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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Mark Melancon's name.
July 11, 2017
Collette Calls: Bullpen Watch at the Break
Jason Collette reviews each team's bullpen and looks at who might move as we enter the second half with the trade deadline approaching.
July 6, 2017
Mound Musings: Time to Turn it Around?
After discussing pleasant pitching surprises last week, Brad Johnson tackles disappointing first-half performances this week, including Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka.
July 2, 2017
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Jan Levine profiles the top waiver-wire pickups for the week, including Randal Grichuk, whose power streak has followed him from the minors back to the Cardinals.
June 30, 2017
Oak's Corner: Falling Batting Average for Santana
Almost halfway through the season, Scott Jenstad takes an indepth look at some players to determine their fantasy worth, including Cleveland’s Carlos Santana.
June 29, 2017
Mound Musings: The Biggest Surprises so Far
This week, Brad Johnson takes on pitchers who’ve been impressive the first half of the season, including Arizona's Robbie Ray, who Johnson believes is going to continue to get better.
June 22, 2017
Mound Musings: I’m Buying!
Brad Johnson discusses some pitchers with upside lurking on waiver wires, including Reds’ starter Brandon Finnegan who should provide quality innings once he’s healthy.
June 11, 2017
Jan Levine looks over the free agent pool in the Senior Circuit and notes a number of top arms returning from the disabled list, including Mets left-hander Steven Matz.
May 21, 2017
Jan Levine profiles this week's NL waiver-wire candidates, including Tommy Joseph, who is heating up in Philadelphia after slow April.
May 18, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Closer Watch
As ninth-inning roles turn over due to poor performance and injuries, Derek VanRiper shares his updated closer rankings.
May 14, 2017
Jan Levine digs through the waiver wire to find the top players for NL squads this week, including Milwaukee's Junior Guerra, who is working his way back from an injury in his first start of the year.
May 12, 2017
Oak's Corner: Cargo Struggles in Colorado
Scott Jenstad takes an in-depth look at the week in baseball and examines the hitting struggles of Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez.
May 11, 2017
Mound Musings: Know When to Fold 'Em?
Brad Johnson examines whether it’s time to let go of that poor performer you’ve been holding on to and cites some examples of major strugglers like Cardinal Adam Wainwright.
Farm Futures: Emerging Upside Arms
James Anderson looks at the next wave of potential top 100 pitchers, including Phillies right-hander Seranthony Dominguez.
May 7, 2017
Jan Levine finds this week's waiver-wire gems, including Arizona pitcher Patrick Corbin, who is still a worthwhile risk despite a blowup last week.
May 4, 2017
Mound Musings: Spotlight on the Soft-Tossers
This week Brad Johnson tackles a question posed by a reader who asked whether Johnson considers pitchers who lack big arms like Cy Young winner and Boston Red Sox Rick Porcello.
April 5, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: (Very) Early Observations
Dave Regan focuses his first regular season rumblings on some very early observations with the 2017 campaign just a few days old.
April 2, 2017
Jan Levine highlights players on the waiver wire who can help fantasy owners, like Arizona's Brandon Drury, who won the second base job in spring training.
March 28, 2017
The Wheelhouse: When Auction Plans Go Wrong
What do you do when an auction doesn't start off as planned? Derek VanRiper shares his experience from Saturday's Tout Wars Mixed League Auction.
March 16, 2017
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the NL West
Brad Johnson tackles the NL West this week in his pitching rotation coverage of each team. Can any other team in the division compete with the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw?
March 15, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Punting Batting Average
Derek VanRiper considers the roster construction process without worrying about batting average.
March 10, 2017
The Wheelhouse: NL LABR Review
DVR enters 2017 without a $30 player on his NL LABR roster, but could Trevor Story prove to be an early value in Year 2 at $26?
March 9, 2017
Top 250 Dynasty League Rankings
James Anderson offers up his overall rankings for deep dynasty leagues, and puts Corey Seager firmly in the top 10 after his breakout 2016.
The Z Files: An Interview With... Me
Todd Zola interviews noted fantasy expert Todd Zola about the results of the AL and NL LABR auctions, and explains why he wasn't surprised that Jose Altuve went for more than Mike Trout.
February 14, 2017
Collette Calls: Mixed LABR Recap
Jason Collette explains each pick that he and Paul Sporer made in Monday's Mixed LABR draft. Who did they pass up Bryce Harper for in the first round?
February 9, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Preseason Closer Rankings
Dave Regan is back with his first Rumblings of 2017, turning his focus to all 30 teams and their potential closers heading into the season.
January 11, 2017
The Z Files: Closing Arguments
Todd Zola examines different approaches for handling saves, and wonders if most fantasy owners are properly pricing the production of elite closers like Kenley Jansen.
December 21, 2016
Collette Calls: Hot Stove Update
Jason Collette analyzes the fantasy fallout from the latest trades and signings, including the Yankees' re-acquisition of closer Aroldis Chapman.
October 17, 2016
The Z Files: Calculated Risks
Todd Zola continues analyzing the strategy behind the picks he and Derek Van Riper have made in the first draft of the 2017 season, and gets out of his comfort zone with young slugger Miguel Sano.
October 8, 2016
The Saber's Edge: How I Won Tout Wars
Jeff Zimmerman took home a Tout Wars title, but it came down to one nail-biting Christian Yelich at-bat on the last day of the season. Find out how he did it.
September 29, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: That's a Wrap
Dave Regan rumbles one last time this year, this time focusing on some of the biggest free agents of the upcoming offseason and what their fantasy impact could look like in 2017.
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