Consider Making Wholesale Changes To Your Fantasy Baseball Roster As May ApproachesMost MLB teams have played about 20 games so far this season, and that's a big enough sample size to determine whether or not to keep slumping players on your fantasy baseball roster. The bigger challenge is to decide if dropping those players makes sense—or just benching them for now is a better idea. That decision comes down to the rest of your rosters, along with its strengths and weaknesses. As we always say, no one ever said that fantasy sports were easy!
With Seven Weeks Left, Make Sure Your Fantasy Team Is On Proper PaceEvery fantasy league has different rules, but most people play in standard Rotisserie leagues that feature limits on both games played by hitters and games started by pitchers—or some variation along those lines. You want to make sure your team isn't going to go over those limits too soon!
Another All-Star Gone: A's Trade Kazmir To His Hometown Astros For 2 Minor-LeaguersScott Kazmir is heading to his hometown Houston Astros and into the thick of a pennant race, and the Oakland Athletics are starting their summer sell-off.
Slumping A's Shut Down By Sale, White SoxChris Sale bested Scott Kazmir in a brilliant pitchers' duel, light-hitting Marcus Semien homered for the only run and the Chicago White Sox edged the rapidly fading Oakland Athletics 1-0 Thursday.
A’s Snap Skid, Defeat Mets In Return HomeCoco Crisp hit a tiebreaking three-run triple in the fourth inning to help Scott Kazmir earn his career-best 14th win, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Mets 6-2 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
A’s Fall To Royals In ShutoutJason Vargas tossed a three-hitter for his sixth career shutout, Omar Infante hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Wednesday night.
A’s Hold On Late, Defeat Twins For 11th Straight TimeScott Kazmir faced the minimum through six innings before running into trouble, Coco Crisp hit a bases-loaded triple, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Friday night for their 11th straight win in the series.
Oakland Athletics Beat Texas Rangers, 9-3John Jaso drove in three runs, helping Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 Sunday night.
GameDay: The Sweet Comeback Of A’s Pitcher Scott KazmirBilly Beane offered Scott Kazmir an eye-popping, 2-year, $22 million contract. The deal stunned many in baseball who believed Beane had risked too much for a pitcher whose home address was Sugar Land, Texas just two years earlier.
Kazmir Sharp, A’s Beat Giants In Finale Of Bay Bridge SeriesAll-Star Scott Kazmir struck out nine in seven scoreless innings to help the Oakland Athletics win the annual Bay Bridge series by beating the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Thursday.
Daily Madden: All-Star Selections Honor The A'sSix players from the Oakland A's have been selected for the All-Star game, the most since 1975.
A’s Lead Major League Baseball With 6 All-Star Selections, Giants Earn 2 The team with baseball's best record also boasts the most All-Star selections for next week's midsummer classic. The Oakland A's will send six of their starters to the game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.
Kazmir Roughed Up, A’s Lose To Mets In RoutSlumping outfielder Chris Young homered twice, Travis d'Arnaud hit a three-run shot in his return from a demotion and the towel-waving New York Mets roughed up Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics 10-1 on Tuesday night.
Kazmir Takes Shutout Into 6th Inning, A’s Defeat Red SoxScott Kazmir pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight start, Yoenis Cespedes hit his 14th home run of the season and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Thursday night.
A's Rally For 3-1 Win Over Detroit TigersJosh Donaldson hit a game-ending three-run homer off Joe Nathan with one out in the ninth and Scott Kazmir pitched his first complete game in nearly eight years to help the Oakland Athletics rally for a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.