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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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09-18

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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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July 5, 2010 7:15 pm

Transaction Action: Drama Division Drama

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Christina Kahrl

All five have been live as far as activity on their rosters, with the Rays dumping, the Red Sox retrenching, and more.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Placed DH-L Luke Scott on the 15-day DL (strained hamstring); recalled 3B-S Josh Bell from Norfolk (Triple-A). [7/1]

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April 6, 2010 2:13 pm

Transaction Action: AL Roster Cleanup

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Christina Kahrl

A rundown on all the Opening Day decisions in the junior circuit.

ANAHEIM ANGELS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Purchased the contract of 4C-R Robb Quinlan from Salt Lake (Triple-A); placed LHP Scott Kazmir on the 15-day DL (hamstring), retroactive to 3/31; placed RHP Anthony Ortega (triceps) and OF-S Reggie Willits (hamstring) on the 15-day DL, retroactive to 3/30; placed OF-R Chris Pettit on the 15-day DL (labrum), retroactive to 3/26; optioned C-R Ryan Budde and CF-R Peter Bourjos to Salt Lake. [4/3]
Designated C-R Ryan Budde for assignment. [4/5]

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May 1, 2008 12:00 am

Wait 'Til Next Year: College Weekend Preview

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Bryan Smith

A slew of lefties in the Pepperdine/San Diego series this weekend could mean trouble for a top player, and a few teams look to prove themselves before the regionals.

You can bet the Pepperdine/San Diego series was bookmarked by scouts a long time ago, as it could be the opportunity to see Brian Matusz go up against Brett Hunter just one month before the draft. Matchups like that can happen in February, where non-conference games can pit a few of the best in the nation against each other, but in May, they're few and far between. I know I was looking forward to it.

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April 25, 2008 12:00 am

Wait 'Til Next Year: College Weekend Preview

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Bryan Smith

Double-checking TCU, and a player who's raised his stock after a resurgence in the Northwoods League.

For a while now, the Mountain West Conference has been a one-team show. Jim Schlossnagle and TCU began their reign seamlessly when San Diego State began a program-wide decline about five years ago. TCU has been dominant in the conference until this season, as Tony Gwynn has finally brought the Aztecs back. With the two teams battling for conference supremacy in San Diego this weekend, I'm still having trouble deciding who the better story is.

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August 24, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction of the Day: Micro Deals

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Christina Kahrl

Little deals that may or may not pay off big as we come towards the end of the time in which teams can seriously alter their postseason rosters.

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May 17, 2007 12:00 am

Fantasy Focus: Changes of Scenery

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Jeff Erickson

Which players would benefit from greener pastures? You may want to stock a couple on your fantasy squad, in case they find their way to a starting spot with another club.

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October 14, 2006 12:00 am

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

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Kevin Goldstein

Even Alexis Gomez came from somewhere (Kansas City). Kevin tells us how the Tigers and A's acquired the rest of their postseason difference-makers.

\nMathematically, leverage is based on the win expectancy work done by Keith Woolner in BP 2005, and is defined as the change in the probability of winning the game from scoring (or allowing) one additional run in the current game situation divided by the change in probability from scoring\n(or allowing) one run at the start of the game.'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_18 = 'Adjusted Pitcher Wins. Thorn and Palmers method for calculating a starters value in wins. Included for comparison with SNVA. APW values here calculated using runs instead of earned runs.'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_19 = 'Support Neutral Lineup-adjusted Value Added (SNVA adjusted for the MLVr of batters faced) per game pitched.'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_20 = 'The number of double play opportunities (defined as less than two outs with runner(s) on first, first and second, or first second and third).'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_21 = 'The percentage of double play opportunities turned into actual double plays by a pitcher or hitter.'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_22 = 'Winning percentage. For teams, Win% is determined by dividing wins by games played. For pitchers, Win% is determined by dividing wins by total decisions. '; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_23 = 'Expected winning percentage for the pitcher, based on how often\na pitcher with the same innings pitched and runs allowed in each individual\ngame earned a win or loss historically in the modern era (1972-present).'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_24 = 'Attrition Rate is the percent chance that a hitters plate appearances or a pitchers opposing batters faced will decrease by at least 50% relative to his Baseline playing time forecast. Although it is generally a good indicator of the risk of injury, Attrition Rate will also capture seasons in which his playing time decreases due to poor performance or managerial decisions. '; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_25 = 'Batting average (hitters) or batting average allowed (pitchers).'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_26 = 'Average number of pitches per start.'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_27 = 'Average Pitcher Abuse Points per game started.'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_28 = 'Singles or singles allowed.'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_29 = 'Batting average; hits divided by at-bats.'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_30 = 'Percentage of pitches thrown for balls.'; xxxpxxxxx1160846402_31 = 'The Baseline forecast, although it does not appear here, is a crucial intermediate step in creating a players forecast. The Baseline developed based on the players previous three seasons of performance. Both major league and (translated) minor league performances are considered.

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Two different approaches at the plate, and two stacked rotations. Christina has the most in-depth preview of the Athletics-Tigers series you'll find anywhere.

Okay, so it's Cinderella with some serious mojo versus the Moneyball-Meets-John Jaha Memorial Edition A's, and everyone's fascinated because it's another delightfully Yankee- and Red Sox-free American League Championship Series involving real ballclubs and stories more interesting than who gets Connecticut.

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April 16, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: April 5-14, 2005

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Christina Kahrl

The Red Sox get back a hero, the Cubs and Twins work around the losses of key left-handed bats, and the Giants lose another AARP stud.

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July 29, 2004 12:00 am

The Claussen Pickle

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Jay Jaffe

As the trading deadline approaches and the hype surrounding a potential Randy Johnson deal reaches a deafening crescendo, I decided to take a look at how well the Yankees have done in dealing young players. I'm not concerned with who they get in return except as a footnote, nor do I care whether they "won" a particular trade according to a value measure. Those scales can wait to be balanced for another day. The question is whether the Yanks have let another Buhner, another unproven product of the Yankee system, slip out the door. How well did the players they traded turn out?

Last summer's trade of pitcher Brandon Claussen to the Cincinnati Reds for third baseman Aaron Boone was a rare exception, for Claussen had recently tantalized Yankee fans with a stellar nationally-televised debut. The confident young lefty looked like the ideal antidote to the struggling, enigmatic Jeff Weaver, but the Yankees sent Claussen to the Reds in favor of upgrading their offense. The outcry among Yankee fans was vociferous, if more symbolic than anything else. Since the deluge of homegrown talent which fueled their championship run--Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte and Ramiro Mendoza--the Yankee farm system has produced very little, so the idea that a product of the Columbus Clippers might be worthy of joining that esteemed bunch was an attractive one.

Was the Claussen trade a good one for the Yankees? Boone cemented his spot in pinstriped lore with one October swing, though he spent the rest of his time confounding the Yanks and their fans. But the real answer to that question will take several years to unearth, as Claussen does or does not develop into a major-league caliber pitcher. After much delay, he's finally off and running, winning his first start as a Red on July 20.

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June 26, 2004 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: June 21-24

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Christina Kahrl

The Orioles fulfill their quest for Jason Grimsley. The Reds are awash in infielders. The Astros get their man in Beltran. The A's get theirs in Dotel. The Royals...not so much. These and other happenings in a special Saturday edition of Trasnaction Analysis.

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July 29, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 25-28

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Christina Kahrl

The Cubs made a steal of a deal; the Expos are getting Vladimir Guererro back, and not a moment too soon; the A's are investing their money unwisely; the Cardinals take another hit in losing Matt Morris; and the Padres get a small-scale boost in regaining Phil Nevin. All this and much more news from around the league in your Tuesday edition of Transaction Analysis.

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