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Fantasy Freestyle: Useful Non-Closer Relievers
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J.P. Breen

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Podcast Transcription
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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 59 is Live!
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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 58 is Live!
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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 57 is live!
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08-27

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 55 is Live
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08-19

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 54: Where Are You?
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Jason Collette

08-02

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 53 is Live!
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Jason Collette, Paul Sporer, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

07-23

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 52 is Live
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07-10

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 51 is (Finally) Live!
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06-28

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 50 is Live!
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Jason Collette

06-20

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 49 is Live
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Jason Collette and Paul Sporer

06-13

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 48: Identity Thieves
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Jason Collette

06-04

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 47: Made Up Names
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Jason Collette and Paul Sporer

05-29

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 46: We Have Music!
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Jason Collette and Paul Sporer

05-19

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 45: You Spin Me Round
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Jason Collette

05-14

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 44 is live
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Jason Collette

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 43: Poetic Justice
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Jason Collette and Paul Sporer

04-28

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 42: Stay Hot
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Jason Collette and Paul Sporer

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 41 Is Live
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Jason Collette and Paul Sporer

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Our Podcast Turns 40
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Jason Collette and Paul Sporer

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 39
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Jason Collette and Paul Sporer

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BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 38
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Jason Collette, Paul Sporer, Paul Singman and Mike Gianella

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July 23, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Useful Non-Closer Relievers

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J.P. Breen

These bullpen arms might not rack up saves, but they can help you pad other categories in Roto leagues.

In non-dynasty leagues, quality relievers who do not rack up saves are often overlooked. If employed correctly, though, they can be pseudo-saviors for two main types of squads: (1) teams who have an underperforming pitching staff and are striving to recover in specific categories in the second half of the season, and (2) leagues that have strict “games started” limits in order to keep teams from simply streaming starters all season.

Teams who have fallen behind in pitching categories can try to cobble together a trade or two, hoping to bolster their pitching staff for a second-half run. However, trades aren’t always possible. And even in the meantime, it can be useful to target specific relievers who can help in desired categories. This article will outline a few relievers who could be useful waiver-wire pickups to aid in WHIP/ERA or in strikeouts. I’m not including pitcher wins because that seems like a crapshoot.

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Many have asked for the record for our podcast; someone was kind enough to do one for us.

Many of you all have asked about getting a podcast transcribed. We recently had someone reach out to us offering to do that so here's a link for Episode 35 when Doug Thorburn joined us to talk pitching. The podcast transcription is done by Rev.com . Check them out of you're looking for a service for your own personal or professional transcription needs.

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Jason and Paul discuss some of the World Series, Tim Lincecum's new deal, and interview the multi-champion Larry Schechter about his new book.

Jason and Paul discuss some of the World Series, Tim Lincecum's new deal, and interview the multi-champion Larry Schechter about his new book.

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We are NOT shutting it down in the offseason like many other shows do. This is our favorite time of the year!

We talk playoffs, David Price's future, Paul humblebrags about being right on Clay Buchholz, some of our favorite hits and misses in predictions, and stop someone from making a bad trade for their team.

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Celebrate Jason's birthday as he and Paul talk about hot bats and arms helping you in these final days and what 2014 may hold in store.

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Matt Harvey's injury is not the end of the world...unless you are a Mets fan or own him on a competing fantasy team.

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It's here & it's live!

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A trade deadline extravaganza with the entire fantasy staff

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The 52nd installment of the Towers of Power Fantasy Hour is live

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The refrigerator is not working, but all of the other dramas are over and the episode is finally live. Thanks for your patience

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Jason and Paul celebrate their 50th episode with musical guests The Eschatones

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Episode 49 of the Towers of Power Fantasy Hours is live. 2 hours and 35 minutes of fantasy baseball chatter to help you get your teams to the promise land.

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