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12-06

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Transaction Analysis: Three Years for Keppinger, and New Deals for Chavez, McLouth, and Bay
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-09

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Pebble Hunting: 17 Teams That Would Have Won the World Series if Not for Jason Bay
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Sam Miller

11-09

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Transaction Analysis: Maicer Gets the Cheese
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R.J. Anderson

11-07

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BP Unfiltered: Jason Bay and Evaluating This Offseason's Deals
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Sam Miller

10-02

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, October 2
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Matthew Kory

09-27

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The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, September 27
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Matthew Kory

06-05

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, June 5
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Matthew Kory

05-11

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 11
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Matthew Kory

02-04

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Ahead in the Count: Revising Player Contract Valuation, Part 3
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Matt Swartz

11-29

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So You Need: Power
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Marc Normandin

11-18

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Better with Leather
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Jay Jaffe

06-10

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On the Beat: Mid-Week Roundup
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John Perrotto

10-12

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Every Given Sunday: Manny-Free, Regret-Free
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John Perrotto

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day Wrap-Up
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Christina Kahrl

08-01

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Prospectus Today: Which Ends Justified Which Means?
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Joe Sheehan

08-01

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Prospectus Hit List: After the Storm
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Jay Jaffe

02-06

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Building a Better Bullpen
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Caleb Peiffer

01-10

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Schrodinger's Bat: Getting Shifty
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Dan Fox

12-20

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Issue of the Day, and Ranging into the Outfield
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Dan Fox

12-02

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On the Beat: Grand Ole Opry
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John Perrotto

07-25

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Player Profile: Jason Bay
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Marc Normandin

08-04

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Transaction Analysis: July 31-August 3
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Christina Kahrl

04-06

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Transaction Analysis: American League, March 30-April 4
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Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 17-26
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Christina Kahrl

09-15

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Lies, Damned Lies: The Hometown Discount
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Nate Silver

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

06-16

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Transaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

05-26

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Transaction Analysis: May 10-24, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

04-12

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Transaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

04-01

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Transaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

11-11

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Lies, Damned Lies: Superstars, All-Stars and Busts
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Nate Silver

07-14

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Mid-Season Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

04-06

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Transaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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Transaction Analysis: March 29-31, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

03-26

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Transaction Analysis: March 22-25, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

03-23

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Transaction Analysis: March 16-21, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

03-16

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Team Health Reports: Pittsburgh Pirates
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Will Carroll

02-24

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IV
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Baseball Prospectus

02-22

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part II
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Baseball Prospectus

12-11

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Live from the (Mock) Winter Meetings
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Rany Jazayerli

09-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21
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Christina Kahrl

06-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 10-15
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Christina Kahrl

05-28

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Transaction Analysis: May 22-27, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

05-21

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Transaction Analysis: May 15-18, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

04-23

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Transaction Analysis: April 17-20, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

04-09

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Transaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 20-24, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: July 30-31, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

07-19

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

03-24

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Transaction Analysis: March 14-22, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

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The Mariners add Jason Bay, the Orioles re-up Nate McClouth, the Diamondbacks sign Eric Chavez, and the White Sox go long on Jeff Keppinger.

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Jason Bay could have easily accepted the Red Sox' offer back in 2009. What would have happened if he had?

Real life:
"Left fielder Jason Bay officially will test the open waters of free agency after declining the Boston Red Sox's initial contract offer, according to an SI.com report. The offer from the Red Sox to Bay was believed to be in the range of four years and $60 million, unidentified sources told SI.com."

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November 9, 2012 5:53 am

Transaction Analysis: Maicer Gets the Cheese

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R.J. Anderson

The Blue Jays sign Maicer Izturis, and the Mets break up with Jason Bay.

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The math of free-agent analysis is simple enough, but gets overwhelmed by the reality.

There weren't many defenders of the Jason Bay deal when it happened. Bay was a very good player, coming off a 5.9-WARP season, but to justify his four-year, $66 million contract he'd need to continue to produce about four wins per year. That seemed just a bit too much for a player who was an excellent hitter but (by most metrics) lousy on defense. Maybe three wins per year, but not quite four. That's why the Red Sox had refused to offer more than four years and $60 million. Those extra $6 million that the Mets offered sure looked like an overpay. 

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October 2, 2012 10:52 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, October 2

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Matthew Kory

With a funny line about Jason Bay!

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September 27, 2012 10:22 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, September 27

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Matthew Kory

The Angels (18.3 percent playoff odds) and Dodgers (3.4 percent) are still hanging in it.

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June 5, 2012 9:19 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, June 5

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Matthew Kory

If the Nationals are in first place 15 games from today, they just might coast to October.

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May 11, 2012 9:18 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 11

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Matthew Kory

The Astros have playoff odds that are not zero!

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February 4, 2010 1:02 pm

Ahead in the Count: Revising Player Contract Valuation, Part 3

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Matt Swartz

Evaluating single high-profile signings against more scatter-shot solutions to team needs.

In the first two parts of this series, I explained my new approach to contract valuations and whether MORP should be linear with respect to WARP. Basically, this entailed asking the question of whether Matt Holliday, perhaps a six-win player, could be just as easily replaced by signing two three-win players or three two-win players. The issue is roster space and playing time. The alternative argument to doing MORP linearly is that a team can sign Holliday and concentrate all six of those wins on one spot of the diamond, and then they could improve themselves more by filling their other openings with decent players as well.

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November 29, 2009 12:50 pm

So You Need: Power

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Marc Normandin

Looking at the sluggers available on the market, as well as some potential sleepers and disasters.

Free agents classified as power hitters can be very alluring in the offseason, since power production is one of those things that every team wishes it could have more of. They can also be considered one of the more dangerous investments, due to the age and diminishing skill levels of many free agents in today's market-you run the risk of overpaying for past performance on players whose best days and fastest swings may already be behind them. Recognizing who is still a relevant and productive member of baseball society is half the battle-if you don't figure that out, you may end up paying more for someone capable of delivering less based on reputation and name value alone.

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November 18, 2009 11:55 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Better with Leather

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Jay Jaffe

Jason Bay and Matt Holliday figure to garner the biggest outfield contracts this winter, but which player is worth more?

Given a relatively weak free-agent class and a stagnant economy, the baseball world is unlikely to see any Teixeira- or Sabathia-sized blockbuster deals this winter. Nonetheless, the consensus regarding the current crop is that left fielders Matt Holliday and Jason Bay are the top two hitters available, and with four of the game's six highest-payroll teams-the Yankees, Mets, Red Sox, and Angels-among those with vacancies in left or at designated hitter, it stands to reason that both will net tidy deals. What separates the two players?

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June 10, 2009 1:11 pm

On the Beat: Mid-Week Roundup

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John Perrotto

Reports from Boston, Texas, St. Louis, and Ozzieland, plus scouting reports from around the game.

Jason Bay's eventual free-agent jackpot seems to get bigger with every home run he hits and every run he drives in for a Red Sox lineup that has leaned heavily on the left fielder through the first third of the season as it battles through various cases of injuries and ineffectiveness. Then again, maybe his price tag isn't going to be as high as one might think in these difficult economic times.

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