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08-15

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Tools of Ignorance: Why Was Chapman So Expensive?
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Jeff Quinton

08-10

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Outta Left Field: Butterfly Effect-ing the Lefties
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Dustin Palmateer

08-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Post-Mortem
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J.P. Breen

08-09

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Cold Takes: Is There A Trade Tax?
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Patrick Dubuque

08-08

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Prospectus Feature: Does 'Elite Closer' Mean Less Volatility?
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Henry Druschel

08-06

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Evan Davis

08-02

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Cold Takes: Get Hyped for the August Trade Period!
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Patrick Dubuque

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Richer Get Rich
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Sam Miller, Christopher Crawford, Patrick Dubuque, Craig Goldstein and Wilson Karaman

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: The Penny-Pinching Pirates Pitching Parade
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Jeff Quinton, Ben Carsley, Joshua Howsam, Gideon Turk, Craig Goldstein, Adam McInturff, Jeffrey Paternostro and Bryan Grosnick

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Bruce Makes For a Crowded Metropolitan Area
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Bryan Grosnick, Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

08-01

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BP Unfiltered: Every Danged Trade
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BP Staff

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Rollin' to the Wild, Wild West
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J.P. Breen and David Lee

08-01

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Pebble Hunting: A Prayer For Daniel Hudson
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Sam Miller

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Andrew Miller Joins the Tribe
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Bryan Grosnick, Christopher Crawford, Jarrett Seidler, Kenny Ducey and Adam McInturff

07-28

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Prospectus Feature: To Be Young (Is To Be Traded Unexpectedly)
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Trevor Strunk

07-28

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The GM Trade Game!
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Ben Carsley and BP Staff

07-27

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Cold Takes: Stuck With Him
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Patrick Dubuque

07-27

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Pitching Backward: Valuing Relievers, in July and Otherwise
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Jeff Long

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: Made For Joaquin
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Bryan Grosnick

07-24

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BP Milwaukee
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Nicholas Zettel

07-24

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

07-23

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

07-22

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The GM Trade Game!
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Sam Miller and BP Staff

07-22

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Prospectus Feature: Good Deal?
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Trevor Strunk

07-21

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Banjo Hitter: The Players Who Are Just Dying To Be Traded
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Aaron Gleeman

07-21

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Rubbing Mud: Why the Yankees Should Sell Hard
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Matthew Trueblood

07-20

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Two-Strike Approach: How Good Is Cleveland?
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Cat Garcia

07-17

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Rubbing Mud: Another Look At Doyle, Smoltz, Andersen, Bagwell
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Matthew Trueblood

07-14

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Banjo Hitter: Where These Terrible Twins Go From Here
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Aaron Gleeman

07-11

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Rubbing Mud: Four Rays Pitchers and a Trade Deadline
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Matthew Trueblood

06-26

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Nicolas Stellini

06-18

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BP Milwaukee
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Seth Victor

08-05

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The Quinton: Fantasy Trade Deadline Takeaways
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Jeff Quinton

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Relievers, Left and Right
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford, Matthew Trueblood, Jeff Long, Dustin Palmateer and Kate Morrison

07-31

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BP Unfiltered: The 2015 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread
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Baseball Prospectus

07-30

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The Quinton: Fantasy Trade Deadline Guide
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Jeff Quinton

07-24

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What You Need to Know: July 24th, 2015
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Daniel Rathman

07-21

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Closer Report: Trade Deadline Edition (Week 17)
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Matt Collins

06-25

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Painting the Black: #HugWatch2015
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R.J. Anderson

08-02

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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
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

07-24

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Painting the Black: The Selling-the-Closer Myth
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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
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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

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The Cubs are a well-run organization who, relative to other buyers this summer, seemed to overpay for Aroldis Chapman. Do we need to reframe their choice?

Esteemed colleague and possessor of a terrific first name, Jeff Long, recently wrote about why teams in contention might pay a lot for relievers, even though, as Long writes, “It’s a formula that the sabermetric community sometimes finds difficult to rationalize. Relievers pitch so few innings and are so volatile that their value is almost certainly lower than that of the prospects dealt for them.” As to why teams in contention do this anyway, Long concludes that when the playoffs come teams cannot simply accumulate WARP; they need to actually win individual games, and really good relievers help teams do so. That makes sense to me. It makes sense to me why teams add relievers to improve their chances of winning right now even if they are going to end up accumulating less WARP from a given trade. But what does still does not quite make sense to me is why Aroldis Chapman was so expensive compared to other relievers or other players traded at the deadline.

How expensive was it? Please find an email from me to Chris Crawford, and Crawford’s responding email below:

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Reimagining the trade deadline with just one small difference.

Consider this scenario: On July 1 a butterfly flaps its wings, which causes Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski to scratch his nose two weeks later, briefly postponing a scheduled phone call with Padres general manager A.J. Preller. In the meantime, Josh Byrnes, senior vice president of baseball operations for the Dodgers, calls Preller for a casual pre-deadline chat . . . so, how are the kids? Wait, do you have kids? Is Drew Pomeranz available? Dombrowski calls Preller, but it’s too late—by the time he gets through, LA’s cavalry of current and former GMs have all talked to Preller. Pomeranz is a Dodger, and the world is changed forever.

It’s a silly scenario, sure, but it’s fun to think about how much the trade deadline could have changed if just a single move had gone another way. The deadline—and the weeks preceding it—consists of many (many!) discrete trades, all interesting in various ways, even in isolation. But they’re all connected, too, and it’s always more entertaining to imagine what could have been rather than what is, at least after we’ve already analyzed what is to death. How would the baseball world have turned out different if Josh Byrnes beat Dave Dombrowski to A.J. Preller’s smart phone?

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August 10, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Post-Mortem

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A look at how players' values have changed as a result of recent trades.

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Acquiring a player midyear disprupts him and his family during the most stressful part of the season. How much does it affect performance?

It’s never easy to start a new job. You have to learn where the water cooler and the restrooms are, study the subtle corporate values embedded into each group of working teammates, figure out when you can get away with wearing jeans. You have to learn new software, make new contacts. You have to memorize people’s names. You have to study their foibles, learn the archetypes, figure out which person is the rat and which is the scapegoat. You have to figure out how often and when people leave early, so that you’re not staying later and showing them up or going earlier and looking lazy. Then you have to embark on your new commute, testing various side streets and shortcuts to see where, if possible, you can shave off half a minute.

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Does the jump from "good" to "great" make all the difference when it comes to acquiring a closer?

For a number of reasons, the move from this trade deadline that seemed to occupy the biggest portion of our collective consciousness was the Aroldis Chapman trade. He was sent from the Yankees to the Cubs in exchange for Gleyber Torres, Adam Warren, Billy McKinney, and Rashad Crawford. Chapman was suspended earlier this season for violating the league's domestic violence policy, firing a handgun during an argument with his girlfriend and allegedly choking her as well, which meant this trade was accompanied by numerous thorny moral issues. It also happened before the real madness of the 48 hours leading up to the deadline, which meant it had less attention competition for our attention than some of the later trades.

But most relevant to this article, the return seemed huge. Yes, the Cubs are almost definitely going to make the playoffs, and they'll appreciate having a lights-out closer if/when they do, and yes, Torres was almost certainly blocked by other Chicago players, but this still seemed like a high price to pay. Andrew Miller, one of the other elite Yankees relievers, was also traded, and his DRA this season is almost a full run lower than Chapman's. Miller brought back a package of Clint Frazier, Justus Sheffield, Ben Heller, and J.P. Feyereisen, and while I'm not a prospect expert, my sense is the Chapman return is more desirable. It's at least close, which is amazing, because Miller has not only been better than Chapman this year, he's also signed for two years after 2016, at $9 million annually, while Chapman will be a free agent and will probably cost a lot more than Miller over those two years.

What do we do with this? What are we supposed to make of a team like the Cubs, which by all indications is run by very intelligent people, making a decision that looks indefensible? A common reaction (and I think reasonable reaction) is to try to find the assumption that makes the decision look that way, and wonder whether the team might know a reason it's wrong, After the Chapman trade, the most common such argument I saw looked generally like this:

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August 6, 2016 11:23 am

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Evan Davis

The Yankees finally waved the white flag, and the reward is already obvious.

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On Clay Buchholz, potential hero of the eighth month.

It’s the second of August, the Boxing Day of baseball. The buyers have bought, the sellers have sold, the fans have gnashed and fist-pumped. The players have been given their hugs and their plane tickets, published their thank yous on Twitter and the local paper, the various power rankings have been revisited and renumbered. Names have been tested, sounded out the way preteen girls don the last names of teenage heartthrobs. The games continue, even grow in importance, but there’s a psychological lull, like a racetrack straightaway.

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The Dodgers trade from a deep pool of young pitching to get 36-year-old sorta-like-an-ace Rich Hill, along with right fielder Josh Reddick.



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The Pirates trade two starters, get back two more, and come out two prospects shallower than they were at the start of the day.

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The Mets get a power hitter, but might just be adding to the glut at a few well-covered positions.

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A roundup of the 20-plus TAs at BP this week.

For your slight convenience, here are links to the 20-plus TAs we've done this week.

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The Giants add a power lefty for the bullpen, while the Brewers get that starting catcher they've been lacking for about 20 minutes.



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