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Matt Gwin

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Bryan Grosnick

02-25

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BP South Side
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Collin Whitchurch

02-24

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 82: Top 101 Dynasty Prospects List
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

02-24

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Rumor Roundup: Smell the Money
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Demetrius Bell

02-23

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Deep, But Playable: Not to Be GliBB
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Craig Goldstein

02-22

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 120: Defending Andrew McCutchen
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

02-22

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Rumor Roundup: Blanket Approval
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Emma Baccellieri

02-22

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Notes from the Field: Cal State Fullerton v. Stanford
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Wilson Karaman

02-21

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Long-Term Outfielders
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02-21

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Baseball Therapy: Is Win Probability Broken?
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Russell A. Carleton

02-20

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Rumor Roundup: Shooting for the Moon
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Ashley Varela

02-20

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Fit to be Tied
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Rob Mains

02-18

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BP Mets
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Jarrett Seidler

02-18

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BP Kansas City
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Clark Fosler

02-18

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BP Boston
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Brett Cowett

02-18

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BP South Side
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Mark Primiano

02-17

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Rumor Roundup: Miami Rollercoaster
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Demetrius Bell

02-16

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BP Beta Blog: sss
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Rob McQuown

02-16

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 119: LABR Recap
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

02-15

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Rubbing Mud: A Day of Rest
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Matthew Trueblood

02-15

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Baseball Therapy: Taking the Weirdness Out of Baseball
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Russell A. Carleton

02-15

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Rumor Roundup: Curse of the BP 101
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Emma Baccellieri

02-14

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Cold Takes: Pace of Play Isn't Going Away
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Patrick Dubuque

02-14

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Liner Notes: Welcoming Instructional Design Into Player Development
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Bryan Grosnick

02-13

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BP Unfiltered: Top 101 Sliced and Diced Bonus
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Rob McQuown

02-13

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Rumor Roundup: Staring Out the Window, Waiting for Spring
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Ashley Varela

02-11

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BP Toronto
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Kyle Matte

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BP Kansas City
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Craig Brown

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Collin Whitchurch

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BP Toronto
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Mike Passador

02-10

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 81: The Fudge Factor
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton

02-10

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Rumor Roundup: Billion-Dollar Handshakes
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Demetrius Bell

02-08

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Rob McQuown

02-08

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 118: It's Just Stupid
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

02-08

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Baseball Therapy: The Minor League Milestone Chart
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Russell A. Carleton

02-08

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Rumor Roundup: Down Is Up, Up Is Even Higher
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Emma Baccellieri

02-06

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Transaction Analysis: Bargain Bin Bullpens
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Bryan Grosnick, Eric Roseberry and Jared Wyllys

02-06

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Rumor Roundup: Got to Begin Again (And It's Hard)
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Ashley Varela

02-04

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BP Wrigleyville
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Mary Craig

02-04

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BP Kansas City
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Craig Brown

02-04

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BP Toronto
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Elie Waitzer

02-03

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Rumor Roundup: Mets Machinations
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Demetrius Bell

02-01

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 117: A Game of Concern and Illusion
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

02-01

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Baseball Therapy: Blame it on the Plane
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Russell A. Carleton

02-01

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Rumor Roundup: Wants and Needs
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Emma Baccellieri

01-30

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Flu-Like Symptoms: New Year's Resolutions: Team Pitching
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Rob Mains

01-30

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Rumor Roundup: Don't Go Changing to Try and Please Me
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Ashley Varela

01-28

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 80: Is That Wil Myers?
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

01-28

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BP South Side
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Nick Schaefer

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February 25, 2017 10:42 am

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Matt Gwin

Converting a reliever to a starting role takes time, but it might be worth it for the Blue Jays.

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February 25, 2017 10:37 am

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Bryan Grosnick

PECOTA still has faith in Travis a'Arnaud, but do Mets fans?

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February 25, 2017 10:35 am

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Collin Whitchurch

Chicago is retiring Mark Buehrle's number this summer. A look back at what made him so good.

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There Is No Offseason (TINO) is a Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast focusing exclusively on dynasty league formats.

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Texas talks extension with Rougned Odor, Jason Marquis eyes a comeback, and Jake Peavy puts baseball on hold.

Rangers, Odor can smell extension

Last summer, the Rangers and Rougned Odor both approached the negotiating table to talk about a contract extension, but the talks reportedly stalled when the Rangers offered him $35 million over six years. That’s “Gregory Polanco” money, but it appears that the Rangers have decided it’s time to give Odor “Jason Kipnis” money, since Jon Heyman is reporting that Texas has offered the second baseman a six-year deal around $52.5 million.

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February 23, 2017 6:00 am

Deep, But Playable: Not to Be GliBB

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Craig Goldstein

What exactly are we losing with the end of four-pitch intentional walks?

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred recently shed some light on the progress (or lack thereof) of rule changes that ownership submitted to the players’ union, noting that he had not received the “cooperation” that he would have liked. They did, however, agree on one proposal; eliminating the need to throw four pitches to initiate an intentional walk, opting instead for a signal from the manager.

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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

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Rob Manfred plans to do what he wants in 2018, Eric Hosmer doesn't need a decade, and Derek Norris is expendable.

Manfred and MLB hope to push ahead with rule changes

Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Tuesday that there will be no major rule changes for the upcoming season, but several could be in line for 2018—whether or not the players’ association is willing to agree to them. Most of these discussed rule changes are aimed at improving the pace of play, such as adding a pitch clock, limiting mound visits, and changing the strike zone.

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February 22, 2017 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: Cal State Fullerton v. Stanford

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on Connor Seabold, Colton Hock, Quinn Brodey, and possibly other guys who sound like they wear critter pants.

Connor Seabold, RHP, Cal State Fullerton
Seabold is a slender right-hander with a relatively narrow frame that has some projection to it, though there isn’t quite as much there as you’d expect out of a 6-foot-2 kid that’s barely scraping 175. The delivery features elasticity and notable coordination, with fluidity through a high, sweeping leg kick. There’s notable spine tilt into a deep arm swing, and he’ll get late on occasion. But the arm gets compact and is lightning quick to release. He repeats pretty well to drive above-average command projection. He lived off the fastball in this start, as he has in previous starts I’ve seen of his, sitting 91-93 all night with an occasional cutter in the 87-88 range. The pitch gets quality sink and finishes with some late life, and he was able to move it around and above the zone consistently all night. The command was especially strong to the arm side in this start, though his feel to work the whole of the zone was on display. He worked in the occasional upper-70s breaking ball, which can show a fairly round shape. He mostly deployed it as a chaser, and he struggled to start it consistently enough in the zone when he did. He dropped one would-be changeup at 83, as well, though it was a lost pitch. The fastball and feel are the draws here, as his heat is the type that can miss barrels consistently without premium velocity. I’ve yet to see the makings of a strikeout pitch from him, but he projects well as a durable ground-baller who generates weak contact.


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February 21, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Long-Term Outfielders

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Our staff feels these players might be overvalued in dynasty formats this spring.

Manuel Margot, San Diego Padres
In terms of real baseball value, Manuel Margot is one of the more exciting outfield prospects in the game. He’s right on the verge of contributing in a meaningful way, and should do it in most areas of the game. He’ll hit a little, he’ll fly on the bases and his athleticism and defensive instincts will play well in San Diego’s spacious outfield. Unfortunately, much of that skill set doesn’t translate into fantasy value.


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February 21, 2017 6:00 am

Baseball Therapy: Is Win Probability Broken?

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Russell A. Carleton

Super Bowls and presidential elections can get you thinking about all sorts of things.

It’s probably a sign of how long we’ve been without baseball that this week’s column was inspired by football. A couple of weeks ago, the Annual Ultimate Flying Handegg Game of Doom was played, and since I live in Atlanta I was vaguely aware of one of the teams playing in the game. According to conversations that I overheard at the water cooler, the Falcons were up 28-3 at one point, but didn’t win. According to various win probability models of football, at one point the Falcons were considered to have a 99 percent chance to win the game. Of course, that didn’t actually happen. So, can we believe win probability models anymore?

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Eric Gagne eyes a return to the majors, the Mets talk extension figures with Neil Walker, and the Yankees get into hot water with Dellin Betances.

Gagne considering a major league comeback

Eric Gagne is 41 years old. Eric Gagne has not played a full season of baseball at any level since 2009, has not carried a major-league contract since 2008, and has not, as was so elegantly written in the Baseball Prospectus 2005 Annual, “[exorcised] the stoicism out of Dodger Stadium and made it just plain rock” since 2004.

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