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Life at the Margins: Nola Ascending

by Rian Watt

It's too soon to say conclusively that Aaron Nola's six excellent starts aren't a fluke, but we can definitely say they aren't an accident. > >

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Fifth Column: Break Down the Makeup

by Michael Baumann

Can teams tell the difference between Bad and Weird? . . . more | 1 unread comment

Prospectus Feature: The Cost Of Saving Money

by Trevor Strunk

Analytics all but demands paying the lowest wages the market will bear, even for its analysts. Why smart teams will ignore that demand. . . . more | 0 comments

What You Need to Know: Cubs Ace Test, Now Face Test

by Demetrius Bell

A darned impressive sweep in Pittsburgh for Maddon's team, while the Mariners get a sweep of their own and Kluber continues to torment Detroit . . . . more | 6 unread comments

Premium Article Eyewitness Accounts: May 5, 2016

by BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Andrew Benintendi, Jorge Mateo, Grant Holmes, and more. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Updated Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Early-Season Ramblings

by Wilson Karaman

Wilson offers a few thoughts on fantasy strategy based on his recent personal experience. . . . more | 0 comments

Updated Fantasy Article The Stash List: Fifth Edition, 2016

by J.J. Jansons

There's a new man at the top this week, and opportunity might soon knock on his door. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 4th

by Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Julio Urias, Harrison Musgrave, Casey Gillaspie, and Bobby Bradley. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Fantasy Article Deep League Report: Week Five

by Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article The Fantasy Verdict: Kenta Maeda or Matt Moore

by J.P. Breen

Court is in session as J.P. picks the winners and losers in reader-submitted trades. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Wednesday, May 4

Rubbing Mud: The Astros As Sellers

by Matthew Trueblood

Is it back to 'Wait until 2017' in Houston? . . . more | 4 unread comments

What You Need to Know: Not Tonight, Sweet Papelbon, Not Tonight

by Nicolas Stellini

The Royals storm back, Mike Trout amazes, the Reds' bullpen is the worst, and more. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Raising Aces: Outstanding Arms from Week Four

by Doug Thorburn

The best of the best shows why he's the best, the continued excellence of Rick Porcello, and more. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Tools of Ignorance: The Somewhat Dubious Outlook For the Next Generation of Rebuilds

by Jeff Quinton

Is the #process going to suffer the same fate as every other broadly embraced tactic? . . . more | 0 comments

TDGX Transactions: Embracing Darkness

by George Bissell

George recaps his own busy week, and the other moves made by the experts in this dynasty circuit. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 3rd

by Wilson Karaman

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Steven Moya, Ryan Castellani, Jose De Leon, and Chris Shaw. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Tuesday, May 3

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Clayton Kershaw's 28 'Mistakes' Last Month

by Sam Miller

On the pitches the best pitcher in baseball has thrown, by one way of measuring it, the worst--and why they didn't hurt him. . . . more | 3 unread comments

What You Need to Know: Nomar Mazara Makes Five Of Us Look Smart

by Daniel Rathman

Adam Wainwright is a exit-velo monster at the dish, Dallas Keuchel loses a streak, and Lorenzo Cain has a tough night. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Notes from the Field: May 3, 2016

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Chance Sisco, Albert Abreu, and more. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Closer Report: Week Five

by Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 2nd

by Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Daniel Robertson, Renato Nunez, Angel Perdomo, Amir Garrett, and Yohander Mendez. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Expert FAAB Review: Week Five

by Mike Gianella

A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Monday, May 2

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 2, 2016

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Yaisel Sierra, Ozhaino Albies, Edwin Diaz, and more. . . . more | 3 unread comments

What You Need to Know: Zimmermann Dealin'

by Ashley Varela

Marcus Stroman has a happy birthday, Clayton Kershaw continues to pitch in a class of his own, and Trevor Story finds another way to write himself into the history books. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Players Prefer Presentation: Upon Further Review, We Will Never Be Happy

by Meg Rowley

On replay reviews, genies out of bottles, and our nitpicky natures. . . . more | 8 unread comments

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, May 2

by Matt Sussman

Help, I'm alive, my heart's still beating like a Hit List. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Prospectus Feature: I Come to Praise Quality Starts, Not to Bury Them

by Rob Mains

Don't sleep on Jake Arrieta's recent streak, just because you're too cool for quality starts. . . . more | 6 unread comments

An Agent's Take: Arizona Surprise

by Joshua Kusnick

Joshua finds a book of interesting stories, then an interesting story in the flesh, as he job takes him to unexpected places. . . . more | 5 unread comments

BP South Side: Danks, For Nothing

by Frank Firke

Looking at the precedents (or lack of precedents) for releasing a player like John Danks at a time like right now. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 29-May 1

by Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including (the other) Cody Reed, (the Reds) Cody Reed, Matt Chapman, Joe Gatto, and Tyler O'Neill. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Fantasy Article The Buyer's Guide: Patrick Corbin

by J.P. Breen

The D'backs lefty has been hit hard in the early going, but is there reason to hope he might bounce back going forward? . . . more | 7 unread comments