Once MLB Trade Deadline Dust Settles, Your Fantasy Roster May Need Some TweaksIt 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.
Sweeny's Yankees Notes: D-Rob, 'Replacing Jeter,' Finding A Lefty PitcherI spoke to an MLB executive this week who believes David Robertson will get a three-year deal for $39 million or a four-year deal for $52 million. Some pretty good neighborhoods to occupy.
Girardi On Tanaka's Rough Patch: 'He's Not Going To Be Perfect'When Masahiro Tanaka pitches, the Yankees can usually count on a win. The All-Star rookie, however, is facing his first real struggles of the season.
Murphy’s Hit Streak Ends, Indians Beat Mets 9-4Asdrubal Cabrera hit a three-run homer, Nick Swisher had a solo shot and the surging Cleveland Indians beat the New York Mets 9-4 on Saturday night.
Ghosts Of Yesteryear: Kazmir Looks Like Koufax, Indians Rip MetsScott Kazmir struck out a season-high 12 in six innings, Nick Swisher hit a grand slam and the Indians continued their playoff push with an 8-1 win over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Tex And Phelps Deliver As Yankees Make It 2 Straight Over IndiansDavid Phelps followed the worst start of his young career with his best, allowing a mere infield single in six shutout innings and getting home run help from Mark Teixeira as the Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 Tuesday night.
Yankees Show Signs Of Life Offensively, Club Swisher, Indians With Long BallMark Teixeira hit a grand slam for his first homer of the season, Brett Gardner had a tiebreaking double in the sixth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 Monday night to spoil Nick Swisher's first game back in the Bronx.
Report: Cashman Wants Girardi Back For 2014 And BeyondYankees GM Brian Cashman believes "there's really no reason to believe Joe won't be here."
Nick Swisher Has Only 'Awesome Memories' From Time With YankeesSure, Swisher's final postseason in pinstripes was rough. But he harbors no hard feelings.
Cleveland Abuzz Over New-Look Indians, Former Yankees Slugger SwisherCleveland has caught "Indians fever" -- partially due to former Yankee Nick Swisher.
Keidel: It's Time For Phil Hughes To Pitch Up To Snuff For The YankeesAside from a brilliant half-season during an 18-8 2010, Hughes has been a huge disappointment. Now, nearing 27, with the sheen of youth scrubbed off and the "upside" banner quite tattered, it's time for Hughes to pitch up to snuff.
Keidel: Shallow Hal Steinbrenner Should Have Signed HamiltonGeorge Steinbrenner's commitment was never questioned, but Hal Steinbrenner isn't following his father's lead.