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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 | 1 unread comment

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 | 7 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

What You Need to Know: You Are Who You Are

by Demetrius Bell

St. Louis doesn't know the first thing about first base, Justin Smoak continues his breakout year, and Joey Bats flashes some glove. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of July 20

by Wilson Karaman

Notes on Brendan McKay, Michael Kopech, Tyler O’Neill, Walker Buehler, A.J. Reed, Ryan Mountcastle, and more. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Anthony Rendon's Leap to Superstardom

by Matt Collins

Rendon has been one of the top five or so offensive performers in 2017. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Thursday, July 20

Transaction Analysis: First We Take Manhattan

by Bryan Grosnick, Greg Goldstein, Steve Givarz, Ryan Schultz, Mike Gianella and George Bissell

New York adds a third baseman and two high-end bullpen arms, and limits Boston's options in the process. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Eyewitness Accounts: July 20, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Lucas Giolito, Austin Hays, Daniel Johnson, and more. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Short Relief: Tanking, Titling, and Tilting

by Trevor Strunk, Patrick Dubuque and Zack Moser

Instructions on how to fail, thoughts on nicknames, and a Cubs conspiracy uncovered. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: July 20, 2017

by Ben Carsley

Now with 30 percent more trade-related puns. . . . more | 0 comments

What You Need to Know: Easy as 1-2-3

by Ashley Varela

Nolan Arenado dismantles the Padres, Giancarlo Stanton catches up to Aaron Judge, and Carlos Beltran's glove is resurrected. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of July 19

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Mike Soroka, Mauricio Dubon, Willy Adames, Tyler Beede, Ronnie Dawson, and more. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Wednesday, July 19

Banjo Hitter: Trade Deadline Guide to Starting Pitchers

by Aaron Gleeman

Every contender needs rotation help and there are plenty of big-name starters potentially available. . . . more | 0 comments

Transaction Analysis: JD to AZ

by Wilson Karaman, Stacey Gotsulias, Mark Anderson and George Bissell

The Diamondbacks add another big bat to the lineup, snagging J.D. Martinez from the Tigers for a trio of prospects. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Prospectus Feature: A Series Look: Bo Bichette

by Steve Givarz

An at-bat by at-bat look of Bo Bichette during a three-game look. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Short Relief: Baseball In Between Pitches

by Nathan Bishop, Matt Ellis and Jason Wojciechowski

Stories about the logistics of the ballplayer, and a power ranking. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of July 18

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Tyler O’Neill, Keegan Akin, Miguel Andujar, Ryan Boldt, Chance Sisco, and more. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Deep League Report: Week 16

by Mike Gianella

The Nationals revamped bullpen offers a pair of high-end bidding opportunities. . . . more | 2 unread comments

BP Kansas City: Soler Eclipsed

by David Lesky

Jorge Soler was demoted to Triple-A, again, after hitting .152 for the Royals. . . . more | 0 comments

Tuesday, July 18

Circle Change: Manny Machado's Missing Hits

by Zach Crizer

Machado is still hitting the ball really, really hard, but is that enough? . . . more | 3 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Stearns Goes Bargain Shopping

by Colin Anderle, Aaron Gleeman, Jarrett Seidler and Nicholas Zettel

Milwaukee adds a pair of relievers, New York picks up yet another first baseman, and the international signing bonus slot just can't seem to find a home. . . . more | 1 unread comment