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Premium Article Pitching Backward: Sing, Sing, Sing, for the Unsung Affeldt

by Jeff Long

A bit more quietly, Jeremy Affeldt is approaching postseason records as impressive as Madison Bumgarner's. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Updated Premium Article Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 29th

by BP Prospect Staff

Our prospect team has arrived in the desert, with reports on eight prospects, including Hunter Renfroe and Michael De Leon. . . . more | 0 comments

Updated Fantasy Freestyle: Going All-In on Hyun-jin Ryu

by Matt Collins

The Dodgers lefty might be the no. 3 starter in their rotation, but he could pitch near the top of your fantasy staff. . . . more | 0 comments

Wednesday, October 29

Baseball Therapy: The Problem With Lists

by Russell A. Carleton

Get ready for the season of Breakout lists. Be wary of the season of Breakout lists. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Playoff Prospectus: Second-Inning Struggles

by Sahadev Sharma

A strong outing from Yordano Ventura and a rough second inning for the Giants means we all get a Game Seven on Wednesday. . . . more | 0 comments

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game 7 Preview

by Sam Miller

Just 16 hours and 45 minutes from the moment I hit publish... . . . more | 14 unread comments

Hot Stove Scouting Report: Victor Martinez

by Tucker Blair

"Martinez is currently one of the best designated hitters in baseball, with an adept approach and an elite hit tool." . . . more | 0 comments

Transaction Analysis: The Matter of the Hart

by R.J. Anderson

The Braves hire a new GM, in what has been an unusually busy offseason for front-office types. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Moonshot: Do the Giants Beat the Heat?

by Robert Arthur

You've seen it in a hundred chyrons: The Giants do well against fastballs that come in faster than 95 mph. But the stat is nonsense. Is the idea behind it nonsense, too? . . . more | 2 unread comments

Hot Stove Scouting Report: Pablo Sandoval

by Ryan Parker

"Bat-to-ball skills might be some of the best in the league." . . . more | 0 comments

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, October 28th

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Tim Anderson and Hunter Renfroe. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Fantasy Team Preview: Minnesota Twins

by Mike Gianella

The Twins are teeming with top prospects, but there are big leaguers who could help your fantasy squad in 2015, too. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Tuesday, October 28

Hot Stove Scouting Report: Hanley Ramirez

by Ethan Purser

'Everything needed to be a middle-of-the-order force, a coveted commodity on the free-agent market.' . . . more | 1 unread comment

Playoff Prospectus: 1-2-3 Repeater

by Miles Wray

Or: Something perilously close to Jeremy Affeldt/Javier Lopez slash fiction. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Hot Stove Scouting Report: Jon Lester

by Jeff Moore

'Good enough to anchor just about any rotation in the majors.' . . . more | 7 unread comments

Fantasy Freestyle: Looking Back: Madison Bumgarner for Cy Young

by J.P. Breen

The Giants' ace has stolen the show this postseason, and J.P. saw his outstanding 2014 coming. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Six Preview

by Sahadev Sharma

With a return to Kauffman, both offenses get a boost with the DH, and, like much of this series, expect the bullpens to be big factors. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, October 27th

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Steven Moya and Roman Quinn. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Monday, October 27

Playoff Prospectus: Mad Cool

by Sam Miller

The Giants take a one-game lead. One-game leads can be fleeting, but Madison Bumgarner's big-game reputation will not be. . . . more | 15 unread comments

Daisy Cutter: Oscar Taveras' Wondrous Career

by Sahadev Sharma

On Sunday, Oscar Taveras and Edilia Arvelo died in a car crash. The Cardinals outfielder was 22. . . . more | 13 unread comments

Fantasy Team Preview: Texas Rangers

by Craig Goldstein

Kicking off the series with a team that surprisingly was baseball's worst in 2014. . . . more | 23 unread comments

Transaction Analysis: Maddon Leaves the Rays Where the Sun Don't Shine

by R.J. Anderson

Joe Maddon surprises baseball by utilizing an out-clause not many knew he had and the Phillies make a pair of odd, or at least oddly timed, extensions. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Minor League Update: Games of October 24th-25th, 2014

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Tyler Glasnow and a trio of Yankees bats. . . . more | 3 unread comments

The Week in Quotes: October 20th-26th, 2014

by Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

Running through the notable quotes from the week that was. . . . more | 0 comments

Playoff Prospectus: Petit Comes Up Big

by Sahadev Sharma

Yusmeiro Petit has been an unheralded and surprising key during the Giants' postseason run and he came up big once again on Saturday night. . . . more | 0 comments

Playoff Prospectus: Never-Wrong Ned?

by R.J. Anderson

No matter how questionable the decision, everything Ned Yost does this postseason seems to work in the end. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Saturday, October 25

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Four Preview

by Sahadev Sharma

Down 2-1, the storyline heading into Saturday night is clearly the Giants' decision to not go with their ace on short rest. . . . more | 0 comments

Friday, October 24

Playoff Prospectus: A Decade of Planning an Overnight Success

by Miles Wray

When the glow is gone, how will Royals fans measure the years of losing against the weeks on top? . . . more | 9 unread comments

Raising Aces: Ghosts of World Series Past

by Doug Thorburn

The dominant arms of Octobers long ago are broken down mechanically. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Pebble Hunting: An Illustrated Guide to the People of AT&T Park

by Sam Miller

Classifying the fans you'll see in the stands for the next three games of the World Series. . . . more | 21 unread comments