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.
A’s Josh Reddick Does Interview Dressed As Wrestling's 'Ultimate Warrior'Oakland A’s player Josh Reddick sprinted from center field while dressed – tassels and all – like legendary WWE icon Ultimate Warrior for a recent interview with the MLB Network.
Kazmir Sharp, A’s Defeat Giants In ExhibitionScott Kazmir pitched two-hit ball into the sixth inning, Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on Thursday night.
A’s Defeat Giants In Cactus League OpenerJosh Reddick made two highlight-reel catches to take away homers from Michael Morse, Brandon Moss and Stephen Vogt each drove in two runs during a six-run fourth inning against San Francisco closer Sergio Romo, and the Oakland Athletics opened Cactus League play with a 10-5 victory over the Giants on Wednesday.
Season in Review: Oakland Is Still the Bay Area Baseball KingThe A's won their 16th division title in 2013, but bowed out with a disappointing ALDS loss (again).