The Best of FanGraphs: November 28-December 2, 2016 by Paul Swydan December 3, 2016 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. MONDAY The 26th Man Doesn’t Have to Be a Reliever by Dave Cameron Dave kicked off CBA Week by looking at one of the proposals that didn’t actually come to pass. A Roadmap for a Potential MLB Work Stoppage by Nathaniel Grow It didn’t come to pass, but Nathaniel’s piece remains insightful and worth your time. TUESDAY FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron’s FAQ for the CBA by Carson Cistulli Dave not only wrote about the CBA this week, he also discussed it on the Pod with that damn Cistulli. Bathe your ears in their sound! Brewers Sign Dinger Machine, DFA Other Dinger Machine by Nicolas Stellini It is going to be absolutely fascinating to see if Eric Thames can become a good major leaguer after all that time overseas. Fantasy Implications: Cespedes, Volquez, Thames, and Jackson by Paul Sporer All offseason, the RotoGraphs crew will have you covered when news happens. Especially when it’s cool news like Eric Thames returns to the major leagues. The Three, Four, and Five-Category Outfielders by Rylan Edwards Great breakdown from Rylan, complete with a couple of players who could make the jump to a higher tier next season. WEDNESDAY The A’s Just Added a Cheap Breakout Slugger by Jeff Sullivan Did the A’s do something smart again? Jeff thinks so. Hitting Stat Correlation Remix by Mark Jurries II An important update to an important piece of work. THURSDAY Assessing What We Know About the New CBA by Nathaniel Grow Rich people stay rich, is the synopsis, if you don’t want to read the whole thing. But you should, because Nathaniel has comprehensive coverage of this puppy. Price Controls and the International Market by Dave Cameron As Dave writes, it’s too early to pass judgment, but if this system is as bad as it seems, teams will just game it. Odubel Herrera Isn’t Joey Votto, But That’s Ok by Scott Spratt There is more than one way to be a successful baseball player. The Chalmers Award Had a Memorable Debut by Wayne Epps A great look back at the origin of the Most Valuable Player Award. BatCast the Bat Flip Tracker: Oh, How the Wood Was Chucked by Mark Davidson This is the good stuff right here. FRIDAY The Most Atypical Players in Baseball by Jeff Sullivan And Jeff is one of the most atypical writers in baseball analysis. Both of these are good things! “Pitch” Episode 9: Farewell, Mike? by Sarah Wexler As usual, Sarah has you covered with a faithful recap of the events as well as some good notes on what this episode did and did not have.