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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Baltimore Orioles

by Craig Goldstein

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Premium Article Baseball Therapy: The Secret Powers of the Foul Ball

by Russell A. Carleton

Some are good, some are bad, and some are just Souvenirs. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Short Relief: L'Essene du Danks / The Last Show

by Jason Wojciechowski and Patrick Dubuque

Jason travels to a Benedictine monastery in search of an old pitcher, while Patrick visits a nearby elementary school cafeteria. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Rumor Roundup: My Toothpick for a Closer

by Emma Baccellieri

Didi Gregorius is hurt, the Nationals are trying to find a closer, and Matt Harvey is trying to find his velocity. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Notes from the Field: Draft Notes, March 22

by Steve Givarz

Notes and video on some lesser known talents. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Player Profile: Lorenzo Cain

by Eric Roseberry

Casting the fantasy spotlight on the Royals outfielder. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Five to Watch: American League Post-Hype Prospects

by Ben Carsley

The prospect shine might have worn off these players, but they're still worthy of your attention in fantasy formats. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Tuesday, March 21

Looking Back on Tomorrow: Boston Red Sox

by Ben Carsley

The dramatic shift from Ben Cherington to Dave Dombrowski continues, as the Red Sox cash in their prospect stockpile. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Rubbing Mud: Lift Yourself Up By Your Launch Angle

by Matthew Trueblood

Reds prospect Zach Vincej explains how he changed his hitting approach through tinkering and ignoring cliches. . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: Fielding as Metaphor, Teams as Monsters, and Sumo Suits as Disguises

by Patrick Dubuque, Bryan Grosnick and Emma Baccellieri

Patrick stumbles upon a random baseball quote that summarizes how to write, Bryan breaks out his Monster Manual to preview the 2017 season, and Emma sees a fear of quietness in every half-inning break. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: My First Draft of 2017

by Scooter Hotz

Scooter breaks down his keepers and recaps his selections in his first draft of the spring. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Five to Watch: National League Prospects

by Greg Wellemeyer

Identifying a handful of senior-circuit prospects who are worthy of your attention. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Fantasy Article Player Profile: Alex Bregman

by Tim Finnegan

Casting the fantasy spotlight on the Astros third baseman. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Monday, March 20

Looking Back on Tomorrow: Tampa Bay Rays

by Matthew Trueblood

Chris Archer, Kevin Kiermaier, and the New Rays look to start another winning era in Tampa Bay. . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: Spring Gimmickry, Intranational Exceptionalism, and Baseball's Hockey Player

by Trevor Strunk, Matthew Provenzano and Holly Wendt

Trevor logics himself into rooting for Tebow, Matthew challenges the bias against "exhibition games," and Holly finds the mulleted link between the diamond and the rink. . . . more | 0 comments

Rumor Roundup: The Waiting Game

by Ashley Varela

Alex Cobb prepares to depart Tampa Bay, the Diamondbacks shop Nick Ahmed, and Chi Chi Gonzalez takes a turn on the disabled list. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Five to Watch: American League Prospects

by George Bissell

A look at a handful of minor-leaguers who are worthy of your attention. . . . more | 24 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Adjusting for Smaller Leagues

by Mike Gianella

Mike explains how to tweak his auction values when playing in leagues with fewer than 12 teams. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Saturday, March 18

BP Toronto: The Fly Ball Revolution Has Arrived in Toronto

by Elie Waitzer

Josh Donaldson's role at the vanguard of this revolution. . . . more | 0 comments

BP Bronx: Trying to Solve the Enigmatic Michael Pineda

by Stacey Gotsulias

Michael Pineda is a puzzle that his own coaches can't solve. . . . more | 0 comments

BP Mets: Broken Matt Harvey

by Jarrett Seidler

Is the pre-2016 version of Matt Harvey gone? . . . more | 0 comments

BP Milwaukee: A PECOTA-Powered Case Against Trading Ryan Braun

by Jack Moore

Ryan Braun remains in Milwaukee, defying the expectations of many. . . . more | 0 comments

BP Toronto: Roberto Osuna and the Cutter Holding his Slider Hostage

by Kyle Matte

Did adding a new pitch subtract from the closer's effectiveness? . . . more | 0 comments

Friday, March 17

Looking Back on Tomorrow: Toronto Blue Jays

by Joshua Howsam and Matt Gwin

Can the Blue Jays make another playoff run in what might be Jose Bautista's final season in Toronto? . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Rubbing Mud: Roberto Osuna's Complicated Relationships

by Matthew Trueblood

Toronto's young closer has a potentially dominant cutter, if he can just figure out how to use it. . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: Imaginary Players and Imaginary Victories

by Mary Craig, Jen Mac Ramos and Matt Sussman

Mary spins a sad yarn of mistaken identity, Jen judges the winner of an exhibition debate, and Matt creates and solves a great mystery of our time. . . . more | 0 comments

Rumor Roundup: Kissing Your Sister

by Demetrius Bell

Adrian Gonzalez is upset with the WBC, Scott Boras is upset with the Blue Jays, and Yasmany Tomas is injured. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Auction Values: Third Edition, 2017

by Mike Gianella

Mike updates his bid limits based on the latest news and happenings around the league. . . . more | 30 unread comments

Fantasy Article Position Battles: American League East

by Matt Collins

A look at the spots up for grabs in this division and the fantasy impacts the winners could have. . . . more | 2 unread comments