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12-17

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Transaction Analysis: Angels Happy Re: Joyce
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Craig Goldstein and Nick Shlain

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: The Dodgers' First Dump
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Craig Goldstein

12-11

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Transaction Analysis: The Night the Dodgers Had
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Craig Goldstein and Nick J. Faleris

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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Transaction Analysis: Moss Gathered
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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

12-08

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Transaction Analysis: Replacing a Legend
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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein, Mike Gianella, Andrew Koo and Jordan Gorosh

12-05

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Moderate Rebuild
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Craig Goldstein

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

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November 20, 2014 1:02 am

Transaction Analysis: The Butler Did It

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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

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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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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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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Kicking off the series with a team that surprisingly was baseball's worst in 2014.

With the offseason just around the corner, it’s time to kick off our fantasy team previews. Last year, we ran these in conjunction with the top 10 prospect posts, but we’re giving them their own spotlight this year. We’re also going to be using a little bit of a different format, so let us know if there are gaps in the coverage or anything like that, so we can address it.

We’re kicking off the team previews with the worst team in baseball, the Houston Astros. No, that’s not right. The Texas Astros. Dammit. The Texas Rastros. Sonofabitch this is hard. If you’re a Rangers fan, it’s not hard to conceive that the team you watched day in and day out was baseball’s worst. For the rest of us though, it’s a bizarre notion that the Rangers finished in last place, and perhaps moreso that the Astros didn’t, for once (settle down Rockies fans, we’ll get to you).

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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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Wrapping up the scores as we head into the final day of voting.

What a long strange journey it’s been. You and me, and these crazy IBAs.

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October 14, 2014 12:05 pm

Fantasy Freestyle: Looking Back: Prospect Predictions

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Craig Goldstein

Craig reviews and grades his preseason prospect evaluations.

Look. I’m not one to toot my own horn exactly, though I’m not averse to it when it’s earned. More so, though, I hate admitting I’m wrong, so when our benevolent overlord Bret Sayre suggested we look back at our own predictions, I immediately began digging for something, anything I did right. Three weeks and two playoff spotlights later, I found it.

Just prior to the start of the season I wrote about five NL Post-Prospects to watch, and I’ll be damaged if I didn’t light that country music award on fire knock this one out of the park. Let’s ignore the fact that I rarely make firm predictions because I’m a big wuss (and did I mention I hate being wrong), but rather endorsed or advised against players more generally. Still, let’s see how that worked.

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Discussing the AL Player of the Year race.

Standing amidst the freshly clipped outfield grass in anticipation of one’s first playoff game has to conjure up a mixture of excitement and nerves, as the two emotions see-saw for supremacy of their owner’s heart and mind. So it was, in 2014, for a former first round pick. Drafted in 2009, the outfielder might have lost his ethereal glaze but he can still fly, and did so, homering in the divisional series.

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