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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Jason Vargas's name.
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.
October 10, 2014
Painting the Black: Chasing the Pennant
Jensen Lewis recalls his playoff experiences and projects both LCS's.
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.
MLB Barometer: Blue Bloods
Matt Kemp has caught fire at just the right time for the Dodgers. Will it be enough for them in the playoffs?
September 21, 2014
Draftster MLB: Pricey Returns and Weekly Picks
Masahiro Tanaka will be back on the mound Sunday, but will he be worth the hefty price tag?
September 20, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Down the Stretch they Come
With a playoff berth in the balance, the Mariners might need 18 innings out of Felix Hernandez this week, which would be just fine for fantasy owners.
September 18, 2014
Friday Lineup Card: Hawkins Hurting More Than Helping
Is it time to cut bait on LaTroy Hawkins?
September 13, 2014
Sunday Lineup Card: Facing the Giants
Second-tier players on one particular contending team lead postseason runs.
Pitching Value Meter: Strasburg's Quiet Excellence
Stephen Strasburg might have disappointed some this year, but he's still having a fantastic fantasy season.
September 8, 2014
Tuesday Lineup Card: A Pleasant Odor
Hyped young prospect Rougned Odor is starting to produce at the big-league level.
September 6, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Two Jokers for the King
Felix Hernandez gets two starts this week against teams he has dominated this year.
September 4, 2014
The Saber's Edge: Starting Pitchers for the Stretch Run
Are Kevin Gausman and the Orioles' starting pitchers undervalued? Jeff Zimmerman looks for potential starting pitcher pickups for the final weeks of the season.
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 30, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Fightin' Phillie
Cole Hamels has been in a groove since mid-May, and he'll look to continue it in two starts this week.
August 28, 2014
Friday Lineup Card: Drew For You!
As the season nears an end, Drew Smyly may offer you some much needed starting pitching help...
Mound Musings: State of the Staff Overviews
The Nationals have solidified their position atop the division thanks to pitching, and Stephen Strasburg hasn't even hit his stride yet.
August 24, 2014
FAAB Factor-AL: Second Half Surge
Andrew Martinez chronicles Dustin Ackley's resurgence over the second half and tells you to break the bank for Rusney Castillo.
August 23, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Two Starts for Kershaw
A two-start week for Clayton Kershaw comes at the perfect time for fantasy owners, especially for those in head-to-head leagues.
Sunday Lineup Card: Arcia Heats Up Minnesota
Twins' outfielder continues to set torrid pace in August.
August 17, 2014
Monday Lineup Card: Rocky Mountain Return
Michael Cuddyer returned to the Rockies' lineup Sunday after hitting .611 with six doubles, nine RBI and seven runs scored over eight rehab games in the minors.
August 16, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: No Taming this Tiger
Max Scherzer is one of the few things going right for the Tigers these days, as he's dominated in his recent starts.
August 12, 2014
Wednesday Lineup Card: Pining For Pineda
Michael Pineda, out since late April due to a suspension and then a back injury, is finally set to make his return to the mound Wednesday.
August 9, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Killer 'Wrighty'
Adam Wainwright not only gets two starts this week, but he gets two teams that can't hit right-handers in the Marlins and Padres.
August 7, 2014
Friday Lineup Card: Rockies Not Giving Hawkins Save Opportunities
As league trade deadlines approach, it's always smart to reassess your roster with only a third of the season remaining...
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.
August 2, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Gray Gets All A's
Considering the absurd run he's on, Sonny Gray might be baseball's best mid-rotation starter after he went from ace to No. 3 in the rotation thanks to trades.
August 1, 2014
Saturday Lineup Card: Solarte Sizzles Again
Yangervis Solarte continues slugging for San Diego after his trade from the Yankees.
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Plays
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian recommends his weekend value plays on DraftKings, including Stephen Strasburg against a weak Phillies offense.
July 31, 2014
Friday Lineup Card: Streaky J.P. For Me?
Recognizing value even among streaky hitters can be a bit tricky...
The Saber's Edge: Utilizing Velocity Decline
Pitchers lose velocity as they age, but how much of a drop does it take to become a red flag? Jeff Zimmerman looks at Mat Latos and other pitchers working with less velocity in 2014.
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