Keidel: Nats And Mets Going In Opposite DirectionsThe Washington Nationals look like the team they're supposed to be, sweeping the New York Mets, who look nothing like the team they were.
Giants Will Let Bumgarner Hit For Himself In AL ParkSan Francisco manager Bruce Bochy says he plans to use his slugging pitcher instead of a designated hitter Thursday night when the Giants visit the Oakland Athletics.
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.
4 Former Athletics Players Who Won Championships With GiantsDuring the past three even-year World Series wins, there have been several players who made a name for themselves in Oakland, but finally won a ring in San Francisco.
Keidel: Jose Reyes, The New York Mets And The Sad Business Of BaseballThe New York Mets, who just signed Jose Reyes, don't care how bad you are off the field as long as you produce on it... like most teams.
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.
Johnny Cueto Earns 10th Win As Giants Sweep BrewersJohnny Cueto struck out nine over seven innings for his team-leading 10th victory, and the San Francisco Giants completed a sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers with a 10-1 win Wednesday.
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.
Snoop Dogg Added To List Of Rappers Who Can't ThrowThe awful throw from Snoop begs the question: Which rapper had the worst first pitch? Snoop Dogg or 50 Cent?