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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

07-23

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Dynasty Dynamics: Players We're Buying at the Deadline
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

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

07-18

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Fantasy Freestyle: Buy or Sell: Chris Davis
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Craig Goldstein

07-16

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Dynasty Dynamics: Top 50 Jumpers
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

07-11

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Fantasy Freestyle: What to Expect From Jimmy Nelson
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Craig Goldstein

07-09

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The Call-Up: Arismendy Alcantara
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Mauricio Rubio and Craig Goldstein

07-09

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

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

07-03

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Fantasy Freestyle: Rick Porcello: Buy or Sell?
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Craig Goldstein

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

06-27

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Fantasy Freestyle: Veterans With Value
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Craig Goldstein

06-25

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Dynasty Dynamics: Futures Team Meet and Greet: USA
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Craig Goldstein

06-20

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Fantasy Freestyle: My Catcher Fetish and Derek Norris
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Craig Goldstein

06-18

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Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: MLB Edition
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

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

06-11

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

06-05

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The Call-Up: Eddie Butler
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Craig Goldstein and Ron Shah

06-04

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Fantasy Freestyle: Profiling Alex Reyes
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Craig Goldstein

06-04

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The Call-Up: Jonathan Singleton
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Chris Rodriguez and Craig Goldstein

06-03

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Dynasty Dynamics: Ideal Dynasty-Style Mock Draft
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

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

05-28

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Fantasy Freestyle: Will Carlos Santana Heat Up?
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Craig Goldstein

05-27

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Dynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part Three
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

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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Fantasy Freestyle: Dallas Keuchel: Sell-High Candidate?
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Craig Goldstein

05-20

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Dynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part Two
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

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

05-14

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Fantasy Freestyle: Nathan Eovaldi: Great or Just Hot?
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Craig Goldstein

05-13

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The Call-Up: Rafael Montero
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Mark Anderson and Craig Goldstein

05-13

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Dynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part One
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

05-10

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 16 -- Just So Much #Dad
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Bret Sayre, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

05-09

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The Call-Up: Rougned Odor
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Chris Rodriguez and Craig Goldstein

05-06

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Dynasty Dynamics: AL East U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

05-03

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 15: A Coconut Crab With Darwin Barney's Glove
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

05-01

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The Call-Up: Robbie Ray
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Mark Anderson and Craig Goldstein

04-29

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Dynasty Dynamics: NL East U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-29

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The Call-Up: Randal Grichuk
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Mark Anderson and Craig Goldstein

04-25

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 14: What's Going On Guys?
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

04-22

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Dynasty Dynamics: AL Central U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-22

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The Call-Up: Luis Sardinas
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Jason Parks and Craig Goldstein

04-21

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Daily League Strategy: Stars-and-Scrubs
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Craig Goldstein

04-19

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 13: It's Not Ceviche
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

04-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: Recovering Prospects
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Craig Goldstein

04-17

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The Call-Up: George Springer
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Nick J. Faleris and Craig Goldstein

04-16

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Transaction Analysis: A Moran and a Wolf Walk Into a Bar
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

04-15

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Dynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: Small-Sample Numbers That Matter
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Craig Goldstein

04-08

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Dynasty Dynamics: AL West U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-05

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 12 Latin Spice
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Bret Sayre, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

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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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May 22, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Dallas Keuchel: Sell-High Candidate?

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Craig Goldstein

The Astros lefty is off to a strong start, but can he sustain it?

Last week, I took the opportunity that the Fantasy Freestyle affords us to look at one of the hotter pitching names in the early going: Nathan Eovaldi. This week I thought it prudent to take a similar look at another starter that is burning up the waiver wires and getting a lot of love from the internetting baseball community (in fact he was just profiled by Mike Petriello yesterday). We look at Dallas Keuchel on the heels of the latest sterling performance in a string of many. His eight and two-thirds inning performance left him one out shy of a second consecutive complete game. He lowered his ERA from 3.06 to 2.92 and he induced 18 ground balls, a season-high, snapping a streak of three straight games where he induced 15 ground balls.

Keuchel’s emergence as a high quality rotation option is as surprising as he’s been dominant. As a minor leaguer he never once cracked a 20 percent strikeout rate. Last year he checked in at 18 percent and this year he’s upped his game to just under 23 percent. He’s paired that impressive knack for improvement with a diminishing walk rate, going from 10.3 percent in 2012 to 7.6 percent last year to five percent thus far in 2014. Where he really sets himself apart though, is in his batted ball profile. Keuchel is generating ground balls at a 67.7 percent clip. For frame of reference Justin Masterson, as elite a ground ball starting pitcher as there is topped out at just under 60 percent in 2010, and even then his fly ball rate was five percentage points higher than Keuchel’s is now.

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May 20, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part Two

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

The second part of the rankings series takes you from Nick Franklin to Brandon Belt.

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May 14, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Nathan Eovaldi: Great or Just Hot?

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Craig Goldstein

Craig takes a closer look at a flame-throwing pitcher who made his top 150 U25 list for dynasty leagues and is off to a fine start.

Yesterday, Ben Carsley and I released the first portion of our Top 150 U25 fantasy players, the culmination of a six-week division-by-division look. The name that received the most attention was one towards the bottom of the list, with Nathan Eovaldi checking in at no. 141 on our collaborative list. Eovaldi has jumped out to a great start in 2014, posting a 2.86 ERA backed by a 2.94 FIP, and phenomenal strikeout and walk rates, at 23.4 percent and 4.9 percent, respectively.

This has earned him many plaudits, and a ton of new fans, as fantasy owners who took a random flier on him have become devoted advocates. The question at hand for Eovaldi, and an important one for those wondering how to value him, is whether this new level of success is sustainable. Our eyes tell us it is, as we watch 96 MPH fastball after 96 MPH fastball whiz by us, even into the seventh or eighth inning. So if the numbers say one thing, and our eyes confirm it (or vice versa), where is the debate?

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May 13, 2014 10:29 am

The Call-Up: Rafael Montero

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Mark Anderson and Craig Goldstein

The Mets bring a mid-rotation arm to the majors.

The Situation: With the Mets sliding down the National League East standings, Jenrry Mejia moves from the rotation to the bullpen, clearing the way for BP’s no. 4-ranked Mets prospect, Rafael Montero. Montero will make his MLB debut at home against Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.

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May 13, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part One

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

In the first installment of this series, Ben and Craig take you from Domingo Santana to Jonathan Schoop.

We’ve done it, Internet. We’ve compiled a Big List of Players just for you.

Craig and I have spent the past six weeks breaking down each division, forming individual top-30 U25 dynasty rankings and comparing those lists with some witty (read: tired) commentary in each installment. We’ve also been debating each list on TINO, with the help of Dear Leader Bret Sayre and Mauricio Rubio, and have fielded many questions and concerns on Twitter and via the comments section, too.

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May 9, 2014 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Rougned Odor

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Chris Rodriguez and Craig Goldstein

Get to know the Rangers' other second baseman of the future.

The Situation: Former no. 1 overall prospect Jurickson Profar is out for several more weeks and Donnie Murphy just landed on the disabled list with a neck strain. Josh Wilson, the Rangers’ Opening Day second baseman, was designated for assignment. The Rangers are looking for a jolt until Profar returns.

Background: The Rangers signed “Roogie” Odor out of Venezuela for $425,000 and he immediately found success in the states, slashing .262/.323/.352 in 258 plate appearances as a 17-year-old in Low-A Spokane. The promising start jumpstarted an accelerated path to the big leagues for Odor, as he landed in Hickory (A-Ball) in 2012 and again held his own. Often in the shadow of other highly touted middle-infield Rangers prospects, Odor finally got his time to shine in 2013. Across two leagues, he hit .303 with a .369 on-base percentage and raised his slugging to .474. In fact, in 144 Double-A plate appearances, Odor slugged an eye-popping .530. After the season, he was rated the no. 1 overall player in the Texas Rangers system and second-best second baseman in the minors according to Baseball Prospectus.

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May 6, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: AL East U25 Lists

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Xander Bogaerts and Manny Machado lead the way.

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May 1, 2014 6:06 am

The Call-Up: Robbie Ray

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Mark Anderson and Craig Goldstein

The centerpiece of the package the Tigers received in return for Doug Fister is about to arrive.

The Situation: When Anibal Sanchez went on the disabled list with a finger laceration, the Tigers knew they would need another starter on May 6. The speculation as to who that starter would be ended when Detroit announced that the headliner in the Doug Fister trade, Robbie Ray, would take the bump next Tuesday in place of Sanchez.

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