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Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Angels vs. Royals

by Sam Miller

The best team in the AL takes on the Wild Card champ Royals in a matchup of aggressive managers, lopsided team rosters, and teams who have employed Raul Ibanez this year. . . . more | 1 unread comment

The Lineup Card: Awards We Wish We Could Give Out

by Baseball Prospectus

The staff recognizes players and teams for things the current awards don't cover. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Playing a Hinch

by R.J. Anderson

The Astros hire a new manager, the Twins fire an old one. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: The '80' Pitches In This Year's Postseason

by Sam Miller

What to watch for in this postseason? Things three standard deviations away from the mean, obviously. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Playoff Spotlight: Josh Donaldson

by Paul Sporer

A look at the A's third baseman's 2014 campaign and what the future holds for him. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Tuesday, September 30

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game Preview

by R.J. Anderson

The A's stumbled into the postseason, but they may have the edge on the hill and in the dugout against the Royals. . . . more | 13 unread comments

Daisy Cutter: The Draw of Averages

by Sahadev Sharma

Why the Kyle Lohses of the game are something we should aspire to, and will aspire to. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: The Wild Card Penalty

by Russell A. Carleton

Does the wild card winner have a worse chance of advancing out of the LDS than if they didn't have to win a wild card game first? . . . more | 8 unread comments

Premium Article Fantasy Freestyle: Playoff Spotlight: Eric Hosmer

by Ben Carsley

Evaluating one of Kansas City's successful failures. . . . more | 1 unread comment

The Week in Quotes: September 22-29

by Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

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

Monday, September 29

Premium Article Skewed Left: All Games Are Equal Except For These

by Zachary Levine

In hindsight, some games loom larger than others for the six teams that were still fighting for position on the last day of the year. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article What You Need to Know: September 29, 2014

by Daniel Rathman

The final day of the season has more drama than we were expecting; the Monday after the season, however, will have far less than we were hoping. That, plus a number of players who hit significant milestones. . . . more | 4 unread comments

The Prospectus Hit List: The Greatest Hits List

by Matt Sussman and Matthew Kory

It's a clips show! Relive our favorite jokes from the season, many of which involve boating. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: The Padres' Sad Team Leaders

by Sam Miller

What the back of the Padres' team leader card will tell us about the Padres, baseball, and team leader cards. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: 2014 Expert-League Recaps

by Mike Gianella

Mike looks back at how he did in a couple of NL-only expert leagues. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Friday, September 26

Notes About Baseball: Very Important Baseball Question: Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich?

by Rocco DeMaro

We ask baseball players an eternal question about baseball's official meal, with wondrous results. . . . more | 171 unread comments

Premium Article Going Yard: How Jose Altuve Got His Groove

by Ryan Parker

A relatively minor fix can make a big difference. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Prospect Rankings Review

by Craig Goldstein

A look at two pitchers who ranked back-to-back in our preseason top fantasy prospects rankings. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Premium Article What You Need to Know: September 26, 2014

by Daniel Rathman

Derek Jeter manages a hell of a send-off at Yankee Stadium, the playoff races are winding to a close, and previews from the final weekend of regular-season action. . . . more | 5 unread comments

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, September 26

by Matthew Kory

Today, we honor the final appearance of a legend, a leader, an amazing ambassador to the game. Stand and cheer for the last Hit List of the year. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Daily League Strategy: Our (T.J.) House

by Paul Sporer

The Indians lefty has been remarkably consistent of late, so he's in Paul's recommended pitching lineup for today. . . . more | 0 comments

Thursday, September 25

Premium Article Pitching Backward: Buxton or Beane?

by Jeff Long

Would you rather have the best GM or the best prospect for the future of your franchise? And more importantly, how would you determine the answer? . . . more | 33 unread comments

Premium Article Painting the Black: How David Price Gets The Best of Jose Abreu

by R.J. Anderson

In a repeat matchup, David Price shows the many things he can do, and teaches us something about Abreu in the process. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article They Hold No Quarter: Starting Pitchers

by BP Fantasy Staff

These hurlers aren't widely owned, but they might be useful fliers for keeper-league owners looking ahead to 2015. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Theory-Driven Versus Context-Driven Strategy

by Jeff Quinton

Distinguishing between the two approaches and explaining why the latter is far superior in fantasy baseball contexts. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article What You Need to Know: September 25, 2014

by Chris Mosch

Alleged sign stealing and benches clearing spoils a fine duel in Detroit, Phil Hughes sets a record in amusing fashion, plus more from Wednesday and previews for Thursday. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Using FIP to Find Value

by Wilson Karaman

Examining some pitchers whose second-half ERAs belied strong peripherals to see whether a breakout 2015 might be in store. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Wednesday, September 24

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Spoiler: Spoiling Spoiled

by Sam Miller

Do out-of-it-teams play better or worse than you'd expect based on their talent level? Spoiler: You'll have to read the article to find out. . . . more | 8 unread comments