Just because someone is an All-Star in the eyes of Major League Baseball doesn’t mean you need or want them on your fantasy baseball roster. In fact, it’s mostly irrelevant to smart fantasy owners. By looking the hitters and pitchers in line for the big honor this week, you can find assets you have that other clueless owners might want in a trade. Think about how to exploit that weakness in your fantasy baseball league this weekend.
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.
The free agent market isn’t deep but it does boast some intriguing names as the Seattle Mariners look to add to their starting lineup.
The Seattle Mariners have two games remaining and must win both to have a chance to extend their season. Nothing but the best will do.
Mike Zunino’s two-run double keyed a four-run fifth, and the Mariners climbed within a game of the second AL wild-card spot by routing the AL West leaders 13-2 on Tuesday night.
The Seattle Mariners have spent the past three months using Kendrys Morales in the cleanup most of the time. A change is overdue.
Kendrys hit a two-run home run in the first inning to back a stellar start by Hisashi Iwakuma and lead the Mariners to a 2-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.
Rival executives, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi, say the Mariners frequently inquire on dozens of players, only to shift direction when a deal appears within reach. Though that practice is hardly unique, Zduriencik is reportedly the worst offender and “one of the most difficult GMs” in the sport to do business with.
The Seattle Mariners acquired Kendrys Morales in exchange for reliever Stephen Pryor.
Kendrys Morales is returning to the Seattle Mariners.