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02-10

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Vortices of Suck, Part I
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Jay Jaffe

09-22

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Resident Fantasy Genius: What Sabermetrics Means to Me
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Derek Carty

07-06

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Value Picks: Outfield for 7/6/11
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Rob McQuown

06-15

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Transaction Analysis Blog: Kazmir Released, Cantu Designated
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R.J. Anderson

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: Friday ALCS Game Projection
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Eric Seidman

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Rangers vs. Yankees
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Jay Jaffe

08-02

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On the Beat: An ex-reliever's toughest save
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John Perrotto

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NL
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-30

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Fantasy Beat: Pre-Deadline Trade Roundup Part Deux
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Marc Normandin

07-29

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Transaction Action: Tejada and the Cantu Spirit
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-28

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Checking the Numbers: Deadline Confusion
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Eric Seidman

07-27

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Transaction Action: Utterly McLouthless in the Pursuit of Excellence
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Christina Kahrl

03-29

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
by
Michael Street

03-22

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Transaction Action: Weekend Mayhem Edition
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Christina Kahrl

02-15

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Transaction Action: Feeling Clingy
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Christina Kahrl

01-15

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17

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Replacement-Level Killers
by
Jay Jaffe

05-01

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Game Story
by
Christina Kahrl

04-02

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Transaction Analysis: Senior Circuit Shuffling
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Christina Kahrl

11-12

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Hot Stove Preview
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Caleb Peiffer

06-25

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Fantasy Beat: Midseason Retooling: Third Base
by
Marc Normandin

05-21

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Transaction Analysis: Flipping Fishies and Still-Ancient Mariners
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Christina Kahrl

04-02

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Transaction Analysis: NL East Rosters Review
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Christina Kahrl

02-29

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Transaction Analysis: NL East NRI Review
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Christina Kahrl

02-04

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Transaction Analysis: Philly Non-Fixes and the Seattle Predicate
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Christina Kahrl

01-08

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Transaction Analysis: Breaking in the New Year
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Christina Kahrl

12-13

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Schrodinger's Bat: Inching Along
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Dan Fox

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Weekend Wheeling and Dealing
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Christina Kahrl

04-30

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Transaction Analysis: April 21-28, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

04-12

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

04-09

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The Week in Quotes: April 2-9
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Alex Carnevale

06-09

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Transaction Analysis: June 6-7
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Christina Kahrl

04-28

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Transaction Analysis: April 26-27
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Christina Kahrl

04-14

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Prospectus Notebook: Red Sox, Devil Rays
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Baseball Prospectus

09-21

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Prospectus Notebook: HOU, TB
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Baseball Prospectus

05-02

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Fantasy Focus: Fantasy Trends--The Easts
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Erik Siegrist

04-19

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Tampa Bay Devil Rays @ Boston Red Sox, 4/17/05
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Jonah Keri

03-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.
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Christina Kahrl

03-11

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays
by
David Kirsch

12-10

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

08-19

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Transaction Analysis: August 11-16, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

07-02

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Can Of Corn: Minor League All-Star Mailbag
by
Dayn Perry

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February 10, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Vortices of Suck, Part I

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Jay Jaffe

Which men of misery prevented their teams from escaping the murky waters of suckitude?

My semiannual Replacement-Level Killers series spotlights the worst holes in contenders' lineups, as well as the possible remedies they might take to avoid letting such subpar production destroy their post-season chances the next time around. I make no claims for this companion series being so noble in purpose. Because bad baseball so often makes for good copy, it's more fun to hunt the fish at the bottom of the major-league barrel to find the positions where players' contributions could be considered the worst in the majors. What follows is an "all-star" team of players who have produced tornado-level disasters amid their lineups, often at salaries that represented far more than just a soft breeze running through their team's bank account. Once again, I present the Vortices of Suck.

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September 22, 2011 9:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: What Sabermetrics Means to Me

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Derek Carty

With the Moneyball movie slated for a Friday release, our fantasy genius takes time to reflect on what sabermetrics actually means.

On Sunday, I posted my review of “Behind the Seams: The Stat Story”—an MLB Network special on statistics and their place in the game. Despite being published on a Sunday, the article received a lot of attention, and I received a number of e-mails and phone calls from people with varying opinions on the piece, several of which wound up as discussions on sabermetrics in general. Given this and what’s sure to be widespread misunderstanding after Moneyball is wide-released tomorrow, I wanted to take today to talk about what sabermetrics means to me.

In my review of MLB’s documentary, I mentioned how there is an important distinction between sabermetrics and statistics that I wanted to expand upon today. For me, sabermetrics can be broken down into two components: statistical analysis and scouting.

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July 6, 2011 9:00 am

Value Picks: Outfield for 7/6/11

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Rob McQuown

Rob welcomes an aging Tiger hitter and an intriguing Toronto power bat in this week's VP.

Listen my children and you shall hear

Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,

On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;

Hardly a man is now alive

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A pair of former D-Rays get their walking papers.

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October 15, 2010 9:30 am

Playoff Prospectus: Friday ALCS Game Projection

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Eric Seidman

If Game 1 between the Yankees and Rangers were an election, there might be a recount.

After what felt like an eternity off, post-season play resumes tonight with the Yankees visiting the Rangers in the first game of the American League Championship Series. The Yankees should be well-rested after easily dispatching of the Twins in a three-game sweep in the Division Series, while the Rangers are “forced” to go with their second best-starter in C.J. Wilson due to finishing their LDS on Tuesday night. As with the Division Series, we will be producing PECOTA projections for this tier of the playoffs in an attempt to more accurately assess what the major players for each team bring to the table in the form of a true talent level.

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October 14, 2010 8:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Rangers vs. Yankees

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Jay Jaffe

The Yankees look to get back to yet another World Series while the Rangers are in uncharted territory.

From 1996 through 1999, the Joe Torre-led Yankees and the Johnny Oates-piloted Rangers faced off in three American League Division Series, the first three times the latter franchise had ever reached the postseason. The Yankees won nine of those 10 games, holding the Rangers to a lone run apiece in their 1998 and 1999 sweeps. Times have changed, however, and while the Yankee machine has simply kept rolling, racking up four pennants and two world championships while missing the playoffs just once since their last meeting, the Rangers endured a dark decade before reemerging as AL West champions thanks to the shrewd deal making of general manager Jon Daniels and the fruits of their well-stocked farm system.

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August 2, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: An ex-reliever's toughest save

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John Perrotto

Interim GM Jerry Dipoto tries to retool the Diamondbacks, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

Jerry Dipoto knows all about stepping into sticky situations. He spent eight seasons as a relief pitcher in the major leagues from 1993-2000, appearing in 390 games for the Indians, Mets, and Rockies.

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The Braves and Pirates make a flurry of moves, but they weren't the only ones wheeling and dealing on July 31.

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ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
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Traded RHP Chad Qualls to the Rays for a PTBNL; traded C-R Chris Snyder, SS-R Pedro Ciriaco, and $3 million to the Pirates for RHP D.J. Carrasco, INF-R Bobby Crosby, and OF-L Ryan Church; recalled C-R John Hester from Reno (Triple-A). [7/31]
Optioned OF-R Cole Gillespie to Reno. [8/1]

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July 30, 2010 2:31 pm

Fantasy Beat: Pre-Deadline Trade Roundup Part Deux

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Marc Normandin

Now with even more pre-deadline trades!

As expected the flurry of trades has continued, and we have more fantasy impact to discuss because of it. Let's dig right in with what's transpired since last we wrote.

Miguel Tejada was sent to the Padres, which doesn’t make fantasy waves but is worthy of a few ripples. This leaves third base open for Josh Bell in Baltimore, and cuts into Chase Headley and Everth Cabrera's playing time in San Diego, though all of those things could be a positive. Bell is hitting .278/.328/.481 for the Triple-A Norfolk Tides and is the third baseman of the future for the O's, so bringing him up to the majors and giving him a chance to show off during this lost season is both good for the Orioles and for fantasy owners in need of some help at third. He's not a sure thing for 2010, but he's someone to keep an eye on or grab in deep leagues where you don't have time to worry about whether he's going to hit right away or not.

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July 29, 2010 12:01 am

Transaction Action: Tejada and the Cantu Spirit

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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

The Rangers and Padres shop for cheap help to boost their bids to remain in first place.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
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Outrighted INF-L Scott Moore to Norfolk (Triple-A). [7/28]
Traded INF-R Miguel Tejada to the Padres for RHP Wynn Pelzer; recalled 3B-S Josh Bell from Norfolk; named Buck Showalter the team's manager, effective 8/3. [7/29]

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July 28, 2010 8:00 am

Checking the Numbers: Deadline Confusion

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Eric Seidman

Are the Marlins buyers or sellers?

The 2010 Florida Marlins are who we thought they were. While their upper brass may have had pipe dreams about a potential contender during the spring, a more likely scenario had the Fish finishing the year as close friends of the .500 mark. Entering play Wednesday, only a recent streak of hot play has them hovering around .500. This streaky play exemplifies their status as a team with several solid pieces but with a decent number of faults as well. Perhaps these characteristics were all put on display last weekend when they blew a 5-2 lead in the eighth inning to the Braves thanks to poor defense and below-average pitching. The Marlins may boast star power in the forms of Hanley Ramirez and Josh Johnson, but neither their hitting nor pitching in the aggregate has intimidated opponents—they rank 15th in the NL in WXRL, 13th in OBP, 12th in SLG, and 13th in Defensive Efficiency.

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The decline, disappearance and demotion of Nate McLouth, while the Fish swim 'round and 'round.

ATLANTA BRAVES
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Activated OF-L Nate McLouth from the 15-day DL; optioned OF-S Gregor Blanco to Gwinnett (Triple-A). [7/21]
Optioned OF-L Nate McLouth to Gwinnett; activated OF-R Brent Clevlen from the 15-day DL; signed C-R Dave Ross to a two-year, $3.25 million contract extension through 2012. [7/27]

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