Archive for Beat the Shift

Beat the Shift Podcast – Angels Episode w/ Jeff Fletcher

The Angels Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Jeff Fletcher, Orange County Register

Personal history in the business

Los Angeles Angels

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Yankees Episode w/ Sweeny Murti (WFAN)

The Yankees Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Sweeny Murti, WFAN

Personal history in the business

New York Yankees

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Rays Episode w/ Steve Carney

The Rays Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Steve Carney

Personal history in the business

Baseball in 2021

  • Effect of fans
  • New rules – 3 batter minimum, 7 inning doubleheaders, extra innings

Tampa Bay Rays

AL East Predictions

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Bay Area Episode w/ Jessica Kleinschmidt

The Bay Area Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Jessica Kleinschmidt

Personal history in the business

Oakland Athletics

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Marlins Episode w/ Craig Mish

The Miami Marlins Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Craig Mish

LABR Mixed Auction Update

Working in the Business & Playing Fantasy Baseball

  • Craig Mish Personal History
  • Advangates gained for fantasy baseball
  • Thoughts on Marlins GM Kim Ng [later in the show]
  • Working as a beat reporter in COVID times [later in the show]

Miami Marlins

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Beat the Shift Podcast – NL Central Episode w/ Sara Sanchez

The NL Central Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Sara Sanchez

Strategy Section

  • Injured List roster slots in fantasy baseball
    • Do they add or remove “luck” to the game?
    • Do they take away “decisions” that fantasy owners have to make?
    • Is 2021 different than other seasons with regard to its use?
    • The use of a Limited IL slot for high value / undropable players.

Chicago Cubs

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Returnee Episode w/ Jeff Erickson

The Returnee Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Jeff Erickson

Strategy Section

Cincinnati Reds

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Lineups Episode w/ Steve Gardner

The Lineups Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Steve Gardner

Strategy Section

  • Lineups
    • 5 games for a star vs. 7 games for a scrub
    • When should you start paying attention to categories when setting your lineup?
      • When should you be playing the Jon Berti types?
    • Monday morning decisions for injured players
      • What are the key words/terms that managers use that you should pay attention to when making your decisions?

Fantasy Baseball in 2021

  • How does 2021’s lower batting average environment affect how you play fanasty?
  • What does the 2021 pitching environment mean for player values?
  • Should we change the rules of rotisserie baseball?
    • BA vs. OBP
    • Saves vs. Saves + Holds
    • Wins vs. IP vs. Wins + Quality Starts

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Is It Too Early Episode w/ Ian Kahn

The Is It Too Early Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Ian Kahn

Strategy Section

  • Is it too early?
    • Is it too early for individual scoring categories to matter?
    • Is it too early to play the matchups based on category standings?
    • Is it too early to punt categories or to alter your pre-season strategy?
    • Is it too early to evaluate how you did at the draft table?
    • Is it too early to cut a player that you spent meaningful draft capital on?

Hot / Cold Starts

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Beat the Shift Podcast – FAAB Episode w/ Vlad Sedler

The FAAB Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Vlad Sedler

Strategy Section

  • Waiver Wire
    • Weekly Process
    • Distribution of waiver wire pickups
    • When to drop a player
    • How to look for players to stream
    • Two-start pitchers
  • FAAB Bidding
    • How format and league size affects bidding
      • Difference between $1 and $0 minimum bid
      • Difference between $100 and $1000 season budget
    • General approach to a FAAB budget
    • Keeping your ROI high
    • “Keep honest” bids
    • What to be mindful of while bidding during the season

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