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09-20

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BP Unfiltered: Chris Carpenter's Comeback and the Unlikeliest Post-Season Player
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Ben Lindbergh

09-06

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Painting the Black: September Roster Rules Changes Needed?
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R.J. Anderson

08-31

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Painting the Black: 40-Man Flexibility
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R.J. Anderson

10-30

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Analyze This: How the Giants Were Acquired, Part II
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Jesse Behr

09-20

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Prospectus Perspective: How Important is the AL East Title?
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Ben Lindbergh

08-30

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Contractual Matters: The Post-season Roster Carousel
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Jeff Euston

08-03

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Movin' On Up
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Clay Davenport

05-17

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Prospectus Idol Entry: Tim Kniker's Initial Entry
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Tim Kniker

10-01

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Playoff Health Report: ALDS and NLDS
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Will Carroll

09-26

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Under The Knife: Back to the Way It Was
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Will Carroll

09-22

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Under The Knife: Rotation Games
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Will Carroll

10-02

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Under The Knife: Playoff Health Report, AL
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Will Carroll

08-09

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Nippon Prospectus
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Mike Plugh

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Swaps and Moves
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Christina Kahrl

10-20

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Playoff Prospectus: Have You Ever Been Experienced?
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Mike Carminati

10-04

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day One
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Joe Sheehan

09-22

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Transaction Analysis: September 18-21, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

09-14

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Future Shock: Short-Term Impact, AL
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Kevin Goldstein

08-28

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-27
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Christina Kahrl

08-15

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Transaction Analysis: August 10-14
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Christina Kahrl

08-04

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Transaction Analysis: July 31-August 3
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Christina Kahrl

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: July 29-30
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Christina Kahrl

09-08

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Transaction Analysis: September 1-7
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Christina Kahrl

08-05

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Fantasy Focus: Navigating the Stretch Run
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Erik Siegrist

10-17

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World Series Prospectus: Florida Marlins vs. New York Yankees
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Joe Sheehan

09-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21
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Christina Kahrl

08-27

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Transaction Analysis: August 19-24
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Christina Kahrl

03-21

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Transaction Analysis: March 14-18, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

10-09

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Prospectus Roundtable: The Division Series
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Baseball Prospectus

09-06

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Transaction Analysis: August 31-September 4, 2000
by
Christina Kahrl

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August 9, 2007 12:00 am

Nippon Prospectus

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Mike Plugh

The playoff race is beginning to heat up in both the Pacific and Central Leagues, but for now all eyes will be on the prestigious Koshien High School Baseball Championship.

The season in the NPB has been very interesting so far. Each of the leagues boast compelling battles for first place, as well as for the three playoff berths. For the most part, the Central League has been led by the Yomiuri Giants and Chunichi Dragons, with several teams fighting for the final playoff spot. Yokohama has looked strong throughout the year, but never count out the Hanshin Tigers, and even the Carp and Swallows both have reason for optimism as well. If I were to choose the third team at the start of August, I would pick the Tigers, if only because their pitching has been consistently good so far this year.

The Pacific League has been more dramatic. Nippon Ham was in last place during the early part of the year, then rocketed into first past everyone thanks to a team-wide improvement in all phases of the game. What looked like a one-man show thanks to the brilliance of Yu Darvish has been transformed into a team effort that promises to give the Sapporo club a great chance at repeating as champions. SoftBank has disappointed, especially thanks to the shoulder woes of Kazumi Saito and the deteriorating hitting of the once-mighty Nobuhiko Matsunaka. With their deep roster, they still have a chance of passing the Fighters to move into first. The Chiba Lotte Marines look to be a lock for the third playoff position on the strength of a surging offense and a deep rotation of good, not great starting pitching. The Lions, Buffaloes, and Eagles are virtually out of contention, but each team's fans have something to follow as the stretch run begins.

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July 28, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Swaps and Moves

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Christina Kahrl

The Phillies aren't running up the white flag, the Indians re-correct a previously corrected problem and cope with an unfixed issue, and moves from around the leagues.

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October 20, 2006 12:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: Have You Ever Been Experienced?

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Mike Carminati

How much value is playoff experience when October comes around? Mike explores this issue from every possible angle.

The Yankees-Tigers series opened, just as expected, with an overwhelming New York win. The FOX commentators, Joe Buck and Tim McCarver, gleefully rained down on the viewer choruses of the ever-cloying "Murderer's Row and Cano," referring to the Yanks' tremendous offense. They pointed out that all nine batters in the lineup had been an All-Star at least once and that the Yankees had a great deal more experience in the postseason than did the largely untried Tiger lineup.

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October 4, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day One

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Joe Sheehan

The A's and Padres give us a dog day afternoon, but the Yankees stick to the plan at night.

The big story was the continuing tear of Frank Thomas, who hit two homers to account for the early lead and the insurance run in the ninth inning. What is most impressive about the two shots is how different the pitches were, and how they showed the broad range of Thomas' still-impressive batting skills.

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September 22, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: September 18-21, 2006

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Christina Kahrl

Enough to go around for all 40-man roster aficionados, while Rich Harden's return inspires Christina to compare and contrast AL playoff rotations.

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September 14, 2006 12:00 am

Future Shock: Short-Term Impact, AL

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Kevin Goldstein

Kevin looks into the very near future for young players who could find themselves in headlines over the next few weeks.

Teams Who Are In:

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August 28, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: August 25-27

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Christina Kahrl

Jeff Conine heads north to Philly, a Royal sticks around for more in Kansas City, Scott Kazmir heads back to the DL, and more.

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August 15, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: August 10-14

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Christina Kahrl

Preston Wilson and his goofy contract get DFAd, and there are a bunch of fifth-starters and utilitymen on the move.

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August 4, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 31-August 3

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Christina Kahrl

The Transaction Analysis you have been waiting for. Saunders. Izturis. Guzman. Cormier. Hernandez. Reyes. The names are all here, and only Christina can sort out the right from wrong, and the stupid from the just obtuse.

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July 31, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 29-30

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Christina Kahrl

Christina checks in on this busy deadline Monday with all the roster moves of the weekend, including a borderline challenge trade in St. Louis, the first move out of Boston, and activity across the majors.

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September 8, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: September 1-7

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Christina Kahrl

While some teams gear up for the stretch run with oodles of pinch hitters and LOOGYs, some teams fill needs with useful players. Chris has the details.

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August 5, 2005 12:00 am

Fantasy Focus: Navigating the Stretch Run

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Erik Siegrist

Major league lineups get reshuffled for the pennant drive, with stars getting extra days off and rookies seeing more playing time. Erik Siegrist at those teams and players who might impact your fantasy lineups.

From a fantasy perspective, a pennant chase rarely has a direct impact on your own team's title aspirations. While the extra stats generated by a tie-breaking game could make the difference in a very tight league, for the most part the standings page, whether it's MLB's or BP's, holds little of interest. Fantasy baseball, after all, is about individual player performance--not team performance.

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