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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Jose Valverde's name.
April 14, 2014
Tuesday Lineup Card: Cleaning Up With Mesoraco
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
FAAB Factor-NL: Closer Speculation
Jose Valverde blew the save Saturday night against the Angels. Who might be next in line to close if the Mets look for a change? Jason Collette suggests that Gonzalez Germen might be worth a look.
April 10, 2014
Mound Musings: How to Find the Next Closer
Jim Johnson is already out in Oakland, but what should owners look for in closers-in-waiting?
April 7, 2014
Tuesday Lineup Card: Open Pandora's Brox
Jonathan Broxton is expected to be activated Tuesday and assume the Reds' closing role in the absence of Aroldis Chapman.
Rounding Third: Week 2 Primer, FAAB Results
Matt Kemp had a huge game Sunday night, but he and the Dodgers have only five games this week. See what else is noteworthy on the schedule, and the results from bidding in the NFBC and major expert leagues this week.
April 6, 2014
MLB Barometer: Patience Is a Virtue
Vlad Sedler debuts on RotoWire. He discusses Giancarlo Stanton's hot start, the need to be patient and to avoid some of the early season Fool's Gold that's out there.
Monday Lineup Card: Owning Owings
FAAB Factor-NL: NL Closer Chaos
How much should you bid on K-Rod and the other newly minted closers in the NL? Jan Levine gives you the scoop in this week's article.
April 5, 2014
Sunday Lineup Card: Miami's Hot Bat
April 4, 2014
Saturday Lineup Card: Bearing Down
Cliff Lee will try to get back on track Saturday after disappointing Opening Day start in Texas.
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.
Mound Musings: The Time to Sell High
Is it too early to sell a pitcher like Justin Masterson? How soon should you considering selling high?
April 2, 2014
Thursday Lineup Card: Safety Valve
Behind the Numbers: Closer Roulette
With four new closers already crowned, where will the closer wheel land next? Colorado's Rex Brothers might be a good bet.
April 1, 2014
Wednesday Lineup Card: Unfortunate Setback For Kershaw
The Dodgers announced Tuesday ace Clayton Kershaw (back inflammation) would begin a two-to-three week rehab program, putting fantasy owners in a hole early on.
Tuesday Lineup Card: K-Rod Rises Again
Francisco Rodriguez is the Brewers' closer again -- for now -- leaving Jim Henderson's fantasy owners in a bad spot.
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.
March 28, 2014
Spring Training Job Battles: Final Decisions
As teams near their season openers, the final cuts are being made and job battles have been decided. Brian Pelowski takes one last look around the league as spring training comes to an end.
March 14, 2014
Spring Training Job Battles: Opportunity Knocks
The rash of injuries in the Braves' rotation has opened up an unexpected competition this spring.
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 21, 2014
Spring Training Job Battles: An Early Look
Now that spring training is in full swing, Brian Pelowski looks around the league at jobs that are up for grabs. Can Miguel Sano become the Opening Day starter at third base in Minnesota?
February 20, 2014
Mound Musings: NL East Spotlight
If durability concerns provide a slight discount for Stephen Strasburg this year, it's time to pounce.
February 17, 2014
2014 Mets Team Preview: Another Growth Year
Matt Harvey's Tommy John surgery is one of the reasons why the Mets will have to wait another year to contend.
July 29, 2013
Tuesday Lineup Card: No Peachy Return For Beachy
July 9, 2013
Collette Calls: Disaster Zone
What happens when closers are used in non-save situations? Are they more prone to blowing up a la Jose Valverde?
June 27, 2013
Friday Lineup Card: Roberts Is Healthy, For Now
Mound Musings: Wheeling Into A Rotation Spot
Zack Wheeler's had two starts for the Mets, but what he has showed thus far bodes well for his fantasy future.
June 23, 2013
MLB Barometer: Falling Off
Dan Haren's struggles have continued to the point where the Nats had to put him on the DL. Howard Bender discusses Haren among his fallers this week.
June 21, 2013
The Wheelhouse: 30 Teams, 30 Thoughts - June Edition
Now that Papa Grande is Papa Cocida, the Tigers will finally look elsewhere for a closer. Derek VanRiper takes a look around the league as the end of June draws closer.
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