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01-22

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 39: Gimme
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

01-22

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-20

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 39: This Is Another Tangent
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

01-15

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 38: Kids Are Just Adult Prospects
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

01-15

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 First Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-13

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 38: Reasonable Strategic Position
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

01-08

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Catchers
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Bret Sayre

01-06

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 37: Cold Cuts
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

01-06

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 37: Don't Say It Like That, Mau
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

01-06

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The Top 50 Dynasty League Signees
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Bret Sayre

12-31

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The Next Three Months at BP Fantasy
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Bret Sayre

12-22

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 36: TINO Dot Com
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

12-20

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Transaction Analysis: Padres Wish Upton a Star
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman, Bret Sayre, Jordan Gorosh, Jeff Moore and Ethan Purser

12-16

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Fantasy Team Preview: New York Mets
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Bret Sayre

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: Turn Down For Rut
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

12-09

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 35: That's Super Not True
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

12-09

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Fantasy Team Preview: Cincinnati Reds
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Bret Sayre

12-08

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 36: The One About Valuations
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

12-01

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Transaction Analysis: The Reliever Receivers
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

12-01

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Transaction Analysis: Yasmany Tomas is a Diamondback
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Nick J. Faleris and Bret Sayre

12-01

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Transaction Analysis: On Trading a Superstar With Two Years Service Time
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman, Bret Sayre and Nick J. Faleris

11-24

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 34: Of Course You Would Love Ferrets
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

11-17

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Transaction Analysis: Diamondbacks Trade For Jeremy Hellickson
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R.J. Anderson, Mark Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

11-11

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Fantasy Team Preview: New York Yankees
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Bret Sayre

11-08

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 33: I Spit Fire
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

10-28

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 35: We Were Into It
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

10-18

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 32: Preserving Your Dignity
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

10-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Looking Back: My Favorite Endgame Targets of 2014
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Bret Sayre

10-06

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 34 Therapuetic Fantasy Baseball
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

10-03

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): TINO 31: Melting Vegetables With Your Eyes
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

09-18

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Free Agent Watch: Week 25
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

09-17

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 33: Halfway House
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

09-15

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep 30: Episode Thirty
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

09-11

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Free Agent Watch: Week 24
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

09-04

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The Call-Up: The Others
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Mauricio Rubio, Tucker Blair, Jordan Gorosh, Craig Goldstein, Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre and Jeff Moore

09-04

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Free Agent Watch: Week 23
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

09-04

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 32: Just Turn My Mic Off
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

09-02

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The Call-Up: Joc Pederson
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Chris Rodriguez and Bret Sayre

09-02

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The Call-Up: Maikel Franco
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

08-29

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 29: Only Time
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

08-28

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Free Agent Watch: Week 21
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-23

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 28: Enya Outtakes
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

08-21

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 31: J.P.! You Made It
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella, J.P. Breen and Mauricio Rubio

08-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: Week 21
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-19

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The Stash List: 18th Edition: The Final Quest
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Bret Sayre

08-16

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 27: Health Injuries
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

08-14

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Free Agent Watch: Week 20
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-13

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 30: Responsible Adults
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Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

08-12

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The Stash List: 17th Edition
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Bret Sayre

08-09

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 26: The Voice Of God
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

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There Is No Offseason is a podcast that focuses exclusively on dynasty and long-term keeper formats. We talk major leagues, minor leagues and we never miss an opportunity to take a jab at Craig.

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January 22, 2015 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second Basemen

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Bret Sayre

Sizing up the second-sackers for the long haul.

The Primer:

Because dynasty league rankings are relatively league-dependent, I set up parameters for ranking the players below (and the ones who will follow at other positions). The list here presupposes a 16-team standard dynasty format, where there are no contracts/salaries, players can be kept forever and owners have minor league farm systems in which to hoard prospects. So feel free to adjust this as necessary for your individual league, whether it’s moving non-elite prospects without 2014 ETAs down if you don’t have separate farm teams or moving lower-risk, lower-reward players up in deeper mixed or only formats.

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Bret and Mike take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

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There Is No Offseason is a podcast that focuses exclusively on dynasty and long-term keeper formats. We talk major leagues, minor leagues and we never miss an opportunity to take a jab at Craig.

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January 15, 2015 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 First Basemen

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Bret Sayre

Taking the long view on this position for fantasy purposes.

The Primer:
Because dynasty league rankings are relatively league-dependent, I set up parameters for ranking the players below (and the ones who will follow at other positions). The list here presupposes a 16-team standard dynasty format, where there are no contracts/salaries, players can be kept forever and owners have minor league farm systems in which to hoard prospects. So feel free to adjust this as necessary for your individual league, whether it’s moving non-elite prospects without 2014 ETAs down if you don’t have separate farm teams or moving lower-risk, lower-reward players up in deeper mixed or only formats.

First base is a position that keeps trending downwards in dynasty formats, and makes for an interesting reboot of our conceived notions about the sluggers that are supposed to reside here. It seems like every time we make gains at the position, i.e. Paul Goldschmidt’s breakout and Jose Abreu’s appearance, we take steps back with the decline of Albert Pujols, and injury issues of Joey Votto and Prince Fielder. It was only two years ago that those three were the no brainer top three of the group—and this year, none slot into the top five.


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Bret and Mike take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

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January 8, 2015 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Catchers

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Bret Sayre

Taking the long view on fantasy backstops.

The Primer:
Because dynasty league rankings are relatively league-dependent, I set up parameters for ranking the players below (and the ones who will follow at other positions). The list here presupposes a 16-team standard dynasty format, in which there are no contracts/salaries, players can be kept forever, and owners have minor-league farm systems in which to hoard prospects. So feel free to adjust this as necessary for your individual league, whether it’s moving non-elite prospects without 2015 ETAs down if you don’t have separate farm teams or moving lower-risk, lower-reward players up in deeper mixed or -only formats.

Catcher is a highly divergent position, and it leads to a slightly different ranking style than other positions—which we’ll get to over the course of this series. The fact that these rankings are designed for one-catcher leagues (those of you in two-catcher leagues can bump up any player either in the majors or who gets dinged for their defense) helps make the band of usefulness at the major league level smaller than a position where you could start a player at either a mash position (CI/MI) or at a utility spot. The low ceiling of the average fantasy catcher and the high floor of the average waiver wire catcher puts the focus more clearly on upside at the plate. Of course, it’s also mildly offset by the fact that catching prospects are often slow to develop both in the minor leagues and in their early careers.


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There Is No Offseason is a podcast that focuses exclusively on dynasty and long-term keeper formats. We talk major leagues, minor leagues and we never miss an opportunity to take a jab at Craig.

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Bret and Mike take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

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January 6, 2015 6:00 am

The Top 50 Dynasty League Signees

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Bret Sayre

A look at how the amateur and international players drafted and signed over the past year should stack up in your drafts this spring.

At this time of year, the focus in dynasty leagues is squarely on two things: the yearly draft and polishing off those last few keeper spots heading into the new season. Usually, these two are very intertwined, especially when it comes to off-season trading—and knowing both the depth and pressure points of the draft class can help you figure out the best course of action for your team. After all, not all draft picks or classes are created equally.

It’s easy to look back at last year’s class—specifically, last year’s list—and see that this is a great year to have multiple draft picks. We’ve known for quite a while that the 2014 class was extremely deep, but when you look at the last five or so names from last year’s list, it’s not exaggeration to say that those players (at this time last year) might have struggled to fit into a top-75 now. In fact, while three members of the J2 class from 2013 made that list, no member’s of last year’s made this one. Some of that may have been due to the talent of Rafael Devers, Eloy Jimenez, and Gleyber Torres, but then again, it’s not like Gilbert Lara, Adrian Rondon, and Juan De Leon are chumps either.

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Previewing the wealth of content coming your way.

Tomorrow, we will all flip the calendars to 2015, at least for those of you who still have physical calendars. Or have multi-year calendars, since you’d likely just trash the 2014 one and move on. Do they even make multi-year calendars? Or 16-month calendars? I swear that used to be a thing. Regardless, without wasting any more time on my calendar knowledge (or lack thereof), we’ve reached the time when the combination of fantasy football season being over and the hot stove slowing down to a warming drawer brings keeper deadlines, auctions, and drafts. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, despite what Andy Williams or Nissan might say—and we’re going to start preparing you in full force on Monday.

A lot of the content we will be rolling out over the next three months will be familiar to subscribers, as most of it started last year. However, with more staff this time around, we will be supplementing that with additional articles that will really allow us to dive deeply into each position. And speaking of our increasing staff, here are some names that you’ve already likely seen on the site, but will be seeing more of in the future:

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There Is No Offseason is a podcast that focuses exclusively on dynasty and long-term keeper formats. We talk major leagues, minor leagues and we never miss an opportunity to take a jab at Craig.

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