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Thursday, September 26

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Helton Leaves Home

by Daniel Rathman

Todd Helton plays his last home game, Billy Hamilton gets caught stealing, the A's are on a losing streak, and more.

Premium Article Painting the Black: The Angels' Demons

by R.J. Anderson

Are the Angels a bad bet to bounce back next season?

Premium Article Skewed Left: The Canadian World Series Drought

by Zachary Levine

Canadian players have had a hard time finding their way to the Fall classic.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, September 26

by Matthew Kory

The very last Thursday Hit List of the season :(

Fantasy Article Free Agent Watch: Looking Ahead to 2014

by Bret Sayre

Fast forward to April, and these players might tempt you if they're sitting on your league's waiver wire.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: September 26, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for September 26, 2013.

BP Unfiltered: More on Billy Hamilton's First Career Caught Stealing

by Ben Lindbergh

How the Mets slowed the Cincinnati speedster.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 295: Analyzing September Starter Usage/Reexamining the Astros Experiment

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss whether contenders use their starters optimally in September, then talk about the Astros' approach to team-building.

The BP Wayback Machine: Tuesday Morning Ten Pack, 9/05/06

by Kevin Goldstein

The final Ten Pack of the regular season, seven years ago.

Wednesday, September 25

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Cleveland Socks

by Daniel Rathman

The Indians walk off, Michael Wacha almost makes history, Matt Moore wins a wild one, and more.

The Lineup Card: Nine of Our Favorite Moments Involving Retiring Players

Baseball Prospectus

As several long-time big leaguers prepare to ride off into the sunset, the staff recounts some of the memories they'll leave behind.

Premium Article Notes from the Field: AZL Scouting Notes, Part Two

by Jason Cole

Seven more interesting players Jason saw this summer, including Devin Williams.

Premium Article Area Code Games: The Hitters, Part Two

by Chris Rodriguez

Video and reports on some of the top prep players in the nation.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, September 25

by Matt Sussman

The last Wednesday Hit List of the season.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Fool's Gold: National League Starting Pitchers

by Craig Goldstein

These four pitchers have numbers on their side, but there are reasons to doubt their future fantasy value.

Fantasy Article Sporer Report: Under the Radar

by Paul Sporer

You might have missed these 10 players' fine fantasy campaigns, but don't let them sneak up on you in 2014.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: September 25, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for September 25, 2013.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 294: Answering Your Baseball Questions to the Best of Our Abilities

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about MVP debates, the future of soft-tossing pitcher, Hall of Fame voting, and more.

Tuesday, September 24

Premium Article Overthinking It: The Season in Small-Sample Narratives

by Ben Lindbergh

A retrospective on the flashes in pans that briefly became big stories in 2013.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Monday in Playoff Implications

by Daniel Rathman

The Pirates and Reds clinch postseason appearances, Texas goes to town on the Astros, and the Orioles have an ugly night.

Baseball ProGUESTus: Was Joe DiMaggio Streaky?

by Jim Albert

A closer look at the Yankee Clipper's 56-game feat.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, September 24

by Matthew Kory

The last Tuesday Hit List of the year.

Fantasy Article The Stash List: A 2014 Preview

by Bret Sayre

With this season winding down, Bret looks at the players who might populate the first 2014 edition of the list.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: September 24, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for September 24, 2013.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 293: Manny Machado's Historical Comps/Ranking Playoff Rotations

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss Manny Machado's injury and season, then talk about playoff rotations.

Monday, September 23

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: Memorable Scouting Experiences

by Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

The prospects team recounts seeing achievers and disappointments this year, among them Addison Russell, Todd McDonald, Henry Owens, and Miguel Sano.

Pebble Hunting: Pedro Hernandez and the Rashomon Project

by Sam Miller, R.J. Anderson, Dan Brooks and Dan Rozenson

Four authors used different methods to watch the same pitcher make the same start. These are their reviews of that pitcher's performance.

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: If One Win is Worth $5 Million...

by Russell A. Carleton

Why big ideas to make baseball teams better aren't always easy to implement.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: The Weekend's Playoff Developments

by Daniel Rathman

The Indians pull off the sweep, the Reds edge Pittsburgh, the Royals take a close one from Texas, and more.

Premium Article Painting the Black: The Indians' Kluber Man

by R.J. Anderson

The Indians might find their playoff edge in their putative no. 3 starter

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, September 23

by Matthew Kory

Hitlisting Bad: The Final Season

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: What's Gotten Into Rick Porcello?

by Craig Goldstein

The Tigers right-hander has fanned 19 batters over his last two starts. Is this a sign of things to come in 2014?

The Week in Quotes: September 16-22

by Nick Bacarella, Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: September 23, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for September 23, 2013.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 292: Scott Boras' World Series Plan/A-Rod, Manny, Pettitte and the Hall

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss a World Series suggestion by Scott Boras and the Hall of Fame cases of three PED-implicated players. (Breaking Bad spoilers from 2:00-6:00.)

Sunday, September 22

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: September 22, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for September 22, 2013.

Saturday, September 21

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: September 21, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for September 21, 2013.

Friday, September 20

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Attacking Andrew McCutchen

by Sam Miller

Do pitchers target a tough opponent's weakness, or stick with their own strength?

Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 9/20

by Ben Lindbergh

The best and worst receivers of the week(s) and year, with end-of-season minor-league stats.

Premium Article Notes from the Field: AZL Scouting Notes, Part One

by Jason Cole

Eight interesting players Jason saw this summer, including first-rounder Clint Frazier.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: A Couple of Clinchers

by Daniel Rathman

The Dodgers and Red Sox officially earn entrance to postseason play.

Premium Article Raising Aces: The Top 10 Homers Hit by Pitchers in 2013

by Doug Thorburn

A "helped his own cause" countdown.

Premium Article Area Code Games: The Hitters, Part One

by Chris Rodriguez

Video and reports on some of the top prep players in the nation.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, September 20

by Matthew Kory

Seven a.m., waking up to the Hit List, Gotta be fresh, gotta go downstairs

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 26

by Paul Sporer

Paul helps you set your fantasy rotation for the last week of the regular season with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Fantasy Article Five to Watch: The Save Rush

by Craig Goldstein

As a few incubment closers prepare to hit free agency, Craig breaks down the pitchers who could supplant them.

BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 57 is live!

by Jason Collette and Paul Sporer

Celebrate Jason's birthday as he and Paul talk about hot bats and arms helping you in these final days and what 2014 may hold in store.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: September 20, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for September 20, 2013.

BP Unfiltered: Found Footage: Kyle Lohse's Grumpy Face

by Ben Lindbergh

Incontroveritable evidence that the Brewers starter did get his grump on yesterday afternoon.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 291: Hanley After Age 30/Next Year's Playoff Picture

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss Hanley Ramirez's season and future, then talk about various teams' chances to make it to October in 2014 (and beyond).

Fringe Average Podcast: Episode 21

by Jason Parks and Mike Ferrin

How to make IHOP pancakes from "Top Secret Recipes" Ingredients Nonstick Spray 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 egg 1 1/4 cups buttermilk 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 heaping teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup cooking oil pinch of salt 1. Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Use a pan with a nonstick surface or apply a little nonstick spray. 2. In a blender or with a mixer, combine all of the remaining ingredients until smooth. 3. Laddle approximately 1/3 cup of the batter into the hot skillet, forming 5-inch circles. 4. When the edges appear to harden, after a minute or two, flip the pancakes. They should be golden brown. 5. Cook pancakes on the other side for same amount of time, until golden brown. Makes 8 to 10 pancakes.

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