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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Ryan Madson's name.
July 17, 2016
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist reviews the AL free agent pool coming out of the All-Star break and suggests bidding big on the first impact player to switch leagues at the trade deadline, Drew Pomeranz.
June 1, 2016
DVR's Top 350: June Update
Gregory Polanco is among the biggest risers on the update Top 350 rankings, with 50-plus games in the books for each club.
May 29, 2016
Clay Link takes us through some AL waiver-wire candidates for this week, including a plethora of Twins pitchers both in the bullpen and vying for a spot in the rotation.
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 5, 2016
The Wheelhouse: Re-Rank Fallout: Closers
Cubs closer Hector Rondon is moving up the overall ranks. Should he be considered a top-10 closer? Derek VanRiper takes a closer look.
May 3, 2016
DVR's Top 350: May Update
This time last year, Michael Conforto was in the Mets' minor league system. Where does he check in on the May update of the Top 350?
April 28, 2016
Mound Musings: How Patient Are You?
Brad Johnson explains that when a good pitcher starts a season with bad stats, i.e., Cardinal Adam Wainwright, fantasy owners need to figure out whether a turnaround is coming.
April 21, 2016
Mound Musings : Assessing Emerging Opportunity
Brad Johnson explains what to look for when determining which pitching prospects will soon get opportunities. Find out why Brandon Finnegan gets the edge against more talented pitchers.
April 14, 2016
Mound Musings: Checking the NL Bullpens
Last week, Brad Johnson gave us an in-depth look at AL closer situations, now the NL gets its turn, including the Diamondbacks' Daniel Hudson.
April 10, 2016
Clay Link explores a variety of AL waiver-wire options heading into Week 2, including a couple of Twins looking to give Minnesota a much-needed boost and a high-profile Rangers prospect ready to make a splash.
April 8, 2016
Pitching 3D: Changing Hands
Doug Thorburn examines some of the role changes that have already occurred less than a week into the season.
April 7, 2016
Mound Musings: Checking in on AL Bullpens
This week, Brad Johnson takes an in-depth look at American League closers to keep an eye on, including A’s Sean Doolittle.
March 25, 2016
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the AL West
Brad Johnson looks at some intriguing starting pitchers in the AL West, including Texas' Yu Darvish, whose draft-day discount should pay off handsomely once he returns from injury.
March 21, 2016
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Better Wrong than Wright
Jeff Stotts would rather pass on David Wright than take a chance on his chronically injured back this season, as the Mets' third baseman likely will be treated cautiously all year.
March 5, 2016
The Long Game: Scrubbing Your Keeper List
Erik Siegrist looks for keepers from last season who are cheap enough and have enough upside to keep again this season, like Tampa Bay's Steven Souza.
March 3, 2016
Team Previews: AL Central
Jack Moore provides in-depth previews for all five teams in the AL Central. Can Eric Hosmer lead the Royals to a third straight pennant?
February 26, 2016
Team Previews: AL West
Paul Sporer provides in-depth previews for all five teams in the American League West. Can Mike Trout keep the Angels out of the division basement?
February 22, 2016
Endgame Odyssey: Panning for Saves
In his annual piece for the RotoWire magazine, Brad Johnson highlights non-closer relievers capable of returning significant value in 2016.
February 2, 2016
Collette Calls: AL Closers in Waiting
Jason Collette looks at the stats to break down each American League bullpen to find the likely next man up for each team this season.
January 22, 2016
Picks and Pans: Gray Skies Ahead?
In his annual season preview, Joe Sheehan makes the case for avoiding Sonny Gray in 2016. Who else is he picking and panning this season?
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.
December 14, 2015
Collette Calls: Hot Stove Review
Jason Collette breaks down some of the notable transactions this offseason, including Zack Greinke's huge move from Los Angeles to Arizona.
October 3, 2015
Sunday Lineup Card: Value At The Top (Of The Lineup)
Ketel Marte spearheads a Mariners club with an eye on next season.
October 2, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Mad for Madson
Chris Benzine discusses why Ryan Madson could add a boost in the saves department over the final weekend of the season, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
September 2, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: Is Didi Gregorius Finally Finding His Way?
Could Didi Gregorius only now be finding his way with the bat? It’s certainly possible, as he’s still a young 25-year old.
August 9, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Extend An Olivera Branch
Braves top prospect Hector Olivera (hamstring) could be activated from the DL in about two weeks.
April 5, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Let's Grilli for MLB's First Full Slate
March 11, 2014
Collette Calls: The Great Divide
Should owners consider using a larger share of their budget on pitching? Jason Collette examines the conversation about how to allocate draft day resources.
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.
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