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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 17
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Larry Granillo

08-22

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 21
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Larry Granillo

04-28

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 27
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Larry Granillo

04-25

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 24
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Larry Granillo

04-20

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BP Unfiltered: A First for Jeff Mathis? A First for Eric Thames.
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Sam Miller

01-30

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Replacement-Level Killers, Part I
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Jay Jaffe

09-27

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Value Picks: Outfield Review
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Rob McQuown

09-23

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 22
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Larry Granillo

09-22

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 21
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Larry Granillo

09-13

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Value Picks: Outfielders for 9/13/11
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Rob McQuown

09-09

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 8
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Larry Granillo

08-31

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Value Picks: Outfield for 8/31/11
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Rob McQuown

08-17

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Value Picks: Outfield for 8/17/11
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Rob McQuown

08-16

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 15
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Larry Granillo

08-15

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 14
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Larry Granillo

08-13

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 12
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Larry Granillo

08-10

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Value Picks: Outfield for 8/10/11
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Rob McQuown

07-29

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for July 28
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Larry Granillo

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: The Rasmus-Jackson Shuffle UPDATED
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Lindbergh

07-20

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Value Picks: Outfield for 7/20/11
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Rob McQuown

07-06

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Value Picks: Outfield for 7/6/11
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Rob McQuown

06-30

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for June 29
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Larry Granillo

05-31

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at First, Third and DH
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Michael Street

01-28

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Insurance Policies
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Jay Jaffe

07-05

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Transaction Action: Drama Division Drama
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Christina Kahrl

04-06

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Transaction Action: AL Roster Cleanup
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Christina Kahrl

05-01

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Wait 'Til Next Year: College Weekend Preview
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Bryan Smith

04-25

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Wait 'Til Next Year: College Weekend Preview
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Bryan Smith

08-24

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Transaction of the Day: Micro Deals
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Christina Kahrl

05-17

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Fantasy Focus: Changes of Scenery
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Jeff Erickson

10-14

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Future Shock: Where Did the Tigers and the Athletics Come From?
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Kevin Goldstein

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview
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Christina Kahrl

04-16

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Transaction Analysis: April 5-14, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

07-29

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The Claussen Pickle
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Jay Jaffe

06-26

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Transaction Analysis: June 21-24
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Christina Kahrl

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: July 25-28
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Christina Kahrl

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: July 7-20
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Christina Kahrl

06-13

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Transaction Analysis: June 6-9
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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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The tater trots for September 17: the Pirates and Cubs play a late game, Dan Uggla blasts a bomb in Miami.

The Pirates played the Cubs last night in Chicago. And this morning. The 7pm game was delayed by rain until nearly 10:45pm and didn't end until 1:30am. Sadly, there were no home runs for the roughly 1,000 fans who watched the game to chase. Foul balls were easy prey, however. Sometime after they won the game, the Pirates flew back to Pittsburgh to face the Brewers tonight. Ah, the life of a potential playoff team can be difficult in September!

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The tater trots for August 21: Giancarlo Stanton knows how to crush the ball.

Bartolo Colon has never hit a home run. How depressing.

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The tater trots for April 27: Encarnacion's massive shot, Hairston's cycle, Papi's stroll.

It's the weekend. Let's not waste any time and get right to the trots!

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The tater trots for April 24: Chipper's birthday blast, Wieters' accidental home run, and Gomez's confused (and speedy) trot.

From ten home runs on Monday to 32 homers on Tuesday, baseball's random nature shows itself again. Thankfully, we had plenty of interesting trots last night, with notoriously slow trotters and famously quick trotters all getting their turn. And, even though it's already the last week of April, we're still seeing the first home runs of such stars as Carlos Gonzalez (who hit two out Tuesday night to make up for things).

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Jeff Mathis got to pinch-hit and it mattered.

Jeff Mathis, career .196/.256/.309 hitter, career .211/.276/.338 hitter against lefties, was called on to pinch-hit for Eric Thames Friday night. It was the 14th time Mathis has pinch-hit in his career. The previous 13 batters who were deemed less qualified to hit baseballs than Jeff Mathis: 

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January 30, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Replacement-Level Killers, Part I

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Jay Jaffe

Which teams that were on the verge of contention last year could use a "level up" option around the diamond?

Complacency in the face of adversity is the potential undoing of every manager and general manager. For reasons rooted in issues beyond a player's recent performance—contract size, longer-term track record, clubhouse chemistry—skippers and GMs all too often fail to make the moves that could help their teams, allowing subpar production to fester until it kills a club's post-season hopes. In 2007, I compiled a historical all-star squad of ignominy for our pennant race book, It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over, identifying players at each position whose performances had dragged their teams down in tight races: the Replacement-Level Killers. The concept has become a semiannual tradition for me to revisit, first in the weeks leading up to the trade deadline, and again as the opening of spring training approaches, with an eye toward what teams can do, or have done, to solve such potentially fatal problems.

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September 27, 2011 5:00 am

Value Picks: Outfield Review

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Rob McQuown

A look back at the best and worst outfield VP picks of 2011.

Value Picks is such a mixed bag, especially before NL-only and AL-only players were separated out. Sometimes, a “Value Pick” is a player the authors think should be owned in every league, even shallow mixed leagues, because they're just that good. Other players are more appropriate for deeper mixed leagues or shallow single-league leagues. And, of course, some players are total bottom-of-the-barrel shots in the dark (here's looking at you, Trent Oeltjen!)
 


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The tater trots for September 22: the race between Kemp & Pujols, Encarnacion's walkoff.

Albert Pujols and Matt Kemp both hit home runs on Thursday, keeping Pujols only one home run ahead of Kemp for the National League lead. With his league-leading RBI total (five more than the runner-up) and third-best batting average (only .004 points behind league-leader Ryan Braun), Matt Kemp is closer to the Triple Crown with only six games left to play than I have ever seen. These last few days of the season promise to be quite exciting in the world of home runs and much more. I can't wait.

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The tater trots for September 21: David Freese helps St. Louis stay hot, Bourjos & Thames battle it out in Toronto.

It was my brother's birthday yesterday. As someone who grew up in the Los Angeles-area during the 1980s, he is a fan of both the Dodgers and the Raiders. Imagine what that must be like for a second - Frank McCourt's Dodgers and Al Davis' Raiders. Ouch.

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September 13, 2011 11:12 am

Value Picks: Outfielders for 9/13/11

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Rob McQuown

Nyjer Morgan and Alex Rios join the outfield VP ranks this week.

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Nyjer Morgan, Milwaukee Brewers (Yahoo! 18%, ESPN 18%, CBS 27%)

Value Picks has shunned Nyjer Morgan for most of the season—not for lack of faith in his abilities but because so many early raves were written about him that readers were expected to know the opinions on the ballplayer. With the season winding down, it's time to revisit an old friend. Nothing about his skills has really changed, and here's what was written before:



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The tater trots for September 8: Justin Upton is still a joy to watch, even if he does take his sweet time (not that that was abnormal on Thursday).

Eighteen home runs were hit across the league on Thursday. And, no, that does not mean that there were only two or three games being played around the majors. Apparently it is "normal" for there to be such few home runs hit on a single day occasionally. It may be hard to believe from recent experience, but it's true.

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August 31, 2011 5:00 am

Value Picks: Outfield for 8/31/11

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Rob McQuown

Extreme power and speed picks join a very exciting VP week for outfielders.

Value Pick outfielders performed like they'd been hit by a hurricane this past week, but the batter Ozzie Gullen calls “The Tank” (Dayan Viciedo) is up, causing belated relief in Chicago as Adam Dunn hasn't been striking out for a few days now. And this author risks becoming “Rocket Man” as yet another Astro gets featured in Value Picks. But really, who outside The 610 Loop has paid any attention to the Astros recently, anyway? And a lack of attention often leads to value.

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