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Premium Article The View From Behind The Backstop: If You Prefer A Milder Prospect Writer, Please Ask For One

by Jeffrey Paternostro

Not gonna tour with Trent Reznor. Third of three, bottom of the bill. You can’t pay me to make that kind of music. Not gonna swallow that pill. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Transaction Analysis: The Bridge to Knebel

by Kate Morrison, Nick Schaefer, Scott Delp and Gideon Turk

Milwaukee bets on Anthony Swarzak's bullpen breakout, Danny Espinosa and Rob Refsnyder find new homes, and the White Sox add another prospect. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Advance Scouting Series: Lorenzo Cain

by Keith Rader

The Royals weren't assured of being buyers when we thought this idea up, okay? . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Advance Scouting Series: Dan Straily

by Scott Delp

The Marlins have thus far resisted overtures for Straily, but what would an acquiring team be getting? . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: Of Errors and Epics

by Jason Wojciechowski, Nathan Bishop and Matt Ellis

Jason decries a lack of classification when it comes to baserunning, Nathan offers reviews of Todd Frazier's swing, and Matt considers the epic qualities of Mike Trout. . . . more | 0 comments

Updated What You Need to Know: Hug Watch

by Martin Alonso

Oakland's hug watch, Harrison Bader's debut, Edwin Encarnacion's walk-off slam, and Yoenis Cespedes' little league home run. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of July 25

by Steve Givarz

Notes on J.D. Davis, Marcos Molina, Joey Wentz, Mitch Keller, Willie Calhoun, Franklin Barreto, and more. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Paying for Utilities

by Mark Barry

Marwin Gonzalez, Scooter Gennett and Chris Taylor . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Salvador Perez: The Most Valuable Catcher in Fantasy Baseball?

by Eric Roseberry

Sal Perez isn't striking out, but he's swinging more than ever and his batting average would be a career high. Is that why his fantasy value has been higher in 2017? . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Dynasty Dynamics: Ignore the Trades

by Ben Carsley

Your top fantasy prospect has just switched organizations in real life. How much should you panic? These six scenarios could act as your guide. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Deep League Report: Week 17

by Scooter Hotz

Get a load of how many lefties that Cleveland's Brandon Guyer is slated to see next week. . . . more | 0 comments

Tuesday, July 25

Premium Article The GM Trade Game: Sonny Gray

by Patrick Dubuque and BP Staff

Oakland is shopping another young top-of-the-rotation starter and contending teams are lining up. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Transaction Analysis: Panda 2.0

by Patrick Dubuque, Brett Cowett, Aaron Gleeman, Martin Alonso and Mark Anderson

Pablo Sandoval heads back to San Francisco, the Twins add much-needed rotation help in Jaime Garcia, and the Mariners swap four minor leaguers for David Phelps. . . . more | 0 comments

Advance Scouting Series: Jaime Garcia

by Wilson Karaman

The Twins haven't seen an acquisition this middling since Edmure Tully. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Advance Scouting Series: Jay Bruce

by Scott Delp

Bruce finally found his power stroke in NY. Can he take it elsewhere? . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: The Sub Shop and Other Stories

by Patrick Dubuque, Kate Preusser and Emma Baccellieri

The summer of 1997, as lived in a gas station sandwich shop; minor league team names reimagined; and the highlights of a baseball dictionary. . . . more | 2 unread comments

What You Need to Know: Relentless Royals

by Stacey Gotsulias

Kansas City is making another run, Giancarlo Stanton and Hunter Renfroe hit two apiece, Bartolo Colon stays alive, and Cody Bellinger keeps the Dodgers winning. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of July 24

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Ronald Acuna, Grant Holmes, Will Craig, Jhailyn Ortiz, Zack Collins, and more. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Fantasy Article Closer Report: Week 17

by Matt Collins

How long will Mr. Hand shoulder the saves in San Diego? Sean Doolittle, and not Ryan Madson, appears to be closing in Washington. Who will take over in Detroit if and when Justin Wilson gets moved? . . . more | 3 unread comments

Expert FAAB Review: Week 17

by Mike Gianella

J.D. Martinez's arrival in the National League opens up the auction floodgates. . . . more | 0 comments

Monday, July 24

Flu-Like Symptoms: The Coming Popup Plague

by Rob Mains

Another reason to worry about baseball getting boring. . . . more | 2 unread comments

The GM Trade Game: Trading the Mets

by Bryan Grosnick and BP Staff

What would Sandy Alderson do with Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson, and Lucas Duda? . . . more | 5 unread comments

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 24, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Yency Almonte, Tanner Houck, Freicer Perez and more. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Short Relief: Friends, Fantasy, and Going Mainstream

by James Fegan, Holly Wendt and Meg Rowley

How critiquing baseball players feels like critiquing indie bands, the muddy half-fashioned future crafted in youth, and baseball's role in the tremulous bonds of adult friendship. . . . more | 2 unread comments

What You Need to Know: Taking Care of Business

by Ashley Varela

Marwin Gonzalez steps up for the Astros, Jaime Garcia goes yard, Jon Lester attempts a perfect game, and Dee Gordon meets his nemesis. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article The Buyer's Guide: Gerardo Parra

by Eric Roseberry

Parra is hotter than Georgia asphalt (only in Colorado) right now. But how long will it last, and what will he offer the fantasy player from here to October? . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of July 21st-23rd

by Mark Anderson

It was a strong weekend for a bunch of Braves pitching prospects. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Friday, July 21

Cold Takes: A Time and A Place

by Patrick Dubuque

From Jim Thorpe and Jimmy Wynn to Dustin Fowler and Dinelson Lamet, timing is everything. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Prospectus Roundtable: Should the Royals Buy or Sell?

by Rob Mains, Ben Diamond, Craig Goldstein, Wilson Karaman, Matthew Trueblood and Zach Crizer

Go out on your collective shield or give a boost to the inevitable rebuilding process? . . . more | 8 unread comments

Premium Article Guarding The Lines: A Song About Velocity

by Jarrett Seidler

Evaluating velocity alone is easy, interpreting it has gotten a little harder. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Weekly Wrap: July 21, 2017

by Javier Barragan

News and notes from around the minor leagues. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Short Relief: Objection!

by Matt Sussman and Mary Craig

A flashback to Kato Kaelin's testimony, and a common trade target evaluates their self-worth. . . . more | 0 comments