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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.
September 23, 2016
The Z Files: Notes To Self For 2017
Todd Zola leaves some notes to himself for his 2017 drafts, including a reminder to focus more on hitting early given his knack for consistently finding valuable arms like Brandon Finnegan in the late rounds.
September 1, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: September Call-ups and 2017 Closers
Dave Regan uses his rumblings this week to speculate on September call-ups and who might nail down a closer's spot in 2017.
August 11, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: 30 Teams, 30 “Interesting” Guys
Dave Regan rumbles about 30 different players -- one per team -- with an eye toward planning for the 2017 fantasy season.
July 31, 2016
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist takes a look at the AL free agent pool as the trade deadline nears and notes that no one's fantasy outlook improved more than Dellin Betances.
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?
June 19, 2016
Erik Siegrist reviews the available talent on AL waiver wires and notes that while Troy Tulowitzki has been a major disappointment as a Blue Jay, he still has too much upside to ignore.
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 26, 2016
Mound Musings: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
In this week’s edition, Brad Johnson discusses young impact pitchers, like the Rays' Blake Snell, who will be arriving soon at a ballpark near you.
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 12, 2016
Mound Musings: Hold on There!
Brad Johnson knows that competing in the holds category is challenging. In this week’s article, he tries to make the task of finding holds producers, like Koji Uehara, easier.
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?
April 24, 2016
Clay Link takes us through some AL waiver-wire candidates for this week, including a pair of Red Sox starting pitchers and a handful of Blue Jays infielders.
April 11, 2016
Collette Calls: Breaking Down Chris Archer
Jason Collette looks for the story behind the story of Chris Archer, whose command was nowhere to be found in his first two starts this 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.
April 1, 2016
DFS Strategy: Mining for Value in Overlooked Areas
Paul Sporer reveals overlooked sources of value in DFS baseball as Opening Day approaches.
March 22, 2016
MLB Barometer: Analyzing ADP Risers, Fallers
Vlad Sedler looks at players who are shooting up the ADP charts this March, and others who are going in the opposite direction. Is there still profit to be made on a player like Trevor Story?
March 13, 2016
MLB Prop Bets: Top Wagers for 2016
RotoWire's Erik Siegrist reviews the most interesting season-long prop bets for the upcoming baseball season, including whether to take the easy road and pick Bryce Harper for NL MVP.
March 11, 2016
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the AL Central
Brad Johnson continues his series of arms to watch and one of the biggest jumping out in the AL Central is Cleveland's Danny Salazar.
March 3, 2016
Team Previews: AL Central
Jack Moore provides in-depth previews for all five teams in the AL Central. Can Eric Hosmer lead the Royals to a third straight pennant?
February 11, 2016
Team Previews: NL Central
Jack Moore provides in-depth previews for all five teams in the highly competitive NL Central.
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?
January 18, 2016
The RotoWire 200: 2016 Overall Rankings
Is Carlos Correa a top-10 pick in 2016? RotoWire Senior Editor Jeff Erickson shares his January installment of the RotoWire 200.
January 15, 2016
Collette Calls: American League Closers
Jason Collette analyzes AL closer situations, which have had an infusion of talent from the NL this offseason, but Kansas City's Wade Davis still stands alone at the top.
December 29, 2015
Collette Calls: National League Closers
A few recent trades have left the National League with significantly fewer upper-tier closers, and Jason Collette wades through the best of the rest.
September 27, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Strike It Rich
Rich Hill is Monday's Recommended Pickup after being flat-out dominant over three starts for the Red Sox.
September 11, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Go With Stro, Man
Chris Benzine discusses why Marcus Stroman's return to the mound could make an impact in fantasy playoffs, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
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