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02-22

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Transaction Analysis: Branyan, Weeks, and Detritus
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Christina Kahrl

02-20

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Wezen-Ball: Jim Edmonds' Final Trot
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Larry Granillo

01-24

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Free Agent Bargain Bin: Outfielders
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Dan Wade

11-24

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Warning Track Power: To Play or Not to Play: Hitter Edition
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Chase Gharrity

08-12

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Transaction Action: NL Central Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

06-01

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Changing Speeds: Lefty-on-Lefty Violence
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Ken Funck

04-23

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On the Beat: Friday Update
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John Perrotto

01-22

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Prospectus Hit and Run: O-Dog Waits, Edmonds Campaigns
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Jay Jaffe

05-15

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Transaction of the Day: Edmonds.com?
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Christina Kahrl

05-11

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Prospectus Today: Jim Edmonds
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Joe Sheehan

03-13

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Prospectus Today: Friar Follies
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Joe Sheehan

05-08

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Prospectus Matchups: A Trio of Musings
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Jim Baker

10-30

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World Series Prospectus: Looking Forward: Tigers and Cardinals
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Nate Silver

10-28

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World Series Prospectus: Game Five Diary
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Steven Goldman

10-27

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World Series Prospectus: Game Four Diary
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Christina Kahrl

10-23

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World Series Prospectus: The I [Heart] New York Matchup
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Jay Jaffe

10-21

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World Series Prospectus: Detroit Tigers versus St. Louis Cardinals
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Nate Silver

07-27

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Schrodinger's Bat: An Air of Advancement
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Dan Fox

06-05

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Under The Knife: The Tipping Points
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Will Carroll

04-21

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Prospectus Today: On Edmonds
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Joe Sheehan

09-06

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Prospectus Game of the Week: St. Louis Cardinals @ Houston Astros, 9/4/05
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Jonah Keri

05-24

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Prospectus Game of the Week: St. Louis Cardinals @ Kansas City Royals, 5/22/05
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Jonah Keri

04-01

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-04

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Aim For The Head: Three True Outcomes, 2004
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Keith Woolner

07-14

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Mid-Season Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

05-05

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Can Of Corn: Hidden Hitters, Continued
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Dayn Perry

04-28

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Lies, Damned Lies: Making RBIs Useful
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Nate Silver

01-21

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Aim For The Head: Three True Outcomes, 2003
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Keith Woolner

10-28

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

07-15

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Mid-Season Baseball Awards
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Greg Spira

10-01

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Playoff Prospectus: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis Cardinals
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Gary Huckabay

11-07

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Staff Ballots
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Baseball Prospectus

04-03

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Transaction Analysis: March 23-31, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

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February 22, 2011 8:50 am

Transaction Analysis: Branyan, Weeks, and Detritus

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Christina Kahrl

Rounding up the action buzzing across the transaction wires.

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With Jim Edmonds' retirement announcement on Friday, a look back at his final at-bat.

"It was in the books while it was still in the sky. Brandt ran back to the deepest corner of the outfield grass; the ball descended beyond his reach and struck in the crotch where the bullpen met the wall, bounced chunkily, and, as far as I could see, vanished."
-- John Updike

On September 21, 2010, Jim Edmonds stepped into the box with one out in the top of the second inning to face Milwaukee's Dave Bush at Miller Park. Edmonds was getting the start at first base to spell Joey Votto, who was resting with a sinus infection. On the 2-1 pitch, Bush tried to sneak an 82-mile-per-hour slider over the inner half of the plate. Edmonds saw it all the way, though, and, with one swing of the bat, deposited the ball over the right-centerfield fence and into Cincinnati's bullpen. The scene, as it happened, was a familiar one: Bush cursed at himself for throwing such a bad pitch, the Miller Park crowd mixed their boos and cheers for a player who had been on their side a mere six weeks ago, and Edmonds circled the bases like he had ten other times that year and 392 other times in his career.


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January 24, 2011 12:06 pm

Free Agent Bargain Bin: Outfielders

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Dan Wade

Taking a peek at the bare cupboard that is the remaining free-agent outfielders.

Outfield went from a position of reasonable depth to a veritable wasteland in under a week. Andruw Jones, Johnny Damon, and Manny Ramirez—outfielder emeritus—all came off the board. There are a few players left who look primed to provide solid value, but if the outfield is a perceived spot of weakness for a team, acting soon would be virtuous. Outside of the five players listed here, the options turn rancid quickly.

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November 24, 2010 9:00 am

Warning Track Power: To Play or Not to Play: Hitter Edition

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Chase Gharrity

Taking a look at the futures of some older batsmen.

Welcome to the second and final part of To Play or Not to Play. As you may recall, last week we took a look at some free-agent pitchers who have been mulling retirement as the 2011 season draws nearer. Today, we’ll be taking a look at a few team-less hitters who find themselves in similar potential retirement situations. By looking at these batters’ performances from seasons past, we’ll aim to give some well-informed advice on whether they should stay in the game.

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August 12, 2010 3:15 am

Transaction Action: NL Central Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

Jim Edmonds tries on a new brand of the Red stuff, waiver claims start to crop up, and the latest roster tweakings from the senior circuit.

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Placed RHP Carlos Silva on the 15-day DL; purchased the contracts of RHP Thomas Diamond and Casey Coleman from Iowa (Triple-A). [8/2]
Optioned RHP Brian Schlitter to Iowa; recalled RHP Mitch Atkins from Iowa. [8/3]
Optioned RHP Mitch Atkins to Iowa; recalled RHP Marcos Mateo from Iowa. [8/9]
Placed C-R Geovany Soto on the 15-day DL (sprained shoulder); placed 1B-R Derrek Lee on the Bereavement Leave List; recalled 1B-L Micah Hoffpauir and C-R Welington Castillo from Iowa. [8/10]
Traded INF-L Mike Fontenot to the Giants for CF-R Evan Crawford. [8/11]

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June 1, 2010 8:25 am

Changing Speeds: Lefty-on-Lefty Violence

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Ken Funck

The Phillies and Brewers combined for an amazing six lefty-on-lefty home runs on May 14 and hardly anyone noticed.

As Christina Kahrl has said, one of baseball’s well-worn tropes is that every game provides you the opportunity to see something you’ve never seen before. When you buy your ticket and settle into your seat, you hope to witness something unique, or historic, or even comic, but in a marathon season of roughly 2,430 games, not every game can be so obviously special—and the May 14 game between the Phillies and Brewers, in which the visitors from Philadelphia beat Milwaukee 9-5, appeared to be just such a mundane early-season contest. Ageless wonder Jamie Moyer ran his record to 5-2 on the season, key off-season acquisition Randy Wolf fell to 3-3 for the Brewers, and Milwaukee’s continued pitching woes managed to drag them five games under .500 for the year. Just another win for Philadelphia; just another loss for the struggling Brew Crew; just another box score to digest and forget.

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April 23, 2010 2:59 pm

On the Beat: Friday Update

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John Perrotto

Edmonds is reborn with the Brewers and other notes from around the major leagues.

Baseball told Jim Edmonds to go away last year, as the eight-time Gold Glove winner and four-time All-Star did not get any offers as a free agent. That Edmonds was shunned by all 30 teams was hard to believe based on the events of Thursday afternoon. Edmonds played right field and went 4-for-6 with a home run and three RBI to help the Brewers roll to a 20-0 victory over the Pirates at PNC Park. It showed why Edmonds wasn't ready to retire last year, even when he couldn't find a job. He still believed he could play in the major leagues. Now, the 39-year-old veteran of 17 seasons is being vindicated.

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January 22, 2010 12:26 pm

Prospectus Hit and Run: O-Dog Waits, Edmonds Campaigns

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Jay Jaffe

A pair of free agents and their cases for employability and historical greatness.

Among the handful of interesting comments on my piece about the Dodgers' off-season spending, I found one of them, from reader ofMontreal, worth expanding upon:

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May 15, 2008 12:00 am

Transaction of the Day: Edmonds.com?

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Christina Kahrl

Too much mileage suggests that the Cubs really should have kept their Pie and ate it, too.

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May 11, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Jim Edmonds

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Joe Sheehan

Few players have created as many indelible moments as the former Angel, Cardinal, and Padre.

Like Willie Mays and Brooks Robinson, like Sandy Amoros and Bobby Richardson, like Ray Fosse and Rodney McCray, the defining image of Jim Edmonds' career will be one in which he was wearing a glove rather than carrying a bat.

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March 13, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Friar Follies

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Joe Sheehan

The Padres outfield may not have a best-case scenario, not without going outside of the organization.

Among the many injuries ripping across the game right now, I noticed that Jim Edmonds is going to miss the rest of the exhibition season with a strained right calf. That Edmonds is injured isn't a surprise at all; he's 37 years old, he missed 97 games over the past two seasons with a variety of ailments, helping make him a significant risk this year, and he plays one of the most demanding positions on the field.

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May 8, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Matchups: A Trio of Musings

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Jim Baker

Jim highlights a mismatch in Milwaukee, an unlikely combo of dominant relievers, and the fade of a star center fielder.

Biggest Mismatchup (opponents with greatest difference in Prospectus Hit List rankings): Washington Nationals @ Milwaukee Brewers

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