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03-17

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The Darkhorses: Batting Average
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-17

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Fantasy Players to Target: Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-07

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Fantasy Team Preview: St. Louis Cardinals
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Mike Gianella

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Four Recap: Cardinals 4, Dodgers 2
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Ben Lindbergh

08-23

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What You Need to Know: Braun Comes Clean(er)
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Will Woods

04-03

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BP Unfiltered: Chris Davis is Strong, Too
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R.J. Anderson

04-03

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BP Unfiltered: About the Home Run Matt Holliday Hit Last Night
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Ben Lindbergh

01-17

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In A Pickle: The Disunited States of America
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Jason Wojciechowski

11-07

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BP Unfiltered: Jason Bay and Evaluating This Offseason's Deals
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Sam Miller

10-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 63: The Slide Heard 'Round the World/Why Does Everyone Hate the Cardinals?/Ryan Vogelsong Rewards Bruce Bochy
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game 2 Recap: Giants 7, Cardinals 1
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R.J. Anderson

08-28

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 28
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Matthew Kory

06-26

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Painting the Black: Why Does Everybody Go Inside On Matt Holliday?
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R.J. Anderson

06-21

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BP Unfiltered: Baseball News is Hard
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Ben Lindbergh

04-20

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 19
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Larry Granillo

04-04

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

02-04

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Ahead in the Count: Revising Player Contract Valuation, Part 3
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Matt Swartz

01-06

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Transaction Action: The Holliday Rush
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Christina Kahrl

07-24

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Transaction Action: It's a Holliday Weekend
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Christina Kahrl

04-06

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

11-12

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Transaction of the Day: Taking a Holliday in the East Bay
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Christina Kahrl

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

09-25

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Success at Altitude
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Bryan Smith

05-16

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Player Profile: Matt Holliday
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Marc Normandin

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Is the National League's approach to Matt Holliday merely a reflection of how dangerous he is, or does it tell us something about Holliday's future?

Entertain a hypothetical situation for a moment. Let’s say a gang of aliens invades and threatens to destroy the planet unless someone can make them feel five emotions by only talking about Matt Holliday, in which case they will return home. What would you tell them?

You could start simple and aim to impress them by reciting Holliday’s numbers. Holliday ranks ninth in career batting average among active players, as well as 15th in on-base percentage and 14th in slugging percentage. Then freeze them in empathy for San Diego by explaining the moment when an umpire incorrectly called Holliday safe at home. Warm them with laughter by recreating Holliday’s fumble in the postseason, and frighten them with Holliday’s pro-wrester-like musculature.

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A Holaday, a Halladay, and a Holliday walk into an RSS feed.

Three recent items from my Rotoworld RSS feed:

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The tater trots for April 19: Curtis Granderson had himself a big night.

With only 17 home runs hit in 12 games Thursday, it feels a bit wrong to say that it was a big night for home runs. But...

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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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February 4, 2010 1:02 pm

Ahead in the Count: Revising Player Contract Valuation, Part 3

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Matt Swartz

Evaluating single high-profile signings against more scatter-shot solutions to team needs.

In the first two parts of this series, I explained my new approach to contract valuations and whether MORP should be linear with respect to WARP. Basically, this entailed asking the question of whether Matt Holliday, perhaps a six-win player, could be just as easily replaced by signing two three-win players or three two-win players. The issue is roster space and playing time. The alternative argument to doing MORP linearly is that a team can sign Holliday and concentrate all six of those wins on one spot of the diamond, and then they could improve themselves more by filling their other openings with decent players as well.

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January 6, 2010 8:12 pm

Transaction Action: The Holliday Rush

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Christina Kahrl

The big bird on the free-agent market returns to the coop and several notable deals are finalized.

ATLANTA BRAVES
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Signed 1B/3B-R Troy Glaus to a one-year, $1.75 million base contract. [1/5]

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July 24, 2009 6:30 pm

Transaction Action: It's a Holliday Weekend

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Christina Kahrl

The A's do what they had to, but did they get enough?

LOS ANGELES ANGELS
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Optioned C-R Bobby Wilson to Salt Lake (Triple-A); recalled RHP Sean O'Sullivan from Salt Lake. [7/20]
Optioned RHP Sean O'Sullivan to Salt Lake; recalled OF-R Terry Evans from Salt Lake. [7/22]

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April 6, 2009 3:36 pm

Preseason Predictions

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Baseball Prospectus

BP's dirty dozen makes their prognostications to generate the wisdom of at least one small crowd.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. Picking favorites for the Wild Card for the respective leagues initially might have seemed easy, since the selections universally favored the second-place team in the AL East, while all but two voters picked their second-place teams in the NL East to earn the non-division champ playoff team, but a tie in the rankings had to be broken in favor of the team named the Wild Card winner on the most individual ballots, which is sure to upset some people.

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that's been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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November 12, 2008 7:58 pm

Transaction of the Day: Taking a Holliday in the East Bay

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Christina Kahrl

Oakland may have traded in a bag of canned goods for the fixings of a clambake.

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As in the AL, the Central division is as tight as can be, while in the East two Mets are predicted to take home some hardware along with their division flag.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the National League, along with the staff picks in some fun miscellaneous categories.

Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting.

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September 25, 2007 12:00 am

Wait 'Til Next Year: Success at Altitude

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Bryan Smith

Running down some of the long-term decisions that have helped create Colorado's recent success.

Colorado's eight-game win streak has propelled the team into contention and created one of the most positive seasons in the organization's existence. One of the accompanying narratives is that they are learning how to win in Coors Field. Another is the declining park factor in Colorado has allowed for a more stable pitching staff. While there is some truth to these, for me the Rockies are more than the product of an evolving ballpark-related dynamic. Rather, they are a perfect case study in proper player development.

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May 16, 2007 12:00 am

Player Profile: Matt Holliday

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Marc Normandin

The Rockies slugger's development is a testament to the value of scouting beyond simple performance analysis.

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