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04-01

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My Model Portfolio: Punting Saves
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Jeff Quinton

04-01

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My Model Portfolio: The Big Outfield
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George Bissell

03-31

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My Model Portfolio: Spreading the Dollars and Mitigating Risk
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Scooter Hotz

03-30

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My Model Portfolio: Sweet Bryce, Do It for Me Twice
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Wilson Karaman

03-30

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My Model Portfolio: The 70/30 Split ... Almost
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Bret Sayre

03-30

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My Model Portfolio: Shooting for the Middle
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Greg Wellemeyer

03-29

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My Model Portfolio: Follow Your Heart
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J.P. Breen

03-29

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My Model Portfolio: $30-Plus Players Need Not Apply
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Matt Collins

03-28

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My Model Portfolio: Goldschmidt, Correa, Machado'What Could Go Wrong?
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J.J. Jansons

04-03

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My Model Portfolio: Seeking Balance and Value
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Keith Cromer

04-02

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My Model Portfolio: Find a Way to Get Trout
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Bret Sayre

04-02

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My Model Portfolio: Balance, Balance, Balance
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Matt Collins

04-01

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My Model Portfolio: Trust Your Instincts
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J.P. Breen

04-01

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My Model Portfolio: Heavy is the Head That Wears the Crown
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Wilson Karaman

03-31

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My Model Portfolio: Stars, Scrubs, and High-End Starters
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Nick Shlain

03-31

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My Model Portfolio: Framing Decisions Around Value
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Jeff Quinton

07-22

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My Model Portfolio: Three-and-a-Half Months Later
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Bret Sayre

03-31

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My Model Portfolio: Yes, I Paid for Trout
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Wilson Karaman

03-31

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My Model Portfolio: Two Aces
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Doug Thorburn

03-28

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My Model Portfolio: Well Played, Mauer
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Bret Sayre

03-28

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My Model Portfolio: The Rare "Spend More on Offense" Strategy
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Ben Carsley

03-28

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My Model Portfolio: Stars and Scrubs
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Mike Gianella

03-27

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My Model Portfolio: Hopefully, No Scrubs
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Jeff Quinton

03-27

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My Model Portfolio: The Wright Guys
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Alex Kantecki

03-26

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My Model Portfolio: Clayton Kershaw Leads the Way
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Craig Goldstein

03-26

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My Model Portfolio: High Risk, High Reward
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Mauricio Rubio

03-26

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My Model Portfolio: A Loaded Outfield
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Paul Sporer

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April 1, 2016 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Punting Saves

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Jeff Quinton

The auction values at hand lead Jeff to punt saves, leaving him with plenty to spend on his four-star infielders of choice.

The Process

You have to start somewhere and I started with the goal of getting good players. Really, this is exercise is the person assembling the roster (me) versus Mike Gianella (versus other contestants versus Gianella); this is unfortunate for me because I use Mike’s valuations as a starting point for my offseason process.

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April 1, 2016 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: The Big Outfield

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George Bissell

Mookie Betts leads George's loaded group out on the pasture, while Carlos Carrasco and Adam Wainwright anchor his pitching staff.

Mike Gianella recently released his latest mixed league Bid Limits for 2016, which reignited an idea from Bret Sayre called Model Portfolios, wherein the fantasy staff will create their own team within the confines of a standard 23-man, $260 budget.

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March 31, 2016 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Spreading the Dollars and Mitigating Risk

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Scooter Hotz

Two Astros outfielders headline Scooter's offense, while Kluber, Thor, and Archer anchor his staff.

Mike Gianella recently released his latest mixed league Bid Limits for 2016, which reignited an idea from Bret Sayre called Model Portfolios, wherein the fantasy staff will create their own team within the confines of a standard 23-man, $260 budget. The roster being constructed includes: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OFx5, UTx2, and Px9 along with the following standards issued by our fantasy overlord, Mr. Sayre:

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March 30, 2016 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Sweet Bryce, Do It for Me Twice

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Wilson Karaman

Wilson counts on a worthy encore from the defending National League MVP to anchor his squad.

Mike Gianella recently released his latest mixed league Bid Limits, and that annual rite of passage spurred an idea from Bret Sayre a few years back called Model Portfolios, wherein the fantasy staff will create their own team within the confines of a standard 23-man, $260 budget. The roster being constructed includes: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OFx5, UTx2, and Px9 along with the following standards issued by Sayre:

We are using the mixed-league values.

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March 30, 2016 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: The 70/30 Split ... Almost

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Bret Sayre

Bret aims to spend 70 percent of his budget on bats, and comes a dollar short with high-upside outfielders in tow.

Mike Gianella recently released his latest mixed league Bid Limits for 2016, which reignited an idea from Bret Sayre called Model Portfolios, wherein the fantasy staff will create their own team within the confines of a standard 23-man, $260 budget. The roster being constructed includes: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OFx5, UTx2, and Px9 along with the following standards issued by our fantasy overlord, Mr. Sayre:

We are using the mixed-league values.

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March 30, 2016 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Shooting for the Middle

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Greg Wellemeyer

Greg shies away from most positions' top players, instead seeking bargains, upside plays, and steady hands in the middle tiers.

Process

In a redraft auction setting, I rarely invest in any player at a top-of-the-position price. I’m just not a believer that the premium paid for the perceived best player at any given position accurately reflects the probability that he actually out-earns the alternatives, and much less that he does so by the margin required to substantiate the price difference.

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March 29, 2016 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Follow Your Heart

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J.P. Breen

After a rough first year, J.P. picks the players he likes, eschewing the "safe" picks that went awry in 2015.

Process

This is my second year participating in the My Model Portfolio competition, which means I attempted to learn from last year’s missteps and to employ a better overall strategy. In 2015, I single-handedly coughed up the title due to Kyle Lohse’s self-immolation on the mound in Milwaukee. Other poor picks included Erick Aybar, Michael Cuddyer, Brandon Moss, and Danny Santana. In other words, I erred when I opted for “safe” players, rather than players I actually liked.

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March 29, 2016 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: $30-Plus Players Need Not Apply

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Matt Collins

Matt spreads the wealth around, with his top buys both coming in at $27.

Mike Gianella recently released his latest mixed league Bid Limits for 2016, which reignited an idea from Bret Sayre called Model Portfolios, wherein the fantasy staff will create their own team within the confines of a standard 23-man, $260 budget. The roster being constructed includes: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OFx5, UTx2, and Px9 along with the following standards issued by our fantasy overlord, Mr. Sayre:

We are using the mixed-league values.

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March 28, 2016 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Goldschmidt, Correa, Machado'What Could Go Wrong?

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J.J. Jansons

J.J. unveils his ideal 2016 fantasy squad with a three-headed monster anchoring his lineup.

Mike Gianella recently released his latest mixed league Bid Limits for 2016, which reignited an idea from Bret Sayre called Model Portfolios, wherein the fantasy staff will create their own team within the confines of a standard 23-man, $260 budget. The roster being constructed includes: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OFx5, UTx2, and Px9 along with the following standards issued by our fantasy overlord, Mr. Sayre:

We are using the mixed-league values.

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April 3, 2015 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Seeking Balance and Value

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Keith Cromer

It's tough to argue with those two criteria, which guided Keith's selections this year.

Mike Gianella recently released his latest mixed league Bid Limits, which spurred an idea from Bret Sayre called Model Portfolios, wherein the fantasy staff will create their own team within the confines of a standard 23-man, $260 budget. The roster being constructed includes: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OFx5, UTx2, and Px9 along with the following standards issued by Sayre:

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April 2, 2015 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Find a Way to Get Trout

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Bret Sayre

Bret buys an upside-laden pitching staff and leaves over the $47 he needs to put Mike Trout atop his roster.

Mike Gianella recently released his latest mixed league Bid Limits, which spurred an idea from Bret Sayre called Model Portfolios, wherein the fantasy staff will create their own team within the confines of a standard 23-man, $260 budget. The roster being constructed includes: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OFx5, UTx2, and Px9 along with the following standards issued by Sayre:

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April 2, 2015 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Balance, Balance, Balance

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Matt Collins

Matt eschews the Billy Hamiltons of the world for reliable, four-category contributors.

Process:

When I’m going into an auction, balance is the biggest thing I’m looking for. I like to target players who are pretty good at everything, but not necessarily great in any one area. While Billy Hamilton’s huge steal numbers are going to go for $30-plus in some leagues, I’ll stick with the Matt Hollidays of the world who are a safe bet to contribute in four categories for a mid-teens price. Offensively, I’ll typically let the biggest-name players slide and anchor my lineup with a handful of players in the $15-$25 range. I’ll use my last few roster spots to shore up any areas I may be lacking in. On the pitching side, I like to build around one big name to anchor my staff, and then fill in with cheaper options. Those cheap options should be a mix of boring veterans and high-upside young arms. I’m looking for cheap saves, too, and the best way to find them is to target some players who may not be viewed as full-time closers right now but should get a decent save total by the end of the year.

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