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03-29

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Minnesota Twins
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Aaron Gleeman

03-29

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: San Francisco Giants
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Ashley Varela

03-29

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Ben Carsley

03-29

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Circle Change: Daniel Murphy Raises the Ghost of an Idea
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Zach Crizer

03-29

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Guarding The Lines: The Pompey Zone
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Jarrett Seidler

03-29

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Rumor Roundup: Suspensions, Extensions, and Depth
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Emma Baccellieri

03-29

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My Model Portfolio: Man vs. Self
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Ben Carsley

03-29

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My Model Portfolio: Give Me Your Tired
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Eric Roseberry

03-29

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Short Relief: Spring Dismissals, Veteran Expletives, and JaCobies Jones
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James Fegan, Nathan Bishop and Patrick Dubuque

03-28

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Expert League Auction Recap: 2017 Tout Wars Mixed
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Bret Sayre

03-28

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Philadelphia Phillies
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Jarrett Seidler

03-28

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: St. Louis Cardinals
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Jeff Quinton

03-28

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: New York Mets
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Bryan Grosnick

03-28

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Baseball Therapy: Let's Fix the Pace-of-Play Problem
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Russell A. Carleton

03-28

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Expert League Auction Recap: Tout Wars National League
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Mike Gianella

03-28

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My Model Portfolio: New York State of Mind
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Tim Finnegan

03-28

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My Model Portfolio: The Ricky Bobby Experiment
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George Bissell

03-28

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Short Relief: A Friendly Warning, A Friendly Pitcher, and Some Friendly Advice
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Matt Ellis, Emma Baccellieri and Kate Preusser

03-27

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My Model Portfolio: Trying to Find a Balance
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Matt Collins

03-27

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Texas Rangers
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Kate Morrison

03-27

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Extreme Makeover: National League Edition
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Rob Mains

03-27

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My Model Portfolio: Not Cutting Corners
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Greg Wellemeyer

03-27

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Prospectus Feature: Christian Bethancourt and Fun
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Meg Rowley and Patrick Dubuque

03-27

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Fantasy Freestyle: My First Auction of 2017
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Scooter Hotz

03-27

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Rumor Roundup: Blindsided, Bothered, and Bewildered
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Ashley Varela

03-27

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Short Relief: Talking (And Not Talking) Baseball
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Holly Wendt and Patrick Dubuque

03-25

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BP Kansas City
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Craig Brown

03-25

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BP Mets
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Adam Kaufman

03-25

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BP Milwaukee
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Nicholas Zettel

03-24

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Five to Watch: NL Post-Hype Pitchers
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Wilson Karaman

03-24

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Cold Takes: Always Tell Me the Odds
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Patrick Dubuque

03-24

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Fantasy Auction Values: Fourth Edition, 2017
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Mike Gianella

03-24

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Seattle Mariners
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Nathan Bishop

03-24

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Cincinnati Reds
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Eric Roseberry

03-24

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Rumor Roundup: Drag Race
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Demetrius Bell

03-24

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Banjo Hitter: Sticking at Shortstop
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Aaron Gleeman

03-24

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Player Profile: Carlos Santana
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Scooter Hotz

03-24

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Short Relief: Puttin' On The Reds / Historical Unwritten Rules
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Matt Sussman and Mary Craig

03-24

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Rubbing Mud: Freddie Freeman Takes the Zone for Himself
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Matthew Trueblood

03-24

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 97
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

03-23

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: New York Yankees
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Jarrett Seidler

03-23

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Fantasy Freestyle: Auction Prep: Auction Podcast Takeaways
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Jeff Quinton

03-23

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Atlanta Braves
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Mike Gianella

03-23

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Has the Modern Bullpen Killed Late-Inning Comebacks? (Part Two)
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Rob Mains

03-23

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Player Profile: Marcell Ozuna
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Mark Barry

03-23

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Fantasy Freestyle: Reviewing the 2016 Model Portfolios
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Greg Wellemeyer

03-23

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Transaction Analysis: The Three Types of Extension
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Bryan Grosnick

03-23

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Guarding The Lines: When It's Different But Still Great
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Jarrett Seidler

03-23

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Short Relief: Playing the Right Way, Baserunning the Wrong Way, and Pitching the Rockies Way
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David Temple, Mo Bjonski and Zack Moser

03-22

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Rumor Roundup: My Toothpick for a Closer
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Emma Baccellieri

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March 24, 2017 6:00 am

Player Profile: Carlos Santana

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Scooter Hotz

Casting the fantasy spotlight on the Indians slugger.

Player Background

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

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March 24, 2017 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: Freddie Freeman Takes the Zone for Himself

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Matthew Trueblood

Freeman's approach is approaching perfection.

Playing for a voluntarily terrible team makes it hard to cash in star-caliber performance for the full star treatment a player deserves. That’s why, if you failed to look closely enough, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman might have slipped his graduation into true superstardom right under your nose last season. Don’t feel bad; he even has PECOTA fooled.

Freddie Freeman's TAv By Season

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March 24, 2017 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 97

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes take listener questions, discuss some of "their guys," and talk WBC.

The Three True Outcomes podcast is back with our fifth episode of 2017. We take some listener questions about soft versus hard and whether we’d want Mookie Betts on our team. We go through a list of our guys (aka, players you should avoid). Finally, we share our love of the WBC. And both puzzle and dragons.

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They've collected some of the best young talent in the game, but are the Yankees capable of making noise in 2017?

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March 23, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Auction Prep: Auction Podcast Takeaways

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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.

Earlier this week, George and Mike from the Flags Fly Forever podcast were kind enough to have me on to discuss auction strategy and the decision-making process. When I write my articles from my typing cove (really, my apartment’s kitchenette), I do not get to bounce ideas off of people in real time or get to listen to the in-depth thoughts of others on auction strategy like I did when on the podcast. Consequently, the podcast (which you can listen to here) helped clarify and even bring to light some new beliefs and ideas that I believe will help us in our quest to improve our auction strategies, strategic process, and decision-making as we endeavor to chase flags that will fly forever. Again, I would highly recommend listening to the podcast, but additionally, I have recapped and expanded on some of the ideas and recommendations discussed—advice that I am going to be trying to heed come my final auction preparation this week and come my two auctions this weekend

1. Always prepare and analyze with opportunity cost in mind

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The cavalry is coming.

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Tire-spinning, one inning at a time.

Note: This article, and the one that preceded it this week, is based on a presentation I made at the Society for American Baseball Research Analytics Conference in Phoenix this month. You can hear the audio here, and follow along with the slides here, should you desire. Fortunately, there is no video.

Part Two: The Legacy of the Modern Bullpen

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March 23, 2017 6:00 am

Player Profile: Marcell Ozuna

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Mark Barry

Casting the spotlight on the Marlins outfielder.

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March 23, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Reviewing the 2016 Model Portfolios

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Greg Wellemeyer

Looking back on how our staff members fared with their ideal fantasy rosters last season.

Our positional coverage is all wrapped up and draft season is drawing to a close as Opening Day nears. One series we’ll be rolling out starting next week is My Model Portfolio, wherein our staff members will each pick a roster using Mike Gianella’s final bid limits, which will be published tomorrow.

Before we get there, though, how about a little accountability on last year’s picks? I’m judging these purely based on how much difference there was between Mike’s preseason bid limits and his postseason retrospective valuations. There is no consideration for roster balance or categorical strength, this is purely an evaluation of whose draft day roster created the most raw profit over the course of the season.

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March 23, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Three Types of Extension

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Bryan Grosnick

Carlos Martinez, Tim Anderson, and Kevin Kiermaier sign long-term deals, for different reasons.

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March 23, 2017 6:00 am

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

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Jarrett Seidler

Javier Baez is as good as we thought he might be, just...completely differently.

Great players comes in all shapes, with all kinds of skills, and so do great prospects. Yet there’s some great players or even good players that were great prospects that projected to hold totally different skills than the ones they ultimately ended up with. What happens when you successfully project how good a prospect will become as a major-league player, but totally miss on what kind of player he will become?

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