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August 3, 2017
Mound Musings: Trade Deadline Repercussions
Brad Johnson examines some of the more significant pitching trades, like A’s starter Sonny Gray, who goes to the New York in a move that could make the Yankees the AL East favorite.
July 11, 2017
Collette Calls: Bullpen Watch at the Break
Jason Collette reviews each team's bullpen and looks at who might move as we enter the second half with the trade deadline approaching.
June 23, 2017
Oak's Corner: Hidden Gems
Scott Jenstad notes that David Peralta’s great start to the season has gone under the radar due to a couple of other stellar starts by fellow Diamondbacks’ teammates.
June 4, 2017
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Michael Rusignola scours the waiver wire for this week's free agents to consider, as Robbie Ray looks like a breakout candidate for the Diamondbacks this year.
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 7, 2017
Jan Levine finds this week's waiver-wire gems, including Arizona pitcher Patrick Corbin, who is still a worthwhile risk despite a blowup last week.
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.
May 3, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Running the Numbers
Dave Regan rumbles about advanced metrics this week, diving into the impact of swinging strike and hard hit rates with a month of play in the books.
May 2, 2017
MLB Barometer: Judge, Jury, Executioner
Aaron Judge is off to a huge start for the Yankees, and Vlad Sedler likes his chances of clearing 30 homers in his rookie campaign. That and more in this week's Barometer.
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 23, 2017
Jan Levine scours the waiver wire for players who can help fantasy teams this week, including St. Louis' Jedd Gyorko, who should get full-time at-bats thanks to injuries to his teammates.
April 20, 2017
Mound Musings: Bullpen Check in – NL
Brad Johnson examines closer situations in the National League, including St. Louis where a battle between Seung Hwan Oh and Trevor Rosenthal could be on the horizon.
April 17, 2017
MLB Barometer: Don't Get Caught Chasing
In his latest Barometer, Vlad Sedler discusses the benefits of owning elite closers like the Dodgers' Kenley Jansen along with diving into this week's risers and fallers.
April 16, 2017
Jan Levine's weekly look at waiver wire includes Archie Bradley, who has found new life in the Arizona bullpen, working himself into the closer conversation.
April 14, 2017
Oak's Corner: Week 2 Worries?
With the season in full swing, Scott Jenstad writes about the struggles of a few offensive players drafted early in most leagues, including Rockie Trevor Story’s subpar hitting.
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 9, 2017
Jan Levine scours the waiver wire for players who can help fantasy teams, like Arizona's Chris Owings, who could be a nice source of steals while qualifying multiple positions.
April 5, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: (Very) Early Observations
Dave Regan focuses his first regular season rumblings on some very early observations with the 2017 campaign just a few days old.
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.
March 1, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Flying Under the Radar
Dave Regan rumbles about some unsuspecting players to watch as spring training game action gets underway in Arizona and Florida.
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 16, 2017
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the NL East
Brad Johnson breaks down each pitching staff in the NL East and discusses how much of a discount he would need to draft Stephen Strasburg 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.
December 21, 2016
Collette Calls: Hot Stove Update
Jason Collette analyzes the fantasy fallout from the latest trades and signings, including the Yankees' re-acquisition of closer Aroldis Chapman.
September 29, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: That's a Wrap
Dave Regan rumbles one last time this year, this time focusing on some of the biggest free agents of the upcoming offseason and what their fantasy impact could look like in 2017.
July 10, 2016
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist sees a lot of turmoil, and a lot of bidding opportunities, in AL bullpens this week as Wade Davis was just the first of three elite closers to break down heading into the All-Star break.
July 3, 2016
Erik Siegrist sifts through the names available in American League free agent pools and can't help but be impressed by Mike Zunino's return to the majors.
May 19, 2016
Mound Musings: Building an Ace
Brad Johnson explains his five-tier system for figuring out an ace, like Clayton Kershaw, or future aces, on the waiver wire and in your lineup.
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 15, 2016
Clay Link looks at likely American League waiver-wire options, including a pair of widely available starters in Kansas City.
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