A lot of owners play fantasy baseball with too much emotion, waiving players they don’t like personally or that they have a grudge against because of some game result a few years back. That’s when you—the analytical owner—step in and make your team better by picking up players from waivers or via trade.
Aaron Harang allowed four hits in seven innings, and the Atlanta Braves used early offense against Bartolo Colon to beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Thursday night and avert a four-game sweep.
The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.
The Mets have eight players from last year’s squad who can sign elsewhere via free agency. Should Alderson let them all walk? Should any return for 2014? Let’s take a quick look at each guy.
David Wright returned to the Mets’ lineup on Saturday, though he couldn’t help the Mets prevent an extra inning loss to the Brewers.
Harang struck out 10 Washington batters to become just the third pitcher in club history to fan 10 or more opposing hitters in his first game for the Mets.
The New York Mets signed veteran starter Aaron Harang late Sunday night. He was immediately assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas.
The Mets extended their winning streak to four behind Johan Santana’s brilliant eight innings of shutout ball. They defeated the Dodgers 5-0 on Saturday.
Will Venable sparked San Diego’s surging offense with four hits from the leadoff spot and the Padres’ bullpen rebounded from consecutive flops, finally holding off the New York Mets in a 9-5 victory Wednesday night.
The Mets’ back-and-forth, up-and-down season rumbles on. Just when you thought New York was down for the count, late-game dramatics against one of the best bullpens in baseball have the Mets back above .500.