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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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Last week, Joe Garagiola Jr. made the latest in a long series of heavily-criticized trades in which he gave up young players developed by the Diamondbacks for older talent. While the Byung-Hyun Kim-for-Shea Hillenbrand deal doesn't quite fit the pattern of his other swaps, it does share one important characteristic: it was largely panned by outside performance analysts. I'm with them. While I can see a scenario in which the Diamondbacks win the deal, I think that they gave up too much talent for a player who is likely to be average or maybe a little above. The deal is especially problematic because the Snakes have third-base prospect Chad Tracy available, and Tracy is a comparable player to Hillenbrand right now, and comes with a lower price tag and a higher upside. What keeps me from emptying both barrels on the deal is Garagiola's track record. This isn't the first time he's made a trade that left me shaking my head, and yet, the Diamondbacks have been one of the most successful franchises in baseball since they entered the league.

I'm with them. While I can see a scenario in which the Diamondbacks win the deal, I think that they gave up too much talent for a player who is likely to be average or maybe a little above. The deal is especially problematic because the Snakes have third-base prospect Chad Tracy available, and Tracy is a comparable player to Hillenbrand right now, and comes with a lower price tag and a higher upside.

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March 24, 2003 12:00 am

Under The Knife: O-Day Approaching

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Will Carroll

As we get closer to Opening Day, injuries are starting to take on more importance. Missing one or two games in Spring Training might mean nothing or it might mean a lost opportunity to win a job. It could mean that a retro trip to the List is about to happen or it could be the start of a cursed season. Each day, each injury is just part of the amazing journey that is any baseball season. If this spring is any indication, we're in for one heck of a journey.

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March 21, 2003 12:00 am

PECOTA Does Fantasy

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Nate Silver

After using PECOTA-generated roto values at the recent Tout Wars National League draft, Nate Silver runs the numbers to produce values for the AL. Hint: as in the NL, pay the premium for studs. And do everything you can to get Pedro.

You can import these values into a spreadsheet by selecting them in your browser and copying them, pasting them into a text file (i.e. Notepad), and opening the new text file with your spreadsheet (i.e. Excel).

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February 17, 2003 2:34 am

Team Health Reports: Team Health Report: Baltimore Orioles

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Will Carroll

Team Health Report: Baltimore Orioles February 2003

Projected Lineup

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Howdy gang, nothing like spending five hours typing up the index for this year's edition of Baseball Prospectus to make me desperately hungry to dive right into playing catch-up on real-time baseball news. Yes, Transaction Analysis is long overdue, and for that I apologize, having spent the intervening time working with our writing team and the incomparably enthusiastic Jonah Keri to get this year's book out the door. If you can forgive me that, you'll also have to forgive me this temporary break from format, as I run down the most-notable moves made over the last couple of months, going by divisional pairs (Easts, Centrals, and Wests) to get caught up and resume your regularly scheduled TA mayhem by next week.

Howdy gang, nothing like spending five hours typing up the index for this year's edition of Baseball Prospectus to make me desperately hungry to dive right into playing catch-up on real-time baseball news. Yes, Transaction Analysis is long overdue, and for that I apologize, having spent the intervening time working with our writing team and the incomparably enthusiastic Jonah Keri to get this year's book out the door. If you can forgive me that, you'll also have to forgive me this temporary break from format, as I run down the most-notable moves made over the last couple of months, going by divisional pairs (Easts, Centrals, and Wests) to get caught up and resume your regularly scheduled TA mayhem by next week.

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May 22, 2002 10:53 am

Transaction Analysis: May 16-19, 2002

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Christina Kahrl

Like the Mafia, or bandits like the Dillinger Gang, baseball is organized into loosely affiliated families and crews. Buddy Bell was an old associate of the Hart caporegime, so when he was out of work, he could fall in with some of his old partners in crime in Cleveland.

Activated 1B-L Erubiel Durazo from the DL; optioned 2B/SS-B Alex Cintron to Tucson. [5/16]

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Most spring training games are in the afternoon, but every so often there is an evening game, and with a lot of the parks being relatively close together, it's possible to catch a day/night doubleheader, which is what I did on Friday.



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January 25, 2001 12:00 am

I'm a Loser, Baby

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Christina Kahrl

Talk of records that ought to be set in 2001 revolve around topics we know well. Rickey Henderson ought to set the records for walks and runs scored, barring some sort of blackballing scheme. Barry Bonds is basically a lock to hit his 500th home run (six to go), and Sammy Sosa his 400th (14 to go). On more trivial notes, a healthy season for the first time in three years would get Cal Ripken Jr. to 3,000 games played; Jesse Orosco will probably get into the 1,100th game of his career.

All of those things are well and good, but breaking records belonging to the dead Ty Cobb or the equally dead Babe Ruth aren't exactly drama. It isn't like we'll get a break from the action back to the cemetery to see if either man is spinning in his grave. But there are records in danger that feature live victims and able candidates.

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July 27, 2000 12:00 am

NL East Notebook

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Jeff Hildebrand

Much of the discussion about the Curt Schilling trade has focused on what it will do for Arizona's chances down the stretch and into October. However the trade also has very interesting implications for the Phillies. It's a trade with considerable risks, but the potential payoff is extremely high.

Travis Lee is generally regarded as the centerpiece of the trade for the Phillies. They tried very hard to sign Lee when he was a loophole free agent in 1996, and their enthusiasm hasn't dimmed since then. Between Lee and Pat Burrell, the Phillies now have their first baseman and left fielder of the future, a future that could come as soon as next week if they can find a taker for Ron Gant. Given Burrell's occasional misadventures in left field at Triple-A and the ability Lee has shown in the field, the best move would be to leave Burrell at first base and put Lee in left field.

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