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12-17

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Transaction Analysis: Putting the 'Pen In Pennsylvania
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R.J. Anderson

06-19

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Western Front: Angels Rush in Where Rangers Fear to Tread
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Geoff Young

10-28

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World Series Prospectus: Game Six: The Crazy Train Keeps Rolling
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Jay Jaffe

09-30

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Fantasy Beat: Interview with Tout Wars NL Champ Steve Gardner
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Jason Collette

09-12

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Stockpiling Closers
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Derek Carty

08-04

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Value Picks: Relievers for 8/4/11
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Mike Petriello

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Texas Gunslingers
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Parks

07-25

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Resident Fantasy Genius: The One-Category Pitching Band
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Derek Carty

01-21

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Fantasy Beat: The Chad Qualls Situation
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Jason Collette

07-19

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Transaction Action: National League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-01

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BP Unfiltered: UPDATED NL Projected Opening Day Rosters
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John Perrotto

03-19

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Transaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

09-01

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Transaction Analysis: August 28-31, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

07-22

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Transaction Analysis: July 17-21, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

07-11

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Transaction Analysis: July 6-9
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Christina Kahrl

06-01

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Prospectus Notebook: Astros, Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

05-30

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Transaction Analysis: May 25-29
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Christina Kahrl

05-25

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Transaction Analysis: May 22-24
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Christina Kahrl

04-21

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Transaction Analysis: April 18-20
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Christina Kahrl

03-31

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Transaction Analysis: March 29-30
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Christina Kahrl

02-15

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Transaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

11-23

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Transaction Analysis: November 18-22
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Christina Kahrl

09-28

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Prospectus Notebook: Orioles, Marlins, Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

06-16

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Transaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

04-12

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Transaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: Offseason - The Easts
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Christina Kahrl

09-17

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Transaction Analysis: August 30-September 15
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Christina Kahrl

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: July 19-25
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Christina Kahrl

03-31

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Prospectus Q&A: Fred Claire
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Jonah Keri

01-12

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Transaction Analysis: The Easts
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Baseball Prospectus

09-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21
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Christina Kahrl

06-07

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Transaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

03-21

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PECOTA Does Fantasy
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Nate Silver

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

03-18

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Transaction Analysis: March 6-13, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

12-10

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HACKING MASS Results
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Baseball Prospectus

11-09

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2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

07-05

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Transaction Analysis: June 22 - July 3, 2000
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Keith Law and Joe Sheehan

03-15

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Transaction Analysis: March 7-13
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Christina Kahrl

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: December 9-December 15, 1999
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Christina Kahrl

07-14

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Transaction Analysis: July 6-11, 1999
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Christina Kahrl

04-16

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Transaction Analysis: April 2-15
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Christina Kahrl

03-25

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NL Central Notebook
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Christina Kahrl

02-07

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Transaction Analysis: January 28-February 6
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Christina Kahrl

02-01

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Transaction Analysis: January 23-28
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Christina Kahrl

08-26

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Transaction Analysis: August 19-24
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Christina Kahrl

04-16

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Transaction Analysis: April 6-14
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Christina Kahrl

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December 17, 2012 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Putting the 'Pen In Pennsylvania

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R.J. Anderson

Phillies sign Mike Adams and the Twins add Mike Pelfrey.

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June 19, 2012 5:00 am

Western Front: Angels Rush in Where Rangers Fear to Tread

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Geoff Young

The keys to the Angels' recent success and the Rangers' downturn could be the fortunes of two superstars and two ex-Padres.

The Rangers started 2012 strong. The Angels did the opposite. Premature conclusions were drawn. Then the two teams' fortunes reversed. There are many reasons for this shift. One is the play of the teams' superstars. Another is the acquisition and emergence of a key arm in Anaheim. These aren't the only factors, but they are among the most intriguing and are the ones we'll focus on today.

Remember the “Rangers are running away with the American League West” narrative from April, when it appeared that they were, in fact, running away with the division? Well, that narrative broke and has been replaced by the ever-popular “it's a long season” and “that's why they play the games.”

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October 28, 2011 10:37 am

World Series Prospectus: Game Six: The Crazy Train Keeps Rolling

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Jay Jaffe

If you tuned out when the Rangers led 7-5 in the ninth, you missed quite a finish

It was the best worst World Series game—or perhaps the worst best World Series game—I've ever seen. Four and a half hours, 11 innings, 42 players, 19 runs, 23 men left on base, six home runs, five errors, two final-strike comebacks, a handful of bad relief performances, some managerial howlers including a cardinal (not Cardinal) sin… and it all ended with the much-maligned Joe Buck giving a fitting nod to history by emulating one of his father's most famous calls. As David Freese's game-winning blast landed in the grass beyond the center field wall of Busch Stadium, Buck exclaimed, "We'll see you tomorrow night!" Game Six of the 2011 World Series will be remembered as a classic—a Game Six that can sit alongside those of 1975, 1986, and 1991, among maybe a couple others—as the Cardinals staved off elimination to beat the Rangers 10-9, forcing a Game Seven.

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September 30, 2011 1:23 pm

Fantasy Beat: Interview with Tout Wars NL Champ Steve Gardner

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Jason Collette

A look into the mind of the champion of Tout Wars NL, Steve Gardner

At the end of every season, something I have always found helpful is to talk to the people who won their leagues to see how it all came together for them. Over the next couple of weeks, I will interview each of the three winners from Tout Wars to see what their secrets for success were in hopes that you can apply some of that wisdom to your own pursuit of 2012 fantasy success. The first interview was with USA Today’s Steve Gardner, who won the NL-only league by 8.5 points.

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September 12, 2011 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Stockpiling Closers

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Derek Carty

Just because you're out in your fantasy league doesn't mean you shouldn't go shopping for potential ninth-inning guys.

For the past four years, I’ve written an article at the end of each season discussing one of my favorite keeper league strategies: stashing potential closers. Today, I’m going to do the same, explaining the strategy and then trying to figure out which middle relievers are poised to step into the ninth-inning role.

The Strategy
All keeper leagues are different, but if you are in one where your leaguemates make a habit of keeping top closers, this strategy will be especially good for you. In these leagues, when auction day or draft day rolls around, the number of closers will be limited. Those who haven't kept a top closer will be bidding against each other for the leftovers, the second-tier closers. By default, their prices will rise, quite possibly above their raw value. This can trickle down the list of closers until Kevin Gregg is being auctioned for some crazy amount, like $18.


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August 4, 2011 10:34 pm

Value Picks: Relievers for 8/4/11

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Mike Petriello

While there wasn't much bullpen activity as expected during this year's trade deadline, there are a few interesting options remaining for VP.

Despite all the craziness of the trade deadline, surprisingly little happened to impact fantasy bullpens. The closers most likely to move—San Diego’s Heath Bell, Washington’s Drew Storen, Florida’s Leo Nunez, and Seattle’s Brandon League—all stayed put. The two setup men most likely to be closers—San Diego’s Mike Adams and Baltimore’s Koji Uehara—each went to Texas, where they will join with Neftali Feliz to form a Ranger bullpen which is terrifying to opponents yet infuriating to fantasy owners wondering who will be the consistent closer. With no relievers ascending to post-deadline closer roles for the first time in recent memory, we’ll have to dig even deeper to find value.

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The Rangers trade for their second elite reliever in as many days.

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July 25, 2011 5:42 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: The One-Category Pitching Band

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Derek Carty

A glimpse of pitchers who could hold high fantasy value in one particular category.

Last week, I discussed hitters who are available in many fantasy leagues and can provide a significant contribution in at least one category. At this point in the season, it becomes essential to manage your roster with the goal of maximizing points in the standings, and if that means dropping or trading a player with better overall value for one who will help your team gain points in a particular category or two, it has to be done. Today, I thought I’d look at pitchers who can have a heavy influence on one particular category. While there are very few true one-category pitchers—as there are with batters—there are pitchers who have more value in some categories than others.

Saves
Saves are a hard thing to come by on the waiver wire because in all but the shallowest and least-active leagues, all 30 active closers are already owned. So assuming relievers who are already closing aren’t available, I’ll look at a couple of relievers who could find themselves closing in the near future.


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Chad Qualls had a horrific 2010, but there are reasons for fantasy owners to be excited about his 2011 campaign.

 There are seasons where everything goes wrong for players, and 2010 was that year for Chad Qualls. Even coming off that horrific kneecap dislocation he suffered trying to avoid a liner off the bat of Jason Michaels, but there was a lot to like with Qualls from a skills perspective. The right-hander had improved his BB/9 in four consecutive seasons, was coming off back to back solid WHIP seasons because of it, held a solid K/9, and jumped his K/BB from 2.0 in 2006 all the way up to 6.4 in 2009 before he was injured. His SIERA had improved each of the previous four seasons from 3.93 down to 2.80, and he was coming off six consecutive seasons of ground ball rates above 56 percent. More concisely, there was little to be concerned with for Qualls heading into 2010 as he had a statistical foundation that looked about as good as it could look for a non-elite closer.

Maybe he took some of Jobu’s rum or he was unwilling to sacrifice a live chicken. Whatever the case, Qualls had an unholy level of statistical bad fortune hit him all at once. His walk rate nearly tripled, his home run rate spiked, his BABIP was nearly equal to Ted Williams’ batting average in 1941, and he stranded barely half of his inherited baserunners. His 7.32 ERA was more than double his 2009 ERA but his 3.85 SIERA truly illustrates his misfortunes last season both in Arizona and in Tampa Bay.

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July 19, 2010 12:24 pm

Transaction Action: National League Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

Moves made in the weaker circuit betray rosters laden with weaknesses to be addressed before the deadline.

ATLANTA BRAVES
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Placed LHP Eric O'Flaherty on the 15-day DL (viral infection); optioned MI-R Brandon Hicks to Gwinnett (Triple-A); activated RF-L Jason Heyward from the 15-day DL; recalled LHP Michael Dunn from Gwinnett. [7/15]

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National League projected rosters

With Opening Day a little more than a week away, here is a look at the projected rosters for each of the 16 National League clubs following conversations with club executives and media members. Keep in mind these are projected rosters and subject to change.  American 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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March 19, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007

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Christina Kahrl

Some big-name prospects report to the farm for duty, the Fish search for a flycatcher, and the Nationals take their act off-Broadway in this edition of Transaction Analysis.

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