Are Players Worth Keeping In Fantasy Baseball During A PED Suspension?The big news of the week in baseball, of course, was the suspension of Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Never mind that disgraced slugger Barry Bonds is the Miami hitting coach: There are plenty of jokes to be made there. How does this impact fantasy baseball? If you own Gordon, should you keep him on your roster? How are you going to replace his 50 stolen bases this season in the stat column? Don't fret: We have all the answers you need right here.
One Owner's Fantasy Baseball Trash Is Another Owner's TreasureA lot of owners play fantasy baseball with too much emotion, waiving players they don't like personally or that they have a grudge against because of some game result a few years back. That's when you—the analytical owner—step in and make your team better by picking up players from waivers or via trade.
5 Fantasy Baseball Players You Shouldn't Bank On In The 2nd HalfIf 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:
A's Colon Not Among 13 Players Punished In Biogenesis Scandal13 players were penalized Monday as a result of Major League Baseball's six-month-plus drug investigation of Biogenesis. But the Oakland A's were able to breathe a sigh of relief as pitching ace Bartolo Colon was not among the players punished for his involvement in the scandal.
MLB Seeks Phone Records Of Melky Cabrera Associate In Drug ProbeMLB asked the phone companies for call records, texts and subscriber info for the phones of Juan Carlos Nunez, an associate of outfielder Melky Cabrera - formerly of the San Francisco Giants.
A's Colon Among Players Interviewed As Part Of MLB Drug ProbeA-Rod, Ryan Braun, Nelson Cruz, Former Giant Melky Cabrera and current Athletic Bartolo Colon are among the 20 or so players who may be disciplined for their links to the now-closed Miami clinic, Biogenesis of America.
Blue Jay Cabrera Apologetic In San Francisco ReturnMelky Cabrera wants everyone to know just how sorry he is. Sorry for cheating, sorry for lying, sorry for letting down the San Francisco Giants and their supportive city. Cabrera has returned to AT&T Park with Toronto this week for the first time since receiving a 50-game suspension last Aug. 15 following a positive testosterone test.
Giants Defeat Blue Jays In Melky's Return To San FranciscoTim Lincecum ended a three-start losing streak, Andres Torres hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat Melky Cabrera and the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Cabrera Returning To AT&T As Giants Host Blue JaysCabrera, suspended for drug use last season and now with the Toronto Blue Jays, may not get as favorable a reunion with Bay Area fans when he returns to San Francisco in Tuesday night's opener of a two-game set.
Cabrera Hopes To Stay Hot For 2nd Night Vs. GiantsMelky Cabrera looks to stay hot while helping the Toronto Blue Jays win a season-high fourth straight as they host the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night to conclude a two-game set.
Cabrera Gets World Series Ring From Giants In Faux-ControversyMelky Cabrera finally received his World Series ring from the San Francisco Giants during a two-game stop in Toronto to face his Blue Jays, , and it apparently couldn't happen without a controversy of sorts.
Zito Struggles Early, Giants Lose To Blue Jays In Interleague PlayBarry Zito, who has won just once in six starts, allowed eight runs, five earned, and a season-high 12 hits in 5 2-3 innings. The lefty, who walked two and struck out two, fell to 1-4 with a 5.40 ERA in six career starts at Rogers Centre.