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09-06

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

08-02

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On the Beat: A Tale of Two Cities
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John Perrotto

06-21

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10

On the Beat: Who Wants to be the Next Skipper?
by
John Perrotto

02-22

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28

Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview
by
Derek Carty and Michael Jong

02-06

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Transaction Analysis: Jackson Settles for One Year
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R.J. Anderson

09-09

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10

Prospectus Perspective: The New Jack Zoo Review
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Bradley Ankrom

03-14

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36

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

01-25

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16

Transaction Analysis: The Punished
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Christina Kahrl

10-27

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3

GM for a Day: Florida Marlins
by
Ken Funck

10-13

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21

GM for a Day: Arizona Diamondbacks
by
Ken Funck

08-31

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18

Prospectus Perspective: A Wrigley Rebuild?
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Christina Kahrl

07-23

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28

Ahead in the Count: Buyers and Sellers
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Matt Swartz

12-21

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36

Ahead in the Count: When Bad Teams Land Good Free Agents
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Matt Swartz

07-13

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13

Under The Knife: Midseason THR Updates
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Will Carroll and Michael R. Lewis

11-18

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14

Hot Stove Preview
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Christina Kahrl

10-05

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4

Prospectus Hit List: Season Wrap-up
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Jay Jaffe

08-01

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Prospectus Hit List: After the Storm
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Jay Jaffe

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: The Weekend Trio
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Christina Kahrl

12-31

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Transaction Analysis: December Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

07-22

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Every Given Sunday: Mile High Expectations?
by
John Perrotto

07-11

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Looking Ahead
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John Perrotto

09-17

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Transaction Analysis: August 30-September 15
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Christina Kahrl

09-07

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Breaking Balls: Pitch to Him!
by
Derek Zumsteg

12-23

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Can Of Corn: The Rule 5 Draft
by
Dayn Perry

10-23

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Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets
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Baseball Prospectus

09-24

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Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets
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Baseball Prospectus

07-16

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Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets
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Baseball Prospectus

04-09

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The Great Slide Backwards
by
Mark Armour

11-07

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Staff Ballots
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Baseball Prospectus

09-11

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The Imbalance Sheet: Reader Response - Hope and Faith
by
Keith Law

08-01

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The Daily Prospectus: Do-Nothings
by
Joe Sheehan

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December 21, 2009 12:23 pm

Ahead in the Count: When Bad Teams Land Good Free Agents

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Matt Swartz

Uncovering when it is beneficial for a bad team to sign someone on the free-agent market.

When the Orioles signed Mike Gonzalez on Friday, the collective sound of baseball fans' palms hitting their foreheads reverberated throughout the land. The Orioles have virtually no chance of competing in 2010, and they cost themselves their second-round pick. They simply will not have enough games to close, and those games will not push their team over the edge into the playoffs for this season. Instead, keeping the draft pick and concentrating their resources on scouting and development seems to make much more sense.

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July 13, 2009 2:31 pm

Under The Knife: Midseason THR Updates

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Will Carroll and Michael R. Lewis

Reviewing how badly each team's been hit by its assorted hurts.

For the last five years, we've been collecting injury data based off the official DL reports. While this data isn't complete, since the DL alone doesn't tell the full injury story, it is the only consistent source. By adding extra information to the database, we've been able to establish timelines, baselines, and guidelines for injuries, as well as using it as part of the Team Health Report prediction system. Since teams are starting to take note of this type of exercise, why not take a mid-season look here at the All-Star break, and see if we can find anything of note?

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November 18, 2008 4:34 pm

Hot Stove Preview

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Christina Kahrl

There are possible patches and tweaks in store for the contenders, with desperate measures required for the rest.

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October 5, 2008 1:27 pm

Prospectus Hit List: Season Wrap-up

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Jay Jaffe

From not-quite juggernauts to the Nationals nightmare, how it all shakes out at season's end.

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August 1, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Hit List: After the Storm

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Jay Jaffe

The Cubs and Angels assert themselves, and the dog days' midpoint begins to separate the pretenders from the October-bound.

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The Indians' pair of deals do them all sorts of good, the Pirates finally get off the pot, while the Dodgers have an answer, but may need to ask another question.

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December 31, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: December Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

The rest of the non-Wests transaction action from around the major leagues.

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July 22, 2007 12:00 am

Every Given Sunday: Mile High Expectations?

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John Perrotto

Are the Rockies in or out, plus the Indians make their commitments, and a Royal with boardinghouse reach at the plate.

Are the Colorado Rockies in contention? According to Todd Helton, it's a matter of perspective. "I guess you could look at the standings and say we're in contention, but I don't really think that way at this point," said Helton, the Rockies' first baseman and longest-tenured player, having made his major-league debut in 1997. "I'd say we've put ourselves in position to be in contention." Rockies manager Clint Hurdle feels the same way. "I don't know if we're there yet," Hurdle said. "We're close, but I don't know if you'd say we're contenders."

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July 11, 2007 12:00 am

Looking Ahead

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John Perrotto

A quick overview of what to expect from all 30 ballclubs.

It has already been the year of the milestone in baseball. Trevor Hoffman became the first reliever ever to reach 500 saves. Sammy Sosa hit his 600th home run and Frank Thomas belted his 500th. Craig Biggio got to 3,000 hits, and Roger Clemens reached 350 wins. The biggest milestone of all is just around the corner-Barry Bonds has 751 home runs, four away from Hank Aaron's all-time record.

Aside from personal achievements, a number of interesting races are developing in the two leagues and six divisions. Now that the All-Star Game is behind us, here is a division-by-division look at what to expect in the second half of the season:

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September 17, 2004 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: August 30-September 15

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Christina Kahrl

Chris Kahrl has all the roster expansion and early-September movings and shakings in this supersized edition of Transaction Analysis.

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September 7, 2004 12:00 am

Breaking Balls: Pitch to Him!

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Derek Zumsteg

It's one thing if a manager believes that intentionally walking Bonds is the best strategy to winning a game. And the game is close. I think the intentional walk is a bad strategy anyway, but I can respect that we have different opinions (me and the manager). But if a team is out of contention, or it's a blowout, they should pitch to Bonds. If baseball is a sport, and it is, it's only sporting to let him hit if the outcome of the game isn't in question.

It's one thing if a manager believes that intentionally walking Bonds is the best strategy to winning a game. And the game is close. I think the intentional walk is a bad strategy anyway, but I can respect that we have different opinions (me and the manager).

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December 23, 2003 12:00 am

Can Of Corn: The Rule 5 Draft

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Dayn Perry

Baseball's Rule 5 draft, in many ways, is confined to the rural route of the annual winter meetings, so it doesn't get as much bandwidth/column inches as it should. But as many teams are learning or already know that the Rule 5 is a nifty way to add a high-ceiling prospect to the system. The catch, as you know, is that any team selecting a player in Rule 5 must keep the lucky draftee on the active major league roster for the entire season or until he can fake an injury substantial enough to eventually land him on the 60-day DL. Just last year, we saw teams choose a handful of vaguely useful to flat-out good relievers (e.g., Aquilino Lopez of the Blue Jays and Javier Lopez of the Rockies). And reaching back into the antediluvian mists of prehistory, luminary Roberto Clemente first made his way to the Pirates via Rule 5. This winter's crop is the least impressive since I've been closely following this draft, but there were still some engaging names on the board. So, in my stateliest Lance Ito fashion, I shall now pass judgment on the 2003 class of Rule 5 draftees. All rise...

Baseball's Rule 5 draft, in many ways, is confined to the rural route of the annual winter meetings, so it doesn't get as much bandwidth/column inches as it should. But as many teams are learning or already know that the Rule 5 is a nifty way to add a high-ceiling prospect to the system.

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