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09-16

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Transaction Analysis: Rays to the Top
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R.J. Anderson

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price Trade
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R.J. Anderson, J.P. Breen, Sam Miller, Jordan Gorosh, Paul Sporer, Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton

07-11

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BP Unfiltered: Cat-and-Mouse with Kevin Kiermaier
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Chris Mosch

07-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 485: Trading Within the Division
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Ben Lindbergh and Russell A. Carleton

06-30

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Painting the Black: The Trade Deadline Preview
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R.J. Anderson

06-27

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Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David Price
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Ben Lindbergh and Baseball Prospectus

06-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 480: The David Price Trading Game
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-17

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Transaction Analysis: Vance Like There's Nobody Watching
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R.J. Anderson

06-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 467: What's Next for the Tampa Bay Rays?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-19

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Transaction Analysis: Billy's Blanks
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R.J. Anderson

05-05

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Transaction Analysis: For Whom the Bell Tolls
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R.J. Anderson

04-07

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Transaction Analysis: The More Yunel
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R.J. Anderson

04-02

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Transaction Analysis: Archer de Triomphe
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R.J. Anderson

04-02

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BP Unfiltered: Do the Rays Have a Drug Problem?
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Ben Lindbergh

03-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 414: 2014 Season Preview Series: Tampa Bay Rays
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-25

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Prospectus Preview: AL East 2014 Preseason Preview
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Andrew Koo and Zachary Levine

03-07

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Painting the Black: Spring Flings
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R.J. Anderson

02-21

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Raising Aces: Organizational Trends: Looking for Mechanical Hallmarks
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Doug Thorburn

02-17

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Transaction Analysis: Choosing the Brave Life
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R.J. Anderson

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: Nationals Catch a Ray
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R.J. Anderson and Steffan Segui

02-13

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Rumor Roundup: Catching Up with Catcher News
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Daniel Rathman

02-06

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Rumor Roundup: Examining the Market
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Daniel Rathman

02-04

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Rumor Roundup: What Can Yoon Do for You?
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Daniel Rathman

02-03

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Transaction Analysis: Ain't Nothin' But Hammels
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

01-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 372: The Rays, The Red Sox, and Getting Hometown Discounts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-27

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Baseball Therapy: Why Are Smart Teams Spending Money on Relievers?
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Russell A. Carleton

01-24

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Transaction Analysis: Balfour Got Back
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R.J. Anderson and Alex Kantecki

01-23

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Transaction Analysis: Dude (Looks Like a Grady)
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R.J. Anderson, Mauricio Rubio and Steffan Segui

01-16

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Overthinking It: How the Braves Can Keep a Good Thing Going
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Ben Lindbergh

01-07

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: James Loney
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Tim Steggall

12-20

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

12-19

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Rumor Roundup: Who Likes Ike?
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Daniel Rathman

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: Lone(y) Wolf
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Lindbergh and Bret Sayre

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: The Rays Add Bell and Hanigan, Double Down on Catcher Defense
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Lindbergh

12-03

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Transaction Analysis: A Medley of Moves
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Ben Lindbergh, R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

11-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 337: Free Agent Spending So Far/The McCann, Molina, and Smith Signings
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: Rays Bring Back Molina, Reaffirm their Belief in Framing
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Ben Lindbergh

11-06

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One Move: American League East
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Ben Carsley

10-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 303: Picking Playoff Narratives
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Four Recap: Red Sox 3, Rays 1
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Zachary Levine

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Four Preview: Red Sox at Rays
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Bret Sayre

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three Recap: Rays 5, Red Sox 4
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Zachary Levine

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three Preview: Red Sox at Rays
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Bret Sayre

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Two: Red Sox 7, Rays 4
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Zachary Levine

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Two Preview: Rays at Red Sox
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Bret Sayre

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game One Recap: Red Sox 12, Rays 2
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Zachary Levine

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game One Preview: Rays vs. Red Sox
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Bret Sayre

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Rays at Red Sox
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Zachary Levine

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Recap: Rays 4, Indians 0
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Sam Miller

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game Preview
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R.J. Anderson

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September 16, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Rays to the Top

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R.J. Anderson

Tampa Bay calls up a couple young'ns acquired at the trade deadline, Scioscia gets his LOOGY back, Nick Ahmed gets another chance, and more.

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The Mariners clear a logjam, the Tigers get another ace, and the Rays end years of speculation.

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How have the Rays outfielder's opponents shifted against him with the bunt in mind?

At the end of May, I introduced the idea that some teams were going from playing nearly straightaway to using a full overshift once the count went to two strikes against certain pull-heavy lefties whom they deemed threats to bunt. The idea was that teams would probably prefer to implement a full overshift earlier in the count, but were hindered by the hitter’s ability to bunt for a base hit. This was inspired by the Orioles using a two-strike overshift numerous times against Michael Bourn, and the Pirates doing it a couple of times against both Denard Span and Danny Espinosa.

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Ben and Russell discuss whether trading David Price (or anyone else) to another team in the same division makes sense.

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The Buyers, the Sellers, the players who'll move, and one unacknowledged opportunity to snark about Omar Minaya.

The buyers far outnumber those interested in moving the present for the future. These four teams seem like the most likely to make moves.

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Let the no. 1 starter sweepstakes begin.

Judging by research Baseball Prospectus published in January, we know what internet commenters are willing to trade for David Price: not much, because that’s what many of them think it would take to get a deal done. Of course, it’s much easier to mock the uninformed, biased evaluations that lead to proposals like “Price for Ivan Nova and Zoilo Almonte” than it is to put together a package that might make professional trade partners perk up. As BP commenter mblthd quite reasonably observed at the time:

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Ben and Sam banter about the Astros, then discuss what a realistic return would be in a package for David Price.

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June 17, 2014 10:56 am

Transaction Analysis: Vance Like There's Nobody Watching

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R.J. Anderson

The Mets claim their prize for Ike Davis, the Athletics officially give up on Michael Taylor, and the Pirates promote one-time Opening Day starter Vance Worley.

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Ben and Sam discuss whether the Rays are doomed if they don't deal at the deadline.

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May 19, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Billy's Blanks

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R.J. Anderson

The A's get Kyle Blanks, the Rays lost Ben Zobrist (for now), Jeff Keppinger is dismissed and Greg Dobbs finds a bench to sit on.

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May 5, 2014 11:41 am

Transaction Analysis: For Whom the Bell Tolls

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R.J. Anderson

It tolls for Heath. Also: Chris Johnson's extension, and the Tigers sign a former closer.

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April 7, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The More Yunel

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R.J. Anderson

Jason Kipnis and Yunel Escobar sign extensions, while the rest of the league makes the traditional claims, DFAs, and contract purchases of the season's first week.

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