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Short Relief: Talking (And Not Talking) Baseball

by Holly Wendt and Patrick Dubuque

A discussion of a forgotten set of 1989 baseball cards that contained audio recordings, and the their secrets. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Rumor Roundup: Blindsided, Bothered, and Bewildered

by Ashley Varela

Kolten Wong needs a starting role, Will Smith needs Tommy John surgery, and the Rays need a right-handed hitter. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article My Model Portfolio: Trying to Find a Balance

by Matt Collins

Matt builds his ideal fantasy squad for 2017, subject to the $260 constraint. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article My Model Portfolio: Not Cutting Corners

by Greg Wellemeyer

After saving at some other positions, Greg anchors his ideal squad with Joey Votto and Josh Donaldson at the infield corners. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: My First Auction of 2017

by Scooter Hotz

Scooter recaps the results of his recent keeper-league auction. . . . more | 0 comments

Saturday, March 25

BP Mets: Noah Syndergaard: Change for Change(up)'s Sake

by Adam Kaufman

Noah Syndergaard plans to improve by throwing ... slower? . . . more | 0 comments

BP Kansas City: Nate Karns: Three Pitches And The Truth

by Craig Brown

Kansas City's best option for the back of the rotation. . . . more | 0 comments

BP Milwaukee: Revisiting the Sabathia Trade

by Nicholas Zettel

Let's head back in time to assess one of Doug Melvin's iconic moves. . . . more | 0 comments

Friday, March 24

Premium Article Cold Takes: Always Tell Me the Odds

by Patrick Dubuque

Maybe televised baseball can learn something from televised poker. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Banjo Hitter: Sticking at Shortstop

by Aaron Gleeman

How many top-ranked shortstop prospects actually go on to play shortstop in the majors? . . . more | 4 unread comments

Looking Back on Tomorrow: Cincinnati Reds

by Eric Roseberry

For every Scott Feldman, there is a Joey Votto. And lots of running. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Short Relief: Puttin' On The Reds / Historical Unwritten Rules

by Matt Sussman and Mary Craig

Matt recounts how history was made on a bad Reds team in 1998, while Mary does some social archaeology through customs of baseball past. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Rumor Roundup: Drag Race

by Demetrius Bell

Jose Quintana is still on the block, Luis Valbuena is hurt, and the WBC is thriving. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Five to Watch: NL Post-Hype Pitchers

by Wilson Karaman

The prospect shine might've worn off these arms, but they're still worthy of your attention. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Auction Values: Fourth Edition, 2017

by Mike Gianella

Mike updates his bid limits based on the latest news and happenings around the league. . . . more | 12 unread comments

Fantasy Article Player Profile: Carlos Santana

by Scooter Hotz

Casting the fantasy spotlight on the Indians slugger. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 97

by Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes take listener questions, discuss some of "their guys," and talk WBC. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Thursday, March 23

Looking Back on Tomorrow: New York Yankees

by Jarrett Seidler

They've collected some of the best young talent in the game, but are the Yankees capable of making noise in 2017? . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Three Types of Extension

by Bryan Grosnick

Carlos Martinez, Tim Anderson, and Kevin Kiermaier sign long-term deals, for different reasons. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Guarding The Lines: When It's Different But Still Great

by Jarrett Seidler

Javier Baez is as good as we thought he might be, just...completely differently. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Short Relief: Playing the Right Way, Baserunning the Wrong Way, and Pitching the Rockies Way

by David Temple, Mo Bjonski and Zack Moser

David's article may be recorded for quality assurance, Mo asks ballplayers to gather ye TOOTBLANs while ye may, and Zack celebrates the model mid-90s Rockies starter. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Auction Prep: Auction Podcast Takeaways

by Jeff Quinton

After discussion his strategies on the Flags Fly Forever podcast this week, Jeff recaps what he learned to help you prepare for your league's auction. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Player Profile: Marcell Ozuna

by Mark Barry

Casting the spotlight on the Marlins outfielder. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Reviewing the 2016 Model Portfolios

by Greg Wellemeyer

Looking back on how our staff members fared with their ideal fantasy rosters last season. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Wednesday, March 22

Looking Back on Tomorrow: Baltimore Orioles

by Craig Goldstein

Come for the pitching analysis, stay for the emoji chart. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Short Relief: L'Essene du Danks / The Last Show

by Jason Wojciechowski and Patrick Dubuque

Jason travels to a Benedictine monastery in search of an old pitcher, while Patrick visits a nearby elementary school cafeteria. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Rumor Roundup: My Toothpick for a Closer

by Emma Baccellieri

Didi Gregorius is hurt, the Nationals are trying to find a closer, and Matt Harvey is trying to find his velocity. . . . more | 0 comments