If you have veterans who are not performing after one month of the season, it’s time to let them go. Someone else has to chance them on the roster; you need players performing right now. So shelve your emotions and make the tough choices that other owners can’t—and won’t—make. It will help you win in September.
The Rays raised the issue after Maddon left for Chicago last November.
It’s not “if.” It’s “when.”
We need to talk about baseball’s “unwritten” rules. The ones that lead to the biggest farce in sports, the bench clearing brawl.
The debate continues on as to whether the Senior Circuit should add a designated hitter.
The fallout stems from a benches-clearing brawl Thursday night between the White Sox and Royals.
The score was tied at 2-all in the ninth inning.
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In case you haven’t heard, Chicago Cubs uber-prospect Kris Bryant was called up and made his debut on Friday.
It’s still early in the season, and you don’t want to give up on key players too soon — even if they’re slumping through the first two weeks of the season. But smart fantasy baseball owners also want to make sure they grab rising stars while they can — and before it’s too late.
A 2011 first-round Draft pick out of St. John’s University, Joe Panik had a meteoric rise to Major League glory last season — not only putting up impressive numbers as the Giants’ new second baseman in 73 regular season games, but also helping San Francisco earn its third World Series championship in the past five years.
Heading into the 2014 season, Eddie Butler was hailed as the top arm in the Rockies’ system and one of the best pitching prospects in baseball. Heading into this year, things were quite different.
Baseball season officially opened last week, and already we’ve had a plethora of ridiculous defensive plays.
Could the Cubs debut their top prospect soon?
With the pageantry and tradition of Opening Day, America’s pastime is officially back.
Injuries at the big league level have the Cubs possibly turning to their top prospect.
Every year, it’s the same story: Fantasy baseball teams scramble in the first week to pick up that hot rookie or replace dud closer who has already gotten the hook from the manager.
So when you look at the roster right now, there aren’t many young, inexperienced players who have a chance to make a big impact on the Padres in 2015. One name that does come to mind, however, is pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne.
The influx of Cuban players in MLB has been much discussed, and after the wild success Jose Abreu had with the White Sox in 2014, teams will continue to scout and give big money to defectors. Yasmany Tomas is a perfect example, as the D-backs gave him a six-year, $68.5 million contract as a 24-year-old this offseason.
Joining the 40-40 club (40 homers and 40 steals in a single season) has always been a rare feat, evidenced by the fact that it’s been accomplished just four times in baseball history. But if you were to make a list of baseball’s top candidates to even have a shot at reaching the milestone, Astros outfielder George Springer would be at or near the top.