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Wednesday, November 28

Baseball Therapy: The Truth About Adderall

by Russell A. Carleton

Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz was suspended for 25 games after testing positive for Adderall. What was he thinking?

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: The Year in Hustle

by Sam Miller

Determining what a hustle play looks like, and then watching the best ones.

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, November 28

by Daniel Rathman

David Wright disputes reports about the state of his extension talks, the Dodgers are determined to go big for Zack Greinke, and the Red Sox shop a player they traded for less than a year ago.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Reds Lock Down a Closer

by R.J. Anderson

The Cincinnati Reds sign Broxton to a three-year deal, allowing them to move Aroldis Chapman to the rotation.

The Lineup Card: 9 Off-Season Moves That Excited Us Most as Kids

Baseball Prospectus

When the BP staff was young(er), which off-season signings and trades got us giddy?

Premium Article Sobsequy: How to Think Like a Major-League Manager

by Adam Sobsey

You might recognize the way winning managers think: it's the way we think sometimes, too.

BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Reese McGuire

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.

Wezen-Ball: The SPBA's Short Life

by Larry Granillo

A new league was formed in the winter of 1989 that tried to capture the success of the Senior PGA. It didn't last very long.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of November 27

by Jason Martinez

Notes from around the Caribbean Winter Leagues.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 90: The Cheapskate Approach to Aroldis Chapman/The Phillies and Framing/Ranking Baseball Figures By Historical Importance

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about how the Reds might save some money on Aroldis Chapman, whether certain teams might benefit more from framing than others, and where we would rank Marvin Miller in the pantheon of important historical baseball figures.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Adequate Scott!

by R.J. Anderson

The Red Sox sign Gomes, the Angels sign Madson, the Cubs sign Feldman

Tuesday, November 27

Skewed Left: Year of the Right-Handed Hitter

by Zachary Levine

As a group, left-handed hitters have always hit better than righties. But are right-handers about to catch up?

Premium Article Out of Left Field: The Least Valuable Player

by Matthew Kory

Matthew goes looking for an award that won't be controversial.

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Tuesday, November 27

by Daniel Rathman

Brian Wilson might be out of a job, while the Reds might soon lock down their closer, and Mike Napoli might soon choose a team.

Baseball ProGUESTus: What Mainstream Baseball Analysis Looked Like in 1984

by Chad Finn

If you're frustrated about the outcome of the AL MVP voting, a look back at the way things used to be might soothe your sabermetric soul.

Premium Article Punk Hits: Why Stadium Giveaways Are So Unbelievably Awful

by Ian Miller

A play in one act.

Premium Article Bizball: Inside the 2012 Postseason Shares

by Maury Brown

A look at the monetary incentive players have to perform well in the postseason.

Premium Article Western Front: Jeff Francis' Historic Season

by Geoff Young

The Rockies' leading hurler accomplished a feat that hasn't been matched in over a century.

BP Unfiltered: Former MLBPA Executive Director Marvin Miller Passes Away and Why He Should Be in the HOF

by Maury Brown

Former MLBPA Executive Director Marvin Miller passed away today at the age of 95. A larger man in the history of baseball we may not have seen, and yet, he's yet to grace the Hall of Fame.

BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Keegan Thompson

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: 25-Man Roster of Top Prospects Playing in the Dominican Winter League

by Jason Martinez

25-man roster of top prospects playing in the Dominican Winter League

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 89: The Evan Longoria Extension, the Rays, and Why Players Aren't Holding Out for More Money

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss Evan Longoria's second extension and why players aren't holding out for a bigger slice of the revenue pie.

Monday, November 26

Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Miami Marlins Top 10 Prospects

by Jason Parks

Some successful draft picks and a series of trades give the Marlins a strong system.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Rays Go Longer On Longo

by R.J. Anderson

Baseball's team-friendliest deal may have just gotten friendlier.

Painting the Black: What's Wrong With Wil Myers?

by R.J. Anderson

The Royals are 'listening' to offers for the elite prospect. Is it because something is wrong with Myers or just one of those things?

Premium Article Overthinking It: The Art of NPB Scouting

by Ben Lindbergh

Forecasting Japanese imports provides particular challenges, which teams will try to adjust for this offseason.

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: The 2012 Silly Awards

by Russell A. Carleton

The strangest double plays, groundouts for the cycle, and more from the weird side of the season.

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Monday, November 26

by Daniel Rathman

The Twins are looking to bolster their rotation, while B.J. Upton could settle on a new team soon. Daisuke Matsuzaka is also letting the Padres know he's interested in coming to Southern California.

The Week in Quotes: November 19-25

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

Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.

BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Mark Appel

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.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 88: Wil Myers, the Royals, and Rumors About Trading Top Prospects

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss what we can learn from the rumors that Royals prospect Wil Myers is available via trade.

Wezen-Ball: Indexing the Indexers

by Larry Granillo

As Kurt Vonnegut notes, an index can reveal a lot about the indexer.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of November 21-25

by Jason Martinez

Notes from around the Caribbean Winter Leagues.

Fantasy Article Resident Fantasy Genius: Reviewing This Offseason's Moves

by Derek Carty

Have any players seen significant hits or gains to their fantasy stock due to recent trades or free-agent signings?

Saturday, November 24

BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Francisco Lindor)

by Nick J. Faleris

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

Friday, November 23

BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Early 2014 Standouts

by Nick J. Faleris

A special Thanksgiving Daily Draft Video takes a look at four standouts in next year's 2014 MLB Draft Class.

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