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08-24

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The Lineup Card: 11 Disastrous Acquisitions
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Baseball Prospectus

08-19

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Divide and Conquer, AL West: The Battle Ahead
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Joey Matschulat

07-05

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: One Man's Sludge is Kevin Towers' Slugger
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Geoff Young

04-08

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8

Baseball ProGUESTus: The Rookie Effect
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Brian Mills

02-07

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16

Fantasy Beat: BP Scoresheet Early Draft Prep
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Rob McQuown

10-07

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13

Checking the Numbers: The Turnaround Kids
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Eric Seidman

09-29

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Disasterpiece Theater
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Jay Jaffe

07-21

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Checking the Numbers: To Subtract or Divide
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Eric Seidman

07-14

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Seidnotes: K/BB Ratio Redux
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Eric Seidman

07-13

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All-Star Home Run Derby: Big Papi Takes The Crown
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Jesse Behr

06-30

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Jacktastic!
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Jay Jaffe

10-29

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Prospectus Hit and Run: From One to the Other
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Jay Jaffe

04-28

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18

Transaction Analysis: Updates from the Easts
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Christina Kahrl

02-02

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The Week in Quotes: January 26-February 1
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Alex Carnevale

05-16

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UTK Wrap: Not Just the Usual Suspects
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Will Carroll

02-18

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You Could Look It Up: Topping the Twins, Part Deux
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Steven Goldman

08-26

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Transaction Analysis: All-Around Catch-Up Edition
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Christina Kahrl

08-19

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Transaction Analysis: National League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

05-11

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Prospectus Hit List: McNasty as They Wanna Be
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Jay Jaffe

01-02

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The Year in Quotes
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John Erhardt and Alex Carnevale

12-20

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Player Profile: Vernon Wells
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Marc Normandin

10-31

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

10-23

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World Series Prospectus: The I [Heart] New York Matchup
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Jay Jaffe

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: Padres versus Cardinals
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Dan Fox

09-07

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Running Man
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Dan Fox

09-01

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Transaction Analysis: August 28-31, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

08-29

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of August 28
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Marc Normandin

08-04

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Transaction Analysis: July 31-August 3
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Christina Kahrl

06-20

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Transaction Analysis: June 16-19, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

04-18

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Transaction Analysis: April 14-17
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Christina Kahrl

03-17

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Team Health Reports: Boston Red Sox
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Michael Groopman and Will Carroll

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox
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Nate Silver

09-05

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The Week in Quotes: August 29-September 4
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John Erhardt

04-14

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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres
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Thomas Gorman

03-31

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-23

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Prospectus Matchups: The Transient All-Star Team - Pitchers
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Jim Baker

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: Offseason - The Easts
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Christina Kahrl

12-27

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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

02-22

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part II
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Baseball Prospectus

01-16

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests
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Baseball Prospectus

10-28

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

10-23

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Prospectus Today: Game Four
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Joe Sheehan

03-21

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PECOTA Does Fantasy
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Nate Silver

03-19

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Prospectus Today: The Hinske and Wells Signings
by
Joe Sheehan

02-19

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Team Health Reports: New York Yankees
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Dr. William Carroll, University of Mobile

02-11

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Prospectus Feature: The Yankees' Seven-Man Rotation
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Nate Silver

01-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Easts
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Christina Kahrl

11-26

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Prospectus Feature: 2002 HACKING MASS Results: All Players, By Name
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Baseball Prospectus

11-09

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2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

08-10

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Touring the Minors
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Keith Scherer

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April 28, 2009 12:48 am

Transaction Analysis: Updates from the Easts

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Christina Kahrl

Moves and news from the drama divisions... Updated at 4:26 p.m. ET.

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Burning bridges, mending fences, breaking hearts, and did someone say something about the Yankees?

BOOMER WILL PUNCH THAT 68-YEAR-OLD PUNK RIGHT IN THE FACE

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Updates of some of the more fragile arms around the game, but also on scrappers like Ryan Doumit and Jeff Keppinger.

I thought I'd left the days of doing Time Value of Money calculations behind, but the spate of recent low-service, high-dollar contracts is getting me back to the days when my lack of math skills probably cost me some commission. The signings of Evan Longoria, Scott Kazmir, Ryan Braun, and others are turning the way we think about low-service baseball players on its head. These deals go well beyond what former Indians GM John Hart was trying to do in the early '90s, which was mostly centered on achieving cost certainty and avoiding arbitration. Instead, these contracts are more about fairly valuing talent and avoiding distractions with the cost certainty a nice secondary value. I'm sure we'll see more of these deals as they work out far more often than not. The interesting thing is taking a look at the values of these deals versus the MORP calculated by Nate Silver's PECOTA projections. In almost every case, the teams are getting the better end of the deal, though it's not as if becoming a multi-millionaire is ever really a bad outcome:

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February 18, 2008 12:00 am

You Could Look It Up: Topping the Twins, Part Deux

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Steven Goldman

Finishing up a romp through past deals involving Cy Young winners to compare and contrast them with the Santana deal.

This week we conclude our Johan Santana-inspired look at Cy Young winners traded less than two seasons after winning their award, all part of placing the Santana trade in some kind of context. After last week's installment, I received a note from a reader (I seem to have misplaced it, so apologies, sir, for not recognizing you by name), saying that these trade capsules really ought to indicate if the Cy Young-er being dealt was felt to have the same kind of value that Santana does. It's a good point, and we'll endeavor to make note of that this time around. Once again, we're indulging in a speculative exercise here, one which has the benefit of hindsight in the case of the older trades, and the conceit of foresight in that of the Santana trade, a deal that has already been rated a loser for the Twins by many critics.

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August 26, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: All-Around Catch-Up Edition

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Christina Kahrl

Big men in cleats bounce around, on and off the waiver wire, as everyone rejiggers their rosters, however slightly.

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August 19, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: National League Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

All the moves from around the Senior Circuit, with some interesting things going on with contenders and spoilers alike.

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May 11, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Hit List: McNasty as They Wanna Be

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Jay Jaffe

Some folks bust a move up top, but you can better your bottom dollar where you'll find Washington.

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January 2, 2007 12:00 am

The Year in Quotes

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John Erhardt and Alex Carnevale

To fully understand the enigma that is Ozzie Guillen, you'll have to go through the archives. The year 2006 from the mouths of those who lived through it.

"The first day is always the hardest."
--Mets catcher Ramon Castro, on the first day of spring training (MLB.com)

"It really isn't, but we just say that. I don't know why."
--Castro, when asked why.


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J.P. Ricciardi made his Lone Star State center fielder change his travel plans, keeping him in Toronto until at least 2011. Was it the right move?

How well off the Jays will end up remains to be determined. Wells does not have the same problems in his batted-ball data that I usually work with in these profiles, but instead has a stark contrast between his home and road statistics that brings his true value into question.

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Before all the IBA ballots are counted, staff picks give a hint as to what hands the awards may find themselves in.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Travis Hafner posted the highest OBP in the AL while nobody noticed, while Neifi Perez ended up getting playoff PT. The young guns had their day and then some. Jermaine Dye gave a lengthy spanking to his 90th percentile PECOTA projection (PECOTA's .288/.359/.516 versus an actual .315/.385/.622). The crop of AL rookies included a guy with a 0.92 ERA finishing third, and rooks like Jered Weaver (105:33 K:BB) and Francisco Liriano (144:32) threatening to be Johan Santana's biggest challengers in 2007. The National League featured tighter races, including a four-way brawl for the Pitcher of the Year and another impressive crop of newbies.

Eight staff members weighed in on the season that was, casting their ballots for the Internet Baseball Awards. We summarized their findings below, and then let them have their individual say.

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October 23, 2006 12:00 am

World Series Prospectus: The I [Heart] New York Matchup

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Jay Jaffe

Jay suffers the exquisite torture of a Jeff Weaver-Kenny Rogers duel in Game Two of the World Series. Go along for a sometimes rocky but always informative ride.

From the second inning through the eighth, Anthony Reyes faced just one hitter over the minimum (a seventh-inning single by Carlos Guillen), retiring 17 batters in order and finishing the frame in 10 pitches or less five times. Ten of those 22 plate appearances ran just one or two pitches, and overall, Tiger hitters saw just 3.14 pitches per plate appearance against him. That's not a recipe for a productive approach at the plate. A simple matter of rust, or a reversion to the team's hacktastic regular-season approach? Tonight should provide us with more insight into that. It also, of course, provides us with an even more compelling storyline, what this Yankee fan will call the I [Heart] NY matchup between two Bronx busts, Kenny Rogers and Jeff Weaver.

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October 3, 2006 12:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: Padres versus Cardinals

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Dan Fox

Dan reviews the no-longer funny Padres and their bid to take down the somewhat more embarrassed Cardinals in a rematch from last season's playoffs.

Okay, so things aren't anywhere near that bleak. In fact, the rematch of these two division winners beginning Tuesday afternoon at PETCO Park should be much more compelling than the 2005 version, in which the 82-win Padres impersonated a playoff team on their way to a three-game thrashing at the hands of the 100-win Cardinals. The fact that these are two teams going in opposite directions of 2005 also adds to the fun.

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