Fantasy Focus Baseball
2021 Legacy: Home Run Derby: 9/23/21
Eric and Tristan discuss end of season strategy (0:45), home run totals of note (5:30), season ending storylines (8:25) and what the weekend looks like with shuffling rotations (20:42).
Late Season Decisions: 9/20/21
Eric and Tristan talk the rotation shuffling down the stretch (3:30), marvel at a unique Eddie Rosario cycle (6:30), evaluate some late season closer chaos (12:10) and take a look at the next three days of games (17:00).
Robbie Ray: Fantasy MVP?: 9/16/21
Eric and Tristan breakdown what to make of the Yankees in 2022 (3:05) and the breaking out of Robbie Ray (6:20) while guessing who could be next year's version of the Jays' star. They discuss what to do with Mike Trout next season (12:25), fantasy MVP front runners (18:00) and preview the weekend slate (27:05).
Top SP Tier: Who Makes The Cut?: 9/13/21
Eric and Tristan take a look at the top tier of pitching for 2022 (4:05), the ever-changing value of Francisco Lindor (8:30), copious combo mealers (19:40) and a preview of the coming days (31:00).
Super Schwindel And 2022 Rankings Talk: 9/9/21
Eric and Tristan talk about the popular adds including a Frank Schwindel heater (1:00), speculate on ranking tweaks if the DH goes league wide (5:00), appreciate the impact of Adam Wainwright (7:40) and dropping injured stars (13:00). They dive into the biggest bust of 2020 (17:45) and preview the weekend action (24:50).
"A Headache For Fantasy Managers": 9/2/21
Eric and Tristan discuss the situation that is rostering Adalberto Mondesi (1:00) and sitting starters (2:55) before Karabell (8:00) shares a story and Cockcroft poses an interesting question (15:00). They have you covered for the entire week coming ahead as we approach Labor Day (29:05).
Rankings: The Need For Speed: 8/30/21
Eric and Tristan discuss Starling Marte's surge (1:25), the hitting race for the top of the Player Rater (7:15), a closer in waiting that needs to be added (13:25) and go through the first half of the week (18:15).
Aces: Rest Of Season Thoughts And 2022 Tiers: 8/26/21
Eric and Tristan wonder how long they have to wait to draft a Little Leaguer (1:00), discuss aces on the fantasy chopping block (9:00), take an early look at 2022's pitching landscape (11:30) and evaluate some older players that aren't going away (19:30).
Is Mike Trout A First Rounder?: 8/23/21
Eric and Tristan discuss the Karabell called shot (0:10), recap the Williamsport spotlight series (6:00) and wonder aloud where Mike Trout ranks next season (16:30). They've got you covered on saves the rest of the way (19:00) and streamers for the week (25:05).
Deal Or No Deal?: 8/19/21
Eric and Tristan talk the greatness of Shohei Ohtani (0:15), the tough spot Christian Yelich is putting you in (6:25), the sustainability of a dozen players (10:40) and take your questions (32:00).
Fernando Tatis: What Does The Future Hold?: 8/16/21
Eric and Tristan discuss the future value of Fernando Tatis (2:35), the return of Chris Sale (8:35), an out-of-nowhere no-no (9:40) and a closer on the rise (15:55). With the fantasy trade deadline approaching, the week preview (23:15) is as critical this week as any!
Coming For That Number 1 Spot?: 8/12/21
Tristan and Dave discuss the Field of Dreams teams (2:30), Corbin Burnes' gem (8:55) and how the race for the Cy Young Awards will impact the end of the fantasy season (17:30). Other discussion points include: Cody Bellinger's effort to bail you out (22:20), Joey Votto's resurgence (28:00) and struggling closers (35:20).
League Winners Returning To Action: 8/9/21
Tristan and Todd look ahead to Chris Sale's season debut (2:25) in addition to the returns of Luis Robert (9:25) and Jack Flaherty (12:10) before discussing the Ramon Laureano suspension (15:35). They also run through the breakout season of Zack Wheeler and Todd's passion for Rafael Ortega (21:00) ahead of chasing saves (35:30).
Angels Off The Field: 8/5/21
Eric and Dave wonder aloud on the value of the Angles (1:40), discuss the stars of an Olympic run (5:20) and talk the "new normal" for promising prospects (11:45). After that, they talk the impact of speed (17:30) and take a peak at the weekend slate (23:30).
Rest Of Season: Bearish On Bellinger, Danger In deGrom: 8/2/21
Eric and Dave go over all of the deadline deals (3:15), the Cody Bellinger conundrum (8:00) and take a look at the recent injuries to stars (10:00) before talking the Joey Votto power surge (12:30) and the new look bullpens (19:00).
Trade Deadline: Ranking Tweaks, Depth Charts And Dynasty: 7/29/21
Eric and Tristan rank the big names in new places (1:00), discuss Joey Votto's power surge (12:20) and provide bullpen hierarchy updates (17:20). They then preview the action this weekend as you look to move up the standings (21:00)!
Early Trades: Winners And Losers: 7/26/21
Eric and Tristan breakdown the early deadline deals (1:05), injuries that may linger (11:10) and take a look at the crumbling closers (21:00). They then help you navigate the week ahead (27:10) as you look to move up those standings!
Underrated Players To Acquire: 7/22/21
Eric and Tristan discuss FAAB budgeting ahead of the deadline (2:00), some big-time injuries/the free agents to consider (4:45), the Yermin Mercedes situation (8:40) and the impact of the crackdown on grip substances (10:50). They discuss the consistently underrated Chris Taylor (15:00) and which fringe closers deserve your attention (19:30).
Streaking: Time To Take Notice?: 7/19/21
Eric and Tristan discuss a pair of big injuries in New York (0:45), stability versus potential on the waiver wire (4:00), Jake Cronenworth's value (9:25) and if whispers around Giancarlo Stanton's position matter (15:50). They discuss reliever values as the trade deadline approach (17:15) and preview the week ahead (23:25).
Star Players: Second Half And Beyond: 7/15/21
Eric and Tristan discuss the impact of the All Star festivities (1:00), evaluate the top of the MLB Draft (11:20) and offer insight on the Ronald Acuna torn ACL (15:20). In the second half of the podcast, they prepare you for the weekend (32:15) and answer your questions (36:30).
Valuable Pitchers And Second Half Regression: 7/8/21
Eric and Tristan talk Clayton Kershaw's trip to the IL (0:55), the pending return of Eloy Jimenez (4:25) and name their most valuable pitcher of the first half (6:20). Tristan debunks the "Home Run Derby Curse" (10:00) before they talk second half regression potential (21:05) and the final games on the first half (27:00).
First Half League Winners: 7/6/21
Eric and Tristan talk first half hitter of the year candidates (1:15) and the top value on the board thus far (5:55) before talking injuries (7:50) and the Trevor Bauer situation (10:55). They discuss the staying power of recent combo mealers (14:20), try to help you collect saves (18:10) and preview the next two days (24:40).
Batting Averages, Cycle Meals & Silly Songs: 7/1/21
Tristan Cockcroft and AJ Mass break down everything you need to know heading into the 4th of July weekend, including another YES-NO segment on pitchers, if AJ is worried about lower batting averages across the league and your twitter hasbrowns!
EK & DD Throwback Podcast! : 6/28/21
Eric is joined by Daniel Dopp (Kyle and Tristan are on vacation) and together they (Eric), dive into this week's set of games, play a YES - NO game with starting pitchers, talk combo meals, closer carousel and of course, some music.
Popular Adds: Buy Or Sell?: 6/24/21
Eric and Tristan discuss the Hall of Fame credentials of Wander Franco (0:15), what to do on the waiver wire (5:00), the Blue Jays lineup (10:20) and annoying sounds at the house that only occur during the podcast (15:40). They also get you set for the weekend with some pitchers to stream (26:30).
"Expect Greatness": 6/21/21
Eric and Tristan celebrate Wander Franco Day (1:10), remain in awe of slugger Shohei (12:50) and discuss a pair of hitters currently hotter than the sun (16:20)! They, of course, help you solve 9th innings (27:30) and preview the week ahead (33:50).
You Lost Your Ace, Now What?: 6/17/21
Eric and Tristan talk about trying to build a competitive roster amid injuries (0:50), revisit Jared Walsh vs Matt Olson (15:55), help you find saves (24:00) and preview the weekend (28:00).
Can You Betts on Mookie?: 6/14/21
Eric and Tristan talk early season standings (1:20), what to make of the returning Twins (3:00), Trevor Bauer's recent bump in the road (7:35) and if the Mookie struggles are worrisome (11:30). After that, a disagreement on a recently trending pitcher (15:45), feelings on Alex Wood (18:00) and preview the first half of the week (22:50).
Moving Pieces: 6/10/21
Eric and Tristan tackle the impact of Spider Tack (0:50), wonder if prospects are worth it in redraft formats (4:30), warn about summer inning limits (12:40) and discuss the impact of weather (14:30). They run down the closer news (19:30) and preview the weekend (23:45) before answering your hashbrowns (33:00).
Too Legit To Quit?: 6/7/21
Eric and Tristan talk through the Jesse Winker (0:15) and Patrick Wisdom (5:00) production, Byron Buxton 2.0 (9:15) and preview the week ahead (23:30) before having the Luis Severino discussion (36:40) and answering your hash browns (34:25)!
Reaction Time: Tough Roster Decisions: 6/3/21
Eric and Tristan discuss players on the fringe of free agency in ESPN leagues (0:25), a Mets duo to buy low on (10:00), pitchers nearing the ranking discussion (14:00) and closers on shaky ground (19:20). And, of course, they prepare you for an eventful weekend courtesy of Tristan's forecaster (25:05).
Trade Chatter: Cash In Your Chips?: 6/1/21
Eric and Tristan highlight the points league leader one-third of the way through the season (0:40), evaluate the rest of season value of Trevor Story (6:25), wonder who the top pick if drafting right now would be (8:30) and mine for saves (17:30). They get you ready for the next few days and offer some DFS insight too (23:40)!
Triple Crown?: 5/27/21
Eric and Tristan try their best to help you cure the injury bug (0:30), debate Cody Bellinger vs Christian Yelich (6:20), offer up their thoughts on the holiday weekend slate (14:15) and answer your best questions (27:44).
Here Come Hiura: Difference Maker?: 5/24/21
Eric and Tristan discuss the interesting Rays trade (0:30), buying opportunities resulting from injuries (6:00), the Luis Castillo problem (8:00) and advice to "win your league right now"! The Brewers made an impactful move mid-show (16:00) and they break down the week ahead (27:30).
Los Angeles: The City of ... Injuries: 5/20/21
Eric and Tristan talk with Stephania Bell about the injuries in Los Angeles (1:00) including a potential "turning point" moment for Mike Trout (17:30), no hitter palooza (22:00), a look at an elite closer gaining a role (24:00) and some streamers to consider for the weekend (28:10).
Hold'em Or Fold'em?: 5/17/21
Eric and Tristan react to the Corey Seager injury (1:00), wonder what to do with the pitchers blowing up your ERA (11:00), a "points league building block" that doesn't get enough respect (12:05) and a look back at the surprise pitching performances (16:30). They try help you sort through closer chaos (21:00) and have you covered with the week preview (24:30).
Rest Of Season Difference Makers: 5/13/21
Eric and Tristan evaluate Seattle's youth movement (1:05), discuss the mechanics of a fantasy trade (6:35), breakdown the impact injuries have on pitcher ranks (8:15) and ponder what early season breakouts mean long-term (12:20). They've got you covered on closers (22:20) before previewing the next few days (28:00).
Streaks: Sustainable Or Stay Away?: 5/10/21
Eric and Tristan breakdown a pair of banged up top-10 players (0:45), wonder if recent hot streaks are worth your while (4:15) and look at the weekend combo meals (14:45) before diving into the bullpens (21:40) and the upcoming schedule (26:25).
Pitcher Ranks: Downgrade deGrom and Move Means?: 5/6/21
Eric and Tristan adjust their John Means ranks with caution (0:45), discuss the impact of repeat injuries on stars (4:45), wonder what the future brings for the Dodgers (9:55) and outline the staying power of hot hitters (11:40). They then recap the pitching from the past few days (17:20), forecast saves (20:45) and take a look at the weekend schedule (25:25).
Keep, Cut Or Hold?: 5/3/21
Eric and Tristan talk April's finest (1:00), a sneaky power/speed option (4:56), what to do with some scuffling players rostered everywhere (6:55) and the sustainability of Tyler O'Neil's production (14:20). Of course, they've got you covered on the pitchers to watch over the next few days (29:05) with an interesting Bumgarner vs Kluber debate (33:40).
April Numbers Bring May ...: 4/29/21
Eric and Tristan decide on the top April storylines (1:15), evaluate popular recent transactions (8:15), wonder about panic button pitchers (10:15) and let you know if you need to worry about a handful of injuries (12:30). After that, they mine for saves (17:10) and walk you through the weekend schedule (24:00).
Which Came First: Bumgarner Or The Braves?: 4/26/21
Eric and Tristan wonder if the Braves or Diamondbacks deserve the most credit for the historic double header (0:25), ponder Fernando Tatis' (5:00) true value and rundown the big injuries (7:30) moving forward before talk early disappointments (13:00) and if Jacob deGrom would be redrafted #1 overall (17:50). As always, they've got you covered with the bullpens (19:00) and the upcoming schedule (27:15).
The Young And The Productive: 4/22/21
Eric and Tristan are running out of superlatives around Corbin Burnes (0:35), talk a very overrated player (3:35), a predictable injury (7:00) that paves the way for fantasy upside and some hitters trending strongly in both directions (13:00). As always, they wonder if any bullpens safe (16:35) and preview the weekend (22:50).
Assessing Panic Levels: 4/19/21
Eric and Tristan talk dealing with health uncertainties both short and long (1:40), which former MVP is a major rest of season concern (8:22) and their trust on some impressive fast starts (12:45). You can't leave any podcast without your bullpen updates (18:05) and pitcher previews (24:25)!
"He Looks Like A Fantasy Monster!": 4/15/21
Eric and Tristan talk Carlos Rodon value (0:05), long-term worries on Christian Yelich (5:20) and hitters that are gaining steam (7:05). Who is the young ace you should trust most (10:25)? Is it safe to bank on Craig Kimbrel (16:00)? Is Bo Bichette the next Trea Turner (20:00)?
Moving On From Joe Musgrove? That's A No-No: 4/12/21
Eric and Tristan wonder if you really should be moving Joe Musgrove after the no-no (2:00), evaluate some Player Rater surprises (7:45) and sort out bullpen hierarchy for a handful of competitive teams (14:30). A preview of the upcoming three days (25:40) and the answers to your hashbrowns (37:00) round out an eventful podcast!
Injuries: Playing The Long Game: 4/8/21
Stephania Bell joins the show to discuss the star injuries of Week 1 (0:25) while Eric and Tristan discuss the resulting value (16:20). They also talk the healthy players that are hitting (23:30), who is closing games (37:40) and value changers through one week (48:25).
Already Time To Move On?: 4/5/21
Eric and Tristan offer insight on what to make of Shohei Ohtani's eventful Sunday Night (0:52), the advanced metrics behind Yermin Mercedes (6:25) and try to determine what Week 1 stars are the real deal (10:15) before taking a look at bullpens (18:40) and the upcoming schedule (36:15).
Let The Games Begin!: 4/1/21
Eric and Tristan wonder if Adalberto Mondesi losses any value as a result of opening the season on the IL (1:00), the impact of Andrew Vaughn not being in the Day 1 lineup (6:25) and the closers that are getting added by the masses (13:10). No podcast is complete without a preview (17:25) and hashbrowns.
2021 Rankings: Should You aVoit Luke?: 3/29/21
Eric brings up a Week 1 sleeper (2:15) before he and Tristan discuss some potential value gainers resulting from recent injuries (3:15)/spring production (12:30) and the rash of bullpen committees heading into Opening Day (25:00).
Ranking Adjustments: Bumps And Bruises: 3/25/21
Eric and Tristan breakdown the rash of Spring injuries one week before Opening Day (0:45), talk the Lance McCullers contract (16:10) and give you a few names who have an arrow pointing straight up (18:55).
Rankings: An Underrated Pitcher And Hitter: 3/22/21
Don't pay for ... backstops (2:15)! Eric and Tristan discuss a player they both drafted in TOUT over the weekend (10:15), the Dodgers infield (15:05) and what to do with Carlos Carrasco (17:15) before the chaos of closers (19:25) and a hashbrown that leads to a conversation of the most underrated hitter in early drafts!
2021 Rankings: No Thanks!: 3/18/21
Eric and Tristan talk a spring standout hitter (2:00) and debate Victor Robles' value this season (4:45). They take a look at you can learn from Spring games, discuss the most overrated players on the board for 2021 (13:00) and help you project save numbers (20:00).
Shuffling Rankings And Strategies: 3/15/21
Eric and Tristan talk Stephen Strasburg's price point (0;55) and some value bats to consider (4:10) before detailing the new Custom Dollar Generator (8:10). They also discuss the middle tier of pitchers battling injuries (9:20), if Ohtani is worth it (21:15) and tackle your best questions (25:30)!
The Process Behind ESPN Projections For 2021: 3/11/21
The Prince of Projections Todd Zola lays out his process (1:42) and the difference in projections/ranks (8:42) before Eric and Tristan talk about the recent news (28:20) and address your questions!
Stars And Scrubs? Building A Roster In 2021: 3/8/21
Eric and Tristan discuss some early spring performances (7:32) before breaking down their strategies in the LABR "only" salary cap drafts from the weekend (9:49): bargains, regrets and player evaluation.
Which Rookies Are Ready To Produce?: 3/1/21
Eric grills MLB Insider Kiley McDaniel on Wander Franco (0:39) and rookie ranks in redraft (2:10) before AJ Mass stops by to get you ready for your Points League draft (19:00).
Catcher Value, Pitcher News and Shohei Ohtani's Ranking: 2/22/21
Eric and Tristan talk about JT Realmuto's value (0:55), the bump for Mariners prospects (11:20), reaction to recent pitcher news (17:56), the Shohei Ohtani conundrum (21:25), closers (28:12) and much more!
Experts Mixed League Recap: 2/17/21
Eric and Tristan discuss the recent minor signings, sift through bullpens (10:45), break down the LABR Mixed League Draft (19:50) and answer your hashbrowns (31:16)!
Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit; 2021 Season Preview: 2/15/21
Stars, sleepers, busts and so much more! Eric and Tristan breakdown the early rounds (0:30), first base (1:55), second base (7:19), shortstop (12:52), third base (17:54), outfield (22:55), designated hitters (29:50), catchers (31:27), starting pitchers (34:56) and closers (43:24) in detail to get you caught up before answering common questions (48:16) leading into the 2021 season.
Is Trevor Bauer A Tier 1 Pitcher?: 2/9/21
Eric and Tristan talk Trevor Bauers spot among the fantasy elite, resigned big bats and a middle infielder that will see his value spike in his new home!
Going Going Gone From Coors: 2/1/21
Eric and Tristan discuss what the move from Colorado to St. Louis means for Nolan Arenado, how positional/statistical scarcity impacted Tristan's recent draft and the other impact signings over the past week.
Finding An Edge In Fantasy Baseball 2021: 1/25/21
Eric and Tristan break down two stats that often get overlooked and what it means for their rankings, discuss George Springer's long-term value and answer your questions!
Rankings: Which Winter Signings Matter Most?: 1/19/21
Eric and Tristan discuss the impact of the recent signings (Musgrove, Kluber, LeMahieu and more) on the 2021 ranks, take swings at trivia, answer your questions and rank the top Simpsons season!
Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Francisco Lindor Trade: 1/7/21
Eric is shifting Francisco Lindor in his rankings: which direction and how much of a move? He and Tristan discuss Lindor's new value, Carlos Carassco's tempting ceiling and what's left in Cleveland.
Padres Power Up: 1/5/21
Eric and Tristan discuss the value of Yu Darvish/Blake Snell in San Diego and Josh Bell in Washington in addition to highlighting prospects on the move and their future upside.
Rankings Reaction To Free Agency: 12/21/20
Eric and Tristan discuss what the first wave of free agency signings mean for 2021. A top-10 closer? New place, same value for a starter? A sleeper hitter on the move?
Did 2020 Matter?: 12/2/20
Eric and Tristan evaluate the recent news around the league, talk the value of 2020 production and answer your questions!
Looking Ahead To 2021!: 11/2/20
Eric and Tristan discuss what Randy Arozarena's postseason push means for 2021 as they break down their early rankings for next season!
2020 Reaction And 2021 First Look: 9/29/20
Eric and Tristan review the 2020 season and discuss how the results from 2020 will impact their 2021 rankings.
Soaring Soto: 9/24/20
Eric and Tristan unearth the plus matchups for the final weekend, discuss combo mealers and preview pitchers for next season!
Why Tristan, Why?: 9/22/20
Eric and Tristan discuss bold moves that could decide your league, preview outfielders for 2021 and take swings at 20/20 trivia!
Is Javier Baez Overrated?: 9/17/20
Eric and Tristan discuss the struggles of some fantasy stars, tackle the middle field ranks for 2021 and preview the weekend slate.
Coming For That #1 Spot: 9/15/20
Eric and Tristan get into it about Mike Trout's spot in the 2021 ranks, help you firm up your playoff roster and take a look back at their process in drafting closers.
Gimme Some Gallen!: 9/10/20
Eric and Tristan talk struggling stars, ranking risers and what to watch for this weekend!
Juice The Orange!: 9/3/20
Eric and Tristan discuss the impact of Monday's trade deadline, a future ninth inning ace, the 2021 top tier of starting pitchers and preview the weekend!
Winning With Whit?: 8/31/20
Eric and Tristan evaluate the recent trades, the best bets to get September saves and the upcoming schedule.
Who Gets The First Half Hardware?: 8/27/20
Eric and Tristan discuss first half awards, some early thoughts on 2021 and preview the weekend slate.
Roster Management: 8/24/20
Eric and Tristan discuss red-hot bats, the next wave of pitching prospects and how to sift through the recent rash of injuries.
Say It Ain't So Bo!: 8/20/20
Eric and Tristan discuss Bo Bichette's 2021 ceiling, struggling young pitchers, help you find saves and talk the top overall pick next season!
The Replacements: 8/17/20
Eric and Tristan walk through the recent rash of injuries, discuss some long-term values and attempt to re-rank the closers.
Actionable Ranking Changes: 8/13/20
Eric and Tristan discuss risers in their rest of season ranks, players you can feel fine in dropping and preview the weekend..
Keep'em Or Cut'em?: 8/10/20
Eric and Tristan help you make the tough lineup decisions, debate the long-term value of Yankee hitters and try to nail down closer ranks.
A Star Is Born: 8/6/20
Eric and Tristan breakdown the future of the Angels, search for saves and discuss offenses to stream against.
Roster Shuffling: 8/3/20
Eric and Tristan embrace Tyler Chatwood, wonder aloud how to navigate the upcoming schedule and discuss roster adjustments.
Free Agent Finds And Slow Starters: 7/30/20
Eric and Tristan discuss the must adds from the first week, try to make sense of bullpen chaos and take a look at weekend streaming options.
Buy Or Sell From The Weekend: 7/27/20
Eric and Tristan breakdown the first weekend of baseball, including velocity problems for Ohtani, replacing injured players (Tyler Chatwood!) and the future value of the Week 1 stars.
Opening Day Bonus Pod: 7/24/20
Eric and Tristan discuss a rash of recent news as they take in the first three innings of the 2020 MLB season.
Opening Day!: 7/23/20
Eric and Tristan take a look at the first fantasy scoring period, evaluate interesting roster decisions and announce extra Opening Day content!
Late Rankings Adjustments: 7/20/20
Dave Schoenfield joins Eric and Tristan to discuss the weekend news, argue about Matt Kemps redraft value, discuss The Ohtani Plan and go over their sleepers/busts.
Danger With deGrom?: 7/16/20
Eric and Tristan tackle the Puig signing, various injuries and preview the cloudy closer situations across the league.
Future Hall of Famer?: 7/13/20
Dave Schoenfield joins Eric and Tristan to talk Vlad Guerrero Jrs future, value tweaks over the past week and batting order rumors.
Mock Draft: Get Creative!: 7/9/20
Eric and Tristan dive deep into the first ESPN Mock Draft for the shortened season: Trout falls, an early pitcher run and the price of speed.
Time To Experiment: 7/6/20
Dave Schoenfield joins Eric and Tristan to discuss COVID contingency planning, the value of a few NL East players and answer your finest questions!
Joon Lee joins Eric to talk optimism about the shortened season, Ivy League culture, the movie Sugar and your best 2020 questions.
Strength Of Schedule: 6/29/20
Dave Schoenfield joins Eric to discuss which teams have players that are more valuable now than they were this preseason, focusing on starting pitchers and closers.
Embrace Optimism: 6/25/20
Eric and Tristan offer insight to what a 60-game fantasy season means before welcoming Joon Lee in to discuss 8 Men Out.
The Magic Number?: 6/22/20
Dave Schoenfield stops by to discuss his recent piece on the importance of age on production before father-son trivia and hash browns!
Joon Lee joins Eric and Tristan to talk the penny pinching on Moneyball, the KBO and take swings at shortstop trivia!
Forecasting The Future: 6/15/20
Dave Schoenfield joins Eric and Tristan to talk McGwire/Sosa, the impact of prospects in 2020 and the future of the league as a whole.
A League of Their Own: 6/11/20
Eric and Tristan welcome Joon Lee in to discuss A League of Their Own, take a look at the fantasy spin of the MLB Draft and answer your finest questions!
The Great HR Chase of 1998: 6/8/20
Eric and Tristan welcome Dave Schoenfield to the show to discuss the great HR chase of 1998, the upcoming MLB draft and trivia!
Field of Dreams: 6/4/20
Joon Lee joins the guys to discuss Field of Dreams before trying trivia and strategizing for a shortened season.
2020 Leaderboards: 6/1/20
Brad Doolittle swings by to discuss labor negotiations before Eric and Tristan breakdown his 2020 half season projections along with 20-20 trivia.
Bull Durham: 5/28/20
It is Bull Durham day on the 06010 MLB podcast, as Joon Lee joins the show to discuss the classic before trivia and MLB negotiation updates.
You're Killin Me Smalls!: 5/21/20
Joon Lee helps Eric and Tristan break down the rewatchability of Sandlot and offers hot food takes before surprise trivia and strategy talk!
Rankings: Middle Infield Magic: 5/18/20
Eric and Tristan add to the elite tier of middle infielders before talking the myth of position scarcity and tricky trivia!
Bad News Bears: 5/14/20
Joon Lee swings by to talk Bad News Bears before Eric and Tristan tackle trivia and your hash browns!
Universal DH: 5/11/20
Eric and Tristan discuss the latest 2020 season proposal that includes realignment and a universal DH before testing your knowledge and answering your questions!
The Natural: 5/7/20
Does the lack of memorable quotes hurt The Naturals legacy? Joon Lee stops by to break down the sentimental movie before Eric and Tristan dive into your questions!
Weird Things Happen: 5/4/20
Eric and Tristan discuss roster construction, simulation stars, pitching trivia and Star Wars!
Major League Breakdown: 4/30/20
Joon Lee stops by to talk the legacy of Major League before Eric and Tristan answer hitter trivia and your hash browns!
Rethinking Ranks: 4/27/20
Eric and Tristan focus on the Indians (loving Lindor and fantastic Franmil) before tackling your questions and today daily trivia!
Value In Versatility: 4/23/20
Eric and Tristan talk about the value of versatility for fantasy hitters, their favorite albums and guess at the trivia of the day!
Sleeper Pitchers: Pick or Pass: 4/20/20
Eric and Tristan talk fringe pitchers excelling in the simulations, regression candidates and answer your finest questions!
GOAT Talk: 4/16/20
Eric Karabell and Dave Schoenfield discuss Project GOAT, take a look at the simulation results and deep dive into Mike Soroka.
Marte Party!: 4/9/20
Eric and Tristan talk about regression candidates, simulation stars, a Marte Party in Arizona and a move to points leagues.
Simulation Analysis: 4/6/20
Eric and Tristan discuss the impact of a shortened season, evaluate recent simulations and guess at a great trivia question!
Learning From Simulations: 4/2/20
Eric and Tristan dive into the first week of game simulations, discuss the value of Marcus Semien and pose a trivia question!
Maximizing Your Mocks: 3/30/20
In addition to talking about prospect value in a shortened 2020, Eric and Tristan discuss how to get the most out of mock drafting.
Maybe The Next ... A-Rod?: 3/26/20
Eric and Tristan discuss the impact of pitching velocity on health, preview the Yankees and debate Tatis vs Devers long-term.
Read And React: 3/23/20
Eric and Tristan talk about their Tout War drafts and discuss roster construction to make you a better manager!
Value And Regression: 3/12/20
Eric and Tristan discuss some of the top values on the board this fantasy season and what players overachieved in 2019.
Draft Prep!: 3/9/20
Eric and Tristan discuss fading all the injured Yankees before giving you the tips you need for your draft, no matter the format!
Ranking Changes: Injury Edition: 3/4/20
Eric and Tristan adjust their ranks for the big name injuries, discuss the spring trends they are buying and breakdown their LABR "only" drafts.
Pitcher Prep - 2020: 2/25/20
Eric and Tristan update their Luis Severino rank (2:30) and talk Astro discounts (9:00) before discussing their starting pitcher (9:45) and closer (23:15) rankings.
Dynasty Discussion And Outfield Ranks: 2/19/20
Eric and Tristan evaluate the most recent news and debate dynasty rankings before talking stars, sleepers and busts in the OF.
Infield Ranks: Stars, Sleepers And Busts: 2/11/20
Eric and Tristan breakdown all of the infield positions: who to target, who to avoid and who to reach for?
Mookie Monster: 2/5/20
Eric, Tristan and AJ react to the Mookie Betts trade (1:31) and discuss Mike Trouts value (16:30) before answering your questions (31:05)!
We're Back!: 1/21/20
Eric and Tristan run down the offseason signings/trades before discussing the Astros fallout and answering your pressing questions.
Stealing the Signs: How Allegations Against the Astros Could Change Baseball: 11/20/19
Major League Baseball has promised a thorough investigation into the Astros' stealing of pitching signs during their 2017 championship run, using a live video feed and...trash cans. At the owners meetings, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said there is no reason to expand the case to other teams at this time. But the scandal has raised big questions, and could change the game itself. ESPN MLB Insider Jeff Passan explores tough decisions for the league going forward.
Until Next Season: 9/30/19
Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft discuss final player rating, weigh in on the 2020 fantasy season, give their World Series predictions and give thanks to the crew for the f
The End is Nigh: 9/26/19
Eric and Tristan discuss how fantasy managers should handle Gerrit Cole this weekend. Plus, the guys give a sneak peek at 2020 by talking about their rankings for the likes of Frankie Montas, Kyle Tucker and others.
Nearing The End : 9/23/19
Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft weigh in on injuries to starting pitchers, the Cubs' meltdown and more. Plus, a myriad of Hashbrown, combo meals and more.
Crunch Time: 9/20/19
Eric and Tristan preview the weekend in pitchers and discuss Cavan Biggio's future fantasy potential. Plus, the latest on injured star players and how it's affecting the fantasy postseason.
Trout Is Out : 9/16/19
Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft weigh in on Mike Trouts season ending injury, Gavin Lux finding his rhythm, Austin Meadows 30+ homers and more.
Fractured Hope: 9/12/19
Eric and Tristan discuss the significance of the Christian Yelich injury. They also preview the weekend pitching matchups and talk about Jonathan Villar's good fantasy season.
Dumping Dave: 9/9/19
Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft weigh in on the Red Sox firing Dave Dombrowksi, what to do with Javier Baez, combo meals from the weekend and answer your myriad Hashbrowns
Soler Power: 9/5/19
AJ Mass fills in for Tristan and together he and Eric preview the weekend and talk about the power numbers for Joc Pederson and Jorge Soler. Plus, the latest on closers.
No-Hitter For Verlander : 9/3/19
Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft discuss some news from the weekend, including Justin Verlander's no hitter and Kyle Tucker's promotion. Plus, a myriad of Hashbrowns!
Saves in the Grave: 8/29/19
Eric and Tristan preview the weekend's pitching matchups and dole out advice on how to approach the final stretch of the fantasy season. Plus, they discuss the disappearance of the save.
No Way, Jose: 8/26/19
Eric and Tristan discuss how the Jose Ramirez hand injury affects the Indians and his future draft stock. Plus, they talk about some of the league's hottest hitters and...eggplant parmesan?
Bryce Bryce Baby: 8/22/19
Eric and Tristan preview the weekend in pitching and break down Bryce Harper's fantasy value. Plus, the guys speculate on the top performers in 2024.
Two Aces In A Hole: 8/19/19
Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft discuss two aces with injuries, the exploding homerun rate, everyones Combo Meal over the weekend and a myriad of hashbrowns.
Draft Devers: 8/15/19
Eric and Tristan preview the weekend for the pitchers, check in on the "Closer Carousel" with the Braves and discuss if Rafael Devers warrants a first-round pick in 2020.
Third Time's A Charm: 8/12/19
Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft discuss Reds OF Aristides Aquino and Astros DH Yordan Alvarez both hitting three homers on the same day, a myriad of hashbrowns and more.
Bo Knows: 8/8/19
Eric and Tristan discuss Bo Bichette's hot start and Keston Hiura's awesomeness. Plus, the guys debate whether Ronald Acuna Jr. or Mike Trout will have a better 2020 season.
More Injuries Than We Like: 8/5/19
Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft weigh in the continuing injuries for the Yankees, a weekend no-hitter, Vlad Guerrero's and Nelson Cruz's hitting power and more.Plus, they've got a combo meal and #Hashbrowns!
Trades, Trades And More Trades!: 8/1/19
Eric and Tristan help you adjust for the player movement over the last few days and evaluate over/underrated players for 2020.
The Curious Case Of Jose Ramirez: 7/29/19
Eric and Tristan react to Ramirez giving fantasy managers what they want, discuss the upside of Bichette and try to figure out the bullpens.
We Are All Beliebers!: 7/25/19
Tristan and AJ talk the historical pace of Bieber, Hiura's viability, update various injuries and preview the weekend.
Jeff Passan: Trade Deadline and ... Karaoke?: 7/22/19
Jeff Passan joins Tristan and AJ to break down the trade deadline ... and offer what might be the best karaoke performance of all time!
Touting Tatis: 7/18/19
Eric and AJ evaluate rookie hitters, discuss their 2020 top 5 and try to sort out the bullpens.
Adding The Birthday Boy!: 7/15/19
Eric and Tristan wonder why Ramon Laureano isn't universally rostered, discuss ballpark cuisine and help prepare you for the week ahead.
Looking Ahead: 7/11/19
Eric and Tristan discuss the first half of the season, talk a dynasty ranking refresh and preview the weekend ahead!
Eric and AJ breakdown the monster DJ LeMahieu season, evaluate rookie pitchers and preview the week ahead.
What The Snell?: 6/27/19
Tristan and AJ welcome back injured players, detail the struggles of Blake Snell and have you covered on the weekend action.
Piling Up Points: 6/24/19
Tristan and AJ evaluate the upside of the recent call-ups, discuss Walker Buehler's value and help you make smart moves in your points league.
Regression To The Mean: 6/20/19
Eric and Tristan talk regression, take different sides on Justin Upton vs Jose Ramirez and preview the weekend.
Home Run Derby: 6/17/19
Eric and Tristan discuss the Yankees adding another big bat, Lucas Giolito's 2020 rank and preview the start of the week.
Fantasy Baseball: Patience On Paddack: 6/13/19
Eric and Tristan discuss the demotion of Chris Paddack, debate Ohtani vs Laureano and sort the value of closers.
Cool On Keuchel?: 6/10/19
Eric and Tristan break down the value of Keuchel in Atlanta and hot-shot Astro call-up Yordan Alvarez.
Realigning Ranks : 6/6/19
Eric and Tristan discuss the value of Kimbrel/Bruce, evaluate the Cleveland pitching staff and preview the weekend ahead.
All In on Odorizzi?: 6/3/19
Eric and Tristan debate Giolito vs Odorizzi and talk about adjusting expectations the rest of the way based on what weve seen thus far.
Juice The Giolito Orange? : 5/30/19
Tristan Cockcroft and AJ Mass discuss juicing the Lucas Giolito orange, debate if Correa is really a star player, and share their thoughts on Derek Dietrich. Plus, your Q's!
Beyond Worried: 5/23/19
Eric and Tristan lay out their 2019 expectations for some young stars, discuss innings caps and help you with the latest injuries.
The Year of Yelich: 5/20/19
Eric and Tristan discuss the historical context of Christian Yelich, the sustainability of Bieber Fever and preview the first half of the week.
Prospect Palooza: 5/16/19
Eric and Tristan assess the new wave of MLB talent, the value of Luke Jackson and preview the busy weekend ahead.
Sustain or Disdain?: 5/13/19
Eric and Tristan discuss the hot starters that you need to trade away, closer chaos and the hierarchy of the Dodgers pitching staff. Plus, your Twitter hashbrowns!
Moving On From Votto?: 5/9/19
Eric and Tristan aren't buying Mike Fiers after the no-no, are worried about Joey Votto and get you prepared for a big weekend!
Ohtanis Return: 5/6/19
Eric and Tristan discuss the value of injured pitchers, Nick Senzels first impression and long-term concerns over a star closer?
Fantasy Baseball: Summoning Senzel: 5/2/19
Eric and Tristan talk the promotion of Nick Senzel and Nate Lowe, discuss the underrated Steven Matz and field your best questions!
Boring But Successful?: 4/29/19
Eric and Tristan discuss if its time to give up on Eloy Jimenez in addition to other prospect news, a pair of standout Sunday pitching performances and Twitter questions.
Like Father Like Son: 4/25/19
Eric and Tristan discuss the promotion of Vlad Jr., sort out chaotic bullpens and catch up with Stephania Bell about Jacob deGrom's pending return.
Who's Healthy?: 4/22/19
Eric and Tristan discuss the rash of injuries, highlight some streaming options for the week ahead and answer your questions!
Sky's The Limit: 4/18/19
The crew discusses the odd Blake Snell injury, the value of Jose Ramirez and get excited about Guerrero Jr. in addition to assessing the bullpens & taking your questions.
Por-SELL-o? : 4/15/19
Eric and Tristan recap everything from the weekend, break down Jose Altuve's power surge, discuss if Eddie Rosario is turning the corner and your Twitter questions!
Sweating Severino?: 4/11/19
Eric and Tristan discuss the value moving forward of Pete Alonso, make closer calls and discuss Luis Severino with Stephania Bell.
Adjusting Expectations?: 4/8/19
Eric and Tristan discuss the Cody Bellinger heater, caution about the Shane Greene bubble and preview the upcoming action.
Hot Starts and Closer Darts: 4/4/19
Eric and Tristan dive into the latest injuries, detail confusing bullpens and discuss hot starts, plus your Twitter questions!
Let The Games Begin!: 4/1/19
Eric and Tristan take a look at the statement performances from the weekend and preview the upcoming three days of action.
Prospect Payoff and "Opening" Day: 3/28/19
Eric and Tristan discuss surprise roster decisions, update Lindor's value and preview the first weekend!
Stay Disciplined: 3/25/19
Eric and Tristan discuss how to adjust your ranks for injuries, closer chaos and answer your last second hashbrowns.
Let The Games Begin...Sort Of: 3/21/19
Eric and Tristan evaluate the season-opening series and busy bullpens before picking Stephania Bell's brain on injured players.
Final Evaluations: 3/18/19
Eric and Tristan discuss spring speed, nagging injuries and players to consider in the late rounds to help you feel good about your final preseason ranks!
Spring Is In The Air!: 3/14/19
Eric and Tristan sort out the recent spring training trends, evaluate players of note in a recent draft and get into some bullpen talk.
Eric and Tristan discuss their concern level on Vlad Jr., if Adam Jones holds value in Arizona and breakdown the latest points mock draft.
Bearish on Bryce?: 3/6/19
Eric and Tristan discuss an overrated(?) Bryce Harper, their confidence level in Luis Severino with the recent setback and answer your hashbrowns!
Spring Adjustments & A Big Announcement!: 2/27/19
Moving Kershaw down the ranks, the dynasty impact of the new deal for Arenado and playing the what-if game with Harper.
Draft Strategy: 2/19/19
Eric and Tristan discuss the Brewers signing Moustakas, Lindor's health, the need for speed and the risk/reward with taking Vlad Jr. early.
Baseball Is Back!: 2/5/19
Eric, Tristan and AJ discuss how many fantasy aces there are in 2019 and some ranking discrepancies before answering your Twitter questions.
Offseason Check-in: 1/22/19
Eric and Tristan weigh in on all the latest offseason moves, share their thoughts on Harper and Machado and we take your Twitter hashbrowns!
2018 In The Books: 10/1/18
Eric Karabell and league-winning Tristan H. Cockcroft discuss the final day of meaningful games (3:00), look back at the year that was in the MLB (12:00), Combo Meals (15:00), a Closer Carousel (21:00) and the guys serve up your final 2018 #06010MLB hash browns.
A Blank Check: 9/27/18
Eric Karabell and league-winning Tristan H. Cockcroft break down MLB's final regular season weekend schedule with pitchers and hitters to watch (3:00), where will Bryce Harper end up next year (22:00) and the guys answer your #06010MLB questions.
Tristan's Top-100: 9/24/18
Eric Karabell and league-winning Tristan H. Cockcroft discuss who to add and drop for the last week of the season (5:00), the guys go over Tristan's Top-100 for 2019 (12:00), Combo Meals (25:00) this week's schedule (29:00) and the guys answer your #06010MLB questions.
Down The Stretch : 9/20/18
Eric Karabell and league-winning Tristan H. Cockcroft discuss the most important pitchers in the final two weeks of the season (4:00), Trevor Story's elbow, Yasiel Puig's power, Trevor Bauer's availability (10:00), Combo Meals (20:00) a ride on the Closer Carousel (24:00), this week's schedule (26:00) and the guys answer your #06010MLB questions.
Batman Does No Pirates : 9/17/18
Eric Karabell and league-winning Tristan H. Cockcroft discuss the players you need to add down the stretch (4:00), the amazing Juan Soto and Adalberto Mondesí (10:00), how to view Yasiel Puig and Kyle Freeland for the future (15:00), Combo Meals (23:00) a ride on the Closer Carousel (24:30), this week's schedule (26:00) and the guys answer your #06010MLB questions.
Do You Snell What Blake Is Cooking?: 9/13/18
Eric Karabell and Tristan H. Cockcroft discuss Blake Snell's amazing season (4:00), who the Top-10 pitchers for next season are (8:00), Jonathan Villar and Tyler White are awesome (14:00) a ride on the Closer Carousel (22:30), this weekend's schedule (24:00) and the guys answer your #06010MLB questions.
Late Season Heat Up : 9/10/18
Eric Karabell and Tristan H. Cockcroft discuss Shohei Ohtani's continued success although injured (3:00), players heating up late in the season that can help you make a run (8:00), Combo Meals (14:00), a ride on the Closer Carousel (17:30), this week's schedule (21:00), what to do with Chris Sale (42:00) and the guys answer your #06010MLB questions.
Trevor Squared : 9/6/18
Eric Karabell and Tristan H. Cockcroft discuss Shohei Ohtani's damaged UCL and his outlook for the next few seasons (4:00), Trevor Story and Trevor Williams' season thus far (12:00), a ride on the Closer Carousel (19:30), Combo Meals (22:00), this weekend's schedule (25:00) and the guys answer your #06010MLB questions.
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