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06-27

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The Lineup Card: 10 Incidents of Cheating
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Baseball Prospectus

07-23

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BP Unfiltered: The Hallworthy Alomar and Blyleven
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Jay Jaffe

02-15

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The BP Wayback Machine: Why The "Earned" Run Needs To Go
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Michael Wolverton

09-29

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Disasterpiece Theater
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Jay Jaffe

02-17

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Tom Glavine
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Jay Jaffe

01-12

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Pitchers
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Jay Jaffe

12-21

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Every Given Sunday: Hesitations, Retractions, and Rebuttals
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John Perrotto

10-21

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Penning a New Recipe
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Jay Jaffe

09-21

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Prospectus Q&A: Butch Wynegar
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David Laurila

09-09

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You Could Look It Up: Love in the Temperate Zone, Part One
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Steven Goldman

04-14

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Prospectus Preview: Monday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

02-22

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Having a Ball
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Jay Jaffe

02-07

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Tandemonium
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Jay Jaffe

04-05

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Doctoring The Numbers: Charlie Haeger
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Rany Jazayerli

04-03

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Wests
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Christina Kahrl

02-26

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Grumpy Old Men
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Jay Jaffe

10-28

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World Series Prospectus: Game Five Diary
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Steven Goldman

07-25

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Prospectus Hit List: July 25
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Marc Normandin

07-17

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Transaction Analysis: July 13-16
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Christina Kahrl

05-22

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Transaction Analysis: May 19-21
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Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 17-26
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Christina Kahrl

01-11

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Prospectus Today: The Election
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Joe Sheehan

04-16

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Transaction Analysis: April 5-14, 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

07-14

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Are Knuckleballers Easy to Relieve?
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Michael Wolverton

04-08

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Not Earning Its Keep
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Michael Wolverton

04-06

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

03-26

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You Could Look It Up: Reverse Lepidoptery
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Steven Goldman

02-06

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The Sabean Way
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Michael Wolverton

09-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21
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Christina Kahrl

09-16

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Why Great Offenses Often Don't Win
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Steven Goldman

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 20-24, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

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February 7, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Tandemonium

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Jay Jaffe

The Mets' big move creates the question: Where does a Pedro/Johan pairing rank all-time?

In terms of its current ramifications, I don't have a ton to say about the Johan Santana deal that hasn't already been said by my BP colleagues. The one thing I find most shocking is that three of the four players the Twins acquired were pitchers. Given their core competency of generating mid- and back-rotation starters, why Minnesota would settle for a pair of back-enders like Philip Humber and Kevin Mulvey, guys who likely won't wind up better than the already on-hand Kevin Slowey and Boof Bonser, is beyond me.

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Rany comes clean about an obsession with the knuckler, and his active interest in the best prospect to throw it in years.

It's no secret that I'm a fan of the knuckleball and the men who throw it. Among the many clues I have left in my wake, the most obvious is the time I ignored the objections of a fewokay, all of my colleagues, and attached Charlie Zink to the bottom of our Top 50 Prospects list three years ago. Fortunately, Zink has gone on to great and glorious success since then, completely vindicating my faith in him.

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April 3, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Wests

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Christina Kahrl

Christina analyzes the construction of the Opening Day 25-man rosters for the nine squads playing out west.

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February 26, 2007 12:00 am

Grumpy Old Men

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Jay Jaffe

The newly-constituted Veteran's Committee takes its third look at the Hall-of-Fame ballot, and if they don't elect Santo and Co. this time, says Jay, it should be "three strikes and you're out."

In 2002, the Hall of Fame revamped its Veterans Committee. Formerly, it was the freight-elevator entrance to the institution for those unable to enter via the red-carpeted front door of the Baseball Writers Association of America ballot. Out went the old 15-member voting body, a group which included baseball executives, writers, and former players. That group annually conducted its dirty work behind closed doors, outside of which nobody knew who was up for election, and unless someone received 75 percent of the vote, nobody knew any results. With the process completely opaque and with accountability nil, cronyism and senility abounded, and errors that diluted the honor of election to the Hall were made. Legend has it that the Veterans Committee (or VC) elected the vastly inferior Waner brother, Lloyd, in a case of mistaken identity. For that among other reasons, I say good riddance to a flawed system.

In its place is the new VC, a body of 84 eligible voters: 61 living Hall of Famers, 14 Frick Award recipients (broadcasters), eight Spink Award recipients (writers), and one "old VC" member whose term hadn't expired. The new VC uses a voting process analogous to the BBWAA's: a pre-screened ballot made public before a decentralized vote conducted by mail, with the results made public afterwards, and 75 percent of the vote required for election. The vote is held in odd-numbered years for players, and in every other odd-numbered year for nonplayers (managers, umpires, executives). The pool of potential honorees is determined by a panel of 60 BBWAA writers (two for each major league city/team) plus a board of six Hall of Famers; my colleague Steven Goldman turned a jaundiced eye on the new process last fall.

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October 28, 2006 12:00 am

World Series Prospectus: Game Five Diary

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Steven Goldman

It's time to strike the set. Join Steven Goldman as he watches an unlikely playoff hero bring a Championship back to St. Louis.

8:00: I'd like to leave out the now-traditional Zelasko-bashing, but her hair is hypnotic. She looks like Jack Kirby's Medusa. You know, from the old Fantastic Four comic books.

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The Tigers extend their lead, and the Blue Jays and Twins announce themselves as contenders in this week's Hit List.

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July 17, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 13-16

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Christina Kahrl

This just in: The Twins are down an entire outfield, and lots of teams are cycling through free talent in their bullpens.

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May 22, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: May 19-21

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Christina Kahrl

Another weekend, another series of transactions in Kansas City and Washington that don't make sense.

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March 27, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 17-26

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Christina Kahrl

Less than a week to go, and Christina's got a rundown of all the latest roster action.

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January 11, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: The Election

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Joe Sheehan

Bruce Sutter is the newest member of the Hall of Fame, an honor that stems more from a quirk in the process than from any evaluation of his career.

It's not fun writing that a guy shouldn't be in the Hall of Fame. It's much easier to write that someone does deserve an honor, which is just one reason why most players see gradual rises in their vote counts over time. It's more enjoyable to talk about what a player's accomplishments were, what positive memories he created, rather than objectively compare him to his peers and to established standards. Because of this, much of the coverage of Sutter's election ignored his short career and his clear inferiority to another reliever on the ballot, and continued exaggerating his role in the use of the split-fingered fastball and the development of the closer position.

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April 16, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: April 5-14, 2005

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Christina Kahrl

The Red Sox get back a hero, the Cubs and Twins work around the losses of key left-handed bats, and the Giants lose another AARP stud.

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April 12, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005

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Christina Kahrl

Early-season moves have featured their share of funkiness, writes Chris Kahrl.

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