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05-21

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19

The Stash List: Sixth Edition, 2015
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Bret Sayre

05-20

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The Call-Up: Wilmer Difo
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CJ Wittmann and Bret Sayre

05-14

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 49: Gravy AND Syrup
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

05-14

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The Stash List: Fifth Edition, 2015
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Bret Sayre

05-09

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The Call-Up: Noah Syndergaard
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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

05-08

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 53: 32-Year-Olds Scare The Crap Out Of Me
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

05-04

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5

Tout Wars X
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Bret Sayre

04-30

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 48: Are You In A Ball Pit?
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

04-30

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The Stash List: Fourth Edition, 2015
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Bret Sayre

04-29

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 52: The Nice Eyes
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

04-23

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The Stash List: Third Edition, 2015
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Bret Sayre

04-22

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 51: I Wonder If People Know What We're Talking About
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

04-20

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The Call-Up: Kevin Plawecki
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

04-20

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The Call-Up: Carlos Rodon
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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

04-17

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 47: Ugh
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

04-17

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The Call-Up: Kris Bryant
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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

04-16

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The Stash List: Second Edition, 2015
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Bret Sayre

04-15

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 50: Measured And Reasonable
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

04-09

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24

The Stash List: First Edition
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Bret Sayre

04-08

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 46: The Enya Package
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

04-07

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 49: Lonely
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

04-06

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Transaction Analysis: The Last Blockbuster of the Offseason
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Matthew Trueblood, Mark Anderson, Bret Sayre and Wilson Karaman

04-02

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My Model Portfolio: Find a Way to Get Trout
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Bret Sayre

04-01

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 48: As You Should
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

04-01

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10

Fantasy Freestyle: Endgame Targets for 2015
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Bret Sayre

03-27

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 45: I'm A Human Gusher
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

03-25

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7

Tout Wars X
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Bret Sayre

03-25

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 47: He Good, As People Say
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

03-12

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4

BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 8-10
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Bret Sayre

03-10

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 46: What's A Sleeper?
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

03-06

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 44 Hello?
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

03-05

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Relief Pitchers
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Bret Sayre

03-03

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 45: Wearing Down Mike Gianella
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

02-27

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers
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Bret Sayre

02-26

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The Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2015
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Bret Sayre

02-25

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The Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2015
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Bret Sayre

02-24

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 43: I'm Just A Real Big Meepits Fan
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

02-24

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 44: Crash And Burn
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

02-17

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 125 Outfielders
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Bret Sayre

02-17

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 43: LABR Party
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

02-12

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 42: The Good Face, The Good Head
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

02-09

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 42: Are You Betting On Ryan Braun's Thumb?
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

02-05

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 41: I Am Absolutely Salty
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

02-05

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 5-7
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Bret Sayre

02-05

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18

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Shortstops
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Bret Sayre

02-04

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 41: The One About Javy Baez
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

01-30

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 40: Crossing The Line
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

01-29

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4
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Bret Sayre

01-29

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Third Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-27

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 40: Weathermen
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

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April 1, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Endgame Targets for 2015

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Bret Sayre

A closer look at 20 players obtainable on the cheap in drafts and auctions this spring.

With the weekend of our first regular-season game approaching, it’s time for my final and favorite column of the preseason.

We’ve been doing rankings and analysis here for the last three months and hopefully they’ve been helpful to you as you sort through all of the information that leads (or has led) to your most important draft decisions. And so as we arrive at the endgame of draft season, it seems only fitting to focus on the endgame of drafts. It’s the most interesting aspect of team construction, as individual owners’ valuation only gets more divergent as initial roster construction draws to a close. As I’ve said many times, finishing out your draft strong is a must if you want to win your league.

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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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March 25, 2015 10:00 am

Tout Wars X

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Bret Sayre

Bret goes for it.

There are moments of calm that come before you sit down to participate in a draft or an auction, even when it’s a heightened environment, because you’ve almost always seen what is about to be thrown at you before. On Saturday, the environment was certainly heightened—as I was at Tout Wars, surrounded by a very well-versed and smart group of participants—but the calm was missing. After all, this wasn’t a standard draft or auction.

The concept behind Tout Wars X is that each year the format will change—testing out new twists and turns on the game that we all love. And in its inaugural season, that format was the monthly game made quite popular by Ron Shandler at his site, shandlerpark.com. So on this day, myself and nine other participants were snake drafting players at set salary cap values to use for the first four weeks of the season. So while the game was new, the stakes were much lower than the other auctions going on around us, simply because we were playing for one-sixth of the upcoming season. At the beginning of each subsequent month, we will all be selecting our teams using a basic salary cap system, just without the fun of the live draft.

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

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Picks 106 to 150 take you from Rio Ruiz to Roman Quinn.

In all of our responsibilities, we make decisions and come up with ideas that are not our finest moments. It’s human nature. It’s what drives us to do better. When I came up with the idea to create a mock prospect draft for dynasty leagues years ago, it was one that frankly I wasn’t sure would be super helpful or entertaining—but it has turned into one of my favorite exercises of the off-season. And it’s only become more fun as the participants have gotten stronger. This year we added names from CBS, BaseballHQ and Rotoworld—along with many of our household-name-in-the-fantasy-community participants form last year.

Just like we did last year (and the year before that), we first must examine the parameters. There are always parameters. These were the instructions for the participants of this draft, straight from the email I sent out prior to kickoff:

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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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March 5, 2015 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Relief Pitchers

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Bret Sayre

Sizing up the bullpen arms 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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February 27, 2015 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers

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Bret Sayre

Stacking up the rotation arms 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 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.

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February 26, 2015 6:00 am

The Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2015

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Bret Sayre

The top 50 of the Dynasty 101 is revealed, from Michael Taylor on up.

Being a self-proclaimed veteran of these lists, I’ve spent the introduction space here on plenty of topics—ranging from the benefits of reading scouting reports, to not giving up on guys too quickly, to reflecting on your own personal biases. There are always discussion points to jump into here that discuss how best to digest and use the information embedded in this articlepossibly one for each of the over 9,000 words spread across these 101 players. This time, I’m going to focus on one that we all know, yet are often afraid to put into action.

As excited as we get about the top prospects in baseball, they represent a value. A number. A price point. And while so many owners, including the ones on this staff, can fall in love with their favorite prospects, the risk in holding onto the larvae of the fantasy world when they can be used best as currency is one that we don’t often consider. If I own Tim Anderson (and believe me, I do), my first thought is always going to be on the type of player Anderson could bewhen it should be equally on both that and what Anderson could return for me now in the trade market. Though the pull of drafting a player out of the amateur ranks or picking up a player when he was far from a top-101 prospect is strong, it’s not the same way you’d generally view a financial investment. Not to get too Quinton on you, as that’s best saved for the man himself (seriously, go read his chapter), but if you buy a share of stock at $20 and it goes up to $40, maybe it’s time to cash it in for something that actually costs $40, rather than waiting for it to go up to $75.

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February 25, 2015 6:00 am

The Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2015

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Bret Sayre

The bottom half of the Dynasty 101, from Hunter Dozier on up.

Being a self-proclaimed veteran of these lists, I’ve spent the introduction space here on plenty of topics—ranging from the benefits of reading scouting reports, to not giving up on guys too quickly, to reflecting on your own personal biases. There are always discussion points to jump into here that discuss how best to digest and use the information embedded in this articlepossibly one for each of the over 9,000 words spread across these 101 players. This time, I’m going to focus on one that we all know, yet are often afraid to put into action.

As excited as we get about the top prospects in baseball, they represent a value. A number. A price point. And while so many owners, including the ones on this staff, can fall in love with their favorite prospects, the risk in holding onto the larvae of the fantasy world when they can be used best as currency is one that we don’t often consider. If I own Tim Anderson (and believe me, I do), my first thought is always going to be on the type of player Anderson could bewhen it should be equally on both that and what Anderson could return for me now in the trade market. Though the pull of drafting a player out of the amateur ranks or picking up a player when he was far from a top-101 prospect is strong, it’s not the same way you’d generally view a financial investment. Not to get too Quinton on you, as that’s best saved for the man himself (seriously, go read his chapter), but if you buy a share of stock at $20 and it goes up to $40, maybe it’s time to cash it in for something that actually costs $40, rather than waiting for it to go up to $75.

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