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August 17, 2012

Premium Article The Process: Resetting the Astros Roster

by Bradley Ankrom

Jeff Luhnow's first task was to clear the mess Ed Wade made, and he's already given the Astros a fresh start.

August 2, 2012

Premium Article The Process: The Mariners' Missed Opportunity

by Bradley Ankrom

Dealing Felix Hernandez at this year's non-waiver trade deadline could have significantly brightened the Mariners' future.

July 26, 2012

The Process: When Will We Know Who Won the 10-Player Trade?

by Bradley Ankrom

The youth involved in last week's 10-player trade between the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays means we might have to wait awhile for closure.

June 7, 2012

Premium Article The Process: How to Evaluate Precocious Prospects

by Bradley Ankrom

Is it better for a prospect to be very good at an age-appropriate level, or very young in an advanced league?

May 17, 2012

Premium Article The Process: Fixing the Phillies

by Bradley Ankrom

Are the Phillies doomed to enter a lengthy period of losing, or can they make a quick return to the top by selling their expiring assets now?

May 1, 2012

Premium Article The Process: Post-Draft Rankings: You're Doing it Wrong

by Bradley Ankrom

The 2000 draft serves as an example of why knee-jerk reactions to the draft are often premature.

April 18, 2012

Premium Article The Process: Was Brien Taylor the Worst Number-One Pick Ever?

by Bradley Ankrom

Using the relative strength of each draft class can help us determine whether Brien Taylor really is the worst first-overall pick in history.

April 10, 2012

Premium Article The Process: Have Teams Used Extra Draft Picks Efficiently?

by Bradley Ankrom

Exploring the relationship between the number of high draft picks a team has and the amount of value it receives.

April 3, 2012

Premium Article The Process: Which College Programs Have Produced the Most Value?

by Bradley Ankrom

Investigating the first 10 rounds of the 1965-2001 drafts to determine which four-year school has produced the most major-league value.

March 19, 2012

The Process: Remember Matt Dominguez

by Bradley Ankrom

There's no future for Matt Dominguez at third base in Miami, but the Marlins' former top prospect might still make another team happy.

March 12, 2012

Premium Article The Process: How Much Do Early Pitcher Promotions Matter?

by Bradley Ankrom

Do pitchers who play in full-season leagues at age 17 or 18 often find success, or is there still no such thing as a pitching prospect?

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