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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Mariano Rivera's name.
March 25, 2016
Pitching 3D: Tough Decisions, Top Relievers
Doug Thorburn moves his focus to the ninth inning and explains why Wade Davis may not be the best reliever option this season.
March 20, 2016
Collette Calls: NL Predictions
Jason Collette looks into his crystal ball for each team in the National League. Will Yasiel Puig rebound with a new manager in Los Angeles or is he doomed to disappoint?
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.
July 4, 2015
Collette Calls: Managing Second-Half Expectations
Jason Collette looks at recent history to find some realistic projections for fantasy categories in the second half. For example, how many home runs should you expect from a player in the second half?
June 11, 2015
Minor League Barometer: Year of the Prospect
Jesse Siegel wants to know who's got next in the year of the prospect. Not Yoan Moncada, who is struggling at Low-A.
May 28, 2015
Mound Musings: Why Isn't Joe the New Closer?
Brad Johnson on the ideal closer's resume, the Mets' six-man rotation and more.
May 19, 2015
Collette Calls: Miller Pulls a Maddux, Again
Jason Collette examines how Shelby Miller, who tossed his second ''Maddux'' on Sunday, has turned his potential into a level of dominance few saw coming.
February 20, 2015
White Sox Team Preview: Phase Two
The White Sox made big strides last season, then were big players this offseason to give Jose Abreu more help. Will it be enough to contend in the AL Central?
February 13, 2015
Yankees Team Preview: Multiple Health Concerns
The Yankees' chances of competing in the AL East could depend on Masahiro Tanaka's health this season, according to RotoWire's Jason Braverman.
January 27, 2015
Endgame Odyssey: Closer Roles In Flux
Yet again, the Mets have uncertainty with their closer role heading into spring training. Brad Johnson breaks down the unsettled ninth-inning situations around the league.
January 19, 2015
The Wheelhouse: 25 Things You Should Know Before Draft Day
Derek VanRiper shares some of the tools that he uses to prepare during the offseason, along with some early discoveries about the player pool heading into 2015.
August 19, 2014
MLB Barometer: Get Carter
Scott Jenstad doesn't want to talk about his slumping A's (but does anyhow), explains how to excel in the end game of a league, and pumps the value of the surging Chris Carter.
July 30, 2014
Regan's Rumblings: Beating Spring Predictions
A 2011 first-round pick, Sonny Gray is well on his way to ace status, a little sooner than perhaps expected.
July 9, 2014
Regan's Rumblings: Spring Predictions Gone Wrong
You can't always be right, and Evan Longoria is one of the players we missed on this year. Why is he making us look bad?
June 22, 2014
Monday Lineup Card: Koji Fatigue?
May 26, 2014
MLB Barometer: Bargains At the V-Mart
Ryan Howard is showing all the signs of turning 35 this year and makes Vlad Sedler's downgrade list this week.
April 19, 2014
Charging the Mound: Liss and Erickson Talk Baseball
What starting pitchers can we trust no matter what happened in their last outing?
April 14, 2014
Painting the Black: Closing Epidemic
Jensen Lewis wonders why teams are pulling the plug so early on their closers this season, particularly in Milwaukee and Oakland.
April 13, 2014
Charging the Mound: Erickson and Liss Talk Baseball
Daily Fantasy vs. Season Long, plus Dee Gordon, Matt Kemp, Ryan Braun and other needle-movers two weeks in.
LABR Look: Early Injuries Wreaking Havoc
Bobby Colton takes a survey of the early injuries' impact in the Mixed LABR league that he's playing in.
April 12, 2014
The Long Game: The Closer Carousel
Aroldis Chapman is one of many closers already down. Erik Siegrist offers some alternatives to investing full price on current closers.
April 9, 2014
Regan's Rumblings: Is Brandon Belt's Power for Real?
The answer to that and more as this week's edition tackles some early season observations.
April 8, 2014
Diamond Cuts: Strain vs. Sprain
Yasiel Puig's thumb injury inspired Jeff Stotts' annual lecture on the difference between a sprain and a strain.
April 3, 2014
Friday Lineup Card: All Eyes On Kemp
Matt Kemp is set to make his much-anticipated 2014 debut Friday against the Giants after a lengthy recovery from offseason ankle surgery.
April 1, 2014
Behind the Backstop: 2014 Predictions - AL East
David Ortiz and the Red Sox are still on top of the AL East in Tory Hernandez's division predictions.
February 25, 2014
Painting the Black: Five Setup Men To Watch
Jensen Lewis suggests that more has changed with Carlos Marmol than his location.
February 20, 2014
2014 Yankees Team Preview : Bronx Spending Spree
In what will be the last ride for Derek Jeter, 2014 hopes to bring improvement following another big offseason spending spree by the Yankees. Will the depth hold up and the big acquisitions pay off for a return to the postseason?
February 12, 2014
NFBC Trends: Hating the Closers
Greg Ambrosius hates closers and the lack of stability at the position, and thus really is disappointed that Mariano Rivera has retired.
January 7, 2014
The RotoWire 200: Our First Bite of the Apple
According to our projections, Clayton Kershaw will be the third most valuable fantasy player in 2014. Are you willing to pull the trigger on him early on if you have that choice?
December 21, 2013
Collette Calls: Closing Time
Jason Collette looks around the league at each team's closing situation, including the added depth behind Koji Uehara in Boston.
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