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.
Injuries Already Taking Toll For Fantasy Baseball Owners In 2016First, it was the Arizona Diamondbacks losing outfielder A.J. Pollock before the season even began, and now it's the Chicago Cubs losing catcher/outfielder Kyle Schwarber in the first week. The San Diego Padres also may have lost starting pitcher Tyson Ross for awhile. What do you do if these guys are on your roster?
Crisp Homers, A's Overcome Hernandez's Gem To Sweep MarinersCoco Crisp's neck injury last season forced him to change his batting stance - the A's outfielder couldn't turn his head far enough to keep his old one.