Every September, MLB rosters expand so minor-league players with potential can get a cup of coffee with the big-league team. No matter what the hype, avoid relying on these September call-ups to help your fantasy baseball team. Stick to the veteran players you know well and let the other owners in your league gamble on the rookies. You won’t regret it when the season ends with your team in first place. The other owners will be shaking their heads with regret for letting hype rule their decision-making processes.
We’ve reached the midway point of the season, time to look at the awards races.
Omar Infante, he of a .204 average, is on track to be the AL starting second baseman.
A little over a quarter of the season has been played, which means it’s time to hand out some early season awards.
“I just know the team can be better, and so can I,” Jose Abreu says.
Almost an hour had passed, and the postgame party had moved from the field to the Kansas City clubhouse, where victory champagne was once again flowing. Yet as sheets of rain fell at Kauffman Stadium, thousands of celebrating Royals fans refused to leave. They had waited 29 years to soak in moments like these.
Eric Hosmer got his souvenir home run ball back while he stood on the field for a postgame interview, Angel Stadium’s silence broken only by a small band of blue-clad fans chanting “Sweep! Sweep! Sweep!”
No one has ever received more than 98.4 percent of the vote.
Bryant was the minor league home run champion with 43 round-trippers.
Let’s take a look at the five faces of Major League Baseball when the post-Jeter era begins in November.
Do closer celebrations bother you? Here is a list of some of my favorite closer celebrations to help you decide whether they are awesome or down right classless.
There’s better things to do than watch the tedious Home Run Derby.
The Brewers surprise, Trout dominates and there’s a Tanaka/Abreu battle for best AL rookie.
In baseball, numbers never lie. All-Star Game voting does, though.
Angels star Mike Trout is wary of messing with his line drive-producing swing.
It’d be imprudent for a non-contender to let gaudy statistics affect an elite prospect’s timetable.
Don’t run on Cespedes. Don’t even try.
Let’s work harder to see what’s happening before letting convenient narratives run wild.
Paying Ryan Howard $25 million this season doesn’t set forth a path for success.
Real-time data collection will allow us to instantly analyze every movement on a baseball field.