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04-22

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Free Agent Watch: Week Four
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J.P. Breen and Jeff Quinton

11-06

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Painting the Black: The 2016 Free Agent 50
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R.J. Anderson

09-25

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Free Agent Watch: Week 26
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George Bissell and Keith Cromer

09-18

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Free Agent Watch: Week 25
by
Mike Gianella and Keith Cromer

09-11

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Free Agent Watch: Week 24
by
Mike Gianella and Keith Cromer

09-04

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Free Agent Watch: Week 22
by
Mike Gianella and Keith Cromer

08-28

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Free Agent Watch: Week 21
by
J.J. Jansons and Keith Cromer

08-21

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Free Agent Watch: Week 21
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J.J. Jansons and Keith Cromer

08-14

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Free Agent Watch: Week 19
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J.J. Jansons and Keith Cromer

08-07

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Free Agent Watch: Week 18
by
J.J. Jansons and Keith Cromer

07-31

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Free Agent Watch: Week 17
by
Jeff Quinton and Keith Cromer

07-24

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Free Agent Watch: Week 16
by
Jeff Quinton and Keith Cromer

07-17

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Free Agent Watch: Week 16
by
Greg Wellemeyer and Keith Cromer

07-10

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Free Agent Watch: Week 14
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Greg Wellemeyer and Keith Cromer

07-03

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Free Agent Watch: Week 13
by
Keith Cromer and Jeff Quinton

06-26

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Free Agent Watch: Week 13
by
Keith Cromer and Greg Wellemeyer

06-24

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Deep League Report: Week 12
by
Keith Cromer

06-19

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Free Agent Watch: Week 12
by
Keith Cromer and Jeff Quinton

06-16

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 11
by
Mike Gianella

06-12

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Free Agent Watch: Week 11
by
Keith Cromer and J.J. Jansons

06-05

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Free Agent Watch: Week Nine
by
Keith Cromer and Jeff Quinton

05-29

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Free Agent Watch: Week Nine
by
Keith Cromer and Nick Shlain

05-22

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Free Agent Watch: Week Eight
by
Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

05-18

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Free Agent Watch: Week Seven
by
Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

05-13

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The Quinton: Please Spend Your FAAB
by
Jeff Quinton

05-11

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Free Agent Watch: Week Six
by
Keith Cromer and Jeff Quinton

05-04

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Free Agent Watch: Week Five
by
Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

04-27

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Free Agent Watch: Week Four
by
Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

04-20

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Free Agent Watch: Week Three
by
Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

04-06

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Free Agent Watch: Week One
by
Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

03-16

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Every Team's Moneyball: San Francisco Giants: Embodying the Market Inefficiency
by
Matthew Trueblood

01-28

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The Lineup Card: Eight Final Moves
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Baseball Prospectus

01-16

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Fantasy Freestyle: Stop Looking for Sleepers, Start Looking for Value
by
Mike Gianella

01-14

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The Lineup Card: Pitches for Remaining Free Agents
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Baseball Prospectus

11-05

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Pebble Hunting: Nelson Cruz is Same, Different
by
Sam Miller

11-04

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Painting the Black: The Free Agent 50
by
R.J. Anderson

03-12

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The Lineup Card: 11 of Our Favorite Offseason Moves
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Baseball Prospectus

02-27

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Painting the Black: Lessons from the Top 50 Free Agents List
by
R.J. Anderson

02-12

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Overthinking It: Where the Remaining Free Agents Would Matter the Most
by
Ben Lindbergh

01-31

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Pebble Hunting: The Opt-Out Hater's Case for Opt-Outs
by
Sam Miller

01-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 359: The Remaining Free Agents/Pillow Contract Candidates
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 337: Free Agent Spending So Far/The McCann, Molina, and Smith Signings
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-26

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Guessing Game
by
Joe Sheehan

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: Rays Bring Back Molina, Reaffirm their Belief in Framing
by
Ben Lindbergh

11-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 336: Paying Peralta, and Punishing PED Users
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-20

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The Lineup Card: 10 Free Agents Who Are Likely to Be Overpaid
by
Baseball Prospectus

11-18

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Baseball Therapy: Why Do Teams Overpay for Free Agents?
by
Russell A. Carleton

11-13

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The Lineup Card: 12 Free Agents Who Are Likely to Be Bargains
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Baseball Prospectus

11-12

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Rumor Roundup: The High Price of Free Agent Pitching
by
Daniel Rathman

11-07

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The BP Wayback Machine: Today's Oxymoron is Free Agents
by
James Click

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May 13, 2015 6:00 am

The Quinton: Please Spend Your FAAB

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Jeff Quinton

Why pinching pennies early in the year might not be the way to go.

I believe something about FAAB spending and waiver-wire activity. I believe that people do not spend their FAAB quickly enough and that they are not active enough on the waiver wire, especially early in the season. So, more accurately, I believe a bunch of things. Around this time last year, we took a look at two behavioral factors that contribute to fantasy baseball participants not being as liberal with their FAAB spending or as active in the waiver pool as is optimal. In my biased opinion, I think the entire article is worth a read, but we can get the gist from the following quote from the article:

Two things about people: (1) We overvalue the things we own and (2) we are afraid of making mistakes that result in loss more than we are enticed by taking action that result in gains. These are the result of the endowment effect and loss aversion, respectively. Both of these factors make us less likely to drop one of our players for a better available player.

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May 11, 2015 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week Six

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Keith Cromer and Jeff Quinton

Examining players who might pique your waiver-wire interest, depending on the format of your league.

12-Team Mixed

David Peralta, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks

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May 4, 2015 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week Five

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Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

Examining players who are likely to be available in your leagues and might pique your interest in the right formats.

Welcome to Week Five of The Free Agent Watch, Baseball Prospectus’ weekly free agent answer to Dear Abby. This column is designed to offer a brief glimpse into the top free agents in 12-team mixed, 15-team mixed, and AL and NL-only formats, with the idea being that while we can’t address every unique free agent situation in your league, we can guide you through the waters and help with the broader strokes of the decision making process.

Mike will be tackling all the mixed league formats, while Keith will be handling the only-league duties.

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April 27, 2015 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week Four

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Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

Examining potentially available players who might pique your interest depending on the format of your league.

Welcome to Week Four of The Free Agent Watch, Baseball Prospectus’ weekly free agent advice column. This column is designed to offer a brief glimpse into the top free agents in 12-team mixed, 15-team mixed, and AL and NL-only formats, with the idea being that while we can’t address every unique free agent situation in your league, we can guide you through the waters and help with the broader strokes of the decision making process.

Mike will be tackling all the mixed-league formats, while Keith will be handling the only-league duties.

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April 20, 2015 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week Three

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Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

Examining players who might be useful additions if they're available in your leagues.

Welcome to Week Three of The Free Agent Watch, Baseball Prospectus’ weekly free agent advice column. This column is designed to offer a brief glimpse into the top free agents in 12-team mixed, 15-team mixed, and AL and NL-only formats, with the idea being that while we can’t address every unique free agent situation in your league, we can guide you through the waters and help with the broader strokes of the decision making process.

Mike will be tackling all the mixed-league formats, while Keith will be handling the only-league duties.

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April 6, 2015 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week One

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Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

Kicking of this year's series looking at potentially useful players who might be available in your leagues.

Welcome back, to Baseball Prospectus’ weekly free agent advice column. The column ran on Thursdays last year, but is moving to Mondays, in order to try to better serve weekly leagues that set their lineups on Mondays.

The format has changed a little bit, too. Still included is a brief breakdown of a featured hitter and pitcher in standard mixed, deeper mixed, NL-only, and AL-only, but we have added information about the most commonly added and dropped hitters in these formats as well. I’ll be tackling all the mixed league information, while Keith will be handling the only-league duties.

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Paying for stability has resulted in three World Series titles for Brian Sabean.

Welcome to the Baseball Prospectus 2015 season previews. For the next three weeks, BP authors will be writing about what each team does best in pursuit of wins. We will parse statistics, transactions, news, and quotes in an effort to identify the market inefficiency each team is taking advantage of. Wins are the end goal, but each of the 30 teams are obtaining them in different ways by prioritizing certain initiatives. Today, we begin the series with last year's World Series players, the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.Andrew Koo



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Staff members pick teams and explain the finishing touches they should make to their rosters before spring training.

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January 16, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Stop Looking for Sleepers, Start Looking for Value

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Mike Gianella

Examining how to identify the right kinds of sleepers.

If it’s January, it must be time for fantasy analysts to come out of the woodwork and start identifying “sleepers.” This term is almost as old as fantasy baseball itself. While it is possible it was a useful exercise at one point, like a lot of other overused buzzwords the term sleeper has become completely arbitrary and therefore virtually worthless. So far this winter, I have seen the following players identified as sleepers:

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Max Scherzer and James Shields aren't the only players still available, and the staff offers reasons why teams should sign seven others.

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November 5, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Nelson Cruz is Same, Different

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Sam Miller

Nelson Cruz wants what he wanted last year, and might get it, and might not.

Hello, old friend.

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Evaluations of the top 50 free agents available in the 2014-2015 offseason, with near-worthless predictions about where they'll land.

Another year, another top-50 list. Here are three things to remember while reading through the rankings: 1) international free agents were excluded on the principle that if I haven't seen them in some manner or another, then I don't feel comfortable ranking them; 2) "Randy" is a random number generator whose predictions were made by pairing integers with teams (e.g. the number 1 and the Angels); and 3) the list is ordered based on expected AAV with some other considerations (learned from past lists) factored in:

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