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12-03

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Transaction Analysis: Atlanta's Old-Fashioned Rebuild
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Matthew Trueblood

12-03

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PITCHf/ox: Episode 9: Scratched
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Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler

12-02

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: A Deeper Dive: Stolen Bases
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Greg Wellemeyer

12-02

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Rumor Roundup: Pittsburgh Shops McCutchen
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Demetrius Bell

12-02

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2017 Prospects: Boston Red Sox Top 10
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

12-02

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Transaction Analysis: Chicago's Miami Connection
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Jared Wyllys, Jeffrey Paternostro and Brendan Gawlowski

12-01

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Deep, But Playable: Collective Bore-Gaining Agreement
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Craig Goldstein

12-01

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Transaction Analysis: Coming (Back) to America
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Bryan Grosnick and Patrick Dubuque

12-01

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Two-Strike Approach: Eovaldi Evolution
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Cat Garcia

11-30

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Stolen Base Over/Underachievers
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Wilson Karaman

11-30

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Transaction Analysis: Four More Years! Four More Years!
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Bryan Grosnick

11-30

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Baseball Therapy: The 26th Man
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Russell A. Carleton

11-30

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Rumor Roundup: Cespedes Fallout
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Emma Baccellieri

11-30

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2017 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

11-29

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Transaction Analysis: Sexy in South Beach
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Matthew Trueblood

11-29

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Cold Takes: The Rise and Fall of the Power Rankings
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Patrick Dubuque

11-29

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The Landscape: Stolen Bases
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George Bissell

11-29

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Flu-Like Symptoms: The World Series of Coin Flipping
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Rob Mains

11-28

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: ERA: A Deeper Dive
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Greg Wellemeyer

11-28

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2017 Prospects: New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

11-28

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Transaction Analysis: Vesatility, Depth, and Scenery
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Bryan Grosnick and Rob Mains

11-28

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Rumor Roundup: You’re The One That I Want
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Ashley Varela

11-26

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Internet Baseball Awards: The Polls Are Open!
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Aaron Gleeman

11-25

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Rumor Roundup: Marcell Projections
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Demetrius Bell

11-25

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Two-Strike Approach: The Gary Sanchez Era
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Cat Garcia

11-25

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Pitching Backward: Reviewing Rapsodo
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Jeff Long

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: Career-Years and Old Upside
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Jeff Quinton, Wilson Karaman and Bret Sayre

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: Lefty, Lefty, Lefty
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Matthew Trueblood

11-23

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Transaction Analysis: Twins Pay For Stolen Strikes
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Aaron Gleeman

11-23

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2017 Prospects: Baltimore Orioles Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

11-23

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Rumor Roundup: Lockout Looming?
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Emma Baccellieri

11-22

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Prospectus Feature: MLB's Ongoing Search for Front Office Diversity
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Russell A. Carleton and Kate Morrison

11-22

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The ERA Over/Underperformers
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Wilson Karaman

11-22

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Transaction Analysis: We Are Tuffy Gosewisch
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Patrick Dubuque

11-22

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Flu-Like Symptoms: The 300-300 Club
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Rob Mains

11-21

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Rumor Roundup: Show Me the Money
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Ashley Varela

11-21

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Transaction Analysis: Qualifying Offers For Everyone!
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Bret Sayre, Dustin Palmateer and Bryan Grosnick

11-21

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2017 Prospects: Miami Marlins Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

11-21

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Minor League Update: Games of November 18th-20th
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Mark Anderson

11-21

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The Landscape: ERA
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George Bissell

11-19

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PITCHf/ox: Unstoppable Forces & Immovable Objects
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Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler

11-18

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Minor League Update: Games of November 17th
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Mauricio Rubio

11-18

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Transaction Analysis: Astros Building, Yankees Rebuilding
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Matthew Trueblood, George Bissell and Mauricio Rubio

11-18

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Rumor Roundup: Oh Good, a Mike Trout Rumor
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Demetrius Bell

11-18

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Players Prefer Presentation: Weird Play Index: Pitcher Edition
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Meg Rowley

11-18

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Retrospective Player Valuation: NL Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

11-18

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Notes from the Field: Arizona Fall League
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Matt Pullman

11-17

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Home Runs: A Deeper Dive
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Greg Wellemeyer

11-17

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Minor League Update: Games of November 16th
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Mauricio Rubio

11-17

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Baseball Therapy: Can a Closer be Worth $100 Million?
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Russell A. Carleton

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Cespedes could force out another outfielder in New York, Seattle wants veteran pitching, and Cincinnati would listen on Hamilton.

Mariners take interest in Fister

Doug Fister is "a name of interest" to the Mariners, and presumably not because they’re interested in his name’s pun potential. As reported by Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News-Tribune, the team is logically looking to add some rotation depth after dealing Taijuan Walker to Arizona last week. General manager Jerry Dipoto said he’s “still in the market for more veteran-type starting pitching—major-league-established starting pitching—to add to what we have,” which makes perfect sense for a rotation whose backend is presently composed of Ariel Miranda and Nate Karns.

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November 30, 2016 6:00 am

2017 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects

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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

And it’s gonna be just you and me today, waiting for the other shoe to drop in Tampa Bay.

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Edinson Volquez is the right man for the job, but will he actually be any good at it?

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With great power (ranking) comes ... well, almost no responsibility, actually.

If you have a moment, join me as we hop onto the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. Set your watch to that exciting, lawless day of our generation’s lone frontier: the late nineties. The place: a humble website, spelled out awkwardly by many a suave sports anchor in the twilight moments of a late-night SportsCenter: espnet dot sportszone dot com.

Gawk at the unkempt wilds of Internet 1.0, an unconquered continent where bylines were rare, jpegs were a bandwidth luxury, and statistics were still halfway from GWRBI to GB%. It’s an interesting glimpse into the culture of sports internet. (One link ahead of its time: ESPN’s hosted video game review site.) Familiar names dot the page: There’s Neyer! There’s Caple! There’s Sickels! There’s Kurkjian!

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November 29, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The Landscape: Stolen Bases

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George Bissell

Are fantasy owners finally running on empty?

While home run totals have experienced a meteoric rise over the past two seasons, stolen bases have followed an inverse trend, especially during the last five years. Here’s an oversimplification: After major-league teams swiped just 2,505 bases in 2015, the lowest single-season total since 1974, they managed just 2,537 thefts league-wide in 2016.

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November 29, 2016 6:00 am

Flu-Like Symptoms: The World Series of Coin Flipping

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Rob Mains

How the expanded postseason may be imperiling seven-game series.

Let’s have our own World Series, you and I. A World Series of coin flipping. First to four wins. Your call, heads or tails. Ready? Let’s go.

There are four ways you can win. First, you can win four flips in a row. Since the odds of winning any one flip are 50/50, your chance of a sweep are ½ x ½ x ½ x ½, or ½4, which equals .0625. You have a 6.25 percent chance of winning four straight flips.

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November 28, 2016 9:09 am

Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: ERA: A Deeper Dive

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Greg Wellemeyer

How to view Michael Fulmer and Aaron Sanchez for 2017, and why Coors Field ruins everything.

No time for wasted words as we collectively crawl out of our Thanksgiving stupor. George Bissell wrote about the ERA landscape, Wilson Karaman wrote about some over- and under-achievers, and here’s the ERA deep dive:

The Risers

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We should have known, huh? You can always tell the winners at the starting gate. You can always tell the winners, and you can tell the losers.

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Atlanta adds super-utility man Sean Rodriguez, Andrew Cashner goes home, and the Rays and Mariners make their annual offseason swap.

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Everyone wants Aroldis Chapman and, to a (much) lesser extent, Victor Martinez, plus the White Sox just want a hefty return for Chris Sale.

Martinez drawing interest from multiple teams

Teams are beginning “sniff around” Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez, per a report from Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. At age 37, Martinez doesn’t look anything like the 4.7 WARP slugger that peaked with the club in 2014, but his .275 TAv and 27 home runs in 2016 made his sizable contract look a little less ridiculous. He still has $36 million on the books for 2017 and 2018, and despite a somewhat-viable bat, offers nothing in the way of defense despite Cafardo’s belief that he could handle a few games behind the plate or at first base in a pinch.

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It's time for the 25th annual Internet Baseball Awards.

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Cespedes and the Yankees? Ozuna and the Cardinals? No lockout for the players and owners?

Yankees probably won’t be in on Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes may keep playing baseball in New York, but it probably won't be in the Bronx. Christian Red of the New York Daily News is reporting that the Yankees have decided not to pursue the player who’s widely considered to be the crown jewel of this year’s free agent class. This is despite the fact that Yankees general manager Brian Cashman recently told reporters he would be speaking with Cespedes’ camp in the future.

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