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March 24, 2017

TINO (There Is No Offseason)

Ep. 84: Where's My Xander Shirsey?

There Is No Offseason (TINO) is a Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast focusing exclusively on dynasty league formats.

EMAILS (3:00)

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March 22, 2017

Flags Fly Forever Podcast

Ep. 125: The Auction Strategy Show

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Jeff Quinton of Baseball Prospectus take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Jeff Quinton of Baseball Prospectus discuss general auction strategies including the importance of establishing bid limits (3:00), the most common mistakes and biases to avoid (10:00), how to deal with inflation in keeper and dynasty leagues (27:00), the ideal time to nominate a low-priced targets (33:00), nominating with intent in the early rounds (42:00), and reveal their biggest piece of auction strategy advice (52:00).

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March 20, 2017

BP Unfiltered

Enter the Vogelsong Awards Contest

The best of the rest.

Last year, we established the Vogelsong Awards to honor the best players who didn not appear in the BP Annual. Every month, I identified one hitter and one pitcher whose performance earned them a Full Vogelsong Award. (There's also a Lineout Vogelsong Award for players whose Annual entry is only a short "lineout" at the end of each team summary.)

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March 17, 2017

Flags Fly Forever Podcast

Ep. 124: Polarizing Pitchers

George Bissell and Alex Chamberlain of Baseball Prospectus discuss the most polarizing starting pitchers in fantasy baseball.

George Bissell and Alex Chamberlain of Baseball Prospectus discuss the most polarizing starting pitcher in fantasy baseball, James Paxton (9:30). Late round targets Francisco Liriano (14:45), Robert Gsellman (19:00), Mike Montgomery (21:30), Ivan Nova (23:00) and Zach Davies (28:00). The wide range of outcomes and volatility associated with Lance McCullers (32:00), Steven Matz (38:00), David Price (40:00), Danny Duffy (44:00), Kevin Gausman (48:45), Sean Manaea (51:00), Jharel Cotton (56:00) and Rich Hill (1:00:00). Their favorite hitter value targets Justin Turner and Billy Hamilton (1:09:00). Finally, they highlight the impact of the home run surge and stolen base scarcity trends on draft strategy this spring (1:14:00).

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March 15, 2017

Flags Fly Forever Podcast

Ep. 123: NL LABR Recap with Steve Gardner

George Bissell and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus bring on special guest Steve Gardner of USA Today to recap the action-packed NL LABR auction.

George Bissell and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus bring on special guest Steve Gardner of USA Today to recap the action-packed NL LABR auction.

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March 10, 2017

TINO (There Is No Offseason)

Ep. 83: Real-Time TINO Odds

There Is No Offseason (TINO) is a Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast focusing exclusively on dynasty league formats.

Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus are joined by RotoWire lead prospect analyst James Anderson to break down Bret’s Top 125 Dynasty Outfielders list and discuss the recent BP Experts Fantasy Prospect Mock Draft.

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March 8, 2017

Flags Fly Forever Podcast

Ep. 122: AL LABR Recap

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus discuss injuries to David Price and David Dahl and recap Mike’s AL LABR auction from Arizona last weekend.

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus discuss the fantasy impact of recent injuries to David Price and David Dahl (3:30) and recap Mike’s AL LABR auction from Arizona last weekend (10:00), including a strategic approach to drafting starting pitchers and closers (14:00), a trio of $17 pickups in Masahiro Tanaka, Rick Porcello and Jackie Bradley Jr. (19:30), the importance of waiting for value (23:00), nomination and bid strategies (35:00), and finally highlight noticeable trends that emerged in the LABR auctions (40:00).

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March 1, 2017

Flags Fly Forever Podcast

Ep. 121: Starting Pitcher Preview

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus discuss the importance of drafting an ace-caliber starting pitcher (3:00), Clayton Kershaw’s status as an undisputed first-round selection (6:45), if there are any reasons for concern regarding Max Scherzer (10:30), why Yu Darvish is still an ace (12:00), if Carlos Carrasco or Stephen Strasburg can stay healthy (16:00), the Cubs “big three” in Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks (21:30), the legitimacy of Justin Verlander’s mid-career renaissance (26:00), realistic expectations for Chris Archer, Cole Hamels, Gerrit Cole, Jacob deGrom and Rich Hill (28:00), a pair of starters in Danny Duffy and Felix Hernandez trending in opposite directions (36:00), breakout potential for southpaws Sean Manaea, James Paxton and Carlos Rodon (42:00), a massive three-star tier lighting round (50:00), and finally reveal their late-round targets in Robert Gsellman, Daniel Norris, Jordan Zimmerman, Zach Davies, Ivan Nova, Jon Gray, Jharel Cotton, Francisco Liriano and Garrett Richards (56:30).

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