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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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03-12

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39

Future Shock: 2012 Organizational Rankings
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-20

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19

Prospectus Preview: AL East 2012 Preseason Preview
by
R.J. Anderson and Jason Collette

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

03-03

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23

Transaction Analysis: Nick Johnson, Chad Durbin, and Dregs
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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7

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

12-30

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9

Transaction Analysis: NL West Roundup
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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2

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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4

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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38

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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6

Transaction Action: Junior Circuit Jumble
by
Christina Kahrl

07-12

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6

Transaction Action: Shuffling Seniors
by
Christina Kahrl

07-02

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7

Transaction Action: Dealing and Decapitating
by
Christina Kahrl

06-30

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6

Transaction Action: Disorderly Conduct
by
Christina Kahrl

06-28

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5

Transaction Action: Blast, or Blasted?
by
Christina Kahrl

06-23

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9

Transaction Action: Shuffling Seniors
by
Christina Kahrl

06-18

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5

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

06-11

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6

Transaction Action: Weekend Omnibus
by
Christina Kahrl

06-10

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14

Transaction Action: Central Preoccupations
by
Christina Kahrl

06-04

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2

Transaction Action: Grab Bag
by
Christina Kahrl

06-01

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5

Transaction Action: A Knack for Getting Knackered
by
Christina Kahrl

05-27

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5

Transaction Action: Senior Circuit Shakeups
by
Christina Kahrl

05-27

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3

Prospectus Q&A: Scott Kazmir
by
David Laurila

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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7

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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5

Transaction Action: Scrubbing Up for the Weekend
by
Christina Kahrl

05-10

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6

Transaction Action: Senior Shuffling
by
Christina Kahrl

05-07

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5

Transaction Analysis: A Tale of Three Shortstops
by
Christina Kahrl

05-02

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6

Transaction Action: NL Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

04-23

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5

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

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Lima Time as a standard for evaluation, reinforcing the Red Sox, the Tigers slip by an Inge, and more.

Using a pitcher's rate of SNLVAR, Kazmir's season has been a disaster of massive proportions, one that rates about 4.8 on the Keough scale, something that for the moment suits my purposes for describing starting pitcher inadequacy, using Matt Keough's appalling 1982 season as a baseline for starting pitcher-related terrors visited upon a team's unhappy fans over a full season. This isn't really especially fair of me, in that Keough doesn't hold the single-season low for a starter with 30 starts in a campaign, but 1982 was a horrifying disappointment, and the man was beaten with a regularity that made me think that he was the drum, and the entire American League was Keith Moon.

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July 19, 2010 12:24 pm

Transaction Action: National League Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

Moves made in the weaker circuit betray rosters laden with weaknesses to be addressed before the deadline.

ATLANTA BRAVES
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Placed LHP Eric O'Flaherty on the 15-day DL (viral infection); optioned MI-R Brandon Hicks to Gwinnett (Triple-A); activated RF-L Jason Heyward from the 15-day DL; recalled LHP Michael Dunn from Gwinnett. [7/15]

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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

6

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 30, 2010 8:00 am

Transaction Action: Disorderly Conduct

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Christina Kahrl

The Red Sox retrench, the A's fritter, and more moves made on the AL side of the beat.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Placed OF-R Lou Montanez on the 15-day DL(strained oblique). [6/25]
Recalled RHP Brad Bergesen from Norfolk (Triple-A). [6/26]
Designated 1B-R Garrett Atkins for assignment; activated RHP Koji Uehara from the 15-day DL. [6/27]

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June 28, 2010 5:54 pm

Transaction Action: Blast, or Blasted?

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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

5

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 10, 2010 9:46 am

Transaction Action: Central Preoccupations

14

Christina Kahrl

The Pirates begin their own youth movement, the Cubs finally shelve A-Ram, and the Tigers say good-bye to defensive obsessions.

CLEVELAND INDIANS
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Optioned 1B/LF-R Matt LaPorta to Columbus (Triple-A); activated 1B/3B-R Andy Marte from the 15-day DL. [6/7]
Designated 2B-R Mark Grudzielanek for assignment; purchased the contract of MI-S Anderson Hernandez from Columbus. [6/8]

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June 4, 2010 9:00 am

Transaction Action: Grab Bag

2

Christina Kahrl

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

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

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