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03-07

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Relief Pitchers
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-07

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Rumor Roundup: Atlanta's Extension Spree
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Daniel Rathman

01-17

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14

Fantasy Team Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Paul Sporer

12-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 351: Life-Changing Lessons from Recent Transactions
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-17

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13

Transaction Analysis: The Only Reed
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Sam Miller and Ben Carsley

08-01

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7

Bullpen Report: Deadline Fallout
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Mike Gianella

06-27

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13

Bullpen Report: Stuck in the Middle
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Mike Gianella

05-23

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7

Bullpen Report: Introducing Tiers
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Mike Gianella

04-04

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10

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Pulling a Fernandez: 2014 Candidates
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Jason Parks

12-19

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The Keeper Reaper: Relievers for 12/19/12
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Dan Mennella

08-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 25: The Secretly Successful White Sox System?/Starlin Castro's Makeup Concerns
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-23

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Value Picks: Relievers for 5/23/12
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Dan Mennella

05-16

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Value Picks: Relievers for 5/16/12
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Dan Mennella

02-09

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Chicago White Sox/Pacific Tech
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Jason Parks

01-26

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17

Resident Fantasy Genius: The Closer Carousel
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Derek Carty

01-16

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23

Future Shock: White Sox Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-06

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Fantasy Beat: Mock Draft Update
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Jason Collette

09-06

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24

Future Shock: Top 10 Favorite Prospects of 2011
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Kevin Goldstein

08-23

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26

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: The Best of the Best
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Jason Parks

06-13

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

01-25

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Future Shock: Chicago White Sox Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

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March 7, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Relief Pitchers

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BP Fantasy Staff

You might want to let someone else draft or buy these closers in your leagues this spring.

At long last, our journey has come to an end.

Over the past two months, we've worked tirelessly (read: written two blurbs a week) to bring you a player to target and to avoid for each fantasy position. We hope our collective experience has helped you recoup some value and avoid some mistakes in your drafts this year, and we've enjoyed the debates that many of the names we've listed have spurred.

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February 7, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Atlanta's Extension Spree

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Daniel Rathman

The Braves talk two more extensions, and the latest updates on bullpens around baseball.

Braves hope to secure extensions for Andrelton Simmons, Julio Teheran
General manager Frank Wren has been busy in recent days, locking up Jason Heyward through his arbitration years and Freddie Freeman to an eight-year, $135 million hitch that represents the largest outlay in franchise history. Joel Sherman of the New York Post believes that Wren isn’t done yet.


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January 17, 2014 6:28 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

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Paul Sporer

The Snakes feature a new closer and a power-hitting first baseman with a case to be the no. 3 pick in drafts this spring.

The Diamondbacks’ moves the last two years have been a bit peculiar and yet seemingly despite their best efforts, they still have a rather formidable team. They have established star talent, quality veteran talent, and emerging young talent. It’s far from a flawless team, but it has the makings of a contender. Additionally—and more importantly—it is ripe with fantasy goodness.

Projected Lineup

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Ben and Sam discuss recent trades and signings, focusing on moves by the Indians, White Sox, and Diamondbacks, Kevin Towers' changing approach to building a bullpen, and the reliever market.

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December 17, 2013 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Only Reed

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Sam Miller and Ben Carsley

Kevin Towers forgets how he used to build bullpens, and the White Sox take advantage.



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August 1, 2013 6:05 am

Bullpen Report: Deadline Fallout

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Mike Gianella

With the trade deadline in the rearview mirror, Mike looks at the changes in the closer landscape before unveiling his new tiers and the updated dollar values.

Welcome to another installment of The Bullpen Report. As a reminder, closers are rated in five tiers from best to worst. The tiers are a combination of my opinion of a pitcher’s ability, the likelihood that he will pick up saves, and his security in the job. For example, a pitcher in the third tier might have better skills than a pitcher in the second tier, but if the third tier pitcher is new to the job or has blown a couple of saves in the last week this factors into the ranking as well.

This week’s edition of The Bullpen Report will focus on moves teams made at yesterday’s Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. Additional analysis is also available at today’s Free Agent Write-Up, but if you’re looking for more specific analysis about middle relievers/deeper league fodder like Jesse Crain, you’ve come to the right place.

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June 27, 2013 5:00 am

Bullpen Report: Stuck in the Middle

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Mike Gianella

Mike explains why elite middle relievers haven't climbed his tiers, before revealing the latest edition of those tiers and the updated dollar values.

Welcome to another installment of The Bullpen Report. As a reminder, closers are rated in five tiers from best to worst. The tiers are a combination of my opinion of a pitcher’s ability, the likelihood that he will pick up saves, and his security in the job. For example, a pitcher in the third tier might have better skills than a pitcher in the second tier, but if the third tier pitcher is new to the job or has blown a couple of saves in the last week this factors into the ranking as well.

Last week, one of my readers wanted to know why I didn’t have a middle reliever in the top tier. Although middle relievers are integral in some leagues, I have not been ranking them due to the fact that their value is vastly different depending upon each league’s rules. In leagues that use holds as a separate category, non-closers carry a great deal of value. In standard mixed leagues with no start limits, you might not feel the need to carry a middle reliever on your staff at all. My goal is to take a cursory look at a handful of valuable middle relief arms in a non-holds, deeper-league, standard Roto format.

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May 23, 2013 5:00 am

Bullpen Report: Introducing Tiers

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Mike Gianella

In this week's edition, Mike obliges multiple reader requests by adding tiers to the reliever rankings, to go with the regular news and notes.

For this installment of the Bullpen Report, I am adding rankings, by popular demand. Closers are rated in five tiers, from best to worst. The tiers are a combination of my opinion of a pitcher’s ability, the likelihood that he will pick up saves, and his security in the job. For example, a pitcher in the third tier might have better skills than a pitcher in the second tier, but if the third-tier pitcher is new to the job or has blown a couple of saves in the last week, this factors into the ranking as well.

Tier 1 – Money in the Bank

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It's a rare player indeed who could make the jump Jose Fernandez made. Jason asks front office executives which ones could handle it next year.

While it might seem silly to speculate about possible 2014 assignments, the unexpected promotion of 20-year-old Jose Fernandez to the major leagues took my mind down a curious path. It’s not every day that a prospect ascends to the highest level without first making a stop in the upper minors, especially when the prospect is only two years removed from high school. It has to start with the opportunity, as unexpected injuries and limited options put the Marlins in a personnel quandary, a situation so distressed that a pitcher with only 11 starts at the High-A level was a reasonable choice to secure a spot in the rotation. What I find more interesting is not the decision itself, but the individual characteristics of the pitcher who made such a decision plausible in the first place.

The jump from the High-A level to the Double-A level is considered the second-largest talent jump in the minors, second only to the jump from Triple-A to the majors, and Fernandez is being asked to make both jumps at the same time. This is a monumental challenge that few prospects in the game could manage, both on a physical level (talent) and an emotional level (makeup).  Fernandez has both, with room to spare, which isn’t to suggest his refinement level is up to major-league standards or that the decision to promote him so aggressively should be shielded from criticism; rather, Fernandez possesses the necessary characteristics to make such a leap justifiable, at least from a scouting perspective, and that puts him in elite company in that regard.

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December 19, 2012 5:00 am

The Keeper Reaper: Relievers for 12/19/12

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Dan Mennella

Dan takes a look at four more fringe-keepable relievers in this week's Reaper.

Brandon League | Dodgers
Shallow (30 Keepers):
No
Medium (60 Keepers): No
Deep (90 Keepers): No
NL-only (60 Keepers): Fringe
Super Deep (200 Keepers): Fringe

Brandon League, newly rich and the Dodgers’ undisputed closer, probably feels pretty fortunate right now. By midseason 2012 (his walk year), he was toiling in middle relief in a no-name Mariners bullpen after being demoted in favor of Tom Wilhemsen, an obscure 28-year-old rookie. Then, he was fortuitously bailed out of that bleak situation when he was acquired by the Dodgers. It was one of many moves Los Angeles made during the 2012 season that foreshadowed what has become an offseason in which they’ve spent lavishly—including on the likes of League, who inked a fat three-year deal before his market ever really took shape.






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Ben and Sam discuss Kenny Williams' contention that the poorly rated White Sox farm system is just misunderstood, then consider whether the Cubs should be concerned about Starlin Castro's makeup.

Ben and Sam discuss Kenny Williams' contention that the poorly rated White Sox farm system is just misunderstood, then consider whether the Cubs should be concerned about Starlin Castro's makeup.

Effectively Wild Episode 25: "The Secretly Successful White Sox System?/Starlin Castro's Makeup Concerns"

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May 23, 2012 3:00 am

Value Picks: Relievers for 5/23/12

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Dan Mennella

Carlos Marmol could be on the rebound and Tyler Clippard may finally see some saves in this week's VP

The closer carousel has stabilized a bit over the past week relative to its frenzied early-season pace, so we’ll have to dig a little bit deeper to find some new relievers of interest…

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