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Monday, October 20

Transaction Analysis: Silverman's Kohn Job

by R.J. Anderson

The Rangers hire a manager, and the Rays' new GM makes his first move.

Pebble Hunting: The Best Teams Should Make The World Series; A Defense of Bud Selig

by Sam Miller

The commissioner's lasting legacy isn't randomness and meaningless. It's a more fair world.

The Week in Quotes: October 13-19, 2014

by Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of October 17-18, 2014

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including D.J. Peterson and Tyler Glasnow.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: My Personal Scorecard: Part 2 - National League

by Mike Gianella

In the second of a two-part series, Mike reviews how his senior-circuit bid value recommendations fared.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 559: Andy McCullough is Too Busy To Bask

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to Kansas City Star Royals beat writer Andy McCullough about the World Series and covering the Royals.

Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Giants vs. Royals

by Sam Miller

The Royals have the speed, the Giants have the skipper, and both teams have momentum in an unlikely World Series matchup.

Saturday, October 18

TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 32: Preserving Your Dignity

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.

Friday, October 17

Premium Article Pitching Backward: First-Pitching to the Situation

by Jeff Long

A first attempt at measuring how much different pitchers pitch to the situation--and the questions it raises.

Premium Article Raising Aces: Brandon Finnegan, the Debut Ante

by Doug Thorburn

The young lefty has ascended through the Royals system in just a few months and now finds himself being used in high-leverage situations during a World Series run. But is his future as a starter or in the pen?

Premium Article An Agent's Take: The Losses You Never Get Over

by Joshua Kusnick

Poaching is a big part of the agent business. Some especially sting and never stop.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 558: Mike Matheny Ruins a Perfectly Good Podcast

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss NLCS Game Five and respond to Mike Matheny's post-game comments in real time.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Playoff Spotlight: Joe Panik

by Ben Carsley

The former first-rounder plugged the Giants' hole at the keystone, but can he do the same for your fantasy squad?

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, October 17th

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in the desert, including Greg Bird and Patrick Kivlehan.

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: A Three-Act Tragedy, A Three-Act Triumph: NLCS Game 5

by Mike Gianella

The Giants play on, while Mike Matheny manages one that we'll never forget.

Thursday, October 16

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: The Unconventional Path: ALCS Game 4

by Sahadev Sharma

The Royals have benefited from a touch of luck during their magical run to the World Series, but that doesn't change the fact that they're loaded with talent.

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Five Preview

by Mike Gianella

The Cardinals have their backs up against the wall facing the Giants ace, while their (possibly) ailing stud tries to extend their season one more game.

Skewed Left: The Molina Mind-bender

by Zachary Levine

Could sending Molina to the batter's box essentially without a bat be a better option for the Cardinals simply due to his elite talents behind the plate?

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Jon Jay

by Jeff Quinton

The Cardinals center fielder isn't a sexy late-draft option, but could he still hold fantasy value in 2015?

BP Unfiltered: IBA Update: October 16

by Craig Goldstein

Wrapping up the scores as we head into the final day of voting.

BP Unfiltered: If I Had $200 Million

by Russell A. Carleton

Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 557: Ned Yost's Mid-October Evolution

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss Ned Yost's evolving tactics and Wednesday's Game Fours.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, October 15th

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in the desert, including C.J. Edwards and Aaron Judge.

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: No Pitching and No Defense Make St. Louis (Almost) Go Home: NLCS Game 4

by R.J. Anderson

Both teams' bats were awake and neither got much out of their starting pitchers, but the Giants bullpen did what the Cardinals' couldn't and put St. Louis on the brink of elimination.

Wednesday, October 15

Premium Article Moonshot: The Victims of a Bad Strike Zone

by Robert Arthur

When umpires don't call balls and strikes the way we expect them to, who suffers?

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Four Previews

by Sahadev Sharma and R.J. Anderson

The Royals go for the sweep while the Giants attempt to take a commanding 3-1 lead in two series that have certainly not lacked in drama.

The Lineup Card: Eight of the Best Defensive Plays of 2014

Baseball Prospectus

The staff relives some of the most impressive Web Gems of the year.

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: The Rich Get Smarter

by Sam Miller

Andrew Friedman might be the most revered executive in the game--Billy Beane included--and the richest team in baseball just hired him.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Playoff Spotlight: Lorenzo Cain

by J.P. Breen

The Royals center fielder has put his stamp on the postseason, but can he do the same for your fantasy team in 2015?

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of October 14th, 2014

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in the desert, including Brandon Nimmo and Mark Appel.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 556: Andrew Friedman Makes His Move, and the Royals Roll On

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the Dodgers' hiring of Andrew Friedman and the Royals' latest postseason victory.

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: Karmic Kickback: NLCS Game 3

by Doug Thorburn

The Giants built an early lead, only to see their offense go silent until a critical error by the Cardinals in extra innings.

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: Every Choice Ned Yost Must Make: ALCS Game 3

by Sam Miller

A look at one game in the life of the Royals' supposed weak spot.

Tuesday, October 14

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Three Previews

by Sahadev Sharma and Doug Thorburn

Down two games to none, the Orioles are given the slightest of edges on the road with their offense hoping to take advantage of the Royals Game Three starter.

Premium Article Raising Aces: Stuffing the Ballot, Reliever Edition

by Doug Thorburn

The best pitches delivered by relief pitchers in 2014 are broken down.

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: The Other Playoff Myths

by Russell A. Carleton

A prequel to the much-anticipated "The Other Other Other Other Playoff Myths," because really, the myths go forever...

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Arizona Raises Hale

by R.J. Anderson

The Diamondbacks hired an oft-mentioned managerial candidate.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Monday, October 13th

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in the desert, including Kyle Zimmer and Josh Bell.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 555: Doug Thorburn on Postseason Pitchers with Problems

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to BP pitching mechanics expert Doug Thorburn about Adam Wainwright, Danny Duffy, and other postseason pitchers.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Looking Back: Prospect Predictions

by Craig Goldstein

Craig reviews and grades his preseason prospect evaluations.

Playoff Prospectus: The Sad Reliever Rankings

by Miles Wray

One tough thing about allowing a game-winning, soul-crushing postseason home run in front of everybody: You've still got a face, and it's making a face.

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