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12-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 339: Alex Rodriguez, Bud Selig, and Hard-Boiled Baseball
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-23

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Bizball: 2012 MLB Postseason Shows Money Matters
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Maury Brown

10-18

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Overthinking It: Baseball's Most Immovable Players
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Ben Lindbergh

08-27

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Bizball: The Priciest Trade Ever Made
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Maury Brown

01-26

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Wezen-Ball: Homeless Shelters in Marlins Park?
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Larry Granillo

01-25

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Changing Speeds: The Hall of Famously Weak Arguments, Part 2
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Ken Funck

01-11

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Best Commissioner of All-Time
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Derek Zumsteg

08-16

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The BP Wayback Machine: Going Over Slot
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Kevin Goldstein

11-16

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Prospectus Q&A: J.C. Bradbury, Part I
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David Laurila

08-26

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Prospectus Perspective: Acting Like Thieves or Rational Agents?
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Matt Swartz

04-29

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Ahead in the Count: The Source of the AL's Superiority
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Matt Swartz

04-27

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Ahead in the Count: Ryan Howard and the New MORP
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Matt Swartz

12-06

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25

Prospectus Today: NL Shopping Lists
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Joe Sheehan

11-17

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32

Ahead in the Count: How To Make Up a Good Trade Rumor
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Matt Swartz

01-30

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Transaction Analysis: NL East Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

07-04

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Future Shock: Michel Inoa 101
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Kevin Goldstein

11-28

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Transaction Analysis Special
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Christina Kahrl

08-30

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Transaction of the Day: Contenders' Moves
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Christina Kahrl

08-20

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Lies, Damned Lies: Slotto Madness, Part 3
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Nate Silver

08-19

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Lies, Damned Lies: Slotto Bonanzas, Part Two
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Nate Silver

08-17

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Lies, Damned Lies: Slotto Bonanzas, Part One
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Nate Silver

08-05

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Future Shock: Going Over Slot
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Kevin Goldstein

05-01

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Fight Money
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Bryan Smith

03-15

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Prospectus Today: The Man They Call A-Rod
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Joe Sheehan

02-12

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The Week in Quotes: February 5-12
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Alex Carnevale

02-10

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Transaction Analysis: NL West and NL Catchup
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Christina Kahrl

11-30

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Transaction Analysis: November 22-29, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

11-22

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Transaction Analysis: November 17-21
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Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Future Shock: How Do Teams Draft?
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Kevin Goldstein

01-31

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Amazin' Mail
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Neil deMause

12-02

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Prospectus Matchups: Overspending
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Jim Baker

05-16

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Prospectus Q&A: John Schuerholz
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Jonah Keri

11-16

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Transaction Analysis: October 27-November 2
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Christina Kahrl

08-23

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Breaking Balls: The Best Commissioner of All-Time
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Derek Zumsteg

05-05

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The Return of Swamp Thing
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Neil deMause

02-16

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Prospectus Roundtable: The Rodriguez-for-Soriano Deal
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Baseball Prospectus

01-12

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Transaction Analysis: The Easts
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Baseball Prospectus

12-18

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Prospectus Today: The A-Rod Mess
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Joe Sheehan

12-10

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Prospectus Roundtable: The New Landscape
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Baseball Prospectus

11-17

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The Stadium Game
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Neil deMause

08-01

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Breaking Balls: Don't Take a Slice of My Pie
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Derek Zumsteg

02-24

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Breaking Balls: Portland's Gamble Might Pay Off
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Derek Zumsteg

08-16

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Bridging the Gap
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Doug Pappas

08-15

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The Zumsteg Plan
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Derek Zumsteg

05-30

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Breaking Balls: The Master Plan
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Derek Zumsteg

04-18

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Sensible Revenue Sharing
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Keith Woolner

03-28

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Prospectus Feature: .Baseball In Seattle
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Derek Zumsteg

03-28

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Baseball in Seattle
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Derek Zumsteg

02-19

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The Daily Prospectus: Salary Cap
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Joe Sheehan

12-20

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The Numbers (Part Three)
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Doug Pappas

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December 6, 2009 5:05 pm

Prospectus Today: NL Shopping Lists

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Joe Sheehan

With the Winter Meetings about to begin, here's what to expect from every National League team.

I'm not going to be in Indianapolis-with Kevin, Will, John, and Christina on-site, think of my absence as the Secretary of Agriculture being assigned to skip the State of the Union, to assure continuity of government should disaster strike. That doesn't mean I'm not as geeked for the Winter Meetings as any fan is. I'm not sure we'll get much in the way of transaction action, but the anticipation of movement makes for a fun four days.

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November 17, 2009 12:30 pm

Ahead in the Count: How To Make Up a Good Trade Rumor

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Matt Swartz

Seven simple rules to make your Hot Stove trade rumors more realistic.

Big baseball fans love October; huge baseball fans love November, too. Now, I'm not talking about the occasional World Series that peeks around the corner into November, I'm talking about Hot Stove season. The Hot Stove League is a great circuit for baseball fans, because every team is currently undefeated and nobody other than the most recent draft class is untradeable. Anybody could potentially be out there on the mound pitching your team a shutout on the first Monday of April. Anybody could be hitting a grand slam for your team in the first inning.

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January 30, 2009 6:00 pm

Transaction Analysis: NL East Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

A whole lot of jostling going on.

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July 4, 2008 12:00 am

Future Shock: Michel Inoa 101

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Kevin Goldstein

What you need to know about the Dominican teen tyro.

What Is His Name? Michel Inoa. The first name has a French pronunciation: mee-SHELL.

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November 28, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis Special

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Christina Kahrl

The notable moving and shaking that's been going on.

Chicago White Sox
Acquired SS-R Orlando Cabrera and cash from the Angels for RHP Jon Garland. [11/19]
Designated OF-L Scott Podsednik for assignment. [11/20]
Signed RHP Scott Linebrink to a four-year, $19 million contract; gave Podsednik and INF-S Alex Cintron their unconditional releases. [11/28]

Oops. In itself, the deal with the Angels isn't a bad thing, it's just that it doesn't fit in very well with the initial decision to keep Juan Uribe for $4.5 million, and there's the irony that the exchange might have also encouraged the Halos to upgrade on Gary Matthews Jr. and go get the center fielder Kenny Williams so clearly wanted for his own club.




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August 30, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction of the Day: Contenders' Moves

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Christina Kahrl

The A's odd decision to cut loose Loaiza is the windfall that may save the Dodgers, Soriano's return to the Cubs creates a curious deployment of outfield arm strength, and Sheffield's shelving makes waves that could sink Detroit.

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August 20, 2007 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: Slotto Madness, Part 3

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Nate Silver

Nate wraps up his series on the perils and payoffs for going above slot in the Rule 4 Draft.

Picking up from where we left off yesterday, let's take a more detailed look at the subset of players selected between 1998 and 2001, which represents 32 names in all. These are players who have already exhausted their arbitration clocks, or are close enough to doing so that we can form some reasonable estimate of their likely return.

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August 19, 2007 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: Slotto Bonanzas, Part Two

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Nate Silver

Nate turns his attention to the individual big bonus players from the last decade, and determines whether their teams would do it all over again.

What follows is a comprehensive roster of all players between 1998 and 2006 who were drafted with one of the first 100 selections and who also went for at least $500,000 over slot, considering both their signing bonus and any guaranteed MLB money. I've used the 2006 slot values for all seasons from 2000-2006, as MLB has generally been very successful at containing draft inflation during this period (in fact, the draft slots went down in 2007). The slots do appear to have been a little lower in 1999 and 1998, and so I've scaled those back by five percent and 10 percent respectively, rounding off to the nearest "big" number. I've also indicated those cases where the player's alternative careers in football or basketball could have influenced his signing bonus. Finally, I've posed a simple question: If the team had perfect knowledge of what that player was going to do, would they commit the same money again?

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August 17, 2007 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: Slotto Bonanzas, Part One

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Nate Silver

Nate embarks on a three-part series to explain how things are working, why we are where we are, and what we might do to build a better system.

Maybe you've had this experience. Your wife's annoying cousin is in town, and you've managed to get him out of the house for the evening. Eventually, he walks back in and states emphatically, "I just paid 20 dollars for a steak dinner!" You are at a complete loss for how to react. Is he telling you this because he thinks $20 for a steak dinner is really expensive? Or because he thinks it's really cheap? If you guess wrong about his intentions, you will either make him feel like a cheapskate, or some kind of country bumpkin. So, you shrug your shoulders and just say "huh."

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Is the draft broken? And what can be done to fix it?

“Broken.”

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May 1, 2007 12:00 am

Wait 'Til Next Year: Fight Money

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Bryan Smith

Incentivizing performance is a controversial enough idea, but maybe it makes sense a rung or three down the ladder.

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March 15, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: The Man They Call A-Rod

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Joe Sheehan

The Yankees third baseman has a decision to make after this season. Would he really leave $81 million on the table?

The question of whether Alex Rodriguez will exercise his opt-out clause and become a free agent next winter isn't going to be answered for eight months. A key piece of information-how Rodriguez plays in 2007-is a complete unknown at this point. For all the discussion of this issue over the past few days, the fact that we have no idea what kind of year Rodriguez is about to have undercuts the chatter. Whether it's practical or not, free agents get paid based on their most recent performance. It's why Gil Meche and Alfonso Soriano and, before that, Carl Pavano and Eric Milton became very wealthy men despite thin track records. Timing, in free agency, is everything. So without knowing what Rodriguez's 2007 stat line will look like, it's hard to speculate whether he can reasonably opt out.

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