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09-30

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Expert League Recap
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Mike Gianella

09-30

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BP Wrigleyville
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Tom Hitchner

09-30

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BP Bronx
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Austin Yamada

09-30

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What You Need to Know: Theoretical Replay and Sister Kissing
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Nicolas Stellini

09-30

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Some Projection Left: No Projection Left
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Christopher Crawford

09-30

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Transaction Analysis: Good Infielders, Past and Present
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Bryan Grosnick

09-30

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PITCHf/ox: The Interim
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Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler

09-29

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Fantasy Freestyle: Five Short-Season Hitters to Watch
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Wilson Karaman

09-29

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Players Prefer Presentation: Jose Fernandez and Our Year of Magical Thinking
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Meg Rowley

09-29

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Transaction Analysis: Cubs Extend Theo and The Gang
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Rian Watt

09-29

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An Agent's Take: Watching a Client Debut
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Joshua Kusnick

09-29

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Eyewitness Accounts: September 29, 2016
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BP Prospect Staff

09-29

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What You Need to Know: Cycles and Walk-Offs
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Demetrius Bell

09-28

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What You Need to Know: The Dozens
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Emma Baccellieri

09-28

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Team Chemistry: Fast Pitch Follow-Up
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John Choiniere

09-28

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Banjo Hitter: The Derek Falvey Era
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Aaron Gleeman

09-28

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Rubbing Mud: The Miami Ferns
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Matthew Trueblood

09-28

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Two-Strike Approach: Loving and Learning From Jose Fernandez
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Cat Garcia

09-28

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Some Projection Left: 7 Make-or-Break Seasons for 2017
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Christopher Crawford

09-27

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What You Need to Know: Dee Gordon and the Marlins Honor Jose Fernandez
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Daniel Rathman

09-27

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Baseball Therapy: Bullpen Contagion
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Russell A. Carleton

09-27

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Pitching Backward: What We Know About Spin Rate
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Jeff Long

09-27

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Closer Report: Week 26
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Matt Collins

09-27

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 26
by
Mike Gianella

09-27

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Prospectus Feature: The Joy of Adrian Beltre
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Kate Morrison

09-27

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Giant Collapse
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Rob Mains

09-27

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Liner Notes: Self-Sabotage Stars
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Bryan Grosnick

09-27

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Notes from the Field: Cal League Wrap: The Hitters
by
Wilson Karaman

09-26

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The Prospectus Hit List: September 26, 2016
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Matt Sussman

09-26

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Deep League Report: Week 26
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Scooter Hotz

09-26

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Cold Takes: Steve Clevenger and the Media In Your Hand
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Patrick Dubuque

09-26

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Prospectus Feature: The Comp-less Mike Trout
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Henry Druschel

09-26

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Raising Aces: Gray Matter
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Doug Thorburn

09-26

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What You Need to Know: How the West (and the East) Was Won
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Ashley Varela

09-26

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Positive Impressions
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BP Prospect Staff

09-26

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Prospectus Feature: The Song of Jose Fernandez
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Mauricio Rubio

09-23

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, September 23
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Matthew Kory

09-23

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What You Need to Know: All Mets'd Up
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Nicolas Stellini

09-23

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The Best of Sam Miller
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Sam Miller

09-23

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The Best of Sam Miller
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Sam Miller

09-23

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The Best of Sam Miller
by
Sam Miller

09-23

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25
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Greg Wellemeyer

09-23

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Retrospectus
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Ben Lindbergh

09-23

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Songs From The Chorus
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Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and Ben Carsley

09-23

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Pebble Hunting: That's The Way I Like It And I'll Never Get Bored
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Sam Miller

09-23

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PITCHf/ox: Episode 1: Pilot
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Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler

09-22

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BP Boston
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Matt Collins

09-22

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What You Need to Know: The Wild Card Wilters
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Demetrius Bell

09-22

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Flu-Like Symptoms: A Matter of Luck, Pt. 2
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Rob Mains

09-22

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Two-Strike Approach: Jonathan Lucroy, Willing Cog
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Cat Garcia

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September 30, 2016 10:57 am

Expert League Recap

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Mike Gianella

Mike reviews his attempt to go back-to-back in the senior-circuit edition of Tout Wars.

For those of you who don’t voraciously follow my exploits in all of my various fantasy leagues, Tout Wars is considered one of the two premier fantasy baseball “expert” leagues in existence (the other one is the League of Alternate Baseball Reality, or LABR). I have been in Tout Wars for seven years (in the NL only league) and last year I had the pleasure of winning my first title in Tout Wars. This year I was hoping to go back-to-back, joining a select group of fantasy experts who have done so.

But it was not to be.

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September 30, 2016 10:20 am

BP Wrigleyville

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Tom Hitchner

Suddenly the Cubs' diehard fans have plenty of company.

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September 30, 2016 10:13 am

BP Bronx

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Austin Yamada

Could relying very heavily on his changeup help resurrect CC Sabathia's career?

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Things are getting weird, in almost every division.

The Thursday Takeaway

We’re down to the very last few games of the season, somehow. Every season is 162 games long, but somehow it feels like 2016 has moved especially quickly. It seems like just yesterday we were talking about Trevor Story, and now, most of the playoff field is set.

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So, you want to be a prospect writer?

About a month ago, I received an email from someone who was interested in beginning a “career” of writing about prospects. I have been asked this question before, but I really didn’t know how to respond. I’m going to try and respond.

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Miami locks up Martin Prado for three more seasons and Atlanta finds a taker for Gordon Beckham.

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September 30, 2016 12:10 am

PITCHf/ox: The Interim

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Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler

Ginny deals with fallout from existing, old comments from her manager, and a renegade agent.

Episode Two! Less pitching! More controversy! Kevin Burkhardt! The Texas League! Jimmy Kimmel! (Okay, we’re not really that excited about Jimmy Kimmel.) To quickly recap, the second episode picks up with Ginny Baker dealing with a lot of expected, but not wholly welcome, media attention. That only intensifies after old video surfaces of her now-manager remarking on how she would be welcome in the clubhouse because she’s a pretty face. Ginny has to navigate the competing pressures to stand by her manager and take a stance on the treatment of women in sports, while also dealing with the resentment of her teammates. Looming over all of this are machinations to replace the embattled skipper. We also get backstories for Zack Freaking Morris Mike Lawson and Ginny’s agent, Amelia. We get no Ghost Dad. This show is good.

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September 29, 2016 11:01 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Five Short-Season Hitters to Watch

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Wilson Karaman

These bats are years from the majors, but they might be worth the wait.

Juan Soto, OF, Washington Nationals (Gulf Coast League)

Jeffrey Paternostro recently fired the opening salvo in what is likely to be a winter of Juan Soto feting, so it’s just as well you start getting used to seeing his name on these pages. He was a big bonus baby in 2015, receiving $1.5 million as one of the top hitting prospects in the class. The Nats were rewarded for their aggressiveness in pushing him stateside at the tender age of 17, as all he did was take down the MVP award in the GCL on the back of a .361/.410/.550 line, while flashing potentially plus hit and power tools. The swing has the ingredients you look for, with balance and fluidity into the zone, and the frame oozes with projectable present strength. In leagues where you can still make last-minute claims, he’s a guy on whom to burn a good chunk of your remaining FAAB.

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I'll tell you about the magic, and it'll free your soul.

The world can be oppressive. The grim reality of it can trap us and hem us in. It makes it hard to breathe, and limits us with grief. In The Year of Magical Thinking, her memoir on the passing of her husband, Joan Didion writes, “Grief is different. Grief has no distance. Grief comes in waves, paroxysms, sudden apprehensions that weaken the knees and blind the eyes and obliterate the dailiness of life.” We have our routines and then grief breaks them. It’s right there in the room with us. Grief cancels baseball games, and obliterates their routine when they are played. Grief by its presence reminds us that Jose Fernandez died on the rocks at age 24. Grief gets close, and interferes with reason. Grief, Didion tells us, leads to magical thinking.

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Chicago's front office is richly rewarded in the midst of a 100-win season and they might even be underpaid.

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After a breakout Triple-A season Padres infielder/outfielder Carlos Asuaje made his big-league debut.

Last week my client, Padres infielder/outfielder Carlos Asuaje made his major-league debut. Here's what happens when your client finally gets called up to the major leagues for the first time: A very late phone call, followed by pure elation, followed by the dread of finding a flight that will let you make the game in time.

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Eyes on Alec Hansen, Scott Kingery, Alex Jackson, and more.

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