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Saturday, October 19

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Six Preview: Tigers at Red Sox

by Ben Carsley

Too close to call, but we'll call it anyway.

Friday, October 18

Transaction Analysis: Cuba Diving

by R.J. Anderson

The latest hyped Cuban raises the bar for international free agent signings.

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Five Recap: Red Sox 4, Tigers 3

by Sam Miller

Anibal Sanchez's one bad inning.

Premium Article Raising Aces: Bush League: Previewing the Winter's Pitching Prospect Breakdowns

by Doug Thorburn

A look at the young pitchers Doug will be doing deep dives on this offseason.

Premium Article Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 17

by Jeff Moore

Another strong outing for Nationals pitcher Matt Purke and a power display from Yankees catcher Peter O'Brien.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: The 2014 First Round: A Look Ahead, Part Three

by Paul Sporer

Paul updates his mid-season forecast of the top 15 picks in fantasy drafts next spring, with the two usual suspects at the top.

BP Announcements: MLB.com Seeking Stats Stringers for 2014

by Joe Hamrahi

Join the MLBAM team for 2014!

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 310: ALCS Game 5/Leveraging Clayton Kershaw

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk about ALCS Game 5, then discuss how the Dodgers could get the most NLCS value out of Clayton Kershaw.

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Six Preview: Dodgers at Cardinals

by Ben Carsley

Can Los Angeles stay alive?

Thursday, October 17

Dollar Sign on the Muscle Excerpt: Scouting Makeup in 2013

by Kevin Kerrane

A sneak peek at some new material from the upcoming reprint of Kevin's classic scouting book.

Premium Article Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 16

by Jeff Moore

Notes on nine prospects, including Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty and Astros right-hander Matt Heidenreich.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Sweeney Swings a Deal

by R.J. Anderson

The Cubs re-up Ryan Sweeney, the Mariners will try to develop Travis Witherspoon, and the Rangers will bring back Jason Frasor.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Looking Back: Endgame Sleepers

by Bret Sayre

Bret advised you to gamble on these players seven months ago; now it's time to look back and see how he did.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 309: ALCS Game 4, NLCS Game 5, and More Listener Emails

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk about ALCS Game 4 and NLCS Game 5, then answer listener emails about sabermetrics and strikeouts.

BP Announcements: Introducing the Baseball Prospectus Merchandise Store

by Jason Parks

Hash-tag t-shirts are here.

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Five Preview: Red Sox at Tigers

by Paul Sporer

Which team will take a 3-2 lead back to Boston?

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Five Recap: Dodgers 6, Cardinals 4

by Ben Lindbergh

The Dodgers hit homers and take a step toward Game Seven.

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four Recap: Tigers 7, Red Sox 3

by Sam Miller

The Tigers even the series behind Doug Fister and a suddenly useful Miguel Cabrera.

Wednesday, October 16

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Did Big Papi’s Big Home Run Give Boston the Big Mo?

by Russell A. Carleton

Putting momentum to the test.

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Five Preview: Cardinals at Dodgers

by Mike Gianella

Zack Greinke gets the ball for the Dodgers in the first Championship Series elimination game.

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four Preview: Red Sox at Tigers

by Craig Goldstein

The Tigers look to Doug Fister in their bid to even the series.

The Lineup Card: 11 Postseason Ads, Slogans, and Theme Songs That Are Still Stuck in Our Heads

Baseball Prospectus

For good reasons or bad, these playoff jingles have proven tough to forget.

Premium Article Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 15

by Jeff Moore

Notes on 10 prospects, including Cubs outfielder Albert Almora and Nationals lefty Sammy Solis.

BP Unfiltered: One of These Things is Not Like the Others

by Mauricio Rubio and Craig Goldstein

The LCS Playoff Roster Construction Infographic

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 308: Playoff Banter Plus Listener Emails

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the latest action in a pitching-dominated postseason, then answer emails about power outages, platoon splits, and more.

BP Unfiltered: Advance Scouting Series Compilation (UPDATED)

Baseball Prospectus

The BP Prospect Team bring you advanced scouting reports for the 2013 playoffs.

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game 3 Recap: Red Sox 1, Tigers 0

by Sam Miller

The Red Sox can't hit. The Tigers can't win.

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Four Recap: Cardinals 4, Dodgers 2

by Ben Lindbergh

How the Cardinals got within one win of the World Series.

Baseball Prospectus News: Internet Baseball Awards Are Here

by Dave Pease

You can now cast your ballot in the 22nd annual Internet Baseball Awards.

Tuesday, October 15

Premium Article Advance Scouting Series: Torii Hunter

by Chris King

"Ideal no. 2 hitter for this offense."

Premium Article Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 14

by Jeff Moore

Twins outfielder Byron Buxton and Brewers right-hander Taylor Jungmann were among the prospects who stood out in the desert.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Carpenter's Tools

by Craig Goldstein

Matt Carpenter sparked the Cardinals' lineup throughout the 2013 season, but can he replicate his fantasy production next year?

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 307: The NLCS Unpredictability Episode

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the improbable outcomes of the first three games between the Cardinals and Dodgers.

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Three Recap: Dodgers 3, Cardinals 0

by Ben Lindbergh

Momentum is only good as the next day's starting pitcher. Specifically, the worse one.

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Four Preview: Cardinals at Dodgers

by Bret Sayre

The Dodgers are heavy favorites for the game, but if the Cardinals can win Game Four they'll take a big lead in the series.

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Three Preview: Red Sox at Tigers

by Ben Carsley

The Red Sox might have the momentum, but the Tigers have Justin Verlander.

Monday, October 14

Baseball Therapy: Does Postseason Experience Really Matter?

by Russell A. Carleton

What do the stats say about the value of previous playoff appearances?

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Three Preview: Cardinals at Dodgers

by Mike Gianella

The Dodgers must beat Adam Wainwright to avoid a 3-0 hole.

The Week in Quotes: October 7-13

by Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

The BP Wayback Machine: New Ways to Spell Relief

by Joe Sheehan

An observation about October bullpen usage.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 306: The ALCS Discussion Show

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss momentum, clutch, and other ALCS storylines.

BP Announcements: MLB Scout to Hold Baseball Clinics in Ireland this January

by Joe Hamrahi

Baseball Pros to Teach Game to Kids in Limerick and Dublin

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Two Recap: Red Sox 6, Tigers 5

by Zachary Levine

The AL's two surviving teams give us a glimpse at the future.

Sunday, October 13

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game One Recap: Tigers 1, Red Sox 0

by Zachary Levine

The Tigers win Game One the way they've won so many games this season.

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Two Recap: Cardinals 1, Dodgers 0

by Ben Lindbergh

Wacha wins again.

Premium Article Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 11

by Jeff Moore

Brewers outfielder Mitch Haniger and Marlins pitcher Andrew Heaney stood out in the desert on Friday. Notes on those two and seven other prospects within.

Premium Article Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Two Preview: Tigers at Red Sox

by Ben Carsley

Can the Red Sox even the series against the AL Cy Young favorite?

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