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Transaction Analysis: Kansas City Buyers

by Bryan Grosnick, Zach Crizer, Craig Goldstein and George Bissell

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Premium Article Prospectus Feature: A Series Look: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

by Steve Givarz

An at-bat by at-bat look at Vladito over a three-game series. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Transaction Analysis: Nunez and His Helmet Fly to Fenway

by Shawn Brody, Erich Rothmann and Mark Anderson

Boston sends a pair of pitching prospects to San Francisco for veteran utility infielder Eduardo Nunez. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Advance Scouting Series: Jose Bautista

by Erich Rothmann

If the Jays sold on the season, what would teams be getting in Jose Bautista? . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article The Call-Up: Chris Flexen

by Jeffrey Paternostro and Wilson Karaman

Just...just don't making a "flexing" pun. . . . more | 0 comments

Updated Premium Article The Call-Up: Harrison Bader

by Mark Anderson and George Bissell

A well-rounded player, Bader gets the call while Piscotty and Fowler are on the DL. . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: A Pair of Disappearances, and the MLB Extended Universe

by David Temple, Zack Moser and Patrick Dubuque

Brooks Pounders is on the case, Tyler with the Cubs tackles another missing person, and Rob Manfred hatches an exciting business opportunity. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: July 27, 2017

by Ben Carsley

In which Jose Quintana is welcomed back to a place he never really left. . . . more | 0 comments

What You Need to Know: First Time For Everything

by Ben Diamond

Luis Severino starred, Chris Sale did his usual thing, Rafael Devers and Lewis Brinson homered for the first time, and Justin Turner walked it off. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of July 26th

by Steve Givarz

A big night for minor league pitching...especially White Sox prospects. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article The Stash List: 17th Edition

by Greg Wellemeyer

Waiting for the light to come on for David Dahl. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Getting Ready for the Trade Deadline

by Mike Gianella

A few simple but important steps you can make, regardless of overall strategy, as we hit the stretch run. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Wednesday, July 26

The Cooperstown Casebook: Case Study: Dick Allen

by Jay Jaffe

An excerpt from Jay Jaffe's upcoming book on the Hall of Fame. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Premium Article The View From Behind The Backstop: If You Prefer A Milder Prospect Writer, Please Ask For One

by Jeffrey Paternostro

Not gonna tour with Trent Reznor. Third of three, bottom of the bill. You can’t pay me to make that kind of music. Not gonna swallow that pill. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Transaction Analysis: The Bridge to Knebel

by Kate Morrison, Nick Schaefer, Scott Delp and Gideon Turk

Milwaukee bets on Anthony Swarzak's bullpen breakout, Danny Espinosa and Rob Refsnyder find new homes, and the White Sox add another prospect. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Advance Scouting Series: Lorenzo Cain

by Keith Rader

The Royals weren't assured of being buyers when we thought this idea up, okay? . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Advance Scouting Series: Dan Straily

by Scott Delp

The Marlins have thus far resisted overtures for Straily, but what would an acquiring team be getting? . . . more | 1 unread comment

Short Relief: Of Errors and Epics

by Jason Wojciechowski, Nathan Bishop and Matt Ellis

Jason decries a lack of classification when it comes to baserunning, Nathan offers reviews of Todd Frazier's swing, and Matt considers the epic qualities of Mike Trout. . . . more | 0 comments

What You Need to Know: Hug Watch

by Martin Alonso

Oakland's hug watch, Harrison Bader's debut, Edwin Encarnacion's walk-off slam, and Yoenis Cespedes' little league home run. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of July 25

by Steve Givarz

Notes on J.D. Davis, Marcos Molina, Joey Wentz, Mitch Keller, Willie Calhoun, Franklin Barreto, and more. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Paying for Utilities

by Mark Barry

Marwin Gonzalez, Scooter Gennett and Chris Taylor . . . more | 6 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Salvador Perez: The Most Valuable Catcher in Fantasy Baseball?

by Eric Roseberry

Sal Perez isn't striking out, but he's swinging more than ever and his batting average would be a career high. Is that why his fantasy value has been higher in 2017? . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Dynasty Dynamics: Ignore the Trades

by Ben Carsley

Your top fantasy prospect has just switched organizations in real life. How much should you panic? These six scenarios could act as your guide. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Deep League Report: Week 17

by Scooter Hotz

Get a load of how many lefties that Cleveland's Brandon Guyer is slated to see next week. . . . more | 0 comments

Tuesday, July 25

Premium Article The GM Trade Game: Sonny Gray

by Patrick Dubuque and BP Staff

Oakland is shopping another young top-of-the-rotation starter and contending teams are lining up. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Transaction Analysis: Panda 2.0

by Patrick Dubuque, Brett Cowett, Aaron Gleeman, Martin Alonso and Mark Anderson

Pablo Sandoval heads back to San Francisco, the Twins add much-needed rotation help in Jaime Garcia, and the Mariners swap four minor leaguers for David Phelps. . . . more | 0 comments

Advance Scouting Series: Jaime Garcia

by Wilson Karaman

The Twins haven't seen an acquisition this middling since Edmure Tully. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Advance Scouting Series: Jay Bruce

by Scott Delp

Bruce finally found his power stroke in NY. Can he take it elsewhere? . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: The Sub Shop and Other Stories

by Patrick Dubuque, Kate Preusser and Emma Baccellieri

The summer of 1997, as lived in a gas station sandwich shop; minor league team names reimagined; and the highlights of a baseball dictionary. . . . more | 2 unread comments

What You Need to Know: Relentless Royals

by Stacey Gotsulias

Kansas City is making another run, Giancarlo Stanton and Hunter Renfroe hit two apiece, Bartolo Colon stays alive, and Cody Bellinger keeps the Dodgers winning. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of July 24

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Ronald Acuna, Grant Holmes, Will Craig, Jhailyn Ortiz, Zack Collins, and more. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Fantasy Article Closer Report: Week 17

by Matt Collins

How long will Mr. Hand shoulder the saves in San Diego? Sean Doolittle, and not Ryan Madson, appears to be closing in Washington. Who will take over in Detroit if and when Justin Wilson gets moved? . . . more | 4 unread comments

Expert FAAB Review: Week 17

by Mike Gianella

J.D. Martinez's arrival in the National League opens up the auction floodgates. . . . more | 0 comments

Monday, July 24