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08-02

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19

Trade Deadline
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Sam Miller and Tim Collins

07-31

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BP Unfiltered: The 2014 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread
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BP Staff

07-31

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Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadlines and Systems of Thought
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Jeff Quinton

07-30

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The Lineup Card: Nine Last-Minute Trades
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Baseball Prospectus

07-30

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Dynasty Dynamics: Who We're Selling at the Deadline
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

07-24

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7

Painting the Black: The Selling-the-Closer Myth
by
R.J. Anderson

07-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 497: The Trade Deadline Desperation Index
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Edition, Sellers
by
Mike Gianella

07-07

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Transaction Analysis: Billy Beane Buys What the Cubs Are Selling
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R.J. Anderson, Ron Shah, Jason Parks, Bret Sayre and Mauricio Rubio

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

06-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 479: A Move Each Contender Should Make
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-26

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The Lineup Card: Eight Things Contenders Need
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Baseball Prospectus

08-02

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BP Unfiltered: Reliever Value at the Deadline
by
Andrew Koo

08-01

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Overthinking It: Trade Deadline Takeaways
by
Ben Lindbergh

08-01

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Skewed Left: The Last Time the Phillies Considered Selling
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Zachary Levine

08-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 256: The Trade Deadline in Review
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Astros Distributed Elsewhere
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Jason Parks

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Padres Trade for Ian Kennedy
by
R.J. Anderson

08-01

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: The Top Ten Prospects Traded at the Deadline
by
Jason Parks

07-31

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BP Unfiltered: The 2013 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread
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Baseball Prospectus

07-31

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17

The Great Trade Game
by
Paul Sporer

07-31

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12

Baseball ProGUESTus: Trade WARP: Evaluating MLB General Managers
by
Tim Malone

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Breaking Down the Three-Team Trade
by
Ben Lindbergh

07-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 254: Are Wealthy Teams Winning?/Pushing the Trade Deadline Back
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Crain Gained
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R.J. Anderson

07-29

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Pebble Hunting: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade For, Jake Peavy
by
Sam Miller

07-24

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Transaction Analysis: Centerpiece of the Franchise
by
R.J. Anderson and Nick J. Faleris

07-23

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Transaction Analysis: Garza's Trip
by
Jason Parks, Jason Cole and Sam Miller

07-22

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Painting the Black: The Brewers Who Might Be Moving
by
R.J. Anderson

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: h
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Sam Miller

07-19

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Painting the Black: White Sox Who Could Be Moving
by
R.J. Anderson

07-16

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Painting the Black: The Mariners Who May Be Moving
by
R.J. Anderson

07-15

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Transaction Analysis: Altuve, All the Time
by
R.J. Anderson and Mark Anderson

07-11

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Painting the Black: Time for Phillies to Rebuild, or Refill?
by
R.J. Anderson

07-08

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Transaction Analysis: One Less Marlin, and a New National
by
Mark Anderson, R.J. Anderson and Ben Lindbergh

07-05

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BP Unfiltered: Brian Sabean and Buying and Selling Before the Deadline
by
Ben Lindbergh

07-03

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Painting the Black: The Astros Who May Be Moving
by
R.J. Anderson

07-01

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Painting the Black: The Marlins Who May Be Moving
by
R.J. Anderson

06-26

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Painting the Black: Trade Deadline Closeup: Chicago Cubs
by
R.J. Anderson

05-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 211: The Phillies, the Blue Jays, and Selling/The Scary Side of Jose Canseco
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-17

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The Process: Resetting the Astros Roster
by
Bradley Ankrom

08-15

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BP Unfiltered: Garbage In, Guthrie Out
by
Ben Lindbergh

08-03

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The BP Wayback Machine: Getting Dealt
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Kevin Goldstein

08-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 12: Sam Walks to His Honda
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-02

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The Process: The Mariners' Missed Opportunity
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Bradley Ankrom

08-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 11: Train Crossing
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-01

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Sobsequy: What We Learned About the Deadline
by
Adam Sobsey

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Trade Deadline Non-Transaction Analysis
by
Colin Wyers

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August 2, 2014 1:00 am

Trade Deadline

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Sam Miller and Tim Collins

How much did each move yesterday affect the playoff picture? We let PECOTA and our playoff odds answer that.

We can write about the prospects who can’t locate glove-side, we can write about the fantasy implications of a fourth-outfielder logjam, we can write about the strengths and weaknesses of each player traded and we can give our best assessment of each team’s competitive windows. But what you really want to know is this:

Are the Brewers (or the A’s, or the Orioles, or name a team) any more likely to make the playoffs today than they were before they made the TA-worthy trade? Any by how much?

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Covering all trades through the deadline.

At Baseball Prospectus, we'll be bringing you analysis of every trade and transaction up through Thursday's 4 PM ET non-waiver trade deadline. Check back here for the latest links to our coverage, in chronological order.

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July 31, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadlines and Systems of Thought

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Jeff Quinton

Helpful tips for making the most of your 11th-hour swaps.

Good whatever time of the day you are reading this; more importantly, good almost trading deadline. At this point, you are all familiar with my love of the work of Daniel Kahneman and Amost Tversky as well as my love of Kahneman’s very excellent Thinking, Fast and Slow. Up to this point, when my articles have involved their work, they have been regarding the thinking part rather than the fast and slow part. This has not been unintentional because in fantasy baseball we almost always have time to analyze every decision we make; thus, we almost always get to avoid thinking fast or System 1 thinking as Kahneman describes it. One of the exceptions to this particular “almost always” is your league’s trade deadline. In some leagues, there is a flurry of activity right before the deadline and thus a flurry of System 1 thinking.

This very moment seems like a great time to explain System 1 and System 2 thinking. Kahneman calls System 1, “the brain’s fast, automatic, intuitive approach” and System 2 “the mind’s slower, analytical mode, where reason dominates.” The former is great for making life more enjoyable by lowering the cognitive burden of living in such a complex world. In other words, System 1 is great for quickly and effortlessly making decisions of little consequence. When deciding which parking space you should park in or whether to go with Regular or 100% Colombian at Wawa (#regular4life), System 1 is the perfect system for the job. In fact, using System 2 for these types of decisions would be exhausting. That said, System 1 has many problems for navigating complex problems in that it is affected by biases, finds connections that do not exist, makes counterproductive associations, jumps to conclusions, and chooses the less cognitively difficult path instead of the optimal path. Conversely, System 2 is the better system for making important, difficult decisions. System 2 is not perfect for such instances, but it is the best we have and it is much better at overcoming many of the obstacles presented by System 1. The catch with System 2, however, is that it requires a certain amount of time.

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Breaking down the deals the staff would make before the deadline.

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July 30, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Who We're Selling at the Deadline

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

If one of your league-mates wants to buy high on any of these players, Ben and Craig would advice you to let him go.

Last week we brought you six players we’re buying in a dynasty format, so naturally, we thought it prudent to bring you another six-pack of players, this time focusing on who we’re selling, using the same long-term perspective.

Ben: Brock Holt, Everything, BOS
Brock Holt is a pretty decent baseball player. He can play both corner infield spots, both corner outfield spots and second base, and he can fake it in center or at short for a few games. He’s fast enough to be an occasional threat on the bases, he has a patient approach at the plate and he has the bat speed necessary to barrel up good velocity. There are lots of nice things you can say about Brock Holt (o/), and I think he’ll be a unique, valuable major leaguer for a long time.


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July 24, 2014 6:00 am

Painting the Black: The Selling-the-Closer Myth

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R.J. Anderson

It's not so easy to bamboozle teams looking for summer relief.

Among the lessons taught in Moneyball, the one that crops up every July is what Michael Lewis designated "Selling the Closer."

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Ben and Sam banter about Andrelton Simmons' defense and stars playing through injuries, then assess how willing each contender should be to make a major move.

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July 7, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Edition, Sellers

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Mike Gianella

A look at the moves sellers might make and the fantasy impact they'd have.

Unless you are in a very shallow mixed league, chances are excellent that the major league non-waiver trade deadline will have an impact on your fantasy league. Even if you don’t play fantasy baseball, the deadline is a fun time if you are a baseball fan, but ever since I started playing fantasy baseball, I feel like I pay extra attention to the rumor mill.

What I have compiled for our readers this week is a helpful, at-a-glance, one article look at the potential trade market this month, particularly from the viewpoint of players who might be on the move. Since this is a fantasy article, I will focus on fantasy impact, but if you are a non-fantasy player and a Baseball Prospectus reader, I hope that this article proves useful to you as well.

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The A's go all in, and the Cubs add to their prospect stockpile.



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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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