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February 25, 2014
2014 Tigers Team Preview: Motor City Makeover
Prince Fielder and Doug Fister were dealt in the offseason but Detroit still has the pieces in place to contend. What impact will new manager Brad Ausmus and top prospect Nick Castellanos have in 2014?
December 21, 2013
Collette Calls: Closing Time
Jason Collette looks around the league at each team's closing situation, including the added depth behind Koji Uehara in Boston.
October 1, 2013
Rounding Third: Playoff Rankings
Jeff Erickson is favoring the Cardinals in his playoff ranks, meaning that Adam Wainwright is a fantastic target in your playoff pools.
June 21, 2013
The Wheelhouse: 30 Teams, 30 Thoughts - June Edition
Now that Papa Grande is Papa Cocida, the Tigers will finally look elsewhere for a closer. Derek VanRiper takes a look around the league as the end of June draws closer.
Saturday Lineup Card: A Koji Pair Of Sox
June 19, 2013
Bernie On The Scene: Players I Like - AL Edition
While Jurickson Profar gets a lot of attention as a potential elite shortstop of the future, RotoWire's resident scout Bernie Pleskoff has a prospect in Cleveland that he likes even more.
May 16, 2013
Friday Lineup Card: The Price Is Wrong
April 25, 2013
Friday Lineup Card: Cardiac Carlos
April 22, 2013
Rounding Third: Week 4 Primer
Jeff Erickson can't quit Travis Snider or even put him down for a little while. See his FAAB results and some other planning notes for Week 4 of the MLB season.
April 7, 2013
FAAB Factor - AL: Is Ubaldo Jimenez Back?
Is Ubaldo Jimenez's strong start against the Blue Jays this week bankable? Andrew Martinez discusses Jimenez among the other AL options this week.
March 31, 2013
FAAB Factor-AL: First Week Opportunities
Derek Jeter's season-opening trip to the DL is one of many events creating early FAAB opportunities. Andrew Martinez evaluates the full extent of them in this week's article.
March 29, 2013
RotoWire Roundtable: March Consolidated Top 350
Aroldis Chapman's move to the closer role has bumped up his value considerably, according to our panel. See who else had big changes in value this month.
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.
Collette Calls: Earning Their Stripes
Jason Collette examines the Tigers closer options after the decision to send Bruce Rondon to Triple-A on Thursday.
March 27, 2013
House of Shlain: Falling Prospects
RotoWire's Nick Shlain looks at prospects whose stock has fallen this spring.
Bernie On The Scene: Closer Rankings
Bernie Pleskoff believes in the turnaround of Fernando Rodney. Check out where he ranks in Bernie's closer rankings.
March 26, 2013
Rounding Third: Updated Top 350
Prince Fielder's rise in ADP speaks to the desire for owners to find a safe option in the first round. Is such safety real or an illusion?
March 18, 2013
Rounding Third: RFBOC Results
Edwin Encarnacion landed on Jeff Erickson's team in the third round. Who else did he take and why?
March 11, 2013
The RotoWire 350: Preaching What I Practice
Wilin Rosario has climbed the RotoWire rankings to correspond with how Jeff Erickson has treated him at the draft table.
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 18, 2013
Magazine Mock Draft: A Look Back At Our Earliest Mock
A lot can change over the course of the season, but here's a look back at the RotoWire Magazine Mock Draft in late December.
Picks and Pans: Sheehan's Players to Target & Avoid for 2013
Joe Sheehan shares his list of players to target and avoid in drafts for 2013.
February 17, 2013
The RotoWire Roundtable: February Consolidated Top 350, Part II
One member on our panel kept Alexei Ramirez out of his top 350 altogether.
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.
February 13, 2013
Rounding Third: This Time We Go To 350
Lance Berkman was so excited that we expanded the list to 350 players, he called a press conference.
February 6, 2013
Tigers' Team Preview: Star Power
Miguel Cabrera is coming off of an MVP season, Justin Verlander remains among the elite starters, and Prince Fielder is a star. But have the Tigers filled in behind them adequately?
December 10, 2012
5 AL Relief Prospects to Watch: Home Grown Closer in Motown?
With the departure of Jose Valverde, unproven reliever Bruce Rondon could become the next closer of the Tigers. Nick Shlain takes a closer look...
September 2, 2012
Monday Lineup Card: Mighty Griffin
August 23, 2012
Friday Lineup Card: Papi's Coming Home
August 19, 2012
Monday Lineup Card: Another Japanese Pitcher Gains Steam
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