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09-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 37: The Tigers' Defense is What We Thought it Was/Brandon Wood and the Quad-A Player
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-18

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Transaction Analysis: A-nother Oakland Outfielder [Updated]
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R.J. Anderson

10-25

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: What are the Padres Getting in Josh Byrnes?
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Geoff Young

09-09

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Prospectus Perspective: The New Jack Zoo Review
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Bradley Ankrom

08-23

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Transaction Analysis: Jered Weaver's $85 Million Welcome Mat
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Ben Lindbergh

08-09

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Transaction Analysis: Johnny (Finally) on the Spot
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Ben Lindbergh

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: Angel in the Infield
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Ben Lindbergh

04-27

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The BP Broadside: Impatience with Cold Starters
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Steven Goldman

03-14

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Ahead in the Count: Battle for the Beltway
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Matt Swartz

02-08

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Changing Speeds: The Next Jose Bautista
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Ken Funck

01-13

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Transaction Analysis: AL Central Moves, Picking Up a Penny, and More
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Christina Kahrl

11-01

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Analyze This: How the Rangers Were Acquired, Part I
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Jesse Behr

07-09

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Overthinking It: Can't Get No Relief?
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Ben Lindbergh

05-25

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Meet the Mets
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Jay Jaffe

03-13

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Between The Numbers: The Rounded Slash Line
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Eric Seidman

07-01

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Prospectus Roundtable: Fluke or No Fluke?
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Baseball Prospectus

06-25

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Future Shock: The Importance of Being Manny
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Kevin Goldstein

04-28

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Replacement-Level Killers 2009
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Ben Lindbergh

12-22

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Future Shock: Phillies Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

12-09

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Freebies?
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Ben Lindbergh

11-25

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Future Shock: Astros Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

11-17

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Future Shock: Rockies Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

11-13

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Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

09-19

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Prospectus Hit List: Nearing the Finish Line
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Jay Jaffe

09-07

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Every Given Sunday: Scoops of all Sizes from Around the Major Leagues
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John Perrotto

08-29

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Prospectus Hit List: Days of Wonder
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Jay Jaffe

08-05

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Prospectus Toolbox: Minor League Mailbag
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Derek Jacques

04-14

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The Week in Quotes: April 7-13
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Alex Carnevale

04-01

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Future Shock: State of the Systems, NL West
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Kevin Goldstein

12-23

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Transaction of the Day: AL East
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Christina Kahrl

09-07

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Future Shock: Great Leaps Forward, National League
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Kevin Goldstein

07-23

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Prospectus Today: Calm Seas
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Joe Sheehan

05-02

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Future Shock: State of the Systems, AL East
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Kevin Goldstein

09-15

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Future Shock: Short Term Impact, NL
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Kevin Goldstein

11-18

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Transaction Analysis: November 9-17
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Christina Kahrl

10-20

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Transaction Analysis: October 8-19
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Christina Kahrl

06-29

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Prospectus Notebook: Wednesday Edition
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Baseball Prospectus

04-01

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Fantasy Focus: Spring Sleepers and Busts
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Erik Siegrist

03-29

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Projects the NL
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Nate Silver

01-17

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

12-29

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Prospectus Matchups: Promoting From "IS" to the Majors
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Jim Baker

09-27

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Breaking Balls: A Game of Numbers
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Derek Zumsteg

08-31

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Transaction Analysis: August 26-29, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

07-29

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The Claussen Pickle
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Jay Jaffe

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: July 15-19
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Christina Kahrl

05-29

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Transaction Analysis: May 25-27, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

05-01

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Transaction Analysis: April 26-29
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Christina Kahrl

04-16

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Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets
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Baseball Prospectus

04-03

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Prospectus Today: AL Preview
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Joe Sheehan

02-06

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The Sabean Way
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Michael Wolverton

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Ben and Sam discuss the Tigers' predictably bad defense and the unpredictably bad Brandon Wood.

Ben and Sam discuss the Tigers' predictably bad defense and the unpredictably bad Brandon Wood.

Episode 37: "The Tigers' Defense is What We Thought it Was/Brandon Wood and the Quad-A Player"

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January 18, 2012 3:00 am

Transaction Analysis: A-nother Oakland Outfielder [Updated]

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R.J. Anderson

The A's acquire Seth Smith, the Nats sign Gio to an extension, the Reds ink Ryan Ludwick, and the Brewers agree to terms with Aoki

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With word that Jed Hoyer will be joining Theo Epstein in Chicago, the Padres have a familiar face sliding into the GM chair.

With Padres GM Jed Hoyer headed to the Cubs in the same capacity under former boss Theo Epstein, another Epstein protégé, Josh Byrnes, takes over in San Diego. Although Hoyer's tenure didn't last as long as anyone expected, he made a few key moves that will help shape the course of the franchise.

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Were the Mariners wise to issue a contract extension to Jack Zduriencik?

Last week, the Seattle Mariners announced a multi-year contract extension for general manager Jack Zduriencik, putting to rest the speculation that a second-consecutive losing season would put his job in jeopardy. Keeping Zduriencik in charge of the rebuilding effort for at least two more years seems like a wise decision on the surface, but how much has he really accomplished in his time with the Mariners?

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The Angels keep their ace around for several more years, the Astros put a piece of their future in the pen, and a side-armer departs San Diego.

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August 9, 2011 9:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Johnny (Finally) on the Spot

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Ben Lindbergh

The Royals summon another important part of their future to the majors in Johnny Giavotella, the Mariners finally fill a festering positional hole, and Kevin Millwood goes mile-high.

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July 26, 2011 9:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Angel in the Infield

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Ben Lindbergh

The Rays finally send for Desmond Jennings and demote Reid Brignac, the Pirates get some assistance from within, the Diamondbacks part with Wily Mo Pena and acquire a blast from the past, and the latest knuckleball developments out of Boston.

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April 27, 2011 9:00 am

The BP Broadside: Impatience with Cold Starters

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Steven Goldman

Which spring slumpers aren't going to stage a comeback?

On Sunday afternoon, Derek Jeter went 4-for-6 to raise his rates from a pathetic .221/.289/.235 to a still-anemic .257/.317/.284. Whether this signifies a new birth of Jeter so that shortstop of the Jeter, by the Jeter, and for the Jeter (and emphatically not for A-Rod) shall not perish from the earth remains to be seen, but at least the remote possibility exists. I’m less certain about some of the guys below, the worst hitters in the major leagues as we close out April. Should these teams stick or move on with these drowning hitters?

Dan Johnson, Rays-1B: .131/.185/.197
It’s a matter of religion with me that minor-league statistics mean something and true “Quadruple-A players” are about as rare as Sumatran tigers. Johnson is a career .307/.420/.560 hitter at Triple-A and performed well there as recently as last year. However, as when good things happen to bad people, Johnson’s major-league performances—.222/.328/.391 in over a thousand plate appearances, including .178/.292/.350 for the Rays—provoke a crisis of faith: Johnson is looking more tigerish all the time.

With Casey Kotchman on the roster, Johnson’s hold on the first-base job has been slipping, with Kotchman starting six of the last 10 games in what appears to be a kind of platoon made up entirely of left-handers. Johnson gets to face the southpaw pitchers while fellow lefty-swinger Kotchman sits. This is a weak solution, but the Rays don’t have great first-base options and Maddon has to do something to spark a lineup in which he’s been batting Felipe Lopez cleanup of late. Overall, Rays cleanup hitters have hit .159/.187/.284 on the season, the worst performance of any of their nine batting order slots. That’s an indictment of the players, the manager, and the general manager. It’s time to move on, perhaps by promoting Brandon Guyer, off to a hot start at Triple-A, and giving Johnny Damon some starts at first base—for all the good that would do. Even calling up Chris Carter—not the A’s kid, but the 28-year-old who washed out as a Mets reserve last year—would be better than carrying on with the present approach. Stick or make a change? Move on, and in a hurry.


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March 14, 2011 9:00 am

Ahead in the Count: Battle for the Beltway

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Matt Swartz

In the Nationals' and Orioles' battle for the local fan base, the team that blinks first may stand to gain the most.

This past month, I moved back up I-95 from Washington to Philadelphia, where I’d spent all but the previous eighteen months of my life. There has been only one major-league franchise in the City of Brotherly Love since the Athletics forsook Philly in 1955, but as I discovered during my sojourn in the District, many baseball fans in the DC area have been torn between the Baltimore Orioles, for whom many of them grew up cheering, and the Washington Nationals, who emigrated from Montreal in 2005. Neither team has been good during their years of geographic coexistence, and the metropolitan area has not seen a playoff game since 1997, but both teams have slowly begun to develop the young talent necessary to compete. Although animosity stemming from Orioles owner Peter Angelos’ opposition to a Washington franchise has cost the O’s some fans, many in the DC area have yet to determine their allegiance.

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Who could be the surprise player of 2011, and could he rival the Jays' breakout ballplayer of 2010?

Last week in this space, among my random wishes for the upcoming season, I mentioned my desire for there to be another Jose Bautista in 2011, i.e., another veteran player who suddenly and unexpectedly puts up a monster year. Virtually no one predicted that the Jose-Bot would suddenly go all George Foster on the American League, but anyone that could have would have had a huge advantage in their fantasy or sim leagues last year.

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The Twins' middle-infield makeover, Ozzie's new bullpen, plus Kyle Farnsworth and Brad Penny do the Inka Dinka Do by signing deals.

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Following in the steps of looking at how the Giants' roster was constructed, now we look at how the Rangers were put together.

Now it’s time to focus on GM Jon Daniels and former (arguably current) flamethrower Nolan Ryan’s creation, the Texas Rangers. We’ll start here with the one of the most potent and powerful offenses in baseball:

Team Salary: $55 million
Average Salary: $1.9 million
Total Years of Control: 90
Average Age: 28.6




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