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03-03

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Tale of the Tape: Fernando Rodney vs. Huston Street
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Matt Collins

04-22

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9

Closer Report: Week Four
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Mauricio Rubio

04-01

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Closer Report: Week One
by
Mauricio Rubio

03-07

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9

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Relief Pitchers
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-06

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Rumor Roundup: Examining the Market
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Daniel Rathman

12-26

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Rumor Roundup: Tanaka Time
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Daniel Rathman

06-27

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13

Bullpen Report: Stuck in the Middle
by
Mike Gianella

05-30

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Bullpen Report: Movin' on Up
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Mike Gianella

05-23

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Bullpen Report: Introducing Tiers
by
Mike Gianella

05-16

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Bullpen Report: Diamondbacks Settle on Bell
by
Mike Gianella

05-08

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Fantasy Freestyle: Fernando Rodney: Tapped Out?
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Jason Collette

03-18

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Painting the Black: Occam's Rubber, Part II
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R.J. Anderson

10-02

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BP Unfiltered: The Third-Best ERA in History
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Sam Miller

05-16

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Overthinking It: Brett Lawrie Was Framed
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Ben Lindbergh

05-14

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Resident Fantasy Genius: A Bad Month to Be, Or Own, a Closer
by
Derek Carty

04-30

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10

Pebble Hunting: Jordan Walden and Small Samples
by
Sam Miller

04-21

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Inside The Park Blog: Bullpen Woes
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Jason Collette

04-13

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
by
Sam Miller

04-11

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BP Unfiltered: The Fernando Rodney Shift
by
R.J. Anderson

01-05

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Transaction Analysis: A Trio of Signings
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R.J. Anderson

04-07

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Manufactured Runs: The Closer Quandary
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Colin Wyers

04-05

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Fantasy Beat: Walden In, Rodney Out in Anaheim
by
Marc Normandin

06-17

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief Pitchers
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Mike Petriello

06-10

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief Pitchers
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Mike Petriello

04-22

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief Pitchers
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Mike Petriello

04-15

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief
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Mike Petriello

01-20

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On the Beat: Midweek Update
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John Perrotto

01-07

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23

Transaction Action: AL Re-Gifting
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Christina Kahrl

10-08

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Detroit Tigers
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Baseball Prospectus

03-17

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Team Health Reports: Detroit Tigers
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Will Carroll

10-27

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World Series Prospectus: Game Four Diary
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Christina Kahrl

10-27

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Prospectus Today: Game Four
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Joe Sheehan

03-04

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Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers
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Baseball Prospectus

06-25

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Transaction Analysis: June 16-22, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

05-13

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Transaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

07-03

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Touring the Minors
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Keith Scherer

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April 22, 2010 8:33 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief Pitchers

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Mike Petriello

Mike Petriello looks at practically free closer-in-waiting, along with other relief values.

As you may have seen from the other Hot Spots pieces this week, our Value Picks list is going to be somewhat of a living document, with players added (in green) and dropped (in yellow) as circumstances require. So for this week, we start by waving goodbye to Fernando Rodney and Ramon Troncoso, though for very different reasons. Rodney's actually been very effective for the Angels, ranking second in the AL in saves while filling in for Brian Fuentes. That said, Rodney is no longer a secret (a full quarter of ESPN teams picked him up in the last week alone) and Fuentes is now back to reclaim his closer duties. Fuentes is hardly the most reliable guy around (he blew a lead in his first game back), so Rodney will probably still get his chances, but he no longer fits on this list. Staying in Los Angeles, Ramon Troncoso merited notice last week since the tattered Dodger bullpen and Joe Torre's misuse of Jonathan Broxton put him into position to steal some save opportunities. With George Sherrill seemingly turning it around and Hong-Chih Kuo & Ronald Belisario each returning to the active roster this week, the small fantasy value Troncoso may have had is gone.

As for who's joining us this week, well, I guess I can't get as lucky as I did last week, when we had two closer injuries and two closer demotions, can I? So today we're looking deeper, and by "deeper", I mean "two guys who are owned in less than 1% of ESPN leagues." Let's start with Juan Gutierrez of Arizona, where the drumbeats started pounding when Chad Qualls allowed runs in 4 of his first 6 games, including back-to-back blown saves against the Dodgers. Remember, this isn't just a fickle fanbase reacting to a bad week, because we have some history here: Qualls is coming back from a dislocated kneecap which ended his 2009 and required surgery, and we've already seen Gutierrez succeed in the role. Tapped as the Arizona closer for the final month after Qualls went down, Gutierrez sparkled in accumulating 8 saves and a win in 12 games through the end of the season - allowing just a .528 OPS in that time. So when you've got a veteran coming off a serious injury who gets off to a bad start, and there's a 26-year-old behind him with a nice track record and heat that averages 95 mph, it doesn't take much to get the controversy growing.

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April 15, 2010 8:29 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief

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Mike Petriello

Mike Petriello looks at some surprisingly valuable yet available relievers in Toronto, Texas, Baltimore, and Los Angeles.

This week, Hot Spots turns to finding underappreciated value in the bullpen. You certainly don't need us to tell you that grabbing Mariano Rivera or Jonathan Broxton in your draft might have been a good idea, but there's plenty of other lesser-known arms who—by virtue of situation, talent, or both—can help you fill out your roster at the mere cost of a waiver claim. Some weeks, that's going to require us to dig pretty deep, but some weeks—like this week—the fantasy gods smile upon us by providing several injured or ineffective incumbents and sparsely-owned replacements.

Let's start in Toronto, where Kevin Gregg has never exactly been a favorite of the stats community. While many fans saw save totals of 32 and 29 in 2007 and 2008 and viewed him as a quality closer, a closer look beyond the basically meaningless saves stat showed mediocre peripherals (BB/9 between 3.9-4.9 over the last three seasons) and the xFIP numbers which would of course go along with them: 4.74, 4.59, and 4.16. We all cringed when the Cubs chose Gregg to start 2009 as the closer over the superior Carlos Marmol, and Gregg was lousy—losing the job in no small part to a 1.7 HR/9 rate.

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January 20, 2010 11:58 am

On the Beat: Midweek Update

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John Perrotto

Dave Dombrowski goes for a "proven closer," plus news and views from around the game.

Deciding to bid on Type-A free agents beyond those in the elite class always gives general managers reason for pause. Teams that sign Type-A free agents have to forfeit a premium pick in the amateur draft as compensation if that player has been offered salary arbitration by his former team. Teams that finish among the top 15 in the major leagues the previous season are forced to send their first-round pick to the player's previous club.

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January 7, 2010 8:57 pm

Transaction Action: AL Re-Gifting

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Christina Kahrl

A reliever heads to the Halos, the A's go cuckoo for Coco and the Duke, and other moves around the junior circuit.

CLEVELAND INDIANS
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Signed 1B/OF-R Shelley Duncan and OF-R Austin Kearns to minor-league contracts. [1/5]

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October 8, 2009 12:19 pm

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Detroit Tigers

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Baseball Prospectus

The Motor City Kitties aimed for improvement, but wind up on the list of play-in losers.

Baseball Prospectus' Pre-season Projection: 79-83, third place
Actual record: 86-77, second place


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March 17, 2008 12:00 am

Team Health Reports: Detroit Tigers

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Will Carroll

Most of Detroit's position players can look forward to a healthy year, but the pitching staff's a different story.

The Facts
Head Trainer: Kevin Rand
Player Days Lost: 1,175
Total Dollars Lost: $9.68 million
Three-Year Rank: 22





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October 27, 2006 12:00 am

World Series Prospectus: Game Four Diary

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Christina Kahrl

Thursday night was Christina's turn at the keyboard, as the series of Series diaries continues.

8:00 PM: It's the pre-game show, and... do we have a game or no? Me, I wonder if all this Taco Bell talk didn't inspire my decision to cook buffalo-meat tacos-as a former Taco Bell employee, you won't catch me dead in one of the thousands of Casa de Greasepits you'll find hawking its loathsome refried wares on a streetcorner near you.

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October 27, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Game Four

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Joe Sheehan

The big story of Game Four depends on your point of view.

If you're a Cardinals fan, there's the way your team came through in the clutch, the big hits by Scott Rolen, David Eckstein, and Preston Wilson. There's Jeff Suppan gutting his way through six innings, and a bullpen that bent but didn't break. There's a three-week ride from, "my god, we're going to be the biggest chokers ever" to "we need one win to be champs."

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The Angels possess five of the top prospects in the game. Did the Cubs do enough to help their offense this off-season? Jeremy Bonderman is a rare bright spot for the Tigers' future. These and other news and notes in today's Prospectus Triple Play.

  • Youth Movement: Spring training is here and that must mean one thing: top prospects lists.
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    June 25, 2003 12:00 am

    Transaction Analysis: June 16-22, 2003

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    Christina Kahrl

    The White Sox may finally commit to Willie Harris. The Reds are playing all the wrong players. The Miguel Cabrera era begins in Florida. The Twins' handling of Johan Santana is a crime. News, notes, and Kahrlisms in the latest edition of Transaction Analysis.

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    May 13, 2002 3:03 pm

    Transaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002

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    Christina Kahrl

    Losing David Justice isn't good news, considering I'm not a big Scott Hatteberg guy, but I am a believer when it comes to Eric Byrnes, so I guess I'm happy. Outfield defense is always going to be an issue for a unit that has Terrence Long in center field and either Justice or Jeremy Giambi in a corner. While I'm not arguing for Byrnes to play every day, he does give the A's a hitter who puts hard-hit balls into play, who can cover an outfield corner well, and basically give the bottom of the lineup someone who can help score some of the other more walk-inclined hitters batting higher up.

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    July 3, 2001 12:00 am

    Touring the Minors

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    Keith Scherer

    Both teams appear to be in stasis. That's not the case. A review of each organization's minor-league system reveals that the Padres are improving much faster than their major-league record suggests, and the Tigers are at long last proceeding, if slowly, and if perhaps too slowly to catch up to the Indians, White Sox, and Twins.

    San Diego Padres

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