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6 The Lineup Card: Awards We Wish We Could Give Out by Baseball Prospectus
0 BP Unfiltered: IBA Voting Is Now by Baseball Prospectus
2 The BP Wayback Machine: So long Abreu; Farewell, Willingham by Baseball Prospectus
16 The Lineup Card: Best Baseball Player Idiosyncrasies, 2014 Edition by Baseball Prospectus
8 The Lineup Card: Eight Memorable Final-Week Storylines by Baseball Prospectus
11 The Lineup Card: Nine Comeback of the Year Candidates for 2015 by Baseball Prospectus
12 The Lineup Card: Nine Comeback Player of the Year Candidates by Baseball Prospectus
8 The Lineup Card: Seven September Call-ups We're Excited to See by Baseball Prospectus
3 They Hold No Quarter: Third Basemen by Baseball Prospectus
28 The Lineup Card: Seven Epitaphs for Bud Selig's Reign by Baseball Prospectus
20 What Scouts Are Saying: August 15, 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
34 The Lineup Card: Nine Memorable Extra-Inning Games by Baseball Prospectus
0 BP Announcements: Job Opening: Milwaukee Brewers Sr. Account Executive, Ticket Sales by Baseball Prospectus
77 The Lineup Card: 8 of Our Favorite Broadcasters (Non-Vin Scully Edition) by Baseball Prospectus
10 The Lineup Card: Nine Last-Minute Trades by Baseball Prospectus
5 The Lineup Card: Seven Unsigned Top Draft Picks by Baseball Prospectus
8 What Scouts Are Saying: July 17, 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
8 The Lineup Card: Nine Second-Half Improvement Candidates by Baseball Prospectus
0 BP Announcements: Job Opening: Minnesota Twins Developer by Baseball Prospectus
3 The Lineup Card: Eight Second-Half Decline Candidates by Baseball Prospectus
23 The 2010 Redraft by Baseball Prospectus
52 The Lineup Card: Ten Trades That Made Our Childhoods by Baseball Prospectus
16 The 2011 Redraft by Baseball Prospectus
37 Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David Price by Ben Lindbergh and Baseball Prospectus
6 The Lineup Card: Eight Things Contenders Need by Baseball Prospectus
9 What Scouts Are Saying: June 26, 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
9 The Lineup Card: Seven Small-World Baseball Stories by Baseball Prospectus
55 The 2012 Redraft by Baseball Prospectus
2 What Scouts Are Saying: June 13, 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
10 The Lineup Card: 9 Unexpected Storylines of the Season to Date by Baseball Prospectus
14 The 2013 Redraft by Ron Shah and Baseball Prospectus
14 The Lineup Card: 11 Draft Day What-Ifs by Baseball Prospectus
6 Baseball Prospectus News: Dan Brooks Joins BP as a Data Scientist by Baseball Prospectus
11 What Scouts Are Saying: May 30, 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
13 The Lineup Card: 13 Pitcher Injuries We Wish We Could Undo by Baseball Prospectus
10 The Lineup Card: 10 Dominant Early-Season Relievers by Baseball Prospectus
6 What Scouts Are Saying: May 15, 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
7 The Lineup Card: 10 Ways We'd Improve Umpiring or Replay by Baseball Prospectus
13 The Lineup Card: 10 Items on Our Baseball Wishlists by Baseball Prospectus
16 What Scouts Are Saying: May 1, 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
5 The Lineup Card: 10 Things We Learned in April by Baseball Prospectus
0 BP Announcements: Bloomberg Sports Analyst Position Available by Baseball Prospectus
6 What Scouts Are Saying: April 25, 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
12 The Lineup Card: 10 of Our Favorite Pitches by Baseball Prospectus
8 What Scouts Are Saying: April 17, 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
0 BP Announcements: Saberseminar Tickets on Sale Now by Baseball Prospectus
16 The Lineup Card: Eight Notable Early-Season Injuries by Baseball Prospectus
13 What Scouts Are Saying: April 10, 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
17 The Lineup Card: Seven Memorably Misleading April Performances by Baseball Prospectus
5 The Lineup Card: 10 Headlines for 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
The staff recognizes players and teams for things the current awards don't cover.
September 30, 2014 1:48 pm
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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September 29, 2014 6:00 am
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
and Bobby Abreu . 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 Josh Willingham . Paul Molitor Read the full article...
September 24, 2014 6:00 am
The staff describes a new batch of big leagers' strangest habits.
September 17, 2014 6:00 am
The staff shares its favorite stories from late-Septembers past.
September 10, 2014 6:00 am
These players and/or entities have been disappointing, absent, or in low esteem this year, but our staff sees bounce-back campaigns in store.
September 4, 2014 6:00 am
The staff runs down the hopefuls for this year's comeback awards.
The staff is eager to watch these players in the majors next month.
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August 27, 2014 6:00 am
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 and Will Middlebrooks stand in front of him on the Brock Holt 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
With Rob Manfred elected to become the next commissioner, the staff looks back on the incumbent's time in office.
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August 15, 2014 6:00 am
Scouts' takes on Chris Davis, Aaron Judge, Sean Manaea, and other interesting players.
Many of our authors make a habit of speaking to scouts and other talent evaluators in order to bring you the best baseball information available. Not all of the tidbits gleaned from those conversations make it into our articles, but we don't want them to go to waste. Instead, we'll be collecting them in a regular feature called " What Scouts Are Saying," which will be open to participation from the entire BP staff and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.
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After four teams gave us back-to-back 19-inning games over the weekend, the staff recounts some of its favorite bonus baseball affairs.