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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 797 – Sitcom Draft

03/26/20

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NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES/RUMORS

SITCOM DRAFT

  • Draft Board

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Paul Sporer Baseball Chat

Chat starts at 1:00 PM CT on March 25th, 2020

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 796 – Sports Video Game Draft

03/24/20

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NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES/RUMORS

SPORTS VIDEO GAME DRAFT

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 794 – Tout Wars NL & Mixed H2H Review

03/17/20

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TOUT WARS REVIEW

  • Paul, Justin, and Nick review Justin’s NL team and then dive into the H2H mixer that both Paul & Nick were in!

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2020 Reliever Rankings

I know some drafts are still going forward despite the delay to the MLB season so I wanted to get these RP rankings out as I did promise them on the podcast the other day. I’ll probably do an update to every position once more before the season starts, but here’s the initial run of RPs.

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 793 – Closer/Reliever Preview

03/12/20

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RELIEVER PREVIEW

THE SUPER 3 (6:46)

THESE GUYS ARE GOOD, TOO (18:05)

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2020 Third Base Rankings

OK, I thought shortstop was the deepest position this year, but I thiiink I’m anointing third base even deeper. Keep in mind that my main league focus is a 15-team mixer so I see someone like Solak down at 39 (11 games at 3B) and get pretty excited about it. For me, when a position is remarkably deep, I don’t necessarily let it sit and just take someone later but rather I’m more apt to dive in and leverage that depth for multiple positions. I could see myself getting 3B, CI, and UT out of this pool.

If you want to check out my list from September with some commentary on the Top 30, you can still find that here.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

UPDATE: Frazier & Camargo added

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 792 – Catcher Preview

03/11/20

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CATCHER PREVIEW

THE SUPER 5

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Paul Sporer Baseball Chat – March 11th, 2020

Transcript from today’s chat. Thanks for coming out!

1:04

Paul Sporer: Welcome everyone!! Peak draft season is here. Lots of drafts this weekend and next, let’s talk some baseball!

1:06

grundle: thoughts on narvaez?

1:07

Paul Sporer: Not trying to put you on blast specifically, this is more of a PSA, but I generally don’t love “thoughts on” bc it’s not really a question and just super vague, so I’ll ask for more pointed questions or generally ignore these. He’s good, though.

1:07

dougie jones: happ or myers as last OF?

1:07

Paul Sporer: Happ, I’m fully back in!

1:08

Unsullied: big hubbub in my league as owner 1 traded $40 Trout for $25 Verlander and $13 Hader. seems unanimous that erstwhile Trout owner could have gotten more – substantially more. what do you think? 10 team head to head points.

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 791 – Second Base Preview

03/10/20

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SECOND BASE PREVIEW

The Studs (1:13)

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