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Flags Fly Forever

Flags Fly Forever is Baseball Prospectus’ flagship fantasy podcast. Its primary focus is Roto-style fantasy leagues and deeper formats. Join Mike Gianella, Jon Hegglund, and Samuel Hale as they discuss the latest topics and help you win your leagues with their sage advice.

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Episode 215: Backstop Boys

January 17th, 2020

Position episodes are upon us! For the next several weeks Mike, Jon, and Samuel will bring you coverage of every position you need for the upcoming fantasy baseball season. The episodes are based around Mike’s position tiers posted on the BP website, so follow along if you subscribe(you should!) or just let the three of us guide you. This week we tackle catchers, a positions with a thin top layer but a robust middle tier.

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro. You can find Flags Fly Forever on Patreon at patreon.com/flagsflyforever

You can find Flags Fly Forever on Twitter @FlagsFlyBP. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The executive producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

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Episode 214: New Year, Same Us

January 10th, 2020

We’re back! After an extended New Years absence Mike, Jon, and Samuel come back with the first show of the decade. This one is a bit of a primer for the upcoming season, with some macro topics discussed when it comes to team planning. Jon also leads the way for the first time, and he’s coming off some sort of plague so that’s fun too!

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro. You can find us on Patreon at www,patreon.com/flagsflyforever

You can find Flags Fly Forever on Twitter @FlagsFlyBP. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The executive producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

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Episode 213: Free Agency Isn’t Free

December 20th, 2019

On what’s likely the final episode of 2019 Mike, Jon, and Samuel get together to discuss the latest round of movement in baseball as it pertains to fantasy baseball. There’s a big discussion of Corey Kluber from about every aspect after his trade to the Rangers, as well as touching on the other moves made in baseball since the last time we joined you.

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro.

You can find Flags Fly Forever on Twitter @FlagsFlyBP. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The executive producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

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Episode 212: We Got Friends In New Places

December 6th, 2019

Oh this week’s episode Mike, Jon, and Samuel discuss the fantasy impact of the recent trades, signings, and non tenders. Names that come up include Zack Wheeler, Cole Hamels, Jurickson Profar, and many others.

Jen Mac Ramos GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/drunk-driver-casualties-helping-a-couple

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro.

You can find Flags Fly Forever on Twitter @FlagsFlyBP. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The executive producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

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Episode 211: November Free Agent Draft

November 15th, 2019

With the off-season in full swing and the content creek down to a small trickle, Mike Gianella and Jon Hegglund go through drafting the top free agents on the market by fantasy relevance. They also give them new teams for an added twist!

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro.

You can find Flags Fly Forever on Twitter @FlagsFlyBP. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The executive producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

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Episode 210: Our First Dérive

November 1st, 2019

Jon came up with the fancy French word in our title. It basically means a lazy river of content, which is what this week is. Mike, Jon, and Samuel come into the show with no plan, so they let the show takes them where it takes them. Topics that showed up include but are not limited to:

-Sneaking into women’s soccer games
-The death of Deadspin and why ghouls are ruining everything
-Our first baseball memories
-Most famous people we’ve met

And so much more! This is one of the more fun, raw, and honest episodes you’ll get from the crew. Enjoy!

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro.

You can find Flags Fly Forever on Twitter @FlagsFlyBP. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The executive producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

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Episode 209: Raising (prospects in) Arizona

October 18th, 2019

On this week’s episode, Mike Gianella and Jon Hegglund are joined Wilson Karaman of the Baseball Prospectus Prospect Team. Wilson was out at First Pitch and the Arizona Fall League, so we asked him a whole bunch of questions about that. He also revealed that he’s friends with a famous cat. Which one? Listen and find out!

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro.

You can find Flags Fly Forever on Twitter @FlagsFlyBP. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The executive producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

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Episode 208: Sooth Sayre-ing

October 4th, 2019

On this week’s episode, Mike Gianella and Jon Hegglund are joined by Baseball Prospectus President and former host Brey Sayre. They go in depth about his championship season in Tout Wars.

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit www.baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro.

You can find Flags Fly Forever on Twitter @FlagsFlyBP. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The executive producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

Support our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/flagsflyforever for early, ad free access to the shows and more.

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Episode 207: No (Mock) Draft Dodging

September 20th, 2019

On this week’s episode, Jon did a super early mock draft because that’s what he does. Then Samuel asked he and Mike a bunch of questions about it, because that’s what he does. This is a great episode that goes into some base concepts about drafting, while breaking down some common ideas such as position flex and ceiling versus floor when it comes to being a deciding factor on picks.

The draft results(It may or may not be done by the time you see this, who even knows time is a relative concept): https://www.fantrax.com/newui/fantasy/draftResultsPopup.go?leagueId=htkoprlrk00n82h4&type=LIVE_ONLINE

Jon’s article about the mock draft: https://www.baseballprospectus.com/fantasy/article/53509/fantasy-freestyle-mock-me-if-you-must-early-round-hitting-edition/

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit www.baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro. You can find “Flags Fly Forever” on Twitter @FlagsFlyBP. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

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Episode 206: Who We Eschewed

September 6th, 2019

On this week’s episode, Mike and Jon discuss players that they almost drafted but didn’t and how that worked out. The show is a wide-ranging discussion about things such as draft strategy, player projection, and various other important fantasy baseball skills. It also features a random time travel diatribe, because why not?

The Mr. Show skit that Mike referenced during the time travel moment(That’s a sentence right there): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhVbLJvYP8s

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit www.baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro. You can find “Flags Fly Forever” on Twitter @FlagsFlyBP. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

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Episode 205: Waiver, Texas Ranger(s)

August 23rd, 2019

On this week’s edition, Mike and Jon bring Producer Samuel in to talk about a pair of rookie Rangers that could be worth adding to your roster late in the game. They also go deep into managing your rosters and strategy as the playoffs begin soon.

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit www.baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro. You can find “Flags Fly Forever” on Twitter @FlagsFlyBP. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

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Episode 204: The One With The New Intro

August 9th, 2019

It’s the debut of the brand new Flags Fly Forever intro! On the actual show, Mike and Jon talk about potential call ups that could help you clinch your title as the season rounds into the final month.

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit www.baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

Test your fantasy baseball skill against Baseball Prospectus experts and have the chance to win cash and prizes every Tuesday and Friday night on FanDuel. Set your lineups before 7:00 PM ET! Visit http://fanduel.com/bp to play.

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Episode 203: IT. IS. DEADLINE. DAY!

August 1st, 2019

The 2019 MLB trade deadline came and went, creating somehow both more and less excitement at the same time. Mike and Jon are breaking down the big deals that are fantasy relevant, along with hitting the other highlights in smaller deals that might have flown under the radar. It’s a one stop shop for all things fantasy baseball and the MLB trade deadline.

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit www.baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

Test your fantasy baseball skill against Baseball Prospectus experts and have the chance to win cash and prizes every Tuesday and Friday night on FanDuel. Set your lineups before 7:00 PM ET! Visit http://fanduel.com/bp to play.

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Episode 202: In Honor of Rob

July 19th, 2019

This episode is dedicated to the late Rob McQuown, who left us too soon. Thanks for being a light in life Rob, we’ll miss you dearly.

Jon is back this week, breaking down with Mike about potential buy low candidates as the trade deadline approaches. They also go over general strategies to consider as both the major league and fantasy deadline approaches.

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit www.baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

Test your fantasy baseball skill against Baseball Prospectus experts and have the chance to win cash and prizes every Tuesday and Friday night on FanDuel. Set your lineups before 7:00 PM ET! Visit http://fanduel.com/bp to play.

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Episode 201: The Valuation of Silver

July 12th, 2019

Jon’s out this week, so Mike enlists the help of fellow BP fantasy writer Rob Silver(@RobSilver) to help him break down his mid-season valuation article.

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit www.baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

Test your fantasy baseball skill against Baseball Prospectus experts and have the chance to win cash and prizes every Tuesday and Friday night on FanDuel. Set your lineups before 7:00 PM ET! Visit http://fanduel.com/bp to play.