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Once MLB Trade Deadline Dust Settles, Your Fantasy Roster May Need Some Tweaks

It happens every year: A solid productive player on your fantasy baseball roster gets traded to a team that just plans on using him as a backup. If you’re lucky, one of your backups is the benefit of such a trade, too. However, every fantasy owner needs to make adjustments after July 31 to make sure their rosters are still competitive and productive. If not, it’s a slow crawl to the end of September and sixth place in your league.


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Time To Grab Some New Studs Before Anyone Else In Your Fantasy League Does

It’s still early in the season, and you don’t want to give up on key players too soon — even if they’re slumping through the first two weeks of the season. But smart fantasy baseball owners also want to make sure they grab rising stars while they can — and before it’s too late.


KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 21: Billy Butler #16 of the Kansas City Royals hits a single in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game One of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 2

The Royals evened things up with the Giants in Game 2 of the World Series. Here are 5 things you missed.


Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland exchange words in the sixth inning during Game 2 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

World Series: Tempers Flare As Giants’ Bullpen Melts Down In Game 2

Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Royals streamed from their dugout, the Giants from their own. The World Series suddenly had some life.


KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 14:  Greg Holland #56 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with catcher Salvador Perez #13 after closing out the ninth inning to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 2 to 1 in Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 14, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Royals Edge Orioles 2-1, Take 3-0 ALCS Lead

Billy Butler drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and the Royals’ bullpen shut down the Baltimore Orioles the rest of the way for a 2-1 victory Tuesday


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Speed Vs. Power: Contrasting Styles Stand Out In Royals-O’s ALCS

The surprising Kansas City Royals and unflappable Baltimore Orioles are extremely similar with one significant exception: the fashion in which they score runs.


(Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Fantasy Baseball Week 22 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.


MIAMI, FL - APRIL 30: Nate Eovaldi #24 of the Miami Marlins pitches during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on April 30, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Fantasy Baseball Week 6 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.


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Robinson Cano: Restroom-Bound Family Members Harassed By Fans In KC

Cano took the jeering in stride during Monday’s Home Run Derby. But after the National League’s 8-0 victory Tuesday night, the second baseman said some fans crossed the line.


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Robinson Cano Booed Relentlessly, Shut Out At Home Run Derby

Fans in Kansas City showed Robinson Cano how a Bronx cheer is really done on Monday night.


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MLB All-Star Game Preview

In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every franchise has hope heading into the season’s second half. That’s why you should care about Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.


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Joe Torre: Umpires Whiffed On Home Run Replay Against Yankees

The phantom home run should have been a double. Joe Torre, MLB’s executive VP for baseball operations, said Dana DeMuth’s crew, working the Yankees at Royals game Wednesday night made a mistake on a call on a home run by Billy Butler.


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Somers’ Monologue: Sorry Yankees, The Umpires Whiffed On This One

Steve Somers opened up a Thursday night schmooze with — what else? — the ground rule double heard ’round the world.


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B&C Morning Show: Umpires, Not John Sterling, Screw Up Call For Yankees

Jerry began his update by providing us with John Sterling, calling Royals DH Billy Butler’s controversial home run in the 3rd inning of Wednesday night’s Yankees loss.


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Apparent Phantom Homer Helps Prevent Yankees’ Sweep Of Royals

Alex Gordon hit a three-run home run, Billy Butler added a contested solo shot and the Kansas City Royals survived a harrowing ninth inning to beat the New York Yankees 5-4 Wednesday night.