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February 23, 2015
A's Team Preview: Roller Coaster
The A's unloaded a number of their front-line players this offseason, but Sonny Gray remains among their core players.
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 11, 2015
Royals Team Preview: A Different Kind of Buzz
Yordano Ventura will be asked to step as the Royals' ace this year after James Shields signed with the Padres over the offseason.
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?
November 22, 2014
Collette Calls: The Week in Review
The Cards parted with Shelby Miller this week to get Jason Heyward from the Braves. Jason Collette looks at the impact of the trades and free-agent signings from the past week.
September 24, 2014
Thursday Lineup Card: Marisnick Sizzles
September 16, 2014
MLB Barometer: Old Huddy Duddy
Tim Hudson has been a serious second-half fader, and RotoWire's Vlad Sedler wonders whether there's a rebound left in him.
September 10, 2014
Bats & Balls: Failed Expectations
Few players fell as hard this year as Jay Bruce, who has been sub-replacement level after three straight years of 30 homers.
September 9, 2014
In Some Depth: The Final Wave
Joc Pederson's call to the Dodgers is likely part of the final wave of prospects coming up to contribute in 2014. Can he carve out a significant role as the Dodgers push for an NL West title?
September 2, 2014
Wednesday Lineup Card: Call-Up Day, Part Deux
In a seemingly endless sea of September call-ups, the Phillies' Maikel Franco rates as one of the shining stars of the group.
August 26, 2014
Wednesday Lineup Card: Hip Hip, Jorge!
Jorge Soler is the latest of the Cubs' hot-hitting prospects to reach the majors.
August 25, 2014
In Some Depth: Bet on Mookie
Mookie Betts once again has a clear path to playing time in Boston.
August 19, 2014
Wednesday Lineup Card: Carrasco Heating Up In Indians Rotation
August 14, 2014
Friday Lineup Card: Aoki Is A-OK
One of the hottest players in the game right now is likely available for a free agent pick up...
August 11, 2014
MLB Barometer: Early Round Disasters
Scott Jenstad fills in for Vlad Sedler this week and laments his early round disasters in the NFBC.
Daily Baseball 101: Splitting the Splits
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn takes a look at handedness and park factors to uncover even more indicators in building successful lineups for daily games.
August 4, 2014
Daily Baseball 101: The Art of Stacking
Stacking is a commonly-used strategy in daily MLB games, but some sites limit the opportunity, which has made mini-stacking popular.
July 29, 2014
Wednesday Lineup Card: Bet on Brett
The Colorado rotation is often a place where good pitchers go to die, but lefty Brett Anderson is doing his best to rewrite that narrative.
July 28, 2014
In Some Depth: Out of Hand
Eric Hosmer has shown signs of rebounding from his poor first half in July, but a hand injury recently opened up time at first base for Billy Butler and Raul Ibanez.
July 9, 2014
Bats & Balls: Spring Predictions Gone Wrong
You can't always be right, and Evan Longoria is one of the players we missed on this year. Why is he making us look bad?
July 7, 2014
MLB Barometer: Return of the Mac
Yovani Gallardo is one of 10 starting pitchers that Vlad Sedler believes will be better over the second half of the season.
June 23, 2014
MLB Barometer: Flash Gordon
Alex Gordon's resurgence coincided with the Royals' win-streak that ended last week. He rates on Vlad Sedler's
June 13, 2014
NFBC Trends: The Art of FAAB
Scott Jenstad has been scrambling to replace the offense he thought he was getting from Carlos Beltran and Bryce Harper in the NFBC. In this article he explains his process in wading through the FAAB waters.
June 10, 2014
MLB Barometer: Twin Powers
The returns of Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham have strengthened the Twins' lineup, as has the signing of Kendrys Morales.
Daily Baseball 101: Breaking Down FanDuel Hitting
Michael Rathburn crunches the numbers and identifies the best hitter to target (or avoid) on FanDuel
June 3, 2014
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Avoiding Outcome Bias
Renee Miller warns you to avoid Outcome Bias in setting your lineups, using the context of selecting DFS first basemen like Brandon Moss.
May 26, 2014
MLB Barometer: Bargains At the V-Mart
Ryan Howard is showing all the signs of turning 35 this year and makes Vlad Sedler's downgrade list this week.
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 19, 2014
MLB Barometer: The New Bash Brothers
Brandon Moss, Josh Donaldson and a number of other A's have been meeting up at home plate on a frequent basis this season.
May 5, 2014
Rounding Third: Week 6 Primer
The Reds and Red Sox play two games against each other this week. Tony Perez's Game 7 homer gets short shrift when remembering that series.
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