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09-11

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Free Agent Watch: Week 24
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

09-04

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Free Agent Watch: Week 23
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-28

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Free Agent Watch: Week 21
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-14

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Free Agent Watch: Week 20
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-08

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Free Agent Watch: Week 19
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-31

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Free Agent Watch: Week 18
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-24

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Free Agent Watch: Week 17
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-17

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Free Agent Watch: Week 16
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-10

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Free Agent Watch: Week 15
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-03

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Free Agent Watch: Week 14
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-26

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Free Agent Watch: Week 13
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-19

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Free Agent Watch: Week 12
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-12

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Free Agent Watch: Week 11
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-05

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Free Agent Watch: Week 10
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-30

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Free Agent Watch: Week Nine
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-22

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Free Agent Watch: Week Eight
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-15

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Free Agent Watch: Week Seven
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-08

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Free Agent Watch: Week Six
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-01

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Free Agent Watch: Week Five
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

04-24

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Free Agent Watch: Week Four
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

04-17

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Free Agent Watch: Week Three
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Mike Gianella

04-10

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Free Agent Watch: Week Two
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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

09-26

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Free Agent Watch: Looking Ahead to 2014
by
Bret Sayre

09-19

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Free Agent Watch: Week 25
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

09-12

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Free Agent Watch: Week 25
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

09-05

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Free Agent Watch: Week 23
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-29

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Free Agent Watch: Week 22
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Mike Gianella and Craig Goldstein

08-22

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Free Agent Watch: Week 21
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-15

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Free Agent Watch: Week 20
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-08

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Free Agent Watch: Week 19
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-01

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Free Agent Watch: Week 18
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-25

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Free Agent Watch: Week 17
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-18

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Free Agent Watch: Week 16
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-11

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Free Agent Watch: Week 15
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-27

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Free Agent Watch: Week 13
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-20

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Free Agent Watch: Week 12
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-13

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Free Agent Watch: Week 11
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-06

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week 10
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Paul Singman

06-05

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week 10
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Josh Shepardson

05-30

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Nine
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Paul Singman

05-29

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Nine
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Josh Shepardson

05-23

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Eight
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Paul Singman

05-22

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Eight
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Josh Shepardson

05-16

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Seven
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Josh Shepardson

05-14

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Seven
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Paul Singman

05-09

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Six
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Paul Singman

05-07

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Six
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Josh Shepardson

05-01

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Five
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Josh Shepardson

04-30

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Five
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Paul Singman

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June 12, 2014 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 11

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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

Rougned Odor, 2B, Texas Rangers
When Odor got called up, it was supposed to be a four-to-six week replacement for Jurickson Profar, but not only is Profar not coming back any time soon, but Odor looks to be more major league ready than initially expected. After starting off a bit slow, Odor is hitting .381 with six extra-base hits and 12 RBI in his last 14 games (arbitrary endpoints alert). There may not be a ton of opportunity for Odor to move up in the lineup too much (he currently has been hitting ninth), so over the long run his counting stats may suffer, but there’s enough here to warrant being a middle infield option in shallower leagues based on batting average potential alone. Owners who just lost Neil Walker for a couple of weeks should be considering the 20-year-old. —Bret Sayre


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June 5, 2014 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 10

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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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May 30, 2014 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week Nine

7

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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May 22, 2014 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week Eight

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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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May 15, 2014 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week Seven

7

Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

If these players are on your league's waiver wire, they might be worth considering, 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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May 8, 2014 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week Six

4

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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May 1, 2014 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week Five

8

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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April 24, 2014 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week Four

6

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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April 17, 2014 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week Three

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Mike Gianella

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

12-Team Mixed Hitter
Jason Kubel, OF, Minnesota Twins

A return to the Twin Cities seems to have done Kubel a world of good, and injuries to Josh Willingham and Oswaldo Arcia have converted Kubel from a platoon player into a full-timer. The fun isn’t going to last forever, but as long as Kubel is swinging a hot bat he is fine as a mixed league play in the outfield. Your best bet is to try to make sure that the Twins are facing a right-handed heavy group of pitchers before setting your line-up for the week; losing Kubel two or more times a week or having Ron Gardenhire stick Kubel in there against a lefty isn’t the best use of a roster spot in mixed.


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April 10, 2014 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week Two

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Mike Gianella

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.

AL-ONLY

Hitter: David Ross, C, Boston Red Sox
Suffer an early catching injury? Wondering if you just simply leave a dead slot on your team or try to make a shrewd free agent pick up? Look no further than David Ross. He doesn’t offer much, but a handful of home runs without enough at bats to destroy your batting average is good enough in an AL-only league. Ross should be good for 5-7 home runs assuming he has no lingering concussion effects this year.


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April 3, 2014 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week One

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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 single 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 picking up, 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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September 26, 2013 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Looking Ahead to 2014

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Bret Sayre

Fast forward to April, and these players might tempt you if they're sitting on your league's waiver wire.

With only four days left in the regular season, I’m going to do a slightly different take on our usual Free Agent Watch column before we morph into off-season mode. But speaking of off-season mode, I know even the most loyal BP readers are used to the fantasy section taking a couple of months off when the season ends. So my deepest apologies to those of you who were looking forward to time away from us—under my reign of terror as Fantasy Content Manager, you will be subjected to year-round fantasy analysis. And that includes some new things that I am very excited about.

But back to the task at hand, we are going around the diamond to spot players who are worthy of picking up in dynasty and high-volume keeper leagues with an eye squarely on 2014. And if the names I’m highlighting aren’t deep enough for some of you, I’ll be including a deep sleeper at each position as well (and if those aren’t deep enough for you, then you’re just going to have to be OK with that). In the words of future Poet Laureate Mike Skinner, let’s…push…things…forward.

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