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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
Bats & Balls: 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
Bats & Balls: 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.
May 17, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Counting Down to Correa
Ryan Rufe discusses why Carlos Correa is worth a pick up right now in Monday's Lineup Card.
May 15, 2015
Bats & Balls: A Look at the 30 Closer Situations
David Regan reviews each team's closer situation this week, including a look at what to make of the Marlins now that Steve Cishek has been jettisoned from the role.
May 11, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: Thor Leaves Avengers, Joins Mets
May 10, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: The Never-Ending Torii
He may be 39 years old, but Torii Hunter has been thriving at the plate in his return to the Twins, with whom he started his career.
May 2, 2015
Sunday Lineup Card: Ethier Packs A Punch
Dodgers outfielder makes the ideal fill-in for injured stars.
April 30, 2015
Mound Musings: Chicks - and Bogfella - dig Strikeouts!
Brad Johnson on the many advantages of the K. Also - how will the Cards replace Wainwright?
Bats & Balls: Is Bryce Harper the New Jack Cust?
David Regan looks at storylines from the first month and wonders if Bryce Harper has become a three-true-outcomes player.
April 26, 2015
FAAB Factor - NL: Which Dodger Do You Want?
Ian Kennedy is back, but is he available in your league? All that and more from RotoWire's Jan Levine in this week's edition of NL FAAB.
April 23, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: Elementary, My Dear Watson!
Mark Melancon returned to action on Thursday for the Pirates, landing his third save of the season, but Melancon isnít the news here Ė itís Tony Watson.
Bats & Balls: Quick Takes Around the Majors
David Regan sizes up each team in the early going, and he has little hope that Ryan Braun can do much to avoid becoming the worst contract in the majors.
Mound Musings: The NL Arms Race
Brad Johnson takes a look at the next wave of National League arms, including the Mets' Noah Syndergaard.
April 20, 2015
MLB Barometer: Russian Roulette
Vlad Sedler is to bankroll management what Rob Deer was to place discipline.
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 14, 2015
The Lineup Card: Will Dodgers See the Light with Guerrero?
Wednesday Lineup Card: Will Dodgers See the Light with Guerrero?
March 27, 2015
Pirates Team Preview: Anything Is Possible
Can the Pirates reach the playoffs for the third consecutive year? RotoWire's John Toperzer discusses their offseason and how they set up in his preview.
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.
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