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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 25, 2016
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Kershaw Surgery a Possibility
Jeff Stotts describes Clayton Kershaw’s post-injury pitching attempts as unsettling and discusses the possible ramifications of surgery if Kershaw ultimately goes that route.
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 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.
July 3, 2016
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Jan Levine explores the National League free agent pool this week, including a handful of starting pitchers from the Braves and Dodgers.
June 14, 2016
MLB Barometer: Nightmare Mess for Stanton Owners
Erik Siegrist ponders what to possibly do with Giancarlo Stanton, who's in an almost unprecedented slump, in this week's look at the risers and fallers around the majors.
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 30, 2016
Minor League Barometer: Risers, Fallers on the Farm
Jesse Siegel tunes us into what's happening with some of the minors' most interesting prospects this week, including the Dodgers' Julio Urias, who recently made his big-league debut.
May 29, 2016
Jan Levine checks out the available free agents in the NL, including Archie Bradley and other recent call-ups in an injury-riddled Diamondbacks rotation.
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 17, 2016
MLB Barometer: Decisions, Decisions
After a painful Jose Berrios outing, Vlad Sedler reminds us to trust our instincts when it comes to setting lineups.
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 8, 2016
Jan Levine highlights the NL's free agent options for the week, and notes that there could be a new closer in Cincinnati.
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.
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
Clay Link takes us through some AL waiver-wire candidates for this week, including a trio of starting pitchers in Minneapolis and three Angels vying for a temporary closer's role.
April 26, 2016
MLB Barometer: The Toast of Roto Town
Vlad Sedler analyzes what's behind the impressive play of Houston's Colby Rasmus, who's received many accolades in the early going.
April 17, 2016
Jan Levine details the best free agent targets in the National League, and looks for value in an unsettled Braves outfield
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.
April 2, 2016
The Long Game: Inflation Busters
Erik Siegrist tackles the tricky topic of keeper-league inflation and how to game the system with a player such as Adam Jones so fantasy owners can get the most bang for their inflation-adjusted buck.
April 1, 2016
Pitching 3D: Tough Decisions, The Rest of the Relievers
Doug Thorburn breaks down a few of his favorite relievers for the upcoming season, including the Yankees' Dellin Betances, who could add double-digit saves to his triple-digit strikeouts.
DFS Strategy: Mining for Value in Overlooked Areas
Paul Sporer reveals overlooked sources of value in DFS baseball as Opening Day approaches.
March 28, 2016
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Little Faith in Braun's Back
Jeff Stotts is pessimistic that Ryan Braun can put his back injury issues behind him this season, or at least he's not willing to take the risk.
March 25, 2016
Pitching 3D: Tough Decisions, Top Relievers
Doug Thorburn moves his focus to the ninth inning and explains why Wade Davis may not be the best reliever option this season.
March 10, 2016
Team Previews: AL East
Jason Collette previews all five teams in the American League East. Can Chris Archer and an improved offense push the Rays to the front of the pack?
March 9, 2016
Farm Futures: AL East Top 10s
James Anderson finishes off his preseason tour of MLB's farm systems with a look at the AL East, where Yoan Moncada headlines an impressive Red Sox list
February 27, 2016
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the AL East
Brad Johnson makes the case that Kevin Gausman will prove a draft-day bargain, if the Orioles will just stop impeding his progress. Who else is on his list of arms to watch?
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