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05-30

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The Platoon Advantage: On the Padres, Cycles, Supercycles, and Pseudocycles
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Bill Parker

05-25

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Transaction Analysis: Adam Jones Gets a Nest Egg
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R.J. Anderson

02-20

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The BP First Take: Monday, February 20
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Daniel Rathman

12-22

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Transaction Analysis: Cutting Costs, Padding Payrolls
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Ben Lindbergh

01-10

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Schrodinger's Bat: Getting Shifty
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Dan Fox

04-03

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Wests
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Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

06-20

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Prospectus Game of the Week: San Diego Padres @ Anaheim Angels, 6/18/06
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Derek Jacques

11-23

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Transaction Analysis: November 18-22
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Christina Kahrl

08-17

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Transaction Analysis: August 9-15
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Christina Kahrl

08-01

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Lies, Damned Lies: The Manny Non-Deal
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Nate Silver

07-28

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Will's Mill: T-Minus Four Days and Counting
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Will Carroll

06-24

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Prospectus Game of the Week: New York Mets @ Philadelphia Phillies, 6/22/05
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Jonah Keri

05-12

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Transaction Analysis: May 4-9, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

09-17

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Transaction Analysis: August 30-September 15
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Christina Kahrl

02-11

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Transaction Analysis: January 12-February 6, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

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

04-09

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Transaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

11-26

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Prospectus Feature: 2002 HACKING MASS Results: All Players, By Name
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Baseball Prospectus

09-06

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Breaking Balls: Sleepless in Seattle
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Derek Zumsteg

07-16

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Doctoring The Numbers: Defense in Colorado
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Rany Jazayerli

05-03

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The Daily Prospectus: The Daily Prospectus: Around the..uh...Wait a Minute
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Joe Sheehan

05-03

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The Daily Prospectus: Around the...uh...Wait a Minute
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Joe Sheehan

04-09

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Prospectus Feature: The Curse of the Moose
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John Brattain

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

11-07

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Staff Ballots
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Baseball Prospectus

07-30

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The Daily Prospectus: A Different Perspective
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Joe Sheehan

07-12

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Prospectus Awards Balloting
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Baseball Prospectus

11-20

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1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

12-02

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Transaction Analysis: November 11-December 12
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Dave Pease

04-13

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A Subjective Look at Defense
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Gary Huckabay

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No Padre has ever hit for a cycle, but as far as interesting achievements go, they've done much better.

Carlos Quentin was playing just his second game of the season on Tuesday afternoon, in the Padres’ eventual loss to the Cubs. He doubled in the second inning, homered in the fifth, and singled in the seventh, which meant that television and radio announcers were legally bound to declare that Quentin was “a triple short of the cycle.” It’s a phrase that, while true and harmless, also (as has been noted here in detail) has crazily misleading connotations; a hitter with a single, double and homer is a triple short of the cycle in the same way the guy playing Tevye in the community production of Fiddler on the Roof down the street is a Best Actor Oscar short of being Laurence Olivier.

In this case, though, it wasn’t just the announcers taking note of it. It was mentioned on Twitter, and for a brief period was the lead story on the front-and-center scroll at MLB’s website. That’s because in the extremely unlikely event it did happen (which, of course, it didn’t), it would have been the first time in franchise history that a Padres player had hit for the cycle.

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In the midst of an offensive breakout, Adam Jones agrees to a six-year extension.

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One of the most underrated players of his generation, Mike Cameron, has decided to hang up the spikes.

The Nationals’ pitchers and catchers reported to Viera, Florida, for spring training on Sunday, but the biggest story from the team’s camp was the announcement that Mike Cameron had decided to retire. Cameron signed a minor-league deal with the Nats on December 19 and seemed to have a solid chance of earning a job as a platoon outfielder. Now 39 years old and coming off a .203/.285/.359 campaign, though, it is hard to fault Cameron for choosing to hang up his spikes.

If you made a list of the best recent players who never hit .300 in a season, you would not get too far without mentioning Cameron. If you made a list of the best recent position players who struck out in nearly a quarter of their career plate appearances, Cameron would rank near the top as well.

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The Rockies fill a hot-corner hole with Casey Blake, the D-Backs sign Jason Kubel, the Royals bring back Yuni, the Nationals resurrect Mike Cameron, and the Orioles ink Endy.

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January 10, 2008 12:00 am

Schrodinger's Bat: Getting Shifty

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Dan Fox

Repositioning the infield and its effects on history, defense, and batting.

When asked what he did in the winter when there is no baseball, Rogers Hornsby famously replied that he would "stare out the window and wait for spring." Fortunately, these days fans of the game have plenty to keep them occupied in the cold winter months. Not least amongst the off-season events is looking forward to the baseball-oriented Christmas loot that keeps us busy until spring. While not the massive haul of our Jay Jaffe, I'll keep warm with a new Cubs fleece from my lovely wife and keep occupied with Lee Lowenfish's hefty biography of Branch Rickey titled Branch Rickey: Baseball's Ferocious Gentleman and Cait Murphy's romp through the 1908 season Crazy '08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History; both additions to my library courtesy of my in-laws.

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April 3, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Wests

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Christina Kahrl

Christina analyzes the construction of the Opening Day 25-man rosters for the nine squads playing out west.

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March 27, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007

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Christina Kahrl

A week on the road's generated a big backlog, but Christina hits the high- and lowlights.

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Derek catches a SoCal interleague Father's Day special, and gets his take on Bartolo Colon's return to action.

The Angels, on the other hand, are in last place, six games out of first place in the AL West, and six games under .500. The team has made the postseason three out of the last four years, but now stands in the awkward position of trying to decide if it's time to fish or cut bait. All season long, prospects who seem to be the future of this franchise have gotten call-ups to fill in or back up when the big club's veterans have faltered. Already, guys like Howie Kendrick (#5 on our top prospects list) Kendry Morales (#26 on our list) and Erick Aybar (#50) have gotten time on the major league roster. Only Morales has seen significant playing time in The Show, but the question lingering over the Angels' season has been when do you give up, deal the veterans, and put things in the prospects' hands?

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November 23, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: November 18-22

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Christina Kahrl

The first big signing of the winter in Seattle, and the first big trade of the winter in New York and San Diego.

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August 17, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: August 9-15

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Christina Kahrl

The Braves get some veteran starters back, the Dodgers are almost completely healthy themselves, but there's bad news in Queens and San Diego.

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August 1, 2005 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: The Manny Non-Deal

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Nate Silver

After all the hype, Manny Ramirez stayed in Boston. Would trading him have made economic sense for the Red Sox? Nate Silver breaks it down.

Nevertheless, sometimes the coulda-beens are news unto themselves. Even though a deal was not consummated, it's remarkable that the Boston Red Sox, bathing in cash, coming off a championship and in the midst of a heated pennant race, were seriously contemplating trading Manny Ramirez, who remains one of the best hitters in baseball.

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July 28, 2005 12:00 am

Will's Mill: T-Minus Four Days and Counting

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Will Carroll

You can see the trade deadline from here, and the rumbling won't stop. UPDATED THURSDAY, 9:45 p.m. EDT.

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