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Wednesday, November 21

On the Beat: AL Shopping Lists

by John Perrotto

Black Friday is coming up, and many AL clubs will be scouring the market for free-agent bargains and potential trades.

The Lineup Card: 8 Things About Baseball We're Thankful For

Baseball Prospectus

Thanksgiving is on the horizon, and the BP team is taking a moment to recount our baseball blessings.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Home for the Holidays

by R.J. Anderson

Hiroki Kuroda and Jeremy Guthrie re-sign with their teams, while Juan Pierre re-signs with an old one.

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, November 21

by Daniel Rathman

The Diamondbacks are looking for infield upgrades, the Royals extend Jeremy Guthrie, and the Tigers might be eyeing a free-agent shortstop.

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: The Thing That Makes Vance Worley Interesting

by Sam Miller

You have to click to find out what it is. What, you thought we were just going to give it away?

Premium Article Punk Hits: Why Tyson Ross Went South

by Ian Miller

The A's gave up on Tyson Ross, but Ian hasn't.

Premium Article Sobsequy: Why We Need Sabermetrics

by Adam Sobsey

The Mike Trout-Miguel Cabrera debate reminds us why the sabermetric movement was what baseball needed.

BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Ryan Eades

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 20

by Jason Martinez

Notes from the Dominican Winter League, Venezuelan Winter League, and Puerto Rico Baseball League.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 87: Baseball and the BCS/Halladay vs. Lee/Does the "Success Cycle" Still Exist?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer selected listener emails in a pre-Thanksgiving episode.

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.

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