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07-19

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 17: Gotta Start Somewhere
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Bryan Grosnick, Ben Diamond and Shawn Brody

07-14

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 16: Our First Big Move
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Bryan Grosnick, Zach Crizer and Shawn Brody

07-01

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 15: R.J. Wants To Hunt Ghosts With Jon Gray
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

06-30

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TDGX Transactions: Week 12
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J.J. Jansons

06-29

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 14: A Trade! We Have A Trade!
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

06-22

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

06-21

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 13: Pure Speculation
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

06-16

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 12: Somethin' Brewin'
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R.J. Anderson, Zach Crizer and Shawn Brody

06-09

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 11: The Many Moves of Edwin Jackson
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Bryan Grosnick, Zach Crizer and Shawn Brody

05-31

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 10: West Coast Bias
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

05-26

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 9: Mullin' Moves
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

05-26

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TDGX Transactions: Week 8
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J.J. Jansons

05-24

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 8: Veteran Pitchers and the Art of Aging
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R.J. Anderson, Meg Rowley and Shawn Brody

05-19

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TDGX Transactions: Week 7
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J.J. Jansons

05-18

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 7: The Spot Starter
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Bryan Grosnick, Zach Crizer and Shawn Brody

05-16

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 6: One Up, One Down
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

05-11

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 5: Canha Tell You A Story
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

05-09

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 4: I Think We Shall Call Him Adam
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

05-05

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 3: Aces Low
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

05-04

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TDGX Transactions: Week 6
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J.J. Jansons

05-02

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 2: Triggonometry
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

05-02

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 5
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Mike Gianella

04-28

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TDGX Transactions: Week 5
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J.J. Jansons

04-25

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 1: Added to the Roster
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

04-20

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TDGX Transactions: Week 3
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J.J. Jansons

04-19

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The Quinton: Where To Find the Trades
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Jeff Quinton

04-12

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Daily League Strategy: Week 2: Picking Pitchers
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Tim Finnegan

04-06

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TDGX Transactions: First & Second FAAB plus first big trade
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J.J. Jansons

02-23

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The Quinton: Sending and Receiving Trade Offers, and the Focusing Illusion
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Jeff Quinton

01-30

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The Quinton: Keeper-League Trades and Faux Redundancy
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Jeff Quinton

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Andrew Miller Joins the Tribe
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Bryan Grosnick, Christopher Crawford, Jarrett Seidler, Kenny Ducey and Adam McInturff

07-29

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The Quinton: Searching for Trade Deadline Targets
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Jeff Quinton

07-26

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Fantasy Trade Targets
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BP Fantasy Staff

07-20

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The Quinton: Is There a Best Day (of the Week) to Trade?
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Jeff Quinton

07-01

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The Quinton: Trading With or As the Leader
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Jeff Quinton

06-22

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The Fantasy Verdict: Duvall You Believe?
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J.P. Breen

06-17

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The Quinton: In-Season Solutions, Missed
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Jeff Quinton

06-10

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Fantasy Freestyle: Keeper-League Trading: A Primer
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Mike Gianella

06-02

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The Fantasy Verdict: The Price of Thor
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J.P. Breen

05-26

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The Fantasy Verdict: Gattis and Catcher Eligibility
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J.P. Breen

05-23

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The Quinton: Trades, Supply Chains, and Lead Times
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Jeff Quinton

05-12

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The Quinton: The Cost of a Trade
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Jeff Quinton

05-12

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The Fantasy Verdict: People Ain't Trustin' David Price
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J.P. Breen

05-05

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The Fantasy Verdict: Kenta Maeda or Matt Moore
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J.P. Breen

04-27

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The Fantasy Verdict: Is Storytime Over?
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J.P. Breen

04-21

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The Quinton: The Big Trade, Untouchables, and Storytelling
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Jeff Quinton

04-14

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The Fantasy Verdict: Declaring Winners and Losers of Trades
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J.P. Breen

04-06

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Dynasty Dynamics: Rebuilding in TDGX
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Ben Carsley

12-07

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The Quinton: Negotiating the Trade Process
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Jeff Quinton

09-04

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Transaction Analysis: All Outfielders Go to Contenders
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

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On the 17th episode of the DFA Podcast, Bryan, special guest Ben Diamond, and Shawn Brody discuss three big deals that are helping shape the 2017 playoff push. The Yankees pick up three pieces, the Nationals grab two, and the Diamondbacks just get one; how did each team do?

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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On the 16th episode of the DFA Podcast, Bryan, Zach Crizer, and Shawn Brody discuss the first blockbuster move of the podcast's history: the Jose Quintana trade! The guys share their diverse opinions on whether or not the Cubs or the Sox won the deal, and how soon the White Sox could compete.

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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On the 15th episode of the DFA Podcast, R.J. and Bryan spend some time talking about Miguel Montero's ouster from the defending champs, and what the Cubs should do to fill their backup catcher void. Then it's on to young player injuries (Trea Turner, Dustin Fowler) and R.J.'s quest to hunt the paranormal with Rockies hurler Jon Gray.

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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June 30, 2017 8:36 am

TDGX Transactions: Week 12

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J.J. Jansons

Let's start to get caught up.

After the minor life events (wedding, honeymoon, etc.) that have taken place in my life over the past few weeks, the TDGX Transactions column is back after a brief hiatus!

OK, OK, some would say “lengthy” hiatus, and apparently I missed quite a bit in the baseball universe because now I’m left to contemplate lineups in one similarly-sized league that could feature Yonder Alonso at first, Anthony Rizzo at second and Freddie Freeman at third—just like I thought was going to be in play headed into the season, right?

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On the 14th episode of the DFA Podcast, the guys officially open up trade deadline season by reviewing the Adeiny Hechavarria acquisition by Tampa Bay. Then it's bad news on young stars Kyle Schwarber and Julio Urias, and happy returns for Felix Hernandez and Wilson Ramos.

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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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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On the (unlucky) 13th episode of DFA, R.J. and Bryan consider the popularity of baseball trade rumors while speculating on the deadline. Plus, the guys go over all the recent moves, including Trevor Plouffe, Gleyber Torres, Neftali Feliz, and Tyson Ross.

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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On the 12th episode of DFA, Zach Crizer's back to join R.J. in talking about the National League Central ... which of course means discussing the Brewers and their new load of upcoming talent.

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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On the 11th episode of DFA, Zach Crizer's back to join Bryan and review the lack of depth at the end of the Orioles' bench and bullpen. (Seriously, can you believe Edwin Jackson is back?) Plus Sam Dyson gets traded to the Giants, Jean Segura signs an extension, and much more!

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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On the 10th episode of DFA, Bryan and R.J. reflect on the downgrade in Anaheim from Mike Trout to Eric Young Jr. Across Los Angeles, Brandon Morrow returns to the Dodgers' bullpen, and the guys marvel over the players they didn't know were still in the league. Plus much, much more!

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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On the ninth episode of DFA, Bryan, R.J., and Shawn close out the second month of baseball by reviewing those offseason transactions that shaped the start of this season. (Naturally, the Red Sox, Astros, Brewers, and Royals are all major topics of conversation.)

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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May 26, 2017 6:32 am

TDGX Transactions: Week 8

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J.J. Jansons

Matt Adams gets newfound attention. Max Moroff continues to rake in the minors.

The Dynasty Guru Experts League is a 20-team (40-man roster) 5x5 rotisserie dynasty league founded by BP managing editor Bret Sayre in 2014. It is intended to satisfy the deep-league needs of all, down to just the right amount of Alexi Amarista. We roster 23 starters (C/1B/2B/3B/SS/MI/CI, along with two additional utility hitters, five outfielders and nine pitchers). We also roster seven bench slots and have 10 spots designated for minor leaguers, although a quick scan of the league finds that most teams utilize most of their bench spots for additional prospects. That means that there are an additional 100-120 prospects that are rostered above the 200 spots reserved for them.

These write-ups are intended to pair nicely with Mike Gianella’s Expert FAAB Review, as we will look at each week’s TDGX free-agent acquisitions, as well as include thoughts on every major trade that occurs during the season. The yearly budget for free-agent transactions is $100, with $0 bids allowed for major leaguers and prospects.

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