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Join Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) every Sunday with insights and updates on how to use your fantasy baseball FAAB before your bid deadlines hit.

Join Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) every Sunday with insights and updates on how to use your fantasy baseball FAAB before your bid deadlines hit.

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Join Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) every Sunday with insights and updates on how to use your fantasy baseball FAAB before your bid deadlines hit.

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English


Episodes

OTW 26 - Bringing the Hammer w/ Todd Zola

8/1/2021
Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) are they're joined by Mastersball creator Todd Zola (@toddzola), contributor to ESPN, Rotowire, and the curator of the Tout Wars Tout Table each Monday to break down the "impact" every team should see from the flurry of trades at or before the MLB trade deadline, and how that may influence your FAAB bidding. In addition, we pick Todd's brain about his experience in NL- and AL-only style leagues and how the bidding process differs...

Duration:01:57:00

OTW 25 - Always Be Closing w/ Greg Jewett

7/25/2021
Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) returns alongside Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin), and they're joined by Tout Wars competitor Greg Jewett (@gjewett9), contributor to The Athletic, Fantasy Alarm, and the creator of Coffee and Closers, to break down this week’s FAAB period, as well to talk about how drafting closers may change in 2022, trade deadline speculations, and of course, more closers talk. Welcome Greg (1:48) Minnesotta shake up (3:14) Catching up on catchers (4:47) Royals talk (8:55) Tampa...

Duration:01:47:22

OTW 24 - MLB 2nd Half with KC Bubba

7/18/2021
Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) is joined by KC Bubba (@bdentrek), contributor to RotoBaller.com and FantasySportsDegens.com, to break down this week’s FAAB period, as well to talk about what to realistically look at while analyzing our standings by category. Welcome Bubba (1:04) Jarren Duran finally plays for the Red Sox (1:58) Tanner Houck up in Boston as well(4:57) Joc Jams to Atlanta (6:48) Adam Eaton an Angel (8:26) Two-catcher lineup in Seattle (9:51) Multiple Tiger moves (11:46)...

Duration:00:58:29

OTW 23 - All Star Break w/ Lou Landers

7/11/2021
2020 TGFBI Champion Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) is joined by Lou Landers (@LandersTalks) from SiriusXM Sports Overnight America and the Director of Baseball Content on Dr. Roto's new site (coming soon) to discuss this week’s FAAB options and much more. Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) is on vacation. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | Google Podcasts | Pocket Casts | RSS Connect: Twitter | OnTheWirePod@gmail.com| Join PL+ Please rate and review the pod on your favorite...

Duration:00:51:19

OTW 22 - Success Stress w/ Paul Sporer

7/4/2021
Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and 2020 TGFBI Champion Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) are joined by Paul Sporer (@sporer), fantasy editor at Rotographs, host of the Sleeper and the Bust, and a seemingly constant twitch stream. We discuss this week’s FAAB options, starting pitcher workload concerns, possible closer trade candidates, and how Paul and Kevin deal with the stress of finding themselves on the top of the mountain Welcome Paul Sporer (1:45) Replacing Kyle Schwarber (3:31) Dropping Zac...

Duration:01:52:11

OTW 21 - Avoiding Distractions

6/27/2021
Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and 2020 TGFBI Champion Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) discuss this week’s FAAB options as well as Adam’s process behind streaming stolen bases, Kevin’s tips on avoiding summer distractions, and an overall hesitation to stash prospects the rest of the way. Bidding on Wander (0:32) Brandon Belt to IL (3:23) Time to stash Joey Bart? (5:13) Angels outfield options (6:53) Is Keston Hiura any different? (10:20) Return of Daulton Varsho, sort of (13:38) Cleveland's new look...

Duration:01:19:08

OTW 20 - Making Adjustments w/ Vlad Sedler

6/20/2021
Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and 2020 TGFBI Champion Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) are joined by Vlad Sedler (@rotogut), contributor to FantasyGuru.com and EliteFantasy.com, to break down this week’s FAAB period, as well to talk about the things he's learned over the years that has allowed him to be nicknamed the "FAAB Whisperer". Welcome Vlad (1:25) Miguel Rojas and Cody Poteet back in Miami (3:44) What's the deal with Edward Olivares? (4:58) Minnesota's infield situation (6:03) Jean Segura out...

Duration:00:59:42

OTW 19 - Chipping Away w/ Lucas Biery

6/13/2021
Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and 2020 TGFBI Champion Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) are joined by Lucas Biery (@lucasbiery33), co-host of the the LouCas Baseball Podcast through the Sports Crew Radio Network and writer for Fantasy Sports Degens, to break down this week’s FAAB period, as well to talk about how he manages FAAB across multiple leagues, formats, and platforms. Welcome Lucas (2:55) Daniel Vogelbach is playing every day...again (5:57) Do we care that Dylan Moore is back in Seattle?...

Duration:01:30:18

OTW 18 - What We're Listening To w/ Chris @BaseballPods

6/6/2021
Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and 2020 TGFBI Champion Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) are joined by Chris (@baseballpods), creator of Baseball-Pods.com and the annual Fantasy Baseball Podcast Bracketology event, to break down this week’s FAAB period, as well to talk about the things he looks for in a good fantasy baseball podcast. Welcome Chris (2:15) Max Muncy missing time? (11:34) Tony Gonsolin must start next week? (13:39) Miami rotation questions (15:50) Kolton Wong down again (19:28) Should we...

Duration:01:44:38

OTW 17 - Just Enjoy Baseball w/ Steve Gesuele

5/30/2021
Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and 2020 TGFBI Champion Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) are joined by Steve Gesuele (@stav8818), host of the Wins Above Fantasy podcast, to break down this week’s FAAB period, as well to talk about how to utilize in season research that applies to his teams. Welcome Steve (1:30) Filling in the Michael Brantley (3:50) Owen Miller vs Tyler Nevin (5:05) Miami injuries (9:05) Kansas City bullpen situation (10:55) Should we care about Victor Carantini? (14:06) Voit back to...

Duration:01:46:06

OTW 16 - Public Service Announcements w/ Zack Waxman

5/23/2021
Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and 2020 TGFBI Champion Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) are joined by Zack Waxman (@zackroto), host of the Draft Champions Podcast presented by Rotoballer to break down this week’s FAAB period, as well to talk about how he plans to budget his FAAB where he’s already spent big early on. Welcome Zack (1:46) Willy Adames to Milwaukee (2:52) Taylor Walls up in Tampa (5:12) Minnesota injuries (7:56) How to take advantage of the Mets (10:25) Should we care about Delino...

Duration:01:49:55

OTW 15 - Deeper & Cheaper w/ Rob DiPietro

5/16/2021
Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and 2020 TGFBI Champion Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) are joined by Rob DiPietro (@deadpullhitter), creator and host of the Pull Hitter Podcast and 2020 NFBC Draft Champions overall champion to break down the eighth FAAB period of the 2021 season, as well to break down trends he's noticed in FAAB bidding thus far and strategies to take away from it all. Welcome Rob (1:26) News and notes (4:56) FAAB trends thus far (33:37) Player recommendations (53:22) Parting words...

Duration:02:02:08

OTW 14 - You Can Stream Anything w/ Scott Chu

5/9/2021
Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and 2020 TGFBI Champion Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) are joined by Scott Chu (@ifthechufits), constant contributor at Pitcher List and co-host of the Hacks and Jacks (@HacksandJacksPL), PL Shorts (@PLShortsPod) and Friends with Fantasy Benefits Friday podcast to break down the seventh FAAB period of the 2021 season, as well to break down how his DFS play helps him when it comes to his weekly FAAB bidding. Welcome Scott (2:39) Fading Tony Gonsolin? (8:18) What does...

Duration:01:42:33

OTW 13 - Know Your Role w/ Micah Henry

5/2/2021
Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and 2020 TGFBI Champion Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) are joined by Micah Henry (@FantasyCentral1), contributor to New Life Fantasy (@FantasyBallUni1), Roto Ranks (@roto_ranks), and Fantrax (@Fantrax) as well as cohosting the Fantasy Insiders Podcast (@1FantasyInsider) to break down the sixth FAAB period of the 2021 season, as well and to explain how he finished 2nd overall in the 2020 TGFBI even with it being his first ever FAAB style league. Welcome Micah (1:55)...

Duration:01:30:18

OTW 12 - Desperate Times with Bat Flip Crazy

4/25/2021
Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and 2020 TGFBI Champion Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) are joined by Toby G (@BatFlipCrazy), host of the Bat Flip Crazy Fantasy Baseball Podcast, to break down the fifth FAAB period of the 2021 season, as well and provide insight into early season FAAB strategy and how to learn from mistakes made in desperation. Welcome Toby (1:35) Go add Alex Kiriloff (3:47) Shelly was right about Spencer Howard and Nico Hoerner (5:29) Ryan Weathers: rotation fixture (8:08) Jon Berti...

Duration:01:36:52

OTW 11 - Time Manipulation with Shelly Verougstraete

4/18/2021
Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and 2020 TGFBI Champion Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) are joined by Tout Wars competitor Shelly Verougstraete (@ShellyV_643), managing editor and podcaster with Dynasty Guru (@dynastyguru), Pitcher List, and Over The Monster (@OverTheMonster), to break down the fourth FAAB period of the 2021 season, as well and provide insight into the possible prospect call ups to come as the "time manipulation date" has passed. Welcome Shelly (1:59) Update from San Diego (3:43)...

Duration:01:14:47

OTW 10 - Let's Talk About Specs w/ Tim McLeod

4/11/2021
Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and 2020 TGFBI Champion Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) are joined by Tout Champion Tim McLeod (@RunTMcP361), contributor to Prospects 361 and the Fantasy Baseball Live podcast with Rich Wilson (@RichWilsonP361), to break down the third FAAB period of the 2021 season, as well and provide insight into Tim's personal FAAB strategy and speculate on a few deeper players that may be worth stashing away for a rainy day. Welcome Tim McLeod (1:23) Ha-seong Kim short term fix...

Duration:01:20:30

OTW 9 - Everyone's Injured w/Mike Kurland

4/4/2021
Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and 2020 TGFBI Champion Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) are joined by Mike Kurland (@Mike_Kurland), host of the Bases Loaded Fantasy Baseball Podcast (@BasesLoadedPod) to break down the second FAAB period of the 2021 season, as well and provide suggestions on players that your league may help fill holes or, in Mike's case, replace all the injured players. Welcome Mike Kurland (1:34) Jake Diekman SZN? (3:32) Alex Reyes' added value (6:59) Brent Rooker worth a buck?...

Duration:01:49:07

OTW 8 - Let's Get FAAB

3/28/2021
Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and 2020 TGFBI Champion Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) break down the first FAAB period of the 2021 season, as well and provide suggestions on players that your league may have missed out on draft day Kirby Yates out, Jordan Romano in? (3:05) Is the entire D-Backs rotation available? (5:36) Eloy, Springer injuries make way for others (9:33) Nate Lowe, Jake Bauers named starting 1B (13:38) Do the Yankees have a lefty in their line up? (15:29) Eugenio Suarez: Starting...

Duration:01:26:58

OTW 7 - What A Relief with Rick Graham

3/21/2021
Adam and Kevin talk with Rick Graham of Pitcher List about how to prioritize your closer selections in drafts and throughout the season off the wire. Follow everyone Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) Rick Graham (@IAmRickGraham) Welcome Rick (3:11) Kike Hernandez leading off in Boston? (5:31) Can Jake McGee be trusted in San Francisco? (11:41) All aboard the Bobby Witt Jr hype train (15:20) Perception of the 2020 alternate sites (22:48) Budgeting FAAB with closers in...

Duration:01:26:29