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Circle Change: Daniel Murphy Raises the Ghost of an Idea

by Zach Crizer

Can whatever got into Daniel Murphy get into Ryan Zimmerman and, maybe some day, Eric Hosmer? > >

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Minnesota Twins

by Aaron Gleeman

Minnesota has a new front office and a friendly PECOTA projection, but are Buxton and Sano ready to be stars? . . . more | 0 comments

Looking Back on Tomorrow: San Francisco Giants

by Ashley Varela

Will the Giants' few offseason acquisitions be enough to net another title in 2017? . . . more | 0 comments

Looking Back on Tomorrow: Arizona Diamondbacks

by Ben Carsley

Mike Hazen and his band of ex-Red Sox will look to rescue the Diamondbacks' front office. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Guarding The Lines: The Pompey Zone

by Jarrett Seidler

Not a prospect, but not a post-hype sleeper? We've found you a home. . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: Spring Dismissals, Veteran Expletives, and JaCobies Jones

by James Fegan, Nathan Bishop and Patrick Dubuque

James breaks out the crack analysis to break down your manager ejection fantasy draft, Nathan smirks along with Chase Utley, and Patrick creates an an identity crisis. . . . more | 0 comments

Rumor Roundup: Suspensions, Extensions, and Depth

by Emma Baccellieri

Jeurys Familia's suspension looms, Yadier Molina and the Cardinals talk extension, and the Dodgers' depth is tested early. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article My Model Portfolio: Man vs. Self

by Ben Carsley

Ben's ideal fantasy squad for the coming season, subject to the $260 constraint. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article My Model Portfolio: Give Me Your Tired

by Eric Roseberry

In building his ideal fantasy squad for 2017, Eric finds value in players who are on the wrong side of 30. . . . more | 0 comments

Tuesday, March 28

Looking Back on Tomorrow: Philadelphia Phillies

by Jarrett Seidler

Bad draft luck may have delayed the Phillies' rebuild, but they're close to putting things together. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Short Relief: A Friendly Warning, A Friendly Pitcher, and Some Friendly Advice

by Matt Ellis, Emma Baccellieri and Kate Preusser

Matt transcribes a sample inning of Jose Canseco's broadcast debut, Emma finds the ideal athlete social media presence, and Kate encourages some GMs to engage in shower thoughts. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Expert League Auction Recap: 2017 Tout Wars Mixed

by Bret Sayre

On Saturday, Bret and 14 experts threw down for four hours in New York City. This is the true story of what happened. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Expert League Auction Recap: Tout Wars National League

by Mike Gianella

Mike looks back on his buys and general thoughts on the recently completed experts league auction. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Fantasy Article My Model Portfolio: New York State of Mind

by Tim Finnegan

Tim anchors his pitching staff with a pair of Mets, and aims to find bang for the buck at every spot on his roster. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article My Model Portfolio: The Ricky Bobby Experiment

by George Bissell

The result of George's bottom-up style of roster building, identifying bargains first before diving into the pool of higher-priced players. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Monday, March 27

Short Relief: Talking (And Not Talking) Baseball

by Holly Wendt and Patrick Dubuque

A discussion of a forgotten set of 1989 baseball cards that contained audio recordings, and the their secrets. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Rumor Roundup: Blindsided, Bothered, and Bewildered

by Ashley Varela

Kolten Wong needs a starting role, Will Smith needs Tommy John surgery, and the Rays need a right-handed hitter. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article My Model Portfolio: Trying to Find a Balance

by Matt Collins

Matt builds his ideal fantasy squad for 2017, subject to the $260 constraint. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article My Model Portfolio: Not Cutting Corners

by Greg Wellemeyer

After saving at some other positions, Greg anchors his ideal squad with Joey Votto and Josh Donaldson at the infield corners. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: My First Auction of 2017

by Scooter Hotz

Scooter recaps the results of his recent keeper-league auction. . . . more | 0 comments

Saturday, March 25

BP Mets: Noah Syndergaard: Change for Change(up)'s Sake

by Adam Kaufman

Noah Syndergaard plans to improve by throwing ... slower? . . . more | 0 comments

BP Kansas City: Nate Karns: Three Pitches And The Truth

by Craig Brown

Kansas City's best option for the back of the rotation. . . . more | 0 comments

BP Milwaukee: Revisiting the Sabathia Trade

by Nicholas Zettel

Let's head back in time to assess one of Doug Melvin's iconic moves. . . . more | 0 comments

Friday, March 24

Premium Article Cold Takes: Always Tell Me the Odds

by Patrick Dubuque

Maybe televised baseball can learn something from televised poker. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Banjo Hitter: Sticking at Shortstop

by Aaron Gleeman

How many top-ranked shortstop prospects actually go on to play shortstop in the majors? . . . more | 4 unread comments

Looking Back on Tomorrow: Cincinnati Reds

by Eric Roseberry

For every Scott Feldman, there is a Joey Votto. And lots of running. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Short Relief: Puttin' On The Reds / Historical Unwritten Rules

by Matt Sussman and Mary Craig

Matt recounts how history was made on a bad Reds team in 1998, while Mary does some social archaeology through customs of baseball past. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Rumor Roundup: Drag Race

by Demetrius Bell

Jose Quintana is still on the block, Luis Valbuena is hurt, and the WBC is thriving. . . . more | 0 comments