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07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Not Just A Pretty Face
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R.J. Anderson, Mauricio Rubio and Ethan Purser

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Yankees Get a Proper Infield
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Daniel Rathman, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Sam Miller

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: If You've Got Asdrubal...
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Craig Goldstein and Rob McQuown

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Andrew Miller Goes to Baltimore
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and J.P. Breen

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Chris Denorfia is in the News!
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Mike Gianella and BP Staff

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Brewers Get Parra's Glove
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R.J. Anderson and J.P. Breen

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Trade from the Depths
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BP Staff, Mike Gianella and Jason Parks

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: A's hire A's
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R.J. Anderson, Bret Sayre and Ben Carsley

07-31

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Feature Focus: Pitch f/x Matchup Tool
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Rob McQuown

07-31

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Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadlines and Systems of Thought
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Jeff Quinton

07-31

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Skewed Left: The Nomar Garciaparra Trade Turns Ten
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Zachary Levine

07-31

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Free Agent Watch: Week 18
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-31

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Notes from the Field: July 31, 2014
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Jeff Moore and Austin Diamond

07-31

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big Leaguers
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

07-31

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 30
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Jeff Moore

07-31

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What You Need to Know: July 31, 2014
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Chris Mosch

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Vouch for Masterson
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

07-30

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BBQ State of Mind
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Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

07-30

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, July 30
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Matt Sussman

07-30

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 28
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Jeff Moore

07-30

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The Lineup Card: Nine Last-Minute Trades
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Baseball Prospectus

07-30

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 30, 2014
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Mark Anderson

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Moonshot: Separating the Phenoms Who'll Make It From Those Who Won't
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Robert Arthur

07-30

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Scouting the Draft: The Cape League All-Star Game
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Al Skorupa

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Dynasty Dynamics: Who We're Selling at the Deadline
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

07-30

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What You Need to Know: July 30, 2014
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Chris Mosch

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: The Migration of the Backups
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Sam Miller

07-29

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Daily League Strategy: Stacking Lefties
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Paul Sporer

07-29

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Deep Impact: Week 17
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Ben Carsley

07-29

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BBQ State of Mind
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Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

07-29

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Notes About Baseball: The Logistics of Human Trading
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Rocco DeMaro

07-29

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The Stash List: 15th Edition
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Bret Sayre

07-29

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 28
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Jeff Moore

07-29

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What You Need to Know: July 29, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

07-29

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Baseball Therapy: Trading Ryan Howard For Nothing and Winning
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Russell A. Carleton

07-28

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, July 28
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Matthew Kory

07-28

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The HOF Rule Change
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Mike Gianella

07-28

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The Buyer's Guide: Francisco Liriano
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J.P. Breen

07-28

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Fantasy Freestyle: FAAB in Review: Asking the Non-Experts
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Mike Gianella

07-28

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Interleague Report: Week 18
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Jeff Quinton

07-28

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Minor League Update: Games of July 25-27
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Jeff Moore

07-28

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Closer to Me: Week 18
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Mauricio Rubio

07-28

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BBQ State of Mind
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Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

07-28

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What You Need to Know: July 28, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

07-28

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 28, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Bochy and Peavy, Back Together
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R.J. Anderson, Jason Parks and Mike Gianella

07-28

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The Week in Quotes: July 21-27, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

07-25

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The Call-Up: Chris Taylor
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Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

07-25

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The View from the Loge Level: Ode to Joe
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Daron Sutton

07-25

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, July 25
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Matt Sussman

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July 30, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Who We're Selling at the Deadline

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

If one of your league-mates wants to buy high on any of these players, Ben and Craig would advice you to let him go.

Last week we brought you six players we’re buying in a dynasty format, so naturally, we thought it prudent to bring you another six-pack of players, this time focusing on who we’re selling, using the same long-term perspective.

Ben: Brock Holt, Everything, BOS
Brock Holt is a pretty decent baseball player. He can play both corner infield spots, both corner outfield spots and second base, and he can fake it in center or at short for a few games. He’s fast enough to be an occasional threat on the bases, he has a patient approach at the plate and he has the bat speed necessary to barrel up good velocity. There are lots of nice things you can say about Brock Holt (o/), and I think he’ll be a unique, valuable major leaguer for a long time.


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July 30, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: July 30, 2014

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Chris Mosch

Extra innings and good secondary offerings highlight this look at the day that was and what will be.

The Tuesday Takeaway
On Monday, the Rays took the series opener from the Brewers behind seven strong innings from Jake Odorizzi, who complemented his fastball with both his slider and split-changeup, the latter of which he learned from teammate Alex Cobb this spring. The splitter was Odorizzi’s secondary offering of choice against Milwaukee and he threw 21 of 27 for strikes, including five of the swing-and-miss variety.


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July 29, 2014 3:14 pm

Transaction Analysis: The Migration of the Backups

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Sam Miller

As teams prepre for the stretch run, three add depth: The Dodgers get Darwin Barney, the Royals Erik Kratz, and the Blue Jays Danny Valencia.

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Rangers starter Nick Martinez has struggles versus opposite-handed batters, so the Yankees' lefty bats might be a strong play.

With DraftKings’ acquisition of DraftStreet, I will now be using that site’s dollar values to select my players of the day.

PITCHING

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July 29, 2014 10:48 am

Deep Impact: Week 17

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Ben Carsley

Breaking down a handful of players who might pique your interest in deep leagues.

I’m too sad thinking about Jon Lester to write a real intro.

Chris Capuano, LHP, Yankees
Capuano seems to have more lives than a cat, which, proverbially speaking, has nine lives. He was brilliant as a reliever with the Red Sox in the early days of 2014, but was then decidedly less brilliant as the season went on, leading to his release in June. Capuano then signed a minor league deal with the Rockies and was acquired by the Yankees late last week. Yes, Capuano has called Fenway Park and Yankees Stadium home this season, and could potentially have called Coors Field home, too. Capuano does not give a damn about your fantasy league.


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The boys check out Jason Parks, Bartolo Colon, and an inadequate shirsey section.

Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman, the proprietors of Cespedes Family Barbecue, are taking another baseball trip and chronicling their travels at Baseball Prospectus.

The world we live in is full of amazing natural wonders. Anybody can go to a computer and find a picture of the Grand Canyon or Mount Everest or even Mount Everth. But experiencing these things in person elevates you to an entirely different level. Live viewings provide a deeper appreciation for the physicality of these amazing sites. While on a computer or TV you can only utilize your eyes, but in person you can smell, hear, touch, and even taste the magic. Last night, we watched Bartolo Colon hit in person and it was downright beautiful.

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What it means to be moved, and the maniacally outlying Clayton Kershaw.

Odds are you've never been traded.

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July 29, 2014 6:00 am

The Stash List: 15th Edition

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Bret Sayre

The latest on Mookie Betts, Javier Baez, Noah Syndergaard, and other players who should be on your fantasy radar in case they earn promotions.

The Graduates: Neftali Feliz (22)
This past week saw the sad-sack Rangers finally deal off their closer (who had been one of the best in baseball to this point) Joakim Soria to the Tigers, freeing their former star closer to retake the role. Unfortunately, Feliz still doesn’t have his pre-Tommy John velocity back and it’s manifesting itself in diminished strikeout numbers (he has four in 11 1/3 innings). He can keep the job without the whiffs, as they don’t really have a great alternative, but his value will be diminished if it doesn’t pick up a little.

The Departed: Joey Gallo (HM)
As much fun as this would be, there’s just zero incentive for the Rangers to rush Gallo when he hasn’t even gotten a half-season’s worth of at-bats at Double-A.



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July 29, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 28

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco and Tigers lefty Kevin Ziomek.

Hitter of the Night: Maikel Franco, 3B, Phillies (Lehigh Valley, AAA): 4-4, R, HR, SB.
It’s been a rough season for Franco, who entered the season with some questions about his swing that he made up for with strong bat-to-ball skills. Those questions still remain and have been exposed by Triple-A pitching, though he appears to be making adjustments and is hitting .321 in July. Even with his struggles this season, it’s hard to believe he won’t get a taste of the majors this September on a struggling Phillies team.

Pitcher of the Night: Kevin Ziomek, LHP, Tigers (West Michigan, A-): 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 13 K.
Ziomek, a second-rounder in last year’s draft, is excelling in his first taste of full-season ball despite too many free passes and secondary stuff that hasn’t played as well as it did in college. He has premium velocity from the left side, however, which gives him a high ceiling if the bite can return on his other offerings.



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July 29, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: July 29, 2014

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Daniel Rathman

A big Marlins comeback and a great Yu Darvish fun fact are part of yesterday's action and today's previews

The Monday Takeaway
The Nationals were on top of the Marlins 6-0 at the seventh-inning stretch on Monday night, and if the last decade was any guide, they had to be feeling good about that lead:


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"You can't just trade him for nothing!" Sure you can.

Last week, I saw what I thought was an Onion headline. After all, The Onion has gotten so good at what they do, I now assume that anything in my Facebook feed is satirical. The story said that the Phillies were “working hard” to trade Ryan Howard. I don’t often use “LOL” when I type, because I don’t often laugh out loud.

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July 28, 2014 9:29 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, July 28

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Matthew Kory

It's Monday! It's a Monday Hit List! Read the Monday Hit List!

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