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January 18, 2017

Flags Fly Forever Podcast

Ep. 115: Animal Crackers

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 state of the position at first base. Which is more likely for Paul Goldschmidt: a rebound in home runs or stolen base regression (5:00), is Joey Votto being undervalued (9:00), Miguel Cabrera or Anthony Rizzo (15:00), the compelling case against Freddie Freeman in the second round (16:00), Edwin Encarnacion in Cleveland (21:50), a Hanley Ramirez hot take (23:00), the value of steals and realistic expectations for Wil Myers (27:30), is the best of Jose Abreu still ahead (32:00), three star options Carlos Santana, Victor Martinez, Eric Hosmer and Chris Davis (34:00), why Tommy Joseph has a realistic shot at 30 home runs (46:00), and finally potential impacts from prospects Dan Vogelbach, Josh Bell, and Cody Bellinger (51:00).

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January 13, 2017

BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 1006: Sullivan's Travels

Ben and Jeff talk about the Mariners' moves while Jeff was away, then answer listener emails about Mike Trout, Barry Bonds, the home run spike, taking pitches, fans on the field, and more.


Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan talk about the Mariners' moves while Jeff was away, then answer listener emails about Mike Trout, Barry Bonds, the home run spike, taking pitches, fans on the field, and more.

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January 12, 2017

TINO (There Is No Offseason)

Ep. 79: I'm Dying

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

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

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BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 1005: Dan Haren's New Job and Old Fear of Hall of Famers

Ben talks to former major league pitcher (and newly hired Diamondbacks Pitching Strategist) Dan Haren about his new job, how players handle the media, his struggles and success against Hall of Fame-caliber hitters, his own hitting skills, PEDs, trades and free agency, baseball's salary structure, and more.


Ben talks to former major league pitcher (and newly hired Diamondbacks Pitching Strategist) Dan Haren about his new job, how players handle the media, his struggles and success against Hall of Fame-caliber hitters, his own hitting skills, PEDs, trades and free agency, baseball's salary structure, and more.

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January 11, 2017

Flags Fly Forever Podcast

Ep. 114: There’s No Desperation In Susac

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 kick off the 2017 position preview series with a comprehensive breakdown of fantasy catchers. They discuss the staggering lack of depth and it’s impact on draft strategy (2:00), whether Buster Posey, Jonathan Lucroy and Gary Sanchez are worth the investment at their current average draft position (5:00), reasons for targeting Yasmani Grandal (13:00), realistic expectations for Willson Contreras (17:00), playing time concerns with Evan Gattis (19:00), why Travis d'Arnaud is an incredible value (24:00), the health of Wilson Ramos (28:00), and finally make their one star speculative picks (30:00).

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January 10, 2017

BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 1004: The Joe and Rany Re-Reunion

Ben talks to Joe Sheehan and Rany Jazayerli about unsigned free agents, baseball economics, trends to watch in 2017, and the perplexing Royals.


Ben talks to Joe Sheehan and Rany Jazayerli about unsigned free agents, baseball economics, trends to watch in 2017, and the perplexing Royals.

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January 6, 2017

BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 1003: Happiness, the Human Condition, and Cracker Jack

Ben and Slate's Mike Pesca banter about incentive clauses, happiness, analogies, injuries, and the Mets, then discuss sabermetric thinking about non-baseball subjects, optimism, podcasting, and preparation.


Ben and Slate's Mike Pesca banter about incentive clauses, happiness, analogies, injuries, and the Mets, then discuss sabermetric thinking about non-baseball subjects, optimism, podcasting, and preparation.

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January 5, 2017

Flags Fly Forever Podcast

Ep. 113: Statcast and Prospects

George Bissell, Tim Finnegan and Jeffrey Paternostro of Baseball Prospectus take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

George Bissell and Tim Finnegan of Baseball Prospectus discuss how fantasy owners can use Statcast data like contact quality (2:00) and spin rate (11:00) to improve their player evaluations. Then senior prospect writer Jeffrey Paternostro stops by to provide an exclusive look at the process behind constructing BP’s Top 101 prospect list (25:00), make a compelling case for Robert Gsellman (43:00), and give his take on the future value of Gary Sanchez and Trea Turner (52:00).

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