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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.

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.

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

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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.

Friday, September 15

BP En Espanol: Una Oportunidad

by Jarrett Seidler

Si tuvieses una sola oportunidad de ver a Estevan Florial, ¿la tomarias? ¿O la dejarias pasar?

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of September 14

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Brent Honeywell, Mitch Keller, Rylan Bannon, Willy Adames, Kevin Herget, and more.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: The Other Out-of-Nowhere Power-Hitting Rookie

by Matt Collins

Like Rhys Hoskins, Oakland's Matt Olson has surprised with his huge, huge power.

Fantasy Article Free Agent Watch: Week 24

by George Bissell and Mark Barry

Justin Bour. He should be yours.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 24

by Mark Barry

No sign of any "Go-Two" guys in the AL this week, but there's always Kershaw and Scherzer in the NL.

Players Prefer Presentation: An Informed State of Joy

by Meg Rowley

We all have our guys.

Premium Article Circle Change: Bringing Mookie Betts Back to Earth

by Zach Crizer

Mookie Betts' defense remains amazing, but five factors have caused his offense to decline from his MVP-level 2016 heights.

Rubbing Mud: The Arrival of Kyle Gibson

by Matthew Trueblood

Better late than never, right?

Premium Article Guarding The Lines: One Shot

by Jarrett Seidler

Look, if you had one shot, one opportunity, to see Estevan Florial, would you capture it? Or just let it slip?

Short Relief: Introducing Dodgers X

by Matt Sussman, Kate Morrison and Mary Craig

The Dodgers re-rebrand, the best places in baseball to cry, and the All-Philosopher lineup.

What You Need to Know: All Of This Winning, I've Been Losing My Mind

by Demetrius Bell

Cleveland keeps shining, Byron Buxton walks it off, Aaron Judge resumes crushing, and Rhys Hoskins won't stop.

Thursday, September 14

BP En Espanol: El camino dificil a los 100

by Aaron Gleeman

Albert Pujols, Joe Carter, y las peores temporadas de 100 carreras impulsadas de todos los tiempos.

DFA Podcast: Ep. 30: The Cleveland Show

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

On the 30th episode of the DFA podcast, Bryan and R.J. mix up the format in order to talk about Cleveland's surprising 21-game win streak and the moves and deals that brought them to this point. (Also, they argue about the respective merits of Yandy Díaz vs. Giovanny Urshela. It's a good show anyway.)

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of September 13th

by Mark Anderson

Yankees' prospects dominate the action.

Banjo Hitter: 100 The Hard Way

by Aaron Gleeman

Albert Pujols, Joe Carter, and the worst 100-RBI seasons of all time.

Premium Article Flu-Like Symptoms: One Entire Season of Baseball From the 1960s (Part 4)

by Rob Mains

The 1965 American League first division.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Slow Death of Hope

by Bryan Grosnick

Tyson Ross didn't work out for the Rangers and Juan Nicasio's strange saga comes to a semi-satisfying end.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: September 14, 2017

by Ben Carsley

There is so much of Luiz Gohara to love.

Short Relief: The Man Who Shouldn't Have Been There

by Rachael McDaniel and Zack Moser

An anecdotal assessment of Mark Trumbo's defensive skill, and a breakdown of where Shohei Otani won't go.

Eyewitness Accounts: September 14, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Cubs, Dodgers, Braves, Tigers, and Blue Jays prospects.

What You Need to Know: Streak of all Streaks

by Ben Diamond

Cleveland turns 21, Minnesota walks it off, Rhys Hoskins keeps slugging, and Mike Zunino is good.

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