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Collateral Damage: How Much Pain Could the Doctor (Up)Chuck?
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Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

03-19

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Collateral Damage: Bullpen Blowout
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Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

01-26

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Resident Fantasy Genius: The Closer Carousel
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Derek Carty

03-16

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Painting the Black: Relievers and Arbitration
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R.J. Anderson

02-01

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Painting the Black: Players Out of Options
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R.J. Anderson

08-19

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Changing Speeds: The Golden Generation
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Ken Funck

11-06

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Transaction Action: Better Angels and a Beantown Explosion?
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Christina Kahrl

05-08

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Future Shock: Beefing Up
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Kevin Goldstein

02-25

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Team Health Reports: Oakland Athletics
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Brad Wochomurka

11-06

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Fantasy Beat: To Save or Not to Save
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Marc Normandin

09-16

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Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

01-16

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Transaction Analysis: Challenges and Carousels
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Christina Kahrl

01-14

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The Week in Quotes: January 7-13
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Alex Carnevale

08-19

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Transaction Analysis: National League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

07-16

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Transaction Analysis: National League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

05-24

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Transaction Analysis: NL-Brand Ketchup
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Christina Kahrl

03-22

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Future Shock: State of the Systems, NL East
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Kevin Goldstein

03-19

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Transaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

11-10

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Future Shock: Atlanta Braves Top Ten Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

09-06

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Transaction Analysis: September 1-4
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Christina Kahrl

04-12

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Transaction Analysis: April 5-10
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Christina Kahrl

03-29

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Future Shock: Spring Prospect Report, National League
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Kevin Goldstein

10-10

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Prospectus Today: Inches
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Joe Sheehan

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: Atlanta Braves vs. Houston Astros
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Joe Sheehan

06-17

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Fantasy Focus: Drafting College Closers
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Jeff Erickson

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Andrew Bailey will be hitting the surgical table soon, a pitcher finds extra discomfort while vomiting, and the AL East bullpens suddenly look much thinner.

Andrew Bailey, Boston Red Sox (Right Thumb Surgery)
The Red Sox were not giving many details about Bailey’s thumb injury largely because they could not pinpoint when Bailey was injured. The pitcher’s visit with Dr. Graham confirmed he’ll need surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament in his thumb and will be out for several months at least.

Major acute ligament injuries in the thumb can almost always be attributed to a specific incident. The player may not remember the exact play, but in the following days there will be bruising, swelling, and/or pain. True acute injuries do not just hide and then pop back up 10 days later without something new to aggravate the injury. Bailey was apparently able to pitch a few more times before he felt pain while showering.


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March 19, 2012 3:00 am

Collateral Damage: Bullpen Blowout

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Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

The Royals' bullpen suffers a couple of blows, and the pain around the rest of the league is plentiful.

Carlos Quentin, San Diego Padres (Right Knee Surgery)
Quentin has had a difficult time staying healthy, and he’s starting his injury train early this year. The outfielder will undergo arthroscopic surgery today to fix a torn meniscus and remove loose bodies from his right knee. Meniscal injuries can cause pain, swelling, or a clicking sensation depending on the type, size, and location of the tear. If left untreated, meniscal tears can lead to arthritis. Loose bodies can also act as irritants and lead to arthritis.

The procedure is straightforward. The surgeon will remove the loose bodies and try to stitch the torn meniscus back together but will most likely have to trim the torn portion because the tissue is degenerated beyond repair. Standard recovery is four to six weeks, but it could vary if there are additional injuries not seen on the MRI. With the recovery expected to be four to six weeks, we should see Quentin back in mid- to late April. When Quentin returns to the outfield, his knee might flare up or swell.


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January 26, 2012 3:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: The Closer Carousel

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Derek Carty

With all of the big-name free-agent closers off the market, how are things shaking out at the end of each team's bullpen?

Now that the Blue Jays have signed Francisco Cordero, all of the legitimate closer candidates are now off the free-agent market. As such, now makes for a good time to check out how things look now that the closer carousel has stopped spinning.

2011-2012 Off-Season Closer Carousel

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March 16, 2011 9:00 am

Painting the Black: Relievers and Arbitration

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R.J. Anderson

Choosing whom to pitch when isn't just a matter of good sense, but dollars and cents.

On Sunday afternoon, I took part in my first fantasy draft of the spring. It’s a keeper league with an auction selection process featuring some fellow Baseball Prospectus contributors, including Marc Normandin, Tommy Bennett, Mike Petriello, and former intern Chase Garrity. At some point during the proceedings, Jake McGee went up on the bidding block. When the dust settled, McGee was acquired at a price similar to the ones paid for some of the game’s better closers. This was obviously a risky move, since McGee is not guaranteed to make the Opening Day roster and forget any thoughts about being named the team’s closer.

By now, the Rays’ economic limitations are common knowledge. With the exception of Rafael Soriano, the Rays have proven unlikely to pay for a fancy name-brand reliever. Troy Percival signed a two-year deal back in the winter of 2007, and he made roughly $8 million over two seasons. Otherwise, the team has either gone to arbitration with their relievers, or locked them up to deals voidable by a plethora of club options. In short, they want all of the leverage and none of the risk.

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The waiver wire awaits a number of players if they don't make the big-league roster.

Within a fortnight, pitchers and catchers will report for duty, thus marking the beginning of the spring and starting the countdown until the league-wide roster crunch. As difficult as picking the best 25 players can be, the occasionally arcane roster rules add even more complications to the equation. Options are the most notorious and popular forms of restrictions placed upon the teams. The goal is simple: to limit talent hoarding and to assist players in finding opportunities.

Despite the notoriety, options remain shrouded in mystery. Thomas Gorman’s primer from early 2006 remains an indispensable resource for those seeking deeper understanding. The casual observer should keep three rules of thumb in mind when thinking about options:

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August 19, 2010 8:00 am

Changing Speeds: The Golden Generation

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Ken Funck

The 2006 class is a tough one to beat among a strong recent group of rookie classes.

Earlier this week, the folks at Beloit College released their annual MindsetList, a document designed to explain the cultural differences between the incoming class of college freshmen and the older faculty hired to teach them. The idea is to highlight the small and large ways the world has changed in the last 20 years by mentioning things that were true during the life span of oldsters that were never true for those under 20, e.g., the existence of things like a telephone cord, a country called Czechoslovakia, and a baseball commissioner not named Bud. For me, a man who fervently hopes Jamie Moyer comes back next spring to ensure I won’t have to face being older than every major-league ballplayer, this is always a time to reflect on youth and age, both in life and in baseball—especially so this year, since the current Mindset List includes a reference to the term Annus Horribilus, which I happened to use in last year’s BP Annual, but which I now know dates me almost as much as saying “23 Skidoo.”

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November 6, 2009 2:42 pm

Transaction Action: Better Angels and a Beantown Explosion?

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Christina Kahrl

The Hermida trade, the Angels' choice, and other moves.

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

Acquired OF-L Jeremy Hermida from the Marlins for LHPs Jose Alvarez and Hunter Jones; outrighted RHP Fernando Cabrera and OF-L Joey Gathright to Pawtucket (Triple-A); noted that INF-R Nick Green filed for free agency. [11/5]

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May 8, 2009 12:15 pm

Future Shock: Beefing Up

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Kevin Goldstein

A look at two teams who have had recent success in the trading-for-youth market.

Trading away young talent is always a risky business, and most prospect-for-big leaguer deals have the same dynamic. The exchange boils down to this: here's some certainty now, maybe something to help you with that playoff push, but if these young players work out for us, man are you going to be sorry. Looking over the deals of the last two years, some teams are busier than others, and here are two teams doing it the right way-and not surprisingly the two best minor league systems in baseball.

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February 25, 2009 11:34 am

Team Health Reports: Oakland Athletics

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Brad Wochomurka

Despite persistent questions about three-quarters of the infield, the staff ace, and more, will this be the year we see substantial progress in the East Bay?

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November 6, 2008 11:58 am

Fantasy Beat: To Save or Not to Save

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Marc Normandin

The tricky task of predicting the value and utility of non-closing relief pitchers.

The last time we ran this column, I discussed writing a few pieces over the offseason to examine different strategies and approaches for getting the most out of relief pitchers for your fantasy team. Today we'll take a look at how valuable non-closer relievers can be, as they are often neglected in leagues without statistical categories specific to them, such as holds.

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September 16, 2008 12:52 pm

Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

The Red Sox and Rays battle over the high ground, the Braves ally themselves with the Mets, and Houston looks to regroup its rank.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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January 16, 2008 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Challenges and Carousels

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Christina Kahrl

Big changes with the Brewers and Braves, and two birds change their feathers in a straight-up challenge trade between Toronto and St. Louis.

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