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02-20

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Prospectus Preview: AL East 2012 Preseason Preview
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Collette

02-09

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Chicago White Sox/Pacific Tech
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Jason Parks

02-07

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Cleveland Indians
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Jason Parks

01-31

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Overthinking It: Managing Expectations: Baseball's Next Big Inefficiency
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Ben Lindbergh

01-31

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Los Angeles Angels
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Jason Parks

01-26

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Seattle Mariners
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Jason Parks

01-05

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Texas Rangers
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Jason Parks

01-03

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Oakland Athletics
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Jason Parks

12-23

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: My Own Prognostications (Part 2)
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Jason Parks

12-14

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: My Own Prognostications (Part 1)
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Jason Parks

12-01

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Seeing is Believing
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Jason Parks

03-09

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong with the Reds' Top 4 Prospects
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Jason Parks

02-02

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong with the Royals' Top Five?
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Jason Parks

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NL
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

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Prospectus Roundtable: Analyzing RoboPitcher
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Baseball Prospectus

12-09

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Transaction Analysis: Big Moves in the NL
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Christina Kahrl

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As talented as the Royals system's top prospects are, nobody's perfect, are they?

Falling in love with prospects is like dating someone because of their physical beauty. At first, you are blinded by the fact that you are involved with someone who is attractive, because, let’s face it, ours is a superficial society, and waking up next to David Beckham or Megan Fox is more appealing than waking up next to Clint Howard or Roseanne Barr. It's a little like having a system headlined by Eric Hosmer and Mike Montgomery being obviously more appealing than a system headlined by Mark Rogers and Cody Scarpetta.

But as the relationship advances, you might get to witness the weaknesses of your new dream partner consume their strengths. In the end you could still be left with a good-looking uniform, but it's draped on a prospect who ultimately failed to live up to the ceiling their initial attractiveness suggested was possible. Once you see the light, you promise yourself that you will no longer fall for a face... except that then you once again start looking for pretty faces, and the cycle repeats itself. Eventually, the aesthetic beauty that tickles your fancy actualizes into the complete package, and the world rejoices at your good fortune.

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The Braves and Pirates make a flurry of moves, but they weren't the only ones wheeling and dealing on July 31.

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Traded RHP Chad Qualls to the Rays for a PTBNL; traded C-R Chris Snyder, SS-R Pedro Ciriaco, and $3 million to the Pirates for RHP D.J. Carrasco, INF-R Bobby Crosby, and OF-L Ryan Church; recalled C-R John Hester from Reno (Triple-A). [7/31]
Optioned OF-R Cole Gillespie to Reno. [8/1]

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An exercise in thinking theoretically about player value.

The following is an edited transcript of an in-house discussion among the Baseball Prospectus team about a hypothetical pitcher capable of delivering a guaranteed performance.

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December 9, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Big Moves in the NL

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Christina Kahrl

Only one of the three NL East teams that made a major deal came out on top. That revelation, plus an analysis of the senior circuit's free agent signings, and more.

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