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0 Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 126: Tout Wars Recap by George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre
0 Rumor Roundup: Suspensions, Extensions, and Depth by Emma Baccellieri
0 Rumor Roundup: Blindsided, Bothered, and Bewildered by Ashley Varela
2 Baseball Prospectus Book News: Baseball Prospectus 2017 Features and Errata by Dave Pease
0 BP Kansas City by Craig Brown
0 BP Mets by Adam Kaufman
0 BP Milwaukee by Nicholas Zettel
0 Rumor Roundup: Drag Race by Demetrius Bell
0 Rumor Roundup: My Toothpick for a Closer by Emma Baccellieri
0 Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 125: The Auction Strategy Show by George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Jeff Quinton
0 BP Unfiltered: Enter the Vogelsong Awards Contest by Rob Mains
0 Rumor Roundup: The Waiting Game by Ashley Varela
0 BP Bronx by Stacey Gotsulias
0 BP Mets by Scott Simon
0 BP Mets by Jarrett Seidler
0 BP Milwaukee by Jack Moore
0 BP South Side by Collin Whitchurch
0 BP Toronto by Kyle Matte
0 BP Toronto by Elie Waitzer
0 Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 124: Polarizing Pitchers by George Bissell and Alex Chamberlain
0 Rumor Roundup: Kissing Your Sister by Demetrius Bell
3 Flu-Like Symptoms: One Not-So-Fine Day: Reliever Edition by Rob Mains
0 Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 123: NL LABR Recap with Steve Gardner by George Bissell and Mike Gianella
1 Rumor Roundup: Everybody Hurts by Emma Baccellieri
0 New Post by Rodger A. Payne
0 Rumor Roundup: Let Me Be Your Star by Ashley Varela
2 Best of BP 2016: Let Ballparks Get Old by Meg Rowley
0 BP Mets by Rich MacLeod
0 BP Mets by Noah Grand
0 BP South Side by Collin Whitchurch
0 BP Toronto by Joshua Howsam
2 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 83: Real-Time TINO Odds by George Bissell, Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre
2 Rumor Roundup: Bryant Beats Trout by Demetrius Bell
0 Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 122: AL LABR Recap by George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre
1 Rumor Roundup: Clash of Opposites by Emma Baccellieri
3 Short Relief: Opening One's Heart, Calculating Existence Odds, and a Correction by Emma Baccellieri, Jason Wojciechowski and Patrick Dubuque
1 Short Relief: Perfect Numbers, Lying Numbers, and Fraudulent Pitchers by Patrick Dubuque, Trevor Strunk and Holly Wendt
2 Rumor Roundup: Taking Sides by Ashley Varela
0 BP Toronto by Elie Waitzer
0 BP Mets by Kate Feldman
0 BP Kansas City by Craig Brown
0 BP Boston by Ken Schultz
0 Rumor Roundup: Busy in Boston by Demetrius Bell
2 Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 121: Starting Pitcher Preview by George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre
1 Rumor Roundup: Another Setback for Wright by Emma Baccellieri
8 Prospectus Feature: The Marketing of Baseball by Kate Morrison
4 Notes from the Field: Draft Notes, March 1 by Wilson Karaman and Steve Givarz
8 Rubbing Mud: One Winter in a Baseball Time Machine by Matthew Trueblood
7 Baseball Therapy: Baseball Needs Some New Words by Russell A. Carleton
2 Rumor Roundup: Down But Not Out by Ashley Varela
George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre recap the Tout Wars Mixed and NL-only auctions from New York City last weekend. Jeurys Familia's suspension looms, Yadier Molina and the Cardinals talk extension, and the Dodgers' depth is tested early.
Familia expected to receive suspension this week
is expected to receive a suspension this week for his involvement in an alleged domestic violence incident from last fall. The team anticipates a ban of fewer than 30 games and is predicting one of about 15, per Jeurys Familia reporting from Kristie Ackert and Christian Red of the New York Daily News. Read the full article... Kolten Wong needs a starting role, Will Smith needs Tommy John surgery, and the Rays need a right-handed hitter.
Wong frustrated by potential platoon
announced Saturday that he was considering a second base platoon for the upcoming season. It was an unexpected revelation, not only for the media but for starting second baseman Mike Matheny , who was under the impression that he had an everyday role on lock. Wong addressed the change prior to the Cardinals’ game on Sunday, telling the press that he felt the team did not believe in him and going so far as to say that he would rather be traded than benched. Kolten Wong Read the full article...
Let's take a closer look at this year's edition of the New York Times bestselling annual.
Kansas City's best option for the back of the rotation.
Noah Syndergaard plans to improve by throwing ... slower?
Let's head back in time to assess one of Doug Melvin's iconic moves. Jose Quintana is still on the block, Luis Valbuena is hurt, and the WBC is thriving.
Quintana rumors drag on
One of the longest-enduring storylines of the offseason has been the White Sox and the saga surrounding left-hander
. He’s been at the center of trade rumors for months, and while there was a bit of a lull when spring training started that doesn’t mean that things have completely died down when it comes to trade talks. Jose Quintana Read the full article... Didi Gregorius is hurt, the Nationals are trying to find a closer, and Matt Harvey is trying to find his velocity.
Gregorius to begin season on DL
After straining his shoulder earlier this spring in an exhibition game for the Netherlands’ World Baseball Classic team, Yankees shortstop
has officially been Didi Gregorius shut down from all baseball activities for two weeks and will be put on the 10-day disabled list to start the season. Initial estimates from general manager Brian Cashman were that the shortstop could be out for up to six weeks, which isn’t great news for the Yankees. Read the full article...
George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Jeff Quinton of Baseball Prospectus take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.
Last year, we established the
Vogelsong Awards to honor the best players who didn not appear in the . Every month, I identified one hitter and one pitcher whose performance earned them a Full Vogelsong Award. (There's also a Lineout Vogelsong Award for players whose BP Annual Annual entry is only a short "lineout" at the end of each team summary.) Read the full article... Alex Cobb prepares to depart Tampa Bay, the Diamondbacks shop Nick Ahmed, and Chi Chi Gonzalez takes a turn on the disabled list.
Cobb draws trade interest from Cubs, Dodgers
has been patient for the last two years. He waited through platelet-rich plasma treatments when he was first diagnosed with a torn UCL in 2015. He bided his time through the inevitable Alex Cobb surgery and the accompanying 349-day recovery period. He worked his way back to the mound, slowly and steadily, and pitched 22 innings of 5.04 Tommy John ball that reassured the Rays he still had a usable arm while simultaneously confirming that he was not yet near the 2.69 DRA, 4.4 DRA pitcher he had been in 2014. WARP Read the full article...