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07-26

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Fantasy Freestyle: Paying for Utilities
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Mark Barry

07-26

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Fantasy Freestyle: Salvador Perez: The Most Valuable Catcher in Fantasy Baseball?
by
Eric Roseberry

07-26

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Dynasty Dynamics: Ignore the Trades
by
Ben Carsley

07-26

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Deep League Report: Week 17
by
Scooter Hotz

07-25

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Closer Report: Week 17
by
Matt Collins

07-24

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The Buyer's Guide: Gerardo Parra
by
Eric Roseberry

07-21

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 16
by
Mark Barry

07-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: Anthony Rendon's Leap to Superstardom
by
Matt Collins

07-20

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The Stash List: 16th Edition
by
Greg Wellemeyer

07-19

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Deep League Report: Week 16
by
Mike Gianella

07-18

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Closer Report: Week 16
by
Matt Collins

07-17

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The Buyer's Guide: Jhoulys Chacin
by
Eric Roseberry

07-14

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 15
by
Mark Barry

07-14

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Fantasy Freestyle: Players Switching Leagues in Deep AL-Only and NL-Only Leagues
by
Scooter Hotz

07-13

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The Stash List: 15th Edition
by
Greg Wellemeyer

07-13

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Fantasy Freestyle: Catching Up With The Touts
by
Mike Gianella

07-12

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Fantasy Freestyle: The 10-Day DL and Six Degrees of the Dodgers Rotation
by
Mark Barry

07-12

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Deep League Report: Week 15
by
Scooter Hotz

07-11

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 15
by
Mike Gianella

07-11

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3

Closer Report: Week 15
by
Matt Collins

07-10

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The Buyer's Guide: Orlando Arcia
by
Eric Roseberry

07-07

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: First Half in Review
by
Mark Barry

07-07

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The Stash List: Week 14
by
Greg Wellemeyer

07-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: My Favorite Midseason Trade Targets
by
Matt Collins

07-07

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TDGX Transactions: Week 13
by
J.J. Jansons

07-06

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In-Season Fantasy Valuations: Third Edition—2017
by
Mike Gianella

07-05

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3

Closer Report: Week 14
by
Matt Collins

07-05

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Deep League Report: Week 14
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Scooter Hotz

07-05

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Fantasy Freestyle: Let’s Talk About Travis Shaw
by
Eric Roseberry

07-03

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The Buyer's Guide: Michael A. Taylor
by
Eric Roseberry

06-30

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TDGX Transactions: Week 12
by
J.J. Jansons

06-30

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14
by
Mark Barry

06-29

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Fantasy Freestyle: Self Assessing at the (almost) Halfway Point
by
Mike Gianella

06-29

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The Stash List: 13th Edition
by
Greg Wellemeyer

06-28

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Fantasy Freestyle: What is up with Zack Godley
by
Mark Barry

06-28

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Deep League Report: Week 13
by
Scooter Hotz

06-27

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Closer Report: Week 13
by
Matt Collins

06-26

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The Buyer's Guide: Mike Montgomery
by
Eric Roseberry

06-23

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13
by
Mark Barry

06-23

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Fantasy Freestyle: Sticking It Out With Avisail Garcia
by
Matt Collins

06-23

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Free Agent Watch: Week 12
by
George Bissell

06-22

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The Stash List: 12th Edition
by
Greg Wellemeyer

06-22

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4

Dynasty Dynamics: The Saddest Milestone
by
Ben Carsley

06-22

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Art of the Deal: Transforming a No into a Yes
by
Mike Gianella

06-21

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Deep League Report: Week 12
by
Scooter Hotz

06-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: Alex Wood: Elite Fantasy Performer?
by
Eric Roseberry

06-20

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The Buyer's Guide: Mallex Smith
by
Eric Roseberry

06-20

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Closer Report: Week 12
by
Matt Collins

06-19

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Evolution and Decline of Francisco Lindor
by
George Bissell

06-16

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Fantasy Freestyle: Fighting The Last War
by
Scooter Hotz

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June 27, 2017 10:45 am

Closer Report: Week 13

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Matt Collins

The Nationals would love to switch places with the Angels when it comes to the bullpens. Both teams are frustrating as heck for fantasy players.

Welcome back to the Closer Report. It wasn’t a terribly busy week in Reliever Land, but there seems to be plenty of movement bubbling under the surface, just waiting to jump out into the wilderness. Before we get into all of that, just a reminder that you can keep up with any movement with the Closer Grid. Now, let’s get to the good stuff.

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June 26, 2017 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Mike Montgomery

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Eric Roseberry

Mike Montgomery has been effective for the Cubs as a starting pitcher. But what does that have to do with the price of beans as it relates to your fantasy team?

The first two months of this season, Mike Montgomery was a solid option out of the bullpen for the Cubs. In those initial 36 2/3 innings, he held a 2.21 ERA and struck out 26 batters. While he was getting opportunities to pitch, he wasn’t going to get save chances. Thus, Montgomery wasn’t on the radar of many fantasy owners. Montgomery’s situation changed June 9.

The Cubs were looking for a pitcher to fill a spot in the starting rotation due to Kyle Hendricks' stint on the disabled list, and Montgomery ran with the opportunity. In his first start, he gave up two earned runs against the Rockies in four innings. He surrendered two earned runs in his next start. Montgomery hasn’t given up an earned run in his past two starts, and he’s struck out 10 over the course of those 12 innings. That’s the kind of production that will get the attention of fantasy owners.

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June 23, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13

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Mark Barry

It's a bitch (girl) how little you can rely on Rich Hill to pitch (girl).

It's time to preview the hurlers scheduled for two starts in the upcoming week. As the old wrestling promoters would always say: “Card Subject to Change,” because injuries and tinkering managers can make this less than a science. Should new information present itself, we can go over it in the comments.

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June 23, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Sticking It Out With Avisail Garcia

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Matt Collins

Garcia continues to produce well beyond his career norms at the plate. What should you do with him? Maybe just sit tight.

Even for a sport that revolves around unpredictability, this has been a weird fantasy baseball season. There have been complete collapses from fantasy mainstays, unfathomable performances from rookies, and breakouts from players we’d written off years ago. One member of the latter group is Avisail Garcia.

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June 23, 2017 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 12

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George Bissell

Jordan Zimmermann and Mike Fiers make themselves relevant again, and you might find some gold in the Nick Pivetta pan.

12-team mixed leagues (must be available in at least 50 percent of ESPN, Yahoo, or CBS leagues)

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June 22, 2017 6:00 am

The Stash List: 12th Edition

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Greg Wellemeyer

Julio Urias and Gleyber Torres limp off the list, while Tom Murphy and Cam Bedrosian graduate with their health.

The Graduates: Tom Murphy (Previous Rank: 5), Cam Bedrosian (Previous Rank: 13)

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June 22, 2017 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: The Saddest Milestone

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Ben Carsley

Jesse Winker brings it all back for Ben's dynasty team.

Where were you Monday when Jesse Winker was called up to the majors in enough time for me to set my weekly roster for The Dynasty Guru Experts (#TDGX) dynasty league?

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June 22, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: The Art of the Deal: Transforming a No into a Yes

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Mike Gianella

A Kafkaesque look at how to approach the trading season in fantasy baseball.

It’s that time of year: time for the fantasy scribes to put together their annual trading columns. More so than with auctioning, drafting or player analysis, trading is a difficult topic because there is so much variability from league to league and even from fantasy manager to fantasy manager. What works in my 12-team AL-only keeper league probably will not work in your 15-team mixed redraft league.

One constant that does exist across leagues is that you will have to interact with other people. “To write prescriptions is easy, but to come to an understanding with people is hard.” Franz Kafka wrote in A Country Doctor. Kafka died 56 years before Daniel Okrent’s fantasy baseball league had its initial auction at La Rotisserie Francaise in Manhattan in 1980, so we may never know what Kafka would have thought of fantasy baseball, but I suspect that he would have found the frustration with the difficulty of trading extremely relatable.

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June 21, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 12

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Scooter Hotz

Look! Decent starting pitchers! Grab 'em!

I’m not really sure what’s going on in the Deep League Report this week. Decent starting pitchers don’t show up here very often, but this week there’s one in each league. There might be some East Coast bias in play, too, since three of the six NL-only players featured this week are Mets. But enough with the prologue—on with the show.

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June 21, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Alex Wood: Elite Fantasy Performer?

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Eric Roseberry

Alex Wood has been an All-Star caliber performer for the Dodgers, putting it all together at age 26. Will he sustain his terrific start to 2017?

Just over a week ago, Mike Gianella released his updated In-Season Fantasy Valuations. There weren’t a ton of surprises in terms of who was providing the most fantasy value. However, on his National League starting pitcher list there was a name that stood out. Situated in eighth, behind fantasy stalwarts like Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, and Stephen Strasburg, was Alex Wood.

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June 20, 2017 4:42 pm

The Buyer's Guide: Mallex Smith

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Eric Roseberry

With malace toward none but stolen bases toward many, here's Mallex Smith.

“It is a mistake to think that moving fast is the same as actually going somewhere.”

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June 20, 2017 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 12

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Matt Collins

Did you know the Nationals are still feeling around in the dark for a closer?

Welcome back to the Closer Report. It wasn’t a busy week in Reliever Land but, despite that, there is still plenty to talk about with some strange performances, notable usage and returns from injury. Before we get into that, just a reminder that you can keep up with all changes during the week with the Closer Grid. Now, let’s get to the goods.

Cam Bedrosian is back in Los Angeles; Huston Street close behind

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