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11-19

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Transaction Analysis: By Rod, By Hill, By Cliff
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R.J. Anderson, Rian Watt, George Bissell and Bret Sayre

11-02

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The Buyer's Guide: Francisco Rodriguez
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J.P. Breen

04-22

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Closer Report: Week Four
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Mauricio Rubio

07-18

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Bullpen Report: Trade Winds Blowing
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Mike Gianella

04-22

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Transaction Analysis: Ending Bradley
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R.J. Anderson

07-27

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Raising Aces: Violent Trends
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Doug Thorburn

06-20

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Value Picks: Relievers for 6/20/12
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Dan Mennella

02-20

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

01-19

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Future Shock: Indians Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

11-02

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Transaction Analysis: Weighing the Options
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Ben Lindbergh

03-15

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Fantasy Beat: Expert Mock Draft Results
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Jason Collette

02-07

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Future Shock: Cincinnati Reds Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

07-27

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Cracking the Pitch Sequence Code
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Will Woods

01-26

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Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

10-28

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World Series Prospectus: Yankees versus Phillies Preview
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Jay Jaffe

10-18

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Winter League Preview
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Carlos J. Lugo

06-25

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Transaction Analysis: AL West Moves
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Christina Kahrl

12-09

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Prospectus Hit and Run: K-Rod to the Rescue
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Jay Jaffe

11-13

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Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

10-01

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Player Profile: Francisco Rodriguez
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Marc Normandin, Eric Seidman and Will Carroll

09-11

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Prospectus Today: Closing In
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Joe Sheehan

08-18

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Prospectus Today: Picking the AL MVP
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Joe Sheehan

07-24

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Prospectus Today: K-Rod's Historic Run
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Joe Sheehan

02-06

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Doctoring The Numbers: Angels, Indians, and Reds
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Rany Jazayerli

10-31

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

08-08

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Doctoring The Numbers: Building the Best in Motor City, Part Two
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Rany Jazayerli

03-30

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

09-17

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Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants
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Baseball Prospectus

07-14

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Mid-Season Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

02-05

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Dominican Winter League Report
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Carlos J. Lugo

11-13

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Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

10-28

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

09-30

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Playoff Prospectus: San Francisco Giants vs. Florida Marlins
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Jonah Keri

02-05

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Transaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis, The Wests
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Christina Kahrl

10-25

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From The Mailbag: Pete Rose, Mike Marshall, and K-Rod
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Baseball Prospectus

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: July 28, 2002
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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

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: July 27-31, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

04-01

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Projected 1998 National League Standings
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Baseball Prospectus

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Taking an in-depth look at a two-inning stint by Francisco Rodriguez in order to understand why he threw certain pitches.

What follows is a story of a pitcher who lost command of his fastball, and a hitter who approached him as if he could throw it to a teacup. The Mets were clinging to a 3-1 lead over the Giants on July 18 as their game entered the late innings at AT&T Park. After another eight-frame master class from Johan Santana, Mets manager Jerry Manuel called on Francisco Rodriguez to lock down a victory. It was a game the Mets desperately needed; they opened the second half of the season by scoring just four runs in their first three games, and if the week following this game is any indication, they aren’t good enough to waste Santana’s brilliance and still make a run at the postseason.

Now that we’ve set the scene, let’s think along with its principal players, and observe how Rodriguez and his opponents adapt—or fail to adapt—to the Mets closer’s uncharacteristic lack of a reliable fastball. We’ll follow K-Rod’s two innings in hopes of learning a thing or two about the mysterious art of pitch sequencing, and see how the information Rodriguez sends with each pitch of this outing may be more predictive of what he’ll throw next than simply relying on his overall tendencies.

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January 26, 2010 11:56 am

Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

A shallow system made noise in the draft and has been shored up with some international shopping.

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October 28, 2009 1:11 am

World Series Prospectus: Yankees versus Phillies Preview

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Jay Jaffe

Will the Phillies establish a mini-dynasty, or will the Yankees add to their crowded trophy case with another title?

A year ago, the Phillies broke a 28-year-old title drought by winning the World Series, defeating the upstart Rays in five games. After winning 93 games in the regular season and tidily dispatching both the Rockies and the Dodgers in the first two rounds, they're back to defend their crown with a cast that's largely the same, save for summer acquisition Cliff Lee. They're the first NL team to repeat as pennant winners since the 1995-1996 Braves, and if they win the World Series, they'll be they first senior circuit club to do so since the 1975-1976 Reds.

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October 18, 2009 2:38 am

Winter League Preview

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Carlos J. Lugo

A preview of the Dominican Winter League, taking a look at the teams, stadiums, managers, and players to watch for.

The "National Religion" came back on October 16th, as the Dominican League launched its 56th edition. Reliably praised as having the highest level of talent among the winter leagues, one should expect to watch another mix of highly ranked prospects, mid-level major leaguers, a few recognizable American players, veterans looking for another shot, and some major league stars between now and the end of the Caribbean Series in February. The league format has six teams playing a 50-game regular-season schedule, with the four best records advancing to a long 18-game round-robin playoff, and the two remaining best clubs play a best-of-nine final series to decide the league's champion. Without further ado, here's what this season will bring us:

Tigres del Licey (Licey Tigers)
Home: Santo Domingo
2008-09 record: 26-24, fourth place (tied) regular season; 12-6, first place round-robin; beat the Gigantes in the final series 5-0.
Ballpark: Estadio Quisqueya; strong pitcher's park, with a Park Factor of 92.




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Needless to say, the West has been busy, but it has been far from won. UPDATED 6/26

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The Mets' bullpen follies get addressed, but will this be the first of multiple fixes to the team that's come up short two Septembers in a row?

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November 13, 2008 12:30 pm

Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

While the system's a bit shallow, the Reds have a blend of almost-ready talent and toolsy teens.

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October 1, 2008 5:47 pm

Player Profile: Francisco Rodriguez

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Marc Normandin, Eric Seidman and Will Carroll

With the saves record set, will he repeat his 2002 heroics in the postseason? And will his arm eventually fall off, or won't it?

Francisco Rodriguez has easily been one of the top closers in baseball since he was handed the full-time job back in 2005, and before that he was one of the game's top relievers, period. This is why it's no surprise that he's at the center of the discussions as to why the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were able to win 100 games this year-but was 2008, the year he set the record for most saves in a season, the best year of his career, or should we be worried that this isn't the same K-Rod we watched grow up in front of us on national television?

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September 11, 2008 12:06 pm

Prospectus Today: Closing In

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Joe Sheehan

Bobby Thigpen's record is about to fall, but to what will K-Rod owe this latest laurel?

Sometime soon, Francisco Rodriguez will get a signal from the dugout, make one last toss to his bullpen catcher, have a door opened for him and stroll into history. He'll step onto the rubber, assume the awkward set position he's grown comfortable in, and deliver a pitch-maybe a 95 mph fastball, maybe a sharp breaking ball, maybe a deceptive changeup-and with that pitch, he will break a record that has stood for nearly 20 years: the record for save opportunities in a season.

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August 18, 2008 12:15 pm

Prospectus Today: Picking the AL MVP

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Joe Sheehan

The best choice might surprise you, but the odds of it seem steep.

That wasn’t fun. A family vacation in the Dominican Republic last week—not my choice to leave the country in August, believe me—was extended when a rather grumpy lady named Fay passed through on Friday, shutting down Punta Cana airport. There’s a long story here, but suffice to say that American Airlines gets the gas face for its treatment of hundreds of customers stranded, most of them in a foreign country, by the storm.

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July 24, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: K-Rod's Historic Run

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Joe Sheehan

Save opportunities ring, but can Francisco answer?

By notching his fourth save in six days since the All-Star break, and his ninth in 18 Angels games in July, Francisco Rodriguez moved the conversation about the single-season saves record from “whether” to “when.” Needing just 15 saves to tie the mark and 16 to break it, and pitching for a team that plays a high percentage of close games—due in part to a mediocre offense—Rodriguez is in line to not just break the record, but shatter it.

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February 6, 2008 12:00 am

Doctoring The Numbers: Angels, Indians, and Reds

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Rany Jazayerli

A pair of current bullpen greats who've already made history, and the strange journey of Jeff Keppinger.

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