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08-22

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20

Sobsequy: The Hidden Complexities of Baseball's Unwritten Rules
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Adam Sobsey

02-29

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Prospectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part Two
by
Steven Goldman and Ben Lindbergh

10-27

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16

World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic Memories
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Baseball Prospectus

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Twins vs. Yankees
by
Jay Jaffe

09-20

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9

On the Beat: Being Part of the Solution
by
John Perrotto

08-13

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Prospectus Q&A: On Trammell and Whitaker
by
David Laurila

08-10

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Checking the Numbers: '90s Nine, Meet the '00s Ten
by
Eric Seidman

04-07

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Prospectus Q&A: Jim Thome
by
David Laurila

11-08

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Prospectus Q&A: Kerry Wood
by
David Laurila

07-19

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Prospectus Q&A: Cody Ross
by
David Laurila

08-09

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Bonds Responses
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Baseball Prospectus

08-04

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Transaction Analysis: July 31-August 3
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Christina Kahrl

06-06

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Transaction Analysis: June 1-5
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Christina Kahrl

11-23

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Transaction Analysis: November 18-22
by
Christina Kahrl

10-08

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Prospectus Today: Swapping Sox
by
Joe Sheehan

08-10

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Transaction Analysis: August 5-9
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Christina Kahrl

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: Offseason - The Easts
by
Christina Kahrl

11-03

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Transaction Analysis: September 30-October 26, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

09-30

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Thanks for the Memories
by
Jonah Keri

09-29

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Au Revoir, Mes Amours
by
Jonah Keri

09-17

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Transaction Analysis: August 30-September 15
by
Christina Kahrl

08-24

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Transaction Analysis: August 17-23, 2004
by
Christina Kahrl

08-10

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Transaction Analysis: August 3-8
by
Christina Kahrl

07-29

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Prospectus Today: A's Bet on Hatteberg
by
Joe Sheehan

07-18

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Cross Your Fingers
by
Steven Goldman

04-25

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Transaction Analysis: April 21-23, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

07-24

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Transaction Analysis: July 17-20, 2000
by
Christina Kahrl

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July 18, 2003 12:00 am

Cross Your Fingers

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Steven Goldman

In part one of this review inspired by the Mets' excision of Roberto Alomar from their midst--call it a celebration if you must--we stumbled over the desiccated remains of transactions involving Frankie Frisch, Rogers Hornsby, Eddie Collins and others on the way to a subjective ranking of the most misguided second baseman swaps in history. Part two revisits the five most self-destructive acts of abnegation by teams that had the goods but let them get away.

5. 2B Rogers Hornsby Giants to Braves for C Shanty Hogan, OF Jimmy Welsh. (January 10, 1928)

Throughout 1927, Giants manager John McGraw burbled happy noises in the direction of Rogers Hornsby. Not only did the second baseman hit .361 and lead the league in runs scored (133), but he had come only at the cost of Frankie Frisch, who was going to have to be traded anyway after jumping the team (see part one). Plus, Hornsby stepped in as manager pro tem whenever McGraw needed a day off--and he needed them with increasing frequency. McGraw had been left holding the bag when the Florida real estate bubble, a 1920s version of Tulip-mania, collapsed; plans to build McGrawland (actually "Pennant Park") near Bradenton collapsed, forever consigning Christy Mathewson Park, Bresnahan Boulevard, Merkle's Boner Avenue, and Rue de la Bugs Raymond to the Dark Realm of the Unbuilt along with Buckminster Fuller's 4D house, Albert Speer's Germania, and Disney's America and leaving he that had dreamed them deeply in debt.

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April 25, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: April 21-23, 2003

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Christina Kahrl

Major-league third catchers face adversity. Appier, Fogg, and the Big Unit hit the DL. The brand-spanking-new bereavement list begins to see some action around the league.

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