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Newsletter: Wednesday, January 30, 2013


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http://www.1065theticket.com as well
01-30 3:15 PM CST

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01-31 1:00 PM EST

NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

Youth Movement
Respect the 8

by Mark Anderson

The players who had legitimately elite tools in 2012, and why we should truly
appreciate their talent.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19521

Skewed Left
The Sunk Costs of 2013

by Zachary Levine

Which contracts might their teams be better off eating this season?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19502

Perfect Game's Top 100 Draft Prospects
The Top Talent for the 2014 Rule 4 Draft

by Allan Simpson

Perfect Game's Allan Simpson provides his top 100 draft prospects.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19488

Rumor Roundup
Wednesday, January 30

by Daniel Rathman

The Mets are looking to add another reliever, and the Yankees are hoping to
shed Alex Rodriguez's contract.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19513

NEW FANTASY CONTENT

The Keeper Reaper
First, Third, and DH for 1/30/13

by Michael Street

Will Lind ever become Toronto’s hitman again? Will Plouffe’s 2012 season
go poof? Will A-Gon’s value be all gone in Los Angeles? Michael answers
these keeper questions in this week’s column.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19522

NEW BASIC CONTENT

The Lineup Card
Six Contract Incentives that Should Happen

by Baseball Prospectus

In the wake of the Delmon Young weight incentives, what other contract bonuses
is the BP staff rooting for?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19503

Transaction Analysis
Stauffer in with the Others

by R.J. Anderson

Tim Stauffer will fight for a rotation spot, Kelly Shoppach goes to Seattle,
Scott Atchison signs with the Mets and Alex Gonzalez re-ups.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19514

Wezen-Ball
The 1948 World Series, Game1: A Radio Diary

by Larry Granillo

A running diary of the two-hour radio broadcast of game 1 of the 1948 World
Series, featuring Bob Feller and Johnny Sain.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19523

BP Announcements
Introducing PFM YTD

by Ryan Lind

A new edition of Player Forecast Manager for generating in-season and
past-season values.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19519

BP Announcements
Vote Now for the SABR Analytics Research Awards

by Joe Hamrahi

The 2012 SABR Analytics Research Awards recognize the best baseball
researchers of the year

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19512

BP Unfiltered
Daily Draft Video (Flash Forward): Nicholas Gordon

by Nick J. Faleris

Daily exclusive video series designed to familiarize you with the names you
need to know leading up to the 2013 amateur draft.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19511

PODCASTS

THE SEASON-PREVIEW PODCAST SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE RAYS
Over the next six weeks, Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller will turn the
Effectively Wild podcast into a series of season previews. Each preview will
include an interview with one of your favorite BP writers or an outside source
intimately connected with the team. The series continues today with the Rays;
Adam Sobsey joins Ben and Sam to discuss the team's outlook, and then Pete
Barrett interviews Tampa Bay Tribune reporter Roger Mooney.

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 129: WHY THE LATEST STEROIDS
SCANDAL ISN'T THAT SCANDALOUS/2013 SEASON PREVIEW SERIES - TAMPA BAY RAYS
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19520

BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 29: 20-90 SCALE
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19422

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TOP TEN PROSPECT LISTS ARE IN FULL SWING
Jason Parks and the new BP prospect team are hard at work on their top-10
lists. The latest installment, on the Los Angeles Dodgers, can be found here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19492
For a complete archive of the lists, and the order of teams to come, go to:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/

BALLPARK EVENTS SERIES TO KICK OFF IN ARLINGTON
Tickets are now on sale for our first ballpark event of the 2013 season, which
will take place on April 21, at the game between the Mariners and Rangers in
Arlington. A ticket ($64.01) also gives you the opportunity to meet some of
your favorite BP authors and participate in a question-and-answer session with
members of the Rangers front office. For more information and to buy your
tickets, see the post by Joe Hamrahi by following the link below.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19240

BP DAY AT SAFECO FIELD WILL BE ON MAY 25
Details coming soon!

BP DAY AT TURNER FIELD WILL BE ON JUNE 15
Our event at Turner Field will take place before the Braves host the Giants on
June 15. As usual, a ticket ($51.01) gives you the opportunity to mingle with
your favorite BP writers, and to participate in a question-and-answer session
with members of the Braves' front office. For more information and to buy your
ticket, see this post by Joe Hamrahi.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19301

INTRODUCING THE GREG SPIRA BASEBALL RESEARCH AWARD
BP's Joe Hamrahi and Dave Pease have joined forces with Sean Forman of
Baseball-Reference.com, Sean Lahman of Baseball1.com, and Gary Gillette of
24-7 Baseball to create an award that commemorates the work of Greg Spira and
annually honors the authors of the year's most innovative baseball research.
For more information, including how to nominate pieces of research for
consideration, please see Dave's post:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19410

GET YOUR DAILY NEWS FIX WITH THE MINOR-LEAGUE UPDATE AND RUMOR ROUNDUP
The postseason may be over, but with winter leagues in the Caribbean and hot
stove rumors in the States, baseball is a year-round sport. We're keeping up
with the latest happenings on and off the field in Jason Martinez's
Minor-League Update and Daniel Rathman's Rumor Roundup. Here are the links to
today's installments:
Minor-League Update:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19496
Rumor Roundup: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19513

BP JOINS FORCES WITH PERFECT GAME
For more information on our new partnership with baseball's largest
independent scouting service, see the press release linked below:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19092

ORDER YOUR COPY OF BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS 2012-2013
The NBA season is underway, and if you're not already the analysis and
commentary in our annual, we invite you to get in on the fun! This year's
edition includes a foreword by Indiana Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard,
to go with essays on all 30 teams and Kevin Pelton's SCHOENE projection system
and much, much more. You can download sample chapters and purchase a copy by
following the link below.
http://www.basketballprospectus.com/products/pbp2012/

PLAYOFF ODDS AVAILABLE DAILY
The season is underway, and our playoff odds report is now updated to account
for the double wild card. Check it out here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/odds/

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