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The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational

Justin Mason

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The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational

The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational

Justin Mason

4
Followers
65
Plays
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The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational is the greatest collection of fantasy analysts ever assembled. Each week Justin Mason talks to a different participant in the Invitational about their team and work in the fantasy industry.

Latest Episodes

TGFBI | Episode 119: Breaking it Down (w/Kevin Hasting)

Justin Mason is joined by 2020 TGFBI Overall Champion Kevin Hasting to break down how he won the championship and what to take away for 2021.

43 minOCT 6
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TGFBI | Episode 119: Breaking it Down (w/Kevin Hasting)

TGFBI | Episode 118: Beat The Shift (w/Justin Mason)

Episode 118- End of Season EpisodeGuests – Justin MasonSeason RecapMost memorable moment of the baseball seasonMost memorable moment of the fantasy baseball seasonStrategy SectionFantasy MVPsOffensive MVPCy YoungMiddle Relief Pitcher valuesFirst Round 2021Top 5 ADP in 2021 draftsTop 5 Players for 2021What will you do differently in 2021?Mailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.Thank YousInjury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

78 minSEP 25
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TGFBI | Episode 118: Beat The Shift (w/Justin Mason)

TGFBI | Episode 117: Beat The Shift (w/Ryan Hallam and Andrea Lamont)

Episode 117- Lessons Learned EpisodeGuests – Ryan Hallam & Andrea LaMontStrategy SectionTout Wars & LABR RecapWhat went right & what went wrongMost profitable players that you drafted in 2020.Biggest busts from the players that you drafted in 2020.Best waiver wire pickup of 2020.Most disappointing waiver wire pickup in 2020.Best strategy that you implemented in 2020.Biggest regret of the 2020 fantasy season.Lessons LearnedLessons learned in 2020.Waiver Wire Section - The team gives a few waiver wire suggestions for the coming weekPitcher Preview - The team highlights the coming week’s 2-start pitchers and key 1-start matchups.Mailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

64 minSEP 21
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TGFBI | Episode 117: Beat The Shift (w/Ryan Hallam and Andrea Lamont)

TGFBI | Episode 116: Beat The Shift (w/Pierre Camus)

Episode 116- Smoke & Mirrors EpisodeGuest – Pierre CamusStrategy SectionSmoke & MirrorsPlayers that disappointed in 2020 that will bounce backPlayers that disappointed in 2020 that won’t bounce backPlayers that were successful in 2020 that will come back to earthPlayers that were successful in 2020 that will stay in the skyWaiver Wire Section - The team gives a few waiver wire suggestions for the coming weekPitcher Preview - The team highlights the coming week’s 2-start pitchers and key 1-start matchups.Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

72 minSEP 14
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TGFBI | Episode 116: Beat The Shift (w/Pierre Camus)

TGFBI | Episode 115: Beat The Shift (w/Patrick Davitt)

Home Stretch EpisodeGuest – Patrick DavittStrategy SectionHome StretchWaiver WireHow do you manage waiver acquisitions in the home stretch? Does it matter whether you are at the top of the standings, middle, or bottom of the standings?What should you save up for the final FAAB of the year?LineupsHow do you manage starting pitching down the stretch? What factors do you consider?Do you utilize 2-start pitchers down the stretch?How do you account for the last week of the season, where rotations are iffy?How do you manage offense down the stretch? In a typical season, do you utilize September call-ups?Stolen bases are more plentiful in September. Does that ever factor into how you set lineups during the season, or in the home stretch run?TradesChanging Roles / Playing TimeWhich players should exhibit an increase in value from the trade deadline deals?Which players should exhibit an decrease in value from the trade deadline deals?Waiver Wire Section - The team gives a few waiver wire suggestions for the coming weekPitcher Preview - The team highlights the coming week’s 2-start pitchers and key 1-start matchups.Mailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.Middle Relievers who could save games next seasonSaves + Holds leaguesInactive or injured players in 2020Weighting the 2020 seasonCatcher FramingRobo umps vs. human umpiresInjury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

88 minSEP 5
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TGFBI | Episode 115: Beat The Shift (w/Patrick Davitt)

TGFBI | Episode 114: Beat The Shift (w/Eric Cross)

Episode 114- Dynasty EpisodeGuest – Eric CrossStrategy SectionDynastyHow do dynasty leagues differ from keeper leagues (and from redraft leagues)?How does trading differ in dynasty leagues?How do in-season acquisitions differ in dynasty leagues?How does this short season affect future dynasty value evaluation?Do you consider a player’s organization when evaluating a player? Drafting - What balance do you have between current season and future value?Should dynasty rankings be dependent upon time frame?Dynasty PlayersKyle LewisJarred KelenicJames KarinchakLuis RobertJoey BartTrent GrishamDustin MayWaiver Wire Section - The team gives a few waiver wire suggestions for the coming weekPitcher Preview - The team highlights the coming week’s 2-start pitchers and key 1-start matchups.Mailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.Casey MizePotential Call upsRelief pitchers in dynastyAmed RosarioInjury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

84 minAUG 30
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TGFBI | Episode 114: Beat The Shift (w/Eric Cross)

TGFBI | Episode 113: Beat The Shift (w/Scott White)

Episode 113- What to do with EpisodeGuest – Scott WhiteTatis SectionTatis & Unwritten rules of baseballUnwritten rules of fantasy baseballStrategy SectionTradingGeneral Trading PhilosophyHow to evaluate your roster to know what to trade for, and what you can trade away?How do you know when you should look for a trade vs. just playing the waiver wire?DoubleheadersWhich players are helped or hurt by this format?Should you stay away from STL Cardinals players because of the large number of DHs?What to do with ??Mike Clevinger / Zach PlesacCraig KimbrelZach BrittonTommy Pham / Bo BichetteMatt BoydMitch GarverWaiver Wire Section - The team gives a few waiver wire suggestions for the coming weekPitcher Preview - The team highlights the coming week’s 2-start pitchers and key 1-start matchups.Mailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

70 minAUG 21
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TGFBI | Episode 113: Beat The Shift (w/Scott White)

TGFBI | Episode 112: Beat The Shift (w/Nando Di Fino)

Episode 112- Trading EpisodeGuest – Nando Di FinoStrategy SectionTrading PhilosophyGeneral Trading Philosophy2 for 1 trades - Is it best to acquire the best player in the deal?Can both sides of a trade be winners?Is it right for a last place team to trade late in the season?Trading/Negotiation TacticsLowball or Final Offer? Send offers out to everyone, vs. only to 1 or 2 parties?Other tacticsSinkers or FloatersHot StartsMike YastremskiDansby SwansonRenato NunezRandy DobnakCold StartsRafael DeversMarcus SemienMitch GarverAndrew BenintendiMatthew BoydWaiver Wire Section - The team gives a few waiver wire suggestions for the coming weekPitcher Preview - The team highlights the coming week’s 2-start pitchers and key 1-start matchups.Mailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

67 minAUG 16
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TGFBI | Episode 112: Beat The Shift (w/Nando Di Fino)

TGFBI | Episode 111: Beat The Shift (w/Alex Fast)

Episode 111- Fast EpisodeGuest – Alex FastStrategy SectionRule ChangesWould you allow mid-season fantasy league rule changes?i.e. games minimum per MLB team, QS point changes, extra roster slots, extra FAAB periods, extra lineup periods, etc.Managing Lineup in Short Season & COVIDHow do you handle games shut down for COVID mid-week?Starters not going deep into games - Play more RPs?Quicker hook for poor performance?More FAAB on the hot starters?ClosersGoing Deep: We’re Drafting Saves wrong / The Case for the 2nd Tier closerWhat has been the optimal draft strategy for closers so far this season?Has that corresponded to your research?CSWWhat is it, how can we use it?2020 Gainers / Faders / SurpriseswPDIDylan BundyWaiver Wire Section - The team gives a few waiver wire suggestions for the coming weekPitcher Preview - The team highlights the coming week’s 2-start pitchers and key 1-start matchups.Mailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

77 minAUG 8
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TGFBI | Episode 111: Beat The Shift (w/Alex Fast)

TGFBI | Episode 110: Beat The Shift (w/Michael Mayer)

Episode 110- MetsMerized EpisodeGuest – Michael MayerMets SectionIs Cespedes going to be the everyday DH? Will he play any OF?How much does the DH help the Mets vs. other teams in baseball?Will the Mets employ a lefty/righty platoon anywhere?What is the pecking order for closers?Stolen Bases - What is Luis Rojas’s approach?Injured playersMarcus StromanJed LowrieJake MarisnickRobert Gsellman / Brad BrachHow will the artificial crowd noise affect performance?Trades - Will the Mets be Buyers or Seller?NL East SectionPredictions for the final NL East standings.Waiver Wire Section - The team gives a few waiver wire suggestions for the coming weekMailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

68 minJUL 25
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TGFBI | Episode 110: Beat The Shift (w/Michael Mayer)

Latest Episodes

TGFBI | Episode 119: Breaking it Down (w/Kevin Hasting)

Justin Mason is joined by 2020 TGFBI Overall Champion Kevin Hasting to break down how he won the championship and what to take away for 2021.

43 minOCT 6
Comments
TGFBI | Episode 119: Breaking it Down (w/Kevin Hasting)

TGFBI | Episode 118: Beat The Shift (w/Justin Mason)

Episode 118- End of Season EpisodeGuests – Justin MasonSeason RecapMost memorable moment of the baseball seasonMost memorable moment of the fantasy baseball seasonStrategy SectionFantasy MVPsOffensive MVPCy YoungMiddle Relief Pitcher valuesFirst Round 2021Top 5 ADP in 2021 draftsTop 5 Players for 2021What will you do differently in 2021?Mailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.Thank YousInjury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

78 minSEP 25
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TGFBI | Episode 118: Beat The Shift (w/Justin Mason)

TGFBI | Episode 117: Beat The Shift (w/Ryan Hallam and Andrea Lamont)

Episode 117- Lessons Learned EpisodeGuests – Ryan Hallam & Andrea LaMontStrategy SectionTout Wars & LABR RecapWhat went right & what went wrongMost profitable players that you drafted in 2020.Biggest busts from the players that you drafted in 2020.Best waiver wire pickup of 2020.Most disappointing waiver wire pickup in 2020.Best strategy that you implemented in 2020.Biggest regret of the 2020 fantasy season.Lessons LearnedLessons learned in 2020.Waiver Wire Section - The team gives a few waiver wire suggestions for the coming weekPitcher Preview - The team highlights the coming week’s 2-start pitchers and key 1-start matchups.Mailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

64 minSEP 21
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TGFBI | Episode 117: Beat The Shift (w/Ryan Hallam and Andrea Lamont)

TGFBI | Episode 116: Beat The Shift (w/Pierre Camus)

Episode 116- Smoke & Mirrors EpisodeGuest – Pierre CamusStrategy SectionSmoke & MirrorsPlayers that disappointed in 2020 that will bounce backPlayers that disappointed in 2020 that won’t bounce backPlayers that were successful in 2020 that will come back to earthPlayers that were successful in 2020 that will stay in the skyWaiver Wire Section - The team gives a few waiver wire suggestions for the coming weekPitcher Preview - The team highlights the coming week’s 2-start pitchers and key 1-start matchups.Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

72 minSEP 14
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TGFBI | Episode 116: Beat The Shift (w/Pierre Camus)

TGFBI | Episode 115: Beat The Shift (w/Patrick Davitt)

Home Stretch EpisodeGuest – Patrick DavittStrategy SectionHome StretchWaiver WireHow do you manage waiver acquisitions in the home stretch? Does it matter whether you are at the top of the standings, middle, or bottom of the standings?What should you save up for the final FAAB of the year?LineupsHow do you manage starting pitching down the stretch? What factors do you consider?Do you utilize 2-start pitchers down the stretch?How do you account for the last week of the season, where rotations are iffy?How do you manage offense down the stretch? In a typical season, do you utilize September call-ups?Stolen bases are more plentiful in September. Does that ever factor into how you set lineups during the season, or in the home stretch run?TradesChanging Roles / Playing TimeWhich players should exhibit an increase in value from the trade deadline deals?Which players should exhibit an decrease in value from the trade deadline deals?Waiver Wire Section - The team gives a few waiver wire suggestions for the coming weekPitcher Preview - The team highlights the coming week’s 2-start pitchers and key 1-start matchups.Mailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.Middle Relievers who could save games next seasonSaves + Holds leaguesInactive or injured players in 2020Weighting the 2020 seasonCatcher FramingRobo umps vs. human umpiresInjury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

88 minSEP 5
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TGFBI | Episode 115: Beat The Shift (w/Patrick Davitt)

TGFBI | Episode 114: Beat The Shift (w/Eric Cross)

Episode 114- Dynasty EpisodeGuest – Eric CrossStrategy SectionDynastyHow do dynasty leagues differ from keeper leagues (and from redraft leagues)?How does trading differ in dynasty leagues?How do in-season acquisitions differ in dynasty leagues?How does this short season affect future dynasty value evaluation?Do you consider a player’s organization when evaluating a player? Drafting - What balance do you have between current season and future value?Should dynasty rankings be dependent upon time frame?Dynasty PlayersKyle LewisJarred KelenicJames KarinchakLuis RobertJoey BartTrent GrishamDustin MayWaiver Wire Section - The team gives a few waiver wire suggestions for the coming weekPitcher Preview - The team highlights the coming week’s 2-start pitchers and key 1-start matchups.Mailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.Casey MizePotential Call upsRelief pitchers in dynastyAmed RosarioInjury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

84 minAUG 30
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TGFBI | Episode 114: Beat The Shift (w/Eric Cross)

TGFBI | Episode 113: Beat The Shift (w/Scott White)

Episode 113- What to do with EpisodeGuest – Scott WhiteTatis SectionTatis & Unwritten rules of baseballUnwritten rules of fantasy baseballStrategy SectionTradingGeneral Trading PhilosophyHow to evaluate your roster to know what to trade for, and what you can trade away?How do you know when you should look for a trade vs. just playing the waiver wire?DoubleheadersWhich players are helped or hurt by this format?Should you stay away from STL Cardinals players because of the large number of DHs?What to do with ??Mike Clevinger / Zach PlesacCraig KimbrelZach BrittonTommy Pham / Bo BichetteMatt BoydMitch GarverWaiver Wire Section - The team gives a few waiver wire suggestions for the coming weekPitcher Preview - The team highlights the coming week’s 2-start pitchers and key 1-start matchups.Mailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

70 minAUG 21
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TGFBI | Episode 113: Beat The Shift (w/Scott White)

TGFBI | Episode 112: Beat The Shift (w/Nando Di Fino)

Episode 112- Trading EpisodeGuest – Nando Di FinoStrategy SectionTrading PhilosophyGeneral Trading Philosophy2 for 1 trades - Is it best to acquire the best player in the deal?Can both sides of a trade be winners?Is it right for a last place team to trade late in the season?Trading/Negotiation TacticsLowball or Final Offer? Send offers out to everyone, vs. only to 1 or 2 parties?Other tacticsSinkers or FloatersHot StartsMike YastremskiDansby SwansonRenato NunezRandy DobnakCold StartsRafael DeversMarcus SemienMitch GarverAndrew BenintendiMatthew BoydWaiver Wire Section - The team gives a few waiver wire suggestions for the coming weekPitcher Preview - The team highlights the coming week’s 2-start pitchers and key 1-start matchups.Mailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

67 minAUG 16
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TGFBI | Episode 112: Beat The Shift (w/Nando Di Fino)

TGFBI | Episode 111: Beat The Shift (w/Alex Fast)

Episode 111- Fast EpisodeGuest – Alex FastStrategy SectionRule ChangesWould you allow mid-season fantasy league rule changes?i.e. games minimum per MLB team, QS point changes, extra roster slots, extra FAAB periods, extra lineup periods, etc.Managing Lineup in Short Season & COVIDHow do you handle games shut down for COVID mid-week?Starters not going deep into games - Play more RPs?Quicker hook for poor performance?More FAAB on the hot starters?ClosersGoing Deep: We’re Drafting Saves wrong / The Case for the 2nd Tier closerWhat has been the optimal draft strategy for closers so far this season?Has that corresponded to your research?CSWWhat is it, how can we use it?2020 Gainers / Faders / SurpriseswPDIDylan BundyWaiver Wire Section - The team gives a few waiver wire suggestions for the coming weekPitcher Preview - The team highlights the coming week’s 2-start pitchers and key 1-start matchups.Mailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

77 minAUG 8
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TGFBI | Episode 111: Beat The Shift (w/Alex Fast)

TGFBI | Episode 110: Beat The Shift (w/Michael Mayer)

Episode 110- MetsMerized EpisodeGuest – Michael MayerMets SectionIs Cespedes going to be the everyday DH? Will he play any OF?How much does the DH help the Mets vs. other teams in baseball?Will the Mets employ a lefty/righty platoon anywhere?What is the pecking order for closers?Stolen Bases - What is Luis Rojas’s approach?Injured playersMarcus StromanJed LowrieJake MarisnickRobert Gsellman / Brad BrachHow will the artificial crowd noise affect performance?Trades - Will the Mets be Buyers or Seller?NL East SectionPredictions for the final NL East standings.Waiver Wire Section - The team gives a few waiver wire suggestions for the coming weekMailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

68 minJUL 25
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TGFBI | Episode 110: Beat The Shift (w/Michael Mayer)
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