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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

08-26

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Transaction Analysis: The Older the Cubs, the Sweeter the Berry
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R.J. Anderson

08-24

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Transaction Analysis: Marlon "Thunder" Byrd Flies the Coop
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R.J. Anderson

08-14

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Transaction Analysis: The Edges for Tomorrow
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

08-05

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The Quinton: Fantasy Trade Deadline Takeaways
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Jeff Quinton

08-03

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Rubbing Mud: The Non-Transaction Analysis
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Matthew Trueblood

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Yo Yo Yo Your Boat
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R.J. Anderson, Mike Gianella, Christopher Crawford and Tucker Blair

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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Transaction Analysis: ACK! Going to New York!
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford, Nick Shlain, George Bissell, Matthew Trueblood, Wilson Karaman and Jeff Moore

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Load Up the Station Wagon - We're Heading To L.A.
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Craig Goldstein, Christopher Crawford, David Lee, Mike Gianella, R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Colin Young

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Oh, the Price You Pay
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford, Mike Gianella and Jeff Moore

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Gather Moss
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R.J. Anderson, Jeff Moore and George Bissell

07-30

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The Quinton: Fantasy Trade Deadline Guide
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Jeff Quinton

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Rangers Go HAMels
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Matthew Trueblood, Jeff Moore, Kate Morrison, Colin Young and Mike Gianella

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: Angels Add to the Outfield
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Zo Zo Zo Your Boat
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Christopher Crawford

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: To Victorino Go the Spoils
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Dustin Palmateer

07-28

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The Trade Game
by
BP Staff

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: The Uribear Trundles Along Again
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R.J. Anderson, Jeff Moore, Al Skorupa, Christopher Crawford and Tucker Blair

07-23

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The Trade Game
by
Baseball Prospectus

07-23

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Dynasty Dynamics: Rolling the Dice on High-Risk Players
by
Ben Carsley

07-22

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The Quinton: Barren Trade Markets, Creativity, and Siren Songs
by
Jeff Quinton

07-21

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Rubbing Mud: PECOTA's Projected Standings and the Trade Deadline
by
Matthew Trueblood

07-21

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Baseball Therapy: So You've Decided To Trade Within Your Division
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Russell A. Carleton

07-15

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The Trade Game
by
Baseball Prospectus

07-02

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Painting the Black: #HugWatch2015: The Huggees
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R.J. Anderson

07-02

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Rubbing Mud: The Cole Hamels Decision
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Matthew Trueblood

06-24

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The Quinton: Improving Trade Routes
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Jeff Quinton

06-17

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The Quinton: Trade Season: What Matters?
by
Jeff Quinton

06-16

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Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting Buy-Low and Sell-High Pitchers by cFIP and DRA-
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Wilson Karaman

06-03

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The Quinton: Keeper League Waiver Considerations
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Jeff Quinton

05-28

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Transaction Analysis: The Uribear Heads East
by
R.J. Anderson

05-27

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The Quinton: What Buyers Sell in Keeper Leagues
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Jeff Quinton

04-17

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The Quinton: Early-Season Trades: Pros and Cons
by
Jeff Quinton

01-28

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The Lineup Card: Eight Final Moves
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Baseball Prospectus

12-03

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The Lineup Card: Seven Trades That Shocked Us
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Baseball Prospectus

11-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: Offseason Trades and Responding to the Default Effect
by
Jeff Quinton

11-20

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Fantasy Freestyle: Offseason Trades and the Default Effect
by
Jeff Quinton

11-06

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The Lineup Card: Seven Executive of the Year Candidates
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Baseball Prospectus

10-02

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Fantasy Freestyle: Trades and the Importance of Hustle
by
Jeff Quinton

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May 26, 2016 6:00 am

The Fantasy Verdict: Gattis and Catcher Eligibility

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J.P. Breen

Court is in session as J.P. evaluates a star-studded blockbuster and two other trades involving Sonny Gray and Evan Gattis.

TRADE NUMBER ONE

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May 23, 2016 6:00 am

The Quinton: Trades, Supply Chains, and Lead Times

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Jeff Quinton

Considering the sequence of a fantasy trade, from research to completion, can help us to avoid missing out on the best deals.

Trades are coming. We have discussed different types of trades, the importance of trades, and a lot of other things to do with trades. We have taken a look at the actual mechanics of trades here and there (we have discussed trading with different negotiation types, how we can use choice architecture when crafting trades, and so on), but we often overlook the supply chain of a trade. If, as the internet states, supply chain is “the sequence of processes involved in the production and distribution of a commodity,” then the supply chain of a fantasy baseball trade is the sequence of processes involved from the time a trade is conceptualized to the time it is agreed upon or disbanded.

The important (for this conversation) thing about supply chain, whether that of a fantasy baseball trade or that of a new-product launch, is that it is easy to overlook. It is easy to assume everything will just work out so long as we have the right idea and the right plan. This assumption, though, causes product launches to be delayed or less profitable, and it causes us to miss out on beneficial trades. Because we want to make as many beneficial trades as possible, we do not want to make this assumption—we do not want to overlook the supply chain of our trades. Maybe you do not overlook the supply chain of your trades. If so, well done. If not, or if you want to take read about the concept, then please find the below discussion around a critical concept of supply chain: lead time.

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May 12, 2016 6:00 am

The Quinton: The Cost of a Trade

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Jeff Quinton

Identifying the two costs associated with each fantasy trade, and the best ways to ensure you make the optimal move.

The real baseball teams have been playing for over a month and, consequently, so too have our fantasy baseball teams. As always happens, our perfectly planned team has proven itself to be imperfect. Maybe our hitters are underperforming, maybe are starting pitchers have fallen victim to injury, maybe our closers are no longer closers. It happens. The lucky (and/or skilled) among us have been able to address these weaknesses via the waiver wire or early season trade, but most of are or will be in the position of looking to the trade market for an upgrade.

Groundbreaking stuff, I know. But a big thing we see in a lot of trades or trade discussions is improper framing of the decision being made. The most pervasive error in this regard is to simply look at what our team is missing and then trade from a strength or redundancy to improve that weakness. This is not inherently a mistake and this process might lead to optimal decision-making and strategy, but there are other factors we need to consider to improve our odds at getting to optimal that optimal choice.

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May 12, 2016 6:00 am

The Fantasy Verdict: People Ain't Trustin' David Price

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J.P. Breen

Court is in session as J.P. evaluates a few reader-submitted trades.

TRADE NUMBER ONE

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May 5, 2016 6:00 am

The Fantasy Verdict: Kenta Maeda or Matt Moore

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J.P. Breen

Court is in session as J.P. picks the winners and losers in reader-submitted trades.

I’m back, once again, judging your fantasy trades after you’ve already made them, deciding who won and who lost. I don’t always know which side is which when readers submit their fantasy trades, so I hope that I’m not crushing too many dreams. A few, though, for sure. At least a few.

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April 27, 2016 6:00 am

The Fantasy Verdict: Is Storytime Over?

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J.P. Breen

Court is in session as J.P. evaluates three reader-submitted trades involving Trevor Story, Jacob deGrom, and more.

This is a project I started a couple of weeks ago, and with the help of some of kind BP’s readers in the comments section, I think we’ve developed a quality structure to this series. In short: You send me some of your recent fantasy trades on Twitter, and I lay down the definitive judgment as to who won and who lost. No tying. Bud Selig ain’t presiding in this fantasy court of law. I am.

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April 21, 2016 6:00 am

The Quinton: The Big Trade, Untouchables, and Storytelling

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Jeff Quinton

A look at the obstacles to fantasy blockbusters and how we might overcome them.

Onward—always onward—the calendar tacitly mandates. Auctions and drafts are now the past. Closing in on us is the in-season trade market.

Most of the leagues in which I participate do not see heavy trade activity at this point of the season. The adjective “heavy” in this instance (when affected by the preceding “not”) describes both the volume of trades (minimal) and the magnitude of trades (minor). But, once every so often, maybe once a season, maybe even less frequently, a big trade gets made. If we expand our requirements to include the entire season, not just the beginnings of the trade season, then we will still usually only find a few big trades.

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April 14, 2016 6:00 am

The Fantasy Verdict: Declaring Winners and Losers of Trades

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J.P. Breen

J.P. evaluates the merits of three barters submitted by readers on Twitter.

Between the Bat Signal and Twitter, the Fantasy Team gets hundreds of hypothetical trade proposals each year. Should I trade Player A and Player B for Player C? Am I giving up too much? Would you do that trade? We do our best to offer thoughtful advice in an attempt to aid your quest for a fantasy championship.

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April 6, 2016 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Rebuilding in TDGX

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Ben Carsley

Ben recounts the trades he made in an effort to restore his dynasty-league squad into a contender down the road.

Flags Fly Forever. This is a well-established sleep aid concept at Baseball Prospectus, and it’s what caused me to get very aggressive when The Dynasty Guru Experts League was founded two years ago. This 20-team, 5x5, 35-keeper (including 10 minor league slots) expert dynasty league was created by Bret Sayre to pit knowledgeable, dedicated dynasty league fanatics against each other, as well as provide us with plenty of column material for years to come.

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December 7, 2015 6:00 am

The Quinton: Negotiating the Trade Process

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Jeff Quinton

Offseason trading can put you in murkier waters than in-season talks, so Jeff offers advice to help clearythe path to a deal.

In-season trading tends to be pretty straightforward: The buyers buy from the sellers, the sellers sell to the buyers. Consequently, when a player is made available in-season, there are usually a few suitors that logically want to acquire that player. During the offseason, though, the trade markets tend to be more wide open. When a player is made available during the offseason, there are more teams than not that might make sense as viable trade partners.

With the wild, wild west that seemingly is the fantasy baseball offseason (combined with our illusions of the wild west), I have found that this is the time that we are most likely to see a deal we think is done get pulled out from underneath our feet. Put differently, this is the time of year when we are most likely to think we are close on a deal when we are not close at all.

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