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07-15

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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

01-27

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Get to Know: Second-Base Prospects
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Ben Carsley

01-22

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 62: Enya's Kitchen
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre and Craig Goldstein

01-20

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Get to Know: First-Base Prospects
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Ben Carsley

01-13

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Get to Know: Catcher Prospects
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Ben Carsley

12-31

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 61: Eating Crow
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

12-28

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Best of BP 2015: The Name Game
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

12-15

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Transaction Analysis: Cueto Two Years From Now
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Matthew Trueblood and Ben Carsley

12-10

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 60: Take Your Brain Off Mute
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre and Craig Goldstein

12-02

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Transaction Analysis: Oh, Hello David
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Ben Carsley and J.J. Jansons

11-14

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Transaction Analysis: Straight Kimbrelin'
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Dustin Palmateer, Ben Carsley, Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

11-12

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Dynasty Dynamics: AFL Progress Reports, Part II
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

10-30

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 59: Well That Didn't Work Out
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

10-29

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Dynasty Dynamics: AFL Progress Reports, Part I
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

10-27

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The Call-Up: Raul A. Mondesi
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Craig Goldstein and Ben Carsley

10-16

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Dynasty Dynamics: Searching for Steals in a Slower Era
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

10-15

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 58: Hogwarts Houses
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

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Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski was brought in to make moves like this one, sending an elite pitching prospect to the Padres for rotation help.

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Despite a 9.5 game deficit in the Central, the Pirates glass is now half full.

The Situation: The Pirates have stumbled through the season so far, much due to the struggles and injuries of the rotation. Fellow top prospect Jameson Taillon joined the club earlier this year, and it is now Glasnow’s turn to try and stick in Pittsburgh.

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July 6, 2016 6:00 am

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

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Ben Carsley

A look at the fantasy outlooks of the prospects on the domestic side of this month's contest.

Dynasty Dynamics: Team USA Futures Game Breakdown

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There Is No Offseason, featuring Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre, is a Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast focusing exclusively on dynasty league formats.

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June 23, 2016 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Six Dynasty Prospects to Stash or Flip

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Ben Carsley

Examining a half-dozen minor leaguers who might be worth grabbing in your leagues.

Three weeks ago I took a look at seven prospects you might want to grab in deep dynasty leagues to either trade or to build around. Time has passed, and now I have six different names for you. You may read more about the premise in the first installment here. Good day.

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There Is No Offseason (TINO) is a Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast focusing exclusively on dynasty league formats.

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What the draft might look like on the strength of moniker alone.

There are lots of MLB mock drafts happening right now. Some variations rely on “MLB Insider” information to try and accurately predict which players will end up where. Others take a more educational approach, teaching fans about players they’ll see years down the line in a fun format. A third type is the classic “here’s what I’d do” mock draft, in which experts essentially roll out a ranking. All are entertaining, all are valuable and all generally tell you something about a player you didn’t know beforehand.

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There Is No Offseason, featuring Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre, is a Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast focusing exclusively on dynasty league formats.

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June 1, 2016 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Seven Prospects to Stash or Flip

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Ben Carsley

Examining whether now's the time to buy or sell a bundle of prospects who are off to hot starts.

So you’ve missed out on Ronald Acuna, Harrison Bader is gone, Dylan Cozens never loved you, someone snapped up Hunter Dozier in April, and even The Other Cody Reed is owned. It’s been tough sledding for you when it comes to grabbing the hot new talent in the minors this season, and your dynasty league’s MiLB roster is looking a bit thin as a result.

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May 27, 2016 2:14 am

The Call-Up: Julio Urias

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Wilson Karaman and Ben Carsley

And so begins the greatest round of "I feel so, so, so old" we've ever seen.

The Situation: The Dodgers’ thin rotation took at least a brief hit with the announcement that, fresh off a 13-strikeout performance in his last start, Alex Wood would have his turn skipped on Friday on account of ominous “triceps tendinitis.” He’s been bumped to Monday for now, and with Ross Stripling procedurally demoted to Oklahoma City in the wake of The 17-Inning Game the Dodgers have elected to turn the ball over to a teenager for the first time since Fernando Valenzuela in 1980. Urias will make his big-league debut riding a streak of 27 innings since allowing his last earned run.

Background: Signed as part of a package deal by the Dodgers on a scouting trip through Mexico in the summer of 2012, Urias is…unique. There just isn’t much in the way of valuable precedent for what he has managed to accomplish at such tender ages in his career to date. He has rung up five and a half strikeouts for every walk this season at Triple-A while pitching eight (that’s right eight) years younger than his average league-mate. His ERA, WHIP, and batting average-against all pace the circuit.

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There Is No Offseason, featuring Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre, is a Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast focusing exclusively on dynasty league formats.

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May 18, 2016 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Rebuilding in TGDX, Part II

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Ben Carsley

An update on Ben's efforts to restock his dynasty-league squad with future contributors.

Back in early April, I broke down what had been a busy offseason for my #TDGX team and promised to fill you in on updates as the season progressed. Seven weeks later, it seems as good a time as any to review the moves I’ve made through the season’s early days, which include a blockbuster trade and a whole lot of small, unexciting waiver wire pick-ups. Yay rebuilding!

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