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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Joe Nathan's name.
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.
September 25, 2014
Mound Musings: Kids on Parade Watchlist
Noah Syndergaard struggled most of this year with nagging minor injuries, but he needs to be on every fantasy owner's radar.
September 18, 2014
Mound Musings: Looking Back, Looking Ahead, Part II
Prospect pitcher Kevin Gausman is up to stay and is built to be a workhorse for the Orioles.
September 16, 2014
Tuesday Lineup Card: Juan For The Road
September 11, 2014
Friday Lineup Card: Late Season Surge By Leonys Martin
The Rangers may not be fighting for a playoff spot this season, but they do offer solid free agnet choices.
Mound Musings: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Nathan Eovaldi can handcuff hitters with both velocity and movement and should be ready next season to help owners from the get-go.
September 10, 2014
Bats and Balls: Failed Expectations
Few players fell as hard this year as Jay Bruce, who has been sub-replacement level after three straight years of 30 homers.
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.
August 14, 2014
Mound Musings: Poor Man's Darvish
The Padres' Odrisamer Despaigne made it out of Cuba with marginal stuff, but he's hard to hit because he has a wide aresnal of offerings.
August 10, 2014
FAAB Factor-AL: Many Happy Returns
Andrew Martinez reminds you to pay attention to the DL, where players like Wil Myers will be returning from after a lengthy absence.
August 9, 2014
Sunday Lineup Card: One Last Ride With The Captain
Jeter is the pickup of the week.
August 1, 2014
Saturday Lineup Card: Solarte Sizzles Again
Yangervis Solarte continues slugging for San Diego after his trade from the Yankees.
July 31, 2014
Mound Musings: The Tradewinds Continue to Blow
Do the Cardinals have the magic to help Justin Masterson turn around his season?
July 24, 2014
Mound Musings: Playing for Keeps
For many owners, it's time to look toward next season, and that means identifying arms, like Nathan Eovaldi, who are the real deal.
July 22, 2014
Wednesday Lineup Card: Petricka, Putnam Battle for Closing Duties
July 9, 2014
Bats and Balls: 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 26, 2014
Mound Musings: Do Ya Feel Lucky?
Head-to-Head leagues often especially prone to luck, but are some pitchers, like Chris Sale, who have skills to overcome it?
June 12, 2014
Mound Musings: How to Improve the Game
The slow torture of high pitch counts is making the great game of baseball about as fun as watching grass grow. Even the command savvy Masahiro Tanaka lasted only six innings against the ultra-patient A's.
June 8, 2014
FAAB Factor-AL: Gausmania 3.0
Kevin Gausman is back up for the Orioles - is he here to stay this time? Andrew Martinez weighs in on how much to bid on him.
June 5, 2014
Friday Lineup Card: Say It Ain't So, Joe (Nathan)!
Tigers' middle reliever Joba Chamberlain has found peace in Detroit, and may be the next closer for the Tigers...
Mound Musings: Draft Day Pitching Preview
LSU's Aaron Nola is considered the most MLB-ready pitcher this year in a draft class that is rich in pitching prospects.
June 2, 2014
MLB Barometer: All Aboard the Jenrry Train
Jenrry Mejia has solidified the Mets' closer situation and merits an upgrade in Vlad Sedler's eyes. See who else makes his list in this week's Barometer.
Rounding Third: Week 10 Primer
See this week's great schedules and awful schedules, free agent results and trades in expert leagues, including one deal in AL Tout Wars where Jeff Erickson dealt away Gordon Beckham.
June 1, 2014
FAAB Factor-AL: Stash Holland
RotoWire's Andrew Martinez suggests that you pick up Derek Holland now, before he comes off the DL, if your league allows for it.
May 28, 2014
Painting the Black: Stop the Madness!
Jensen Lewis begs, pleads and cajoles major league teams to have some patience with their closers, demonstrating the overwhelming advantage that teams have with a stable closer.
Behind the Backstop: Same Old Beckett?
Is Josh Beckett back to his pre-injury form? Tory Hernandez takes a look in the return of Behind the Backstop.
May 21, 2014
Thursday Lineup Card: Trout Out, Calhoun Activated
May 5, 2014
Charging the Mound: Selling Low on Harper
Chris Liss completed a trade with Jeff Erickson for Bryce Harper live on our weekly video segment. They talk about it in this week's article, along with a handful of other baseball topics.
April 20, 2014
FAAB Factor - AL: Springer Came Early in Houston
George Springer was called up this week. He's the first elite prospect to earn a promotion, and fantasy players should be willing to spend big to get him.
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