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0 Rumor Roundup: My Toothpick for a Closer by Emma Baccellieri
5 Short Relief: Fielding as Metaphor, Teams as Monsters, and Sumo Suits as Disguises by Patrick Dubuque, Bryan Grosnick and Emma Baccellieri
1 Rumor Roundup: Everybody Hurts by Emma Baccellieri
1 Short Relief: Contract Bonuses and Lines in the Sand by Emma Baccellieri and Matt Ellis
1 Rumor Roundup: Clash of Opposites by Emma Baccellieri
3 Short Relief: Opening One's Heart, Calculating Existence Odds, and a Correction by Emma Baccellieri, Jason Wojciechowski and Patrick Dubuque
1 Rumor Roundup: Another Setback for Wright by Emma Baccellieri
1 Rumor Roundup: Blanket Approval by Emma Baccellieri
1 Rumor Roundup: Curse of the BP 101 by Emma Baccellieri
3 Rumor Roundup: Down Is Up, Up Is Even Higher by Emma Baccellieri
3 Rumor Roundup: Wants and Needs by Emma Baccellieri
0 Rumor Roundup: Relievers Galore by Emma Baccellieri
0 Rumor Roundup: Must-See TV by Emma Baccellieri
2 Rumor Roundup: Dozier Dead, Bruce Bets, and Atlanta Aces by Emma Baccellieri
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0 Best of BP 2016: The Six Archetypes of Famous Baseball Men LinkedIn Profiles by Emma Baccellieri
6 Transaction Analysis: Party at Encarnacion's by Emma Baccellieri
2 Rumor Roundup: Messy Mets by Emma Baccellieri
2 Rumor Roundup: After-Market Closers by Emma Baccellieri
1 Transaction Analysis: Dodgers Keep the Band Together by Emma Baccellieri
1 Rumor Roundup: Another Party at Napoli's? by Emma Baccellieri
3 Rumor Roundup: Cespedes Fallout by Emma Baccellieri
0 Rumor Roundup: Lockout Looming? by Emma Baccellieri
0 Rumor Roundup: Everyone Wants Someone by Emma Baccellieri
0 Rumor Roundup: Sluggers Staying? by Emma Baccellieri
9 Prospectus Feature: Tal's Hill, the Performative Quirk by Emma Baccellieri
12 Prospectus Feature: Imagining a Position-Less Baseball by Emma Baccellieri
1 What You Need to Know: The Dozens by Emma Baccellieri
0 What You Need to Know: To Sin By Silence, When They Should Protest, Makes Cowards of Men by Emma Baccellieri
4 Prospectus Feature: The Six Archetypes of Famous Baseball Men LinkedIn Profiles by Emma Baccellieri
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0 What You Need to Know: Pirate Ship Sunk by Emma Baccellieri
0 What You Need to Know: What You Need to Know: A Di(z)azter for Edwin by Emma Baccellieri
1 What You Need to Know: Gsellman Is Just In Time by Emma Baccellieri
1 What You Need to Know: Pain and More Pain for the Red Sox by Emma Baccellieri
0 What You Need to Know: Imperfect Game by Emma Baccellieri
1 What You Need to Know: Hey Switch, Turn It Over and Hit It by Emma Baccellieri
1 What You Need to Know: Not Closing, Losing by Emma Baccellieri
1 What You Need to Know: J-Fer Effort by Emma Baccellieri
0 What You Need to Know: Cubs' Losing Streak Stands At: 1 by Emma Baccellieri
0 What You Need to Know: Giolito vs. Harvey vs. Rain by Emma Baccellieri
0 What You Need to Know: How Could They Be So Bartless? by Emma Baccellieri
0 What You Need to Know: The Improbable Frequently Fails To Happen by Emma Baccellieri
2 What You Need to Know: What Is A Catch, And What Does It Matter? by Emma Baccellieri
1 What You Need to Know: The Catcher Who Threw 96 In A Blowout by Emma Baccellieri
1 What You Need to Know: Chris Sale, Imperfect by Emma Baccellieri
2 What You Need to Know: We Can Beat Rizzo, For Just One Day by Emma Baccellieri
0 What You Need to Know: 77 Strikeouts, 4 Walks by Emma Baccellieri
1 What You Need to Know: Yankees Find a New Way to Lose by Emma Baccellieri
5 What You Need to Know: David Price is a True Red Sox by Emma Baccellieri
Didi Gregorius is hurt, the Nationals are trying to find a closer, and Matt Harvey is trying to find his velocity.
Gregorius to begin season on DL
After straining his shoulder earlier this spring in an exhibition game for the Netherlands’ World Baseball Classic team, Yankees shortstop
has officially been Didi Gregorius shut down from all baseball activities for two weeks and will be put on the 10-day disabled list to start the season. Initial estimates from general manager Brian Cashman were that the shortstop could be out for up to six weeks, which isn’t great news for the Yankees. Read the full article...
Patrick stumbles upon a random baseball quote that summarizes how to write, Bryan breaks out his Monster Manual to preview the 2017 season, and Emma sees a fear of quietness in every half-inning break. David Price, Ian Desmond, and Anthony DeSclafani are out for Opening Day and beyond.
Price likely to start season on disabled list
A day after
said that he was optimistic after getting a second opinion on his elbow and had heard what he “wanted to hear,” manager David Price announced that the Red Sox left-hander would begin the season on the disabled list. Price hasn’t pitched since feeling discomfort two weeks ago and will not need surgery, leaving him with a fairly open timetable for his return. John Farrell Read the full article...
How the Kochi Fighting Dogs might add more talent, and how MLB get get its hands off Matt's idealized baseball. San Francisco's rotation battle, injured stars returning, and Scott Kazmir is hurting again.
Giants' fifth starter battle is clash of opposites
The battle for the Giants’ last rotation spot is shaping up to be a classic of the genre: the veteran versus the rookie.
and Matt Cain are the two pitchers vying to be the team’s fifth starter, and Monday saw both of them in action—with Blach taking over for Cain in the fourth inning and allowing an inherited runner to score. After the outing, manager Ty Blach Bruce Bochy noted that the rotation spot belongs to Cain if he’s healthy. But the past few years have shown that the if there is a rather important qualifier for the 32-year-old, who has spent much of the last three seasons on the disabled list and hasn’t passed the 90-inning mark in that time. Read the full article...
We know Ty Kelly wants you to know his heart. We don't know if Josh Phegley exists. And Kurt Suzuki we know all too well. David Wright is hurting again, the Nationals are looking at Angel Pagan, and the Reds' bullpen might be interesting.
Wright indefinitely sidelined again
On Monday, this column opened with
the news that ’s attempt at a comeback would be derailed by knee surgery. Today has a similarly sad story for another veteran— Josh Hamilton , who has been diagnosed with a shoulder impingement that makes his Opening Day availability “questionable,” David Wright per the . Being healthy in time for the start of the season already looked to be an uphill climb for Wright, battling back from a season where he’d been sidelined first by spinal stenosis and then by neck surgery. New York Daily News Read the full article...
February 22, 2017 6:00 am
Rob Manfred plans to do what he wants in 2018, Eric Hosmer doesn't need a decade, and Derek Norris is expendable.
Manfred and MLB hope to push ahead with rule changes
Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Tuesday that there will be no major rule changes for the upcoming season, but several could be in line for 2018—whether or not the players’ association is willing to agree to them. Most of these
discussed rule changes are aimed at improving the pace of play, such as adding a pitch clock, limiting mound visits, and changing the strike zone. Read the full article...
February 15, 2017 6:00 am
Alex Reyes has a partially torn elbow, Jung Ho Kang is standing trial during spring training, and Grady Sizemore is working for the Indians again.
Reyes has partial ligament tear, may need surgery
Read the full article... MLB is considering strike zone changes, the Yankees are out of payroll space, and the Nationals want a closer.
Yankees open to trading veterans to clear payroll space
The Yankees have tried and failed to trade veteran position players
, Brett Gardner , and Starlin Castro this winter, Chase Headley according to Joel Sherman of the . The goal there was to clear a bit of payroll space to make a bullpen addition, but with no takers so far they’ve had to hold tight. It’s not particularly surprising that no other clubs have expressed interest in any of the trio—each has $25 million or more remaining on his contract and each is coming off a season that was lackluster at best. New York Post Read the full article... Tampa Bay wants Jurickson Profar, Minnesota wants bullpen help, and Bronson Arroyo and Justin Masterson want to keep pitching.
Rangers and Rays discussing Profar
The Rays have “checked in with” the Rangers on the possibility of a trade for
, Jurickson Profar according to Evan Grant of the . The conversation is only exploratory so far, but the need is clear: the Rays have a hole at second base after Dallas Morning News sending Logan Forsythe to the Dodgers last week. Though is an obvious in-house solution there—another position switch for him, after he moved from short to first midseason last year to accommodate the the Brad Miller trade—the team’s apparently not closing the door on other choices just yet. Matt Duffy Read the full article... Texas may want to party at Napoli's again, relievers are playing musical chairs, and the status of Yordano Ventura's contract is uncertain.
Rangers still interested in Napoli
A reunion for
and the Rangers could still be in the cards, but Texas is only willing to go in if it’s on a one-year deal, according to Mike Napoli ESPN’s Buster Olney. It’s a familiar situation for Napoli, who was reportedly in back-and-forth negotiations with Cleveland over the same terms earlier this winter, before the team signed to replace him. Edwin Encarnacion Read the full article...