Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar went down swinging — literally — in Wednesday’s game against the Mets.
Just because someone is an All-Star in the eyes of Major League Baseball doesn’t mean you need or want them on your fantasy baseball roster. In fact, it’s mostly irrelevant to smart fantasy owners. By looking the hitters and pitchers in line for the big honor this week, you can find assets you have that other clueless owners might want in a trade. Think about how to exploit that weakness in your fantasy baseball league this weekend.
Catcher and the three infield positions are often the most difficult to find good players on your fantasy teams, because the talent pool is so shallow. If you don’t grab a stud at those positions early in your draft, you may get stuck with a revolving door of middling players all season long.
Headfirst slides most commonly cause injury to the hands, head and upper body, while feet-first slides are more likely to cause traumatic injury to the lower extremities. It does seem that the headfirst method is more likely to land a player on the disabled list.
CC Sabathia surrendered seven runs in seven innings as the Yankees lost to the Rays on Sunday.
“I’m really sorry my first introduction to being a New York Met had to be like this,” Noah Syndergaard said Tuesday.
The Yankees blew an important game to the Blue Jays as the Orioles are chasing for the AL East lead.
Toronto shortstop Yunel Escobar was suspended for three games Tuesday by the Blue Jays for wearing eye-black displaying a homophobic slur written in Spanish during a game last weekend.
No matter whose mistakes cost the Yankees in their sixth loss in nine games, they need to straighten things out: the quickly closing Baltimore Orioles are coming to the Bronx for three games starting Friday.
Eric Chavez drove in a run and broke up a potential double play that helped lead to three more, making the most of a spot start and sending the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.