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12-23

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Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Craig Goldstein

12-22

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 36: TINO Dot Com
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

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

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October 14, 2014 12:05 pm

Fantasy Freestyle: Looking Back: Prospect Predictions

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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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Reacting to a world without baseball and reviewing the NL Rookie of the Year race.

This is the way the world ends

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Recapping Tuesday's managerial meltdowns, and a look at the NL Manager of the Year race.

Wellllll those were some doozies. Both NLDS matchups wrapped up last night and both featured some...interesting...decision making by the managers of the losing teams. In one corner we have Don Mattingly, who hit the panic button pre-game by opting to start Andre Ethier in center field over the admittedly struggling Yasiel Puig. In the other corner we have Matt Williams who seemed resolute in his decision to rest his best relievers for the next game, even if that game comes in Spring of 2015

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A rant on Clayton Kershaw's postseasons statistics, and an update on the NL Pitcher of the Year race.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Last year it was the NLCS that had the Cardinals pushing the Dodgers to the brink of elimination, pushing Clayton Kershaw to win a do-or-die game in St. Louis. The same situation has come a round earlier in 2014, but once again the Dodgers turn to Kershaw in an elimination game in St. Louis.

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A look back at Sunday's playoff action and a breakdown of the AL Pitcher of the Year race.

While it’s often said mockingly, James Shields stepped up on Sunday night and delivered a performance worthy of his nickname. The Royals No. 1 starter fired six innings of six-hit, two-run baseball, as the Royals closed out the Angels. Shields had predicted as much in the aftermath of the Royals improbable comeback victory in the Wildcard game.


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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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Discussing the previous day's playoff action with a focus on the AL Manager of the Year award.

We’re in the midst of a two-day stretch that will grant us six playoff games. Times are good. Except if you’re Brad Ausmus, in which case times are handsome, if not great. The Orioles managed to win despite home runs from the Tigers 3-4-5 hitters and 7+ innings from Scherzer, which has to be concerning for the Tigers. Not only that but Baltimore piled on Detroit’s beleaguered bullpen, meaning Justin Verlander really has to go deep in tomorrow’s game, something that’s a lot less assured than it used to be.

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October 2, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Edinson Volquez

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The Pirates righty's fine season came to an end yesterday, but can we expect more of the same in 2015?

This is going to come to you a day late, and likely a dollar short. Edinson Volquez took the mound last night, but I’m writing this in the afternoon so the results of his one-game playoff performance aren’t yet known, nor if he’ll get another shot. That said, we do have a 31-start sample from which to analyze this year, allowing us to determine how we feel about Volquez going forward.

Player Background
Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2001, Volquez matured gradually, not appearing on a prospect list until 2004. From there he took off, ranked by Baseball America as the Rangers no. 1 prospect following the 2005 season, in addition to ranking in their top 100 for the first and final time. He was a member of the Rangers vaunted DVD trio (Danks-Volquez-Diamond), and thought to be part of the wave of pitching prospects that would save Texas.


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A breakdown of the NL Player of the Year voting thus far, plus a cute kid.

Well, last night’s game wasn’t quite as arousing as the first play-in Wild Card game, but it certainly ended sooner. While Madison Bumgarner certainly pitched well, it’s hard to imagine that anyone could edge out the Player of the Game: That kid behind home who was absurdly adorable.

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The adoring masses are finally updated as to the product of their democratic process. Focus on AL ROY.

Welcome to the first Internet Baseball Awards update. We’ll be refreshing you on the voting daily, with updated leaderboards as well as some commentary on each of the separate races, and if at all possible, the calling out of people who have made terrible life decisions based on their voting habits. There’s little chance that this matches the excitement of last night’s playoff game, but at the same time, there’s at least a 50% chance Cal Ripken offers more commentary.

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September 26, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Prospect Rankings Review

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Craig Goldstein

A look at two pitchers who ranked back-to-back in our preseason top fantasy prospects rankings.

The dust hasn’t yet settled on the 2014 but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to look back at some of our pre-season work and look at how we did. Before the regular season started, we (Bret Sayre) released our fantasy prospect rankings and while there are innumerable (okay, fine, 101) interesting aspects to that list, some stood out more than most.

Two of my favorite prospects in all of baseball, much less fantasy happened to be ranked back to back as though they were striking a pose for an action/spy movie poster. Baltimore’s Kevin Gausman checked in at 15th and Kansas City’s Yordano Ventura ranked 16th. Let’s take a look at what we said then, how they did, and why we were right or wrong.

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