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Friday, December 28

Pebble Hunting: How to Pitch

by Sam Miller

What can we learn about pitching from FOX Game-of-the-Week scouting reports?

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Friday, December 28

by Daniel Rathman

The Mariners might still make a big move, and Justin Upton is on the chopping block... again.

Premium Article Raising Aces: The Ghost of Articles Past

by Doug Thorburn

Doug digs through his back catalog to bring BP readers up to speed on how he got here.

Premium Article In A Pickle: Slugger Off

by Jason Wojciechowski

Silver Slugger awards shouldn't be controversial, but Jason finds a gap remains between advanced metrics and voters.

Fantasy Article Resident Fantasy Genius: Keep the Star, or Go for Value?

by Derek Carty

When playing in a fantasy league, do you aim to keep a top-tier star or go for the most value possible?

BP Unfiltered: The Second-Hardest Ball Hit Off of Craig Kimbrel

by Sam Miller

Stephen Vogt doesn't have a hit, but he has hit.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 109: Eight Questions (and Answers) for the End of the Year

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam ask and answer eight mostly unrelated questions about baseball and themselves.

Wezen-Ball: "White Christmas" at the Ballpark

by Larry Granillo

The stars of the holiday staple were famous baseball fans.

Premium Article Minor League Update: 25-Man Roster of Prospects Traded This Offseason

by Jason Martinez

A 25-man roster of prospects traded this winter.

Fantasy Article The Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 12/28/12

by Paul Singman

How worthy of your keeper slots are Jason Kubel, Corey Hart, and Coco Crisp?

The BP Wayback Machine: Firing Up the Wayback Machine

by Kevin Goldstein

Looking back at Kevin's look back at decades-old scouting reports.

Thursday, December 27

Premium Article Overthinking It: Bourn to Be ... What?

by Ben Lindbergh

The market for Michael Bourn has been tepid, and there are few teams that provide a natural fit.

Premium Article Overthinking It: Handicapping the Injury-Prone Pitchers of 2013

by Ben Lindbergh

Rich Harden, Scott Kazmir, and Jeremy Bonderman will be back in big-league camps next spring. Which one is the safest best to have something left?

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Count on One Hanrahan

by R.J. Anderson

Red Sox trade a bundle of spare parts for Joel Hanrahan.

Premium Article On the Beat: Remaking the Red Sox

by John Perrotto

The Red Sox are in the midst of an overhaul, but are they a better team now than they were at the end of 2012?

Skewed Left: An After-Christmas Acrostic

by Zachary Levine

An acrostic puzzle about baseball with which to while away your post-Christmas, pre-New Year's downtime.

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Thursday, December 27

by Daniel Rathman

The Rangers continue their search for offense, and the Red Sox are eyeing LaRoche.

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Sean Doolittle and Learning How to Pitch

by Sam Miller

The evolution, or lack thereof, of a pitcher who makes pitching seem simpler than it should be.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 108: What Position Should Ian Kinsler Play?/How Do You Know When You Need a New GM?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about Ian Kinsler, how to decide when it's time to change GMs, R.A. Dickey and the dome, and more.

Wednesday, December 26

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Stocking Stuffers and Holiday Turkeys

by R.J. Anderson and Colin Wyers

Looking at the biggest outfield transactions over our break.

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, December 26

by Daniel Rathman

Derek Lowe is aiming for a rotation spot, Yuniesky Betancourt is fielding offers, and the Rays continue to search for a bat.

Prospectus Perspective: Could Jose Bautista Be Damaged Goods?

by Jonah Birenbaum

The Blue Jays have turned over much of their team this winter, but they're still depending on a bounceback season by Jose Bautista. Will they get it?

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Leery of Liriano

by Ben Lindbergh

Does FIP tell the truth about Liriano, or is his ERA a better indication of his talent?

Premium Article Sobsequy: Why the Best Talent is Boring

by Adam Sobsey

And the best stories begin with more modest tools.

Tuesday, December 25

BP Unfiltered: Christmas for Free Agents

by Ben Lindbergh

History suggests that you won't be distracted by baseball news today.

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