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10-15

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The Lineup Card: Eight of the Best Defensive Plays of 2014
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10-09

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The Lineup Card: Nine of the Worst Postseason Managerial Decisions
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10-01

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The Lineup Card: Awards We Wish We Could Give Out
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09-30

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BP Unfiltered: IBA Voting Is Now
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09-29

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The BP Wayback Machine: So long Abreu; Farewell, Willingham
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09-24

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The Lineup Card: Best Baseball Player Idiosyncrasies, 2014 Edition
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09-17

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The Lineup Card: Eight Memorable Final-Week Storylines
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09-10

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The Lineup Card: Nine Comeback of the Year Candidates for 2015
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09-04

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The Lineup Card: Nine Comeback Player of the Year Candidates
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08-27

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The Lineup Card: Seven September Call-ups We're Excited to See
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08-27

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They Hold No Quarter: Third Basemen
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08-20

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The Lineup Card: Seven Epitaphs for Bud Selig's Reign
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08-15

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What Scouts Are Saying: August 15, 2014
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08-13

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The Lineup Card: Nine Memorable Extra-Inning Games
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08-07

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BP Announcements: Job Opening: Milwaukee Brewers Sr. Account Executive, Ticket Sales
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08-06

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The Lineup Card: 8 of Our Favorite Broadcasters (Non-Vin Scully Edition)
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07-30

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The Lineup Card: Nine Last-Minute Trades
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07-24

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The Lineup Card: Seven Unsigned Top Draft Picks
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07-18

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What Scouts Are Saying: July 17, 2014
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07-17

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The Lineup Card: Nine Second-Half Improvement Candidates
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07-11

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BP Announcements: Job Opening: Minnesota Twins Developer
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07-09

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The Lineup Card: Eight Second-Half Decline Candidates
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07-08

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The 2010 Redraft
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07-03

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The Lineup Card: Ten Trades That Made Our Childhoods
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07-02

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The 2011 Redraft
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06-27

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Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David Price
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Ben Lindbergh and Baseball Prospectus

06-26

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The Lineup Card: Eight Things Contenders Need
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06-26

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What Scouts Are Saying: June 26, 2014
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06-18

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The Lineup Card: Seven Small-World Baseball Stories
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06-17

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The 2012 Redraft
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06-13

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What Scouts Are Saying: June 13, 2014
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06-12

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The Lineup Card: 9 Unexpected Storylines of the Season to Date
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06-10

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The 2013 Redraft
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Ron Shah and Baseball Prospectus

06-04

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The Lineup Card: 11 Draft Day What-Ifs
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06-03

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Baseball Prospectus News: Dan Brooks Joins BP as a Data Scientist
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05-30

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What Scouts Are Saying: May 30, 2014
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05-28

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The Lineup Card: 13 Pitcher Injuries We Wish We Could Undo
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05-21

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The Lineup Card: 10 Dominant Early-Season Relievers
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05-15

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What Scouts Are Saying: May 15, 2014
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05-14

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The Lineup Card: 10 Ways We'd Improve Umpiring or Replay
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05-07

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The Lineup Card: 10 Items on Our Baseball Wishlists
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05-01

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What Scouts Are Saying: May 1, 2014
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04-30

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The Lineup Card: 10 Things We Learned in April
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04-28

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BP Announcements: Bloomberg Sports Analyst Position Available
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04-25

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What Scouts Are Saying: April 25, 2014
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04-23

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The Lineup Card: 10 of Our Favorite Pitches
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04-17

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What Scouts Are Saying: April 17, 2014
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04-16

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BP Announcements: Saberseminar Tickets on Sale Now
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04-16

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The Lineup Card: Eight Notable Early-Season Injuries
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04-10

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What Scouts Are Saying: April 10, 2014
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The staff relives some of the most impressive Web Gems of the year.

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The staff recounts some curious choices by October skippers.

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The staff recognizes players and teams for things the current awards don't cover.

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Let your voice be heard.

Look, you get two choices in this life. You can complain about other people's mistakes, or you can take action.

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A look at two long careers, through the words of BP authors.

To recognize the careers of two retiring veterans, we're publishing all the BP Annual comments for Bobby Abreu and Josh Willingham. They chart nearly two decades of Abreu's life, as he went from expansion draft pick to near Hall of Famer, as well as the decade that saw Josh Willingham bloom late but end up with a better career True Average than Paul Molitor.

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The staff describes a new batch of big leagers' strangest habits.

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The staff shares its favorite stories from late-Septembers past.

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These players and/or entities have been disappointing, absent, or in low esteem this year, but our staff sees bounce-back campaigns in store.

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The staff runs down the hopefuls for this year's comeback awards.

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The staff is eager to watch these players in the majors next month.

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August 27, 2014 6:00 am

They Hold No Quarter: Third Basemen

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These hot-corner players aren't owned in many leagues, but they might hold keeper value for 2015 and beyond.

If there’s anything we love more than baseball around here on the fantasy staff, it’s collaborating with each other. So, at the behest of myself, we’re going to be doing one final group series of the year to close out the last seven weeks of the season. For this series, we will each select one player who is below 25 percent owned in either ESPN or Yahoo! leagues who could be someone to consider grabbing before the end of the season with an eye toward a keeper spot. Now, given the depth we’re dealing with here, these recommendations are not for owners who can keep five or seven players from season-to-season—it’s more for those of you who play in leagues where keepers take up more than half of your roster (and possibly more, in the case of some recommendations contained within).

Garin Cecchini, Boston Red Sox
“Garin Cecchini has had a down year. His much-vaunted walk rate is down and his strikeout rate is up. Trading walks for strikeouts is not good. The good that might come of this is that his poor performance has potentially made him acquirable. We know that owners hate selling low, but if he has not been claimed or if he has been dropped, then I still think he is worth a shot. Since he’s still only 23 years old, 2014 might prove to be an adjustment year for Cecchini. Of course, it might not. But if it does, you are looking at a cheap third basemen that gives you a little bit of everything while playing half his games at Fenway. On top of that, opportunity is not unforeseeable as only Will Middlebrooks and Brock Holt stand in front of him on the depth chart. Cecchini could also very easily be traded, potentially in a package including Boston’s many outfielders and number five/six starters. The advantage here is that the acquiring team probably likes Cecchini, meaning playing time would be likely. It is not a sexy gamble, but it is a gamble that (depending on your league) might just be cheap enough to be worth the risk.” —Jeff Quinton


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With Rob Manfred elected to become the next commissioner, the staff looks back on the incumbent's time in office.

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