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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
by
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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As in the AL, the Central division is as tight as can be, while in the East two Mets are predicted to take home some hardware along with their division flag.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the National League, along with the staff picks in some fun miscellaneous categories.

Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting.

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August 8, 2007 12:00 am

A Little Less Glamour

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John Perrotto

Many tradeable players stayed put before the non-waiver trading deadline, but many players won't get say the same thing by the next trading deadline.

It never ceases to amaze those inside baseball how big of a deal the non-waiver trading deadline has become: millions of words of copy written about it in print and on the Internet, along with countless hours devoted to talking about it on radio and television.

"It's a fun thing for the fans," Pittsburgh General Manager Dave Littlefield said. "There is a lot of information out there about it, a lot of talk and a lot of rumors. Some of it is accurate and a lot of it isn't. The most important thing, though, is that it generates interest in the game, which is always a good thing." "It's become a much bigger deal than I remember it being earlier in my career," said Houston infielder Mark Loretta, a 13-year veteran. "With ESPN doing a three-hour special and reporters calling you and all that kind of stuff, it's become the real hot stove time during the season. I've been through it a few years. It's intriguing. It's always interesting to think of the possibilities and what not. Ultimately, it's a relief when it's over."

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August 5, 2007 12:00 am

Every Given Sunday: Moving, Shaking, and Cardinal Blues

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John Perrotto

Some teams still try and some decide to punt. The day-after hangovers of the trading deadline.

However, Isringhausen can state one fundamental fact about his team's chances of repeating as World Series champions. "We're still mathematically alive," Isringhausen said. "Until you're eliminated, you always have a chance. And if you have a chance, then there is always the possibility of something good happening."

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August 3, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Hit List: Post-Swaptasm Edition

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Jay Jaffe

The deals of deadline day done, the doers and the didn't doers drive in different directions in this week's edition of the Hit List.

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July 11, 2007 12:00 am

Looking Ahead

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John Perrotto

A quick overview of what to expect from all 30 ballclubs.

It has already been the year of the milestone in baseball. Trevor Hoffman became the first reliever ever to reach 500 saves. Sammy Sosa hit his 600th home run and Frank Thomas belted his 500th. Craig Biggio got to 3,000 hits, and Roger Clemens reached 350 wins. The biggest milestone of all is just around the corner-Barry Bonds has 751 home runs, four away from Hank Aaron's all-time record.

Aside from personal achievements, a number of interesting races are developing in the two leagues and six divisions. Now that the All-Star Game is behind us, here is a division-by-division look at what to expect in the second half of the season:

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The more things change, the more they stay the same on Ye Olde Hit List, as Jay follows the streaking Tigers and sorts out the contender from pretender.

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The Rangers make a big jump as the Orioles sink like a stone in this week's Prospectus Hit List.

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July 31, 2005 12:00 am

Will's Mill: Deadline Weekend

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Will Carroll

The hours tick down, the rumors heat up. UPDATED 5:10 p.m. EDT.

Sunday, July 31, 5:10 p.m. ET: It's time to close up the Mill for now. I'd like to thank everyone who wrote in with tips and encouragement. Doing this has really opened my eyes into just how hard guys like Jayson Stark, Ken Rosenthal, Buster Olney and Hall of Famer Peter Gammons work. It's hours on the phone and years of building relationships.

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The Diamondbacks need to get good value for Randy Johnson and Steve Finley. The Tigers could market Jason Johnson as a cheaper Kris Benson. The Royals could test the waters with Joe Randa, Scott Sullivan and others. These and other trade deadline-oriented news and notes out of Arizona, Detroit and Kansas City in today's Prospectus Triple Play.

  • Rarely does a team's future hang in the balance at the trading deadline quite like the Diamondbacks' this week. They are the worst team in baseball, yet have two of the most tantalizing veterans available in Randy Johnson and Steve Finley. Compounding the uncertainty is the power both Johnson and Finley wield in the form of no-trade clauses.
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    August 13, 2003 12:00 am

    Lies, Damned Lies: A Roll of the Dice

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    Nate Silver

    The Red Sox ended Tuesday night four games behind the Yankees in the AL East. What are the odds that they can make up that deficit to take the division? And, failing that, what are their chances to edge out the A's for the wild card? Seriously. Grab a pencil and a piece of paper, come up with your best guesstimate, and write it down. Harder than you thought, huh? Keep reading, and we'll have an answer for you in a bit. Whether they realize it or not, major league teams are making calculations like this all the time. Implicitly or explicitly, they can determine the direction that a team chooses to take: whether to move prospects for veterans at the trade deadline, whether to shut a young pitcher down for the season, or try (injury risk be damned) to get as much work out of him as they can. Wins are the currency that baseball transacts in, but for many purposes, they're only as good as the pennants and postseason appearances that they can be redeemed for. Much as some pundits like to talk about Mystique, Aura, and Veteran Leadership, the postseason is a lottery of sorts. Winning 11 playoff games is often a lot easier than winning 90 or 95 in the regular season, and many teams consider their season a success if their postseason ticket is punched, and they get to take their chance in the playoffs.

    Seriously. Grab a pencil and a piece of paper, come up with your best guesstimate, and write it down. Harder than you thought, huh? Keep reading, and we'll have an answer for you in a bit.

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    Anyone else remember all of those predictions that this would be one of the most boring trading deadlines ever? Instead, we got one of the best. Take a deep breath, and let's dive into it:

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