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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

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
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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
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Andrew Koo

08-01

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Overthinking It: Trade Deadline Takeaways
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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
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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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The Great Trade Game
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Paul Sporer

07-31

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12

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

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Breaking Down the Three-Team Trade
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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
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Sam Miller

07-24

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

07-23

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

07-22

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

07-16

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

07-15

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

07-11

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

07-08

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Transaction Analysis: One Less Marlin, and a New National
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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
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Ben Lindbergh

07-03

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

07-01

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

06-26

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Painting the Black: Trade Deadline Closeup: Chicago Cubs
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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
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Bradley Ankrom

08-15

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BP Unfiltered: Garbage In, Guthrie Out
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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
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Colin Wyers

07-31

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

07-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 10: Splash
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-31

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Baseball ProGUESTus: How to Root for Your Team's Recently Acquired Rent-a-Player
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Josh Worn

07-30

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108 Stitches: Pulling Back the Curtain on the Trade Deadline
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Dan Evans

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Scutaro to San Fran
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Ben Lindbergh and Kevin Goldstein

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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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Ben and Sam banter about seeing no-hitters and team philosophies, then discuss potential solutions for each contender's biggest need.

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The staff looks at holes that some teams in the running for playoff spots might need to plug.

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Do teams tend to overpay for bullpen help at the deadline?

Baseball lore preaches that a team “can never have enough pitching,” but we rarely hear the same thing said about hitting, perhaps because of a sister proverb, “Baseball is 75 percent pitching.” Pitcher fragility plays a big part, of course. But sometimes one poor start or relief outing will cause a team to press for more pitchers: a marginal arm blows up, and suddenly the team needs assistance. When a hitter goes 0-for-4 or 1-for-5, on the other hand, the line is common enough that we don’t bat an eye.

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August 1, 2013 12:14 pm

Overthinking It: Trade Deadline Takeaways

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Ben Lindbergh

Don't call it a winners/losers column.

Well, that was underwhelming. According to Retrosheet transaction logs and MLBAM’s count of this year’s crop, there were fewer big-league trades made this July (19) than in any other season since 1996. Prior to this year, the average number of July trades per seasons the last round of expansion was 30.

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August 1, 2013 6:06 am

Skewed Left: The Last Time the Phillies Considered Selling

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Zachary Levine

Why weren't the Phillies sellers this season? We can find one explanation at the 2006 trade deadline.

And here I was ready to write an obituary for the Phillies dynasty.

It’s been more or less over for a while, and “dynasty” might be a little linguistically liberal for a team that won five consecutive division titles and the 2008 World Series. This group will always be the one that brought crowds in the 40,000s to Citizens Bank Park and gave the Phillies a place in their city’s sporting landscape to ensure financial security and then some in the looming television negotiations.

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