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07-29

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Bret Sayre

07-29

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 28: Trade Deadline Preview
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

07-29

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The Stash List: 15th Edition
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Bret Sayre

07-26

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep: 24: Enya Is Our Safe Word
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

07-25

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The Call-Up: Chris Taylor
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Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: Kendrys Redux
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

07-25

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 27: Closers On The 60 Day DL
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

07-24

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Free Agent Watch: Week 17
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-23

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The Stash List: 14th Edition
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Bret Sayre

07-22

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 23: Prosecco McGee
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

07-22

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My Model Portfolio: Three-and-a-Half Months Later
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Bret Sayre

07-19

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 26: Second Half Preview
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

07-17

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Free Agent Watch: Week 16
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-14

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Top 50 Dynasty League Prospects
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Bret Sayre

07-10

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Free Agent Watch: Week 15
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-09

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The Stash List: 13th Edition
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Bret Sayre

07-08

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): EP 22: Baseball Prospectus' Jesus Aguilar
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

07-07

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Transaction Analysis: Billy Beane Buys What the Cubs Are Selling
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R.J. Anderson, Ron Shah, Jason Parks, Bret Sayre and Mauricio Rubio

07-03

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 24: No Pun Intended
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

07-03

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Free Agent Watch: Week 14
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-01

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The Stash List: 12th Edition
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Bret Sayre

06-29

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 21: AI Simulation
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

06-26

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Free Agent Watch: Week 13
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-24

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The Stash List: 11th Edition
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Bret Sayre

06-19

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: EP 23: Lyle Overbay, Still Alive
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

06-19

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Free Agent Watch: Week 12
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-17

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The Call-Up: Andrew Heaney
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

06-17

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The Stash List: 10th Edition
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Bret Sayre

06-14

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 20: Mediocrity
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

06-12

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Free Agent Watch: Week 11
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-11

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Top 50 Dynasty League Prospects
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Bret Sayre

06-10

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 22: I Don't Get Junior Lake
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

06-10

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The Stash List: Ninth Edition
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Bret Sayre

06-09

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Transaction Analysis: Minnesota Signs Kendrys Morales
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

06-06

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Day One Draft Recap
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Bret Sayre

06-05

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep 21: Way Too Much Brian Dozier
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

06-05

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Free Agent Watch: Week 10
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-03

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The Stash List: Eighth Edition
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Bret Sayre

05-31

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The Call-Up: Oscar Taveras
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Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

05-30

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Free Agent Watch: Week Nine
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-29

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 19: Elbow Boo Boo
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

05-29

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The Stash List: Seventh Edition
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Bret Sayre

05-23

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 18: That's Way Too Much Ear
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

05-22

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Free Agent Watch: Week Eight
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-20

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The Stash List: Sixth Edition
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Bret Sayre

05-20

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 20: The One That Isn't About Jesus Montero
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

05-16

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 17 - Mookie Hungry
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

05-15

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Free Agent Watch: Week Seven
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-14

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 19: Sad Songs About Mourning And Loss
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

05-13

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The Stash List: Fifth Edition
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June 19, 2014 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 12

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If these players are sitting on your league's waiver wire, they might be worth a look, depending on the format in which you play.

Welcome back to our weekly walk through some of the players who may want to keep an extra eye on in your leagues. Mike and I will be tackling this topic on Thursdays again and focusing on a singular hitter and pitcher in four of the more popular formats: shallow mixed, deep mixed, NL-only and AL-only. These are certainly not the only players who are worth pickups, but it gives us a nice opportunity to write about players we have close tabs on in our leagues.

12-TEAM MIXED

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June 17, 2014 7:49 am

The Call-Up: Andrew Heaney

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The Marlins promote the best left-handed pitching prospect in the minors.

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June 17, 2014 6:00 am

The Stash List: 10th Edition

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A new player takes over the no. 1 spot, but he won't be there for long.

The Graduates: Gregory Polanco (1)
Much was made about the contract that Jonathan Singleton signed upon his call up, but his first week has seen ups and downs similar to the opposing sides of the contract discussion. On the plus side, he had two homers and a steal while slugging .480. On the negative side, he hit .200 and struck out in 10 of his 26 plate appearances. Expect a lot more of both the rest of the way. Meanwhile, I had my eyes squarely on Gausman as he made his way back into the Orioles’ rotation (at least for now) and took on the hottest team in baseball in the Oakland Athletics. Those eyes watered with joy as he threw seven strong innings, allowing only one run with five base runners and six strikeouts. He may be the best starting pitcher the Orioles have right now, and if he shows it, he’ll be up for good—despite the Orioles’ best attempts to shoot themselves in the collective feet.

The Departed: none


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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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June 12, 2014 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 11

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If these players are on your league's waiver wire, they might be worth a look, depending on the format in which you play.

Welcome back to our weekly walk through some of the players who may want to keep an extra eye on in your leagues. Mike and I will be tackling this topic on Thursdays again and focusing on a singular hitter and pitcher in four of the more popular formats: shallow mixed, deep mixed, NL-only and AL-only. These are certainly not the only players who are worth pickups, but it gives us a nice opportunity to write about players we have close tabs on in our leagues.12-TEAM MIXED

Rougned Odor, 2B, Texas Rangers
When Odor got called up, it was supposed to be a four-to-six week replacement for Jurickson Profar, but not only is Profar not coming back any time soon, but Odor looks to be more major league ready than initially expected. After starting off a bit slow, Odor is hitting .381 with six extra-base hits and 12 RBI in his last 14 games (arbitrary endpoints alert). There may not be a ton of opportunity for Odor to move up in the lineup too much (he currently has been hitting ninth), so over the long run his counting stats may suffer, but there’s enough here to warrant being a middle infield option in shallower leagues based on batting average potential alone. Owners who just lost Neil Walker for a couple of weeks should be considering the 20-year-old. —Bret Sayre


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June 11, 2014 6:00 am

Top 50 Dynasty League Prospects

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Running down the recent draftees who could have the greatest fantasy impact.

In some ways, it’s a chicken or the egg argument as to whether the growing popularity of the MLB draft is leading to the boom in dynasty leagues, or whether the boom in dynasty leagues is leading to increased interest in the draft. Either way, it is much more common today for fantasy owners to pay attention on draft day, to get a glimpse of the players they are either going to be drafting later this month, this off season or throwing out at auctions in three-to-five years.

There has been much talk over the last year or so about the quality of this draft class, and while it certainly is great for major league organizations, it’s not ideal for those fantasy owners picking at the top of dynasty drafts. What this class makes up for in incredible depth, it lacks in potentially elite fantasy talent at the top. This means that instead of 2014 being a great year to be picking at the top of draft (sorry, those of you who were tanking to get Rodon last year), it is a great year to have multiple selections. Last year, Kris Bryant was the slam-dunk no. 1 option among Rule 4 draftees, but this year offers no such clarity. It also didn’t help that a few choice players in the top-10 went to organizations that are big detractors from their fantasy value. Just taking two examples, if Alex Jackson had gone to Colorado and Kyle Freeland to Seattle, there would be more net fantasy value in the draft. However, the opposite happened and we are now left in the balance by a combination of those rough home parks and the organizations’ abilities to develop those types of players in recent history.

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June 10, 2014 6:00 am

The Stash List: Ninth Edition

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Gregory Polanco, who got the call to join the Pirates today, tops the list one last time.

The Graduates: Jonathan Singleton (2), Kevin Gausman (6)
Much was made about the contract that Singleton signed upon his call up, but his first week has seen ups and downs similar to the opposing sides of the contract discussion. On the plus side, he had two homers and a steal while slugging .480. On the negative side, he hit .200 and struck out in 10 of his 26 plate appearances. Expect a lot more of both the rest of the way. Meanwhile, I had my eyes squarely on Gausman as he made his way back into the Orioles’ rotation (at least for now) and took on the hottest team in baseball in the Oakland Athletics. Those eyes watered with joy as he threw seven strong innings, allowing only one run with five base runners and six strikeouts. He may be the best starting pitcher the Orioles have right now, and if he shows it, he’ll be up for good.

The Departed: Jurickson Profar (21), Eddie Butler (24), Jesse Crain (25)
We all saw the money quote from Profar last week, when he said that he doesn’t expect to play again in 2014. And while it may just be an in-the-moment quote from a frustrated player, it’s enough for him to fall off the list. If he comes back and does anything at this point, it’s just gravy. Butler fell prey to the curse of Mike Gianella and my LABR team and got injured less than 24 hours—and rotator cuff inflammation isn’t the best diagnosis for a pitcher. He’s still eligible for the list, but he won’t be back until he shows that this health scare is behind him. Crain falls off less because of anything news with him, but because Chad Qualls has been close to lights-out as of late and figures to hold onto the closer’s role for the foreseeable future. If the Astros trade him in July, they may turn to Crain at that point, but there are too many question marks right now.



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June 9, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Minnesota Signs Kendrys Morales

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The last of the qualifying offer free agents falls.



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June 6, 2014 6:00 am

Day One Draft Recap

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Breaking down the players who could most benefit their future fantasy owners in the 5x5 categories.

If you’ve been hanging around Baseball Prospectus over the past few weeks, you’ve certainly noticed the heavy draft content that we’ve had, driven by our draft guru Nick Faleris. Just about all of that information has been from a real-life baseball perspective, so now that these players have teams (and contracts hopefully soon), we can finally start digging into them from a fantasy perspective. Next week, I’m going to be releasing a top 50 list of 2014 draftees from a dynasty league perspective, but for now, we’re going to do something a little more high-level and fun.

With the first round now in the books (and analyzed by Faleris), it’s time to take a fun look at the players who are most likely to make a fantasy impact in each of the ten standard categories. We’re obviously a long way from knowing what these players are going to be (especially the ones at the prep ranks), but based on what we know now, here’s a quick run through out where some of the standout categorical contributions could come from this very deep draft class:

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