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July 25, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Never a Reason to Worry
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starting pitchers and can't help but shake his head at those who fretted over Clayton Kershaw earlier this season.
July 24, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
With some aces on the hill Friday, Benny Ricciardi breaks down the top value plays on FanDuel to help afford the upper-tier pitchers.
July 23, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: Say It Ain't So, Bo!
Bo Schultz only needed two pitches to retire two batters in the ninth inning on Thursday for the Blue Jays to snag his first save of the season.
July 20, 2015
MLB Barometer: Catching Up
Vlad Sedler ranks the best and worst MLB backstops for the second half of the season.
July 19, 2015
Hitter Value Meter: Red Tide Could Rise
Erik Siegrist's weekly look at the best hitting matchups finds the Reds in an enviable position at home and on the road this week.
July 18, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Sale-ing into the Second Half
Paul Sporer ranks the week's starters, but he can't stop marveling at Chris Sale, whose strikeouts continue to set him apart.
July 17, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Schwarber Could Stay
Chris Benzine discusses why the Cubs could change their tune and make Schwarber the everyday catcher, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
Pitching Value Meter: Second-Half Kickoff
Paul Sporer lays out the rankings for the first weekend of the second half, and, surprise, Max Scherzer is still on top.
July 16, 2015
Hitter Value Meter: The Second Half Begins
Erik Siegrist breaks down the weekend series', but a doubleheader gives the Royals and White Sox a one-game advantage over the rest of the league.
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Plays
Rotowire's Jerry Donabedian thinks the Cubs' pitching staff will be too much for the Braves to handle this weekend.
July 13, 2015
MLB Barometer: Room for Improvement
Erik Siegrist crunches the xFIP numbers looking for second-half pitching buys -- and sells. Which way does Matt Harvey fall?
July 8, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
David Soda is buying Pirates hitters - including red-hot Andrew McCutchen - for Wednesday's matchup against Andrew Cashner and the Padres.
July 7, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Cubs Give Motte a Shot
July 6, 2015
MLB Barometer: Chicks Dig the Long Ball
Vlad Sedler projects the top home-run hitters for the second half. On which side of 40 will Baltimore's Chris Davis land?
July 5, 2015
Hitter Value Meter: Holding All The Cards
Erik Siegrist highlights the best matchups for hitters in weekly formats, including a rare eight-game period for Kolten Wong and the Cardinals
July 4, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Strength vs. Strength
Paul Sporer ranks this week's pitchers and is already looking forward to the showdown between Chris Sale and the lefty-smashing Blue Jays.
June 30, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Don't Dig Your Own Grave
June 27, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Maximum Output
Paul Sporer has moved Max Scherzer ahead of Clayton Kershaw as his top pitcher in baseball, and the Nationals' ace takes his rightful spot atop the weekly rankings.
June 25, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: Scoop Up Hoover
Hoover is an intriguing pick-up in leagues if you’re scrounging for saves, especially with the rumors floating around that Chapman could be moved in a deadline trade.
June 20, 2015
Hitter Value Meter: Tigers Burning Bright
Erik Siegrist's weekly look at the best hitting matchups finds the Tigers in an enviable position as they'll miss two of the best pitchers in their division this week.
Pitching Value Meter: Back on his Throne
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starters and is relieved that Felix Hernandez rebounded after a couple of non-King like starts.
June 19, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Schwarber Can Stick
Chris Benzine discusses why Kyle Schwarber could stick around with the Cubs, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
June 14, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Man in the Bux
Byron Buxton made his MLB debut Sunday, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Twins' 4-3 win over the Rangers.
June 13, 2015
Hitter Value Meter: 30 Playing Seven
With all 30 clubs playing seven games this week, RotoWire's Erik Siegrist breaks down which teams have the best hitting matchups.
Pitching Value Meter: Hero in the Bronx
Paul Sporer's weekly value meter showcases a surging Masahiro Tanaka, who is starting to look like the dominant pitcher from early last season.
June 10, 2015
David Soda's recommendations for Wednesday's slate, including Dodgers slugger Adrian Gonzalez.
June 9, 2015
The Lineup Card: Mile High Platoon
June 6, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Wind in his Sale
Paul Sporer's weekly value meter highlights a surging Chris Sale who has dominated batters in the last five starts.
June 3, 2015
FantasyScore MLB: Wednesday Picks
RotoWire's Neil Parker is building his FantasyScore lineups around Joc Pederson playing at Coors Field on Wednesday.
David Soda likes Chris Davis in a matchup against Houston rookie Lance McCullers.
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