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The Long Game

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The Long Game: Springer Forward

The Astros defied convention by calling George Springer up before the Super Two milepost passed, but not before delaying his free agency by a year.

The Long Game: The Closer Carousel

Aroldis Chapman is one of many closers already down. Erik Siegrist offers some alternatives to investing full price on current closers.

The Long Game: Slaying the Inflation Monster

Heading into the final draft weekend, Erik Siegrist tackles the annual inflation problem, and discusses a few volatile players in new places.

The Long Game: The Other Guys

While most keeper league players look for prospects among the September callups, Erik Siegrist reminds readers of another source of free agent value - veterans like Neftali Feliz coming off the DL.

The Long Game: Deadline Risers & Fallers

With the passing of the non-waiver trade deadline, the keeper value of several players changed. Erik Siegrist takes a look at the stock of Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta and others.

The Long Game: Clowns To the Left ...

Erik Siegrist is debating whether to make a move in the RotoWire Staff League and trade for Joey Votto. He uses the power of Standard Deviations to make an informed decision.

The Long Game: Distressed Asset Recovery

Erik Siegrist looks at some of the top underperformers from this season, like the Yankees' Phil Hughes, to determine whether they're worth a bid to land them on the cheap.

The Long Game: Coming Into Focus

Erik Siegrist looks into four outliers from this season and whether they are good keeper targets, or someone you should deal right away in keeper leagues, including the Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin.

The Long Game: Next Year Starts Now

If you're playing for next year, don't waste any time in the rebuilding process, and do whatever it takes to find those elite keepers.

The Long Game: The Noble Art of Roster Juggling

Erik Siegrist's decision to buy Mark Teixeira in the auction of the RotoWire Staff League had long-running implications beyond his purchase price.

The Long Game: Stuck In the Middle with You

You might be having Mark Teixeira coming back soon, but your opponents will be getting other improvements, too.

The Long Game: FAAB Strategy in Keeper Leagues

Fernando Rodney was an elite FAAB pickup last season, but as Erik Siegrist discusses, rarely will you hit that big home run on the fantasy waiver wire.

The Long Game: Keeper Auction Strategy Tips

Should you invest in an ace in your keeper league auction like Justin Verlander, or are you better off spreading your pitching dollars around? Erik Siegrist discusses the alternatives you have.

The Long Game: Keeper League Contract Decisions

Erik Siegrist's Keeper League column discusses one of the most important issues facing you in a keeper league - how long do you extend your top keepers like Eric Hosmer?

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