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June 1, 2016
DVR's Top 350: June Update
Gregory Polanco is among the biggest risers on the update Top 350 rankings, with 50-plus games in the books for each club.
May 5, 2016
The Wheelhouse: Re-Rank Fallout: Closers
Cubs closer Hector Rondon is moving up the overall ranks. Should he be considered a top-10 closer? Derek VanRiper takes a closer look.
May 3, 2016
DVR's Top 350: May Update
This time last year, Michael Conforto was in the Mets' minor league system. Where does he check in on the May update of the Top 350?
April 14, 2016
The Wheelhouse: The Pursuit of Saves
Chasing saves on the waiver wire can be costly, but is it necessary? Derek VanRiper takes a look back at 2015 to see where the saves came from as roles changed during the season.
April 10, 2016
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Jan Levine looks at the roster fallout after the first week of play in the National League and the options available to the Cubs to replace the injured Kyle Schwarber.
March 25, 2016
Pitching 3D: Tough Decisions, Top Relievers
Doug Thorburn moves his focus to the ninth inning and explains why Wade Davis may not be the best reliever option this season.
March 18, 2016
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the NL Central
Brad Johnson continues his tour through baseball with a look at pitchers to watch in the NL Central, including St. Louis' Adam Wainwright.
Regan's Rumblings: Players Who Could Outperform Expectations
Dave Regan looks at what the ceiling might be for players like Tampa Bay's Matt Moore who could outperform expectations this season.
February 12, 2016
Collette Calls: NL Closers in Waiting
We all know about Jeurys Familia, but Jason Collette tells fantasy owners who they should also be focused on in the Mets' bullpen, and on every NL team.
February 11, 2016
Team Previews: NL Central
Jack Moore provides in-depth previews for all five teams in the highly competitive NL Central.
January 22, 2016
Picks and Pans: Gray Skies Ahead?
In his annual season preview, Joe Sheehan makes the case for avoiding Sonny Gray in 2016. Who else is he picking and panning this season?
January 18, 2016
The RotoWire 200: 2016 Overall Rankings
Is Carlos Correa a top-10 pick in 2016? RotoWire Senior Editor Jeff Erickson shares his January installment of the RotoWire 200.
December 29, 2015
Collette Calls: National League Closers
A few recent trades have left the National League with significantly fewer upper-tier closers, and Jason Collette wades through the best of the rest.
September 20, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Still STARlin?
Starlin Castro is red-hot for the Cubs, hitting .391 with four home runs and 13 RBI over the last 15 games.
August 6, 2015
Mound Musings: New Faces in New Places
Brad Johnson continues his examination of the trade deadline deals and how David Price and the rest will fare in their new homes.
August 2, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Call Corbin
Monday's Recommended Pickup is Patrick Corbin, who has looked sharp for the D'Backs since returning from Tommy John surgery.
NL FAAB Factor: A Cespedes for the Rest of Us
Jan Levine reviews this week's FAAB bids, which are choke full of fallout from the trade deadline, including the arrival of Yoenis Cespedes in Queens.
July 27, 2015
MLB Barometer: Staying Focused
Vlad Sedler cautions against premature NFL obsession - you've got a baseball league to win!
July 26, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Nat Nearing a Return
Ryan Zimmerman is Monday's Recommended Pickup as he nears a return from the DL to the Nationals' lineup.
July 20, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: Cheer Rios
Alex Rios's 2015 season has been characterized by injury and disappointment, but there's light at the end of the tunnel.
July 9, 2015
Regan's Rumblings: A Bullpen Walk-Through
David Regan offers up a status report on the closer situations for all 30 teams, including the woeful Reds who might be tempted to deal Aroldis Chapman.
July 5, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Santana Sharp in Return Sunday
Twins starter Ervin Santana allowed two runs on three hits and three walks with eight strikeouts over eight innings in his return from suspension Sunday against the Royals.
June 29, 2015
MLB Barometer: Random Notes
Vlad Sedler thinks Brett Gardner has become the Yankees' leader, and other random notes.
June 25, 2015
Regan's Rumblings: An Early Midseason Check In
David Regan puts together his all-fantasy, all-value, all-rookie and all-regression teams as the first half nears its close
June 8, 2015
MLB Barometer: The Wait is Over
The Carlos Correa era begins, and Vlad Sedler is giddy with anticipation. Plus: Chris Archer and Gerrit Cole join the ranks of true elite SPs.
June 7, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: New Closer in the Emerald City?
The Houston Astros called up top prospect Carlos Correa on Sunday, but an AL West reliever deserves your attention as well.
June 1, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: Gallo's Humor
With Adrian Beltre hitting the 15-day DL, top power-hitting prospect Joey Gallo has been called up to the big leagues.
MLB Barometer: Would You Rather?
Vlad Sedler applies the principles of a middle-school game to crucial Roto decisions.
May 23, 2015
Collette Calls: Breaking Down Matt Shoemaker
Jason Collette digs inside the numbers on Matt Shoemaker this week to figure out why he is struggling and if he can turn it around.
May 22, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: The Rise Of Rusney
Chris Benzine discusses what Rusney Castillo's recall could mean for him and the Red Sox's outfield, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
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