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Friday, January 11

Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 Prospects

by Jason Parks

It's a thin system, but there are some players who offer reasons for hope.

Premium Article Perfect Game World Showcase Top Prospects: Top Talent from the Class of 2013 and 2014

by David Rawnsley

Perfect Game breaks down the top talent from its January 5-6 World Showcase in Ft. Myers, Florida

Rumor Roundup: Friday, January 11

by Daniel Rathman

Justin Upton rejects a trade to Seattle, and Brian Wilson is nearing a return to the mound.

Premium Article Raising Aces: The Good Old Days: Roger Clemens

by Doug Thorburn

Regardless of whether the Rocket was clean, his mechanics were a beautiful sight to behold.

BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Jon Denney

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 117: Justin Upton Update: Still Not Traded

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the rejected trade that would have made Justin Upton a Mariner.

Fantasy Article The Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 1/11/13

by Paul Singman

Rios, Ross, and Cuddyer highlight this week's Keeper list.

The BP Wayback Machine: Bagging on Bagwell

by Christina Kahrl

Character assassination, speculation, a commitment to process... ah, it has to be Hall of Fame season.

Thursday, January 10

On the Beat: A Change in the Process

by John Perrotto

A Hall of Fame voter calls for reform, catches up on Alex Rodriguez, and gets the inside scoop on Mike Morse, Lance Berkman, and Scott Kazmir.

Overthinking It: Has the Sabermetric Movement Been Bad for Jack Morris?

by Ben Lindbergh

Or is all the campaigning to keep Jack Morris out of the Hall actually making it more likely that he'll get in?

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Lessons from the Hall of Fame Vote

by Russell A. Carleton

What the voting results tell us about the 10-player limit, the electorate's feelings about PED use, and the public/private-ballot split.

Premium Article Skewed Left: Murphy, Morris, and Using the Full 15 Ballots

by Zachary Levine

What do Dale Murphy's and Jack Morris' vote totals in their final and penultimate years on the BBWAA ballot, respectively, say about their odds of induction?

Premium Article In A Pickle: Jay Walking is no Felony

by Jason Wojciechowski

Why Darren Oliver's contract doesn't entitle us (or the Blue Jays) to a thing.

Premium Article Prospect Profile: Tyler Beede

by Hudson Belinsky

Beede became famous for turning down a huge payday from Toronto to go to college, but if he keeps up the current pace, he may be in store for an even bigger one in 2014.

Manufactured Runs: What Hall of Fame Voters are Doing to the Hall of Fame

by Colin Wyers

Writers didn't want to induct anybody into the Hall of Fame this year, a decision with no small consequences.

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: When the Teams That Don't Have Hall of Famers Yet Will Have Hall of Famers

by Sam Miller

This year's election results didn't bring us any closer to having an inductee for every team. When will the Hall of Fame complete the set?

Fantasy Article Resident Fantasy Genius: The Voting Travesty

by Derek Carty

One player who defines a position was shut out of the Hall of Fame yesterday.

Premium Article BP Unfiltered: MLBDepthCharts Mailbag

by Jason Martinez

MLBDepthCharts Mailbag: Questions on the A's 2B battle and the eventual role for Cubs pitcher Arodys Vizcaino

BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Rafael Devers

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.

Fantasy Article The Keeper Reaper: Starting Pitching for 1/10/13

by Paul Sporer

Greinke, Darvish, and Chapman hit this week's Keeper Reaper

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 116: Has the Sabermetric Movement Helped or Hurt Jack Morris?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam try to figure out whether the sabermetric movement has helped keep Jack Morris out of the Hall of Fame or given him a better chance to get in.

Wednesday, January 9

Hall of Fame Voting: Casting Our Ballots

Baseball Prospectus

With Hall of Fame voting results on the way, BP staff members fill out their ballots to determine which players they would want enshrined in Cooperstown.

The Lineup Card: 10 Memories of Hall of Fame Candidates

Baseball Prospectus

The BP team reminisces about some of the men on the Hall of Fame ballot.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Nationals (Finally) Bring Back LaRoche

by Ben Lindbergh

It took two months, but Adam LaRoche eventually accepted the Nationals' offer to return for two more years.

Premium Article Skewed Left: The Worst Parts of Last Season's Best Teams

by Zachary Levine

Have last year's playoff teams fixed what ailed them?

Premium Article Out of Left Field: Jumping the Gun on 2013 Predictions

by Matthew Kory

Why wait around to find out what's going to happen -- or even to find out what people think is going to happen? Matt's ready now.

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, January 9

by Daniel Rathman

Mike Morse could be on the move now that Adam LaRoche has signed a deal with the Nationals.

Premium Article Sobsequy: Baseball, Power Pop, and Playing Against the Limits

by Adam Sobsey

How one form of music most mirrors baseball.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Beat: Esmil Rogers, Fantasy Sleeper

by Jason Collette

A look at how former prospect Esmil Rogers has begun to get his career back on track

BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 28: I Wanna Mock

by Jason Collette and Paul Sporer

Jason and Paul discuss the latest news in baseball, mock drafts and what to do with ADP, and welcome special guest Ron Shandler of BaseballHQ to the show.

BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Hunter Martin

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: Through the Years: Jack Morris

by Larry Granillo

Looking at the controversial Hall of Fame candidate through contemporary accounts from his early career.

Minor League Update: Rosters/Depth Chart Mailbag

by Jason Martinez

Rosters/Depth Chart Mailbag

Fantasy Article The Keeper Reaper: Relievers for 1/9/13

by Dan Mennella

The Minnesota and Milwaukee bullpens are examined in this week's Reaper.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 115: The Alternate-History Hall of Fame/Are NL Teams Stockpiling Position Players for Interleague Play?/Is 162 Games Too Many?/Preserving Parity

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the Hall of Fame, preparing for interleague play, the 162-game schedule, and methods of preserving parity.

Tuesday, January 8

Premium Article Western Front: What Will Become of Neftali Feliz?

by Geoff Young

What can history tell us about Neftali Feliz's potential career trajectory?

Baseball ProGUESTus: How Far Did That Fly Ball Travel?

by Alan M. Nathan

Does speed off the bat determine how far a fly ball goes?

Premium Article Punk Hits: So You've Decided to Join the American League

by Ian Miller

A helpful pamphlet produced with the review or approval of the Office of the President of the American League of Major League Baseball, which doesn't even exist anymore.

Painting the Black: The Future of Basestealing

by R.J. Anderson

How do Mike Trout and Desmond Jennings compare to Coco Crisp when it comes to base-thieving technique?

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Hoping for a Berkmanlike Effort

by R.J. Anderson

Texas signs Lance Berkman, the Dodgers add J.P. Howell.

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Tuesday, January 8

by Daniel Rathman

Rafael Soriano won't be receiving a welcome back to the Bronx, but Scott Hairston is likely to continue calling the Big Apple his home.

BP Unfiltered: Is Jack Morris the Best Pitcher of an Era?

by Colin Wyers

You already know the answer to this.

Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Craig Biggio

by Larry Granillo

A look at contemporary accounts for a man Bill James called "the best player in major league baseball."

BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Joe Alexander Jiminez

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: Through the Years: Jeff Bagwell

by Larry Granillo

Contemporary accounts of the Houston first baseman's early career.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 114: The One Where We Talk About the Hall of Fame

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the Hall of Fame voting and what their own ballots would look like.

Fantasy Article The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 1/7/13

by Michael Street

An okay slugger, a one-trick pony, and two slugging Arizona first basemen highlight this week’s column

Monday, January 7

Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects

by Jason Parks

The upside thins out quickly after the Diamondbacks' top two spots.

Baseball Therapy: What Really Happens When a Baseball Player Turns 18

by Russell A. Carleton

Even a "polished" teenage prospect has years of crucial neurological development ahead of him.

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Adventures in Intentional Balls

by Sam Miller

The intentional balls from 2012 that made throwing intentional balls look like a difficult thing to do.

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Monday, January 7

by Daniel Rathman

Aubrey Huff is looking to return in 2013, and Michael Bourn might have a suitor from an unlikely source.

The Week in Quotes: December 31-January 6

by Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.

Fantasy Article Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Value Round-Up

by Derek Carty

Which players have had their fantasy value impacted by recent moves?

Fantasy Article The Keeper Reaper: Starting Pitchers for 1/7/12

by Paul Sporer

This week's Keeper Reaper looks at three sophomore hurlers with question marks.

BP Unfiltered: Time to Push the Reset Button

by Dave Studeman

AChange.org petition to ask the Hall of Fame Board of Directors to change their voting process

Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Curt Schilling

by Larry Granillo

A peak back at contemporary accounts of Curt Schilling's rise to stardom.

Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Mike Piazza

by Larry Granillo

A look at contemporary accounts from Mike Piazza's early career.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 113: Three Trade Rumors We Read This Weekend

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam break down three trade rumors that surfaced over the weekend.

Fantasy Article The Keeper Reaper: Second, Short, and Catcher for 1/7/13

by Josh Shepardson

The merits of Jason Kipnis, Ian Desmond, and Brian McCann as keepers are debated in this week's Reaper.

Saturday, January 5

BP Unfiltered: Top Prospect Compilations 2009 - 2012

by Joe Hamrahi

Top prospect compilation spreadsheets from the past several years

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