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.
Bumgarner Picks Up Win In Giants 1-0 Victory Over CubsMadison Bumgarner pitched 7 2/3 dominant innings and doubled in a run in the fifth to lift the San Francisco Giants over the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Sunday night.
A's Fall To Red Hot YankeesOne month after a sluggish start dropped them into the cellar of the AL East, the New York Yankees are the hottest team in the majors.
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.
Samardzija Pitches Giants To 8th Straight WinBruce Bochy met Jeff Samardzija as the big right-hander came into the dugout after the eighth inning and told him he was done for the night.
At Fantasy Baseball Season's Quarter Pole, It's Time To Accept Patterns And TrendsMost teams in MLB have played close to 40 games at this point of the season, meaning the fantasy baseball season is one quarter over. If you've been waiting for that veteran to come around and start hitting, it's time to give up on the dream. If that pitcher still has an ERA way north of five runs per game, you may need to look elsewhere for wins and strikeouts. This is the time of the year when trends become permanent, really. Sticking too long with players headed for bad seasons only can hurt your team.
Cueto Strong As Giants Top D'BacksThe San Francisco Giants finally beat Zack Greinke, although that hasn't been all that unusual for anyone this season.
Constant Vigilance Is How You Win Your Fantasy Baseball LeagueWe've all heard the story from a friend how he or she simply drafted their fantasy baseball team and forgot all about it until finding out they won the league in October. Generally, that doesn't happen very often thanks to injuries, slumps and inevitable bad luck. You have to stay on top of your team's roster all summer long to win.
Giants Fall To Rockies On Mother's Day In 2-0 LossThe Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Sunday.
Ailing Giants Call Up Mac Williamson With Angel Pagan InjuredThe San Francisco Giants called up outfielder Mac Williamson from Triple-A Sacramento before the start of their three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
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.
By The Numbers: Giants Turn Batting Order Tradition Upside DownTraditionally, pitchers get a little bit of a breather by the time they get to the bottom of an opposing team’s batting order.