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FAAB Factor - NL

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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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FAAB Factor - NL: Zack Attack

Zack Wheeler could debut this week - Jan Levine breaks down your bid on him in this week's article.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FAAB Factor - NL: Vote For Pedro

Pedro Alvarez reached the 30-homer plateau for the Pirates this week.

FAAB Factor - NL: Carpenter Returns

Chris Carpenter returned to live action Friday against the Cubs. Jan Levine tells you what to bid on him.

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.

FAAB Factor - NL: Replacing Strasburg

Jan Levine identifies a few pick-up targets if you just lost Steven Strasburg this week.

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.

FAAB Factor - NL: Adrian, Beckett, Skaggs

Adrian Gonzalez headlines this week's article, which is the Escape From Boston version.

FAAB Factor - NL: Hanson Back in Business

Hanson Among Those Getting Healthy

FAAB Factor - NL: Panda Sighting

Pablo Sandoval will return from his hamstring injury shortly.

FAAB Factor - NL: Post-Deadline Edition

Johan Santana is among those featured this week.

FAAB Factor - NL: Strong Starting Pitcher Options

Matt Harvey leads a good cast of potential starting pitcher pickups this week.

FAAB Factor - NL: Opportunity Knocks for New Closers

FAAB Factor - NL: For Whom the Bell Tolls

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.

FAAB Factor - NL: Ryan Howard is Back

Ryan Howard is among the interesting first basemen discussed by Jan Levine this week.

FAAB Factor - NL: Bauer Power

Trevor Bauer is just one of the top prospects that gets Jan Levine's attention this week.

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?

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.

FAAB Factor - NL: Young Uprising: Teheran And Bauer

FAAB Factor - NL: Carlos Quentin Returns

The returns of Carlos Quentin and Mike Morse headline this week's NL pickups.

FAAB Factor - NL: Happening Times

FAAB Factor - NL: Trevor Bauer's Time Near?

FAAB Factor - NL: Scraping The Bottom

FAAB Factor - NL: Hospital Ward Shuffle

A number of National League players either hit the DL or are on their way back this week.

FAAB Factor - NL: Pedro Alvarez A Pirate Treasure Again?

Pedro Alvarez and his hot streak rank among the popular FAAB picks this week.

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.

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.

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.

FAAB Factor - NL: First FAAB Period Suggestions

Who should you be bidding on after the spring training fallout? Jan Levine has the answers.

FAAB Factor - NL: Jansen Creating Striking Impression

Jan Levine's final NL free agent article of the season.

FAAB Factor - NL: Home Stretch

FAAB Factor - NL: Stretch Run Blues

FAAB Factor - NL: September Reinforcements Galore

Jan Levine breaks down all the new additions to the NL player pool.

FAAB Factor - NL: LoMo in N.O. NoMo

Logan Morrison has returned from a brief punitive demotion to New Orleans.

FAAB Factor - NL: Will Bauer Get the Call - Now!?

Trevor Bauer is turning heads in the Diamondbacks' farm system.

FAAB Factor - NL: Crowded Ship

With Jose Tabata and Alex Presley nearing a return, the Bucs have a crowded outfield deck.

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.

FAAB Factor - NL: Trades Open Opportunities

FAAB Factor - NL: The Wright Stuff

FAAB Factor - NL: Who's Providing the Relief?

FAAB Factor - NL: Cozart Debuts

Zach Cozart got the call for the Reds this week - what should you bid on him?

FAAB Factor - NL: Help at the Hot Corner

FAAB Factor - NL: Return of Zito

Jonathan Sanchez's injury has opened up a rotation spot -- at least temporarily -- for Barry Zito.

FAAB Factor - NL: Head for the Beach

FAAB Factor - NL: Need a Hand?

FAAB Factor - NL: Rubby, Rubby, Rubby, Rubby!

FAAB Factor - NL: EY Jr. Returns

What role will Eric Young Jr. have with the Rockies?

FAAB Factor - NL: Broken, Red Wings

FAAB Factor - NL: Sleeper Bound For LA?

FAAB Factor - NL: Cueto Returns From Injury

FAAB Factor - NL: Several Closer Situations in Flux

FAAB Factor - NL: Plenty of Relievers to Look At

FAAB Factor - NL: Two Reds Righties Near a Return

FAAB Factor - NL: Injuries Force Cubs to Shuffle the Rotation

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.

FAAB Factor - NL: Impressive Youngsters in Atlanta Bullpen

FAAB Factor - NL: Two Brewers Starters Worth a Bid

FAAB Factor - NL: Rosters Get Even Bigger

FAAB Factor - NL: How Much To Bid on Chapman?

FAAB Factor - NL: Meet the Mets

FAAB Factor - NL: Strike While the Wood is Hot

FAAB Factor - NL: Closer Roulette

FAAB Factor - NL: Outfielders Rule The List

FAAB Factor - NL: Trade Deadline Edition

FAAB Factor - NL: Happ-y Returns in Philly

FAAB Factor - NL: Volquez, Beltran Back in Action

FAAB Factor - NL: Wandy Twirling Again

FAAB Factor - NL: Injuries Open Up Spots in St. Louis

FAAB Factor - NL: New Faces in Houston

FAAB Factor - NL: Rockies Dominate the List

FAAB Factor - NL: Beltran Getting Close

FAAB Factor - NL: Rockies Bullpen About to Get Stronger