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Notes About Baseball: Rain Delay Theater: Backflips, Whiffleballers and a Wookiee Surprise

by Rocco DeMaro

What happens when play stops and the real fun begins for David Price, Andrew McCutchen and Joe Nathan? That, plus a closer look at a pitcher who is very far away (or, at least part of him is). . . . more | 3 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 18

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Cubs shortstop Addison Russell and Astros righty Nick Tropeano. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Premium Article What You Need to Know: August 19, 2014

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Yesterday's extra-innings fun and today's top-notch pitching matchups. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article The Stash List: 18th Edition: The Final Quest

by Bret Sayre

Taijuan Walker nabs the no. 1 spot in the last top 20 of the season. . . . more | 14 unread comments

Fantasy Article Deep Impact: Week 20

by Ben Carsley

Examining a handful of players who might pique your interest in deep leagues. . . . more | 0 comments

Daily League Strategy: The Melky Way

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Paul doesn't trust Mike Fiers at the Rogers Centre, so the Jays outfielder earns a spot in his recommended lineup. . . . more | 0 comments

Monday, August 18

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 18, 2014

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Writeups on Cole Tucker, Patrick Leonard, Mason Williams, and, you guessed it, seven more prospects. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Fantasy Article The Buyer's Guide: Jonathan Lucroy

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The Brewers backstop has emerged as a darkhorse MVP candidate, but his is improvement at the plate sustainable? . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Closer Reclamation Season

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The Tiger and Pirates bolster bullpens with busted closers, the Diamondbacks buy low on Brett Jackson, Kyle Drabek returns to the majors and the Dodgers' infield just got thin. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Premium Article What You Need to Know: August 18, 2014

by Daniel Rathman

The A's continue their free-fall, Michael Cuddyer and David Ortiz blast off, and other action from the weekend, plus what to watch on Monday. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of August 15-17

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Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Brandon Nimmo, Eloy Jimenez, and Raimel Tapia. . . . more | 11 unread comments

Fantasy Article Interleague Report: Week 21

by Jeff Quinton

A look at the upcoming AL-vs-NL and NL-vs-AL matchups, and how they might affect teams' lineups. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Closer to Me: Week 21

by Mauricio Rubio

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league . . . more | 1 unread comment

The Week in Quotes: August 11-17, 2014

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

Friday, August 15

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Arizona's Pitching Problems

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, August 15

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It's Friday, Friday, got a late List on Friday. . . . more | 1 unread comment

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Premium Article What Scouts Are Saying: August 15, 2014

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Scouts' takes on Chris Davis, Aaron Judge, Sean Manaea, and other interesting players. . . . more | 20 unread comments

Premium Article Raising Aces: Have Pitch Counts Gone Too Far?

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Teams aren't letting pitchers throw 140 pitches in a game anymore, so why are they still getting hurt? . . . more | 14 unread comments

Premium Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 21

by Wilson Karaman

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Premium Article What You Need to Know: August 15, 2014

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Fourteen-strikeout facts and trivia, plus your guide to how to spend your baseball time this weekend. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Daily League Strategy: Rollin' on Ross

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Paul turns to breakout stud Tyson Ross and returns to old favorite Kole Calhoun. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Starling Marte and Being Wrong

by Craig Goldstein

Craig doesn't like being wrong, but he doesn't mind owning up to it about the Pirates outfielder. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 14

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Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Indians outfielder James Ramsey and Astros righty Vincent Velasquez. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Thursday, August 14

Eyewitness Accounts: August 14, 2014

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Eyes on Danry Vasquez, Aaron Judge, Billy McKinney, Austin Meadows, Kyle Schwarber, and Jacoby Jones. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Premium Article An Agent's Take: The Small World

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Client poaching, Instagram, hunting gear endorsements, and the rest of the things that a small agency thinks about. . . . more | 13 unread comments

Feature Focus: Prospect Tracker

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The tool for tracking the current top prospects, reviewing prospects from past seasons, and following your team tracker teams across all levels. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Premium Article Free Agent Watch: Week 20

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If these players are on your waiver wire, they might be worth a look, depending on the format of your league. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article What You Need to Know: August 14, 2014

by Daniel Rathman

The blues run the game, so is there anything to be done about Rule 7.13? Also the rest of Wednesday's action and Thursday's previews. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Fantasy Article TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 31

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