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05-27

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The Call-Up: Franchy Cordero
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Wilson Karaman and George Bissell

05-27

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 88: We Covered Every Team
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Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and George Bissell

05-26

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Free Agent Watch: Week 8
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George Bissell

05-24

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 134: Getting Recognized
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella, Eric Roseberry and Joshua Howsam

05-19

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Free Agent Watch: Week 7
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George Bissell

05-17

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 133: It's Happening
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-17

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The Call-Up: Bradley Zimmer
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Erich Rothmann and George Bissell

05-12

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Free Agent Watch: Week 6
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George Bissell

05-10

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 132: Risky Closers
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-05

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 87: I’m Here For The Beefy Boys
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Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and George Bissell

05-05

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Free Agent Watch: Week 5
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George Bissell

05-03

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 131: Big Maple
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George Bissell and Jarrett Seidler

04-28

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 86: Are You Mau Now?
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

04-26

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 130: I Feel Like The Guy From The Mighty Ducks
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

04-21

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Free Agent Watch: Week 3
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George Bissell

04-20

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 129: Grey Albright
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

04-14

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Free Agent Watch: Week 2
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George Bissell

04-12

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 128: The Colorado Attraction
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Greg Wellemeyer

04-07

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 85: The BP Annual Drinking Game Returns
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

04-07

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Free Agent Watch: Week 1
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George Bissell

04-06

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 127: Treinen To Lose
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

03-29

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 126: Tout Wars Recap
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

03-28

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My Model Portfolio: The Ricky Bobby Experiment
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George Bissell

03-24

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 84: Where's My Xander Shirsey?
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

03-22

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 125: The Auction Strategy Show
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Jeff Quinton

03-20

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Five to Watch: American League Prospects
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George Bissell

03-17

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 124: Polarizing Pitchers
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George Bissell and Alex Chamberlain

03-16

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Position Battles: National League West
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George Bissell

03-15

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 123: NL LABR Recap with Steve Gardner
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

03-13

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Five to Watch: National League Pitchers
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George Bissell

03-10

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 83: Real-Time TINO Odds
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre

03-08

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 122: AL LABR Recap
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

03-07

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State of the Position: Relief Pitchers
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George Bissell

03-01

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 121: Starting Pitcher Preview
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

02-24

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 82: Top 101 Dynasty Prospects List
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

02-23

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State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
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George Bissell

02-22

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 120: Defending Andrew McCutchen
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

02-16

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 119: LABR Recap
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

02-13

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State of the Position: Outfield
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George Bissell

02-10

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 81: The Fudge Factor
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton

02-08

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 118: It's Just Stupid
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

02-07

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State of the Position: Shortstop
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George Bissell

02-01

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 117: A Game of Concern and Illusion
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

01-30

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State of the Position: Third Base
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George Bissell

01-28

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 80: Is That Wil Myers?
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George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

01-26

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 116: The Trea Turner Question
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

01-23

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State of the Position: Second Base
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George Bissell

01-20

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: A.J. Reed vs. Dan Vogelbach
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George Bissell

01-18

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 115: Animal Crackers
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

01-16

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State of the Position: First Base
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George Bissell

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Viva la Franch.

The Situation: Manuel Margot hit the shelf with a strained calf, and the Padres will continue making good use of their catastrophic start to work another rookie into big-league experience by unleashing Franchy on the expansive Petco center field landscape. After starting to put it together with a strong performance across two levels last year, Cordero has continued to hit well at Triple-A El Paso, posting a .289/.349/.520 line across 42 games to start the season. That sound you hear in the distance is a giddy Jason Parks (#RIP) merrily frolicking along a hillside under a cool, come-hither sky.

The Background: The Padres inked Cordero to a $175,000 deal in November of the 2011 international signing period when he was 17, and he tantalized with explosive quick-twitch athleticism and projectability in the DSL the following summer before heading stateside in 2013, where he showcased more of the same. Parks said he had Role 6 potential in Spring Training of 2014, though he noted at the time that Franchy’s home would probably need to migrate from the six spot he’d occupied up until that point. He remained there through a successful short-season debut, but moved to the outfield grass in time for full-season ball in 2015. The gap between his raw present and intriguing potential future skill was on display in the Midwest League in 2015, but despite struggling with the bat he impressed the brass enough to warrant promotion to the Cal League in 2016, where he started to pick things up production-wise. He hasn’t really stopped hitting over the past calendar year, traversing three levels in the process to arrive at the doorstep of the majors.

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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.

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May 26, 2017 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 8

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George Bissell

Alex Avila's resurgence is real, but will the forces of regression take hold? Also: Don't wait to count the feathers on Brad Peacock.

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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Eric Roseberry discuss potential wavier wire targets including Ian Happ, Tommy Joseph, Justin Smoak, Alex Avila and Brad Peacock. Then, BP Toronto Co-Editor-in-Chief Joshua Howsam joins the show to analyze Marco Estrada’s strikeout surge, Jose Bautista’s struggles, and Marcus Stroman’s upside.

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May 19, 2017 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 7

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George Bissell

Ian is here and he is hitting. Be a part of the Happening.

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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre discuss the fantasy impact of recent call-up’s Ian Happ and Bradley Zimmer. Then analyze a plethora of surprising early season performances including Freddie Freeman, Jake Arrieta, Dallas Keuchel and more.

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May 17, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Bradley Zimmer

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Erich Rothmann and George Bissell

A top prospect, Zimmer has a power-speed combo that has become increasingly rare in fantasy, and because of Cleveland's injury troubles in the outfield, is getting a chance to contribute now. What can we expect?

The Situation: The Indians outfield is in dire need of help due to the injuries to Abraham Almonte, Brandon Guyer and Austin Jackson. Also, while Michael Brantley has hit fairly well so far, his playing time is being managed cautiously given his recent injury history. They have addressed this situation by calling up Zimmer, one of their top prospects (No. 3 in our 2017 Indians organizational ranking).

Background: Cleveland selected Zimmer 21st overall in the 2014 amateur draft, and the start of his first full pro season could not have gone much better. After he slashed .308/.403/.493, hit 10 homers, and stole 32 bases in 335 plate appearances for High-A Lynchburg, he was named to the Carolina League All-Star team and participated in the Futures Game. However, he struggled with Double-A Akron in the second half of the season, in large part because he tried to play with a hairline fracture in his right foot. The 24-year-old’s stock fell in 2016 after striking out 115 times in just 407 plate appearances with Akron, and 56 times in 150 plate appearances for Triple-A Columbus. Zimmer got off to a better start with Columbus before his promotion, as he slashed .294/.371/.532, along with five homers, nine stolen bases, and “only” 43 strikeouts through 144 plate appearances.

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May 12, 2017 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 6

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George Bissell

Still don't believe in Yonder Alonso and Trevor Cahill? Pick 'em up anyway, if you can.

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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre discuss the latest batch of FAAB acquisitions in Tout Wars and LABR, Trevor Cahill’s renaissance campaign, empty the Twitter mailbag, and breakdown BP’s in-season fantasy valuations (47:00).

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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.

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May 5, 2017 7:48 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 5

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George Bissell

Kevin Pillar and Marwin Gonzalez are out there WAITING to give you statistics. Are you going to take them?

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George Bissell is joined by Ryan Bloomfield of BaseballHQ to discuss James Paxton’s meteoric rise, Chris Devenski’s upside, and deliver a “Fact or Fluke?” verdicts. Then, Jarrett Seidler of BP and BP Mets stops by to break down the impact of Noah Syndergaard’s injury, Robert Gsellman’s disappointing first month, and Amed Rosario’s fantasy potential.

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