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07-02

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BP Unfiltered: 100 OPS+
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Sam Miller

09-10

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Seidnotes: Loney Loves Ribeyes
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Eric Seidman

06-18

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Transaction Action: Waterloo's 195th Anniversary Edition
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Christina Kahrl

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: Diamondbacks versus Rockies
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Joe Sheehan

02-01

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Transaction Analysis: AL Central Catchup
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Christina Kahrl

08-03

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Prospectus Today: Something's Rotten in Den...ver
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Joe Sheehan

04-12

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

04-06

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

01-30

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Prospectus Today: The Bronx Corner
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Joe Sheehan

01-16

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests
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Baseball Prospectus

12-15

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Live from the (Mock) Winter Meetings
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James Click

12-11

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Live from the (Mock) Winter Meetings
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Rany Jazayerli

08-27

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Transaction Analysis: August 19-24
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Christina Kahrl

09-06

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Breaking Balls: Sleepless in Seattle
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Derek Zumsteg

08-08

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Prospectus Feature: Breaking Balls: Unbalanced
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Derek Zumsteg

03-31

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American League Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

11-09

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2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

08-04

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Doctoring the Numbers
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Rany Jazayerli and Keith Woolner

04-01

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National League Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: December 9-December 15, 1999
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Christina Kahrl

11-20

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1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

04-01

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Projected 1998 National League Standings
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Baseball Prospectus

11-10

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1997 Internet Baseball Awards™ Results
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Greg Spira

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August 27, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: August 19-24

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Christina Kahrl

David Eckstein's miserable season for the Angels runs into injury. The White Sox add Scott Sullivan to a good-looking bullpen. The Expos grab Todd Zeile in their desperate attempt to fill the third base void. Cliff Floyd's injury allows the Mets to look at Jeff Duncan. The Giants could get crushed if they start Dustin Hermanson in the playoffs. These and other transaction news and Kahrlisms in this edition of Transaction Analysis.

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Certainty changes everything. Baseball's exciting, if for no other reason, because the Devil Rays--an abjectly bad franchise--can beat the Yankees every couple of times they meet. Unlike in football, the outcome of a single contest between a defending champion and a perennial cellar-dweller is relatively uncertain, thus every game has the ability to provide a legitimate sense of drama. It's the lack of certainty that makes it the greatest sport in the world.

Certainty changes everything. Baseball's exciting, if for no other reason, because the Devil Rays--an abjectly bad franchise--can beat the Yankees every couple of times they meet. Unlike in football, the outcome of a single contest between a defending champion and a perennial cellar-dweller is relatively uncertain, thus every game has the ability to provide a legitimate sense of drama. It's the lack of certainty that makes it the greatest sport in the world. On that note, however, watching the A's rack up wins as the Mariners continue to struggle has begun to make me numb. Every game, the A's are victorious. They're not playing out of their minds--or like they're in another league--they're just winning every single game they play, and it's scary. Intellectually I know that there's luck, chance, and the simple fact that teams go on tears once in a while, but in my gut I know that the A's are going to win tonight, simply because they're taking the field.

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People complain that it's unfair to some teams chasing the wild card. Perhaps, but with "natural rivalries" and bizarre interleague schedules, fairness has already been tossed out the window.

The unbalanced schedule rules.

People complain that it's unfair to some teams chasing the wild card. Perhaps, but with "natural rivalries" and bizarre interleague schedules, fairness has already been tossed out the window. At least divisional play can make for great matchups, unlike, say, the thrilling mid-week sweep of the Brewers by the A's in June.

This comes up because there's an awesome division race in the AL West, and I get to see it because I'm lucky enough to be in Seattle. I honestly prefer this year's nail-biting, wonder-if-we'll-make-it marathon to last year's record 116 wins, when it was obvious by the All-Star break that the Mariners were heading to the playoffs.

As I write this, the Ms are two-and-a-half games up on the Angels. Anaheim has put together the weirdest run at .600 ball and a division title as I can remember, a straight batting average and no-strikeout attack. If you look at the raw stats, they're right up with the Mariners in run scoring, despite giving up 16 points of OBP and having a comparable slugging average. Park-adjusted, the offenses aren't close, but I still look at the daily standings and shake my head. Neither team made race-changing trades before the deadline, though the Angels picked up a spare outfielder--Alex Ochoa--who the M's could have used.

Meanwhile, Oakland made moves to improve for the stretch run, trading for Ricky Rincon and Ray Durham, and they're just four games back, with a front-line pitching rotation that can put the hurt on anyone and a dangerous offensive core.

The Mariners play both teams six more times, a home-and-home series each, including a can't-miss-it buy-your-tickets-now September homestand against the Angels and A's starting September 20 (just after the most likely strike date, for my convenience).

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March 27, 2002 4:52 pm

Transaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002

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Christina Kahrl

A recap of transactions in the last week featuring all 30 teams.

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The Internet has spoken. Your choices for this year's Internet Baseball Awards.

It's time to announce the winners of the tenth annual Internet Baseball Awards. More than 2,000 cyberspace baseball fans--a new record--participated in this effort to select the baseball players whose 2001 seasons were most deserving of honors.

This year marks not only our tenth year of balloting (we started in 1991, but sat out the 1994 season in protest of baseball's rude behavior), but also our fifth year of Web balloting. A few of our readers probably remember the good old days of e-mail ballots (as we remember all the fun it was counting ballots by hand), but most of you have been treated only to the extraordinarily comprehensive user-friendly Web ballots designed by BP's Webmaster, Dave Pease. Our thanks go to Dave, who puts in a ton of work to make this process go smoothly.

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Just read your "Doctoring the Numbers" piece on the sucking Rockies. It would be good to see how non-Rockies teams fare on road trips. Perhaps fatigue, stinky underwear, the cumulative effects of restaurant food or some other aspect that builds over a road trip makes all teams hit significantly worse later in a road trip. And perhaps the "adjusting to hitting outside of Coors" effect does ameliorate this unspecified "long road trip" effect.

In other (simpler) words, you left out the control group.

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National League East

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ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

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The full results of the voting are in.

Welcome to the festivities!

We're here to announce the winners of the 8th Annual Internet Baseball Awards. Over 700 knowledgeable cyberspace baseball fans - a new record - participated in this effort to select the baseball players whose 1999 seasons were most deserving of honors.

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NL East | NL Central | NL West

Welcome to Baseball Prospectus' predictions for 1998. We'll go division by division and each of our staff members will tell you what they think about the races. Remember, there's a reason we don't print this stuff in the book; there is no good way we know of to predict what a team will do before the season begins. Consider these teamwide WFGs, take them with a grain of salt, and enjoy.

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The full results of this year's IBA voting.

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