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It's the end of a catching era; Pudge Rodriguez is hanging up the spikes.

Ivan Rodriguez is scheduled to announce his retirement on Monday, closing the curtain on a 21-year career in which he set standards for all-around play and longevity among catchers. Rodriguez played just 44 games with the Nationals last year, and while his name surfaced as a potential stopgap for the Royals when Salvador Perez went down with a knee injury in mid-March, the 40-year-old backstop apparently did not receive a formal offer from the club. No matter, his career is as complete as a Cooperstown résumé need be without crouching around waiting for Jonathan Sanchez to find the strike zone.

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December 15, 2009 2:24 pm

Transaction Analysis: NL Action

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Christina Kahrl

Trades, signings, and the results of the non-tender deadline have highlighted recent moves around the senior circuit.

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National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
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Agreed to terms with INF-S Augie Ojeda ($825,00) and RHP Blaine Boyer ($750,000) on one-year contracts, avoiding arbitration; non-tendered 1B-L Josh Whitesell. [12/12]

ATLANTA BRAVES
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Traded RHP Rafael Soriano to the Rays for RHP Jesse Chavez. [12/11]
Agreed to terms with OF-R Matt Diaz on a one-year, $2.55 million contract, avoiding arbitration; non-tendered 2B-L Kelly Johnson and OF-L Ryan Church. [12/12]

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June 21, 2009 11:28 am

On the Beat: Weekend Roundup

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John Perrotto

Pudge's milestone, Mauer's hit parade, a full-up Fenway, plus news and notes from around the leagues.

Ivan Rodriguez's insular nature has not enamored him to his teammates at times, and it has made him something less than a media favorite, so it was no surprise that the Astros' catcher made history Wednesday night without much fanfare. He set the all-time record for games caught with 2,227 as the Astros visited the Rangers, where Rodriguez had spent the first 12 seasons of his 19-year career, but the game and the milestone barely drew notice outside of Texas.

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March 13, 2009 12:45 pm

Prospectus Q&A: John Dewan

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David Laurila

A post-conference conversation with the man behind the indispensable pair of volumes of The Fielding Bible.

It might be a stretch to say that "defense" is John Dewan's middle name, but then again it easily could be. The author of the highly acclaimed The Fielding Bible has delivered an even more impressive second volume, making Dewan the industry's most influential voice when it comes to defensive metrics. A co-owner of Baseball Info Solutions, Dewan moderated the Baseball Analytics panel at last weekend's MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference. Afterwards, he sat down with Baseball Prospectus to talk about why Carlos Gomez is a better defensive outfielder than Nate McLouth, why shortstops love Justin Morneau, and what it means to be a Molina.

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October 27, 2006 12:00 am

World Series Prospectus: Game Four Diary

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Christina Kahrl

Thursday night was Christina's turn at the keyboard, as the series of Series diaries continues.

8:00 PM: It's the pre-game show, and... do we have a game or no? Me, I wonder if all this Taco Bell talk didn't inspire my decision to cook buffalo-meat tacos-as a former Taco Bell employee, you won't catch me dead in one of the thousands of Casa de Greasepits you'll find hawking its loathsome refried wares on a streetcorner near you.

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June 21, 2006 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: The Other Molina

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Nate Silver

Nate digs a little deeper into the running game, wondering if we've been understating the value of Yadier Molina.

Last season, only 39 runners tried to steal on him. In spite of their apparent selectivity, only 14 of those men succeeded. This was the fewest number of steals allowed by an everyday catcher since 1960 (minimum 100 games caught):

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Welcome all to the results of the Baseball Prospectus Mid-Season Awards. The points system is 10-7-5-3-1 for the MVP and Cy Young Awards, and 5-3-1 for the Rookie Awards. BP authors' picks, with all-too-clever comments, are included here, below the awards standings. Hitters: Ballots, Points (1st Place Votes), (Avg/OBP/SLG/RARP/VORP) Pitchers: Ballots, Points (1st Place Votes), (ERA, IP, SNWAR or ARP, VORP)

Welcome all to the results of the Baseball Prospectus Mid-Season Awards.

The points system is 10-7-5-3-1 for the MVP and Cy Young Awards, and 5-3-1 for the Rookie Awards. BP authors' picks, with all-too-clever comments, are included here, below the awards standings.

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