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During the 1990 Winter Meetings, the Padres and Blue Jays made a memorable trade involving Fred McGriff and future Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar. Here's how it happened.

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Brent S. Gambill is Vice President & Director, Digital & Social Media, at Martin-Wilbourn Partners (MWPartners.com & @MWPartners). He is the former Executive Producer for MLB Network Radio and SiriusXM Sports Social Media founder. Follow him on Twitter at @BrentSGambill.
 


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December 28, 2011 3:30 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The First Basemen

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Jay Jaffe

The new JAWS runs up against players from the Steroid Era to determine their Hall worthiness.

As with comedy, timing is everything in baseball. "Hitting is timing," Hall of Famer Warren Spahn said famously, finishing the thought with the complementary observation, "Pitching is upsetting timing." A good chunk of both the game's traditional and advanced statistics, the ones that we spurn and those that we celebrate, owe plenty to being the right man in the right place at the right time—wins, saves, and RBI from the former camp, leverage, run expectancy, and win expectancy from the latter. ERA owes everything to the sequence of events. For better or worse, MVP votes are won and lost on the timing of a player's productivity, or at least the perception of it that comes with being labeled "clutch." Timing is a major part of how we measure the game, so it should matter when we look over the course of a player's career in evaluating his fitness for the Hall of Fame.

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The cases to make for the best on the ballot at first and second base.

The BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot has been out for a few weeks, and by now just about everybody who's got an opinion on the subject of which candidates are worthy of election has beaten the Christmas rush by weighing in on Rock, Hawk, Rik Aalbert, and friends. While the cabal which sent Jim Rice to Cooperstown last year might like to believe that I've told my spreadsheet to shut up, the reality-deadlines for this year's annual impeding my progress-is much more mundane. There's still time to beat the Christmas rush, however, so away we go.

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May 13, 2003 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Raffy Roundtable

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Joe Sheehan

For the second time in a week, Joe dips into the ol' e-mailbag, this time answering questions about Rafael Palmeiro's candidacy for the Hall of Fame.

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February 5, 2003 2:19 pm

Transaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis, The Wests

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Christina Kahrl

Re-signed INF-R Benji Gil and DH-L Brad Fullmer to one-year contracts. Signed OF-R Eric Owens to a one-year contract, and LHP Rich Rodriguez, 2B-R Adam Riggs, and UT-R Oscar Salazar to minor league contracts. Avoided arbitration with 2B-L Adam Kennedy, INF-B Scott Spiezio, and LHPs Jarrod Washburn and Scott Schoeneweis. Claimed C-R Wil Nieves off of waivers (from the Padres).

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July 3, 2002 3:34 am

The Daily Prospectus: Cool Thoughts

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Joe Sheehan

I'm seeing a lot of Raul Mondesi/Jesse Barfield comparisons from Yankee fans. I guess there's a resemblance: both are right fielders with great arms and high strikeout rates who came to the Yankees in midseason trades.

It's far too hot to write, or read, anything longer than three paragraphs or so:

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November 21, 1997 12:00 am

Devil Rays Draft Analysis

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Christina Kahrl

1. Tony Saunders, LHP, Florida 4. Quinton McCracken, CF, Colorado 6. Bob Abreu, LF, Houston (traded to Philadelphia for SS Kevin Stocker) 8. Miguel Cairo, 2B, Chicago-NL 10. Rich Butler, RF, Toronto 12. Bobby Smith, SS/3B, Atlanta 14. Jason Johnson, RHP, Pittsburgh 16. Dmitri Young, 1B, Cincinnati (the PTBNL for the 11/11 trade for CF Mike Kelly) 18. Esteban Yan, RHP, Baltimore 20. Mike Difelice, C, St. Louis 22. Bubba Trammell, LF, Detroit 24. Andy Sheets, SS, Seattle (traded to San Diego for C John Flaherty) 26. Dennis Springer, RHP, Anaheim 28. Dan Carlson, RHP, San Francisco 30. Brian Boehringer, RHP, New York-AL (traded to San Diego for C John Flaherty) 32. Mike Duvall, LHP, Florida 34. John LeRoy, RHP, Atlanta 36. Jim Mecir, RHP, Boston 38. Bryan Rekar, RHP, Colorado 40. Rick Gorecki, RHP, Los Angeles 42. Ramon Tatis, LHP, Chicago-NL 44. Kerry Robinson, CF, St. Louis 46. Steve Cox, 1B, Oakland 48. Albie Lopez, RHP, Cleveland 50. Jose Paniagua, RHP, Montreal 52. Carlos Mendoza, CF, New York-NL 54. Ryan Karp, LHP, Philadelphia 56. Santos Hernandez, RHP, San Francisco 58. Randy Winn, CF, Florida 60. Terrell Wade, LHP, Atlanta 62. Aaron Ledesma, 2B/SS, Baltimore 64. Brooks Kieschnick, LF/1B, Chicago-NL 66. Luke Wilcox, OF, New York-AL 68. Herbert Perry, 1B-3B, Cleveland 70. Vaughn Eshelman, LHP, Oakland
POST-DRAFT TRADES

1. Acquired 1B Fred McGriff from Atlanta for a PTBNL. 2. Signed free agent RHP Roberto Hernandez. 3. Traded LF Bob Abreu to Philadelphia for SS Kevin Stocker. 4. Traded RHP Bryan Boehringer and SS Andy Sheets to San Diego for C John Flaherty.
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