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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?
June 25, 2017
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Jan Levine hits the waiver wire for this week's best pickups as prospect Jesse Winker is back in Cincinnati looking to impress.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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?
February 2, 2016
Collette Calls: AL Closers in Waiting
Jason Collette looks at the stats to break down each American League bullpen to find the likely next man up for each team this season.
September 15, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Reimold Sounds Good
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 3, 2015
Mound Musings: Aces High
Brad Johnson's (very short) list of top-of-rotation starters to target in 2016 drafts.
August 31, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: Expansion Day
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Like a Rube Goldberg Machine
Stephen Strasburg is dealing with discomfort in his back, something that RotoWire's Jeff Stotts warned in early July may occur while the Nationals' pitcher was dealing with a neck injury.
MLB Barometer: There's Always Next Year
Vlad Sedler is prepping for next year's drafts with a look at 2016's top pitching options.
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 27, 2015
Mound Musings: See You In September
Brad Johnson is making the most of September's expanded rosters.
August 20, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: Surprise Help Down The Stretch
Mound Musings: He's a Keeper!
Brad Johnson looks at potential keepers for 2016, including Kevin Gausman, who can still be a true top-of-the-rotation starter.
The Saber's Edge: Building A Better Pitching Staff
Jeff Zimmerman looks back at his 2015 drafts and examines how he can better value pitchers with an eye toward 2016. Should we be optimistic about a pitcher like Robbie Ray?
August 16, 2015
FAAB Factor - AL: Patience Pays Off
Jackie Bradley Jr. has hit well upon getting regular playing time lately - will the Red Sox stick with him this time around?
August 13, 2015
Mound Musings: Going to the Bullpen
Brad Johnson on changing relief situations and how bullpens are setting up for the stretch drive.
August 11, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Bassitt Hound
August 10, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: Peraza Hotel
July 9, 2015
Regan's Rumblings: A Bullpen Walk-Through
David Regan offers up a status report on the closer situations for all 30 teams, including the woeful Reds who might be tempted to deal Aroldis Chapman.
July 2, 2015
Regan's Rumblings: 30 Teams, 30 Questions
David Regan takes a tour of all 30 depth charts, and among other thoughts has some concern over Gregory Polanco's progress
May 15, 2015
Regan's Rumblings: A Look at the 30 Closer Situations
David Regan reviews each team's closer situation this week, including a look at what to make of the Marlins now that Steve Cishek has been jettisoned from the role.
April 5, 2015
FAAB Factor - AL: Many Options To Sort Through
Koji Uehara's injury has opened the door for a couple of speculative plays in the AL this week, writes RotoWire's Andrew Martinez.
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