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July 9, 2017
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist looks over the American League free-agent pool heading into the All-Star break and examines the current plight of one-dimensional sluggers like the Angels' C.J. Cron.
August 21, 2016
Erik Siegrist looks over the waiver options for a relatively quiet week in the AL and finds a couple of Blue Jays in the middle of impressive hot streaks.
August 7, 2016
Erik Siegrist considers the post-trade deadline fallout in the American League and finds three new closers but only one established premium bat added to the Junior Circuit's player pool.
August 4, 2016
The Z Files: Trade Deadline FAAB Strategies
Todd Zola examines how to handle the aftermath of a busy trade deadline and warns that there's more to post-deadline FAAB bidding than just throwing max money at Jonathan Lucroy.
June 26, 2016
Erik Siegrist finds a lot of impact talent on AL waiver wires this week, including just-promoted Astros first baseman A.J. Reed.
May 29, 2016
Clay Link takes us through some AL waiver-wire candidates for this week, including a plethora of Twins pitchers both in the bullpen and vying for a spot in the rotation.
May 22, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Manny Machado's price has fallen a bit in recent days, and RotoWire's Chris Bennett explains why he's worth slotting into fantasy lineups Sunday.
April 28, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Assessing Skills Growth, and Decline
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes hitters who have seen a skills growth or a skills decline this season and what it means for fantasy owners. Is time to give up on Justin Upton?
April 17, 2016
Clay Link looks at this week's free-agent targets, including Tampa Bay's Erasmo Ramirez, who should make the most of his starting opportunities the next couple months.
April 14, 2016
The Wheelhouse: The Pursuit of Saves
Chasing saves on the waiver wire can be costly, but is it necessary? Derek VanRiper takes a look back at 2015 to see where the saves came from as roles changed during the season.
February 26, 2016
Team Previews: AL West
Paul Sporer provides in-depth previews for all five teams in the American League West. Can Mike Trout keep the Angels out of the division basement?
February 24, 2016
Farm Futures: AL West Top 10s
James Anderson highlights the disparity in the farm systems of the AL West, from the threadbare Angels' list to a Rangers' top 10 in which slugger Joey Gallo can't even land the number one spot
September 30, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: Late Season Outfield Help in Altherr
Aaron Altherr is fighting for a roster spot next season for the Phillies and offers a solid power/speed combo down the stretch.
September 27, 2015
AL FAAB Factor: Climbing the Hill
RotoWire's Andrew Martinez breaks down the FAAB and waiver targets for the final week of the regular season, including the Red Sox's Rich Hill, who seems to have revived his career in Boston.
September 22, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Back, Back, Back, Gone
Back injuries have been keeping some of the game's premier hitters -- including Miguel Cabrera, Adam Jones and Ryan Braun -- out of the lineup in the season's final weeks.
September 20, 2015
AL FAAB Factor: New Shoe
Matt Shoemaker will return to the Angels' rotation Sunday, but is he worth a FAAB dart this late in the year? RotoWire's Andrew Martinez answers that question and more in this week's AL FAAB Factor.
September 18, 2015
Regan's Rumblings: Potential 2016 Breakouts
David Regan looks ahead once again to possible 2016 breakouts, and thinks the Royals' Mike Moustakas is ready to take his game to the next level
September 15, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Reimold Sounds Good
September 14, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: Come See Seager
September 13, 2015
AL FAAB Factor: Down the Stretch
RotoWire's Andrew Martinez writes about the hot-hitting J.P. Arencibia and others in this week's AL FAAB Factor.
September 8, 2015
In Some Depth: The Return of Mike Olt
Ryan Eisner on Mike Olt's latest chance in the majors and other key September position battles
September 6, 2015
AL FAAB Factor: Here Comes Your Man
Sean Doolittle looks like his old self again, and it's only a matter of time before he starts getting saves writes RotoWire's Andrew Martinez in this week's AL FAAB Factor.
August 30, 2015
AL FAAB Factor: Roster Expansion on the Horizon
Rusney Castillo is already owned in AL-only leagues, but his strong bat in August gives him mixed-league consideration as well. RotoWire's Andrew Martinez writes about Castillo and others in this week's AL FAAB Factor.
August 25, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Phillies Turn to Altherr
August 23, 2015
AL FAAB Factor: Spend the Big Bux
RotoWire's Andrew Martinez gives his thoughts on Byron Buxton and others in this week's AL FAAB Factor.
August 21, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Don't Sleep On Dietrich
Chris Benzine discusses Derek Dietrich's success since joining the Marlins, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
July 21, 2015
In Some Depth: The Replacements
Ryan Eisner on the Royals' attempts to replace Alex Gordon in left and other key position battles.
July 20, 2015
MLB Barometer: Catching Up
Vlad Sedler ranks the best and worst MLB backstops for the second half of the season.
June 21, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Red Byrd Return
Monday's Recommended Pickup is a 37-year-old outfielder who returned from a broken wrist much earlier than expected.
June 13, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Values
RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta loves the Orioles against the Yankees on Saturday, headlined by Adam Jones, who has excellent career numbers against opposing starter CC Sabathia.
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