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08-05

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The Quinton: Fantasy Trade Deadline Takeaways
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Jeff Quinton

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Relievers, Left and Right
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford, Matthew Trueblood, Jeff Long, Dustin Palmateer and Kate Morrison

07-31

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BP Unfiltered: The 2015 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread
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Baseball Prospectus

07-30

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The Quinton: Fantasy Trade Deadline Guide
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Jeff Quinton

07-24

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What You Need to Know: July 24th, 2015
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Daniel Rathman

07-21

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Closer Report: Trade Deadline Edition (Week 17)
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Matt Collins

06-25

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Painting the Black: #HugWatch2015
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R.J. Anderson

08-02

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Trade Deadline
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Sam Miller and Tim Collins

07-31

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BP Unfiltered: The 2014 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread
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BP Staff

07-31

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Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadlines and Systems of Thought
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Jeff Quinton

07-30

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The Lineup Card: Nine Last-Minute Trades
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Baseball Prospectus

07-30

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Dynasty Dynamics: Who We're Selling at the Deadline
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

07-24

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Painting the Black: The Selling-the-Closer Myth
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R.J. Anderson

07-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 497: The Trade Deadline Desperation Index
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Edition, Sellers
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Mike Gianella

07-07

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Transaction Analysis: Billy Beane Buys What the Cubs Are Selling
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R.J. Anderson, Ron Shah, Jason Parks, Bret Sayre and Mauricio Rubio

06-30

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Painting the Black: The Trade Deadline Preview
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R.J. Anderson

06-27

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Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David Price
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Ben Lindbergh and Baseball Prospectus

06-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 480: The David Price Trading Game
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 479: A Move Each Contender Should Make
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-26

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The Lineup Card: Eight Things Contenders Need
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Baseball Prospectus

08-02

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BP Unfiltered: Reliever Value at the Deadline
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Andrew Koo

08-01

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Overthinking It: Trade Deadline Takeaways
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Ben Lindbergh

08-01

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Skewed Left: The Last Time the Phillies Considered Selling
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Zachary Levine

08-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 256: The Trade Deadline in Review
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Astros Distributed Elsewhere
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Jason Parks

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Padres Trade for Ian Kennedy
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R.J. Anderson

08-01

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: The Top Ten Prospects Traded at the Deadline
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Jason Parks

07-31

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BP Unfiltered: The 2013 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread
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Baseball Prospectus

07-31

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The Great Trade Game
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Paul Sporer

07-31

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Trade WARP: Evaluating MLB General Managers
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Tim Malone

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Breaking Down the Three-Team Trade
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Ben Lindbergh

07-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 254: Are Wealthy Teams Winning?/Pushing the Trade Deadline Back
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Crain Gained
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R.J. Anderson

07-29

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Pebble Hunting: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade For, Jake Peavy
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Sam Miller

07-24

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Transaction Analysis: Centerpiece of the Franchise
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R.J. Anderson and Nick J. Faleris

07-23

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Transaction Analysis: Garza's Trip
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Jason Parks, Jason Cole and Sam Miller

07-22

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Painting the Black: The Brewers Who Might Be Moving
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R.J. Anderson

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: h
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Sam Miller

07-19

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Painting the Black: White Sox Who Could Be Moving
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R.J. Anderson

07-16

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Painting the Black: The Mariners Who May Be Moving
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R.J. Anderson

07-15

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Transaction Analysis: Altuve, All the Time
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R.J. Anderson and Mark Anderson

07-11

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Painting the Black: Time for Phillies to Rebuild, or Refill?
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R.J. Anderson

07-08

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Transaction Analysis: One Less Marlin, and a New National
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Mark Anderson, R.J. Anderson and Ben Lindbergh

07-05

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BP Unfiltered: Brian Sabean and Buying and Selling Before the Deadline
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Ben Lindbergh

07-03

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Painting the Black: The Astros Who May Be Moving
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R.J. Anderson

07-01

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Painting the Black: The Marlins Who May Be Moving
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R.J. Anderson

06-26

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Painting the Black: Trade Deadline Closeup: Chicago Cubs
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R.J. Anderson

05-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 211: The Phillies, the Blue Jays, and Selling/The Scary Side of Jose Canseco
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-17

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The Process: Resetting the Astros Roster
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Bradley Ankrom

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August 5, 2015 6:00 am

The Quinton: Fantasy Trade Deadline Takeaways

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Jeff Quinton

Lessons Jeff learned over the past week.

Having just wrapped up my AL- and NL-only keeper-league trade deadlines last weekend, I have some takeaways to help us navigate future trade deadlines. The first is regarding the importance of growing and knowing trade routes when we are faced with limited time. The next is using strategic trends to predict the behavior of our leaguemates. The last is actually regarding FAAB bidding in keeper leagues following the MLB trade deadlines (when players switch leagues and thus become available).

Limited Time, Pop-up Markets, and Trade Routes

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The Twins, Blue Jays, and many others stock their bullpens for the stretch run.



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Here's where you can find all of this year's trade deadline coverage in one spot.

At Baseball Prospectus, we'll be bringing you analysis of every trade and transaction up through Friday's 4 p.m. (ET) non-waiver trade deadline. Check back here for the latest links to our coverage, in chronological order.

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July 30, 2015 6:00 am

The Quinton: Fantasy Trade Deadline Guide

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Jeff Quinton

Strategy, process, and decision-making help for your deadline dealing.

The real baseball trade deadline approaches. The trade deadline in many fantasy baseball leagues also approaches. It is a wonderful time of the year. To celebrate, we will take a look at some of the strategic and behavioral decision-making factors that we should be considering this time of year. Some of these factors will be old friends, while others will be new acquaintances. We will be going more for breadth than depth here.

League Norms and the Default Effect

We are looking at the intersection of two behaviors here, so buckle up. A norm in many a league is for teams to wait to trade until the trade deadline. A less extreme norm is for teams in the middle of the pack to wait until the traded deadline to decide whether to be buyers or sellers. This is often a powerful norm because it provides owners with (i) an easy route for risk aversion and (ii) a nice default option. These decisions are hard, and the default effect tells us that when we are faced with complex or weighty decisions, we rely more on defaults. In this case, many teams will avoid making moves until the trade deadline.

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July 24, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: July 24th, 2015

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Daniel Rathman

A few pitchers make strong trade-deadline auditions, Kershaw flirts with perfection, and much more.

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July 21, 2015 6:00 am

Closer Report: Trade Deadline Edition (Week 17)

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Matt Collins

Examining the ninth-inning impact of possible deadline trades involving relievers.

Because of the All-Star break, there wasn’t much closer news this week. Instead of rehashing the same story lines of the last few weeks, I’m taking a different approach to the Closer Report this time around. With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, and many closers rumored to be available, I’ll take a quick look at each of the potential movers, and all of the fantasy ramifications from possible deals. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming next week.

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June 25, 2015 6:00 am

Painting the Black: #HugWatch2015

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R.J. Anderson

Which teams are likely to be sellers, and who are they going to sell?

With the trade deadline just five weeks away, it's time to preview the forthcoming dealings. To do so, let's take a look at the plausible sellers—defined here as the nine teams that entered the week with a losing record and less than a 10 percent chance at cracking the postseason—their perceived strategy and which players they could and could not put on the market. (The teams are ordered alphabetically.)

Arizona Diamondbacks

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August 2, 2014 1:00 am

Trade Deadline

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Sam Miller and Tim Collins

How much did each move yesterday affect the playoff picture? We let PECOTA and our playoff odds answer that.

We can write about the prospects who can’t locate glove-side, we can write about the fantasy implications of a fourth-outfielder logjam, we can write about the strengths and weaknesses of each player traded and we can give our best assessment of each team’s competitive windows. But what you really want to know is this:

Are the Brewers (or the A’s, or the Orioles, or name a team) any more likely to make the playoffs today than they were before they made the TA-worthy trade? Any by how much?

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Covering all trades through the deadline.

At Baseball Prospectus, we'll be bringing you analysis of every trade and transaction up through Thursday's 4 PM ET non-waiver trade deadline. Check back here for the latest links to our coverage, in chronological order.

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July 31, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadlines and Systems of Thought

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Jeff Quinton

Helpful tips for making the most of your 11th-hour swaps.

Good whatever time of the day you are reading this; more importantly, good almost trading deadline. At this point, you are all familiar with my love of the work of Daniel Kahneman and Amost Tversky as well as my love of Kahneman’s very excellent Thinking, Fast and Slow. Up to this point, when my articles have involved their work, they have been regarding the thinking part rather than the fast and slow part. This has not been unintentional because in fantasy baseball we almost always have time to analyze every decision we make; thus, we almost always get to avoid thinking fast or System 1 thinking as Kahneman describes it. One of the exceptions to this particular “almost always” is your league’s trade deadline. In some leagues, there is a flurry of activity right before the deadline and thus a flurry of System 1 thinking.

This very moment seems like a great time to explain System 1 and System 2 thinking. Kahneman calls System 1, “the brain’s fast, automatic, intuitive approach” and System 2 “the mind’s slower, analytical mode, where reason dominates.” The former is great for making life more enjoyable by lowering the cognitive burden of living in such a complex world. In other words, System 1 is great for quickly and effortlessly making decisions of little consequence. When deciding which parking space you should park in or whether to go with Regular or 100% Colombian at Wawa (#regular4life), System 1 is the perfect system for the job. In fact, using System 2 for these types of decisions would be exhausting. That said, System 1 has many problems for navigating complex problems in that it is affected by biases, finds connections that do not exist, makes counterproductive associations, jumps to conclusions, and chooses the less cognitively difficult path instead of the optimal path. Conversely, System 2 is the better system for making important, difficult decisions. System 2 is not perfect for such instances, but it is the best we have and it is much better at overcoming many of the obstacles presented by System 1. The catch with System 2, however, is that it requires a certain amount of time.

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Breaking down the deals the staff would make before the deadline.

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July 30, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Who We're Selling at the Deadline

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

If one of your league-mates wants to buy high on any of these players, Ben and Craig would advice you to let him go.

Last week we brought you six players we’re buying in a dynasty format, so naturally, we thought it prudent to bring you another six-pack of players, this time focusing on who we’re selling, using the same long-term perspective.

Ben: Brock Holt, Everything, BOS
Brock Holt is a pretty decent baseball player. He can play both corner infield spots, both corner outfield spots and second base, and he can fake it in center or at short for a few games. He’s fast enough to be an occasional threat on the bases, he has a patient approach at the plate and he has the bat speed necessary to barrel up good velocity. There are lots of nice things you can say about Brock Holt (o/), and I think he’ll be a unique, valuable major leaguer for a long time.


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