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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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November 1, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Off the Field

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Joe Sheehan

Some news away from the diamond got a bit lost in all the baseball last month.

In looking back, there's not as much good material left on the cutting-room floor as I thought there was, so I'm going to skip it. Apparently, I do a better job of leaving the weak stuff behind on a day-to-day basis than I think I do, and yes, you're welcome to treat that sentence as a set-up line.

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September 22, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Principles

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Joe Sheehan

Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams may go to jail for standing by a principle. The witnesses whose testimony they published never had a chance to make that stand.

The Justice Department has determined that to meet its goals of indicting and prosecuting the people they believe to be guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice in the original BALCO case, they need to know who leaked that information to Fainaru-Wada and Williams. The two reporters, citing the principle that a free press requires that reporters be allowed to protect their sources, have refused to testify, which is why they were sentenced yesterday. (The punishment has been suspended pending an appeal.)

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August 24, 2006 12:00 am

The Annuity That Changed Baseball

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Brent Gambill

Between Curt Flood and Andy Messersmith, a key case moved baseball closer to the end of the reserve clause era.

In the winter of 1974, however, a different set of circumstances set one pitcher free on the open market. Jim "Catfish" Hunter's freedom was the product of a unique scenario.

On February 11, 1974, Hunter signed a standard MLB player contract that stipulated a two-year agreement with the Oakland Athletics. While negotiating the contract, Hunter requested, as an addendum, that his attorney J. Carlton Cherry seek Internal Revenue Service (IRS) approval to defer $50,000 of the annual salary. The provision called for half of Hunter's salary to be paid into an insurance company fund during the season, intended for the purchase of an annuity for his benefit following his playing career.

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June 6, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: June 1-5

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Christina Kahrl

Some teams do temporary solutions better than others, but trying to replace Albert Pujols or Gary Sheffield is no small feat.

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March 17, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: It's Over

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Joe Sheehan

Joe shares his reaction to the US exit from the inaugural WBC. Make sure you read the whole thing.

I'm beside myself with disgust right now, and my ire is directed at Gary Sheffield. It's aimed at John Smoltz. It's boiling over at Billy Wagner.

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Notebook has a look at Jason Vargas in Florida, some bright spots on the Royals' roster, and an update on the Twins pitchers' historic walk-aversion.

Vargas was called up on July 14. This date was convenient for two reasons; one, it was the Southern League's All-Star break, and two, it afforded the Marlins the freedom of discarding Al Leiter. The big club is Vargas' fourth stop this season, a trek that has seen him streak from low A to the Majors, skipping only Triple-A Albuquerque on the way. Vargas, the 68th pick in the 2004 draft, became just the 6th member of his draft class to reach the majors, ascending after only Justin Verlander (pick #2), J.P. Howell (#31), Huston Street (#40), Jeff Fiorentino (#79), and Cla Meredith (#185). This is itself a major achievement. It was mentioned in the 2005 player comments for Taylor Tankersley that the Marlins have had success pushing players quickly through the minors. When Tankersley, whom the Fish drafted ahead of Vargas in '04, had to sit out the first two months of the season with shoulder tendonitis, the Marlins instead pushed Vargas, which was a bit surprising. Though he was rated highly by Baseball America, clocking in as Florida's 8th best prospect, BA's write up forecasted his ceiling for 2005 to be high Class A. And though BP ran a PECOTA forecast for him, he did not warrant a mention in the 2005 annual, joining Rob Tejeda as the only top 15 rookie pitchers who did not make the book.

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August 15, 2005 12:00 am

The Next White Elephant?

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Neil deMause

The A's are planning to finance a new ballpark the 21st-century way.

From a design standpoint, Wolff's vision is certainly, uh, interesting. Condo apartment blocks rise in left and center field, there's a giant video screen where you'd expect the batter's eye, and...oh, just look at the pictures. Wolff's stadium designers--I haven't been able to find out who's behind these renderings, though I suspect the involvement of someone at Sony--have shoehorned in "quirky" elements from a bunch of existing stadiums, from a triangular bleacher section (Fenway) to seating on a building roof in left field (Petco, though the A's building would be built anew rather than incorporating an existing historic structure). And if it's hard to feel much affection for the quirky when it's this contrived--had any warm fuzzies about Houston's imitation of Duffy's Cliff lately?--well, that's postmodernism for you.

In any case, it's pointless to take the designs too seriously at this point. The final product, if it ever gets built, isn't likely to much resemble the initial renderings. If renderings were destiny, Petco Park would have a free picnic area in center field, the Phillies would be playing in Chinatown, and the Metrodome would be rubble.

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Steve Stone looks back on his days in Chicago, Barry Bonds is at the center of yet another controversy, hitting coaches band together, and that sound you hear is Lou Piniella's desk cleaning itself out...

"There's a certain amount of freedom when you don't have an allegiance to any one side. Over the course of 28 years in Chicago as a player and broadcaster, I met a lot of people who told me a lot of things, and I still know a lot more than I can say, but I'm able to say a lot more than I did before and it's fun."
--former Cubs announcer Steve Stone, who "resigned" after a disagreement with Cubs players last season, on his new broadcaster freedoms (Arlington Heights Daily Herald)

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A Nation holds its breath and waits for news on Curt Schilling, news that is going to make an 0-2 deficit even harder to handle.

Powered by the only thing keeping me going until mid-November, on to the injuries…

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October 1, 2004 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: September 26-29, 2004

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Christina Kahrl

Chris looks forward to what next year may bring the Braves, Rockies and Mets.

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September 22, 2004 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: September 16-19

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Christina Kahrl

With the regular season's finish line in sight, Chris Kahrl looks at the Expos' gracious loan of Alex Gonzalez, the Indians' 2005 middle infield situation, and the Scott Cooper of a new generation, all in today's Transaction Analysis.

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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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