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04-17

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Painting the Black: Occam's Rubber
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R.J. Anderson

01-30

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Transaction Analysis: NL East Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

01-07

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Future Shock: Cardinals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-31

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Transaction Analysis: NL East Catchup
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Christina Kahrl

12-21

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Future Shock: St. Louis Cardinals Top Ten Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

03-17

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Transaction Analysis: March 14-16
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Christina Kahrl

08-24

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Transaction Analysis: August 17-23, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

06-30

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Transaction Analysis: June 25-27
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Christina Kahrl

03-10

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Team Health Reports: Seattle Mariners
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Will Carroll

02-11

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Transaction Analysis: January 12-February 6, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

09-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21
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Christina Kahrl

05-13

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Breaking Balls: Fearing Freddy's Fall
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Derek Zumsteg

02-09

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Team Health Reports: Team Health Report: Seattle Mariners
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Rodger A. Payne

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

11-09

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2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

11-07

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Staff Ballots
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Baseball Prospectus

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus
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Joe Sheehan

10-09

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Prospectus Roundtable: The Division Series
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Baseball Prospectus

07-25

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From The Mailbag: Transactions Feedback
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Baseball Prospectus

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus
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Christina Kahrl

06-17

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Transaction Analysis: June 12-14, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

04-28

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Transaction Analysis: April 24-27, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

04-26

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Transaction Analysis: April 20-23, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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Transaction Analysis: March 23-31, 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

03-15

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Transaction Analysis: March 7-13
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Christina Kahrl

11-20

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1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

07-27

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Pitcher Abuse Points: Midseason Update
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Rany Jazayerli and Keith Woolner

06-09

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Pitcher Abuse Points Report
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Rany Jazayerli and Keith Woolner

04-22

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Transaction Analysis: April 15-20
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Christina Kahrl

03-25

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AL West Notebook
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Jeff Bower

01-07

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Transaction Analysis: December 2-28
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Dave Pease and Christina Kahrl

03-18

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Transaction Analysis: March 6-16
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Christina Kahrl

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The simplest fix isn't always correct.

Everyone on the outside wants to analyze pitching coaches, yet nobody can. Not knowing the coach’s instructions to his staff leaves an information gap between the numbers and anecdotal evidence. In return, there are two choices for evaluating a pitching coach: defer to the organization or take the anecdotal evidence at face value. The problem with anecdotal evidence is how it tends to pop up post hoc. Whenever Leo Mazzone turned a journeyman hurler into a quality pitcher, the explanation bordered on circular reasoning.

Beyond banality, this information doesn’t do much for analysis. There is no incentive for pitching coaches to make their tweaks public, and that leaves the knowledge-seeking public to scope out every aspect of the latest breakout, in hunt of the fix. Often, the answers are unsatisfactory. Ryan Vogelsong went from forgotten journeyman to legitimate major-league starter, and the best reasoning out there is that he realized he needed to pitch inside. The simplicity of that fix borders on inanity and that’s what makes it so good. The best fixes are the most obvious ones, the ones that everyone sees, but only a trained eye observes.

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January 30, 2009 6:00 pm

Transaction Analysis: NL East Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

A whole lot of jostling going on.

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January 7, 2009 11:07 am

Future Shock: Cardinals Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

A deep and varied flock of young talent is gathering within the St. Louis organization.

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The Phillies did the most to help themselves, while the Marlins' front office should be rested after a long vacation.

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December 21, 2006 12:00 am

Future Shock: St. Louis Cardinals Top Ten Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

As the hangover after a triumphant World Series win fades into the Missouri winter...put your galoshes on and run after it, because this system is weak.

Excellent Prospects
None
Very Good Prospects
1. Colby Rasmus, cf
Good Prospects
2. Jaime Garcia, lhp
3. Adam Ottavino, rhp
4. Bryan Anderson, c
5. Daryl Jones, of
Average Prospects
6. Chris Perez, rhp
7. Blake Hawksworth, rhp
8. Mark McCormick, rhp
9. Cody Haerther, of
10. Tyler Greene, ss















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Teams continue to clean house, scattering Quad-A players in all directions in preparation for the stretch run of Spring Training.

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August 24, 2004 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: August 17-23, 2004

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Christina Kahrl

The Angels' roster shuffling means more playing time for the deserving Jeff DaVanon. Earl Snyder and Cal Pickering finally get a fair shake. The Dodgers try to patch their bullpen with Elmer Dessens and Scott Stewart. The Pirates bring up some intriguing young arms. These and other happenings in today's Transaction Analysis.

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June 30, 2004 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: June 25-27

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Christina Kahrl

The Angels' pitching staff returns to health. The David DeJesus era begins for the Royals. The Phillies have an epic battle going for the role of fifth starter. The Mariners hit a home run with the Freddy Garcia deal. These and other happenings in today's Transaction Analysis.

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March 10, 2004 12:00 am

Team Health Reports: Seattle Mariners

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Will Carroll

This team is in trouble. Why? You might notice a load of lights there in the pitching staff. Even the pitching-friendly confines of Safeco Field might not be enough to keep runs off the board if the M's are forced to scramble all year for healthy arms. With swirling rumors about injuries, nightlife, and various other explanations, Freddy Garcia simply hasn't performed the last two seasons. There's a consistent track between his K rate and his velocity; as he fatigues, he loses effectiveness. Garcia needs to drastically increase his pitch efficiency to have the kind of year he desperately wants in his contract season.

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February 11, 2004 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: January 12-February 6, 2004

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Christina Kahrl

The Braves strike NRI gold with Russell Branyan. The Astros do what they need to do to compete in the NL Central. Everything you ever wanted to read about Eric Karros. The Padres address their chasm in center. These and other news, notes, and Kahrlisms in today's Transaction Analysis.

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September 25, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21

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Christina Kahrl

A lost season for the Angels has folks in Anaheim scratching their heads. John Smoltz's injury buries Bobby Thigpen's name for another year. The Royals' run evokes memories of George Brett and company. Sandy Alomar...you can probably guess what Chris will write about Sandy Alomar. Witticisms, Kahrlisms and roster schmisms in this edition of Transaction Analysis.

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There's only one game this season I've gone back and watched again from start to finish: Mike Mussina's May 7th start against the Mariners, where he pitched eight innings, gave up five hits, one a homer, struck out 12, and walked none. Mussina's been otherworldly so far this year, and watching him I know that it's not that he's particularly lucky--he's working with top-shelf stuff and great command. Batters are left walking back to the dugout shaking their heads and asking their hitting coach: "What am I supposed to do with that knuckle-curve he's throwing for strikes?" And the coach shrugs, because he doesn't know either. It was a great game, because it made me sit and think about what pitchers are and become: Mussina was almost forgotten last season, his years of excellence not recent enough, and now he's offering a traveling clinic on how to pitch. And this, in turn, leads me to wonder about Freddy Garcia's failure to move from future ace to ace. I wrote about this a little last September and found that Garcia had been lucky in his good seasons with seeing balls put into play turned into outs by the fine Mariner defense of 2000-2001.

It was a great game, because it made me sit and think about what pitchers are and become: Mussina was almost forgotten last season, his years of excellence not recent enough, and now he's offering a traveling clinic on how to pitch.

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