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02-03

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35

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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7

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

02-03

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16

Overthinking It: A Little Bit Softer Now
by
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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17

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

10-13

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21

Checking the Numbers: The Meaningless Awards
by
Eric Seidman

10-10

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6

Playoff Prospectus: Answering Questions, Dusting Brooms
by
Jay Jaffe

10-06

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8

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

08-01

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9

Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NL
by
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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7

Checking the Numbers: SHINOMetrics
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Eric Seidman

04-02

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11

Checking the Numbers: SHINO-myte!
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Eric Seidman

03-31

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4

One-Hoppers: Switch-Pitcher in Pinstripes
by
Jay Jaffe

03-22

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11

Transaction Action: Weekend Mayhem Edition
by
Christina Kahrl

02-02

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19

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

10-28

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25

World Series Prospectus: Yankees versus Phillies Preview
by
Jay Jaffe

10-16

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Left Too Long
by
Jay Jaffe

10-07

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11

Playoff Prospectus: Phillies versus Rockies LDS
by
Eric Seidman

04-02

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11

Transaction Analysis: Senior Circuit Shuffling
by
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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8

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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20

Playoff Prospectus: Phillies versus Brewers
by
Jay Jaffe

09-03

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12

Transaction Analysis: Bankers Dozen
by
Christina Kahrl

08-05

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Transaction Analysis: NL Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: Weekend Moves Omnibus
by
Christina Kahrl

05-20

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You Could Look It Up: Jon Lester, Meet Mel Parnell
by
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
by
Jay Jaffe

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: Rockies versus Phillies
by
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
by
Jim Baker

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April 6, 2010 10:44 am

Checking the Numbers: SHINOMetrics

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Eric Seidman

Understanding neuroscience could help devolop better switch-hitters.

Last week we took a look at SHINOs, switch-hitters in name only, who were defined as batters that swung a mighty broomstick from one side of the plate but fell below the league average from the other. They certainly switched, but the handedness of the pitcher determined if they were to hit like Willie Mays or Willy Taveras.

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April 2, 2010 2:15 pm

Checking the Numbers: SHINO-myte!

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Eric Seidman

Those who switch-hit in name only make up a rare cadre all their own.

A few weeks ago I found myself engrossed in a Tommy Bennett article on the Braves and stumbled upon his usage of the term SHINO when describing Melky Cabrera. The acronym stands for Switch-Hitter-In-Name-Only, and refers to some hitters with 'S' or 'Both' under the Bats column on their player pages, and specifically the ones who might want to think about changing that status. They certainly switch, but they don’t offer much in the way of hitting. The term tickled my fancy, in part due to the fact that I’ve had an article on switch-hitters in my to-do queue for over a year now that was set to focus on those who consistently struggled from one side of the plate. Though the title of that shelved article involved Bobby Kielty and not this term; as we’ll see, maybe Kielty should have been included in the title.

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Pat Venditte's Grapefruit League debut prompted a romp through the archives

It was only one inning and change in an exhibition game, but on Tuesday the Yankees finally got a good look at Pat Venditte, the ambidextrous reliever who has pitched for three of their lower minor league affiliates over the last two years. Drafted out of Creighton in the 20th round in 2008, Venditte has been regarded by the media simply as a curiosity, and even his own organization has treated him more as a suspect than a prospect. Nonetheless, He's done nothing but deliver the goods when asked, compiling dominating numbers — 1.53 ERA, 11.6 strikeouts per nine and 6.1 strikeout-to-walk ratio, against just 6.7 hits per nine — in an even 100 innings. Intrigued, manager Joe Girardi requested that the Yankees bring him along to the Braves camp for a command performance in a split-squad game. "I've wanted to see it all spring," said the Yankee skipper.

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March 22, 2010 7:26 pm

Transaction Action: Weekend Mayhem Edition

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Christina Kahrl

The new Super Joe, worthy of the price, plus the full slate of roster churn as cuts get tough.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
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Optioned LHP Wilfrido Perez to Bowie (Double-A). [3/19]
BOSTON RED SOX
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Optioned LHP Felix Doubront and C-R Mark Wagner to Pawtucket (Triple-A); signed LHP Alan Embree to a minor-league contract. [3/20]
Received Rule 5 pick 3B-R Jorge Jimenez back from the Marlins. [3/21]

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February 2, 2010 1:38 am

Transaction Action: Thome, Taveras, and 10,000

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Christina Kahrl

The Reds get a shortstop, the Mariners a fourth outfielder, and the Twins a shot at franchise history?

LOS ANGELES ANGELS
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Agreed to terms with LHP Joe Saunders on a one-year, $3.7-million contract, avoiding arbitration. [2/1]

MINNESOTA TWINS
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Signed DH-L Jim Thome to a one-year, $1.5 million base contract; noted the loss of UT-R Steve Tolleson on a waiver claim by Oakland. [2/1]

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October 28, 2009 1:11 am

World Series Prospectus: Yankees versus Phillies Preview

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Jay Jaffe

Will the Phillies establish a mini-dynasty, or will the Yankees add to their crowded trophy case with another title?

A year ago, the Phillies broke a 28-year-old title drought by winning the World Series, defeating the upstart Rays in five games. After winning 93 games in the regular season and tidily dispatching both the Rockies and the Dodgers in the first two rounds, they're back to defend their crown with a cast that's largely the same, save for summer acquisition Cliff Lee. They're the first NL team to repeat as pennant winners since the 1995-1996 Braves, and if they win the World Series, they'll be they first senior circuit club to do so since the 1975-1976 Reds.

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October 16, 2009 1:16 pm

Prospectus Hit and Run: Left Too Long

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Jay Jaffe

The first game of the NLCS left plenty for statheads and analysts to be humbled about.

Clayton Kershaw wasn't ready for his close-up. Tabbed to start the opening game of the National League Championship Series, the 21-year-old Dodger lefty dazzled for the first four innings, holding the Phillies to a single and a pair of walks while striking out two, at times flashing the big-bending curve that Vin Scully termed "Public Enemy Number One" before the kid even had a day of major league service. Alas, he came unraveled in the fifth inning, and it was excruciating to watch.

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October 7, 2009 11:41 am

Playoff Prospectus: Phillies versus Rockies LDS

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Eric Seidman

A rematch from the '07 postseason makes for a great showdown of two teams with very different virtues.

Well, here we are again, with the Phillies and Rockies set to battle one another in the National League Division Series for the second time in three seasons. Just as it was in 2007, the Phillies enter the fray with a division title while the Rockies used an incredibly strong second half to win the NL Wild Card. Unlike that entertaining 2007 season, however, in which the Phillies ousted the Mets from the top spot of the NL East on the final day of the season, only to have their spotlight stolen soon thereafter by a Rockies team that won a controversial play-in game, this year's Phillies controlled their division practically all season. In addition, the Rockies' second-half surge proved so strong that they actually gave the division-leading Dodgers a run for their money in the final week. A good chunk of the 2007 cast of characters remains intact for each team, but enough has changed to merit a new writeup instead of a recycled version of the prior Phillies/Rockies preview.

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April 2, 2009 7:16 pm

Transaction Analysis: Senior Circuit Shuffling

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Christina Kahrl

Filling in the blanks and changing the names as the final roster decisions roll in.

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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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October 14, 2008 1:12 pm

Prospectus Hit and Run: Popping the Lidge Early

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Jay Jaffe

Two managers managing, two deviations from the standard, and the mixed results.

Prior to Monday night's Game Four of the National League Championship Series, I noted the contrast between the two teams when it came to deviating from standard closer usage. Dodgers manager Joe Torre has shown a penchant for calling upon his closer in the eighth inning when the situation merits it, a tendency that dates back to the days of Mariano Rivera putting championship rings on his fingers, while Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has stuck to a strict ninth-inning usage plan this year. The two teams deviated from the script in Game Four, with results that may have turned the series decisively in the Phillies' favor.

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The NLCS features two evenly-matched clubs, but how the managers line up their rotations could make all the difference.

The Phillies claimed their second NL East title in as many years by embarking on a 13-3 tear to end the season, once again storming past a shell-shocked Mets club. They made short work of the Brewers in the Division Series, and come into the Championship Series with arguably the most potent lineup of any of the four remaining teams along with the top starting pitcher in Cole Hamels.

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