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Will Carroll is back with his industry-standard Team Health Reports. For eight years now, Will has kicked off the baseball season with a roster-by-roster evaluation of every regular in the majors, assigning them a color-coded grade based on his proprietary system for determining injury risk. Read by fantasy leaguers and major-league GMs alike, the Team Health Reports are the most comprehensive and well-researched look at injury risk you'll find, and they're exclusively at Baseball Prospectus.

Will Carroll is back with his industry-standard Team Health Reports. For eight years now, Will has kicked off the baseball season with a roster-by-roster evaluation of every regular in the majors, assigning them a color-coded grade based on his proprietary system for determining injury risk. Read by fantasy leaguers and major-league GMs alike, the Team Health Reports are the most comprehensive and well-researched look at injury risk you'll find, and they're exclusively at Baseball Prospectus.

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Painting the Black: The Flawed Free Agents Who Are Left
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07-05

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Thome Trade Tests AL-Only Managers
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Derek Carty

07-05

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What the Contenders Need
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R.J. Anderson, Jeff Euston and Kevin Goldstein

06-30

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Transaction Analysis: Orioles Get America's Favorite DH
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R.J. Anderson and Kevin Goldstein

06-15

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, June 15
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Andrew Koo and Hudson Belinsky

05-03

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Collateral Damage Daily: Thursday, May 3
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Corey Dawkins

04-03

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Painting the Black: 2012 Milestones Watch
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R.J. Anderson

09-24

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 23
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Larry Granillo

08-18

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The Lineup Card: 11 Memorable Breakdowns, Antics, and Tirades
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08-16

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 15
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Larry Granillo

07-19

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Expanded Horizons: What's it Thome?
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Tommy Bennett

09-08

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Cooperstown Bound
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Jay Jaffe

09-08

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The Unappreciated Slugger
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Brandon Warne

08-23

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The Week in Quotes: August 16-22
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Alex Carnevale

08-20

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One-Hoppers: Hitting the Jim
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Ben Lindbergh

08-20

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On the Beat: Going Green
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John Perrotto

04-30

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Cooperstown Cases
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Jay Jaffe

05-29

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Transaction Analysis: AL-brand Catsup
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Christina Kahrl

06-27

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox, June 23, 2006
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Derek Jacques

12-02

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Transaction Analysis: November 23-December 1
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Christina Kahrl

07-14

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Mid-Season Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

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

04-17

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Prospectus Today: Hiding Your Weakness
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Joe Sheehan

02-14

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Team Health Reports: Team Health Report: Philadelphia Phillies
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Will Carroll

01-03

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The 2003 Free Agent Market
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Nate Silver

12-03

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The Daily Prospectus: Thome and Foulke
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Derek Zumsteg

10-23

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Internet Baseball Awards: AL Player of the Year
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Greg Spira

08-21

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The Daily Prospectus: Notes from Around the Majors
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Gary Huckabay

11-07

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February 14, 2003 2:32 am

Team Health Reports: Team Health Report: Philadelphia Phillies

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Team Health Report: Philadelphia Phillies February 2003

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January 3, 2003 12:22 am

The 2003 Free Agent Market

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Nate Silver

Between the persistence of Pete Rose, the ongoing turf war between Tribune Co. and the Wrigleyville neighborhood, and the deteriorating mental health of John Schuerholz, the most oft-reported story of this winter has been the apparent deflation in the market for free agents.

Between the persistence of Pete Rose, the ongoing turf war between Tribune Co. and the Wrigleyville neighborhood, and the deteriorating mental health of John Schuerholz, the most oft-reported story of this winter has been the apparent deflation in the market for free agents. Certainly, there are enough anecdotal examples to make a good case for the sky-is-falling crowd: Jeff Kent was signed rather cheaply, Frank Castillo took a pay cut of almost $4 million just for being his mediocre self, and the abundance of non-tenders suggest that teams expect that they can pay less for comparable talent by turning to the free-agent market than by accepting the terms of an arbitration settlement. Of course, there are counter-examples too; Jim Thome and Tom Glavine were signed to plenty generous contracts, St. Louis paid a premium to retain Woody Williams, and the Cubs seem to have pro-rated Antonio Alfonseca's contract over all 12 of his fingers.

What is in order is a systematic analysis of the free agent class of this winter as well as last, which takes into account not only the contracts the these players were signed to, but also how much value they are likely to provide to their new employers.

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December 3, 2002 10:14 pm

The Daily Prospectus: Thome and Foulke

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Derek Zumsteg

The price of loyalty is $22 million and an extra year. The two contracts Jim Thome agonized over between turkey and potatoes were Cleveland's five-year, $60 million deal, plus a vesting option year, and the contract he took, which started with six years for $82 million plus a vesting option year.

The price of loyalty is $22 million and an extra year. The two contracts Jim Thome agonized over between turkey and potatoes were Cleveland's five-year, $60 million deal, plus a vesting option year, and the contract he took, which started with six years for $82 million plus a vesting option year.

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It's hard to say if the Baseball Writers Association will ever give Alex Rodriguez the MVP award he's due, but Internet Baseball Awards electors voted Rodriguez his second Internet AL Player of the Year award in 2002 by a decisive margin; he won almost 70% of the first-place votes.

It's hard to say if the Baseball Writers Association will ever give Alex Rodriguez the MVP award he's due, but Internet Baseball Awards electors voted Rodriguez his second Internet AL Player of the Year award in 2002 by a decisive margin; he won almost 70% of the first-place votes. He had previously won this award in 1996, while finishing second in 1998, 2000, and 2001. Miguel Tejada, who had never finished in the top twenty before, came in second as a result of his strong performance during the Athletics' 103-win season. Jason Giambi, the winner of the 2000 and 2001 Internet AL Player of the Years while with Oakland, finished third in his first year as a Yankee. Alfonso Soriano, who had a season not like any other in baseball history with its blend of strengths and weaknesses, finished a strong fourth, and had the third-highest total of first-place votes. Jim Thome, who has finished in the top fifteen seven of the last eight years, matched his highest-ever ranking with a fifth place finish. Torii Hunter's breakout season with the bat vaulted him into sixth place, while Manny Ramirez' seventh-place mark is the fifth year in a row he's finished in the top ten. Pedro Martinez, the winner of the 1999 Internet AL Player of the Year, was the highest ranking pitcher in ninth place, while the highest-rated reliever, Billy Koch, wound up in twenty-sixth place. Ichiro Suzuki, last year's BBWAA AL MVP--he finished fifth in Internet voting--wound up being twentieth in his second go-round. Derek Jeter finished outside the top fifteen for the first time since 1997. Seventeen of the top twenty players were on teams with at least a .500 record, while ten of the those seventeen made it into the playoffs.

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Channeling the spirits of Joe Sheehan, Jackie Harvey, and Peter Gammons... Barry Bonds has a 290 point advantage in OPS over the #2 guy in MLB, Jim Thome. Dropping down another 290 points from Thome gets you to Tony Tarasco. Yeesh.

Channeling the spirits of Joe Sheehan, Jackie Harvey, and Peter Gammons...

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November 7, 2001 12:00 am

Staff Ballots

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