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If you invite a BP staffer over for movie night, don't screen any of these flicks. . . . more | 49 unread comments

Moonshot: A New View of Plate Discipline, Part 3

by Robert Arthur

Constructing a leaderboard that passes the smell test. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Premium Article Prospect Mechanics: NL Central

by Ryan Parker and Doug Thorburn

The mechanics of some of the top pitching and hitting prospects in the NL Central are broken down. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Premium Article Daisy Cutter: Jon Lester's New Peers

by Sahadev Sharma

Two years after an anomalous bottoming out came the anomalous career year for baseball's next $100 million free agent. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: The Ace Chase, the Rays' Face, and Some Chase Waste

by Chris Mosch

Headley could benefit from Ramirez and Sandoval coming off the market, Lester is still expected to end up back in Boston, and the Rays might be zeroing in on a skipper. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles

by Craig Goldstein

Come for the bats, stay for Zach Britton and back-end fantasy arms. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Tuesday, November 25

Before They Were Prospects: NL Central

by Todd Gold, David Rawnsley, Patrick Ebert and Frankie Piliere

A look back at some of the top prospects in the NL Central, including Kris Bryant, Reese McGuire, and Rob Kaminsky. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Red Sox Do Whatever They Want

by Sam Miller and Ben Carsley

The Red Sox break character to sign Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to long deals. How to react? . . . more | 36 unread comments

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: The Timeshare DH

by Russell A. Carleton

Should designated hitters be only loosely designated? . . . more | 3 unread comments

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Immediately

by Daniel Rathman

The Giants could get back at the Red Sox, who might also be in the mix for Cole Hamels. Meanwhile, John Jaso might soon have access to cheap prescription pills. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Christian Yelich is Poised to Break Out

by Matt Collins

Giancarlo Stanton isn't the only name to know in the Miami lineup. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Offseason Trades and Responding to the Default Effect

by Jeff Quinton

A follow-up to last week's piece, explaining how to take advantage of offseason trade-market inefficiencies. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: 40-Man Additions to Know

by Craig Goldstein

These prospects have cleared one hurdle keeping them from the majors, so they're worthy of your attention. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Monday, November 24

Premium Article 2015 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects

by Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

The Cardinals have recently produced both role players and impact talent from their system, a trend that looks to continue. . . . more | 27 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Up and Adam

by Sahadev Sharma and Mauricio Rubio

The White Sox continue to follow through on their vow to be aggressive this offseason, signing Adam LaRoche to bat in the middle of the order. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Better Bullpens Bureau

by R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

The Dodgers and Rays each add relievers that should help, by getting relievers from the other. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article The 40-Man Additions: American League

by Tucker Blair and Jeff Moore

Top prospects, organizational depth, and others added to 40-man rosters in anticipation of the Rule 5 Draft. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article The 40-Man Additions: National League

by Craig Goldstein, Mauricio Rubio and Jeff Moore

Top prospects, organizational depth, and others added to 40-man rosters in anticipation of the Rule 5 Draft. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: If Step One Is Making Betances Closer, What's Step Two?

by Daniel Rathman

The Yankees are looking at top setup men, the Panda might be moving soon, and Matt Joyce is available. Would his power be part of the package? . . . more | 3 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Team Preview: Detroit Tigers

by Nick Shlain

Victor Martinez is back, Miguel Cabrera is still there, and those are two reasons why you shouldn't sleep on the fantasy options in Motown. . . . more | 0 comments

The Week in Quotes: November 17-23, 2014

by Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

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

Friday, November 21

Premium Article 2015 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects

by Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

Depending on how you look at things, this system is stocked with upside or filled with a lot of question marks. . . . more | 26 unread comments

Premium Article Moonshot: A New View of Plate Discipline, Part 2

by Robert Arthur

Turning a smarter, better plate discipline measure into a leaderboard--and examining what it means. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Premium Article Raising Aces: Free Agent Pitchers: The Top Tier

by Doug Thorburn

Significant money will be handed out to a trio of arms this offseason, so how their mechanics grade out is certainly of great interest. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Hank Aaron's Hypothetical Fortune

by Sam Miller

Hank Aaron would be worth a billion dollars if he were playing today. What would he actually get? . . . more | 11 unread comments

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Upton and Ubaldo in One Ugly Rumor

by Daniel Rathman

Plus: The Phillies might have moved on from a Cuban slugger, and the Nationals have multiple starters they could trade. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Thursday, November 20

Premium Article Pitching Backward: The Guy Who Makes Scherzer (Slightly More) Expendable

by Jeff Long

Even if Max Scherzer leaves this offseason, the Tigers will have a dominant top four. A big part of that is Rick Porcello's emergence. Here's how it happened. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Skewed Left: Saving on Stanton?

by Zachary Levine

Just how much does backloading Giancarlo Stanton's contract help the Marlins? . . . more | 9 unread comments

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: The Ideas That Dayton Moore Toys With

by Chris Mosch

Where the Royals might look for offense, where Jon Lester will find enough suitors to start a bidding war, and why Dan Haren might retire. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Butler Did It

by R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

Oakland lands Butler for a deal that has many scratching their heads while the White Sox take a risky, but perhaps needed, approach to fix their woeful bullpen. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Offseason Trades and the Default Effect

by Jeff Quinton

Logic dictates that offseason trade activity should be virtually endless, so why doesn't this happen? . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Retrospective Player Valuation: National League Pitchers

by Mike Gianella

An in-depth look at senior-circuit arms' fantasy performance during the past year. . . . more | 0 comments