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With the MLB Trade Deadline just a week away, some big names are expected to be on the move. Who are the most likely trade candidates? What are the dynasty implications of the prospects that could be returns for these trades? We bring in Al Melchior to help answer all of these questions, and more on this week's episode. Question of the Week: Who is…
 
Beller and Al take a look back at everything you need to know from Tuesday's MLB action. The guys discuss Jo Adell, Dylan Cease, Austin Nola, Adrian Houser, Isan Díaz and more. They also get into the best pitchers to stream on Wednesday, and take a trip down to the farm for a prospect report. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow Al on Twitter:…
 
Monday may have given us a relatively light slate on the diamond, but it still produced plenty of news for the fantasy baseball world. Jo Adell is back with the Angels! Spencer Patton and Dylan Floro picked up the first post-deadline saves for their teams! Eric Lauer and Chris Flexen shined brightly on the stream radar once again! Al and Beller bre…
 
So begins another week in the fantasy baseball world, this one after what was arguably the craziest trade deadline of all time. Beller and Al help you figure things out now that the dust has settled, with looks at players in new situations you should think about adding, the week ahead for injured players like Eloy Jiménez and Rhys Hoskins, and pitc…
 
Actor (I Know This Much Is True, Red Dead Redemption II) and Infinity Podcast co-host Scott Thomas introduces me to an album that is epic in nearly every possible way. We discussed Titus Andronicus’ second album, The Monitor, a Civil War-themed treatment of grappling with life as a young white man in an “uptight” North Jersey suburb. We talked abou…
 
We bring in Jessica Brand to discuss how to handle your late season pitching as young and up-and-coming starters begin to manage their workloads. Question of the week: Who is the best golfer in Major League Baseball? And, The Triple Play Fantasy's Baseball Show's Game of the Week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Al and DVR discuss the reported blockbuster between the Nats and Dodgers that will send Max Scherzer and Trea Turner to Los Angeles, Anthony Rizzo to the Yankees, and several other deals before taking a quick look at Friday streamers. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to our YouTube page: http://bit…
 
Beller and Al discuss the busiest day of trades yet in this season's trade deadline frenzy, highlighted by Joey Gallo and Starling Marte getting dealt into the AL playoff chase. They also get into Wednesday's standouts, during which Al proclaims a certain veteran pitcher is "back." All of that, plus Thursday's streamers and a look at the Stock Watc…
 
Al and DVR discuss another round of trades, including a swap between the Astros and Mariners, a new pitcher in the Seattle rotation, the end of Stephen Strasburg's 2021 season, and Joey Votto’s resurgence, before shining the light on a prospect dealt to Pittsburgh, and a 2021 riser in Tampa Bay. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twi…
 
Al and DVR discuss Francisco Lindor's timetable for a return, speculating for saves in Minnesota, the late-career power renaissance of Andrew McCutchen, streamers to consider for Tuesday, and an intriguing AL Rookie of the Year race. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to our YouTube page: http://bit.…
 
This should be a fun, busy week in MLB with the trade deadline fast approaching on Friday. Beller and Al kick it off on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15 by discussing the deal that sent Adam Frazier to the Padres, the possibility of Whit Merrifield finally getting shipped out of Kansas City, Eloy Jiménez's return, and so much more. Follow Bel…
 
I know Danielle Salinger from her writing and tweeting on mental health and as a member of the fantasy sports community, and on this episode, we all get to know her for her love of music and of Prince. Danielle chose the first double album to be covered on a You, Me and An Album episode, as we discussed Prince’s 1999. In addition to discussing all …
 
Al and DVR discuss the trade that sent Nelson Cruz from the Twins to the Rays, the recent struggles fo Kenley Jansen and Cody Bellinger, a gem from Sean Manaea, streamers to consider for Friday, and a few potential weekend waiver-wire targets. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to our YouTube page: h…
 
Beller and Al cover Wednesday's action and look ahead to Thursday on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. The guys discuss performances by Marcus Stroman, Chris Paddack, Gleyber Torres, Eric Lauer and Brad Keller on Wednesday, then run through the best streamers on Thursday's slate. They also consider four players making moves in the Stock Watch…
 
Beller and Al look back at Tuesday night and ahead to Wednesday's action on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. The guys consider replacements for Danny Duffy and Zach Eflin, who hit the IL, discuss John Means' return to the mound, dive into Tuesday's best performances, and run through Wednesday's top streaming pitchers. Follow Beller on Twitte…
 
Hitters dominated the MLB action on Monday, highlighted by Juan Soto, Michael Conforto and Kiké Hernández all enjoying two-homer nights. Beller and Al talk about all three of those guys on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. They also run down all of Monday's relevant injury news, touch on Spenser Watkins and Cole Irvin being among the pitchers…
 
Beller and Al set the table for the week to come on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. The guys discuss the debuts of Jarren Duran and Brandon Marsh, the potential playing time bump for Derek Hill, and the suddenly fantasy-relevant Wily Peralta. They also get into Monday's streamers, and consider whether certain players with short-term injury …
 
Actor/writer David Greenman (Gilmore Girls, Bones, About Last Night) introduces me to the Canadian supergroup, The New Pornographers, and their second album, Electric Version. In addition to discussing this album, we talked about The New Pornographers’ upcoming tour, David’s love of 80s music and the projects he has been working on recently. Correc…
 
A fun-filled All Star weekend has closed, and now it is time to look at the guys who will pop off in the second half. Who better than Ariel Cohen to come in, and tell us what he thinks will be the right moves come the second half of the season. Plus, some bold predictions for the second half! Question of the Week: Which player do you wish participa…
 
Al and DVR discuss the promotion of Jarren Duran, the return of Jarred Kelenic, the flurry of post-break news around the league -- including the trade of Joc Pederson to Atlanta -- a very limited number of streaming options for Friday, and a few more options to consider this weekend as additions from the waiver wire. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchi…
 
Beller and Al put a bow on the first half of the season at Fantasy Baseball in 15 by looking at a group of unlikely All-Stars—hello, Cedric Mullins and Adam Frazier—and considering their prospects for the second half. They also revel in the greatness of Pete Alonso and the 2021 Home Run Derby. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow Al on Twitter…
 
Al and DVR discuss the season-ending injury for Ronald Acuña Jr., the concerns about the health of Ian Anderson, Sunday’s standout performances, the slide of Kumar Rocker in Round 1 of the MLB Draft, and their picks for Monday’s Home Run Derby. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to our YouTube page: …
 
Over the course of doing 30 episodes of You, Me and An Album, there have been parts of each conversation that have stuck with me long after the episode got published. There have been a few of those that I continue to think about frequently, because I have been puzzled as to why I had such a different reaction to a song than my guest did. I went bac…
 
We bring in THE UT STREAMER himself, Josh St. Marie, to give us the goods to survive and thrive in the second half grind. At the unofficial halfway point in the season, we talk about the correct way to stream hitting to finish out the rest of the season, including how has Josh's process evolved. Then we move on to give our First Half All-Stars! Lea…
 
There's nothing like good news to start the weekend, and both fantasy managers and the White Sox got just that on Eloy Jiménez. Beller and Al kick off this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15 on the White Sox slugger, then discuss the rest of Thursday's news, standouts from the action on the diamond, Friday's streamers, and the weekend ahead on the w…
 
It was a day for pitchers to make news across the MLB landscape, with Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-jin Ryu and Chad Green all finding their ways to prominent places on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. Beller and Al discuss those three pitchers, Wednesday's standouts, Thursday's streamers, a few players trending up and down, and more. Follow Al on T…
 
The Rays dipped into their loaded farm system again, calling up Vidal Bruján for what looks like the long haul. Is he an immediate add in all fantasy leagues? Plus, who can Yasmani Grandal managers turn to with their catcher out for 4-6 weeks. Beller and Al answer on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. The guys also have their usual look at the…
 
Al and Beller set the fantasy baseball scene in advance of Tuesday, with a look at Monday's injury news and standout players, and Tuesday's streamers. Then, Beller shines his gambling spotlight on a couple of games that stand out to him. Hint: He thinks a certain losing streak has yet to hit rock bottom. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow B…
 
Al and Beller kick off the mathematical second half of the season by looking back at a busy holiday weekend across MLB, including Gerrit Cole's struggles, Collin McHugh's new life as a reliever, and Akil Baddoo's stubborn insistence on remaining fantasy-relevant. Plus, the guys help you get ready for the week ahead, and consider some streamers for …
 
2021 has been a doozy of a season, and the Triple Play Crew has brought on Jorge Montanez to help us wrap our brains around what we've seen so far. What lessons have we taken from the first half of 2021 for draft and team-building process, and processing all the information through all of the noise. Question of the Week: Which current baseball play…
 
Fantasy baseball analyst and podcaster Michael Govier comes aboard this week to share his love for Built to Spill’s 1999 album, Keep It Like a Secret. Michael and Al talked about Michael’s various podcasts, how his love for listening to and playing music has grown and waned and grown again over the years, and how he came to be a fan of this Boise-b…
 
Al and DVR discuss injury news and notes including the latest updates on Trea Turner and Ronald Acuña Jr., Thursday standouts — including Brendan Rodgers— streamers to consider for Friday, and a few of their weekend waiver-wire targets. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to our YouTube page: http://b…
 
It was a day for offense across MLB on Wednesday, with too many multi-homer games to fit into an episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. Al and Beller focus on the biggest ones, including those posted by Ozzie Albies, Luis Urías and Bobby Bradley. They also discuss Shohei Ohtani, Chris Sale, the Pirates closer situation, Jon Gray and more. Follow Al on …
 
Tuesday was one of those days that reminds us why we love fantasy baseball so much. From combo meals by Tommy Pham and Marcus Semien, to surprising pitching performances from Germán Márquez and Vince Velasquez, to the continued resurgences of Joey Gallo and Gary Sánchez, it was a jam-packed day. Al and Beller discuss as much as they can pack into 1…
 
It seems more likely for Kyle Schwarber to have a two-homer game than a zero-homer game with the run he's on right now. Al and Beller marvel at the Nationals slugger on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. They also discuss Nick Castellanos, Hunter Renfroe, Kyle Freeland, Paolo Espino, Tuesday's best pitching streamers, and the day's gambling sl…
 
Al and Beller take a look back at the weekend that was, focusing on a handful of standout performances that could change the way we look at a players who produced them for the rest of the season. Plus, there's more closer intrigue in Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Detroit, and a busy week to plan for. Al and Beller cover all those bases on this episo…
 
You, Me and An Album travels across the Atlantic for this episode, and then our guest takes us to the moon! This week’s guest is Rat, the guitarist for Ned’s Atomic Dustbin and Obey Robots, and he delves into Public Service Broadcasting’s The Race for Space. In addition to discussing each track on the album, Rat explains how he became a fan of PSB,…
 
Our main topic today is BULLPENS and BOMBS. Who's power outburst can you trust? Which bullpens can you trust? We bring in some of the sharpest minds in fantasy baseball to get you the answers. Question of the Week: Which MLB Player, past or present, would have the meanest mug shot? And We Finish With The Game of the Week Learn more about your ad ch…
 
DVR discusses injury news and notes, Thursday standouts — including Gary Sánchez and Nick Pivetta — streamers to consider for the weekend, and few early waiver-wire targets. Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to our YouTube page: http://bit.ly/AthleticFantasy Email us: tafantasysports@gmail.com Subscribe to The Athletic for just $3.99/…
 
What's the better development related to Ronald Acuña's back tightness: that it likely isn't serious, or that Brian Snitker delivered one of the quotes of the year discussing it? Al and Beller consider that on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. They also get into messy closer situations, Wednesday's standouts, Thursday's streamers and more. Fo…
 
Wander Franco celebrated his day with a flourish belting a three-run homer and getting on base three times. That may have been the highlight of the day, along with the sticky substance saga reaching the level of farce, but Al and Beller have plenty to talk about on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. The guys get into standout performances—hell…
 
Wander Day is here, and so are Al and Beller to celebrate on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. The guys discuss the fantasy-relevant news from Monday, including standout performances by Merrill Kelly, Jake Odorizzi and Eugenio Suárez, and look ahead to Tuesday with streamers, the gambling spotlight, and, yes, Wanderment. Follow Al on Twitter:…
 
The first official week of the summer kicked off with a bang, thanks to the Rays and Kyle Schwarber. First, it was Schwarber who belted three homers in a win on Sunday, raising his value in the fantasy world. Then it was the Rays promoting baseball's top prospect, Wander Franco. Al and Beller look at those two huge pieces of news, and a whole lot m…
 
Rudy Gamble, co-founder of Razzball, pays the show a visit to introduce Al to Old 97's and the world of alt-country. His selection to discuss is 1997's Too Far to Care, the Dallas quartet's third album. He and Al not only talk about the album and dig into specific tracks, but Rudy also recounts his experiences with screenwriting and songwriting and…
 
At the 40% mark of the season, we talk about the 2021 hits and misses up to this point! Have the players you touted come through? Which players did you completely miss? D-Mendy, Doc and Jenny also go over their strategies coming in to the season, and how they have come through. Question of the Week: Which MLB player is the best chef? Game of the We…
 
Al and DVR discuss injury news and notes including the latest update on Jacob deGrom, an absence for Alex Bregman, Thursday standouts — including Randy Arozarena and Matt Manning — streamers to consider for Friday, and a few of their weekend waiver-wire targets. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to …
 
Al and Beller wonder if we can live in a world this season where we don't have to worry about a star player getting hurt every night. Just please let Jacob deGrom be healthy. Oh, right, also, there was a full slate of games on Wednesday, and about half a slate ahead of us on Thursday. Al and Beller cover it on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15…
 
Al and Beller dive into a news-heavy episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15 that includes a look at a handful of injured pitchers and prospect promotions. They also consider the long-term impact of Tuesday's standout performances, break down the best streamers for Wednesday, and take a trip down to the farm to discuss a few top prospects. Follow Al on T…
 
From Shane Bieber to Tyler Glasnow to Anthony Rendon, Monday was another busy day for injury news, and most of it was bad. But hey, at least some key players are starting rehab assignments! Al and Beller dive into all of that on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. The guys also take a look at Jake Fraley, Aristedes Aquino, Austin Gomber, Alex W…
 
A busy week of baseball kicks off on Monday, and Al and Beller have it covered for you on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. The guys get into Sunday's standout performances, the best starters to stream on Monday, a weekly planner filled with injury questions (start Aaron Judge and Javier Báez?), and more. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB F…
 
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