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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Madison Bumgarner's name.
March 25, 2017
Pitching 3D: System Audit
Doug Thorburn analyzes the pros and cons of his personal pitcher rankings system. Find out how he'll use the rankings to draft.
March 24, 2017
Oak's Corner: KDS, Targets and Fades
Scott Jenstad focuses on KDS strategy, fades and targets, including late-rounder Brandon Crawford who, Jenstad notes, in a 15-team league might be the perfect guy to toss in the MI slot.
March 23, 2017
The Z Files: Money Management and Auction Strategy
Todd Zola offers his views on how to manage your resources effectively at the auction table, and how to budget properly for an ace pitcher like Madison Bumgarner.
March 16, 2017
Collette Calls: NL LABR Review
Jason Collette recaps the recent NL LABR auction and investigates where all the money was spent. Where were the values found?
The Long Game: Auction Prep and the Success Cycle
Erik Siegrist details how to manage different aspects of your keeper-league roster in this edition of The Long Game.
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.
March 1, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Flying Under the Radar
Dave Regan rumbles about some unsuspecting players to watch as spring training game action gets underway in Arizona and Florida.
February 25, 2017
Pitching 3D: Pitchers 51-60
Doug Thorburn continues his countdown of his top starting pitchers ranked by his unique mix of mechanics, stuff and stats. Which Robbie Ray will show up this season?
February 23, 2017
The Saber's Edge: Predicting High-ERA Pitchers
Jeff Zimmerman looks for the traits that could determine which pitchers will struggle with an ERA greater than their ERA estimators. Is Shelby Miller doomed?
February 5, 2017
Pitching 3D: Starting Pitching Top 10
Doug Thorburn breaks down his top-10 starting pitchers using his hybrid method of ranking pitchers both according to stats and skills. How does a pitcher like Corey Kluber rank?
February 2, 2017
Pitching 3D: Ranking Fantasy Pitchers, With a Twist
Doug Thorburn introduces a new ranking system to judge fantasy pitchers that attempts to balance a pitcher's physical skills with his performance.
February 1, 2017
The Z Files: Early Auction Trends
Todd Zola reviews some data from early NFBC auctions, and recommends spending what it takes to lock up a high-strikeout ace like Max Scherzer.
January 30, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Building Around Kershaw
Derek VanRiper looks back at his team from the FSTA Draft and considers the implications of drafting Clayton Kershaw in Round 1.
January 7, 2017
Collette Calls: Matt Moore or Marcus Stroman?
Jason Collette breaks down the pros and cons of Matt Moore and Marcus Stroman, but which pitcher would he rather have for 2017?
November 22, 2016
The Z Files: Top 350 Pitching Outliers
Todd Zola looks at some pitchers he has ranked differently than the consensus, and suspects this will be another season in which Yu Darvish is long gone before he's willing to pull the trigger.
October 10, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Monday Picks
The matchup against Madison Bumgarner is certainly a tough one, but RotoWire's Neil Parker explains why Kris Bryant is still a worthy fantasy option Monday.
October 7, 2016
The Z Files: Is It 2017 Already?
Todd Zola recaps some of the decisions he and Derek Van Riper have made as they take part in the very first draft of the 2017 season, but nabbing Mike Trout with the first overall pick was one of the easiest ones.
October 5, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Wednesday Picks
Juan Carlos Blanco previews a slate featuring the NL Wild Card Game and a couple of ALDS Game 1s, and recommends paying up for Mookie Betts in Cleveland.
October 4, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Wild-Card Picks
Juan Blanco breaks down the Yahoo playoff DFS slate as Noah Syndergaard looks to blows the doors off the Giants in the NL Wild Card game.
September 30, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
Curtis Granderson's power is back, and he has an excellent matchup Friday against the Phillies to keep it going.
September 29, 2016
The Z Files: DVR, Todd, You're On the Clock
Todd Zola ponders what to do with the first pick in the very first draft of the 2017 season, and how the market will value a breakout player like Jonathan Villar.
September 24, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
Nelson Cruz has crushed lefties this season, and he has an ideal matchup for plenty of fantasy production Saturday against the Twins.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: To the Max
Paul Sporer had a little trouble pushing the brilliant Max Scherzer to the top of the list in his last starting pitcher rankings of the season.
September 20, 2016
MLB Barometer: Was Aces High a Bust?
Vlad Sedler looks at how this year's popular draft strategy of picking multiple ace pitchers in the early rounds worked out. That and more in this week's Barometer.
September 17, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Mr. Untouchable
Paul Sporer's pitcher rankings feature Jose Fernandez leading the way as the Miami ace has rarely been touched up at home this season.
September 10, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Chief Starter
Paul Sporer can't get enough of the Indians' Carlos Corrasco, who's two-start schedule sets up nicely for him down the stretch.
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