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04-07

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The Week in Quotes: March 31 - April 6
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Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

01-30

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Skewed Left: Saying Goodbye to Lance Berkman
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Zachary Levine

09-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Other Guys, Part One
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Mike Gianella

01-08

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Transaction Analysis: Hoping for a Berkmanlike Effort
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R.J. Anderson

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: Postseason Collateral Damage
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Corey Dawkins

05-23

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Transaction Analysis: Twins Change the Marquis
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R.J. Anderson

04-20

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Collateral Damage Daily: Friday, April 20
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Corey Dawkins

03-02

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Prospectus Preview: NL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part II
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Stephani Bee and Larry Granillo

10-28

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World Series Prospectus: Game Six: The Crazy Train Keeps Rolling
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Jay Jaffe

10-19

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World Series Prospectus: The Midwest Showdown
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Baseball Prospectus

09-22

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Transaction Analysis Blog: An All-Missouri Edition
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R.J. Anderson

07-01

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All-Star Selections
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Baseball Prospectus

05-05

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The BP Broadside: The Premature Burial, by Edgar Allan Berkman
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Steven Goldman

05-02

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Divide and Conquer, NL Central: Parting with a Puma, Welcoming a Walrus
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Larry Granillo

10-25

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Checking the Numbers: Cratering
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Eric Seidman

08-02

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The Week in Quotes: July 26-August 1
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Alex Carnevale

08-01

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

08-01

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

07-21

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Fixing The Astros, Part 1
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Marc Normandin

04-26

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Under The Knife: Another Call for Pitcher Protection
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Will Carroll

04-06

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Checking the Numbers: SHINOMetrics
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Eric Seidman

09-23

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Houston Astros
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Baseball Prospectus

05-18

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Prospectus Preview: Sunday's Games to Watch
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Marc Normandin

10-31

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

09-18

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Philadelphia Phillies at Houston Astros, September 15, 2006
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Derek Jacques

06-27

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox, June 23, 2006
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Derek Jacques

01-27

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Prospectus Notebook: Angels, Astros, Nationals
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Baseball Prospectus

08-30

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The Week in Quotes: August 22-29
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Ryan Wilkins

07-14

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Mid-Season Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

12-20

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Prospectus Roundtable: Jeff Kent, Kevin Millwood, and Erik Estrada
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Baseball Prospectus

11-07

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Staff Ballots
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Baseball Prospectus

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus
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Christina Kahrl

07-12

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Prospectus Awards Balloting
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Baseball Prospectus

05-30

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Transaction Analysis: May 25-28, 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

01-25

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Top 40 Prospects of 1999
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Rany Jazayerli

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Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

REPLAY CONTROVERSY ALREADY UNDERWAY

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January 30, 2014 6:00 am

Skewed Left: Saying Goodbye to Lance Berkman

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Zachary Levine

Zachary closes the book on the career of the most interesting player he ever covered.

My favorite baseball player informed the world of his retirement yesterday, if I’m allowed to say that sort of thing and keep my BBWAA card. Lance Berkman had all the qualities of a favorite player before I started covering the game, when I was allowed to have a real favorite. He was a personality. He played on really good and interesting teams. He was a saber-appreciated player given his skill set. He hit left-handed. (OK, he nominally switch-hit, but really, he hit left-handed.)

But I didn’t really have favorites when I was just a fan, and so my favorite players were the ones who were fun to talk with as a reporter, and Berkman was absolutely that. I didn’t have the pleasure of covering him for long—I started covering the Astros something resembling full-time in 2010, the year it all started going bad and he was traded to the Yankees. But he was without a doubt the most interesting and outspoken ballplayer—on topics from drugs to the state of his or any other franchise to Bud Selig—I’ve ever dealt with. He had the best grasp of the business of baseball and his role as a player in that business. And the fact that he was pleasant never hurt and won’t hurt when Hall of Fame ballots are due in five years.

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September 9, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: The Other Guys, Part One

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Mike Gianella

These players might not get the attention paid to top prospects, but that doesn't mean they can't help your fantasy team next year.

Three years ago, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg charmed America in the buddy/cop comedy “The Other Guys.” Ferrell’s fish-out-of-water routine combined with Wahlberg’s exasperated tough-guy act was something that had never been seen before in the annals of cinema, and the on-screen result of the unlikely pairing was cinematic gold.

In fantasy baseball, and particularly in keeper leagues, analysts always take a look at the hot prospects down on the farm that are getting called up for the first time in September. This is useful from a knowledge perspective, but from a decision making standpoint often isn’t very helpful. Xander Bogaerts is a keep at $10 next year if he makes the Red Sox out of camp; even if he’s on the bench, it’s likely he’ll be kept for the anticipated rewards down the road.

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January 8, 2013 11:35 pm

Transaction Analysis: Hoping for a Berkmanlike Effort

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R.J. Anderson

Texas signs Lance Berkman, the Dodgers add J.P. Howell.

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October 6, 2012 4:56 pm

Playoff Prospectus: Postseason Collateral Damage

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Corey Dawkins

Each playoff team has injuries to deal with.

Two games in, eight teams remaining. Each of the eight has ongoing injury concerns, which we will review below.

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May 23, 2012 3:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Twins Change the Marquis

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R.J. Anderson

Adams replaces Berkman, Solano replaces Bonifacio, Calhoun replaces Wells and Jason Marquis replaces his kids' babysitter.

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April 20, 2012 3:00 am

Collateral Damage Daily: Friday, April 20

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Corey Dawkins

The Cardinals lose Lance Berkman, but Skip Schumaker is on his way back.

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Part two of a roundtable discussion about how action in the NL Central will shake out in 2012.

PECOTA Team Projections
​Record: 85-77
Team WARP: 31.7
Team TAv: .260
Runs Scored: 742
Runs Allowed: 699
Team FRAA: 2.9







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October 28, 2011 10:37 am

World Series Prospectus: Game Six: The Crazy Train Keeps Rolling

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Jay Jaffe

If you tuned out when the Rangers led 7-5 in the ninth, you missed quite a finish

It was the best worst World Series game—or perhaps the worst best World Series game—I've ever seen. Four and a half hours, 11 innings, 42 players, 19 runs, 23 men left on base, six home runs, five errors, two final-strike comebacks, a handful of bad relief performances, some managerial howlers including a cardinal (not Cardinal) sin… and it all ended with the much-maligned Joe Buck giving a fitting nod to history by emulating one of his father's most famous calls. As David Freese's game-winning blast landed in the grass beyond the center field wall of Busch Stadium, Buck exclaimed, "We'll see you tomorrow night!" Game Six of the 2011 World Series will be remembered as a classic—a Game Six that can sit alongside those of 1975, 1986, and 1991, among maybe a couple others—as the Cardinals staved off elimination to beat the Rangers 10-9, forcing a Game Seven.

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Sizing up every facet of each contender in this season's Fall Classic.

The Breakdown

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The Royals designate the Kila Monster for assignment as the Cardinals re-sign the Big Puma.

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With All-Star selection around the corner, the BP staff fills out their ballots for who deserves to start in the Midsummer Classic.

It’s July, and that means another All-Star Game, one which—we might as well get this out of the way now—won’t be as exciting as those wonderful old All-Star Games  when important things happened, like Ted Williams breaking his elbow and Dizzy Dean breaking a toe (Williams said he was never the same hitter; Dean destroyed his arm with altered mechanics) and Ray Fosse getting run over because damn it, Pete Rose just had to win an exhibition game.

(It is at times like these that I like to recall Mickey Mantle’s immortal words on the subject of Rose: “If I had played my career hitting singles like Pete, I’d wear a dress.”)

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