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04-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 418: Jonah Keri on the Beginning, End, and Importance of the Expos
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-26

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Pebble Hunting: What We Can Learn from the Expos
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Sam Miller

11-13

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Bizball: Ranking 10 MLB Relocation and Expansion Markets Shows Why Either is Difficult
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Maury Brown

04-04

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The Platoon Advantage: Last Expo Standing
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Bill Parker

02-17

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The BP Broadside: The Kid's Biggest Moment
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Steven Goldman

04-21

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The BP Wayback Machine: Marooning Montreal
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Derek Zumsteg

09-16

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You Could Look It Up: Yosted by His Own Petard
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Steven Goldman

11-12

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Player Profile: Brad Wilkerson
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Marc Normandin

05-10

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Player Profile: Chad Cordero
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Marc Normandin

04-11

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Prospectus Q&A: Manny Acta
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Carlos J. Lugo

11-05

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Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners
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Baseball Prospectus

09-30

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Thanks for the Memories
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Jonah Keri

09-30

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Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners
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Baseball Prospectus

09-29

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Au Revoir, Mes Amours
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Jonah Keri

08-24

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Whither Youppi?
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Neil deMause

08-12

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Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners
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Baseball Prospectus

07-06

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Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners
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Baseball Prospectus

06-08

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Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners
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Baseball Prospectus

05-07

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Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners
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Baseball Prospectus

04-02

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Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

03-19

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Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

03-05

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Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

02-20

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Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

01-12

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Transaction Analysis: The Easts
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Baseball Prospectus

11-13

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Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

09-26

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Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

09-12

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Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

08-29

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Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

08-15

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Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

08-01

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Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

07-18

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Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

07-07

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Prospectus Triple Play: Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Montreal Expos, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

06-20

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Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

06-06

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Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

05-23

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Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

05-09

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Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

04-25

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Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

03-04

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Surveying the Authors
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Doug Pappas

02-20

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Breaking Balls: Possible New Homes for the Expos
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Derek Zumsteg

01-24

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From The Mailbag: Bartolo Colon, George W. Bush, and the Newly Important All-Star Game
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Baseball Prospectus

01-21

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Prospectus Feature: The Appearance of Misconduct: A Conspiracy Theory Worth Considering
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Tim Walker

01-15

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The Daily Prospectus: The Colon Trade
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Jonah Keri

01-03

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Breaking Balls: Three Cheers for New Ownership
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Derek Zumsteg

12-04

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Prospectus Feature: The Forty Million Dollar Question: Building the 2003 Expos (Part Two)
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Scot Hughes

11-22

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Prospectus Feature: The Forty Million Dollar Question: Building the 2003 Expos (Part One)
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Scot Hughes

08-01

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Analyze This: Feeling Bitter
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Derek Zumsteg

07-31

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The Daily Prospectus: Fraud
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Joe Sheehan

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

07-10

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The Daily Prospectus: Dealin' Omar
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Jonah Keri

07-03

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The Daily Prospectus: Cool Thoughts
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Joe Sheehan

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The Indians and Mariners have had pitching problems, but at least they'll still exist next year.

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September 29, 2004 12:00 am

Au Revoir, Mes Amours

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Jonah Keri

After countless false starts, the Expos look on the brink of finally leaving Montreal. Expo fanatic Jonah Keri bids them a fond farewell, recalling better days at the Big O.

At least that's what they tell us. Of course there is still the outstanding issue of the Expos' former owners and their RICO suit against Major League Baseball, as well as gaining the approval of the notoriously flaky Washington, D.C. city council. Placating Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos is a barrier, though if Jayson Stark's report on the matter is accurate, the Orioles could pull some serious shenanigans under the terms of their settlement with MLB. There's also the matter of precedent: Montreal and Washington baseball fans alike have been jerked around every year for what seems like forever.

Given all those factors and more, I'll refrain from making predictions on the team's future. Given the strong signs that do suggest the team will play its final game in Montreal tonight, however, it seemed appropriate to say some goodbyes.

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August 24, 2004 12:00 am

Whither Youppi?

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Neil deMause

Neil DeMause checks in with the latest on the Expos saga. More extortion = more delays. And yes, this is not a reprint of old content.

That was Montreal Gazette baseball columnist Jack Todd, glumly assessing his hometown team's prospects, back in March...of 1999. Those were the days when "contraction" was only a gleam in Jerry McMorris' eye, when the Expos had local ownership--not a cabal of their 29 rivals--and when all of Quebec was still abuzz about which of those two kids, Peter Bergeron or Milton Bradley, would be Montreal's center fielder of the future.

It's going to be a close call, but Montreal's tenure could go on. MLB's just-completed owners' confab in Philadelphia may have succeeded in locking up Bud Selig as commissioner until he gets to be Julio Franco's age. But the long-awaited action on the Expos situation amounted to Bud's henchman Bob DuPuy informing suitor cities that he was still awaiting a bigger box of candy before selecting a winner. Following the earlier blow-off of a deadline at the All-Star break--and a still-earlier deadline of last year's All-Star break--baseball officials are now murmuring that a decision will be reached "by the end of the season"; BP readers and Expos fans used to these delays will be forgiven for wondering which season they mean.

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The Tribe is a run-scoring show, Livan Hernandez deserves Cy Young consideration, and the Mariners have fallen from grace. All this and more in Propectus Triple Play.

Total runs per game: Rockies: 11.29 Indians: 11.16 Orioles: 10.55 Is this a function of the Jake? No, it is not a function of the Jake. The total in Indians road games is actually a half-run higher.

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Indians' GM Mark Shapiro likes picking up Colorado retreads, for whatever reason. The Expos have a number of hitters--including Orlando Cabrera--who could fetch some value on the trade market. And the Mariners, following their excellent pick-up of Jeremy Reed and Miguel Olivo for Freddy Garcia, seem unwilling to part with other usable parts like Jamie Moyer. All this and much more news from Cleveland, Montreal, and Seattle in your Tuesday edition of Prospectus Triple Play.

  • All-Stars: Cleveland will send four of their Indians (possibly Travis Hafner as well) to the All-Star game. What's surprising, however, is not the selection themselves--because, as you can see, each appears deserving, if you're a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately type of voter.
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    The Mariners' ineptitude knows no bounds. The Expos have a gem in Nick Johnson...when he's healthy, that is. And the Indians recently took a chance on former-Rockies hurler Scott Elarton, claiming they're not worried about his lack of effectiveness at Coors Field. Well, perhaps they should pay attention to how ineffective he was in other places as well. All this and much more news from Cleveland, Seattle, and Montreal in your Tuesday edition of Prospectus Triple Play.

  • Cross-PTP Pollination: This offseason the Indians attempted to trade shortstop Omar Vizquel to the Mariners for Carlos Guillen. The trade would have dumped a ton of salary for the Tribe (Guillen had agreed to take $2,500,000 from the Mariners for 2004, while Vizquel is making $6,250,000) and put Vizquel back in Seattle, where he played from 1989-1993. Unfortunately for the Indians, Mariner doctors gave Vizquel a terrible health report and the trade was called off. Instead, the Mariners paid $3,500,000 to bring in Rich Aurilia, and punted Guillen to the Tigers for Ramon Santiago.
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    Positive Signs: The Indians started off this season almost as badly as their mates here, but then knocked off four straight against Baltimore and Boston before a Wednesday loss. Pleasant surprises have included the performance of lefty Cliff Lee who has gone five games, though not very deep into them--only 28.1 innings--hasn't allowed a home run yet, and in his last three games struck out 17 in 18.1 innings. Lee is a 6'3" guy with a rare repertoire for a pitcher of his size. He gets batters out with movement and his wicked slider more than sheer speed, and his success is a testament to the Indians' ability to look at what their prospects can do, rather than fixate on trying to get the big guy to throw 97 and close. Lee was part of the deal with the Expos that brought in Grady Sizemore, Brandon Phillips and (cough) Lee Stevens in exchange for Bartolo Colon and Tim Drew. Meanwhile, catcher Victor Martinez is creaming the ball: .286/.364/.519 (through Wednesday) and looking like the stellar catching prospect that we saw in him back in the day. Like Lee, Martinez is just 25 and part of the Indians youth movement that could build the next contender. Martinez also got some national attention when he hit a two-run home run in the first inning off of Curt Schilling on Monday that stood up in a 2-1 win. These two are backed up by Travis Hafner, who's mashing at a .313/.417/.550 rate (through Wednesday).

  • Positive Signs: The Indians started off this season almost as badly as their mates here, but then knocked off four straight against Baltimore and Boston before a Wednesday loss. Pleasant surprises have included the performance of lefty Cliff Lee who has gone five games, though not very deep into them--only 28.1 innings--hasn't allowed a home run yet, and in his last three games struck out 17 in 18.1 innings. Lee is a 6'3" guy with a rare repertoire for a pitcher of his size. He gets batters out with movement and his wicked slider more than sheer speed, and his success is a testament to the Indians' ability to look at what their prospects can do, rather than fixate on trying to get the big guy to throw 97 and close. Lee was part of the deal with the Expos that brought in Grady Sizemore, Brandon Phillips and (cough) Lee Stevens in exchange for Bartolo Colon and Tim Drew.
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    The Angels spent lots of money on their rotation this offseason, but was it worth it? Kerry Wood is having a fantastic spring, with improved control. The Tigers have spent the past few weeks upgrading their bullpen in a search for 65 wins. A number of Expos are taking trips to ''club med.'' The Giants have failed to upgrade their offense, while the Dodgers have made small strides. And the Blue Jays traded Jayson Werth, but perhaps for good reason.

  • But they spent so much money (Part II)... Last time, we looked how Arte Moreno's money isn't going to buy a whole lot of runs. Apparently, Moreno's money won't save a lot of runs either. The Angels spent $66.75 millio to sign Bartolo Colon and Kelvim Escobar, who are projected to post EQERAs in the 4.00s and be worth just a few wins above replacement, apiece. The Halos' starting staff needs to beat PECOTA's projection if the club is to be playoff bound.
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    The Expos need to find a replacement for Tony Armas. The Giants' rotation may be in trouble. The Blue Jays should expect improvement from Josh Phelps and Eric Hinske. These and other news and notes in today's Prospectus Triple Play.

  • Call to Arm(a)s: One of the major questions at camp is whether the Expos' pitching staff can recapture the form and productivity it displayed in 2003. Right-hander Tony Armas Jr. was recently thought to be on the mend, and the Expos were optimistic that he'll begin the 2004 campaign in the rotation. But that was before word came in just before press time that Armas was suffering from tightness in his right deltoid, and is now back on le shelf. This after missing most of 2003 with a shoulder injury and sustaining a biceps injury early in camp.
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    The Expos will lean on Livan Hernandez to carry their questionable starting rotation. The Giants may tinker with their lineup. The Blue Jays wrestle with their starting corner-outfield spots. These and other news and notes in today's Prospectus Triple Play.

  • Quiet Camp: So you want to be a major league ball player. Normally there would be plenty of opportunity at any given Montreal Expos training camp. With all the fire sales and high turnover in recent years, there was always plenty of competition in spring training for the last few jobs. In 2003 alone, there were at least three starting positions (3B, 1B, CF) to be had, and if you could pitch, a few openings in the starting rotation.
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    How do the Expos look without Vlad the Impaler? With few meaningful offseason additions, do the Giants still have what it takes for the playoffs? Is there any hope for the Blue Jays while they're stuck in the division from Hades? All this and more from Toronto, San Francisco, and Montreal in your Friday Prospectus Triple Play.

  • Ripped off!: It's how a lot of Expos fans feel in the wake of an off-season marked by Vladimir Guerrero's departure. Guerrero fled La Belle Province for Anaheim, signing a five-year $70-million dollar deal with the Angels and leaving a black hole in the heart of the Expos batting order.
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    January 12, 2004 12:00 am

    Transaction Analysis: The Easts

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    After a long hiatus, Transaction Analysis returns with a look at the moves in two of the most active divisions in the majors this off-season.

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