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August 2, 2015
FAAB Factor - NL: A Cespedes for the Rest of Us
Jan Levine reviews this week's FAAB bids, which are choke full of fallout from the trade deadline, including the arrival of Yoenis Cespedes in Queens.
July 31, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: The Deadline Has Passed
Chris Benzine discusses Alex Wilson's new role as the likely closer for the Tigers, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
July 9, 2015
Bats & Balls: A Bullpen Walk-Through
David Regan offers up a status report on the closer situations for all 30 teams, including the woeful Reds who might be tempted to deal Aroldis Chapman.
June 28, 2015
FAAB Factor - NL: Going to the Matz
Jan Levine breaks down the National League and advises owners to be ready to pounce on prospect Steven Matz, who should be a mainstay in the Mets' rotation.
June 24, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: Randal Grichuk, Untapped Power Source
Grichuk is prone to a streaky bat, but the power potential he carries in a potent Cardinals lineup is worth the risk.
June 17, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: Betances Continues To Roll
With Andrew Miller still sidelined to injury, Dellin Betances continues to fill in admirably.
June 8, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: The Future Is Now
On a day when the Astros loaded up on highly rated prospects in the draft, they debuted 2012 No. 1 pick Carlos Correa with the big team.
May 15, 2015
Bats & Balls: A Look at the 30 Closer Situations
David Regan reviews each team's closer situation this week, including a look at what to make of the Marlins now that Steve Cishek has been jettisoned from the role.
May 4, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: Power Plouffe Play
May 3, 2015
FAAB Factor - NL: Throwing Darts
The Phillies are activating Chad Billingsley this week, but do you want him? All that and more from RotoWire's Jan Levine in this week's edition of NL FAAB Factor.
April 30, 2015
Bats & Balls: Is Bryce Harper the New Jack Cust?
David Regan looks at storylines from the first month and wonders if Bryce Harper has become a three-true-outcomes player.
April 20, 2015
MLB Barometer: Russian Roulette
Vlad Sedler is to bankroll management what Rob Deer was to place discipline.
April 19, 2015
FAAB Factor - NL: Beyond Kris Bryant
A number of players are coming back from injury soon, include Domonic Brown, writes RotoWire's Jan Levine in this week's edition of NL FAAB.
April 16, 2015
Mound Musings: Time to Start the New AL Arms Watch
Brad Johnson looks to ride the next wave of great American League pitchers
April 13, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: You Canha Do It
February 26, 2015
Rockies Team Preview: Blake Street Bummer
The Rockies did little to address their pitching needs in the offseason, and thus, expectations are low even with Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez approaching full health. Is the end of an era near in Colorado?
October 10, 2014
Painting the Black: Chasing the Pennant
Jensen Lewis recalls his playoff experiences and projects both LCS's.
August 21, 2014
Mound Musings: Working Around Trouble
The best pitchers know how to work around trouble, and few are better at it than Felix Hernandez, who has allowed a mere two home runs with runners on this year.
March 30, 2014
FAAB Factor - NL: Big Bid on Dee Gordon?
Does Dee Gordon merit a big bid this week after he won the Dodgers' starting second base job? Jan Levine breaks it down for us in his initial column of the season.
February 19, 2014
Painting the Black: Closing Time Comes Early This Spring
Jensen Lewis breaks down six of the major closing battles this spring, including the Rangers, who will feature Neftali Feliz (pictured) and Joakim Soria.
February 15, 2014
2014 Rockies Preview: Looking To Rebound
Key injuries and inconsistent pitching caused Colorado to fall to the bottom of the NL West last season, but if the Rockies can stay healthy in 2014 they could contend for a playoff berth.
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.
September 5, 2013
Mound Musings: Playing for Keeps
Back from his recent injury trouble, Matt Moore is an easy keeper for next year, provided he's at a reasonable price.
August 29, 2013
Mound Musings: 2014 Cream of the Crop
Yu Darvish might not be the top starting pitcher entering 2014, but he'll be one of the top hurlers off the board.
August 26, 2013
Tuesday Lineup Card: Sad Harvey Day
August 25, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: The Doc Is In
Roy Halladay came off the DL Sunday and picked up the win in his first game back. What should we expect for the rest of the year? Jan Levine weighs in with his opinion.
August 23, 2013
Saturday Lineup Card: Parker Is Slinging Webs
August 22, 2013
Mound Musings: The Trials of Innings Limits
Matt Harvey's is quickly approaching his innings limit this season, creating havoc for fantasy owners.
August 21, 2013
Thursday Lineup Card: With One Pitch, Heyward's Season in Jeopardy
August 18, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Many Happy Returns
Cameron Maybin is one of the many players that could be coming off the NL soon. Jan Levine gives you the full skinny in this week's NL FAAB Factor.
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