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5 Fantasy Baseball Players You Shouldn’t Bank On In The 2nd Half

If you’ve been playing fantasy sports long enough, you know it’s not the guys you pick up in round one and two that put your team in the playoffs, but those gems you added in the later rounds. Did you get laughed at when you picked up Scott Kazmir? Who is laughing now? But don’t fall completely in love with that early season steal; a few weeks of slumping could simply be reversion to the mean. Here are our picks for players to keep on a short leash in the 2nd half of your fantasy baseball campaign:

07/17/2014

National League All-Star Adam Wainwright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals places his glove on the mound and waits as Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees comes up to bat for the first time during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Wainwright’s Comment Spoils The Moment

Retiring Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was honored at the All-Star game Tuesday night, and he punctuated the moment by hitting a double and single in his two at bats.

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American League All-Star Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics bats against the National League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

A’s All-Stars Play Role In Leading American League Over National League

On a summer evening filled with reminders of generational change, the AL kept up nearly two decades of dominance by beating the National League 5-3 in the All-Star game Tuesday for its 13th win in 17 years.

07/15/2014

A woman was knocked unconscious during a fight between after the A’s / Giants game near AT&T Park on July 10, 2014. (CBS)

Pair Plead Not Guilty In Drunken Brawl Outside AT&T Park After Giants, A’s Game

Two men accused of knocking a woman unconscious in an apparent drunken brawl outside San Francisco’s AT&T Park last week pleaded not guilty in San Francisco Superior Court Tuesday afternoon.

07/15/2014

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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Back-To-Back HR Derby Champ Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes is the name on every sports announcer’s lips but what do you really know about this Cuban powerhouse center fielder with an amazing arm? Here are a few facts.

07/15/2014

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Daily Madden: Derek Jeter Deserving Of All-Star Fanfare

Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter is expected to start for the American League in the All-Star game Tuesday night in his last season playing professional baseball.

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American League All-Star Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland A's bats during the Gillette Home Run Derby at Target Field on July 14, 2014 in Minneapolis. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Back To Back: A’s Cespedes Wins Second Straight Home Run Derby

Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the final round Monday night.

07/14/2014

A general view during the game between the San Francisco Giants and the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park on April 24, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

AT&T Park Reclaims Title As Most Vegetarian-Friendly Ballpark By PETA

San Francisco’s AT&T Park has reclaimed its position as the most vegetarian-friendly ballpark in the nation, according to an annual survey of Major League Baseball stadiums by PETA.

07/14/2014

National League All-Star Melky Cabrera of the San Francisco Giants holds up the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award in Kansas City, Missouri. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

5 Reasons We Should Quit It With The All-Star Game

For years, people have been pointing out that nobody bothers to play defense in the NBA’s All-Star Game, and a shocking number of NFL greats get “hurt” right before the Pro Bowl (where they play even less defense). But is the baseball showcase of stars all that much better? It may be harder to tell from the final score, but the

07/14/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 13: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Hunter Pence #8 and Madison Bumgarner #40 after hitting a grand slam home run off of Vidal Nuno (not pictured) of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fifth inning at AT&T Park on July 13, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Historic Bumgarner, Posey Grand Slams Lift Giants Over Diamondbacks, 8-4

Madison Bumgarner became the first pitcher in 48 years to hit two grand slams in a season, and Buster Posey also hit a slam Sunday that boosted the San Francisco Giants over the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4.

07/13/2014