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The BP Wayback Machine: The Gift of Kuhn
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Steven Goldman

08-01

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What You Missed: Index to Complete Trade Deadline Coverage
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Stephani Bee

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day
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Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

01-30

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Transaction Analysis: AL East Catchup
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Christina Kahrl

09-06

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Transaction Analysis: September 1-4
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Christina Kahrl

09-01

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Transaction Analysis: August 28-31, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

08-23

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Transaction Analysis: August 18-22
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Christina Kahrl

08-07

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Transaction Analysis: August 4-7, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

05-30

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Transaction Analysis: May 25-29
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Christina Kahrl

04-24

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You Could Look It Up: The Gift of Kuhn
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Steven Goldman

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 17-26
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Christina Kahrl

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: American League, December 15, 2005-February 13, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

12-14

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Transaction Analysis: December 7-13
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Christina Kahrl

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: July 20-25
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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

04-12

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Transaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

03-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.
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Christina Kahrl

03-11

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Transaction Analysis: Offseason - The Centrals
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Christina Kahrl

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: Offseason - The Easts
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Christina Kahrl

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: July 19-25
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Christina Kahrl

01-16

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests
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Baseball Prospectus

09-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21
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Christina Kahrl

08-13

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Transaction Analysis: August 8-11
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Christina Kahrl

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: July 30-31
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Christina Kahrl

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: July 7-20
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Christina Kahrl

03-18

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Transaction Analysis: March 11-16, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

02-05

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Transaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis, The Wests
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Christina Kahrl

01-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Easts
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Christina Kahrl

11-07

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Prospectus Feature: The Arizona Fall League
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Jonah Keri

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

09-08

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Transaction Analysis: September 5-6, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: July 27-31, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

05-16

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Transaction Analysis: May 11-14, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

04-19

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Transaction Analysis: April 12-17
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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Transaction Analysis: March 23-31, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

03-24

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Transaction Analysis: March 14-22, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: December 9-December 15, 1999
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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Transaction Analysis: March 22-April 1
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Christina Kahrl

08-03

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Transaction Analysis: July 27-31
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Christina Kahrl

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August 13, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: August 8-11

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Christina Kahrl

Ramiro Mendoza mercifully heads to the DL for the Red Sox. Sandy Alomar Jr. is a waste of space for the White Sox. The Indians and Blue Jays sort through their multiple catching options. The Twins continue to jerk around their young talent. The Giants' big lead may get a lot smaller without their starting middle infield. These and other tidbits and Kahrlisms in this edition of Transaction Analysis.

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August 1, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 30-31

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Christina Kahrl

Transactions galore: the Yankees practice running in place; the Red Sox beef up their bullpen; the Giants aquire a starter for the postseason; the A's add a little power to their outfield; and the Reds throw up the white flag, but get some pretty good arms in return. All this and much more news from around the league in your post-Trading Deadline edition of Transaction Analysis.

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July 25, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 7-20

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Christina Kahrl

Bill Stoneman and Mike Scioscia get rewarded for 2002. The Indians and Rangers swap pitching prospect for hitting prospect. The Yankees grab Armando Benitez in a non-Sierran move. The Jays get a steal in Stewart-for-Kielty. These and other tidbits, plus a full array of Kahrlisms, in this edition of Transaction Analysis.

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March 18, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 11-16, 2003

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Christina Kahrl

Mark Quinn, Bruce Chen and Rob Bell still dishing out torment, Benny Agbayani peddling his Hawaiian Punch to the wrong team, Dan O'Dowd shopping Helton for an impulse control device to be named later, and the Dodgers messing with the wrong Alvarez.

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February 5, 2003 2:19 pm

Transaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis, The Wests

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Christina Kahrl

Re-signed INF-R Benji Gil and DH-L Brad Fullmer to one-year contracts. Signed OF-R Eric Owens to a one-year contract, and LHP Rich Rodriguez, 2B-R Adam Riggs, and UT-R Oscar Salazar to minor league contracts. Avoided arbitration with 2B-L Adam Kennedy, INF-B Scott Spiezio, and LHPs Jarrod Washburn and Scott Schoeneweis. Claimed C-R Wil Nieves off of waivers (from the Padres).

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Howdy gang, nothing like spending five hours typing up the index for this year's edition of Baseball Prospectus to make me desperately hungry to dive right into playing catch-up on real-time baseball news. Yes, Transaction Analysis is long overdue, and for that I apologize, having spent the intervening time working with our writing team and the incomparably enthusiastic Jonah Keri to get this year's book out the door. If you can forgive me that, you'll also have to forgive me this temporary break from format, as I run down the most-notable moves made over the last couple of months, going by divisional pairs (Easts, Centrals, and Wests) to get caught up and resume your regularly scheduled TA mayhem by next week.

Howdy gang, nothing like spending five hours typing up the index for this year's edition of Baseball Prospectus to make me desperately hungry to dive right into playing catch-up on real-time baseball news. Yes, Transaction Analysis is long overdue, and for that I apologize, having spent the intervening time working with our writing team and the incomparably enthusiastic Jonah Keri to get this year's book out the door. If you can forgive me that, you'll also have to forgive me this temporary break from format, as I run down the most-notable moves made over the last couple of months, going by divisional pairs (Easts, Centrals, and Wests) to get caught up and resume your regularly scheduled TA mayhem by next week.

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As mentioned in yesterday's Daily Prospectus, one of the best perks of an Arizona Fall League trip is seeing the players up close. Watching a Josh Karp curve fall off the table or seeing Chip Ambres staying back long enough to drive the ball enhances a fan's enjoyment of the game immensely. With that in mind, here are a few player observations from my recent trip to Arizona.

As mentioned in yesterday's Daily Prospectus, one of the best perks of an Arizona Fall League trip is seeing the players up close. Watching a Josh Karp curve fall off the table or seeing Chip Ambres staying back long enough to drive the ball enhances a fan's enjoyment of the game immensely.

With that in mind, here are a few player observations from my recent trip to Arizona. I won't be covering everyone here. Some guys I didn't get to see, others I barely saw, others didn't interest me enough to cover. If you have questions about AFL players not mentioned here, just drop me a line. Also keep in mind, the comments come equipped with the standard caveats of small sample size, personal observation bias and my future as a scout being dubious at best. Still, watching some of the top prospects in person formed a more complete picture in my mind, as I hope it does for you.

Catchers

          Justin Huber (NYM): Didn't look all that comfortable at the plate for the most part, though he did nearly take Luke Hudson's head off with one shot up the middle. Fairly agile for a big man behind the plate. His defense is the best part of his game right now, though he's shown some power in the minors. One of the youngest players at AFL at age 20, so there's hope for development. Still, needs plenty of work on his offensive game.

Kevin Cash (Tor): All-world defensive player. In one game, I got a complete look at his skills. Though it was a botched hit-and-run, he gunned down a would-be basestealer by a mile, confirming the lightning-quick release we'd heard about in the scouting sessions. On one play, he didn't properly block a ball with a runner on third, the only negative I'd seen. Cash then sprinted to the backstop, and sliding, from his knees, falling away from home, fired a knee-high strike to the pitcher covering for the out. His bat was another story. Seemed to have trouble pulling the ball, and showed a long swing for someone with only moderate power. Fully recovered from the broken hand he suffered in August, he should be the Jays' starting catcher next season on his defense alone, even if it's not by Opening Day.

John Buck (Hou): A masher. Showed good pop to left and right field, hitting the ball hard several times. He rarely walked in AA, something he'll need to correct to take the next step. Still, he'd be a better choice than Brad Ausmus tomorrow at 1/16 the price.

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ANAHEIM ANGELS Placed RHP Al Levine on the 15-day DL (shoulder tendinitis), retroactive to 6/27; recalled RHP John Lackey from Salt Lake. [6/28] I don't disagree with the idea of bringing up John Lackey to move into the rotation. Lackey is the organization's best upper-level prospect, and he's obviously ready to go.

Recalled RHP Matt Wise from Salt Lake; optioned RHP John Lackey to Salt Lake. [6/25]

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March 27, 2002 4:52 pm

Transaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002

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Christina Kahrl

A recap of transactions in the last week featuring all 30 teams.

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Anyone else remember all of those predictions that this would be one of the most boring trading deadlines ever? Instead, we got one of the best. Take a deep breath, and let's dive into it:

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