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December 14, 2017
The Z Files: AL Central Playing Time Preview
Todd Zola checks out the roster situations in the AL Central and wonders why the White Sox seem so anxious to deal Jose Abreu.
September 23, 2017
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Jan Levine has all the FAAB picks for the season's final week as it's time to be aggressive on the waiver wire, like picking up Pablo Sandoval.
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 2, 2017
Jan Levine finds the best waiver additions in the NL this week, but Tyler Glasnow might have to wait just a little longer for a callup.
August 31, 2017
Mound Musings: Polishing Your Crystal Ball
Brad Johnson discusses the difficulty of predicting which developing arms will help your team now, and what to expect next year. He also notes that Tyler Glasnow’s improved pitching at Triple-A Indianapolis might bring him back to Pittsburgh soon.
August 29, 2017
MLB Barometer: Cut Bait on Dead Weight
Vlad Sedler shows why dead weight has no place on a roster with just five weeks left in the season, which means re-considering spots filled by injured players like James Paxton.
August 25, 2017
Oak's Corner: Frustrating Season for Bautista Owners
Scott Jenstad laments drafting Blue Jay’s right fielder Jose Bautista, whose 20 homers, 54 RBI and .211 batting average has not lived up to his ADP of 110.
August 23, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Planning for 2018
Dave Regan focuses his rumblings on looking ahead to next year, exploring a handful of players worth targeting heading into 2018.
August 16, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: 30 Teams, 30 Surprises
Dave Regan rumbles about one player per team that's surprised him this year, either for better or for worse.
August 3, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Closing Time
Dave Regan shifts his rumblings toward exploring the ninth-inning pitching situation for each of baseball's 30 teams with the trade deadlne in the rearview.
July 11, 2017
Collette Calls: Bullpen Watch at the Break
Jason Collette reviews each team's bullpen and looks at who might move as we enter the second half with the trade deadline approaching.
July 7, 2017
Oak's Corner: Scary Story
Just before the All Star break, Scott Jenstad highlights players on his radar like Colorado’s Trevor Story who has had a surprisingly unexceptional first half.
June 28, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Steals and Saves
Dave Regan uses his rumblings to examine a handful of players that could help your fantasy squad rack up saves and stolen bases as the second half of the season approaches.
June 11, 2017
Jan Levine looks over the free agent pool in the Senior Circuit and notes a number of top arms returning from the disabled list, including Mets left-hander Steven Matz.
May 24, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: 10 Things I Wonder About
Dave Regan uses his weekly rumblings to explore 10 things he wonders about, like if Twins hurler Jose Berrios is overhyped.
May 18, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Closer Watch
As ninth-inning roles turn over due to poor performance and injuries, Derek VanRiper shares his updated closer rankings.
May 7, 2017
Jan Levine finds this week's waiver-wire gems, including Arizona pitcher Patrick Corbin, who is still a worthwhile risk despite a blowup last week.
May 5, 2017
Oak's Corner: Keep on Grinding
Scott Jenstad discusses the frustration that recent injuries to big names like Noah Syndergaard have caused to fantasy players, and he dives into some of the bigger news of the week.
May 4, 2017
Mound Musings: Spotlight on the Soft-Tossers
This week Brad Johnson tackles a question posed by a reader who asked whether Johnson considers pitchers who lack big arms like Cy Young winner and Boston Red Sox Rick Porcello.
April 30, 2017
Jan Levine breaks down the NL waiver wire for the week as David Peralta is tearing it up at the plate for the Diamondbacks.
April 24, 2017
MLB Barometer: Brave New World
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has been raking like a superstar, convincing RotoWire's Vlad Sedler that he's heading for first-round status in next year's drafts.
April 17, 2017
MLB Barometer: Don't Get Caught Chasing
In his latest Barometer, Vlad Sedler discusses the benefits of owning elite closers like the Dodgers' Kenley Jansen along with diving into this week's risers and fallers.
April 16, 2017
Jan Levine's weekly look at waiver wire includes Archie Bradley, who has found new life in the Arizona bullpen, working himself into the closer conversation.
April 4, 2017
MLB Barometer: One Man's NFBC
Vlad Sedler's first Barometer of the regular season follows his NFBC Main Event draft, which saw D-Backs star Paul Goldschmidt fall to him at pick 13.
April 2, 2017
Jan Levine highlights players on the waiver wire who can help fantasy owners, like Arizona's Brandon Drury, who won the second base job in spring training.
March 16, 2017
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the NL West
Brad Johnson tackles the NL West this week in his pitching rotation coverage of each team. Can any other team in the division compete with the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw?
February 22, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: On the Fringe
Dave Regan delivers another edition of his preseason rumblings, looking into fringe players heading into spring training.
February 9, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Preseason Closer Rankings
Dave Regan is back with his first Rumblings of 2017, turning his focus to all 30 teams and their potential closers heading into the season.
January 11, 2017
The Z Files: Closing Arguments
Todd Zola examines different approaches for handling saves, and wonders if most fantasy owners are properly pricing the production of elite closers like Kenley Jansen.
December 21, 2016
Collette Calls: Hot Stove Update
Jason Collette analyzes the fantasy fallout from the latest trades and signings, including the Yankees' re-acquisition of closer Aroldis Chapman.
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