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09-23

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27

Baseball Prospectus News: Subscription Price Change
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BP Staff

09-22

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2

Fantasy Freestyle: A Few of My Favorite Dynasty League Targets
by
Wilson Karaman

09-22

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BP Wrigleyville
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Russell Dorsey

09-22

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3

Rubbing Mud: Half-Truths and Collision Courses
by
Matthew Trueblood

09-22

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Short Relief: Our Large Retired Sons
by
Zack Moser and Matt Sussman

09-22

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BP Toronto
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Rachael McDaniel

09-22

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5

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25
by
Mark Barry

09-22

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What You Need to Know: Best of the Best
by
Demetrius Bell

09-22

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BP En Espanol: Confesiones de un falso manager: el inicio
by
Russell A. Carleton

09-21

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The Prospectus Hit List: September 21, 2017
by
Ben Carsley

09-21

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BP En Espanol: Los lanzadores calificados para el titulo de ERA estan en extincion
by
Rob Mains

09-21

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Short Relief: Home Runs and Runs Home
by
Rachael McDaniel, Patrick Dubuque and Mary Craig

09-21

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5

Flu-Like Symptoms: The Vanishing ERA Qualifier
by
Rob Mains

09-21

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BP South Side
by
Ryan Schultz

09-21

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BP Wrigleyville
by
Zack Moser

09-21

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3

Baseball Therapy: Confessions of a Fake Manager: May
by
Russell A. Carleton

09-21

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2

What You Need to Know: Judge Rules Against Twins
by
Ben Diamond

09-20

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BP Milwaukee
by
Seth Victor

09-20

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BP Kansas City
by
David Lesky

09-20

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BP En Espanol: La politica de Big Sexy
by
Patrick Dubuque

09-20

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What You Need to Know: Dingers For Everyone
by
Nicolas Stellini

09-20

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2

Banjo Hitter: Randy, Rickey, and Teams on the Rise
by
Aaron Gleeman

09-20

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6

Cold Takes: The Politics of Big Sexy
by
Patrick Dubuque

09-20

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Short Relief: Noise
by
Matt Ellis, Nathan Bishop and Emma Baccellieri

09-20

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Deep League Report: Week 25
by
Scooter Hotz

09-19

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BP Bronx
by
Martin Nolan

09-19

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3

What You Need to Know: A Tale of Two Teams in One City
by
Stacey Gotsulias

09-19

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1

Rubbing Mud: The Sinker Doesn't Play Well With Others
by
Matthew Trueblood

09-19

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4

Baseball Therapy: Confessions of a Fake Manager: April
by
Russell A. Carleton

09-19

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BP En Espanol: Tuneles y secuencias: aplicaciones en el campo
by
Kate Morrison and Jeff Long

09-19

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4

Short Relief: A Long September
by
Kate Preusser and Trevor Strunk

09-19

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 25
by
Mike Gianella

09-18

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Closer Report: Week 25
by
Matt Collins

09-18

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1

What You Need to Know: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose (Sometimes You Win Again)
by
Ashley Varela

09-18

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Prospectus Feature: Tunnels and Sequencing: Applications on the Field
by
Kate Morrison and Jeff Long

09-18

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2

Short Relief: The Cracks in Our Stars
by
Holly Wendt, Meg Rowley and James Fegan

09-18

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8

Flu-Like Symptoms: Walk-Off Winners
by
Rob Mains

09-18

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Minor League Update: Games of September 15th-17th
by
Mark Anderson

09-18

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3

Monday Morning Ten Pack: 2018 Breakout Candidates
by
BP Prospect Staff

09-15

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1

Players Prefer Presentation: An Informed State of Joy
by
Meg Rowley

09-15

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4

BP En Espanol: Una Oportunidad
by
Jarrett Seidler

09-15

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What You Need to Know: All Of This Winning, I've Been Losing My Mind
by
Demetrius Bell

09-15

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1

Rubbing Mud: The Arrival of Kyle Gibson
by
Matthew Trueblood

09-15

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1

Circle Change: Bringing Mookie Betts Back to Earth
by
Zach Crizer

09-15

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1

Guarding The Lines: One Shot
by
Jarrett Seidler

09-15

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9

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 24
by
Mark Barry

09-15

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Free Agent Watch: Week 24
by
George Bissell and Mark Barry

09-15

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1

Short Relief: Introducing Dodgers X
by
Matt Sussman, Kate Morrison and Mary Craig

09-15

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1

Fantasy Freestyle: The Other Out-of-Nowhere Power-Hitting Rookie
by
Matt Collins

09-15

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Minor League Update: Games of September 14
by
Steve Givarz

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From now until the end of the regular season, you can subscribe or extend your existing subscription at the old price.

Back in 2003, the highest-paid player in baseball was Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez, at $22 million. This year, 24 players are making at least as much as Rodriguez did in 2003, led by Clayton Kershaw at $33 million. Back in 2003, the average MLB team payroll was $70 million, with only the Yankees above $120 million and 14 teams under $60 million. This year, the average MLB team payroll is $150 million, no team is under $80 million, and the “small-payroll” Royals out-spend the 2003 Yankees. Even the MLB minimum salary has risen from $300,000 in 2003 to $535,000 today, an increase of 78 percent.

It won’t stir up quite as much excitement (or potential for insult) as the “Guess Your Weight” game at state fairs and amusement parks, but if you step right up! we can guess the exact dollar amount you first paid for a subscription to Baseball Prospectus. The answer is $39.95. We know that because our subscription price has not changed since at least 2003 (and possibly ever). We’ve decided to raise BP’s subscription price for the first time. Just a little bit, from $39.95 to $45.95, with a similar increase to our super-premium subscription package.

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September 22, 2017 11:17 am

Fantasy Freestyle: A Few of My Favorite Dynasty League Targets

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Wilson Karaman

Looking to Single-A for long-term help.

Outside of the BP staff league here, I pretty much only play in dynasty formats. Some of those leagues are shallower types – a 12-teamer with 7-man minor league rosters, a 14-teamer with 5 apiece – and others with no player universe restrictions and not-infrequent trades involving 15-year-old Dominicans and college freshmen who won’t be MLB Draft-eligible for two more seasons. Those of you knuckleheads who play in leagues more akin to the latter will have our Ocean’s Floor series to look forward to as usual this winter. For the rest of y’all normals, though, this column is designed more for your speed.

Every year around this time I like to take stock of the lower minors and pin down my helium guys to target before the balloons inflate too full. So without further ado, here are eight of my favorite A-ball targets for this winter in shallower and medium-depth dynasty leagues.

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September 22, 2017 8:39 am

BP Wrigleyville

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Russell Dorsey

Joe Maddon is going to have to trust one of his young players this postseason.

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September 22, 2017 8:05 am

Rubbing Mud: Half-Truths and Collision Courses

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Matthew Trueblood

The walls are closing in for hitters and catchers as they share more physical space than ever.

At least three league records for offensive events will be set by the end of this regular season. There have already been more home runs hit in 2017 than in any previous season, breaking the record set in 2000. By the close of business on Sunday, there will also have been more strikeouts than in any previous season, breaking the record set in 2016, and in each of the previous five seasons. The third record, like the one for homers, is already set. Forty-two batters have reached on catcher’s interference in 2017, more than in any previous season. As with strikeouts, this record eclipsed one set by the league’s hitters just last year.

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Some of our sons (Jason Kubel) were always large; some (Alfonso Soriano) weren't but are now.

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September 22, 2017 6:00 am

BP Toronto

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Rachael McDaniel

Do you remember when you were excited for the baseball season to start?

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September 22, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25

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Mark Barry

Last go-around for 2017.

It's time to preview the hurlers scheduled for two starts in the upcoming week. As the old wrestling promoters would always say: “Card Subject to Change,” because injuries and tinkering managers can make this less than a science. Should new information present itself, we can go over it in the comments.

National League

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Los Angeles tries to hold off Cleveland, Chicago gets one in Milwaukee, and Texas sneaks back into the race.

The Thursday Takeaway

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Odio a Freud.

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Traducción por Martín Alonso

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September 21, 2017 11:48 am

The Prospectus Hit List: September 21, 2017

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Ben Carsley

And down the stretch they come ...

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Una cifra que se esta volviendo mas dificil de alcanzar.

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Homers used to be good; now they're the bread in a failure sandwich.

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