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September 9, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: A Weekend of Almosts

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Daniel Rathman

Yusmeiro Petit comes close to perfection, the Pirates stay stuck on 81 wins, the Red Sox nearly sweep the Yankees, and more.

The Weekend Takeaway
Yu Darvish and Yusmeiro Petit don’t have a whole lot in common, apart from the first two letters of their first names. One throws a blazing fastball, the other barely touches 90 mph with his heater. One thrives on pure stuff, the other requires deception and command to miss barrels. One has the talent to win multiple Cy Young Awards, the other faces an uphill battle every March just to earn a big-league roster spot.


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September 10, 2012 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: A 2012 Draftee In the Show

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R.J. Anderson

Paco Rodriguez debuts in Los Angeles, the Padres extend Denorfia, Billingsley will get some time off and Yusmeiro Petit returns.

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In the wake of the Matt Moore extension, revisit Nate's discussion of the perils of counting on pitching prospects and his remarks on the most promising southpaws.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

Last week, the Rays signed young lefty Matt Moore to an extension that should prove to be team-friendly if he stays healthy, but as Nate discussed in an article which originally ran as a "Lies, Damned Lies" column on April 12, 2007, it's never safe to assume that a young pitcher's arm will remain intact.


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March 26, 2010 2:42 pm

Transaction Action: Tough Cuts

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Christina Kahrl

The razors are out, but are there moves to take a shine to among this lot?

BOSTON RED SOX
Team Audit | DT Cards | PECOTA Cards | Depth Chart

Released LHP Brian Shouse. [3/25]
Optioned LHP Fabio Castro to Pawtucket (Triple-A). [3/26]

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March 17, 2010 10:24 pm

Transaction Action: Put Up Your Dukes?

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Christina Kahrl

The Nationals' nightmare might be over, but is there a place he lands and succeeds?

CHICAGO WHITE SOX
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Optioned RHP Jeff Marquez, 3B-R Dayan Viciedo, and OF-R Stefan Gartrell to Charlotte (Triple-A); released RHP Daniel Cabrera and DH-S Jason Botts. [3/17]
CLEVELAND INDIANS
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Claimed MI-S Anderson Hernandez off waivers from the Mets; designated INF-R Brian Bixler for assignment. [3/17]

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November 5, 2009 5:43 pm

Transaction Action: A Teahen Scandal?

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Christina Kahrl

No dome included on the as-yet-unconsummated deal between the Sox and Royals, plus free Snakes!

CHICAGO WHITE SOX
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Re-signed 1B/OF-L Mark Kotsay to a one-year, $1.5 million contract. [11/4]
Acquired 4C-L Mark Teahen from the Royals for 2B-L Chris Getz and 3B-R Josh Fields. [11/5]

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August 2, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Preview: Saturday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

The National League welcomes Joe Blanton one more time, and the Big Hurt comes back to swing the big bat for Oakland.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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The Reds and A's make an intriguing swap, the Astros call up a highly-touted rookie to battle Tal's Hill, and the Cubs stick a Cherry on top of their bullpen in this week's Transaction Analysis.

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Nate sorts fiction from reality, looking at the best young righties through PECOTA's eyes.

PECOTA versus Baseball America on pitching prospects was where we left off. Today righthanders get all the attention.

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Nate talks about a Lost Generation of pitching prospects, and casts a critical eye on the way PECOTA values young hurlers.

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March 27, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007

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Christina Kahrl

A week on the road's generated a big backlog, but Christina hits the high- and lowlights.

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March 8, 2006 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Prospects, Wrap-up

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Nate Silver

Nate finishes up his PECOTA-driven look at prospects with a few rankings, and some final thoughts.

Since the All-Star Game was first played in 1933, there have been 519 players who have been named to participate in the event at least three times. This constitutes a reasonable, if slightly arbitrary, definition of what we might consider to be a "star" performer; our apologies in advance to relatives of Tim Salmon and Bobby Abreu. If we divide that 519 figure by the number of seasons covered during this time period (73), we come up with 7.1 players that "graduate" to star status per year. That is, if we took a typical amateur draft class, we'd expect--give or take--seven players from that draft class to develop into stars.

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