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05-21

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Transaction Analysis: Stephen Drew and the Red Sox End the Suspense
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Quinton

03-17

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Rumor Roundup: Drew to Detroit?
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Daniel Rathman

02-19

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Rumor Roundup: Chris Capuano, Free Agent of Interest
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Daniel Rathman

02-12

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Overthinking It: Where the Remaining Free Agents Would Matter the Most
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Ben Lindbergh

02-06

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Rumor Roundup: Examining the Market
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Daniel Rathman

11-12

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Rumor Roundup: The High Price of Free Agent Pitching
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Daniel Rathman

09-12

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What You Need to Know: Jose Fernandez's Closing Argument
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Andrew Koo and Chris Mosch

08-20

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Overthinking It: Stephen Drew, Defensive Shifts, and Fighting the Fear of Failure
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Ben Lindbergh

06-06

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week 10
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Paul Singman

12-18

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Transaction Analysis: Drew Love
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R.J. Anderson

10-18

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5

Punk Hits: Three Nights in October, Part Two
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Ian Miller

08-24

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, August 24
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Matthew Kory

08-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 26: The Return of Brett Anderson, Oakland's Playoff Rotation, and the Financial Future of Stephen Drew
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-21

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 21
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Matthew Kory

08-21

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Transaction Analysis: The A's Acquire Stephen Drew *UPDATED*
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Ben Lindbergh and Kevin Goldstein

03-02

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The BP First Take: Friday, March 2
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Daniel Rathman

02-18

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Fantasy Beat: Scoresheet - A-Rod or Stephen Drew?
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Rob McQuown

01-28

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Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals
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The Stephen Drew/Scott Boras qualifying offer odyssey comes to a non-tragic conclusion.



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March 17, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Drew to Detroit?

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Daniel Rathman

The Tigers and Stephen Drew could help each other out, and the Royals come close to picking a fifth starter.

Could the Tigers and Stephen Drew rescue each other?
News surfaced over the past couple of days that Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias could spend most of the 2014 season on the shelf with long-term injuries to both of his shins. Detroit’s only internal replacement is Hernan Perez, who turns 23 on March 26 and did little at the plate in a 71-plate-appearance sample last year.


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February 19, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Chris Capuano, Free Agent of Interest

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Daniel Rathman

Chris Capuano and Stephen Drew draw interest from multiple teams, and Drew Pomeranz is still a starter.

Mariners in active discussions with Chris Capuano
With Ubaldo Jimenez off the market on a four-year, $50 million deal with the Orioles, the Mariners are running out of veteran starters with whom to pad their rotation. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman wrote on Tuesday that while the team at least kicked the tires on Jimenez and has been in touch with the still-available Ervin Santana, its top target at the moment might be Chris Capuano.


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Which teams' glass slippers best fit the six still-unsigned top-50 free agents?

It was new and exciting in November, mundane in December, and comforting and familiar in January. But by mid-February, speculating about likely landing spots for attractive free agents is as tired as publicly celebrating the Beatles.*

Granted, the alternative would be talking about the sort of stuff that otherwise occupies us early in spring training: what players look like; what players look like from afar; what players might look like from afar, if we could see them; what players look like upside-down; meaningless quotes about team chemistry. There’s only so much we can do to combat the boring until real baseball begins.

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February 6, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Examining the Market

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Daniel Rathman

Updates on likely landing spots for Stephen Drew, Fernando Rodney, Bronson Arroyo, and Jose Lobaton.

Three teams have “strong interest” in Fernando Rodney
All but one of the pitchers who spent the 2013 season as their teams’ closers know where they will be playing this year. The exception is Fernando Rodney, who appears certain to move on from the Rays—now that they’ve added Grant Balfour and Heath Bell—but does not yet know where free agency will take him.

The hard-throwing right-hander, who turns 37 on March 18, has secured only one multi-year deal to this point in his career: a two-year, $11 million contract that came back to bite the Angels before he moved on to Tampa Bay. Rodney earned $2 million in 2012 on a one-year pact with the Rays, who exercised a club option to retain him for $2.5 million last year.


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November 12, 2013 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: The High Price of Free Agent Pitching

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Daniel Rathman

Ricky Nolasco and Ervin Santana are asking a lot, Stephen Drew is about to make some money, and a familiar starter resurfaces as a knuckleballer.

Ricky Nolasco and Ervin Santana Shoot for the Moon
Want Nolasco? That’ll cost you $80 million over five years. Want Santana? Prepare to shell out $100 million—and your highest unprotected draft pick, since the right-hander turned down a qualifying offer from the Royals.


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September 12, 2013 7:27 am

What You Need to Know: Jose Fernandez's Closing Argument

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Andrew Koo and Chris Mosch

With a strong outing versus the Braves and a home run at the plate, Jose Fernandez did his best to convince Rookie of the Year voters on Wednesday.

The Wednesday Takeaway
One of the questions Sam Miller proposed earlier this week was whether backstop Jeff Mathis has had any effect on Jose Fernandez’ increased curveball usage since the start of June. With the Marlins absent Mathis behind the plate on Wednesday due to a bruised thumb, the proposition was put to the test. Being paired with backstop Koyie Hill for the first time all season, Fernandez didn’t shy away from his curveball, relying on the offering for 36 of his 100 pitches. For the young Marlins hurler, it was his highest curveball rate in a start without Mathis behind the dish and just a tad less than his average with his veteran battery mate.


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An object lesson in implementing the shift drawn from two consecutive plate appearances.

Out here on the internet, the things we know for sure about defensive shifts are easily outnumbered by the unknowns. We’re still mostly in the dark about some pretty fundamental information: how often shifts are used, how effectively they’re implemented, and how much hitters can alter their approach to combat them. What data we do have indicates that shifting is becoming more common, and some anecdotal evidence suggests that it works. But there’s still considerable cause for skepticism and, judging by the dramatic team-by-team differences in the rates at which shifts are applied, nothing close to an industry consensus.

One thing we know with some certainty is that the shift can be almost as frustrating for defenders as it is for batters who have to hit into it. Earlier this year, Astros starter Lucas Harrell expressed frustration after a loss in which he felt that the shift had hurt him, saying,

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June 6, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: American League, Week 10

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Paul Singman

Hector Santiago is taking Jake Peavy's place in the White Sox rotation, and he's among the five junior-circuit players worth a look in your fantasy leagues this week.

Matt Tuiasosopo, OF, Detroit Tigers
Ownership: ESPN: 0.0% Yahoo!: 0% CBS: 1%
2013 Stats: 19 R, 2 HR, 14 RBI, 0 SB, .339 AVG

With two hits in four at-bats, Doug Fister has the highest wOBA on the Tigers. Miguel Cabrera checks in second at a cool .466 mark. Third place on the list is occupied not by Prince Fielder, but rather by Tuaisosopo at .435 (Fielder has a .390 wOBA and ranks fourth). Sure, Tuiasososopo has done it in just 75 plate appearances but with production like that, one has to wonder if he will start to eat into Andy Dirks’ playing time in left. Dirks edges Tuiasosopo in defense, but the Tigers aren’t known as a team that will keep a producing bat off the field for the sake of defense. Tuiasosopo doesn’t have an impressive minor-league résumé, with an average under .250 the past two seasons in Triple-A. But he has shown decent power, reaching 14 and 12 homers in those two years. His playing time is still too limited for mixed leagues, but I’d kick the tires on Tuiasosopo in AL-only leagues hoping the ride continues.



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December 18, 2012 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Drew Love

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R.J. Anderson

The Red Sox signed Stephen Drew to be their starting shortstop, the Astros signed Carlos Pena, and the A's signed Hiroyuki Nakajima



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October 18, 2012 5:00 am

Punk Hits: Three Nights in October, Part Two

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Ian Miller

Cheering, and lots of it, in the press box.

Ian wrote Wednesday about covering his first postseason game, in Oakland. Today: his second game, Game Four of the A's-Tigers ALDS.

I’d been nursing a nasty cold for a week or so. It started in my head, but had migrated to my chest. I don’t like to take drugs—I’m a teetotaller, truth be told—but I’d resorted to DayQuil and cough syrup just to be able to get out of bed. It makes the walk across the footbridge from BART to the Coliseum something of an adventure—my steps unreliable, I felt like I was gliding rather than walking.

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August 24, 2012 11:27 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, August 24

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Matthew Kory

It raises a good question, though. *Has* a team tried to score 14 runs every game and go 124-1?

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