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Thursday, July 24

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Tigers Bullpen Gets Less Sorry

by R.J. Anderson and Jordan Gorosh

Detroit and Texas make a pitcher swap to help the Tigers shore up their relief corps.

Premium Article Going Yard: J.D. Martinez Gets A Degree In Hitting

by Ryan Parker

How did J.D. Martinez go from Astros waiver bait to Tigers slugger?

Premium Article Painting the Black: The Selling-the-Closer Myth

by R.J. Anderson

It's not so easy to bamboozle teams looking for summer relief.

Eyewitness Accounts: July 24, 2014

by Tucker Blair

Tucker puts eyes on Nigel Nootbar, Jake Johansen, Hunter Harvey, Lucas Giolito, Josh Hart, and Drew Ward.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Sustained Success and the Red Queen Hypothesis

by Jeff Quinton

Outperforming your competition year after year requires not only improvement but also staying a step ahead.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 23

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Cubs first baseman Dan Vogelbach and Nats righty A.J. Cole.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: July 24, 2014

by Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

Bartolo Colon, Aaron Sanchez, and Yoenis Cespedes, among others, had eventful nights.

Fantasy Article Free Agent Watch: Week 17

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 in which you play.

Fantasy Article TTO Scoresheet Podcast: All About Failure

by Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

From the Astros draft saga to the Scoresheet mistakes, the Outcomes devote this week's podcast to what's gone wrong.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 499: Yesterday, All Your Emails Were So Far Away

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about front-loaded contracts, qualifying offers, scouting umpires, pitcher command, and more.

The Lineup Card: Seven Unsigned Top Draft Picks

Baseball Prospectus

These players didn't put pen to paper, leaving many of their potential employers to wonder what might have been.

Wednesday, July 23

Eyewitness Accounts: July 23, 2014

by Chris Mellen

Eyes on Tyler Duffey, Daniel Norris, Henry Owens, Michael Papi, Blake Swihart, and Dalton Pompey.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Headley Chased

by Sam Miller, Mike Gianella and Jeff Moore

The Yankees land one of the era's most trade-rumored players, and the Padres' return is, in the end, bitterly small.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, July 23

by Matthew Kory

It's never too late to say you're sorry (that you posted the Hit List late).

Premium Article The Call-Up: Aaron Sanchez

by Mark Anderson and Ben Carsley

The Blue Jays stud has arrived. What does it mean?

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 22

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including the Twins' Eddie Rosario and the Pirates' Tyler Glasnow.

Fantasy Article Dynasty Dynamics: Players We're Buying at the Deadline

by Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Running down a half-dozen hitters and pitchers you might want to consider acquiring before your league's trading period ends.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Useful Non-Closer Relievers

by J.P. Breen

These bullpen arms might not rack up saves, but they can help you pad other categories in Roto leagues.

Fantasy Article The Stash List: 14th Edition

by Bret Sayre

The bad news for Mookie Betts is that he's back in the minors; the good news is that puts him atop the list.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: July 23, 2014

by Daniel Rathman

Extra [innings], extra [innings], read all about it!

BP Unfiltered: The Baseball Fan's Guide to the Summer of New Yorker

by Sam Miller

For the summer, the world's best magazine has removed its archives (since 2007) from behind the paywall. Here's the best New Yorker baseball writing.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 498: The Astros' Draft Postmortem

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about banning the shift, then discuss the way the Astros' draft deadline went down.

2014 Draft: The Anatomy of an Astros Breakdown

by Nick J. Faleris

The Astros had a plan that was too good to fail. So good, in fact, that they left no room for what would happen when it did.

Tuesday, July 22

Premium Article Moonshot: Accounting for Count

by Robert Arthur

Looking at behavior by ball-strike situation reveals one of the ways hitters change most drastically from year to year.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 21

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Cubs outfielder Rock Shoulders and Blue Jays righty Taylor Cole.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Boston Gives 'Em A Little Thumpin' Thumpin'

by Daniel Rathman

Big days for Papi and Adam Jones, bad days for the Royals and fans of position players pitching.

Notes About Baseball, 7/22: Feel-Good Corey

by Rocco DeMaro

An interview with one of the season's biggest surprises, and a look at the game's Power/Arm outliers.

Fantasy Article My Model Portfolio: Three-and-a-Half Months Later

by Bret Sayre

Checking in on how the fantasy staff's ideal rosters have fared to date.

Daily League Strategy: Two Servings of Flande

by Paul Sporer

The Nationals face a rookie pitcher at Coors Field, so Paul has two of them in his recommended lineup.

Fantasy Article Deep Impact: Week 16

by Ben Carsley

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

BP Unfiltered: Your Team MVP Bingo Ballot

by Sam Miller

Play along!

TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 23: Prosecco McGee

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.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 497: The Trade Deadline Desperation Index

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Andrelton Simmons' defense and stars playing through injuries, then assess how willing each contender should be to make a major move.

Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Did I Miss: Steven Matz

by Jason Parks

Or: Age ain't nothin' but a number.

Monday, July 21

Fantasy Article The Buyer's Guide: Jason Kipnis

by J.P. Breen

The Indians' second sacker hasn't lived up to expectations in 2014, but is a turnaround in store?

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 21, 2014

by Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

Updates on Michael Taylor, Victor Arano, Daniel Norris, and others.

Premium Article The Weekend Shift: Coco Defense

by Chris Mosch

A shift-happy Baltimore squad unveils a new approach against the Athletics' switch-hitting leadoff hitter.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: The MLB Trade Landscape, Buyers

by Mike Gianella

A look at the moves buyers might make and the fantasy impact they'd have.

Premium Article Prospectus Hit List: Monday, July 21

by Matt Sussman

After the long All-Star break, Sussman's got a full bladder of jokes he's been holding!

The Week in Quotes: July 14-20, 2014

by Chris Mosch, Nick Wheatley-Schaller and Nick Bacarella

Pipe Balls, the Home Run Derby Anti-Curse, and the craziest unwritten rule we've ever heard.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Sunday Morning Defending

by Daniel Rathman

Bad defense, good defense, ties at the tops of divisions, and the rest of the weekend's action.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of July 18-20

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out this weekend, including Addison Russell, Hunter Harvey, and Archie Bradley.

Fantasy Article Closer to Me: Week 17

by Mauricio Rubio

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Fantasy Article Interleague Report: Week 17

by Jeff Quinton

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

BP Unfiltered: Very Important Player We Missed: Odrisamer Despaigne

by Sam Miller

Looking at a player who wasn't in the BP Annual but is contributing this year.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 496: The Q&A Episode

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about unwritten rules, then discuss the Angels-Padres trade, Oakland's ingeniousness, and a few other subjects.

Saturday, July 19

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Angels are in for a Street

by R.J. Anderson, Chris Rodriguez and Mauricio Rubio

The ninth-inning perils in Anaheim should be fixed by Huston Street, while the Padres further deplete a weak Angels farm system.

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 26: Second Half Preview

by Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

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

Friday, July 18

Premium Article What Scouts Are Saying: July 17, 2014

Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Arismendy Alcantara, Mike Trout, Mark Appel, and other interesting players.

Premium Article Raising Aces: Outta Nowhere

by Doug Thorburn

Mechanical analyses of Jacob deGrom, Drew Hutchison, and Jesse Hahn

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Cahilling Time

by R.J. Anderson

The Diamondbacks recall Trevor Cahill, the Mariners release John Buck, and Brad Mills costs Toronto less than a buck.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Buy or Sell: Chris Davis

by Craig Goldstein

The O's slugger had a down first half, but is there reason to expect big things down the stretch?

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Our Long National All-Star Break Is Over

by Daniel Rathman

Welcome back, baseball! Here's what's on tap for the weekend.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 17

by Wilson Karaman

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

Premium Article The View from the Loge Level: From the Home of the Braves

by Daron Sutton

A Hall of Famer's remembrances of the Ted Turner years in Atlanta.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 17

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including just about every blue-chip bat in the Cubs system.

BP Unfiltered: BP at Fox Sports: Anthony Rizzo and the Making of An All-Star

by Robert Arthur

How Anthony Rizzo Became an All-Star

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 495: What We Would Put in Our Player Manuals

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

On the podcast's second anniversary, Ben and Sam banter about several subjects, then talk about what they would include in a team's instructional manual.

Premium Article Working the Count: The Tanaka Postmortem

by Noah Woodward

Can we find anything that should have been predictive in Masahiro Tanaka's pre-injury performance?

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