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07-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: The MLB Trade Landscape, Buyers
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Mike Gianella

07-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Edition, Sellers
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Mike Gianella

07-07

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14

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

07-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 485: Trading Within the Division
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Ben Lindbergh and Russell A. Carleton

07-03

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The Lineup Card: Ten Trades That Made Our Childhoods
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Baseball Prospectus

07-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 482: The Astros' Leaked Trade Talks
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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

06-19

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3

Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Paralysis
by
Jeff Quinton

05-14

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6

Fantasy Freestyle: Growing the Pie
by
Jeff Quinton

05-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Negotiation Styles
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Jeff Quinton

04-23

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5

Fantasy Freestyle: The Benefits of Early-Season Trade Talk
by
Jeff Quinton

04-09

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8

Fantasy Freestyle: Buying Low, Letting Go, and the Disposition Effect
by
Jeff Quinton

03-24

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5

Fantasy Freestyle: Is it Really All Currency?
by
Jeff Quinton

03-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Early-Season Strategic Decisions
by
Wilson Karaman

01-24

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28

Overthinking It: Internet Commenters Try to Trade for David Price
by
Ben Lindbergh

12-05

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32

The Lineup Card: Seven Trade Ideas for the Winter Meetings
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Baseball Prospectus

11-12

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15

Overthinking It: Picking an Appropriate Cardinals Shortstop
by
Ben Lindbergh

09-11

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Transaction Analysis: The Anti-Jeter Joins Jeter
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Ben Lindbergh

09-10

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7

Painting the Black: Flipping the Birds
by
R.J. Anderson

09-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 278: Chris Cotillo on Breaking Trades Before Finishing High School
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-03

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5

Transaction Analysis: Breaking Down August's Buzzer-Beating Trades
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Ben Lindbergh, Jason Cole, Nick J. Faleris and Chris Mellen

08-09

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Transaction Analysis: Rios in Texas
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Cole

08-02

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BP Unfiltered: Reliever Value at the Deadline
by
Andrew Koo

08-01

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Overthinking It: Trade Deadline Takeaways
by
Ben Lindbergh

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

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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12

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

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: The Tigers Fortify Their Bullpen
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R.J. Anderson and Mark Anderson

07-29

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Fantasy Freestyle: Dumping and Correctly Calculating Roster Value
by
Mike Gianella

07-29

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

07-22

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Transaction Analysis: Texas Closes the Deal on Garza
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Jason Parks and Jason Cole

07-09

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13

Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Vetoes
by
Mike Gianella

07-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 239: Carlos Gomez and the NL MVP Race/The Cubs and Trading Recently Signed Free Agents
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-05

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4

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

07-03

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4

Transaction Analysis: Of Baltimore and Bonus Slots
by
Sam Miller

06-03

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Fantasy Freestyle: Is Dumping Early a Good Plan?
by
Mike Gianella

04-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 190: The Ike Davis Enigma/Trading Prospects Straight Up for Stanton
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Ben Lindbergh and Will Woods

04-24

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 24, 2013
by
Clint Chisam

04-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 175: Brian Roberts' Injury, Baserunners Passing Baserunners, and the Pros and Cons of Trade Speculation
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-31

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: March 31, 2013
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Clint Chisam and Joe Hamrahi

01-17

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Skewed Left: Washington's Winning Way with Trades
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Zachary Levine

01-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 113: Three Trade Rumors We Read This Weekend
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-22

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Overthinking It: The Winter's Quietest Contenders
by
Ben Lindbergh

12-14

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The BP Wayback Machine: When Good GMs Go Bad
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Jonah Keri

12-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 94: The Perplexing Trade Value of R.A. Dickey and Billy Butler
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 86: Should the Commissioner Have the Ability to Overturn a Trade?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 79: Are Teams Becoming More Willing to Trade Their Young Players?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-02

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Head Games: David Wright, R.A. Dickey, and What Smart Fans Really Want
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Will Woods

11-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 74: The Ervin Santana Trade, the Royals' Rotation, and the Pitching Market/Rick Hahn and the Future of Front Offices
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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July 21, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: The MLB Trade Landscape, Buyers

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Mike Gianella

A look at the moves buyers might make and the fantasy impact they'd have.

Two weeks ago, I looked at the potential sellers at the major league trade deadline. Today, I will take a look at potential buyers.

The same caveats from my last article apply. What I have compiled for our readers is a helpful, at-a-glance look at the potential trade market this month, particularly from the vantage point of teams that might be adding players. It is not meant to be an all-encompassing guide; it is possible some rumored targets are not listed below. Since this is a fantasy article, I will focus on fantasy impact but if you are a non-fantasy player and a Baseball Prospectus reader I hope this article proves useful to you as well.

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July 7, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Edition, Sellers

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Mike Gianella

A look at the moves sellers might make and the fantasy impact they'd have.

Unless you are in a very shallow mixed league, chances are excellent that the major league non-waiver trade deadline will have an impact on your fantasy league. Even if you don’t play fantasy baseball, the deadline is a fun time if you are a baseball fan, but ever since I started playing fantasy baseball, I feel like I pay extra attention to the rumor mill.

What I have compiled for our readers this week is a helpful, at-a-glance, one article look at the potential trade market this month, particularly from the viewpoint of players who might be on the move. Since this is a fantasy article, I will focus on fantasy impact, but if you are a non-fantasy player and a Baseball Prospectus reader, I hope that this article proves useful to you as well.

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The A's go all in, and the Cubs add to their prospect stockpile.



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Ben and Russell discuss whether trading David Price (or anyone else) to another team in the same division makes sense.

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The staff reminisces about barters that we still remember from when we were growing up.

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Ben and Sam discuss the significance of the Astros' leaked internal trade notes.

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Ben and Sam banter about the Astros, then discuss what a realistic return would be in a package for David Price.

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Ben and Sam banter about seeing no-hitters and team philosophies, then discuss potential solutions for each contender's biggest need.

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June 19, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Trade Paralysis

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Jeff Quinton

A look at ways to alleviate the fear that sometimes accompanies a seemingly fair trade proposal.

This article starts with a feeling. That feeling being the one you get when you contemplate a particular type of trade offer—a fair trade offer. You know the feeling I am talking about, I know you do. The exhilaration and excitement come first, but these feelings are quickly washed over by another, stronger feeling—fear. At this point, you are beyond the constructive weighing of pros and cons; your mind is simply racing with every conceivable negative outcome. Maybe your fears are like mine, and maybe they sometimes go something like this:

“This guy throws sliders 30 percent of the time and his mechanics aren’t great. Is he due for a DL stint?” “I know 32 is not that old, but he did play in 15 less games in 2013 than he did in 2012.” “Is his strikeout rate trending the wrong way?” “This guy’s true talent is better, but he has the same amount of homers that my guy has right now. Is it really an upgrade?” “I’m trading away current production for potential future production that might never be realized. This might end up looking really bad for me.” “Am I giving up too much with no guarantee that this will significantly improve my team?”

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May 14, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Growing the Pie

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Jeff Quinton

The final article in a three-part series on trade negotiations focuses on the little pieces that can make the difference in crafting a deal.

What follows is the third of a three-part series about negotiation. Part one, The Benefits of Early-Season Trade Talk, can be found here. Part two, Negotiation Styles, can be found here.

We are not talking about an actual pie in the baked-dish sense. We are not even talking about the late, great tomato pies at Hudson Street and Hamilton Avenue, may they rest in peace. Rather, we are here today to talk about a figurative pie, that figurative pie being the total asset pool that is being moved in a trade. Moreover, we are here to discuss the advantages of growing that asset pool beyond the framework of the initial trade to the benefit of both parties involved when possible.

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May 7, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Negotiation Styles

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Jeff Quinton

A look at how your league-mates might approach trade discussions, and how you should go about dealing with them.

What follows is the second of a three-part series about negotiation. Part one, The Benefits of Early-Season Trade Talk, can be found here.

People are not all alike. Well depending on the baseline you use, we are all pretty similar anatomically and physiologically. While all humans use the hydrochloric acid in their stomachs in a similar fashion, we do not all use our brain, brawn, tongue, and trachea to negotiate the same. Knowing your own negotiation style and that of your leaguemates will help you to negotiate better. Each negotiation style is predisposed to certain trade mistakes in fantasy baseball. By knowing what we are predisposed to, we can hopefully more frequently avoid the following mistakes:

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April 23, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: The Benefits of Early-Season Trade Talk

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Jeff Quinton

In part one in a three-part series on negotiation, Jeff advises getting a headstart on discussions with your league-mates.

What follows below is the first of a three part series about negotiation. Like my previous strategy and decision making pieces, this series will not provide a panacea and it will not have broad, sweeping answers. The purpose of these articles is to get us to understand how we (humans) negotiate and, thus, allow us to improve our ability to negotiate.

Why am I qualified to give advice on the topic of negotiation? I am not quite sure. After being on the wrong end of several trades in a league consisting of lawyers and owners experienced at negotiating with those lawyers, I realized that I could know everything there is to know about baseball and still be unable to optimally improve my team through trade if I did not get better at negotiation. After learning the hard way and taking a couple negotiation classes, I have gotten a little bit better and have learned a lot. The hope is that these lessons can help you in your future negotiations.

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