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05-16

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What You Need to Know: Cueto Fries the Friars
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Morris Greenberg and Chris Mosch

08-15

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8

Bullpen Report: Mo Moves Down
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Mike Gianella

08-13

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12

The Stash List: Checking Back in on the Graduated Perch Dwellers
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Bret Sayre

07-23

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The Stash List: Drawing a Line in the Sand
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Bret Sayre

07-18

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Skewed Left: Jason Grilli, Mark Melancon, and the Pirates Approach to Building a Bullen
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Zachary Levine

05-02

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 2, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: High-Stakes League Free Agent Rundown
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Jason Collette

12-27

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Transaction Analysis: Count on One Hanrahan
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R.J. Anderson

04-19

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Transaction Analysis: Jerry Dipoto Makes it Rain
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R.J. Anderson

04-18

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, April 18
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Daniel Rathman

04-09

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9

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Matter of Ninth-Inning Experience
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Jay Jaffe

02-20

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19

Prospectus Preview: AL East 2012 Preseason Preview
by
R.J. Anderson and Jason Collette

01-26

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17

Resident Fantasy Genius: The Closer Carousel
by
Derek Carty

01-05

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9

Resident Fantasy Genius: Crispy New Outfielders
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Derek Carty

12-29

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10

Overthinking It: GMs Say the Darndest Things
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Ben Lindbergh

12-21

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9

Fantasy Beat: How Profitable Are Dollar Players?
by
Jason Collette

12-15

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The BP First Take: Thursday, December 15
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Daniel Rathman

12-14

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Transaction Analysis: Melancon for Lowrie Swap
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R.J. Anderson

07-07

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6

Value Picks: Relievers for 7/7/11
by
Mike Petriello

05-12

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10

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Bullpen
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Mike Petriello

05-05

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Bullpen
by
Mike Petriello

05-03

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Fantasy Beat: Tout Wars FAAB Update, 5/2
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Jason Collette

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NL
by
Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

05-18

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Transaction Action: The Upper Cust
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Christina Kahrl

12-22

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Future Shock: Yankees Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-22

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Future Shock: Yankees Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

09-18

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack, 9/18/06
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Kevin Goldstein

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May 16, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Cueto Fries the Friars

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Morris Greenberg and Chris Mosch

The Reds' ace tosses another shutout, the Mets use a brand-new starter for the second straight day, plus other recaps and previews for the weekend.

The Thursday Takeaway
The Padres and Reds played two on Thursday, with the first matchup pitting Johnny Cueto and Ian Kennedy against each other in a matchup between baseball's ERA leader and its FRA leader.

Nick Bacarella mentioned in yesterday's WYNTK that Cueto entered Thursday as the first pitcher since Fernando Valenzuela to start a season with eight starts of at least seven innings pitched while allowing two or fewer runs. That streak continued after Cueto tossed his second shutout of the season on Thursday, and he is now the first starting pitcher since 1914 to start a season with nine such starts.


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August 15, 2013 6:12 am

Bullpen Report: Mo Moves Down

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Mike Gianella

Three straight blown saves move Mariano Rivera into the second tier, as Mike unveils his latest rankings and updates the year-to-date earnings for relievers.

Welcome to another installment of The Bullpen Report. As a reminder, closers are rated in five tiers from best to worst. The tiers are a combination of my opinion of a pitcher’s ability, the likelihood that he will pick up saves, and his security in the job. For example, a pitcher in the third tier might have better skills than a pitcher in the second tier, but if the third tier pitcher is new to the job or has blown a couple of saves in the last week this factors into the ranking as well.

Tier 1 – Money in the Bank

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August 13, 2013 8:57 am

The Stash List: Checking Back in on the Graduated Perch Dwellers

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Bret Sayre

Bret reviews the rewards offered by the players who once topped these rankings, and then unveils this week's top 20.

First, let’s start with the sad news. There will only be one more Stash List left for 2013 after today, and it will run as scheduled next Tuesday. We’re getting to the point in the season where a lot of the skill in putting together this list is becoming overshadowed by short-term randomness, and the overall usefulness is coming close to running its natural course. But, we’re not there yet. So let’s party like this column will never end.

Since this idea was birthed back in April, the list has seen seven different players occupy the top spot. And now that we’re just about three-quarters of the way through the season, it seems like a good time to check back in on how those players are doing.

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July 23, 2013 6:15 am

The Stash List: Drawing a Line in the Sand

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Bret Sayre

Bret explains why certain players who were recently promoted never made his list, then unveils this week's top 25.

We may have moved past the big Super Two names, but the call-ups from the minor league have not stopped. Instead we have a slew of non-Top 100 prospects up with bigleague clubs—some even looking at legitimate playing time. For the purposes of the Stash List (which is geared towards mixed leaguers), these players aren’t of requisite value to be on your radar—especially when compared with players who are likely to be free agents in those leagues. At some point, there needs to be a line drawn in the sand between prospects who can come up and produce enough to be ownable in medium-sized mixed leagues and ones that are very unlikely to be able to do so. The truth is that for a lot of these minor leaguers, the only leagues they’re getting picked up in are the ones where almost everyone needs to be owned, and you don’t need me to tell you to own a player who’s going to get playing time in an AL or NL-only format.

But with that said, a lot of people who read this site and this column do play in those deeper formats, so I’m going to dig into some of those players right now, and what I expect from them this season. And let’s start with the most recent, and likely most valuable, call-up of the last week or so:

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How the Pirates have become a contender with the help of other teams' cast-off parts.

The Pirates blueprint to building the bullpen that has become one of baseball’s best is no longer a guarded secret on the North Shore. While Neil Huntington was away at the All-Star break, an anonymous source who’s not generally much of a talker handed over the plan of how the Pirates did it in five easy steps that will leave the rest of baseball shaking their heads.

1. Trade your best reliever
2. Let a 36-year-old journeyman close
3. Get a bunch of starters who can't go six innings
4. ?????????
5. Sports Illustrated cover





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May 2, 2013 6:42 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 2, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for May 2, 2013.

Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 

Probable Pitchers for May 2, 2013

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April 9, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: High-Stakes League Free Agent Rundown

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Jason Collette

Jason looks through list of players added in NFBC leagues over the past week and offers notes on a bunch that surprisingly remain unowned in many of them.

Crazy early-season statistics can make fantasy owners do silly things. In the past week, I have heard from a few Twitter followers that have either executed or witnessed some head-scratching moves already this season.

The most recent one was a report from someone in a 12-team mixed dynasty league who dropped—yes, dropped—Norichika Aoki to pick up Trevor Bauer. The move breaks two tenets of fantasy baseball: Do not play for the future in the first two months of the season, and do not drop anyone you just drafted unless he is injured. MLB.com’s Cory Schwartz has a nice guideline for this using an inverse scale. If you draft someone in the 23rd round, you have to keep him for at least three scoring periods; conversely, first-round picks should stay on your roster for at least 23 weeks.

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December 27, 2012 5:06 am

Transaction Analysis: Count on One Hanrahan

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R.J. Anderson

Red Sox trade a bundle of spare parts for Joel Hanrahan.

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April 19, 2012 3:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Jerry Dipoto Makes it Rain

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R.J. Anderson

Erick Aybar gets extended, as Arte Moreno's wallet stays open.

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The Red Sox bullpen put up yet another horrific performance yesterday.

The Tuesday Takeaway
In yesterday’s What You Need to Know, I wrote about the stellar performance by the Rangers bullpen over the first 10 games of the season. The Red Sox relief corps, on the other hand, has been as shaky as it was during the team’s September collapse, and its weaknesses were thoroughly exposed in last night’s 18-3 rout.

After Jon Lester was knocked around for seven runs in two awful innings, manager Bobby Valentine asked Scott Atchison to eat some frames in a game almost certain to end in defeat. Atchison did his job for four innings, and Matt Albers chipped in a solid seventh, but then Mark Melancon—who entered with a 22.50 ERA—decided to turn the eighth into a home-run derby.


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April 9, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Matter of Ninth-Inning Experience

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Jay Jaffe

The woe of Boston's bullpen, and debating whether it's important for a closer to have ninth-inning experience.

Andrew Bailey couldn't even wait until Opening Day to get hurt. Before the Red Sox’ most high-profile off-season acquisition could even take the mound during the regular season, the team discovered that he had torn the ulnar collateral ligament of his thumb, requiring surgery that could sideline him until at least the All-Star break. General manager Ben Cherington and manager Bobby Valentine resisted the call to push converted set-up man Daniel Bard back to the bullpen, instead naming Alfredo Aceves—another reliever who spent the spring vying for a rotation spot—the interim closer.

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February 20, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: AL East 2012 Preseason Preview

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R.J. Anderson and Jason Collette

Roundtable discussion of the most pressing issues facing each AL East team entering Spring Training

PECOTA Team Projections
Record: 72-90
Team WARP: 21.0
Team TAv: .264
Runs Scored: 701
Runs Allowed: 798
Team FRAA: -11.4







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