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  1. Fantasy fallout from Dodgers' trading frenzy

    Eric Karabell

    The Los Angeles Dodgers were busy Wednesday remaking their squad and as always, there are obvious fantasy baseball ramifications. Let's get right to it! Dodgers' acquisitions: • The shocking new double-play combination is Howie Kendrick a...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  2. Midseason top five farm systems

    Keith Law

    Ranking all 30 organizations based on their minor league talent is a major undertaking each winter, which is why I always decline to do a re-ranking during the season. There's simply no way I could do it justice given the amount of work it requires. ...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  3. Pivot points of the 2014 first round

    Christopher Crawford

    No matter how good a draft class is, there are always going to be pivot points in the first round; points in the draft where groups of similar talents and skill-sets begin to thin out and a team must move on to the next tier of players, however far t...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  4. The Detroit Tigers are the latest example of teams looking to fil...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the trade market has been unusually quiet this spring, and it could indicate a shift is happening throughout baseball. Teams are beginning to value low-cost alternatives more than well-traveled veteran talent.

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2012
  5. Reality closing in on Utley, Phillies

    Buster Olney

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- When spring training begins, there is always time for the injured to heal. In February, Opening Day participation is never ruled out by wounded players or their managers. For everybody involved, the glass is always half full in Fe...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  6. Chase Utley is in doubt for Opening Day as he battles chronic kne...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that for Chase Utley and the Phillies, reality is quickly closing in, as it's the middle of March and Utley is heading to see a knee specialist instead of taking the field to prepare for Opening Day.

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2012
  7. Dustin Ackley, Matt Wieters and other players who could make or b...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at players such as Dustin Ackley, Matt Wieters and Austin Jackson who could make or break your fantasy season.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  8. There's always been an arms race in the AL East, but that mentali...

    Buster Olney

    Boston and New York have been working amid an arms race that goes back decades. But this offseason, so many moves across the league seemed to be in response to others within a division. The trend has certainly moved to the AL West.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  9. 2010 MLB free agency: Freddy Garcia, Felipe Lopez top MLB free-ag...

    Christina Kahrl

    Not all valuable free agents will be signed for top dollar. Baseball Prospectus takes a look at seven players who have plenty of production left in them and, more importantly, won't break the bank.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2010
  10. Major League Baseball has an opportunity to simply and effectivel...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that there will always be a fringe audience who believes that some umpire is on the take, or the Major League Baseball has a bias that manifests itself on the field. There's a simply way to correct it: expand replay -- now.

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2010
  11. Chicago Cubs' prospect Josh Vitters still a work in progress at A...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey takes a closer look at two Chicago Cubs prospects -- highly touted Josh Vitters and up-and-coming reliever Blake Parker

    Blog | Conversation | November 04, 2009
  12. Baseball Prospectus -- Studying the workloads of Joba Chamberlain...

    Christina Kahrl

    As the postseason approaches, there is concern (as always) about limiting young pitchers' workloads because of previous flameouts. Baseball Prospectus finds teams are already heeding the call.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2009
  13. The players have a code, and it's about time the league wises up ...

    Buster Olney

    There has always been a code among players regarding conduct and retaliation, and those in the league office need to finally wise up to reality on the field, writes Buster Olney. Plus notes on possible waiver claims and analysis.

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2009
  14. Buster Olney: It's time for the MLBPA to break with drug cheats

    The players' association of Major League Baseball has showed contempt for replacement players but continues to stand behind drug cheats when both are damaging to the common player. Why? Plus notes, player movements, game analysis and injuries.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2009
  15. Insider - Baseball Prospectus - Puzzling prospect moves

    Kevin Goldstein

    As the minor league season begins, some minor leaguers have surprising assignments, but there's always an explanation

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2009
  16. Sisco invigorated by new chapter in life

    Jerry Crasnick

    Andy Sisco has a reputation as a bit of a wild child – but he is far more inquisitive than your typical jock.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2005