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April 2, 2017
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist looks at some AL players who may have slipped through the cracks in early drafts and auctions and wound up in the Opening Day free agent pool, including a svelter Pablo Sandoval as he tries to revive his career in Boston.
March 30, 2017
Mound Musings: Hold on There!
Brad Johnson looks at relievers he believes could step into the closer’s gig at some point in the season but in the meantime deserve attention right out of the gate like Oakland's Sean Doolittle.
March 23, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Job Battles A-Z (v. 2.0)
Derek VanRiper checks in on the key job battles for all 30 teams as the final week of spring training approaches.
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the AL West
In Brad Johnson’s final week of division deep dives, he takes a look at the American League West, featuring injured Angels closer Huston Street, who will miss the beginning of the season.
February 28, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Job Battles A-Z
Derek VanRiper takes a team-by-team look around the league at important job battles as spring training games are now underway.
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.
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.
August 14, 2016
Erik Siegrist reviews the waiver options in the AL and finds some young arms making names for themselves, including Astros starter Joe Musgrove.
August 11, 2016
Mound Musings: Let's Talk Bullpens
In this week’s article, Brad Johnson tackles one of his most frequently asked questions, which has to do which teams’ closing situations are in flux including the Cardinals and Trevor Rosenthal.
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?
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 8, 2016
Pitching 3D: Changing Hands
Doug Thorburn examines some of the role changes that have already occurred less than a week into the season.
April 7, 2016
Mound Musings: Checking in on AL Bullpens
This week, Brad Johnson takes an in-depth look at American League closers to keep an eye on, including A’s Sean Doolittle.
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 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.
January 22, 2016
Picks and Pans: Gray Skies Ahead?
In his annual season preview, Joe Sheehan makes the case for avoiding Sonny Gray in 2016. Who else is he picking and panning this season?
September 20, 2015
NL FAAB Factor: Don't Be Wrong About Wainwright
Adam Wainwright could return during the final weeks of the season, but even if he doesn't, don't forget about picking him up now for 2016, writers RotoWire's Jan Levine in this week's NL FAAB Factor.
September 13, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Souza's On
Rays outfielder Steven Souza is Monday's Recommended Pickup after Tampa Bay activated him from the DL following a hand injury.
September 10, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: Third Time's A Charm For Vidal Nuno?
Now with his third team in as many years, Vidal Nuno may have found a home in Seattle where he’s pitched quite well out of the bullpen for the Mariners.
August 23, 2015
NL FAAB Factor: Wright Back
David Wright is finally ready to return, and RotoWire's top Mets fan Jan Levine is excited. How much should you bid on the returning star? Find out in this week's NL 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.
August 20, 2015
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.
August 18, 2015
Umpire Analysis: Umpire Analysis
Christopher Olson analyzes this week's umpire matchups and finds a winner in Chicago's Jose Quintana.
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 9, 2015
NL FAAB Factor: Bourn Again in Atlanta
Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher have been traded to Atlanta, but are they worth FAABing this week? RotoWire's Jan Levine on the trade and more in this week's NL FAAB Factor.
August 6, 2015
Mound Musings: New Faces in New Places
Brad Johnson continues his examination of the trade deadline deals and how David Price and the rest will fare in their new homes.
August 2, 2015
NL FAAB Factor: A Cespedes for the Rest of Us
Jan Levine reviews this week's FAAB bids, which are choke full of fallout from the trade deadline, including the arrival of Yoenis Cespedes in Queens.
July 31, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: The Deadline Has Passed
Chris Benzine discusses Alex Wilson's new role as the likely closer for the Tigers, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
July 30, 2015
Mound Musings: Trade Winds
Brad Johnson analyzes the Cueto, Hamels, Kazmir and Tulowitzki trades and what it means for fantasy owners.
July 27, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: Tulo-ronto
After a decade in Colorado, Troy Tulowitzki was stunningly moved to a new home late Monday night, as he'll join the Blue Jays' star-studded lineup
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