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10-08

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Prospectus Feature: Aaron Judge and the Question of Long-Armed Hitting Prospects
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Jeff Moore

09-10

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The Lineup Card: Nine Comeback of the Year Candidates for 2015
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Baseball Prospectus

08-02

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Trade Deadline
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Sam Miller and Tim Collins

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Yankees Get a Proper Infield
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Daniel Rathman, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and CJ Wittmann

07-23

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20

Transaction Analysis: Headley Chased
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Sam Miller, Mike Gianella and Jeff Moore

07-18

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Working the Count: The Tanaka Postmortem
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Noah Woodward

07-16

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18

Pebble Hunting: This Time, We Count
by
Sam Miller

07-16

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The BP Wayback Machine: Being There
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Derek Zumsteg

07-07

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Transaction Analysis: Good Old New York
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R.J. Anderson and Ron Shah

07-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 484: Kiley McDaniel Explains the International Signing Period
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Ben Lindbergh and Russell A. Carleton

06-30

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Painting the Black: The Trade Deadline Preview
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R.J. Anderson

05-14

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Transaction Analysis: Marmol Misses, Down and Away
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R.J. Anderson

05-05

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14

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 5, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

04-14

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Painting the Black: Portents for the Imports of Importance
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R.J. Anderson

04-08

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What You Need to Know: The New Class of Shift Candidate
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Daniel Rathman

04-07

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BP Unfiltered: Pineda is Back
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Harry Pavlidis

03-31

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Painting the Black: The Mystery Men of Opening Day
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R.J. Anderson

03-25

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Prospectus Preview: AL East 2014 Preseason Preview
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Andrew Koo and Zachary Levine

03-13

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Rumor Roundup: Competition in Coors
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Daniel Rathman

03-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 400: 2014 Season Preview Series: New York Yankees
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-27

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Rumor Roundup: An Infield Fix for the Yankees?
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Daniel Rathman

02-24

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Transaction Analysis: The Gardner Constant
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R.J. Anderson

02-24

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Transaction Analysis: Qualifying Offer Helps Orioles, Hurts Nelson Cruz
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Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

02-12

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Overthinking It: Where the Remaining Free Agents Would Matter the Most
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Ben Lindbergh

01-23

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Overthinking It: Several Stray Thoughts About the Masahiro Tanaka Signing
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Ben Lindbergh

01-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 370: Musings on Masahiro Tanaka
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-22

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Transaction Analysis: Yankees Sign Tanaka
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

01-15

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Transaction Analysis: The Youngian Thing
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R.J. Anderson

01-14

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Overthinking It: Will the 2014 Yankees Have the Oldest Offense Ever?
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Ben Lindbergh

01-14

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Rumor Roundup: Third Base Buzz
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Daniel Rathman

12-18

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Transaction Analysis: Musical Closers
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Sam Miller and Bret Sayre

12-16

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Fantasy Team Preview: New York Yankees
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Craig Goldstein

12-16

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

12-09

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Transaction Analysis: The AL East Rearms
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Ben Lindbergh, R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

12-06

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Transaction Analysis: The Yankees Count on Kuroda
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Ben Lindbergh, R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella

12-06

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Transaction Analysis: A Need Cano Basis
by
Sam Miller and Bret Sayre

12-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 342: Should Teams Stop Spending?/Industry Theories About the Transaction Spree
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-05

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Transaction Analysis: Last Call for Paul
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R.J. Anderson

11-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 337: Free Agent Spending So Far/The McCann, Molina, and Smith Signings
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-26

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Rumor Roundup: Beltran to the Bronx?
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Daniel Rathman

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: Yankees Sign Brian McCann, Get What They Pay For
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Ben Lindbergh and Bret Sayre

11-08

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Rumor Roundup: Backup Planning
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Daniel Rathman

11-06

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One Move: American League East
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Ben Carsley

11-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 321: Should the Yankees Be Big Spenders?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-04

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Transaction Analysis: Tools of Intelligence
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R.J. Anderson

09-27

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Overthinking It: Mariano Rivera's Final Four Outs
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Ben Lindbergh

09-13

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What You Need to Know: Meltdown Madness
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Daniel Rathman

09-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 285: Was the Marlins' Season a Success?/Finessing Derek Jeter's Final(?) Season
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-11

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Transaction Analysis: The Anti-Jeter Joins Jeter
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Ben Lindbergh

09-11

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What You Need to Know: Boston Gets Buchholz Back
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Daniel Rathman

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Tying up the Tanaka loose ends.

R.J. Anderson wrote the rapid response to the news that Masahiro Tanaka had agreed to a seven-year, $155 million contract with the Yankees. That's where you’ll find all the juicy details on the player and the contract, which you should want to take a look at. This is where you’ll find a few other thoughts that crossed my mind as I digested the signing, as laid out below.

The $189 million mark, in memoriam
December 4, 2011. That’s the day when we first heard, via the New York Post’s Joel Sherman, that the Yankees were determined to keep their 2014 payroll below $189 million, which they blew by in adding Tanaka. This is how long ago that was: Mike Trout’s career OPS was .672, and Alex Rodriguez and Randy Levine were still penpals. Granted, Steinbrenner never technically guaranteed that the team’s payroll would sink below the luxury tax threshold, but he came close, saying, “I’m looking at it as a goal, but my goals are normally considered a requirement.”


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Ben and Sam discuss several subjects either closely or loosely related to the Yankees' signing of Masahiro Tanaka.

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An offseason of spending reaches a climax in the Bronx.



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January 15, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Youngian Thing

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R.J. Anderson

The Orioles sign Delmon Young, while a bunch of teams sign a bunch of middle infielders.

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And why a team of old position players can be a pretty big problem.

You have to hand it to the Yankees. Fresh off a 2013 season in which they fielded baseball’s oldest collection of position players—and, in perhaps not entirely unrelated news, either led the league or ranked second in games and salary lost to injury and percentage of payroll lost—they’ve spent the offseason growing even grayer.

2013 Yankees Age and Injuries (MLB rank in parentheses)

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January 14, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Third Base Buzz

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Daniel Rathman

The Yankees talk to the Padres about another infielder, and Mark Reynolds receives interest.

Yankees chatting with Padres in search of infield depth
General managers Brian Cashman and Josh Byrnes have already combined for one trade this offseason: a November swap that sent minor-league reliever Ben Paullus to San Diego for minor-league infielder Dean Anna, who was deemed expendable when the Padres faced a 40-man roster crunch.


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December 18, 2013 6:40 am

Transaction Analysis: Musical Closers

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Sam Miller and Bret Sayre

The Orioles sign Grant Balfour, the Cubs bring in Jose Veras, and the Yankees add two more over-35 players.



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December 16, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: New York Yankees

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Craig Goldstein

Robinson Cano is gone, but the Yankees have added intriguing fantasy options in Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann.

This preview’s first incarnation was dramatically different from its second, which in turn has been torn down and rebuilt from the ground up. The original draft came after the signing of Brian McCann, but before those of Jacoby Ellsbury and Kelly Johnson. Thanks to a change in schedule though, we’re coming back to you after the departure of Robinson Cano and with the additions of Carlos Beltran and Hiroki Kuroda. In this third iteration, there is plenty of fantasy goodness to be had.

While a greatly diminished Yankee lineup managed to produce a valiant playoff run, these recent reinforcements should make them more formidable going forward. There are still flaws with the Yankees, notably in the rotation, at second base and at third base, but these new signings will make plenty of noise (and fantasy value) all the same. While there will be a Cano-sized hole in this lineup, this will still be an explosive offense thanks to the additions of Beltran, Ellsbury, and McCann. Health is going to be the key ingredient to the Yankees season, as they continue to approach talent like a connoisseur approaches cheese or wine, where older is better.

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December 16, 2013 6:00 am

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects

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Jason Parks

Gary Sanchez leads a thin system.

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December 9, 2013 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The AL East Rearms

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Ben Lindbergh, R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

The Yankees try to replace Robinson Cano's bat with Carlos Beltran's, and Boston brings back Mike Napoli.

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The consistent Hiroki Kuroda signs on for another year in New York, the Rangers try to resuscitate J.P. Arencibia, and the O's ink Ryan Webb.



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December 6, 2013 2:41 pm

Transaction Analysis: A Need Cano Basis

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Sam Miller and Bret Sayre

The Mariners signed Robinson Cano to a terrifyingly long, terrifyingly large contract. They won't regret it.



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