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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 809 – Podopolooza (Collette, Pisapia, Reid, and Dewhirst)

05/07/20

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PODOPOLOOZA APPEARANCE

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Podopolooza 2020 Part 2

Welcome to Podopolooza!

Over 100 fantasy baseball analysts will join me for 12 straight hours to talk baseball and raise money for Meal on Wheels! Throughout the day I will raffle off prizes. For every dollar you donate via PayPal at justinmasonfantasy@gmail.com or on Venmo at justinsalinger you get an entry into the raffle! You can see the raffle prizes and how much money has been raised so far on this doc! If you donate $50 or more, Todd Zola of Mastersball will give you a free platinum subscription to his site!

You can see Part 1 here

Here is the schedule for the event:

Podopolooza 2020 Schedule
Times are EST Guest 1 Guest 2 Guest 3 Guest 4 Guest 5
10:30 AM Peter Pratt Jaime Steed Darius Austin
11:00 AM Ryan Hallam Alex Fast Nate Marcum Michael Yachera Kris Negus
11:30 AM Patrick Davitt Lucas Biery Johnnie Black Dan Stafford
12:00 PM Joe Pisapia Sammy Reid Jason Collette Andrew Dewhirst
12:30 PM Ray Butler Matt Thompson Rich Wilson Eric Cross Adam Lawler
1:00 PM Michael Stein Brad Johnson Bobby Kleinau Ray Murphy
1:30 PM Drew Morris Andrea Lamont Jacob Book Daniel Siegel Howard Bender
2:00 PM Matthew Davis Colin Weatherwax John Fish Vlad Sedler Jeff Erickson
2:30 PM Chuck Anderson Andy Singleton Scott Barzilla Reuven Guy
3:00 PM Doug Thorburn Paul Sporer Nick Pollack Michael Simione David Swan
3:30 PM James Anderson Cory Ott The Welsh Ralph Lifshitz Chris Blessing
4:00 PM Michael Govier Anthony Aniano Adam Ronis Brent Herzog
4:30 PM Scott Pianowski Chris Woodard Aaron Pags Paul Mammino
5:00 PM Jaime Calandro Pierre Camus Brandon Myers Greg Jewett Brian Rudd
5:30 PM John Laghezza CJ Kaltenbach Jeff Zimmerman Alex Chamberlain Ariel Cohen
6:00 PM Bogman Jim Bay Mike Hilbig Doug Dennis
6:30 PM Zach Waxman Michael Ajeto Gary Sonnefield Mikey Levtchenko
7:00 PM Matt Williams Jorge Montanez Michael Waterloo Heath Capps Chris (Baseball Pods)
7:30 PM Brandon Kamerman Tim McLeod Open Bar Tambo Nicklaus Gaut
8:00 PM Derek Van Riper Ryan Bloomfield Open Bar Ben Aaron Sauceda
8:30 PM Walter McMichael Kevin Hasting Scott Chu Daniel Rotter
9:00 PM Eric Samulski Bubba Entrekin Mike Kurland Zachary Braff Callen Elslager
9:30 PM Van Lee Lou Landers Toby Guevin Todd Zola
10:00 PM Broc Miller Ron Rigney Mike Werner Tony Bps

Podopolooza 2020 Part 1

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 795 – Tout Wars AL Review

03/23/20

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TOUT REVIEW

  • AL Tout Wars Review

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Justin Mason’s NL Only Tout Wars Team

Every year, a group of some of the finest fantasy baseball analysts get together for a weekend of auctions in New York City. However, due to recent events, the weekend itself was cancelled, but Tout Wars happened in virtual form.  This was my second year in the NL Only league and I was none too thrilled to be doing the draft online.

I love being in Tout Wars, but I am not a fan of doing online auctions. I feel like there are things lost when you are not face-to-face. There is no ability to read the room. I also typically use draft software and paper simultaneously which become harder to do while also managing online draft software. Of course, I made it even more difficult on myself by live streaming all five and a half hours of the auction. That being said, I feel good about the team I drafted.  Read the rest of this entry »


Letters from the Battlefield – February 25, 2020

Camp Jupiter, Florida

February 25, 2020

Dearest Mother, 

I apologize for not writing sooner. I was inspired to write to you after reading the letters a former Captain, named Andrew Luck, wrote to his mother. I hope these letters find you well.  Read the rest of this entry »


The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 789 – Auction Strategy w/Ariel Cohen

03/08/20

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Mixed LABR Auction (Ariel’s Strategy and Team) (3:30)

General Auction Strategy

  • Do you have a nomination strategy? (~12:47)
  • Accounting for in-draft inflation (~18:45)
  • Stars and Scrubs vs Balanced (~21:55)
  • How does moving from mixed to a mono-league format change your strategy? (~26:45)

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Justin Mason’s Top 125 Starting Pitchers (2/25 Update)

It is time for an update to my starting pitcher ranks for 2020. I will be discussing some of these with Paul Sporer and Nick Pollack on tomorrow’s Sleeper and the Bust Podcast, so definitely listen to that.

All ranks are based on 15-team standard leagues. ADP is from ADP and reflects Online Championship’s data since 1/1/2020. For more ranks of mine for 2020, you can click the links below: Read the rest of this entry »


The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 783 – Matt Thompson of ProspectsLive.com

02/23/20

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FWFB Draft Guide

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  • Email Justin for the $7 PDF at justinmasonfantasy@gmail.com

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Justin Mason’s Top 125 Outfielders for 2020

Hello Draft Season!

Here are my top 125 outfielders for 2020. All ranks are based on 15-team standard leagues. ADP is from ADP and reflects Online Championship’s data since 1/1/2020. For more ranks of mine for 2020, you can click the links below: Read the rest of this entry »