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May 23, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Not the Bum He Used to be
Two-start Madison Bumgarner bounced back after a rocky start and is dealing lately, but where does that leave him in Paul Sporer's rankings this week?
May 21, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: No Cooling Colabello
May 17, 2015
Sunday Lineup Card: Crawford Packs Giant Punch
Known primarily for his defense, the San Francisco shortstop gets offensive.
May 16, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Living Up to the Hype
Paul Sporer is particularly impressed this week with Matt Harvey, who has not had trouble living up to his preseason hype.
May 13, 2015
Minor League Barometer: Lost and Found
Jesse Siegel looks at prospects who found their way out of the wilderness, like Philadelphia's Maikel Franco, who's expected to be called up any day now.
May 12, 2015
Farm Futures: Carolina League Hitters
RotoWire's James Anderson reviews the top hitters in the Carolina League, including Billy McKinney, who seems primed for a promotion to Double-A.
May 11, 2015
MLB Barometer: RIP Trading
Stepping in for Vlad Sedler, Derek VanRiper wonders if trading is dead, while pondering the market value of Noah Syndergaard and offering up the weekly supply of risers and fallers.
FanDuel MLB: Monday Picks
With lots of bargains available, Kevin Payne is splurging on a premium third baseman.
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 9, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: The Golden Archer
Paul Sporer likes what he sees from Chris Archer, despite consecutive four-walk games, enough to vault him up the rankings in a two-start week.
May 7, 2015
Mound Musings: Take the Money and Run
Can Dallas Keuchel and Dan Haren keep this up? Brad Johnson says no.
May 4, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: Power Plouffe Play
May 2, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: It's Good to be the King
Paul Sporer's top-ranked pitcher this week is a two-start Felix Hernandez, who is so good his disappointments are envied by lesser pitchers.
April 28, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Marisnick Swings a Hot Stick
Collette Calls: The Ups and Downs of Whiff Rates
Jason Collette looks at pitchers who have seen a great increase in strikeouts this season and those, like Stephen Strasburg, who have seen their K rates drop. What's made the difference?
April 25, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Two Starts for Kluber
Paul Sporer ranks the coming week's starting pitchers, but is two home starts enough to make Corey Kluber the AL's top-ranked hurler?
April 24, 2015
Daily Baseball 101: How to Pick a Starting Pitcher
Michael Rathburn pours over the numbers and explains why picking an elite pitcher like Felix Hernandez is almost always the best way to go in cash games.
April 21, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Cubs Promote Another Phenom
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.
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