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12-07

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Transaction Analysis: For Sale: Red Sox Prospects
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Ben Carsley, Adam McInturff, Jarrett Seidler, George Bissell and Wilson Karaman

10-12

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BP Boston
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Ben Carsley

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Red Sox vs Indians
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Ben Carsley

10-06

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Something Borrowed
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Meg Rowley, Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

09-26

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 77: The Spirit of Enya
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

09-23

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Songs From The Chorus
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Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and Ben Carsley

09-16

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Prospectus Feature: A Brief, Modern History of Reliever Name Foreshadowing
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Ben Carsley

09-15

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Dynasty Dynamics: The Barren Land of Fantasy Backstops
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Ben Carsley

09-12

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 76: The Reverse Tebow
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

08-25

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Dynasty Dynamics: What the Hell Is Happening: AL Edition
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Ben Carsley

08-22

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 75: Municipal Bonds
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Take My Contract, Please
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Bryan Grosnick and Ben Carsley

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Lucroy Vetoes His Way To Texas
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Bryan Grosnick, Kate Morrison and Ben Carsley

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Carlos Beltran's Deadline Deja Vu
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Kenny Ducey, Christopher Crawford, David Lee, Jarrett Seidler and Ben Carsley

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: The Penny-Pinching Pirates Pitching Parade
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Jeff Quinton, Ben Carsley, Joshua Howsam, Gideon Turk, Craig Goldstein, Adam McInturff, Jeffrey Paternostro and Bryan Grosnick

07-28

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The GM Trade Game!
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Ben Carsley and BP Staff

07-15

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10

Transaction Analysis: Red Sox Swing Big For Pomeranz
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Ben Carsley and Christopher Crawford

07-07

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The Call-Up: Tyler Glasnow
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Grant Jones and Ben Carsley

07-06

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Dynasty Dynamics: Futures Game Preview: U.S. Team
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Ben Carsley

07-04

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 73: Future Austin Meadows References
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

06-23

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Dynasty Dynamics: Six Dynasty Prospects to Stash or Flip
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Ben Carsley

06-18

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 72: MLB Draft Fantasy Draft
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

06-09

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Mocking the Draft
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

06-03

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 71: Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

06-01

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Dynasty Dynamics: Seven Prospects to Stash or Flip
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Ben Carsley

05-27

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The Call-Up: Julio Urias
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Wilson Karaman and Ben Carsley

05-21

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 70: Pillsbury Throwboy
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

05-18

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Dynasty Dynamics: Rebuilding in TGDX, Part II
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Ben Carsley

05-17

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The Call-Up: Alen Hanson
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Will Haines and Ben Carsley

05-14

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BP Boston
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Ben Carsley

04-29

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 69: Nice
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

04-22

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The Things We Believe: Bounce-Backs, Disappointments, and a Surprise MVP Candidate
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Matt Collins and Ben Carsley

04-19

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BP Unfiltered: A "Holiday" For Everyone
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Craig Goldstein, Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre

04-18

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Transaction Analysis: Don't Go Breaking Swihart
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Ben Carsley, Joshua Howsam, Rian Watt and Adam McInturff

04-15

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 68: Craigcation
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

04-06

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Dynasty Dynamics: Rebuilding in TDGX
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Ben Carsley

04-02

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 67: Avocados
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton

03-23

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Dynasty Dynamics: A Different Dynasty Top 101
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Ben Carsley

03-11

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 66: No Springer Chicken
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

03-09

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Get to Know: Relief Pitcher Prospects
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Ben Carsley

03-04

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 65: Daddy Long Legs
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

02-29

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Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2017 and Beyond
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Ben Carsley

02-26

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Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016
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Ben Carsley

02-23

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 64: The BP Annual Drinking Game
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre, Meg Rowley, Matt Sussman and Jeff Quinton

02-22

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Winter Is Leaving
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Ben Carsley

02-18

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Get to Know: Outfield Prospects for 2017 and Beyond
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Ben Carsley

02-17

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Get to Know: Outfield Prospects for 2016
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Ben Carsley

02-10

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Get to Know: Shortstop Prospects
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Ben Carsley

02-05

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 63: Flu-Like Symptoms
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

02-04

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Get to Know: Third Base Prospects
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Ben Carsley

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Dave Dombrowski swings for the fences, landing White Sox ace Chris Sale for a substantial prospect package headlined by Yoan Moncada.

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October 12, 2016 8:12 am

BP Boston

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Ben Carsley

"We're not leaving."

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October 6, 2016 8:07 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Red Sox vs Indians

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Ben Carsley

Can the Indians overcome their beat-up rotation? Can the Red Sox offense carry them?

This should be a pretty fun series. The Red Sox are up against their old manager, their old “high-leverage specialist” and their old first basemen. The Indians are up against the best offense in baseball and one of the best postseason performers of all time. And also against some very good dances.

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The Wildcard round is in the books. The Division Series loom. And fans of 22 teams sit at home, wondering who they can squint at and see something recognizable as their own. Who are your angels in the outfield? Who’s your ace on the mound? Who will keep the darkness at bay? Don’t worry; we’re here to tell you.

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Don't say we weren't warned.

In 2006, the Red Sox traded Andy Marte, Guillermo Mota and Kelly Shoppach to the Indians in exchange for Coco Crisp, David Riske and Josh Bard.

There were plenty of reasons to dislike trade if you were, as I was, a Red Sox fan. Crisp was a relative unknown, Marte was a prospect stud, and I mean, why couldn’t the Sox just have resigned Johnny Damon? But my Mom found an even better reason to dislike the trade: David Riske’s name. What follows is a brief, reimagined rendition of the conversation that followed.

Mom: I don’t like this at all. They should’ve just resigned Damon. And you can’t use a reliever named Riske. That’s asking for trouble.
Ben [extremely early-teensplainy voice]: That’s ridiculous! Riske was good last year!
Mom: That’s not in the AL East, though. And still, his name is Riske.

In essence, at a very young age, my mother had warned me about the dangers of Reliever Name Foreshadowing, or, as I will refer to it henceforth, RNF. I’ve thought about RNF sporadically throughout the years, but was reminded of the valuable lessons it offers a few weeks ago, when I got the increasingly rare opportunity to watch most of a Red Sox game with my Mom.



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September 15, 2016 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: The Barren Land of Fantasy Backstops

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Ben Carsley

TIps on how to navigate the depressing pool of options in the squat.

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August 25, 2016 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: What the Hell Is Happening: AL Edition

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Ben Carsley

These four junior-circuit players have risen from anonymity to prominence, but should we expect them to stay fantasy-relevant going forward?

The other day I watched a baseballing game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox. Brad Miller and Sandy Leon featured prominently in this affair, and it left me feeling confused. One thing led to another, and I decided to write this column in part to help shed some light on other players in the AL who have also astounded me with their performances this year. If they confuse you too, I hope this helps.

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Matt Kemp is getting used to being a salary dump and this time the Padres didn't even keep the player he was traded for.

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