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JD Sussman
About JD Sussman

JD is a co-founder of Bullpen Banter and muses about prospects, sabermetrics, and often intermingles law and baseball in his work. In addition to managing the site, JD is awaiting admission to the New York Bar. Additionally, he sporadically contributes a prospect column toFangraphs. Be wise and follow him on Twitter. He can be reached via e-mail at jdsussman@bullpenbanter.com.

We’ll meet again…

After four years, Bullpen Banter will no longer extensively cover minor league baseball. Our site, our second home, developed into much more than four prospect fanatics’ roundtable discussions. As the masthead grew, our content evolved into a small amateur scouting department and our staff into a tight knit community. At a time, a larger vision
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On the Mets emulating the Red Sox

At Sports on Earth, Jon Bernhardt shared his outlook on National League East. The lengthy breakdown of each team is a sobering, worthwhile read for Mets’ fans. In sum, Bernhardt foresees another wasted season in Flushing. His rationale is unassailable . The Mets lack talent, the Nationals and the Braves should be to good to
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A Plan for the 2014 Mets

Success in the 2014 off-season is essential to the Mets’ progress. With a barren free agent class the following year and their books shedding roughly $60 million, the Mets must use their new financial flexibility to overhaul their 25-man roster. Luckily for General Manager Sandy Alderson, there should be ample improvement opportunities. High Priorities Shortstop
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2013 Fantasy Prospect Rankings: Starting Pitchers

2013 Fantasy Prospect Rankings: Starting Pitchers
These fantasy prospect rankings are for the typical 5×5 format. Players are eligible at a position if it’s more likely than not they will eligible at a position in the future. The tiers are comparable across lists. Already discussed: Catchers, Second Base, Third Base, Shortstop, Outfield When drafting a pitcher, you must consider more than his talent. Starting pitchers have
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Individual Top 100 Prospect Lists: JD Sussman

Individual Top 100 Prospect Lists: JD Sussman
With the conclusion of our annual Top 100 Prospect Series, several of our writers decided to release their personal rankings that went in to the creation of the site’s final list. With these, you get to see how our individual writers rate specific prospects differently from one another, and get to see their thoughts and
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2013 Fantasy Prospect Rankings: Outfield

These fantasy prospect rankings are for the typical 5×5 format. Players are eligible at a position if it’s more likely than not they will eligible at a position in the future. The tiers are comparable across lists. Already discussed: Catchers, Second Base, Third Base, Shortstop Tier 1 Oscar Taveras Christian Yelich Wil Myers Taveras and Yelich are the
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The Elvis Andrus Extension: A Logical Review

The Elvis Andrus Extension: A Logical Review
The Rangers signed Elvis Andrus late last night. The reverberations of the deal will be felt within and outside the organization. The 8 year $120 million extension brings the Rangers’ commitment to their 25-year-old shortstop to a whooping $131.275 million over the next decade. Unlike the recent deals signed by Buster Posey and Justin Verlander,
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2013 Season Predictions: National League Edition

2013 Season Predictions: National League Edition
Over the last week, the staff of Bullpen Banter have gone back and forth discussing their projections and predictions for the coming season. Below are the results of that conversation, and are the thoughts of each of the writers involved. Who will win the National League MVP? JD Sussman: Bryce Harper. Harper will be the epicenter
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