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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

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Transaction Analysis: November 14-23
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Christina Kahrl

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April 23, 2008 12:00 am

Under The Knife: Aces Down

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Will Carroll

With names like Beckett, Sheets, and Bedard on the list of pitchers with problems, teams are working around their top starter's absences.

Josh Beckett (0 DXL)
The Red Sox pulled Beckett from his start last night, citing a stiff neck as the cause. They were ready, having David Pauley up from Pawtucket, but holding off on the official roster move until they knew they needed to make it, which shows that this didn't just happen immediately before the start. The Sox didn't really say much about the flu going around the clubhouse, but the Boston Globe noted that Beckett was dealing with some flu-like symptoms, and that they likely factored into the decision. Right now, the Sox are in wait-and-see mode with Beckett, unclear over whether they will skip his start or if they'll slot him in later this week. I'd bet on the latter, which will also, in essence, buy them one of those extra days of rest for their young pitchers and for Daisuke Matsuzaka. Expect some roster juggling, because Pauley didn't pitch well, and the Sox may not need to keep him up.


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Even the best team in baseball has its share of health issues, but few are as ready to fix them.

The Facts
Head Trainer: Lonnie Soloff (two years with the team)
Player Days Lost, 2007: 324
Dollars Lost, 2007: $4.3 million
Three-Year Ranking: 1





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October 22, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Heroes and Goats

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Joe Sheehan

Sometimes the line between the two gets particularly thin.

I spent Game Seven of the ALCS talking about the game with a bunch of BP readers in our chat module, and you can see a lot of the first-take reactions to the game's events there. Today, I want to look back at the game through the people who mattered the most, in some rough order of importance.

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October 16, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: How the Indians Were Built

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Kevin Goldstein

Through strong drafting and several savvy trades, Mark Shapiro and the Indians have the pieces in place for a multi-year run atop the AL Central.

For the most part, the Indians are a self-built team, getting good production out of their top prospects, but also valuable contributions from some unlikely sources. More importantly, based on the team's age and the contract status of its players, this squad is built to last.

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The Indians take a 2-1 lead in the series by getting execution from some of their second-tier stars--their third starter, their set-up man, and Kenny Lofton.

CLEVELAND-Casey Blake pondered the numbers for a moment as he stood in front of his locker in the victorious clubhouse. The Indians third baseman had just been told that teammate Kenny Lofton had just played in his 91st post-season game, spanning 11 years and 21 series.

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Unlike the NLCS expansion-team tandem, in the AL, it's a classic confrontation between two of the original eight.

The Red Sox and Indians tied for the major league lead with 96 wins this year, but that doesn't mean these two teams are exactly equal. The Sox outscored opponents by 210 runs, the largest margin in the majors, and finished with a third-order projection of 103.2 wins. The Tribe's run differential was about half as large (107 runs), and their third-order projection of 88.2 wins suggests a good deal more separation between these two teams than meets the eye.

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October 8, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Three In, Two Knocking

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Joe Sheehan

The Angels lacked the quality of their purported virtues, while the Yankees have to go into their Game Four sans Joba.

This had been a bland postseason to date. In most games, the losing team has gotten down and stayed down. Nine of the 12 losing teams have scored three runs or less in their efforts, limiting the amount of back and forth we've seen after so much anticipation. Some of the games have been tense and low-scoring-Game One between the Cubs and Diamondbacks, Game Two between the Yankees and Indians-but most have just been nondescript. Pitchers' duels are fun, but a mix of games makes for a good postseason. So far, we haven't had that. The pitching of the Red Sox, Indians, Rockies, and Diamondbacks has limited the excitement.

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Can the Indians take the Bombers, or will baseball's best offense rock on?

A repeat of a matchup which produced some thrilling postseason baseball back in 1997 and 1998, this Divisional Series matches the American League's two hottest teams since the All-Star break, two teams that didn't earn their postseason berths until putting together a finishing kick that separated them from the rest of the pack. For the Indians, this marks a return to glory, their first division title since 2001 after a run in which they'd made the playoffs six years out of seven. For the Yankees, though their nine-year run atop the AL East came to an end, this marks their 13th straight postseason appearance, a streak that predates Joe Torre.

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September 25, 2007 12:00 am

Wait 'Til Next Year: Success at Altitude

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Bryan Smith

Running down some of the long-term decisions that have helped create Colorado's recent success.

Colorado's eight-game win streak has propelled the team into contention and created one of the most positive seasons in the organization's existence. One of the accompanying narratives is that they are learning how to win in Coors Field. Another is the declining park factor in Colorado has allowed for a more stable pitching staff. While there is some truth to these, for me the Rockies are more than the product of an evolving ballpark-related dynamic. Rather, they are a perfect case study in proper player development.

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July 31, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Trade Deadline Edition

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Jay Jaffe

Beware of a Schuerholz offering prospects, the Dodgers' third base problem, and that little thing called run support.

The trading deadline is upon us, and if you've stumbled in here only because you've grown weary of reloading various web sites 20 consecutive times in a row in the hopes that your team snagged Eric Gagne for a Low-A catcher with the offensive upside of a dying elm tree, no worries. We've got a little deadline flavor to offer you here, too.

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It's Superior Circuit Transaction Action for all you fellow moves junkies.

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April 15, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Opening Day to April 14, 2007

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Christina Kahrl

In a new regular slot, Christina runs through the roster turnover around the majors.

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