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My 2018 'Home' League Pitching Staff Revisited
August 9th
Brad Johnson delves into the details of his 28th Home League pitching staff, featuring Noah Syndergaard as his No. 1 starter.
Examining Trade Deadline Repercussions
August 2nd
Brad Johnson dives into the impact of the non-waiver trade deadline on pitchers like Cole Hamels, who was in the middle of a disappointing season with the Rangers when he got traded to the Cubs.
The Trade Winds Are Blowing
July 26th
Brad Johnson discusses some of the high-profile pitching changes happening this month, like the Brad Hand and Adam Cimber move from San Diego to Cleveland.
Looking to the Future
July 19th
Last Sunday, Brad Johnson had the chance to watch the Futures Game and analyze a few of the top quality young arms, including the Braves’ Kyle Wright.
Learning to Think Like a GM
July 12th
Brad Johnson recommends looking at your roster, and available waiver wire players, in the context of major league baseball to understand decisions GMs make, like why Jeff Samardzija is still in the Giants rotation.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
July 5th
Brad Johnson reveals his biggest surprises, so far this season, like Yankees’ Sonny Gray, who’s struggling with the home-run happy approach adopted by many runners this season.
The Phones Are Ringing
June 28th
Brad Johnson says this is the time of year where GM phones begin to ring with trade possibilities and he lists a few likely move candidates including the Rangers Cole Hamels.
Life, the Universe and Everything
June 21st
Brad Johnson discusses a few random baseball thoughts including trade rumors and the Nationals picking up Royals closer Kelvin Herrera.
To Punt or Not to Punt
June 14th
Brad Johnson discusses the various options for managing your fantasy pitchers, and offers nonstarter/noncloser relievers to consider, including “super reliever” Andrew Miller.
First Year Player Draft Edition
June 7th
Brad Johnson describes MLB’s draft and upcoming pitchers to watch out for. In Notable Rotation Ramblings, Johnson notes Cleveland pitcher Corey Kluber’s consistency this season.
Checking in on the Bullpens – NL
May 31st
Brad Johnson looks at frequently changing closer situations in the National League, like in Miami, where there’s a three-horse race between current closer Brad Ziegler, and Kyle Barraclough and Drew Steckenrider.
Checking in on the Bullpens – AL
May 24th
Brad Johnson examines closer situations in the AL that are frequently changing, including in Baltimore, where the Orioles await the return of their regular closer Zach Britton.
When Things Go Horribly Wrong
May 17th
Brad Johnson dissects pitchers off to rocky starts, like Orioles starter Dylan Bundy, and helps determine the best course of action with them going forward.
Building a Championship Team – Part 2
May 10th
This week, the focus turns to uncovering pitchers who deserve to be targets in your team-building process including Tier 4 guys like White Sox Carlos Rodon.
Building a Championship Team – Part 1
May 3rd
In this two-part series, Brad Johnson passes along some thoughts on two facets of building a winner in keeper/dynasty leagues. Part of his own scouting strategy involved the recently acquired Matt Harvey.
Revisiting Recommended Targets
April 26th
Brad Johnson reviews his preseason 'Guy to Own' category by checking in with his draft day targets. Is he still recommending Mariner James Paxton?
Baby, It’s COLD Outside!
April 19th
Brad Johnson ponders whether pitchers falling short of expectations, like the Rays' Chris Archer, should be cause for owners to either exercise patience or cut losses.
Life, the Universe and Everything
April 12th
Brad Johnson reflects on the early days of the season with a few random thoughts and observations, like the Shohei Otani phenomenon, which has fans and fantasy players alike bedazzled.
My 2018
April 5th
After winning his hometown league in 2017, Brad Johnson dissects his 2018 pitching staff and explains his picks, including discounted Oriole Kevin Gausman.
Endgame Odyssey Update
March 29th
In an updated version of Endgame Odyssey: Bullpen Targets, Brad Johnson focuses on teams that offer opportunities for fantasy value including Arizona's bullpen.
AL West Draft Day Targets
March 22nd
Brad Johnson wraps up his trip around the league with an analysis of the arms of the AL West, featuring Justin Verlander and the stellar Houston Astros staff.
NL West Draft Day Targets
March 15th
Brad Johnson breaks down pitching in the NL West this week, featuring two aces in Arizona, Zack Greinke and Robbie Ray, whose appealing strikeout rate gets the nod from Johnson.
AL Central Draft Day Targets
March 8th
Brad Johnson continues his in depth look at each team’s pitching staff. This week, he focuses on the AL Central, featuring Cleveland’s Corey Kluber, who’s stellar reliability earns him high marks.
NL Central Draft Day Targets
March 1st
This week, Brad Johnson examines the National League Central pitching staffs, including Pittsburgh’s Jameson Taillon who had a rough 2017 season but is poised to have a huge 2018.
AL East Draft Day Targets
February 22nd
Brad Johnson does a deep dive into the American League East pitching scene and once again is looking at Orioles’ starter Kevin Gausman to bring his A game this season.
NL East Draft Day Targets
February 16th
Mound Musings returns for 2018, and this week, Brad Johnson focuses on Opening Day pitching staffs to help strategize for draft day. High on his list are Thor and the Mets.
The 'Kids on Parade' Watch List For 2018
September 28, 2017
In his final column of the season, Brad Johnson supplies his list of up and coming talent. Featured on this list is Cardinals’ Alex Reyes, who exhibited serious skills in 2016 before an injury cost him all of 2017.
The 2017 Season Pitching Awards Issue
September 21, 2017
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.
I Was Born a Ramblin’ Man
I Was Born a Ramblin’ Man
September 14, 2017
September 14, 2017
This week, Brad Johnson touches on some topics that he didn’t cover in previous columns this season. He also highlights the skills of Diamondbacks’ Robbie Ray, who’s been on a tear since returning from the DL.
Building a 2018 Draft Value List
September 7, 2017
If your season is over, Brad Johnson says there’s still work to be done preparing for 2018. This week, he’s focusing on valuable arms that you can buy at a discount in next year’s draft, including Patrick Corbin of the Diamondbacks.