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02-03

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Future Shock: Giants Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

11-06

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Transaction Analysis: May 12-15, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

09-07

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Prospectus Hit and Run: AL Post-Season Rotation Ramble
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Jay Jaffe

02-03

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16

Overthinking It: A Little Bit Softer Now
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Ben Lindbergh

12-20

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9

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

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Rangers vs. Yankees
by
Jay Jaffe

10-13

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21

Checking the Numbers: The Meaningless Awards
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Eric Seidman

10-10

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6

Playoff Prospectus: Answering Questions, Dusting Brooms
by
Jay Jaffe

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Giants vs. Braves
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Tommy Bennett

08-01

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

06-01

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Changing Speeds: Lefty-on-Lefty Violence
by
Ken Funck

04-06

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12

Transaction Action: AL Roster Cleanup
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Christina Kahrl

04-06

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Checking the Numbers: SHINOMetrics
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Eric Seidman

04-02

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Checking the Numbers: SHINO-myte!
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Eric Seidman

03-31

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One-Hoppers: Switch-Pitcher in Pinstripes
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Jay Jaffe

03-22

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11

Transaction Action: Weekend Mayhem Edition
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Christina Kahrl

02-02

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19

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

10-28

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25

World Series Prospectus: Yankees versus Phillies Preview
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Jay Jaffe

10-16

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Left Too Long
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Jay Jaffe

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: Phillies versus Rockies LDS
by
Eric Seidman

04-02

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11

Transaction Analysis: Senior Circuit Shuffling
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Christina Kahrl

02-11

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9

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

10-14

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Popping the Lidge Early
by
Jay Jaffe

10-08

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12

Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers versus Phillies
by
Jay Jaffe

10-01

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Playoff Prospectus: Phillies versus Brewers
by
Jay Jaffe

09-03

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12

Transaction Analysis: Bankers Dozen
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Christina Kahrl

08-05

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Transaction Analysis: NL Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: Weekend Moves Omnibus
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Christina Kahrl

05-20

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You Could Look It Up: Jon Lester, Meet Mel Parnell
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Steven Goldman

04-02

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Transaction Analysis: NL East Rosters Review
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Christina Kahrl

03-02

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Transaction Analysis: NL Central NRI Review
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Christina Kahrl

02-29

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Transaction Analysis: NL East NRI Review
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Christina Kahrl

11-07

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Transaction Analysis: AL Pick-me-ups and Discards
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Christina Kahrl

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: Yankees versus Indians
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Jay Jaffe

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: Rockies versus Phillies
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Christina Kahrl

08-30

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Transaction of the Day: Contenders' Moves
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Christina Kahrl

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day
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Christina Kahrl

04-19

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Transaction Analysis: April 15-18
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Wests
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Christina Kahrl

03-09

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Future Shock: State of the Systems, AL Central
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Kevin Goldstein

11-17

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Transaction Analysis: November 3-16, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: Roster Reviews
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Christina Kahrl

08-23

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Transaction Analysis: August 18-22
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Christina Kahrl

08-18

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Transaction Analysis: August 15-17
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Christina Kahrl

06-16

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Transaction Analysis: June 13-15, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

06-06

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Transaction Analysis: June 1-5
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Christina Kahrl

04-21

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Transaction Analysis: April 18-20
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Christina Kahrl

04-07

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Transaction Analysis: National League, March 30-April 4
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Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 17-26
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Christina Kahrl

03-17

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Prospectus Matchups: Those Sinister Duos
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Jim Baker

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The future of the Giants' farm system will largely depend upon the team's most recent draft.

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November 6, 2011 8:56 pm

Transaction Analysis: May 12-15, 2002

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Christina Kahrl

Losing Manny Ramirez for a quarter of the season isn't automatically a death knell. Pedro Martinez has just one good start against a good opponent this year, but that's the scheduler's fault. I'm hardly off the hook for advancing the claim that he won't make it to ten starts, and if losing Martinez was one of my major theories about what would lay hope low in Beantown, losing Ramirez for a month and a half might make you think I'd peg this as the beginning of the end.

Placed OF-R Manny Ramirez on the 15-day DL (fractured finger); purchased the contract of UT-B Bry Nelson from Pawtucket. [5/14]

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September 7, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: AL Post-Season Rotation Ramble

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Jay Jaffe

While the playoff picture may be clear, those who will take the mound in each game are not.

When Josh Beckett hobbled off the mound with an ankle sprain during the fourth inning of Monday's start, he added an unwelcome layer of suspense to Boston's championship aspirations. Not that the Sox are in danger of missing the playoffs without him; their chance of bonus baseball stood at 99.7 percent even after losing extra innings. For all of the team's strengths, including its formidable offense and late-game bullpen, Beckett's sprain—which will cost him at least one start—spotlights the unsettled nature of the Red Sox’ October rotation.

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February 3, 2011 9:05 am

Overthinking It: A Little Bit Softer Now

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Ben Lindbergh

Do southpaws really tend to be soft tossers, and if so, why?

“They have crooked arms. They throw crooked, they walk crooked, and they think crooked. They even wear their clothes crooked. You have to figure they’re a little crazy.” —Al Schacht

“There ain’t a left-hander in the world who can run a straight line. It’s the gravitational pull on the earth’s axis that gets ’em.”Ray Miller

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December 20, 2010 9:04 am

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

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Rob McQuown

Rob McQuown reviews the Wigginton, Overbay, and Matsui signings, and how they impact your fantasy team.

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October 14, 2010 8:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Rangers vs. Yankees

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Jay Jaffe

The Yankees look to get back to yet another World Series while the Rangers are in uncharted territory.

From 1996 through 1999, the Joe Torre-led Yankees and the Johnny Oates-piloted Rangers faced off in three American League Division Series, the first three times the latter franchise had ever reached the postseason. The Yankees won nine of those 10 games, holding the Rangers to a lone run apiece in their 1998 and 1999 sweeps. Times have changed, however, and while the Yankee machine has simply kept rolling, racking up four pennants and two world championships while missing the playoffs just once since their last meeting, the Rangers endured a dark decade before reemerging as AL West champions thanks to the shrewd deal making of general manager Jon Daniels and the fruits of their well-stocked farm system.

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October 13, 2010 8:00 am

Checking the Numbers: The Meaningless Awards

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Eric Seidman

Saluting the players whose accomplishments will go unrecognized during awards season.

While the postseason is in full bloom, the winners of the regular season awards will be revealed next month. At that juncture some fans will cheer, some will cry, and others will inevitably write articles about how the BBWAA messed up by not voting Justin Morneau as sixth in the AL MVP race, or why James Shields deserves Cy Young consideration because his predictive numbers were much better than his ERA would indicate; as the co-creator of SIERA, I think I can joke about its usage in award voting. I know from experience what it’s like to write such articles, as I once nastily opined that it was a sham how Roy Halladay finished out of the top three on the AL Cy Young Award ballots of some writers in 2008. Then again, even if Cliff Lee deserved the award, how in the world did Halladay fall out of the… never mind, this is no time to dwell.

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October 10, 2010 4:30 pm

Playoff Prospectus: Answering Questions, Dusting Brooms

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Jay Jaffe

Phil Hughes silences the doubters by coming up big as the Yankees finish off a sweep of the Twins.

At the outset of the American League Division Series between the Yankees and Twins, doubts about the defending world champions centered almost entirely upon their rotation. Quite reasonably so, given that aside from ace CC Sabathia, their starters had put up a 5.91 ERA after the All-Star break, and that Andy Pettitte, Phil Hughes, and every other one of manager Joe Girardi's options had sizable question marks next to their names. But even with Sabathia scuffling in Game One against the Twins, the Yankees were able to pull off a sweep of the series. On Thursday, Pettitte shook off concerns about his health and his stamina to pitch like a man who'd done it all a thousand times before. On Saturday night it was Hughes' turn, and with an electrified Bronx crowd of 50,840 at his back on a clear, crisp October night, he simply stifled the Twins with seven shutout innings while the Yankees offense pounced upon his opposite number, Brian Duensing. After four innings and a 5-0 lead, the outcome was never in doubt; the Yanks had their sweep.

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October 6, 2010 8:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Giants vs. Braves

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Tommy Bennett

Two teams that took interesting rides to the postseason meet in the first round.

Those of you who root for chaos and the eventual heat death of the universe were no doubt disappointed that the season did not end with a series of one-game playoffs. To the Braves and the Giants, however, the outcomes of Sunday’s games were more than welcome. Their starters will receive an additional day of rest each, and they won’t entirely foreclose the possibility of pitching their Game One starters on short rest in Game Four. The condensed schedule of this series (potentially five games in seven days, rather than the eight allotted to the other NLDS) means Bobby Cox and Bruce Bochy will have tough decisions to make should the series go to four or five games.

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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.

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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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June 1, 2010 8:25 am

Changing Speeds: Lefty-on-Lefty Violence

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Ken Funck

The Phillies and Brewers combined for an amazing six lefty-on-lefty home runs on May 14 and hardly anyone noticed.

As Christina Kahrl has said, one of baseball’s well-worn tropes is that every game provides you the opportunity to see something you’ve never seen before. When you buy your ticket and settle into your seat, you hope to witness something unique, or historic, or even comic, but in a marathon season of roughly 2,430 games, not every game can be so obviously special—and the May 14 game between the Phillies and Brewers, in which the visitors from Philadelphia beat Milwaukee 9-5, appeared to be just such a mundane early-season contest. Ageless wonder Jamie Moyer ran his record to 5-2 on the season, key off-season acquisition Randy Wolf fell to 3-3 for the Brewers, and Milwaukee’s continued pitching woes managed to drag them five games under .500 for the year. Just another win for Philadelphia; just another loss for the struggling Brew Crew; just another box score to digest and forget.

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April 6, 2010 2:13 pm

Transaction Action: AL Roster Cleanup

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Christina Kahrl

A rundown on all the Opening Day decisions in the junior circuit.

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Purchased the contract of 4C-R Robb Quinlan from Salt Lake (Triple-A); placed LHP Scott Kazmir on the 15-day DL (hamstring), retroactive to 3/31; placed RHP Anthony Ortega (triceps) and OF-S Reggie Willits (hamstring) on the 15-day DL, retroactive to 3/30; placed OF-R Chris Pettit on the 15-day DL (labrum), retroactive to 3/26; optioned C-R Ryan Budde and CF-R Peter Bourjos to Salt Lake. [4/3]
Designated C-R Ryan Budde for assignment. [4/5]

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