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BP.com's original column launched in 1996, TA has been where Christina Kahrl ponders the implications of recent roster moves, their impact on managerial tactics or how they reflect organizational behavior. Plus a few too many references to things that have nothing to do with baseball.

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06-05

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week 10
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Josh Shepardson

12-05

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Minor League Update: Games of December 4
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Jason Martinez

04-17

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 4/16/12
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Michael Street

04-02

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Transaction Analysis: Even More Extensions
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R.J. Anderson

01-26

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Resident Fantasy Genius: The Closer Carousel
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Derek Carty

03-17

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Transaction Analysis: Senior Circuit Shuffling
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Christina Kahrl

02-07

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21

Future Shock: Cincinnati Reds Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-10

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Contractual Matters: The Middle Relief Squeeze
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Jeff Euston

10-30

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Analyze This: How the Giants Were Acquired, Part II
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Jesse Behr

10-29

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Analyze This: How the Giants Were Acquired, Part I
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Jesse Behr

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Four
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Ben Lindbergh

10-15

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Prospectus Q&A: Richard A. Johnson
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David Laurila

08-19

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Transaction Action: NL West Updates
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Christina Kahrl

04-05

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

04-01

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BP Unfiltered: UPDATED NL Projected Opening Day Rosters
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John Perrotto

03-24

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Transaction Action: More Prospect Wipeout!
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Christina Kahrl

03-24

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Outfield
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Rob McQuown

01-26

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Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

10-18

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Winter League Preview
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Carlos J. Lugo

07-02

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Transaction Analysis: NL West Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-16

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Transaction Analysis: NL Roster Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

11-13

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Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-18

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Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

12-27

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Transaction of the Day: Making Waves in the Wests
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Christina Kahrl

10-31

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Lies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, NL West
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Nate Silver

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

07-11

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Looking Ahead
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John Perrotto

05-07

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Transaction Analysis: April 29-May 6, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

02-05

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Caribbean Series
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Derek Jacques

11-03

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Dominican Winter League Report
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Carlos J. Lugo

10-31

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

10-02

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The Week in Quotes: September 25-October 2
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Alex Carnevale

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 17-26
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Christina Kahrl

09-08

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Transaction Analysis: September 1-7
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Christina Kahrl

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

07-08

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Transaction Analysis: July 1-8
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Christina Kahrl

06-16

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Transaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 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

04-05

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Prospectus Q&A: Juan Marichal
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Carlos J. Lugo

04-01

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Transaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

03-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.
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Christina Kahrl

03-23

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Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants
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Jay Jaffe

12-21

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Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants
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Baseball Prospectus

11-29

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Transaction Analysis: November 17-22, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

09-17

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Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants
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Baseball Prospectus

07-19

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Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants
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Baseball Prospectus

06-21

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Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants
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Baseball Prospectus

06-11

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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

04-21

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Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants
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Baseball Prospectus

04-02

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Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

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August 19, 2010 7:27 pm

Transaction Action: NL West Updates

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Christina Kahrl

The rest of the division's getting deep-Friar'd, with the Dodgers feeling helpless and the Rockies Hawpe-less.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Placed RHP Juan Gutierrez on the 15-day DL (shoulder inflamation); activated OF-L Ryan Church. [8/3]
Optioned INF-S Tony Abreu to Reno (Triple-A); recalled RHP Rafael Rodriguez from Reno. [8/4]
Activated RHP Juan Gutierrez from the 15-day DL; optioned RHP Rafael Rodriguez to Reno. [8/18]

COLORADO ROCKIES
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Activated 2B/OF-S Eric Young Jr. from the 15-day DL, and optioned him to Colorado Springs (Triple-A). [8/2]
Activated 1B-L Todd Helton from the 15-day DL; optioned MI-S Jonathan Herrera to Colorado Springs; claimed 3B-R Wes Hodges off waivers from the Indians, and optioned him to Colorado Springs. [8/3]
Placed RHP Aaron Cook on the 15-day DL (sprained big toe), retroactive to 8/4; recalled INF-R Chris Nelson from Colorado Springs. [8/5]
Optioned INF-R Chris Nelson to Colorado Springs; recalled RHP Esmil Rogers from Colorado Springs. [8/8]
Placed LHP Jeff Francis on the 15-day DL (shoulder ), retroactive to 8/12; recalled 2B/OF-S Eric Young Jr. from Colorado Springs. [8/14]
Placed RHP Taylor Buchholz on the 15-day DL (lower back), retroactive to 8/14; recalled RHP Jhoulys Chacin from Colorado Springs. [8/17]
Released 1B/RF-L Brad Hawpe; purchased the contract of LHP Matt Reynolds from Colorado Springs. [8/19]

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April 5, 2010 9:00 am

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

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Michael Street

In the last of his preseason "Hot Spots," Michael Street looks at the underappreciated 1B Billy Butler, the increasing flexibility of DH Hideki Matsui, and how Scott Rolen and Juan Francisco fit in to Cincinnati's 3B picture.

For this final preseason Hot Spots column, I’m focusing on underdrafted players, anticipating our shift to targeting undervalued players during the regular season. There’s no better place to start than Kansas City, whose offense is projected by BP to score 741 runs, fourth-worst in the AL, making fantasy owners overlook Royals players.

One who doesn’t deserve such a snub is Billy Butler, whose 32.3 VORP in 2009 was second-best on the team. He’ll need to reach his 80th PECOTA percentile to beat that VORP in 2010, but even his 50th percentile has fantasy value. Though he isn’t a slugger, Butler’s 14% strikeout rate and 8% walk rate from 2007-9 show his strong BA contributions. If he can recapture the patience he exhibited in 2008, when he had a career-best 12.9% K rate, Butler could hit .300 again in 2010; his 60th percentile would get him there, while also cresting .500 SLG.

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National League projected rosters

With Opening Day a little more than a week away, here is a look at the projected rosters for each of the 16 National League clubs following conversations with club executives and media members. Keep in mind these are projected rosters and subject to change.  American League lineups are here.  You can also look at the fantasy depth charts at any time to see our latest updated projections.

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March 24, 2010 5:12 pm

Transaction Action: More Prospect Wipeout!

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Christina Kahrl

No Bowdens, Bumgarners, or Flowers a-blooming, not even the sound of Mike Stanton's bat booming.

The fact that the Sox shipped out the other Ramon Ramirez (cue Scooby-Doo, it's "Ram-Ruh!?") shouldn't surprise, and like Bates, the organizational soldier, he's among the likelies as far as who gets bumped from the 40-man by any subsequent decisions to add veteran relievers Joe Nelson and/or Brian Shouse. (And perhaps Alan Embree later still.) But rain falls on the prospect-y as well as those less so, as Bowden's fate and a third return to Pawtucket reflects. In any one of a number of second-division camps, Bowden would be vying for a rotation slot after spending most of the last three years at Double-A or higher. Considering that he's only 23 years old and that he's got a low-90s fastball and a good changeup, it's not like he's the next David Pauley. The challenge is to see if he tightens up his breaking stuff to the point that he becomes a better prospect, or if, failing that, he has to eventually head to the pen, where he could still be an asset. Whether he succeeds or fails, his real problem as far as making it back to The Show and sticking around is the organization he has to call daddy. The Red Sox have little space for the middling or not-quite-ready to help them in their quest for a playoff slot, with six solid starters already available to staff the big-league rotation, plus multi-year commitments to five of them (excepting free agent-to-be Josh Beckett), and with Junichi Tazawa already apparently hop-skotching past him on the organizational depth chart. Bowden's best bet is to knock the socks off people's paws as a PawSock, and see if that makes him an in-season fill-in or a Pittsburgh Pirate by August.



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March 24, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Outfield

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Rob McQuown

Rob McQuown tries his hand at reading the tea leaves about Toronto, and breaks down the outfield situations in Cincinnati and the Bronx.

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January 26, 2010 11:56 am

Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

A shallow system made noise in the draft and has been shored up with some international shopping.

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October 18, 2009 2:38 am

Winter League Preview

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Carlos J. Lugo

A preview of the Dominican Winter League, taking a look at the teams, stadiums, managers, and players to watch for.

The "National Religion" came back on October 16th, as the Dominican League launched its 56th edition. Reliably praised as having the highest level of talent among the winter leagues, one should expect to watch another mix of highly ranked prospects, mid-level major leaguers, a few recognizable American players, veterans looking for another shot, and some major league stars between now and the end of the Caribbean Series in February. The league format has six teams playing a 50-game regular-season schedule, with the four best records advancing to a long 18-game round-robin playoff, and the two remaining best clubs play a best-of-nine final series to decide the league's champion. Without further ado, here's what this season will bring us:

Tigres del Licey (Licey Tigers)
Home: Santo Domingo
2008-09 record: 26-24, fourth place (tied) regular season; 12-6, first place round-robin; beat the Gigantes in the final series 5-0.
Ballpark: Estadio Quisqueya; strong pitcher's park, with a Park Factor of 92.




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July 2, 2009 11:35 am

Transaction Analysis: NL West Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

The senior circuit's less mild West gets reviewed for its moves, unit-wide performances, and more.

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April 16, 2009 12:00 pm

Transaction Analysis: NL Roster Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

An all-around catching up that covers all the in-season action.

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November 13, 2008 12:30 pm

Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

While the system's a bit shallow, the Reds have a blend of almost-ready talent and toolsy teens.

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January 18, 2008 12:00 am

Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Many of us know about the top three prospects in this system, but how do the rest look?

Five-Star Prospects
1. Jay Bruce, CF
2. Homer Bailey, RHP
3. Joey Votto, 1B/OF
Four-Star Prospects
4. Johnny Cueto, RHP
Three-Star Prospects
5. Todd Frazier, INF
6. Devin Mesoraco, C
7. Drew Stubbs, CF
8. Matt Maloney, LHP
9. Kyle Lotzkar, RHP
10. Juan Francisco, 3B
Two-Star Prospects
11. Neftali Soto, SS















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December 27, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction of the Day: Making Waves in the Wests

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Christina Kahrl

Both league's western components were busy during December. Did the Mariners help themselves enough? Did the Rangers take a chance worth taking? And how good is Arizona's rotation now?

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