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02-29

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Prospectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part Two
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Steven Goldman and Ben Lindbergh

02-29

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12

Prospectus Preview: AL West 2012 Preseason Preview
by
Jason Parks and Jason Wojciechowski

02-22

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28

Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview
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Derek Carty and Michael Jong

02-20

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Prospectus Preview: AL East 2012 Preseason Preview
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Collette

02-07

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17

The Lineup Card: 11 Times Small Sample Sizes Steered Us Wrong
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Baseball Prospectus

01-02

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21

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The Outfielders, Part I
by
Jay Jaffe

11-17

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Fantasy Beat: Wilson Betemit: Fantasy Sleeper
by
Jason Collette

11-03

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The Lineup Card: 9 World Series Heroes: The Year After
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Baseball Prospectus

10-26

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The Lineup Card: 13 Bad Players Who Are (or Were) Still Fun to Watch and Root For
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Baseball Prospectus

10-19

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23

World Series Prospectus: The Midwest Showdown
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Baseball Prospectus

09-28

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11

Prospectus Hit and Run: A Night in the Life of Team Entropy
by
Jay Jaffe

09-26

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Fantasy Beat: Preparing for Next Season
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Jason Collette

08-24

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57

The Lineup Card: 11 Disastrous Acquisitions
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Baseball Prospectus

08-15

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Fantasy Beat: Victor's Missing Power
by
Jason Collette

08-04

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The Asian Equation: Finding Relief from NPB
by
Michael Street

07-28

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Fantasy Beat: Stolen Base Thieves and Wannabes
by
Michael Jong

07-12

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Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 1
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R.J. Anderson

06-23

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Transaction Analysis: Replacing Pujols
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Ben Lindbergh

04-04

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25

Transaction Analysis: Second-Sack Stopgaps, and Other Opening Day Shuffles
by
Ben Lindbergh

10-27

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16

World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic Memories
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Baseball Prospectus

10-14

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17

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Rangers vs. Yankees
by
Jay Jaffe

10-06

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46

Prospectus Hit List: The Finale
by
Jay Jaffe

09-29

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On the Beat: Eyeing The Glass Slipper
by
John Perrotto

08-25

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42

On the Beat: Playing from Behind
by
John Perrotto

07-21

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38

Transaction Action: ALtruisms
by
Christina Kahrl

11-22

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Prospectus Today: Infield Free Agents Review
by
Joe Sheehan

10-29

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Prospectus Hit and Run: From One to the Other
by
Jay Jaffe

10-28

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25

World Series Prospectus: Yankees versus Phillies Preview
by
Jay Jaffe

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers versus Cardinals LDS
by
Jay Jaffe

09-06

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Transaction Action: Assorted Central Moves
by
Christina Kahrl

07-13

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Under The Knife: Midseason THR Updates
by
Will Carroll and Michael R. Lewis

05-06

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Zumaya's Zooming
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Ben Lindbergh

04-28

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Replacement-Level Killers 2009
by
Ben Lindbergh

04-15

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Replacement-Level Killers
by
Ben Lindbergh

11-10

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Transaction Analysis: NL Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: Red Sox versus Rays
by
Christina Kahrl

10-01

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Player Profile: Francisco Rodriguez
by
Marc Normandin, Eric Seidman and Will Carroll

09-26

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Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch
by
Caleb Peiffer

09-21

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Every Given Sunday: Winding Down
by
John Perrotto

09-07

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Every Given Sunday: Scoops of all Sizes from Around the Major Leagues
by
John Perrotto

09-03

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12

Transaction Analysis: Bankers Dozen
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Christina Kahrl

06-22

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Every Given Sunday: Dropping the Axe
by
John Perrotto

05-18

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Every Given Sunday: Lightning in a Bottle, Thunder in the Bronx
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John Perrotto

05-14

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Life and Times of Buzzie Bavasi, Part Two
by
Jay Jaffe

04-20

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Every Given Sunday: Tribe Troubles
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John Perrotto

04-14

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Prospectus Preview: Monday's Games to Watch
by
Caleb Peiffer

04-13

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Prospectus Preview: Sunday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

04-10

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Prospectus Preview: Thursday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

04-02

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Prospectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

04-01

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Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch
by
Caleb Peiffer

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Wrapping up our tour of the AL Central by discussing how good the Tigers can be, how close the Royals are to being competitive, and the sorry state of the Twins.

1) Will their defensive experiment work out?

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February 29, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: AL West 2012 Preseason Preview

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Jason Parks and Jason Wojciechowski

The two Jasons dissect the pressing questions facing the Rangers, Angels, A's, and Mariners this season.

PECOTA Team Projections
Record: 89-73
Team WARP: 45.7
Runs Scored: 719
Runs Allowed: 648​
Team FRAA: 37.6






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February 22, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview

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Derek Carty and Michael Jong

Roundtable discussion of the pressing questions facing the NL East teams as we approach the start of the season

1) After a disappointing sophomore campaign, what can we expect of Jason Heyward going forward?
MJ:
Jason Heyward had an injury-riddled sophomore season in Atlanta, but there is a lot to like about his chances at a rebound campaign in 2012. His offensive line was deflated by a .260 BABIP, but his peripherals were once again stellar. His 11.6 percent walk rate represented a regression from 2010 but cannot be considered poor, and his .162 ISO likewise dropped from the previous year but did not experience a precipitous fall.


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February 20, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: AL East 2012 Preseason Preview

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R.J. Anderson and Jason Collette

Roundtable discussion of the most pressing issues facing each AL East team entering Spring Training

PECOTA Team Projections
Record: 72-90
Team WARP: 21.0
Team TAv: .264
Runs Scored: 701
Runs Allowed: 798
Team FRAA: -11.4







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In advance of PECOTA's arrival, we'll be looking at the pitfalls of relying upon sample sizes that are too small

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Bernie Williams burned it up with the Yankees during his career, but did the Puerto Rican do enough to blaze a trail to the Hall?

Before Derek Jeter, there was Bernie Williams. As the Yankees emerged from a barren stretch of 13 seasons without a trip to the playoffs from 1982-1994, and a particularly abysmal stretch of four straight losing seasons from 1989-1992, their young switch-hitting center fielder stood as a symbol for the franchise's resurgence. For too long, the Yankees had drafted poorly, traded away what homegrown talent they produced for veterans, and signed pricey free agents to fill the gaps as part of George Steinbrenner's eternal win-now directive. But with Steinbrenner banned by commissioner Fay Vincent and the Yankees' day-to-day baseball operations in the hands of Gene Michael, promising youngsters were allowed to develop unimpeded.

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November 17, 2011 3:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Wilson Betemit: Fantasy Sleeper

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Jason Collette

Why Wilson Betemit could be a fantasy steal in 2012

As long as I have played fantasy baseball, I have always felt it is not the stars that win leagues; it is the scrubs that become stars within a season.  After all, who had Melky Cabrera earning more fantasy dollars than Joey Votto or Prince Fielder in standard 15 team 5x5 leagues in 2011? In previous seasons, Andres Torres was a big surprise in 2010, Ben Zobrist shocked many in 2009, and Ryan Ludwick did the same in 2008.

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A look at how World Series icons performed after their October heroics

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Despite being terrible at baseball, these players are (or were) enjoyable to watch

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Sizing up every facet of each contender in this season's Fall Classic.

The Breakdown

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September 28, 2011 5:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: A Night in the Life of Team Entropy

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Jay Jaffe

The playoff races have been de-zombified, and Team Entropy was on the prowl, looking for meaningful baseball going into the final game.

Welcome to Team Entropy! Grab a seat on the couch, and here, have a beer. You've been invited to this party because after almost exactly six months and 160 games of regular-season baseball, you've suspended the need to root for a specific team and are working for the greater good, more interested in maximizing the amount of end-of-season chaos the remaining schedule can produce. The amount of season, even, if it comes to a 163rd game—or two.

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September 26, 2011 10:36 am

Fantasy Beat: Preparing for Next Season

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Jason Collette

Some tips on how to approach the off-season and prepare for 2012 drafts.

Most of you can relate to 20 of the 30 baseball teams that are just ready for the season to end so you can lick your wounds and figure out where it all went wrong. The fun part about the off-season is tossing around the blame for what derailed a team that looked great team on paper leaving the draft in March since most of us leave the draft table thinking we have a great team.

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