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08-25

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 21
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Mike Gianella

08-24

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The Call-Up: Trea Turner
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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

08-20

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 65: Grimm Is Good
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-18

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 20
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Mike Gianella

08-13

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The Call-Up: Greg Bird
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Al Skorupa and Mike Gianella

08-12

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 64: Unfiltered
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-11

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 19
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Mike Gianella

08-06

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 63: The FAAB One
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-04

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 18
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Mike Gianella

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Houston is Hip to Gomez
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J.P. Breen, Kate Morrison, Christopher Crawford, Brendan Gawlowski, Wilson Karaman and Mike Gianella

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Yo Yo Yo Your Boat
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R.J. Anderson, Mike Gianella, Christopher Crawford and Tucker Blair

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Disturbance at the Haren House
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Sahadev Sharma, Matthew Trueblood, Christopher Crawford, Mike Gianella, George Bissell and Mark Anderson

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Load Up the Station Wagon – We're Heading To L.A.
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Craig Goldstein, Christopher Crawford, David Lee, Mike Gianella, R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Colin Young

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Oh, the Price You Pay
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford, Mike Gianella and Jeff Moore

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Rangers Go HAMels
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Matthew Trueblood, Jeff Moore, Kate Morrison, Colin Young and Mike Gianella

07-28

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 17
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Mike Gianella

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Tulo, Eh?
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Matthew Trueblood, Christopher Crawford, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: The Dayton Hammer
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Matthew Trueblood, Mike Gianella and Christopher Crawford

07-24

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The Call-Up: Michael Conforto
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Al Skorupa and Mike Gianella

07-23

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Transaction Analysis: Houston, We Have a Kazmir
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Mike Gianella

07-23

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 62: FAABFEST
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

07-21

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The Call-Up: Stephen Piscotty
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Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

07-21

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 16
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Mike Gianella

07-20

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The Call-Up: Aaron Nola
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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

07-16

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 61: I Would Rather Have Sugar Ray
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George Bissell, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

07-16

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PECOTA Day 2.0
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Mike Gianella

07-09

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 60: Who Is Pat Benatar?
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George Bissell, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

07-08

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Fantasy Freestyle: Predicting the Second Half Fallers
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Mike Gianella

07-07

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 14
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Mike Gianella

07-06

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Rotisserie-Style In-Season Valuations
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Mike Gianella

07-02

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 59: How Do You Say Week in French?
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George Bissell, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

07-01

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Fantasy Freestyle: How We Got Here
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Mike Gianella

06-30

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 13
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Mike Gianella

06-23

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 12
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Mike Gianella

06-18

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 58: The Velasquez One
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

06-16

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 11
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Mike Gianella

06-15

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The Call-Up: Byron Buxton
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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

06-11

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 57: Is It Time To Make The Big Trade?
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George Bissell, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

06-09

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The Call-Up: Vincent Velasquez
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Craig Goldstein and Mike Gianella

06-09

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 10
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Mike Gianella

06-08

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Rotisserie-Style In-Season Valuations
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Mike Gianella

06-08

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The Call-Up: Joe Ross
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Tucker Blair and Mike Gianella

06-05

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 56: Squeeze The Trade Orange
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George Bissell, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

06-05

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Fantasy Freestyle: Hello Vickrey, My (Now) Old Friend
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Mike Gianella

06-04

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Transaction Analysis: Collecting Brute and Flipping Beef
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

06-02

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Nine
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Mike Gianella

05-28

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 55: For The Love Of Duda
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George Bissell, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

05-26

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Eight
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Mike Gianella

05-22

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Free Agent Watch: Week Eight
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Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

05-19

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Seven
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Mike Gianella

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A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues last week.

Depending on how long you have been a Baseball Prospectus subscriber, welcome or welcome back to the Expert FAAB Review. Every week, I’m going to take a look at the players and the process behind the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I will provide insights behind the reasoning on some the bids. Budgets in all three leagues start at $100 at the beginning of the season.

Tout Wars uses a Vickrey Auction system. A basic description of the Vickrey bidding system can be found here.

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August 24, 2015 12:35 am

The Call-Up: Trea Turner

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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

The Nationals are both reeling, and not out of the hunt for a playoff spot. Enter Trea Turner.

The situation: The Nationals have been among the most disappointing teams of not just this year, but the past decade. Desperate times call for desperate measures; and Washington will call upon Trea Turner to see if they can rectify the disaster that has been 2015.

Background: Turner was one of the highest-rated juniors coming into the 2014 draft, but a so-so junior season saw his stock slip, and he fell to the Padres with the 13th-overall pick. His stock was quickly reestablished as a professional, as he put up impressive numbers at the lower levels and was a standout out in the Arizona Fall League. He then went on to give an award-winning acting performance as he pretended to be a Padres prospect for eight months, as the player to be named later in the three-team deal that saw Wil Myers end up in San Diego. He’s been just as good since arriving in DC, and was hitting .313 in Triple-A Syracuse before his promotion to the big league club.

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

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A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week.

Depending on how long you have been a Baseball Prospectus subscriber, welcome or welcome back to the Expert FAAB Review. Every week, I’m going to take a look at the players and the process behind the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I will provide insights behind the reasoning on some the bids. Budgets in all three leagues start at $100 at the beginning of the season.

Tout Wars uses a Vickrey Auction system. A basic description of the Vickrey bidding system can be found here.

Read the full article...

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August 13, 2015 12:30 pm

The Call-Up: Greg Bird

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Al Skorupa and Mike Gianella

Bird is the word, in New York.

The situation: We’re just about two weeks out from the non-waiver trade deadline and the Yankees have seen their big lead in the division dry up faster than a California aquifer. The Bombers find themselves looking up at a deep and talented Blue Jays team. They are also entering a stretch of 16 August consecutive dog-day games. Concerns about an older roster and the desire for a sparkplug have led them to tap first base prospect Greg Bird.

Background: Bird is from Aurora, Colorado, but he’s not the most famous baseball player from his high school class. That would be Orioles right hander Kevin Gausman. Scouts, crosscheckers and all sorts of people with “director” in their titles came in to see Gausman and many also saw qualities to like in Bird. He was committed to Arkansas, but he never made it to campus. The Yankees took him in the fifth round and gave him an over-slot $1.1 million bonus. Bird missed time in the low minors with recurring back problems, but has hit for power and showed an ability to get on base at every stop where he spent any significant time.

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

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A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week.

Depending on how long you have been a Baseball Prospectus subscriber, welcome or welcome back to the Expert FAAB Review. Every week, I’m going to take a look at the players and the process behind the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I will provide insights behind the reasoning on some the bids. Budgets in all three leagues start at $100 at the beginning of the season.

Tout Wars uses a Vickrey Auction system. A basic description of the Vickrey bidding system can be found here.

Read the full article...

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

Read the full article...

A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week.

Depending on how long you have been a Baseball Prospectus subscriber, welcome or welcome back to the Expert FAAB Review. Every week, I’m going to take a look at the players and the process behind the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I will provide insights behind the reasoning on some the bids. Budgets in all three leagues start at $100 at the beginning of the season.

Tout Wars uses a Vickrey Auction system. A basic description of the Vickrey bidding system can be found here.

Read the full article...

Go-go is on the go.



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Merrily merrily merr-- wait, I already made this joke. Cespedes is going to the Mets.



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The frequently-traded right-hander has a new home in Chicago, and Philadelphia's speedster heads north.



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