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11-26

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Fantasy Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles
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Craig Goldstein

11-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: 40-Man Additions to Know
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Craig Goldstein

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

11-24

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The 40-Man Additions
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Craig Goldstein, Mauricio Rubio and Jeff Moore

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: The Better Bullpens Bureau
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

11-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Butler Did It
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

11-18

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Transaction Analysis: Russell Martin Gets That McCann Cash
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R.J. Anderson, 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

11-14

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Transaction Analysis: Jays Leggo Their A. Gose
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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Jordan Gorosh

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

11-08

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Internet Baseball Awards: The 2014 Internet Baseball Award Winners
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Craig Goldstein

11-06

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Five to Watch: Post-Hype Prospects for 2015
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Craig Goldstein

10-27

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Fantasy Team Preview: Texas Rangers
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Craig Goldstein

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

10-16

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BP Unfiltered: IBA Update: October 16
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Craig Goldstein

10-14

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Fantasy Freestyle: Looking Back: Prospect Predictions
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Craig Goldstein

10-10

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BP Unfiltered: IBA Update: October 10
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Craig Goldstein

10-09

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BP Unfiltered: IBA Update: October 9
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Craig Goldstein

10-08

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BP Unfiltered: IBA Update: October 8
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Craig Goldstein

10-07

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BP Unfiltered: IBA Update: October 7
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Craig Goldstein

10-05

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BP Unfiltered: IBA Update: October 6
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Craig Goldstein

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

10-03

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BP Unfiltered: IBA Update: October 3
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Craig Goldstein

10-02

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Fantasy Freestyle: Edinson Volquez
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Craig Goldstein

10-02

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BP Unfiltered: IBA Update: October 2
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Craig Goldstein

10-01

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BP Unfiltered: IBA Update: October 1
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Craig Goldstein

09-26

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Fantasy Freestyle: Prospect Rankings Review
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Craig Goldstein

09-24

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Dynasty Dynamics: Jumping Ship
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

09-19

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Fantasy Freestyle: Power Outage
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Craig Goldstein

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

09-10

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Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report Food Comps
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

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

09-03

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Fantasy Freestyle: Danny Duffy
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Craig Goldstein

09-02

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The Call-Up: Daniel Norris
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Craig Goldstein and Mark Anderson

09-02

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The Call-Up: Brandon Finnegan
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Craig Goldstein and CJ Wittmann

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

08-29

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Fantasy Freestyle: Buy Corey Dickerson
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Craig Goldstein

08-29

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The Call-Up: Dilson Herrera
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Jeff Moore and Craig Goldstein

08-27

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Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: Prospect Edition, Part Three
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

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

08-22

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Fantasy Freestyle: Adjusting for Era
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Craig Goldstein

08-20

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Dynasty Dynamics: More Top 50 Talk
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

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

08-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: Starling Marte and Being Wrong
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Craig Goldstein

08-13

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Dynasty Dynamics: Our Top 50 Dynasty League Prospects
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

08-13

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The Call-Up: Rymer Liriano
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Craig Goldstein

08-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 512: TV Blackouts Will Rot Your Brain
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Sam Miller and Craig Goldstein

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

08-08

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Fantasy Freestyle: Jeremy Hellickson
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Craig Goldstein

08-06

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Dynasty Dynamics: Post-Deadline Prospect Value
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

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November 26, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles

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Craig Goldstein

Come for the bats, stay for Zach Britton and back-end fantasy arms.

The Orioles racked up 96 wins—good for second place in the AL—and a trip to the ALCS behind a solid offense, a strong core of starting pitchers and one of the better bullpens in baseball, allowing the third fewest runs in the American League. Their lineup is full of fantasy stars, with Adam Jones anchoring the team and current free agent Nelson Cruz leading the league in home runs. Add in Manny Machado’s tantalizing upside, Chris Davis’ bounce-back potential, and J.J. Hardy’s contributions from the offense-bereft shortstop position and there is a wealth of options to be had here. The O’s only managed to rank sixth in the AL in runs scored, but their offense is where people will look first for impact talent.

Pitching is a bit of a different story, as no one on their staff merits a high-round pick, though there is a lot of depth. Closer Zach Britton is the closest thing to an impact fantasy arm they have right now, but the rotation is a Kevin Gausman breakout or Dylan Bundy promotion away from an impact starter. Chris Tillman, Bud Norris, and Wei-Yin Chen provide solid numbers to go with bulk innings, but none profiles toward the top of any fantasy rotation. Let’s take a deeper dive into the Orioles fantasy prospects below.

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November 25, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: 40-Man Additions to Know

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Craig Goldstein

These prospects have cleared one hurdle keeping them from the majors, so they're worthy of your attention.

Late last week was the deadline for teams to add guys to their 40-man rosters, which is pretty much the only time anyone cares who is added to or taken off of a 40-man roster, which is why me bringing you fantasy takes on several of those players is perfect. No one cares what I have to say anyway. This is a look at guys that could matter in 2015, which means some of the more intriguing names that are still far away (Mauricio Cabrera, Brandon Drury etc) are being left off. Let’s get to the limited-upside prospects!

Jose Peraza - 2B - Atlanta
Not only did Tommy La Stella get shipped out of town, but Peraza got put on the 40-man, which means a relatively minor obstacle (but still an obstacle) is now out of his way. He’s performed well in a limited look at the upper levels, and has a good chance of contributing some time in the second half. He could make a case for reaching the major leagues earlier based on his defense (he’s a natural shortstop), but allowing his bat to mature isn’t the worst idea (or bad for fantasy owners) either. Even if he doesn’t hit, he’s a threat to contribute on the bases, so he’ll probably be worth adding no matter when he gets the call. His power comes from adding the extra base thanks to his speed, as he tends to just spin in place when he swings, without generating power by transferring his weight.


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November 24, 2014 6:00 am

The 40-Man Additions

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Craig Goldstein, Mauricio Rubio and Jeff Moore

Top prospects, organizational depth, and others added to 40-man rosters in anticipation of the Rule 5 Draft.

Late last week, teams faced a deadline to add minor leaguers—or, at least, those who meet minimum professional experience requirements—to the 40-man roster or risk losing them in the Rule 5 draft in San Diego next month. The deadline forces teams to make decisions on which players are most likely to be taken, and which would hurt the most to lose. Some of the most significant additions:

NL EAST

Atlanta Braves
Biggest Surprise: Yean Carlos Gil
Potential Impact: Kyle Kubitza



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November 24, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Better Bullpens Bureau

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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

The Dodgers and Rays each add relievers that should help, by getting relievers from the other.



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November 20, 2014 1:02 am

Transaction Analysis: The Butler Did It

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Oakland lands Butler for a deal that has many scratching their heads while the White Sox take a risky, but perhaps needed, approach to fix their woeful bullpen.

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The Blue Jays, not the Cubs, sign Russell Martin; The Cubs, not the Braves, now employ Tommy La Stella.

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A.J. Burnett makes things right with Pittsburgh, and the Rays get a couple nifty prospects for their no. 4 starter.

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November 14, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Jays Leggo Their A. Gose

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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Jordan Gorosh

Toronto makes way in center for a top prospect; the Tigers trade from a shallow system; and the Pirates get a new pitch-framer.

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See who won and placed in all the voting for the 2014 IBA's, otherwise known as the Internet We Were Voting For Mike Trout Before It Was Cool Awards.

We are here today to announce the winners of the 2014 Greg Spira Memorial Internet Baseball Awards, an annual tradition unlike many others.

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November 6, 2014 11:44 am

Five to Watch: Post-Hype Prospects for 2015

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Craig Goldstein

The shine is off these young players, which means now might be the time for keeper league owners to invest.

Just over a year ago, I introduced myself to you by using the phrase “mound-dwelling tautonymic counterpart” in an attempt to dazzle and impress. Now you know the sandwich-loving truth, though, and despite the need to hate, you can’t help but love. I bring you back to that time in your life when things were better, before you knew me and what I’m about, only to say, I’m about to discuss the same topic.

Each offseason, keeper and dynasty owners have roster crunches to figure out. Ever the complicating factors are those players who once carried lofty ceilings but have yet to turn tools and talent into production. They’ve exceeded their rookie eligibility, meaning they can’t be stashed on a farm team, and it’s decision time. Generally, it is about weighing the option of carrying the high upside/high risk post-hype prospect, or someone with a lower ability to impact your rotation/lineup, but who is a surer thing to do so.

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