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BP.com's original column launched in 1996, TA has been where Christina Kahrl ponders the implications of recent roster moves, their impact on managerial tactics or how they reflect organizational behavior. Plus a few too many references to things that have nothing to do with baseball.

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07-06

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4

Painting the Black: Tiptoeing Around Landmines
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R.J. Anderson

03-13

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11

Preseason Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 3/13/12
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Michael Street

02-01

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14

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Replacement-Level Killers, Part II
by
Jay Jaffe

11-08

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9

BP Unfiltered: Now in the Newsletter, the BP Daily Rathman
by
Daniel Rathman

08-24

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Value Picks: Outfield for 8/24/11
by
Rob McQuown

07-28

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26

Transaction Analysis: Beltran by the Bay
by
Kevin Goldstein and Ben Lindbergh

06-07

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Transaction Analysis: The DL Giveth, and the DL Taketh Away
by
Ben Lindbergh

04-27

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Return of the Up-the-Middlemen
by
Jay Jaffe

04-13

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11

The Asian Equation
by
Michael Street

04-04

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25

Transaction Analysis: Second-Sack Stopgaps, and Other Opening Day Shuffles
by
Ben Lindbergh

02-14

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29

Future Shock: San Francisco Giants Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-21

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19

Prospectus Perspective: Giants Among Men?
by
Christina Kahrl

11-05

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9

Kiss'Em Goodbye: San Francisco Giants
by
John Perrotto, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

10-29

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4

On the Beat: Reveling in the Moment
by
John Perrotto

10-26

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19

World Series Prospectus: World Series Preview
by
Christina Kahrl

10-15

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30

Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Preview: Phillies vs. Giants
by
Christina Kahrl

10-15

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Prospectus Q&A: Richard A. Johnson
by
David Laurila

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Giants vs. Braves
by
Tommy Bennett

09-13

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Prospectus Perspective: Padres' Playoff Chances
by
Marc Normandin

08-19

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10

Transaction Action: NL West Updates
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Christina Kahrl

08-01

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9

Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NL
by
Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-28

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2

California League Tour, Part 2
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Charles Dahan

07-02

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Transaction Action: Dealing and Decapitating
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Christina Kahrl

06-07

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On the Beat: Monday Update
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John Perrotto

06-03

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Transaction Action: The Old West
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Christina Kahrl

03-15

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Team Health Reports: San Francisco Giants
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Will Carroll

03-01

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10

Camp Battles: NL West
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Christina Kahrl

02-26

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40

Future Shock: Giants Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-26

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10

You Could Look It Up: The Statheads vs. Blondy Ryan
by
Steven Goldman

10-02

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20

Kiss'Em Goodbye: San Francisco Giants
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Baseball Prospectus

09-25

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7

Player Profile: Eugenio Velez
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Marc Normandin

09-23

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Ahead in the Count: Slugging on Balls in Play
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Matt Swartz

07-30

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26

Transaction Analysis: Major Moves Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

07-22

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On the Beat: Mid-Week Update
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John Perrotto

07-02

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Transaction Analysis: NL West Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

06-02

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You Could Look It Up: The Matt Wieters of 1947
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Steven Goldman

04-30

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Transaction Analysis: The Mess in the West
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Christina Kahrl

04-16

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Transaction Analysis: NL Roster Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-14

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You Could Look It Up: V for Vendetta
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Steven Goldman

04-02

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Transaction Analysis: Senior Circuit Shuffling
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Christina Kahrl

02-03

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Transaction Analysis: Roster Oddments
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Christina Kahrl

08-11

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Transaction Analysis: Dunn Deal and Post-Deadline Detritus
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Christina Kahrl

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: Weekend Moves Omnibus
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Christina Kahrl

04-06

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Nippon Prospectus
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Mike Plugh

02-25

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Future Shock: Giants Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

10-31

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Lies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, NL West
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Nate Silver

08-14

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Transaction of the Day: NL West Moves
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Christina Kahrl

07-16

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Transaction Analysis: National League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

06-12

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Transaction Analysis: National League Moves
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Wests
by
Christina Kahrl

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June 3, 2010 5:11 pm

Transaction Action: The Old West

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Christina Kahrl

With the West, some say "L'Amour," where others say "lamer," but there's good stuff going on.

COLORADO ROCKIES
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Optioned CF-S Dexter Fowler to Colorado Springs (Triple-A); purchased the contract of MI-S Jonathan Herrera from Colorado Springs. [5/31]
Activated LHP Franklin Morales from the 15-day DL; optioned RHP Esmil Rogers to Colorado Springs. [6/2]

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March 15, 2010 12:05 pm

Team Health Reports: San Francisco Giants

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Will Carroll

Tim Lincecum provides a challenge to a training staff with an excellent track record.

 

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March 1, 2010 3:27 am

Camp Battles: NL West

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Christina Kahrl

Saving the West for last, a few exciting fights for position-playing roles, plus the usual mulling of aspiring fifth men.

To complete my perhaps overly terse-for me, at any rate-series review job battles for starting jobs in the majors, we now turn to the NL West. Admittedly, part of the exercise here for me was to make sure that I turn over to positions and considerations that, too often, do not comprise core considerations for Transaction Analysis: the guys who get punted from Triple-A and back again, the damned and doomed who need to adapt to a shuttle-born existence between the dubious glory of third lefty-dom, spot starting in the rotation because some high-maintenance thirtysomething needs skipping, or the outfielder who plays because somebody's hammy's barking or the like. That's the stuff that, admittedly, is relatively minor stuff, the endless churn that I can't help but find fascinating on one level, but also have to admit impacts a season, a team, or your fantasy squad very little, if at all. Or, as another way to put it, if you're concerned about the whereabouts of Doug Slaten, you're with me in the ranks of the few, the proud, the players in the deepest of leagues, or the folks who don't play Wii in their spare time.

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February 26, 2010 10:04 am

Future Shock: Giants Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner lead an interesting array of young talent in a stocked system.

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January 26, 2010 12:12 pm

You Could Look It Up: The Statheads vs. Blondy Ryan

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Steven Goldman

Lighting up reaction reliant on straw men with a handy historical example.

Last week, the normally excellent LoHud Yankees Blog had an entry by a guest columnist named Yair Rosenberg. Rosenberg's topic is a sadly typical one, "the tendency of statistical measures to unintentionally obscure the human side of baseball." He proceeds to set up a straw man that he can knock down:

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October 2, 2009 12:51 pm

Kiss'Em Goodbye: San Francisco Giants

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Baseball Prospectus

It's time for a season-ending kiss for China Basin's scoreless wonders and mound monsters.

Baseball Prospectus' Pre-season Projection: 76-86, third place
Current record: 86-73, third place


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September 25, 2009 1:03 pm

Player Profile: Eugenio Velez

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Marc Normandin

The Giants' desperate need for offensive help has found it in the form of an unlikely source.

The Giants have fewer than 10 games left to catch the Rockies and secure the National League Wild Card as their own, and at four games back it's going to take a serious stretch of ball for this to happen. It is possible though, thanks in part to the fact that the lineup the Giants have now-as weak as it may be compared to other potential playoff teams-is the best they have fielded all year. Part of this is due to Eugenio Velez' presence, as he's hit well enough at second base to make up for the playing time they were supposed to get from their trade for Freddy Sanchez, and has been able to spot him for some of their disappointing outfield options as well. Velez is 27 years old, though, and just now getting his footing in the majors-is his performance an indication that he's improving, or is this just the result of a few months of decent baseball during his peak?

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September 23, 2009 2:21 pm

Ahead in the Count: Slugging on Balls in Play

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Matt Swartz

Adding a new way to evaluate and interpret team-wide defensive performance to the sabermetric arsenal.

Two of the first things you learned about sabermetrics were that batting average is not a very good measure of a hitter, and that fielding percentage is not a very good measure of a fielder. Not all hits are created the same, and extra-base hits cause a lot more damage than singles, which is why we know that slugging is better than batting average at approximating hitting ability. We also know that fielding percentage is a poor measure of defensive skill, because it only considers the balls that a fielder can reach, and therefore does not account for range-being able to get to more balls, all else equal, implies that a fielder is better. Being able to record outs on more balls in play is indicative of better team fielding. That is why the most widely used measure of team defense is Defensive Efficiency, which is effectively one minus your opponents' BABIP (including errors).

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July 30, 2009 12:19 pm

Transaction Analysis: Major Moves Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

The big exchanges ought to have the state of Pennsylvania set to "euphoric," but did the Giants add enough offense?

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BOSTON RED SOX
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart
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Activated 1B-L Adam LaRoche; designated 1B/OF-L Mark Kotsay for assignment. [7/24]
Traded 1B/OF-L Mark Kotsay to the White Sox for OF-R Brian Anderson. [7/28]

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July 22, 2009 12:03 pm

On the Beat: Mid-Week Update

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John Perrotto

The Giants make a run based on their preventing them, the Yankees ponder their next putsch, plus news and views from around the game.

AT&T Park is the house that Barry built. The Giants never would have been able to move into their beautiful waterfront ballpark in San Francisco's China Basin without having all-time home-run leader Barry Bonds hitting in the middle of their lineup to ensure plenty of sellout crowds that pay off a facility built without a heavy dose of public funding.

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July 2, 2009 11:35 am

Transaction Analysis: NL West Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

The senior circuit's less mild West gets reviewed for its moves, unit-wide performances, and more.

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June 2, 2009 3:04 pm

You Could Look It Up: The Matt Wieters of 1947

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Steven Goldman

Clint Hartung was a spectacle of some sort, but was he a spectacular ballplayer?

As of last Friday, the Orioles are beginning to find out if Matt Wieters, one of the most hotly anticipated prospects in recent memory, is the real deal. In his case, there is reason to believe that the anticipation is justified. In other cases, a more skeptical approach would have been warranted. Such was the case with Clint Hartung, one of the most hyped prospects of the postwar period.

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