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Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella fulfill your fantasy baseball fantasies.

Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella fulfill your fantasy baseball fantasies.
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Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella fulfill your fantasy baseball fantasies.

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Episodes

Episode 174: Injuries and Struggling Players Galore

8/30/2018
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Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn take a quick look at recent waver wire moves (1:34) before delving deep into injuries to Buster Posey (2:38), Charlie Morton (7:16), and Josh Donaldson (11:11); struggling hitters including Kyle Seager (15:52), Greg Bird (19:16), and Dee Gordon (23:47); and struggling pitchers like Gio Gonzalez (34:09), Kyle Gibson (38:28), and Junior Guerra (43:45).

Duration:00:54:16

Episode 173: Winding Down the Season

8/16/2018
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Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn discuss hot second half hitters such as Ronald Acuña, Rougned Odor, and Kole Calhoun (2:20), Robinson Canó's return and other assorted Mariners things of note (14:20), closer turnover (23:15), and noteable callups of late (35:00).

Duration:00:53:42

Episode 172: When The Trade Chips Fall

8/2/2018
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Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn tackle the trade deadline, but not before talking about the trades that happened before the deadline and its impact in fantasy (4:45). On the deadline day moves, Mike and Zach discuss Brian Dozier going to the Dodgers (9:30), Tommy Pham to the Rays (16:10), Chris Archer to the Pirates (27:05), Austin Meadows also to the Rays (36:10), Jonathan Schoop to the Brewers (38:45) and Jonathan Villar going to the Orioles in that trade (45:00), the Blue Jays swapping...

Duration:01:12:15

Episode 171: The Calm Before The Trade Storm

7/26/2018
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Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn with the lightning round episode, providing insight on some recent DL stints for Gary Sanchez (3:00) and Yoenis Céspedes (8:50); Delino DeShields being sent down (16:00); Jeurys Familia, Zach Britton, and closers (23:00); what's up with the Cubs rotation (30:00); and the tear that Matt Carpenter has been on (38:30).

Duration:00:52:05

Episode 170: Trade Season

7/23/2018
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Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn break down the Manny Machado trade (2:40), the Brad Hand trade (10:20), and dump trades (30:20)

Duration:00:53:53

Ep. 169: Trade Talk

6/23/2018
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Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus banter about recent developments in their expert leagues (4:00) and discuss how they approach and execute mid-season trades (30:00).

Duration:00:53:40

Ep. 168: The Top 300

6/4/2018
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Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus break down the freshly updated BP Top 300 fantasy rankings.

Duration:00:50:53

Ep. 167: We’re Back

4/26/2018
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George Bissell, Mark Barry, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus return from an extended break to host a special edition NFL Draft-style podcast in which they select the most compelling storylines in fantasy baseball over the remainder of the season. Ronald Acuna (4:30) Josh Hader (11:00) Kyle Schwarber (18:30) Ozzie Albies (25:00) Xander Bogaerts (34:00) Byron Buxton (37:30) Christian Villanueva (41:30) Gerrit Cole (47:00) Charlie Morton (50:00) Luis Castillo & Jon Gray...

Duration:01:23:16

Ep. 166: The One About Kenley Jansen

4/4/2018
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus discuss the importance of avoiding confirmation bias, overreacting to small samples or drawing significant conclusions from early season results (5:00), a trio of players they’ve been targeting in Hunter Strickland (15:00), Jordan Hicks (18:00) and Matt Moore (21:00), and finally banter about several situations they’re monitoring including Kenley Jansen (24:00), Kevin Gausman (31:00), Rhys Hoskins (38:30), Justin Smoak...

Duration:00:54:25

Ep. 165: Opening Day Developments

3/29/2018
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus discuss critical spring training takeaways and developments including Dan Vogelbach (8:00), Scott Kingery (11:00) and Ryan McMahon (17:00), a league-wide shift in closer and elite multi-inning reliever usage (22:00), the value of newly-minted closers Brad Boxberger (28:00), Dominic Leone (32:00), Blake Parker (35:00), Jeurys Familia (37:00), and unsettled situations in Chicago, San Francisco and Texas (38:00), the impact of injuries to...

Duration:01:13:54

Ep. 164: Tout Wars Recap

3/21/2018
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Justin Mason of FanGraphs and Fantasy Alarm joins George Bissell and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus to discuss the fantasy fallout from Justin Turner’s fractured wrist (8:30), the recent signings of free agent pitchers Jake Arrieta, Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn (15:00), the demotion of top prospect Ronald Acuna (21:00), spring training storylines including Zack Greinke, Madison Bumgarner, Lucas Giolito and Dan Vogelbach (23:30), and finally recap their Tout Wars Head-to-Head (31:00) and...

Duration:01:28:25

Ep. 163: The Auction Strategy Show

3/13/2018
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus host their annual auction strategy podcast. They discuss the importance of establishing bid limits (4:00), being aware of league-specific contextual factors (8:00), focusing exclusively on value and extracting as much as possible (11:30), category scarcity and being prepared to make sacrifices (16:00), how to approach power and starting pitching in the current fantasy landscape (19:00), being flexible and adapting to your...

Duration:01:42:30

Ep. 162: LABR AL & NL Recap

3/7/2018
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USA Today Sports Senior Fantasy Editor Steve Gardner joins George Bissell and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus for their annual recap of the LABR NL-Only (4:00) and AL-Only (30:00) auctions held in Arizona last weekend. Audio Intro: That Fleeting World, “The Alchemist” Audio Outro: Silent Partner, “Chances”

Duration:00:58:52

Ep. 161: Starting Pitcher Preview

2/28/2018
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus are joined by 2016 NFBC Main Event champion Rob Silver to discuss their strategic approach to constructing a fantasy rotation (5:00), how the league-wide decline in starter workloads has reshaped the landscape (12:00) and break down the following starting pitchers in-depth: Stephen Strasburg and Carlos Carrasco (15:00), Madison Bumgarner (24:00), Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom (27:00), Zack Greinke (30:00), Shohei Ohtani (34:00),...

Duration:02:02:02

Ep. 160: Outfield Preview

2/22/2018
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus survey the fantasy landscape at outfield. They divulge their strategic approaches at the position (4:00) and discuss the following players in-depth: Giancarlo Stanton (9:00), J.D. Martinez (13:00), Billy Hamilton and Byron Buxton (17:30), Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger (24:00), Rhys Hoskins (27:30), Christian Yelich (30:00), Justin Upton (31:30), Tommy Pham (33:00), Yoenis Cespedes (37:00), George Springer (38:00), Lorenzo...

Duration:01:21:36

Ep. 159: LABR Recap

2/14/2018
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus recap the 2018 LABR Mixed draft (2:00). They discuss Bret’s selection of Bryce Harper in the first round (22:00), Francisco Lindor and Alex Bregman in the second and third rounds (28:30), Billy Hamilton in the fourth round and the increased value of stolen bases in fantasy (36:00), Jose Quintana, Kyle Hendricks, Jon Gray, Felix Hernandez and Bret’s general pitching strategy (41:00), Andrew McCutchen and Chris Taylor in the...

Duration:01:05:57

Ep. 158: Shortstop Preview

2/10/2018
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella, Bret Sayre and Zach Steinhorn of Baseball Prospectus break down the fantasy landscape at shortstop. They discuss the newfound depth at the position and its impact on their strategic approaches on draft day (3:00) before analyzing the following hitters in-depth: Trea Turner (7:00), Carlos Correa (10:30), Francisco Lindor (13:00), Alex Bregman (17:30), Corey Seager (27:00), Jean Segura and Elvis Andrus (33:00), Xander Bogaerts (37:00), Zack Cozart (39:00), Tim...

Duration:01:03:35

Ep. 157: Third Base Preview

1/31/2018
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus break down the fantasy landscape at third base. They discuss the gap between the handful of upper-echelon performers and the glut of power-oriented lower-tier options at the hot corner (5:00) and analyze the following players in-depth: Kris Bryant (11:00), Josh Donaldson (13:00), Anthony Rendon (15:00), Justin Turner (18:30), Manny Machado (20:00), Miguel Sano, Travis Shaw and Mike Moustakas (26:00), Rafael Devers (29:00),...

Duration:01:09:17

Ep. 156: Second Base Preview

1/24/2018
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Rudy Gamble of Razzball joins George Bissell and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus to survey the fantasy landscape at second base. They divulge their strategic approaches at the keystone (8:00) and discuss the following players in-depth: Jose Altuve (15:00), Dee Gordon (22:00), Jose Ramirez (28:00), Brian Dozier and Daniel Murphy (31:00), Whit Merrifield and Chris Taylor (34:00), Rougned Odor (48:30), DJ LeMahieu (53:00), Robinson Cano (54:30), Yoan Moncada (59:00), Ozzie Albies...

Duration:01:48:58

Ep. 155: First Base Preview

1/18/2018
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus banter about the various fantasy implications of the Gerrit Cole (2:00) and Andrew McCutchen (12:00) trades before analyzing the fantasy landscape at first base (17:00). Players discussed in-depth include: Paul Goldschmidt (23:00), Anthony Rizzo (25:00), Freddie Freeman (26:00), Joey Votto (29:00), Jose Abreu (30:30) Nelson Cruz and Edwin Encarnacion (32:00), Wil Myers (34:00), Justin Smoak (35:30), Miguel Cabrera (40:30),...

Duration:01:16:34