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07-03

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Is Starlin Castro the Key to the Cubs' Rebuilding?
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Sahadev Sharma

05-07

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Bizball: Who Will Be MLB’s First $300 Million Player?
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Maury Brown

12-30

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Transaction Analysis: NL West Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

12-21

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On the Beat: A Hero by Circumstance
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John Perrotto

12-10

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On the Beat: A Winter for Run Production
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John Perrotto

04-06

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Transaction Action: AL Roster Cleanup
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Christina Kahrl

02-24

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Contractual Matters: NL Central
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Jeff Euston

01-28

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Contractual Matters: AL Central Payroll Projections
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Jeff Euston

11-15

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On the Beat: Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

01-30

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Transaction Analysis: NL East Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

12-05

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Transaction Analysis: Feeling Short?
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Christina Kahrl

01-27

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Every Given Sunday: The Tribe Bounces Back
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John Perrotto

10-30

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Lies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, AL East
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Nate Silver

10-11

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Lies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, AL Central
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Nate Silver

07-16

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Transaction Analysis: National League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

03-23

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Doctoring The Numbers: Worst. Contract. Ever.
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Rany Jazayerli

02-15

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Transaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: American League, December 15, 2005-February 13, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

02-07

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Fantasy Focus: Keeper League Decisions
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Jeff Erickson

09-08

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Transaction Analysis: September 1-7
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Christina Kahrl

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

07-08

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Transaction Analysis: July 1-8
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Christina Kahrl

11-03

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

09-17

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Transaction Analysis: August 30-September 15
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Christina Kahrl

08-24

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Transaction Analysis: August 17-23, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: July 19-25
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Christina Kahrl

06-10

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Transaction Analysis: June 2-8, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

06-04

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Transaction Analysis: May 27-June 2, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

04-27

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Transaction Analysis: April 19-25, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

04-20

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Transaction Analysis: April 13-18, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

04-06

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Transaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

02-11

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Transaction Analysis: January 12-February 6, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

01-16

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests
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Baseball Prospectus

01-13

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Transaction Analysis: The Centrals
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Baseball Prospectus

01-12

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Transaction Analysis: The Easts
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Baseball Prospectus

09-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21
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Christina Kahrl

08-13

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Transaction Analysis: August 8-11
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Christina Kahrl

06-25

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Transaction Analysis: June 16-22, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

06-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 10-15
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Christina Kahrl

06-07

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Transaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

05-28

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Transaction Analysis: May 22-27, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

02-05

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Transaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis, The Wests
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Christina Kahrl

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: July 22-25, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

05-22

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Transaction Analysis: May 16-19, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

03-19

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Rany On The Royals: Moment of Truth
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Rany Jazayerli

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: July 27-31, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

07-24

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Transaction Analysis: July 17-20, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: July 13-16, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

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Anthony Rizzo may be making headlines, but the Cubs' much-maligned shortstop might their best hope for future success.

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Sahadev Sharma is a contributor to ESPN Chicago and ChicagoSide, where he regularly covers the Cubs and White Sox. Sahadev spent four years as a radio producer at ESPN 1000 in Chicago and often dabbled in the blogosphere. In the fall of 2010, Sahadev focused his attention on the writing side of the business and quickly realized that was where he belonged. If not spending his free time with his wife, one-year-old son, and two Italian Greyhounds, you’ll likely find Sahadev appreciating Starlin Castro’s ability to hit, defending Adam Dunn, or watching YouTube clips of the Illini’s 2005 NCAA tourney comeback against Arizona. Follow him on Twitter @sahadevsharma.
 


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May 7, 2012 3:00 am

Bizball: Who Will Be MLB’s First $300 Million Player?

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Maury Brown

A look at ever-increasing player salaries and the player best-positioned to eclipse the $300 million mark

"Professional baseball is on the wane. Salaries must come down or the interest of the public must be increased in some way. If one or the other does not happen, bankruptcy stares every team in the face." – Albert Spalding, 1881

How long have we been hearing that baseball players are paid too much? By my count, it’s been since it was decided that they should be paid. Babe Ruth was the first to hit the $50,000 mark in 1922, and Hank Greenburg hit the $100,000 mark 25 years later.

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December 30, 2010 10:30 am

Transaction Analysis: NL West Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

Catching up with the quartet racing to catch the world champs.

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December 21, 2010 9:00 am

On the Beat: A Hero by Circumstance

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John Perrotto

Thanks to Zack Greinke's desires, Dayton Moore is not a villain in Kansas City, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

Dayton Moore faced the decision that all small-market general managers seem to eventually be forced to make: do you hold on to your most marketable player, or do you trade him for young and affordable players in bulk? The Royals' GM made that decision last weekend and shipped right-hander Zack Greinke, just one year removed from winning the American League Cy Young award, to the Brewers a pair of 24-year-olds in shortstop Alcides Escobar and center fielder Lorenzo Cain and two pitching prospects.

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December 10, 2010 9:00 am

On the Beat: A Winter for Run Production

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John Perrotto

The Red Sox add a second big bat in Carl Crawford, along with news and notes from around the major leagues.

The Yankees always say that if they don't win the World Series then it has been an unsuccessful season. Their main rivals, the Red Sox, don't have standards quite that high, but it's close. When the Red Sox fail to make the postseason, Red Sox Nation considers it a failure.

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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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Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

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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The day is dawning when the Cardinals must re-sign Albert Pujols and the Brewers must do the same with Prince Fielder.

Baseball's largest division will likely feature four of the top 15 payrolls in the game for 2010-the Cubs, Cardinals, Astros, and Brewers. The other two teams, the Reds and the Pirates, project to rank 23rd and 29th or 30th, respectively. Continuing our look at the 2010 payroll forecasts (the projections for the AL Central can be found here), let's take a look at the NL Central.

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January 28, 2010 12:06 pm

Contractual Matters: AL Central Payroll Projections

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Jeff Euston

Starting in the middle, a six-part evaluation of the payroll picture of the 30 clubs.

Let's take a look at the payroll forecasts for 2010 for each of the five teams in the American League Central, the first in a six-part series spotlighting each of the divisions in Major League Baseball.

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November 15, 2009 12:28 pm

On the Beat: Weekend Update

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John Perrotto

The top of the winter crop of free agents, a pair of NL Central teams sort out their off-season plans, plus rumors.

It is generally accepted that Matt Holliday will command the largest contract of any player on this year's free-agent market. Holliday is coming off a fantastic finish to the 2009 season. He hit .353/.419/.604 in 270 plate appearances with the Cardinals to help them win the National League Central championship after he was acquired from the Athletics in a late-July trade. The left fielder is also represented by Scott Boras, and no agent does a better job of consistently getting top dollar for his clients, even at a time when clubs insist they are going to spend less because of declining attendance and a soft economy.

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January 30, 2009 6:00 pm

Transaction Analysis: NL East Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

A whole lot of jostling going on.

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December 5, 2008 2:15 pm

Transaction Analysis: Feeling Short?

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Christina Kahrl

The Giants and Cardinals address their issues at the position, while the Red Sox are up to all kinds of business.

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January 27, 2008 12:00 am

Every Given Sunday: The Tribe Bounces Back

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John Perrotto

A devastating end to their 2007 season will have no negative effect in 2008, according to Tribe manager Eric Wedge.

The Cleveland Indians could be still suffering from an October hangover, understandably, even with the date for pitchers and catchers to report to Winter Haven within sight.

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