Josh Bixler - RotoBaller

MLB Closers & Saves: Week 1 Updates Before the season gets into full swing on Monday, I’d like to briefly examine the updated closer news or perhaps give you a closer recap around the league.  There has been a decent amount of news, injuries and updates that need to be mentioned before the season gets... Read More

1. “Elite” Tier, aka the Kate Upton Tier Kate Upton embodies all that is amazing about everything. Like these closers, she is, quite simply, the best, in every way. Craig Kimbrel, Kenley Jansen, Greg Holland, Aroldis Chapman, Joe Nathan In some cases but not all, size does matter and yes when I mean size I mean the large amount... Read More

In a continuation of my last piece on the Houston Astros offense, today I'm going to examine the current pitchers on the Astros roster for the upcoming fantasy season. In case you don't like reading, though, here's the readers' digest version of this one: none of them are draftable in 2014 fantasy baseball leagues, and I mean... Read More

Today let’s take a look at the possible closers in the American League West.  As of right now I do not see any sleepers or dark horse sleepers in these pens.  This can change over the course of the season and it will most likely happen but for now it’s just a waiting game.  Stay... Read More

The MLB offseason is winding down, which means it’s time to evaluate which teams made the right moves and which ones got caught sleeping. Although there are still some big names out there that could help some teams whose rosters are lacking, let’s take a look at which AL West teams will improve upon their... Read More

The football season is upon us.  Do you know what time it is?  Yup, that’s right, it’s Madden time.  I purchased a copy of Madden 25 on the first day it was available, just like every year.  I am not a huge video game guyer but I do play Madden and The Show.  I was... Read More

Yeoman’s Work Jim Johnson:  Johnson has allowed four runs, 11 hits and two walks over his last 4.2 innings of work.  He continues to struggle and news out of Baltimore indicates it might be time for change in the “Charm City,” at least until Johnson gets back on track.  He will probably finish out the... Read More

Na Mean Okay so last week my article was sort of based around a Hip-Hop type theme, and I am going to expand on that just a little bit more in this week’s closers article.  In last week’s article I used the term na mean, which actually stands for: do you know what I mean.  I... Read More

RotoBaller writer Chris Lacey highlights a handful of players on most of your waiver wires to keep track of. You can find many of these players and recommendations, along with many more, in our Daily Updated Waiver Wire Pickups List.   STANDARD MIXED-LEAGUE VIABLE PICKUPS Will Venable. Venable is having a good season with a .254 average, but... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Continue Scouting (add if desperate for saves) ANALYSIS: The Astros may be the worst team in baseball, but even terrible teams need a guy to close games, and at the moment, that guy seems to be Chia-Jen Lo. Lo hasn't officially been named Houston's closer, but he seems to have the trust of... Read More

The porridge has been just-right all year. Whether it's playing late-inning hero, being the driving force behind an otherwise average team, or just plain fantasy awesomeness, D'Backs' first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has been fantasy-tastic! Goldschmidt is a serious MVP candidate with his .297 average, an NL-leading 29 home runs with 93 RBI, and an added bonus... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Continue Scouting ANALYSIS: Two weeks have already gone by since the Veras trade, and the Houston closer saga still remains unresolved. The team opted to go with a closer-by-committee approach, but only two save opportunities have arisen. Jose Cisnero was initially expected to take over the role, but it never came to fruition.... Read More

Ridin' Dirty I would like to first start off by apologizing for my last column, I am sorry if I offended anybody.  After days of hearing about nothing but the Alex Rodriguez saga, I just want PEDs banished forever - but unfortunately that is impossible.  There will always be a few players that will try and beat... Read More

Week 8 Waiver Wire & FAAB Bids