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03-30

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Overthinking It: Are the Phillies Too Old to Win?
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Ben Lindbergh

02-29

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Prospectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part Two
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Steven Goldman and Ben Lindbergh

02-29

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Prospectus Preview: AL West 2012 Preseason Preview
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Jason Parks and Jason Wojciechowski

02-22

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Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview
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Derek Carty and Michael Jong

10-27

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World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic Memories
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Baseball Prospectus

09-20

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Prospectus Perspective: How Important is the AL East Title?
by
Ben Lindbergh

02-15

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Baseball Therapy: That Peak Age Thing, Part 1
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Russell A. Carleton

02-09

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Prospectus Hit and Run: NL East Competitive Ecology
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Jay Jaffe

11-23

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Transaction Action: Fill'er Up!
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Christina Kahrl

07-13

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Under The Knife: Midseason THR Updates
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Will Carroll and Michael R. Lewis

02-10

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17

Transaction Analysis: All the Moves
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Christina Kahrl

08-22

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Lies, Damned Lies: The Ultimate Fantasy Draft (Part 2)
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Nate Silver

08-21

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Lies, Damned Lies: The Ultimate Fantasy Draft
by
Nate Silver

04-22

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Stupid Lawyer Tricks
by
Derek Jacques

02-17

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Transaction Analysis: Camp-Opening Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

01-25

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Transaction Analysis: Scanning Shields, and Nailing Down Rocks
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Christina Kahrl

01-21

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Transaction Analysis: Dodging the Arbitrator
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Christina Kahrl

01-13

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Transaction Analysis: Moves from the Week that Was
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Christina Kahrl

01-08

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Transaction Analysis: Breaking in the New Year
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Christina Kahrl

12-31

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Transaction Analysis: December Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

12-27

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Transaction of the Day: Making Waves in the Wests
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Christina Kahrl

12-09

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Transaction Analysis: Big Moves in the NL
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Christina Kahrl

11-13

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Transaction Analysis: NL Pickups and Discards
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Christina Kahrl

11-07

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Transaction Analysis: AL Pick-me-ups and Discards
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Christina Kahrl

10-23

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Defensive Snubstitutions
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Bryan Smith

08-26

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Transaction Analysis: All-Around Catch-Up Edition
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Christina Kahrl

08-23

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Lies, Damned Lies: Rookies and Cycles
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Nate Silver

08-19

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Transaction Analysis: National League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

08-08

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Transaction Analysis: AL Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day
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Christina Kahrl

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Swaps and Moves
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Christina Kahrl

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

05-15

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Transaction Analysis: May 10-14, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

04-30

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Transaction Analysis: April 21-28, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

04-22

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Transaction Analysis: April 19-21, 2007
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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

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

03-11

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Prospectus Q&A: Pete Palmer
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David Laurila

02-22

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Schrodinger's Bat: Turning the Page
by
Dan Fox

02-15

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Schrodinger's Bat: Age Before Beauty
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Dan Fox

02-07

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Transaction Analysis: AL West Catchup and Recent AL Moves
by
Christina Kahrl

12-08

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What the Numbers Say
by
Clay Davenport

11-30

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Transaction Analysis: November 22-29, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

11-22

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Transaction Analysis: November 17-21
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Christina Kahrl

11-03

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Transaction Analysis: October 17-November 2, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

10-20

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Playoff Prospectus: Have You Ever Been Experienced?
by
Mike Carminati

10-16

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten-Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

10-16

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Six
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Joe Sheehan

10-14

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Four
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Joe Sheehan

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: The Best and Worst of Mets and Cardinals Postseason Pitching
by
Jim Baker

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March 30, 2012 12:00 pm

Overthinking It: Are the Phillies Too Old to Win?

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Ben Lindbergh

The defending NL East champs should gather their titles while they may, since the same Phillies that flower today tomorrow will be dying.

It’s been six seasons since the Phillies finished anywhere other than first in the National League East. Last year, they led the major leagues with 102 wins, their highest total during their recent run of success. Over the winter, they signed Jonathan Papelbon, the top closer available on the free agent market, and saw their jilted former closer, Ryan Madson, blow out his elbow before he could throw a meaningful pitch for a competitor. Their starting rotation will be headlined by Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Cole Hamels, who project to be three of the 15 most valuable pitchers in baseball. Their lineup will be bolstered by a full season from Hunter Pence. On the surface, most signs point to continued success. But the Phillies’ competitive window may be closing quickly.

There are four Phillies ranked between 51 and 100 on ESPN’s list of the top 500 players for 2012: Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, and Shane Victorino. It’s conceivable that none of those four will be both ranked in that range and in uniform for the Phillies in 2013. Howard was worth less than two wins in each of the past two seasons and finished 12th on his team in WARP last season, so he’s already out of place that high on the leaderboard. This could be the season his reputation starts to reflect his recent performance: Even after he recovers from the ruptured and subsequently infected Achilles tendon that could cost him the first two months, his on-field decline will likely accelerate at age 32.

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Wrapping up our tour of the AL Central by discussing how good the Tigers can be, how close the Royals are to being competitive, and the sorry state of the Twins.

1) Will their defensive experiment work out?

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February 29, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: AL West 2012 Preseason Preview

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Jason Parks and Jason Wojciechowski

The two Jasons dissect the pressing questions facing the Rangers, Angels, A's, and Mariners this season.

PECOTA Team Projections
Record: 89-73
Team WARP: 45.7
Runs Scored: 719
Runs Allowed: 648​
Team FRAA: 37.6






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February 22, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview

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Derek Carty and Michael Jong

Roundtable discussion of the pressing questions facing the NL East teams as we approach the start of the season

1) After a disappointing sophomore campaign, what can we expect of Jason Heyward going forward?
MJ:
Jason Heyward had an injury-riddled sophomore season in Atlanta, but there is a lot to like about his chances at a rebound campaign in 2012. His offensive line was deflated by a .260 BABIP, but his peripherals were once again stellar. His 11.6 percent walk rate represented a regression from 2010 but cannot be considered poor, and his .162 ISO likewise dropped from the previous year but did not experience a precipitous fall.


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With the Fall Classic now upon us, the staff at Baseball Prospectus shares their most memorable World Series moments.

Every baseball fan has a special World Series memory, whether it's Willie Mays' catch, Bill Mazeroski's home run, Brooks Robinson's defense, Kirk Gibson's limp around the bases, or Derek Jeter becoming the first-ever Mr. November. With the World Series opening tonight at AT&T Park in San Francisco with the Giants facing the Texas Rangers, many of our writers, editors, and interns share their favorite memories of the Fall Classic.

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September 20, 2010 8:00 am

Prospectus Perspective: How Important is the AL East Title?

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Ben Lindbergh

Should the Yankees and Rays pull out all the stops in order to win the division and potentially gain home-field advantage in the ALDS and ALCS?

Over the next four nights, the battle for the American League East will rage in the Bronx, as the Yankees host the Rays for the teams’ final head-to-head confrontations of the regular season. Scant daylight separates the two clubs in the standings, as the Rays enter the (Evil) Empire State trailing the division-leading Bombers by just a half-game, and tied in the loss column. That may sound like a pressure-packed scenario, but at this point in the season, it’s safe to say that each team has become accustomed to hearing the other’s footsteps:

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Dispelling the idea that all hitters reach their prime at the same age.

My grandfather used to say that in heaven, everyone was 25. He figured that was the perfect age in life. You're old enough that you're not a kid any more, but young enough to enjoy everything. Grandpa lived to age 93, and more than six years later, I still miss the guy. This one's for you, Grandpa.

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February 9, 2010 12:02 pm

Prospectus Hit and Run: NL East Competitive Ecology

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Jay Jaffe

A look at which teams gets the most for their money in the National League East, and which ones don't.

The response to last week's piece on the competitive ecology of the six major-league divisions, which integrated recent work by colleagues Shawn Hoffman and Matt Swartz with older work by Keith Woolner, Doug Pappas, and Nate Silver, was enthusiastic enough that I figured it would be worthwhile to delve into some of the nuances of each team's situation in the service of division-by-division rundowns. We'll start with the NL East.

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November 23, 2009 6:00 pm

Transaction Action: Fill'er Up!

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Christina Kahrl

Teams sort out their 40-man rosters as a preliminary for seeing who's on the spot come the Rule 5 draft.

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

Purchased the contracts of RHPs Brandon Erbe and Luis Lebron, 1B-R Brandon Snyder, 1B-L Rhyne Hughes, 3B-S Josh Bell, and SS-S Pedro Florimon Jr. [11/18]
Claimed C-R Craig Tatum on waivers from the Reds; designated LHP Chris Waters for assignment. [11/20]

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July 13, 2009 2:31 pm

Under The Knife: Midseason THR Updates

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Will Carroll and Michael R. Lewis

Reviewing how badly each team's been hit by its assorted hurts.

For the last five years, we've been collecting injury data based off the official DL reports. While this data isn't complete, since the DL alone doesn't tell the full injury story, it is the only consistent source. By adding extra information to the database, we've been able to establish timelines, baselines, and guidelines for injuries, as well as using it as part of the Team Health Report prediction system. Since teams are starting to take note of this type of exercise, why not take a mid-season look here at the All-Star break, and see if we can find anything of note?

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February 10, 2009 2:20 pm

Transaction Analysis: All the Moves

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Christina Kahrl

A 15-part dance review that's bound to include some trip-ups and stumblers among the classier acts.

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Players number 1 through 25 in the third annual ranking of the game's best.

This is Part 2 of yesterday's Lies, Damned Lies: The Ultimate Fantasy Draft, which included players ranked from number 26 through 50, as well as honorable mentions.

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