Trade deadline day/week has come and gone, which means it’s time for an early look at who won/lost with their acquisitions.
According to Bovada Sportsbook, the odds on certain MLB teams’ World Series chances have changed drastically since July 17.
It happens every year: A solid productive player on your fantasy baseball roster gets traded to a team that just plans on using him as a backup. If you’re lucky, one of your backups is the benefit of such a trade, too. However, every fantasy owner needs to make adjustments after July 31 to make sure their rosters are still competitive and productive. If not, it’s a slow crawl to the end of September and sixth place in your league.
Madison Bumgarner (11-6) gave up both homers and helped ignite a benches-clearing fracas when he shouted something toward the Rangers bench at the end of the fourth inning.
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It’s deadline day, which in the past has meant blockbuster deals. Let’s look at some of the best and worst.
The Reds have shipped starter Mike Leake to the San Francisco Giants for a pair of prospects, bolstering the defending World Series champions for another playoff run.
A’s general manager Billy Beane pulled off his second trade in 24 hours and third in six days.
Smoltz’s Hall of Fame speech illuminated a growing problem at the youth level of the sport.
Many A’s fans saw last week’s trade of Scott Kazmir as a sign that ownership had waived a white flag on the 2015 season. Now some Oakland faithful are wondering if Lew Wolff should do the same on his tenure with the team.