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.
Emma: As Cubs Thrive, Fellow Favorites From Houston Fight For Their SeasonThe Astros and Cubs entered 2016 as World Series favorites. Only one team has played like it.
At Fantasy Baseball Season's Quarter Pole, It's Time To Accept Patterns And TrendsMost teams in MLB have played close to 40 games at this point of the season, meaning the fantasy baseball season is one quarter over. If you've been waiting for that veteran to come around and start hitting, it's time to give up on the dream. If that pitcher still has an ERA way north of five runs per game, you may need to look elsewhere for wins and strikeouts. This is the time of the year when trends become permanent, really. Sticking too long with players headed for bad seasons only can hurt your team.
Don't Admire Home Runs On John LackeyLackey took exception to Christian Bethancourt's reaction.
Emma: Cubs May Be Better Than We Ever Imagined In 2016The Cubs could make history in more way than one.
Monday's Cubs-Padres Game PostponedThe Cubs and Padres will play a split doubleheader on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.
Constant Vigilance Is How You Win Your Fantasy Baseball LeagueWe've all heard the story from a friend how he or she simply drafted their fantasy baseball team and forgot all about it until finding out they won the league in October. Generally, that doesn't happen very often thanks to injuries, slumps and inevitable bad luck. You have to stay on top of your team's roster all summer long to win.
Levine: Cubs' Joe Maddon Includes All 25 To WinMaddon manages with a philosophy borrowed from the corporate world.
White Sox Recall Pitcher Scott Carroll To Replace Erik JohnsonCarroll takes the roster spot of Johnson, who was demoted after Thursday's start.
Preview: Twins-White SoxThe White Sox look to get back on track against their division rivals.
Preview: Nationals-CubsThe Cubs look to take Game 2 of the four-game set with the Nationals.
Emma: Like It Or Not, Baseball Is Evolving Into Its Fun New AgePersonalities are becoming more accepted, bringing out the best of baseball.