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09-12

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Transaction Analysis: The September Shuffle
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R.J. Anderson

09-10

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Prospect Profile: Francisco Mejia
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Chris Mellen

08-25

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Transaction Analysis: Angels Add Post-Post-Post-Post-Post Hype All-Star
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R.J. Anderson

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: If You've Got Asdrubal...
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Craig Goldstein and Rob McQuown

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Vouch for Masterson
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

07-02

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4

The Call-Up: Domingo Santana
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Ron Shah and Mauricio Rubio

04-08

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61

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Polling the Industry: Pick a Shortstop Superprospect
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

04-07

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4

Transaction Analysis: The More Yunel
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R.J. Anderson

03-31

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Transaction Analysis: Darling Starling Stands By Pittsburgh
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R.J. Anderson

03-26

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17

Prospectus Preview: AL Central 2014 Preseason Preview
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Ben Lindbergh and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-05

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Transaction Analysis: Orioles Sign Flimsy Johan
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R.J. Anderson

02-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 395: 2014 Season Preview Series: Cleveland Indians
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-25

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15

BP Announcements: Another Analyst Gets the Call
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Max Marchi

02-18

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Rumor Roundup: Looking for Lefty Relief
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Daniel Rathman

02-12

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3

Rumor Roundup: Failures to Communicate
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Daniel Rathman

02-12

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Transaction Analysis: Don't Ya Need Him Brantley
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

01-28

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Rumor Roundup: Extension Tension
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Daniel Rathman

01-21

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Transaction Analysis: The Mark of the Reynolds
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

01-13

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Rumor Roundup: AL Rotation Rumblings
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Daniel Rathman

12-19

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Rumor Roundup: Who Likes Ike?
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Daniel Rathman

12-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 351: Life-Changing Lessons from Recent Transactions
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: Another Smart St. Louis Signing, Another Typical Cleveland Closer
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Ben Lindbergh and Bret Sayre

11-27

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13

Fantasy Team Preview: Cleveland Indians
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Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

11-27

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Cleveland Indians Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

11-21

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Transaction Analysis: Four Teams Bet on Bouncebacks
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Ben Lindbergh and Craig Goldstein

11-08

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One Move: American League Central
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Ben Carsley

11-04

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5

Transaction Analysis: Tools of Intelligence
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R.J. Anderson

10-03

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7

Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Recap: Rays 4, Indians 0
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Sam Miller

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game Preview
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R.J. Anderson

09-27

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What You Need to Know: A Bronx Goodbye
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Daniel Rathman

09-25

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What You Need to Know: Cleveland Socks
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Daniel Rathman

09-23

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What You Need to Know: The Weekend's Playoff Developments
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Daniel Rathman

09-23

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Painting the Black: The Indians' Kluber Man
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R.J. Anderson

09-10

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7

Overthinking It: Is Ubaldo Back?
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Ben Lindbergh

09-09

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35

Monday Morning Ten Pack: The Prospects Who Disappointed
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

09-03

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What You Need to Know: Taking Three Teams' Playoff Temperatures
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Daniel Rathman

08-30

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Transaction Analysis: Kubel to Cleveland
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R.J. Anderson

08-13

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Transaction Analysis: Mark Reynolds Wanders On
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R.J. Anderson

08-09

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Transaction Analysis: Extending Utley (and Ryan Raburn)
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Sam Miller and Ben Lindbergh

08-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 262: The All-Banter Episode
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-02

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What You Need to Know: The AL Central Gap Grows
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Daniel Rathman

07-31

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The Great Trade Game
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Paul Sporer

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: The Indians Play Scrabble, and the Dodgers Buy the Beard
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Sam Miller

07-30

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What You Need to Know: Striking from Second Place
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Daniel Rathman

07-12

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What You Need to Know: The Indians' and Orioles' Pitching Problems
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Daniel Rathman

07-11

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The Call-Up: Danny Salazar
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Jason Parks

07-09

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What You Need to Know: Tigers Back on Top
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Daniel Rathman

05-24

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The BP Wayback Machine: How the Indians Were Built
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Kevin Goldstein

05-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Beware of the Tribe
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Paul Sporer

03-12

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Overthinking It: The Not-So-Secret Sabermetrics of Marketing
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Ben Lindbergh

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Max joins the analytics department of the Cleveland Indians.

You should be accustomed to this by now. Words similar to the ones I’m about to write have been published on these pages by Colin Wyers. And Mike Fast. And Dan Fox. And others, all the way back to Keith Woolner. And elsewhere, readers (myself included) have had to adjust to living without the analysis of Josh Kalk, Joe P. Sheehan, and Sky Andrecheck, to name a few.

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February 18, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Looking for Lefty Relief

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Daniel Rathman

Checking in on Oliver Perez' availability and Carlos Santana's transition to third base.

Four teams in on Oliver Perez
Two years ago, the Mariners revived Oliver Perez’s major-league career by moving him to the bullpen. He ended up spending two seasons in Seattle, the latter on a one-year, $1.5 million contract that he signed on November 3, 2012, less than five months after the Mariners brought him back to the Show. But the 32-year-old’s stay in the Emerald City might be over, with four teams in the running to become his next employer.

Cafardo believes that Perez could choose his team in the coming days so that he can report to camp and catch up with the pitchers who settled in last week. The four teams that are courting him remain a mystery, but Bob Dutton, who covers the Mariners for the Tacoma News Times, hasn’t heard anything to suggest that he might be back. First-year manager Lloyd McClendon already has a couple of lefties at his disposal in Charlie Furbush and Lucas Luetge, and the Mariners invited Joe Beimel and Randy Wolf to camp to compete for jobs.


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February 12, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Failures to Communicate

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Daniel Rathman

The teams and remaining free agents that still seem not to be talking.

No recent contact between Indians, Ubaldo Jimenez
The Indians tendered Ubaldo Jimenez a qualifying offer. The right-hander turned it down. Since then, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the sides have barely spoken.


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February 12, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Don't Ya Need Him Brantley

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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

The Indians extend Michael Brantley, and the Rangers sign Tommy Hanson.

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January 28, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Extension Tension

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Daniel Rathman

Jason Kipnis is open to staying in Cleveland, and David Ortiz seeks a multi-year deal.

Jason Kipnis is all ears if the Indians want to discuss an extension
For Indians general manager Chris Antonetti, the past few days have brought both good news and bad news on the extension front. Cleveland Plain-Dealer beat writer Paul Hoynes wrote on Monday that the team has given up, at least for the time being, on reaching a long-term agreement with its ace, Justin Masterson. But that report came on the heels of a promising statement from second baseman Jason Kipnis, who told reporters at Sunday’s fan fest that he is “absolutely” open to negotiating a multi-year hitch.


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January 21, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Mark of the Reynolds

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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

The Brewers make a huge upgrade by signing a couple replacement-level first basemen, Nyjer Morgan is back on the continent, and the Royals pick up a Penny.



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January 13, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: AL Rotation Rumblings

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Daniel Rathman

The Indians seek to extend Justin Masterson, and the Rangers try to replace Derek Holland.

Indians expect to discuss long-term pact with Justin Masterson
With more than five years of service time under his belt, Justin Masterson has one more year of arbitration eligibility left before his first chance to hit the open market. The 28-year-old right-hander took home about $5.7 million in 2013, when he forwent his hearing by agreeing to that salary on January 18, and the Tribe is once again hoping to come to terms with his agent, Randy Rowley.


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The Mets try to get a power arm in return for Ike Davis, and the Rays' requests in David Price trade talks become clearer.

Mets hunting for power arms in exchange for Ike Davis
Since taking over the reins of the Mets in October 2010, general manager Sandy Alderson has done much of his best work on the trade market, exporting aging assets like Carlos Beltran and R.A. Dickey for high-end pitching prospects like Zack Wheeler and Noah Syndergaard. This offseason, Alderson is working with a much younger and less-accomplished trade chip, but when it comes to the return, he has mid-90s heat on his mind again.


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Ben and Sam discuss recent trades and signings, focusing on moves by the Indians, White Sox, and Diamondbacks, Kevin Towers' changing approach to building a bullpen, and the reliever market.

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The Cardinals add even more depth with Mark Ellis, the Indians make an Indians-esque signing with John Axford, and the Pirates bring back Clint Barmes.



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November 27, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Cleveland Indians

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Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

Jason Kipnis, Carlos Santana, and Danny Salazar headline a roster whose complementary players could be appealing in deeper formats.

Coming off their first playoff appearance since blowing a 3-1 lead in the 2007 ALCS, the Indians will look to get back to the Promised Land (if you can call a one-game playoff the Promised Land). And they’ll have to do it with two of their three best pitchers from last season, Ubaldo Jimenez and Scott Kazmir, potentially departing. The lineup remains intact, though they have added underrated outfielder David Murphy so that they don’t have to give nearly 500 plate appearances to Drew Stubbs again.

Yes, the Indians are a better franchise now than they were 25 years ago when they had Ricky Vaughn and Jake Taylor in uniform, but that element that causes us not to take them seriously as a World Series contender still exists. They have a couple of strong, underrated players about to enter their primes in Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana, but they’ll need others to step up and join them on that stage to make a deep playoff push. With the Tigers improving their roster (and flexibility) by trading for Ian Kinsler and the Royals possibly on the rise, the Indians will have their hands full in the AL Central.

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The depth thins out quickly after top prospect Francisco Lindor.

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