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02-07

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The BP First Take: Tuesday, February 7
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Daniel Rathman

11-01

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Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Tony La Russa
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Larry Granillo

08-19

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Manufactured Runs: Multifold Changes
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Colin Wyers

05-16

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Brian Cashman, Loose Cannon
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Jay Jaffe

09-27

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Transaction Action: Dodgers, Padres, Giants
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Christina Kahrl

07-26

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Transaction Action: Hail, hail, the Gang's AL Here
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Christina Kahrl

05-04

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Expanded Horizons: Game Stories
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Tommy Bennett

06-23

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Prospectus Today: Giving Don Fehr His Due
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Joe Sheehan

11-14

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Transaction Analysis: Windy City Double Date
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Christina Kahrl

04-01

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You Could Look It Up: The Anniversary of America
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Steven Goldman

11-13

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Transaction Analysis: NL Pickups and Discards
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Christina Kahrl

06-06

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Transaction of the Day: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

11-01

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Prospectus Today: Off the Field
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Joe Sheehan

09-22

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Prospectus Today: Principles
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Joe Sheehan

08-24

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The Annuity That Changed Baseball
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Brent Gambill

06-06

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Transaction Analysis: June 1-5
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Christina Kahrl

03-17

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Prospectus Today: It's Over
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Joe Sheehan

08-25

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Prospectus Notebook: FLA, KC, MIN
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Baseball Prospectus

08-15

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The Next White Elephant?
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Neil deMause

06-13

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The Week in Quotes: June 6-12
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John Erhardt

10-14

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Under The Knife: The World's Most Famous Ankle
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Will Carroll

10-01

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Transaction Analysis: September 26-29, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

09-22

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Transaction Analysis: September 16-19
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Christina Kahrl

06-26

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Transaction Analysis: June 21-24
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Christina Kahrl

06-23

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Transaction Analysis: June 17-20
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Christina Kahrl

05-25

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6-4-3: Leaving the Shore
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Gary Huckabay

05-25

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Breaking Balls: The Program Challenge
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Derek Zumsteg

09-26

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6-4-3: Take it to the Bridge
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Gary Huckabay

05-20

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Breaking Balls: Your Guide to Local Sportswriter Identification
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Derek Zumsteg

04-25

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Under The Knife: Enlightenment
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Will Carroll

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

07-25

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From The Mailbag: Transactions Feedback
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Baseball Prospectus

06-05

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Transaction Analysis: June 1-4
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Christina Kahrl

01-30

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Transaction Analysis: January 23-29
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Christina Kahrl

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The Mets' decision to revoke Howard Megdal's press credentials is yet another worrisome misstep for the franchise.

Over the past few weeks, two relatively prominent writers have had their voices silenced for making disparaging comments about their respective teams’ owners. First, it was Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, whose accidental tweet about Browns owner Randy Lerner resulted in his removal from the beat. Yesterday, LoHud Mets blogger Howard Megdal learned that his book Wilpon’s Folly had put his press credentials in limbo.

Despite these parallels, there are important differences between the two cases.

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A look at how Tony La Russa was viewed throughout his career on the night of his retirement.

The newly-crowned and paraded World Champion St. Louis Cardinals called a press conference Monday morning. Initial speculation wondered if the Cards had somehow wrangled a long-term contract out of Albert Pujols. Other, more cautious spectators imagined that it was about a contract extension for catcher Yadier Molina. At least one person thought the Cards were making an announcement about the latest Wezen-Ball post.

Instead, the Cardinals shocked the baseball world by announcing the retirement of 34-year-veteran manager Tony La Russa. It would make La Russa the first manager in history to retire following a World Series victory. Considering that the announcement came less than 72 hours after the final out of the Series, it must not have been that difficult of a decision for La Russa.

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August 19, 2011 5:49 pm

Manufactured Runs: Multifold Changes

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Colin Wyers

Jim Hendry is gone - will it make a difference for the Cubs?

It’s the end of an era for the Cubs. Tom Ricketts, public face of the Ricketts family trust that bought the team in 2009, announced this morning that general manager Jim Hendry had “stepped down,” which left out the little detail that he was given a bit of a shove first. It’s become increasingly clear that the Cubs have needed a new direction for many years, and now they certainly are going in a new direction.

Nobody will accuse Hendry of being the world’s greatest GM, but he is perhaps taking more than his fair share of the blame from Cubs fans. Ricketts was careful to avoid turning Hendry into a scapegoat, praising him for his work and dedication. Today’s press conference shed some new light on the baffling behavior of the Cubs this past month; Hendry was informed of the decision to move on back on the 22nd of July, just over a week before the trade deadline. He was asked to stay on to finish signing the team’s amateur draft picks, and he agreed. This explains the inactivity of a man nicknamed “Trader Jim” for his wheeling and dealing ways; taking a laissez faire approach gives his successor more freedom.

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The Yankees GM's weekend of pouring gasoline on the Jorge Posada controversy could signal deeper rifts in the House of Pinstripes.

Things got very surreal in the Bronx this weekend. While the Yankees were going about their business of losing a season-high fourth game in a row on Saturday night—not to mention their third series out of four amid a 3-8 skid—general manager Brian Cashman took to the airwaves during the third inning via an interview with Fox's Ken Rosenthal, then briefed the press corps at even greater length to further spin an emerging story. In doing so, he made an already bad situation worse, creating what was quite possibly the low moment of his 14-season tenure at the helm of the Yankees, while continuing a remarkable offensive against decorum that has to draw into question his long-term future with the team.

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September 27, 2010 8:01 am

Transaction Action: Dodgers, Padres, Giants

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Christina Kahrl

How the Pads might yet have the last laugh, Sabeanesque acquisition strategies, and Dodger disappointment.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Placed RHP Vicente Padilla on the 15-day DL (bulging disk - neck), retroactive to 8/16; recalled RHP Travis Schlichting from Albuquerque (Triple-A). [8/20]
Activated LF-R Manny Ramirez from the 15-day DL; designated INF-R Juan Castro for assignment. [8/21]
Placed RHP Travis Schlichting on the 15-day DL (shoulder); activated RHP Jeff Weaver from the 15-day DL; claimed C-R Rod Barajas from the Mets off waivers. [8/22]
Activated C-R Rod Barajas; optioned C-R A.J. Ellis to Albuquerque. [8/24]
Noted the loss of LF-R Manny Ramirez on a waiver claim by the White Sox; recalled RHP Ramon Troncoso from Albuquerque. [8/30]
Activated RHP Vicente Padilla and SS-S Rafael Furcal from the 15-day DL; recalled C-R A.J. Ellis from Albuquerque. [9/3]
Recalled RHPs John Ely and Jon Link and MI-R Chin-lung Hu from Albuquerque; purchased the contracts of 1B-R John Lindsey and UT-R Russ Mitchell from Albuquerque; transferred C-R Russell Martin from the 15- to the 60-day DL. [9/6]
Purchased the contract of OF-L Trent Oeltjen from Albuquerque; designated INF-R Ronnie Belliard for assignment. [9/7]
Released INF-R Ronnie Belliard. [9/9]
Traded RHP Octavio Dotel to the Rockies for a PTBNL. [9/18]
Traded OF-R Preston Mattingly to the Indians for OF-L Roman Pena. [9/26]

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July 26, 2010 6:45 pm

Transaction Action: Hail, hail, the Gang's AL Here

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Christina Kahrl

Rounding up the rest of the week's activities in the junior circuit.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Optioned 3B-S Josh Bell to Norfolk (Triple-A); activated LHP Mike Gonzalez from the 60-day DL; recalled LHP Troy Patton from Norfolk; transferred RHP Jim Johnson from the 15- to the 60-day DL. [7/22]
Activated RHP Kevin Millwood from the 15-day DL; optioned LHP Troy Patton to Norfolk. [7/22]
Activated 2B-S Brian Roberts from the 60-day DL; designated INF-L Scott Moore for assignment. [7/23]
Activated C-S Matt Wieters from the 15-day DL; optioned C-R Craig Tatum to Norfolk. [7/25]

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May 4, 2010 7:06 am

Expanded Horizons: Game Stories

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Tommy Bennett

Individual game narratives are influenced by the writer and often lose subjective details.

HOME TOWN--Game stories are the primary way we consume written narratives of individual baseball games.

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With the announcement of the MLBPA head's timetable for retirement, it's important to recap the talent he's brought to his duties.

There are jobs that demand of the person filling them that they be able to forgo popularity to do them well. No one likes public defenders. No one likes tax auditors. And no one likes the men who have chosen to represent baseball players as if they were a group of laborers in an industry long dominated by a paternalistic management and covered by an unquestioning press largely bought and paid for by the same.

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November 14, 2008 4:02 pm

Transaction Analysis: Windy City Double Date

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Christina Kahrl

Chicago's pair of division-winning clubs can't sit still, contributing to a very busy week of transactions.

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Has the game been the forcing ground for a nation's promise?

I hope you enjoyed Opening Day, or as I like to think of it, the 61st anniversary of America. Yes, there was 1776, when the 13 colonies declared independence, or 1787, when the current Constitution kicked off, or even 1865, when Abraham Lincoln both ended slavery and established the supremacy of the federal government over the states by force of arms. Yet, in all that time, the country never began to close the gap between its rhetoric and its realities. That had to wait for 1947 and Jackie Robinson.

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November 13, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: NL Pickups and Discards

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Christina Kahrl

The Senior Circuit's swap-outs, plus an evaluation of the Jones-Infante exchange.

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June 6, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction of the Day: American League Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

Another come-from-behind edition of all the DH league's transaction action.

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