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05-21

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Out of Left Field: When You Can't Buy a Loss
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Matthew Kory

08-23

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Lies, Damned Lies: Rookies and Cycles
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Nate Silver

05-18

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Prospectus Notebook: Diamondbacks, Red Sox
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Baseball Prospectus

03-17

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Prospectus Matchups: Those Sinister Duos
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Jim Baker

11-30

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Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets
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Baseball Prospectus

10-18

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Teams: A Critical Guide: AL Season Wrap-Up, Non-Playoff Teams Edition
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Steven Goldman

03-03

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Team Health Reports: Baltimore Orioles
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Will Carroll

02-10

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Prospectus Today: Optimism for the O's?
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Joe Sheehan

11-24

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2003 HACKING MASS Results
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Dave Pease

09-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21
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Christina Kahrl

07-09

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Transaction Analysis: July 3-8, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

06-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 10-15
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Christina Kahrl

06-06

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Prospectus Today: Where Credit is Due
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Joe Sheehan

03-24

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Under The Knife: O-Day Approaching
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Will Carroll

03-21

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PECOTA Does Fantasy
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Nate Silver

02-17

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Team Health Reports: Team Health Report: Baltimore Orioles
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Will Carroll

01-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Easts
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Christina Kahrl

05-22

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Transaction Analysis: May 16-19, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

09-07

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Aim For The Head: Quality of Opposition
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Keith Woolner

03-28

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Bouncing Around Florida
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Jeff Hildebrand

01-25

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I'm a Loser, Baby
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Christina Kahrl

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: July 24-26, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

07-27

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NL East Notebook
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Jeff Hildebrand

07-24

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Transaction Analysis: July 17-20, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

06-21

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Transaction Analysis: June 15-18, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

11-20

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1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

07-27

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Pitcher Abuse Points: Midseason Update
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Rany Jazayerli and Keith Woolner

07-15

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Individual Ballots
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Baseball Prospectus

07-15

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BPs Mid-Season Rankings
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Greg Spira

05-01

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Transaction Analysis: April 27-30
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Christina Kahrl

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May 21, 2012 3:31 am

Out of Left Field: When You Can't Buy a Loss

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Matthew Kory

Being on the edge of history in Philadelphia.

I spent 10 years living in Philadelphia. I moved there on a lark, intending to leave almost immediately, but every time I’d try, I’d fail. I got the first job I cared about there, did the dating thing, met my wife*, attended and graduated from graduate school, and had my children there, all in the city.

* Me: Hello, I’m Matt. Woman: Hello, I’m your wife.

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August 23, 2007 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: Rookies and Cycles

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Nate Silver

Do teams that went without rookies for extended periods of time have something to tell about organizational behavior?

I attend perhaps two baseball games a month during the regular season. I really ought to go to more, because a lot of my column topics come when I'm sharing a couple of beers with a friend and exchanging ideas, enjoying the leisurely pace of live baseball without the distractions of TV or the net. On Tuesday night, I took in the Sox-Royals game with Josh Orenstein of the MLBPA, and one of the subjects that came up was how long a team can conceivably go without developing a rookie.

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The Diamondbacks see some additions and subtractions to their "best team in history" (with more on the way), and we take a closer look at what may be wrong with Curt Schilling.

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March 17, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Matchups: Those Sinister Duos

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Jim Baker

With Francisco Liriano and Johan Santana set to become Minnesota's two finest pitchers, Jim wonders about the dominance of other lefty tandems in recent baseball history.

Speaking of Santana, the Twins have it within their grasp to piece together one of the finest one-two lefthanded punches of recent memory. Francisco Liriano, currently on the roster of the Dominican Republic and one of the more promising arms in the world, has a shot to make Minnesota's rotation. Whether the Twins choose him or Scott Baker at this juncture, there is no doubt he will be in the picture in the near future. If Minnesota brings him along as carefully as they did Santana, that future might be a bit delayed.

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The O's molt some payroll, the Rockies say good-bye to Vinny, and Al Leiter is getting no respect from the Mets. That and more in today's Prospectus Triple Play.

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Alan Trammell did a good job of mixing parts this year, but employed a few too many one-run strategies, more than this team needed. Over 100 years into the modern game and most managers haven't figured out what John McGraw knew in 1920, that the era of inside baseball is dead, no matter how poor your offense is. Other than in a sudden-death, ninth-inning situation, giving away outs just brings the end of the game closer. The average American Leaguer reached base 34% of the time last year, and grounded into a double-play in .022 of all at-bats. When you bunt, both percentages drop to close to zero. It's not a fair trade off.

Improved by seven games over 2003 and moved up from fourth to third, but it's a minor distinction when that means you finish 23 games out instead of 30. Still, just by playing through 2004 the Orioles generated potential for a vastly improved 2005. Time heals all wounds, including dumb contracts inherited from previous versions of the Peter Angelos Operating Software, the infamous corrupted version that wanted to sign players every winter. Not all-stars, not cost-effective high-OBP vets, just "players." Though Angelos 5.0 supposedly eliminated the flaw in the AI, it remained for the damage to be worked off like Sunday's buffet brunch. Marty Cordova, Omar Daal, Rafael Palmeiro (if his option is not picked up, and it shouldn't be), and, glory hallelujah, David Segui come off the books.

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March 3, 2004 12:00 am

Team Health Reports: Baltimore Orioles

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Will Carroll

So, with no discernible plan and playing in the toughest division in baseball, can this team at least stay healthy? Over the past three seasons, the medhead numbers have not been kind to the Orioles. In addition to questions surrounding the death of Steve Bechler, the Orioles medical staff has had a difficult time with injuries. Injuries to players like Segui, B.J. Surhoff, Chris Richard, and Omar Daal leave them in the bottom quartile in most measures. Once again, the top three teams in the AL East trump the Orioles, and Tampa Bay is fast becoming a medhead team, led by their top-notch staff.

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It remains one of my clearest memories of the winter meetings: A breathless Will Carroll coming up to a group of writers with the news that an MLB employee had just told him that Miguel Tejada, Ivan Rodriguez and Vladimir Guerrero were all ready to sign contracts with the Baltimore Orioles. While Tejada did join the Os fold that night, the other two deals fell through. The Birds eventually had to settle for Javy Lopez instead of Pudge, and Rafael Palmeiro instead of Guerrero. Not quite as sexy, but still enough to help the Orioles, who got ridiculously little production from shortstop and catcher last season...

While Tejada did join the Os fold that night, the other two deals fell through. The Birds eventually had to settle for Javy Lopez instead of Pudge, and Rafael Palmeiro instead of Guerrero. Not quite as sexy, but still enough to help the Orioles, who got ridiculously little production from shortstop and catcher last season:

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November 24, 2003 12:00 am

2003 HACKING MASS Results

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Dave Pease

The 2003 HACKING MASS All-Star team is a fetching mixture of the young and the old; the highly-regarded defensively with a sprinkling of butchers thrown in; members of good teams and members of awful ones. Elderly Astros catcher (and recipient of a brand-new two-year contract) Brad Ausmus, young Dodgers glove merchant Cesar Izturis, Most Valuable Player and Texas Ranger Colby Lewis, and Blue Jay starter Cory Lidle, who missed his traditional second-half stretch of high-octane pitching, all scored in the triple digits. White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko, Orioles third baseman Tony Batista, Expos center fielder Endy Chavez, Athletics right fielder Jermaine Dye, and Lewis and Lidle were all selected for fewer than five HACKING MASS squads. A perfect roster was worth 937 points in 2003.

All-Star Team

The 2003 HACKING MASS All-Star team is a fetching mixture of the young and the old; the highly-regarded defensively with a sprinkling of butchers thrown in; members of good teams and members of awful ones. Elderly Astros catcher (and recipient of a brand-new two-year contract) Brad Ausmus, young Dodgers glove merchant Cesar Izturis, Most Valuable Player and Texas Ranger Colby Lewis, and Blue Jay starter Cory Lidle, who missed his traditional second-half stretch of high-octane pitching, all scored in the triple digits. White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko, Orioles third baseman Tony Batista, Expos center fielder Endy Chavez, Athletics right fielder Jermaine Dye, and Lewis and Lidle were all selected for fewer than five HACKING MASS squads. A perfect roster was worth 937 points in 2003.

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September 25, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21

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Christina Kahrl

A lost season for the Angels has folks in Anaheim scratching their heads. John Smoltz's injury buries Bobby Thigpen's name for another year. The Royals' run evokes memories of George Brett and company. Sandy Alomar...you can probably guess what Chris will write about Sandy Alomar. Witticisms, Kahrlisms and roster schmisms in this edition of Transaction Analysis.

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July 9, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 3-8, 2003

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Christina Kahrl

The White Sox begin the summer trading season with a bang; the Reds make a great acquisition in D'Angelo Jimenez; Josh Beckett is unleashed from the DL in Florida; and the Royals take a flyer on a man named Gookie (remember him?). All this and much more news from around the league in your Wednesday edition of Transaction Analysis.

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June 19, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: June 10-15

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Christina Kahrl

The Diamondbacks keep cycling through injuries. The Red Sox keep cycling through relievers. Lima Time has Royals fans cowering. Izzy returns to a battered bullpen. News, notes, and Kahrlisms from 21 major league teams in the latest edition of Transaction Analysis.

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