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12-01

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 110: Feeling Frosty
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

11-18

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Retrospective Player Valuation: NL Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

11-17

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 109: He's Still Mike Trout
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

11-16

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Retrospective Player Valuation: NL Hitters
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Mike Gianella

11-11

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Retrospective Player Valuation: AL Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

11-09

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Retrospective Player Valuation: 2016 AL Hitters
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Mike Gianella

10-27

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 108: Expert League Recap
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

10-26

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 2 Preview
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Mike Gianella

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and LCS Game Previews
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Mike Gianella

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 1 Previews
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Mike Gianella

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game: Giants vs. Mets
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Mike Gianella

09-30

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Expert League Recap
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Mike Gianella

09-27

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 26
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Mike Gianella

09-22

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 104: The Trea Turner Zone
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

09-20

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 25
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Mike Gianella

09-13

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 24
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Mike Gianella

09-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: Positioning Your Team for Success
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Mike Gianella

09-06

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 23
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Mike Gianella

09-02

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Fantasy Freestyle: 2016 In-Season Valuations: Third Edition
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Mike Gianella

08-31

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 102: The One About Gary Sanchez
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-30

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 22
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Mike Gianella

08-23

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 21
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Mike Gianella

08-23

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The Call-Up: Robert Gsellman
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mike Gianella

08-17

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 101: You Know It When You See It
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-16

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 20
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Mike Gianella

08-15

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The Call-Up: Aaron Judge
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Steve Givarz and Mike Gianella

08-08

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 100: 30 Teams in 60 Minutes
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-02

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 18
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Mike Gianella

07-28

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 99: We Don't Know
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: Aroldis Chapman Takes The 105 To Wrigley
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Christopher Crawford, Mike Gianella, Rian Watt, Adam McInturff and Nicolas Stellini

07-26

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 17
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Mike Gianella

07-21

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 98: The Dan Vogelbach One
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-19

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 16
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Mike Gianella

07-15

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 15
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Mike Gianella

07-08

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The Call-Up: Josh Bell
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Craig Goldstein and Mike Gianella

07-08

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Fantasy Freestyle: Second-Half... Bounce Backs?
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Mike Gianella

07-06

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 97: Briefly
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-05

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 14
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Mike Gianella

07-01

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In-Season Fantasy Valuations: Second Edition, 2016
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Mike Gianella

06-28

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 13
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Mike Gianella

06-27

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The Call-Up: A.J. Reed
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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

06-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Bargains and Busts, Midseason Edition
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Mike Gianella

06-23

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 96: I Want To Say Schrimpf
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-21

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 12
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Mike Gianella

06-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: On Average, We'd Rather Not
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Mike Gianella

06-16

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 95: Rudy Gamble's Expert Secrets
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

06-14

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 11
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Mike Gianella

06-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: Keeper-League Trading: A Primer
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Mike Gianella

06-07

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 10
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Mike Gianella

06-03

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In-Season Fantasy Valuations: First Edition, 2016
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Mike Gianella

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George Bissell and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

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November 18, 2016 6:00 am

Retrospective Player Valuation: NL Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

It's the good stuff. Not like those imitation AL pitchers.

Welcome to my annual look at retrospective player valuation here at Baseball Prospectus. Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a series of posts examining how players performed from a fantasy perspective in 2016. This is the fourth post in a series of six. The first two posts in the series looked at AL-only leagues, the next two shifted their focus to NL-only, and the final two posts will examine mixed leagues.

Before I dig in, here is a brief description of the charts below.

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George Bissell and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

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November 16, 2016 8:07 am

Retrospective Player Valuation: NL Hitters

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Mike Gianella

Just as we thought heading into the season, it was the Villar and Murphy show in the junior circuit.

Welcome to my annual look at retrospective player valuation here at Baseball Prospectus. Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a series of posts examining how players performed from a fantasy perspective in 2016. This is the third post in a series of six. The first two posts in the series focused on AL-only leagues, the next two shift their focus to NL-only, and the final two posts will examine mixed leagues.

Before I dig in, here is a brief description of the charts below.

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November 11, 2016 8:17 am

Retrospective Player Valuation: AL Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

Injuries, ineffectiveness and plain old bad luck plagued the senior circuit's top arms this year.

Welcome to my annual look at retrospective player valuation here at Baseball Prospectus. Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a series of posts examining how players performed from a fantasy perspective in 2016. This is the second post in a series of six. The first two posts in the series will focus on AL-only leagues, the next two will shift their focus to NL-only, and the final two posts will examine mixed leagues.

Before I dig in, here is a brief description of the charts below.

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November 9, 2016 6:00 am

Retrospective Player Valuation: 2016 AL Hitters

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Mike Gianella

A look at how junior-circuit bats performed relative to their draft- and auction-day price tags.

Welcome to my annual look at retrospective player valuation here at Baseball Prospectus. Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a series of posts examining how players performed from a fantasy perspective in 2016. This is the first post in a series of six. The first two posts in the series will focus on AL-only leagues, the next two will shift their focus to NL-only, and the final two posts will examine mixed leagues.

Before I dig in, here is a brief description of the charts below.

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George Bissell, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

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October 26, 2016 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 2 Preview

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Mike Gianella

Jake Arrieta vs. Trevor Bauer, in Cleveland.

Cleveland took Game 1, shutting out Chicago behind Corey Kluber, Andrew Miller, and Cody Allen. Now the Cubs try to even it up tonight at Progressive Field in Game 2.

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October 15, 2016 9:35 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and LCS Game Previews

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Mike Gianella

J.A. Happ vs. Josh Tomlin in Cleveland and Kenta Maeda vs. Jon Lester in Chicago.

After being dominated by Corey Kluber and the Indians' devastating duo of relievers in Game 1, Toronto looks to even the best-of-seven ALCS behind J.A. Happ. Cleveland counters with Josh Tomlin and looks to take a 2-0 lead in an ALCS for the first time in franchise history.

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October 7, 2016 10:33 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 1 Previews

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Mike Gianella

Clayton Kershaw vs. Max Scherzer in Washington and Johnny Cueto vs. Jon Lester in Chicago.

On Wednesday night, the Giants did what they have done in every even year of Barack Obama’s presidency: win a do-or-die game in the playoffs. Now, the Giants head to Wrigley Field with the unenviable task of trying to knock off the 103-win Cubs.

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October 5, 2016 11:23 am

Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game: Giants vs. Mets

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Mike Gianella

Madison Bumgarner and the Giants vs. Noah Syndergaard and the Mets, in New York.

The only time the Mets and Giants faced off in the postseason was 2000. New York beat San Francisco three games to one in a series that saw the Mets win two games in extra innings. This year, the Mets took the season series four games to three, including a series in August that was the beginning of the Mets' turnaround from a struggling 60-62 squad to an 87-75 Wild Card team. The Giants stumbled in the second half, but managed to hang on to find their way to their second Wild Card game in three years.

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September 30, 2016 10:57 am

Expert League Recap

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Mike Gianella

Mike reviews his attempt to go back-to-back in the senior-circuit edition of Tout Wars.

For those of you who don’t voraciously follow my exploits in all of my various fantasy leagues, Tout Wars is considered one of the two premier fantasy baseball “expert” leagues in existence (the other one is the League of Alternate Baseball Reality, or LABR). I have been in Tout Wars for seven years (in the NL only league) and last year I had the pleasure of winning my first title in Tout Wars. This year I was hoping to go back-to-back, joining a select group of fantasy experts who have done so.

But it was not to be.

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