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09-06

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20

On the Beat: Seeing the Forst for the Trees
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John Perrotto

09-21

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16

Clubhouse Confidential: An MVP By Any Other Name
by
Marc Carig

08-30

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30

The BP Broadside: Judge a Player by His Performance, Not the Company He Keeps
by
Steven Goldman

03-14

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36

Ahead in the Count: Battle for the Beltway
by
Matt Swartz

03-01

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8

The BP Wayback Machine: Wild Card: A Fairy Tale
by
Nate Silver

01-24

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12

Free Agent Bargain Bin: Outfielders
by
Dan Wade

08-31

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18

Prospectus Perspective: A Wrigley Rebuild?
by
Christina Kahrl

07-21

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38

Transaction Action: ALtruisms
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Christina Kahrl

07-15

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7

Mid-season Prescriptions: AL Central
by
John Perrotto

07-10

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73

Transaction Analysis: Surrendering Lee
by
Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-02

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7

Transaction Action: Dealing and Decapitating
by
Christina Kahrl

06-28

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9

On the Beat: Monday Update
by
John Perrotto

02-03

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22

On the Beat: Indian Spring
by
John Perrotto

01-26

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45

Transaction Action: Sheets, Miggy, and Chooch
by
Christina Kahrl

08-28

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4

Prospectus Hit and Run: Scheduling Impact in the NL
by
Jay Jaffe

07-27

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37

Ahead in the Count: Aces and Attendance
by
Matt Swartz

07-16

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18

On the Beat: Buyers Rush Nearly Empty Shelves?
by
John Perrotto

05-17

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32

Prospectus Idol Entry: Tim Kniker's Initial Entry
by
Tim Kniker

07-18

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Prospectus Today: Bubble Boys
by
Joe Sheehan

02-19

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Other Programs to Follow
by
Bryan Smith

11-21

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When Four Aces Don't Matter
by
Brandon Isleib

09-11

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Taking on Water
by
Jay Jaffe

08-19

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Transaction Analysis: National League Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

08-09

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Rebuilding on the River
by
John Perrotto

08-08

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A Little Less Glamour
by
John Perrotto

06-16

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Transaction Analysis: June 13-15, 2006
by
Christina Kahrl

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: American League, December 15, 2005-February 13, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

04-27

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Transaction Analysis: April 19-25, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

04-06

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

03-26

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Transaction Analysis: March 22-25, 2004
by
Christina Kahrl

09-17

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Lies, Damned Lies: Wild Card: A Fairy Tale
by
Nate Silver

03-30

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National League Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-01

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The Daily Prospectus: The Daily Prospectus: Angelic
by
Joe Sheehan

02-18

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Rotisserie Turns: Spring Training Decisions, Part 1
by
Keith Law

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August 8, 2007 12:00 am

A Little Less Glamour

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John Perrotto

Many tradeable players stayed put before the non-waiver trading deadline, but many players won't get say the same thing by the next trading deadline.

It never ceases to amaze those inside baseball how big of a deal the non-waiver trading deadline has become: millions of words of copy written about it in print and on the Internet, along with countless hours devoted to talking about it on radio and television.

"It's a fun thing for the fans," Pittsburgh General Manager Dave Littlefield said. "There is a lot of information out there about it, a lot of talk and a lot of rumors. Some of it is accurate and a lot of it isn't. The most important thing, though, is that it generates interest in the game, which is always a good thing." "It's become a much bigger deal than I remember it being earlier in my career," said Houston infielder Mark Loretta, a 13-year veteran. "With ESPN doing a three-hour special and reporters calling you and all that kind of stuff, it's become the real hot stove time during the season. I've been through it a few years. It's intriguing. It's always interesting to think of the possibilities and what not. Ultimately, it's a relief when it's over."

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June 16, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: June 13-15, 2006

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Christina Kahrl

Christina touches on the Sox-to-Sox swap, the Dodgers' latest reshuffle, and more.

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Christina Kahrl has a special baseball Valentine just for you: a wrap-up of the American League's offseason transactions.

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July 21, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005

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Christina Kahrl

The Red Sox make some minor moves, perhaps warming up for something bigger. The Braves get a lot healthier, as do the Padres. Plus, Al Leiter comes full circle.

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April 27, 2004 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: April 19-25, 2004

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Christina Kahrl

Chad Tracy could help revive the struggling Snakes. Russell Branyan returns to the Indians. Torii Hunter's return creates a crowded situation with Lew Ford swining a hot bat for the Twins. Endy Chavez returns to cause night sweats among Expos fans. These and other news and notes in today's Transaction Analysis.

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April 6, 2004 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004

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Christina Kahrl

The Braves' bench looks ugly. The Dodgers make some nifty deals. The Mets inexplicably hand starting jobs to Tyler Yates and Scott Erickson. The Rangers unload Einar Diaz on the Expos. These and other happenings in today's Transaction Analysis.

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March 26, 2004 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 22-25, 2004

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Christina Kahrl

John Patterson and Juan Cruz: good riddance, or highway robbery? The Astros drop another roadblock in Morgan Ensburg's way. Itinerant pitcher Bruce Chen's destiny likely includes fitting for a few more major league uniforms. All this and more in Friday's Transaction Analysis.

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September 17, 2003 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: Wild Card: A Fairy Tale

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Nate Silver

Once upon a time, a long time ago, September was a cruel month for baseball. The weather dampened, the children went back to school, the nation's attention turned to the Second-Best Sport, and many teams soldiered on with only pride and the next season's paycheck to play for. Year after year, attendance slumped badly, with nothing to bridge the gap between the long, baseball-and-B-B-Q evenings of summer, and the crackling drama of the post-season. It was, like the moment just after intimacy, a time of unspeakable melancholy. Then, one day, the Commissioner made the Wild Card. The Commissioner was a wise man, and he knew that the self-styled defenders of tradition would not like his creation. But they had complained about westward expansion and night baseball and the Designated Hitter and too many other things to count, and every time they had come back, first to queue in line when the gates opened in spring. Tradition wasn't marketable anyway, not in the way that a tense battle for fourth place between the Marlins and the Phillies was. The Wild Card, in fact, was a remarkable success. The Commissioner, never known for his fondness for crowds, became omnipresent in those Septembers, maintaining a furious itinerary, shaking hands with awestruck fans at every ballpark from Yawkey Way to Elysian Fields. The Commissioner took no credit for the Wild Card; he had created it, after all, in the Best Interest of Baseball, and what reward did a man deserve for the mere execution of his duty? It was, he said, remarkable only that it had not been thought of earlier, but that was the hallmark of all great inventions, like post-it notes and garage door openers. And they lived happily ever after.

Then, one day, the Commissioner made the Wild Card. The Commissioner was a wise man, and he knew that the self-styled defenders of tradition would not like his creation. But they had complained about westward expansion and night baseball and the Designated Hitter and too many other things to count, and every time they had come back, first to queue in line when the gates opened in spring. Tradition wasn't marketable anyway, not in the way that a tense battle for fourth place between the Marlins and the Phillies was.

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March 1, 2002 11:25 am

The Daily Prospectus: The Daily Prospectus: Angelic

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Joe Sheehan

Well, whaddaya know? There are Angels fans. Before Tuesday, I thought they were a myth, some kind of Disney creation that didn't really exist. Turns out, there are actually people who care about this team, and they have some pretty strong feelings about their chances this year.

Well, whaddaya know? There are Angels fans.

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Catchers

Team: Detroit
Contenders: Raul Casanova, Joe Oliver

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