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11-26

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15

Transaction Analysis: Yasmany Tomas is a Diamondback
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Nick J. Faleris and Bret Sayre

11-26

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8

Moonshot: A New View of Plate Discipline, Part 3
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Robert Arthur

11-26

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The Lineup Card: Nine of the Worst Baseball Movies Ever Made
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Baseball Prospectus

11-26

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Fantasy Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles
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Craig Goldstein

11-26

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Daisy Cutter: Jon Lester's New Peers
by
Sahadev Sharma

11-26

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Prospect Mechanics
by
Ryan Parker and Doug Thorburn

11-26

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Rumor Roundup: The Ace Chase, the Rays' Face, and Some Chase Waste
by
Chris Mosch

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: Red Sox Do Whatever They Want
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Sam Miller and Ben Carsley

11-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: Christian Yelich is Poised to Break Out
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Matt Collins

11-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: Offseason Trades and Responding to the Default Effect
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Jeff Quinton

11-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: 40-Man Additions to Know
by
Craig Goldstein

11-25

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Before They Were Prospects
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Todd Gold, David Rawnsley, Patrick Ebert and Frankie Piliere

11-25

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Baseball Therapy: The Timeshare DH
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Russell A. Carleton

11-25

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Rumor Roundup: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Immediately
by
Daniel Rathman

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: Mariners Eager To Lock Up Mariner Seager
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R.J. Anderson

11-24

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The 40-Man Additions
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Tucker Blair and Jeff Moore

11-24

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5

The 40-Man Additions
by
Craig Goldstein, Mauricio Rubio and Jeff Moore

11-24

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2

Transaction Analysis: The Better Bullpens Bureau
by
R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: Up and Adam
by
Sahadev Sharma and Mauricio Rubio

11-24

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Fantasy Team Preview: Detroit Tigers
by
Nick Shlain

11-24

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Rumor Roundup: If Step One Is Making Betances Closer, What's Step Two?
by
Daniel Rathman

11-24

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2015 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-24

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The Week in Quotes: November 17-23, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

11-21

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Pebble Hunting: Hank Aaron's Hypothetical Fortune
by
Sam Miller

11-21

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2015 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-21

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Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
by
Wilson Karaman

11-21

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8

Moonshot: A New View of Plate Discipline, Part 2
by
Robert Arthur

11-21

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Pitchers: The Top Tier
by
Doug Thorburn

11-21

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Rumor Roundup: Upton and Ubaldo in One Ugly Rumor
by
Daniel Rathman

11-20

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Skewed Left: Saving on Stanton?
by
Zachary Levine

11-20

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Fantasy Freestyle: Offseason Trades and the Default Effect
by
Jeff Quinton

11-20

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Rumor Roundup: The Ideas That Dayton Moore Toys With
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Chris Mosch

11-20

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Retrospective Player Valuation: National League Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

11-20

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Pitching Backward: The Guy Who Makes Scherzer (Slightly More) Expendable
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Jeff Long

11-20

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10

An Agent's Take: When the Smallest Transactions are the Biggest
by
Joshua Kusnick

11-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Butler Did It
by
R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

11-19

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Fantasy Team Preview: Kansas City Royals
by
Ben Carsley

11-19

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The Lineup Card: Seven of Our Favorite Giancarlo Stanton Home Runs
by
Baseball Prospectus

11-19

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2015 Prospects: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-19

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Rumor Roundup: Are the Marlins Stanton Pat?
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Chris Mosch

11-19

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The BP Wayback Machine: Internet Commenters Try to Trade for Giancarlo Stanton
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Ben Lindbergh

11-18

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Transaction Analysis: Russell Martin Gets That McCann Cash
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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

11-18

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Retrospective Player Valuation: National League Hitters
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Mike Gianella

11-18

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Fantasy Freestyle: Five Fantasy Busts
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J.P. Breen

11-18

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Baseball Therapy: Against the Grind
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Russell A. Carleton

11-18

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Rumor Roundup: Are the Jays Preparing to Splurge?
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Daniel Rathman

11-18

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Transaction Analysis: Heyward Movement
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Sam Miller, Jeff Moore, Ben Carsley and Wilson Karaman

11-17

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2015 Prospects: Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-17

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Fantasy Team Preview: Oakland Athletics
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Keith Cromer

11-17

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The Week in Quotes: November 10-16, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

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November 25, 2014 6:00 am

Baseball Therapy: The Timeshare DH

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Russell A. Carleton

Should designated hitters be only loosely designated?

Let’s have a debate about the DH. No, not that debate. The debate that a few American League teams are having as they gather around to eat turkey and cranberries. Should we sign (or trade for) a guy to be our full-time designated hitter?

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November 25, 2014 4:38 am

Rumor Roundup: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Immediately

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Daniel Rathman

The Giants could get back at the Red Sox, who might also be in the mix for Cole Hamels. Meanwhile, John Jaso might soon have access to cheap prescription pills.

Could Giants pivot to Jon Lester?

Pablo Sandoval has shipped up to Boston, opening up both the third-base position in San Francisco and some $20 million in the club’s annual budget for 2015-2019. But according to San Francisco Chronicle beat writer Hank Schulman, the Giants might not use their newfound financial wiggle room to replace the Panda at the hot corner:

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November 25, 2014 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: Mariners Eager To Lock Up Mariner Seager

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R.J. Anderson

Kyle Seager gets seven figures.

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November 24, 2014 6:00 am

The 40-Man Additions

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Tucker Blair and Jeff Moore

Top prospects, organizational depth, and others added to 40-man rosters in anticipation of the Rule 5 Draft.

Late last week, teams faced a deadline to add minor leaguers—or, at least, those who meet minimum professional experience requirements—to the 40-man roster or risk losing them in the Rule 5 draft in San Diego next month. The deadline forces teams to make decisions on which players are most likely to be taken, and which would hurt the most to lose. Some of the most significant additions:

AL East

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November 24, 2014 6:00 am

The 40-Man Additions

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Craig Goldstein, Mauricio Rubio and Jeff Moore

Top prospects, organizational depth, and others added to 40-man rosters in anticipation of the Rule 5 Draft.

Late last week, teams faced a deadline to add minor leaguers—or, at least, those who meet minimum professional experience requirements—to the 40-man roster or risk losing them in the Rule 5 draft in San Diego next month. The deadline forces teams to make decisions on which players are most likely to be taken, and which would hurt the most to lose. Some of the most significant additions:

NL EAST

Atlanta Braves
Biggest Surprise: Yean Carlos Gil
Potential Impact: Kyle Kubitza



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November 24, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Better Bullpens Bureau

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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

The Dodgers and Rays each add relievers that should help, by getting relievers from the other.



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November 24, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Up and Adam

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Sahadev Sharma and Mauricio Rubio

The White Sox continue to follow through on their vow to be aggressive this offseason, signing Adam LaRoche to bat in the middle of the order.



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November 24, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Detroit Tigers

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Nick Shlain

Victor Martinez is back, Miguel Cabrera is still there, and those are two reasons why you shouldn't sleep on the fantasy options in Motown.

Even when the general manager is Dave Dombrowski, losing Jhonny Peralta, Omar Infante, Doug Fister, and Prince Fielder in one offseason is a bit much. The Tigers overcame their subtractions and, led by Victor Martinez, Miguel Cabrera, and Ian Kinsler, went on to win 90 games and a fourth consecutive American League Central division title, but they also had the worst Pythagorean win total (86) of the last four versions of this team.

At the trade deadline, the Tigers acquired David Price, almost acknowledging that Max Scherzer’s exit is inevitable. Early offseason moves like re-upping with Victor Martinez and the Devon Travis for Anthony Gose swap show that the Tigers will continue to be in win-now mode for the next few years. Before they address a few key areas of need, let’s take a look at the fantasy relevant players still under team control.

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The Yankees are looking at top setup men, the Panda might be moving soon, and Matt Joyce is available. Would his power be part of the package?

Yankees eyeing Jason Grilli as Plan B
After fanning 96 batters in 64 innings as the Yankees closer in 2014, David Robertson is in line for a hefty payday. Sources told WFAN beat reporter Sweeny Murti that the 29-year-old can expect to receive $13 million a year for either three or four years, for a total outlay of $39-52 million.


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November 24, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

The Cardinals have recently produced both role players and impact talent from their system, a trend that looks to continue.

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Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

CARDINALS AND BRAVES MAKE BLOCKBUSTER TRADE

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November 21, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Hank Aaron's Hypothetical Fortune

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Sam Miller

Hank Aaron would be worth a billion dollars if he were playing today. What would he actually get?

The other day, as in not today, but any other day from the storage of prior human existence, Jeff Sullivan did a simple thing that turned out interesting: He took a bunch of guys like Giancarlo Stanton to see how much they would have been worth in the 13 years following their age-24 season. This was interesting for reasons having to do with Giancarlo Stanton’s outlook, which is why Jeff wrote it that day, but it was also interesting for sweet, sweet Fun Fact reasons. At the very, very top of the list was this:

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