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01-23

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Second Base
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

01-23

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Bonus Podcast: Mock Draft
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

01-16

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: First Basemen
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

01-09

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 36: Catchers
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

09-18

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 35
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

09-11

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 34
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

08-28

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Checking in on a Scoresheet Rookie
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Ben Murphy

08-21

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 32
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

08-14

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 31
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

08-07

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trade Winds
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

07-31

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big Leaguers
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

07-24

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: All About Failure
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

07-17

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: All-Star Week
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Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

07-10

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Crossover Season Begins
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

07-03

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Maximizing Value in Midseason Trades
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

06-27

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Chatting With Brian Dewberry-Jones
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

06-19

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Handling Lopsided Trades
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

06-12

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Preference Lists
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

06-05

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Novelty Food
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

05-29

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Scoresheet Player Trend Watch: May Supplemental Draft
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

05-22

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Running a Scoresheet Auction League
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

05-15

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Sell-High Candidates
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

05-09

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Finding Trade Targets
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

05-02

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: An Interview with John R. Mayne
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

04-25

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Taking Stock of Your Team
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

04-18

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: A Mock Supplemental Draft
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

04-11

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Three Heads Are (Usually) Better Than One
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

04-04

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 12: Brandon "Sweet Talkin'" Guyer
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

03-28

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 11: Filling Out Your Lineup Card
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

03-21

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 10: Late-Round Drafting
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

03-14

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 9: SS/SIM
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

03-07

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief Pitchers
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-28

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting Pitchers
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-21

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Outfielders
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-14

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third Basemen
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-07

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Shortstops
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

01-31

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Second Basemen
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

01-24

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: First Basemen
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

01-17

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Catchers
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

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January 23, 2015 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Second Base

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes stack up the keystone for Scoresheet leagues.

This week we tackle second basemen from a Scoresheet perspective. As a reminder, our rankings are based on a continuing 10-team, 13 hard keeper league with two crossovers. If you are in an NL league, you might want to keep some bleach on hand to spritz in your eyes after reading this list, because it gets very ugly very quickly. The junior circuit is a little better, but there's still a pretty significant drop after the first half-dozen players. Tune in to the podcast for a more in depth discussion, but if you don't have one of the few stud (or stud-ish)second basemen, there might be some merit to the strategy of aggressively cutting your 2Bs and using your keeper slots elsewhere, since so few of the players seem to have upside, and the ones that do can likely be taken a few rounds into the draft.

American League Keepers

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January 23, 2015 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Bonus Podcast: Mock Draft

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes welcome John R. Mayne and Nate Stephens to discuss the recent mock draft.

In this special edition of the podcast, the Three True Outcomes are joined by John R. Mayne and Nate Stephens to talk about the recent Scoresheet Mock Draft, and many related topics.

Information about the mock draft, including links to the resources we mention, is available in the following locations:

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January 16, 2015 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: First Basemen

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

Sizing up the position for Scoresheet leagues.

As our positional Scoresheet keeper coverage heads to first base, it's worth keeping in mind that this is a much more fluid ranking than you'll find in Roto. Not only are players such as Pedro Alvarez and Ryan Zimmerman soon to qualify, but a true first base protection list can include pretty much every player in baseball. We generally tend towards building up the middle where you can, which means that we assign lower value to this position as a whole than most.

As a refresher, our rankings reflect the rules of a traditional public league: 10 teams, 13 keepers, of which two may be crossovers from another league. Also, these rankings are being created for a hypothetical continuing league, so age matters.

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January 9, 2015 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 36: Catchers

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes return with a Scoresheet-oriented look at the catcher position.

Welcome back to Scoresheet season! Scoresheet baseball, for the uninitiated, is a fantasy league that acts as a hybrid between traditional roto leagues and sim games such as Strat or Diamond Mind. If that's of interest to you, we definitely recommend jumping in feet-first. We'll be sticking around all season to help.

In most leagues, setting a keeper list is the key decision point of your offseason. Scoresheet rosters tend to be larger than traditional roto rosters, so many teams have set their starting lineup and pitching rotation once their keepers are locked in. Also, as Scoresheet more closely mirrors real life, many traditional keeper rankings won't be adequate. Our rankings reflect the rules of a traditional public league: 10 teams, 13 keepers, of which two may be crossovers from another league. That leaves the keeper line pegged at about the 115th-best player in each league. Naturally, if your league varies in composition, please feel free to adjust accordingly. And, of course, if you disagree with any particular player ranking, you should certainly go with your instinct. The game is more fun that way.

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September 18, 2014 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 35

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes go out on a high note with a guest appearance from Scoresheet co-founder Jeff Barton.

This week in the podcast:
This week is our last podcast for the 2014 season, and we go out with a bang. We’ve got the co-owner and co-founder of Scoresheet, Jeff Barton, along for an interview. We cover all topics Scoresheet, including Jeff’s personal history, his preferences, his advice on strategy, his thoughts on the mistakes beginners and seasoned veterans make, and what makes Scoresheet so much fun. We wanted to thank Jeff for coming on the podcast and helping us close out our first season on a high note.

We do plan to return when off season action heats up, probably around the end of the calendar year. We’ll try to cover the mock draft as it happens and also start 2015 with the same kind of positional previews and predictions as we did in 2014.


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September 11, 2014 2:12 pm

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 34

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

From lessons learned to postseason predictions, this one's got it all.

This week in the podcast:
This week, Jared and Ian have returned from their road trip. As all of our Scoresheet decisions are done for the year, we talk about lessons learned, we look back on the year in the podcast, and we reflect a little bit too much. After Scoresheet business is out of the way, we wander through discussions about real baseball for a bit, including the playoff races in the American League. Some of us venture to guess who will make and win in the playoffs, and we all concede that this year’s team of destiny must be the Baltimore Orioles. We run a little long-winded, as we also got the chance to discuss the many adventures of Jared and Ian on their road trip and take a diversion through some other current events. This one’s got it all, and then some—Scoresheet, MLB, personality, and jokes on which we are trying too hard. Soak it up; this is our penultimate episode this season.


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August 28, 2014 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Checking in on a Scoresheet Rookie

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Ben Murphy

With two of the Outcomes off this week, Ben chats with Bret Sayre about his first season playing Scoresheet.

This week in the podcast:
Jared and Ian are off on their adventure through the southeast, so Ben is exposed as the weakest link. Fortunately, Bret Sayre stops by to bail us out and talk through his first Scoresheet season so far, his biggest draft regrets, thoughts on his team composition, and the stretch run as he pushes to make the playoffs. We go into detail on his rotation, bullpen, and lineup to give an example of the way you might approach the playoffs, if, you know, your team is actually that good. Take the good with the bad this week and know that next week, we should return to form.


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August 21, 2014 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 32

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes get ready for Scoresheet playoff season and answer reader/listener questions.

This week in the podcast:
The Outcomes get ready for Scoresheet playoff season. They take reader questions, decide whether to dump a contender, and then discuss budding superstar Tsuyoshi Wada. Then, the Outcomes describe what they look for in a playoff contender—strangely, no one ever suggests "a good team"—and compare building a playoff roster to setting weekly lineups. Finally, they take you through the best things they saw this week, featuring cyborg houseware, the vengeance of Erik Kratz, and the true feeling of anger and resignation that comes only after being forced to listen to Sean Casey and Billy Ripken for three hours. Playoff fever! It's probably not contagious!


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August 14, 2014 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 31

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes recommend pickups for the stretch run, discuss the upcoming supplemental draft, and tour the nation's capital.

AL:

Shane Greene (61% available):
Greene has been solid through a handful of starts for the Yankees and seems to be getting regular chances the rest of the way. Allowing an ERA under 3.00, he’s probably due for some regression, but even if his run prevention catches up to his peripherals, he’ll still be a helpful guy to have around for the rest of the year.


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August 7, 2014 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trade Winds

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes suggest some players to trade for and trade away in advance of the Scoresheet deadline.

With the MLB trade deadline behind us and the Scoresheet trade deadline fast approaching, now’s a good time to talk trades. Well, any time is a good time good to talk trades, but that’s particularly the case now. Below we list some trade targets and players to move, along with our reasoning. Keep in mind the quirks of the Scoresheet playoffs: you are looking for players who will get playing time in September, but performance to date is banked value.

Players to Consider Trading For:

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July 31, 2014 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big Leaguers

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes present the most frequently added prospects and big leaguers, draft players they expected to be traded, and more.

We are pleased to bring back one of our highest value-added services: regularly scraping the rosters of all the teams in all the Scoresheet leagues. This data allows us to look at all sorts of things related to what percent of players are owned or available in leagues, as well as which players were picked up most often in recent supplemental drafts. Using this data we put together a couple of tables below, but we’d love to hear any suggestions or requests on what you’d like to see us do with the information, so please feel free to send an email or leave a comment.

This first list shows the most-added prospects (yet to hit the bigs) from the most recent supplement draft.

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July 24, 2014 10:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: All About Failure

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

From the Astros draft saga to the Scoresheet mistakes, the Outcomes devote this week's podcast to what's gone wrong.

This week on the podcast, we tackled topics concerning failure. We did our part to run in circles around the Astros draft saga and also answered some reader questions. We also spent some time considering and discussing our collective failures as Scoresheet owners in 2014. One of the things we’d like to do is setup a framework for analyzing teams that underperform, in order to identify potential improvements, patterns of mistakes, or other ways that we could have done better on draft day.

The first step is to gather information and data, including the draft day valuations, the real life MLB performance of players to date, and the Scoresheet performance of players to date. The Baseball Prospectus Team Tracker is a helpful tool to get this information, and the remainder can be found on the Scoresheet league pages. Be careful when analyzing team-level results, especially if you’ve made personnel changes (i.e. traded away short term value), because they may not be indicative of mistakes you made on draft day, but the aftermath of going Full Rebuild (tm?).

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