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December 6, 2012 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Just Visiting

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R.J. Anderson, Ben Lindbergh and Jason Parks

Yunel Escobar and his $5 million salary lasted just two weeks in Miami (and the Diamondbacks add Eric Hinske).



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September 19, 2012 10:21 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, September 19

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Matthew Kory

The Giants join the 100 percent club

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Acquired not even a year ago, the Jays have locked their man down for the next few seasons.

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The notable quotables from the week that was.

HE WANTED TO WIN AT MILKSHAKES

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Where does the dearly departed Escobar rank among the shortstops Bobby Cox has employed in 30 seasons as a manager?

In Bill James’ underappreciated book The Bill James Guide to Managers, James lists “All-Star Teams” for several of the great managers, choosing the best single-season performances the manager got at each position. This approach led to surprises, a subjective approach notwithstanding. Did Casey Stengel never have a better first baseman than Sam Leslie in 1934? Was Bobby Tolan really a better center fielder for Sparky Anderson than Chet Lemon? Al Bumbry ’80 for Earl Weaver’s center field instead of Paul Blair ’69?

It is premature to compile Bobby Cox’s all-time all-star team given that his players have through the end of the season to jump onto the list before the 69-year-old is expected to wrap up his Hall of Famer career. Despite this, I was inspired by the trade of Yunel Escobar to try to compile a list covering the manager’s 30-year career. The question I wanted to answer: did the Braves just trade the best single-season shortstop of Cox’s career? Escobar’s .299/.377/.436 and 14 home runs of last season would seem to be a strong year by a shortstop for a man who never managed any of the era’s Hall of Fame shortstops.

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July 14, 2010 4:32 pm

Transaction Action: Going Gonzo

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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

An exchange of shortstops leaves the Blue Jays in great shape for the future, but what did the Braves get?

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Traded SS-R Alex Gonzalez, LHP Tim Collins, and MI-R Tyler Pastornicky to the Braves for LHP Jo-Jo Reyes and SS-R Yunel Escobar; designated RHP Ronald Uviedo for assignment. [7/14]

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July 14, 2010 3:44 pm

Fantasy Beat: Shortstop Swap: Fantasy Impact

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Craig Brown

Yunel Escobar's departure from NL-only leagues is a burden off fantasy owners, but it may be a benefit to the AL-only bunch.

Just before we kick off the second half of the fantasy season, the Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays shake things up by dealing their starting shortstops.

Those of you in NL-only leagues with Yunel Escobar on your roster are probably breathing a sigh of relief as he’s been one of the biggest fantasy busts of the season.  After posting a .291 TAv in ’09 while scoring 89 runs for the Braves, Escobar has nosedived to a .240 TAv in 2010 with just 28 runs in roughly half the plate appearances.  

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