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Transaction Analysis: The Duda Byes

by Bryan Grosnick and Javier Barragan

Lucas Duda's underrated run with the Mets comes to an end, as the Rays add a power bat for the stretch run. > >

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Transaction Analysis: Altitude Frisbee

by Aaron Gleeman, Zack Moser, Greg Goldstein, Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Anderson

Colorado picks up bullpen help in Pat Neshek, Washington calls up Andrew Stevenson, and Minnesota unloads one of the old regime's mistakes. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Advance Scouting Series: Brad Hand

by JH Schroeder

Will an acquiring team receive a helping...hand? . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: Tales of Three Cities and One Abandoned Fantasy Team

by Mary Craig, Matt Sussman and Trevor Strunk

Mary channels Dickens, Matt brainstorms nicknames, and Trevor has an awkward reacquaintance. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: On Sustainability

by Scooter Hotz

Leagues offering daily transactions, instead of weekly, open themselves up to losing owners. . . . more | 5 unread comments

What You Need to Know: Milwaukee Mauled

by Demetrius Bell

Washington blasts eight homers, Kyle Schwarber has a huge night, Steve Pearce ends things in grand fashion, and Jake Lamb takes a tumble. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Weekly Wrap: July 28, 2017

by Javier Barragan

News and notes from around the minor leagues. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of July 27

by Wilson Karaman

Notes on Royce Lewis, Jon Duplantier, Ryan McMahon, Calvin Mitchell, Chase Vallot, and more. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 17

by Mark Barry

Luis Severino is an Auto-Starter, please send congratulations . . . more | 3 unread comments

Thursday, July 27

Transaction Analysis: Kansas City Buyers

by Bryan Grosnick, Zach Crizer, Craig Goldstein and George Bissell

San Diego is always selling, so Kansas City added three pitchers for what might be one last run. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Prospectus Feature: A Series Look: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

by Steve Givarz

An at-bat by at-bat look at Vladito over a three-game series. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Transaction Analysis: Nunez and His Helmet Fly to Fenway

by Shawn Brody, Erich Rothmann and Mark Anderson

Boston sends a pair of pitching prospects to San Francisco for veteran utility infielder Eduardo Nunez. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Advance Scouting Series: Jose Bautista

by Erich Rothmann

If the Jays sold on the season, what would teams be getting in Jose Bautista? . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article The Call-Up: Erick Fedde

by Jarrett Seidler and Wilson Karaman

The Nationals turn to their 2014 first-round pick to fill a rotation spot. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article The Call-Up: Chris Flexen

by Jeffrey Paternostro and Wilson Karaman

Just ... just don't make a "flexing" pun. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article The Call-Up: Harrison Bader

by Mark Anderson and George Bissell

A well-rounded player, Bader gets the call while Piscotty and Fowler are on the DL. . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: A Pair of Disappearances, and the MLB Extended Universe

by David Temple, Zack Moser and Patrick Dubuque

Brooks Pounders is on the case, Tyler with the Cubs tackles another missing person, and Rob Manfred hatches an exciting business opportunity. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: July 27, 2017

by Ben Carsley

In which Jose Quintana is welcomed back to a place he never really left. . . . more | 0 comments

What You Need to Know: First Time For Everything

by Ben Diamond

Luis Severino starred, Chris Sale did his usual thing, Rafael Devers and Lewis Brinson homered for the first time, and Justin Turner walked it off. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of July 26th

by Steve Givarz

A big night for minor league pitching...especially White Sox prospects. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article The Stash List: 17th Edition

by Greg Wellemeyer

Waiting for the light to come on for David Dahl. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Getting Ready for the Trade Deadline

by Mike Gianella

A few simple but important steps you can make, regardless of overall strategy, as we hit the stretch run. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Wednesday, July 26

The Cooperstown Casebook: Case Study: Dick Allen

by Jay Jaffe

An excerpt from Jay Jaffe's upcoming book on the Hall of Fame. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Premium Article The View From Behind The Backstop: If You Prefer A Milder Prospect Writer, Please Ask For One

by Jeffrey Paternostro

Not gonna tour with Trent Reznor. Third of three, bottom of the bill. You can’t pay me to make that kind of music. Not gonna swallow that pill. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Transaction Analysis: The Bridge to Knebel

by Kate Morrison, Nick Schaefer, Scott Delp and Gideon Turk

Milwaukee bets on Anthony Swarzak's bullpen breakout, Danny Espinosa and Rob Refsnyder find new homes, and the White Sox add another prospect. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Advance Scouting Series: Lorenzo Cain

by Keith Rader

The Royals weren't assured of being buyers when we thought this idea up, okay? . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Advance Scouting Series: Dan Straily

by Scott Delp

The Marlins have thus far resisted overtures for Straily, but what would an acquiring team be getting? . . . more | 1 unread comment

Short Relief: Of Errors and Epics

by Jason Wojciechowski, Nathan Bishop and Matt Ellis

Jason decries a lack of classification when it comes to baserunning, Nathan offers reviews of Todd Frazier's swing, and Matt considers the epic qualities of Mike Trout. . . . more | 0 comments

What You Need to Know: Hug Watch

by Martin Alonso

Oakland's hug watch, Harrison Bader's debut, Edwin Encarnacion's walk-off slam, and Yoenis Cespedes' little league home run. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of July 25

by Steve Givarz

Notes on J.D. Davis, Marcos Molina, Joey Wentz, Mitch Keller, Willie Calhoun, Franklin Barreto, and more. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Paying for Utilities

by Mark Barry

Marwin Gonzalez, Scooter Gennett and Chris Taylor . . . more | 7 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Salvador Perez: The Most Valuable Catcher in Fantasy Baseball?

by Eric Roseberry

Sal Perez isn't striking out, but he's swinging more than ever and his batting average would be a career high. Is that why his fantasy value has been higher in 2017? . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Dynasty Dynamics: Ignore the Trades

by Ben Carsley

Your top fantasy prospect has just switched organizations in real life. How much should you panic? These six scenarios could act as your guide. . . . more | 2 unread comments