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05-15

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Closer to Me: Week Seven
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Mauricio Rubio

04-22

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Closer to Me: Week Four
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Mauricio Rubio

08-09

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Transaction Analysis: Rios in Texas
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Cole

04-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: Searching for Value in Contract Clauses
by
Mike Gianella

01-25

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Transaction Analysis: Marcum Off the List
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Ben Lindbergh

04-21

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Inside The Park Blog: Bullpen Woes
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Jason Collette

04-06

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Fantasy Beat: The Closer Injuries Start Early
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Jason Collette

04-04

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

06-01

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Painting the Black: Manage like Maddon
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R.J. Anderson

04-14

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15

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Bullpen
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Mike Petriello

03-29

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Fantasy Beat: Closer By Committee?
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Jason Collette

02-11

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Span and Sain and Pray for Rain
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Emma Span

01-18

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Fantasy Beat: Tampa Bay's Closer Options
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Jason Collette

01-13

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11

Transaction Analysis: AL Central Moves, Picking Up a Penny, and More
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Christina Kahrl

01-13

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief Pitchers
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Mike Petriello

08-01

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9

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

04-26

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Transaction Action: Rounding Out the AL
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Christina Kahrl

04-08

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Game Story
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Christina Kahrl

08-01

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Prospectus Hit List: After the Storm
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Jay Jaffe

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Pudged
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Christina Kahrl

03-17

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The Week in Quotes: March 10-16
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Alex Carnevale

08-08

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A Little Less Glamour
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John Perrotto

05-24

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Schrodinger's Bat: Batter Versus Pitcher, Gameday Style
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Dan Fox

12-07

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Transaction Analysis: December 2-6
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Christina Kahrl

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: Division Series, Day Six
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Paul Swydan

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: Atlanta Braves vs. Houston Astros
by
Joe Sheehan

09-08

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Crooked Numbers: The Bull in the Pen
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James Click

08-02

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of July 31
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Jay Jaffe

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: July 31
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Christina Kahrl

03-11

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Transaction Analysis: Offseason - The Centrals
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Christina Kahrl

08-31

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Transaction Analysis: August 26-29, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

06-20

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Windy City
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Rany Jazayerli

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January 18, 2011 10:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Tampa Bay's Closer Options

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Jason Collette

The Rays have a new-look bullpen, but who is going to head it in the ninth?

It is no secret that I wear my Rays fandom on my sleeve. In Tout Wars, myself and David Gonos are the only Rays fans while the rest of the room is dominated by Yankees or Mets lovers. I am often chided for having too many Tampa Bay players on my roster when the draft day is all said and done. That said, I had the last laugh this past season when I rostered David Price at just $9.

The Rays have had an off-season exodus that resembles the time a buddy of mine dropped a liquid fart capsule in the high school cafeteria so he could clear out the line for pizza day. Gone are Carl Crawford, Carlos Pena, and Jason Bartlett as well as nearly every member of the 2010 bullpen. Only Andy Sonnanstine, Mike Ekstrom, and Jake McGee are returning—General Manager Andrew Friedman has been quite busy rebuilding that group. The new names include Adam Russell, Joel Peralta, Kyle Farnsworth, Cesar Cabral, Cesar Ramos, Brandon Gomes, and J.P. Howell, who is returning from shoulder surgery and a lost 2010.  The obvious fantasy question here: which of these guys is going to get the closer’s role in 2011?

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The Twins' middle-infield makeover, Ozzie's new bullpen, plus Kyle Farnsworth and Brad Penny do the Inka Dinka Do by signing deals.

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January 13, 2011 9:24 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief Pitchers

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Mike Petriello

Mike Petriello looks at two seemingly unimportant moves that may pay off down the line.

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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.

IN THIS ISSUE

National League

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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April 26, 2010 5:34 pm

Transaction Action: Rounding Out the AL

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Christina Kahrl

A Royal purge, dithering near Dallas, in search of healthy A's, and the reds

DETROIT TIGERS
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Placed LF-S Carlos Guillen on the 15-day DL (strained hamstring); recalled OF-L Brennan Boesch from Toledo (Triple-A). [4/23]

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April 8, 2009 9:42 am

Game Story

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Christina Kahrl

An Opening Day trip to Chicago's South Side ballpark.

The Cell, CHICAGO-So, it was an Opening Day in the Cell, and that's a big deal in itself for the obvious reason that it's baseball in the ballpark that houses the only World Series winner here since the Wilson Administration. Another summer for the rituals of ballgames on the South Side, with its attendants and their less earnest brand of fandom and an understandable disdain for those of Wrigleyville. Instead of a made-up timelessness there has been adaptability that comes with the rhythms of fandom in Bridgeport and the games and the teams, whether in Comiskeys old or new, by names old or new, rituals that reflect the rituals of the city itself-torn down, built up, remodeled, beloved, despised, improved.

All well and good for those of us who might wax poetic on the relative merits of Andy the Clown over Ronnie Woo Woo, but having to double up on Opening Day after a visit in the WGN studios took the edge off just that wee bit, because it meant booking down to the ballpark using the generally uncooperative Kennedy and Ryan Expressways, and if being late on the first day was unavoidable, that didn't mean there was cause to like it. While the bunting would still be there, the first pitches were long since flung, pre-game speechifying spoken, the anthem intoned, fireworks fired off, and worst of all, the first frame and a half was already in the books, and the bottom of the second already wrapping up with the score knotted at one run apiece. Later, I'd learn that I'd missed an Alex Gordon home run off of Mark Buehrle to lead off the second after the Royals had squandered a shot at a crooked number in the first, while the Sox had their own bid at a multi-run inning cut short after a Josh Fields two-out RBI base hit plated Jim Thome, but Jermaine Dye's attempt to rumble home on the hit was DOA on a David DeJesus strike to the plate from left. Rats.

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August 1, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Hit List: After the Storm

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Jay Jaffe

The Cubs and Angels assert themselves, and the dog days' midpoint begins to separate the pretenders from the October-bound.

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July 31, 2008 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Pudged

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Christina Kahrl

The Yankees solve their big problem spot with little loss, the Tigers mistake mass for quality, plus the rest of the moves from around MLB.

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Word-wars erupt up and down the AL East, Ozzie rages, and playing the game in China.

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August 8, 2007 12:00 am

A Little Less Glamour

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John Perrotto

Many tradeable players stayed put before the non-waiver trading deadline, but many players won't get say the same thing by the next trading deadline.

It never ceases to amaze those inside baseball how big of a deal the non-waiver trading deadline has become: millions of words of copy written about it in print and on the Internet, along with countless hours devoted to talking about it on radio and television.

"It's a fun thing for the fans," Pittsburgh General Manager Dave Littlefield said. "There is a lot of information out there about it, a lot of talk and a lot of rumors. Some of it is accurate and a lot of it isn't. The most important thing, though, is that it generates interest in the game, which is always a good thing." "It's become a much bigger deal than I remember it being earlier in my career," said Houston infielder Mark Loretta, a 13-year veteran. "With ESPN doing a three-hour special and reporters calling you and all that kind of stuff, it's become the real hot stove time during the season. I've been through it a few years. It's intriguing. It's always interesting to think of the possibilities and what not. Ultimately, it's a relief when it's over."

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Evaluating the strike zone, the umpires, and some large-scale issues with a tremendous new tool.

"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
--Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, said by the King to the White Rabbit


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December 7, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: December 2-6

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Christina Kahrl

Teams are still in silly season as far as free-agent pitching is concerned, and a fairly exciting trade season gets underway.

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