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04-22

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Closer to Me: Week Four
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Mauricio Rubio

04-04

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
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Sam Miller

12-17

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Transaction Analysis: Atlanta Inks Floyd, and Two Teams Sign Relievers
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Lindbergh and

04-18

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

12-09

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Prospectus Perspective: A Fresh Start for the Astros
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Bradley Ankrom

09-09

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Fantasy Beat: Under the Radar Middle Men
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Jason Collette

04-04

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Transaction Analysis: Second-Sack Stopgaps, and Other Opening Day Shuffles
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Ben Lindbergh

01-11

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Transaction Analysis: Bartlett's Price Quote
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Christina Kahrl

05-04

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Transaction Action: Not Least, the AL East
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Christina Kahrl

04-01

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BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day Rosters
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John Perrotto

12-13

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Transaction Analysis: AL Action
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Christina Kahrl

04-30

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Transaction Analysis: The Mess in the West
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Christina Kahrl

02-16

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Team Health Reports: Baltimore Orioles
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Will Carroll

02-11

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Spring Training Preview
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Joe Sheehan

01-25

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Transaction Analysis: Scanning Shields, and Nailing Down Rocks
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Christina Kahrl

12-31

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Transaction Analysis: December Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

12-23

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Transaction of the Day: AL East
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Christina Kahrl

10-12

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

08-26

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Transaction Analysis: All-Around Catch-Up Edition
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Christina Kahrl

08-19

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Transaction Analysis: National League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

07-16

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Transaction Analysis: National League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-20

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes On Right-handed Pitching Prospects
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Nate Silver

04-19

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Transaction Analysis: April 15-18
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Christina Kahrl

04-05

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Review of the Centrals
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Christina Kahrl

02-06

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Transaction Analysis: NL Central Catchup
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Christina Kahrl

11-30

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Future Shock: Houston Astros Top Ten Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

09-19

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Transaction Analysis: September 15-18, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

09-06

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Transaction Analysis: September 1-4
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Christina Kahrl

08-07

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Transaction Analysis: August 4-7, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

08-04

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Transaction Analysis: July 31-August 3
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Christina Kahrl

07-22

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Transaction Analysis: July 17-21, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 17-26
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Christina Kahrl

11-23

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Transaction Analysis: November 18-22
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Christina Kahrl

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April 22, 2014 6:00 am

Closer to Me: Week Four

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Mauricio Rubio

Updates on all of the notable ninth-inning situations around the league.

New York Mets
We’re all guilty of trying to hold on for too long at some point in our lives. Maybe it was a relationship that should have ended but instead lingered—even though we knew the process and personnel would yield obvious and painful results.

Enter the Mets and Jose Valverde, who finally lost his job after a particularly bad series of meltdowns that led Terry Collins to go in a different direction. I picked up Valverde in a few leagues, so I know the pain some of you are feeling. If we’re being honest, however, we all knew this was coming.


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April 4, 2014 6:30 am

Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week

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Sam Miller

In all of their GIF-y glory.

Baseball's back, which means: PITCHES! Literally. Without the pitches, we'd still be waiting for the season to start. Thank heavens for pitches!

3. Jose Fernandez’s changeup
In his remarkable Opening Day start, Fernandez threw just seven changeups. This isn’t an entirely insignificant thing to note; late last year I tracked Fernandez’s emergence as an ace to Jeff Mathis’ emergence as his personal catcher. Mathis generally calls fewer changeups than his teammates, and Mathis often pocketed Fernandez’s changeup completely for entire starts at a time. Overall, Fernandez cut his changeup usage nearly in half as he worked with Mathis, and in his first start throwing to Jarrod Saltalamacchia he maintained the reduced changeup usage. By the way, this is what that changeup looked like on Monday, and what a batter swinging at that changeup looked like:


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The Braves add depth to their rotation with Gavin Floyd, and the Dodgers (J.P. Howell) and Astros (Matt Albers) bolster their bullpens.



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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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December 9, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Perspective: A Fresh Start for the Astros

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Bradley Ankrom

With a new owner and GM in charge, the Astros are ready to right the wrongs of the previous regime.

The Houston Astros announced late Wednesday night that former Cardinals scouting director Jeff Luhnow had been hired to replace Ed Wade as the club’s general manager, Houston’s fourth since 2004.

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September 9, 2011 10:31 am

Fantasy Beat: Under the Radar Middle Men

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Jason Collette

A look at three middle relievers who could be poised to take a big step forward in 2012.

Those of you who play in mixed leagues rarely have to look at middle relievers for anything more than reserve roster filler, if that. Those who play in AL- or NL-only leagues, however, are well aware of how endgame relief picks in March can play a difference within a season, and nailing the right ones can often turn huge profits. Some relievers, like David Robertson, can be valuable assets even while not getting any saves while others can perform well and then step in for a closer when the closer is injured or ineffective.

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Ronnie Belliard and Luis Hernandez head for Triple-A, Brandon Belt breaks camp with the big squad, and Matt Holliday loses an appendix but keeps a roster spot.

By my count (or more accurately, Rob McQuown’s), Christina Kahrl has devoted 952 articles to analyzing transactions, and that’s probably selling her short, since our database doesn’t go back quite as far as her byline. In the first Transaction Analysis entry that I could find, Ozzie Guillen appears not as a manager, but as a shortstop and the owner of an exceedingly low OBP; given that Guillen has just entered his eighth season at the helm of the White Sox, it’s clear that Christina has been at this for some time, and unlike Guillen, she didn’t overstay her welcome before shifting to a new role.

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January 11, 2011 12:44 pm

Transaction Analysis: Bartlett's Price Quote

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Christina Kahrl

With a side of Gregg, plus 40-man floaters and more.

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May 4, 2010 5:48 pm

Transaction Action: Not Least, the AL East

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Christina Kahrl

The drama division gets its due with a review of its recent roster moves.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Optioned RHP Kam Mickolio to Norfolk (Triple-A); recalled RHP Alfredo Simon from Norfolk. [4/27]
Outrighted LHP Wilfrido Perez to Bowie (Double-A). [4/30]
Optioned RHP Jim Johnson to Norfolk; recalled RHP Brad Bergesen from Norfolk. [5/1]

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AL Projected Rosters

With Opening Day a little more than a week away, here is a look at the projected rosters for each of the 14 American League clubs following conversations with club executives and media members.  National League lineups are here. You can also look at the fantasy depth charts at any time to see our latest updated projections.

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December 13, 2009 3:21 pm

Transaction Analysis: AL Action

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Christina Kahrl

Surprising non-tenders, no catchers in Toronto, and J.J Putz's new home amongst a set of AL moves.

IN THIS ISSUE

American League

ANAHEIM ANGELS
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Non-tendered RHPs Jose Arredondo and Dustin Moseley, and 3B-R Matt Brown. [12/12]

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Lots of moving but little grooving in the two divisions way out west. UPDATED 5/1

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