Staying Loyal To Slumping Players Can Bury Your Fantasy Baseball TeamStaying loyal to slumping players may pan out better for real-life MLB managers than for fantasy owners, so think long and hard about keeping your favorite player in the lineup while he's going through an 0-for-28 slump at the plate. Those at-bats can really hurt your team down the stretch.
Once MLB Trade Deadline Dust Settles, Your Fantasy Roster May Need Some TweaksIt happens every year: A solid productive player on your fantasy baseball roster gets traded to a team that just plans on using him as a backup. If you're lucky, one of your backups is the benefit of such a trade, too. However, every fantasy owner needs to make adjustments after July 31 to make sure their rosters are still competitive and productive. If not, it's a slow crawl to the end of September and sixth place in your league.
Levine: Pitching Is Top Priority For CubsIn the thick of a wild-card race, the Cubs need to make a deal and do it soon.
Baffoe: Rizzo, Cubs At Least Have FightThese aren't just pretty boy prospects the Cubs have amassed. They'll battle you.
Pa. Police: No Charge In Fight Involving Reds Pitcher's Wife Pittsburgh police didn't dispute Twitter claims by the wife of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos that she was punched and had her hair pulled by a fan during the National League wild-card game, but said they consider the matter "closed" and won't file criminal charges.
Cubs Shutout By Reds 2-0 Mat Latos threw eight scoreless innings, and Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-0 win over All-Star Travis Wood and the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.
Reds Win 5-4 On Walkoff To Take Series From CubsXavier Paul led off the ninth inning with a pinch-hit triple and Ryan Hanigan followed with a single Sunday, giving the Cincinnati Reds a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs.
Reds' Latos Strains Calf, Leaves 7-4 Loss To CubsCincinnati right-hander Mat Latos strained his left calf during a 7-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, providing another pitching concern for the Reds.