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08-10

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Raising Aces: Hocking LOOGYs
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Doug Thorburn

02-03

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Overthinking It: A Little Bit Softer Now
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Ben Lindbergh

11-16

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On the Beat: The NL Winter Agenda
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John Perrotto

11-09

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On the Beat: Scioscia's Tree is Branching Out
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John Perrotto

08-25

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42

On the Beat: Playing from Behind
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John Perrotto

05-26

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Fantasy Beat: Playing The Platoon
by
Craig Brown

04-04

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Prospectus Q&A: Buck Showalter
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David Laurila

02-02

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19

Transaction Action: Thome, Taveras, and 10,000
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Christina Kahrl

12-06

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9

On the Beat: Pre-Winter Meetings Shopping Lists
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John Perrotto

09-06

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On the Beat: Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

07-16

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18

On the Beat: Buyers Rush Nearly Empty Shelves?
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John Perrotto

06-28

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29

Prospectus Idol Entry: LaRussa's Choices
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Brian Cartwright

05-08

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11

Fantasy Beat: Dreaming of Zach Duke
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Marc Normandin

04-24

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Fantasy Beat: Dreaming of Chris Volstad
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Marc Normandin

02-11

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9

You Could Look It Up: Going South?
by
Steven Goldman

02-08

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On the Beat: More Questions and Even Less Time
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John Perrotto

12-07

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Every Given Sunday: Winter Meetings Preview
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John Perrotto

11-20

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24

Future Shock: Marlins Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

11-02

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Every Given Sunday: Off-season Moves
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John Perrotto

07-17

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On the Beat: The Two-Week Watch
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John Perrotto

02-03

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Every Given Sunday: Gearing Up For Pitchers and Catchers
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John Perrotto

01-10

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Schrodinger's Bat: Getting Shifty
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Dan Fox

12-20

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Issue of the Day, and Ranging into the Outfield
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Dan Fox

12-02

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On the Beat: Grand Ole Opry
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John Perrotto

11-18

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Prospectus Q&A: Andy Etchebarren
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David Laurila

08-16

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Schrodinger's Bat: Putting the Pedal to the Metal
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Dan Fox

07-11

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Looking Ahead
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John Perrotto

07-05

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Schrodinger's Bat: Searching for the Gyroball
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Dan Fox

06-21

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Schrodinger's Bat: Gameday Meets the Knuckleball
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Dan Fox

06-14

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Science and Art of Building a Better Pitcher Profile
by
Dan Fox

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: Padres versus Cardinals
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Dan Fox

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: Tigers versus Yankees
by
Rany Jazayerli

05-11

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part Ten
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Rany Jazayerli

04-27

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Schrodinger's Bat: Of Crowds and Splits
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Dan Fox

04-13

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Irreducible Essence of Platoon Splits
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Dan Fox

06-30

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Crooked Numbers: Left Wing Conspiracy
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James Click

03-18

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Prospectus Matchups: Lefty Roundup: The Sinister Starters
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Jim Baker

09-02

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The Disappearing Southpaw
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James Click

05-27

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Lies, Damned Lies: Southpaw Stories, Part I
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Nate Silver

02-21

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Doctoring The Numbers: Do Lefties "Break Out" More Than Righties?
by
Rany Jazayerli

09-06

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Transaction Analysis: August 31-September 4, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

06-28

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Doctoring the Numbers
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Rany Jazayerli

04-03

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Transaction Analysis: March 23-31, 2000
by
Christina Kahrl

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May 8, 2009 12:13 pm

Fantasy Beat: Dreaming of Zach Duke

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Marc Normandin

What has been a nightmare in seasons past might actually be worth adding to your fantasy life of late.

By reader request, we're going to continue looking for a pitcher who has become a worthwhile fantasy option this year by having a surprisingly good start and being able to continue his quality performance over the course of the season. We've found that it was not to be Kevin Millwood or Chris Volstad, so today we will turn our attention to another hurler off to a good start, Zach Duke.

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April 24, 2009 12:25 pm

Fantasy Beat: Dreaming of Chris Volstad

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Marc Normandin

When trying to find 'that' guy, you may be wondering if the Fish flinger's the answer to your pitching problems.

Last week we took a closer look at Kevin Millwood to see if his early-season performance made him a candidate to be "that guy" that we all desperately seek to add to our roster early in the season. You know the one-the pitcher with the surprise start to the year who is able to continue his quality performance over the course of the season. Since the analysis of Millwood suggested that he was useful, though not nearly at the level that we had hoped for, the search continues, and this week we'll look at Chris Volstad of the Florida Marlins.

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February 11, 2009 1:03 pm

You Could Look It Up: Going South?

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Steven Goldman

Responding to a reader's concern about lineups that lean heavily to the left and whether they help or hurt a team.

It's reader request week here at YCLIU. Thanks to subscriber Shaun, we'll start with the Phillies, but we'll end up traveling all around time and space. Earlier this week, Shaun wrote in to observe this:

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February 8, 2009 12:14 pm

On the Beat: More Questions and Even Less Time

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John Perrotto

Uncertainties facing NL teams, Jimmy Rollins gazes into his crystal ball, the Angels peer into their sink-hole at first base, plus news and notes from around the major leagues.

You may have noticed that today's column is titled "On The Beat." That change will keep the name consistent with the columns that I write on Wednesdays, as well as on other days when I end up covering the postseason and the Winter Meetings. And so, "Every Given Sunday" goes into retirement...

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Each team's got a list and is checking it twice, but not everybody gets everything they want this time of year.

As has been well-documented, the free-agent market has been extremely slow to develop; to date only 11 of the 171 players who filed for free agency have signed contracts. There is no word yet if Donald Fehr has asked Congress for a bailout.

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November 20, 2008 12:20 pm

Future Shock: Marlins Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The Fish system is burgeoning with young talent moving up to exploit the organization's budget-conscious revolving doors.

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November 2, 2008 10:05 am

Every Given Sunday: Off-season Moves

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John Perrotto

Opening the Hot Stove League with a team-by-team look at wants and needs, plus news from around the big leagues.

Baseball is officially into the offseason now that the Phillies sit atop the sport after beating the Rays in a five-game World Series this past week, but everyone knows that there is really no such thing as an offseason. The champagne had barely begun to dry on the carpet in the Phillies' clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park following their 4-3 win in Game Five when the first trade of the winter was consummated with the Marlins shipping first baseman Mike Jacobs to the Royals for reliever Leo Nunez.

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July 17, 2008 12:00 am

On the Beat: The Two-Week Watch

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John Perrotto

With the trade deadline looming, which teams will make waves, and which will continue to flounder and drift?

Now that the All-Star Game is history and will go down as one of the more interesting Midsummer Classics in recent years, it's on to the non-waiver trading deadline as the game's next big event. Major league clubs have until 4 p.m. on July 31-just two weeks from today-to make trades without having to first secure waivers on players. While deals are often made after the deadline, they can be blocked by any club willing to claim a player.

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The major question for each AL team coming into camp, and the news from around the leagues.

Just 11 more days remain until one of the best days of the year for baseball fans. No, we're not talking about Valentine's Day. That's for greeting card companies and candy makers. This year February 14 is the day that pitchers and catchers begin working out in many spring training camps throughout Arizona and Florida. Among those who will celebrate Valentine's Day with a little PFP--pitchers fielding practice, for the uninitiated--rather than TLC will be the Orioles, Cubs, Astros, Royals, A's, Phillies, Giants, and Mariners.

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January 10, 2008 12:00 am

Schrodinger's Bat: Getting Shifty

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Dan Fox

Repositioning the infield and its effects on history, defense, and batting.

When asked what he did in the winter when there is no baseball, Rogers Hornsby famously replied that he would "stare out the window and wait for spring." Fortunately, these days fans of the game have plenty to keep them occupied in the cold winter months. Not least amongst the off-season events is looking forward to the baseball-oriented Christmas loot that keeps us busy until spring. While not the massive haul of our Jay Jaffe, I'll keep warm with a new Cubs fleece from my lovely wife and keep occupied with Lee Lowenfish's hefty biography of Branch Rickey titled Branch Rickey: Baseball's Ferocious Gentleman and Cait Murphy's romp through the 1908 season Crazy '08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History; both additions to my library courtesy of my in-laws.

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December 20, 2007 12:00 am

Schrodinger's Bat: The Issue of the Day, and Ranging into the Outfield

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Dan Fox

Before moving on to assessing outfielders through SFR, some thoughts on the import of Senator Mitchell's findings.

"Athletes who are chemically propelled to victory do not merely overvalue winning, they misunderstand why winning is properly valued."
George Will, "Barry Bonds' Enhancement," Newsweek, May 21, 2007


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December 2, 2007 12:00 am

On the Beat: Grand Ole Opry

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John Perrotto

This year's Nashville gathering should see more dealing than the 2002 version, and here's your primer to the coming action, with a breakdown of the needs and wants of all 30 teams.

NASHVILLE--The last time the winter meetings were held at the sprawling Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Resort, in 2002, this is how boring they were: The biggest transaction of the second day was the Pittsburgh Pirates hiring Frank Velasquez as their strength and conditioning coach. While Velasquez is a fine fellow, he isn't the reason nearly every baseball journalist converges on the winter meetings each December. Certainly, fans awaiting news from the confab expect bigger dispatches than the hiring of a fitness guru.

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