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Saturday, February 2

BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Visits Minute Maid Park - May 11, 2013

by Joe Hamrahi

Baseball Prospectus visits some old friends in the Lone Star state

BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Hawkins vs Barnum)

by Nick J. Faleris

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

Friday, February 1

Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects

by Jason Parks


Premium Article Overthinking It: If I Had My Brothers

by Ben Lindbergh

Surprise: the Upton-inspired brothers-helping-brothers theory has some support in the numbers.

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Standing Pat in San Francisco

by Sam Miller

Teams that win the World Series tend to bring back most of their players, and the Giants are no exception.

Premium Article Raising Aces: Bush League: Jameson Taillon and Taijuan Walker

by Doug Thorburn

Sofa-scouting the mechanics of two high-profile pitching prospects.

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Friday, February 1

by Daniel Rathman

Scott Rolen would like to make a comeback, but the Reds might not have the room for him, and the Padres table extension talks with Chase Headley.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Pronk's Tale

by R.J. Anderson

The Yankees sign Hafner, the Mets add LaTroy Hawkins, Lyle Overbay goes to Boston and Martin Prado gets an extension.

Wezen-Ball: Bolton's Bombers

by Larry Granillo

The superstar traveling softball team you never heard of.

Fantasy Article The Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for Feb. 1, 2013

by Paul Singman

Paul breaks down the 2013 potential of Carlos Beltran, Jay Bruce, and Shin-Soo Choo.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 131: 2013 Season Preview Series: Boston Red Sox

by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

Ben and Sam preview the Red Sox' season with Matthew Kory, and Pete talks to Boston Globe and Boston.com columnist Chad Finn (at 22:13).

Thursday, January 31

Premium Article On the Beat: The Unclean Game

by John Perrotto

Even though MLB has tried to clean up its game, cheating still persists. Our beat reporter also checks in on A-Rod, Scott Rolen, and the World Baseball Classic.

Premium Article Skewed Left: Farewell to Nick Johnson

by Zachary Levine

What the oft-injured first baseman's career could have looked like.

Premium Article Perfect Game's College Top 25: Analyzing the 2013 Top NCAA Teams

by Kendall Rogers

The Road to Omaha has officially begun with the unveiling of the PG Top 25 rankings.

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Thursday, January 31

by Daniel Rathman

The Yankees might open the purse strings a bit, and Joe Saunders could earn a two-year deal.

In A Pickle: Four Sentences About Strikeouts

by Jason Wojciechowski

Sooner or later God'll cut you down.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies in 2013 (NL CENTRAL)

by Jason Martinez

Potential Impact Rookies in 2013 (NL CENTRAL)

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 130: 2013 Season Preview Series: Toronto Blue Jays

by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

Ben and Sam preview the Blue Jays' season with Matthew Kory, and Pete talks to Toronto Star Blue Jays reporter Brendan Kennedy (at 17:32).

Fantasy Article The Keeper Reaper: Starting Pitching for 1/31/13

by Paul Sporer

Gio Gonzalez and Max Scherzer both enjoyed breakout seasons in 2012.

The BP Wayback Machine: Redecorating Your Glass House

by Gary Huckabay

The reaction when BALCO broke.

Wednesday, January 30

Premium Article Youth Movement: Respect the 8

by Mark Anderson

The players who had legitimately elite tools in 2012, and why we should truly appreciate their talent.

Premium Article Skewed Left: The Sunk Costs of 2013

by Zachary Levine

Which contracts might their teams be better off eating this season?

The Lineup Card: Six Contract Incentives that Should Happen

Baseball Prospectus

In the wake of the Delmon Young weight incentives, what other contract bonuses is the BP staff rooting for?

Premium Article Perfect Game's Top 100 Draft Prospects: The Top Talent for the 2013 Rule 4 Draft

by Allan Simpson

Perfect Game's Allan Simpson provides his top 100 draft prospects.

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, January 30

by Daniel Rathman

The Mets are looking to add another reliever, and the Yankees are hoping to shed Alex Rodriguez's contract.

Transaction Analysis: Stauffer in with the Others

by R.J. Anderson

Tim Stauffer will fight for a rotation spot, Kelly Shoppach goes to Seattle, Scott Atchison signs with the Mets and Alex Gonzalez re-ups.

Wezen-Ball: The 1948 World Series, Game1: A Radio Diary

by Larry Granillo

A running diary of the two-hour radio broadcast of game 1 of the 1948 World Series, featuring Bob Feller and Johnny Sain.

Fantasy Article The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 1/30/13

by Michael Street

Will Lind ever become Toronto's hitman again? Will Plouffe's 2012 season go poof? Will A-Gon's value be all gone in Los Angeles? Michael answers these keeper questions in this week's column.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 129: Why the Latest Steroids Scandal Isn't That Scandalous/2013 Season Preview Series: Tampa Bay Rays

by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

Ben and Sam discuss whether the latest PED revelations really revealed anything worrisome before previewing the Rays' season with Adam Sobsey. Then Pete talks to Tampa Bay Tribune Rays reporter Roger Mooney (at 25:30).

BP Announcements: Introducing PFM YTD

by Ryan Lind

A new edition of Player Forecast Manager for generating in-season and past-season values.

BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Visits Rangers Ballpark - April 21, 2013

by Joe Hamrahi

2013 Stadium events kick off in Arlington

Tuesday, January 29

Western Front: Pass the Bonds, Please

by Geoff Young

Barry Bonds' career walk totals are mind-boggling, but they're even more so when you look between the numbers.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: All the Young Moves

by Ben Lindbergh

The Rays sign Kelly Johnson, the Padres add Freddy Garcia, the Cards sign a utility guy, the Yankees and Red Sox ink outfielders, and the Phillies extend an NRI to Yuni.

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Tuesday, January 29

by Daniel Rathman

Hideki Okajima might return to the majors, Scott Atchison is expected to sign soon, and the Padres are hoping to extend Chase Headley.

Punk Hits: Top Team Cookbooks, Part 1

by Ian Miller

Baseball players and baseball clubs are great at baseball. They're not great at other things, like cookbooks.

Baseball ProGUESTus: Pete Rose, Perpetual Pitchman

by Michael Clair

An audiovisual retrospective of the many products Charlie Hustle has hustled over the years.

Premium Article Out of Left Field: Teaching Myself to Hit

by Matthew Kory

Hitting comes naturally, or else it comes with a lot of practice. Matt shares lessons learned from a lot of practice.

BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video (Flash Forward): Nicholas Gordon

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 Fantasy Beat: Hidden Fantasy Value

by Jason Collette

Think all the good players are gone by the end of your draft? Jason looks at how many valuable players go undrated, even in expert leagues.

Fantasy Article The Keeper Reaper: Relievers for 1/29/30

by Dan Mennella

New York relievers from both the Bronx and Queens get examined in this week's Reaper.

BP Announcements: Chicago Cubs Seek Director of Research & Development

by Joe Hamrahi

Baseball Operations Position to Report to Assistant GM

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 128: 2013 Season Preview Series: Baltimore Orioles

by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

Ben and Sam preview the Orioles' season with Derek Carty, and Pete talks to MLB.com Orioles reporter Brittany Ghiroli (at 13:22).

Fantasy Article Resident Fantasy Genius: Checking in on Fantasy Deals

by Derek Carty

Looking through recent moves and checking in on fantasy player values.

Monday, January 28

Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 Prospects

by Jason Parks

The Dodgers have plenty of questions marks in the system, but that doesn't mean there's not a lot to pay attention to.

Baseball Therapy: Fact or Fiction: The Verducci Effect

by Russell A. Carleton

The final word on whether the popular theory holds water or is fatally flawed.

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Monday, January 28

by Daniel Rathman

The Mets and Brewers might be busy teams in the last few weeks before spring training.

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza

by Sam Miller

Be there for the rap battle.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Rays Take Another Luke

by R.J. Anderson

Tampa Bay re-signs Luke Scott, the Rockies pick up Yorvit Torrealba, Jair Jurrjens signs with Baltimore, and the Royals claim George Kottaras.

The Week in Quotes: January 21-27

by Pete Barrett, Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.

Tater Trot Tracker: The Japanese Bat Flip

by Larry Granillo

An amazing video compilation of what seems to be an art form in Japanese baseball.

BP Announcements: 2013 Starting Pitcher Guide

by Paul Sporer

BP's Paul Sporer announces his annual Starting Pitcher Guide, and a special BP guest is joining him this year.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies In 2013 (AL EAST)

by Jason Martinez

Potential Impact Rookies in 2013 (AL EAST)

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 127: 2013 Season Preview Series: New York Yankees

by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

Ben and Sam preview the Yankees' season, and Pete talks to ESPN New York columnist Wallace Matthews (at 15:45).

Fantasy Article The Keeper Reaper: Second, Short, and Catcher for 1/28/13

by Josh Shepardson

Jesus Montero, Jose Altuve, and Jimmy Rollins lead off for this week's Keeper Reaper.

Wezen-Ball: Ball Park's Classic Guide to Franks

by Larry Granillo

"Baseball fans' guide to Ball Park Franks."

BP Announcements: The Annual, PECOTA, and Fantasy Subscriptions UPDATED

by Ben Lindbergh

We answer your questions about the approaching arrival and rollout of our offerings for early 2013.

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