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Painting the Black

Recent Articles from this Column

Painting the Black: Predicting the World Series

Jensen Lewis uses a series of metrics to predict that Alex Gordon and the Royals will win the World Series over the Giants.

Painting the Black: Chasing the Pennant

Jensen Lewis recalls his playoff experiences and projects both LCS's.

Painting the Black: The Wild Card Races

Jensen Lewis projects the winners and losers of the Wild Card races over the last 10 days of the season.

Painting the Black: The Bullpen Mentality

RotoWire's Jensen Lewis discusses the transformation of Carlos Carrasco this year, suggesting that his adoption of the 'bullpen mentality' has made him a successful starter.

Painting the Black: Ride 'Em or Reel 'Em In?

Jensen Lewis says that now is the time to go out and get the slumping Carlos Santana.

Painting the Black: Fantasy College Weekend Rotations

In honor of the College World Series beginning this weekend, Jensen Lewis compiles some of the best collegiate rotations out of pitchers currently in the majors from their alma maters.

Painting the Black: Stop the Madness!

Jensen Lewis begs, pleads and cajoles major league teams to have some patience with their closers, demonstrating the overwhelming advantage that teams have with a stable closer.

Painting the Black: Four Pivotal Pitchers

Will David Price be traded before the deadline? Jensen Lewis discusses his four most pivotal starting pitcher trade targets.

Painting the Black: Catching Fire

Jensen Lewis identifies four potential catcher free agent pickups, and identifies three others to trade for, including A.J. Pierzynski in his new digs in Boston.

Painting the Black: Waiver Ideas

Jensen Lewis tells you to pick up Trevor Bauer before he gets the call from the Indians to replace Carlos Carrasco.

Painting the Black: Closing Epidemic

Jensen Lewis wonders why teams are pulling the plug so early on their closers this season, particularly in Milwaukee and Oakland.

Painting the Black: Bust a Move? Not These Four

Evan Gattis has a great opportunity to be the Braves' everyday starting catcher, but Jensen Lewis is skeptical that it will work out.

Painting the Black: Four NL Players to Watch

Jensen Lewis is a big fan of The Beast - Jeff Samardzija. See who else makes his NL watchlist.

Painting the Black: Four AL Players To Watch

Count Jensen Lewis among the legion of fantasy players on the Sonny Gray bandwagon.

Painting the Black: Five Setup Men To Watch

Jensen Lewis suggests that more has changed with Carlos Marmol than his location.

Painting the Black: Closing Time Comes Early This Spring

Jensen Lewis breaks down six of the major closing battles this spring, including the Rangers, who will feature Neftali Feliz (pictured) and Joakim Soria.