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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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Deep League Report: Week 16
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Mike Gianella

07-18

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 16
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Mike Gianella

07-13

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Fantasy Freestyle: Catching Up With The Touts
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Mike Gianella

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

07-11

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 15
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Mike Gianella

07-06

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In-Season Fantasy Valuations: Third Edition—2017
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Mike Gianella

07-05

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 14
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Mike Gianella

06-29

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The Call-Up: Dustin Fowler
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Jarrett Seidler and Mike Gianella

06-29

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Fantasy Freestyle: Self Assessing at the (almost) Halfway Point
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Mike Gianella

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

06-27

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 13
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Mike Gianella

06-26

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The Call-Up: Franklin Barreto
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Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

06-22

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Art of the Deal: Transforming a No into a Yes
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Mike Gianella

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

06-20

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 12
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Mike Gianella

06-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Pitching Landscape Has Changed
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Mike Gianella

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: Lewis Brinson
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Kate Morrison and Mike Gianella

06-13

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 11
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Mike Gianella

06-12

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In-Season Fantasy Valuations: Second Edition—2017
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Mike Gianella

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

06-06

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 10
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Mike Gianella

06-02

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Updating the Tiers: Starting Pitcher
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Mike Gianella

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

05-30

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 9
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Mike Gianella

05-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: Fantasy Draft Rankings for Imaginary Players
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Mike Gianella

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

05-23

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 8
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Mike Gianella

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

05-16

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 7
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Mike Gianella

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

05-09

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 6
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Mike Gianella

05-05

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Fantasy Valuations
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Mike Gianella

05-02

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 5
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Mike Gianella

04-27

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Fantasy Freestyle: I’m Very Nervous
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Mike Gianella

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

04-26

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The Call-Up: Nick Pivetta
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Chaz Fiorino and Mike Gianella

04-25

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 4
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Mike Gianella

04-20

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

04-20

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Fantasy Freestyle: Reconsidering Your Targets
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Mike Gianella

04-18

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 3
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Mike Gianella

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

04-11

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 2
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Mike Gianella

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

04-06

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Fantasy Freestyle: The PFM and The Model Portfolio
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Mike Gianella

04-04

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 1
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Mike Gianella

04-01

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Fantasy Draft Rankings: The Top 300 For 2017 - Second Version
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

03-31

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Fantasy Auction Values: Fifth Edition, 2017
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Mike Gianella

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New York adds a third baseman and two high-end bullpen arms, and limits Boston's options in the process.

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Chris Towers of CBS Sports joins the pod to discuss the latest trade deadline moves, his affinity for Reds rookie Luis Castillo and much more.

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July 19, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 16

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Mike Gianella

The Nationals revamped bullpen offers a pair of high-end bidding opportunities.

Welcome back to The Deep League Report, the article that profiles the backup catchers, fourth outfielders, and middle relievers the other websites don’t have the guts to discuss. Scooter Hotz is on vacation this week. I’ll be filling his rather big shoes with knowledge…but also with love. Wow. This got really weird really fast. (All statistics in this article are through Monday night’s games)

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Zack Granite—real person, or Flintstones character?

Welcome back to The FAAB Review, the weekly series that looks at FAAB bidding in expert leagues to help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Every week, I closely scrutinize the expert free agent bids in LABR Mixed, Tout Wars NL, and LABR AL.

As a reminder, LABR uses a $100 budget with $1 minimum bids, while Tout Wars uses a $1,000 budget with $0 minimum bids. LABR and Tout Wars use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET for all FAAB claims. Any statistics mentioned in this article are through the previous Sunday’s games.

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July 13, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Catching Up With The Touts

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Mike Gianella

Craig Kimbrel seems to be a common denominator among leading clubs.

With a light week of free-agent bids in LABR and no free-agent bids in Tout Wars until Thursday at midnight thanks to the All-Star Break, I decided to glimpse at the top of the standings in the three LABR leagues. Today, it is Tout Wars’ turn. This analysis is not designed to be a top-to-bottom review of all five Tout Wars expert leagues, but rather a brief look at what has gone right for some of the teams at the top of the standings to date. Can it help you in your leagues going forward? Let’s find out!

Table 1: Tout Mixed Auction Top Four with Categories

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George, Bret and Mike discuss the updated TDG 500 dynasty list and BP's midseason fantasy valuations.

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July 11, 2017 6:00 am

Expert FAAB Review: Week 15

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Mike Gianella

LABR intensive.

Welcome back to The FAAB Review, the weekly series that looks at FAAB bidding in expert leagues to help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Every week, I closely scrutinize the expert free agent bids in LABR Mixed, Tout Wars NL, and LABR AL.

As a reminder, LABR uses a $100 budget with $1 minimum bids, while Tout Wars uses a $1,000 budget with $0 minimum bids. LABR and Tout Wars use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET for all FAAB claims. Any statistics mentioned in this article are through the previous Sunday’s games.

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July 6, 2017 6:00 am

In-Season Fantasy Valuations: Third Edition—2017

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Mike Gianella

How are the preseason fantasy valuations stacking up at the midpoint of 2017?

We are slightly past the halfway point of the season (in terms of games played, not the All-Star break), so it is time to look at fantasy valuation yet again.

In the linked document, you will find values through games of July 4 for:

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Wrote a big check for Sam Dyson. Also: Are we sure that Paul Blackburn isn't Nick Blackburn trying to sneak back in?

Welcome back to The FAAB Review, the weekly series that looks at FAAB bidding in expert leagues to help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Every week, I closely scrutinize the expert free agent bids in LABR Mixed, Tout Wars NL, and LABR AL.

As a reminder, LABR uses a $100 budget with $1 minimum bids, while Tout Wars uses a $1,000 budget with $0 minimum bids. LABR and Tout Wars use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET for all FAAB claims. Any statistics mentioned in this article are through the previous Sunday’s games.

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June 29, 2017 1:37 pm

The Call-Up: Dustin Fowler

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Jarrett Seidler and Mike Gianella

The Yankees will have an entirely new team of players by next week, all named Tyler or Dustin or Blake or something.

The Situation: The Yankees are muddling through a cold streak during a season of unexpected contention. With the Super-2 window having passed and injuries creating needs all over the diamond, they’re calling up much of their vaunted upper-level prospect depth. Today’s newest Baby Bomber is versatile and toolsy outfielder Dustin Fowler.

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June 29, 2017 6:10 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Self Assessing at the (almost) Halfway Point

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Mike Gianella

Looking back and projections for Justin Bour, Mike Moustakas, Kevin Kiermaier, Daniel Norris, Yadier Molina, Daniel Murphy, Aledmys Diaz, Aaron Judge.

It is difficult to believe, but we are almost halfway through the 2017 season. While a lot will change in the second half, enough of the season has been played so that some assessment can be offered of how well (or poorly) some of our preseason predictions have played out. While it is easy to make preseason calls and never bring them up again, it always is worth looking back at what we got right—and what we got wrong, and why.

I’ll start with the players I told fantasy players to target, and then finish with the players I advised fantasy managers to avoid.

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George, Mike and Bret discuss the recent promotion of Franklin Barreto and the five players they’re each keeping an eye on over the remainder of the season: George Springer, Hanley Ramirez, Alex Wood, Anthony Rendon, Ryan Zimmerman, Gary Sanchez, Josh Harrison, Odubel Herrera, Robbie Ray, Luis Severino, Andrew Miller, Aaron Nola, Carlos Santana, Cameron Maybin and Chris Taylor.

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