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Daisy Cutter: The Value of Five-Plus Players

by Sahadev Sharma

It can be difficult for two teams to balance the value of a pitcher with his impending free agency. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Royals Bank on a Rios Rebound

by R.J. Anderson, Ben Carsley and Nick Shlain

The Royals add another aging bat, the Marlins hope a move to first keeps Morse healthy, the Rockies add bench depth, the Yankees keep some rotation depth, the Cubs and Orioles build pen depth, and a low-risk, but possibly not-so-high-reward arm, lands in San Diego. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Angels Happy Re: Joyce

by Craig Goldstein and Nick Shlain

The Rays get another arm for the bullpen, while Gavin Floyd signs in Cleveland. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: A Monster Myers Move?

by Chris Mosch

Are the Tampa Bay Rays really on the verge of moving Wil Myers with five years of control left? Also, Seattle is close to a big move and the addition of Michael Morse makes a Marlin available. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Undervalued NL Starting Pitchers

by Keith Cromer

These senior-circuit hurlers might be better fantasy assets than you think. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Team Preview: Milwaukee Brewers

by J.P. Breen

Thump and speed in the lineup make up for a mediocre rotation and a possible by-committee closer situation. . . . more | 0 comments

Tuesday, December 16

Ninety-Percent Mental: It's Happening!

by Lewie Pollis

The league might be catching up to the inefficiency in non-player compensation. . . . more | 21 unread comments

Premium Article Pitching Backward: Curveballs and Changes

by Jeff Long

Exploring the league's curveballs, we find two excellent breakers that changed dramatically last year--though in surprising ways. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: It's Hard To Make Dan Haren Happy

by Daniel Rathman

The Marlins might try to flip Dan Haren, but options are limited. Also, the Cubs aren't interested in Colby Rasmus, and Brad Penny is mentioned. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Headley Weapon

by R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

The Yankees re-sign Chase Headley, the Astros get a hitter to play shortstop, and Brett Anderson has incentives. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: The Trouble With Tiers

by Mike Gianella

Why adhering to tiered rankings might be an impediment in auctions. . . . more | 10 unread comments

Monday, December 15

Prospectus Feature: The Surprising Math Teams Use to Value a Compensation Pick

by Jeff Quinton

Why does the value a team places on a draft pick seem to change from situation to situation? . . . more | 9 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Melky Laughs Last

by Sahadev Sharma and Wilson Karaman

The White Sox continue to upgrade their many positions of doom, signing Melky Cabrera to a three-year deal. . . . more | 9 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Looks Like We May/Det

by R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Ben Carsley

A Transaction Analysis involving John Mayberry, Ross Detwiler, and a very forced pun headline. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: The Slugging Korean Shortstop, Or Perhaps Non-Slugging Third Baseman

by Daniel Rathman

Posting will begin soon for Jung-Ho Kang, Ian Desmond seems intent on testing free agency, and Mike Morse is mentioned for the Marlins. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Team Preview: Atlanta Braves

by Nick Shlain

Jason Heyward is gone and Justin Upton might follow, but there are still a few studs on Fredi Gonzalez' roster. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Sixty Percent of a Red Sox Rotation

by Andrew Koo

How the Red Sox rotation has almost entirely turned over in less than a year. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Premium Article Rule 5 Draft Recap: Scouting the Picks

by Jeff Moore

Intel on the 13 players selected on Thursday. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Friday, December 12

Premium Article 2015 Prospects: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects

by Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

Some impact arms are not too far off, and while the bats aren't as impressive, there's major-league talent there as well. . . . more | 18 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Santana and Morales, One Year Later

by Sam Miller

How much can change in a year, even when nothing really changes? . . . more | 6 unread comments

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Remember James Shields?

by Daniel Rathman

Shields market might start getting busier, while Melky and the Mariners remain 730 days apart. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Shortening Your Dynasty Rebuild

by J.P. Breen

A look at some ways to get your team back in contention post haste. . . . more | 9 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Pitchers the Reds Shed

by R.J. Anderson, Zachary Levine and Jordan Gorosh

Mat Latos goes to Miami and Alfredo Simon goes to Detroit, and another trade might be coming for the Reds rotation. . . . more | 10 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Team Preview: Miami Marlins

by Ben Carsley

It's a new-look squad in the wake of the Winter Meetings, but aside from Mat Latos, the headliners are still the same. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Dodgers' First Dump

by Craig Goldstein

After years of taking on big contracts, the new-look Dodgers front office found a pretty good opportunity to shed one. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Turn Down For Rut

by R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

The Angels fill the hole left by Howie Kendrick. . . . more | 0 comments

Thursday, December 11

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Night the Dodgers Had

by Craig Goldstein and Nick J. Faleris

In a span of hours, the Dodgers make 13 players worth of transactions. . . . more | 13 unread comments

Premium Article Before They Were Prospects: AL East

by Todd Gold, Patrick Ebert and David Rawnsley

A look back at some of the top prospects in the AL East, including Rafael Devers, Ian Clarkin, and Hunter Harvey. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Yoenis Cespedes Is Always Good, Fit

by Daniel Rathman

The Orioles are interested in Cespedes, the Twins are interested in the first name that should probably come to your mind, and the Rule 5 draft's script is leaking. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Cubs Finally Land One

by Sahadev Sharma

After finishing second in a number of high-end free agent pursuits, the front office lands Jon Lester. That should help them snap another string of disappointing finishes. . . . more | 4 unread comments