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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.

The Lineup Card: Will Dodgers See the Light with Guerrero?

Wednesday Lineup Card: Will Dodgers See the Light with Guerrero?

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.

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.

Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the NL Central

Brad Johnson recognizes the risk in Michael Wacha, but the young hurler's upside is worth betting on, especially at a discounted draft-day price.

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.

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.

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?

Collette Calls: Profits & Losses - Pitchers

Jason Collette looks at the sources of profit and loss among pitches, including the slew of relievers that failed to return the value of their draft day price.

Painting the Black: A Way Too Early Look at 2015

Jensen Lewis shares his opinion about some of 2014's standout performers, including the Giants' Madison Bumgarner.

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.

Monday Lineup Card: Dealin' Derek

Derek Holland is 1-0 with a 0.99 ERA and 22:3 K:BB over his last four starts.

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.

Monday Lineup Card: Gyorko Going Gone

Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko has been hot since returning from the DL on July 28.

Mound Musings: Tradewinds are Blowing

The Phillies are said to be quietly checking for potential trade partners, and Cole Hamels is likely available.

Mound Musings: Second-Half Arms in the Spotlight

If R.A. Dickey can harness his knuckleball a bit better, his home-run tate could drop in the second half of the season.

FAAB Factor - NL: Harper's Return Imminent

Bryce Harper had a huge game on his rehab assignment Saturday and Sergio Romo blew another save. Jan Levine addresses both this week and more in this week's column.

Mound Musings: Do Ya Feel Lucky?

Head-to-Head leagues often especially prone to luck, but are some pitchers, like Chris Sale, who have skills to overcome it?

FAAB Factor-NL: Giants Push the Panik Button

The Giants called up Joe Panik on Saturday. Jan Levine suggests how much you should bid on him in this week's edition.

Saturday Lineup Card: New No. 2 Hitter In Baltimore?

Steve Pearce has occupied the two-hole in each of the Orioles' last three games, making him a decent speculative target for those in deeper mixed leagues.

Mound Musings: Draft Day Pitching Preview

LSU's Aaron Nola is considered the most MLB-ready pitcher this year in a draft class that is rich in pitching prospects.

FAAB Factor-NL: And the Oscar Goes To ...

Who will be the lucky winner in FAAB bidding on the Cardinals' Oscar Taveras this week? RotoWire's Jan Levine tells you how much he would bid if given the opportunity.

Mound Musings: Fraud Alert

Is it easier to spot the future star or the flavor of the month? And where does that leave Dallas Keuchel?

Painting the Black: Stop the Madness!

Jensen Lewis begs, pleads and cajoles major league teams to have some patience with their closers, demonstrating the overwhelming advantage that teams have with a stable closer.

Saturday Lineup Card: The Grilli Still Burns

Jason Grilli made an early return from the DL on Friday, and was immediately thrust into a save situation in a one-run game against the Nationals.

Monday Lineup Card: Grilled Cheese Is Cooking

FAAB Factor-NL: Happy Returns?

Tony Cingrani's first start back from the DL against the Phillies on Sunday wasn't that great. He's one of many NL players coming back from the DL this week, as Jan Levine reminds to look there for potential pickup possibilities.

Collette Calls: Strikeout Rate Fallers

Yu Darvish's new approach in 2014 has led to a drop in his strikeout rate, but is he better off in the long haul with the change? Jason Collette looks at the strikeout rate fallers around the league.

MLB Barometer: House of the Reyes Sun

Jose Reyes' fortunes have turned considerably brighter since this unfortunate slide last season in Kansas City. See who else makes Vlad Sedler's risers and fallers this week.