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Mound Musings: The Trade Winds Are Gently Blowing
5 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses the latest pitching trades and speculates on possible future moves, including in San Francisco, where Madison Bumgarner’s days could be numbered.
Mound Musings: The Futures Game Showcase
12 days ago
Brad Johnson examines some of the impact players in the Futures Game who he thinks should be on fantasy watch lists, like the Braves Ian Anderson.
Mound Musings: The Phones Are Ringing
19 days ago
Brad Johnson looks at the pitching desires of playoff contenders, including the Braves, who, in need of a closer, could be looking at Giants reliever Will Smith.
Mound Musings: Potential Second Half Success Stories
26 days ago
Brad Johnson examines pitchers who are candidates to improve significantly in the second half like Aaron Nola, who Johnson anticipates will soon be on a roll.
Mound Musings: Where Is Pitching Headed in Fantasy Baseball?
33 days ago
Brad Johnson explores the evolution of pitching and what its new direction might mean to scoring pitching categories in the fantasy game.
Mound Musings: Is a Deep Bullpen a Ticket to the Playoffs?
40 days ago
Brad Johnson looks at deeper MLB bullpens, including the Astros, to determine whether they can make an impact on a team’s playoff chances.
Mound Musings: 2019 First Year Player Draft Edition
47 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses pitcher observations from Draft Day, one of his favorite days of the year, plus thoughts on other MLB pitchers, including Nick Pivetta, who recently had a good outing against the Dodgers.
Mound Musings: Some Random Predictions Going Forward
54 days ago
Brad Johnson busts out his crystal ball to make a few predictions, starting with the Nationals finishing with a record under .500 thanks to a woeful bullpen.
Mound Musings: Looking for Answers
61 days ago
Brad Johnson tackles pitchers who have gotten off to a less than stellar start, including Yu Darvish, who, after some rough outings, has made adjustments that have resulted in success.
Mound Musings: Checking the NL Bullpens
68 days ago
Brad Johnson looks at National League closer situations, where in San Francisco closer Will Smith is doing so well, he may be a target in trade talks later this season.
Mound Musings: Checking the AL Bullpens
75 days ago
Brad Johnson examines American League closer situations, and in Texas he anticipates Jose LeClerc will regain the closing job he recently lost.
Mound Musings: Reviewing Preseason Targets
82 days ago
Brad Johnson re-examines his preseason list of potential value pitchers who were likely underrated by fantasy team owners, such as the Rays’ Tyler Glasnow, to see how they’re doing to start the season.
Mound Musings: Some of the Biggest Surprises so Far
89 days ago
Brad Johnson names a few pitchers who’ve impressed him so far this season, like the Padres’ Chris Paddack, as well as a few he recommends avoiding.
Mound Musings: Early Season Trials and Tribulations
96 days ago
Brad Johnson examines pitchers with lofty preseason expectations who have started out the year slowly. On top of his disappointment list is Chris Sale.
Mound Musings: Life, the Universe and Everything
103 days ago
Brad Johnson outlines what he focuses on when comparing pitchers or deciding whether to start specific pitchers. He also details the struggles of dealing with injuries like the one sustained by Luis Sererino.
Mound Musings: Who Are These Guys?
110 days ago
Brad Johnson examines whether new pitchers like Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes, whose values are often unknown, can help fantasy players achieve the optimal pitching staff.
Mound Musings: Endgame Odyssey Update
117 days ago
Brad Johnson updates potential pitching opportunities and reviews bullpens with continued question marks, including where free agent Craig Kimbrel could land.
Mound Musings: AL West Draft Day Targets
124 days ago
Brad Johnson completes deep dive into each divisions this week with a look at the American League West, where in Seattle, Felix Hernandez might be in the twilight of his career.
Mound Musings: NL West Draft Day Targets
131 days ago
Brad Johnson tackles the National League West this week, where in Colorado, German Marquez is thriving at Coors Field.
Mound Musings: AL Central Draft Day Targets
138 days ago
This week, Brad Johnson focuses on pitching staffs in the AL Central, where in Cleveland, starter Corey Kluber is a proven winner to lead any fantasy staff.
NL Central Draft Day Targets
145 days ago
The National League Central is on tap for Brad Johnson this week, and, in Chicago, the Cubs’ pitching success will likely revolve around Yu Darvish’s health.
AL East Draft Day Targets
151 days ago
This week, Brad Johnson examines pitching in the American League East, featuring Chris Sale and a Red Sox group that should make opposing batters more than a little nervous.
NL East Draft Day Targets
159 days ago
Mound Musings is back with Brad Johnson offering an in-depth look at the pitching staff of each division, starting with the NL East where the Braves have Kevin Gausman and a deep pool of young arms.
The Kids on Parade Watch List for 2019
299 days ago
Brad Johnson ends the season with his favorite column about MLB’s up and coming pitchers, including Alex Reyes, who, Johnson says, when healthy, is a beast on the mound.
The 2018 Season Pitching Awards Issue
306 days ago
Brad Johnson offers up his season-ending awards, good and bad, including the Biggest (Pleasant) Surprise trophy, which goes to Tampa Bay’s Blake Snell.
A Tale of Two Rotations
313 days ago
Brad Johnson looks at recommendations he made heading into the season to see how they’ve panned out, good or bad, featuring Red Sox star pitcher Chris Sale.
Targeting 2019 – Building Your Draft Day Value List
320 days ago
Looking ahead to next year, Brad Johnson compiles a list of valuable arms that might be available at a discount on draft day 2019. Topping his list is White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon.
See You in September
See You in September
327 days ago
327 days ago
Brad Johnson helps navigate this tricky time of year by highlighting pitchers who are worth keeping an eye on during the season’s final month, like Michael Wacha, who’s September outlook is a bit murky.
The AL Bullpen Shuffle
The AL Bullpen Shuffle
334 days ago
334 days ago
Brad Johnson checks in with unsettled AL bullpen assignments to see where they may be headed including in Los Angeles, where Blake Parker is the closer for now.
The Bullpen Shuffle – National League
341 days ago
Brad Johnson looks at evolving bullpen assignments in the NL to see where they may be headed. Kenta Maeda could see the majority of saves in Los Angeles until Kenley Jansen returns.