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August 2, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: An ex-reliever's toughest save

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John Perrotto

Interim GM Jerry Dipoto tries to retool the Diamondbacks, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

Jerry Dipoto knows all about stepping into sticky situations. He spent eight seasons as a relief pitcher in the major leagues from 1993-2000, appearing in 390 games for the Indians, Mets, and Rockies.

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October 6, 2009 11:27 am

Playoff Prospectus: Post-Season Ballparks

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Clay Davenport

Which teams and which players will get the least and most benefit of the few venues in play for October baseball?

A park factor, as used here, is a measure of how a team's home field changes their statistics. It results from a combination of many factors-the distance and height of the outfield fences, angles, foul territory, visibility, field surface, and weather, to name a few. It is not the case that the Yankees have a high park factor for home runs (PF) because the Yankees hit a lot of home runs. To get a high PF, you need to hit and allow more home runs in your home games than you do in your road games. An average effect on HR is written as '100'; a better-than-average park will score something like 120, which means they get a boost 20 percent above average, while a poor hitters' park would score 90, or 10 percent below average. Players are also graded on who has the best and worst fit to their stadium-not on how well they hit home/road, but how well their profile matches or doesn't match what the park gives.

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September 20, 2008 3:28 pm

Transaction Analysis: National League Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

Mid-September roster moves by the spoilers, the contenders, and the also-rans in the senior circuit.

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August 5, 2008 7:00 pm

Transaction Analysis: NL Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

A whole lot of shaking goin' on in the senior circuit.

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Christina speculates how Steve Trachsel will fare in the DH league, plays taps for the departure of a favorite pitcher, and ruminates on what a trio of veteran NRI's will mean for the Nats in this week's Transaction Analysis.

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April 27, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: April 20-27

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Christina Kahrl

Calvin Pickering heads to Omaha after 31 plate appearances, Brad Penny makes his return and Jaret Wright hits the DL. All that and more in today's Transaction Analysis.

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I'm the new owner of the Angels. Disney kept the team from leaving Anaheim, but their tax break was mostly expended, and running the team took energy the company wanted to spend persecuting peer-to-peer file sharing. The franchise didn't come cheap, mind you, but I think it will be worth the money. Now, I'm Bud Selig's worst nightmare, because I'm going to derive millions of dollars through his proposed revenue-sharing plan and field a team that's going to thrash his precious Brewers for the foreseeable future.

(Ed. note: Derek Zumsteg and the voices in his head will be occupying this space every Thursday.--JSS)

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