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05-30

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Nine
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Paul Singman

05-29

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Nine
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Josh Shepardson

05-23

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Eight
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Paul Singman

05-22

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Eight
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Josh Shepardson

05-16

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Seven
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Josh Shepardson

05-14

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Seven
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Paul Singman

05-09

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Six
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Paul Singman

05-07

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Six
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Josh Shepardson

05-01

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Five
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Josh Shepardson

04-30

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Five
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Paul Singman

04-24

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Four
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Josh Shepardson

04-23

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Four
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Paul Singman

04-16

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Three
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Paul Singman

04-15

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Three
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Josh Shepardson

04-09

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Two
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Paul Singman

04-08

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Two
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Josh Shepardson

12-04

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BP Unfiltered: From the Winter Meetings: An interview with Dodgers President Stan Kasten
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Maury Brown

08-14

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/14/12
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Michael Street

06-18

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Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 6/18/12
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Josh Shepardson

05-08

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 5/8/12
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Michael Street

03-19

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Bizball: From Magic to Cohen and More: Handicapping the Bidders for the Dodgers
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Maury Brown

09-23

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16

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

08-16

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The BP Wayback Machine: Going Over Slot
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Kevin Goldstein

06-24

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16

Prospectus Hit and Run: Dodging Cuban
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Jay Jaffe

06-10

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

04-25

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at First, Third and DH
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Michael Street

04-22

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The BP Broadside: It's Dodgers Deja Vu All Over Again
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Steven Goldman

04-21

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Bullpen
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Mike Petriello

04-07

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Bullpen
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Mike Petriello

02-02

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Purpose Pitches: The Problems Mark Cuban Won't Fix
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Christina Kahrl

08-12

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Squawking Baseball: Do New Owners Spend More?
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Shawn Hoffman

07-05

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
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Michael Street

12-22

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Prospectus Today: The Braves' New World
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Joe Sheehan

09-13

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Lies, Damned Lies: New Life on Different Fields
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Nate Silver

08-05

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Future Shock: Going Over Slot
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Kevin Goldstein

01-29

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The Ledger Domain: Q&A with Branch Rickey III
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Maury Brown

08-07

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The Ledger Domain: Mid-Atlantic Tango: Looking at the Orioles and Nationals Attendance
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Maury Brown

06-26

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The Ledger Domain: Sale of the Braves is a Tax(less) Situation
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Maury Brown

06-12

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The Ledger Domain: Stan Kasten Interview
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Maury Brown

04-05

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

03-31

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Prospectus Q&A: Fred Claire
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Jonah Keri

01-21

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Prospectus Feature: The Appearance of Misconduct: A Conspiracy Theory Worth Considering
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Tim Walker

01-03

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Breaking Balls: Three Cheers for New Ownership
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Derek Zumsteg

07-19

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The Daily Prospectus: The Other Side?
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Dave Pease

11-29

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The Imbalance Sheet: Catching Up
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Keith Law

05-10

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Prospectus Q&A: Miles Prentice
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Rany Jazayerli

02-04

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Interview with Dr. Roger G. Noll
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Gary Huckabay

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April 16, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Three

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Paul Singman

Two Athletics pitchers, one already in the majors and one knocking on the door, are among this list of 10 players worthy of your attention.

Maicer Izturis, IF, Toronto Blue Jays
Ownership:  ESPN: 3.6% Yahoo!: 5%  CBS: 8%
2013 Stats: 3 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB, .194 AVG

Jose Reyes’ ankle injury is causing all sorts of shuffling in the Toronto lineup. One positive side effect is Jose Bautista potentially gaining third-base eligibility, with two starts at the hot corner over the weekend. The speedy Rajai Davis also figures to receive more starts in the outfield as a result. At first glance, you might think the injury also opens significant playing time for Izturis, but that might not be the case.



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April 15, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Three

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Josh Shepardson

Reds prospect Tony Cingrani, who got the call to replace Johnny Cueto, highlights this list of senior-circuit players available in most fantasy leagues.

Martin Maldonado, C, Milwaukee Brewers
Ownership: ESPN: 0.1%  Yahoo!: 0%  CBS: 1% 
2013 Stats: 1 R, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB, .182 AVG

Maldonado is a catcher that has value in leagues in which any catcher with a pulse and playing time is rosterable. Injuries have hit the Brewers’ corner infield hard, prompting them to carry three catchers and start Maldonado at first base from time to time. He hasn't exactly made the most of the opportunity, but he has enough power to reach the seats on occasion. From 2010-2012, Maldonado hit 22 home runs in 863 plate appearances at Double-A and Triple-A combined. In his first exposure to regular playing time in the majors last season, he popped eight homers in 256 plate appearances. His batting average is likely to fall short of his .266 mark in the majors last year, but it should come in a small enough volume that it won't hurt fantasy teams too much.



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April 9, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Two

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Paul Singman

Two Red Sox position players could have sneaky value, and the door may not be closed on Jose Valverde just yet.

Each week, two members of the BP fantasy team will provide a rundown of potentially valuable players that are available as free agents in most fantasy formats across the major platforms. We will run one column on the National League and one on the American League each week, with Josh Shepardson tackling the senior circuit on Mondays and Paul Singman focusing on the junior circuit on Tuesdays.

Kelvin Herrera, RP, Kansas City Royals
Ownership: ESPN: 3.1% Yahoo!: 42% CBS: 31%
2013 Stats: 3.1 IP, 0 W, 0 SV, 7 K, 0.00 ERA, 0.60 WHIP



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April 8, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Two

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Josh Shepardson

Owners hunting for saves should have a couple of NL Central flamethrowers on their radars.

Each week, two members of the BP fantasy team will provide a rundown of potentially valuable players that are available as free agents in most fantasy formats across the major platforms. We will run one column on the National League and one on the American League each week, with Josh Shepardson tackling the senior circuit on Mondays and Paul Singman focusing on the junior circuit on Tuesdays.

Evan Gattis, C, Atlanta Braves
Ownership: ESPN: 2.4% Yahoo!: 2% CBS: 18%
2013 Stats: 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB, .364 AVG



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The public face of the Dodgers now rests with Stan Kasten as their president and co-owner. On Monday we caught up with him at the Winter Meetings and asked him about his new position in LA; how the ownership group was assembled; what Magic Johnson brings to the table, and; how that massive TV deal factors into what the Dodgers do, not only now, but years to come.

Few recent club sales have altered the landscape in Major League Baseball as quickly as that of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Whether it was the unprecedented purchase price of $2.15 billion, the flurry of trades that including taking on over $163 million in contract dollars as part of the blockbuster trade with the Red Sox that included Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford, or the media rights deal that the club is on the cusp of completing that is reported to be between $6-$7 billion, the Dodgers have become a juggernaut. The public face of the Dodgers now rests with Stan Kasten as their president and co-owner. On Monday we caught up with him at the Winter Meetings and asked him about his new position in LA; how the ownership group was assembled; what Magic Johnson brings to the table, and; how that massive TV deal factors into what the Dodgers do, not only now, but years to come.

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August 14, 2012 5:00 am

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/14/12

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Michael Street

Eric Chavez and Josh Vitters join a strong Value Picks list this week, as two VPs look towards their imminent graduation.

Departures
In my write-ups of Travis Hafner (Yahoo! 7%, ESPN 0%, CBS 9%), I often reference his fragility, but Hafner’s owners still have to be disappointed at the news that his injured back could sideline him for the rest of the season. If that’s true, Pronk finishes the year with a .239/.355/.453 triple-slash with 11 home runs and 32 RBI, respectable totals in all categories but batting average.


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June 18, 2012 5:00 am

Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 6/18/12

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Josh Shepardson

Mesoraco and Escobar make the VP cut this week.

Departures
What will nine hits, five of which were home runs, in 22 at-bats get you? In Trevor Plouffe's (Yahoo! 59%, ESPN 91%, CBS 74%) case, a spot in the departures section of this article. In one week, his ownership has risen 50 percent or more at each of the major fantasy host sites. Adios, Plouffe.


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May 8, 2012 3:00 am

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 5/8/12

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Michael Street

Looking for a replacement for your injured third baseman? Michael looks at plenty of hot-corner options this week, especially in Playing Pepper.

As Jason Collette and Paul Sporer covered in BP’s Towers of Power Fantasy Hour podcast this week, four front-line third-base qualifiers—Evan Longoria, Mat Gamel, Kevin Youkilis, and Pablo Sandoval—hit the DL this past week, leaving fantasy owners scrambling at an already-thin position. While many of the replacement players are marginal, sometimes a warm body is all you need to keep your fantasy squad afloat until more help arrives via an early-season callup. I’ll examine a few of those hot corner replacement options in this week’s column.

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A look at the final contenders in the mix to buy the Dodgers and the chances of each succeeding

That which does not kill us makes us stronger. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Who knows how many fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers prescribe to Nietzsche’s well-worn quote, but it’s a fervent prayer for baseball and certainly for many who are watching the bankruptcy sale of the club. The Dodgers are more than just some random club; they are a cornerstone of the league’s history.

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September 23, 2011 5:00 am

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Los Angeles Dodgers

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Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

The team's problems might linger as long as Frank McCourt does

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fadewhether in September (or before), the league division series, league championship series or World Series. It combines a broad overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski, and Kevin Goldstein's farm-system overview.

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The signing deadline for amateur draftees passed last night, but concerns about the system remain.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audiencesend us your suggestion.

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June 24, 2011 12:32 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Dodging Cuban

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Jay Jaffe

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been named as a potential suitor for taking over the Dodgers franchise, but would he be a good choice?

With his Dallas Mavericks having spared us the sight of LeBron James winning an NBA championship, owner Mark Cuban has been in the public spotlight lately. Given his billions of dollars and his past efforts to acquire a Major League Baseball franchise, not to mention a pair of ongoing ownership sagas in Queens and Los Angeles, it's no surprise that Cuban has been asked multiple times about whether he'd be interested in purchasing some portion of the Mets or Dodgers. While Fred Wilpon has found a minority buyer for the former in David Einhorn, MLB’s takeover of the latter's purse strings in the wake of Frank McCourt's financial chicanery has only amplified the chorus of voices calling upon Cuban to throw his hat in the ring. As a Dodger fan myself, I'd like to see it happen.

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