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March 30, 2014
FAAB Factor - NL: Big Bid on Dee Gordon?
Does Dee Gordon merit a big bid this week after he won the Dodgers' starting second base job? Jan Levine breaks it down for us in his initial column of the season.
February 19, 2014
Painting the Black: Closing Time Comes Early This Spring
Jensen Lewis breaks down six of the major closing battles this spring, including the Rangers, who will feature Neftali Feliz (pictured) and Joakim Soria.
February 14, 2014
2014 Cubs Team Preview: Baby Bears In Hibernation
The Cubs are coming off a third-straight 90-loss season and appear headed for more of the same. However, a talented quartet of prospects are on the way and bring a bright future to the North Side.
July 17, 2013
Behind the Numbers: Second-Half Sleepers
Justin Upton a sleeper? Now's the time to roll the dice on the Braves outfielder after a lengthy struggle in the first half.
June 10, 2013
In Some Depth: Potential Deadline Moves
Ricky Nolasco is on the growing list of players likely to be moved at the trade deadline next month. Ryan Eisner takes a look around the league at the potential fallout.
May 12, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: For Whom the Bell Tolls
Heath Bell has bounced back from a miserable 2012 campaign and 2013 debut to provide excellent component numbers and is now closing for Arizona with J.J. Putz on the DL.
May 8, 2013
Thursday Lineup Card: A Loney Wolf
April 29, 2013
Rounding Third: Shut Out - Week 5 Primer
After missing out on the latest top bidding object (Jose Valverde) in his various leagues, Jeff Erickson is reconsidering his FAAB strategy, at least in NFBC formats.
April 28, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Nolan Arenado Gets the Call
How much should you bid for Nolan Arenado now that the Rockies have called him up? Jan Levine shares his opinion.
April 25, 2013
Friday Lineup Card: Cardiac Carlos
April 24, 2013
Thursday Lineup Card: The Notorious Didi G
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 21, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Cingrani and Rendon Debut
Tony Cingrani and Anthony Rendon made their major league debuts this week. How much should you bid on them? Jan Levine has the answer.
April 19, 2013
Mound Musings: In the Zone
Does Cliff Lee throw too many strikes? Brad Johnson takes a closer look at the importance of pitch location, and setting up opposing hitters.
April 17, 2013
Behind the Numbers: Looking Over Gattis' Shoulder
Brian McCann is on track for a late-April return from the disabled list. So what happens to Evan Gattis when McCann returns? That's but one of the many questions explored this week.,
April 16, 2013
Wednesday Lineup Card: Hill, Hanrahan Head To DL
April 14, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Dodger Fallout, Injured Players Return
Chase Headley's imminent return and the fallout from Zack Greinke's injury headline this week's review of NL free agents.
MLB Barometer: Opportunities Abound in Toronto
Jose Reyes' awkward slide has created a handful of changes for the Blue Jays. Howard Bender details those changes and more in this week's Barometer.
April 7, 2013
MLB Barometer: All the Right Moves
In many mixed leagues last year, Edwin Encarnacion was a very profitable early season free agent pickup. Who will bring a lot of value from the waiver wire this year?
FAAB Factor - NL: First Closer Change of the Year
Kyuji Fujikawa has been given the Cubs' closer job over Carlos Marmol, and Chris Heisey has been freed. Jan Levine tells you how much to bid on both.
April 1, 2013
Tuesday Lineup Card: Marmol Already Melting
February 5, 2013
Cubs' Team Preview: Here We Go Again
While the Cubs seem unlikely to contend for the postseason in 2013, the new regime did well to acquire useful parts in the offseason.
August 16, 2012
Mound Musings: Projecting 2013 Closers
Where will Carlos Marmol be in 2013? Despite the this year's turmoil, he might end up right back with the Cubs.
July 17, 2012
Circling the Bases: Strasburg's Innings-Limit
Ray Flowers takes on the Nationals' policy on Steven Strasburg's workload.
July 12, 2012
Mound Musings: Answers for the Second Half
As baseball heads into the second half of the season, is it time to buy or sell Tim Lincecum?
July 2, 2012
In Some Depth: Nearing the Deadline
July 1, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Bauer Power
Trevor Bauer is just one of the top prospects that gets Jan Levine's attention this week.
June 15, 2012
Saturday Lineup Card: Injury News On Hamilton, Halladay, Holland, and Howard
June 7, 2012
Mound Musings: Reaching Into the Mailbag
You've got questions, we've got answers. Such as, should owners trust Francisco Lirano?
June 1, 2012
Charging the Mound: Do We Still Trust Starting Pitching?
Has Roy Halladay's injury shaken your faith in starting pitching?
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