Emma: Like It Or Not, Baseball Is Evolving Into Its Fun New AgePersonalities are becoming more accepted, bringing out the best of baseball.
Commissioner Rob Manfred: MLB's Availability In Technology Must ImproveManfred spoke to the Boers & Bernstein Show on Thursday.
White Sox Recall Erik Johnson, Officially Designate John Danks For AssignmentIt was announced this week that Danks would be designated for assignment.
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.
Consider Making Wholesale Changes To Your Fantasy Baseball Roster As May ApproachesMost MLB teams have played about 20 games so far this season, and that's a big enough sample size to determine whether or not to keep slumping players on your fantasy baseball roster. The bigger challenge is to decide if dropping those players makes sense—or just benching them for now is a better idea. That decision comes down to the rest of your rosters, along with its strengths and weaknesses. As we always say, no one ever said that fantasy sports were easy!
Keidel: Curt Schilling's Dark DescentLegendary pitcher Curt Schilling was fired this week from his baseball color analyst position with ESPN for his conduct on social media.
No-Name Players Are Sometimes Better Than Established Veterans In Fantasy BaseballWe are two weeks into the 2016 Major League Baseball season, and already there are veteran positions players struggling to hit their weight. There also are experienced pitchers that can't find the strike zone at all. What do you do with these guys on your fantasy roster? It depends on the player and the situation, but in most leagues, there are always better alternatives on the waiver wire. The tough part is to decide if the short-term move will be better than long-term patience.
Emma: Cubs' Plate Patience Paying DividendsThe Cubs' organizational philosophy matches Joe Maddon's wishes.
Watch: Cubs' Kyle Schwarber Receives Overwhelming Welcome At Wrigley FieldOut for the season with a serious knee injury, Schwarber was saved as a surprise for the home crowd.
Emma: Cubs' Special Ride Commences At Wrigley FieldThe World Series dreaming is underway at the Friendly Confines.
Injuries Already Taking Toll For Fantasy Baseball Owners In 2016First, it was the Arizona Diamondbacks losing outfielder A.J. Pollock before the season even began, and now it's the Chicago Cubs losing catcher/outfielder Kyle Schwarber in the first week. The San Diego Padres also may have lost starting pitcher Tyson Ross for awhile. What do you do if these guys are on your roster?
Kyle Schwarber's Home Run Ball Placed Back Atop Wrigley Video BoardSchwarber's mammoth NLDS home run will remain honored by the Cubs.