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04-01

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22

Closer to Me: Week One
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Mauricio Rubio

03-07

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9

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Relief Pitchers
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BP Fantasy Staff

05-30

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3

Bullpen Report: Movin' on Up
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Mike Gianella

05-23

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7

Bullpen Report: Introducing Tiers
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Mike Gianella

01-22

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The Keeper Reaper: Relievers for 1/22/13
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Dan Mennella

01-16

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23

Transaction Analysis: Soriano Finally Gets Paid
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R.J. Anderson

11-01

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2

Transaction Analysis: The League of Extraordinary Salary Commitment
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R.J. Anderson

10-26

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17

Overthinking It: Predicting the First Offseason of Qualifying Offers
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Ben Lindbergh

09-14

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3

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 42: Breaking Down Baltimore's Latest Extra-Inning Win/Should Rafael Soriano Opt Out?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-28

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 28
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Matthew Kory

05-09

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, May 9
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Daniel Rathman

02-06

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18

Prospectus Hit and Run: Beware of Falling Payrolls
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Jay Jaffe

07-19

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30

The BP Broadside: Joe Girardi's Comfort Thing
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Steven Goldman

04-06

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40

The BP Broadside: Thanks to Soriano, CC will Finish with 299 Career Wins
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Steven Goldman

04-01

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7

Divide and Conquer, AL East: The Pen's the Thing
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Ben Kabak

01-26

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Expanded Horizons: No One Man Should have All that Glower
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Tommy Bennett

01-19

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Spinning Yarn: Rafael Soriano in King Mo's Court
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Mike Fast

01-14

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39

Transaction of the Day: Soriano in Stripes
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Christina Kahrl

01-13

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4

Free Agent Bargain Bin: Relief Pitchers
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Dan Wade

12-29

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Transaction Analysis: The Short Stack
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Christina Kahrl

04-16

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7

Checking the Numbers: Braves Bullpen Makeover
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Eric Seidman

04-01

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4

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief Pitchers
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Lee Panas

03-25

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Team Health Reports: Tampa Bay Rays
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Will Carroll

12-22

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34

Transaction Analysis: The Vazquez Trade
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Christina Kahrl

12-09

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13

Transaction Action: Winter Meetings Activity, NL plus Something Pettitte
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Christina Kahrl

12-08

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20

Prospectus Today: Arbitration Ambush
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Joe Sheehan

12-08

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On the Beat: Day One of the Winter Meetings
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John Perrotto

11-25

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9

So You Need: Firemen
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Jay Jaffe

07-10

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20

Prospectus Today: Breaking From Fashion
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Joe Sheehan

02-18

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Team Health Reports: Atlanta Braves
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Brad Wochomurka

12-23

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28

Prospectus Today: Free Agent Dragnet
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Joe Sheehan

07-18

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Under The Knife: The Ten Hurts that Hurt Worst
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Will Carroll

07-11

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Fantasy Focus: Closer Attrition
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Jeff Erickson

06-19

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Under The Knife: Back Mysteries
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Will Carroll

06-09

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Under The Knife: Brown Lessons
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Will Carroll

04-28

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Under The Knife: Quick Work and Gray Braves
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Will Carroll

04-16

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Under The Knife: Too Many Pitchers
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Will Carroll

03-21

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Joba and the MISERs
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Jay Jaffe

10-31

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

09-07

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Running Man
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Dan Fox

08-02

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of August 2nd
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Jay Jaffe

07-31

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Will's Mill: The Mill Closes -- 5:00 P.M.
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Will Carroll

03-20

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2006--Setting the Stage
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Jonah Keri

12-15

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Prospectus Today: Meetings Wrap-Up, NL
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Joe Sheehan

12-14

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Transaction Analysis: December 7-13
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Christina Kahrl

05-06

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Breaking Balls: Sixteen Innings of Bliss
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Derek Zumsteg

02-16

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Prospectus Roundtable: The Rodriguez-for-Soriano Deal
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Baseball Prospectus

01-09

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Dominican Winter League Report
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Carlos J. Lugo

12-22

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Dominican Winter League Report
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Carlos J. Lugo

12-11

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Dominican Winter League Report
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Carlos J. Lugo

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Arbitration decisions, signings, and waiver claims highlight the latest out of Indianapolis.

NEW YORK YANKEES
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Re-signed LHP Andy Pettitte to a one-year, $11.75 million contract. [12/9]

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December 8, 2009 11:08 am

Prospectus Today: Arbitration Ambush

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Joe Sheehan

The Braves find themselves with an abundance of relief pitchers to cope with as the Hot Stove League heats up.

On a day with a news gatherer-to-news ratio approaching infinity, the most interesting stuff happened late and didn't involve anyone signing anything. Three of the 23 free agents offered arbitration by their clubs accepted by the midnight deadline, scurrying safely off the market and taking the risk that a one-year deal will look better than whatever might be available.

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December 8, 2009 10:30 am

On the Beat: Day One of the Winter Meetings

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John Perrotto

Surprises with arbitration, minor exchanges, and rumors from Indy.

It used to be that free agents never accepted their club's offers of salary arbitration over staying out on the open market. However, it also used to be that clubs would open the checkbook wide for even the most average free agents. Things changed last winter when multi-year contracts were the exception rather than the norm on the free-agent market. This year, almost all 30 major-league clubs are saying that their payrolls for 2010 are going to stay the same or go down, and many players and agents are apprehensive about what the market might bear this winter.

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November 25, 2009 2:11 pm

So You Need: Firemen

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Jay Jaffe

What free-agent relievers could offer the best deals for their new teams?

As an understanding of advanced metrics has taken hold in major-league front offices, the market for free-agent relievers has shrunk considerably, even allowing for the harsh economic climate of the past two winters. Teams that were once willing to shell out multi-year contracts for closers and top set-up men are increasingly shying away from such deals, realizing that reliever performances are fairly volatile from year to year due to sample sizes (to say nothing of injuries), that free-agent compensation rules disproportionately penalize teams for signing relievers, and that they can do just about as well by hunting for bargains or giving opportunities to their own youngsters.

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July 10, 2009 5:27 pm

Prospectus Today: Breaking From Fashion

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Joe Sheehan

Why hand out a capital 'C' when you can find better ways to rack up a few W's?

I wasn't a real big fan of Ryan Franklin making the All-Star team, because I see his microscopic ERA as a small-sample fluke out of step with the rest of his career. The number is helped along by good fortune on two numbers-batting average on balls in play, and home runs per fly ball-that tend to bounce around and reflect luck more than skill. He has a bunch of saves because a couple of pitchers, each with stronger skill sets, either pitched poorly or were never given a full chance before the job fell to him. He's certainly qualified by the established standards, but he's far from the best available option even if we just look at short relievers.

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February 18, 2009 12:41 pm

Team Health Reports: Atlanta Braves

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Brad Wochomurka

Their chances of contending may hinge upon a great deal of very good work by their medical team.

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December 23, 2008 12:17 pm

Prospectus Today: Free Agent Dragnet

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Joe Sheehan

A lineup of the usual suspects, and a small-timer in the background who may be ready to make good.

Rafael Furcal. Mark Teixeira. Rafael Furcal. Mark Teixeira. Rafael Furcal. Mark Teixeira. Rafael Furcal. Mark Teixeira. Rafael Furcal. Mark Teixeira. Rafael Furcal. Mark Teixeira. Rafael Furcal. Mark Teixeira. Rafael Furcal. Mark Teixeira. Rafael Furcal. Mark Teixeira. Rafael Furcal. Mark Teixeira. Rafael Furcal. Mark Teixeira. Rafael Furcal. Mark Teixeira.

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July 18, 2008 12:00 am

Under The Knife: The Ten Hurts that Hurt Worst

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Will Carroll

As the curtain rises for Act Two, "Break-a-Leg" is not a lucky option.

When I first began reading Rob Neyer, I learned quickly that everything came down to runs, runs then added up to wins, and that nothing else matters. We can make the game as granular as we want, but it's primarily all about runs and wins. I'm certainly no Rob Neyer, but those lessons have held, and we're working on turning injuries into runs and wins-or the lack thereof. Once we get past the false perceptions that I still combat every day (no, there's not more injuries now; no, pitchers didn't always throw 150 pitches a start back in the day; no, injuries aren't just part of the game), then we can get down to the work of translating sprains and strains into runs and wins. With the All-Star break behind us and not much in the way of games to talk about, I decided to take a look at ten of the most significant injuries of the first half. You might be surprised that most of these injuries didn't "cost" much, not in terms of the dollars lost-although you could buy yourself a nice infield with those lost dollars-but instead in terms of wins. Three wins don't sound like much until your team is two games back of the division leader at the end of the season.

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July 11, 2008 12:00 am

Fantasy Focus: Closer Attrition

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Jeff Erickson

Closers, closers everywhere, on your teams and in your hair!

Part of my recent conversation with Yahoo's Scott Pianowski centered on closers, and in particular on how, prior to the last week or two, there's seemingly been relatively little closer attrition this season. Usually we can count on 12 to 15 teams changing their closers in a given season, either due to injury or poor performance, and for many of those changes to become permanent. It's one of the ways we can justify discounting their price in our preseason dollar valuations, and at the draft table. If saves are a category that you can capture in part by being active on the waiver wire, then by all means, don't overpay for these one-trick ponies.

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June 19, 2008 12:00 am

Under The Knife: Back Mysteries

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Will Carroll

Furcal's still out, but now Kouzmanoff's down, while the Cubs hold their collective breath over Big Z.

Carlos Zambrano (TBD)
If nothing else, the Cubs should be happy that Geovany Soto watches his pitchers so closely, because Soto noticed something about Zambrano and didn't wait. Instead, he waved out the trainers while running out to see what was going on with Zambrano in the seventh. While Zambrano's control wasn't perfect, he's never really been the most efficient pitcher. Zambrano stated after the game that he "felt something" and is headed back to Chicago to have an MRI and an examination by team physicians. According to Gameday, Zambrano was between 91-95 on his fastball all night, and he was still in that range in the seventh. Zambrano has been very durable over his career despite that inefficiency and despite the workload. The Cubs have enough pitching depth to get by if this is just a short-term issue, but if it's not he's obviously irreplaceable. We should know more after the imaging and examination.


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June 9, 2008 12:00 am

Under The Knife: Brown Lessons

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Will Carroll

Jeremy Bonderman and Ryan Church recover from career-threatening injuries, the Braves try to rebuild their bullpen, and the Cardinals play it safe with their rotation.

I'd planned a big article on this and written most of it, but with everyone trying to explain why Big Brown lost, I think we've missed one important point. While the horse was put on steroids--specifically Winstrol, the same steroid that many players, including Rafael Palmeiro, have tested positive for--it wasn't to make him faster. I'm no doctor and I'm certainly no veterinarian, but I can read. Here are the important numbers:

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April 28, 2008 12:00 am

Under The Knife: Quick Work and Gray Braves

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Will Carroll

Thank goodness for Stan Conte, the Braves deal with aches and pains, and Jorge Posada's shoulder is worse than initially thought.

Chipper Jones (3 DXL)
John Smoltz (7 DXL)
The Braves understand that one of the risks involved with older, injury-prone players is that they're going to need to go to their backups. The team has them in place, but they'd hoped they wouldn't have to use them quite yet; it's one thing to have Plan B in place, and quite another to put Plan B in the rotation or in place of your hottest hitter. Smoltz is no stranger to shoulder problems, but normally they've been coming towards the end of seasons, which would make fatigue a contributing factor. With these latest problems coming so early in the season, we have to hope that fatigue isn't the issue, but at this stage, it doesn't seem like the Braves really know what's involved. Sources tell me that the soreness is in a "lower area" than what had him on the DL at the start of the year. They'll wait for the shoulder to calm down before further examination, an indication that there's an inflammatory process going on. He'll miss a start and could hit the DL after a scheduled examination on Tuesday. The Braves will also be without Jones until at least Tuesday; he described the back spasms he experienced over the weekend as a "sledgehammer in the back." That doesn't sound good, but Jones tends to heal quickly and come back at normal capacity. His small injuries-quad, back, foot-are already adding up, but Jones is hitting through all of them, so assess your level of risk tolerance. Bobby Cox is used to this.



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