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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Jeff Samardzija's name.
April 18, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Harvey Invisible in Late Innings
Paul Sporer lays out the week's pitcher rankings and says the only thing holding back Matt Harvey is that he's not going deep into games.
April 16, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: Do You Believe In Moose?
You have to figure the save opportunities will still be there for Glen Perkins, since even the lowliest of MLB teams manage to have a bullpen guy, or two combined, maybe even three combined, that can net 30 saves.
April 11, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Slow Week for Kershaw
Paul Sporer delivers his weekly pitcher rankings and finds only one starter worthy of jumping Clayton Kershaw in a one-start week. Who is it?
April 10, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Closing Time For Castro
Miguel Castro appears to have taken over the closer role for the Blue Jays. That, plus more discussed in Saturday's lineup card.
April 6, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Plays for Opening Day
Kevin Payne has you covered for Opening Day with a slate of picks, including a good value in Yordano Ventura.
April 5, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Let's Grilli for MLB's First Full Slate
April 4, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Kicking Off the 2015 Season
Paul Sporer is back with the inaugural Value Meter for 2015, and familiar faces top the list, like Felix Hernandez, who takes on two division foes in Week 1.
April 3, 2015
Bats & Balls: Top-10 Lists for 2015
Dave Regan's top-10 lists includes Sleepers and Spring Overreaction Stats, such as Kolten Wong's spring struggles.
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.
March 19, 2015
The Long Game: Inflation Busters
Erik Siegrist discusses how to best attack auctions in leagues where inflation has greatly raised the prices of many stars.
March 5, 2015
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the AL Central
Brad Johnson turns to the AL Central this week for pitchers whom fantasy owners should highlight on their cheat sheets, including Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco.
February 23, 2015
A's Team Preview: Roller Coaster
The A's unloaded a number of their front-line players this offseason, but Sonny Gray remains among their core players.
February 20, 2015
White Sox Team Preview: Phase Two
The White Sox made big strides last season, then were big players this offseason to give Jose Abreu more help. Will it be enough to contend in the AL Central?
February 14, 2015
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.
February 11, 2015
Cubs Team Preview: Patience Is A Virtue
Javier Baez continued his impression of a windmill in winter ball, and RotoWire's Kenn Ruby suggests that his and the team's lack of plate discipline could hold them back in 2015.
February 3, 2015
The Long Game: Found Money
Brad Boxberger was tremendous in a setup capacity last season, and now he might be the Rays' closer to begin 2015 while Jake McGee recovers from his elbow injury.
January 19, 2015
The Wheelhouse: 25 Things You Should Know Before Draft Day
Derek VanRiper shares some of the tools that he uses to prepare during the offseason, along with some early discoveries about the player pool heading into 2015.
January 15, 2015
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?
December 19, 2014
Collette Calls: Flash Delirium
Jason Collette reviews a flurry of offseason moves, including the trade that sent Dee Gordon from the Dodgers to the Marlins.
November 8, 2014
The Wheelhouse: 2014 Arizona Fall League Review
The Arizona Fall League is loaded with talent again in 2014. Derek VanRiper recaps the top players he saw on display over a recent one-week trip to the desert including Astros right-hander Mark Appel.
September 26, 2014
Saturday Lineup Card: Not Paxing It In
Chris Benzine discusses why James Paxton is a good option to start Saturday as the season nears its end.
September 23, 2014
MLB Barometer: Blue Bloods
Matt Kemp has caught fire at just the right time for the Dodgers. Will it be enough for them in the playoffs?
September 21, 2014
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.
September 20, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Down the Stretch they Come
With a playoff berth in the balance, the Mariners might need 18 innings out of Felix Hernandez this week, which would be just fine for fantasy owners.
September 19, 2014
Painting the Black: The Wild Card Races
Jensen Lewis projects the winners and losers of the Wild Card races over the last 10 days of the season.
September 16, 2014
Wednesday Lineup Card: Pull for Pollock
After going M.I.A. for three months while recovering from a broken hand, the Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock has burst back on the scene in September, picking up where he left off in May.
September 13, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Strasburg's Quiet Excellence
Stephen Strasburg might have disappointed some this year, but he's still having a fantastic fantasy season.
September 9, 2014
Wednesday Lineup Card: No Need to Panik
The second base spot has been mostly a dearth of offense for the Giants this season, but rookie Joe Panik's recent surge has turned the position from a weakness to a strength.
September 6, 2014
Pitching Value Meter: Two Jokers for the King
Felix Hernandez gets two starts this week against teams he has dominated this year.
September 5, 2014
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Picks
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian runs through his value picks on DraftKings for the weekend, including the slumping Yasiel Puig.
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