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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Jonathan Papelbon's name.
May 2, 2015
Collette Calls: April Showers
Jason Collette looks at players like Mike Zunino who struggled in April and analyzes their chances of turning April showers into May flowers.
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
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.
April 15, 2015
The Saber's Edge: Checking the Radar Gun
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes the biggest gainers and decliners in fastball velocity this season, and he doesn't like what he sees from Koji Uehara's high-school fastball.
April 9, 2015
Bats & Balls: Observations from Opening Week
Dave Regan sizes up the first week of the baseball season and likes what he sees in Colorado, especially from Nolan Arenado.
April 4, 2015
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.
April 3, 2015
Bats & Balls: Top-10 Lists for 2015
Dave Regan's top-10 lists includes Sleepers and Spring Overreaction Stats, such as Kolten Wong's spring struggles.
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
Phillies Team Preview: Finally Rebuilding
Jimmy Rollins was dealt away by the Phillies this offseason, as they final began the painful process of rebuilding.
February 26, 2015
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the NL East
Brad Johnson continues his look around the big leagues and finds some intriguing arms in the NL East, including the Mets' Noah Syndergaard.
Bats & Balls: Sleepers to Target
Dave Regan names sleepers at each position in his inaugural column of 2015, including Joey Votto whose only question this year is health.
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.
February 9, 2015
Collette Calls: Over & Undervalued
Jason Collette looks at the current ADP data to find players being consistently drafted too high, or too low. Is it time to buy on Baltimore's Chris Davis again?
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 15, 2015
Rounding Third: The RotoWire 200
Jeff Erickson's initial set of top 200 overall rankings for 2015 predictably has Mike Trout on top, but who follows after Trout?
September 30, 2014
Collette Calls: Reviewing 2014
In his look back through the columns leading into the 2014 season, Jason Collette was right to pass on Michael Wacha as a top-100 overall player.
September 25, 2014
Mound Musings: Kids on Parade Watchlist
Noah Syndergaard struggled most of this year with nagging minor injuries, but he needs to be on every fantasy owner's radar.
September 23, 2014
Wednesday Lineup Card: Betting the House
Indians left-hander T.J. House hasn't gotten the publicity of Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco, but his late-season success has helped the Tribe remain on the edge of the Wild Card race.
September 22, 2014
Tuesday Lineup Card: Give Logan Some Run
September 18, 2014
Mound Musings: Looking Back, Looking Ahead, Part II
Prospect pitcher Kevin Gausman is up to stay and is built to be a workhorse for the Orioles.
September 16, 2014
Wednesday Lineup Card: Pull for Pollock
After going M.I.A. for three months while recovering from a broken hand, the Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock has burst back on the scene in September, picking up where he left off in May.
September 11, 2014
The Saber's Edge: Future Closers
Ken Giles has all of the tools to become a closer, but he needs the Phillies to find a taker for Jonathan Papelbon in order to ascend to the ninth-inning role in Philadelphia.
August 31, 2014
FAAB Factor-NL: Soler Power
Jorge Soler and Javier Baez are two of the reasons why the Cubs' future is bright. Jan Levine suggests that you break the bank to get Soler if you can in your leagues.
August 22, 2014
Saturday Lineup Card: A Case For Hellickson
Clay Link looks at all of the day's injury news, some closer situations from around the league and explains why you should consider the Rays' Jeremy Hellickson.
August 21, 2014
Bats & Balls: Hot August Targets
Travis Snider has impressed with the Pirates this year, but will he get enough at-bats down the stretch to help fantasy teams?
August 6, 2014
Bats & Balls: Stretch-Drive Help
As we inch toward September, a player like Dustin Ackley, who's heating up and still offers mutli-position eligibility, can be useful.
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.
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