As you approach the end of the first month of the fantasy baseball season, like all smart fantasy owners you must look every day for better players. Sure, you may like a guy on your bench who plays for the local nine, but fantasy baseball is won with the head—not the heart.
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Justin Maxwell singled home the winning run with one out in the 10th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Thursday for a three-game sweep.
Third base umpire and crew chief Fieldin Culbreth let Blanco stay on third despite Don Mattingly’s argument, Joe Panik hit a game-ending sacrifice fly moments later with the Dodgers in a five-man infield, and the San Francisco Giants edged Los Angeles 3-2 Wednesday night.
Tim Lincecum shut down the first-place Dodgers with some sparkling double-play defense behind him, and the San Francisco Giants came out of their first day off seemingly refreshed to beat Los Angeles 6-2 on Tuesday night.
In case you haven’t heard, Chicago Cubs uber-prospect Kris Bryant was called up and made his debut on Friday.
It’s still early in the season, and you don’t want to give up on key players too soon — even if they’re slumping through the first two weeks of the season. But smart fantasy baseball owners also want to make sure they grab rising stars while they can — and before it’s too late.
Four years after being brutally attacked, San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow made a big step forward in his recovery by throwing the ceremonial first pitch at a San Jose Giants minor league game Thursday night.
A 2011 first-round Draft pick out of St. John’s University, Joe Panik had a meteoric rise to Major League glory last season — not only putting up impressive numbers as the Giants’ new second baseman in 73 regular season games, but also helping San Francisco earn its third World Series championship in the past five years.
Heading into the 2014 season, Eddie Butler was hailed as the top arm in the Rockies’ system and one of the best pitching prospects in baseball. Heading into this year, things were quite different.