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Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella fulfill your fantasy baseball fantasies.

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Ep. 150: Hot Take Machine

9/20/2017
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre outline their strategic approaches to the fantasy playoffs including: relying on studs that got you there versus riding the hot hand (8:00) and several useful wavier wire targets in Luis Valbuena (14:30), Kyle Gibson (15:30), Nick Castellanos (17:00), Jeimer Candelario (19:00) and Nick Williams (20:00). They also banter about Rhys Hoskins insane hot streak (20:30), Victor Robles long-term potential (23:30), and some names to target in keeper and...

Duration: 00:51:37


Ep. 149: Victor Robles vs. Ronald Acuna

9/8/2017
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George Bissell and Mark Barry discuss the promotion of elite fantasy prospects Victor Robles (6:00), Francisco Mejia (17:00), J.P. Crawford (23:00), and Walker Buehler (26:30) before diving into their latest #FreeAgentFriday selections including Kevin Kiermaier (32:00), Nicholas Castellanos (34:00), Tigers pitcher or J.K. Rowling character (36:00), Lucas Giolito (40:00), Reynaldo Lopez (42:00), Dinelson Lamet (45:00), Matt Olson (49:30), Robert Stephenson (54:00) and Dillon Peters (56:00).

Duration: 01:04:44


Ep. 148: September Call-Ups

9/1/2017
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George Bissell and Mark Barry recorded before the late-night Justin Verlander trade, but discussed the Angels unexpected deal for Justin Upton (2:00) before bringing on Wilson Karaman of the BP prospect team to analyze notable September call-ups including Luke Weaver (4:00), Jack Flaherty (9:00), Alex Verdugo (14:00), Wilmer Font (24:00), Ryan McMahon (26:30), Walker Buehler (28:00) and Tyler Glasnow (30:00).

Duration: 00:50:15


Ep. 147: Free Agent Friday

8/25/2017
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George Bissell and Mark Barry banter about Rich Hill’s near no-hitter, the infamous Yankees and Tigers brawl, and discuss their picks for the latest BP Free Agent Watch including Matt Moore (9:00), Jerad Eickhoff (12:30), Rhys Hoskins (14:00), Byron Buxton (16:00), Blake Snell (20:00), R.A. Dickey (22:00), Kevin Kiermaier (24:30), Nicky Delmonico (26:30), Delino DeShields (31:00) and Tyler Glasnow (32:30).

Duration: 00:37:02


Ep. 146: Let’s Talk About Byron Buxton

8/23/2017
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella banter about Rhys Hoskins hot start, Kyrie Irving traded to Boston, the solar eclipse, an intense episode of Game of Thrones, and then traverse the entire American League from a fantasy perspective. Players covered extensively include: Andrew Benintendi (7:00), Xander Bogaerts (8:30), Mookie Betts (10:00), Gary Sanchez (14:00), Aaron Judge (17:00), Tim Beckham (21:00), Manny Machado (23:00), Chris Archer (26:00), Josh Donaldson (27:30), Marcus Stroman...

Duration: 01:36:08


Ep. 145: Process vs. Results

8/11/2017
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre discuss the promotion of Rhys Hoskins (2:00), the league-wide reduction in starting pitcher workloads (10:30), impressive second half surges from Alex Bregman and Yulieski Gurriel (18:00), emergence of Luis Severino and Jimmy Nelson as elite fantasy starters (25:00), impact of the home run surge on draft strategy and roster construction (32:30), and finally dissect first basemen who got off to hot starts, but have faded down the stretch like...

Duration: 00:57:09


Ep. 144: Trade Deadline Smorgasbord

8/3/2017
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre discuss the fantasy implications of every major trade deadline deal including Yu Darvish (5:00), Sonny Gray (9:30), Willie Calhoun (16:00), Jorge Mateo (19:00), Jonathan Lucroy (23:00), A.J. Ramos (30:00), Derek Fisher (31:30) and Shane Greene (33:30). Then, analyze Freddie Freeman’s 2018 value after falling just short of third base eligibility (35:00), potential impact of highly touted prospects Amed Rosario (40:00) and Ozzie Albies (44:00),...

Duration: 00:57:15


Ep. 143: Did You See The Maple Grove?

7/26/2017
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Rotoworld senior baseball writer DJ Short joins the pod to discuss the fantasy impact of Clayton Kershaw’s back injury (3:00), promotion of elite prospects Yoan Moncada and Rafael Devers (7:00), his experience as a rookie in the Tout Wars Mixed expert league (16:00), the importance of staying vigilant on the waiver wire (25:00), AL/NL-only league FAAB strategies at the trade deadline (28:30), and finally speculate which players could be dealt this week including Sonny Gray, Yu Darvish,...

Duration: 01:09:29


Ep. 142: Celtics Fans Hate Me

7/19/2017
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Chris Towers of CBS Sports joins the pod to discuss the fantasy implications of the latest trade deadline moves including J.D. Martinez to Arizona (5:00), Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle to Washington (17:30), Jose Quintana to the Cubs (20:00), and Todd Frazier to the Yankees (23:00). He also discusses his affinity for Reds rookie starter Luis Castillo (28:00), TINSTAAPP (36:00), the key components and metrics he uses to evaluate young pitchers (38:00), the difference between command and...

Duration: 01:06:53


Ep. 141: Midseason Valuations

7/12/2017
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George, Bret and Mike deliberate several controversial rankings on the updated TDG Top 500 dynasty list including Aaron Judge (5:00), Miguel Cabrera (12:30) and Ronald Acuna (15:00). Then dive into BP’s midseason valuations update to discuss second-half expectations for Jose Ramirez (20:00), Carlos Correa (23:00), Manny Machado (29:00), Chris Sale (31:30), Corey Kluber (33:00), Jacob Faria vs. Alex Cobb (36:00), Justin Verlander (38:00), Travis Shaw (41:30), Joey Votto (44:00), Adam Duvall...

Duration: 01:12:40


Ep. 140: Midseason Top 50 Prospects & Second-Half Fantasy Storylines

7/6/2017
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George Bissell brings on Jeffrey Paternostro, BP’s senior prospect writer, to discuss the BP Midseason Top 50 prospects list including the meteoric rise of Sixto Sanchez (8:00), challenges associated with ranking pitching prospects (12:00), Walker Buehler’s prodigious stuff and future role (14:00), Brendan Rodgers absurd first half performance (16:00), potential fantasy superstars Ronald Acuna and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (18:30), the offensive upside and lingering questions with Bo Bichette...

Duration: 01:26:02


Ep. 139: Enjoy The Fireworks

6/28/2017
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus discuss the recent promotion of Franklin Barreto (4:32) and the five players they’re each keeping an eye on over the remainder of the season: George Springer (11:00), Hanley Ramirez (18:30), Alex Wood (25:30), Anthony Rendon (30:00), Ryan Zimmerman (34:30), Gary Sanchez (40:00), Josh Harrison (44:00), Odubel Herrera (48:00), Robbie Ray (52:00), Luis Severino & Andrew Miller (56:00), Aaron Nola & Carlos Santana (1:00:00),...

Duration: 01:25:33


Ep. 138: Not That Derek Fisher

6/21/2017
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella discuss the fantasy impact of the league-wide home run surge on the pitching landscape (5:00), how a dramatic shift in Francisco Lindor’s batted ball profile could diminish his fantasy value (17:00), realistic expectations for hot prospects Jacob Faria (23:00), Francis Martes (27:00) and Derek Fisher (45:00), and finally answer a wide variety of listener questions regarding Addison Russell (53:00), Gregory Polanco (59:00), Mike Zunino (1:05:30) and Yasiel...

Duration: 01:23:41


Ep. 137: All Rise

6/14/2017
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella are joined by Stacey Gotsulias to discuss the meteoric rise of Aaron Judge (5:00), whether he can sustain this level of elite production and his long-term outlook (10:00), the impact of a healthy Gary Sanchez (15:00), the sudden emergence of Aaron Hicks (18:00), renaissance campaigns from veterans Brett Gardner and Matt Holliday (21:30), the underrated contributions of Starlin Castro and Didi Gregorius (24:30), early impressions of Jordan Montgomery and...

Duration: 01:00:01


Ep. 136: They're Completely Chill

6/7/2017
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus debate BP’s in-season fantasy rankings updates at shortstop (3:00), second base (23:00), third base (34:00), first base (43:00) and catcher (53:00). Rankings Redux Part II Lineup Francisco Lindor (4:00) Xander Bogaerts (8:00) Jonathan Villar (11:30) Trevor Story (14:00) Zack Cozart (18:00) Dee Gordon (25:00) Rougned Odor (28:00) Chris Taylor (31:30) Jake Lamb (35:00) Justin Turner (37:00) Alex Bregman (38:30) Nicholas...

Duration: 01:08:29


Ep. 135: Rankings Redux

6/1/2017
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus banter about the brawl in San Francisco, Mike Trout’s injury, and discuss BP’s in-season fantasy rankings updates at starting pitcher (6:00), outfield (21:00), and relief pitcher (44:00).

Duration: 01:02:06


Ep. 134: Getting Recognized

5/24/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:17:04


Ep. 133: It's Happening

5/17/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:04:51


Ep. 132: Risky Closers

5/10/2017
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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 discuss BP’s in-season fantasy valuations (47:00).

Duration: 01:11:08


Ep. 131: Big Maple

5/3/2017
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George Bissell is joined by Ryan Bloomfield of BaseballHQ to discuss James Paxton’s meteoric rise (3:30), Chris Devenski’s realistic upside (15:00) and deliver a “Fact or Fluke?” verdict regarding Ryan Zimmerman, Aaron Judge, Joey Gallo, Ervin Santana, Miguel Sano, Kyle Schwarber and more (24:00). Then, Jarrett Seidler of Baseball Prospectus and BP Mets stops by to break down the impact of Noah Syndergaard’s injury (58:00), Robert Gsellman’s disappointing first month (1:04), and Amed...

Duration: 01:29:04

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