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Justin Fielkow shows how new rules for international free agents helped determine Boston's plans for its two Cuban imports.

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Doug Thorburn breaks down the weekend series between the Padres and Cubs, which will include the Major League debut of Kris Bryant.

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Brad Johnson looks to ride the next wave of great American League pitchers

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Dave Regan looks at players like Mike Zunino who have started this season slowly and whether they will turn things around.

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Erik Siegrist explains why it's better to play small ball during FAAB bidding on players like Miguel Castro before they emerge rather than saving your budget for a big-bid strategy.

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Jeff joins 120 Sports to discuss the fantasy value of Yasmany Tomas, whom The Diamondbacks just called up from the minors.

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Jeff joins 120 Sports to discuss Taijuan Walker's early struggles.

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Jesse Siegel has an eye on one-time prospect Jesse Biddle, who could be ready to put himself back on the prospect map after a number of struggles.

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In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss the return of Matt Harvey, the closer carousel, and much more!

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Jeff Zimmerman analyzes the biggest gainers and decliners in fastball velocity this season, and he doesn't like what he sees from Koji Uehara's high-school fastball.

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Ryan Eisner reviews first-week lineups and platoon situations and finds some hidden values, especially in a potent Toronto offense.

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James Anderson checks in on Byron Buxton's early-season success, as well as some notable players in the Pacific Coast League like Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant.

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DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss three early season pickup candidates.

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Vlad Sedler -- and Elvis -- advise against snap decisions based on small sample sizes, like the slow start of Giancarlo Stanton.

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Despite feeling tightness in his quad, Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez is not expected to miss any time. He's one of the lucky ones discussed in Jeff Stotts' latest injury roundup.

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Chris and Ben discuss the beer prices at MLB Ball Parks.

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Not much sitting out there in the NL one week into the season, but Dexter Fowler is surprisingly available in many leagues, writes RotoWire's Jason Collette.

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Mike Moustakas is off to a good start. Has he finally turned the corner? RotoWire's Andrew Martinez writes about all of the potential AL free agents.

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Paul Sporer delivers his weekly pitcher rankings and finds only one starter worthy of jumping Clayton Kershaw in a one-start week. Who is it?

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Jeff joins 120 Sports to discuss what Mat Latos owners should do.

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DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss the Blue Jays big Friday and some under-the-radar AL outfielders.

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In his RotoWire writing debut, Doug Thorburn breaks down the weekend series between the Jays and Orioles.

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How many of this spring's big surprises will turn into real values? Brad Johnson discusses.

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Dave Regan sizes up the first week of the baseball season and likes what he sees in Colorado, especially from Nolan Arenado.

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In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss the Padres' trade for Craig Kimbrel, Archie Bradley’s opportunity in the Arizona rotation, their Opening Week observations, and much more!

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Jeff Zimmerman lets us in on the secret for the most underutilized stat in fantasy baseball, and how you can use it to your great advantage.

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Vlad Sedler looks for the breakout starting pitchers of 2015 who can be this year's Corey Kluber.

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The Cubs are the most intriguing team in baseball and James Anderson shares how they'll win the 2017 World Series.

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Despite being in the Opening Day lineup, Detroit's Victor Martinez is not out of the woods yet from his knee injury, and he could be rested early on.

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Clay Link recaps the winners and losers from all the major job battles in spring training.

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Carlos Martinez won the Cardinals' fifth starter job - you should go get him, writes RotoWire's Jeff Erickson.

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Koji Uehara's injury has opened the door for a couple of speculative plays in the AL this week, writes RotoWire's Andrew Martinez.

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Chris Liss joins the TYT Sports crew to debate the importance of hitting versus pitching.

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Paul Sporer is back with the inaugural Value Meter for 2015, and familiar faces top the list, like Felix Hernandez, who takes on two division foes in Week 1.

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Jason Collette is back with bold predictions for the National League. Find out what stat he thinks Tim Linceum will lead the NL in for 2015.

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Brad Johnson details how to spare your rotation harm even when not all of your starting pitchers are elite.

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Dave Regan's top-10 lists includes Sleepers and Spring Overreaction Stats, such as Kolten Wong's spring struggles.

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Chris Liss joins the TYT Sports crew to make bold predictions for the 2015 MLB season.

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Jesse Siegel is not sold on Steven Souza, who has had a poor spring and is getting old for a prospect at nearly 26.

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Erik Siegrist looks at cheap buys who could pay off down the road, including Arizona's Jake Lamb, who has been overlooked with the arrival of Yasmany Tomas.

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Jeff Zimmerman offers tips on how to evaluate players in the early going of the season, including how to figure out when a player is hurt rather than just slumping.

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Vlad Sedler looks at players who are being overlooked this draft season, including breakout candidate Jake Marisnick.

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Jason Collette lays out bold picks for every AL team for 2015, including a big call for Toronto's Drew Hutchison.

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In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss the demotion of Javier Baez, the Jays' final roster decisions, and take a look at overvalued and undervalued players on all 30 teams.

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James Anderson breaks down the must-see minor league teams throughout the country and which players to base your trips on.

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Red Sox closer Koji Uehara is likely to start the season on the disabled list, opening up the door for someone else to grab the early ninth inning work.

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RotoWire President Peter Schoenke gives his annual take on MLB over/under bets. He's won 66.7 percent of his bets over 14 years.

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Chris Liss built his team around Clayton Kershaw.

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Brad Johnson hopes Jake Peavy's struggles last year will drive down his draft-day price because the veteran hurler can still help a fantasy team.

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Can the Pirates reach the playoffs for the third consecutive year? RotoWire's John Toperzer discusses their offseason and how they set up in his preview.

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Kris Bryant leads the way in the new RotoWire Roundtable prospects rankings.

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Dave Regan takes issue with the RotoWire cheat sheet, highlighing players at each position he thinks should be ranked higher, like San Francisco's Brandon Belt.

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Jeff Zimmerman looks at whether spring-training steal rates can predict regulare-seasonr rates and how the Dee Gordon trade will impact the Dodgers and Marlins.

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Jason Collette strategically maneuvered through the AL Tout auction, even receiving a hard-earned stamp of approval for grabbing Brett Cecil.

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In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie share their corner infield rankings, discuss the injury to Hyun-Jin Ryu, and other spring training news and notes.

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As draft season winds down, Vlad Sedler tells who's climbing the rankings and who's dropping.

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The Rangers' offense could be dominant this season if Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo can fully recover from their injury-plagued 2014 seasons.

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After waiting forever in AL LABR, Chris Liss takes a much more aggressive tack in AL Tout.

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Jeff Erickson didn't come into Saturday's AL Tout Wars auction targeting Adam Jones, but walked away owning him nonetheless.

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Jeff Erickson joins 120 Sports to discuss the Top 10 1B and 2B options heading into the 2015 season.

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Jeff Erickson joins the 120 Sports crew to discuss the Top 10 Outfielders heading into the 2015 season.

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Jeff Erickson joins the 120 Sports crew to discuss the Top 10 SS and 3B heading into 2015.

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Jeff Erickson joins 120 Sports to discuss the Top 10 Starting Pitchers heading into the 2015 season.

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Jeff Erickson joins the 120 Sports crew to discuss the Top 10 Relief Pitchers heading into the 2015 season.

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Jeff Erickson joins the 120 Sports crew to discuss the Top Five Sleepers and Busts heading into the 2015 season.

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Jeff Erickson joins the 120 Sports crew to discuss the top power hitters, speed demons and hot prospects.

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RotoWire's group of baseball experts is back with its latest roundtable rankings, in which Nolan Arenado, among others, takes a big jump up the list.

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Brad Johnson hopes nearly a year off with injury will drop Derek Holland's draft-day price because he could be a bargain this year.

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Jeff Erickson joins the 120 Sports crew to discuss the Top 10 Catchers heading into the 2015 season.

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Dave Regan looks into his crystal ball for the upcoming season and sees some bold things in store for the likes of Paul Goldschmidt.

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Erik Siegrist discusses how to best attack auctions in leagues where inflation has greatly raised the prices of many stars.

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In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie share their middle-infield rankings, and discuss the Mets' rotation without Zack Wheeler, the depleted starting pitching depth of the Rays, and a few ongoing job battles around the league.

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Looking for a breakout pitcher? Jeff Sullivan shares the key stat for targeting pitchers on the verge of breaking out, and he has the data to back it up.

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Anthony Rendon would likely have hit the 15-day DL if the regular season was already underway, but RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts thinks he should be back before Opening Day.

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James Anderson explains the details of Super Two status, and how service time considerations will likely impact the arrival of Kris Bryant in 2015.

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James Anderson tiers this year's crop of prospects based on their expected contributions in one-year formats, including the Mets' Noah Syndergaard, who is now one step closer to the big league rotation.

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Robinson Cano could face a disproportionate number of lefties this year in AL West play.

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George Springer and the Astros are on the rise, writes RotoWire's Ryan Rufe.

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Is this the start of a third run to a World Series for the Marlins? If so, players like Marcel Ozuna will need continued steps forward.

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The Orioles were quiet this offseason compared to their AL East foes, but they are also getting the services of a number of key players back, including Manny Machado at third base.

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Brad Johnson recognizes the risk in Michael Wacha, but the young hurler's upside is worth betting on, especially at a discounted draft-day price.

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Jimmy Rollins was dealt away by the Phillies this offseason, as they final began the painful process of rebuilding.

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In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss the rash of injuries around the league including the ailments of Yu Darvish, Cliff Lee, and Marcus Stroman, while also looking at their strategies and results following their recent NL-only and staff keep

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Dave Regan looks around spring training and finds a lot to react, and overreact, to, including the exciting upside of Nolan Arenado.

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Jeff Zimmerman's AL LABR draft strategy was to spread his dollars, and he ended up spending big on only one player, Jose Abreu.

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RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts kicks off this season's Diamond Cuts with news that Yu Darvish is likely headed for Tommy John surgery.

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Five hours of excruciating auctioning Chris Liss wouldn't wish on his worst enemy.

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Jason Collette analyzes the recent LABR auction and finds few bargains among power hitters as the league-wide drop in home runs is fueling fantasy inflation.

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Did you outfox your keeper league last year and get Corey Kluber? Congrats! Now, how long should you keep him? Erik Siegrist discusses the nuances of long-term keeper decisions.

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In the final installment of his spring organizational rankings, James Anderson looks at Archie Bradley and the other top prospects of the National League West.

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Chris Benzine discusses why Devon Travis is worth a pickup among other things in Saturday's lineup card.

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RotoWire's Michael Rathburn explains the keys to winning daily fantasy baseball contests on DraftKings.

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Rotowire's Jerry Donabedian offers up his favorite pitchers, batters, and lineup stacks for the upcoming weekend.

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Spending up for Troy Tulowitzki against Clayton Kershaw? Benny Ricciardi explains why it could be a money-maker in GPPs.

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RotoWire's Mike Gay recaps Week 1 of the RWBC, while also providing tips for your Week 2 lineups.

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With Jean Segura atop the Brewers' lineup, RotoWire's Alex Spalding likes his chances on FantasyAces for Friday's slate of games.

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RotoWire's Neil Parker runs through his picks for Friday's slate on FantasyScore, including the Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez, who has a hit in every game this season.

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You have to figure the save opportunities will still be there for Glen Perkins, since even the lowliest of MLB teams manage to have a bullpen guy, or two combined, maybe even three combined, that can net 30 saves.

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James Seltzer tries to make the most of a light schedule with a lineup featuring Cole Hamels.

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Ronny Mor thinks slow-starting Miguel Montero is primed for a major breakout.

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Christopher Olson breaks down the umpire situation for a few series and highlights his top values on FanDuel.

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Ronny Mor's Tuesday selections, featuring Mets phenom Matt Harvey against the woeful Phillies.

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Kevin Payne's picks for Monday's slate of games, featuring the oft-overlooked Mark Teixeira.

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Paul Bruno is building his FantasyAces lineup around Jose Altuve, who has nine hits in 19 at-bats against Scott Kazmir, who he'll face Monday.

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Rays' outfielder Kevin Kiermaier is Monday's recommended pickup after hitting .381 with seven extra-base hits during the first week of the season.

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Benny Ricciardi is all over Bryce Harper on Sunday against a pitcher who threw only 12 major-league innings last season.

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Joakim Soria becomes the latest in a line of reused relievers.

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Joakim Soria becomes the latest in a line of reused relievers.

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Joel Bartilotta picks the Saturday night slate and sees a great stacking opportunity with the Rangers against Roberto Hernandez.

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Chris joins Ben Mankiewicz of TYT Sports to discuss basic strategies for setting your MLB DFS lineup.

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Miguel Castro appears to have taken over the closer role for the Blue Jays. That, plus more discussed in Saturday's lineup card.