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April 20, 2014
FAAB Factor - NL: Change of Scenery
Ike Davis gets a fresh start in Pittsburgh - how much does Jan Levine think you should bid on him?
April 13, 2014
FAAB Factor - NL: Closer Speculation
Jose Valverde blew the save Saturday night against the Angels. Who might be next in line to close if the Mets look for a change? Jason Collette suggests that Gonzalez Germen might be worth a look.
April 6, 2014
FAAB Factor - NL: NL Closer Chaos
How much should you bid on K-Rod and the other newly minted closers in the NL? Jan Levine gives you the scoop in this week's article.
March 30, 2014
FAAB Factor - NL: Big Bid on Dee Gordon?
Does Dee Gordon merit a big bid this week after he won the Dodgers' starting second base job? Jan Levine breaks it down for us in his initial column of the season.
September 22, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: When the Mujica Stops
Edward Mujica will temporarily be relieved of his closing duties. Jan Levine tells you who to pick up in his place over the final week of the season.
September 15, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: David Wright Returns
We used all of our restraint to avoid coming up with a pun on David Wright's name. Just realize that he's probably coming back this week.
September 8, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: A Dissenting Voice on Hamilton
Jeff Erickson fills in for Jan Levine this week and weighs in on Billy Hamilton's future value. Hint - he's not that optimistic.
September 1, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Deadline Trades, September Callups
Justin Morneau has a new home in Pittsburgh. Jan Levine breaks down his free agent value and talks about all the September callups.
August 25, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: The Doc Is In
Roy Halladay came off the DL Sunday and picked up the win in his first game back. What should we expect for the rest of the year? Jan Levine weighs in with his opinion.
August 18, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Many Happy Returns
Cameron Maybin is one of the many players that could be coming off the NL soon. Jan Levine gives you the full skinny in this week's NL FAAB Factor.
August 11, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: The Metropolitan Hawkeye
Have the Mets found an option to sub as the closer while Bobby Parnell is out? Jan Levine discusses that and much more about the National League.
August 4, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Beware the Beard?
Brian Wilson is now going to be wearing Dodger Blue - is he worth a bid? Jan Levine tells you that and more in this week's article.
July 28, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Mike Olt!
Mike Olt was a prominent part of the package received by the Cubs in the Matt Garza deal. He's at Triple-A Iowa right now, but could get the call in the near future. Jan Levine suggests a possible bid on him among the other NL candidates this week.
July 21, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Atlanta's Rotation Decisions
With Brandon Beachy close to returning and Alex Wood getting stretched out as a starter in Triple-A, could Kris Medlen lose his rotation spot?
July 14, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Bell Silenced
The Diamondbacks removed Heath Bell from the closer's job this week, moving to a committee instead. Jan Levine breaks down the various options there.
July 7, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: No Ruf Stuff Type of Deal
Ryan Howard has gone on the DL, opening the door for Darin Ruf to get some play at first base before the All-Star break. Jan Levine breaks down his pickup value with the other NL options for the week.
June 30, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Another Shot For Cingrani
Tony Cingrani gets another shot in the Reds rotation this week with Johnny Cueto going back on the DL. Jeff Erickson fills in for Jan Levine this week and tells you what to bid on him.
June 23, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Gee Whiz
Dillon Gee has been far better recently after a rough start to the season. Jan Levine discusses him among the potential NL call-ups this week.
June 16, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Rocky Mountain Low
Troy Tulowitzki went down with yet another fluke injury. Jan Levine's article this week tells you who should benefit from the resulting playing time.
June 9, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Zack Attack
Zack Wheeler could debut this week - Jan Levine breaks down your bid on him in this week's article.
June 2, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Chaos In Dodgertown
Yasiel Puig could get the call from the Dodgers if Carl Crawford ends up on the DL. Jan Levine breaks down the roster shuffling with the Dodgers and other big moves in the NL this week.
May 26, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Rehabbing Outfielders
Cameron Maybin is currently on a rehab assignment and could come off the DL soon. How much should you bid on him?
May 19, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Big Z's New Stripes
Carlos Zambrano has traded in the blue pinstripes of the Cubs and will soon be wearing the red ones of the Phillies. David Regan discusses him and Brandon Beachy among others this week.
May 12, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: For Whom the Bell Tolls
Heath Bell has bounced back from a miserable 2012 campaign and 2013 debut to provide excellent component numbers and is now closing for Arizona with J.J. Putz on the DL.
May 5, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Cheap Speed on the Way
Dee Gordon just got called up to replace Hanley Ramirez with Ramirez going on the DL. Can Gordon get on base frequently enough to use his speed?
April 28, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Nolan Arenado Gets the Call
How much should you bid for Nolan Arenado now that the Rockies have called him up? Jan Levine shares his opinion.
April 21, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Cingrani and Rendon Debut
Tony Cingrani and Anthony Rendon made their major league debuts this week. How much should you bid on them? Jan Levine has the answer.
April 14, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Dodger Fallout, Injured Players Return
Chase Headley's imminent return and the fallout from Zack Greinke's injury headline this week's review of NL free agents.
April 7, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: First Closer Change of the Year
Kyuji Fujikawa has been given the Cubs' closer job over Carlos Marmol, and Chris Heisey has been freed. Jan Levine tells you how much to bid on both.
March 31, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Countless Buying Opportunities
Pictured in happier (well, at least on the field) times in Tampa Bay, Carl Crawford surprised many by rehabbing his elbow enough to be ready for Opening Day.
September 30, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Vote For Pedro
Pedro Alvarez reached the 30-homer plateau for the Pirates this week.
September 23, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Carpenter Returns
Chris Carpenter returned to live action Friday against the Cubs. Jan Levine tells you what to bid on him.
September 16, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Closing Opportunities
A few NL teams have had some instability with their closers in the last week. Jan Levine gives you a few ideas on how to profit.
September 9, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Replacing Strasburg
Jan Levine identifies a few pick-up targets if you just lost Steven Strasburg this week.
September 2, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Huge Slate of September Callups
Jan Levine reviews the slate of NL players getting the call and suggests a few others that might be on their way.
August 26, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Adrian, Beckett, Skaggs
Adrian Gonzalez headlines this week's article, which is the Escape From Boston version.
August 19, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Hanson Back in Business
Hanson Among Those Getting Healthy
August 12, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Panda Sighting
Pablo Sandoval will return from his hamstring injury shortly.
August 5, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Post-Deadline Edition
Johan Santana is among those featured this week.
July 29, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Strong Starting Pitcher Options
Matt Harvey leads a good cast of potential starting pitcher pickups this week.
July 22, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Opportunity Knocks for New Closers
July 15, 2012
Heath Bell won't get as many chances to misfire on a high-five at the end of games, now that the Marlins are going to a closer committee.
July 8, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Ryan Howard is Back
Ryan Howard is among the interesting first basemen discussed by Jan Levine this week.
July 1, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Bauer Power
Trevor Bauer is just one of the top prospects that gets Jan Levine's attention this week.
June 24, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Howard Nearing His Return
Ryan Howard is getting closer and closer to returning -- will he be a fantasy gamechanger when he hits the field?
June 17, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Chasing Utley's Return
Chase Utley is on a rehab assignment and could be a difference maker upon his return to the big leagues.
June 10, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Young Uprising: Teheran And Bauer
June 3, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Carlos Quentin Returns
The returns of Carlos Quentin and Mike Morse headline this week's NL pickups.
May 27, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Happening Times
May 20, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Trevor Bauer's Time Near?
May 13, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Scraping The Bottom
May 6, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Hospital Ward Shuffle
A number of National League players either hit the DL or are on their way back this week.
April 29, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Pedro Alvarez A Pirate Treasure Again?
Pedro Alvarez and his hot streak rank among the popular FAAB picks this week.
April 22, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Carlos Quentin On The Way Back
Carlos Quentin and Allen Craig headline some injured players on their way back to the majors.
April 15, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Fishing For Saves In Miami, San Francisco
Brian Wilson is down in San Francisco and Heath Bell is struggling mightily in Miami. Potential replacements headline this week's NL FAAB stars.
April 8, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Alternating Saves For the Nats
Brad Lidge and Henry Rodriguez are alternating days for the save chances for the Nationals with Drew Storen on the DL.
April 1, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: First FAAB Period Suggestions
Who should you be bidding on after the spring training fallout? Jan Levine has the answers.
September 25, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Jansen Creating Striking Impression
Jan Levine's final NL free agent article of the season.
September 18, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Home Stretch
September 11, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Stretch Run Blues
September 4, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: September Reinforcements Galore
Jan Levine breaks down all the new additions to the NL player pool.
August 28, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: LoMo in N.O. NoMo
Logan Morrison has returned from a brief punitive demotion to New Orleans.
August 21, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Will Bauer Get the Call - Now!?
Trevor Bauer is turning heads in the Diamondbacks' farm system.
August 14, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Crowded Ship
With Jose Tabata and Alex Presley nearing a return, the Bucs have a crowded outfield deck.
August 7, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Deadline Fallout
While many are now getting an opportunity following last week's trade deadline, Mike Minor is getting a look from the Braves after Jair Jurrjens' injury.
July 31, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Trades Open Opportunities
July 24, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: The Wright Stuff
July 17, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Who's Providing the Relief?
July 10, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Cozart Debuts
Zach Cozart got the call for the Reds this week - what should you bid on him?
July 3, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Help at the Hot Corner
June 26, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Return of Zito
Jonathan Sanchez's injury has opened up a rotation spot -- at least temporarily -- for Barry Zito.
June 19, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Head for the Beach
June 12, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Need a Hand?
June 5, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Rubby, Rubby, Rubby, Rubby!
May 29, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: EY Jr. Returns
What role will Eric Young Jr. have with the Rockies?
May 22, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Broken, Red Wings
May 15, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Sleeper Bound For LA?
May 8, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Cueto Returns From Injury
May 1, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Several Closer Situations in Flux
April 24, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Plenty of Relievers to Look At
April 17, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Two Reds Righties Near a Return
April 10, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Injuries Force Cubs to Shuffle the Rotation
April 3, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Relievers Turned Starters
Kyle McClellan is among a handful of former relievers that have won starting rotation jobs this spring. See what Jan Levine thinks about his free agent value.
September 26, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Impressive Youngsters in Atlanta Bullpen
September 19, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Two Brewers Starters Worth a Bid
September 12, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Rosters Get Even Bigger
September 5, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: How Much To Bid on Chapman?
August 29, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Meet the Mets
August 22, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Strike While the Wood is Hot
August 15, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Closer Roulette
August 8, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Outfielders Rule The List
August 1, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Trade Deadline Edition
July 25, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Happ-y Returns in Philly
July 18, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Volquez, Beltran Back in Action
July 11, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Wandy Twirling Again
July 4, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Injuries Open Up Spots in St. Louis
June 27, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: New Faces in Houston
June 20, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Rockies Dominate the List
June 13, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Beltran Getting Close
June 6, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Rockies Bullpen About to Get Stronger
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