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09-15

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Junkballin'
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Jay Jaffe

08-25

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Transaction Analysis: West by Central
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Christina Kahrl

04-05

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Review of the Centrals
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Christina Kahrl

02-01

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Transaction Analysis: AL Central Catchup
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Christina Kahrl

08-04

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Transaction Analysis: July 31-August 3
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Christina Kahrl

06-13

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Transaction Analysis: June 8-12, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

04-07

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Transaction Analysis: National League, March 30-April 4
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Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 17-26
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Christina Kahrl

09-08

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Transaction Analysis: September 1-7
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Christina Kahrl

05-26

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Transaction Analysis: May 10-24, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

03-11

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Transaction Analysis: Offseason - The Centrals
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Christina Kahrl

09-17

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Transaction Analysis: August 30-September 15
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Christina Kahrl

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: July 19-25
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Christina Kahrl

06-16

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Transaction Analysis: June 8-13, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

05-12

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Can Of Corn: Jimy's Poison Pen
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Dayn Perry

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: October 13-November 19
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Christina Kahrl

09-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21
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Christina Kahrl

08-15

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Transaction Analysis: August 12-14
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Christina Kahrl

05-21

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Transaction Analysis: May 15-18, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

05-14

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Transaction Analysis: May 8-11, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

04-23

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Transaction Analysis: April 17-20, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

04-09

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Transaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

03-28

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Team Health Reports: A Second Look
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Will Carroll

02-14

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Team Health Reports: Team Health Report: Philadelphia Phillies
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Will Carroll

11-06

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The Daily Prospectus: It's a Dry Heat
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Jonah Keri

06-22

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Touring the Minors
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Keith Scherer

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July 27, 2004 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 19-25

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Christina Kahrl

The Diamondbacks go with youth in their rotation. The Red Sox pointlessly resurrect Ricky Gutierrez. Grady Sizemore and David Wright make their debuts for the Indians and Mets. Tip o' the cap to the solid career of Pat Hentgen. These and other happenings in today's Transaction Analysis.

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June 16, 2004 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: June 8-13, 2004

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Christina Kahrl

The Angels' Disabled List is thinning out. Nomar's back for the Red Sox. Paul Abbott slides into the fifth starter's role with the Phillies. And the Practically Perfect Backup Catcher earns his stripes as a starter for the Blue Jays. These and other happenings in today's Transaction Analysis.

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Jimy Williams' deployment of Astro relievers has been a source of consternation for many of us here at BP. Not long ago, he declared that he would begin using his closer and best reliever, Octavio Dotel, to protect four-run, ninth-inning leads from time to time. Suffice it to day, that's about as efficient as your garden-variety doobage-addled record store clerk. Calling on your closer to protect three-run leads in the ninth is a bad idea, so clearly what's being referred to as a "Jimy Save" runs even further afoul of common sense. As Joe Sheehan observed in a recent group e-mail, this practice reached its nadir last week when Williams, unwilling to go to Dotel, who'd worked the three previous days (twice logging eminently undemanding and wasteful Jimy Saves), saw inferior relievers fritter away a ninth-inning lead to the Braves and eventually lose it in the 10th. Thanks to the Jimy Save, the Astros' best reliever was a feckless observer to the conflagration unfolding on the field. All of this leads me to wonder just how poorly Williams has managed the Houston bullpen.

As Joe Sheehan observed in a recent group e-mail, this practice reached its nadir last week when Williams, unwilling to go to Dotel, who'd worked the three previous days (twice logging eminently undemanding and wasteful Jimy Saves), saw inferior relievers fritter away a ninth-inning lead to the Braves and eventually lose it in the 10th. Thanks to the Jimy Save, the Astros' best reliever was a feckless observer to the conflagration unfolding on the field.

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November 25, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: October 13-November 19

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Christina Kahrl

The White Sox will regret hiring Ozzie Guillen. The Astros' Brad Ausmus and Jose Vizcaino: how to flush $4 million down the toilet. The A's and Jays hook up for yet another trade. The Phillies won't solve their bullpen problem with Billy Wagner alone. The Mariners look poised for a fall. These and other news and notes in this edition of Transaction Analysis.

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September 25, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21

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Christina Kahrl

A lost season for the Angels has folks in Anaheim scratching their heads. John Smoltz's injury buries Bobby Thigpen's name for another year. The Royals' run evokes memories of George Brett and company. Sandy Alomar...you can probably guess what Chris will write about Sandy Alomar. Witticisms, Kahrlisms and roster schmisms in this edition of Transaction Analysis.

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August 15, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: August 12-14

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Christina Kahrl

Adam Riggs gets a well-deserved shot with the Angels. The Braves aim to avoid the mistake made by the '93 Phillies. Neal Cotts could end up being the prize in the Koch-Foulke deal for the White Sox. The Royals and A's designate Febles and Piatt for assignment, drawing mixed reviews. These and other transactions, Chris Kahrl-style, in this edition of Transaction Analysis.

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May 21, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: May 15-18, 2003

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Christina Kahrl

Ruben Mateo elicits crickets, Kevin Witt gets a nod from Ken Phelps, the Astros have rotation issues, and who the heck is Miguel Ojeda? News, notes, and witticisms on 21 major-league teams.

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May 14, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: May 8-11, 2003

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Christina Kahrl

Tom Goodwin and company could allow the rest of the NL Central to catch the Cubs with Sammy Sosa out. Steve Sparks could be tossing knucklers in the 9th in Detroit. The Marlins cross their fingers on Dontrelle Willis with Jack McKeon now running the ship. Plus news and notes from 14 other teams.

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April 23, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: April 17-20, 2003

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Christina Kahrl

Jimmy Anderson proves yet again that he's Triple-A fodder, Dean Palmer's three years past being a lost cause, the division-leading Royals get Beltran back, and Johnny Estrada takes a swig of Mr. PIBBB.

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April 9, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003

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Christina Kahrl

The Snakes bury John Patterson, the Red Sox sort through a batch of soft tossers, the Marlins vie for a 25-catcher roster, and the Devil Rays solve all their problems by grabbing Al Martin and Damion Easley.

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March 28, 2003 12:00 am

Team Health Reports: A Second Look

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Will Carroll

Each and every THR came with its own set of pitfalls. Players were analyzed based on several factors, such as injury history, comparable players, style of play, biomechanics, and inside information from my sources. With no good statistics and no usable injury database, early readers screamed and yelled for "proof!" My response: There is no proof to injuries--sports medicine is like baseball before Bill James, and injury analysis is as much art as it is science. What the THRs did do was spark some discussion, get people thinking about the effects of injury on their favorite teams and players, and bring sports medicine into the conversation more when performance analysis comes up for discussion. Sometimes, the evidence took care of itself, as in the case of Phil Nevin. That one call probably got more notice than any other, but it shows that there's a method to the madness--add up injury history, a positional change, a player with an odd career pattern, and the advice of the UTK Medical Advisory Board and it's not voodoo or Satanism, as one Pizza Feeder accused me of, Cotton Mather-style. I've said that if I do my job well, everyone will be able to make the same types of judgments with varying degrees of success. With statistics, some of us stick with OPS since there's no long division; in injury analysis, if you only want the results, I'll be here.

Good opening line from one of my favorite movies and one I should have thought of as I tried to introduce myself to BP readers with a series of 30 pieces analyzing each team's health. Who thought it would extend to some 60,000 words? Who thought I would be forced to agonize and second-guess myself with each decision on a "light?" Who knew that color-blind people would have such a problem with the stop light system?

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February 14, 2003 2:32 am

Team Health Reports: Team Health Report: Philadelphia Phillies

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Will Carroll

Team Health Report: Philadelphia Phillies February 2003

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