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May 22, 2016
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Clay Link takes us through some AL waiver-wire candidates for this week, including a pair of Rangers relievers and three outfielders up in Minnesota.
May 19, 2016
Mound Musings: Building an Ace
Brad Johnson explains his five-tier system for figuring out an ace, like Clayton Kershaw, or future aces, on the waiver wire and in your lineup.
May 18, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Digging for Future Saves Now
Jeff Zimmerman looks at every team's closer situation and who might benefit from deadline deals. Can Sean Doolittle get his job back in Oakland?
May 15, 2016
Clay Link looks at likely American League waiver-wire options, including a pair of widely available starters in Kansas City.
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.
Mound Musings: Shooting Stars
A full month into the season, Brad Johnson helps sort out which surprisingly good pitchers, like the Reds Brandon Finnegan, are worth the long haul.
May 2, 2016
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Bryant, Britton Suffer Ankle Injuries
Jeff Stotts details the mild ankle sprains sustained by Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and Orioles pitcher Zach Britton.
May 1, 2016
Clay Link takes us through some AL waiver-wire candidates for this week, including a trio of starting pitchers in Minneapolis and three Angels vying for a temporary closer's role.
April 17, 2016
Clay Link looks at this week's free-agent targets, including Tampa Bay's Erasmo Ramirez, who should make the most of his starting opportunities the next couple months.
February 26, 2016
Team Previews: AL West
Paul Sporer provides in-depth previews for all five teams in the American League West. Can Mike Trout keep the Angels out of the division basement?
February 2, 2016
Collette Calls: AL Closers in Waiting
Jason Collette looks at the stats to break down each American League bullpen to find the likely next man up for each team this season.
September 29, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Parker Powers Up
September 28, 2015
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: See You in the Spring
Ryan Braun has been shut down for the rest of the season because of a back injury, and RotoWire's Jeff Stotts outlines whether the Brewers outfielder will be ready for spring training.
September 27, 2015
AL FAAB Factor: Climbing the Hill
RotoWire's Andrew Martinez breaks down the FAAB and waiver targets for the final week of the regular season, including the Red Sox's Rich Hill, who seems to have revived his career in Boston.
Sunday Lineup Card: Capturing Kiermaier
Rays outfielder brings under-appreciated multi-category goodness.
September 21, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: The Other Duffey
July 23, 2015
Mound Musings: Tossing a Side Session
Brad Johnson looks to see which direction the trade winds are blowing.
July 12, 2015
AL FAAB Factor: Montero Returns
RotoWire's Andrew Martinez is back with this week's edition of the AL FAAB Factor, where he discusses the MLB return of Jesus Montero, who has little left to prove in the minors.
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.
May 15, 2015
Regan's Rumblings: 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.
April 19, 2015
FAAB Factor - AL: Pitching Available
Back the truck up for Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar, writes RotoWire's Andrew Martinez in this week's edition of the AL FAAB.
March 12, 2015
Regan's Rumblings: Spring Observations Around the League
Dave Regan looks around spring training and finds a lot to react, and overreact, to, including the exciting upside of Nolan Arenado.
February 26, 2015
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.
February 13, 2015
Angels Team Preview: Uphill Battle?
The Angels ran away with the AL West last year before running into the Royals' buzzsaw in the playoffs. This year they're already dealing with injuries to Garrett Richards and Josh Hamilton, and adjusting to the Howie Kendrick trade.
November 7, 2014
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.
August 18, 2014
Tuesday Lineup Card: Hot Carl
Carl Crawford's been playing every day and producing solid speed numbers for the Dodgers, but remains widely available.
July 31, 2014
Mound Musings: The Tradewinds Continue to Blow
Do the Cardinals have the magic to help Justin Masterson turn around his season?
July 24, 2014
Mound Musings: Playing for Keeps
For many owners, it's time to look toward next season, and that means identifying arms, like Nathan Eovaldi, who are the real deal.
July 20, 2014
FAAB Factor-AL: Buyer Beware
Danny Salazar returns to the majors this week, but RotoWire's Andrew Martinez preaches caution in your bidding.
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