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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.
May 14, 2017
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist wades into this week's free agent pool and bids a fond farewell to Jose Berrios, who looked strong in his season debut Saturday.
May 4, 2017
Mound Musings: Spotlight on the Soft-Tossers
This week Brad Johnson tackles a question posed by a reader who asked whether Johnson considers pitchers who lack big arms like Cy Young winner and Boston Red Sox Rick Porcello.
April 28, 2017
Oak's Corner: Bummed About Bumgarner
In this week’s addition, Scott Jenstad laments having chosen injured Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner in the first round of one of his most high-profile fantasy teams.
April 13, 2017
Mound Musings: Advanced Metrics and 20/20 Eyesight
Brad Johnson talks about the metrics he uses to assess pitchers but also advises going old school and watching specific pitchers, like Justin Verlander, to accumulate one’s own data.
April 6, 2017
Mound Musings: My 2017 “Home” League Mound Corps
This week Brad Johnson gives readers a look into his own fantasy pitching staff for his highly competitive hometown keeper league. One of the stars of his roster is Noah Syndergaard.
The Z Files: The Necessary Evil of Park Factors
Todd Zola analyzes park factors for all 30 clubs, and thinks pitching in Great American Ballpark might not be such a handicap for young Reds hurlers like Brandon Finnegan.
April 3, 2017
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Rodon Has Biceps Bursitis
Jeff Stotts examines injured players around the league who'll miss Opening Day and beyond, including White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon who’ll will be out for at least two weeks.
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?
February 23, 2017
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the AL East
Brad Johnson breaks down each team's rotation in the AL East and discusses whether fantasy owners should pursue Michael Pineda this season.
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.
October 8, 2016
The Saber's Edge: How I Won Tout Wars
Jeff Zimmerman took home a Tout Wars title, but it came down to one nail-biting Christian Yelich at-bat on the last day of the season. Find out how he did it.
September 15, 2016
Mound Musings: I Was Born a Ramblin’ Man
With the season winding down, Brad Johnson takes this week to discuss a few of his favorite topics, including the “Do No Harm Principle,” in which he uses Clayton Kershaw and Alfredo Simon as examples.
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.
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 30, 2016
Mound Musings: Dissecting Pitcher Injuries
Brad Johnson is back. This week, he looks at a variety of player injuries and their impact on the fantasy world, including Angels pitcher Garrett Richards’ UCL tear.
June 26, 2016
Erik Siegrist finds a lot of impact talent on AL waiver wires this week, including just-promoted Astros first baseman A.J. Reed.
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 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 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 21, 2016
Mound Musings : Assessing Emerging Opportunity
Brad Johnson explains what to look for when determining which pitching prospects will soon get opportunities. Find out why Brandon Finnegan gets the edge against more talented pitchers.
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 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.
Regan's Rumblings: (Very) Early Overreactions
David Regan rumbles about some premature overreactions midway through the first week of the season.
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 25, 2016
Spring Training Job Battles: Countdown to Opening Day
Clay Link checks in on all the major positional battles from around Major League Baseball. Is Aaron Sanchez a lock to make the rotation?
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