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09-17

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Raising Aces: Johnny Sunshine
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Doug Thorburn

09-10

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Raising Aces: Super Nova
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Doug Thorburn

09-03

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Raising Aces: We Don't Need No Education
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Doug Thorburn

08-28

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Raising Aces: Bundy's Travels
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Doug Thorburn

08-20

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Raising Aces: There's A New Sheriff In Taillon
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Doug Thorburn

08-13

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Raising Aces: Astro Joe
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Doug Thorburn

08-06

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Raising Aces: All Aboard the Skaggswagon
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Doug Thorburn

07-30

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Raising Aces: In Awe of Southpaws
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Doug Thorburn

07-29

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Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Lucas Giolito
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Doug Thorburn

07-23

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Raising Aces: Warm It Up, Chris
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Doug Thorburn

07-16

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Raising Aces: Passing of the Cy
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Doug Thorburn

07-09

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Raising Aces: Fastballs Are Secondary
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Doug Thorburn

07-02

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Raising Aces: Week 13 Pitching Notes
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Doug Thorburn

06-25

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Raising Aces: Command and Conquer
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Doug Thorburn

06-18

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Raising Aces: The Speed At Which Things Change
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Doug Thorburn

06-14

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Raising Aces: The Top 2016 Draft Arms, Pt 2
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Doug Thorburn

06-13

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Raising Aces: The Top 2016 Draft Arms, Pt 1
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Doug Thorburn

06-11

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Raising Aces: Two Very Different Greinke Masterpieces
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Doug Thorburn

06-04

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Raising Aces: Instant Gratification
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Doug Thorburn

05-31

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Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Julio Urias
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Doug Thorburn

05-28

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Raising Aces: Miracle Matz
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Doug Thorburn

05-27

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Raising Aces: Digging Under The Gun
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Doug Thorburn

05-23

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Raising Aces: Today's Velo Losers
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Doug Thorburn

05-21

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Raising Aces: Shades of Gray
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Doug Thorburn

05-14

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Raising Aces: Why Max Scherzer?
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Doug Thorburn

05-13

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Raising Aces: The Velo Movers, One Year Later
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Doug Thorburn

05-10

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Raising Aces: David Price Is Disconnected
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Doug Thorburn

05-04

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Raising Aces: Outstanding Arms from Week Four
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Doug Thorburn

04-29

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Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Jose Berrios
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Doug Thorburn

04-26

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Raising Aces: Pre-Surgery Strasburg Is Finally Back
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Doug Thorburn

04-25

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Raising Aces: Postmortem: Chris Archer
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Doug Thorburn

04-19

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Raising Aces: Outstanding Arms from Week Two
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Doug Thorburn

04-15

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Raising Aces: The Frightening Reality of the Modern Pitcher
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Doug Thorburn

04-12

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Raising Aces: Outstanding Arms from Week One
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Doug Thorburn

04-08

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Raising Aces: Postmortem: Zack Greinke and Tyson Ross
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Doug Thorburn

04-06

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Raising Aces: Out On A Limb
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Doug Thorburn

03-25

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Raising Aces: Two Trains: Jeurys Familia and Jake McGee
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Doug Thorburn

03-23

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Raising Aces: Two Trains: Sonny Gray and Jordan Zimmermann
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Doug Thorburn

03-11

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Raising Aces: Two Trains: Dallas Keuchel and Felix Hernandez
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Doug Thorburn

03-07

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Raising Aces: Two Trains: Raisel Iglesias and Taijuan Walker
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Doug Thorburn

02-26

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Yovani Gallardo
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Doug Thorburn

02-16

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Mat Latos
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Doug Thorburn

02-01

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Doug Fister
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Doug Thorburn

01-20

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Ian Kennedy
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Doug Thorburn

01-14

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Wei-Yin Chen
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Doug Thorburn

01-11

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Kenta Maeda
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Doug Thorburn

01-05

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Scott Kazmir
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Doug Thorburn

12-24

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Mike Leake
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Doug Thorburn

12-16

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Johnny Cueto
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12-09

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Jeff Samardzija and Hisashi Iwakuma
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Two relievers, on the way up.

When discussing the fantasy value of closers, the conversation often boils down to opportunity. The Yankees might have three of the top five or ten relievers in all of baseball, but in fantasyland saves reign supreme, muting the value of players such as Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller. Today we look at a pair of closers whose opportunities – and corresponding fantasy values - have changed significantly since this time last year.

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The younger may have the kids more excited, but don't forget about the elder.

In today's edition of Two Trains, we survey a couple of pitchers who have both suffered from subpar strikeout rates throughout their careers, but whose ratios have put them in the SP2 conversation at various times. The fantasy values of Sonny Gray and Jordan Zimmermann are headed in different directions, with Gray coming off a career-best campaign that earned him the third-most votes for AL Cy Young Award, and Zimmermann trying to rebound from a career-worst performance with a fresh start on a new team in a different league.

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March 11, 2016 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Two Trains: Dallas Keuchel and Felix Hernandez

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A battle of aces in the AL West.

Last time, the Two Trains put under the microscope were a pair of pitchers who are relatively new to the league, but this week we turn our attention to a couple of veterans who are finishing out their 20s as top-20 options in fantasy drafts. One of today's pitchers has been in high demand on the fantasy market for over a decade, while the other is a relatively new arrival to the scene, but both players have taken home the ultimate hardware.

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Having some fun with arbitrary endpoints and early ADP with two exciting arms.

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February 26, 2016 8:39 am

Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Yovani Gallardo

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Doug Thorburn

Shrugged shoulders and raised eyebrows abound with the Orioles' latest free agent acquisition.

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February 16, 2016 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Mat Latos

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Doug Thorburn

Just a few years ago, he looked like one of the better young starters in baseball. Now, well, things are different.

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February 1, 2016 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Doug Fister

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Doug Thorburn

The Astros grab themselves a reclamation project, but will the relatively low cost be worth it?

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January 20, 2016 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Ian Kennedy

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Doug Thorburn

The Royals break out the cash to sign a pitcher known more for his quantity than his quality. Was it worth it?

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January 14, 2016 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Wei-Yin Chen

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Doug Thorburn

Wei-Yin Chen throws strikes, repeats his delivery and costs a lot.

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January 11, 2016 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Kenta Maeda

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What are the Dodgers getting for not all that much guaranteed money?

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January 5, 2016 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Scott Kazmir

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The Dodgers are betting on their ability to replace Zack Greinke with depth. Here's part one of their report card.

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December 24, 2015 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Mike Leake

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Doug Thorburn

The Cardinals show everyone just how much a floor costs. Will it be worth it?

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