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Playoff Prospectus: Never-Wrong Ned?

by R.J. Anderson

No matter how questionable the decision, everything Ned Yost does this postseason seems to work in the end. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Friday, October 24

Playoff Prospectus: A Decade of Planning an Overnight Success

by Miles Wray

When the glow is gone, how will Royals fans measure the years of losing against the weeks on top? . . . more | 9 unread comments

Raising Aces: Ghosts of World Series Past

by Doug Thorburn

The dominant arms of Octobers long ago are broken down mechanically. . . . more | 0 comments

Pebble Hunting: An Illustrated Guide to the People of AT&T Park

by Sam Miller

Classifying the fans you'll see in the stands for the next three games of the World Series. . . . more | 21 unread comments

Fantasy Freestyle: Projection Season and the Recency Effect

by Jeff Quinton

A look at how to avoid allowing biases to influence your projections. . . . more | 0 comments

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, October 23rd

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Kaleb Cowart and Jace Peterson. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Thursday, October 23

Playoff Prospectus: Royals Spit Hot Fire: World Series Game 2

by Zachary Levine

The Royals staff threw some major heat and every key moment went their way as they snagged Game Two and evened the World Series at a game apiece. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Daisy Cutter: Cain's Overlooked Arrival

by Sahadev Sharma

Lorenzo Cain has been getting plenty of love in October, but where was the praise all summer? . . . more | 2 unread comments

The Lineup Card: Nine Unlikely Postseason Heroes

by Baseball Prospectus

Few expected these players to steal the show in October, but that didn't stop them from doing so. . . . more | 11 unread comments

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, October 22nd

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Max Kepler and Darnell Sweeney. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Freestyle: Playoff Spotlight: Brandon Belt

by Ben Carsley

The Giants first baseman hit for more power in 2014, but injuries held him back. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Wednesday, October 22

Playoff Prospectus: The Other Royals: World Series Game 1

by Sam Miller

Madison Bumgarner keeps building his legend, while the Royals' game got thoroughly botched. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Moonshot: The Royals, the Strike Zone, and an October Surprise

by Robert Arthur

After months of moving downward, the October strike zone is suddenly rising. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Two Preview

by Zachary Levine

With a rested Giants pen and a Royals' starter who exited his last start with shoulder issues, Game Two of the World Series could come down to which group of relievers steps up. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, October 21st

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Daniel Robertson and Deven Marrero. . . . more | 0 comments

Tuesday, October 21

Pebble Hunting: An Illustrated Guide to the People of Kauffman Stadium

by Sam Miller

Classifying the fans you'll see in the stands for the first two games of the World Series. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Giants vs. Royals

by Sam Miller

The Royals have the speed, the Giants have the skipper, and both teams have momentum in an unlikely World Series matchup. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, October 20th

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Francisco Lindor and Mark Appel. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Freestyle: Playoff Spotlight: Alcides Escobar

by Wilson Karaman

The Royals shortstop won't be a sexy name on draft day, but there's a lot to like about his fantasy profile. . . . more | 0 comments

The View from the Loge Level: Managing to Win

by Daron Sutton

What a half-dozen big-league managers see as the most important skills for the job. . . . more | 0 comments

The BP Wayback Machine: Fourteen Years of Brian Roberts

by BP Prospect Staff

Charting Brian Roberts' rise and fall with a trip through the BP archives. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Monday, October 20

Pebble Hunting: The Best Teams Should Make The World Series; A Defense of Bud Selig

by Sam Miller

The commissioner's lasting legacy isn't randomness and meaningless. It's a more fair world. . . . more | 46 unread comments

Transaction Analysis: Silverman's Kohn Job

by R.J. Anderson

The Rangers hire a manager, and the Rays' new GM makes his first move. . . . more | 8 unread comments

The Week in Quotes: October 13-19, 2014

by Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

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

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of October 17-18, 2014

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including D.J. Peterson and Tyler Glasnow. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: My Personal Scorecard: Part 2 - National League

by Mike Gianella

In the second of a two-part series, Mike reviews how his senior-circuit bid value recommendations fared. . . . more | 0 comments

Friday, October 17

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: A Three-Act Tragedy, A Three-Act Triumph: NLCS Game 5

by Mike Gianella

The Giants play on, while Mike Matheny manages one that we'll never forget. . . . more | 22 unread comments

Premium Article Raising Aces: Brandon Finnegan, the Debut Ante

by Doug Thorburn

The young lefty has ascended through the Royals system in just a few months and now finds himself being used in high-leverage situations during a World Series run. But is his future as a starter or in the pen? . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Pitching Backward: First-Pitching to the Situation

by Jeff Long

A first attempt at measuring how much different pitchers pitch to the situation--and the questions it raises. . . . more | 11 unread comments

Premium Article An Agent's Take: The Losses You Never Get Over

by Joshua Kusnick

Poaching is a big part of the agent business. Some especially sting and never stop. . . . more | 22 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, October 17th

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in the desert, including Greg Bird and Patrick Kivlehan. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Playoff Spotlight: Joe Panik

by Ben Carsley

The former first-rounder plugged the Giants' hole at the keystone, but can he do the same for your fantasy squad? . . . more | 2 unread comments