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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Brandon McCarthy's name.
August 4, 2015
Fantasy 101: Winning Tournaments with Home Runs
Winning tournaments on FanDuel requires a lot of things to go right, and it's imperative to maximize the number of home-run hitters on your squad.
May 23, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Picks
Joel Bartilotta takes a whack at the Saturday night slate and can't believe his good fortune that Adam Jones is so cheap.
April 30, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: Pillar, Not Millar!
Considering the injury history of some Blue Jaysí players, namely Michael Saunders and Jose Bautista, Pillar is worth a snag for depth.
Mound Musings: Chicks - and Bogfella - dig Strikeouts!
Brad Johnson on the many advantages of the K. Also - how will the Cards replace Wainwright?
April 29, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: Rays Closing Situation Muddled
Ernesto Frieri picked up his second save of the season on Wednesday night, as the game went 13 innings.
April 28, 2015
Collette Calls: The Ups and Downs of Whiff Rates
Jason Collette looks at pitchers who have seen a great increase in strikeouts this season and those, like Stephen Strasburg, who have seen their K rates drop. What's made the difference?
April 27, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: Troubled Closer In Paradise
Marlins closer Steve Cishek has had an awful go of it in April, leading to speculation that A.J. Ramos could get a shot in the ninth inning.
April 26, 2015
Rounding Third: Last Week's Mistake Tomorrow?
Should you start Taijuan Walker in a two-step Week 4? What schedules stand out this week?
Monday Lineup Card: Prime Target Paredes?
Baltimore's Jimmy Paredes is Monday's recommended pickup after hitting .400 with two doubles, three home runs, six RBI and a steal over the last seven days.
FAAB Factor - NL: Which Dodger Do You Want?
Ian Kennedy is back, but is he available in your league? All that and more from RotoWire's Jan Levine in this week's edition of NL FAAB.
April 25, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Two Starts for Kluber
Paul Sporer ranks the coming week's starting pitchers, but is two home starts enough to make Corey Kluber the AL's top-ranked hurler?
April 24, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Eyeing the Axe
Chris Benzine discusses why it's worth keeping an eye on the Rockies' closing situation and more in Saturday's lineup card.
Daily Baseball 101: How to Pick a Starting Pitcher
Michael Rathburn pours over the numbers and explains why picking an elite pitcher like Felix Hernandez is almost always the best way to go in cash games.
April 20, 2015
Collette Calls: Ace in the Making
Jason Collette dives into the details of why Chris Archer is proving to be a front-of-the-rotation talent for the Rays, and for fantasy owners.
MLB Barometer: Russian Roulette
Vlad Sedler is to bankroll management what Rob Deer was to place discipline.
April 18, 2015
Sunday Lineup Card: Bringing 2013 Back
Once forgotten, Everth Cabrera is relevant again.
Pitching Value Meter: Harvey Invisible in Late Innings
Paul Sporer lays out the week's pitcher rankings and says the only thing holding back Matt Harvey is that he's not going deep into games.
April 13, 2015
FantasyAces MLB: Monday Picks
Paul Bruno is building his FantasyAces lineup around Jose Altuve, who has nine hits in 19 at-bats against Scott Kazmir, who he'll face Monday.
April 12, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Call On Kiermaier
Rays' outfielder Kevin Kiermaier is Monday's recommended pickup after hitting .381 with seven extra-base hits during the first week of the season.
April 11, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Slow Week for Kershaw
Paul Sporer delivers his weekly pitcher rankings and finds only one starter worthy of jumping Clayton Kershaw in a one-start week. Who is it?
April 4, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Kicking Off the 2015 Season
Paul Sporer is back with the inaugural Value Meter for 2015, and familiar faces top the list, like Felix Hernandez, who takes on two division foes in Week 1.
Collette Calls: 30 NL Predictions
Jason Collette is back with bold predictions for the National League. Find out what stat he thinks Tim Linceum will lead the NL in for 2015.
March 27, 2015
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the NL West
Brad Johnson hopes Jake Peavy's struggles last year will drive down his draft-day price because the veteran hurler can still help a fantasy team.
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.
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.
February 13, 2015
Yankees Team Preview: Multiple Health Concerns
The Yankees' chances of competing in the AL East could depend on Masahiro Tanaka's health this season, according to RotoWire's Jason Braverman.
February 10, 2015
Dodgers Team Preview: New Sheriff In Town
Matt Kemp's trade to the Padres was the highlight to a significant overhaul by the Dodgers and new President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman.
January 30, 2015
Bats & Balls: How to Value Pitching
In his annual magazine column, David Regan lays the groundwork for a quality pitching staff.
October 15, 2014
Collette Calls: In-Season Article Review
Jason Collette looks back at his in-season articles from 2014, including his pre-demotion take on Cleveland right-hander Danny Salazar.
September 25, 2014
The Saber's Edge: The 2014 Report Card
Jeff Zimmerman looks back at his columns from 2014 to see the hits and misses, including his projected struggles for Evan Longoria.
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