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12-22

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Transaction Analysis: Cutting Costs, Padding Payrolls
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Ben Lindbergh

04-05

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The Payoff Pitch: Probing the Forbes Figures
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Neil deMause

01-18

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Transaction Analysis: Votto's Extension and Being Young in New York
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Christina Kahrl

01-05

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Transaction Analysis: NL East Update
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Christina Kahrl

03-15

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Transaction Action: Expanding and Contracting
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Christina Kahrl

12-22

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Prospectus Today: The Braves' New World
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Joe Sheehan

12-07

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The Week in Quotes: November 30-December 6
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Alex Carnevale

11-17

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32

Ahead in the Count: How To Make Up a Good Trade Rumor
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Matt Swartz

10-01

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Transaction Action: Winding Down the NL
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Christina Kahrl

06-16

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13

Transaction Analysis: NL East Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

01-27

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Transaction Analysis: AL East Moves
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Christina Kahrl

08-14

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Transaction Analysis: AL Moves
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Christina Kahrl

07-02

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Watching the Detectives
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Mike Carminati

05-10

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Transaction Analysis: May 6-9, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

02-06

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Transaction Analysis: NL Central Catchup
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Christina Kahrl

02-01

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Transaction Analysis: AL Central Catchup
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Christina Kahrl

10-06

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Prospectus Matchups: October Musings
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Jim Baker

02-16

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Bronx Bummer
by
Neil deMause

01-30

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Financing A New Yankee Stadium
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Andrew Zimbalist

11-10

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Transaction Analysis: November 4-8, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

07-06

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From The Mailbag: MLVr, VORP, BABIP, WXRL, Stadiums, and the Dessert Cart
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Baseball Prospectus

06-16

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Transaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

12-03

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Transaction Analysis: November 23-30, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

09-30

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Breaking Balls: Have Faith
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Derek Zumsteg

04-09

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Transaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

05-30

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Breaking Balls: The Master Plan
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Derek Zumsteg

04-03

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Prospectus Feature: The Numbers (Part Eight): MLB vs. Forbes
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Doug Pappas

04-01

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The Daily Prospectus: Solving Competitive Imbalance
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Derek Zumsteg

04-01

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The Daily Prospectus: Solving Competitive Imbalance
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Derek Zumsteg

03-13

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The Numbers (Part Seven)
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Doug Pappas

01-24

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The Numbers (Part Five)
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Doug Pappas

01-12

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The Numbers (Part Four)
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Doug Pappas

12-20

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The Numbers (Part Three)
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Doug Pappas

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The Rockies fill a hot-corner hole with Casey Blake, the D-Backs sign Jason Kubel, the Royals bring back Yuni, the Nationals resurrect Mike Cameron, and the Orioles ink Endy.

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April 5, 2011 6:20 am

The Payoff Pitch: Probing the Forbes Figures

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Neil deMause

What the magazine's annual team financial estimates can tell us about the value of a World Series appearance, and the fate of the Dodgers and Mets.

For sports economics geeks, it's a rite of spring right up there with unpopular politicians throwing out first pitches: the annual release of Forbes magazine's baseball team value numbers. The tradition goes back to 1990, when Michael Ozanian first published estimates of MLB teams' finances for Financial World magazine; when Financial World disappeared in a puff of mismanagement in 1998, Ozanian took his spreadsheets to Forbes, where they've appeared ever since.

For years, sports economists treated the Forbes numbers as kind of a business-side equivalent to fielding stats: probably not all that accurate, but worth looking at because, hey, they're all we've got. All of that changed, though, after last summer's Leakgate, in which internal MLB documents leaked to Deadspin revealed the financial details for several MLB teams—and the income numbers matched the Forbes figures almost exactly. All those team execs who'd been complaining that the Forbes figures didn't reflect their actual losses—like the Florida Marlins' David Samson, who griped in 2007 that, "They look at revenue sharing numbers and the team's payroll and take the difference and see profit without looking at our expenses"—were, it turned out, blowing smoke.

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Plus most everything else that has gone down in the NL of late.

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January 5, 2011 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: NL East Update

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Christina Kahrl

The LaRoche and Uggla deals, plus the Marlins' spendy winter and a Phillies camp that figures to border on unnecessary.

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March 15, 2010 3:10 pm

Transaction Action: Expanding and Contracting

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Christina Kahrl

The full Span, Helton till Hell freezes, and more.

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

Optioned RHP Brandon Erbe and LHP Troy Patton to Norfolk (Triple-A); optioned RHPs Chorye Spoone and Luis Lebron to Bowie (Double-A). [3/15]
BOSTON RED SOX
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Optioned SS-R Jose Iglesias to Portland (Double-A). [3/14]
Recovered Rule 5 pick LHP Armando Zerpa from the Dodgers, and assigned him to their minor-league camp. 3/15]

CLEVELAND INDIANS
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Optioned RHP Kelvin De La Cruz to Akron (Double-A). [3/15]
MINNESOTA TWINS
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Signed OF-L Denard Span to a five-year, $16 million contract extension, with a $9 million club option for 2015 ($500,000 buyout). [3/13]
Optioned RHPs Deolis Guerra and Loek Van Mil and SS-S Estarlin De Los Santos to New Britain (Double-A). [3/14]

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December 22, 2009 1:39 pm

Prospectus Today: The Braves' New World

84

Joe Sheehan

Corporate management making corporate decisions handicaps one franchise in particular and the industry as a whole

I miss Ted Turner. Turner was controversial, brash, difficult, prone to mistakes of commission, prone to getting himself suspended, prone to making people really, really dislike him. Turner, however, had one trait that you had to respect: he wanted to win. Perhaps I value that too highly-I'm hypercompetitive myself, perhaps my worst trait-but I can forgive a lot of things if they're done in a sincere effort to succeed.

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The notable quotables from the week that was.

IF HE JUST GOT OUT OF JAIL, SHOULDN'T HE BE ON PROBATION?

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November 17, 2009 12:30 pm

Ahead in the Count: How To Make Up a Good Trade Rumor

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Matt Swartz

Seven simple rules to make your Hot Stove trade rumors more realistic.

Big baseball fans love October; huge baseball fans love November, too. Now, I'm not talking about the occasional World Series that peeks around the corner into November, I'm talking about Hot Stove season. The Hot Stove League is a great circuit for baseball fans, because every team is currently undefeated and nobody other than the most recent draft class is untradeable. Anybody could potentially be out there on the mound pitching your team a shutout on the first Monday of April. Anybody could be hitting a grand slam for your team in the first inning.

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October 1, 2009 2:43 pm

Transaction Action: Winding Down the NL

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Christina Kahrl

The dregs of transaction action, late-September reactivations, banishments, and waiver-nibbling.

CHICAGO CUBS
Team Audit | DT Cards | PECOTA Cards | Depth Chart

Suspended OF-S Milton Bradley for the balance of the season. [9/20]
Activated OF-R Reed Johnson from the 15-day DL; designated RHP Thomas Diamond for assignment; purchased the contract of OF-L Tyler Colvin from Tennessee (Double-A). [9/21]
Outrighted RHP Thomas Diamond to Iowa (Triple-A). [9/23]

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June 16, 2009 9:20 am

Transaction Analysis: NL East Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

A newly Barbaro-us division gets twisted all about in its roster machinations.

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January 27, 2009 4:52 pm

Transaction Analysis: AL East Moves

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Christina Kahrl

Big-money moves might lead to a reordering of the beasts of the East, but they also might not.

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August 14, 2008 5:25 pm

Transaction Analysis: AL Moves

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Christina Kahrl

In Tampa Bay it's about Evan not Carl, plus a junior circuit flurry of claims, releases, and designations.

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