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July 14, 2009 12:30 pm

You Could Look It Up: Royal Pains

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Steven Goldman

The worst-ever deals in KC history involve a couple of cringe-worthy classics.

Last week I was reading Joe Posnanski's reaction to the Royals' acquisition of Yuniesky Betancourt and was struck by this passage:

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It's Superior Circuit Transaction Action for all you fellow moves junkies.

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August 23, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: August 18-22

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Christina Kahrl

Christina dissects the Shawn Green and Jamie Moyer trades, and watches as a few light-hitting infielders push aside more worthy players.

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April 6, 2006 12:00 am

Schrodinger's Bat: Wins and the Quantum

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Dan Fox

Dan shows the relationship between quantum physics and sabermetrics before delving into Win Expectancy.

"I'm reminded a bit of the principle of superposition--each player in the game produces a contribution that has an effect on the probability of winning, somewhat analogous to a wave function. Add up these "wave functions" for each team, and you get a result that expresses how likely the team is to win with these particular sets of contributions, yet at this point it's still unknown whether the team actually wins (much like the fate of Schrödinger's cat inside the box). However, the wave function only collapses to the actual result when the game is played (or the box containing the cat is opened)."
--Keith Woolner, “Aim for the Head” October 24, 2001


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NL Central rivals...err...acquaintances collide as the Pirates take on the Cubs in the Prospectus Game of the Week.

Of course there was more at stake Sunday than two teams fighting to see who finishes a distant second behind the Cardinals. The Pirates were taking the worst offense in the league into the game; averaging just three runs a contest, their futility offered the allure of plastic surgery gone horribly wrong (coming up next...on Fox!). Their lineup features more 100-somethings than a Matlock convention.

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April 23, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction of the Day: Nomar Garciaparra

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Christina Kahrl

With Nomar Garciaparra out for at least two months, what are the Cubs' options?

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December 2, 2004 12:00 am

Dominican Winter League Report

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Carlos J. Lugo

Our correspondent on the island reviews the top performances and big trades in the Dominican this year.

At the midway point, the standings showed the Eagles ahead of defending champions Licey, with Estrellas, Giants, Escogido and Azucareros following in that order. Since then, all the teams have been streaking, shaking up the order. The Cibao Giants have won six consecutive games, and passed Licey for second place. The Escogido Lions, once again in the middle of a bad season, won three games in a row, the first one a very rare comeback win against the Eagles at their home, Cibao Stadium, also known as The Death Valley. The Lions then beat the Aguilas at home 8-0, and won their third in a row by blowing out their eternal rivals, the Licey Tigers, 21-2, scoring a league-record 18 runs in one inning. The three-game winning streak put the Lions just one game behind the Estrellas--losers of three consecutive games--for fourth place, but then the Elephants (as the Estrellas are also known) humiliated the Lions the following night 16 to 1, bombing Jose Capellan and three other relievers.

Licey had their own little streak, winning three consecutive games before losing the next three, including the massacre at the hands of Escogido on Sunday and a heartbreaking loss to the Aguilas the next night, when the Tigers hosted their championship-ring ceremony. The Azucareros, falling dangerously in the depths of the basement, have lost four out of six, and are three games back of the fourth-place Estrellas. The team from La Romana is playing horribly on the road (2-13) and their failures cost manager Luis Silverio his job. Former major-league infielder Teddy Martinez replaced Silverio as the Azucareros skipper.

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February 5, 2003 2:19 pm

Transaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis, The Wests

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Christina Kahrl

Re-signed INF-R Benji Gil and DH-L Brad Fullmer to one-year contracts. Signed OF-R Eric Owens to a one-year contract, and LHP Rich Rodriguez, 2B-R Adam Riggs, and UT-R Oscar Salazar to minor league contracts. Avoided arbitration with 2B-L Adam Kennedy, INF-B Scott Spiezio, and LHPs Jarrod Washburn and Scott Schoeneweis. Claimed C-R Wil Nieves off of waivers (from the Padres).

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"I am a Bud Selig man. I consider him a good friend. he's a master at building people together. But while I'm loyal to Bud Selig, the biggest beneficiary in this whole plan are the Milwaukee Brewers. That doesn't seem quite right. I don't know how he sleeps at night sometimes." --George Steinbrenner, Yankees owner

THE BOSS SOUNDS OFF

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July 16, 2002 1:58 am

Doctoring The Numbers: Defense in Colorado

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Rany Jazayerli

Continuing our discussion from last week on how to build a team at Coors Field, this time, from the run-prevention side.

Continuing our discussion from last week on how to build a team at Coors Field, this time, from the run-prevention side.

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It was less than four months ago that Allard Baird stood before the baseball world and announced that he had traded one of the best right fielders in the game for Neifi Perez. In one of the great non sequiturs of all time, Baird claimed that because the Royals could not re-sign Rey Sanchez--Rey Sanchez!--Jermaine Dye had to be sacrificed. He spoke about how he could not stand to see the Royals unsettled at a "premium position."

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BRAVO!! Thank you for having the guts not to soft-peddle the behavior of this lout. If he wasn't an athlete, he'd be in prison right now... which is exactly where he belongs. Yet another case of preferential treatment for an athlete who might be able to make someone else a few bucks. A fact which, I believe, goes a considerable way toward answering the question, "Is Society Dead?"

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