Wade Boggs Wore Yankees World Series Ring To '86 Red Sox CeremonyThe Hall of Fame third baseman was honored by the Red Sox last night, and was wearing his World Series ring.
Why Pitching Is The Hardest Thing To Rely On In Fantasy BaseballMost fantasy baseball owners plan their draft around picking pitchers that threw well last year. But as we all learn, sometimes things don't go as planned. Pitchers can get hurt; their performance can drop off for a number of reasons, sometimes without rational explanation. The hardest part for the fantasy owner is accepting that the present season is different than past seasons, and it's sometimes better to just admit you drafted wrong instead of stubbornly sticking with bad pitchers all season—and losing the league.
At Fantasy Baseball Season's Quarter Pole, It's Time To Accept Patterns And TrendsMost teams in MLB have played close to 40 games at this point of the season, meaning the fantasy baseball season is one quarter over. If you've been waiting for that veteran to come around and start hitting, it's time to give up on the dream. If that pitcher still has an ERA way north of five runs per game, you may need to look elsewhere for wins and strikeouts. This is the time of the year when trends become permanent, really. Sticking too long with players headed for bad seasons only can hurt your team.
Chapman Makes Yankees Debut In 6-3 Win Over RoyalsYankees closer Aroldis Chapman allowed a run in the ninth inning during his season debut, and New York hit five solo home runs, two by Carlos Beltran, in a 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
Constant Vigilance Is How You Win Your Fantasy Baseball LeagueWe've all heard the story from a friend how he or she simply drafted their fantasy baseball team and forgot all about it until finding out they won the league in October. Generally, that doesn't happen very often thanks to injuries, slumps and inevitable bad luck. You have to stay on top of your team's roster all summer long to win.
Yankees Waste Tanaka's Effort, Lose 1-0 In 10 To OriolesPedro Alvarez's 10th-inning sacrifice fly gave the Baltimore Orioles a 1-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday night.
Yankees Snap 6-Game Losing Streak With 7-0 Win Over OriolesSabathia threw seven innings while McCann drove in three runs as the Yankees snapped a six-game losing streak with a 7-0 victory over the Orioles.
Yankees' Losing Streak Extends To 6 Games At Hands Of OriolesBaltimore's Chris Tillman tied a career high with nine strikeouts, Mark Trumbo homered twice and the Orioles beat New York 4-1.
Mets Manage Only 1 Hit In 3-0 Loss To BravesMatt Wisler and Arodys Vizcaino combined on a one-hitter Tuesday night as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-0 Tuesday at Citi Field.
Are Players Worth Keeping In Fantasy Baseball During A PED Suspension?The big news of the week in baseball, of course, was the suspension of Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Never mind that disgraced slugger Barry Bonds is the Miami hitting coach: There are plenty of jokes to be made there. How does this impact fantasy baseball? If you own Gordon, should you keep him on your roster? How are you going to replace his 50 stolen bases this season in the stat column? Don't fret: We have all the answers you need right here.
Neil Walker Smacks 8th Home Run Of Season In Mets' 5-3 Win Over RedsNeil Walker hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning as the Mets remained red hot with a 5-3 win over the Reds.
Consider Making Wholesale Changes To Your Fantasy Baseball Roster As May ApproachesMost MLB teams have played about 20 games so far this season, and that's a big enough sample size to determine whether or not to keep slumping players on your fantasy baseball roster. The bigger challenge is to decide if dropping those players makes sense—or just benching them for now is a better idea. That decision comes down to the rest of your rosters, along with its strengths and weaknesses. As we always say, no one ever said that fantasy sports were easy!