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07-29

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Notes About Baseball: The Logistics of Human Trading
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Rocco DeMaro

07-04

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

07-27

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The BP Wayback Machine: What is a Deadline Trade Worth?, Part 1
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Steven Goldman

07-26

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BP Unfiltered: The Best Trade Rumor Yet
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Ben Lindbergh

02-29

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Prospectus Preview: AL West 2012 Preseason Preview
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Jason Parks and Jason Wojciechowski

08-01

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Ned Zone
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Jay Jaffe

07-13

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The BP Wayback Machine: Trades that Made a Difference
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Steven Goldman

08-12

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Overthinking It: Show Me Your Moves
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Ben Lindbergh

08-06

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Ahead in the Count: The 2010 Trade Deadline
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Matt Swartz

08-05

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Prospectus Hit List: Swaptacular
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Jay Jaffe

08-05

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Overthinking It: Anatomy of a Trade Deadline
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Ben Lindbergh

08-02

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On the Beat: An ex-reliever's toughest save
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John Perrotto

07-28

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On the Beat: Worth the Price
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John Perrotto

12-21

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Ahead in the Count: When Bad Teams Land Good Free Agents
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Matt Swartz

09-13

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On the Beat: Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

08-02

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On the Beat: Rust Belt Teams Rusted Out?
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John Perrotto

07-31

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Prospectus Hit List: Deadline Drama
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Jay Jaffe

07-26

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On the Beat: Striking Bargains and Striking Out
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John Perrotto

11-17

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Hot Stove Preview
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Jay Jaffe

10-03

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You Could Look It Up: Trades that Made a Difference
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Steven Goldman

08-21

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Future Shock: Post-Draft Thoughts 2.0
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Kevin Goldstein

08-01

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Prospectus Hit List: After the Storm
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Jay Jaffe

07-27

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Every Given Sunday: All Busy-ness 'Round the Major League Table
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John Perrotto

07-18

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Prospectus Today: Bubble Boys
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Joe Sheehan

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

08-08

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A Little Less Glamour
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John Perrotto

08-05

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

08-03

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Prospectus Hit List: Post-Swaptasm Edition
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Jay Jaffe

07-11

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Looking Ahead
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John Perrotto

08-02

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of August 2nd
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Jay Jaffe

08-02

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of July 31
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Jay Jaffe

07-31

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Will's Mill: Deadline Weekend
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Will Carroll

07-28

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Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals
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Baseball Prospectus

08-13

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Lies, Damned Lies: A Roll of the Dice
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Nate Silver

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: July 27-31, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: July 13-16, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

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What it means to be moved, and the maniacally outlying Clayton Kershaw.

Odds are you've never been traded.

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Ben and Russell discuss whether trading David Price (or anyone else) to another team in the same division makes sense.

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A look back at each franchise's key mid-season trades, beginning with the Blue Jays.

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How much do mid-season trades really help? Steven Goldman attempted to answer the question in a series that began with the piece republished below, which originally ran as a "You Could Look it Up" column on July 26, 2004.
 


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The Phillies reportedly offered the Reds a lopsided deal, and the Reds reportedly rejected it.

From a recent article by long-time ​Cincinnati Enquirer​ columnist Paul Daughterty:

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February 29, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: AL West 2012 Preseason Preview

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Jason Parks and Jason Wojciechowski

The two Jasons dissect the pressing questions facing the Rangers, Angels, A's, and Mariners this season.

PECOTA Team Projections
Record: 89-73
Team WARP: 45.7
Runs Scored: 719
Runs Allowed: 648​
Team FRAA: 37.6






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August 1, 2011 11:08 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Ned Zone

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Jay Jaffe

Jay looks at the Dodgers' deadline deals and wonders what they were thinking when they traded Travyon Robinson.

It's fair to say the Dodgers aren't accustomed to selling at the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline. The last time they were lousy enough to go into the deadline far enough removed from a playoff spot to be sellers was 19 years ago when they were en route to 99 losses: their worst season in 83 years. Not that they hadn't failed to recognize the need to do so last summer when they were seven games back in the NL West and 5 1/2 games back in the Wild Card; a more honest assessment of their chances would have had general manager Ned Colletti selling off parts in exchange for prospects. This week, the Dodgers finally got a chance to see Colletti doing just that, and the sum of his moves and non-moves was enough to make a fan pine for the days of Octavio Dotel.

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As the Brewers aim to put themselves over the top with another deadline deal for pitching, take a look at some of history's most successful mid-season swaps.

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The Brewers are hoping for big things from Francisco Rodriguez, but a reliever isn't likely to crack this list of best-ever buyer's acquisitions, which originally ran as a "You Could Look it Up" column on October 3, 2008.


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August 12, 2010 8:00 am

Overthinking It: Show Me Your Moves

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Ben Lindbergh

A graphical look at player moves shows that transactions season never really ends.

In baseball, transactions can be many things. Some border on the banal. Others are more momentous: a fading star declares retirement, a blockbuster trade becomes official, a high-priced free agent or draft pick signs with his new team. When one of the latter deals goes down, baseball writers spring into action, devoting ink and pixels alike to analyses of its principal players and ramifications. In a very real sense, transactions make the baseball world go ’round, ebbing and flowing like a circulatory system of athletic talent.

Rather than focus on any one signing or swap, let’s pull back our perspective and take a look at the sum of the sport’s transactions. Retrosheet, the baseball analysis gift that never stops giving, publishes an annually updated downloadable database of player movements from 1873 onwards, broken down by transaction type. With a little coaxing in Excel, we can use this data to construct a visual record of each and every move made over the course of a season. I may be stretching a metaphor that wasn’t the strongest to begin with, but if transactions are baseball’s circulatory system, this is its EKG:

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August 6, 2010 8:00 am

Ahead in the Count: The 2010 Trade Deadline

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Matt Swartz

Our resident economist looks at who benefited from their late-July deals and who might have made a mistake by standing pat.

As the trade deadline neared, I prescribed who should be buyers and sellers, and now that the deadline has passed, we can see whether those teams ignored their diagnoses. In discussing the rare success that selling teams have when making deadline deals, Steven Goldman wrote last week that “the vast majority of prospects don’t achieve anything close to greatness.” Of course this is true, but it does not mean that selling teams should not try because when these deals do work out, they tend to have very large positive effects. It is important to temper expectations, but that does not mean that selling is unwise. The reason that selling makes economic sense is that buying teams have more value from wins due to their position in the standings than sellers, and making a trade can be a mutually beneficial way to extract value from a player’s contract that you cannot gain by holding on to it.

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August 5, 2010 11:30 am

Prospectus Hit List: Swaptacular

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Jay Jaffe

The division-leading Braves and Padres are among the NL clubs who hope to benefit from deadline deals.

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August 5, 2010 8:00 am

Overthinking It: Anatomy of a Trade Deadline

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Ben Lindbergh

A look at which players most fit the type who get dealt on or around July 31.

As non-waiver deadline time approaches at the end of each July, baseball observers divide teams into buyers and sellers, separating the soon-to-haves from the soon-to-have-nots. A few players from each team placed into the latter camp earn the dreaded “trade target” tag, dooming them to weeks of reading and hearing their names bandied about in various media by every rumormonger in the business, always unsure of where they’ll be playing their next game or spending their next night.

So how do we determine which players might be on the move when we construct our own hypothetical trade scenarios, or evaluate those concocted by others? Certain well-connected sources may get the choicest names straight from the horses’ mouths, but those of us with less enviable access resort to more conventional means of speculation, in addition to parroting the people with press credentials. Do we simply know trade bait when we see it, la Justice Stewart, or is there a more complicated calculus at work? Obviously, one need not be a GM to tell a buyer from a seller, and most trade targets share a few salient traits. Nevertheless, I thought I’d take a look at the players who changed hands this July to see if I could come up with a composite image of a player whose bags might well have been packed in preparation as the deadline approached. If we had to hire a police sketch artist to draw our prime trade fodder suspect’s Baseball-Reference page, how would we instruct him to fill in the fields?

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August 2, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: An ex-reliever's toughest save

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John Perrotto

Interim GM Jerry Dipoto tries to retool the Diamondbacks, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

Jerry Dipoto knows all about stepping into sticky situations. He spent eight seasons as a relief pitcher in the major leagues from 1993-2000, appearing in 390 games for the Indians, Mets, and Rockies.

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