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09-19

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 31: We're On Fire
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

09-14

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 30: The Cleveland Show
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

09-12

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 29: A (Longer) Pirate's Life For Me
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

09-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Rules of the Road
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Mike Gianella

09-06

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 28: The Eye Test
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

09-02

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 27: Justin Time!
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

08-29

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 26: Always Be Clobbering (Baseballs)
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

08-23

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 25: The One About The DL (Part 25)
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Bryan Grosnick, Rob Mains and Shawn Brody

08-18

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 24: A Weaver Farewell
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R.J. Anderson, Zach Crizer and Shawn Brody

08-15

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 23: That's Clippie!
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

08-12

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 22: The One About The Mets
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Jarrett Seidler

08-09

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 21: The Deadline Was Just A Suggestion
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

08-03

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Fantasy Freestyle: My Trade Deadline
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Wilson Karaman

08-01

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 20: DFA Deadline Extravaganza
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Bryan Grosnick, Craig Goldstein, Patrick Dubuque, Jeffrey Paternostro, Emma Baccellieri, Kate Morrison, Aaron Gleeman and Shawn Brody

07-30

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 19: Who Are Yu (Going To Be Traded To)?
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

07-28

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TDGX Transactions: Week 16
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J.J. Jansons

07-27

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 18: Royal Buyers
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

07-26

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Dynasty Dynamics: Ignore the Trades
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Ben Carsley

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

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August 3, 2017 5:14 pm

Fantasy Freestyle: My Trade Deadline

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Wilson Karaman

Masahiro Tanaka, Jon Lester, Nelson Cruz, Mark Melancon and Dinelson Lamet are profiled.

Buoyed by the long, winding collective stroll through the charred aftermath of the fantasy landscape one day after the trade deadline, I figure I’ll use the pretense to talk about some of the players I acquired and fired in my own home league, in hopes that those of you playing in leagues with slightly later deadlines will be able to benefit from some insights on a few difficult-to-evaluate players. Let’s take a look at five on the move from one of my rosters.

Masahiro Tanaka (SP)—NYY: Tanaka is having one of the stranger seasons around, with all kinds of strange splits and, underlying everything, an insane home-run rate. His whiff and walk numbers are delicious, and he gets grounders at a good clip to boot. But, much like his fallen comrade Michael Pineda, the contact he does yield is hard contact. And that is, of course, particularly true in the air this year, where his average exit velocity rests around the 20th percentile and is home-run rate has pretty much single-handedly driven his avert-your-eyes ERA.

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On the 20th episode of the DFA podcast, Bryan hosts an all-star collection of BP writers in our first live episode! Listen in as Craig Goldstein, Patrick Dubuque, Jeffrey Paternostro, Emma Baccellieri, Kate Morrison, and Aaron Gleeman all share their thoughts on the major and minor moves as the deadline comes and goes. It's a must-listen!

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA!

(Welcome to the club, Stolen Signs!)

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On the 19th episode of the DFA podcast, Bryan and R.J. hit the big questions, both literally and figuratively. Did the Mets get enough in return for man-mountain Lucas Duda? And where is Rangers ace Yu Darvish going to pitch in August? All that 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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July 28, 2017 9:09 am

TDGX Transactions: Week 16

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J.J. Jansons

Ask me about Jose Siri!

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 a majority 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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On the 18th episode of the DFA podcast, it's time to talk about all those medium-sized deals that are part and parcel of deadline season. The Padres and Royals swap intriguing pitchers, Jaime Garcia (finally) heads to Minnesota, and the Red Sox add two third basemen: one from within and one from without.

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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July 26, 2017 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Ignore the Trades

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Ben Carsley

Your top fantasy prospect has just switched organizations in real life. How much should you panic? These six scenarios could act as your guide.

Ryan McMahon just got traded for Tyler Glasnow. Not really, but stay with me.

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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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