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07-17

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Painting the Black: The Stealth Steals
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R.J. Anderson

07-09

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What You Need to Know: The Tigers' Roaring Comeback
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Chris Mosch

07-02

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What You Need to Know: The A's Get Rick-Rolled
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Chris Mosch

07-01

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What You Need to Know: Davis Downs the A's
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Daniel Rathman

06-10

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BP Unfiltered: BP at Fox Sports: Verlander
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Sam Miller

06-05

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The Call-Up: Eugenio Suarez
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Mark Anderson and Ben Carsley

05-23

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The Call-Up: Corey Knebel
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Jordan Gorosh and Mauricio Rubio

05-05

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Transaction Analysis: For Whom the Bell Tolls
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R.J. Anderson

05-01

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The Call-Up: Robbie Ray
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Mark Anderson and Craig Goldstein

04-07

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Pebble Hunting: It's Been One Week
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Sam Miller

03-31

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Painting the Black: The Mystery Men of Opening Day
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R.J. Anderson

03-31

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The Miguel Cabrera Extension
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Jeff Quinton

03-28

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Transaction Analysis: To Keep Miguel Cabrera, the Tigers Spend Too Soon
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Ben Lindbergh

03-28

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Pebble Hunting: BOOM! HERE COMES THE BOOM! READY OR NOT! HERE COMES THE BOYS FROM THE TIGERS!
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Sam Miller

03-26

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Prospectus Preview: AL Central 2014 Preseason Preview
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Ben Lindbergh and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-26

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Transaction Analysis: Dombrowski Gone Wild
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R.J. Anderson

03-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 412: 2014 Season Preview Series: Detroit Tigers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-17

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Rumor Roundup: Drew to Detroit?
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Daniel Rathman

03-11

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Rumor Roundup: A New Challenger
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Daniel Rathman

01-14

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Painting the Black: Smyly Anticipated
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R.J. Anderson

12-20

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Joe Nathan
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Josh Herzenberg

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: Extraordinary Joe?
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Sam Miller

12-03

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Fantasy Team Preview: Detroit Tigers
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Paul Sporer

12-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 340: Attempting to Make Sense of the Doug Fister Deal
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-02

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

11-27

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Rumor Roundup: Replacing the Departed
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Daniel Rathman

11-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 334: The Fielder-Kinsler Trade/Australia's Asia Series Cinderella Story
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Fantasy Fallout of the Fielder-Kinsler Swap
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Bret Sayre

11-21

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Transaction Analysis: Fielder, Kinsler, and the Trade That Put Everything in its Place
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Sam Miller

11-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 333: How Teams Are Bridging the Gap Between Front Office and Field Staff
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-15

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Rumor Roundup: AL Rotation Rumblings
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Daniel Rathman

11-08

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One Move: American League Central
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Ben Carsley

11-06

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Rumor Roundup: Another Winter, Another Tigers Closer Search
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Daniel Rathman

11-05

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Overthinking It: Brad Ausmus and Cementing the New Model for Managers
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Ben Lindbergh

11-04

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Transaction Analysis: Tools of Intelligence
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R.J. Anderson

10-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 313: The Dodgers and Tigers in 2014/Tim Lincecum's Contract/Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-22

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The BP Wayback Machine: Game Last
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Joe Sheehan

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Six Recap: Red Sox 5, Tigers 2
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Zachary Levine

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Six Preview: Tigers at Red Sox
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Ben Carsley

10-18

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Five Recap: Red Sox 4, Tigers 3
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Sam Miller

10-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 310: ALCS Game 5/Leveraging Clayton Kershaw
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 309: ALCS Game 4, NLCS Game 5, and More Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four Recap: Tigers 7, Red Sox 3
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Sam Miller

10-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 308: Playoff Banter Plus Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four Preview: Red Sox at Tigers
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Craig Goldstein

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game 3 Recap: Red Sox 1, Tigers 0
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Sam Miller

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Three Preview: Red Sox at Tigers
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Ben Carsley

10-15

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Advance Scouting Series: Torii Hunter
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Chris King

10-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 306: The ALCS Discussion Show
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Two Recap: Red Sox 6, Tigers 5
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Zachary Levine

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July 17, 2014 6:00 am

Painting the Black: The Stealth Steals

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R.J. Anderson

Reviewing the transactions we didn't write about but, in retrospect, wish we had.

Although we've published more than 100 Transaction Analysis columns since November, the reality is not every signing or waiver claim gets covered. Most of those missed transactions amount to nothing, but a few result in larger impacts than expected. Here are five uncovered moves that yielded good returns during the first half, along with what we would have written if we had covered them at the time, and what we should have written if we'd focused on exactly the right details.

Chris Coghlan

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July 9, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: The Tigers' Roaring Comeback

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Chris Mosch

Detroit goes from a 5-0 hole to a 14-5 romp, Jacob deGrom blows away the Braves, plus more from Tuesday and what to watch on Wdnesday.

The Tuesday Takeaway
The Tigers looked like they’d be in for a long night when the Dodgers jumped all over Justin Verlander in the top of the first inning of Tuesday’s clash between the two first-place clubs.


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July 2, 2014 6:30 am

What You Need to Know: The A's Get Rick-Rolled

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Chris Mosch

Rick Porcello keeps the ball on the ground to notch a shutout, and the Angels sweep a doubleheader, plus more from Tuesday and what to watch today.

The Tuesday Takeaway
After walking off against Sean Doolittle and the Athletics in dramatic fashion on Monday night, the Tigers quickly disposed of the American League West leaders on Tuesday to clinch a series win. The game breezed by in just two hours and 13 minutes, as Rick Porcello tossed his second consecutive shutout and needed just 95 pitches to complete it.


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July 1, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Davis Downs the A's

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Daniel Rathman

Rajai walks off, Taijuan Walker returns, Arrieta on a roll, and more.

The Monday Takeaway
When the Tigers paid a visit to Oakland in late May, Rajai Davis sparked the road team to a one-run victory by manufacturing a run with his legs. He came on as a pinch-runner for J.D. Martinez, moved to second on a passed ball, stole third on a throw back from the catcher to the pitcher, and scored on a grounder.


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On the avoidable mistake the Tigers made.

Hi friends! What would you say if I told you that the Justin Verlander extension was just as big a mistake as the Ryan Howard extension? Would you call me an idiot and never listen to me again? Good, because I would never say that. Never. However, the Tigers did make one mistake that was similar to Ruben Amaro Jr.'s, and it looks increasingly likely that they'll pay for it. At Fox Sports, I went over Verlander's early-season struggles, why they're different than last year's, and why the two years a club has to wait and see might be its most valuable, if often overlooked, asset. Block quote time!

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June 5, 2014 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Eugenio Suarez

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Mark Anderson and Ben Carsley

The Tigers keep trying to find a shortstop.

The Situation: The Tigers have struggled to find production at shortstop since Jose Iglesias went down with stress fractures in his lower leg, and this move is the next step in a continuing process to correct that problem. The club’s offensive production from shortstop has included a .167/.219/.233 line from the sinced-release Alex Gonzalez, a .167/.217/.190 line from the now-DFA’d Danny Worth, and a .200/.252/.252 line from the soon-to-be-backup Andrew Romine. Take a look at those numbers again and you will quickly understand why the Tigers decided to call-up BP’s no. 9 Tigers prospect.

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May 23, 2014 11:55 am

The Call-Up: Corey Knebel

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Jordan Gorosh and Mauricio Rubio

The Tigers promote one of the minors' best relief prospects.

The Situation: The Tigers bullpen has floundered out of the gate to the tune of a 4.22 ERA and a bunch of revolving doors for the last two spots. Enter Corey Knebel, the Tigers’ fifth-rated prospect according to Jason Parks' preseason ranking, and one of the best pure relief arms in the minors. Knebel will look to lock down the middle to late innings and hand the ball off to Joe Nathan.

Background: Selected in the compensatory first round (39th overall) in the 2013 draft out of the University of Texas, Knebel flew through the minors at a torrid pace after eviscerating the competition. In Low-A West Michigan last season, Knebel appeared in 31 games, allowed 14 hits, and struck out 41 with 15 saves, posting a .133 batting average against and a 0.87 ERA. After that stellar performance, he headed to the Arizona Fall League, where he 8 tossed 2/3 innings, surrendering four runs and striking out 11. To start this season, the Tigers gave Knebel an aggressive assignment to Double-A Erie—where he allowed two earned runs in 15 IP, striking out 23 with a WHIP of 1.06—before sending him to Triple-A Toledo for three appearances that spanned four scoreless innings.

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May 5, 2014 11:41 am

Transaction Analysis: For Whom the Bell Tolls

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R.J. Anderson

It tolls for Heath. Also: Chris Johnson's extension, and the Tigers sign a former closer.

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May 1, 2014 6:06 am

The Call-Up: Robbie Ray

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Mark Anderson and Craig Goldstein

The centerpiece of the package the Tigers received in return for Doug Fister is about to arrive.

The Situation: When Anibal Sanchez went on the disabled list with a finger laceration, the Tigers knew they would need another starter on May 6. The speculation as to who that starter would be ended when Detroit announced that the headliner in the Doug Fister trade, Robbie Ray, would take the bump next Tuesday in place of Sanchez.

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April 7, 2014 12:23 pm

Pebble Hunting: It's Been One Week

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Sam Miller

A division can't be won or lost in the first week, but these teams did have relatively hefty playoff-odds swings already.

Last year, the Patriot-News of Harrisburg, PA issued a correction for a piece it had written on the Gettysburg Address, 150 years earlier. “We pass over the silly remarks of the President,” they had written in 1863. “For the credit of the nation we are willing that the veil of oblivion shall be dropped over them and that they shall be no more repeated or thought of." It took some time, yes, but Patriot-News staff eventually did check themselves before they wrecked themselves.

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March 31, 2014 6:00 am

Painting the Black: The Mystery Men of Opening Day

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R.J. Anderson

Not one of Tyler Collins' or Roenis Ellis' PECOTA comparables was a major leaguer. But Collins, Ellis, and the rest of these unknowns are on MLB rosters today.

Opening Day is here, and that means it's time to introduce the unknowns who made rosters. This year's edition includes some new quirks. In addition to an expanded roster, each capsule now includes the player's major league service time (MLS) and the percentage of their PECOTA comparables who played in the bigs during the comparable season (MLB%), as a crude way to determine the unexpectedness of their Opening Day assignment.

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March 31, 2014 6:00 am

The Miguel Cabrera Extension

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Jeff Quinton

Viewing the slugger's $248 million deal through a behavioral economics lens.

There is a lot we do not know about the decision to give Miguel Cabrera his new, enormous contract extension. There is a lot we will never know about it. There are factors that might or might not have factored into the decision. We could say that this has been the plan all along. We could say that at this juncture, this is what the Tigers thought was best for the franchise or that this what the Tigers thought was the best allocation of their resources. People will also say that the Tigers may have done this to justify the Doug Fister trade and/or to justify not extending Max Scherzer. People will probably respond to this by saying that maybe the plan was to extend either Scherzer or Cabrera, or both. People will say a lot of things about a person getting paid that much money to play baseball.

Again, we were not in the room (this is an assumption I am boldly making) and we do not know what Dave Dombrowski or Mike Ilitch were thinking. As individuals, I have no idea how either of them usually thinks in these situations. What we do know is how people think; we know how most people think. Consequently, there are some behavioral economic factors that are related to how people might think if in they were in the same situation as the Tigers’ leadership. In other words, the below is not about how the decision was made, but rather about how decisions are often made.

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