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Baseball award season means hot takes and fierce debates between fans over minor differences, but it also means heralding greatness with trivial lists. I say, why should the great be the only ones with trivial lists? Why not let the merely competent get in on the list action? In that

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Strategy Sessions

If fantasy sports are addicting, dynasty leagues are like freebasing with a former disco star in the back of a stretch limo and you don’t realize how far you’ve fallen until you wake up after the season having made some terrible decisions. It’s time to admit you bottomed out and

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Dynasty FootballStrategy SessionsUncategorized

Hi all. I write about strategy, decision making, and human behavior as they relate to fantasy baseball and not-fantasy baseball over at Baseball Prospectus. Here at TDG I have written an article about these topics as they relate to fantasy football. If you have read my fantasy baseball articles, then

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Digging for DiamondsGeneralProspect TalkStrategy SessionsUncategorized

A few weeks ago, my deep dynasty league had their monthly minor league auction which is the only time that true minor leaguers may be added to our rosters. Considering that there are 20 teams with up to 50 roster spots dedicated to minor leaguers, this is an important time.

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Dynasty BaseballGeneralStrategy SessionsUncategorized

I’ve never agreed with the thought process that a complete tear-down is the way to re-build a dynasty team. It can work and it can be fun, but it takes forever to see improvement in the standings. Drafting can be a crapshoot and you really can’t afford to miss. A

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Dynasty BaseballGeneralStrategy SessionsUncategorized

One of the most popular trade strategies in fantasy baseball is to ‘buy-low and sell-high.” While it’s a smart idea on paper, this tactic has become a bit cliché and significantly harder to carry out given its prevalence. To counter this approach, I like to employ the “buy-high” plan. Often

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Dynasty BaseballStrategy SessionsUncategorized

On the morning of the second month of the fantasy baseball season there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the trade block, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in your dynasty league trembled. Then the Commissioner led the people out to meet with The Dynasty Guru, and

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Dynasty BaseballStrategy SessionsUncategorized

  As the bard Dave Barry once wrote “The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers.” The same goes for all fantasy baseball players’ belief that we

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Strategy SessionsUncategorized

  It’s the third week of the 2016 season, which means it’s time to overreact. You’ve worked hard all offseason to get your roster in good shape, somehow you’ve avoided the brutal injuries that will end your season before it starts (or you didn’t in which case, sorry). You’ve got

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Dynasty DynamicsGeneralStrategy SessionsUncategorized

In a deep dynasty league, the quality of your minor league roster can be nearly as important as the major league portion. There isn’t an easier way of improving your major-league team without losing any current contributors and the majority of future all-stars are rostered here.   In early 2013,

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