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Premium Article Daisy Cutter: A Year With Rick Renteria

by Sahadev Sharma

With Joe Maddon unexpectedly available, the Cubs let Rick Renteria go after just one year. How'd he do? . . . more | 3 unread comments

Hot Stove Scouting Report: James Shields

by Jordan Gorosh

"Shields is a top of the rotation starter that should age well." . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 30th

by BP Prospect Staff

Ten reports on prospects in the desert, including Aaron Judge and Tyler Glasnow. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Raising Aces: Bum Deal

by Doug Thorburn

Madison Bumgarner dominated in an unfamiliar role on Wednesday night to help the Giants claim their third World Series in five years. How did he do it? . . . more | 11 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Team Preview: Houston Astros

by Keith Cromer

After showing a 19-game improvement in 2014, the slowly rebuilding Astros boast several intriguing fantasy options. . . . more | 0 comments

Thursday, October 30

Premium Article Pitching Backward: Sing, Sing, Sing, for the Unsung Affeldt

by Jeff Long

A bit more quietly, Jeremy Affeldt is approaching postseason records as impressive as Madison Bumgarner's. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 29th

by BP Prospect Staff

Our prospect team has arrived in the desert, with reports on eight prospects, including Hunter Renfroe and Michael De Leon. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Freestyle: Going All-In on Hyun-jin Ryu

by Matt Collins

The Dodgers lefty might be the no. 3 starter in their rotation, but he could pitch near the top of your fantasy staff. . . . more | 0 comments

Wednesday, October 29

Baseball Therapy: The Problem With Lists

by Russell A. Carleton

Get ready for the season of Breakout lists. Be wary of the season of Breakout lists. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Playoff Prospectus: Second-Inning Struggles

by Sahadev Sharma

A strong outing from Yordano Ventura and a rough second inning for the Giants means we all get a Game Seven on Wednesday. . . . more | 0 comments

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game 7 Preview

by Sam Miller

Just 16 hours and 45 minutes from the moment I hit publish... . . . more | 14 unread comments

Hot Stove Scouting Report: Victor Martinez

by Tucker Blair

"Martinez is currently one of the best designated hitters in baseball, with an adept approach and an elite hit tool." . . . more | 0 comments

Transaction Analysis: The Matter of the Hart

by R.J. Anderson

The Braves hire a new GM, in what has been an unusually busy offseason for front-office types. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Moonshot: Do the Giants Beat the Heat?

by Robert Arthur

You've seen it in a hundred chyrons: The Giants do well against fastballs that come in faster than 95 mph. But the stat is nonsense. Is the idea behind it nonsense, too? . . . more | 2 unread comments

Hot Stove Scouting Report: Pablo Sandoval

by Ryan Parker

"Bat-to-ball skills might be some of the best in the league." . . . more | 0 comments

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, October 28th

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Tim Anderson and Hunter Renfroe. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Fantasy Team Preview: Minnesota Twins

by Mike Gianella

The Twins are teeming with top prospects, but there are big leaguers who could help your fantasy squad in 2015, too. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Tuesday, October 28

Hot Stove Scouting Report: Hanley Ramirez

by Ethan Purser

'Everything needed to be a middle-of-the-order force, a coveted commodity on the free-agent market.' . . . more | 1 unread comment

Playoff Prospectus: 1-2-3 Repeater

by Miles Wray

Or: Something perilously close to Jeremy Affeldt/Javier Lopez slash fiction. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Hot Stove Scouting Report: Jon Lester

by Jeff Moore

'Good enough to anchor just about any rotation in the majors.' . . . more | 8 unread comments

Fantasy Freestyle: Looking Back: Madison Bumgarner for Cy Young

by J.P. Breen

The Giants' ace has stolen the show this postseason, and J.P. saw his outstanding 2014 coming. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Six Preview

by Sahadev Sharma

With a return to Kauffman, both offenses get a boost with the DH, and, like much of this series, expect the bullpens to be big factors. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, October 27th

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Steven Moya and Roman Quinn. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Monday, October 27

Playoff Prospectus: Mad Cool

by Sam Miller

The Giants take a one-game lead. One-game leads can be fleeting, but Madison Bumgarner's big-game reputation will not be. . . . more | 15 unread comments

Daisy Cutter: Oscar Taveras' Wondrous Career

by Sahadev Sharma

On Sunday, Oscar Taveras and Edilia Arvelo died in a car crash. The Cardinals outfielder was 22. . . . more | 13 unread comments

Fantasy Team Preview: Texas Rangers

by Craig Goldstein

Kicking off the series with a team that surprisingly was baseball's worst in 2014. . . . more | 23 unread comments

Transaction Analysis: Maddon Leaves the Rays Where the Sun Don't Shine

by R.J. Anderson

Joe Maddon surprises baseball by utilizing an out-clause not many knew he had and the Phillies make a pair of odd, or at least oddly timed, extensions. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Minor League Update: Games of October 24th-25th, 2014

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Tyler Glasnow and a trio of Yankees bats. . . . more | 3 unread comments

The Week in Quotes: October 20th-26th, 2014

by Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

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

Playoff Prospectus: Petit Comes Up Big

by Sahadev Sharma

Yusmeiro Petit has been an unheralded and surprising key during the Giants' postseason run and he came up big once again on Saturday night. . . . more | 0 comments