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Tuesday, November 20

Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Cleveland Indians Top 10 Prospects

by Jason Parks

The Indians' system is top-heavy, and the talent is a long way away.

Premium Article Overthinking It: Why Justin Upton is Always About to Be Traded

by Ben Lindbergh

It's a lot of fun to talk about Justin Upton being traded, which might be why reporters talk about it so much, and it might be why Kevin Towers talks about it so much.

Baseball ProGUESTus: The Value of Good Coaching

by C.J. Nitkowski

A testament to the importance of professional coaching from a player who's experienced it first hand.

Premium Article Western Front: Surprise, You Won 90 Games

by Geoff Young

The Athletics' 2012 season resembles that of the 2010 Padres in more ways than one. What does that mean for their future?

Premium Article Out of Left Field: Fish Out Of Contention

by Matthew Kory

The Marlins follow up the salary-dump trade with a Juan Pierre signing. What each move tells us about the franchise.

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Tuesday, November 20

by Daniel Rathman

The Blue Jays pick a manager, Raul Ibanez wants to return to the Bronx, and markets are developing for Jeremy Guthrie and Lance Berkman.

BP Unfiltered: Doing the Splits in the Land Before GIFs

by Sam Miller

Three years late, the GIF you've been waiting for.

BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 24: Catchers

by Jason Collette

Jason and Paul review the start of the Hot Stove market and break down the catchers for 2013

Wezen-Ball: Joe Engel Trades for a Turkey

by Larry Granillo

Colorful owner and promoter Joe Engel once traded a shortstop for a 25-pound turkey for a nefarious reason...

BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Ryne Stanek

by Nick J. Faleris

Daily exclusive video series designed to familiarize you with the names you need to know leading up to the 2013 amateur draft.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of November 19

by Jason Martinez

Notes from the WBC, DWL, and VWL.

The BP Wayback Machine: The Gift of Kuhn

by Steven Goldman

Bud Selig thought about blocking the Marlins-Blue Jays blockbuster, but Bowie Kuhn did more than think about overturning trades during his time as commissioner.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 86: Should the Commissioner Have the Ability to Overturn a Trade?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss whether MLB's Commissioner should have the power to block a trade, as Bud Selig considered doing to the Marlins-Blue Jays blockbuster.

Monday, November 19

Pebble Hunting: Trading Giancarlo Stanton

by Sam Miller

Five scenarios in which it might make sense for Jeffrey Loria to finish the job and trade his team's best remaining asset.

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Defining Change in Player Performance from Year to Year

by Russell A. Carleton

Before we can attempt to figure out why a player improved or regressed, we have to figure out how much his performance actually changed.

Premium Article Bizball: Marlins Ownership and a History Lesson in Greed

by Maury Brown

A look at Jeffrey Loria and Miami's current financial situation.

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Monday, November 19

by Daniel Rathman

The Blue Jays are closing in on a manager, the Marlins actually signed somebody, Dan Haren's market could depend on his barking back, and negotiations for Adam LaRoche are dragging.

Premium Article Overthinking It: All Quiet on the Free Agent Front

by Ben Lindbergh

Despite many factors pointing toward increased spending, baseball's salaries haven't seemed much more inflated this winter.

The Week in Quotes: November 12-18

by Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of November 16-18

by Jason Martinez

Notes from the weekend games in the DWL, VWL, PRBL, WBC, and AFL.

BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Welcomes Zachary Levine, Incorporates MLBDepthCharts.com

by Ben Lindbergh

BP adds an accomplished author and a valuable resource.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 85: Manny Acta and the Blue Jays' Managerial Job

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss whether Manny Acta's lousy career win-loss record has any bearing on his likelihood of success if he becomes the Blue Jays' manager.

Fantasy Article Resident Fantasy Genius: Scouting Hyun-Jin Ryu

by Derek Carty

If the Dodgers sign the Korean hurler, what can Los Angeles and fantasy owners expect?

BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Jan Alexis Hernandez

by Nick J. Faleris

Daily exclusive video series designed to familiarize you with the names you need to know leading up to the 2013 amateur draft.

Sunday, November 18

BP Announcements: Kansas City Royals Job Posting - Systems Architect

by Joe Hamrahi

Kansas City Royals looking for Systems Architect, Baseball Analytics

BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Story vs Dahl)

by Nick J. Faleris

Daily Draft Video Weekend Flashback gives you an exclusive look at some of today's top prospects before they were pros.

Saturday, November 17

BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Almora vs Baez)

by Nick J. Faleris

Daily Draft Video Weekend Flashback takes a look at today's top prospects before they were pros.

Friday, November 16

Premium Article Prospect Debate: Buxton or Sano for Twins Top Prospect?

by BP Prospect Staff

The BP prospect team has its say about the leading candidates for the top spot in the Minnesota system.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Melky Flees To Canada

by Sam Miller

What sort of discount would a team get on Melky Cabrera? Not a massive one.

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Friday, November 16

by Daniel Rathman

The Marlins claim there is, indeed, a player they will not trade, the Red Sox are looking to extend Dustin Pedroia, and Ian Kinsler is willing to move off the keystone.

Premium Article Raising Aces: Bush League: Shelby Miller and Trevor Rosenthal

by Doug Thorburn

If the Cardinals' high-risk rotation needs help in 2013, can they rely on a pair of pitching prospects to plug the holes?

Collateral Damage: 2012 Year-End Injury Summary: AL East

by Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

The AL East was a disaster zone for injuries in 2012.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Laird Do Well

by R.J. Anderson

Two teams sign back-up catchers early.

BP Unfiltered: Why Mike Trout Matters

by Russell A. Carleton

The argument over the AL MVP isn't a pointless squabble.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of November 15

by Jason Martinez

Notes from around the AFL and Caribbean Winter Leagues

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 84: Jose Molina and What the Quantification of Catcher Framing Might Mean

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the finding that Jose Molina's receiving was worth 50 runs and talk about what it's implications for baseball might be.

The BP Wayback Machine: What Were They Thinking?

by James Click

A look at some of the more unjustified uses of MVP votes in recent memory.

BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Garrett Williams

by Nick J. Faleris

Daily exclusive video series designed to familiarize you with the names you need to know leading up to the 2013 amateur draft.

Thursday, November 15

Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Minnesota Twins Top 10 Prospects

by Jason Parks

A strong crop coming out of the Appalachian League gives the Twins plenty of high-end talent.

Premium Article On the Beat: NL Shopping Lists

by John Perrotto

What's on Santa's list for the recently-gutted Marlins? Will the Diamondbacks trade Justin Upton to fill multiple voids?

Premium Article In A Pickle: Managing Expectations

by Jason Wojciechowski

Is there a better way to vote for Manager of the Year?

Rumor Roundup: Thursday, November 15

by Daniel Rathman

R.A. Dickey might--or might not--stay with the Mets, the Marlins hold their annual fire sale, and the Braves are honing in on their choice for center field.

Premium Article Scouting the Draft: College Outfielders

by Nick J. Faleris

Our 2013 draft preview continues with a look at some of the more interesting collegiate outfield bats.

BP Unfiltered: Daniel Cabrera is Back! (And So is Manny Ramirez)

by Sam Miller

Manny Ramirez homered in his winter league debut.

BP Unfiltered: Single-Number Metrics and MVP Leaderboards

by Sam Miller

Should we?

Wezen-Ball: A Question of Value

by Larry Granillo

Pop quiz time as we get ready to learn the 2012 MVPs.

BP Unfiltered: Has Mariano Rivera's Cutter Rubbed Off on the Rest of the Yankees' Relievers?

by Ben Lindbergh

Can Mariano Rivera's cutter be cloned?

Fantasy Article Resident Fantasy Genius: Reviewing Our 10 Bold Fantasy Predictions

by Derek Carty

Our fantasy guru revisits his 10 bold predictions for the 2012 fantasy season.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 83: Astros vs. Marlins in 2013/The Next Farewell Tour/Yasmani Grandal's Suspension/Mark Trumbo, Center Fielder

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about whether the Marlins or Astros will win more games in 2013, who'll be the next retiring player to get the Chipper Jones treatment, when Yasmani Grandal will play for the Padres, and how the Angels should align their outfielders.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of November 14

by Jason Martinez

Notes from around the AFL and Caribbean Winter Leagues.

BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Christian Jones

by Nick J. Faleris

Daily exclusive video series designed to familiarize you with the names you need to know leading up to the 2013 amateur draft.

Wednesday, November 14

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Toronto Blue Jays Acquire Most of the Remaining Miami Marlins

by R.J. Anderson, Derek Carty, Jason Parks and Mark Anderson

The Blue Jays pull off the first big blockbuster of the winter, trading for an ace and the last remnants of last offseason's Marlins spending spree.

Internet Baseball Awards: National League

by Dave Pease

The NL results of the 21st-annual Internet Baseball Awards are in, and the winners include a few of the season's best stories.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Never-Ending Torii?

by Sam Miller

The Tigers reportedly sign Torii Hunter to a two-year deal.

Pebble Hunting: The 10 Best Slides: A Slide Show

by Sam Miller

The best and worst slides of the 2012 season, featuring moving images of and jokes about said slides.

Premium Article Overthinking It: The Moves Alex Anthopoulos Made Before the Blockbuster

by Ben Lindbergh

Deals like this week's blockbuster are rare for any team. What are the day-in, day-out moves that Alex Anthopoulus has tended to make, and is likely to continue to make, to finish building a contender?

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, November 14

by Daniel Rathman

Dan attempts to prove there were more rumors on the mill than the blockbuster deal between Miami and Toronto.

The Lineup Card: Seven Ways to Get Your Off-Season Baseball Fix

Baseball Prospectus

Baseball is in deep freeze for the winter, but the BP staff has some ways to pass the time until spring.

Premium Article Prospect Profile: Kyle Kaminska

by Kristy Robinson

A special look at Arizona Fall League ERA leader Kyle Kaminska.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Cubs Sign a Dusty Baker

by R.J. Anderson

The Cubs add Scott Baker, who missed the 2012 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Premium Article Collateral Damage: 2012 Year-End Injury Summary: NL East

by Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

The Phillies' injuries led to their plunge in the team-health rankings.

BP Unfiltered: Baseball's Best Active Streak

by Ben Lindbergh

The Blue Jays acquire the owner of baseball's most impressive active streak.

BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Brian Ragira

by Nick J. Faleris

Daily exclusive video series designed to familiarize you with the names you need to know leading up to the 2013 amateur draft.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of November 13

by Jason Martinez

Notes from around the Arizona Fall League and Caribbean Winter Leagues.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 82: The Marlins-Blue Jays Blockbuster

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam break down the Marlins-Blue Jays trade from every angle, or at least all the angles that occurred to them at the time.

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