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12-06

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Transaction Analysis: The Yankees Count on Kuroda
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Ben Lindbergh, R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella

12-28

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Pebble Hunting: How to Pitch
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Sam Miller

11-21

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Transaction Analysis: Home for the Holidays
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R.J. Anderson

11-13

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Out of Left Field: What $205 Million Buys on the Free Agent Market
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Matthew Kory

11-05

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Painting the Black: The 50 Best Free Agents
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R.J. Anderson

10-26

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Overthinking It: Predicting the First Offseason of Qualifying Offers
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Ben Lindbergh

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Two Preview: Tigers at Yankees
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Daniel Rathman

05-22

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, May 22
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Matthew Kory

05-18

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Weekly Planner: Week Eight
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Paul Sporer

03-21

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The Lineup Card: 10 Favorite Off-Season Moves
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Baseball Prospectus

03-19

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Prospectus Hit and Run: AL Rotation Rumble
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Jay Jaffe

01-19

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The Keeper Reaper: Starting Pitchers for 1/19/12
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Mike Petriello

01-16

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Transaction Analysis: Jesus the Mariner
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R.J. Anderson and Kevin Goldstein

01-16

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Bronx Bombshells
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Derek Carty

10-20

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Rumor Mill for 10/20/11
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Derek Carty

09-20

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The Asian Equation: The Future of the NPB Import Market
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Michael Street

08-01

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Ned Zone
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Jay Jaffe

12-03

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

11-01

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GM for a Day: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Christina Kahrl

03-18

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Team Health Reports: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Will Carroll

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers vs. Phillies LCS
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Jay Jaffe

08-26

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Transaction Action: Operatic Wagner, or Soap-Operatic?
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Christina Kahrl

08-17

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Under The Knife: Caution Bells
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Will Carroll

01-02

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Fantasy Beat: Starting Pitchers
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Marc Normandin

11-21

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Nippon Prospectus
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Mike Plugh

11-05

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The 2008 Internet Baseball Awards
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Greg Spira

10-13

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Prospectus Today: Of Beanballs and Street Brawls
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Joe Sheehan

06-19

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Under The Knife: Back Mysteries
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Will Carroll

04-09

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Prospectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

04-06

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Nippon Prospectus
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Mike Plugh

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-04

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Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

11-15

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Nippon Prospectus
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Mike Plugh

03-28

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Connecting the Dots
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Mike Plugh

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The consistent Hiroki Kuroda signs on for another year in New York, the Rangers try to resuscitate J.P. Arencibia, and the O's ink Ryan Webb.



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What can we learn about pitching from FOX Game-of-the-Week scouting reports?

The third time I got caught stealing classified documents out of the National Archives, the judge said enough was enough. He and the prosecutor hatched up a plan to send me away to prison for 20 years so I’d learn my lesson. But there were plenty of things I’d stolen that the authorities didn’t know about (money things), so I used some of that loot and hired myself the best counsel in the city. He found a loophole in the law and convinced the judge that first he had to give me another option: I could learn my lesson by teaching young toughs about important life skills, in a structured and competitive environment. The judge looked through his binder full of ragamuffin teams in need and asked, "What about baseball? Can you coach baseball?” I nodded, because of how much codeine I had had that morning, and he interpreted my head movement as assent. That’s how I became the coach of the 12U GoldenTee baseball squad, and that’s how I found myself living a storybook season that ended with … well, we’re getting ahead of ourselves now.

“Pitching and defense wins” is what I knew about baseball, and I found out quickly that the boys (and girl) on the GoldenTees didn’t know squat about pitching. Lot of throwers on that team. Big kids, some mustaches and learner’s permits, and real strong arms; my glove hand was blue by the end of practice just warming up with them. It didn’t surprise me to learn that they had won the championship the previous season, and that most of the league was afraid to hit against them. But they weren’t doing it the right way, and I could tell them a thing or two about where life takes you when you don’t do it the right way. It takes you to a battered ballfield with a bunch of kids you don't even know, when you could be home sucking whippets and watching DVDs of Monk season four.

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November 21, 2012 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Home for the Holidays

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R.J. Anderson

Hiroki Kuroda and Jeremy Guthrie re-sign with their teams, while Juan Pierre re-signs with an old one.

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If an expansion team with a Yankees budget wanted to build a team out of this year's free agents, what would it look like?

You can’t build a team around free agents, say the people who don’t think you can build a team around free agents. To them, the only way to build a team is through the draft, waiver claims and occasional trades. To paraphrase the great movie Waterboy (which is such a great movie that you can watch it for free on YouTube), “Free agents are the devil!” Well, maybe so if you’re living in the real world, but this is Baseball Prospectus where we can do anything we want provided it fits on a spreadsheet and won’t wake our parents upstairs.

Another thing some people like to say is that baseball teams aren’t just names on paper. They’re real people. Well, not here they aren’t, mister! Here players are one-dimensional entities devoid of emotion and everything else that won’t show up on our computer machines. In that spirit, I’m not only going to build a baseball team exclusively out of free agents, but I’m going to do it only on (virtual) paper. Eat that, straw men I just created!

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November 5, 2012 12:00 am

Painting the Black: The 50 Best Free Agents

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R.J. Anderson

The names baseball will be obsessing over for the next three months.

With free agency beginning at just after midnight Eastern early Saturday, it’s time to look at this year’s class. Along with Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller, and others, we put together a list of the top 50 free agents available this winter. Some analysis and predictions are also included. You can quibble with the rankings (especially after a certain point) and many of the predictions, but this is meant to serve as a primer for the free-agent period.

1. Zack Greinke (Angels): Greinke may not consistently perform like an ace but he is a durable no. 2 starter with a deep arsenal, and an understanding of how to use it. After trading three top prospects at the deadline for Greinke and then having his club miss the postseason, Jerry Dipoto is in an unenviable position. Dipoto cannot recoup draft picks, which provides further incentive to re-sign Greinke. It seems Dipoto is heading down that path if recent payroll shearing is any indication.

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Teams will have more difficult decisions to make if they want free-agent compensation this year. Here's how it will likely go.

For the next several days, much of the baseball world will be watching the Tigers and Giants fight it out in the fall classic. But for the 28 teams whose seasons have already ended, the focus will be on what to do once the World Series is over and the winter’s work begins.

As soon as the Series ends, eligible players will become free agents. Under the new CBA, teams can still seek draft-pick compensation for departing free agents, but the old system of classifying free agents as “Type A” and “Type B” based on past performance has been abolished. Now, a team that wants to receive a compensatory pick at the end of the first round in the following year’s amateur draft has to make a “qualifying offer”: a one-year contract equal to the average of the top 125 salaries from the previous season (in this case, $13.3 million).

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October 14, 2012 6:33 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Two Preview: Tigers at Yankees

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Daniel Rathman

Can the Yankees rebound to take Game Two without their star shortstop?

After a spirited ninth-inning rally, the Yankees lost Game One—and Derek Jeter, who fractured his ankle and will miss the rest of the postseason—in the 12th inning. Can Joe Girardi’s team bounce back and prevent the Tigers from racing out to a 2-0 lead? To answer that question, here are the PECOTA odds and projected starting lineups for Game Two.

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May 22, 2012 9:59 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, May 22

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Matthew Kory

The Cards are running cold.

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May 18, 2012 12:11 pm

Weekly Planner: Week Eight

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Paul Sporer

Paul takes a tour of the league's two-start pitchers to see which are worth using this week.

It’s been a shaky start to the two-start week for several of our American League options from last week.  Drew Smyly and Max Scherzer were both touched up in Chicago.  Jeff Niemann had his leg broken and now sits on the 60-day disabled list.  Ivan Nova and Jason Hammel were smacked around in an 8-5 slugfest against each other.

National Leaguers didn’t fare much better as Erik Bedard, Ryan Dempster, and Chad Billingsley were among the casualties in their first start.  I should’ve known better with Dempster; I gave the reason not to start him within the article—he was facing St. Louis.  They have become a team you must sit your non-star pitchers against. 

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Which winter moves impressed the Baseball Prospectus staff the most?



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March 19, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: AL Rotation Rumble

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Jay Jaffe

How do the junior circuit's rotations shake out when offseason additions are tallied?

Two years ago, the Rangers made a bold gambit that helped end nearly a decade of rotation-driven futility, shifting reliever C.J. Wilson to the starting five and bringing former supplemental first-round draft pick Colby Lewis back from Japan. Both pitchers did what Ranger hurlers of recent vintage had not: miss bats. In 2010, the two pitchers combined for 366 K's in 405 innings, helping the Rangers jump from 12th in the league in strikeouts to fourth. Helped by other upgrades—shortstop Elvis Andrus keyed a defensive turnaround—they won the AL pennant, and last year they repeated the feat.

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January 19, 2012 3:00 am

The Keeper Reaper: Starting Pitchers for 1/19/12

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Mike Petriello

Reader requests Harrison and Santana mingle with Kuroda and Dan Hudson in this week's Keeper Reaper

I was looking at the list of available free agent starters today, and man, is it barren out there if you're still hunting for starters. Other than Roy Oswalt and Edwin Jackson, your best bet is… Zach Duke? Jeff Francis? Kevin Millwood? It's like the Island of Misfit Toys out there. Let's get started on this week's Reaper with two user requests, and as always, I'm happy to take other suggestions in the comments.

Matt Harrison | Texas Rangers
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