Andrew Martinez writes about baseball and football for Rotowire. He is a native Texan and roots for the Astros, Texans, Rockets, and Rice Owls.
May 19, 2013
FAAB Factor-AL: Bat Like Beckham
Gordon Beckham is among a handful of players returning from the DL soon in the AL. See what Andrew Martinez has to say about him and other potential pickups this week.
May 12, 2013
FAAB Factor - AL: Closer Speculation Abounds
Even though Fernando Rodney converted his sixth save of the season Sunday, his walk rate is way up, leading Andrew Martinez to speculate whether we should pay attention to the alternatives in the Rays' bullpen.
May 5, 2013
FAAB Factor - AL: Say No To Ricky Ro
Ricky Romero is back with the big club thanks to Josh Johnson going on the DL. But is he up to stay? Andrew Martinez is dubious of Romero's chances.
April 28, 2013
FAAB Factor - AL: Papa Grande Time
Jose Valverde celebrates a Tigers win over the Braves this weekend. Should you celebrate his return to the free agent pool?
April 21, 2013
FAAB Factor - AL: Speculation Time
When will the Rays call up Wil Myers and Chris Archer? That and more spec bids this week, covered by Andrew Martinez.
April 14, 2013
FAAB Factor - AL: More Injuries Creating Opportunities
Gordon Beckham will be out through May - Andrew Martinez discusses who will fill in his wake.
April 7, 2013
FAAB Factor - AL: Is Ubaldo Jimenez Back?
Is Ubaldo Jimenez's strong start against the Blue Jays this week bankable? Andrew Martinez discusses Jimenez among the other AL options this week.
March 31, 2013
FAAB Factor-AL: First Week Opportunities
Derek Jeter's season-opening trip to the DL is one of many events creating early FAAB opportunities. Andrew Martinez evaluates the full extent of them in this week's article.
February 7, 2013
Padres' Team Preview: Future Getting Brighter
The future is bright in San Diego, but competing in a tough division likely will keep the Padres out of playoff contention.
October 25, 2012
Team Defense Grid: Andrew Martinez Ranks the Team Defenses
With Fantasy Playoff Rankings
October 19, 2012
The Ravens' injuries and poor start on defense has pushed them down to No. 17
September 30, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Keeper Considerations
Andrew Martinez takes a look at Brett Anderson's value for 2013 and beyond.
September 23, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Something New, Something Old
This week's article features Andy Pettitte and Jake Odorizzi
September 16, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Kansas City Shuffle
A handful of Royals prospects not named Wil Myers got the call this week. Andrew Martinez tells us what to expect from them.
September 9, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Starting Pitching Opportunities
Zach Britton, Chris Archer and Dan Straily top the list this week.
September 2, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: September Roster Expansion
Jurickson Profar was by far the biggest name promoted among the AL September callups - but how much will he play?
August 26, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Shakeup in Oakland
Brett Anderson is back, plus the A's have a new middle infield.
August 19, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Guthrie Again an Option
Guthrie Finds Relief With Escape to American League
August 14, 2012
C-USA Fantasy Preview: C-USA: Houston's Problem isn't Sims
Much has changed at Houston this season, but the one constant is star running back Charles Sims.
August 12, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Back From Tommy John
Brett Anderson will make his first 2012 start for the A's this week.
August 5, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Prime Time Prospects
Mike Olt made his debut this week - how much should you spend on him?
July 29, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Who Replaces A-Rod?
Alex Rodriguez will be out for six-to-eight weeks. Who will step up in his place?
July 22, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Myers Heads to the AL
July 15, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Is Cain Able?
Lorenzo Cain is back from the DL for the Royals. Will he start running?
July 8, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Royal Replacements
The Royals have made Jonathan Broxton available in trade talks. Andrew Martinez sorts out the potential replacements.
July 1, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Adam Lind Returns
Adam Lind is back after playing Vegas for a while, tearing it up while he was there. Should you take a chance on him this time around?
June 17, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Fister Back In Detroit
June 10, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL : Believe In Brian Roberts?
Brian Roberts makes his return from the disabled list soon, but it's tough to be confident in his ability to produce or stay healthy.
June 3, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Getting Ready For Roy Oswalt
May 27, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Replacing Brandon League
May 20, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Selling Derek Lowe
Derek Lowe is off to a hot start, but his peripheral numbers suggest his surface statistics shouldn't be trusted.
May 13, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Fuentes Closing Again
Brian Fuentes's return to closing and Andy Pettite's return to the majors headline this week's FAAB targets in the American League.
May 6, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: No More Mo
How should you respond to Mariano Rivera's season-ending knee injury?
April 29, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Fishing For Trout
April 22, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Coco Cordero Closing Again
April 15, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Injured Center Fielders Open Up Playing Time
April 8, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: More Than a Stream?
Luke Hochevar had a strong second half in 2011, and followed that up with a great debut in Anaheim on Saturday night. Is he in the circle of trust yet? Andrew Martinez breaks it down.
April 1, 2012
FAAB Factor - AL: Yankee Fallout
Phil Hughes has a job in the Yankees' rotation thanks to Michael Pineda's shoulder injury, but will it last?
August 28, 2011
MLB Barometer: Hanson's Rotator Cuff
Andrew Martinez downgrades Tommy Hanson this week - Hanson may not need surgery, but he still has a tear in his rotator cuff.
April 24, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Plenty of Relievers to Look At
March 31, 2011
Final Four Preview: VCU vs. Butler
March 21, 2011
Sweet 16 Preview: West Region Preview
Kemba Walker is the reason UConn is in the Sweet 16. Can he take the Huskies to the Final Four?
Sweet 16 Preview: Southwest Region Preview
March 14, 2011
NCAA Tournament Preview: Southwest Region Outlook
NCAA Tournament Preview: West Region Outlook
September 12, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Rosters Get Even Bigger
September 5, 2010
FAAB Factor - AL: Manny Returns to the AL
August 15, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Closer Roulette