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Baseball Therapy: The New CBA, By The Numbers

by Russell A. Carleton

Breaking down all the changes--and non-changes--in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, which seemingly pushes MLB closer to a salary cap. > >

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Updated Transaction Analysis: Daddy Long Legs Hops From Chicago to St. Louis

by Matthew Trueblood

Dexter Fowler stays in the NL Central, signing a five-year, $82.5 million deal with the Cardinals. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Chicago's New 1-2 Punch

by Jared Wyllys

Chicago adds Wade Davis and Koji Uehara to a rebuilt bullpen, while Kansas City makes a big bet on Jorge Soler's power. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Two-Strike Approach: Miami Goes Bullpen Heavy

by Cat Garcia

Kenley Jansen may be the key to the Marlins' plans for 2017, but do they have a fallback option in place? . . . more | 1 unread comment

Rumor Roundup: Rockies Dig the Long Ball

by Ashley Varela

The Rockies are itching for more power at Coors Field, the Nationals are getting less picky about their closers, and the Padres are weighing their shortstop options. . . . more | 0 comments

Thursday, December 8

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: 86 For 103

by Matthew Trueblood

Aroldis Chapman returns to New York five months after being traded, signing the richest deal ever for a reliever. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Transaction Analysis: Adam Eaton, Underrated No More

by Jarrett Seidler, Adam McInturff, Mike Gianella and Matthew Trueblood

Chicago restocks the farm system with another blockbuster, sending Adam Eaton to Washington for three pitching prospects. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Transaction Analysis: Texas Two-Step

by Bryan Grosnick

Texas re-signs Carlos Gomez, while Ian Desmond leaves for a $70 million deal in Colorado. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Three Catchers and a Bullpen

by Dustin Palmateer and Bryan Grosnick

Wilson Ramos looks to rehab his value in Tampa Bay, Scrabble finds a new home in Seattle, and light-hitting backup catchers get multi-year deals. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Wednesday, December 7

Transaction Analysis: For Sale: Red Sox Prospects

by Ben Carsley, Adam McInturff, Jarrett Seidler, George Bissell and Wilson Karaman

Dave Dombrowski swings for the fences, landing White Sox ace Chris Sale for a substantial prospect package headlined by Yoan Moncada. . . . more | 28 unread comments

Cold Takes: The Men Who Couldn't Catch a Break

by Patrick Dubuque

Arguing about the Hall of Fame is an annual tradition, but catchers have been getting a raw deal for decades. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Boston's Bullpen Bet

by Matthew Kory, Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

Another offseason spent beefing up the bullpen in Boston, this time with Tyler Thornburg. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Premium Article Prospectus Feature: Narrative Nothings

by Trevor Strunk

We all need a way to get through the offseason, but don't get Mad Online. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Rumor Roundup: Another Party at Napoli's?

by Emma Baccellieri

The closer market is heating up, Mike Napoli may stay in Cleveland, and Brett Gardner is not unlike a couch. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Over/Underachievers: Strikeouts

by Matt Collins

Who really stepped up to miss bats, and who will need to try a little harder in 2017. . . . more | 0 comments

Tuesday, December 6

2017 Prospects: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects

by Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

Nothing new and nothing old, the chilling warmth of the scorching cold. . . . more | 11 unread comments

Transaction Analysis: Hill Gets Rich, Finally

by Craig Goldstein

Rich Hill stays with the Dodgers for three years and $48 million. . . . more | 10 unread comments

Transaction Analysis: San Francisco's Bullpen Fix

by Matthew Trueblood

The first domino in the closer market falls, with an unexpected catch in Mark Melancon's $62 million deal. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Holliday in New York

by Kenny Ducey

Matt Holliday is 37, but the Yankees hope the longtime slugger can still beef up the middle of their lineup. . . . more | 0 comments

Rubbing Mud: Wartime Consigliere

by Matthew Trueblood

When it comes time to negotiate the next CBA, perhaps Scott Boras could help the players reclaim lost ground. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Retrospective Player Valuation: Mixed League Hitters

by Mike Gianella

The speed merchants sat atop the mixed league valuations in 2016. Should we expect more of the same in 2017? . . . more | 5 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: The Landscape: Strikeouts

by George Bissell

We are in uncharted territory with this category, so let's make a plan. . . . more | 0 comments

Monday, December 5

Transaction Analysis: This Is 40

by Bryan Grosnick

Houston adds another big bat, reuniting with 40-year-old Carlos Beltran. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Flu-Like Symptoms: Pirates Postmortem

by Rob Mains

How did the Pirates go from 98 wins in 2015 to 78 wins in 2016? . . . more | 2 unread comments

Rumor Roundup: Reach for the Stars

by Demetrius Bell

The Nationals are setting out to make this week's Winter Meetings memorable, the Braves pursue a pipe dream, and the Marlins, well, are doing Marlins things. . . . more | 0 comments

Transaction Analysis: Nationals Nab Norris

by Jared Wyllys and Matthew Trueblood

Washington bets on Derek Norris bouncing back and Chicago adds lefty bullpen depth in Brian Duensing. . . . more | 0 comments

Internet Baseball Awards: The Polls Are Open!

by Aaron Gleeman

It's time for the 25th annual Internet Baseball Awards. . . . more | 0 comments

Saturday, December 3

PITCHf/ox: Episode 9: Scratched

by Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler

Consider that itch ... well, read the episode title. . . . more | 0 comments

Transaction Analysis: Atlanta's Old-Fashioned Rebuild

by Matthew Trueblood

R.A. Dickey, Bartolo Colon, and now Jaime Garcia? What are the Braves doing? . . . more | 26 unread comments

Friday, December 2

Premium Article 2017 Prospects: Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects

by Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

There is a wait so long (so long, so long). You’ll never wait so long. . . . more | 10 unread comments

Transaction Analysis: Chicago's Miami Connection

by Jared Wyllys, Jeffrey Paternostro and Brendan Gawlowski

Jon Jay's arrival in Chicago means Dexter Fowler is going elsewhere, and the Braves and Mariners make a minors trade. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Rumor Roundup: Pittsburgh Shops McCutchen

by Demetrius Bell

Andrew McCutchen is on the verge of being trade, but Shohei Otani may be staying in Japan for a while. . . . more | 1 unread comment