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03-28

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Raising Aces: Out on a Limb: 2014 Pitcher Predictions
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Doug Thorburn

12-04

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Fantasy Fallout
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BP Fantasy Staff

11-27

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Rumor Roundup: Replacing the Departed
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Daniel Rathman

08-01

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7

Bullpen Report: Deadline Fallout
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Mike Gianella

12-11

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26

Punk Hits: Why Do We Fear The Beard?
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Ian Miller

12-03

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Transaction Analysis: All the Non-Tenders
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R.J. Anderson

12-01

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Punk Hits: Why Do We Fear The Beard?
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Ian Miller

09-24

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Low-Cost Saves for Your Keeper League
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Derek Carty

08-15

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Punk Hits: The Fabulous Major-League Baseball Rock n’ Roll Revue
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Ian Miller

04-19

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Collateral Damage Daily: Thursday, April 19
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Corey Dawkins

03-23

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Collateral Damage: Spring Soreness
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Corey Dawkins

11-18

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Prospectus Hit and Run: A Ranger Comes to Town
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Jay Jaffe

04-08

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8

Baseball ProGUESTus: The Rookie Effect
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Brian Mills

10-26

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19

World Series Prospectus: World Series Preview
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Christina Kahrl

07-28

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Return of the Rickeys
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Jay Jaffe

08-04

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Transaction Analysis: July 31-August 3
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Christina Kahrl

02-24

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Fantasy Focus: Building a Fantasy Farm System
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Jeff Erickson

02-15

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Transaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

11-23

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Transaction Analysis: November 18-22
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Christina Kahrl

09-08

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Transaction Analysis: September 1-7
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Christina Kahrl

07-15

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Transaction Analysis: July 8-14
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Christina Kahrl

06-16

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

04-12

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

04-01

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Transaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

03-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.
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Christina Kahrl

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: Offseason - The Easts
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Christina Kahrl

01-18

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

11-17

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

09-17

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Transaction Analysis: August 30-September 15
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Christina Kahrl

08-24

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Transaction Analysis: August 17-23, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

07-29

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The Claussen Pickle
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Jay Jaffe

04-06

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Transaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

03-30

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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

02-11

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Transaction Analysis: January 12-February 6, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

01-16

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests
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Baseball Prospectus

09-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21
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Christina Kahrl

05-21

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Transaction Analysis: May 15-18, 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

03-21

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PECOTA Does Fantasy
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Nate Silver

11-26

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Prospectus Feature: 2002 HACKING MASS Results: All Players, By Name
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Baseball Prospectus

07-19

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

09-01

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Transaction Analysis: August 29-30, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

08-11

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Transaction Analysis: August 7-9, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: July 27-31, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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Transaction Analysis: March 23-31, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

03-24

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Transaction Analysis: March 14-22, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

03-22

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Transaction Analysis: March 8-21
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Christina Kahrl

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March 28, 2014 11:22 am

Raising Aces: Out on a Limb: 2014 Pitcher Predictions

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Doug Thorburn

What does Doug see ahead for selected pitchers in 2014?

Along with the rest of the BP staff, I’ve submitted my pre-season predictions for division standings and end-of-season award winners. I tend to stay in the neighborhood of likely outcomes for these picks, resulting in easy answers such as “Mike Trout for AL MVP” or “Tigers win the AL Central,” but I’m more intrigued by the long-shot stories that emerge once the season starts.

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December 4, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Fallout

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at fantasy impact of every significant transaction consummated on Tuesday.

After one of the craziest transaction days in recent memory, the fantasy team (literally, it took nearly the entire team given the short notice) went through all 10 transactions with fantasy implications to see who gained and lost value in the last 24 hours. A longer introduction than that is not necessary—let’s get straight to what you came here to read.

Yankees sign Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year, $153 million deal

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November 27, 2013 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Replacing the Departed

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Daniel Rathman

The Pirates look for a lefty-hitting first baseman, and the Tigers talk to Brian Wilson.

Pirates seeking long-end platoon partner at first base
At the end of August, the Pirates obtained Justin Morneau from the Twins to bolster their offensive output at first base by providing a lefty-hitting complement to Gaby Sanchez. The one-plus month rental, at the cost of outfielder Alex Presley, went okay: Morneau posted a .370 on-base percentage in 92 September plate appearances, then batted .292 in the playoffs, though he did not hit a home run.


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August 1, 2013 6:05 am

Bullpen Report: Deadline Fallout

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Mike Gianella

With the trade deadline in the rearview mirror, Mike looks at the changes in the closer landscape before unveiling his new tiers and the updated dollar values.

Welcome to another installment of The Bullpen Report. As a reminder, closers are rated in five tiers from best to worst. The tiers are a combination of my opinion of a pitcher’s ability, the likelihood that he will pick up saves, and his security in the job. For example, a pitcher in the third tier might have better skills than a pitcher in the second tier, but if the third tier pitcher is new to the job or has blown a couple of saves in the last week this factors into the ranking as well.

This week’s edition of The Bullpen Report will focus on moves teams made at yesterday’s Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. Additional analysis is also available at today’s Free Agent Write-Up, but if you’re looking for more specific analysis about middle relievers/deeper league fodder like Jesse Crain, you’ve come to the right place.

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December 11, 2012 5:00 am

Punk Hits: Why Do We Fear The Beard?

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Ian Miller

On Brian Wilson and the etiquette of being different.

As you no doubt know by now, the San Francisco Giants opted not to tender a contract to their All-Star closer, Brian Wilson. He was due a league-mandated minimum of just under $7 million, and was probably hoping for something closer to $10 million. Apparently the Giants decided he wasn’t worth it, and Wilson is now a free agent. News reports have described Wilson as “angry” that the Giants chose not to re-sign him and he is likely to sign elsewhere. It remains to be seen what kind of deal Wilson will get on the open market. On the one hand, Proven All-Star Closer; on the other, those peripherals, and coming off Tommy John surgery. Intriguing hot-stove action!

When the news came down about the Giants' non-tender, there was some recrimination among San Francisco fans, but not a ton. He was the guy on the mound when they won it all in 2010. His numbers in 2010 were eye-popping: a 2.18 FRA and 1.7 WARP to go along with his 48 saves and World Series ring. He was really good. But then the Giants won the whole thing again in 2012, without Wilson, thereby “proving” that he wasn’t necessary. I heard and read the same thing over and over from Giants fans: Many/most/all said that, while they loved him as a player, they “wouldn’t miss his act.”

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December 3, 2012 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: All the Non-Tenders

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R.J. Anderson

A wide-ranging collection of big leaguers were set free at the tender deadline.



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December 1, 2012 9:32 pm

Punk Hits: Why Do We Fear The Beard?

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Ian Miller

Ian asks: Does Brian Wilson annoy you, and why?

As you no doubt know by now, the San Francisco Giants opted not to tender a contract to their All-Star closer, Brian Wilson. He was due a league-mandated minimum of just under $7 million, and was probably hoping for something closer to $10 million. Apparently the Giants decided he wasn’t worth it, and Wilson is now a free agent. News reports have described Wilson as “angry” that the Giants chose not to re-sign him and say he is likely to sign elsewhere. It remains to be seen what kind of deal Wilson will get on the open market. On the one hand, Proven All-Star Closer; on the other, those peripherals, and coming off Tommy John surgery. Intriguing hot-stove action!


When the news came down about the Giants' non-tender, there was some recrimination among San Francisco fans, but not a ton. He was the guy on the mound when they won it all in 2010. His numbers in 2010 were eye-popping: he notched a 2.18 FRA and 1.7 WARP to go along with his 48 saves and World Series ring. He was really good. But then the Giants won the whole thing again in 2012—without Wilson—thereby proving that he wasn’t, strictly speaking, necessary. What I heard and read over and over from Giants fans was that they “wouldn’t miss his act.”


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September 24, 2012 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Low-Cost Saves for Your Keeper League

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Derek Carty

Investing in top non-closers now could save you loads of money next draft day.

For the past five years, as the season winds down, I’ve made it a habit of discussing one of my favorite keeper league strategies: stashing potential closers.  This, of course, isn’t viable in every single keeper league based on format, depth, and rule quirks, but in leagues where it is, it can be a powerful way of accruing cheap value for your 2013 squad before the 2012 season even ends.

The Strategy
As I discussed the strategy in detail last season, I’ll simply repost for those who are new to BP:


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Ian loves two things. These are those two things, as one thing.

Everyone who has seen Brian Wilson pitch has had two different, concurrent reactions. The first is to recoil in horror at the black alien life-form consuming his face; the second is to make a Beach Boys joke.

What most people don’t do, however, is take the next step: wonder if they could field a baseball team composed entirely of rock-star namesakes. But I am not most people; I am a weird baseball-slash-music obsessive. I took the names of rock and roll legends and scoured Baseball Reference to find players by the same (or nearly the same) name. This was both more stupid and more fun than you might have imagined.

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April 19, 2012 3:00 am

Collateral Damage Daily: Thursday, April 19

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Corey Dawkins

A pair of Diamondbacks hit the disabled list, and Brian Wilson is set to undergo Tommy John surgery.

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Brian Wilson experiences more elbow soreness, Carlos Marmol's MRI comes back clean, Zach Britton gets good news about his shoulder, and Orlando Hudson's groin continues to keep him off the field.

Brian Wilson, San Francisco Giants (Right elbow soreness)
After finally appearing to be over his 2011 elbow problems, Wilson developed soreness in his right elbow, which has to have everyone concerned. He missed over a month last season due to a strain of the flexor muscle mass on the inside aspect of his elbow. In addition to contributing to force reproduction levels necessary to throw the ball in the upper 90s, the flexor mass is an important stabilizer to the ligament, made famous by Tommy John (with an assist from Dr. Frank Jobe).

Velocity is one of the factors that have been associated with injuries to this ligament in throwers. Whenever a pitcher experiences multiple bouts of elbow pain within a year’s time, there has to be concern about some underlying cause, whether it is ligament, cartilage, or tendon damage. Wilson was able to throw in a minor-league game on Thursday and kept his velocity in the upper 90s. He’s not out of the woods yet, but for now, he’s day to day.


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November 18, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: A Ranger Comes to Town

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Jay Jaffe

Where will CJ Wilson's next contract take him, and how much money can he expect?

With CC Sabathia staying put, this winter's free-agent market for starting pitchers is a particularly thin one, no pun intended. Unlike last winter, there's no rotation ace equivalent of Cliff Lee, nor is there even a frontline starter who offers the track record that the 2009-2010 winter's belle of the ball, John Lackey, did—a reminder that big-ticket items carry big-time risks. The pitcher drawing the most interest is 31-year-old lefty C.J. Wilson, who has spent all of two seasons in the rotation, converting following a rocky tenure in the bullpen that included some time spent as a very hittable closer.

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