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07-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 237: Stats That Won't Last/No-Hitters and No-Walkers/The Worst Shortstop Ever/A Pitcher Who Can Hit/The All-Bunting Team/Trading Top Prospects for Trout/Pint-Sized Power Hitters
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-14

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Collateral Damage: Spring Uprising
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Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: More on Yoenis Cespedes and the A's
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Ben Lindbergh

12-29

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Transaction Analysis: Bailing Out of Oakland
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R.J. Anderson and Kevin Goldstein

04-08

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Rookie Effect
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Brian Mills

01-21

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Replacement-level Killers
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Jay Jaffe

08-19

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Changing Speeds: The Golden Generation
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Ken Funck

05-02

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Prospectus Roundtable: WPA
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Baseball Prospectus

04-06

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Transaction Action: AL Roster Cleanup
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Christina Kahrl

04-01

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Transaction Action: Claim and Deal
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Christina Kahrl

02-18

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Camp Battles: AL West
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Christina Kahrl

07-07

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Transaction Action: The Hairston Deal
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Christina Kahrl

04-23

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Under The Knife: Please, No Mauer (Catching)
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Will Carroll

04-10

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Transaction Analysis: AL Roster Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: Big-League Cuts and NRI Mutts
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Christina Kahrl

09-14

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Transaction Analysis: West by Central
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Christina Kahrl

07-10

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Transaction Analysis: AL West Moves and Issues
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Christina Kahrl

02-10

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Every Given Sunday: National League Questions
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John Perrotto

01-08

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Transaction Analysis: Breaking in the New Year
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Christina Kahrl

11-07

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Future Shock: White Sox Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

05-29

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Transaction Analysis: AL-brand Catsup
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Christina Kahrl

05-02

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Transaction of the Day: Major Moves
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Christina Kahrl

03-01

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Schrodinger's Bat: Clutch Performers, 2006
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Dan Fox

01-12

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Future Shock: Chicago White Sox Top Ten Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

08-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 23-24
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Christina Kahrl

06-20

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Fantasy Focus: The RotoWire ROI 100
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Erik Siegrist

03-29

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Transaction Analysis: March 27-28
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Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 17-26
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Christina Kahrl

02-24

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Fantasy Focus: Building a Fantasy Farm System
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Jeff Erickson

02-15

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Transaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

09-08

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Transaction Analysis: September 1-7
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Christina Kahrl

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005
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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

04-01

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Transaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

06-21

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Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants
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Baseball Prospectus

03-17

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Transaction Analysis: March 10-15, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

09-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21
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Christina Kahrl

08-05

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Under The Knife: Fifteen Pieces of Flair
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Will Carroll

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: July 7-20
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Christina Kahrl

11-26

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Prospectus Feature: 2002 HACKING MASS Results: All Players, By Name
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Baseball Prospectus

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 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

03-18

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Transaction Analysis: March 6-13, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

07-12

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Prospectus Awards Balloting
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Baseball Prospectus

01-20

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Transaction Analysis: January 10-17, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

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Ben and Sam answer the most listener emails they've ever answered.

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March 14, 2012 3:00 am

Collateral Damage: Spring Uprising

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Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

Sprains, soreness, and surgeries abound in the latest spring action.

Taylor Teagarden, Baltimore Orioles (Low Back Soreness)
A recent MRI of Teagarden’s sore lower back raised concerns, so he visited a specialist for another opinion. A CT scan was ordered to better assess the area, but the O’s haven’t released an official diagnosis yet. MRIs can give us good information, but they don’t always give us everything we need. The CT can give a much clearer picture of the bone structure, which leads one to believe his injury may be related to the vertebra.

The good news is that there has been no talk of surgery yet. The bad news is that there is still no definitive timeline for his recovery. Some are speculating he will be out a week or so while others are speculating it will be much longer. No one really knows until we get an accurate diagnosis.


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How can we reconcile Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes signing with the team's latest rebuilding efforts and its surplus of Stepford outfielders?



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The Red Sox get a young, cost-controlled closer with some injury issues as the A's latest rebuilding effort continues.

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Do early-season phenoms fade once the rest of the league learns to stop giving them pitches to hit?

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.

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January 21, 2011 12:15 pm

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Replacement-level Killers

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Jay Jaffe

Every team has positions that seem to chronically drag them down, but these teams ought to consider addition by excision.

When it comes to playoff races, every edge matters. Yet all too often, managers and GMs fail to make the moves that could help their teams for reasons rooted in issues beyond a player's statistics, allowing sub-par production to fester until it kills a club's post-season hopes. Back in 2007, I compiled a historical all-star squad of ignominy for our pennant race book, It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over, identifying players at each position whose performances had dragged their teams down in tight races: the Replacement-level Killers. The concept has been revisited on a more or less annual basis here at Baseball Prospectus, both by myself and by my colleagues, with an eye toward what teams can do to solve such potentially fatal problems.

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August 19, 2010 8:00 am

Changing Speeds: The Golden Generation

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Ken Funck

The 2006 class is a tough one to beat among a strong recent group of rookie classes.

Earlier this week, the folks at Beloit College released their annual MindsetList, a document designed to explain the cultural differences between the incoming class of college freshmen and the older faculty hired to teach them. The idea is to highlight the small and large ways the world has changed in the last 20 years by mentioning things that were true during the life span of oldsters that were never true for those under 20, e.g., the existence of things like a telephone cord, a country called Czechoslovakia, and a baseball commissioner not named Bud. For me, a man who fervently hopes Jamie Moyer comes back next spring to ensure I won’t have to face being older than every major-league ballplayer, this is always a time to reflect on youth and age, both in life and in baseball—especially so this year, since the current Mindset List includes a reference to the term Annus Horribilus, which I happened to use in last year’s BP Annual, but which I now know dates me almost as much as saying “23 Skidoo.”

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Assigning value to individual game events leads to a debate on the metric's merits.

The following is an edited transcript of an in-house discussion among the Baseball Prospectus team about WPA

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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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April 1, 2010 8:27 pm

Transaction Action: Claim and Deal

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Christina Kahrl

Who'll go for Lugo, Garko briefly adrift, en-spirited defenses of the Tribe's rotation, and dogs that didn't bark.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Team Audit | DT Cards | PECOTA Cards | Depth Chart

Acquired INF-R Julio Lugo from the Cardinals for future considerations. [3/31]
Designated 1B-L Michael Aubrey for assignment; released C/UT-R Chad Moeller. [4/1]

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February 18, 2010 12:00 am

Camp Battles: AL West

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Christina Kahrl

Not much to see here other than sorting out some corner spots and back ends of rotations.

In a wee bit of roster oddity, the AL West has both some of the most and least compelling job fights going for it. Whereas every other team in the junior circuit has a meaningful battle for a frontline job-as opposed to the inevitable, smaller combats for back-end bullpen assignments, bench roles, backup catchery, or the like, TA's bread and butter for 15 years-the short stack has one club that has no meaningful job fights, the Angels.

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July 7, 2009 2:19 pm

Transaction Action: The Hairston Deal

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Christina Kahrl

A seemingly minor exchange between cellar-dwellers makes an impact on the Pads and A's alike.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Team Audit | DT Cards | PECOTA Cards | Depth Chart

Acquired OF-R Scott Hairston from the Padres for RHPs Ryan Webb and Craig Italiano and a PTBNL; optioned OF-L Travis Buck to Sacramento (Triple-A); placed LHP Dallas Braden on the Bereavement Leave List; recalled LHP Dana Eveland from Sacramento. [7/6]

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