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July 24, 2014
Mound Musings: Playing for Keeps
For many owners, it's time to look toward next season, and that means identifying arms, like Nathan Eovaldi, who are the real deal.
July 10, 2014
Mound Musings: Tradewinds are Blowing
The Phillies are said to be quietly checking for potential trade partners, and Cole Hamels is likely available.
July 7, 2014
Rounding Third: Beating the Shift
A rant about the shift after an Eric Hosmer hit leads this week's primer. See the top fantasy schedules this week, plus FAAB results in multiple industry leagues.
June 29, 2014
FAAB Factor - NL: Harper's Return Imminent
Bryce Harper had a huge game on his rehab assignment Saturday and Sergio Romo blew another save. Jan Levine addresses both this week and more in this week's column.
June 15, 2014
FAAB Factor-NL: Potential New Closer
Neil Ramirez has picked up two saves for the Cubs and is striking out batters at a prolific rate. Jan Levine tells you his potential bid on Ramirez in this week's column.
June 1, 2014
Painting the Black: Fantasy College Weekend Rotations
In honor of the College World Series beginning this weekend, Jensen Lewis compiles some of the best collegiate rotations out of pitchers currently in the majors from their alma maters.
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
Charging the Mound: Derek & Jeff Talk Baseball
Derek VanRiper thought that he was getting Fit Panda, but instead he's been a Sad Panda.
May 12, 2014
Tuesday Lineup Card: No Way, Jose
Young Marlins ace Jose Fernandez surprisingly hit the DL on Monday and appears to be headed for season-ending Tommy John surgery.
May 11, 2014
Monday Lineup Card: It's Parra for the Course
April 28, 2014
Rounding Third: Week 5 Primer
Remorse from an early season drop, the Vengeance of Versalles and a season or two riding on the sidearm of Joe Smith, all in this week's primer.
April 22, 2014
Tuesday Lineup Card: Power Plouffe Boy
April 13, 2014
Charging the Mound: Erickson and Liss Talk Baseball
Daily Fantasy vs. Season Long, plus Dee Gordon, Matt Kemp, Ryan Braun and other needle-movers two weeks in.
April 12, 2014
The Long Game: The Closer Carousel
Aroldis Chapman is one of many closers already down. Erik Siegrist offers some alternatives to investing full price on current closers.
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
Charging the Mound: Liss and Erickson Talk Baseball
Whose value has changed in the season's first week?
April 2, 2014
Thursday Lineup Card: Safety Valve
March 28, 2014
RotoWire Roundtable: Late March Update
Aroldis Chapman has obviously fallen in our composite rankings. Who else saw major movement?
March 13, 2014
Rounding Third: Release the Kraken
In his RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Online Championship League, Jeff Erickson was able to land Clayton Kershaw with the eighth overall pick, as part of a three aces strategy.
March 7, 2014
The Wheelhouse: NL LABR Review
While there wasn't a $40 hitter in the National League pool during Sunday's LABR auction, Paul Goldschmidt might be a steal for DVR at $33.
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 20, 2014
Mound Musings: NL East Spotlight
If durability concerns provide a slight discount for Stephen Strasburg this year, it's time to pounce.
February 10, 2014
House of Shlain: Mock Review: Drop Anchor!
With Jose Fernandez and Chris Sale anchoring his pitching staff, Nick Shalin focused on offense until the late stages of a recent 15-team mock. Is it a viable strategy?
February 9, 2014
2014 Phillies Team Preview: An Aging Bunch
After a letdown season in 2013 marred by injuries, the Phillies return this season and the team did not become any younger on the roster.
February 8, 2014
The Wheelhouse: 30/30 - Pitching
Can Max Scherzer maintain the gains that made him an elite starter in 2013? DVR looks around the league in the first edition of the Wheelhouse of 2014.
February 3, 2014
Baseball Draft Kit: Endgame Odyssey
Unstable closer situations can create excellent buying opportunities. Brad
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?
December 21, 2013
Collette Calls: Closing Time
Jason Collette looks around the league at each team's closing situation, including the added depth behind Koji Uehara in Boston.
October 4, 2013
MLB Barometer: Looking Ahead to 2014
Howard Bender's final Barometer of the 2013 season takes a look at a handful of players whose stock rose or fell for 2014, including the Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma, who finished the season in style.
September 15, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: David Wright Returns
We used all of our restraint to avoid coming up with a pun on David Wright's name. Just realize that he's probably coming back this week.
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