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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Sean Doolittle's name.
May 18, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Closer Watch
As ninth-inning roles turn over due to poor performance and injuries, Derek VanRiper shares his updated closer rankings.
May 5, 2017
Oak's Corner: Keep on Grinding
Scott Jenstad discusses the frustration that recent injuries to big names like Noah Syndergaard have caused to fantasy players, and he dives into some of the bigger news of the week.
April 27, 2017
Mound Musings: AL Bullpen Check
This week Brad Johnson studies closer situations in the American League to identify possible shake-ups as well as potential trade material including White Sox David Robertson.
April 23, 2017
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist digs into a busy week of roster moves and shifting bullpen roles in the AL, and looks ahead at a wave of injured players set to make their 2017 debuts soon, including the A's Sonny Gray.
April 16, 2017
Erik Siegrist reviews the available free agents in AL player pools and thinks injuries may be opening up roster spots for top prospects like the Rays' Brent Honeywell.
April 14, 2017
Oak's Corner: Week 2 Worries?
With the season in full swing, Scott Jenstad writes about the struggles of a few offensive players drafted early in most leagues, including Rockie Trevor Story’s subpar hitting.
April 13, 2017
Mound Musings: Advanced Metrics and 20/20 Eyesight
Brad Johnson talks about the metrics he uses to assess pitchers but also advises going old school and watching specific pitchers, like Justin Verlander, to accumulate one’s own data.
April 7, 2017
Oak's Corner: First Week Review
With the season underway, Oak’s Corner will now focus on interesting players and events from each week. This week Dodger Yasiel Puig's red-hot start piques Scott Jenstad's interest.
April 6, 2017
Mound Musings: My 2017 “Home” League Mound Corps
This week Brad Johnson gives readers a look into his own fantasy pitching staff for his highly competitive hometown keeper league. One of the stars of his roster is Noah Syndergaard.
April 2, 2017
Erik Siegrist looks at some AL players who may have slipped through the cracks in early drafts and auctions and wound up in the Opening Day free agent pool, including a svelter Pablo Sandoval as he tries to revive his career in Boston.
March 30, 2017
Mound Musings: Hold on There!
Brad Johnson looks at relievers he believes could step into the closer’s gig at some point in the season but in the meantime deserve attention right out of the gate like Oakland's Sean Doolittle.
March 23, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Job Battles A-Z (v. 2.0)
Derek VanRiper checks in on the key job battles for all 30 teams as the final week of spring training approaches.
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the AL West
In Brad Johnson’s final week of division deep dives, he takes a look at the American League West, featuring injured Angels closer Huston Street, who will miss the beginning of the season.
February 28, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Job Battles A-Z
Derek VanRiper takes a team-by-team look around the league at important job battles as spring training games are now underway.
February 27, 2017
Collette Calls: Analyzing Last Year's New Pitches
Jason Collette analyzes pitchers who added a new pitch to their arsenals last season and what difference, if any, it made. Why didn't Michael Wacha's new cutter help him more?
February 9, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Preseason Closer Rankings
Dave Regan is back with his first Rumblings of 2017, turning his focus to all 30 teams and their potential closers heading into the season.
September 4, 2016
Erik Siegrist sorts through this year's wave of September call-ups and DL activations and recommends bidding big on Yoan Moncada as your last chance to add a potential impact bat.
September 1, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: September Call-ups and 2017 Closers
Dave Regan uses his rumblings this week to speculate on September call-ups and who might nail down a closer's spot in 2017.
August 21, 2016
Erik Siegrist looks over the waiver options for a relatively quiet week in the AL and finds a couple of Blue Jays in the middle of impressive hot streaks.
August 14, 2016
Erik Siegrist reviews the waiver options in the AL and finds some young arms making names for themselves, including Astros starter Joe Musgrove.
August 11, 2016
Mound Musings: Let's Talk Bullpens
In this week’s article, Brad Johnson tackles one of his most frequently asked questions, which has to do which teams’ closing situations are in flux including the Cardinals and Trevor Rosenthal.
July 28, 2016
The Z Files: The Calm Before the Storm
Todd Zola shares some thoughts that have been rattling around in his head, including how much of an impact Dee Gordon will have down the stretch.
July 27, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Closer Roulette at the Deadline
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes the closer situations throughout the league and how the trade deadline could impact who closes this year and in 2017 for each team. Is Dellin Betances the future in New York?
July 17, 2016
Erik Siegrist reviews the AL free agent pool coming out of the All-Star break and suggests bidding big on the first impact player to switch leagues at the trade deadline, Drew Pomeranz.
May 29, 2016
Clay Link takes us through some AL waiver-wire candidates for this week, including a plethora of Twins pitchers both in the bullpen and vying for a spot in the rotation.
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?
April 28, 2016
Mound Musings: How Patient Are You?
Brad Johnson explains that when a good pitcher starts a season with bad stats, i.e., Cardinal Adam Wainwright, fantasy owners need to figure out whether a turnaround is coming.
April 21, 2016
Mound Musings : Assessing Emerging Opportunity
Brad Johnson explains what to look for when determining which pitching prospects will soon get opportunities. Find out why Brandon Finnegan gets the edge against more talented pitchers.
April 14, 2016
Mound Musings: Checking the NL Bullpens
Last week, Brad Johnson gave us an in-depth look at AL closer situations, now the NL gets its turn, including the Diamondbacks' Daniel Hudson.
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