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BP.com's original column launched in 1996, TA has been where Christina Kahrl ponders the implications of recent roster moves, their impact on managerial tactics or how they reflect organizational behavior. Plus a few too many references to things that have nothing to do with baseball.

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07-25

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5

Feature Focus: Visual Depth Charts
by
Rob McQuown

07-05

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6

BP Unfiltered: Visual Year-to-Date Stats
by
Rob McQuown

02-02

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Transaction Analysis: Middle Reliever Mania
by
R.J. Anderson

12-14

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Transaction Analysis: Love Me Non-Tender
by
R.J. Anderson

11-28

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25

Transaction Analysis: The Storm Before the Storm
by
R.J. Anderson

03-23

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11

Transaction Analysis: AL Moves
by
Christina Kahrl

03-18

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7

Transaction Analysis: Junior Circuit Jumble
by
Christina Kahrl

03-17

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11

Transaction Analysis: Senior Circuit Shuffling
by
Christina Kahrl

02-22

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14

Transaction Analysis: Branyan, Weeks, and Detritus
by
Christina Kahrl

02-11

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15

Transaction Analysis: Weekly Roundup, February 4-10
by
Christina Kahrl

02-04

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Transaction Analysis: Weekly Roundup, January 28-February 3
by
Christina Kahrl

01-25

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16

Transaction Analysis: The Punished
by
Christina Kahrl

01-19

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10

Transaction Analysis: Arbitration Avoidance
by
Christina Kahrl

01-18

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Transaction Analysis: Votto's Extension and Being Young in New York
by
Christina Kahrl

01-13

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11

Transaction Analysis: AL Central Moves, Picking Up a Penny, and More
by
Christina Kahrl

01-11

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15

Transaction Analysis: Bartlett's Price Quote
by
Christina Kahrl

08-01

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9

Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NL
by
Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

08-01

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23

Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the AL
by
Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-30

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Transaction Action: The National Redistribution Effort
by
Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-29

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8

Transaction Action: Podzilla Washes Up in Malibu?
by
Christina Kahrl

07-27

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Transaction Action: NL East and Central
by
Christina Kahrl

07-26

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15

Transaction Action: Hail, hail, the Gang's AL Here
by
Christina Kahrl

07-21

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Transaction Action: ALtruisms
by
Christina Kahrl

07-19

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24

Transaction Action: National League Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

07-16

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Transaction Action: Junior Circuit Jumble
by
Christina Kahrl

07-12

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Transaction Action: Shuffling Seniors
by
Christina Kahrl

07-02

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Transaction Action: Dealing and Decapitating
by
Christina Kahrl

06-28

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Transaction Action: Blast, or Blasted?
by
Christina Kahrl

06-23

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Transaction Action: Shuffling Seniors
by
Christina Kahrl

06-18

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Transaction Action: Waterloo's 195th Anniversary Edition
by
Christina Kahrl

06-11

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Transaction Action: Weekend Omnibus
by
Christina Kahrl

06-04

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Transaction Action: Grab Bag
by
Christina Kahrl

06-01

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Transaction Action: A Knack for Getting Knackered
by
Christina Kahrl

05-27

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Transaction Action: Senior Circuit Shakeups
by
Christina Kahrl

05-25

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Transaction Action: Central Preoccupations
by
Christina Kahrl

05-20

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Transaction Action: Senior Circuitry
by
Christina Kahrl

05-17

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Transaction Action: Changing their Stripes
by
Christina Kahrl

05-17

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Transaction Action: Pad Squadding
by
Christina Kahrl

05-13

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Transaction Action: Scrubbing Up for the Weekend
by
Christina Kahrl

05-10

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Transaction Action: Senior Shuffling
by
Christina Kahrl

05-07

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Transaction Analysis: A Tale of Three Shortstops
by
Christina Kahrl

05-02

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Transaction Action: NL Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

04-23

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Transaction Action: National League Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

04-18

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Transaction Action: Weekend Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

04-13

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Transaction Action: Captive, O Captive!
by
Christina Kahrl

04-11

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Transaction Action: Going to Dozens
by
Christina Kahrl

04-09

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Transaction Action: NL East and West
by
Christina Kahrl

04-06

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Transaction Action: AL Roster Cleanup
by
Christina Kahrl

04-04

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Transaction Action: Turn of the Screw, NL
by
Christina Kahrl

03-31

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Transaction Action: Turn of the Screw, AL
by
Christina Kahrl

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July 16, 2010 12:17 pm

Transaction Action: Junior Circuit Jumble

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Christina Kahrl

Catching up on the American League's moves, with setbacks in the White Sox rotation and the Tiger bullpen affecting a tight AL Central race.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Activated OF-L Felix Pie from the 60-day DL; placed RHP Kevin Millwood on the 15-day DL (strained forearm); released 1B-R Garrett Atkins. [7/6]
Optioned 3B-S Josh Bell to Norfolk; recalled RHP Chris Tillman from Norfolk. [7/10]
Placed C-S Matt Wieters on the 15-day DL (strained hamstring), retroactive to 7/10. [7/15]

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July 12, 2010 8:18 pm

Transaction Action: Shuffling Seniors

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Christina Kahrl

Catching up on the roster action in the National League.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Designated LHP Dontrelle Willis for assignment; recalled LHP Jordan Norberto from Reno (Triple-A). [7/4]
Released LHP Dontrelle Willis. [7/6]

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July 2, 2010 7:27 am

Transaction Action: Dealing and Decapitating

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Christina Kahrl

A management purge in Phoenix, landing a young gun while accepting risk in San Francisco, plus other NL activity.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Optioned RHP Carlos Rosa to Reno (Triple-A); recalled RHP Barry Enright from Mobile (Double-A). [6/30]

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June 28, 2010 5:54 pm

Transaction Action: Blast, or Blasted?

5

Christina Kahrl

Zambrano erupts, plus workload woes in various rotations, the Mets peek at another youngster, and other NL activity.

ATLANTA BRAVES
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Outrighted C-R Clint Sammons to Gwinnett (Triple-A). [6/23]
Activated MI-R Diory Hernandez from the 60-day DL, and optioned him to Gwinnett. [6/24]

CHICAGO CUBS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Activated 3B-R Aramis Ramirez from the 15-day DL; designated 1B/3B-L Chad Tracy for assignment. [6/25]
Suspended RHP Carlos Zambrano; optioned RHP Jeff Stevens to Iowa (Triple-A); purchased the contract of RHP Brian Schlitter from Iowa. [6/26]

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June 23, 2010 9:00 am

Transaction Action: Shuffling Seniors

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Christina Kahrl

The atrocity of arbitration avoidance, Giant roster expansion, Fishy futility, and more.

ATLANTA BRAVES
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Activated RHP Takashi Saito from the 15-day DL; optioned RHP Craig Kimbrel to Gwinnett (Triple-A). [6/21]

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June 18, 2010 6:00 pm

Transaction Action: Waterloo's 195th Anniversary Edition

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Christina Kahrl

It's a day for red wine, or maybe just for seeing red and enjoying a good whine.

BOSTON RED SOX
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Signed 1B-R Ryan Shealy to a minor-league contract, and assigned him to Pawtucket. [6/17]
Designated RHP Boof Bonser for assignment; recalled LHP Felix Doubront from Pawtucket (Triple-A). [6/18]

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June 11, 2010 6:38 pm

Transaction Action: Weekend Omnibus

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Christina Kahrl

Keeping it short, rotation shakeups galore, plus the Giants add more offense.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Designated LHP Alberto Castillo for assignment; purchased the contract of RHP Jake Arrieta from Norfolk (Triple-A). [6/10]

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June 4, 2010 9:00 am

Transaction Action: Grab Bag

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Christina Kahrl

Assorted minor moves from the last week, across leagues, time, and reason.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Snagged RHP Kanekoa Texeira off waivers from the Mariners; designated RHP Brad Thompson for assignment. [6/3]

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June 1, 2010 7:25 pm

Transaction Action: A Knack for Getting Knackered

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Christina Kahrl

To score and die for L'Anaheim, a Sox setback, plus other AL roster news.

ANAHEIM ANGELS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Placed 1B-S Kendry Morales on the 15-day DL (broken leg); recalled 1B/OF-R Robb Quinlan from Salt Lake (Triple-A). [5/30]

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May 27, 2010 4:42 pm

Transaction Action: Senior Circuit Shakeups

5

Christina Kahrl

The nature of the catching shortage, bungee-cord DL moves, TMI on Tony Abreu, and more.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Placed INF-S Tony Abreu on the 15-day DL (sprained wrist), retroactive to 5/24; recalled INF-R Ryan Roberts from Reno (Triple-A). [5/25]

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May 25, 2010 7:36 pm

Transaction Action: Central Preoccupations

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Christina Kahrl

A review of the moves from Selig's six-pack and its parity-minded fraternal twin.

DETROIT TIGERS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Recalled UT-R Ryan Raburn from Toledo (Triple-A); optioned OF-R Casper Wells to Toledo. [5/22]

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May 20, 2010 8:30 pm

Transaction Action: Senior Circuitry

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Christina Kahrl

A knuckle sandwich in New York, positive change near Capitol Hill, and more.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Purchased RHP Saul Rivera from the Indians; released RHP Bobby Howry. [5/17]
Designated RHP Blaine Boyer for assignment; recalled RHP Billy Buckner from Reno (Triple-A). [5/18]
Optioned OF-R Cole Gillespie to Reno; recalled OF-L Gerardo Parra from Reno. [5/19]
Signed RHP Luis Ayala to a minor-league contract. [5/20]

Desperation comes in many flavors, but the full panoply's going to come into play as the D'backs search desperately for arms of every sort to help them man their already hopeless bullpen. One has to hope they have a nose for such things, but Snakes being snakes, they may find they're just using the wrong organ. It should have been a warning sign that the Tribe was willing to discard Rivera—if Manny Acta, the only manager who's ever gotten good work out of the stubby right-hander's slow offerings, was willing to let him go, you take that as an act of charity—or the Indians willingly surrendering a lemon. Slotting Buckner into the rotation adds Cesar Valdez to the relief mix—yet another hittable right-hander, as if Arizona doesn't have enough of those. Ayala hasn't been the same pitcher since blowing out his elbow in the first World Baseball Classic, but he was available, and at this point, that's something for a team this desperate to latch onto.

Buckner steps into the starting staff having shown a new wrinkle in his otherwise nibbly grounder-generating repertoire: coming inside. For the Aces, he'd allowed another 17 walks in 43 1/3 IP, or 3.5 BB/9, while getting twice as many ground-ball outs than flies, and striking out 27. But one thing that really spiked was his clip of hitting batters, as he'd pelted a half-dozen in the PCL, or 3.3 percent of his opposing batsmen. It may not sound like much, but that's after hitting less than one percent of all opposing hitters in both his brief major-league and his entire previous minor-league career. So when he came up and pegged a pair of Marlins in his season debut on Tuesday, it probably shouldn't have come as a surprise. Whether or not this new, more violent version of Buckner enjoys any better success will have to be seen, given that he's an otherwise dodgy aspirant for a back-end rotation slot. But here again, get as desperate as Arizona is, and it's worth checking him out, especially as long as the rotation's getting results the reverse of their initial expectation, that they at least had a good twosome in Dan Haren and Edwin Jackson. With the fiendishly clever master plan going this badly so far, you might wonder if the new brain trust had its headquarters in an undisclosed Iceland volcano hideout instead of Phoenix.

To contribute some additional noise to the clattering shuffle of organizational deckchairs, they flip-flopped between Gillespie and Parra. You should expect that's less about Gillespie's performance than frustration with Conor Jackson's since the latter's activation from the DL. It's also an overreaction to Parra's nice 10-day spin with Reno; surprising nobody, a contact hitter who got a week's worth of games in the best hitter's park in the PCL had a nice run, hitting .417/.462/.611. He also started in all three outfield slots for the Aces, and managed to provide a modest update to his speed-guy rep by swiping three bases. That said, the question remains whether or not he can beat a tweener's rap, and if he'll just be left-handed and slappy and still part of the problem.


ATLANTA BRAVES
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Outrighted RHP James Parr to Gwinnett (Triple-A). [5/19]
CHICAGO CUBS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Returned RHP Esmailin Caridad to the 15-day DL (strained elbow); recalled RHP Jeff Stevens from Iowa (Triple-A). [5/19]

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