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07-22

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BP Unfiltered: The Waste Land of the National League
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Colin Wyers

03-22

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Future Shock: Prospect Preview: AL Central
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-02

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35

Prospectus Perspective: A Dirty Half-Dozen
by
Christina Kahrl

09-20

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Seattle Mariners
by
John Perrotto, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

07-09

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Overthinking It: Can't Get No Relief?
by
Ben Lindbergh

05-18

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Transaction Action: The Upper Cust
by
Christina Kahrl

04-08

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Future Shock: The Top 101 Prospects Update, Part 2
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-18

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55

Transaction Action: Playing Milton Bradley Games
by
Christina Kahrl

11-25

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Prospectus Today: Pen Men Free Agents Review
by
Joe Sheehan

11-24

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So You Need: Starting Pitching
by
Eric Seidman

10-20

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Prospectus Today: Putting the Drama in Drama Season
by
Joe Sheehan

09-11

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Prospectus Hit List: Narrowing the Field
by
Marc Normandin

08-27

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21

Transaction Action: Junior Circuit Jumble
by
Christina Kahrl

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day Action
by
Christina Kahrl

06-09

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29

Future Shock: The Mock Draft
by
Kevin Goldstein

04-16

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20

Transaction Analysis: NL Roster Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

03-18

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Transaction Analysis: Central Obsessions
by
Christina Kahrl

10-26

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Every Given Sunday: Wish Lists and Intentions
by
John Perrotto

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: The Weekend Trio
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Christina Kahrl

02-19

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Other Programs to Follow
by
Bryan Smith

11-13

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Transaction Analysis: NL Pickups and Discards
by
Christina Kahrl

08-05

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Every Given Sunday: Moving, Shaking, and Cardinal Blues
by
John Perrotto

02-10

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Transaction Analysis: NL West and NL Catchup
by
Christina Kahrl

11-30

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Transaction Analysis: November 22-29, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

10-16

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The Week in Quotes: October 9-15
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Alex Carnevale

03-22

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Lies, Damned Lies: Rethinking Replacement Level
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Nate Silver

03-03

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Future Shock: State of the Systems: AL East
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-03

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Method to the Madness
by
Thomas Gorman

04-23

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Teams: A Critical Guide: The Branch Rickey Edition
by
Steven Goldman

07-18

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Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays
by
Baseball Prospectus

06-07

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Transaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003
by
Christina Kahrl

01-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Easts
by
Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002
by
Christina Kahrl

07-14

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Transaction Analysis: July 10-12, 2000
by
Christina Kahrl

11-11

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Transaction Analysis: October 6-November 11
by
Dave Pease

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 24-26
by
Christina Kahrl

03-25

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Breakouts and Flameouts in 1998
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Steven Rubio, Dave Pease, Rany Jazayerli and Christina Kahrl

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A tragedy in New York dominated the week, although people still found time to talk about the playoffs.

''The whole plane has a parachute on it. Ninety-nine percent of pilots that go up never have engine failure, and the 1 percent that do usually land it. But if you're up in the air and something goes wrong, you pull that parachute, and the whole plane goes down slowly.''
--Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle, 34, last month. Lidle died on Wednesday after his plane crashed into an Upper East Side apartment building. (The New York Times)

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March 22, 2006 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: Rethinking Replacement Level

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Nate Silver

Nate wonders if there's still more to be learned when it comes to considering replacement level talent.

To answer this simple question, I performed a search for players for all players since 1985 that met the following criteria:

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March 3, 2006 12:00 am

Future Shock: State of the Systems: AL East

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Kevin Goldstein

Kevin turns to the minor league systems of the AL East in his trip around the majors.

This is part two of a six-part series in which I'll look at the State Of The System for all 30 major league teams. I'll talk about what's working, what's not, and identify a few names to look out for (or beware of) for 2006.

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January 3, 2005 12:00 am

Method to the Madness

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Thomas Gorman

The Giants have made a number of moves heavily criticized by analysts. Is there an overarching strategy driving the decisions, and can they be defended?

And he keeps on winning.

Since Sabean took over in 1997, the Giants have gone 738-557. That .570 mark is the second-best in the NL in that span (behind the Braves), and fourth best in all of MLB. Since '97, the Giants have never finished worse than second in their division. Of the 1295 games they've played in that time, no more than a dozen have failed to have playoff implications. By any accounting it's a sterling record of success.

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April 23, 2004 12:00 am

Teams: A Critical Guide: The Branch Rickey Edition

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Steven Goldman

Two weeks in, the sample sizes are still small but nearly 1/10th of the season is in the bag and some undeniable trends have emerged. The race now belongs to the quick, to those teams that spot their problems early and attacks them aggressively. As the iconic GM Branch Rickey said, "A man who isn't alert is usually in the second division, and that's where he belongs." Have at it, boys.

AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST

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The Expos have cooled after their blazing hot start; the Giants have had their share of Good, Bad, and Ugly; and the Blue Jays pitching leaves something to be desired. All this and much more news from Montreal, San Francisco, and Toronto in your Friday edition of Prospectus Triple Play.

  • First-Half Review: The Expos started the 2003 season with a bang, surging to a franchise-record 32-18 start, capped by two straight dramatic victories over NL East rival Philadelphia in front of sizeable, lively crowds.
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    June 7, 2003 12:00 am

    Transaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003

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    Christina Kahrl

    B.J. Surhoff and Deivi Cruz have compormising pictures of Orioles management. Darren Dreifort's latest injury has the Dodgers pondering his future yet again. The Brewers may have grasped the concept of sunk costs. The Phillies' bullpen is a mess. News, notes, and Kahrlisms from 25 major league teams in the latest edition of Transaction Analysis.

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    Howdy gang, nothing like spending five hours typing up the index for this year's edition of Baseball Prospectus to make me desperately hungry to dive right into playing catch-up on real-time baseball news. Yes, Transaction Analysis is long overdue, and for that I apologize, having spent the intervening time working with our writing team and the incomparably enthusiastic Jonah Keri to get this year's book out the door. If you can forgive me that, you'll also have to forgive me this temporary break from format, as I run down the most-notable moves made over the last couple of months, going by divisional pairs (Easts, Centrals, and Wests) to get caught up and resume your regularly scheduled TA mayhem by next week.

    Howdy gang, nothing like spending five hours typing up the index for this year's edition of Baseball Prospectus to make me desperately hungry to dive right into playing catch-up on real-time baseball news. Yes, Transaction Analysis is long overdue, and for that I apologize, having spent the intervening time working with our writing team and the incomparably enthusiastic Jonah Keri to get this year's book out the door. If you can forgive me that, you'll also have to forgive me this temporary break from format, as I run down the most-notable moves made over the last couple of months, going by divisional pairs (Easts, Centrals, and Wests) to get caught up and resume your regularly scheduled TA mayhem by next week.

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    March 27, 2002 4:52 pm

    Transaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002

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    Christina Kahrl

    A recap of transactions in the last week featuring all 30 teams.

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    Exercised their option on RHP Troy Percival and agreed upon an additional option for 2002. [10/19]

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    Waived RHP Hector Carrasco. [3/25]

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