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07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Zo Zo Zo Your Boat
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Christopher Crawford

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: To Victorino Go the Spoils
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Dustin Palmateer

07-28

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14

The Trade Game
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BP Staff

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: The Uribear Trundles Along Again
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R.J. Anderson, Jeff Moore, Al Skorupa, Christopher Crawford and Tucker Blair

07-23

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The Trade Game
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Baseball Prospectus

07-23

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9

Dynasty Dynamics: Rolling the Dice on High-Risk Players
by
Ben Carsley

07-22

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The Quinton: Barren Trade Markets, Creativity, and Siren Songs
by
Jeff Quinton

07-21

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Rubbing Mud: PECOTA's Projected Standings and the Trade Deadline
by
Matthew Trueblood

07-21

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Baseball Therapy: So You've Decided To Trade Within Your Division
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Russell A. Carleton

07-15

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The Trade Game
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Baseball Prospectus

07-02

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Painting the Black: #HugWatch2015: The Huggees
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R.J. Anderson

07-02

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11

Rubbing Mud: The Cole Hamels Decision
by
Matthew Trueblood

06-24

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The Quinton: Improving Trade Routes
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Jeff Quinton

06-17

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The Quinton: Trade Season: What Matters?
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Jeff Quinton

06-16

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7

Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting Buy-Low and Sell-High Pitchers by cFIP and DRA-
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Wilson Karaman

06-03

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The Quinton: Keeper League Waiver Considerations
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Jeff Quinton

05-28

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Transaction Analysis: The Uribear Heads East
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R.J. Anderson

05-27

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The Quinton: What Buyers Sell in Keeper Leagues
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Jeff Quinton

04-17

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The Quinton: Early-Season Trades: Pros and Cons
by
Jeff Quinton

01-28

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8

The Lineup Card: Eight Final Moves
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Baseball Prospectus

12-03

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32

The Lineup Card: Seven Trades That Shocked Us
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Baseball Prospectus

11-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: Offseason Trades and Responding to the Default Effect
by
Jeff Quinton

11-20

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Fantasy Freestyle: Offseason Trades and the Default Effect
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Jeff Quinton

11-06

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The Lineup Card: Seven Executive of the Year Candidates
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Baseball Prospectus

10-02

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Fantasy Freestyle: Trades and the Importance of Hustle
by
Jeff Quinton

09-17

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Skewed Left: How to Change Things When Change is Hard
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Zachary Levine

08-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: A Strategy Example From the Deadline
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Jeff Quinton

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

07-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: The MLB Trade Landscape, Buyers
by
Mike Gianella

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

07-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 485: Trading Within the Division
by
Ben Lindbergh and Russell A. Carleton

07-03

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The Lineup Card: Ten Trades That Made Our Childhoods
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Baseball Prospectus

07-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 482: The Astros' Leaked Trade Talks
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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

06-19

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Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Paralysis
by
Jeff Quinton

05-14

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Fantasy Freestyle: Growing the Pie
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Jeff Quinton

05-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Negotiation Styles
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Jeff Quinton

04-23

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Benefits of Early-Season Trade Talk
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Jeff Quinton

04-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: Buying Low, Letting Go, and the Disposition Effect
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Jeff Quinton

03-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Is it Really All Currency?
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Jeff Quinton

03-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Early-Season Strategic Decisions
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Wilson Karaman

01-24

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Overthinking It: Internet Commenters Try to Trade for David Price
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Ben Lindbergh

12-05

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The Lineup Card: Seven Trade Ideas for the Winter Meetings
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Baseball Prospectus

11-12

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Overthinking It: Picking an Appropriate Cardinals Shortstop
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Ben Lindbergh

09-11

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Transaction Analysis: The Anti-Jeter Joins Jeter
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Ben Lindbergh

09-10

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Painting the Black: Flipping the Birds
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R.J. Anderson

09-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 278: Chris Cotillo on Breaking Trades Before Finishing High School
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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July 28, 2015 11:34 am

Transaction Analysis: To Victorino Go the Spoils

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Dustin Palmateer

Shane Victorino heads to Anaheim to join a playoff chase.



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July 28, 2015 6:00 am

The Trade Game

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BP Staff

Who among A.J. Preller's many suitors will offer the package that wins his affection?

It's that time again, when Prospectus staffers assume the role of general managers for the sake of entertainment (and embarrassment). This time around, 10 writers made their best pitches to secure the services of Padres outfielder Justin Upton. Here are the actors and their characters:

Terry Ryan (Twins) – Dylan Schultz
Brian Cashman (Yankees) – Jon Shepherd
Bobby Evans (Giants) – Al Skorupa
Sandy Alderson (Mets) – Chris Mosch
Jeff Luhnow (Astros) – Dan Rathman
Jed Hoyer (Cubs) – Chris Crawford
John Mozeliak (Cardinals) – Rian Watt
Neal Huntington (Pirates) – Ian Frazer
Dayton Moore (Royals) – Kate Morrison
Chris Antonetti (Indians) – JJ Jansons










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Juan Uribe heads to another new team, Steve Cishek shores up St. Louis' bullpen, and a bevy of other moves.



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July 23, 2015 6:00 am

The Trade Game

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Baseball Prospectus

BP's authors make offers for the talented Brewers center fielder.

It's that time again, when Prospectus staffers assume the role of general managers for the sake of entertainment (and embarrassment). This time around, 10 writers made their best pitches to secure the services of Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez. Here are the actors and their characters:

Alex Anthopoulos (Blue Jays) – George Bissell
A.J. Preller (Padres) – Mike Gianella
Sandy Alderson (Mets) – Patrick Dubuque
Jon Daniels (Rangers) – Russell Carleton (and special assistant Kate Morrison)
Terry Ryan (Twins) – Jonathan Judge
Mark Antonetti (Indians) – Wilson Karaman
Jack Zduriencik (Mariners) – Doug Thorburn
Jed Hoyer (Cubs) – Jeff Long
Jeff Luhnow (Astros) – Matt Trueblood
John Mozeliak (Cardinals) – Ben Carsley










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July 23, 2015 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Rolling the Dice on High-Risk Players

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Ben Carsley

Why gambling on once-elite prospects might be your best bet when selling off assets in a dynasty rebuild.

There are lots of ways to go about rebuilding a non-competitive dynasty-league roster this time of year.

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July 22, 2015 6:00 am

The Quinton: Barren Trade Markets, Creativity, and Siren Songs

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Jeff Quinton

What to do when there aren't any obvious (or not-so-obvious) trades to make as the deadline approaches.

The trade deadline is fast approaching in many a fantasy baseball league. Multiple articles about trade markets, trade talk, and negotiation have been written by yours truly. Other articles about the topics have been written by others.

However, no matter how many articles we write or read, sometimes there are not any good, obvious trades out there. Sometimes, there are not any good, not-obvious trades out there. In this situation, what should we do? Try to figure out an even more creative solution or hold tight? Maybe we should go back and re-check because we might have missed something?

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Looking at the league's projected PECOTA standings brings some clarity to the buy/sell decisions teams will face over the next 10 days.

You can view this on the Playoff Odds Report page of this very website, but because there are a lot of other numbers and pretty colors there, here is PECOTA's projection of the end-of-season standings, rounded to whole numbers and distraction-free:

2015 Final Projected Standings, PECOTA-fueled Simulations

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Is divisioncest really such a bad idea?

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July 15, 2015 6:00 am

The Trade Game

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Baseball Prospectus

A wild and wooly collection of BP writers roleplay the offers the Reds could receive for Johnny Cueto.

It's time to face reality in Cincinnati and admit that it's really just bolognese sauce and shredded cheese. In unrelated news, it's also time to trade Johnny Cueto. The Reds' ace is in the last year of his contract and the team probably won't re-sign him. At this point, it's just a matter of which hat Cueto should buy at Lids in the mall before he takes a cab to Covington Airport for the very last time. Here at Baseball Prospectus, we'd like to help him in the process. We've challenged our writers to take over a team (randomly assigned) and put together a trade offer for Cueto to see who could land him. Their proposals are below, mostly in the order that they arrived.

Playing the part of Reds GM Walt Jocketty is Mr. #GoryMath himself, Russell A. Carleton.

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July 2, 2015 6:00 am

Painting the Black: #HugWatch2015: The Huggees

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R.J. Anderson

R.J. and Randy put their heads together to figure out where the top 10 trade targets will be going in the next month.

Last week we looked at the sellers and who they could place on the market. This week let's examine and rank the top 10 trade targets, as well as guess at where they could be headed.

A few notes: Players perceived as more likely to be traded during the offseason (e.g. Cole Hamels and Troy Tulowitzki) were not included in the process. Randy's predictions were formed using a random number generator and assigning numbers to each team with a greater than 15 percent shot at making the postseason. Its projections are (obviously) void of reason. Lastly, players are discussed in descending order of their expected value.

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July 2, 2015 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: The Cole Hamels Decision

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Matthew Trueblood

Andy MacPhail is joining the Phillies at a key time: Should they or should they not trade Cole Hamels?

In an official announcement of an as-yet-unofficial transfer of power, Andy MacPhail joined the Phillies Monday. He'll take over for team president Pat Gillick at the end of the season. (In the great American tradition, this presidential succession of a 78-year-old white man by a 62-year-old white man with ideas six percent more progressive is being celebrated as a seismic shift.) There are all kinds of questions in need of answers, like whether MacPhail will choose to retain GM Ruben Amaro (almost certainly not), and to what extent MacPhail is prepared to embrace the rebuilding effort the Phillies have been slowly getting off the ground the last year or two. By far the juiciest question, though, and the one you can cajole even very casual fans into discussing, is what MacPhail's arrival means for Cole Hamels.

It's remarkable to think about just how many times the Phillies have been expected to at least come close to dealing Hamels. In 2012, he was on the doorstep of free agency and the Phillies were 41–54 with 10 days to go before the trade deadline. On July 25th, though, Amaro signed Hamels for six more seasons and nearly $150 million. That shut down the trade rumors for about a year and a half, but by December 2013, Jon Heyman was reporting that Hamels was back on the trade market. At last year's deadline, with the Phillies as far from relevance as ever, Hamels was all over the rumor mill again, though the Phillies' astronomical asking price put a heavy damper on the market.

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