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June 18, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Sonny Again in Oakland
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Oakland starter Sonny Gray, whose velocity has returned since he came off the disabled list three starts ago.
June 12, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Chris Bennett sees a lot of exploitable pitchers taking the mound Sunday and recommends a Nationals stack headed by Ryan Zimmerman against Phillies' lefty Adam Morgan.
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist checks out the available National League free agents while everyone waits for Super-2 callups and finds a strong group of veterans coming off the DL, including Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta.
June 11, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Price is Again Right
Paul Sporer's weekly rankings include a revived David Price who is pitching better than the Red Sox could have hoped when the season began.
June 4, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Lefty Two-Step for Lester
Paul Sporer can't ignore Jon Lester's matchup this week against two teams who are impotent against left-handers, as the Chicago hurler stops this week's rankings.
June 1, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
Alex Spalding can't recommend building a Rockies stack strongly enough as they host a shaky Reds pitching staff Wednesday, even if it means paying up for Nolan Arenado.
DraftKings MLB: Wednesday Picks
RotoWire's Chris Olson likes the Rockies against Reds starter John Lamb in the main slate, including third baseman Nolan Arenado.
May 28, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Two Jakes are Better than One
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings awards the top spot to the Cubs' Jake Arrieta, who gets two starts this week while the likes of Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale have but one.
May 27, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
There are quite a few attractive third base options Friday, but RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why Nick Castellanos should be a top consideration.
May 21, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Sale-ing Ks for IP
Paul Sporer explains the tradeoff in strikeouts for Chicago's Chris Sale, who's still the AL's top starter, in this week's pitcher rankings.
May 15, 2016
Jan Levine sifts through the available talent in the Senior Circuit and doesn't think you can overlook Marcell Ozuna any more, even in shallow formats.
May 14, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Double the Kershaw
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, among other elite hurlers, has a two-start week.
May 13, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Jose Abreu often goes overlooked on bigger slates, but Juan Carlos Blanco explains why the White Sox slugger shouldn't be ignored Friday.
August 31, 2014
FAAB Factor-NL: Soler Power
Jorge Soler and Javier Baez are two of the reasons why the Cubs' future is bright. Jan Levine suggests that you break the bank to get Soler if you can in your leagues.
August 27, 2014
Thursday Lineup Card: Good Luck With O'Flaherty
July 3, 2014
Friday Lineup Card: Tomlindependence Day
Josh Tomlin is coming off a one-hitter against the Mariners. Can he keep it going against the Royals on America's birthday?
June 30, 2014
Tuesday Lineup Card: Place Your Betts
June 28, 2014
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Ray of Hope
David Price has had a huge June, and that's enough to vault him to the top of this week's pitcher rankings.
June 25, 2014
The Lineup Card: Co-Sign on Cosart
Jarred Cosart has shown improved control this season including a 21:7 K:BB over his last five starts (32.2 innings). As Ryan Rufe points out, he offers value in his matchup Thursday against Atlanta.
June 22, 2014
FAAB Factor-NL: Giants Push the Panik Button
The Giants called up Joe Panik on Saturday. Jan Levine suggests how much you should bid on him in this week's edition.
June 21, 2014
Sunday Lineup Card: Eaton Your Heart Out
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Crowning Achievement
Felix Hernandez's 2.22 ERA is not supported by his skills -- it's too high. With two starts, he's the top pitcher in the AL this week, but is he tops in baseball?
June 20, 2014
Saturday Lineup Card: New No. 2 Hitter In Baltimore?
Steve Pearce has occupied the two-hole in each of the Orioles' last three games, making him a decent speculative target for those in deeper mixed leagues.
February 21, 2014
Spring Training Job Battles: An Early Look
Now that spring training is in full swing, Brian Pelowski looks around the league at jobs that are up for grabs. Can Miguel Sano become the Opening Day starter at third base in Minnesota?
August 8, 2013
Friday Lineup Card: Robbie Is Raking
July 2, 2013
Bernie On the Scene: What Should They Do - NL?
The Cubs have already traded Scott Feldman, but they have a number of moves upcoming, most notably dealing Matt Garza. Bernie Pleskoff breaks down the needs and resources of each NL team.
March 31, 2013
FAAB Factor-NL: Countless Buying Opportunities
Pictured in happier (well, at least on the field) times in Tampa Bay, Carl Crawford surprised many by rehabbing his elbow enough to be ready for Opening Day.
March 29, 2013
Spring Training Job Battles: Spring Conclusions
How will the Dodgers replace Hanley Ramirez? Brian Pelowski looks around the league as the spring job battles wrap up on the brink of Opening Day.
March 8, 2013
Spring Training Job Battles: Early March Update
Brian Pelowski takes a look around the league at job battles for all 30 teams -- including the fallout from Mark Teixeira's wrist injury.
February 16, 2013
Spring Training Job Battles: Setting the Table
As spring training begins, Brian Pelowski takes a look around the league to examine job battles for all 30 teams.
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