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October 24, 2008 1:13 pm

Prospectus Hit and Run: A Tale of Two Right Fielders

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Jay Jaffe

It's not always the stars who get put on the spot in the postseason.

Number nine on your scorecard, right field can sometimes seem like an afterthought in the lineup. Never mind that it was the position of Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, and (since it's the World Series) Reggie Jackson; in Little League it's a place where a team stashes a less talented player, a Timmy Lupus, in the hopes of his avoiding the spotlight. Neither the Phillies' Jayson Werth nor the Rays' Rocco Baldelli qualifies as either a Lupus or a Reggie, but the two right fielders nevertheless found the spotlight all night long in Game Two of the World Series, and not always for the better.

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October 16, 2008 12:41 pm

On the Beat: Comebacks and Throwbacks

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John Perrotto

Players earning respect, a manager's highs and lows, and news from around the major leagues.

BOSTON-Rocco Baldelli says it is not in his nature to complain, mope, or feel sorry for himself. If it was, he would be one miserable human being. "I believe the most important thing in life is to be the best person you can possibly be," Baldelli said. "I always try to keep a positive attitude and try to look on the bright side of things. Everybody has some misfortunate in life. You can't let it get you down. You've got to keep fighting through it."

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A rundown of some recent injuries, both familiar and unfamiliar.

Perhaps the only thing that can compete with the building excitement for Opening Day is a Bruce Springsteen concert. It was a great show, if far from sold out here in Indy, with the return of Danny Federici reminding us all just how much difference one guy can make. Teams have learned that too, though between bad luck and teams that don't invest enough in prevention, I'll still have plenty to write about this season. Here are the ten biggest injuries of the week:

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February 21, 2008 12:00 am

Team Health Reports: Tampa Bay Rays

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Will Carroll

Just days before the Rays' Fan Fest, Will anticipates a few questions, and answers others about a well-kept team and strong training staff.

The Facts
Head Trainer: Ron Porterfield
Player Days Lost, 2007: 568
Dollars Lost, 2007: $1.9 million
Three-Year Rank: 11





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October 30, 2007 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, AL East

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Nate Silver

The top and the bottom of the powerhouse division can build from within, leaving the AL East's middle class in an precarious spot.

This is the fifth of six-part preview of the impending off-season. I had been holding off on the two divisions involving World Series combatants until the games had concluded, but with the Series' hasty conclusion on Sunday--and Scott Boras' equally quick declaration that it's A-Rod Huntin' Season--now is the time to cover the AL East, where all five teams will have some very interesting decisions to make.

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June 8, 2007 12:00 am

Under The Knife: Playing Catch

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Will Carroll

All the injury updates you've been waiting for, including news on Miguel Cabrera, Aramis Ramirez, Joe Crede, Huston Street, Brett Myers, and Chris Carpenter.

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The Astros' next big three is on the horizon, while the Cardinals and Devil Rays focus on their outfield situations.

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February 10, 2005 12:00 am

Team Health Reports: Tampa Bay Devil Rays

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Will Carroll

The Devil Rays' medical staff won the 2004 Dick Martin Award. How much difference can keeping a sub-.500 roster healthy make?

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October 28, 2003 12:00 am

Internet Baseball Awards

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Ryan Wilkins

As many of our readers were submitting their ballots for the annual Internet Baseball Awards, 11 Baseball Prospectus authors went into the polling booths themselves, voicing their opinions on who should win the major baseball awards this year. Here are the results...

As many of our readers were submitting their ballots for the annual Internet Baseball Awards, 11 Baseball Prospectus authors went into the polling booths themselves, voicing their opinions on who should win the major baseball awards this year. Here are the results:

National League Player of the Year

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The BP Staff weighs in with their mid-season ballots, showing who they think deserves an MVP, Cy Young Award, and Rookie of the Year.

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 occasional comments, are included 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)

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BP favorites Marcus Giles and Bobby Kielty finally get their due, but Johan Santana's imprisonment threatens to start a new revolution. Plus notes on the Braves' bullpen usage, Torii Hunter's slump, the bizarre tale of Josh Hamilton, and Lou Piniella's quest for an aura-emitting closer.

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Part two of our look at the top 40 prospects.

Part One

Rany Jazayerli: OK. Some responses...

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