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07-24

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Free Agent Watch: Week 17
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-23

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Transaction Analysis: Headley Chased
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Sam Miller, Mike Gianella and Jeff Moore

07-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: The MLB Trade Landscape, Buyers
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Mike Gianella

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

07-17

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Free Agent Watch: Week 16
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: 10 Crazy Predictions Fantasy Writers Should Have Made
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Mike Gianella

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

07-10

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Free Agent Watch: Week 15
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Edition, Sellers
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Mike Gianella

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

07-03

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Free Agent Watch: Week 14
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-30

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Fantasy Freestyle: Looking at Values, Part 2: Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

06-26

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Free Agent Watch: Week 13
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: Looking at Values, Part 1: Hitters
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Mike Gianella

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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Free Agent Watch: Week 12
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-18

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Fantasy Freestyle: A Deeper Look at FAAB in Deeper Leagues
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Mike Gianella

06-12

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Free Agent Watch: Week 11
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

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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Fantasy Freestyle: Perception and (Valuation) Reality
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Mike Gianella

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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Free Agent Watch: Week 10
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-03

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Fantasy Freestyle: Success Stories in the Endgame, Part Two
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Mike Gianella

06-02

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

05-30

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Free Agent Watch: Week Nine
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-29

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The Call-Up: Tommy La Stella
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Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

05-28

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Fantasy Freestyle: Success Stories in the Endgame, Part One
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Mike Gianella

05-22

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Free Agent Watch: Week Eight
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

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

05-19

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Fantasy Freestyle: My Closer Lost His Job and Now I Hate Everybody
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Mike Gianella

05-15

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Free Agent Watch: Week Seven
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

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

05-12

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Fantasy Freestyle: Expert League Assessment: First Quarter
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Mike Gianella

05-08

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Free Agent Watch: Week Six
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

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

05-05

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Upside Fallacy
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Mike Gianella

05-01

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Free Agent Watch: Week Five
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

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

04-24

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Free Agent Watch: Week Four
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

04-23

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

04-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: Why 70/30?
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Mike Gianella

04-17

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Free Agent Watch: Week Three
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Mike Gianella

04-16

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

04-14

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Fantasy Freestyle: Auction Leagues and Salary/Contract Dynamics
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Mike Gianella

04-10

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Free Agent Watch: Week Two
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Mike Gianella

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

04-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Home Cooking
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Mike Gianella

04-03

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Free Agent Watch: Week One
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

04-02

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Fantasy Freestyle: Now is the Season of My Discontent
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Mike Gianella

04-01

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 13
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

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July 24, 2014 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 17

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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

If these players are on your league's waiver wire, they might be worth a look, depending on the format in which you play.

Welcome back to our weekly walk through some of the players who may want to keep an extra eye on in your leagues. Mike and I will be tackling this topic on Thursdays again and focusing on a singular hitter and pitcher in four of the more popular formats: shallow mixed, deep mixed, NL-only and AL-only. These are certainly not the only players who are worthy pickups, but it gives us a nice opportunity to write about players we have close tabs on in our leagues.

12-TEAM MIXED

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July 23, 2014 2:33 am

Transaction Analysis: Headley Chased

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Sam Miller, Mike Gianella and Jeff Moore

The Yankees land one of the era's most trade-rumored players, and the Padres' return is, in the end, bitterly small.



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July 21, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: The MLB Trade Landscape, Buyers

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Mike Gianella

A look at the moves buyers might make and the fantasy impact they'd have.

Two weeks ago, I looked at the potential sellers at the major league trade deadline. Today, I will take a look at potential buyers.

The same caveats from my last article apply. What I have compiled for our readers is a helpful, at-a-glance look at the potential trade market this month, particularly from the vantage point of teams that might be adding players. It is not meant to be an all-encompassing guide; it is possible some rumored targets are not listed below. Since this is a fantasy article, I will focus on fantasy impact but if you are a non-fantasy player and a Baseball Prospectus reader I hope this article proves useful to you as well.

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

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July 17, 2014 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 16

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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

If these players are sitting on your league's waiver wire, they might be worth a look, depending on the format of your league.

Welcome back to our weekly walk through some of the players who may want to keep an extra eye on in your leagues. Mike and I will be tackling this topic on Thursdays again and focusing on a singular hitter and pitcher in four of the more popular formats: shallow mixed, deep mixed, NL-only and AL-only. These are certainly not the only players who are worth pickups, but it gives us a nice opportunity to write about players we have close tabs on in our leagues.

12-TEAM MIXED

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If you saw any of these outlandish things coming before the season started—well, you were right.

A popular preseason article topic for fantasy baseball writers is “10 Crazy Predictions.” These types of articles usually try to make wild predictions based on a somewhat logical premise. Typically, most of these predictions miss the mark, with perhaps one or two of them hitting the jackpot.

Truth is stranger than fiction, or so the old bromide goes. But every year, it never fails: Something happens that falls completely outside of the realm of anyone’s predictive powers, even for those who are trying to find outliers. Below is a non-inclusive listing of fantasy baseball events that no one in his or her right mind would have predicted in April that are absolute stunners.

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

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July 10, 2014 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 15

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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

If these players are on your league's waiver wire, they might be worth a look, depending on the format in which you play.

Welcome back to our weekly walk through some of the players who may want to keep an extra eye on in your leagues. Mike and I will be tackling this topic on Thursdays again and focusing on a singular hitter and pitcher in four of the more popular formats: shallow mixed, deep mixed, NL-only, and AL-only. These are certainly not the only players who are worth pickups, but it gives us a nice opportunity to write about players we have close tabs on in our leagues.

12-TEAM MIXED

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July 7, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Edition, Sellers

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Mike Gianella

A look at the moves sellers might make and the fantasy impact they'd have.

Unless you are in a very shallow mixed league, chances are excellent that the major league non-waiver trade deadline will have an impact on your fantasy league. Even if you don’t play fantasy baseball, the deadline is a fun time if you are a baseball fan, but ever since I started playing fantasy baseball, I feel like I pay extra attention to the rumor mill.

What I have compiled for our readers this week is a helpful, at-a-glance, one article look at the potential trade market this month, particularly from the viewpoint of players who might be on the move. Since this is a fantasy article, I will focus on fantasy impact, but if you are a non-fantasy player and a Baseball Prospectus reader, I hope that this article proves useful to you as well.

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

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July 3, 2014 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 14

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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

If these players are sitting on your league's waiver wire, they might be worth a look, depending on the format in which you play.

Welcome back to our weekly walk through some of the players who may want to keep an extra eye on in your leagues. Mike and I will be tackling this topic on Thursdays again and focusing on a singular hitter and pitcher in four of the more popular formats: shallow mixed, deep mixed, NL-only, and AL-only. These are certainly not the only players who are worth pickups, but it gives us a nice opportunity to write about players we have close tabs on in our leagues.

12-TEAM MIXED

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June 30, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Looking at Values, Part 2: Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

Examining how arms have performed relative to their fantasy price tags to this point in the season.

This is Part II of my series examining midseason, Rotisserie-style valuation for AL- and NL-only league owners. Last week, I examined how the hitters were doing thus far. This week, I’ll take a look at the pitchers.

Entering the season, there was a significant amount of discussion surrounding the idea that pitchers were more valuable because pitching numbers across the board were improving. This perception led to higher ADP slotting for pitchers in NFBC draft leagues, but didn’t lead to any significant changes in auction leagues.

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