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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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BP Fantasy Staff

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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11

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

02-11

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BP Kansas City
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Craig Brown

02-11

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BP South Side
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Collin Whitchurch

02-11

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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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New Post
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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

01-28

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BP Toronto
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Gideon Turk

01-27

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Rumor Roundup: Inward and Outward
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Demetrius Bell

01-26

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 116: The Trea Turner Question
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

01-25

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Rumor Roundup: Relievers Galore
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Emma Baccellieri

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February 18, 2017 7:55 am

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Mark Primiano

White Sox closer David Robertson has been the subject of trade rumors, but Chicago also has a gem of a reliever in Nate Jones.

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Things are never easy with Jeffrey Loria, Matt Wieters may have a fit in Tampa Bay, and all of that runner-on-second rule change talk was for nothing.

Potential Marlins sale up in the air

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February 16, 2017 5:31 pm

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Rob McQuown

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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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February 15, 2017 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: A Day of Rest

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Matthew Trueblood

Fresher pitchers and faster games?

Word on the street is that Major League Baseball, in its infinite wisdom, and with its spotless track record of measured, smart reforms that anticipate the many possible consequences, is ready to make fairly radical changes to the game itself in the name of improving pace of play. Starting extra innings with a runner on second base is on the table. A change to the strike zone (specifically, a raising of it) is on the table. The four-toss intentional walk is all but doomed.

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February 15, 2017 6:00 am

Baseball Therapy: Taking the Weirdness Out of Baseball

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Russell A. Carleton

One little (proposed) rule changes and so many side effects.

Let me begin by laying my cards on the table. I have a soft spot in my heart for post-apocalyptic survivalist fiction. What would happen if it were really the end of the world as we knew it and we didn’t feel fine? What would happen if all of the phones and lights and motorcars on which we have come to rely were taken away suddenly and we had to survive off the land, Gilligan’s Island style? Now, I’d never want to actually live that way, but it’s fun to torture the edges of anything, including our notions of civilization.

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Alex Reyes has a partially torn elbow, Jung Ho Kang is standing trial during spring training, and Grady Sizemore is working for the Indians again.

Reyes has partial ligament tear, may need surgery

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Sports evolve from rule changes, but often in unforeseen ways.

As we wait out the February doldrums, Rob Manfred has taken up arms against one of baseball’s oldest enemies: pace of play. After devoting last winter to the phantom terrors of the pitch clock, and then promptly forgetting about it, an autumn spent with Pedro Baez appears to have reopened the commissioner’s psychological scars. The result: a proposal that would place a runner on second base in extra innings. The logic is to reduce game length by cutting out some of what is by definition its tightest and most compelling moments. Public reaction, thus far, has been less than favorable.

This proposal will probably disappear, and the pitch clock, which sensibly attacks the actual pace of the game rather than its length, will likely return to the forefront. Though we lack polling, time is hardly the most important issue in the game to most fans, who would rather look at public financing, minority hiring and outreach, cable blackouts, or good old fashioned ticket prices as bigger problems facing the grand old game. But however clumsily the idea gets implemented, the pace-of-play non-problem is going to get solved, sooner rather than later.

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What do we really know about player development and how can we know more?

The things that we, the public, know about baseball in 2017 are truly staggering. With Statcast we can measure launch angle and exit velocity. With PITCHf/x and Brooks Baseball we can figure out which slider has the most break, who repeats their release point the best, and nearly every tiny data point about the flight of a pitch. With Baseball Prospectus, Baseball-Reference, FanGraphs, Retrosheet, and more we have the most comprehensive dataset of player performance and statistical analysis in the history of athletic endeavor.

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Per a reader suggestion, here are the scouting reports for the Top 101.

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Sean Rodriguez schedules shoulder surgery, Drew Pomeranz and Steven Wright prepare for a spring training delay, and the Cubs and Padres vie for Travis Wood's services.

Rodriguez set to undergo shoulder surgery

It’s been a rough offseason for Sean Rodriguez. The Braves’ infielder was involved in a serious car crash in late January, one that hospitalized his wife and two of his children after the family’s SUV was t-boned by a stolen police cruiser. While Rodriguez left the scene with “minor injuries,” according to an initial report from WSVN.com’s Ann Kiel, he is scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery later this week.

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February 11, 2017 9:42 am

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Kyle Matte

Toronto's newest reliever, analyzed using BP's newest pitching data.

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