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Friday, August 1

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 19

by Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, August 1

by Matthew Kory

It's Friday, Friday, traded for depth on Thursday.

The View from the Loge Level: The Diversification of the Perfect Game All-American Classic

by Daron Sutton

This year's All-American Classic will draw athletes who are as diverse as the country. It might be a precursor to demographic changes in the majors.

Premium Article Raising Aces: The Rabbit Hole

by Doug Thorburn

Doug trains his lens on deliveries weird, unwieldy, and wackadoodle.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: August 1, 2014

by Daniel Rathman

The trade deadline has passed so we can all focus on the field again.

BP Unfiltered: From the Road: Up Close, Batting Practice at 2014 MLB Futures Game

by Nick J. Faleris

View from the turtle during batting practice at this year's MLB Futures Game during All Star Weekend.

Daily League Strategy: Splurging on Bats

by Paul Sporer

Paul builds his lineup around Jose Abreu and Andrew McCutchen, which means pinching pennies elsewhere.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 31

by Jeff Moore

While all eyes were on the trade deadline madness, Javier Baez and Lucas Giolito put on a show in the minors.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 505: Dissecting Trade Deadline Day

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the major moves made (and not made) before Thurday's trade deadline.

BP Unfiltered: Professional Courtesy, and How August Works

by Sam Miller

Why did teams pass on Adrian Gonzalez if he (and his contract) are so valuable?

Trade Deadline: Yesterday In Changing Playoff Odds

by Sam Miller and Tim Collins

How much did each move yesterday affect the playoff picture? We let PECOTA and our playoff odds answer that.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price Trade

by R.J. Anderson, J.P. Breen, Sam Miller, Jordan Gorosh, Paul Sporer, Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton

The Mariners clear a logjam, the Tigers get another ace, and the Rays end years of speculation.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Astros, Marlins, Swap Sell-Low Guys

by Zachary Levine, Jeff Moore, J.P. Breen and Jason Parks

The Marlins and Astros, competitors neither, get in on the trade deadline action.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Give the Red Sox Your Tired and Your Poor But Do Not Give Them Your Prospects

by Sam Miller

Why Boston's big trades of Jon Lester and John Lackey didn't result in any minor leaguers joining the Red Sox

Barbecue State of Mind: Soccer and Stank

by Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

The boys see a futbol game on a baseball field, and a baseball game on a baseball field, and a baseball game on a futb--no, just the first two.

Thursday, July 31

Premium Article Notes from the Field: July 31, 2014

by Jeff Moore and Austin Diamond

Tours of the Florida State League and Arizona League, including eyes on Kyle Schwarber, Dan Vogelbach, Aaron Judge, BIlly McKinney, and Carlos Felix.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Vouch for Masterson

by R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

The Cardinals don't add Price or Lester, but they do improve the rotation.

Fantasy Article Free Agent Watch: Week 18

by Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

If these players are on your league's waiver wire, they might be worth a look, depending on the format of the league.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadlines and Systems of Thought

by Jeff Quinton

Helpful tips for making the most of your 11th-hour swaps.

Feature Focus: Pitch f/x Matchup Tool

by Rob McQuown

The Pitch f/x Matchup Tool brings the fantastic Brooks Baseball data to bear on a batter-v-pitcher matchup. See what happened with each pitch between any pair of opponents!

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 30

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Rangers outfielder Lewis Brinson and D'backs righty Braden Shipley.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: July 31, 2014

by Chris Mosch

The last full day before the trade deadline featured walk-off drama, pitchers dueling, and more

Fantasy Article TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big Leaguers

by Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes present the most frequently added prospects and big leaguers, draft players they expected to be traded, and more.

BP Unfiltered: The 2014 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread

by BP Staff

Covering all trades through the deadline.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 504: Lester, Lackey, and the Red Sox as Sellers

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss Boston's incentives to consider trading two of their top starters on trade deadline day.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Yankees Get a Proper Infield

by Daniel Rathman, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and CJ Wittmann

The Yankees' rebuild of the infield is complete with the additions of Stephen Drew and Martin Prado.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Not Just A Pretty Face

by R.J. Anderson, Mauricio Rubio and Ethan Purser

Also a shaggy-haired lefty reliever going to Atlanta, putting two useful parts in Atlanta for the stretch run.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: A's hire A's

by R.J. Anderson, Bret Sayre, Ben Carsley and

The A's go bold by adding Jon Lester, while the Twins reap a win of their own in the flurry.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: If You've Got Asdrubal...

by Craig Goldstein and Rob McQuown

...then you've got less trouble than me. The Nationals upgrade at second base, while the Zach Walters era begins in Cleveland.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Andrew Miller Goes to Baltimore

by R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and J.P. Breen

The Red Sox trade one of the top lefty relievers for a preseason top-100 prospect.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Trade from the Depths

by Jeff Quinton, Mike Gianella and Jason Parks

St. Louis acquires John Lackey and a prospect for what amounted to spare parts in their deep-as-heck organization.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Chris Denorfia is in the News!

by Mike Gianella and Jeff Quinton

Seattle gets a spare outfielder, gives up future spare outfielder.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Brewers Get Parra's Glove

by R.J. Anderson and J.P. Breen

Milwaukee upgrades outfield defense for stretch run.

Skewed Left: The Nomar Garciaparra Trade Turns Ten

by Zachary Levine

How does the shocking trade of Nomar Garciaparra look 10 years in the rear-view?

Wednesday, July 30

The Lineup Card: Nine Last-Minute Trades

Baseball Prospectus

Breaking down the deals the staff would make before the deadline.

Premium Article Scouting the Draft: The Cape League All-Star Game

by Al Skorupa

Writeups on Cody Ponce, a Cape League surprise who continued to shine in the All-Star game, and other prospects.

Eyewitness Accounts: July 30, 2014

by Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson puts eyes on Tyler Ybarra, Ryan Schimpf, Steven Moya, Devon Travis, and Dixon Machado.

BBQ State of Mind: In the Citi, Part 2

by Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

More Bartolo! There's always, always, always, more Bartolo. Plus, the guys go into their first clubhouse.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 28

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Roman Quinn, Justin Nicolino, Jed Bradley, and Kyle Schwarber.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, July 30

by Matt Sussman

It's the remix to Hit Listin', Hot and fresh out the kitchen, Mama rollin that body, Got every pun in here listed.

Fantasy Article Dynasty Dynamics: Who We're Selling at the Deadline

by Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

If one of your league-mates wants to buy high on any of these players, Ben and Craig would advice you to let him go.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: July 30, 2014

by Chris Mosch

Extra innings and good secondary offerings highlight this look at the day that was and what will be.

BP Unfiltered: The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Rarities

by Russell A. Carleton

What's more likely, a five-homer game or a five-strikeout inning? Gory math!

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 503: Listener Emails of Future Past

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the trade deadline, draft strategy, five-strikeout innings, and more.

Premium Article Moonshot: Separating the Phenoms Who'll Make It From Those Who Won't

by Robert Arthur

And trying to figure out whether we can do it quickly.

Tuesday, July 29

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Migration of the Backups

by Sam Miller

As teams prepre for the stretch run, three add depth: The Dodgers get Darwin Barney, the Royals Erik Kratz, and the Blue Jays Danny Valencia.

Notes About Baseball: The Logistics of Human Trading

by Rocco DeMaro

What it means to be moved, and the maniacally outlying Clayton Kershaw.

BBQ State of Mind: In the Citi

by Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

The boys check out Jason Parks, Bartolo Colon, and an inadequate shirsey section.

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

by Daniel Rathman

A big Marlins comeback and a great Yu Darvish fun fact are part of yesterday's action and today's previews

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 28

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco and Tigers lefty Kevin Ziomek.

Fantasy Article The Stash List: 15th Edition

by Bret Sayre

The latest on Mookie Betts, Javier Baez, Noah Syndergaard, and other players who should be on your fantasy radar in case they earn promotions.

Fantasy Article Deep Impact: Week 17

by Ben Carsley

Breaking down a handful of players who might pique your interest in deep leagues.

Daily League Strategy: Stacking Lefties

by Paul Sporer

Rangers starter Nick Martinez has struggles versus opposite-handed batters, so the Yankees' lefty bats might be a strong play.

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 28: Trade Deadline Preview

by Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

Bret and Mike take some deeper dives into important fantasy topics of the week.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 502: Andrelton, Astros, and Independent Leagues

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Diamondbacks headlines, Andrelton Simmons, the latest Astros controversy, and independent leagues.

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by Bret Sayre

Sign up for DraftKings with just $20, receive a free Premium BP subscription

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Trading Ryan Howard For Nothing and Winning

by Russell A. Carleton

"You can't just trade him for nothing!" Sure you can.

Monday, July 28

Premium Article The HOF Rule Change: What Happens After 10 Years?

by Mike Gianella

How many players will be negatively affected by a change in voting rules?

BBQ State of Mind: The House Hideki Built

by Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

Jake and Jordan take in a game at Yankee Stadium, where the ghosts of over five years of baseball history reside.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Bochy and Peavy, Back Together

by R.J. Anderson, Jason Parks and Mike Gianella

The Giants get a buy-low pitcher. Did they buy low?

Fantasy Article The Buyer's Guide: Francisco Liriano

by J.P. Breen

The Pirates lefty has fared well in July, but is that reason to believe that the tide has turned on his 2014 season?

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, July 28

by Matthew Kory

It's Monday! It's a Monday Hit List! Read the Monday Hit List!

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of July 25-27

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Addison Russell, Bradley Zimmer, Jose Peraza, and Julio Urias.

The Week in Quotes: July 21-27, 2014

by Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: FAAB in Review: Asking the Non-Experts

by Mike Gianella

Mike digs into some league-mates' strategies when bidding on NL-only imports Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.

Fantasy Article Closer to Me: Week 18

by Mauricio Rubio

Keeping tabs on the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Fantasy Article Interleague Report: Week 18

by Jeff Quinton

Looking at the upcoming AL-vs-NL and NL-vs-AL matchups, and how they might affect teams' lineups.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: July 28, 2014

by Daniel Rathman

Good pitching, triples, and sloppy baserunning are the weekend that was; pitchers on the trade block are the day that is.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 501: News from the Hall of Fame Front

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to Sports Illustrated's Jay Jaffe about Hall of Fame induction weekend and the latest changes to the election process.

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 28, 2014

by BP Prospect Staff

Scouting notes on Michael Conforto, Aristides Aquino, Mike Yastrzemski, and even some prospects not blessed with 80 names.

Saturday, July 26

TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep: 24: Enya Is Our Safe Word

by Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

There Is No Offseason is a podcast that focuses exclusively on dynasty and long-term keeper formats. We talk major leagues, minor leagues and we never miss an opportunity to take a jab at Craig.

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