If Your Fantasy Baseball League Has A Trade Deadline, Act Fast To Make A MoveThere's still enough time left in the season to make a trade right now and have it work well for you down the stretch. Study those last-place teams with owners you know well and make them an offer they cannot refuse.
Reliable And Steady Fantasy Baseball Players Are Better Than Risky Rookies Right NowAs Major League Baseball teams approach the final 45 games of the season, almost all of them are giving playing time to rookies right now. It's always a risk to go with a rookie if your fantasy baseball team is challenging for the league championship in mid-August. While you may strike gold with a rookie, more often than not you're going to strike out with a first-year player. It's better instead to acquire non-flashy veteran players for the stretch drive, because wise fantasy baseball owners know they are reliable options.
Smolinski, Neal Help A's Win Second Straight Over OriolesJake Smolinski singled and scored the deciding run in the third inning, rookie Zach Neal earned his first career win as a starter and the Oakland Athletics held on to beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Crawford, Giants Blanked 2-0 In Loss To MarlinsComing off a historic seven-hit performance, Brandon Crawford was unable to find any holes Tuesday night.
Graveman Leads A's Past Orioles' Heavy Hitters, 3-2With the Athletics' win, the Orioles fall into a first-place tie with Toronto in the AL East.
Crawford 1st MLB Player With 7 Hits Since 1975; Giants Top Marlins In 14Brandon Crawford was a big hit Monday night. Seven of them, to be exact.
Fresh New Faces Join Veterans In New Fantasy Baseball Roles Every AugustOnce the dust from the Major League Baseball trade deadline settles, it's easy for fantasy baseball team owners to find new players that improve the roster. Some of these accidental fantasy studs are fresh faces to the MLB circuit, while others are veterans making comebacks or players that have been on the bench biding their time. Regardless, the key is to find those players quickly and get them into your starting lineup fast enough to make a difference in the final weeks of the fantasy season.
The Stretch Drive Has Begun For Fantasy Baseball OwnersWith just two months left in the Major League Baseball season, time is running out for fantasy baseball owners to make a serious move in the league standings. Small roster tweaks may not do it at this point, so always be on the lookout for shooting stars and streaking players in the MLB skyline.
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!
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!
Padres Hold Off Giants For 5-3 WinThe Padres held off the Giants 5-3 on Sunday for their first sweep of the season.
Blue Jays Beat A's 5-3 In OaklandTwo days after striking out on an unexpected two-seam fastball from John Axford, Toronto slugger Josh Donaldson had a much better view of things when he faced the Oakland Athletics’ reliever again.