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08-01

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Transaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price Trade
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R.J. Anderson, J.P. Breen, Sam Miller, Jordan Gorosh, Paul Sporer, Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton

07-29

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Daily League Strategy: Stacking Lefties
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Paul Sporer

07-25

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Daily League Strategy: (Alex) Wood is Good
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Paul Sporer

07-22

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Daily League Strategy: Two Servings of Flande
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Paul Sporer

07-08

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Daily League Strategy: Cutting to the Chase
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Paul Sporer

07-02

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Daily League Strategy: A Bargain First Baseman
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Paul Sporer

07-01

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Daily League Strategy: Leake and Locke
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Paul Sporer

06-27

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Daily League Strategy: All of the Brandons
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Paul Sporer

06-24

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Daily League Strategy: Going Cheap on the Mound
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Paul Sporer

06-20

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Daily League Strategy: Latent Latos
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Paul Sporer

06-18

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Daily League Strategy: Fave Three and Five
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Paul Sporer

06-13

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Daily League Strategy: Picking on Ubaldo
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Paul Sporer

06-10

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Daily League Strategy: Big Mike
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Paul Sporer

06-10

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The Call-Up: Gregory Polanco
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Ethan Purser and Paul Sporer

06-06

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Daily League Strategy: Just Joshin'
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Paul Sporer

06-03

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Daily League Strategy: Going Big at First Base
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Paul Sporer

05-30

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Daily League Strategy: Kluber Club
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Paul Sporer

05-27

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Daily League Strategy: Get Your Phil
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Paul Sporer

05-23

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Daily League Strategy: Affording a Super-Ace
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Paul Sporer

05-20

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Daily League Strategy: Two Stud Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

05-14

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Daily League Strategy: Paul's Picks for Wednesday
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Paul Sporer

05-09

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Daily League Strategy: Weekend Lineup Advice
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Paul Sporer

05-06

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Daily League Strategy: Rolling Rox
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Paul Sporer

05-02

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Daily League Strategy: May 2-4
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Paul Sporer

04-22

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Daily League Strategy: Riding Tigers
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Paul Sporer

04-18

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAP Episode 20: Sonny Gray v. Erasmo Ramirez
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

04-18

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Daily League Strategy: Bargain-Bin Starters
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Paul Sporer

04-15

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Daily League Strategy: Struggling Stars
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Paul Sporer

04-11

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Daily League Strategy: Sticking With Your Guys
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Paul Sporer

04-08

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Daily League Strategy: Underpriced Studs
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Paul Sporer

04-04

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Daily League Strategy: Navigating a 15-Game Slate
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Paul Sporer

03-31

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Daily League Strategy: Opening Day Lineup
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Paul Sporer

03-28

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Daily League Strategy: Managing Your Bankroll
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Paul Sporer

03-26

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My Model Portfolio: A Loaded Outfield
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Paul Sporer

03-25

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Daily League Strategy: Introduction
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Paul Sporer

03-13

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAP Episode 19: Prospects, Prospects, Prospects!!!
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

03-13

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Sporer Report: My Tout Wars Team, Part One
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Paul Sporer

03-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15
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Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

03-04

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Fantasy Tier Rankings: Relief Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-28

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAP Episode 18: Starting Pitching Guide
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

02-27

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-25

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Fantasy Team Preview: Atlanta Braves
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Paul Sporer

02-25

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Fantasy Tier Rankings: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-18

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State of the Position: Outfielders
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Paul Sporer

02-12

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Fantasy Team Preview: Miami Marlins
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Paul Sporer

02-10

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Fantasy Experts Mock Draft
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Paul Sporer

02-05

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Fantasy Team Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates
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Paul Sporer

02-04

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Fantasy Tier Rankings: Shortstops
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Paul Sporer

01-27

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State of the Position: Second Basemen
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Paul Sporer

01-22

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: First Basemen
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Paul Sporer

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Mike Napoli has hit well coming off the DL, and Paul is buying him at a bargain price.

DraftStreet offers one of the best lineup constructions in the industry allowing for three pitchers, two starters and a starter/reliever. Additionally, they don’t overvalue the win as it is worth just two points. The rest of the scoring and roster setup can be viewed here if you aren’t already familiar with it.

PITCHING
There are some big arms available for Tuesday, including three north of $20,000. Adam Wainwright bounced back from a rough outing against San Francisco, but at $24,010, he’s too expensive to go with over the other big arms several thousand dollars cheaper. No one is hotter than Madison Bumgarner ($21,314), who has a 1.91 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, and 53-to-3 K:BB ratio in 47 innings over his last eight starts. I’d definitely use him over Waino with nearly $3,000 dollars in savings. Corey Kluber ($20,448) is the other $20,000 arm heading into KC, and while I have no issues using him, I’d prefer to jump down a level to the three guys in the $17,000 range.


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June 10, 2014 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Gregory Polanco

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Ethan Purser and Paul Sporer

The one we've all been waiting for.

The Situation: Through Sunday, Pittsburgh’s right field triumvirate was collectively slashing .259/.313/.349, a relatively paltry line relative to the league average of .268/.337/.428. Meanwhile, in Indianapolis, Polanco has been assaulting International League pitching all season to the tune of a .945 OPS. As a member of the 40-man roster, Polanco has been the most logical answer for the team’s offensive woes in right field, but Pirates officials have cited developmental reasons for his continued stay in Triple-A. Accusations of service-time manipulation have been bandied about in light of the team’s less-than-stellar start to the season, and given the timeframe of the call up, more allegations are likely forthcoming.

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Josh Donalson has pummeled lefties this year, so Paul recommends anchoring your lineup with the A's third baseman today.

DraftStreet offers one of the best lineup constructions in the industry allowing for three pitchers, two starters and a starter/reliever. Additionally, they don’t overvalue the win as it is worth just two points. The rest of the scoring and roster setup can be viewed here if you aren’t already familiar with it.

PITCHING
I should’ve gone with my gut and taken Anibal Sanchez, as he did the seemingly impossible with a dominant outing against the white-hot Blue Jays. Friday brings a richer slate of arms with some of the game’s best toeing the rubber. Yu Darvish ($25,774), Johnny Cueto ($22,769), and Julio Teheran ($21,851) could all be yours, but they won’t come cheaply, so you’ll definitely be bargain hunting elsewhere if you want to roster one of them (let alone somehow finagling a pair of them into your lineup).


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Attractive matchups entice Paul to build his recommended Tuesday lineup around a slugging first-sacker.

DraftStreet offers one of the best lineup constructions in the industry allowing for three pitchers, two starters and a starter/reliever. Additionally, they don’t overvalue the win as it is worth just two points. The rest of the scoring and roster setup can be viewed here if you aren’t already familiar with it.

PITCHING
I’d love to take advantage of Anibal Sanchez at a sharp $17,978, but I can’t go against Toronto right now—especially in Toronto. In lieu of that, I will be looking at James Shields ($16,325) at St. Louis as my top arm while Jordan Zimmermann ($13,944) and Homer Bailey ($13,224) will be my value plays. Both are struggling a bit this year (Bailey more so), but I believe in the skills of both, and they are too good to continue flailing like this. Even Yovani Gallardo ($13,175) looks appealing against a Minnesota team that has been just abysmal on the road of late.


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Corey Kluber is one of Paul's preferred choices to anchor the pitching side of his Friday squad.

DraftStreet offers one of the best lineup constructions in the industry allowing for three pitchers, two starters and a starter/reliever. Additionally, they don’t overvalue the win as it is worth just two points. The rest of the scoring and roster setup can be viewed here if you aren’t already familiar with it.

PITCHING
There are plenty of studs to invest in on Friday, but you can offset them with some solid bargains. My favorites among the studs include Corey Kluber ($18,448) and Madison Bumgarner ($18,242), while I’m running the other way on Marco Estrada at $19,111. DraftStreet is no doubt giving Adam Wainwright his due at $24,184, which almost makes Stephen Strasburg a bargain by comparison at $20,778.


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Twins righty Phil Hughes is among Paul's recommended plays today.

DraftStreet offers one of the best lineup constructions in the industry allowing for three pitchers, two starters and a starter/reliever. Additionally, they don’t overvalue the win as it is worth just two points. The rest of the scoring and roster setup can be viewed here if you aren’t already familiar with it.

PITCHING
The full slate always brings a host of options ranging from high-dollar studs to low-dollar gambles and this Tuesday is no different in that respect. This crop of ace-level talent all face somewhat difficult matchups making them far less appealing than normal, even when we allow for the fact that they have the talent to stop any offense. Remember, we’re looking for value, so if we’re going to spend over 20 percent of our budget, we need the arm to produce, so taking chances on riskier matchups like the ones facing Chris Sale, Max Scherzer, Zack Greinke, Sonny Gray, Cole Hamels, and Alex Cobb isn’t a great idea.


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Paul helps you squeeze either Clayton Kershaw or Felix Hernandez into your Friday lineup.

DraftStreet offers one of the best lineup constructions in the industry allowing for three pitchers, two starters and a starter/reliever. Additionally, they don’t overvalue the win as it is worth just two points. The rest of the scoring and roster setup can be viewed here if you aren’t already familiar with it.

PITCHING
Interested in rostering either Felix Hernandez or Clayton Kershaw at about $25,000 apiece? You’ll need to look at some budget options elsewhere on the mound to afford one of them, but thankfully there are several on Friday. Edwin Jackson ($14,639) is the most obvious one out in San Diego, and while it’s easy to simply pick on the Padres regardless of the pitcher, it helps that E-Jax is also rolling. He has a 3.05 ERA in his last six over 38 1/3 innings, including a minute 1.80 ERA in three May starts with a 23-to-3 K:BB ratio in 20 innings. Don’t sleep on Hiroki Kuroda ($14,310), Bartolo Colon ($13,385), and Jordan Lyles ($11,194), either. All three are worthy secondary options to go with one of the super-aces.


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Paul builds his lineup for today around Johnny Cueto and Masahiro Tanaka.

Let’s change it up and go back to a singular lineup today because I’m going for it big time tonight. I’m going to build a lineup around the two superstud pitchers throwing on Tuesday. It won’t be easy with more than 50 percent of the allotted $100,000 budget absorbed by a pair of arms, but it’ll be a fun challenge.

DraftStreet offers one of the best lineup constructions in the industry allowing for three pitchers, two starters and a starter/reliever. Additionally, they don’t overvalue the win as it is worth just two points. The rest of the scoring and roster setup can be viewed here if you aren’t already familiar with it.

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Paul points out some friendly matchups and reveals his ideal lineup for today.

DraftStreet offers one of the best lineup constructions in the industry allowing for three pitchers, two starters and a starter/reliever. Additionally, they don’t overvalue the win as it is worth just two points. The rest of the scoring and roster setup can be viewed here if you aren’t already familiar with it.

CATCHER
The backstops have been rather uninspiring this year, with Kurt Suzuki ($4659) leading the pack with 3.26 PPG. With that, you might be better off just living in the $4000-5000 range and plucking Chris Iannetta ($4625) or Dioner Navarro ($4328) against a lefty or just riding Wilson Ramos ($5171) as he builds his price back up after an injury.


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May 9, 2014 8:45 am

Daily League Strategy: Weekend Lineup Advice

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Paul points out some friendly matchups and reveals his ideal lineup for the weekend.

DraftStreet offers one of the best lineup constructions in the industry allowing for three pitchers, two starters and a starter/reliever. Additionally, they don’t overvalue the win as it is worth just two points. The rest of the scoring and roster setup can be viewed here if you aren’t already familiar with it.

CATCHER
Jonathan Lucroy ($4,754) has just the one homer, but he’s hitting .293 with a .364 OBP so he rarely puts up a goose egg. Yes, this is verbatim what I wrote on Tuesday except with updated totals and a lowered price. I know the power has been absent, but I’m confident it’s on the way. Even against Tanaka, I wouldn’t mind using him given the scant cost, but he’ll definitely be in the lineup against Sabathia and Phelps in the other two games of this weekend series.


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Paul shares his ideal lineup for today and offers advice on teams whose players you should target.

I’m going to mix it up a bit today with the Friday daily gaming piece, let me know how you like this format compared to the lineup of the day.

DraftStreet offers one of the best lineup constructions in the industry allowing for three pitchers, two starters and a starter/reliever. Additionally, they don’t overvalue the win as it is worth just two points. The rest of the scoring and roster setup can be viewed here if you aren’t already familiar with it.

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Paul shares his ideal lineup for today and offers some advice for the weekend slate.

I’m going to mix it up a bit today with the Friday daily gaming piece, let me know how you like this format compared to the lineup of the day.

DraftStreet offers one of the best lineup constructions in the industry allowing for three pitchers, two starters and a starter/reliever. Additionally, they don’t overvalue the win as it is worth just two points. The rest of the scoring and roster setup can be viewed here if you aren’t already familiar with it.

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