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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

07-21

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Closer to Me: Week 17
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Mauricio Rubio

07-19

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 26: Second Half Preview
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: Angels are in for a Street
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R.J. Anderson, Chris Rodriguez and Mauricio Rubio

07-14

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Closer to Me: Week 16
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Mauricio Rubio

07-10

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 25: TINO-esque
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Mike Gianella, Nick J. Faleris and Mauricio Rubio

07-09

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The Call-Up: Arismendy Alcantara
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Mauricio Rubio 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

07-07

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Closer to Me: Week 15
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Mauricio Rubio

07-07

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Transaction Analysis: Billy Beane Buys What the Cubs Are Selling
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R.J. Anderson, Ron Shah, Jason Parks, Bret Sayre and Mauricio Rubio

07-03

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 24: No Pun Intended
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

07-02

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The Call-Up: Domingo Santana
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Ron Shah and Mauricio Rubio

06-30

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Closer to Me: Week 14: Closer Swap
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Mauricio Rubio

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

06-23

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Closer to Me: Week 13
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Mauricio Rubio

06-19

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: EP 23: Lyle Overbay, Still Alive
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

06-19

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Fantasy Freestyle: Keeping Tabs on the Cubs' Top Prospects
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Mauricio Rubio

06-16

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Closer to Me: Week 12
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Mauricio Rubio

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

06-13

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Fantasy Freestyle: Straight Chasing
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Mauricio Rubio

06-10

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 22: I Don't Get Junior Lake
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

06-09

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Closer to Me: Week 11: The Ballad of Kevin Gregg
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Mauricio Rubio

06-05

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep 21: Way Too Much Brian Dozier
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

06-05

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The Call-Up: Cam Bedrosian
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Ron Shah and Mauricio Rubio

06-02

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Closer to Me: Week 10
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Mauricio Rubio

06-02

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Out of the Park (OOTP) Baseball 15
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Mike Gianella, Rob McQuown and Mauricio Rubio

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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Closer to Me: Week Nine
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Mauricio Rubio

05-23

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The Call-Up: Corey Knebel
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Jordan Gorosh and Mauricio Rubio

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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Closer to Me: Week Eight
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Mauricio Rubio

05-20

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 20: The One That Isn't About Jesus Montero
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

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

05-15

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Closer to Me: Week Seven
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Mauricio Rubio

05-14

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 19: Sad Songs About Mourning And Loss
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

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

05-07

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 18: Dump Strategy
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

05-06

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Closer to Me: Week Six
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Mauricio Rubio

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

04-29

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep 17: Pitcher Sadness
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

04-29

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Closer to Me: Week Five
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Mauricio Rubio

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

04-24

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Daily League Strategy: Standing Out
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Mauricio Rubio

04-23

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 16
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

04-22

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Closer to Me: Week Four
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Mauricio Rubio

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

04-16

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 15
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

04-15

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Closer to Me: Week Three
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Mauricio Rubio

04-09

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 14: Liberal Swinger
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

04-08

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Closer to Me: Attrition
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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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July 21, 2014 6:00 am

Closer to Me: Week 17

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Mauricio Rubio

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

I wrote about the fantasy angle on the Huston Street trade here. There are a few ancillary angles we can talk about regarding the Padres bullpen, however, as they are left with Joaquin Benoit, Dale Thayer, Kevin Quackenbush, and someone I figured would make a run at the job in Alex Torres. Thayer and Quackenbush are clearly in front of the erratic Torres. I’ve long thought Torres had closer stuff but not closer command. It’s holding true to this point.

San Francisco Giants

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Bret and Mike take some deeper dives into important fantasy topics of the week.

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The ninth-inning perils in Anaheim should be fixed by Huston Street, while the Padres further deplete a weak Angels farm system.



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July 14, 2014 6:00 am

Closer to Me: Week 16

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Mauricio Rubio

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Addison Reed is limping into the midway point as he’s sporting a 4.30 ERA and has allowed nine home runs this year in 37 2/3 innings of work. That’s an abnormally high number of home runs to have given up, and it’s inexcusable to do what he’s done so far as the closer. Kirk Gibson has stuck by Reed to this point in the season, and there are some signs that it’s the right decision. Reed has a 26.3 percent strikeout rate and a 5.6 percent walk rate. The WHIP is sitting at 1.19, which isn’t terrible. The long ball has done him in, and it’s an issue he will have to correct in the second half if he wants to keep his job. Brad Ziegler is hanging out on the periphery in case Reed continues to struggle.

Chicago White Sox
I’m running out of ways to say that this bullpen is bad. Javy Guerra wasted a(nother) brilliant John Danks performance (that’s a separate freestyle that has yet to be written) by giving up a two-run Yan Gomes home run in the eighth. It did allow for a Cody Allen save, so that was cool, but mercy. I have no solutions here. There’s no one at the minor league level who I think could come up and solve the issue in the short term. Daniel Webb, who I thought has the type of arm and mentality to be a closer, has a 15 percent walk rate. Matt Lindstrom and Nate Jones are still dead.



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Bret and Mike take some deeper dives into important fantasy topics of the week.

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July 9, 2014 12:52 pm

The Call-Up: Arismendy Alcantara

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Mauricio Rubio and Craig Goldstein

The Cubs bring up the first of their excellent prospects for a sip.

The Situation: Late Tuesday night the Cubs announced that second baseman Darwin Barney will be placed on paternity leave for two days, creating an opening at the major league level. With Emilio Bonifacio still on the disabled list the Cubs are giving Arismendy Alcantara (No. 18 prospect in the Baseball Prospectus midseason update) a two-day taste of major-league action as they’ve called him up from Triple-A Iowa to temporarily take Darwin Barney’s place.

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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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July 7, 2014 6:00 am

Closer to Me: Week 15

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Mauricio Rubio

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Tampa Bay Rays
This can be a difficult article to write. Speculating on saves is a tricky thing, one that requires following a lot of beat writers and trying to find trends written into stat lines. The closer job is a serious one, and it’s not like managers pick the closer for completely arbitrary reasons that have little to do with logic and are more holistic in nature. I mean there’s no way someone would pick a closer based on aura, right?


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The A's go all in, and the Cubs add to their prospect stockpile.



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Bret and Mike take some deeper dives into important fantasy topics of the week.

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July 2, 2014 6:23 am

The Call-Up: Domingo Santana

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Ron Shah and Mauricio Rubio

The Astros call up the outfielder they stole from Philadelphia.

The Situation: On Sunday, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow indicated that Domingo Santana (the no. 8-ranked prospect in the system entering 2014) still had some developing to do in Triple-A. But with outfielder Dexter Fowler finding himself on the 15-day disabled list, the Astros have a need for an outfielder already on the 40-man roster. Checking off both of those prerequisites, Santana was summoned to the big leagues from Triple-A Oklahoma City and debuted with a three-strikeout, 0-for-4 performance on Tuesday.

Background: Santana, acquired by the previous regime in Houston, came to the Astros as the fourth and final piece of the trade that sent outfielder Hunter Pence to the Philadelphia Phillies. Santana didn’t become a member of the Astros organization until two weeks after the trade went down, having originally been listed as player to be named later. But it's still puzzling that the Astros were able to acquire Santana, who has been tapping into his raw power since entering pro ball as a 16-year-old. It might have been a mistake on Philadelphia’s part, and not in the figurative sense, if you believe this report (and not this denial).

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