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09-20

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 150: Hot Take Machine
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

09-18

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 93: The Offseason Is The Enemy
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Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and George Bissell

09-15

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Free Agent Watch: Week 24
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George Bissell and Mark Barry

09-08

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 149: Victor Robles vs. Ronald Acuna
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George Bissell and Mark Barry

09-08

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Free Agent Watch: Week 23
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George Bissell and Mark Barry

09-07

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The Call-Up: Victor Robles
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Jarrett Seidler and George Bissell

09-06

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BP En Espanol: La llamada: Francisco Mejia
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Jeffrey Paternostro and George Bissell

09-06

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The Call-Up: Luiz Gohara
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Jeffrey Paternostro and George Bissell

09-05

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The Call-Up: Francisco Mejia
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Jeffrey Paternostro and George Bissell

09-01

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The Call-Up: Alex Verdugo
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Keith Rader and George Bissell

09-01

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 148: September Call-Ups
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George Bissell, Mark Barry and Wilson Karaman

09-01

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Free Agent Watch: Week 22
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George Bissell and Mark Barry

08-25

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 147: Free Agent Friday
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George Bissell and Mark Barry

08-25

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Free Agent Watch: Week 21
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George Bissell and Mark Barry

08-23

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 146: Let’s Talk About Byron Buxton
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

08-15

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 20
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George Bissell

08-11

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 145: Process vs. Results
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-04

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 92: Craig Concepcion
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Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and George Bissell

08-03

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 144: Trade Deadline Smorgasbord
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-27

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The Call-Up: Harrison Bader
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Mark Anderson and George Bissell

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: Kansas City Buyers
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Bryan Grosnick, Zach Crizer, Craig Goldstein and George Bissell

07-26

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 143: Did You See The Maple Grove?
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

07-20

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Transaction Analysis: First We Take Manhattan
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Bryan Grosnick, Greg Goldstein, Steve Givarz, Ryan Schultz, Mike Gianella and George Bissell

07-19

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 142: Celtics Fans Hate Me
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: JD to AZ
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Wilson Karaman, Stacey Gotsulias, Mark Anderson and George Bissell

07-17

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Transaction Analysis: Our Long Nationals Nightmare Is Over
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Bryan Grosnick, Ben Diamond, Javier Barragan, Greg Goldstein and George Bissell

07-14

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 91: Game of Prospects
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Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and George Bissell

07-13

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Transaction Analysis: Chicago Blockbuster
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Bryan Grosnick, Jeffrey Paternostro, Greg Goldstein and George Bissell

07-12

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 141: Midseason Valuations
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-06

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 140: Midseason Top 50 Prospects & Second-Half Fantasy Storylines
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George Bissell, Eric Roseberry and Jeffrey Paternostro

06-28

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 139: Enjoy The Fireworks
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-23

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Free Agent Watch: Week 12
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George Bissell

06-22

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 90: Boston Accent
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Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and George Bissell

06-21

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 138: Not That Derek Fisher
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

06-19

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Evolution and Decline of Francisco Lindor
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George Bissell

06-16

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Free Agent Watch: Week 11
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George Bissell

06-14

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 137: All Rise
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Stacey Gotsulias

06-13

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The Call-Up: Josh Hader
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Jeffrey Paternostro and George Bissell

06-09

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 89: Jim Callis on the 2017 MLB Draft
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Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre and George Bissell

06-09

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Free Agent Watch: Week 10
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George Bissell

06-07

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 136: They're Completely Chill
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-07

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The Call-Up: Jacob Faria
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John Eshleman and George Bissell

06-01

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 135: Rankings Redux
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-31

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Updating the Tiers: First Base
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George Bissell

05-29

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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

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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre outline their strategic approaches to the fantasy playoffs including: relying on studs that got you there versus riding the hot hand and several useful wavier wire targets. They also banter about Rhys Hoskins insane hot streak, Victor Robles long-term potential, and some names to target in keeper and dynasty formats. Finally, they take a quick look ahead to 2018 by debating Giancarlo Stanton’s fantasy value.

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre outline their strategic approaches to the fantasy playoffs including: relying on studs that got you there versus riding the hot hand (8:00) and several useful wavier wire targets in Luis Valbuena (14:30), Kyle Gibson (15:30), Nick Castellanos (17:00), Jeimer Candelario (19:00) and Nick Williams (20:00). They also banter about Rhys Hoskins insane hot streak (20:30), Victor Robles long-term potential (23:30), and some names to target in keeper and dynasty formats over the final few weeks like Willie Calhoun, Wilmer Difo, Dominic Smith, Matt Chapman, Marwin Gonzalez and Raul Mondesi (27:00). Finally, they take a quick look ahead to 2018 by debating Giancarlo Stanton’s fantasy value (33:00).

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Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre consider the fantasy ramifications of Shohei Otani’s highly anticipated arrival this offseason before taking a comprehensive look at which AL & NL West prospects experienced dramatic swings in fantasy value this year.

Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre consider the fantasy ramifications of Shohei Otani’s highly anticipated arrival this offseason before taking a comprehensive look at which AL & NL West prospects experienced dramatic swings in fantasy value this year.

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September 15, 2017 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 24

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George Bissell and Mark Barry

Justin Bour. He should be yours.

Free Agent Watch

Week 24

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George Bissell and Mark Barry discuss the promotion of elite fantasy prospects Victor Robles, Francisco Mejia, J.P. Crawford, and Walker Buehler before diving into their latest #FreeAgentFriday selections including Kevin Kiermaier, Matt Olson, Lucas Giolito, Dillon Peters and more...

George Bissell and Mark Barry discuss the promotion of elite fantasy prospects Victor Robles (6:00), Francisco Mejia (17:00), J.P. Crawford (23:00), and Walker Buehler (26:30) before diving into their latest #FreeAgentFriday selections including Kevin Kiermaier (32:00), Nicholas Castellanos (34:00), Tigers pitcher or J.K. Rowling character (36:00), Lucas Giolito (40:00), Reynaldo Lopez (42:00), Dinelson Lamet (45:00), Matt Olson (49:30), Robert Stephenson (54:00) and Dillon Peters (56:00).

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September 8, 2017 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 23

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George Bissell and Mark Barry

What does Kevin Kiermaier have to do in order to get himself picked up around here?

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September 7, 2017 4:48 pm

The Call-Up: Victor Robles

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This is a proportionate response to Bryce Harper's hair, we think.

The Situation: The Nationals are 18 games up in the NL East and pretty obviously going to the playoffs, but their outfield situation has been a mish-mash ever since Adam Eaton went down for the season in April. Bryce Harper should be back from his own knee injury for the playoffs, but that’s not even a guarantee. In center, Michael Taylor played unexpectedly well in the first half, but has been awful since his return a month ago from an oblique injury. It’s unwise to count too much on the Howie Kendrick resurrection tour to continue with such aplomb in left, and Jayson Werth is a shell of his former self. Victor Robles is among the best prospects left in the minors, has had success (albeit limited) at Double-A, and can play all three outfield spots, so it’s time to get weird.

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Esto es lo que le faltaba a Cleveland: un poderoso bate detras del plato.

(More information on BP En Espanol.)

Traducido por Carlos Saiz

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September 6, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Luiz Gohara

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Jeffrey Paternostro and George Bissell

The hefty lefty makes his MLB debut.

The Situation: September is also the time that teams like to audition their young arms for potential roles in next year’s starting rotation. Luiz Gohara is the next in the seemingly endless pipeline of Braves pitching prospects to get a shot.

The Background: Gohara was signed out of Brazil by the Mariners in 2012 for $880,000. He came appeared in the Appalachian League the following Summer, and the 16-year-old southpaw struck out better than a batter per in his brief stateside debut. The road got bumpier from there as he spent parts of the next three seasons in the Northwest League and struggled with mechanical inconsistency despite continuing to generate whiffs. He started to figure it out in 2016, putting together ten very nice second-half starts in the Midwest League followed by a dominant cameo in the AFL. The Mariners dealt him that offseason to the Braves for Mallex Smith. Gohara broke out this year, carving up three levels of the minors.

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September 5, 2017 3:12 pm

The Call-Up: Francisco Mejia

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Just what Cleveland's been missing: a potent bat behind the plate.

The Situation: September is the time that teams like to have a third catcher on the bench and like to give their top prospects on the 40 a taste of major-league action. Francisco Mejia fits both criteria.

The Background: Cleveland signed Francisco Mejia out of the Dominican Republic for $350,000 as part of their 2012 July 2nd class. He came stateside immediately the following year and after two summers bashing short-season pitching, he slotted in second on the Cleveland team list and 84th on the 101. He was sent to full-season-ball as a 19-year-old in 2015 and scuffled in the Midwest League, slashing a mere .243/.324/.345. A return engagement in 2016 went much better and Mejia posted a 50-game hit streak between two A-ball levels. He popped back on the 101, at no. 34 this time, and continued to hit in Double-A in 2017 while reports on his defense behind the plate improved as well. He clocked in at no. 3 on the 2017 Midseason 50 and was arguably the best prospect in the minors at the time of his call up.

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September 1, 2017 2:44 pm

The Call-Up: Alex Verdugo

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Keith Rader and George Bissell

Los Angeles calls up Alex Verdugo, not Joc Pederson, for September outfield depth.

The Situation: Alex Verdugo was a popular trade target for teams negotiating deals with the Dodgers, but he stayed put and the 21-year-old outfielder is now getting his first chance in the majors while Joc Pederson remains at Triple-A.

Background: The Dodgers chose Verdugo in with the 62nd overall pick in the 2014 draft. The two-way star from Sahuaro High School in Tuscon, Arizona signed for a $914,600 bonus and was assigned to the rookie-level Arizona League. He got his first taste of full-season ball in the Midwest League a year later while still an 18-year-old. Verdugo has earned a promotion in every subsequent season, spending 2016 in Double-A Tulsa, and the 2017 season in Triple-A Oklahoma City. His bat has been strong every step of the way, with a .305 batting average as a pro. He earned a spot in the Arizona Fall League in 2016, and you may have seen him in Miami during the All-Star break at this year's Futures Game. He has been young for his league at every stop, but has impressed nonetheless.

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George Bissell and Mark Barry recorded before the late-night Justin Verlander trade, but discussed the Angels unexpected deal for Justin Upton before bringing on Wilson Karaman of the BP prospect team to analyze notable September call-ups including Luke Weaver, Jack Flaherty, Alex Verdugo, Wilmer Font, Ryan McMahon, Walker Buehler and Tyler Glasnow.

George Bissell and Mark Barry recorded before the late-night Justin Verlander trade, but discussed the Angels unexpected deal for Justin Upton (2:00) before bringing on Wilson Karaman of the BP prospect team to analyze notable September call-ups including Luke Weaver (4:00), Jack Flaherty (9:00), Alex Verdugo (14:00), Wilmer Font (24:00), Ryan McMahon (26:30), Walker Buehler (28:00) and Tyler Glasnow (30:00).

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September 1, 2017 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 22

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George Bissell and Mark Barry

The return of Shin-Soo Choo, the underrated value of Scott Schebler, Luis Valbuena and Wilmer Difo, and the promise of Andrew Heaney.

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