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12-06

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Transaction Analysis: Hill Gets Rich, Finally
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Craig Goldstein

11-15

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Transaction Analysis: Cobb County for Old Men
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Bryan Grosnick and Matthew Trueblood

11-14

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Transaction Analysis: Cobb County for Old Men
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Bryan Grosnick and Dustin Palmateer

10-24

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Prospect Profile: Yusniel Diaz
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Wilson Karaman

10-23

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Playoff Prospectus: How to Reach the World Series in Five Years
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Jarrett Seidler

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLCS Game 6 Preview
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Aaron Gleeman

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: Lessons Learned and Bullpens Burned
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Trevor Strunk

10-20

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Playoff Prospectus: Slump? What Slump?
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Mauricio Rubio

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and LCS Game Previews
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Aaron Gleeman

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: Arrieta's Slider, Cubs' Bats Go Missing
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Matthew Trueblood

10-18

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and LCS Game Previews
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Bryan Grosnick

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: The Bold and The Beautiful
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Rian Watt

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: Of Ghosts and Pinch-Hit Grand Slams
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Meg Rowley

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Preview: Dodgers vs. Cubs
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Aaron Gleeman

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: Clayton Kershaw, Proven Closer
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Jarrett Seidler

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 5 Preview
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Aaron Gleeman

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: Short-Rest Seesaw
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Mauricio Rubio

10-12

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Baseball Therapy: Cy Young Catchers
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Russell A. Carleton

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: Baker vs. Roberts
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Craig Goldstein

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: Split Opportunities
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Demetrius Bell

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: Not a Duel, But Dodgers Grab Game 1
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Ashley Varela

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 1 Previews
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Mike Gianella

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Nationals vs. Dodgers
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Craig Goldstein

09-21

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The Best of Sam Miller
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Sam Miller

09-03

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The Call-Up: Jose De Leon
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Brendan Gawlowski and Scooter Hotz

08-31

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Two-Strike Approach: Seager Believer
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Cat Garcia

08-29

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Transaction Analysis: Heart, Soul, and Marginal Upgrades
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Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Richer Get Rich
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Sam Miller, Christopher Crawford, Patrick Dubuque, Craig Goldstein and Wilson Karaman

07-20

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Life at the Margins: Seager See, Seager Do
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Rian Watt

07-12

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Prospectus Feature: Nothing Slows Rich Teams Except Themselves
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Henry Druschel

07-08

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Pebble Hunting: Kershaw vs. Harper: The Mistakes
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Sam Miller

07-01

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Transaction Analysis: Rodney Takes His Quiver To Miami
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Bryan Grosnick, Matthew Trueblood, Wilson Karaman and Christopher Crawford

06-29

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Outta Left Field: Have the Dodgers Solved Injuries Or Are They Just Chatty?
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Dustin Palmateer

06-21

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Transaction Analysis: The St. Louis Outfield Shuffle
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Grant Jones, Christopher Crawford and Bryan Grosnick

06-15

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BP Unfiltered: Clayton Kershaw Should Have, Like, Three Walks Allowed This Year
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Sam Miller

06-14

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What You Need to Know: Near-Max Effort
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Daniel Rathman

06-14

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Prospectus Feature: 365 Days of a Shortstop Revolution
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Aaron Gleeman

06-13

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Prospectus Feature: Groundball Pitchers: Nothin' To Do With Them?
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Rob Mains

06-08

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What You Need to Know: Tough Guys Tough
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Nicolas Stellini

06-07

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Pebble Hunting: Clayton Kershaw's 'Mistakes', Chapter Two
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Sam Miller

06-06

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What You Need to Know: It Won't Always Be Like This
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Ashley Varela

06-06

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Transaction Analysis: Escape From L.A.
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Bryan Grosnick and Brendan Gawlowski

06-03

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What You Need to Know: Don't Know What the Hurry Is
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Nicolas Stellini

06-03

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Transaction Analysis: Just A Guy(s)
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Bryan Grosnick

06-02

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Transaction Analysis: Walsh Revolution
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Rian Watt, James Fegan and Matthew Trueblood

05-31

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Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Julio Urias
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Doug Thorburn

05-26

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Life at the Margins: The Giants Have Had a Good Week
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Rian Watt

05-24

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What You Need to Know: About That Kershaw Walk...
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Nicolas Stellini

05-18

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Rubbing Mud: Babies, Bathwater, and the Pace Of Play Conundrum
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Matthew Trueblood

05-18

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What You Need to Know: We Can Beat Rizzo, For Just One Day
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Emma Baccellieri

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Rich Hill stays with the Dodgers for three years and $48 million.

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November 15, 2016 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Cobb County for Old Men

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Bryan Grosnick and Matthew Trueblood

Atlanta adds a pair of geezers, Howie Kendrick goes to Philadelphia, and Toronto finds a slugging replacement.

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November 14, 2016 10:36 pm

Transaction Analysis: Cobb County for Old Men

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Bryan Grosnick and Dustin Palmateer

Atlanta adds a pair of geezers, Howie Kendrick goes to Philadelphia, and Toronto finds a slugging replacement.

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October 24, 2016 6:00 am

Prospect Profile: Yusniel Diaz

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Wilson Karaman

This is what progress looks like.

It’s been about eleven months since the Dodgers plunked eight figures into Diaz’s then-19-year-old lap, and by season’s end things were really starting to come together for the kid. That signing bonus represented the third-largest ever given to a Cuban player subject to pool restrictions, and it paired him with right-hander Yadier Alvarez as the faces of Los Angeles’ massive international outlay during the 2015 signing period. Come spring time, the club made an aggressive decision to assign him to High-A after the briefest of cameos in Arizona. He spent the entire remainder of the season as the second-youngest regular in the California League.

That’s a lot to handle for any young player, let alone a kid coming to America for the first time and trying to learn a brand new language and set of cultural norms. The challenges he’d face certainly weren’t lost on those in the organization charged with helping him navigate them. “Baseball is all interconnected,” philosophizes Drew Saylor, Diaz’s precocious first-year manager at Rancho Cucamonga. “What we do off the field affects what we do on the field, and vice-a-versa. The primary growth opportunity at the beginning of the season was for him to get to be comfortable inside and out of the clubhouse.”

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It took Theo Epstein and company exactly five years to rebuild the Cubs into the best team in baseball.

On October 22, 2011, the Chicago Cubs announced the hiring of Theo Epstein as president of baseball operations. Epstein, only 37 years old at the time, was already considered one of the greatest baseball executives in recent history and a potential future Hall of Famer. Five days later, the Cubs hired away Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod from San Diego as Epstein’s top lieutenants.

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October 22, 2016 11:50 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLCS Game 6 Preview

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Aaron Gleeman

Clayton Kershaw vs. Kyle Hendricks, in Chicago.

Clayton Kershaw threw seven shutout, two-hit innings against the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS, which combined with his starter/closer act in the NLDS convinced even the most stubborn holdouts that his poor postseason reputation was overblown and perhaps just flat out erased. And now, less than a week later, he'll take the mound at Wrigley Field against a 103-win team with the Dodgers' season on the line in an elimination game. Something tells me Kershaw's playoff rep isn't set in stone quite yet.

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Chicago breaks through against Los Angeles' bullpen, taking a 3-2 lead back to Wrigley Field.

The Cubs have had a not-so-quiet concern this postseason, an unsure refrain that has been repeated by analysts, fans, and (we can only assume) the team itself, an anxiety to characterize the flipside of baseball’s best regular-season team--namely, what if they can’t hit good pitching?

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Chicago finally broke through offensively, evening the NLCS at 2-2.

The Chicago Cubs, facing a potential 3-1 hole against a team with the best pitcher on the planet still in play for one more game, finally drew breath in Los Angeles. For 21 straight innings the Cubs' offense was suffocated by Rich Hill, Clayton Kershaw, and the rest of the Dodgers' pitching staff. Then a few soft hits found holes before Addison Russell, who entered the game with a batting average that started with a zero, pierced through the Los Angeles marine layer and Dodgers pitching with one swing. The Cubs would follow with one run in the fifth and five more in the sixth, putting the game out of reach in the series’ first true laugher.

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October 19, 2016 9:02 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and LCS Game Previews

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Aaron Gleeman

Ryan Merritt vs. Marco Estrada in Toronto and John Lackey vs. Julio Urias in Los Angeles.

Corey Kluber wasn't at his best on short rest Tuesday, but by going five relatively effective innings he did allow the Indians' bullpen to catch its collective breath a bit after Trevor Bauer's abbreviated, blood-filled Game 3 start. Andrew Miller and Cody Allen are both rested and presumably able to combine for at least three innings today, and even Dan Otero and Bryan Shaw had light Game 4 workloads. All of which is good, important news for Cleveland, because Ryan Merritt is making just his second career big-league start after logging a grand total of 11 innings for the Indians. Any left-handed pitcher facing the Blue Jays' righty-packed lineup is in a very tough spot, but what Merritt is being asked to do is on a whole different level.

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Jake Arrieta's season-long issues continued, Yasmani Grandal did his thing, and the Dodgers are up 2-1.

It wasn’t really a bad pitch that Jake Arrieta threw to Yasmani Grandal. He’d certainly thrown worse. When Arrieta cut loose a 3-2 sinker at 93 miles per hour in the bottom of the fourth inning on Tuesday night in Los Angeles, the Dodgers already led the Cubs 1-0, thanks to a hanging slider righteously thwacked for an RBI single by Corey Seager the inning before.

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October 18, 2016 9:21 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and LCS Game Previews

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Bryan Grosnick

Corey Kluber vs. Aaron Sanchez in Toronto and Jake Arrieta vs. Rich Hill in Los Angeles.

Despite having to dip into the bullpen after just 21 pitches and two outs, the Indians rode their relievers to a gutty--perhaps “gory” is a better word--4-2 victory on Monday night. Trevor Bauer left the game in the first inning after his drone-related lacerated pinky turned the game into something out of a Saw movie, but the combined efforts of Dan Otero, Jeff Manship, Zach McAllister, Bryan Shaw, Cody Allen, and Andrew Miller held the vaunted Jays offense to just two runs. Seriously, at what point do we consider giving the ALCS MVP award to the entire Indians bullpen?

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Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen shut down the Cubs, tying the NLCS at 1-1 heading to Los Angeles.

The last time two starting pitchers with ERAs this low faced off in a postseason game, New Coke was still but a twinkle in Don Draper’s eye, and Bobby Kennedy had been dead less than four months. That matchup, as it turned out—St. Louis’ Bob Gibson (1.12) versus Detroit’s Denny McLain (1.96) in the 1968 World Series—wasn’t quite as good as the one we saw last night. Clayton Kershaw (1.69) and Kyle Hendricks (2.13) both acquitted themselves admirably under Wrigley Field’s bright October lights, allowing just a run between them, and together kept this joyful run of remarkable postseason games alive.

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