Six Weeks Into Fantasy Baseball Season, It's Time To Drop Struggling Draft PicksPart of both the frustration and the fun of fantasy sports is picking players in the draft, but if those picks aren't producing yet, fantasy baseball owners have to be thinking about cutting bait at this point.
Reliable And Steady Fantasy Baseball Players Are Better Than Risky Rookies Right NowAs Major League Baseball teams approach the final 45 games of the season, almost all of them are giving playing time to rookies right now. It's always a risk to go with a rookie if your fantasy baseball team is challenging for the league championship in mid-August. While you may strike gold with a rookie, more often than not you're going to strike out with a first-year player. It's better instead to acquire non-flashy veteran players for the stretch drive, because wise fantasy baseball owners know they are reliable options.
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.
Rays, Mariners Swap 6 Players In 1st Notable Offseason TradeThe Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays didn't wait long to pull off the first significant trade of the offseason.
Austin Jackson Traded to Chicago CubsSeattle Mariners center fielder, Austin Jackson, has been traded to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later.
Miller's Error Costs Mariners In 6-5 Loss To White SoxWith two outs in the ninth, shortstop Brad Miller just had to make a routine throw to first base.
Cano Homers As Mariners Beat White Sox 8-6Robinson Cano had a two-run homer and Nelson Cruz doubled in two runs to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 8-6 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
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Marte Hits 1st MLB Homer, Leads Tigers Over MarinersMarte homered in the fourth against J.A. Happ (4-6) to make it 4-2.
Mariners Hit 4 HRs In 9-5 Win Over A'sNelson Cruz, Seth Smith, Brad Miller and Logan Morrison all hit two-run homers and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 9-5 Friday night for their third win in four games.
Mariners Can't Get Offense Going In 7-0 Loss To GiantsWith two starters scratched from the lineup just before the game, an early three-run deficit proved insurmountable for a Mariners team that has been struggling offensively.
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Does Willie Bloomquist Fit In Seattle Anymore?Despite their recent uptick in success – five wins in the last seven games – the Seattle Mariners continue to struggle at consistently generating offensive production
Brad Miller Named American League Player Of The WeekBrad Miller, whose role with the Seattle Mariners was being questioned early on in the 2015 campaign, has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period of games May 11-17.
Paxton Shines In Shutout VictoryJames Paxton (2-2) allowed five hits in eight innings, struck out two and walked two, and Carson Smith pitched a perfect ninth.