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02-09

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8

On the Beat: The Best of the Rest of the Free Agent Market
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John Perrotto

02-06

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The BP First Take: Monday, February 6
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Daniel Rathman

04-25

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Prospectus Hit List: A Return to Normalcy
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Jay Jaffe

03-21

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Team Injury Projection: Detroit Tigers
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Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

01-14

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6

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
by
Bill Baer

01-13

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Transaction Analysis: AL Central Moves, Picking Up a Penny, and More
by
Christina Kahrl

06-01

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Transaction Action: Bad News Birds?
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Christina Kahrl

05-24

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30

Under The Knife: Monday Update
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Will Carroll

05-18

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7

One-Hoppers: Guess Who "Owns" Dan Haren
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John Perrotto

05-10

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2

On the Beat: New Blood, Same Result
by
John Perrotto

02-04

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30

Ahead in the Count: Revising Player Contract Valuation, Part 3
by
Matt Swartz

09-25

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19

Prospectus Hit List: Nearly All Wrapped Up
by
Jay Jaffe

09-16

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17

On the Beat: Midweek Update
by
John Perrotto

09-01

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18

Transaction Action: Final Answers
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Christina Kahrl

07-31

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9

Checking the Numbers: Matchup Doppelgangers
by
Eric Seidman

07-04

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8

Transaction Analysis: AL Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

06-23

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14

Transaction Analysis: Moves and Grooves
by
Christina Kahrl

06-16

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15

Fantasy Beat: Opponents of Quality
by
Marc Normandin

03-29

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14

Prospectus Hit and Run: Outside Help, AL East
by
Jay Jaffe

03-25

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17

Team Health Reports: Boston Red Sox
by
Will Carroll

01-27

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8

Transaction Analysis: AL East Moves
by
Christina Kahrl

11-17

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7

Hot Stove Preview
by
Jay Jaffe

11-16

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Every Given Sunday: Seabiscuit, Salomon, and Skippers
by
John Perrotto

08-11

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Transaction Analysis: Dunn Deal and Post-Deadline Detritus
by
Christina Kahrl

08-08

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Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch
by
Caleb Peiffer

05-02

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Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch
by
Marc Normandin

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-05

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Prospectus Preview: Saturday's Games to Watch
by
Caleb Peiffer

11-16

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Fantasy Beat: Quick Answers from Quick ERA
by
Marc Normandin

09-04

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Starter Stats
by
Jay Jaffe

08-07

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Prospectus Today: The NL MVP Race
by
Joe Sheehan

06-19

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Fantasy Focus: Projecting Final Standings
by
Kenn Ruby

03-26

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Hope and Faith: How the Los Angeles Dodgers Can Win the World Series
by
Jay Jaffe

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: Roster Reviews
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Christina Kahrl

07-20

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Can Of Corn: Writing the Dodgers' Blues
by
Dayn Perry

06-16

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Transaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

06-08

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Milwaukee Brewers @ Los Angeles Dodgers, 6/5/05
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Jonah Keri

04-12

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Transaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

03-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.
by
Christina Kahrl

12-21

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Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants
by
Baseball Prospectus

09-24

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Under The Knife: Open Questions
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Will Carroll

09-17

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Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants
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Baseball Prospectus

08-10

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Under The Knife: The Dead Zone
by
Will Carroll

08-04

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Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates
by
Baseball Prospectus

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: July 30-31
by
Christina Kahrl

07-31

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Under The Knife: Healthy Exchanges
by
Will Carroll

12-11

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Live from the (Mock) Winter Meetings
by
Rany Jazayerli

02-12

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Team Health Reports: Team Health Report: Florida Marlins
by
Will Carroll

01-10

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Under The Knife: The Penny Trade
by
Will Carroll

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002
by
Christina Kahrl

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February 9, 2012 3:00 am

On the Beat: The Best of the Rest of the Free Agent Market

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John Perrotto

Soliciting scouts' takes on the four remaining free agents who made significant contributions to their teams last season.

Spring training is barely more than a week away, and the free agent market has all but been picked over.

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Will more players follow Brad Penny's lead in playing overseas for more money?

Brad Penny is taking his talents to Japan to play for the Softbank Hawks. But that is not the real story here—the real story is that the Hawks will pay Penny $4 million in 2012, and offer him the potential to earn $3.5 million more in incentives. The deal also carries a $4.5 million mutual option for 2013.

By major-league standards, Penny has become a shadow of his former self. In 31 starts last season, he struck out a paltry 74 batters in 181 2/3 innings and walked 62. His 9.2 K-percentage was dead last among qualifying starters. Penny turns 34 in May and is now purely a contact pitcher with the ability to eat innings, but without the ability to do so productively. He has not been worth more than 1.0 WARP since 2007.

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April 25, 2011 10:26 am

Prospectus Hit List: A Return to Normalcy

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Jay Jaffe

Scrap-heap saviors Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon help the Yanks top the Rangers for the AL Hit List lead.

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March 21, 2011 9:00 am

Team Injury Projection: Detroit Tigers

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Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

Detroit's old injury risks are joined by a few new ones in 2011.

Team Injury Projections

The Team Injury Projections are here, driven by our brand new injury forecasting system, the Comprehensive Health Index [of] Pitchers [and] Players [with] Evaluative Results—or, more succinctly, CHIPPER. Thanks to work by Colin Wyers and Dan Turkenkopf and a database loaded with injuries dating back to the 2002 season—that's nearly 4,600 players and well over 400,000 days lost to injury—we now have a system that produces injury-risk assessments to three different degrees. CHIPPER projects ratings for players based on their injury history—these ratings measure the probability of a player missing one or more games, 15 or more games, or 30 or more games. CHIPPER will have additional features added to it throughout the spring and early season that will enhance the accuracy of our injury coverage.

These ratings are also available in the Player Forecast Manager (pfm.baseballprospectus.com), where they'll be sortable by league or position—you won’t have to wait for us to finish writing this series in order to see the health ratings for all of the players.

DETROIT TIGERS
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3rd in AL Central
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January 14, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers

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Bill Baer

Brad Penny, Brandon Morrow, and Ian Kennedy are the fantasy baseball subjects in this week's look at starting pitchers.

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The Twins' middle-infield makeover, Ozzie's new bullpen, plus Kyle Farnsworth and Brad Penny do the Inka Dinka Do by signing deals.

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June 1, 2010 11:27 am

Transaction Action: Bad News Birds?

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Christina Kahrl

The Cards might be short two starting pitchers, but are they really short-handed?

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Placed RHP Kyle Lohse on the 15-day DL (strained forearm), retroactive to 5/23; purchased the contract of RHP Fernando Salas from Memphis (Triple-A). [5/27]
Optioned RHP Fernando Salas and OF-R Joe Mather to Memphis; recalled RHP Adam Ottavino from Memphis; purchased the contract of LHP Evan MacLane from Memphis. [5/29]
Optioned LHP Evan MacLane to Memphis; recalled 1B/LF-R Allen Craig from Memphis. [5/31]

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May 24, 2010 8:54 am

Under The Knife: Monday Update

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Will Carroll

Brandon Webb takes advantage of an advanced pitching program to change his mechanics and other medical news from around baseball.

Brandon Webb (labrum surgery, ERD 7/10)
We've long known that the labs at the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) were one of the great secrets in baseball. While we've had journalists, including myself, that have toured their facilities and seen their capabilities, few teams have made use of them. Even then, we don't know much about it. Since Moneyball, where Dr. Glenn Fleisig and his facilities were referenced in their advanced pitching program, we've never really gotten to see the results. Fleisig and the teams that use the facility are bound by privilege in most cases, but when Webb spoke up about his results at a recent session, the door cracked open a bit. The Diamondbacks' pitcher was quoted as saying that he was able to determine from his testing at ASMI that his arm angle was too high. He said that all the work he's done may have been a waste given that he was doing it wrong. I spoke with Dr. Fleisig, though he couldn't speak about Webb specifically. He seemed a bit surprised that Webb had gone on-record, but pleasantly so. "He got it right," Fleisig said in reference to the ideal arm angle. The abduction angle is created by the arm in relation to the body—in this photo, Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt's arm is at or near 90 degrees, which is within the 86-102 degree range found by ASMI's studies. One of the tougher things to understand is that the tilt of the shoulders doesn't affect the abduction angle. Again in a photo, we see Oswalt demonstrating a hard shoulder tilt. Oswalt's abduction angle in this picture looks slightly below 90 degrees, but I asked Fleisig if someone could see that angle. His answer? A very quick "No, it's impossible." 


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May 18, 2010 11:49 am

One-Hoppers: Guess Who "Owns" Dan Haren

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John Perrotto

A look at what hitters terrorize certain pitchers what pitchers dominate certain hitters.

Brad Penny has certainly had his share of success during 11 major league seasons. The St. Louis Cardinals right-hander has won 108 games, was a major contributor to a World Series champ (2003 Marlins), pitched in two All-Star Games and dated noted sports fashion designer Alyssa Milano.

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May 10, 2010 9:56 am

On the Beat: New Blood, Same Result

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John Perrotto

Rookie Jaime Garcia and retread Brad Penny are keeping the Cardinals on top of the NL Central.

That the Cardinals have a very good pitching staff certainly isn't a surprise. After all, Chris Carpenter finished second in the National League Cy Young Award voting last year and Adam Wainwright was third, helping the Cardinals finish third in the National League in runs allowed with an average of 3.95 per game.

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February 4, 2010 1:02 pm

Ahead in the Count: Revising Player Contract Valuation, Part 3

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Matt Swartz

Evaluating single high-profile signings against more scatter-shot solutions to team needs.

In the first two parts of this series, I explained my new approach to contract valuations and whether MORP should be linear with respect to WARP. Basically, this entailed asking the question of whether Matt Holliday, perhaps a six-win player, could be just as easily replaced by signing two three-win players or three two-win players. The issue is roster space and playing time. The alternative argument to doing MORP linearly is that a team can sign Holliday and concentrate all six of those wins on one spot of the diamond, and then they could improve themselves more by filling their other openings with decent players as well.

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For better or worse, everyone's settling into their ultimate destinies as far as in-season achievement.

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