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Transaction Analysis: Soriano Finally Gets Paid
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R.J. Anderson

08-07

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Transaction Analysis: Busy Week at the Ol' Scrap Heap
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R.J. Anderson

03-10

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Painting the Black: Plate Appearances and Games Started
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R.J. Anderson

12-17

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Prospectus Perspective: Shorting Short?
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Christina Kahrl

01-19

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Transaction Analysis: Cubby Quartet
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Christina Kahrl

11-17

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Prospectus Today: Context-Sensitive Free Agents
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Joe Sheehan

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

07-26

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Transaction of the Day: Linebrink-Inman, Belliard, and Izturis
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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

09-15

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Transaction Analysis: September 11-14, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

08-23

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Transaction Analysis: August 18-22
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Christina Kahrl

08-10

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Schrodinger's Bat: Replacing Ricky Gutierrez
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Dan Fox

08-04

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Transaction Analysis: July 31-August 3
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Christina Kahrl

08-02

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of August 2nd
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Jay Jaffe

06-22

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Transaction Analysis: June 20-21
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Christina Kahrl

06-15

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Under The Knife: Overtime
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Will Carroll

01-25

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

10-26

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2004 HACKING MASS Results
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Dave Pease

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
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Jonah Keri

04-28

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Can Of Corn: Dodger Boom
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Dayn Perry

11-24

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2003 HACKING MASS Results
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Dave Pease

08-22

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Prospectus Today: A Day in the Sun
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Joe Sheehan

07-08

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Prospectus Today: Fading Into Oblivion
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Joe Sheehan

05-22

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Prospectus Today: Look Ma, No Bats
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Joe Sheehan

11-22

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The Daily Prospectus: Balanced Lineups Redux
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Keith Woolner

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August 4, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 31-August 3

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Christina Kahrl

The Transaction Analysis you have been waiting for. Saunders. Izturis. Guzman. Cormier. Hernandez. Reyes. The names are all here, and only Christina can sort out the right from wrong, and the stupid from the just obtuse.

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The more things change, the more they stay the same on Ye Olde Hit List, as Jay follows the streaking Tigers and sorts out the contender from pretender.

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June 22, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: June 20-21

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Christina Kahrl

Though the majority of recent moves have involved shuffling role players around, there's still plenty to talk about.

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June 15, 2006 12:00 am

Under The Knife: Overtime

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Will Carroll

Will has news on the latest owies of Barry Bonds, Jay Gibbons, Matt Clement, Hanley Ramirez, and more.

Powered by an overtime win for the Oilers, the Randy Johnson game in the PIP, and trying to follow the advanced techniques used on Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, on to the injuries:

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The Dodgers and Giants start bringing in some reinforcements, while the Twins work to keep what they already have.

'04 VORP Age Contract J.D. Drew 78.7 29 5 yr/$55 Derek Lowe -11.5 32 4 yr/$36 Eric Gagne 28.4 29 2 yr/$19 Cesar Izturis 29.7 25 3 yr/$9.9 Odalis Perez 49.7 28 3 yr/$24 Like the moves of other sabermetrically-inclined GMs (Billy Beane, Theo Epstein, J.P. Ricciardi), DePodesta's decisions have been scrutinized more than most, with traditional media, casual fans and even statheads ridiculing, scratching their heads, or just plain struggling to keep up. A quick look at some of these signings:

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October 26, 2004 12:00 am

2004 HACKING MASS Results

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Dave Pease

Brad Ausmus may have fallen short of the World Series, but he was an integral part of this year's HACKING MASS champion.

No matter what rooting interest you have, though, one thing ties us all together: that we could have had our own free HACKING MASS team this year. This year's competition attracted more than 1,300 competitors, most of whom attacked their Bizarro General Manager job description with gusto. If you don't know what HACKING MASS is, take a look at this year's Rules; we'll wait.

Now, let's break down this year's results.

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October 5, 2004 12:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

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Jonah Keri

The Cardinals punched their ticket in July. The Dodgers, 72 hours ago. Don't let that fool you: this is a great matchup.

The Cardinals can't claim any such drama. That's because they long ago obliterated the rest of the National League. The Cards' 105-57 record was the best in baseball, and underscored the standout performances of several star players. With a loaded offense and surprising starting pitching, St. Louis will be a stern test to any challenger, starting with the Dodgers.

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April 28, 2004 12:00 am

Can Of Corn: Dodger Boom

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Dayn Perry

Can they keep it up? At this writing, the Dodgers, at 12-6, are tied with the Red Sox for the second-best record in baseball. To be sure, it\'s terribly early, but it does make me wonder how likely the Dodgers are to continue playing well. They were already contenders in the relatively lusterless NL West, but most observers had L.A. tabbed for third place or worse.

At this writing, the Dodgers, at 12-6, are tied with the Red Sox for the second-best record in baseball. To be sure, it's terribly early, but it does make me wonder how likely the Dodgers are to continue playing well. They were already contenders in the relatively lusterless NL West, but most observers had L.A. tabbed for third place or worse.

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November 24, 2003 12:00 am

2003 HACKING MASS Results

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Dave Pease

The 2003 HACKING MASS All-Star team is a fetching mixture of the young and the old; the highly-regarded defensively with a sprinkling of butchers thrown in; members of good teams and members of awful ones. Elderly Astros catcher (and recipient of a brand-new two-year contract) Brad Ausmus, young Dodgers glove merchant Cesar Izturis, Most Valuable Player and Texas Ranger Colby Lewis, and Blue Jay starter Cory Lidle, who missed his traditional second-half stretch of high-octane pitching, all scored in the triple digits. White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko, Orioles third baseman Tony Batista, Expos center fielder Endy Chavez, Athletics right fielder Jermaine Dye, and Lewis and Lidle were all selected for fewer than five HACKING MASS squads. A perfect roster was worth 937 points in 2003.

All-Star Team

The 2003 HACKING MASS All-Star team is a fetching mixture of the young and the old; the highly-regarded defensively with a sprinkling of butchers thrown in; members of good teams and members of awful ones. Elderly Astros catcher (and recipient of a brand-new two-year contract) Brad Ausmus, young Dodgers glove merchant Cesar Izturis, Most Valuable Player and Texas Ranger Colby Lewis, and Blue Jay starter Cory Lidle, who missed his traditional second-half stretch of high-octane pitching, all scored in the triple digits. White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko, Orioles third baseman Tony Batista, Expos center fielder Endy Chavez, Athletics right fielder Jermaine Dye, and Lewis and Lidle were all selected for fewer than five HACKING MASS squads. A perfect roster was worth 937 points in 2003.

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I love day baseball. To me, there are few things better than sitting in the sunshine and watching a ballgame. Better still if it's a weekday, because it adds that sense that you're getting away with something, even when you don't work a 9-to-5 job. Well, a.m. to p.m., anyway. So when I was offered tickets to Thursday's Dodgers/Expos tilt at Chavez Ravine, I was all over it. Truth be told, I don't get to as many ballgames as you might think, thanks in large part to the availability of so many games on television. It's lazy, I guess, but seeing 25-30 teams in one night has a lot of appeal, especially when so many games right now have playoff implications. Like this one. Both teams started the day four games out of the Wild Card slot, having split the first two games of their series. Neither team has been able to get much traction in the Wild Card chase, in part because neither scores all that often. Both are heavily reliant on good starting pitching. The final was 2-1, Dodgers, but to say that the Dodgers won would be overstating things. It was more like they happened to be standing there when the Expos had a ballgame to give away.

So when I was offered tickets to Thursday's Dodgers/Expos tilt at Chavez Ravine, I was all over it. Truth be told, I don't get to as many ballgames as you might think, thanks in large part to the availability of so many games on television. It's lazy, I guess, but seeing 25-30 teams in one night has a lot of appeal, especially when so many games right now have playoff implications.

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July 8, 2003 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Fading Into Oblivion

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Joe Sheehan

At some point, you just have to laugh. The Los Angeles Dodgers are fading into oblivion, unable to put together much in the way of an inning, never mind an entire game. They've scored 14 runs in their last eight contests, or as many as the Diamondbacks tallied in the last five innings of their win on Monday night. They might not reach 300 runs by the All-Star break, a feat I didn't think was possible in the modern era of late-March starts and league RAs in the mid-4.00s, and they're on pace to be the first NL team since 1993 to not score 600 runs. I've watched almost every inning of Dodger baseball in July, and I have to say, I deserve something for that. For the past week, the Dodgers have been just as bad as the Tigers--who might be The Worst Team in 40 Years--were back in April...

The Los Angeles Dodgers are fading into oblivion, unable to put together much in the way of an inning, never mind an entire game. They've scored 14 runs in their last eight contests, or as many as the Diamondbacks tallied in the last five innings of their win on Monday night. They might not reach 300 runs by the All-Star break, a feat I didn't think was possible in the modern era of late-March starts and league RAs in the mid-4.00s, and they're on pace to be the first NL team since 1993 to not score 600 runs.

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May 22, 2003 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Look Ma, No Bats

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Joe Sheehan

The Dodgers won yet another close game last night, holding the Rockies to a pair of runs in a 3-2 win. That's an offensive explosion by the recent standards of Dodger opponents: The Blue Crew had given up just one run in five consecutive games dating to May 14. Thanks to Keith Woolner's latest creation, "Team Records and Streaks," we know that they lead or are tied for the lead in the number of games won when scoring two runs or four runs, and trail only the Braves in winning games in which they score three runs. Overall, the Dodgers have allowed a freakishly low 137 runs, 36 runs fewer than the Expos and 18 fewer than the A's. According to Michael Wolverton's analysis, which factors in the very good pitcher's park in which they play half their games, the Dodgers have the fourth-best rotation and the fourth-best bullpen in the game. Don't get too crazy about this idea, but the Dodgers are on pace to allow just 482 runs this season. That just isn't done. In fact, just three teams in the last 10 years have allowed fewer than 600 runs in a full season: the Braves of 1997, 1998 and 2002. The last team to break 500? The Orioles (430) and A's (457) did it in the strike-shortened season of 1972. (The A's missed seven games and may have turned the trick anyway; the Orioles missed eight, and would certainly have stayed under 500 in a full season.) Four teams--the Cardinals, Mets, Orioles and Tigers--did it in the last year of the modern dead-ball era, 1968. Even if the Dodgers can't maintain their pace, they're well on their way to being one of the top run-prevention teams of my lifetime.

Overall, the Dodgers have allowed a freakishly low 137 runs, 36 runs fewer than the Expos and 18 fewer than the A's. According to Michael Wolverton's analysis, which factors in the very good pitcher's park in which they play half their games, the Dodgers have the fourth-best rotation and the fourth-best bullpen in the game.

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