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May 24, 2017

Flags Fly Forever Podcast

Ep. 134: Getting Recognized

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Eric Roseberry discuss potential wavier wire targets including Ian Happ, Tommy Joseph, Justin Smoak, Alex Avila and Brad Peacock. Then, BP Toronto Co-Editor-in-Chief Joshua Howsam joins the show to analyze Marco Estrada’s strikeout surge, Jose Bautista’s struggles, and Marcus Stroman’s upside.

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Eric Roseberry of Baseball Prospectus discuss potential wavier wire targets including Ian Happ (7:00), Tommy Joseph (10:00), Justin Smoak (13:00), Alex Avila (18:00) and Brad Peacock (23:00). They also recap the latest FAAB acquisitions in Tout Wars and LABR (27:30), and share their biggest surprises of the 2017 campaign including Jason Vargas, Yasmani Grandal, Alex Wood and Corey Dickerson (43:00). Finally, BP Toronto Co-Editor-in-Chief Joshua Howsam joins the show to analyze Marco Estrada’s strikeout surge (51:00), Jose Bautista’s struggles (55:00), and Marcus Stroman’s upside (59:00).

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DFA Podcast

Ep. 8: Veteran Pitchers and the Art of Aging

On the eighth episode of DFA, R.J. gets his revenge and kicks Bryan to the curb in favor of BP's Meg Rowley. They discuss the Cardinals trading Matt Adams to the Braves, the Angels signing Doug Fister, and of course a little Mariners talk. Plus much, 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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May 18, 2017

DFA Podcast

Ep. 7: The Spot Starter

On the seventh episode of DFA, Bryan and guest co-host Zach Crizer discuss the Bradley Zimmer call-up, and the potential end of the center field carousel in Cleveland. Then it's on to the big and little moves of the past few days, including former All-Stars going down with injury and former Royals going on to new teams.

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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May 17, 2017

Flags Fly Forever Podcast

Ep. 133: It's Happening

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre discuss the fantasy impact of recent call-up’s Ian Happ and Bradley Zimmer. Then analyze a plethora of surprising early season performances including Freddie Freeman, Jake Arrieta, Dallas Keuchel and more.

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus discuss the fantasy impact of recent call-up’s Ian Happ (4:00) and Bradley Zimmer (8:30). Then analyze a plethora of surprising early season performances including Freddie Freeman (14:00), Jake Arrieta (21:00), Dallas Keuchel (26:00), Elvis Andrus (30:00), Miguel Sano (33:00), Aaron Altherr (33:00), Kyle Schwarber (39:00) and Keon Broxton (40:00). Finally, they break down the latest expert FAAB acquisitions including Jose Berrios (43:00), Eddie Butler (47:30), and Zach Godley (51:30).

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May 16, 2017

DFA Podcast

Ep. 6: One Up, One Down

On the sixth episode of DFA, Bryan and R.J. review the fall of Blake Snell, as the Rays send him back down to Durham after a rough start to the season. Then it's on to Ian Happ and his cameo in Chicago, plus the usual run-through of all things transaction–including the Dodgers gaming the system and the closers disappearing in NYC.

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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May 11, 2017

DFA Podcast

Ep. 5: Canha Tell You A Story

On the fifth episode of DFA, Bryan and R.J. talk about the end of Ryan Howard's career, what made him an interesting player, and how history will remember the powerful slugger. Then it's on to Justin Marks and the Dodgers' "type" of pitcher, minor moves that stick with you, and a full transaction roundup.

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.

On the fifth episode of DFA, Bryan and R.J. talk about Ryan Howard's release from the Braves' Triple-A affiliate, and the (likely) end of his major-league career. (Bryan also wrote an expanded article about Howard for a Liner Notes column today!) Then R.J. brings up Justin Marks and how the Dodgers are chasing a very specific style of pitcher, and the guys reflect on some minor moves of years past that have stuck with them ... and Bryan goes a little too long on Athletics outfielder Mark Canha. Then it's off to the usual transaction roundup, where the Giants and Mariners continue to fall apart, and the Cubs may or may not be improving with the addition of Jeimer Candelario.

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May 10, 2017

Flags Fly Forever Podcast

Ep. 132: Risky Closers

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre discuss the latest batch of FAAB acquisitions in Tout Wars and LABR, Trevor Cahill’s renaissance campaign, empty the Twitter mailbag, and breakdown BP’s in-season fantasy valuations (47:00).

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus discuss the latest batch of FAAB acquisitions in Tout Wars and LABR (5:00), Trevor Cahill’s renaissance campaign (26:00), empty the Twitter mailbag featuring questions regarding Kyle Schwarber, Robert Gsellman, Joey Gallo, Eddie Butler and more (36:00), and finally breakdown BP’s in-season fantasy valuations (47:00).

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May 9, 2017

DFA Podcast

Ep. 4: I Think We Shall Call Him Adam

On the fourth episode of DFA, Bryan, R.J., and Shawn discuss the Marlins and the difficulty of rebuilding a rotation from nothing at all. After that, the guys cover the Mariners' slow descent into madness, which obviously had an effect on them as well, as they spent too much time riffing on Adam Rosales.

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.

On the fourth episode of DFA, Bryan and R.J. discuss the Marlins and their rotation choices after the untimely death of staff ace Jose Fernandez. After injuries to Wei-Yin Chen and Edinson Volquez, is the team too flawed to move forward, or can their vaunted bullpen shoulder the load. Then it's on to talk about the Mariners once again, as James Paxton's injury reminds us to never love pitchers, and Mike Zunino's demotion gets the guys talking about the devaluation of pitch framing. Finally, during our batting practice segment, things get a little weird when the topic of Adam Rosales randomly comes up.

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