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Thursday, September 22

Players Prefer Presentation: Short-Season Baseball With A Third Deck

by Meg Rowley

The Everett AquaSox played at Safeco Field, as two brands of baseball displayed an unusual Venn diagram. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Pebble Hunting: The Great Big 'Beat PECOTA' Wrap

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Two-Strike Approach: Jonathan Lucroy, Willing Cog

by Cat Garcia

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Premium Article The Call-Up: A Triplet of Padres

by Christopher Crawford, Mauricio Rubio and Greg Wellemeyer

A breakdown of Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, and Carlos Asuaje. . . . more | 0 comments

Eyewitness Accounts: September 22, 2016

by BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Anderson Espinoza, Josh Morgan, Jairo Beras, and more. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Flu-Like Symptoms: A Matter of Luck, Pt. 2

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The luckiest and unluckiest teams of the year and the era. . . . more | 6 unread comments

What You Need to Know: The Wild Card Wilters

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While the division races get clear, the wild card race is left to the losers, and more from Wednesday's action. . . . more | 0 comments

BP Boston: The X Factor

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The Best of Sam Miller: The 14 Heroes Of Sunday's Odor/Bautista Brawl

by Sam Miller

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Wednesday, September 21

Soft Toss: A Very Human Defense of the September Call-Ups

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September call-ups might give Bruce Bochy an 11th reliever to call on, but they also make dreams come true for minor leaguers on the bubble. . . . more | 0 comments

Outta Left Field: Two Months In Hel

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Prospectus Feature: The Six Archetypes of Famous Baseball Men LinkedIn Profiles

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What You Need to Know: To Sin By Silence, When They Should Protest, Makes Cowards of Men

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Premium Article Prospect House: High Ceilings, Low Floors, Big Rooms

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Fantasy Article Deep League Report: Week 25

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Tuesday, September 20

Cold Takes: Rickey, Unwritten Rules, and the 130

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Rickey Henderson has one of the greatest records in modern baseball. Did Unwritten Rules, and Rickey's relationship to them, help or hurt his pursuit? . . . more | 5 unread comments

What You Need to Know: The Best Bullpens Are the Ones You Don't Need

by Daniel Rathman

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by Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league. . . . more | 1 unread comment

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