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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Steve Cishek's name.
May 21, 2017
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist looks at the free agent pool in the Junior Circuit and spots a number of veterans nearing returns from the DL, including the Rangers' Adrian Beltre.
May 18, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Closer Watch
As ninth-inning roles turn over due to poor performance and injuries, Derek VanRiper shares his updated closer rankings.
Mound Musings: Know When to Hold 'Em?
Brad Johnson dives into pitchers off to a great start this season to determine whether they’re keepers. On his “Hold ’Em” list is Cardinal veteran Michael Wacha, whose best days may not be behind him.
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 21, 2016
Erik Siegrist looks over the waiver options for a relatively quiet week in the AL and finds a couple of Blue Jays in the middle of impressive hot streaks.
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.
August 7, 2016
Erik Siegrist considers the post-trade deadline fallout in the American League and finds three new closers but only one established premium bat added to the Junior Circuit's player pool.
August 4, 2016
Mound Musings: The Tradewinds Blow
With the non-waiver trade deadline over, Brad Johnson examines the starting pitcher trades he believes could significantly impact fantasy roles for the remainder of the season, including the Ray’s Matt Moore to the Giants.
July 31, 2016
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?
July 10, 2016
Erik Siegrist sees a lot of turmoil, and a lot of bidding opportunities, in AL bullpens this week as Wade Davis was just the first of three elite closers to break down heading into the All-Star break.
July 3, 2016
Erik Siegrist sifts through the names available in American League free agent pools and can't help but be impressed by Mike Zunino's return to the majors.
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 19, 2016
Mound Musings: Building an Ace
Brad Johnson explains his five-tier system for figuring out an ace, like Clayton Kershaw, or future aces, on the waiver wire and in your lineup.
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 15, 2016
Clay Link looks at likely American League waiver-wire options, including a pair of widely available starters in Kansas City.
May 8, 2016
Clay Link takes us through his American League waiver-wire options for this week, which includes a pair of Angels starting pitchers vying for a spot in the rotation.
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.
Mound Musings: Shooting Stars
A full month into the season, Brad Johnson helps sort out which surprisingly good pitchers, like the Reds Brandon Finnegan, are worth the long haul.
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 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 3, 2016
Clay Link surveys the American League waiver wire where as Matt Shoemaker has worked his way into the Angels' rotation thanks to an injury to C.J. Wilson.
April 1, 2016
Pitching 3D: Tough Decisions, The Rest of the Relievers
Doug Thorburn breaks down a few of his favorite relievers for the upcoming season, including the Yankees' Dellin Betances, who could add double-digit saves to his triple-digit strikeouts.
March 25, 2016
Brad Johnson looks at some intriguing starting pitchers in the AL West, including Texas' Yu Darvish, whose draft-day discount should pay off handsomely once he returns from injury.
March 16, 2016
MLB Barometer: Listen Up, it's Story Time
Chris Bennett's look at who's rising and fall in spring training includes Colorado prospect Trevor Story whose time has come for the Rockies.
March 4, 2016
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the NL East
If Brad Johnson can have only on Mets starter, would it be Noah Syndergaard or one of his brethren fireballers? Who else is on his list of arms to watch?
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