A's Snap Winning Streak, Alonso Limps Off In HoustonJosh Reddick and George Springer had three hits each and combined for five RBIs as the Houston Astros used a five-run third inning to take the lead and hold on for a 11-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.
A's Fall Apart In Final Four Innings Vs. AstrosAfter being held without a hit for six innings, Houston's offense went to work. George Springer hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning after Nori Aoki put Houston ahead with one of his two RBIs, and the Astros rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Oakland Athletics 10-6.
Never Give Up In Fantasy Baseball, Even If It Seems Hopeless With Five Weeks LeftDepending on your fantasy baseball league's structure, there's either one week to go before the head-to-head playoffs begin or five weeks to go to the end of the Rotisserie season. Regardless, you should never give up on your fantasy team, no matter what place it occupies in the league standings. Since other owners will give up, you can use that to your advantage in order to finish as high as possible. Your roster just may end up surprising you in the end.
A's Trade Rich Hill, Josh Reddick To DodgersThe Oakland Athletics pulled the trigger on a multi-player deal Monday sending slugger Josh Reddick and pitcher Rich Hill to the Los Angeles Dodgers for three minor league pitchers.
Why Pitching Is The Hardest Thing To Rely On In Fantasy BaseballMost fantasy baseball owners plan their draft around picking pitchers that threw well last year. But as we all learn, sometimes things don't go as planned. Pitchers can get hurt; their performance can drop off for a number of reasons, sometimes without rational explanation. The hardest part for the fantasy owner is accepting that the present season is different than past seasons, and it's sometimes better to just admit you drafted wrong instead of stubbornly sticking with bad pitchers all season—and losing the league.
Reddick Fractures Thumb In Athletics LossJosh Reddick was trying to make something happen, hoping to put himself into position to score. He's likely going to miss a month at minimum as a result of a fractured thumb.
When It Comes To Fantasy Baseball, Always Beware Wrist And Foot Injuries On Your RosterStrange as it may seem, not all injuries are created equal in sports. In baseball, any kind of hand/wrist injury can really impact a hitter's ability to turn on a fastball, and those players trying to come back from such injuries often struggle at the plate. Likewise, foot injuries are hard to overcome for hitters and pitchers, especially if it's to a plant foot that gives the player power to swing or throw the ball.
Patience Is Not A Virtue One Month Into The Fantasy Baseball SeasonIf you have veterans who are not performing after one month of the season, it's time to let them go. Someone else has to chance them on the roster; you need players performing right now. So shelve your emotions and make the tough choices that other owners can't—and won't—make. It will help you win in September.
Samardzija Snaps Skid, A’s Defeat AstrosJeff Samardzija pitched eight solid innings and Josh Donaldson drove in three runs to lead the Oakland Athletics over the Houston Astros 8-2 Monday night.
A’s Miss Opportunities, Lose To Tigers In Series FinaleMiguel Cabrera hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fifth to back Rick Porcello's eighth victory, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Thursday for a split of the four-game series between division leaders.
Oakland A’s Trying To Lure Singer George Michael To Make Appearance At Coliseum Outfielder Josh Reddick has brought the English singer back into relevance, by choosing the Wham! song "Careless Whisper" as his walkup music.
Reddick Homers Twice, Including Grand Slam, A’s Defeat Cleveland Josh Reddick homered twice, including a grand slam, and drove in a career-high six runs, and Josh Donaldson added a three-run shot in the Oakland Athletics' 11-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night.