Fantasy Baseball Owners Must Anticipate Trade Deadline DealsNow is the sneaky time for fantasy baseball owners to anticipate action at the Major League Baseball trade deadline coming up on July 31. If a team moves a star player, someone has to take that player's place in the lineup. There are statistics to be had there in such a vacancy, so if you can get the jump on a replacement now, your fantasy baseball team will be the better off for it. Likewise, if one of your star player's value takes a hit with a trade, you have to be ready to replace lost stats. Always keep an eye on the MLB trade deadline!
5 Things: All-Star Home Runs To Remember And A Giant NightmareMiami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton put on the kind of power display in the All-Star Home Run Derby baseball fans only have dreamed about, while San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto didn't fare so well in the actual game itself. Coming out of the All-Star break, the Marlins used Stanton's momentum to win two of three against the St. Louis Cardinals over the weekend, while the Giants fell into a funk in San Diego, losing three straights to the Padres.
Midseason Changes In MLB Can Help Your Fantasy Baseball TeamAs MLB teams make trades and rosters change in July with contenders preparing for the postseason chase, it's time for fantasy baseball owners to stay on top of changes in the real world. If you blink, you may miss out on the next closer change or the newest addition to a starting lineup. Don't get caught snoozing this summer!
The 2016 Edition Of The Fantasy Baseball All-Star Team Is HereThere's a rule for the All-Star Game in Major League Baseball to ensure all fans get to see at least one player from each team represented in the Midsummer Classic. This means some less-than-deserving players get picked for the MLB All-Star Game, while in fantasy baseball, only the best players get picked for our All-Star roster.
Halfway Through The Fantasy Baseball Season, Where Does Your Team Stand?Looking at the standings in your league and finding your weakest statistical categories can make all the difference in the world come late August and September.
Fourth of July MLB Games See Big Ticket Price Increase for Some Teams, Deals for OthersThere may be no image more quintessentially American than baseball fans spending the Fourth of July at a baseball game, and with fans flocking to the ballpark, ticket prices are going up as well.
5 Things: Springer Into Summer, Cleveland Wins And Tampa Bay LossesEvery week of MLB action has special moments, and some are historic. Teams win, and teams lose—and baseball fans all over the country watch with fascination and horror at what unfolds on the big diamond. Last week, for example, Cleveland couldn't lose, and Tampa Bay couldn't win. A player named Springer had a huge inning to get summer rolling, and the New York Yankees kind of remembered they're the New York Yankees.
Can You Find Potential All-Star Players In Fantasy Baseball On The Waiver Wire?As we approach July, it's time to start thinking about the MLB All-Star Game. Even in fantasy baseball, All-Star players have value beyond what their stats offer. A lot of owners will trade for All-Star players even if they're not great fantasy baseball players.
5 Things: The Giants Roll, The Rangers Roam Free, And The Blue Jays Just Bomb Home RunsOut in the National League West, the San Francisco Giants continue to dominate their easy schedule, while the Texas Rangers are doing the same in the American League West. Are these two division races over already?
Some Slow-Starting Players Are Now Worth A Look In Fantasy BaseballIt happens every year in fantasy baseball: Players get drafted every March that end up struggling during the first six weeks of the season, so owners drop them. Yet by late June, those players recover and really start to hit. They'll end up where they should by September with good stats.
5 Things: The Defending Champs Are In Trouble, While Strasburg is 10-0The American League East Division has more teams in the hunt than MLB fans realize, thanks to resurgent weeks by both the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays. Is it the best division in baseball this year? Probably. However, there's a pitcher in the NL East no one is paying attention to, despite his 10-0 start to the season that including an amazing strikeout rate so far.
It's Time To Assess Strengths And Weaknesses In Fantasy BaseballSmart fantasy baseball owners will analyze the standings in their league to see where their team needs improvement—and perhaps where the team can spare some statistics in a trade. Picking up new players only makes sense if these moves help the team in the standings, after all.