Maybin's Homer in 9th Lifts Houston Past Seattle 5-3Cameron Maybin hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Edwin Diaz to lift Houston past the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on Wednesday night, helping the Astros complete a three-game sweep over the Mariners.
New Guys Verlander, Maybin Lift Astros Over Mariners 3-1Verlander could find a home anywhere with the kind of performance he delivered Tuesday night, throwing six strong innings to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 after Cameron Maybin hit a two-run homer in the seventh for Houston's first hit.
Saves And Speed Still Can Be Secured By Smart Shopping On The Waiver WireThere's an old adage in fantasy baseball about never wasting high draft picks on closers and stolen-base demons, because you can often find them throughout the season. It's only partially true, and here's why.
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.
One Owner's Fantasy Baseball Trash Is Another Owner's TreasureA lot of owners play fantasy baseball with too much emotion, waiving players they don't like personally or that they have a grudge against because of some game result a few years back. That's when you—the analytical owner—step in and make your team better by picking up players from waivers or via trade.
CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 7 Starts And SitsThe fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.