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07-10

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6

Sporer Report: Home-Cooking Starters
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Paul Sporer

05-31

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Raising Aces: Splitting the Platoon: Lefty-philic Pitchers
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Doug Thorburn

05-31

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24

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 10
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Paul Sporer

02-11

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Transaction Analysis: All Up Hill From Here?
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R.J. Anderson

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Four Preview: Orioles at Yankees
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Daniel Rathman

10-11

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Baseball Therapy: Is Joe Saunders a Double Play Machine?
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Russell A. Carleton

10-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 57: The Teams That Will Win a World Series in the Next Five Years/Are Beat Writers Becoming More or Less Important?/The O's Start Saunders
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-05

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Overthinking It: Baltimore's Best Bet to Beat Texas
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Ben Lindbergh

08-27

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Transaction Analysis: Baltimore Adds Average Joe
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R.J. Anderson

08-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 27: Revisiting the Dan Haren Trade/Derek Jeter Defies Dire Forecasts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-19

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Transaction Analysis: A Tale of Four Starters
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Ben Lindbergh

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Three: All's Gold in Phoenix
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Derek Carty

09-30

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7

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Brewers vs. Diamondbacks
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Derek Carty

09-27

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: Is There a Draft in Here, or is that Just 2006?
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Geoff Young

07-26

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34

Transaction Action: Send Me Some Angels
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

02-02

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19

Transaction Action: Thome, Taveras, and 10,000
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Christina Kahrl

10-26

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49

Prospectus Today: Turning the Trick in Six
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Joe Sheehan

10-18

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71

Prospectus Today: Absent Without Leave
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Joe Sheehan

10-17

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Prospectus Q&A: Joe Saunders
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David Laurila

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: Yankees versus Angels LCS
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Eric Seidman

08-23

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On the Beat: Weekend Wrapup
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John Perrotto

08-12

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Transaction Action: AL West Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

10-06

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Prospectus Today: LDS Recap
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Joe Sheehan

09-22

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Under The Knife: Rotation Games
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Will Carroll

09-17

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Fantasy Beat: Starting Pitchers
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Marc Normandin

06-09

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Prospectus Preview: Monday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

02-03

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Every Given Sunday: Gearing Up For Pitchers and Catchers
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John Perrotto

10-23

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Defensive Snubstitutions
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Bryan Smith

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

06-06

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Transaction of the Day: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

07-22

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Transaction Analysis: July 17-21, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

07-17

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Transaction Analysis: July 13-16
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Christina Kahrl

07-07

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Prospectus Notebook: Angels, Braves, Rangers
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Baseball Prospectus

08-19

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Transaction Analysis: August 15-18
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Christina Kahrl

03-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.
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Christina Kahrl

02-24

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IV
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Baseball Prospectus

03-31

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Projected 1998 American League Standings
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Baseball Prospectus

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September 30, 2011 11:28 pm

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Brewers vs. Diamondbacks

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Derek Carty

Will Prince be crowned a champion before he makes a bid for free agency?

Why Milwaukee Will Win
Pitching. The Brewers hold the starting pitching advantage in the first three games, and it’s overwhelming for Game Three. Their bullpen is also superior, anchored by elite stoppers John Axford and Francisco Rodriguez and a fine supporting cast of Kameron Loe, Takashi Saito, et al. The D’backs will struggle to score.


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The 2006 draft has served as a major talent influx for the top forces in the NL West.

I'd wanted to write about Clayton Kershaw because I haven't discussed him in as much detail as his season merits, but finding a fresh angle proved to be difficult. Improved control? Done. Comparisons to Sandy Koufax? Done. A thousand other things? Done.

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July 26, 2010 2:51 am

Transaction Action: Send Me Some Angels

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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

Sending Dan Haren back to the AL West has a big impact beyond 2010, while leaving the Snakes dirtbound and dead.

ANAHEIM ANGELS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Acquired UT-S Alberto Callaspo from the Royals for RHP Sean O'Sullivan and LHP Will Smith. [7/22]
Acquired RHP Dan Haren from the Diamondbacks for LHPs Joe Saunders and Patrick Corbin, RHP Rafael Rodriguez, and a PTBNL. [7/25]
Activated RHP Matt Palmer from the 15-day DL, and optioned him to Salt Lake (Triple-A); optioned RHP Trevor Bell to Salt Lake; purchased the contract of RHP Michael Kohn from Salt Lake. [7/26]

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February 2, 2010 1:38 am

Transaction Action: Thome, Taveras, and 10,000

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Christina Kahrl

The Reds get a shortstop, the Mariners a fourth outfielder, and the Twins a shot at franchise history?

LOS ANGELES ANGELS
Team Audit | DT Cards | PECOTA Cards | Depth Chart

Agreed to terms with LHP Joe Saunders on a one-year, $3.7-million contract, avoiding arbitration. [2/1]

MINNESOTA TWINS
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Signed DH-L Jim Thome to a one-year, $1.5 million base contract; noted the loss of UT-R Steve Tolleson on a waiver claim by Oakland. [2/1]

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October 26, 2009 2:00 pm

Prospectus Today: Turning the Trick in Six

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Joe Sheehan

With their rotation order for the World Series at stake, the Yankees advanced with a blend of their own execution of Angel miscues.

For much of last night, it was 1996 again. Or 1998. Or maybe 2000. You had Andy Pettitte getting big outs, a deep lineup grinding away at an opposing starting pitcher, a key break going the Yankees' way, a crowd buzzing with confidence, eager to celebrate a clinching. Forget that it was a new building, or that the guy who got the biggest hit not so long ago contributed to a dark day in franchise history, or that the big plays were consecutive bunts, or that Mariano Rivera managed to give up a run. For one night, Aura and Mystique did a show in the Bronx, and when they were done, the World Series was coming home again.

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October 18, 2009 2:13 pm

Prospectus Today: Absent Without Leave

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Joe Sheehan

It was a must-see ballgame in the Bronx, but one man still enjoyed the action from a remote location.

I get accused of bias quite often, so I'm going to cop to one here. When I wrote :

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October 17, 2009 3:50 pm

Prospectus Q&A: Joe Saunders

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David Laurila

The Angels' Game Two starter stops by to talk about his personality, pitching to contact, and how he feels when he doesn't get a strike call.

Joe Saunders doesn't blow hitters away, he simply beats them. The 28-year-old left-hander has logged unimpressive 4.68 and 4.89 K/9 rates the past two seasons, but thanks to an ability to mix his pitches and throw quality strikes, he has been an effective member of the Angels rotation. His 33 wins over the 2008 and 2009 campaigns are the most on Los Angeles' staff. He'll never be mistaken for Sandy Koufax or Steve Carlton, but when Saunders takes the mound on Saturday night, the Yankees will be facing a pitcher who usually finds a way to win. He may not look pretty doing it, but for the crafty southpaw, that's not the objective. Saunders talked about his game when the Angels visited Fenway Park in mid-September.

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October 16, 2009 12:00 pm

Playoff Prospectus: Yankees versus Angels LCS

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Eric Seidman

The showdown between East and West is echoed in the junior circuit, but is it power versus power?

Whether due to the simplicity in casual conversations or the attractiveness of identifying the major component of team-wide success, combining several aspects of play into a tidy unit has become fairly commonplace. Most teams, however, are multidimensional, and many instances of such identifications are simply incorrect, based on reputations and not actual facts. Did the Twins really succeed through small ball and the manufacturing of runs, or was it simply assumed that they did based on using Nick Punto and a general lack of familiarity with their roster beyond Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau? And did the Yankees really not execute the little things throughout the season just because they could bop the ball all around the yard? I raise these questions because, for at least the next week, we are going to hear about how different the Angels and Yankees are in terms of their respective styles of play.

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August 23, 2009 10:43 am

On the Beat: Weekend Wrapup

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John Perrotto

The Angels keep on rolling, the Nationals make their call on who's in charge, and the Rays go black to lighten the mood.

Their top three starting pitchers have spent time on the Disabled List. Their primary set-up reliever is out for the season after their record-setting closer left as a free agent in the winter. Their hard-hitting designated hitter has been plagued by injuries all season, and their center fielder missed more than a month; these injuries befell a lineup that lost its power-hitting first baseman to free agency in the offseason.

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August 12, 2009 6:39 pm

Transaction Action: AL West Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

Mostly stocked with full-bodied smoky Western flavor, but sneaking in some AL Central tidbits to boot.

BOSTON RED SOX
Team Audit | DT Cards | PECOTA Cards | Depth Chart

Outrighted RHP Enrique Gonzalez and 1B/OF-L Chris Duncan to Pawtucket (Triple-A). [8/12]

CLEVELAND INDIANS
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Outrighted 2B/OF-R Josh Barfield and RHP Jose Veras to Columbus (Triple-A). [8/11]
Claim LHP R.J. Swindle off of waivers from the Rays, and optioned him to Columbus. [8/12]

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October 6, 2008 12:45 pm

Prospectus Today: LDS Recap

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Joe Sheehan

While the senior circuit's LDS round came to an abrupt end, the AL sees both of its series pushed to fourth games.

Red Sox/Angels

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September 22, 2008 11:51 am

Under The Knife: Rotation Games

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Will Carroll

The Cubs and Angels have to worry about their LDS assignments, while the Brewers have to worry about even getting there.

Carlos Zambrano (0 DXL)
If you buy what Bob Brenly said during Friday's game, that Zambrano was losing velocity without having anything physically wrong, then there's still the question of what Zambrano gave up in pursuit of a no-hitter. If you don't buy into Brenly's logic and you worry, like me, that Zambrano's return was just the start of a downward slope that might have been accelerated by 110 pitches at high adrenaline, then you end up at the same place. Zambrano has one start, maybe, before the playoffs, and in that start the Cubs will have to make a lot of decisions. With the division clinched and Zambrano's scheduled Thursday start putting him in position to lead off the Cubs' Division Series, they almost have to see him go the normal distance, hopefully with the same higher elbow at ball release like he had during the no-hitter, before they can write his name into their playoff rotation in ink. If he has another poor performance and looks bad physically, the Cubs do have options, but not nearly as good.


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