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03-25

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Baseball Therapy: Could the All-Bullpen Approach Actually Work?
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Russell A. Carleton

03-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 158: Combining Bad Teams/Blocking the Plate/The 26-Man Roster
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-11

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Baseball ProGUESTus: What the Insiders Say Makes a Good Manager
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C. Trent Rosecrans

09-05

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Sobsequy: The Postmodern Orioles
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Adam Sobsey

03-15

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Transaction Analysis: Notable NRI: AL Central
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R.J. Anderson

08-26

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Fantasy Beat: The Impact of September Call-ups
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Jason Collette

03-24

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Divide and Conquer, AL West: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
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Joey Matschulat

02-24

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Purpose Pitches: NL NRIs of Note
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Christina Kahrl

08-30

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Contractual Matters: The Post-season Roster Carousel
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Jeff Euston

07-01

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Contractual Matters: Optional Waivers
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Jeff Euston and Eric Seidman

04-06

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12

Transaction Action: AL Roster Cleanup
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Christina Kahrl

11-22

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23

Prospectus Today: Infield Free Agents Review
by
Joe Sheehan

10-05

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32

Prospectus Today: Madness
by
Joe Sheehan

05-17

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

04-16

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Transaction Analysis: NL Roster Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-10

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Transaction Analysis: AL Roster Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-02

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Transaction Analysis: Senior Circuit Shuffling
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Christina Kahrl

02-24

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Transaction Analysis: AL Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-12

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Easts
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Christina Kahrl

04-05

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Review of the Centrals
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Wests
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Christina Kahrl

11-22

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Transaction Analysis: November 17-21
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Christina Kahrl

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: Roster Reviews
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Christina Kahrl

09-01

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Transaction Analysis: August 28-31, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

08-28

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-27
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Christina Kahrl

04-12

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Transaction Analysis: April 5-10
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Christina Kahrl

01-10

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The BP Guide to Transaction Rules
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Thomas Gorman

09-08

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Transaction Analysis: September 1-7
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Christina Kahrl

09-01

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Transaction Analysis: August 26-31
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Christina Kahrl

04-12

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Transaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

03-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.
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Christina Kahrl

08-21

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Rational Exuberance: A Better Way to Build a Baseball Team
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Jonah Keri

07-02

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Transaction Analysis: June 28-30
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Christina Kahrl

04-27

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Transaction Analysis: April 19-25, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

04-20

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Transaction Analysis: April 13-18, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

04-06

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Transaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

02-11

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Transaction Analysis: January 12-February 6, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

12-04

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Breaking Balls: Rule 5 Shenanigans
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Derek Zumsteg

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: October 13-November 19
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Christina Kahrl

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

06-16

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Available Options
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Christian Ruzich

05-14

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Transaction Analysis: May 8-11, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

04-09

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Transaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

02-05

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Transaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis, The Wests
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Christina Kahrl

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

05-13

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Transaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

03-21

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Transaction Analysis: March 14-18, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

09-06

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

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Considering all the pros and cons of a revolutionary way to structure a roster.

Baseball games come with built-in subtitles. Dwight Gooden vs. Roger Clemens in the 1986 World Series. Bob Gibson vs. Denny McClain in the 1968 World Series. Kyle Lohse vs. Ross Detwiler in Game 4 of the NLDS last year. It's one thing to see a game between the Yankees and Tigers, but it's an entirely different game if CC Sabathia is pitching against Justin Verlander. And no one ever subtitles the game A-Rod vs. Miguel Cabrera.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about how many games a team formed from the three worst teams in baseball would win, whether catchers (and non-catchers) should be allowed to block the plate, and expanding active rosters.



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A range of responses from players, coaches, and team executives about the most important qualities for a manager to possess.

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

C. Trent Rosecrans is an all-glove, singles-hitting first baseman with 20 speed. That’s why he’s at a keyboard instead of actually playing baseball. Luckily, a complete lack of talent is more marketable in the internet world than it is in professional baseball, so he’s found a way to make some semblance of a living. Currently, it’s the CBSSports.com Eye On Baseball blog that’s paying the bills. Rosecrans was previously the Reds beat writer for the Cincinnati Post and still resides in the Queen City, waiting for Jason Parks to come sample the town’s finest chili with him. While Twitter feels so 2009, he still occasionally tweets @ctrent, but you’re just as likely to find some other silliness there as you are baseball. You can also follow him (as well as Dayn Perry and Matt Snyder) actually discussing baseball @EyeOnBaseball.
 


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September 5, 2012 5:00 am

Sobsequy: The Postmodern Orioles

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Adam Sobsey

How Dan Duquette is offsetting run differential with roster differential.

The Tides have tied the [International League] record for most players used in a season (74) and most starting pitchers used (20).—Norfolk Tides Media Notes, August 24, 2012
 

The above detail caught my eye in the press box before the Tides took on the Durham Bulls a couple of weeks ago. I appreciated the record numbers for their sheer size, but it’s easy, down here in the isolation of the minor leagues, to lose sight of what they really mean in the only context that counts.


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March 15, 2012 3:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Notable NRI: AL Central

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R.J. Anderson

A look at the NL Central non-roster invitees who could make an impact at the major league level this year



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August 26, 2011 11:16 am

Fantasy Beat: The Impact of September Call-ups

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Jason Collette

What kind of impact can September call-ups have on your fantasy team, and who figures to make the biggest splash in 2011?

We are less than a week away from the most/least exciting day of the fantasy baseball season—roster expansion. On that magical day of September 1, Major League Baseball teams can expand their active roster by up to 15 players, giving chances to rookies and career minor leaguers to showcase their skills and audition for a spot on someone’s 2012 roster.  It also gives teams a chance to rest their everyday players as they put their roster into cruise control in order to rest up for a grueling post-season. 

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Only a few of the preseason's roster battles are likely to have lasting consequences, but one of the few that will resides in the AL West.

It’s March 24, and the villagers are growing ever more restless. By this juncture in spring training, the beat writers charged with covering each team on a daily basis have all but exhausted their reserve of convenient storylines and mildly interesting interview subjects, and those of a more analysis-oriented mindset are generally found to be discussing one of two things: (a) season or individual player projections of a let’s-try-to-predict-the-future sort, or (b) Opening Day roster projections.

Alas, the latter rarely hold the kind of retrospective appeal that the former do, for the Opening Day roster is but a snapshot in time that is subject to modification from all directions as soon as the first game is in the books. In due time, the injured file dejectedly toward the disabled list, the vastly underperforming are faced with the prospect of a major reduction in playing time, demotion, or outright release, and the narrow losers of those heated spring training roster battles—especially the pitchers— very often earn another chance at winning a major-league roster spot later on in that same season. The end result? The initial makeup of a ballclub’s 25-man roster seems to matter greatly at the time, but usually doesn’t end up mattering that much (except for the most flagrant instances of choosing the wrong guy over a more qualified field of roster candidates), as the roster usually ends up sorting itself out in fairly short order. Operative word: usually. Fortunately, few of the AL West’s roster scrums buck the trend with a potentially irreversible outcome—the great exception residing with one foot in the Rangers' rotation, the other in the ‘pen.

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February 24, 2011 8:38 am

Purpose Pitches: NL NRIs of Note

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Christina Kahrl

From the "they also played" gang, those few who have jobs to win and trips to Fresno to avoid.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Pitcher(s): Just 11 years, a bad press conference, and all sorts of money since he was last a front-end rotation asset, Mike Hampton is in camp. This has to be one of those bad-penny propositions, where everyone who operates a franchise has to take a turn paying for a Hampton surgery, otherwise you haven't really made the grade as an owner. And they've got Micah Owings back, four years since he gave the Snakes cause to believe he might be a rotation stalwart. Given that this is the team that puts Zach Duke or Hampton in cleats, what's several bad seasons in a row between friends?
Hitter(s): I already touched on the most obvious impact NRI, Russell Branyan, on Tuesday, but he's not alone. Wily Mo Pena makes for an interesting platoon possibility in left field with Brandon Allen if Kirk Gibson decides to build something that could bop. And we can always double-count Micah Owings, since he's one of the only active players who genuinely extends a roster to 26 by contributing as both a pinch-hitter—or maybe even a spot starter at first?—and as a pitcher.

Atlanta Braves
Pitcher(s): From the “necessary evils” pile, there are veterans Kenshin Kawakami and Rodrigo Lopez, both knocking around in case Mike Minor or Brandon Beachy can't keep the fifth slot in the rotation to themselves. If you prefer something younger with a better chance of being a long-term Brave, watching top prospect Julio Teheran and Vazquez robbery prize Arodys Vizcaino makes for a great way to pass the time.
Hitter(s): Nobody really stands out or figures to get an extended look-see; I don't think FEMA could clean up whatever mess would have to be made to get Brent Clevlen onto the Opening Day roster, for example.





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August 30, 2010 8:00 am

Contractual Matters: The Post-season Roster Carousel

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Jeff Euston

With September approaching, contenders are starting to look at loopholes to help consruct their post-season rosters.

With 30-plus games to play, it might be considered tempting fate for a front office to start planning for the postseason. But seven clubs have improved their odds of making the postseason to 90 percent or better, according to the Playoff Odds Report. And baseball’s calendar demands that GMs and managers begin planning for October now.

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July 1, 2010 12:05 pm

Contractual Matters: Optional Waivers

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Jeff Euston and Eric Seidman

Explaining a seldom-used and confusing procedure that enables a club to quickly clear a roster spot.

When Scott Mathieson made his major-league debut approximately four years ago, the Philadelphia Phillies were a very different team. David Bell played third base, Aaron Rowand patrolled center field, and the three-headed monster of Mike Lieberthal, Sal Fasano and Chris Coste were the catchers. Mathieson, a 22-year old flamethrower, had shown plenty of promise but was still in need of some seasoning, which made things all the more disappointing when he fell prey to the injury bug and had to go under the knife for surgery on his ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. The road back has been tenuous, as rehabilitation was stunted by the need for a second Tommy John surgery. After successfully rehabbing from the second surgery, Mathieson found himself a minor-league reliever with fans clamoring for his presence on the big club’s roster.

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April 6, 2010 2:13 pm

Transaction Action: AL Roster Cleanup

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Christina Kahrl

A rundown on all the Opening Day decisions in the junior circuit.

ANAHEIM ANGELS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Purchased the contract of 4C-R Robb Quinlan from Salt Lake (Triple-A); placed LHP Scott Kazmir on the 15-day DL (hamstring), retroactive to 3/31; placed RHP Anthony Ortega (triceps) and OF-S Reggie Willits (hamstring) on the 15-day DL, retroactive to 3/30; placed OF-R Chris Pettit on the 15-day DL (labrum), retroactive to 3/26; optioned C-R Ryan Budde and CF-R Peter Bourjos to Salt Lake. [4/3]
Designated C-R Ryan Budde for assignment. [4/5]

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November 22, 2009 2:07 pm

Prospectus Today: Infield Free Agents Review

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Joe Sheehan

Checking out who's in the pool at first, second, third, and short.

There are currently 170 free agents. John Grabow was the 171st, but that was before signing with the Cubs right after the list became official. Over the next couple of days, I'll cover every single one of the 170, with the infielders coming first. Players are listed by position, and ranked within their position subjectively by how good a value I think each can be as a free agent.

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