Tim Lincecum To Pitch For Clubs Friday In Comeback BidTwo-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum will pitch for major league clubs in a showcase event Friday as he attempts to make a comeback from hip surgery last year.
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.
Gray Lasts Only 2 Innings, A's Lose 9-4 To TigersSonny Gray lasted only two innings in the shortest start of his big league career, and the Oakland Athletics lost 9-4 to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. J.D. and Victor Martinez both homered for the Tigers.
Belt Drives In 5, Giants Complete Sweep Of PadresJeff Samardzija (3-1) went 5 2/3 innings and snapped a tie with a two-run single for the Giants, who won their fifth in six games.
Giants' Cueto Goes The Distance In 1-0 Win Over PadresWith Madison Bumgarner still working out the kinks in his delivery, Johnny Cueto has emerged as the Giants de facto ace through the first month of the season.
Tigers' Collins Flips Off Home Crowd During Win Over AthleticsAfter missing what looked to be a routine fly ball in the lights at Comerica Park in Detroit, the home crowd started heckling him.
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!
Keidel: Curt Schilling's Dark DescentLegendary pitcher Curt Schilling was fired this week from his baseball color analyst position with ESPN for his conduct on social media.
No-Name Players Are Sometimes Better Than Established Veterans In Fantasy BaseballWe are two weeks into the 2016 Major League Baseball season, and already there are veteran positions players struggling to hit their weight. There also are experienced pitchers that can't find the strike zone at all. What do you do with these guys on your fantasy roster? It depends on the player and the situation, but in most leagues, there are always better alternatives on the waiver wire. The tough part is to decide if the short-term move will be better than long-term patience.
Reddick's Sacrifice Fly Lifts Athletics Over Royals 3-2Josh Reddick's sacrifice fly off Joakim Soria broke an eighth-inning tie and lifted the Oakland Athletics over the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Sunday.
Samardzija's Strong Outing Spoiled By Pederson's 2-Run HRJeff Samardzija learned the hard way last season that the grass wasn't necessarily greener on the south side of Chicago than it was during his six-plus seasons on the north side - not by a long shot.
A's Bullpen Can't Hold Late Lead In 5-4 Loss To AngelsThe one-run losses are coming again for the Oakland Athletics after an offseason spent focusing on shoring up the back end of the bullpen to avoid just this type of situation.