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12-19

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Rumor Roundup: Kenta Maeda Will Not Be Appearing In This Feature (Beyond Today)
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Daniel Rathman

12-17

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Daisy Cutter: The Value of Five-Plus Players
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Sahadev Sharma

12-16

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Rumor Roundup: It's Hard To Make Dan Haren Happy
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Daniel Rathman

12-15

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Rumor Roundup: The Slugging Korean Shortstop, Or Perhaps Non-Slugging Third Baseman
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Daniel Rathman

12-15

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Prospectus Feature: The Surprising Math Teams Use to Value a Compensation Pick
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Jeff Quinton

12-15

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Transaction Analysis: Melky Laughs Last
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Sahadev Sharma and Wilson Karaman

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: All the Fantasy Angles
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J.P. Breen, Mike Gianella, Wilson Karaman, Ben Carsley and Nick Shlain

12-12

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Rumor Roundup: Remember James Shields?
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Daniel Rathman

12-11

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Rumor Roundup: Yoenis Cespedes Is Always Good, Fit
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Daniel Rathman

12-11

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Transaction Analysis: League-Worst Bullpen No More
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R.J. Anderson

12-10

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Transaction Analysis: The Pittsburgh Pounce
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Andrew Koo

12-10

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Rumor Roundup: A Dayton Moore-Atlanta Connection?
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Daniel Rathman

12-09

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Transaction Analysis: Moss Gathered
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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

12-08

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Rumor Roundup: Interested Teams Are Way In On Chen
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Daniel Rathman

12-05

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Rumor Roundup: The Least Likely Melky Cabrera Suitor
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Daniel Rathman

12-05

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Transaction Analysis: The Mariners Get Happy
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R.J. Anderson and Wilson Karaman

12-04

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Pitching Backward: Best. Reliever Season. Ever.
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Jeff Long

12-04

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Rumor Roundup: The Inevitability of the Dodgers
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Chris Mosch

12-03

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Rumor Roundup: The Fourth Year Is Always The Hardest
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Chris Mosch

12-03

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Transaction Analysis: The Surprisingly High Price of Nostalgia
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Sahadev Sharma and Nick Shlain

12-02

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An Agent's Take: Advice For The Teenaged Rumors Reporters
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Joshua Kusnick

12-02

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Rumor Roundup: Lester's New Home Won't Be His New Home
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Daniel Rathman

12-01

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Rumor Roundup: A Shark in Sox?
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Daniel Rathman

11-26

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Daisy Cutter: Jon Lester's New Peers
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Sahadev Sharma

11-26

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Rumor Roundup: The Ace Chase, the Rays' Face, and Some Chase Waste
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Chris Mosch

11-25

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Rumor Roundup: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Immediately
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Daniel Rathman

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: Up and Adam
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Sahadev Sharma and Mauricio Rubio

11-24

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Rumor Roundup: If Step One Is Making Betances Closer, What's Step Two?
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Daniel Rathman

11-21

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Pebble Hunting: Hank Aaron's Hypothetical Fortune
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Sam Miller

11-21

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Pitchers: The Top Tier
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Doug Thorburn

11-20

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Rumor Roundup: The Ideas That Dayton Moore Toys With
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Chris Mosch

11-20

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An Agent's Take: When the Smallest Transactions are the Biggest
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Joshua Kusnick

11-13

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Justin Masterson
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Mark Anderson

11-11

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BP Unfiltered: Grading the 'MLB Executive' Predictions, 2012 and 2013
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Sam Miller

11-05

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Pebble Hunting: Nelson Cruz is Same, Different
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Sam Miller

11-04

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Painting the Black: The Free Agent 50
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R.J. Anderson

11-04

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Prospectus Feature: The #Sources Season
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Matthew Trueblood

11-03

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Russell Martin
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Chris Rodriguez

10-29

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Victor Martinez
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Tucker Blair

10-29

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Pablo Sandoval
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Ryan Parker

10-28

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Hanley Ramirez
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Ethan Purser

10-28

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Jon Lester
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Jeff Moore

12-05

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Ask the Industry
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Zachary Levine

12-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 341: Hot Stovepocalypse
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-03

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Rumor Roundup: Re-Upping Ramirez
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Daniel Rathman

12-03

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Transaction Analysis: Dombrowski's Puzzling Deal
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Ben Lindbergh, Josh Herzenberg and Paul Sporer

11-27

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The Lineup Card: 8 Unfulfilled Rumors From Last Year's Hot Stove
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Baseball Prospectus

11-25

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The Week in Quotes: November 18-24
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Nick Bacarella and Chris Mosch

11-21

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Transaction Analysis: Four Teams Bet on Bouncebacks
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Ben Lindbergh and Craig Goldstein

11-20

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The BP Wayback Machine: How to Make Up a Good Trade Rumor
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Matt Swartz

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December 9, 2014 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: Moss Gathered

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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

Yet another AL team plucks a middle-of-the-order hitter from Oakland.

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December 8, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Interested Teams Are Way In On Chen

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Daniel Rathman

Dan Duquette's been fielding unsolicited calls for his reliable no. 3, while the Diamondbacks owners reportedly nixed a done deal.

Widespread interest in Wei-Yin Chen
With Kevin Gausman still yet to endure a full season of major-league work and Ubaldo Jimenez’ role uncertain, the Orioles aren’t exactly swimming in rotation depth. But that’s not stopping other teams from phoning Dan Duquette about one of his starters.


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December 5, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: The Least Likely Melky Cabrera Suitor

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Daniel Rathman

A bad breakup might not keep the Giants and Melky from getting back together, while another team is in the Headley sweepstakes.

Giants open to reunion with Melky Cabrera
Melky Cabrera and the Giants did not exactly part on good terms in 2012, when the outfielder enjoyed a torrid first half before getting slapped with a 50-game ban for using performance-enhancing drugs. The Giants overcame his absence to win the World Series, of course, and Cabrera landed on his feet with the Blue Jays, playing well enough in his second year north of the border to reasonably demand a long-term contract this winter. Still, there was no shortage of awkwardness between the sides, as recently as May 2013 in Toronto, when Cabrera tried to dodge Giants writers, then relented, only to stir a minor controversy regarding the private ceremony in which he received his championship ring.


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December 5, 2014 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: The Mariners Get Happy

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R.J. Anderson and Wilson Karaman

The Mariners swap Michael Saunders for J.A. Happ in a trade that was preceded by a beef, and might itself precede another trade.

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December 4, 2014 6:00 am

Pitching Backward: Best. Reliever Season. Ever.

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Jeff Long

Or, at least, in the past 25 years.

Relievers are endlessly fascinating to me, which is good because our fearless leader also has some sort of affinity for them as well. In the past two months I’ve talked about Andrew Miller’s emergence as a relief ace, discussed how awesome Jeremy Affeldt secretly is, critiqued the bullpen management of a few managers, and shown why critiquing them isn’t really fair after all. We can add this post to my growing list of bullpen reflection pieces, though this one has a much larger focus than any of the previous pieces.

The question posed by, and hopefully answered in, this post is which relief pitcher had the best single season in recent history. The first hurdle to all of this is figuring out the best way to measure reliever performance. In the past I’ve hung my hat on either WPA (especially for closers) or RE24, because they capture the unique responsibilities of relief pitchers better than something like ERA or WARP.

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December 4, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: The Inevitability of the Dodgers

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Chris Mosch

Los Angeles gets in on the Lester chase, while Andrew Miller has plenty of (non-Dodger) pursuers.

The bidding for Jon Lester has picked up over the last few weeks, with the Red Sox and Cubs offering the prized left-hander upwards of $130 million over six years and the Giants also reportedly in hard pursuit after losing out on Pablo Sandoval.

But a late entrant for Lester’s services emerged Wednesday night. According to Rob Bradford and Alex Speier of WEEI.com, the Dodgers are the latest club to show serious interest in Lester. Multiple sources told the Boston site that the Dodgers are expected to make a hard push for Lester with one source suggesting that he “would be ‘shocked’ if the Dodgers don’t end up being the high bid in the Lester sweepstakes.”

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December 3, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: The Fourth Year Is Always The Hardest

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Chris Mosch

Could Nick Markakis' contract demands end his time in Baltimore? Meanwhile, the Rockies might be shopping their young starting catcher.

Interest in Markakis growing outside of Baltimore

Earlier this offseason it seemed inevitable that Nick Markakis would re-sign with Baltimore. The 31-year-old right fielder has provided the Orioles consistent production throughout his previous contract, is seen as a fan favorite and is currently the team’s longest tenured player. Even though the Orioles declined their side of a $17.5 million mutual option last month, the two sides were said to be deep in negotiations over a four-year deal estimated to pay Markakis about $10 million-$12 million annually.

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Will the Twins get anything more than a memory tour from Torii Hunter?

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The view from the other side of the reporting process.

Normally I use this platform to discuss various stories about my career, so I apologize in advance for going off-script a bit, but I want to share my take on this new trend created by social media: The teenaged rumor hound. My old editor here at BP, Ben Lindbergh, covered the issue in Grantland this week:

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December 2, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Lester's New Home Won't Be His New Home

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Daniel Rathman

The offers on the table for Jon Lester, the lefty who might be many teams' Plan B, and the Astros' ninth-inning options.

The latest on Jon Lester
The top left-hander on the free agent market will spend his offseason in the Atlanta area after buying a $3.4 million mansion there last April. He will not, however, spend the upcoming year with the Braves.


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December 1, 2014 5:34 am

Rumor Roundup: A Shark in Sox?

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Daniel Rathman

With whom will the A's next blockbuster be? And one team drops out of the Headley chase.

A’s open to trading Jeff Samardzija

Black Friday was just rolling along, into the primetime television hours on the East Coast and a little before dinnertime out West, when this bombshell hit Twitter timelines nationwide:

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November 26, 2014 6:00 am

Daisy Cutter: Jon Lester's New Peers

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Sahadev Sharma

Two years after an anomalous bottoming out came the anomalous career year for baseball's next $100 million free agent.

As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend, the Jon Lester rumors are getting as hot as Craig Goldstein’s pie takes. The Cubs have supposedly offered a six-year deal worth more than $135 million, and are willing to go higher. There have been only seven $100-plus million deals handed out to pitchers on the open market since Kevin Brown broke the barrier in 1998, and just two of those pitchers (Brown and Cliff Lee) were past their age-30 seasons when they signed. Add in the fact that there’s never been an offseason in which two free agent pitchers both got nine-figure deals—as Lester and Max Scherzer are poised to do—and it’s shaping up to be a very spendy winter.

Lester provides a really interesting study as to what sort of pitcher, and what sort of career trajectory, is worth this type of money. Why do front offices deem Lester worthy of a deal that’s likely to open so many eyes?

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