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January 25, 2008 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Scanning Shields, and Nailing Down Rocks

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Christina Kahrl

Big extensions, NRIs for those down on their luck, and one-year deals for the odd veteran.

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December 9, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Big Moves in the NL

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Christina Kahrl

Only one of the three NL East teams that made a major deal came out on top. That revelation, plus an analysis of the senior circuit's free agent signings, and more.

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Nate revisits his earlier thoughts on Cristian Guzman being an offseason bargain.

I do try and be accountable when I get an aberrant result like this one, to see if there is anything wrong with the method that produced it. Guzman, certainly, had a worse season than most anyone might have anticipated. His .219/.260/.314 batting line was a dead match for PECOTA's .226/.260/.315 10th percentile projection. The real problem, however, was in the field, where he lost a Kevin Garnett sized step, going from a +14 FRAA player to a -11. Nobody was claiming that Guzman would have a breakout season--on the contrary, PECOTA gave him a 31% collapse rate. But a premium glove at shortstop is worth something, and his deal looked comparatively better than the likes of

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The Sox rake in the bucks, the Reds mull an ownership change and the Padres open the coffers for Jake Peavy.

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April 20, 2004 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: April 13-18, 2004

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Christina Kahrl

There are positives to the Garret Anderson deal after all. The Tigers recall Uggy Urbina in their quest for 70 wins. The Royals lose Angel Berroa to migraines. The Expos re-sign Livan Hernandez to a three-year deal. And the A's finally lose Chad Harville, but pick up Kirk Saarloos to replace him. All this and much more news from around the league in your Tuesday edition of Transaction Analysis.

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March 8, 2004 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 2-7, 2004

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Christina Kahrl

Dave Nilsson is back in the bigs, this time with the Braves. Damaso Marte and Joe Nathan would get extra bucks from the White Sox and Twins depending on their managers' whims. Geoff Jenkins' three-year deal with the Brewers may become another Milwaukee millstone. These and other happenings in today's Transaction Analysis.

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November 25, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: October 13-November 19

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Christina Kahrl

The White Sox will regret hiring Ozzie Guillen. The Astros' Brad Ausmus and Jose Vizcaino: how to flush $4 million down the toilet. The A's and Jays hook up for yet another trade. The Phillies won't solve their bullpen problem with Billy Wagner alone. The Mariners look poised for a fall. These and other news and notes in this edition of Transaction Analysis.

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Exercised their option on RHP Troy Percival and agreed upon an additional option for 2002. [10/19]

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