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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Francisco Rodriguez's name.
August 30, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Twin Twirler Ready For A Promotion
Twins top pitching prospect Jose Berrios has a 2.12 ERA and 43:3 K:BB ratio in August for Triple-A Rochester.
August 16, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Hey Jackie!
Jackie Bradley is Monday's Recommended Pickup after hitting .483 (14-for-29) with four doubles, two triples, three home runs, 13 RBI and 13 runs scored over the last week.
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.
July 9, 2015
Bats & Balls: A Bullpen Walk-Through
David Regan offers up a status report on the closer situations for all 30 teams, including the woeful Reds who might be tempted to deal Aroldis Chapman.
June 21, 2015
Sunday Lineup Card: Undervalued Utility
Often overlooked, the handy fix-it man offers no-frills production at bargain prices.
May 15, 2015
Bats & Balls: A Look at the 30 Closer Situations
David Regan reviews each team's closer situation this week, including a look at what to make of the Marlins now that Steve Cishek has been jettisoned from the role.
April 3, 2015
Mound Musings: The Do No Harm Strategy
Brad Johnson details how to spare your rotation harm even when not all of your starting pitchers are elite.
March 21, 2015
RotoWire Roundtable: March Top 350
RotoWire's group of baseball experts is back with its latest roundtable rankings, in which Nolan Arenado, among others, takes a big jump up the list.
March 13, 2015
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the NL Central
Brad Johnson recognizes the risk in Michael Wacha, but the young hurler's upside is worth betting on, especially at a discounted draft-day price.
February 28, 2015
Collette Calls: New Pitch Junkie
Jason Collette looks at pitchers who are adding new pitches to their arsenals this year and what difference, if any, it might make. Will Justin Verlander turn things around wtih a new cutter or two-seamer this year?
February 26, 2015
Chasing Saves: Setup Men Who Could Close
Jeff Zimmerman ranks setup men according to the number of saves they could get this season, and Philadelphia's Ken Giles might be the best bet.
February 22, 2015
Brewers Team Preview: More From the Core
Kevin O'Brien suggests that what the Brewers get from Jean Segura this season will go a long way towards deciding if they are a contender this year, after an offseason that featured few big changes.
February 14, 2015
RotoWire Roundtable: Valentine's Edition of the Top 350
The first installment of the Roundtable Rankings are up for 2015! Check out the panel's divide on Mookie Betts, among others.
January 31, 2015
How the NFBC Main Event Was Won: Learning from the Past
Scott Jenstad takes a look back at the NFBC Main Event winning squad from 2014 to prepare for the upcoming season.
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 24, 2015
15-Team Magazine Mock: ADP Stock Watch
Clay Link compares the results of our 15-Team Magazine Mock to the early NFBC Average Draft Position (ADP) data.
November 7, 2014
Collette Calls: Profits & Losses - Pitchers
Jason Collette looks at the sources of profit and loss among pitches, including the slew of relievers that failed to return the value of their draft day price.
Painting the Black: A Way Too Early Look at 2015
Jensen Lewis shares his opinion about some of 2014's standout performers, including the Giants' Madison Bumgarner.
September 10, 2014
Thursday Lineup Card: Matzek Begins To Realize His Potential
August 27, 2014
Thursday Lineup Card: Good Luck With O'Flaherty
July 31, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Navigating the Tradewinds
A number of prospects have new homes after the trade deadline, but Kyle Crick isn't going anywhere.
June 22, 2014
Monday Lineup Card: Koji Fatigue?
June 10, 2014
Painting the Black: Ride 'Em or Reel 'Em In?
Jensen Lewis says that now is the time to go out and get the slumping Carlos Santana.
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.
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.
May 26, 2014
Tuesday Lineup Card: Great Britton
Zach Britton has a line on all the Orioles' saves, making him criminally underowned.
May 15, 2014
Mound Musings: The Frustration Rotation
Like a number of frustrating pitchers, Yovani Gallardo can dismantle the best bats in the game when he's on, and get battered by mediocre ones when he's not.
May 5, 2014
MLB Barometer: Rizzo de Mayo
Vlad Sedler celebrates the return of Jack Bauer and the emergence of Anthony Rizzo, and details his bidding on C.J. Cron.
April 30, 2014
Bats & Balls: April NFBC FAAB Review
K-Rod has proven a profitable waiver-wire pickup, but what's the best way to spend FAAB for saves?
April 29, 2014
Charging the Mound: Charging the Outliers
What price do you put on outliers like Charlie Blackmon and Dee Gordon? Jeff and Chris discuss them among others in this week's edition.
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