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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Francisco Rodriguez's name.
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 and 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.
April 28, 2014
Tuesday Lineup Card: Have A Niese Day
Fantasy owners have been criminally underrating the Mets' Jon Niese -- who battles Cole Hamels Tuesday night -- in the season's early going.
April 24, 2014
NFBC Trends: Beat DVR!
RotoWire's Ryan Rufe played in the Beat DVR league in the NFBC Online Championship - here's his review of the draft.
April 22, 2014
Tuesday Lineup Card: Power Plouffe Boy
April 21, 2014
MLB Barometer: Sad Panda
Pablo Sandoval is off to a slow start and is on Vlad Sedler's list of fallers in this week's Barometer.
April 14, 2014
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 11, 2014
Saturday Lineup Card: Josmil Ticket
Josmil Pinto went deep again Friday, in his second start of the season at DH.
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
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.
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