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Friday, September 22

BP En Espanol: Confesiones de un falso manager: el inicio

by Russell A. Carleton

Odio a Freud.

DFA Podcast: Ep. 32: The DFA Pads-Cast

by Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

On the 32nd episode of the DFA podcast, Bryan and R.J. take a left turn from their recent discussions about good teams to talk about a bad one: the San Diego Padres. Sure, they talk a bit about Clayton Richard's extension, but it's mainly an excuse to talk about the interesting young players on the Friars' roster and their fascinating skipper, Andy Green.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: A Few of My Favorite Dynasty League Targets

by Wilson Karaman

Looking to Single-A for long-term help.

Stolen Signs Podcast: Pitcher Similarity Scores

by Kendall Guillemette and Harry Pavlidis

This week Harry and Kendall discuss pitcher similarity scores. Where did they come from? What are they? What can they be used for? And what might they evolve into. This week Kendall learned a little about Ted Williams, and Harry learned something from Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25

by Mark Barry

Last go-around for 2017.

BP Wrigleyville: Lineups and Postseason Success

by Russell Dorsey

Joe Maddon is going to have to trust one of his young players this postseason.

Baseball Prospectus News: Subscription Price Change

by BP Staff

From now until the end of the regular season, you can subscribe or extend your existing subscription at the old price.

Premium Article Rubbing Mud: Half-Truths and Collision Courses

by Matthew Trueblood

The walls are closing in for hitters and catchers as they share more physical space than ever.

BP Toronto: The 2017 Blue Jays: A Drama In Five Acts

by Rachael McDaniel

Do you remember when you were excited for the baseball season to start?

Short Relief: Our Large Retired Sons

by Zack Moser and Matt Sussman

Some of our sons (Jason Kubel) were always large; some (Alfonso Soriano) weren't but are now.

What You Need to Know: Best of the Best

by Demetrius Bell

Los Angeles tries to hold off Cleveland, Chicago gets one in Milwaukee, and Texas sneaks back into the race.

Thursday, September 21

BP En Espanol: Los lanzadores calificados para el titulo de ERA estan en extincion

by Rob Mains

Una cifra que se esta volviendo mas dificil de alcanzar.

BP Wrigleyville: Rise of the Role Players

by Zack Moser

Role players who fill the Cubs' six lineup spots around Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo have come up big in the second half.

BP South Side: Lucas Giolito's First Half Dozen

by Ryan Schultz

The White Sox are going to give Giolito every chance to succeed as a starter, and so far he's done exactly that.

Flu-Like Symptoms: The Vanishing ERA Qualifier

by Rob Mains

A standard that's becoming harder to reach.

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Confessions of a Fake Manager: May

by Russell A. Carleton

Follow along as SaberManager™ leads the 2005 Chicago Cubs through the second month of their season.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: September 21, 2017

by Ben Carsley

And down the stretch they come ...

Short Relief: Home Runs and Runs Home

by Rachael McDaniel, Patrick Dubuque and Mary Craig

Homers used to be good; now they're the bread in a failure sandwich.

What You Need to Know: Judge Rules Against Twins

by Ben Diamond

New York beats Minnesota again, Giancarlo Stanton hits his 56th, Adam Frazier hurt the Brewers, and Chris Sale gets to 300.

Wednesday, September 20

BP En Espanol: La politica de Big Sexy

by Patrick Dubuque

Bartolo Colon, Bill Clinton y la naturaleza arbitraria del universo.

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 150: Hot Take Machine

by George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre outline their strategic approaches to the fantasy playoffs including: relying on studs that got you there versus riding the hot hand and several useful wavier wire targets. They also banter about Rhys Hoskins insane hot streak, Victor Robles long-term potential, and some names to target in keeper and dynasty formats. Finally, they take a quick look ahead to 2018 by debating Giancarlo Stanton’s fantasy value.

Fantasy Article Deep League Report: Week 25

by Scooter Hotz

If you need to accumulate innings, you will find some prime candidates here.

BP Kansas City: Replacing Cain No Easy Task

by David Lesky

With just 12 games to go in the Lorenzo Cain era, it's time to start thinking ahead.

BP Milwaukee: How Real is Travis Shaw's Breakout?

by Seth Victor

Shaw's improvement this season has a few obvious causes.

Cold Takes: The Politics of Big Sexy

by Patrick Dubuque

Bartolo Colon, Bill Clinton, and the arbitrary nature of the universe.

Banjo Hitter: Randy, Rickey, and Teams on the Rise

by Aaron Gleeman

What kind of teams improve by 25-plus games and what happens to those teams the next season?

Short Relief: Noise

by Matt Ellis, Nathan Bishop and Emma Baccellieri

The theme here, accidentally but most assuredly, is noise.

What You Need to Know: Dingers For Everyone

by Nicolas Stellini

MLB sets the single-season home run record, Chase Headley gets hit by a pitch, Max Scherzer shoves, and Johnny Cueto takes his time.

Tuesday, September 19

BP En Espanol: Tuneles y secuencias: aplicaciones en el campo

by Kate Morrison and Jeff Long

¿Que nos puede ensenar el auge (y resurgimiento) de Dallas Keuchel sobre usar tuneles de lanzamiento?

DFA Podcast: Ep. 31: We're On Fire

by Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

On the 31st episode of the DFA podcast, Bryan and R.J. had so much fun talking about the surging Indians last week, that they choose to follow the same format this week. This time, the topics du jour are the two other playoff teams: the (quiet) Washington Nationals and the (loud) Houston Astros.

Expert FAAB Review: Week 25

by Mike Gianella

You might save your FAAB money for necessary moves in the final transaction period.

BP Bronx: The Sonny Gray the Yankees Traded For

by Martin Nolan

Midseason trades can be tricky devils.

BP Job Postings: Detroit Tigers Hiring Sr. Software Engineer (full-time) and Three Paid Interns

Baseball Prospectus

Tigers Seek Sr. Software Engineer (full-time) and three paid interns.

Rubbing Mud: The Sinker Doesn't Play Well With Others

by Matthew Trueblood

Alternative ideas about the disappearance of the sinker.

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Confessions of a Fake Manager: April

by Russell A. Carleton

Follow along as SaberManager™ leads the 2005 Chicago Cubs through the first month of their season.

Short Relief: A Long September

by Kate Preusser and Trevor Strunk

Kate Preusser and Trevor Strunk on the feeling that it's all a lot of oysters, but no pearls

What You Need to Know: A Tale of Two Teams in One City

by Stacey Gotsulias

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Monday, September 18

Fantasy Article Closer Report: Week 25

by Matt Collins

Even with the regular season winding down, some bullpens remain up for grabs.

TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 93: The Offseason Is The Enemy

by Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and George Bissell

Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre consider the fantasy ramifications of Shohei Otani’s highly anticipated arrival this offseason before taking a comprehensive look at which AL & NL West prospects experienced dramatic swings in fantasy value this year.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of September 15th-17th

by Mark Anderson

Willy Adames headlines this weekend's playoff action.

Prospectus Feature: Tunnels and Sequencing: Applications on the Field

by Kate Morrison and Jeff Long

What can Dallas Keuchel's rise (and re-rise) teach us about using pitch tunnels?

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: 2018 Breakout Candidates

by BP Prospect Staff

The prospect team names names.

Flu-Like Symptoms: Walk-Off Winners

by Rob Mains

Breaking down the 4,242 walk-offs since 1998.

Short Relief: The Cracks in Our Stars

by Holly Wendt, Meg Rowley and James Fegan

Holly M. Wendt takes on an alien not, for once, named Hunter; Meg Rowley examines furniture; James Fegan appreciates audio technology.

What You Need to Know: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose (Sometimes You Win Again)

by Ashley Varela

Cleveland's streak meets its demise, the Astros clinch the AL West, Willson Contreras goes nuts, and Matt Boyd flirts with a no-hitter.

Sunday, September 17

Stolen Signs Podcast: The Rise of the Two-Way Player

by Kendall Guillemette and Harry Pavlidis

With the news of Shohei Ohtani's imminent posting from the NPB, this episode we talk with Sung Min Kim from the Sporting News about the posting system as well as a closer look at Ohtani. Harry and Kendall then discuss the precedence of two-way players in the Major Leagues and talk about what they've learned this week.

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