Each week, we publish north of 100 posts on our various blogs. With this post, we hope to highlight 10 to 15 of them. You can read more on it here. The links below are color coded — green for FanGraphs, brown for RotoGraphs, dark red for The Hardball Times and blue for Community Research.
The Team That Will Run the Winter by Dave Cameron
This is all speculative on Dave’s part of course, but it could certainly come to pass.
Few Marginal Players Will Get Qualifying Offers Today by Ryan Pollock
Very interesting research from Ryan.
So is Trea Turner Really the #2 Second Baseman? by Mike Podhorzer
The answer lies within.
A History of the MLBPA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement: Part 1 by Mark Armour and Dan Levitt
Mark and Dan return to the internet pages of The Hardball Times with a trio of super informative posts on the CBA’s history, just as a new CBA is being negotiated. Read also Part 2 and Part 3.
MLB Teams with Money to Spend in Free Agency by Craig Edwards
Given how the game is swimming in cash right now, I think the answer is “all of them,” but Craig actually puts some science to it to give a more objective look.
Rays Prospect Brent Honeywell on Screwballs and Command by Eno Sarris
Done during his trip to Arizona, this interview is the Full Eno. Get some.
My AFL Draft – Setting a Foundation by Paul Sporer
Paul breaks down his 50-round NFBC Draft & Hold league.
Top 21 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers by Eric Longenhagen
Eric is already four teams deep in his top prospects tour de jour.
Will We See a $100 Million Reliever This Offseason? by Eno Sarris
I hope so, just for the hot takes.
Learning Ottoneu by Joe Douglas
If you’ve been looking to get into Ottoneu, this is the article for you.
Joe Morgan’s Secret Socialist Baseball Regime by Mark Davidson
Any article with “truly ridiculous prerequisites” is the kind of article I want to read.
FanGraphs Membership Update by David Appelman
We’re doing our best to provide you with the best content and data we can. Help us do better.
2017 Top 50 Free Agents by Dave Cameron
This was quite the undertaking from Dave, and it helps to highlight a relatively shallow free-agent class.
Here Are Your Expected 2017 Standings by Jeff Sullivan
The second results of a poll piece Jeff did this week, this one looks forward to 2017. It’s likely a good portion of this will be wrong, but this gives us a good baseline of expectations as we dive headfirst into the offseason.