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04-16

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Out of Left Field: The Worst Baseball Discussions We Have
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Matthew Kory

02-20

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Inspecting the Spectrum, Part II: The Podz People
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Jay Jaffe

05-31

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Transaction Analysis: Calling for the Cavalry
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Ben Lindbergh

09-17

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Under The Knife: Is Ryan's Way Working?
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Will Carroll

07-29

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Transaction Action: Podzilla Washes Up in Malibu?
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Christina Kahrl

04-01

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BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day Rosters
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John Perrotto

01-10

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Transaction Action: Oddments
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Christina Kahrl

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-19

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Transaction Analysis: April 15-18
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Christina Kahrl

02-01

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Transaction Analysis: AL Central Catchup
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Christina Kahrl

12-04

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The Week in Quotes: November 28-December 4
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Alex Carnevale

11-01

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Hacking Mass
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Ben Murphy

09-07

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Running Man
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Dan Fox

06-27

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox, June 23, 2006
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Derek Jacques

11-22

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Prospectus Matchups: The Thankless
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Jim Baker

11-14

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2005 HACKING MASS Results
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Ben Murphy

10-24

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World Series Prospectus: Game Two
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Will Carroll

10-24

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Prospectus Today: An Unlikely Hero
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Joe Sheehan

09-01

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Transaction Analysis: August 26-31
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Christina Kahrl

08-18

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Lies, Damned Lies: Running down SOB
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Nate Silver

08-17

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Transaction Analysis: August 9-15
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Christina Kahrl

07-26

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Boston Red Sox @ Chicago White Sox, 7/24/05
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Jonah Keri

06-28

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Chicago Cubs @ Chicago White Sox, 6/26/05
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Jonah Keri

06-17

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Prospectus Matchups: Return of Return of the Transients
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Jim Baker

04-12

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

03-11

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Transaction Analysis: Offseason - The Centrals
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Christina Kahrl

09-17

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Transaction Analysis: August 30-September 15
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Christina Kahrl

05-07

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Transaction Analysis: May 3-5, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

10-28

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

08-04

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Prospectus Triple Play: Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics
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Baseball Prospectus

06-07

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Transaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 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

03-21

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PECOTA Does Fantasy
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Nate Silver

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April 16, 2012 3:00 am

Out of Left Field: The Worst Baseball Discussions We Have

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Matthew Kory

It happens every spring: we talk way too much about reserve outfielders.

Just before spring training ended, an email arrived from two friends of mine. They’re both Philadelphia Phillies fans. As you are likely aware, the Phillies have the greatest starting pitching staff in the history of ever, but they aren’t without problems elsewhere. Ryan Howard’s recovery from a ruptured Achilles and Chase Utley’s on-going knee injuries have ripped the heart out of an offense that was once the National League’s best. Their stranglehold on the NL East is now in doubt.

None of that was discussed in the email. Neither was Jonathan Papelbon’s ridiculous contract, or the disintegration of the farm system, or the aging nucleus, or even Charlie Manuel, possibly the funniest manager in baseball history. Nope, none of that.

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The corner outfield spots are known for production, but one field has been far more dominant in recent years.

My working theory was that it began with Scott Podsednik. In December 2004, White Sox general manager Kenny Williams sent slugging left fielder Carlos Lee to the Brewers for a three-player package that included Podsednik, who was coming off a so-so season as Milwaukee's center fielder. He had stolen 70 bases and bopped 12 homers—a nice return in the fantasy realm—but had hit just .244/.313/.364. His .237 True Average was hardly anything to write home about, and here at BP, both Christina Kahrl and Joe Sheehan tossed around phrases like "as a hitter plugged into left field, the nicest thing you can say is that he makes a great part-time center fielder." At the time, the Sox were set with an All-Star caliber center fielder in Aaron Rowand, 27 and coming off a breakout .310/.361/.544 campaign, which didn't exactly clarify matters.

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Brandon Belt and Andrew Oliver get second shots at launching their MLB careers, Jordan Lyles arrives ahead of schedule, and Chris Stewart and Brandon Crawford become the latest Giants offensive filler.

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September 17, 2010 8:00 am

Under The Knife: Is Ryan's Way Working?

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Will Carroll

Nolan Ryan and Scott Servais have pushed the Rangers' pitchers harder than any other organizations but has it made a difference?

UTK Flashback

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July 29, 2010 4:20 am

Transaction Action: Podzilla Washes Up in Malibu?

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Christina Kahrl

Plus Domonic Brown's call-up, and the rest of the slate of recent roster moves.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Acquired C-R Lucas May and RHP Elisaul Pimentel from the Dodgers for OF-L Scott Podsednik; optioned RHP Victor Marte to Omaha (Triple-A); recalled RHP Bryan Bullington from Omaha; outrighted RHP Anthony Lerew to Omaha. [7/28]
Purchased the contract of RHP Greg Holland from Omaha. [7/29]

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AL Projected Rosters

With Opening Day a little more than a week away, here is a look at the projected rosters for each of the 14 American League clubs following conversations with club executives and media members.  National League lineups are here. You can also look at the fantasy depth charts at any time to see our latest updated projections.

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January 10, 2010 5:01 pm

Transaction Action: Oddments

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Christina Kahrl

Podzilla lands at Kauffman, the Phillies continue to try to improve their pen, and a flurry of minor moves.

CLEVELAND INDIANS
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Traded LHP Zach Jackson to the Blue Jays for a PTBNL. [1/9]

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It's Superior Circuit Transaction Action for all you fellow moves junkies.

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April 19, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: April 15-18

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Christina Kahrl

Drew Carey, Dave Kingman, Samuel L. Jackson, and all the transaction action since Saturday.

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February 1, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: AL Central Catchup

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Christina Kahrl

The four contenders retool in baseball's most murderous division, while the Royals and their new GM make perhaps the biggest gamble of the offseason.

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Thank the Winter Meetings for encouraging all of Major League Baseball to forget the age-old maxim, "loose lips sink ships."

"We have sent a formal offer to Matsuzaka and his agent Scott Boras. I believe it is fair and comprehensive, and offers a great deal of security and a substantial level of compensation."
--Red Sox executive Larry Lucchino

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November 1, 2006 12:00 am

Hacking Mass

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Ben Murphy

Who was the best at predicting the worst?

HACKING MASS All-Star Team

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