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July 23, 2017
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Jeff Erickson highlights the top waiver-wire options in the National League, including the arrival of J.D. Martinez from the Tigers.
July 22, 2017
Collette Calls: The Other Side of Recent Deals
Jason Collette looks at which players stand to gain playing time now that bigger names have moved on in recent trades. What does Sean Doolittle's departure mean in Oakland?
July 11, 2017
Collette Calls: Bullpen Watch at the Break
Jason Collette reviews each team's bullpen and looks at who might move as we enter the second half with the trade deadline approaching.
May 23, 2017
MLB Barometer: Catching Lightning in a Bottle
It's MLB Barometer time again, with Vlad Sedler checking in this week about the importance of buying low on the waiver wire while the window of opportunity remains open.
April 17, 2017
MLB Barometer: Don't Get Caught Chasing
In his latest Barometer, Vlad Sedler discusses the benefits of owning elite closers like the Dodgers' Kenley Jansen along with diving into this week's risers and fallers.
February 16, 2017
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the NL East
Brad Johnson breaks down each pitching staff in the NL East and discusses how much of a discount he would need to draft Stephen Strasburg this season.
February 14, 2017
Collette Calls: Mixed LABR Recap
Jason Collette explains each pick that he and Paul Sporer made in Monday's Mixed LABR draft. Who did they pass up Bryce Harper for in the first round?
February 9, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Preseason Closer Rankings
Dave Regan is back with his first Rumblings of 2017, turning his focus to all 30 teams and their potential closers heading into the season.
February 8, 2017
Collette Calls: NL Bold Predictions
Jason Collette looks into his crystal ball for each team in the National League. Can the Reds' Brandon Finnegan make his changeup pay off even better for him this year?
January 11, 2017
The Z Files: Closing Arguments
Todd Zola examines different approaches for handling saves, and wonders if most fantasy owners are properly pricing the production of elite closers like Kenley Jansen.
December 21, 2016
Collette Calls: Hot Stove Update
Jason Collette analyzes the fantasy fallout from the latest trades and signings, including the Yankees' re-acquisition of closer Aroldis Chapman.
October 8, 2016
Collette Calls: Grading the NL Predictions
Jason Collette looks back at his 15 predictions for the National League this year. Some, like the prediction for Jake Arrieta, went well, others did not.
July 27, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Closer Roulette at the Deadline
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes the closer situations throughout the league and how the trade deadline could impact who closes this year and in 2017 for each team. Is Dellin Betances the future in New York?
July 26, 2016
MLB Barometer: Navigating the Trade Deadline
Vlad Sedler discusses how to handle the trade deadline and still keep some FAAB money for the stretch run. That and more in this week's look at who's up and who's down in baseball.
July 24, 2016
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist looks through American League waiver wires and finds that Danny Duffy is still criminally underowned in fantasy leagues.
July 21, 2016
Mound Musings: Quantum Leap
Brad Johnson time travels to mid 2018 to study National League pitchers who he believes will be the top performers of that season. Topping this futuristic list is New York Met Noah Syndergaard.
July 17, 2016
Erik Siegrist reviews the AL free agent pool coming out of the All-Star break and suggests bidding big on the first impact player to switch leagues at the trade deadline, Drew Pomeranz.
July 14, 2016
Mound Musings: Turnaround Time
As the second half of the season gets underway, Brad Johnson focuses this week on pitchers he predicts will have a productive second half, like Cardinal Adam Wainwright.
July 10, 2016
Erik Siegrist sees a lot of turmoil, and a lot of bidding opportunities, in AL bullpens this week as Wade Davis was just the first of three elite closers to break down heading into the All-Star break.
Jan Levine runs down this week's free-agent options and bids, including the Cardinals Kolten Wong, who could benefit from the injury situation in St. Louis.
June 30, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: Random First-Half Thoughts
David Regan hits us with some of his thoughts about the first half of the season in this week's edition of the Rumblings.
June 26, 2016
Jan Levine's tour of the National League waiver wire includes Arizona's Daniel Hudson, who has been fantastic out of the bullpen this season and has solidified himself as the closer in waiting for the Diamondbacks.
June 1, 2016
DVR's Top 350: June Update
Gregory Polanco is among the biggest risers on the update Top 350 rankings, with 50-plus games in the books for each club.
May 18, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Digging for Future Saves Now
Jeff Zimmerman looks at every team's closer situation and who might benefit from deadline deals. Can Sean Doolittle get his job back in Oakland?
May 12, 2016
Mound Musings: Hold on There!
Brad Johnson knows that competing in the holds category is challenging. In this week’s article, he tries to make the task of finding holds producers, like Koji Uehara, easier.
May 5, 2016
The Wheelhouse: Re-Rank Fallout: Closers
Cubs closer Hector Rondon is moving up the overall ranks. Should he be considered a top-10 closer? Derek VanRiper takes a closer look.
Mound Musings: Shooting Stars
A full month into the season, Brad Johnson helps sort out which surprisingly good pitchers, like the Reds Brandon Finnegan, are worth the long haul.
May 3, 2016
DVR's Top 350: May Update
This time last year, Michael Conforto was in the Mets' minor league system. Where does he check in on the May update of the Top 350?
May 1, 2016
Jeff Erickson looks through the week's best NL waiver options and highlights some top prospects who could soon get the call to the majors, including the Phillies' Nick Williams
April 17, 2016
Jan Levine details the best free agent targets in the National League, and looks for value in an unsettled Braves outfield
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