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Erik Siegrist is an FSWA award-winning columnist who covers all four major North American sports (that means the NHL, not NASCAR) and whose beat extends back to the days when the Nationals were the Expos and the Thunder were the Sonics. He was the inaugural champion of Rotowire's Staff Keeper baseball league. His work has also appeared at Baseball Prospectus.

Fantasy sports articles written by Erik Siegrist

The Long Game: Inflation Busters

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

The Long Game: Profitable Decisions

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.

The Long Game: Bat Hawks Down

Erik Siegrist discusses what to do in this lower run-scoring environment, and cautions against giving Corey Kluber a long contract extension, in case the rumored strike zone changes occur.

Nationals Team Preview: Mission Not Accomplished (Yet)

Anthony Rendon had a breakout season in 2014, but he and his teammates fell short in the playoffs last year. Erik Siegrist explores whether their offseason moves will allow them to take the next step.

The Long Game: Found Money

Brad Boxberger was tremendous in a setup capacity last season, and now he might be the Rays' closer to begin 2015 while Jake McGee recovers from his elbow injury.

NBA Team Previews: Toronto Raptors

Was Kyle Lowry's success merely a result of his pursuit of a new contract last season, or will he be worth his high price tag this season?

2014-2015 Blue Jackets Preview: Turning the Corner

After a falling short in their first-round playoff series with the Penguins, Boone Jenner and company will look to make an upward push in the Metro Division standings in 2014-15.

MLB Barometer: Schedules Down The Stretch

Who gets stuck facing the loaded rotations like the Nats down the stretch more than other teams? Erik Siegrist finds out.

MLB Barometer: Cano vs. Rendon

Would you rather own Robinson Cano or Anthony Rendon the rest of the way? Erik Siegrist fills in for Vlad Sedler this week and suggests that the answer isn't as clear as it might seem.

2014 Team Preview: Dallas Cowboys

Keeping Romo Upright

The Long Game: Springer Forward

The Astros defied convention by calling George Springer up before the Super Two milepost passed, but not before delaying his free agency by a year.

The Long Game: The Closer Carousel

Aroldis Chapman is one of many closers already down. Erik Siegrist offers some alternatives to investing full price on current closers.

The Long Game: Slaying the Inflation Monster

Heading into the final draft weekend, Erik Siegrist tackles the annual inflation problem, and discusses a few volatile players in new places.

2014 Nationals Team Preview: Beast Of The East

Despite falling well short of expectations in 2013 and losing their manager to retirement, the Nationals are again the heavy favorites in the NL East. Is this the season Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg break through and reach their true potential?

NBA Team Previews: Toronto Raptors 2013-14

Jonas Valanciunas is in line for a breakout. Will Rudy Gay's eye surgery help his efficiency? Can Kyle Lowry stay healthy? Will DeMar DeRozan extend his range?

2013 Blue Jackets Preview: Eastbound and Up

In addition to a favorable move to the Eastern Conference, the Blue Jackets have solved their goaltending woes with Vezina winner Sergei Bobrovsky.

The Long Game: The Other Guys

While most keeper league players look for prospects among the September callups, Erik Siegrist reminds readers of another source of free agent value - veterans like Neftali Feliz coming off the DL.

The Long Game: Deadline Risers & Fallers

With the passing of the non-waiver trade deadline, the keeper value of several players changed. Erik Siegrist takes a look at the stock of Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta and others.

The Long Game: Clowns To the Left ...

Erik Siegrist is debating whether to make a move in the RotoWire Staff League and trade for Joey Votto. He uses the power of Standard Deviations to make an informed decision.

The Long Game: Distressed Asset Recovery

Erik Siegrist looks at some of the top underperformers from this season, like the Yankees' Phil Hughes, to determine whether they're worth a bid to land them on the cheap.

2013 Dallas Cowboys Team Preview: Romo Seeks to Lead Skilled Roster to a Playoff Berth

The Long Game: Coming Into Focus

Erik Siegrist looks into four outliers from this season and whether they are good keeper targets, or someone you should deal right away in keeper leagues, including the Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin.

The Long Game: Next Year Starts Now

If you're playing for next year, don't waste any time in the rebuilding process, and do whatever it takes to find those elite keepers.

The Long Game: The Noble Art of Roster Juggling

Erik Siegrist's decision to buy Mark Teixeira in the auction of the RotoWire Staff League had long-running implications beyond his purchase price.

The Long Game: Stuck In the Middle with You

You might be having Mark Teixeira coming back soon, but your opponents will be getting other improvements, too.

The Long Game: FAAB Strategy in Keeper Leagues

Fernando Rodney was an elite FAAB pickup last season, but as Erik Siegrist discusses, rarely will you hit that big home run on the fantasy waiver wire.

The Long Game: Keeper Auction Strategy Tips

Should you invest in an ace in your keeper league auction like Justin Verlander, or are you better off spreading your pitching dollars around? Erik Siegrist discusses the alternatives you have.

The Long Game: Keeper League Contract Decisions

Erik Siegrist's Keeper League column discusses one of the most important issues facing you in a keeper league - how long do you extend your top keepers like Eric Hosmer?

Nationals' Team Preview: 98 Wins and Rising?

The Nats' mix of a strong young nucleus and steady veterans has put the franchise in position as perennial World Series contenders.

2012 Blue Jackets Preview: Blue Jackets Facing Low Expectations

2012 Dallas Cowboys Team Preview: Aligning The Stars

R.O.I. 100: The ROI 100 - The Pitchers

Where does Yu Darvish rate on Erik Siegrist's pitchers list?

R.O.I. 100: The ROI 100 - The Hitters

Bryce Harper tops Erik Siegrist's list of hitters under the age of 25 in terms of his economic upside.

2012 Marlins Preview: Marlins 2012: Greater Expectations

A lot rides on Hanley Ramirez's healthy return and cross-over to third base.

2011 Columbus Blue Jackets Team Preview: Blue Jackets Hope New Blood Can Turn Franchise Around

An In-depth look at the 2011 Columbus Blue Jackets

2011 Cowboys Team Preview: Pass Rush Needs Improvement to Live Up to Expectations

Mound Musings: The Volstad Burlesque Show

Chris Volstad is more than a tease, but he could be on the verge of respectability or better.

2011 Nats Preview: The Future Is Arriving

Bryce Harper is another piece of the puzzle poised to make the near future exciting in Washington.

2011 Marlins Preview: Back To Square One

2010-11 Columbus Blue Jackets Preview: 2010-11 Columbus Blue Jackets Preview

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

Team Previews: 2010 Cowboys Preview

Cowboys Look to Build on Playoff Success

NBA Team Previews: 2009 Phoenix Suns Preview

NBA Team Previews: 2009 Toronto Raptors Preview

Team Previews: 2009 Dallas Cowboys Preview

NBA Team Previews: 2008 Toronto Raptors Preview

NBA Team Previews: 2008 Phoenix Suns Preview

Team Previews: 2008 Dallas Cowboys Preview

Team Previews: 2007 Dallas Cowboys Preview