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May 28, 2017
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist reviews the available free agents in the American League and reminds you to make sure David Price isn't somehow available prior to his 2017 debut Monday.
May 25, 2017
Mound Musings: Revisiting My 2017 “Home” League Mound Corps
Brad Johnson updates readers on his “home” league pitching staff, including how losing Mets Ace Noah Syndergaard for two or three months has affected the rest of his team.
May 21, 2017
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 19, 2017
Oak's Corner: A Good Weekend for Encarnacion?
Scott Jenstad picks the Indians at Astros for his series of the weekend. Could this be the matchup that gets Edwin Encarnacion and the rest of the offense going in the right direction?
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.
April 27, 2017
Mound Musings: AL Bullpen Check
This week Brad Johnson studies closer situations in the American League to identify possible shake-ups as well as potential trade material including White Sox David Robertson.
April 9, 2017
Erik Siegrist looks at the available talent in the American League and thinks Jose Berrios is still worth scooping up despite last season's poor big-league debut.
April 1, 2017
Collette Calls: AL Tout Wars Recap
Jason Collettte reviews his strategy and results from his recent AL Tout Wars auction. Will Jose Altuve lead him to the Tout Wars title?
March 30, 2017
Mound Musings: Hold on There!
Brad Johnson looks at relievers he believes could step into the closer’s gig at some point in the season but in the meantime deserve attention right out of the gate like Oakland's Sean Doolittle.
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.
March 15, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Punting Batting Average
Derek VanRiper considers the roster construction process without worrying about batting average.
March 9, 2017
Top 250 Dynasty League Rankings
James Anderson offers up his overall rankings for deep dynasty leagues, and puts Corey Seager firmly in the top 10 after his breakout 2016.
March 7, 2017
Collette Calls: AL LABR Review
Jason Collette investigates three fascinating aspects of the recent AL LABR auction -- speed, closers and shiny new toys. How much of a premium did Andrew Benintendi cost?
March 1, 2017
Farm Futures: Rookie Tiers
James Anderson offers up his recommended prospect targets and stashes for re-draft leagues, including young Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson.
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 27, 2017
Collette Calls: Analyzing Last Year's New Pitches
Jason Collette analyzes pitchers who added a new pitch to their arsenals last season and what difference, if any, it made. Why didn't Michael Wacha's new cutter help him more?
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 30, 2017
Baseball Draft Kit: Lessons from 10 Years in the NFBC
Scott Jenstad reveals some of the strategic approach that has fueled his success in the NFBC over the past decade.
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.
October 25, 2016
The Z Files: First Draft, Part Three
Todd Zola recounts how he and Derek Van Riper continued filling out their roster in the 2017 season's first draft, including waiting until the 19th round to fill first base with the Astros' A.J. Reed.
October 17, 2016
The Z Files: Calculated Risks
Todd Zola continues analyzing the strategy behind the picks he and Derek Van Riper have made in the first draft of the 2017 season, and gets out of his comfort zone with young slugger Miguel Sano.
September 11, 2016
Erik Siegrist reviews this week's available free agents in the American League, with Jordan Zimmermann leading a wave of veteran arms coming off the DL.
September 1, 2016
Mound Musings: See You in September?
Brad Johnson examines pitchers who might be worth a look for your fantasy team during the season’s final month, including Texas Ranger Derek Holland, who came back from injury in late August.
August 28, 2016
Erik Siegrist looks at the AL free agent pool prior to September call-ups and finds a trio of veteran outfielders making a late push to save their seasons, including the Tigers' Justin Upton.
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 18, 2016
Mound Musings: Targeting 2017 – National League
If your season is all but over this year, Brad Johnson says that this is a great time to lay the foundation for a big 2017 by targeting pitchers who will be in demand next year, like Noah Syndergaard.
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.
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