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05-18

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Transaction Analysis: Sunk in the Hudson
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R.J. Anderson

05-15

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Western Front: La Casa Sucia
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Geoff Young

03-23

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Collateral Damage: Spring Soreness
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Corey Dawkins

09-18

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 17
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Larry Granillo

08-31

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 30
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Larry Granillo

06-21

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for June 20
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Larry Granillo

04-19

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
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Michael Jong

03-24

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Fantasy Beat: Scoresheet Lineup Construction
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Rob McQuown

02-05

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Transaction Action: AL Moves
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Christina Kahrl

01-22

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Prospectus Hit and Run: O-Dog Waits, Edmonds Campaigns
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Jay Jaffe

12-22

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Transaction Analysis: The Vazquez Trade
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Christina Kahrl

11-23

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So You Need: Help Up the Middle
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Tommy Bennett

11-22

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Prospectus Today: Infield Free Agents Review
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Joe Sheehan

11-22

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Prospectus Q&A: Brian Butterfield
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David Laurila

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers vs. Phillies LCS
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Jay Jaffe

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers versus Cardinals LDS
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Jay Jaffe

02-04

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Prospectus Today: The 31st Team
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Joe Sheehan

12-16

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Prospectus Today: Dogging O-Dog?
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Joe Sheehan

08-11

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Transaction Analysis: Dunn Deal and Post-Deadline Detritus
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Christina Kahrl

01-23

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Fantasy Beat: Middle Infield Review
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Marc Normandin

09-08

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Arizona Diamondbacks @ Florida Marlins, 9/6/06
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Derek Jacques

06-05

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Arizona Diamondbacks @ Atlanta Braves, 6/4/2006
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Derek Jacques

02-15

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Transaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

05-03

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees, 5/2/05
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Jonah Keri

04-22

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Prospectus Matchups: Davey and the O-Dog
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Jim Baker

02-08

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Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies
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Baseball Prospectus

10-28

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

08-18

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Prospectus Triple Play: Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics
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Baseball Prospectus

03-18

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Transaction Analysis: March 6-13, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

08-18

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Transaction Analysis: August 15-16, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

11-20

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1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

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November 22, 2009 2:07 pm

Prospectus Today: Infield Free Agents Review

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Joe Sheehan

Checking out who's in the pool at first, second, third, and short.

There are currently 170 free agents. John Grabow was the 171st, but that was before signing with the Cubs right after the list became official. Over the next couple of days, I'll cover every single one of the 170, with the infielders coming first. Players are listed by position, and ranked within their position subjectively by how good a value I think each can be as a free agent.

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The Blue Jays' bench coach discusses defense and making defensive transitions around the diamond.

Brian Butterfield knows defense. Currently Cito Gaston's bench coach in Toronto, Butterfield is widely regarded as one of the best infield instructors in the game, with players such as Orlando Hudson and Aaron Hill having credited him for helping them develop into Gold Glove-quality defenders. A native of Bangor, Maine, Butterfield began his coaching career in 1984 and has since served as a roving infield instructor, minor league manager, and coach at both the minor league and big league levels for the Yankees, Diamondbacks, and Blue Jays. Butterfield has been with the Toronto organization since 2002.

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October 15, 2009 11:38 am

Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers vs. Phillies LCS

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Jay Jaffe

A rematch of last season's pennant joust figures to be a much more interesting matchup... favoring who?

It's dj v all over again. For the second year in a row, the Phillies and Dodgers face off in the National League Championship Series. Last year, Charlie Manuel's club beat Joe Torre and company in five games en route to their first World Championship in 28 years, with the series turning on Matt Stairs' pinch homer off of Jonathan Broxton in the eighth inning of Game Four. This time, the Dodgers have the home-field advantage, having compiled the best record in the league and then swept the Cardinals in the first round in convincing fashion, shaking out of a brief slump which saw them lose a season-high five straight games between clinching a spot in the playoffs on September 26 and wrapping up the NL West flag on October 3. The Phillies shook off a late-season slump of their own to squeak by the Rockies in four games during their first-round matchup.

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October 7, 2009 1:30 pm

Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers versus Cardinals LDS

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Jay Jaffe

Two of the all-time greats in the dugout square off with the benefit of some of two of the most famous sluggers on the field.

Were it not for a 2-8 swoon over the Cardinals' final 10 games, the NL Division Series matchup between the Dodgers and the Cards could lay claim to pitting the team with the hottest first-half record (the blue team) against the one with the hottest second-half record (the red team). As it is, St. Louis still won the Central by the largest margin of any NL division champion (7 games), turning what was once a crowded four-team race into a laugher thanks to some timely in-season upgrades, most notably the July 24 trade which brought Matt Holliday from Oakland-a point after which the Cards did have the league's best record (39-25).

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February 4, 2009 1:55 pm

Prospectus Today: The 31st Team

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Joe Sheehan

What kind of team could be made from the remaining free agents, and how much would it cost?

I hadn't watched much of the MLB Network since its launch on January 1, mostly because I haven't been home much since then. Yesterday, however, I had the channel on all day, catching a replay of the Mexico/Puerto Rico game, and then most of the Tuesday Caribbean Series doubleheader, with an edition of MLB Hot Stove between the two games. I'll spare you a review of the coverage, as I wasn't really watching for that purpose. It was just good to see baseball in February, even if the rosters were a bit watered down due to the upcoming World Baseball Classic. There were some great pitching performances, and a couple of huge hits. The studio show had former players. Lots of them.

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December 16, 2008 2:00 pm

Prospectus Today: Dogging O-Dog?

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Joe Sheehan

When it comes to the keystone, some players are worth big investments, but Orlando Hudson isn't one of them.

I received a question in the comments section of a recent article that deserves a longer answer than I'd be able provide there. It had to do with something I'd written about there not being any elite second basemen available in free agency, with the commenter asking about Orlando Hudson. I do not consider Hudson to be an elite player, and while he has been a good one, I would be extremely wary of signing him for his age 31-33, or 31-34, seasons. He strikes me as a good example of the kind of middling player who falls off a cliff in his early thirties.

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August 11, 2008 8:25 pm

Transaction Analysis: Dunn Deal and Post-Deadline Detritus

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Christina Kahrl

Senior circuit shifts and reshufflings, including today's big move by the Snakes.

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January 23, 2008 12:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Middle Infield Review

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Marc Normandin

Up-the-middle positions are always tough to stock when you don't have a star. Who amongst the second tier should you gamble on in 2008?

This week it is time to take a look at the middle infield, which seems to have turned into a less productive set of positions the last few seasons. At both shortstop and second base there are only a handful of players who can really help out your fantasy team, and picking from the rest seems more like an exercise in trying to avoid creating a sinkhole position. Using 2007 performance, we'll try to sort out some of the latter group today.

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Something interesting occurred in a recent Marlins/Diamondbacks game. What happened? Derek has a special edition of Game of the Week to tell you.

Since Art wrote in, even Joe Sheehan has given up on Arizona's chances for the Wild Card, but Art's letter piqued my curiosity enough for me to record the final game of the Diamondbacks/Marlins series. As you may have heard, it was not an uneventful evening. And so, without further ado, we have an abbreviated edition of Game of the Week. We'll show you the starting lineups, without comment, and on to the action:

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Sunday's Arizona/Atlanta game featured an unlikely hero and a likely goat.

A week ago, this matchup looked much more even. The Braves were 27-23, three and a half games behind the Mets. They come into Sunday's matchup a .500 team. The Braves have been a top offensive team so far this season, scoring 296 runs, good for second in the league, despite a lackluster .262 team EqA--seventh in the NL. So far, the Braves have outperformed their expected offensive performance--that is, what you'd expect they'd score based on the hits, walks, etc. that they have collected--by 20 runs, the most of any team in baseball.

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Today Christina wraps up the offseason transactions by focusing on the National League.

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This 8-6 loss to the Blue Jays may end up as the turning point in the Yankees' season.

The Yankees plan to promote Robinson Cano from Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday. They'll then move Cano into the starting role at second base. Left fielder Hideki Matsui will shift to center field. Bernie Williams gets bumped from center to the bench, plus occasional DH duty. The new left fielder? Tony Womack.

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