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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Chris Sale's name.
June 25, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kershaw in Pedro Territory
Paul Sporer breaks down this week's pitcher rankings and, no surprise, Clayton Kershaw is on top, but just how close is the Dodgers' ace getting to the all-time greats?
June 18, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Sonny Again in Oakland
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Oakland starter Sonny Gray, whose velocity has returned since he came off the disabled list three starts ago.
June 15, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
Alex Spalding checks out Wednesday's slate and can't help but marvel at the historic numbers David Ortiz is putting up in his final season.
June 11, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Price is Again Right
Paul Sporer's weekly rankings include a revived David Price who is pitching better than the Red Sox could have hoped when the season began.
June 10, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Jackie Bradley has been excellent against both handedness of pitchers this season, and he has a great matchup Friday against the Royals' Tyler Duffy, who struggles with left-handed batters.
June 4, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Lefty Two-Step for Lester
Paul Sporer can't ignore Jon Lester's matchup this week against two teams who are impotent against left-handers, as the Chicago hurler stops this week's rankings.
June 1, 2016
Mound Musings: Touching All the Bases!
Brad Johnson offers his thoughts on who to watch, what to watch for and often-overlooked factors when evaluating pitching for fantasy teams, including his reasons for targeting Yu Darvish in his leagues this year.
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.
The Z Files: Updated Top 20 Pitchers
Todd Zola unveils his updated pitcher rankings, including a surprise appearance in the top 20 by Rays' left-hander Drew Smyly.
May 29, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
Chase Utley showed the Mets on Saturday that he's not afraid of a little pitch behind his back, and Juan Blanco explains why the Dodgers' second baseman is worth fantasy consideration Sunday as well.
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Chris Bennett highlights some bargains on a Sunday slate featuring elite pitchers worth paying up for, and notes that Jay Bruce has impressive career numbers against Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson.
May 28, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Two Jakes are Better than One
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings awards the top spot to the Cubs' Jake Arrieta, who gets two starts this week while the likes of Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale have but one.
May 24, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Tuesday Picks
David Price's 5.53 ERA looks ugly on the surface, but Alex Spalding explains why fantasy players should overlook it Tuesday against the Rockies.
May 21, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Sale-ing Ks for IP
Paul Sporer explains the tradeoff in strikeouts for Chicago's Chris Sale, who's still the AL's top starter, in this week's pitcher rankings.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: White Sox Set to Pop
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitter rankings for the week, dominated by a trio of AL squads with eight and seven-game slates.
May 14, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Double the Kershaw
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, among other elite hurlers, has a two-start week.
May 13, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
Jason Kipnis has hit well of late and RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why that trend is likely to continue Friday against the Twins.
May 12, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: Revised Top 100 Fantasy Players
Stricken by writer's block, Dave Regan instead shifts his rumblings this week toward an updated rankings list of his Top 100 MLB fantasy players.
May 9, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
While many fantasy players will be focusing on Coors Field, RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why a former Rockie may be a solid pick Monday on FanDuel.
May 7, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Arizona's Turn to Mash
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game slates for the Diamondbacks, Red Sox and Mets.
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
Sasha Yodashkin is prepared to spend up to stack some Brewers against Reds left-hander Brandon Finnegan, with the surging Ryan Braun as the centerpiece of the lineup.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Strasburg at Home on K Street
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starting pitchers as a two-start week in D.C. for Stephen Strasburg has the Nationals ace atop the list.
May 4, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Assessing Pitcher Skills Growth, Decline
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes pitchers who have seen a skills growth or a skills decline this season and what it means for fantasy owners. Why are Dallas Keuchel's strikeouts down this year?
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?
May 1, 2016
Chris Bennett finds a lot of bargains on Sunday's slate, allowing him to spend a little extra for Anthony Rizzo in a great matchup against the vulnerable Julio Teheran
April 30, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Good Week Ahead for Harvey
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starting pitchers, including the Mets' Matt Harvey, who has increased his swinging-strike rate his last two starts and now gets to face two strikeout-prone teams.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Giant Advantage for San Fran
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game slates for the Blue Jays, Giants and Astros.
April 23, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Wind In His Sale
Chris Sale has a nasty schedule this week. So, does that mean Paul Sporer dropped him in this week's pitcher rankings? On the contrary.
April 20, 2016
Toeing the Line: Wednesday Betting Picks
Erik Siegrist highlights some interesting lines for Wednesday's games and looks at Jeremy Hellickson and the Phillies as an underdog play against the visiting Mets.
April 16, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Roaring Thunder
Noah Syndergaard faces off against the Phillies and Braves this week, and Paul Sporer wonders if he could reach 30 strikeouts.
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