Fantasy Freak Show Podcast: Auction tips, players we're avoiding

Should you pay up for a big-name steals guy?
Should you pay up for a big-name steals guy?

Spring is officially here. March is on the way out. Real baseball is closing in. But we still have much prep to talk about.

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As you look to dominate those final drafts and auctions, Brandon Funston and Scott Pianowski are here with 45 minutes of last-second tippage. The show opens with a brief review of Pianow’s Tout Wars team (15-owner, mixed) and some auction strategy. And then Funston and Pianowski really open the playbook, outlining an extensive list of big-name players they’re not drafting this year, for one reason or another. Compare your avoid list with ours.

Hiya, Sanchez. Sorry, Schwarber. Nothing personal, Pujols. Maybe next year, Gordon. (And many more.)

Come for the theory, stay for the blacklist. If this episode doesn’t get you excited for MLB, check with your doctor.