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01-08

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Fantasy Team Preview: Colorado Rockies
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Ben Carsley

12-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 346: Matt Kemp Rumors and Hot Trade Takes
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-11

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Transaction Analysis: Brett Anderson at Altitude
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Ben Lindbergh, Jordan Gorosh and Ben Carsley

08-20

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7

The Stash List: The Final 2013 Installment
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Bret Sayre

08-12

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2

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 263: Jose Dariel Abreu and the Future of Cuban Baseball/The Unmade Wil Myers Trade
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-07

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 1 (Pilot): Lincecum v. Cashner
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Paul Sporer

09-21

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7

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, September 21
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Ben Lindbergh

09-11

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, September 11
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Matthew Kory

08-23

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Value Picks: Starting Pitching for 8/23/12
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Derek Carty

08-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 26: The Return of Brett Anderson, Oakland's Playoff Rotation, and the Financial Future of Stephen Drew
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-13

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15

The Keeper Reaper: Starting Pitchers for 10/13/11
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Mike Petriello

09-27

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3

Divide and Conquer, NL West: Is There a Draft in Here, or is that Just 2006?
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Geoff Young

09-23

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3

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Oakland A's
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Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

08-10

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48

The Lineup Card: 12 Favorite Basebrawls and Individual Performances in Basebrawls
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Baseball Prospectus

06-08

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11

Collateral Damage: Another Aching Athletic
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Corey Dawkins and Ben Lindbergh

04-08

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8

Baseball ProGUESTus: The Rookie Effect
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Brian Mills

03-31

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42

Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-31

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Team Injury Projection: Oakland Athletics
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Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

03-30

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10

Fantasy Beat: Spring Hurlers
by
Craig Brown

02-25

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12

Fantasy Focus: AL Starting Pitcher Rankings
by
Marc Normandin

02-07

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16

Fantasy Beat: BP Scoresheet Early Draft Prep
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Rob McQuown

07-29

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2

Overthinking It: Elbowed Out
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Ben Lindbergh

07-07

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13

On the Beat: Wednesday Update: The A's Uphill Climb
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John Perrotto

04-29

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12

Under The Knife: Bracing For a Return
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Will Carroll

04-28

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16

Under The Knife: Mid-Week Aches and Pains
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Will Carroll

04-26

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26

Under The Knife: Another Call for Pitcher Protection
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Will Carroll

03-23

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Spring Conversations
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-16

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13

Team Health Reports: Oakland Athletics
by
Will Carroll

06-16

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13

Transaction Analysis: NL East Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-07

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32

Future Shock: Future Top Dogs, AL
by
Kevin Goldstein

04-06

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28

Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-25

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44

Future Shock: Athletics Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-13

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Top 100 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-07

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9

Future Shock: Cardinals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

04-02

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Transaction Analysis: NL East Rosters Review
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Christina Kahrl

03-07

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Future Shock: Keith Lieppman Interview, Part 1
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Kevin Goldstein

01-25

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Transaction Analysis: Scanning Shields, and Nailing Down Rocks
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Christina Kahrl

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Swaps and Moves
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Christina Kahrl

07-16

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Transaction Analysis: National League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

07-12

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Schrodinger's Bat: Dropping One Down
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Dan Fox

05-07

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Transaction Analysis: April 29-May 6, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

11-08

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Future Shock: Arizona Diamondbacks Top Ten Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

10-09

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Completely Random Statistical Trivia
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Keith Woolner

09-01

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Transaction Analysis: August 28-31, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

06-16

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Transaction Analysis: June 8-13, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

04-20

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Transaction Analysis: April 13-18, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

09-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21
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Christina Kahrl

08-06

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Lies, Damned Lies: Quantum Leap
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Nate Silver

06-25

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Transaction Analysis: June 16-22, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

05-13

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Transaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

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September 23, 2011 12:00 pm

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Oakland A's

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Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

A combination of injuries and an anemic offense led to another mediocre season by the Bay.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fadewhether in September (or before), the league division series, league championship series or World Series. It combines an overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski, and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview.

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In the wake of the Phillies/Giants brawl this past weekend, BP's staff of writers recall their most memorable basebrawls of all time.

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June 8, 2011 9:00 am

Collateral Damage: Another Aching Athletic

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Corey Dawkins and Ben Lindbergh

Oakland's rotation takes another hit, Hanley hits the DL, John Lackey returns but remains in the woods, and Brian Roberts and Denard Span offer additional opportunities for concussion discussion.

Brett Anderson, OAK (Left elbow soreness)
Oakland's pitching staff took another hit when Anderson went on the 15-day disabled list for soreness in his left elbow. His velocity and the bite on his breaking pitches have decreased bit in the last few weeks, causing the southpaw to fear that he might need Tommy John surgery. It's common to see a loss of velocity with ulnar collateral ligament injuries in pitchers, but usually that loss occurs over a longer period of time than just a few weeks. Anderson hasn't necessarily lost a lot of velocity since the beginning of the year, but he has lost a few miles per hour since 2009.

Anderson made multiple visits to the disabled list with elbow and forearm injuries in 2010. The first stint, for a strain of the flexor tendon, lasted a little over a month. This tendon lies directly over the ulnar collateral ligament of Tommy John fame and helps to absorb some of the forces placed upon the ligament. Anderson made two appearances after returning from that scare before heading back to the disabled list with general elbow inflammation. This time it took him almost two months to come back, but by the time he did, something had changed. His velocity was reduced from what it had been in the second half of 2009, even if his results were still good.


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Do early-season phenoms fade once the rest of the league learns to stop giving them pitches to hit?

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, both in the standings and for the major awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards  (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. 

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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March 31, 2011 9:00 am

Team Injury Projection: Oakland Athletics

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Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

Does Billy Beane's sh*t work in the trainer's room?

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.

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March 30, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Spring Hurlers

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Craig Brown

A few pitchers had very strong springs, and Craig has the details on which ones matter during the regular season.

Fantasy season opens tomorrow, but it’s not too late to consider a couple of starting pitchers who enjoyed strong springs. This article is a complimentary piece to last week’s look at the hot hitters of spring. Almost all of us have drafted our teams for the year, but these pitchers may warrant either a waiver pickup or a trade offer as we prepare for the season to start.

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After the King, a deluge of middle-tier Junior Circuit starters.

These are the American League starting pitcher fantasy rankings for 2011. Check out our previous first base, second base, third base, shortstop, catcher, left fielder, center fielder, right fielder, and closer installments. NL starting pitcher will be published Monday.

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Rob McQuown gives more keeper tips and dives into draft preparation notes.

With many leagues having keepers due today, I'll be around to offer any commentary on keepers. One last-minute tip is to not forget about defense. Be sure to check out these resources:

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Why what are reported as minor forearm and elbow problems often end in major surgery.

There are few things more frustrating to the uninformed observer (a label I wouldn’t hesitate to apply to myself in this instance) than the DL dance that often precedes a pitcher’s disappearance into ligament-replacement limbo. We’ve all endured that feeling of agonized uncertainty as a player upon whom our chosen team’s playoff hopes rest hangs suspended over the 60-day abyss by a fraying flexor tendon or a lacerated ligament; of course, any anxiety we feel must be little more than a microcosm of the emotional suffering (to say nothing of the physical discomfort) experienced by the ailing athlete himself.

The narrative can unfold in any number of ways. Maybe the protagonist hears the proverbial “pop” and walks off the mound, clutching his arm in pain as a hush descends upon the assembled onlookers. In other cases, he experiences some soreness on his throw day or while warming in the bullpen and doesn’t answer the bell. Grim faces appear in post-game interviews; quite likely our hero has suffered from arm trouble before, and worries all the more by virtue of his familiarity with his foe.

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Oakland has quality young pitching but sorely needs some power hitting, along with notes from around the major leagues.

The Athletics for the span of eight seasons from 1999-2006, defied the idea that a small-market team could not consistently contend. They won four American League West titles during that time and made the playoffs as the wild card on two other occasions. General manager Billy Beane's ability to build a team by finding economic inefficiencies in the player market became immortalized in Moneyball, Michael Lewis' seminal book.

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April 29, 2010 10:10 am

Under The Knife: Bracing For a Return

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Will Carroll

The Mets hope a new knee brace helps speed up Carlos Beltran's recovery, and other injury news from around the majors.

Carlos Beltran (multiple knee problems, 7/1)

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