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April 16, 2014
Behind the Numbers: Learning From Small Sample Sizes
The sample size is small, but can Dee Gordon reach 65 stolen bases and a .300 batting average this year?
April 15, 2014
Wednesday Lineup Card: Prepare for the Summer of George
He may not be in the majors quite yet, but Astros prospect George Springer's continued dominance at Triple-A could mean a promotion may soon be looming.
April 12, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Sonny Days in Oakland
Sonny Gray, who has a friendly start this week in Houston, is becoming a more complete pitcher this year.
April 10, 2014
Friday Lineup Card: Considering Kelly Johnson
Kelly Johnson could be a nice, cheap source of power, at least while Mark Teixeira (hamstring) remains on the DL.
April 6, 2014
Charging the Mound: Liss and Erickson Talk Baseball
Whose value has changed in the season's first week?
April 5, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Maximum Strength
Max Scherzer hit the trifecta this week -- two starts in pitchers' parks against the National League.
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.
March 30, 2014
Monday Lineup Card: Sizemore Really Does Matter
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 29, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Kicking Off the 2014 Season
Justin Verlander looks poised this year to reclaim his former position as the top pitcher in the AL, but does that mean he is the top pitcher in this week's season debut of the Value Meter?
March 28, 2014
RotoWire Roundtable: Late March Update
Aroldis Chapman has obviously fallen in our composite rankings. Who else saw major movement?
The Daily Duel: Can Slim CC Fatten Your Wallet?
Kevin Payne takes a look at good values to use in FanDuel's salary cap contests, including the slimmed down C.C. Sabathia
March 27, 2014
The Wheelhouse: A Simple Plan
With the pre-determined strategy of buying Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera, did DVR find enough talent to fill out the bottom of the roster for his Tout Wars squad?
March 5, 2014
RotoWire Roundtable: Early March Top 350
The RotoWire rankings crew takes their first crack at their Consolidated Top 350 MLB Rankings. Allen Craig is among those with the widest disparity in his ranking.
February 21, 2014
House of Shlain: NL-only Auction Recap
Yasiel Puig fetched $33 in a recent NL auction -- even more than Ryan Braun -- writes Nick Shlain.
February 17, 2014
Collette Calls: LABR of Love
In this week's edition of Collette Calls, Jason looks at some of the surprises from the LABR mixed league draft, including the slide of Astros outfielder George Springer.
February 12, 2014
2014 Reds Team Preview: Is That It?
The Reds were surprisingly quiet this offseason on the free agent market, instead relying on youngsters like Tony Cingrani and Billy Hamilton to fill key vacancies. Will that be enough to keep up with the Cardinals and Pirates?
2014 Pirates Team Preview: Postseason Encore
The Pirates broke out of the longest postseason drought in MLB in 2013 using analytics and making smart, underrated additions. Can Clint Hurdle's team find the magic again in 2014?
January 27, 2014
Baseball Draft Kit: Picks and Pans
Is Nolan Arenado on the brink of a big step forward? Joe Sheehan shares his annual picks and pans for 2014.
January 7, 2014
The RotoWire 200: Our First Bite of the Apple
According to our projections, Clayton Kershaw will be the third most valuable fantasy player in 2014. Are you willing to pull the trigger on him early on if you have that choice?
October 1, 2013
Rounding Third: Playoff Rankings
Jeff Erickson is favoring the Cardinals in his playoff ranks, meaning that Adam Wainwright is a fantastic target in your playoff pools.
September 24, 2013
Wednesday Lineup Card: Ells Well That Ends Well
The Red Sox are expected to welcome back Jacoby Ellsbury (foot) to the lineup Wednesday, putting the team's offense at full strength heading into the postseason.
September 21, 2013
Pitching Value Meter: Season Finale
Adam Wainwright is on a roll in his last three starts and with two starts this week lands the NL's top spot in the season finale of the Pitching Value Meter.
September 19, 2013
Friday Lineup Card: Cesar's No Slouch
September 18, 2013
Behind the Numbers: 2013 Awards, 2014 Top-10s
Is Max Scherzer worthy of the AL Cy Young award? Find out that and more as it's time to hand out awards for this season and make some top-10 lists for next season.
September 14, 2013
Sunday Lineup Card: Angel Behind The Plate
Pitching Value Meter: Max Value
Detroit's Max Scherzer will take a fourth attempt at win No. 20 this week with a matchup against the White Sox.
September 9, 2013
Tuesday Lineup Card: Get Yourself A Dyson
September 8, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: A Dissenting Voice on Hamilton
Jeff Erickson fills in for Jan Levine this week and weighs in on Billy Hamilton's future value. Hint - he's not that optimistic.
September 7, 2013
Pitching Value Meter: Weaver gets his Wings Again
Jered Weaver recovered from a beating in the Bronx to hurl three quality starts in his last four outings, setting him up for a good run this week.
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