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Mound Musings: Early Season Trials and Tribulations
3 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
10 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?
17 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
24 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
31 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
38 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
45 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.
Mound Musings: NL Central Draft Day Targets
52 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.
Mound Musings: AL East Draft Day Targets
58 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.
Mound Musings: NL East Draft Day Targets
66 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.
Mound Musings: The Kids on Parade Watch List for 2019
206 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.
Mound Musings: The 2018 Season Pitching Awards Issue
213 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.
Mound Musings: A Tale of Two Rotations
220 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.
Mound Musings: Targeting 2019 – Building Your Draft Day Value List
227 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.
Mound Musings: See You in September
234 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.
Mound Musings: The AL Bullpen Shuffle
241 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.
Mound Musings: The Bullpen Shuffle – National League
248 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.
Mound Musings: My 2018 'Home' League Pitching Staff Revisited
255 days ago
Brad Johnson delves into the details of his 28th Home League pitching staff, featuring Noah Syndergaard as his No. 1 starter.
Mound Musings: Examining Trade Deadline Repercussions
262 days ago
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.
Mound Musings: The Trade Winds Are Blowing
269 days ago
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.
Mound Musings: Looking to the Future
276 days ago
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.
Mound Musings: Learning to Think Like a GM
283 days ago
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.
Mound Musings: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
290 days ago
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.
Mound Musings: The Phones Are Ringing
297 days ago
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.
Mound Musings: Life, the Universe and Everything
304 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses a few random baseball thoughts including trade rumors and the Nationals picking up Royals closer Kelvin Herrera.
Mound Musings: To Punt or Not to Punt
311 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses the various options for managing your fantasy pitchers, and offers nonstarter/noncloser relievers to consider, including “super reliever” Andrew Miller.
Mound Musings: First Year Player Draft Edition
318 days ago
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.
Mound Musings: Checking in on the Bullpens – NL
325 days ago
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.
Mound Musings: Checking in on the Bullpens – AL
332 days ago
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.
Mound Musings: When Things Go Horribly Wrong
339 days ago
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.