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04-22

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 51: I Wonder If People Know What We're Talking About
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

04-21

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Three
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Mike Gianella

04-20

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Free Agent Watch: Week Three
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Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

04-17

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Three
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Mike Gianella

04-15

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 50: Measured And Reasonable
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

04-14

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Two
by
Mike Gianella

04-13

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Free Agent Watch: Week Two
by
Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

04-07

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 49: Lonely
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

04-07

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Expert FAAB Review: Week One
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Mike Gianella

04-06

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Free Agent Watch: Week One
by
Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

04-02

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Fantasy Auction Values: Fourth Edition, 2015
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Mike Gianella

04-01

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 48: As You Should
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

03-30

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Fantasy Freestyle: Shadow Auctioneering
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Mike Gianella

03-26

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Expert League Auction Recap: Tout Wars: General Impressions
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Mike Gianella

03-26

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Fantasy Auction Values: Third Edition, 2015
by
Mike Gianella

03-25

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 47: He Good, As People Say
by
Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

03-24

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Expert League Auction Recap: National League Tout Wars
by
Mike Gianella

03-20

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Fantasy Draft Rankings
by
Mike Gianella

03-19

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Fantasy Auction Values: Second Edition, 2015
by
Mike Gianella

03-16

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Fantasy Freestyle: Case Studies of Two Auctions
by
Mike Gianella

03-11

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Expert League Auction Recap: LABR National League
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Mike Gianella

03-10

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 46: What's A Sleeper?
by
Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

03-10

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Expert League Auction Recap: LABR American League
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Mike Gianella

03-03

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 45: Wearing Down Mike Gianella
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

03-03

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Expert League Auction Recap: CBS NL-Only
by
Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

03-03

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Relief Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

02-24

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 44: Crash And Burn
by
Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

02-23

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Fantasy Auction Values: First Edition, 2015
by
Mike Gianella

02-19

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Part One
by
Mike Gianella

02-17

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 43: LABR Party
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

02-12

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Fantasy Freestyle: LABR Mixed Recap
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Mike Gianella

02-09

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 42: Are You Betting On Ryan Braun's Thumb?
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

02-09

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State of the Position: Outfield
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Mike Gianella

02-06

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Fantasy Freestyle: PFM vs. the 'Experts,' Part Two (Pitchers)
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Mike Gianella

02-04

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 41: The One About Javy Baez
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

02-03

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Shortstops
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Mike Gianella

01-30

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Fantasy Freestyle: PFM vs. the 'Experts,' Part One (Hitters)
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Mike Gianella

01-29

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Prospectus Feature: The PECOTA Release
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Mike Gianella and Rob McQuown

01-27

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 40: Weathermen
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

01-26

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State of the Position: Third Base
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Mike Gianella

01-20

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 39: This Is Another Tangent
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

01-20

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Second Base
by
Mike Gianella

01-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Nationals Stare Into The Future
by
Sam Miller and Mike Gianella

01-16

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Fantasy Freestyle: Stop Looking for Sleepers, Start Looking for Value
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Mike Gianella

01-13

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 38: Reasonable Strategic Position
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

01-12

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State of the Position: First Base
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Mike Gianella

01-06

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 37: Don't Say It Like That, Mau
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

01-06

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Catchers
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Mike Gianella

12-30

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Fantasy Team Preview: Washington Nationals
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Mike Gianella

12-22

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Transaction Analysis: Martin in Miami, Nate to New York
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R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella

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Mike and Bret take a deep dive into today's 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 bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and either LABR AL or Tout Wars AL (I will alternate every week). Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I can provide some insights behind the reasoning on the bids. Budgets in all three leagues start at $100 at the beginning of the season.

Random Quote of the Week:
“Even my job seemed as dry and bitter as a hot prairie wind. I found myself driving past convenience stores…that weren’t on the way home.” —H.I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona


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April 20, 2015 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week Three

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Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

Examining players who might be useful additions if they're available in your leagues.

Welcome to Week Three of The Free Agent Watch, Baseball Prospectus’ weekly free agent advice column. This column is designed to offer a brief glimpse into the top free agents in 12-team mixed, 15-team mixed, and AL and NL-only formats, with the idea being that while we can’t address every unique free agent situation in your league, we can guide you through the waters and help with the broader strokes of the decision making process.

Mike will be tackling all the mixed-league formats, while Keith will be handling the only-league duties.

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April 17, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Three

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Mike Gianella

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner! Normally, this is Wilson Karaman’s territory, but for this week only I’ll be running through next week’s two-start pitchers. You might say that I’m… spot starting for him.

(crickets chirping).

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Mike and Bret take a deep dive into today's 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 bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and either LABR AL or Tout Wars AL (I will alternate every week). Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I can provide some insights behind the reasoning on the bids. Budgets in all three leagues start at $100 at the beginning of the season.

Random Quote of the Week
“Remember that old Schoolhouse Rock cartoon about the bill who sings a song about how he becomes a law? Hey, and what about the Snorks? Remember them?” – America (the book)


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April 13, 2015 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week Two

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Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

Examining some players who might be available to help your teams, depending on the format of your league.

Welcome to Week Two of The Free Agent Watch, Baseball Prospectus’ weekly free agent advice column. This column is designed to offer a brief glimpse into the top free agents in 12-team mixed, 15-team mixed, and AL and NL-only formats, with the idea being that while we can’t address every unique free agent situation in your league, we can guide you through the waters and help with the broader strokes of the decision making process.

Mike is tackling all the mixed league formats, while Keith will be handling the only-league duties.

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Mike and Bret take a deep dive into today's fantasy baseball topics.

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A look at how the wise guys bid on free agents in their 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 bidding in LABR AL, LABR mixed, and Tout Wars NL. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I can provide some insights behind the reasoning on the bids. Budgets in all three leagues start at $100.

For week one, the LABR auctions and mixed draft were held earlier than Tout Wars, which influenced the bidding significantly this week. This week, LABR held their bids a day early on Saturday, so the news from the blockbuster Braves/Padres trade did not impact the bidding in that league.

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April 6, 2015 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week One

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Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

Kicking of this year's series looking at potentially useful players who might be available in your leagues.

Welcome back, to Baseball Prospectus’ weekly free agent advice column. The column ran on Thursdays last year, but is moving to Mondays, in order to try to better serve weekly leagues that set their lineups on Mondays.

The format has changed a little bit, too. Still included is a brief breakdown of a featured hitter and pitcher in standard mixed, deeper mixed, NL-only, and AL-only, but we have added information about the most commonly added and dropped hitters in these formats as well. I’ll be tackling all the mixed league information, while Keith will be handling the only-league duties.

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April 2, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Auction Values: Fourth Edition, 2015

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Mike Gianella

Mike updates his bid limits based on the latest news from around the league.

Finally, after months of arguing about awards, arguing about Hall of Famers, watching the football playoffs out of sheer boredom, watching the NCAA men’s basketball tournament out of sheer boredom, and arguing about Kris Bryant’s service time, we’re almost there. Three days from now, the Cardinals and Cubs will kick off the regular season in Sunday night primetime, and once again all will be right with the world.

We are close enough to the start of the season that most of the adjustments in this update are on the bottom end guys. For home leagues that are more traditional and auction this weekend (or next weekend), this is the list I want to be able to use with confidence. I’m not looking to make significant changes, so there are only going to be a few players listed below who are above the $10 bid threshold who I will actually write a little blurb about below.

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Mike and Bret take a deep dive into today's fantasy baseball topics.

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