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Rubbing Mud: One Winter in a Baseball Time Machine

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Prospectus Feature: The Marketing of Baseball

by Kate Morrison

Baseball is trying to reach a bigger, younger audience, but its marketing has yet to reach the 21st century. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Premium Article Flu-Like Symptoms: In (Restrained) Praise of Dave Stewart

by Rob Mains

The pitcher, not the general manager. (They’re the same guy.) . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Notes from the Field: Draft Notes, March 1

by Wilson Karaman and Steve Givarz

Two-way player Brendan McKay and a couple of California prep products lead the way. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Rumor Roundup: Another Setback for Wright

by Emma Baccellieri

David Wright is hurting again, the Nationals are looking at Angel Pagan, and the Reds' bullpen might be interesting. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Player Profile: Drew Smyly

by Eric Roseberry

A fantasy-oriented look at the now-Mariners lefty. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers, Part Two

by Greg Wellemeyer

Rounding out our rankings of the rotation arms, based on their values through the end of the 2019 season. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Fantasy Article TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 96

by Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

This week, the Outcomes take listener questions, and talk about spring training, and much more. . . . more | 0 comments

Tuesday, February 28

Premium Article Rubbing Mud: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

by Matthew Trueblood

Rob Manfred, like Bud Selig before him, is blaming the players for a problem MLB owners created. . . . more | 13 unread comments

Fantasy Article Player Profile: Tanner Roark

by Matt Collins

Casting the fantasy spotlight on the late-blooming Nationals righty. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Player Profile: Cole Hamels

by Wilson Karaman

Does the Rangers southpaw still merit consideration as a fantasy SP2? . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2018 and Beyond

by Ben Carsley

You'll have to wait for these hurlers to reach the Show, but the payoff could make your patience worthwhile. . . . more | 12 unread comments

Fantasy Article Tale of the Tape: Danny Salazar vs. Vincent Velasquez

by Alex Chamberlain

Which of these electric right-handers is a better fantasy bet this year? . . . more | 1 unread comment

Monday, February 27

Cold Takes: How to Kill the Strikeout

by Patrick Dubuque

There are plenty of ways to encourage batters to make more contact. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Wieters Facts, Recalibrated

by Bryan Grosnick

After waiting for a big free agent offer that never arrived, Matt Wieters makes the short trip from Baltimore to Washington. . . . more | 0 comments

Rumor Roundup: Down But Not Out

by Ashley Varela

Josh Hamilton's knee gives out again, Joe Maddon juggles rotation options, and Jose Quintana continues to draw trade interest. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers, Part One

by Greg Wellemeyer

The top 40 rotation arms, based on their fantasy values from now through 2019. . . . more | 13 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Players to Target: Long-Term Pitchers

by BP Fantasy Staff

Our fantasy team identifies hurlers who might make for fine investments in dynasty formats. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Player Profile: Aaron Sanchez

by Jeff Quinton

Is the hard-throwing Blue Jay ready to cement his status as a frontline starter? . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2017

by Ben Carsley

Scouring the farm for potential fantasy rotation contributors during the coming season. . . . more | 13 unread comments

Fantasy Article Player Profile: Kevin Gausman

by Scooter Hotz

Now that he's assured of a rotation spot, what can fantasy owners expect from the Orioles righty? . . . more | 1 unread comment

Saturday, February 25

BP Toronto: Biagini Should Start as a Starter

by Matt Gwin

Converting a reliever to a starting role takes time, but it might be worth it for the Blue Jays. . . . more | 0 comments

BP Mets: T-D-A and P-E-C-O-T-A

by Bryan Grosnick

PECOTA still has faith in Travis a'Arnaud, but do Mets fans? . . . more | 0 comments

BP South Side: Mark Buehrle Was Awesome

by Collin Whitchurch

Chicago is retiring Mark Buehrle's number this summer. A look back at what made him so good. . . . more | 0 comments

Friday, February 24

Banjo Hitter: PECOTA's Breakout Bets: Pitchers

by Aaron Gleeman

Which young pitchers does PECOTA see as having breakout potential in 2017? . . . more | 6 unread comments

Premium Article Rubbing Mud: Mr. Sale's Arithmetic Class

by Matthew Trueblood

Will the Red Sox's new ace continue to trade strikeouts for fewer deep counts? . . . more | 2 unread comments

Players Prefer Presentation: Do Robot Umps Dream of Automated Yelling?

by Meg Rowley

Imagining what becomes of a home plate umpire in an automated strike zone world. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Rumor Roundup: Smell the Money

by Demetrius Bell

Texas talks extension with Rougned Odor, Jason Marquis eyes a comeback, and Jake Peavy puts baseball on hold. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article The -Only League Landscape: National League Starting Pitchers

by Scooter Hotz

Scanning the menu of senior-circuit fantasy rotation arms. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Part II

by Mike Gianella

Rounding out our rotation-arm rankings with the bottom two tiers. . . . more | 10 unread comments

Fantasy Article The Adjuster: Starting Pitchers

by Eric Roseberry

A look at which hurlers see their values rise and fall in formats that count K-BB% or quality starts. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Thursday, February 23

2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects

by Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre

A new list for a new year. From Yoan Moncada to Anderson Tejeda, it's the cream of the crop in dynasty leagues in 2017. . . . more | 55 unread comments

Premium Article Cold Takes: A Single Ray of Hope

by Patrick Dubuque

Tampa Bay may feel like a bad team, but is PECOTA nuts to think the Rays are decent? . . . more | 6 unread comments

Premium Article Deep, But Playable: Not to Be GliBB

by Craig Goldstein

What exactly are we losing with the end of four-pitch intentional walks? . . . more | 17 unread comments