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November 16, 2017
The Z Files: 2018 Pitching Tiers
Todd Zola gives a peek at his initial pitching tiers for next season and discusses whether Madison Bumgarner still belongs among the elite.
September 28, 2017
Collette Calls: New Pitch Fact Check
Jason Collette checks the outcomes of pitchers who said in spring they were adding a new pitch this year. Who actually followed through and what difference did it make?
September 22, 2017
Oak's Corner: A Look at Some 2018 Fades
Scott Jenstad focuses on players whom he thinks underperformed this year, like Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, who, after eight consecutive seasons of hitting over .300, has hit just .249 this year.
September 20, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Things I Wonder About as the Season Winds Down
Dave Regan focuses his rumblings on things that he's wondering about as the 2017 campaign draws to a close, like whether this season's performance by Giancarlo Stanton is his new norm.
September 21, 2017
Mound Musings: The 2017 Season Pitching Awards Issue
As the regular season draws to a close, Brad Johnson presents his list of winners and losers, including Angels pitcher Garrett Richards, who earned himself Johnson’s Tommy John award.
September 19, 2017
MLB Barometer: Looking to 2018: Starting Pitchers
Vlad Sedler uses his MLB Barometer this week to bring us his
September 17, 2017
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Jan Levine looks at NL waiver wire options, including pitcher Tyler Glasnow, who was called up by the Pirates last week.
September 16, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Two-Start Aces in Thin Supply
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw is one of the few aces who will have two starts.
September 11, 2017
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Cubs Without Arrieta
Jeff Stotts describes pitcher Jake Arrieta’s hamstring injury, which caused at least one missed start for the Cubs and might result in at least one more.
September 8, 2017
Oak's Corner: Three More Weeks to Grind
Scott Jenstad reminds readers to stay focused, because a lot can happen in the final couple of weeks of the regular season, including Twin Brian Dozier having another great stretch.
September 2, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Keuchel Leads Astros
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as Houston's Dallas Keuchel finds himself atop the AL with two starts against division foes.
August 26, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Looking for Top Sale
Todd Zola ranks this week's projected starters, as Chris Sale enters a two-start week looking to rebound from a disastrous outing.
August 22, 2017
FantasyDraft MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Greg Vara is rolling with the obvious play in GIancarlo Stanton given his recent form Tuesday against the Phillies.
August 19, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Dodgers Duo on Top
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Dodgers boats two dominate hurlers while much of the league deals with injuries.
August 16, 2017
Collette Calls: Breaking Down Aaron Nola
Jason Collette looks at what's got into Aaron Nola lately and what it means for his 2018 outlook. Hint: get on board the Nola Train now.
August 12, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: MadBum's Back
Todd Zola ranks this week's starters as Madison Bumgarner is back atop the pitching list after three consecutive strong starts.
August 11, 2017
FantasyDraft MLB: Friday Values
Juan Carlos Blanco delivers his best plays for Friday's slate, including Dodgers hitting machine Justin Turner at home against the Padres.
August 6, 2017
FantasyDraft MLB: Sunday Values
The Cardinals' Matt Carpenter has been very good against right-handed pitching on the road this season, a situation he finds himself in Sunday against the Reds.
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Justin Upton has three home runs and eight RBI during the Tigers' current series against the Orioles, and Chris Bennett explains why his bat should stay hot Sunday.
August 5, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Sale of the Week
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitching as Boston's Chris Sale gets a double dip of the Rays and Yankees.
August 4, 2017
Oak's Corner: Is Jay Bruce a Keeper?
Scott Jenstad examines the highs and lows of the week and season including Jay Bruce, who’s hitting .263 with 29 homers through 99 games and seems likely to top 100 RBI for only the second time in his career.
July 29, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Duffy's on A Royal Cruise
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the trade deadline threatens to cause havoc. One pitcher sailing smoothly, though, is Danny Duffy, who has dominated since coming off the DL.
July 27, 2017
The Z Files: Making the Pitch
Todd Zola shares some of his rebuilding strategies in keeper leagues, including the arguments needed to convince a league-mate gunning for a title to part with a young stud like James Paxton.
July 22, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Dominant deGrom
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Mets' Jacob deGrom looks to continue his dominating run with two starts in pitchers' parks.
July 20, 2017
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Thursday Picks
Greg Vara spots a couple of stacking opportunities on Thursday's slate, including Jose Bautista and the Blue Jays facing Doug Fister in Fenway.
July 15, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Second-Half Surge for Kershaw?
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers, as Clayton Kershaw, who looks poised for a second-half surge, is one of the few elite hurlers with two starts.
FantasyDraft MLB: Saturday Values
Mike Trout is back from the disabled list and has a great matchup Saturday against the Rays to put up a solid fantasy score, according to Juan Blanco.
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
Adam Zdroik looks over Saturday's slate and recommends Javier Baez as part of a Cubs mini-stack against exploitable Orioles lefty Wade Miley.
July 13, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: The Second Half Kicks Off
Todd Zola ranks the starting pitchers for this weekend's first post-break games. Corey Kluber lands in the top spot with start at the A's.
July 12, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Do We Trust These 10 Pitchers?
Dave Regan uses the All-Star break to reassess his fantasy squad, which prompted him to rumble about 10 pitchers worth questioning heading into the second half of the season.
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