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02-17

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The BP Wayback Machine: Ryan Dempster and Jake Westbrook: Two Careers in Player Comments
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Baseball Prospectus

05-13

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 13, 2013
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Clint Chisam

08-22

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Transaction Analysis: San Diego Excises Bartlett
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R.J. Anderson

09-15

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 9/15/11
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Mike Petriello

07-14

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Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 2
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R.J. Anderson

12-03

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

08-01

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

07-31

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Fantasy Beat: Trade Deadline Roundup
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Marc Normandin

07-30

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Fantasy Beat: Rotation Promotions
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Bill Baer

06-11

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

06-04

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

05-28

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

05-21

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

04-05

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Game Story: White Sox Home Opener
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Christina Kahrl

03-10

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Team Health Reports: Cleveland Indians
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Will Carroll

09-22

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Cleveland Indians
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Baseball Prospectus

03-05

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Team Health Reports: Cleveland Indians
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Will Carroll

06-16

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Under The Knife: Nothing Automatic
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Will Carroll

06-13

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UTK Wrap: Sound and Fury... and Progress?
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Will Carroll

06-09

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Under The Knife: Brown Lessons
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Will Carroll

06-06

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UTK Wrap: Red Sox Wrist Shots and Meltdowns
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Will Carroll

06-03

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Under The Knife: The Wrist Bone's Connected to the...
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Will Carroll

05-28

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Prospectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

04-25

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UTK Wrap: Pushing the Envelope
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Will Carroll

04-23

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Under The Knife: Aces Down
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Will Carroll

02-10

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Team Health Reports: Cleveland Indians
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Will Carroll

10-22

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Prospectus Today: Heroes and Goats
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Joe Sheehan

10-16

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Future Shock: How the Indians Were Built
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Kevin Goldstein

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Three Report
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John Perrotto

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: Indians versus Red Sox
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Jay Jaffe

10-08

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Prospectus Today: Three In, Two Knocking
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Joe Sheehan

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: Yankees versus Indians
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Jay Jaffe

09-25

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Success at Altitude
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Bryan Smith

07-31

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Trade Deadline Edition
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Jay Jaffe

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-15

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Transaction Analysis: Opening Day to April 14, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

10-17

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Transaction Analysis: September 29-October 16, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

12-23

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Should They Stay or Should They Go
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Bryan Smith

10-02

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Prelude to the Playoffs
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Dave Haller

08-30

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Cleveland Indians @ Toronto Blue Jays, 8/28/05
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Jonah Keri

07-13

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Cleveland Indians @ New York Yankees, 7/10/05
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Jonah Keri

03-28

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2005--Setting the Stage
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Rany Jazayerli

07-29

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The Claussen Pickle
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Jay Jaffe

05-07

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Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners
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Baseball Prospectus

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: July 7-20
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Christina Kahrl

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: July 24-26, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

03-24

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Transaction Analysis: March 14-22, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

12-29

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Transaction Analysis: December 17-27
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Christina Kahrl

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: November 14-23
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Christina Kahrl

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What we wrote about two retiring pitchers in BP annuals from 1998 through 2014.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

On Friday, Jake Westbrook announced his retirement, and on Sunday, Ryan Dempster announced that he won't pitch in 2014, potentially bringing his career to an end. Both pitchers first appeared in the Baseball Prospectus annual in 1998, and as a career retrospective, we've collected the comments our book authors have written about them over the years. As a reminder, annual comments through 2013 are available to BP subscribers on our player cards. Baseball Prospectus 2014 is on sale now.

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May 13, 2013 8:39 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 13, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for May 13, 2013.

Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 

Probable Pitchers for May 13, 2013

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August 22, 2012 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: San Diego Excises Bartlett

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R.J. Anderson

Cardinals extend Westbrook, Braves pick up Overbay, Sean Rodriguez has options

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September 15, 2011 9:00 am

Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 9/15/11

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Mike Petriello

Rookie phenom Drew Pomeranz joins Brett Myers and Jake Westbrook in their VP introductions this week.

To answer your first question, no, Matt Moore is not on this week’s list. That’s because even though he’s now in the bigs and may yet play a big role for Tampa Bay, he’s likely to be strictly a reliever while doing so. No, Eric Surkamp isn’t either, because while some may see  a 2-0 record and a 3.24 ERA from a freely available lefty and wonder where they sign up, the rest of us see six strikeouts in three starts that all came in either San Francisco or San Diego.

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Concluding the two-part series by reviewing the best and worst first-half pitchers for each team.

To recap my methodology, here is what I wrote in the positional players’ piece earlier this week:

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December 3, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers

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Bill Baer

With some interesting starting pitcher-related transactions to kick off the hot stove season, which pitchers should you keep in your periphery going into the 2011 season?

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The Braves and Pirates make a flurry of moves, but they weren't the only ones wheeling and dealing on July 31.

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Traded RHP Chad Qualls to the Rays for a PTBNL; traded C-R Chris Snyder, SS-R Pedro Ciriaco, and $3 million to the Pirates for RHP D.J. Carrasco, INF-R Bobby Crosby, and OF-L Ryan Church; recalled C-R John Hester from Reno (Triple-A). [7/31]
Optioned OF-R Cole Gillespie to Reno. [8/1]

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July 31, 2010 3:50 pm

Fantasy Beat: Trade Deadline Roundup

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Marc Normandin

A continually updating look at the fantasy impact of the trade deadline's swaps.

Deadline day is finally upon us, meaning there is no shortage of things to write about. This will be updated as trades occur, so check back.

4:56 PM EST: Rick Ankiel and Kyle Farnsworth are headed to Atlanta. Farnsworth doesn't have any value, but Ankiel, as a center fielder, is a decent pickup in deep leagues (to be honest about it, I'm upset Ankiel went to the NL, as I have him in an AL-only league where you are required to have five outfielders). Ankiel is hitting .267/.317/.467 this season in limited time due to injury, and is a career .252/.311/.453 hitter. His OBP is of no help, but if you're in a batting average league and need some pop from a center fielder, then Ankiel can assist you. His ISO from the previous four years: .250, .242, .156, .207.

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July 30, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Rotation Promotions

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Bill Baer

Some veteran arms could be on the move, if not now then likely some time during the month of August. Which hurlers are likely to earn subsequent promotions?

The trade deadline is a bit of a hectic time for fantasy baseball players, especially as it pertains to starting pitchers. With so many rumors and so many players involved, it can be hard to follow at times. If you are not quick enough, you can lag behind the curve*. So, with the deadline nearly upon us, it is important to look at some of the candidates who could take the roles vacated by traded starting pitchers.

*In the Baseball Daily Digest roto league, I went to pick up Drew Storen right after I was done watching the Diamondbacks-Phillies game. I was literally seconds too slow as our own Rob McQuown beat me to the punch.

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June 11, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers

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Bill Baer

Which starting pitchers can you pick up to give your team a boost?

Added to the list

Chris Narveson: Since joining the Milwaukee Brewers organization, Narveson has significantly increased his strikeout rate, and so far this year, he has been able to maintain it with the addition of a slider. He is averaging eight punch-outs per nine innings and has actually struck out batters at a higher clip as a starter than as a reliever (in a small sample of innings, of course). His 5.83 ERA is primarily due to a .353 BABIP and subsequent 66 percent strand rate, thus his 4.32 SIERA should come as no surprise.

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June 4, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers

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Bill Baer

Heading into baseball's third month, which pitchers can bolster your fantasy baseball roster?

No cuts on this week's "Value Picks". Starting with the new guys...

Added to the list

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May 28, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers

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Bill Baer

Which starting pitchers can give your fantasy baseball roster a boost?

Players added to the list

Hisanori Takahashi: Takahashi has faced two high-octane offenses -- the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees -- in his first two starts as a fill-in for the New York Mets and has yet to allow a run in 12 innings of work. In those 12 innings, he has struck out 11 and walked merely one batter. As a reliever, he missed a lot of bats but also missed the strike zone frequently. As you can see by the averages in the Value Picks table, that is simply par for the course. Also something to note is that the southpaw, in 38 innings, has a distinct platoon split which may be why he has held the Phillies and Yankees in check. His next start will come on May 31 against a weak Padres offense in their very pitcher-friendly ballpark. Get Takahashi while you can. Despite being available in 95 percent of ESPN leagues, he is being snapped up quickly after dominating the Phillies on Wednesday.

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