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Bizball: The Frank McCourt Era Is Over
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Maury Brown

02-06

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Beware of Falling Payrolls
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Jay Jaffe

12-08

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The BP Wayback Machine: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a Crossroads
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Bradford Doolittle

03-10

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Doctor is...Gone
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Rany Jazayerli

12-08

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Inside The Park: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a Crossroads
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Bradford Doolittle

02-17

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Tom Glavine
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Jay Jaffe

01-06

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases for Pitchers
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Jay Jaffe

07-02

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Transaction Analysis: NL West Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

01-12

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Pitchers
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Jay Jaffe

05-14

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Life and Times of Buzzie Bavasi, Part Two
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Jay Jaffe

04-29

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Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

02-07

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Tandemonium
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Jay Jaffe

04-01

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Prospectus Today: Wrapping Up the Countdown
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Joe Sheehan

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

09-01

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Transaction Analysis: August 26-31
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Christina Kahrl

07-13

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Can Of Corn: Notes for the Void
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Dayn Perry

03-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.
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Christina Kahrl

03-31

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Prospectus Q&A: Fred Claire
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Jonah Keri

03-23

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Transaction Analysis: March 16-21, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

02-17

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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

01-13

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Transaction Analysis: The Centrals
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Baseball Prospectus

03-28

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Impact Rookies
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Jeff Bower

12-10

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HACKING MASS Results
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Baseball Prospectus

08-30

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Aim For The Head: The Men In Black
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Keith Woolner

08-15

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Doctoring the Numbers
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Rany Jazayerli

03-18

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Transaction Analysis: March 6-16
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Christina Kahrl

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May 1, 2012 2:15 pm

Bizball: The Frank McCourt Era Is Over

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Maury Brown

A look at the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers

It took a day longer than expected, but shortly after 10 AM PT on May 1, the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers from Frank McCourt to Guggenheim Baseball Management LLC (“GBM”)  for $2 billion took place. The Dodgers’ new ownership includes Mark Walter as control person, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and Stan Kasten as CEO of the organization.

The Los Angeles Dodgers stated, “The Dodgers emerge from the Chapter 11 reorganization process having achieved its objective of maximizing the value of the Dodgers through a successful Plan of Reorganization, under which all claims will be paid. The Dodgers move forward with confidence - in a strong financial position; as a premier Major League Baseball franchise; and as an integral part of and representative of the Los Angeles community.”

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February 6, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Beware of Falling Payrolls

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Jay Jaffe

Does history give any clues as to how the Mets will perform with a lower payroll?

Late last month, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reported that the Mets are facing the largest one-year payroll cut in major-league history, at least in terms of total dollars. With owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz deprived of the profits they derived from decades of investing with Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, and struggling to find minority partners willing to provide a quick infusion of capital, the team is hemorrhaging money and facing a growing mountain of debt. According to general manager Sandy Alderson, the Mets lost $70 million last year, and made no real attempt to retain pending free agents Carlos Beltran (who was traded in midseason) or Jose Reyes (who departed for the Marlins in December). Barring even one additional midlevel signing, they could become the first team to drop $50 million in salary from one Opening Day to the next.

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With Tony La Russa retired and Albert Pujols weighing other offers, we look back at a historic manager-player partnership.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

In a piece that originally ran as an "Inside the Park" column on December 8, 2010 and which will also be appearing in the soon-to-be-released Best of Baseball Prospectus, Bradford Doolittle wrote about the special La Russa-Pujols era in St. Louis.
 


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Continuing our series of excerpts from the archives, we revisit the birth of the Three True Outcomes over a decade down the line.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

Join Rany on a tour of the pantheon of TTO heroes well over a decade after his words originally ran as part of the "Doctoring the Numbers" series on August 15, 2000.

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The Tony La Russa-Albert Pujols era in St. Louis is nearly unprecedented.

It’s the last day of the season at Wrigley Field and I’m determined to wait out Albert Pujols.

I’ve been assigned to cover the Cardinals for the weekend series, the last three games at the antique ballpark in the 2010 season. Before each game, I spend about three hours hanging around the Cardinals in the visiting team clubhouse at Wrigley—a dank, cramped space that isn’t as big as the locker room at the high school I attended in small-town Iowa. It’s an awkward setup, leaving you hovering around 30-35 big-league personnel with no place to stand. On the flip side, there really is no place for them to hide. If you need to interview someone, this is the place to do it. Only the most resolute can avoid the press in there.

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February 17, 2010 11:39 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Tom Glavine

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Jay Jaffe

A look at the stylish left-hander's Hall of Fame chances through the prism of JAWS.

The other day I set out to write a piece covering the Hall of Fame cases of both Frank Thomas and Tom Glavine. Two thousand or so words in, I was neck deep into the Big Hurt's career, so I decided to spin the Glavine piece into a separate one. In parallel, Marc Normandin did a thorough job covering the ups and downs of Glavine's career, so rather than repeat what he's done, I'll skip to evaluating his Hall of Fame case and the context surrounding it.

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Is this the year for Bert Blyleven or Jack Morris? And what of Lee Smith?

In a tradition as old as my Hall of Fame ballot analysis series itself predating even the JAWS acronym, we come to the pitchers on the BBWAA ballot for the Hall of Fame mere hours ahead of the announcement of the voting results. As with last year, it's a short list, featuring three holdovers and four newcomers. Among this group, Bert Blyleven remains the standout. Now in his 13th year on the ballot, he's polled above 60 percent in each of the past two years. While the work done by statheads here and elsewhere to boost his candidacy has gotten through to the voters, he's running out of time.

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July 2, 2009 11:35 am

Transaction Analysis: NL West Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

The senior circuit's less mild West gets reviewed for its moves, unit-wide performances, and more.

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January 12, 2009 10:23 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Pitchers

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Jay Jaffe

Wrapping up the JAWS rankings for this year's Hall of Fame eligibles.

Finally, we come to the pitchers on the BBWAA ballot for the Hall of Fame, a mercifully short list this time around, featuring four holdovers and three newcomers. Among this group, Bert Blyleven is the standout, and while he's certainly no lock to gain election this time around, he jumped to nearly 62 percent in last year's vote, suggesting that the work done by statheads here and elsewhere to boost his candidacy is finally getting through to the voters.

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The glory of the Dodgers in the '60s, followed by an inglorious Padres period and putting the Angels on the map.

Part One, for those who missed it last week.

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April 29, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

Greg Maddux aims to climb even higher among the all-time greats, and Mike Cameron returns to action for the Brew Crew in time for a key series against the Cubs.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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February 7, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Tandemonium

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Jay Jaffe

The Mets' big move creates the question: Where does a Pedro/Johan pairing rank all-time?

In terms of its current ramifications, I don't have a ton to say about the Johan Santana deal that hasn't already been said by my BP colleagues. The one thing I find most shocking is that three of the four players the Twins acquired were pitchers. Given their core competency of generating mid- and back-rotation starters, why Minnesota would settle for a pair of back-enders like Philip Humber and Kevin Mulvey, guys who likely won't wind up better than the already on-hand Kevin Slowey and Boof Bonser, is beyond me.

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