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May 17, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Loosening the Trade Lines

6

Paul Singman

Paul offers a few helpful tips for building your confidence when it comes to trading in your fantasy leagues.

If you’re anything like me, trading can sometimes be a scary proposition, especially if your team is shaping up to be a contender. Nothing is worse than an ill-advised trade initiating a team’s downward spiral when maintaining the status quo of players would have been the better option.

As unpleasant as the outcome of a trade can be, equally as displeasing is the feeling of discomfort during negotiations.  I’m sure you’ve felt before the pressure to respond decisively to an offer and maybe even formulate a logical counter of your own when really you just want to avoid making any drastic decisions.

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April 29, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: The Art of Trading

9

Mike Gianella

After a confession, Mike offers some tips to help you hone and improve your trading skills.

I have a confession to make: In fantasy baseball, trading doesn’t come easily to me.

When I started playing fantasy baseball, I took to auctioning relatively quickly. While I enjoyed trading, I frequently wound up on the shorter side of the deal. In some cases, this was simply due to bad luck after the trade, but more often than not, it was because I did a poor job and negotiated myself into an inferior deal.

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Ben and Sam discuss whether MLB's Commissioner should have the power to block a trade, as Bud Selig considered doing to the Marlins-Blue Jays blockbuster.

Ben and Sam discuss whether MLB's Commissioner should have the power to block a trade, as Bud Selig considered doing to the Marlins-Blue Jays blockbuster.

Episode 86: "Should the Commissioner Have the Ability to Overturn a Trade?"

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August 1, 2012 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Trade Deadline Non-Transaction Analysis

9

Colin Wyers

Some deadline deals that were rumored to have been discussed didn't end up happening. Colin attempts to figure out why each one fizzled.

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In this new column, BP's fantasy expert discusses the rookie middle-infield crop and the values of various players on the trade market.

Today, I’m proud to announce a brand new BP Fantasy column that has been in the works for quite a while that I’m incredibly excited about. Trading Post will offer insight heretofore unavailable to fantasy baseball players. Using a unique combination of PECOTA rest-of-season projections and CBS’ archive of every fantasy baseball trade that every player has been involved in this season, Trading Post will delve into the value you can expect to receive via trade for the players on your fantasy squad. It will also be able to tell you which players are being undervalued on the trade market and make for good targets. While some fantasy analysis will look at a player’s cold streak and slap a “Buy Low” tag on him, Trading Post will be able to say whether you can actually buy the player low and, if so, will be able to quantify just how “low” he can be bought.

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The 2011 season has seen a flood of middle-infield prospects recalled to take over full-time jobs as rookies—Dustin Ackley, Brett Lawrie, Jason Kipnis, Jemile Weeks, Zach Cozart, Johnny Giavotella, Darwin Barney, and Dee Gordon, to name a few. In this inaugural Trading Post, I’ll look at the cream of the middle-infield crop and see how they’re being valued on the trade market, tossing in a few veteran middle infielders as well.

Trading Post Card Explanation
Each player discussed in Trading Post will receive a “Trading Post Card.” This card will be jam-packed with useful information about each player’s trading profile. It will list information about the player himself, look at every trade the player has been involved in over the past two weeks and every player he’s been traded for, and give information about the average player he’s been traded for. Hopefully these cards will be self-explanatory, but if you’re not sure what anything means, here’s an explanation of everything:


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August 1, 2011 11:08 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Ned Zone

32

Jay Jaffe

Jay looks at the Dodgers' deadline deals and wonders what they were thinking when they traded Travyon Robinson.

It's fair to say the Dodgers aren't accustomed to selling at the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline. The last time they were lousy enough to go into the deadline far enough removed from a playoff spot to be sellers was 19 years ago when they were en route to 99 losses: their worst season in 83 years. Not that they hadn't failed to recognize the need to do so last summer when they were seven games back in the NL West and 5 1/2 games back in the Wild Card; a more honest assessment of their chances would have had general manager Ned Colletti selling off parts in exchange for prospects. This week, the Dodgers finally got a chance to see Colletti doing just that, and the sum of his moves and non-moves was enough to make a fan pine for the days of Octavio Dotel.

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July 14, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Remembering George Steinbrenner

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John Perrotto

Bud Selig and Derek Jeter reflect on the passing of the Yankees owner, along with other notes from around the majors.

ANAHEIM—George Steinbrenner and Bud Selig had a friendship that lasted almost 40 years. And it was positive proof that opposites really do attract.

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December 7, 2009 1:12 pm

Prospectus Today: AL Shopping Lists

38

Joe Sheehan

Previewing what should be at the top of American League team's shopping lists as the winter meetings begin.

As we wait to discover if Ichiro Suzuki might finally, finally become the second-slot hitter he's been, by his skills, since the day he arrived in Seattle…

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October 5, 2009 2:25 pm

Tweaking the Talent System

14

Kiley McDaniel

With the CBA due to run out after the 2011 season, the industry is considering reforms of the ways amateur talent gets brought into the game.

When looking back at the economics of signing July 2nd talent, the amateur draft kept coming up. The draft indirectly ties to the Latin American market in a number of ways, and this relationship could be changing due to the other topic that kept coming up: the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which expires in December of 2011. The most talked-about reforms-mandated slots in the draft and a worldwide draft-have been kicked around in the past, but have gained more support in recent years. Covering amateur baseball is about looking forward, so I'll spend the next few articles breaking down the issues that both sides will be considering when they come to the table.

Selig's Stance

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August 2, 2009 11:43 am

On the Beat: Rust Belt Teams Rusted Out?

5

John Perrotto

Hue and cry in Pittsburgh and Cleveland risks overlooking the gains made to teams that needed change.

Contrary to popular opinion, the Pirates have not been rebuilding forever. It just seems that way. Since Sid Bream beat Barry Bonds' throw home to rally the Braves to a 3-2 victory in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game Seven of the 1992 National League Championship Series, the Pirates has been undergoing one rebuilding program after another.

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Each team's got a list and is checking it twice, but not everybody gets everything they want this time of year.

As has been well-documented, the free-agent market has been extremely slow to develop; to date only 11 of the 171 players who filed for free agency have signed contracts. There is no word yet if Donald Fehr has asked Congress for a bailout.

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November 17, 2008 12:58 pm

Hot Stove Preview

7

Jay Jaffe

With all five teams figuring to be busy, you can count on a wild, wild winter from the division.

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