Brad Johnson examines bullpen assignments in the AL to see how they stack up for a postseason push, including in Detroit, where the jury is still out regarding Joe Jimenez’ potential for long-term success.
Brad Johnson dives into all of the changes that have been made in NL bullpens, including in Arizona where Archie Bradley takes on the closer role for now.
Brad Johnson breaks down the recent pitching trades to figure out how players will be impacted by their moves, starting with Marcus Stroman who heads to the Mets from Toronto.
Brad Johnson takes an opportunity to discuss random topics that haven’t been previously talked about in Musings, plus examines possible future deals including Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brad Johnson explores the evolution of pitching and what its new direction might mean to scoring pitching categories in the fantasy game.
Brad Johnson looks at deeper MLB bullpens, including the Astros, to determine whether they can make an impact on a team’s playoff chances.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brad Johnson examines American League closer situations, and in Texas he anticipates Jose LeClerc will regain the closing job he recently lost.
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.
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.
Brad Johnson examines pitchers with lofty preseason expectations who have started out the year slowly. On top of his disappointment list is Chris Sale.
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.
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.
Brad Johnson updates potential pitching opportunities and reviews bullpens with continued question marks, including where free agent Craig Kimbrel could land.
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.
Brad Johnson tackles the National League West this week, where in Colorado, German Marquez is thriving at Coors Field.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.