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0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 90: Boston Accent by Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and George Bissell
24 Mocking the Draft by Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 88: We Covered Every Team by Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and George Bissell
5 Deep, But Playable: Jurickson Profar's Path Forward by Craig Goldstein
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 87: I’m Here For The Beefy Boys by Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and George Bissell
3 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 86: Are You Mau Now? by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
0 Deep, But Playable: Winning the Battle of Attrition by Surrender by Craig Goldstein
1 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 85: The BP Annual Drinking Game Returns by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
4 Deep, But Playable: Baseball is My Medicine by Craig Goldstein
9 Deep, But Playable: Blind to the Present by Craig Goldstein
1 The Call-Up: Yandy Diaz by Craig Goldstein and Mark Barry
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 84: Where's My Xander Shirsey? by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
7 Looking Back on Tomorrow: Baltimore Orioles by Craig Goldstein
0 Short Relief: On Pianists and Prodigal Sons by Craig Goldstein and Nathan Bishop
0 BP Job Postings: The BP Prospect Team Wants You by Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and Jeffrey Paternostro
1 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 82: Top 101 Dynasty Prospects List by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
17 Deep, But Playable: Not to Be GliBB by Craig Goldstein
0 Deep, But Playable: Didi Gregorius, Power Hitter? by Craig Goldstein
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 81: The Fudge Factor by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton
17 Prospectus Feature: Choose Your Own Adventure: Padres Rotation by Patrick Dubuque, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 80: Is That Wil Myers? by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
1 Deep, But Playable: Ventura and Marte by Craig Goldstein
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 79: I'm Dying by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
11 2017 Prospects: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects by Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff
0 Best of BP 2016: Hardware by Craig Goldstein
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 78: There Was An Offseason by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
8 Deep, But Playable: What are the Rockies Doing? by Craig Goldstein
1 Deep, But Playable: Datum Kershaw by Craig Goldstein
11 Transaction Analysis: Hill Gets Rich, Finally by Craig Goldstein
6 Deep, But Playable: Collective Bore-Gaining Agreement by Craig Goldstein
9 BP Unfiltered: Hardware by Craig Goldstein
12 Playoff Prospectus: Miller Genuine Craft by Craig Goldstein
0 Playoff Prospectus: Baker vs. Roberts by Craig Goldstein
4 Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Nationals vs. Dodgers by Craig Goldstein
6 Something Borrowed by Meg Rowley, Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein
3 Deep, But Playable: I Don't Care If I Ever Get Back by Craig Goldstein
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 77: The Spirit of Enya by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
2 Songs From The Chorus by Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and Ben Carsley
1 Deep, But Playable: Plus Ca Change, Plus C'est La Meme Throws by Craig Goldstein
4 Deep, But Playable: 2 Gassed 2 Urias by Craig Goldstein
0 Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 103: Craig Goldstein by George Bissell and Craig Goldstein
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 76: The Reverse Tebow by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
0 The Call-Up: Yohander Mendez by Craig Goldstein and Wilson Karaman
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 75: Municipal Bonds by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
9 Deep, But Playable: The Pirates Played for 2017 by Craig Goldstein
1 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 74: I Love Andrew Benintendi by George Bissell, Craig Goldstein, J.P. Breen and Matt Collins
3 Transaction Analysis: Richer Get Rich by Sam Miller, Christopher Crawford, Patrick Dubuque, Craig Goldstein and Wilson Karaman
9 Transaction Analysis: The Penny-Pinching Pirates Pitching Parade by Jeff Quinton, Ben Carsley, Joshua Howsam, Gideon Turk, Craig Goldstein, Adam McInturff, Jeffrey Paternostro and Bryan Grosnick
10 T.V.R.: by Jeffrey Paternostro and Craig Goldstein
3 The Call-Up: Josh Bell by Craig Goldstein and Mike Gianella
Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre host TINO’s third annual post-MLB Draft fantasy draft and review the notable hits and misses from their 2015 & 2016 drafts. 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 to 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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Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre break down which National League players have experienced the biggest shifts in dynasty value over the last two months. Brandon Phillips and the illusion of hindsight, by way of the one-time elite prospect.
first graced the electronic pages of Baseball Prospectus in Jurickson Profar Kevin Goldstein’s 2011 Top-101 prospect list. He checked in at 78th overall, sandwiched between and one-time teammate Jake Odorizzi . By August of that same year, Tanner Scheppers Jason Parks was listing him neck-and-neck with as the Manny Machado top shortstop prospect in the minors, extolling his five-tool talents and confidence, projecting him as a “first-division starter with All-Star appearances in his future.” We all know Profar’s story from that point on. He slotted in fourth overall by the next year’s list, and was a consensus no. 1 overall prospect on the 2013 iteration. Read the full article...
Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre break down which American League players have experienced the biggest shifts in dynasty value over the last month.
There Is No Offseason (TINO) is a Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast focusing exclusively on dynasty league formats. When a rested bullpen so often beats a tired starter, it's time to stop treating early exits as a sign of weakness.
There’s something about knocking the opposing starter out of the game that feels right, even if you aren’t scoring runs. It means you’ve removed the opposition’s best option for that day; it means you’ve created havoc; it means the other team has to get through more innings with inferior options, and those inferior options are going to be tired for the subsequent games in the series. Knocking out the starter is a mile marker on the way to victory, the baseball equivalent of field position—it doesn’t mean you’ve made it, but you’re getting there.
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein square off in the 2017 edition of the BP Annual Drinking Game. With the glorious return of baseball comes something the less glorious return of advertisements.
Look, the offseason was terrible. We all sit around, stare into our computer windows, and argue about
friggin lists. We’re all mad because there’s less daylight, no baseball, everything itches, and we have the cold sweats because that’s what withdrawal is like in movies and television shows. Read the full article...
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April 6, 2017 6:00 am
Is the middle season in a three-year span a baseball sandwich or a baseball hotdog?
For several years now, I have attended a screening of the Oscar-nominated Animated Shorts. This year, the offerings were quite good on the whole―headlined by Pixar’s award-winning
Piper―but there was one particularly disappointing nominee, Blind Vaysha. The premise is this: the main character is a girl who sees the past out one eye and the future out the other, but is blind to the present. The film is not subtle, and the ending narration smacks you over the head with the theme while drawing all the conclusions for you.
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April 3, 2017 4:02 pm
Dandy Yiaz, in my opinion.
The Situation: ’ injury means Jason Kipnis will head to second base, opening up a spot for Diaz at the hot corner. Jose Ramirez
Background: A Cuban defector, Diaz signed for a modest $300,000 back in 2013. Diaz logged full seasons at High-A in 2014, then Double-A, with a brief, four-game cameo at Triple-A in 2015. Though he he hit well, he was assigned back to Akron to open the 2016 season, but earned a promotion to Columbus after 26 games. He’s done nothing but hit his entire pro career, though he’s also been a touch old for his level the entire time. The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.
There Is No Offseason (TINO) is a Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast focusing exclusively on dynasty league formats.