes or news bits that flash across the screen, just because they look intriguing. Here are four players I recommend you stay away from despite their recent success, as you have likely already missed their good production, and will only be saddled with headaches.

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The Rockies late-inning woes, Kuo's anxiety disorder, the Padres bullpen and more in the latest look at the NL West

The once unstoppable Rockies have slowed to a near standstill. They are 3-10 so far in May and have relinquished their NL West lead.

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Brian Bogusevic, Alex White, and two Giants infielders make the most of other people's injuries, the Dodgers swap backup catchers, the Snakes switch futilitymen, and the Padres ponder their first base future.

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Should these Pluto-cold under-performers from the NL stay or should they go?

After I expressed impatience with Miguel Olivo’s slow start in yesterday’s column, he muscled up and laid a 3-for-4, all singles, performance on the Tigers in the Mariners’ 10-1 victory. He now carries lofty .217/.263/.290 rates into his next start. The most horrifying thing about those rates is that Olivo is now just .019 away from his career on-base percentage. Imagine Ted Williams having a bad year and reaching base only 46 percent of the time instead of 48 percent. That’s Olivo now. As such, it is probably no longer fitting that we retain Olivo on the list of springtime slumpers, as by his own standards he’s just a little bit off. Unfortunately, we still have several ice-cold players to be frustrated with, among them this group culled from the National League.

Chris Johnson, Astros-3B: .190/.238/.278
There is a famous moment in Casablanca when Claude Rains says, “Round up all the usual suspects.” Johnson is one of the usual suspects. He was an over-age rookie at 25, had hit .277/.315/.429 in the minors, and benefitted from a .387 average on balls in play in the major leagues. His regression was among the most predictable developments of the past offseason.

Trading an immediate post-rookie like Johnson on the basis of a statistically- or scouting-based intuition would be dangerous for most general managers, but I wish there were more examples of this kind of trade, in which the selling GM gambles that the Latest Fashion is a flash in the pan and the acquiring GM bets that he is not. I’m sure there have been such trades in the past, but I can’t think of any. Walt Dropo won the 1950 Rookie of the Year award for the Red Sox hitting .322/.378/.583 with 34 home runs and a league-leading 144 RBI, but he was 27 and his minor-league numbers weren’t nearly that good. What if they had dealt him then? In 1984, Dan Gladden came up to the Giants when Jack Clark got hurt and hit .351/.410/.447 in half a season. He was 26, and though he had hit .300 in the minors, he did it in the hothouse hitting environment of Phoenix. He wasn’t a bad player in the long run, but he also didn’t come within 50 points of that average over the rest of his career, hitting .264 from then on. What if the Giants had moved him for the best possible return that winter, when someone might have perceived him as a star?


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The Dodgers get a new financial babysitter in MLB, the Giants' first baseman of the future is no longer their first baseman of the present, and the Padres just wish they had a first baseman to demote.

It's almost May

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The NL West is home to a variety of offensive setups, but all five teams better hope things change sooner than later.

Colorado owes much of its hot start to the double play combination of Jonathan Herrera and Troy Tulowitzki. One of these names should come as no surprise. In our preseason predictions, Baseball Prospectus staffers picked Tulowitzki to finish second in NL MVP voting.

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